Date: 22nd January 2001
RENEE ZELLWEGER nearly missing picking up her GOLDEN GLOBE award at last night's ceremony - because she was in the toilet.
The NURSE BETTY star left her BRIDGET JONES co-star HUGH GRANT stranded on stage by failing to appear when he announced her as the winner. A panicking Grant, who asked the audience, "well what do we do here?", was just about to accept the award on Zellweger's behalf when the red-faced actress came rushing up on stage, telling the crowd, "I had lipstick on my teeth".
Zellweger, who split from boyfriend JIM CARREY just before Christmas(00) went on to thank her co-stars and producers from Nurse Betty before launching into a lengthy speech of praise for her agent. She said, "Lastly , I have to thank the best date in the whole world, JOHN CARRABINO, my manager and very good friend. Thank you for your integrity, your friendship, your big old shoulders to lean on and for dreaming bigger than I ever could." (LE/WNV/KW)