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Renee Zellweger looks different on red carpet, world freaks out

This just in: Arguably the biggest story to come out of the 21st Elle Women in Hollywood Awards -- an event that exists to honor the success of women in front of and behind the camera -- was about one actress' appearance, not her accomplishments.


Granted, the Renee Zellweger who showed up on the red carpet for the Beverly Hills event on Monday night did not look exactly like the Renee Zellweger who broke out in Hollywood with "Jerry Maguire" in 1996. (She'd apparently and inexplicably aged over the course of nearly 20 years.)

She did, however, look a lot like the Renee Zellweger who was photographed at events last October and November, which was when the first critical "What did she do to her face?!?" stories seem to have cropped up.

Keep in mind, those come in the wake of all the critical "Why does she look like she's sucking on a lemon?!?" stories that have dogged her over the course of her entire career. Same headlines, different words.

Nope, the new pictures taken Monday...

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Pregnant Catherine gets back to work, meets with Singapore's president

The former Kate Middleton is back to her official duties and has made her first public appearances since announcing the royal-baby sequel.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, joined husband Prince William on Tuesday to welcome Singapore's president to the United Kingdom. Later that evening, she continued her royal tasks when she attended the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2014 Awards ceremony.

The duchess, whose second child is due in April, has been keeping a low profile since she and Wills announced the second pregnancy on Sept. 8.

Catherine has repeatedly had to cancel events, including what would have been her first solo overseas trip, to Malta, because of hyperemesis gravidarum — extreme morning sickness — that also plagued the duchess while she was pregnant with Prince George, the third in line to the British throne.

On Monday, the palace said that she continues to be affected by the illness, "but her condition is steadily improving."

By Tuesday, though, the glowing duchess...

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Cobie Smulders of 'HIMYM' is expecting baby No. 2 with Taran Killam

Cobie Smulders has another little agent on the way: She's pregnant with her second child.

The "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and "How I Met Your Mother" star is expecting baby No. 2 with husband Taran Killam of "Saturday Night Live," her rep confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, declining to share how far along Smulders is in her pregnancy.

Smulders and Killam, both 32, wed in 2012 and are already parents to daughter Shaelyn Cado, 5.

The actress starred in "How I Met Your Mother" as Ted Mosby's longtime love interest, Robin Scherbatsky, a former Canadian pop star who went by Robin Sparkles and developed a penchant for guns, cigars and scotch. Incidentally, Killam played recurring character Gary Blauman on the CBS comedy, which wrapped its ninth and final season with a controversial ending in March.

While she was pregnant with Shaelyn in 2009, producers worked twice as hard on the show's fourth season to hide her growing belly — as well as that of pregnant costar Alyson...

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Elle Women in Hollywood Awards honor Garner, Fey, Banks, Bening, Lange

Jennifer Garner, Elizabeth Banks and a slew of Hollywood heavyweights in heels told it how it is at the 21st Elle Women in Hollywood Awards on Monday night.

The magazine honored the "Men, Women & Children" and "The Hunger Games" stars along with "30 Rock's" Tina Fey, "Guardians of the Galaxy's" Zoe Saldana, "American Hororr Story's" Jessica Lange, "American Beauty's" Annette Bening, "Community's" Brie Larson and "Doctor Who's" Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

The awards, emceed by "Community's" Joel McHale, drew A-listers to the Four Seasons Los Angeles in Beverly Hills to celebrate the honorees' contributions in front of and behind the camera. The eight women in the spotlight were also featured on the cover of the magazine's November Women in Hollywood issue.

"The Office" alum Steve Carell, Renee Zellweger, "Scandal's" Kerry Washington, Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, "Saturday Night Live" alum Bill Hader, "Parks and Recreation" star Amy Poehler and Shirley MacLaine presented the honors with...

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Nicholas Brendon apologizes after Idaho arrest, says he's rehab-bound

Nicholas Brendon of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" fame has apologized for behavior that resulted in his arrest Friday night in Boise, Idaho, and indicated he will be going to rehab.

The actor was arrested on suspicion of resisting and obstructing arrest after an apparently drunken incident in a hotel lobby the night before he was to appear at a Comic-Con event, TMZ reported Saturday. He was also hit with a charge of "malicious injury to property" after allegedly breaking a decorative dish.

"I can offer an explanation but I make no excuse for my unacceptable behavior," the actor said in a Facebook post Monday that began simply with the words "I apologize."

Brendon explained that for five days he'd been on drugs for a cyst behind his knee ahead of surgery that was scheduled for Monday, but "made the poor decision to mix this prescribed medication with alcohol. The result was embarrassing and unacceptable."

"I intend to seek appropriate treatment and therapy for my medical ailments as well...

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Kris Jenner addresses Bruce Jenner sex-change and dating rumors

Kris Jenner appeared Monday on "Today" to promote her new cookbook, but the best parts of the interview were about what's cooking with Bruce Jenner and her.

Stubborn rumors that her estranged husband is transitioning from male to female are "silly," she told host Hoda Kotb.

"They've been saying that since the '70s, so you'd think he'd be, like, cooked by now," the "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" matriarch said. Think that'll stop the world from monitoring the status of Bruce's long hair and nails and his disappearing Adam's apple? Probably not.

The tabloids and celebrity-gossip outlets "just keep regurgitating the same old stuff," she said. 

Kris Jenner didn't exactly dismiss last week's rumors that her future ex-husband was dating a good friend of hers, but she didn't appear "devastated" or "in shock" about anything, as some had alleged.

Still, Bruce Jenner isn't even dating yet, a source told E! News on Friday. The Jenners filed for divorce in the middle of September.

"I just want...

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