Hasty Pudding Ain’t No Drag for Renee Zellweger

Harvard Square was alive with celebration, cross-dressing and Renee Zellweger as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals troupe held its annual Woman of the Year Parade in Cambridge, Massachusetts yesterday.

The 39-year-old Cold Mountain actress was granted 2009’s Woman of the Year Award, which is granted annually to a performer who’s made a lasting and impressing contribution to the world of entertainment. Zellweger may have also helped her case by recently proving that she’s capable of bouncing back from the brink of fashion disaster.

Zellweger was feted while flanked by drag-wearing Harvard students Tom Compton and David Andersson, who planted a wet one on Zellweger’s cheeks.

The Hasty Pudding Man of the Year Award for 2009 has been granted to Milk actor James Franco. No word on whether he’ll receive the same treatment when his celebration takes place on February 13.