January 30, 2009, - 11:50 am
By Debbie Schlussel
I’ve never liked Renee Zellweger. I don’t get the fascination with her. She’s very average looking and perpetually looks like she’s been crying. And she’s just an okay actress, who has been in some big movie bombs, lately–including her awful anti-American “New in Town” (read my review) in theaters today. But there’s nothing remarkable about her.
Apparently, though, she thinks HAMAS advisor Jimmy Carter–out with his latest anti-Israel screed book–is just fabulous (in addition to Obama):
Renee Zellweger has a new man in her life, but he doesn’t know it.
“I have a crush on Jimmy Carter. I admit it,” Zellweger says. “He has an extraordinary mind. He’s an exceptional human being. And he writes poetry, for crying out loud. He’s all good things.”
So wowed was Zellweger that she waited in the blistering Manhattan cold for 21/2 hours on Monday to have the 39th president sign her copy of his latest book, We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work.
“It was super-cold,” she says. “I thought he was going to speak or read from his book, but he signed. And that was enough. I was not expecting 21/2 hours in 4-inch heels. That, I did not plan for. I made the ridiculous presumption that the Barnes & Noble people would be really nice and let us wait inside. No, that was not happening, because 10 people at a time had to go through security. I was number five-hundred-something. And I got there early, OK?”
But wait she did, in a line that snaked around the Midtown bookstore, and chatted up a father and daughter and a German tourist shivering with her. Zellweger, 39, an intensely private woman who splits her time between rural Connecticut and Manhattan, relishes moments like these, where she can click with humanity.
Hmmm . . . apparently, she’s still out of touch with humanity, if waiting in line for Jimmuh “HAMAS’ Peanut Farmer” Carter, is the best example she can come up with.