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Emma Stone annoyed Colin Firth by texting him the 'Bridget Jones' plot

Emma Stone annoyed Colin Firth by texting him the 'Bridget Jones' plot

NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) --Emma Stone and Colin Firth discussed what it was like to work together on "Magic in the Moonlight" during an interview for the film with The Daily Beast.
Veronica Linares
Renee Zellweger makes red carpet debut after four month hiatus

Renee Zellweger makes red carpet debut after four month hiatus

March 13 (UPI) -- Renee Zellweger made her first red carpet appearance in a while during Monday's The Painted Turtle event at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, Calif.
Veronica Linares
Renee Zellweger will return to acting after four-year hiatus

Renee Zellweger will return to acting after four-year hiatus

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Zellweger is reportedly in negotiation to star alongside Daniel Craig in 'The Whole Truth.'
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Pippa Middleton learns flamenco dancing for 30th birthday

LONDON, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Pippa Middleton, the socialite sister-in-law of Britain's Prince William, said she took flamenco dance classes to surprise guests at her 30th birthday.
'Bridget Jones' screenwriter surprised by Mark Darcy's death

'Bridget Jones' screenwriter surprised by Mark Darcy's death

NEW YORK, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- British filmmaker Richard Curtis insists he, too, was shocked to hear his longtime friend, author Helen Fielding, killed off the beloved Mark Darcy character in her "Bridget Jones" book series.
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Mr. Darcy killed off in third Bridget Jones book

LONDON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Bridget Jones fans were shocked to learn Sunday that author Helen Fielding killed off Mr. Darcy in the third offering of the series, The Guardian reported.
Colin Firth to lend his voice to Paddington Bear

Colin Firth to lend his voice to Paddington Bear

LONDON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- British film star Colin Firth is to lend his voice to the animated character of Paddington Bear in an upcoming live-action family film, the BBC reported.
Hugh Grant lands role in 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

Hugh Grant lands role in 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Actor Hugh Grant is to play the head of British Naval Intelligence in the upcoming film "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," The Hollywood Reporter said.
'Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy' set for October release

'Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy' set for October release

NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- British author Helen Fielding has announced "Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy" will be published in October.
Matthew Rhys to play Mr. Darcy in 'Death Comes to Pemberley'

Matthew Rhys to play Mr. Darcy in 'Death Comes to Pemberley'

LONDON, May 27 (UPI) -- Matthew Rhys, Anna Maxwell Martin and Matthew Goode are to star in a British television version of P.D. James' book "Death Comes to Pemberley," Deadline said.
Colin Firth, Emma Stone to star in Woody Allen's next film

Colin Firth, Emma Stone to star in Woody Allen's next film

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- Colin Firth and Emma Stone are heading to France this summer to star in filmmaker Woody Allen's new, untitled comedy, producers announced.

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Third Bridget Jones novel to be published in November

Third Bridget Jones novel to be published in November

NEW YORK, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- British author Helen Fielding's first Bridget Jones novel since 1999 will be published in the United States in November, publisher Alfred A. Knopf Inc. said.
Actor Hugh Grant sorry for being 'a crab' on 'Daily Show'

Actor Hugh Grant sorry for being 'a crab' on 'Daily Show'

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- British actor Hugh Grant has apologized for acting like a "crab" on "The Daily Show" after host Jon Stewart vowed to never have him back as a guest.
Third Bridget Jones novel on the way

Third Bridget Jones novel on the way

LONDON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- British author Helen Fielding says she has started writing a sequel to 1996's "Bridget Jones's Diary" and 1999's "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason."
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American actress Renee Zellwigger arrives at the premiere of her new film "Bridget Jones and the edge of reason" in London on November 09 2004...(UPI PHOTO/Hugo Philpott )
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Bridget Jones is a franchise based on the fictional character with the same name. English writer Helen Fielding started her Bridget Jones's Diary column in The Independent in 1995, chronicling the life of Bridget Jones as a thirtysomething single woman in London as she tries to make sense of life and love with the help of a surrogate "urban family" of friends in the 1990s. The column lampooned the obsession of women with women's magazines such as Cosmopolitan and wider social trends in Britain at the time. Helen Fielding published the novelisation of the column in 1996, followed by a sequel in 1999 called Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Both novels were adapted for the big screen in 2001 and 2004, starring Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones, and Hugh Grant and Colin Firth as the men in her life, Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy. After Fielding had ceased to work for The Daily Telegraph in late 1998, the feature began again in The Independent on 4 August 2005 and finished in June 2006.

Bridget Jones graduated from Bangor University. She is a single, thirty-three-year-old woman who has a monotonous life. She has some bad habits - smoking and drinking too much - but she annually writes her New Year's resolutions in her diary, determined to stop smoking, drink no more than fourteen alcohol units a week, and eat more pulses. In the two novels and screen adaptations, Bridget's mother is bored with her life as a housewife in the country and leaves Bridget's father. Bridget repeatedly flirts with her boss, Daniel Cleaver. A successful barrister named Mark Darcy also keeps popping into Bridget's life, being extremely awkward, and sometimes coming off a bit rude. After Bridget and Mark reach an understanding of each other and find a sort of happiness together, she gains some self-esteem and cuts down on her cigarette consumption. However, Bridget's obsession with self-help books plus several misunderstandings cannot keep the couple together forever.

The new Independent column was set in the then-present day of 2005 and 2006, with references being made to events such as River Thames whale, and has dropped some of the motifs of the original diary, particularly the alcohol unit and calorie counts. Despite the time advance, Cleaver and Darcy were still the two men in Jones' life ("I'm not sleeping with them both at once," she explains later to her friend Shaz. "I accidentally slept with each of them separately"), and the plotline launched into a pregnancy. As author Helen Fielding said, "she's heading in a different direction." The column is continued into 2006. In the last entry, Bridget Jones gave birth to a baby boy, fathered by Daniel Cleaver. She moved in with Daniel. However, Mark was not entirely out of the picture, as he previously suggested that he would like to adopt the child. The column finished with the note, "Bridget is giving every attention to the care of her newborn son – and is too busy to keep up her Diary for the time being."

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