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People Can't Stop Talking About Renee Zellweger's New Face

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Who is this actress posing on the red carpet and what she done with Renee Zellweger? That's the burning question many people were demanding to have answered on social media after the 45-year-old Bridget Jones star showed up at ELLE's 21st annual Women In Hollywood Awards looking, well, unlike herself.

Indeed, you may have to double take or even triple take to be sure. Some trolls were quick to point out that Zellweger looks "awful" while surgeons were happy to speculate about all the different work—from a "super line-free forehead, altered brow and suspiciously puffy face"—she's had done in the months that she's been out of the spotlight. One 'before' photo proved that the radical changes in her look may be as recent as the past month. 

Frankly I don't care whether she had Botox or surgery or a combination of the two or even nothing at all. The fact is, while it's terrible that people feel the need to pass commentary on a celebrity's appearance, in this case at least I don't feel most people were doing so out of malice so much as out of genuine mystification and plain scientific curiosity akin to rubbernecking over a car crash or a public altercation. You know you have no business looking, yet you can't for the life of you drag your eyes away.

While I'm personally not a fan of plastic surgery, I don't live in L.A. or work in a vainglorious industry. And for that I'm truly grateful because I relish the freedom of being able to walk my dog every day wearing yoga pants and not a scrap of makeup. 

She may not look like the Renee Zellweger we know and love, but who knows, maybe that's the point. Let's hope she lapped up the anonymity and enjoyed going incognito while it lasted. 

You tell me: What do you think of her new look, or should we not even go there? 

This guy, who spent a small fortune trying to look like Justin Bieber, looks nothing like Justin Bieber.