Renee Zellweger Will Debut On TV In the Series ‘The Thing About Pam’

Renee Zellweger took a starring role in the popular NBC true crime series The Thing About Pam. The thriller is based on Dateline’s 2019 podcast of the same name and follows the twisted tale of the murder of Betsy Faria in 2011. Zellweger will take the lead role of Pamela Hupp, who is now serving a life sentence for killing Louis Gumpenberger and is thought to be linked with Faria’s unsolved murder.

Renee Zellweger Will Both Executive Produce and Star In the Project

Renee Zellweger The award-winning actress will not only star in the project but will also take on an executive producing role. Developed by NBC News Studios, Blumhouse Television, and Zellweger’s Big Picture Co., the show will reveal the events related to the murders of Louis Gumpenberger and Betsy Faria. Susan Rovner, the chairman of entertainment content for NBCUniversal, recently said in a statement that the show would be a must-watch. According to her, the fact that it will be made by the undeniable trifecta of Renée Zellweger, Dateline, and Blumhouse is evidence enough.

The Thing About Pam Is Among the Most Downloaded Podcast Series On iTunes

Pamela Hupp during her trial. The real-life story of Pamela Hupp is quite unbelievable, and The Thing About Pam highlights it perfectly. It shows the wrongful conviction of Russ Faria – Betsy’s husband, and Hupp’s involvement in the events revealing his innocence. Back in 2019, the incredible story was detailed by Dateline NBC’s Keith Morrison during a podcast of the same name. Ever since then, The Thing About Pam has been at the top of iTunes’ most downloaded podcast series list.

Despite that the story was already told in the podcast series, true-crime fans will be able to look forward to the new production. According to Rovner, the twists and turns of the saga are stranger than fiction, and the incredibly talented artistic team behind the series has managed to bring a completely new perspective to the story of Pamela Hupp and Betsy Faria. The writer and showrunner for the new show will be Jessica Borsiczky, who will work on the six-episode series alongside Renee Zellweger and others.

How to Manage Jealousy and Prevent it From Ruining Relationships

Jealousy is a common phenomenon, and it’s the reason many relationships either hang in the balance or end altogether. You see your partner talking to someone at a party, and there it is — you narrow your eyes, and your gut jumps to your throat. Telling someone to stop feeling jealous is like telling them to stop being nauseous when they’ve eaten bad food. Jealousy is a natural feeling that affects everyone. Still, how can we manage it so it doesn’t ruin our lives and relationships with others?

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How to Manage Jealousy and Prevent it From Ruining Relationships

The Difference Between Jealousy and Envy

In order for you to deal with your jealous outbursts, you first need to understand what you’re experiencing. Many people confuse feelings of jealousy with envy. The main difference is that when you are envious, you are seeing something that you want to take from someone else while with jealousy, it comes down to fear of losing something you already have.

What Causes Jealousy

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How to Manage Jealousy and Prevent it From Ruining Relationships

Did you know that jealousy is not a single feeling but a collection of 45 different emotions? These fall into one of three main groups — sadness, fear, and anger. Studies have shown that women tend to feel anxiety or fear-based jealousy, while men are more likely to be jealous out of anger. Addressing these tendencies starts by identifying the governing emotion behind your triggers of jealousy.

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How to Manage Jealousy and Prevent it From Ruining Relationships

How to Manage Jealousy Once it Appears

For starters, acknowledge that you’re experiencing it. Don’t try and fool yourself that you’re not jealous. Embrace it. Secondly, be open about it with your partner (or friend). Lay your cards on the table and tell them how you feel, so you can both work through it. Often, jealousy comes from ignoring your life outside the relationship, so try to zoom out, and redirect your attention to things you enjoy doing like hobbies and crafts. Most importantly, make a habit of sitting down with your partner on a regular basis to reflect on your feelings, so you can keep your jealousy and other negative emotions in check.