Bridget Jones' Diary

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Uproar After Bridget Jones Author Kills Key Character

Spoiler alert!

(Newser) - The good news: Helen Fielding's third Bridget Jones book is out Oct. 10. The bad news (SPOILER ALERT): An excerpt from the book published in the Sunday Times revealed that Mark Darcy, Bridget's husband, is dead. Cue uproar: Fans were quick to bemoan Darcy's fate on Twitter,... More »

Bridget Jones 3 Is Coming

Long-rumored movie officially in the works

(Newser) - Good news for those of you who enjoy watching Renee Zellweger cavort around on-screen with a British accent: A third Bridget Jones movie is officially in the works, Entertainment Weekly confirms. But wait, you say, there are only two Bridget Jones books! Never fear: EW notes that author Helen Fielding... More »

Sorry, Chick Flicks: We're Just Not That Into You

Genre too often relies on 'clichés, hateful caricatures' of womanhood

(Newser) - Where have all the Carrie Bradshaws and Bridget Joneses gone? The women of flicks like Bride Wars and Confessions of a Shopaholic are pale imitations of those relatively feisty heroines, “variously neurotic, idiotic, label-obsessed, weight-obsessed, man-obsessed or wedding-obsessed, and often all at the same time,” Kevin Maher complains... More »

Bridget Jones Sinking Sales of Chardonnay?

UK wine critic blames fictional neurotic for giving it a bad name

(Newser) - The thirtysomething neurotic character Bridget Jones is getting the blame for plummeting sales of chardonnay in the UK, the Independent reports. The fictional publishing assistant miserably pours herself a tall glass after each one of her attempts at landing a husband fails—not exactly a great marketing tool. "Chardonnay... More »

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