Posts tagged "bridget jones diary"

How To Ring In The New Year Like Bridget Jones

New Year's Eve is not for everybody. In fact, some of us find it downright silly. Pointy hats covered in glitter? Drunk people on every corner? Dodging a kiss from your college roommate's cousin's best friend at midnight? No thanks! It's okay if you ring in 2014 from the comfort of your own couch —

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 31, 2013

The Triumph Of The Singleton: How Bridget Jones Changed The Landscape For Women

I first read Bridget Jones' Diary when I was a teenager, marveling over how adult and grown up Bridget's entire world was. Cigarettes! Drinking! Poor decisions! For a 15-year-old with an untraditional worldview, Bridget's foibles were aspirational. She was a woman in her thirties, still single, still struggling to make it to work wearing a…

By: Megan Reynolds / October 15, 2013

Colin Firth Nearly Wept After Hearing About Mark Darcy In Mad About The Boy

When it was revealed that Helen Fielding killed off Mark Darcy in Mad About The Boy, Bridget Jones fans panicked.  How on earth could Fielding even dream of declaring Darcy dead?  Was there no justice?  No more reindeer jumpers? Fielding, for her part, found that the most difficult part of letting Darcy go was telling Colin Firth, who played…

By: Celebuzz / October 13, 2013

Speaking Of Spoilers, A Big One About The Next Bridget Jones’ Book Has Leaked

And because the book isn't out yet, though the spoiler-ific excerpt is, I will adhere to my own rules about spoilers and keep this one out of the headline and the pre-jump post introduction! (Though other news outlets aren't being so courteous.) Click on if you want to know what Bridget is crying about i…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 30, 2013

Bridget Jones Is Coming Back This October!

It's finally coming: Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy, to be published this October, will be Helen Fielding's third — but I hope not last — installment in the mixed-up life of the lovable Bridget Jones. Her publisher announced today that Bridget will have aged along with her books, putting her in her late 40…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 28, 2013

New Bridget Jones Novel Announced

Classic chick-lit fans mark your diaries for November — that's when the now-official third installment of the Bridget Jones novels will be released. Author Helen Fielding introduced the world to the single 30-something back in 1996 with Bridget Jones's Diary and followed up the hit book loosely based on Pride and Prejudice with a 1999 sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason,…

By: Tres Sugar / February 5, 2013

Girl Talk: Why Bridget Jones Isn’t The Best Role Model For Single Women

Recently, I was asked by a women’s relationship website to recap how all of us are Bridget Jones in some way. The reason for the assignment was, in case you don’t already know, Helen Fielding has written another chapter in the life of the beloved character. I took the assigned topic without question, because it’…

By: Amanda Chatel / December 13, 2012

7 Ways We’re All Bridget Jones

Attention, Bridget Jones fans: We are v. excited that a new installment of our favorite awkward heroine is in the works! Helen Fielding has written another chapter in the life of the quirky Brit, and the book is scheduled for an autumn 2013 release. For the uninitiated, Bridget Jones Diary — the tale of a desperate yet…

By: YourTango.com / November 13, 2012

What Would’ve Happened If These Rom-Com Heroines Had Chosen Themselves Instead Of Prince Charming

Having been a fan of "Breaking Upwards," the heartbreaking debut film from co-writers/co-stars/cohabitators Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones, I couldn’t wait to see the couple’s follow up, "Lola Versus." Starring mumblecore goddess Greta Gerwig, "Lola Versus" tells the story of a woman on the verge of 30 who’s left understandibly devastated after her fiance dumps her three weeks before…

By: Leslie Simon / June 12, 2012

The “Cathy” Comic Strip Was “Sex & The City,” “Bridget Jones,” And “30 Rock” Before Their Time

By now you've probably read a news article with the lede: "Ack! The 'Cathy' comic strip is ending!" Yes, it's true. Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite, 60, announced yesterday that she will retire the 34-year-old comic strip in October for the usual reasons: to spend more time with her family and pursue other creative projects. It's a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 12, 2010

“Bridget Jones’ Diary,” The TV Show?

"Bridget Jones' Diary": book, movie, and now ... TV show? That's the rumor The New York Post is spreading. NBC and the British movie company Working Title are allegedly working on a weekly series of "Bridget Jones Diary," originally made famous by Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth. Hooray! Not only do us Bridget…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 1, 2010

Will “Bigger Chick Lit” Novels Win A Plus-Sized Audience?

Hey, Frisky book lovers, have you heard about "bigger chick lit"? Pissiness over a poochy tummy is a sub-plot in plenty of books, most notably Bridget Jones's Diary, but the Guardian says "bigger chick lit" novels feature a "young woman who is seriously overweight—and doesn't care." And apparently, they're all the rage.

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 5, 2009

A Third Bridget Jones Movie Is In The Works!

Bridget Jones is having a baby?! The British 40-something “singleton” will be back in a third film, this time focusing on her quest to become a mama. Based on author Helen Fielding’s newspaper columns instead of a book, Renee Zellweger will once again pork up her teensy frame to play the full-figured female cluelessly sabotaging…

By: Daniela Guernica / July 15, 2009