Russell Brand rips media coverage of Renee Zellweger
On his latest episode of The Trews, British comedian Russell Brand attacked the American media’s response to the appearance of Renee Zellweger.
“As there are only 69,000 articles covering her appearance at the Elle Awards — this is, after all, a person going to a place — we’re covering it on Trew News,” he began, before cutting to a clip from Entertainment Tonight in which the host showed a picture of Zellweger and asked, “Renee Zellweger, is that you?”
“Yes, it is,” Brand replied. “Now, already we’re beginning to understand that an attitude has been taken to Renee Zellweger’s appearance.”
“Renee Zellweger made an appearance at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards last night looking, well, a bit different,” the ET host said.
“She doesn’t look that different,” Brand replied. “It’s not like her head’s been replaced by a marshmallow or a roller skate or a train set.”
After showing pictures of her in 2004 and 2014, he said, “She’s become a train set! No! It’s just Renee Zellweger plus time.”
He then played an ET clip with a plastic surgeon who said she might have had some work done on her eyes, to which he responded, “What’s Renee Zellweger have surgery for? It’s not like she’s under some intense pressure regarding her physical appearance or something!”
Brand cut to a Fox 411 report with Diana Falzone, who said, “What happened to Renee Zellweger’s — face?”
In a mocking voice, he replied, “I’m Diana Falzone, and if there’s such a thing as karma, I’m in a lot of trouble.”
Falzone continued, saying that a plastic surgeon who hadn’t treated Zellweger told Fox 411 something, at which point Brand interrupted, “I’d say my main qualification is knowing nothing absolutely nothing at all about the case.”
After Falzone quoted more of the plastic surgeon’s speculation, Brand said, “Let me reiterate — I know nothing!”
He then cut to a TMZ video in which the reporter said, “Look at her eyes, these are the things that made Renee Zellweger herself!”
Brand cackled, saying, “Yes, it’s her eyes! Not any essential relationship with an unknowable entity, not her personal experiences that she’s been through, not her talent, or her charm, or her individual experiences as a woman — it’s her eyes, that’s what’s always made her herself.”
“She’s always had this pouty look on her face, like she’s just ate something sour,” the TMZ reporter continued. “But look at this,” he said, holding up a picture of Zellweger at the Elle Awards.
Brand cackled again, shouting, “She hasn’t eaten anything sour!”
Watch the rest of the episode of The Trews below via YouTube.