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Emma Thompson To Write Third Bridget Jones

13th October 2014

Emma Thompson is writing 'Bridget Jones' Baby'.The 'Saving Mr Banks' star has been called in to re-write the screenplay following complaints from the movies' stars, who revealed they were unhappy with the planned script for...

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Lily Allen Bemoans Lack Of Control Over Music Career

4th August 2014

Lily Allen has ''no control'' over her career.The 29-year-old singer - whose recent album 'Sheezus' debuted at number one before quickly plummeting - bemoaned music executives choosing which of her new tracks are released as...

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Lily Allen Score Axed From Bridget Jones Musical

30th July 2014

Plans to include a score by Lily Allen in the new 'Bridget Jones' musical have been scrapped.The 29-year-old singer recently previewed one of the tracks from the soundtrack - 'Yummy', a love song dedicated to...

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Helen Fielding's 'Mad About The Boy' Outsells Bond By 38,000 Copies

By Michael West | 14th October 2013

Who said the book industry was on its knees? Despite rather average review of her latest book, Helen Fielding's third Bridget Jones novel Mad About The Boy sold more than 46,000 copies in just one...

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You Plonkers! Bridget Jones Book Printed With 40 Pages Of David Jason's Memoirs

By Michael West | 11th October 2013

Helen Fielding fans who snapped up the latest instalment of the Bridget Jones series Mad About The Boy were treated to a rather strange narrative change this week. Instead of reading about the trials and...

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Only Fools And Bridget Jones! Helen Fielding And David Jason Books In Printing Blunder

By Holly Williams | 11th October 2013

Helen Fielding's final edition to her Bridget Jones trilogy 'Mad About The Boy' has caused quite a stir this week by the addition of an unexpected new character: David Jason.In what is probably one of...

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Latest Bridget Jones Book Recalled Due To Print Error

10th October 2013

Copies of author Helen Fielding's new Bridget Jones romp have been recalled due to a print error.Publishers at Vintage have revealed early issues of Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy were mistakenly printed with a...

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Helen Fielding To Colin Firth: "Are You Sitting Down? Yeah...Darcy's Dead"

By Michael West | 10th October 2013

Helen Fielding's decision to kill of major character Mark Darcy in the latest instalment of the Bridget Jones series Mad About the Boy was met with disdain and disappointment from fans. Helen Fielding, The Author...

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Colin Firth Stunned By Mark Darcy's Death In Bridget Jones

9th October 2013

Colin Firth was stunned when he was told Mark Darcy was being killed off in 'Bridget Jones 3'.The Oscar-winning actor played the gentlemanly love interest of bumbling heroine Bridget (Renee Zellweger) in the first two...

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The Things They Say: 3898205

9th October 2013

"I did want to tell Colin in person but we were trying to have lunch, and I couldn't really tell him why I was trying to meet him, and he was in a different place,...

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'Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy' Proves To Be Less Believable Than Its Precursors

By Holly Williams | 7th October 2013

Helen Fielding's latest Bridget Jones volume Mad About The Boy has been met with startlingly cool reviews from critics so far, with many slating it for not being as believable as her previous novels.The drastic...

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Bridget Jones' Plot Twist Leaves Fans Outraged As Darcy Gets Killed Off: Twitter Reacts

By Joe Wilde | 1st October 2013

Bridget Jones has been shy from the 'New Releases' pile at bookstores for 14 years now, but in that time (thanks to the popular movie adaptations) her fan base has ballooned to the size of...

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Bridget Jones Third Novel Promises Monumental Character Death

By Lauren James | 1st October 2013

It's the biggest literary news of the past seven days: if you somehow haven't heard who author Helen Fielding has killed off in her Bridget Jones sequel to The Edge of Reason, then look away...

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Mark Darcy Killed Off In Bridget Jones 3

30th September 2013

'Bridget Jones' Diary' heartthrob Mark Darcy will be killed off.The dashing hero, played by Colin Firth in the 'Bridget Jones' film franchise, won't feature in the third chapter of accident-prone Bridget's life, if the first...

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'Bridget Jones's Diary' Shocks Fans With The Death Of Mark Darcy

By Nick Hill | 29th September 2013

The Author of 'Bridget Jones's Diary' has horrified fans with the death of Bridget's Husband, Mark Darcy.Helen Fielding returned to column writing with a shocking announcement.The 55-year-old published an extract from her new book 'Mad...

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**Spoiler Alert** Fans Outraged As Bridget Jones Loses Her Mr. Darcy

29th September 2013

Bridget Jones fans have reacted with outrage to the news author Helen Fielding has made her unlucky-in-love heroine a widow in her latest novel.Mark Darcy, played by Colin Firth on the big screen opposite Renee...

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Ray Davies, Brian May And Helen Fielding To Lead Literature Festival

31st July 2013

Musicians Ray Davies, Brian May and Bridget Jones's Diary author Helen Fielding are among the big names set to make appearances at an upcoming literature festival in the U.K.Queen star May will team up Midge...

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Bridget Jones Diary - What We Can Expect From The New Book

By Jack de Aguilar | 3rd June 2013

Now that the new Bridget Jones’ Diary book has a name – Mad About The Boy – all that’s left to do is get excited about what’s in it, and look forward to the new...

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New Bridget Jones Book Name Announced, Film Will Be A Long Wait

By Jack de Aguilar | 29th May 2013

One of Britain’s best-loved characters is back for a more modern adventure. Bridget Jones, who will be living her tragic life in London, will be battling with tropes of the modern world in the recently...

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New Bridget Jones’ Diary - Mad About The Boy

By Jack de Aguilar | 28th May 2013

As a creation of the 90s, Bridget Jones never had to deal with social media, texting and the perils they bring. But with the third instalment of the Helen Fielding creation – now revealed to...

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Fascinating Fact: 3690801

28th May 2013

The third installment in Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones book series will be titled Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy and will be released in October (13). Movie bosses are already said to be making plans...

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New Bridget Jones' Diary Book Set For Autumn, New Film To Follow

By Jack de Aguilar | 6th February 2013

She's still working on the book, so don't take that already vague release date too seriously, but Helen Fielding's popular Bridget Jones' diary is to return in the form of a third book, with the...

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How Jane Austen's Idea Of Romance Is Still The Benchmark, Two Centuries On From Pride And Prejudice

By Lorna Greville  | 28th January 2013

200 years since Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was first published, there is still not a woman anywhere who can watch Colin Firth's Mr Darcy and not swoon. There are very few girls who cannot...

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Third Bridget Jones Book From Helen Fielding Planned For Autumn 2013

By Hayley Avron | 9th November 2012

Bridget Jones is set to make a return, as Helen Fielding prepares to publish a second sequel to her fictional Bridget Jones’ Diary, published in 1996.The original book became a global sensation in its own...

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Renee Zellweger Returning For 'Bridget Jones 3'

12th August 2011

Renee Zellweger will reprise her role as the hapless 'Bridget Jones' for a third instalment of the romantic-comedy, according to Entertainment Weekly. Working Title Films, the production company behind 'Bridget Jones Diary' and 'The Edge...

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Bridget Jones 3 Commissioned

12th August 2011

A third 'Bridget Jones' Diary' movie has been commissioned.Working Title Films, who made 'Bridget Jones Diary' in 2004 and sequel 'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason' in 2004, have agreed to make a third instalment...

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Bridget Jones Author Fielding A 'Singleton'

25th July 2009

BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY author HELEN FIELDING is single again after separating from her longtime partner, according to a new report.The British writer has parted ways with The Simpsons scriptwriter Kevin Curran, her partner of 10...

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Renee Zellweger Back To Bridget

16th July 2009

Renee Zellweger is set to pile on the pounds to play Bridget Jones again.The American actress is poised to reprise her role as the hapless serial dieter for the third time.It is believed the latest...

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Zellweger: 'I'm Not Making Another Bridget Jones Movie'

4th January 2007

RENEE ZELLWEGER has hit out at reports she is planning to star in a third BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY film - describing the speculation as "b**locks". The actress has twice put on weight to play the...

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Fielding Welcomes Second Child

19th July 2006

BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY writer HELEN FIELDING is celebrating after giving birth to her second child. The British novelist, 48, and her partner KEVIN CURRAN - an Emmy Award-winning writer for THE SIMPSONS - welcomed a...

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