Film veteran Susan Sarandon was horrified by the amount of press attention devoted to the short-lived marriage of Renee Zellweger and Kenny Chesney, while millions of people are suffering in Sudan.

The DEAD MAN WALKING star is disgusted by the frivolous content of magazines, at the expense of stories of the tens of thousands of people killed in the troubled Darfur region of the African nation.

Government forces and Arab militia have been fighting ethnic minority rebels since 2003, leaving towns destroyed, families ripped apart and many dead.

Sarandon says, "It really blows my mind how the media is using language these days.

"When Renee Zellweger married Kenny Chesney after only knowing him briefly, I couldn't believe how many people said they were 'stunned' she would do something that impulsive.

"Stunned! I'll tell you what I find stunning: how many thousands, if not millions, of people are dying in Darfur and there's barely any press coverage of that carnage. Now that's stunning."