Was somebody shining a flashlight in Renee Zellweger's eyes last night?! Or maybe she forgot her contact lenses? I don't know what it is, but there must be some reason why she looked like she was channelling Mr. Magoo while presenting the Academy Award for Best Original Score last night. I mean, it's been a little while since we've seen Renee Zellweger, but I'm pretty sure that stiff, squinty-eyed thing is something new. Unless Richard Gere forgot to shower or Queen Latifah stepped in dog poo backstage, there are really only two possible explanations for the new & not-improved Renee. And those are ...
1. Too many visits from the Botox fairy.
2. Too much pre-Oscars partying.
My personal opinion? A combination of both. Because while her face had the unmoving, slick quality associated with overzealous Botox-ing, no amount of wrinkle-busting injections can make a person do that classic inebriated bob and weave Zellweger had going on there. (She practically took out Latifah at one point.) Then there was the part when Richard Gere opened the envelope, clearly expecting her to announce the winner, and she just stood there ... until Queen Latifah jumped in, phew!
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Look, I'm not judging -- considering the skin-tightness of her dress, Renee probably hasn't eaten anything solid in a week, so a glass or two of champagne could have done the girl in. As for the Botox, well ... let Nicole Kidman be a cautionary tale, Renee, and quit while you're ahead!
Check out this clip:
Do you think Renee Zellweger was over-Botoxed, wasted, or both?
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