Not terribly exciting though. Jennifer Connelly has lost a ton of weight and her friends are worried that she has become anorexic. My bff is a friend of hers and apparently her husband made a crack about her getting old and fat (asshole) and she freaked out.
Wow, I can confirm this. I just saw her last week and she looks like shit. She is an acquaintance of mine, and she does this often (drops weight) when she gets stressed, pissed or wants to prove a point.
PS: I can totally see Paul making a crack like that to her. He likes to "keep her in her place".
That's terrible....but really, she's always seemed borderline skeletal to me.
Here's some pictures from a UK rag. If these are real, not photoshopped, Jennifer needs help.
R3, imagine her looking even thinner than those photos. While those pics look bad, she looks even worse in person. And yes, she does need help. As I mentioned, she has done this before, but has never been this thin.
She looked better back when she first started out around the time of the Rocketeer. Very beautiful. When she lost weight she had a mannish look to her.
Poor thing. And yeah, she does lose a lot of weight when she's under pressure and stressed.
Remember a few years ago, right after she broke up with that Josh Charles dude? She got way too skinny. I think she even appeared at an event and her dress was really loose on her, her weight loss was so evident.
She's gorgeous when she's at a healthy weight.
Her husband is a fucking asshole. Why is she even with him if he's suck a dick?
One of the most beautiful women in Hollywood when she's healthy looking.
She always looked her best when she's a little heavier.
That's probably even truer now that she's no longer 20.
When Jennifer was younger and at a nice weight, she always reminded me of a young Liz Taylor.
She would've been a better choice to play Liz than Lohan.
ASS TO ASS!!
The stylist in "Dark City" loved her body. Every dress hugged in just the right way.
I agree with you R12.
Jennifer must be at the stage that anorexics get that they think they look heavy even when skeletal.
She's so wrapped up in the delusion that she can't help herself - the drive to exercise/be thin takes over her common sense and she ends up out exercising in front of paparazzi. If she had any real perception of how sickly she looks, she'd stay out of the limelight.
Has she avoided protein & fat?
"Female Star Has Eating Disorder" is right up there with "Dog Bites Man" in the non-news category.
So what's the message? She's anorexic because her husband called her fat? Get rid of the husband not your health. Good grief.
She never had the big A-list career she should have had. Talented, gorgeous, but never made it to that movie star level.
Many older actresses do this once they hit 40. They think it makes them look younger. The pressure must be horrible. Everyone on this thread is even saying how beautiful she once was. Well, who wasn't at 25-without even trying? You can carry extra weight and be voluptuous when you're 20. When you hit 40 and everything has started to sag, you look frau-ish if you carry extra pounds.
Puh. I'll take her off his hands.
Her feet in her running shoes are wider than her calves.
She's a lunatic.
She did this 11 years ago when she co-starred with Russell Crowe in "A Beautiful Mind". They were knocking boots in the trailer in between takes. Then she turns up at the Academy Awards looking the same way, and not long after marries an Aussie. She is nuts.
Paul Bettany is a brit.
I think she looks fantastic.
Despite her Oscar win, she's probably pissed that Diane Lane (who is just about the same age) now has a better career...
Isn't Diane Lane at least 10 years older than her?
OK, OP. That was good. Now how about some more?
It doesn't have to be up-to-the-minute. It just has to be gossip and not fan fiction.
She is a nice person, I worked on a local indie film with her.
But for me she was so much attractive curvy like in the movie 'The Hot Spot'
[quote]She did this 11 years ago when she co-starred with Russell Crowe in "A Beautiful Mind". They were knocking boots in the trailer in between takes.
I thought she met her husband on the set of A Beautiful Mind.
Ugh, I did not know Paul Bettany was such a fucking asshole. My opinion of him just dropped through the floor.
She appeared on the Academy Awards after her split with Josh Charles looking like she'd been run through the wringer. The dress was described as a loose-fitting bandaid (due to its flesh color) because she'd lost a ton of weight since the Beautiful Mind appearance. Everyone was shocked at her appearance and, IIRC, that's when there was speculation and then confirmation of the breakup.
what do we know about Paul?
Josh Charles was horrible to her too, wasn't he?
"You can carry extra weight and be voluptuous when you're 20. When you hit 40 and everything has started to sag, you look frau-ish if you carry extra pounds."
I think it's the opposite. A really young woman with lots of collagen under her skin can still look curvy and dewy if she's underweight, but once she's past 22 or so she's going to have to start with the fillers and botox and nips and tucks if she doesn't want to look like a wretched hag. That's why the prime years for female models are when they've still got their baby fat.
The rumor was that Josh Charles dumped her because she fucked around with Russell Crowe on the "A Beautiful Mind" set.
Russell sent Jennifer some kind of expensive vintage car, and Josh was pissed. Jennifer told him that she and Russell were "just friends" and the gift was a thank you gift, not a romantic gift. Josh didn't believe her and he dumped her for cheating on him.
The only thing I remember reading about her relationship with Charles is that there were professional jealousies which is't surprising when the male in a couple is less successful.
Women in their 40's look much better with a few pounds on. That's why the best looking 40+ actresses are the one's that are a few pounds heavier than they were when they were 20 or keep their weight appropriate for height (example: JLO, Salma Hayek, Halle Berry, etc). The one's who go below their ideal weight after 40 are the one's who look like shit (e.g. Madonna, Jennifer C.)
Josh Charles is a shit actor. He is best buddies with Mark Wahlberg, which is how he got to be in "In Treatment."
I heard only good things about Jennifer Connelly from those who worked on some of her films.
Jennifer Garner is one of those. Her face has always looked gaunt.
[quote] The rumor was that Josh Charles dumped her because she fucked around with Russell Crowe on the "A Beautiful Mind" set.
No. The rumor was that Charles couldn't handle her growing career while his was going nowhere. Which perfectly fits his temperment, ego and shabby treatment of her. She was nothing going on between Connelly and Crowe except maybe in Crowe's dreams.
I have read both Connelly and Bettany deny that anything romantic happened between them specifically because she was with Charles. Bettany smartly hung in there as a friend and so when Charles acted like the dipshit he is and deliberately dumped her literally on the eve of the Oscars - or maybe even that morning - Bettany was right there waiting. He was even at the Oscar party thrown by the Beautiful Mind people. I've seen a pciture of the two of them at the party.
She looked so beautiful at all the awards she won leading up to the Oscars but I think she was just worn out by all the months of travel and PR work after the movie opened in late December. I also think she looked battle shocked. She did, in fact, give a lovely speech which was overlooked and even picked apart because of her demeanor.
Compared to those recent photos she looked super healthy in 2002 when she received her Oscar:
Time to dump her hubby. I'd dump anyone that abusive. Don't know why women put up with this shit.
She looks a little chunky, but nothing a few weeks of crash dieting can't fix. Call me, Jenny!!
[quote]No. The rumor was that Charles couldn't handle her growing career while his was going nowhere. Which perfectly fits his temperment, ego and shabby treatment of her. She was nothing going on between Connelly and Crowe except maybe in Crowe's dreams.
Yes, that was the PUBLIC rumor going around at the time. What people didn't hear was that Connelly was fucking Crowe and that's what ultimately led to her getting dumped by Charles.
I think she has some sort of GI disease that flairs up when under stress and causes her to lose weight.
And, yes, she looked so much better with some meat on her bones.
I don't have any gossip on her, but I worked with her half-sister at a hospital corporation here in NY. There was a vague resemblance, but JC was much more glamorous for obvious reasons.
But what about the exercising R50? If you have a disease that prevents you from absorbing needed calories and nutrients do you go jogging when it's flaring up?
Young Jennifer was both glamourous and mischievous, and could play "dark".
Damn, no one should look that thin, especially after having given birth to her third child only a year ago! I really hope she gets help turning the anorexia around before it's too late. She's one of my favorite actors.
R52 - you might have a point, but I think even with Crohn's or some other disease like it, a litle exercise is ok if it's not obsessive.
She is obsessive about her running (it's not jogging when you routinely run 5-6 miles).
And I think Yoga or something like that would be the better option for exercise.
R56 - then yeah, she may have a problem.
Josh Charles is now on The Good Wife. he's really good in the role but the role is asshole lawyer so go figure. I like Jennifer as an actress too bad she is battling weight demons.
I didn't know that about her and Russell Crowe.
Given that they're both cast in Aronofsky's Noah, now in production, this ought to be interesting.
I don't know if I believe that Crowe rumor. They don't seem like each other's type.
I could have sworn JC hated Crowe but i think that was Renee Z...
I always thought Paul Bettany was a super nice guy who rescued her when she was at her lowest point. So he's actually a jerk who emotionally abuses her?
I have my doubts that Bettany is anything but utterly lovely to her. He does have a rather dry sense of humor which she appears to understand and appreciate. She has been very thin for many years now so this isn't some recent development. Plus she's got the body of many women who run.
I think if you are a rescuer type there are going to be times when you abuse that and become the opposite. I think that's inevitable. Hopefully, it's not a regular thing, but just the kind of thing that pops out once in awhile.
Women runners with such thin bodies are usually professional long distance runners who log 100 plus miles a week.
There were also rumors around the time of their breakup that Charles was physically abusive to JC. That could also explain her lack of self-esteem and body image issues.
There was a story about him slating a dress she wore on the red carpet once. YSL number. Something about them having noisy make-up sex later in the bathrooms. Anyone remember this - was it a blind?
I'll take Paul off her hands, and he can humiliate me any way he wants.
I kind of feel bad for Josh Charles. Every time Jennifer's name comes up, someone always brings up Josh and how they "heard" he was a prick to her.
You know, Jennifer was doing that fragile half-starved look/act before she met either Josh or Paul.
Half-starved? She's a good 10-15 lbs overweight -at least!
Connelly is currently filming "Noah" with Crowe and others in the NYC area.
She did not have a fling with Crowe during he filming of "A Beautiful Mind", nor is she having one with him now.
The weight loss is a symptom of the stress of filming with Crowe.....the same stress reaction she had during / after the making of ABM.
Crowe is a persistant pain in the ass.
No - not a pun.
Wasn't it a double ended dildo that Jennifer shared up her ass with another woman in
REQUIEM FOR A DREAM?
Very dark but interesting film.
R72 I am a fan of neither, however when you posted they are starring in yet another film as "husband and wife", I got my Thinking Cap on. It's no wonder Paul Bettany feels threatened, having the knowledge that his wife was screwing around with Crowe on the set of A Beautiful Mind. People I know who worked on the set of ABM were shocked Crowe didn't escort Connelly to the Oscars and opted to take his current wife instead.
Miss Suki, I suspect you are full of it. Nobody on the crew thought they were having an affair though Crowe's crush on her was rather obvious. Connelly was very professional and, though warm and friendly to him, wouldn't allow herself to be drawn into his rather powerful and ego-centric vortex.
R72 - she wasn't scary skinny in ABM
I want JC to get back to healthy weight and then produce and star in a Laura Nyro biopic.
"Stress"? Please, she has an eating disorder.
Agree with R78.
Stress could lead to an eating disorder, but she wasn't thin until after she had her first child.
[quote]That's why the best looking 40+ actresses are the one's that are a few pounds heavier than they were when they were 20 or keep their weight appropriate for height (example: JLO, Salma Hayek, Halle Berry, etc).
You have a point in theory, but it doesn't always hold true; however, all your examples are women of color who almost always age better than white folks.