Thu. Jun 20th, 2024

S5E11: Over the Rainbow | Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney & Judy Garland’s Tragic Loves


It’s all Judy Garland, all the time! This week, Stacie kicks us off with the mysterious and incredibly brief marriage between actress Renee Zellweger and country star Kenny Chesney. They tied the knot after knowing each other just five months, and when Renee filed to annul the marriage for “fraud” four months later, the media turned an ugly eye to Kenny.

Then, Alicia has the heartbreaking story of Trashy Divorces All-Star Judy Garland, whose five marriages and four divorces were probably a predictable outcome of the horrifying ways she was mistreated as a child.

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Stacie’s Receipts

NickiSwift.com on Renee and Kenny

Kenny talks to Oprah about not being ready for the marriage with Renee

Good Housekeeping explores the marriage

Alicia’s Receipts


Judy: The Films and Career of Judy Garland, by Joe Morella and Edward Epstein

Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters, by Randy L. Schmidt

Pictures Will Talk: The Life and Films of Joseph L. Mankiewicz, by Kenneth L. Geist

The Life and Times of Mickey Rooney, by Richard A. Lerzman and William J. Birnes

The Men Who Made the Movies, by Richard Schickel

Vincent Minnelli: Hollywood’s Dark Dreamer, by Emanuel Levy

Debbie: My Life, by Debbie Reynolds

Life is Too Short, by Mickey Rooney


Judy Garland Dies in London at 47; Tragedy Haunts Star, LA Times, June 23, 1969

Judy and Mickey: The long, fruitful, and tortured relationships between Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney, and MGM, Slate, October 30, 2015

Over the Rainbow, and Then Some! Vanity Fair, May 2011

Judy Garland’s Funeral Draws Her Colleagues, The New York Times, June 28, 1969

Obituaries: Mark Herron, Judy Garland’s Fourth Husband, LA Times, January 19, 1996

Judy Garland’s Five Husbands: How the Men in Her Life Tried to Save Her from Tragedy, People, January 28, 2017

The Real Vincente Minelli, The Advocate, May 2009

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