Archive for July, 2013
Back in March, Reese attended The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo’s Stylists Luncheon in honour of Hollywood’s top stylists. Reese was there to support her stylist Leslie Fremar (who topped THR’s list this year), and she wore a shirt with a navy jumper and jeans. I have only just come across photos from the event, and have now added them to the Gallery for you……
• The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo’s Stylists Luncheon x4
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Vanity Fair have an article about the recent Los Angeles Dance Project Benefit Gala that Reese attended. Reese shares her dancing secrets!
Reese Witherspoon Embarrasses Her Kids by Doing the Running Man in Front of Their School Bus; Aaron Sorkin Dances to Ace of Base
It was Thursday night at dusk, and Aaron Sorkin had just lit up the first cigarette of the evening. “Does this bother anyone?” he asked nearby party guests at the verdant Bel-Air backyard gala benefiting Benjamin Millepied’s L.A. Dance Project. After appearing to humor several females who suggested that the Newsroom creator incorporate more lesbians and guns into his cable-news series—“O.K., but no serial killers,” he deadpanned—the Oscar-winning screenwriter took a beat to consider whether he, the king of dialogue, ever dances.
“The only occasion is when I am alone,” Sorkin told us. “Then I bust out moves all over the place.”
When we asked whether he has a favorite dance track, Sorkin replied, “Anything . . . but all of the true answers will just be embarrassing.” Unable to resist, he added, “I can rock out to ‘I Saw the Sign’ and ‘Walking on Sunshine.’” After we contemplated that visual aloud, Sorkin self-consciously backpedaled, “Those were terribly embarrassing answers that I gave you.”
Several feet away from Sorkin and his unpaid Newsroom consultants were Reese Witherspoon and her husband, Jim Toth. As guests awaited a beautiful candlelit dinner, live auction, and modern-dance performance at the residence of Sutton and Christian Stracke—some partygoers considered the topic of the evening.
“I do a lot of dancing with my kids, and when I get dressed in the morning,” Witherspoon told us, white wine in hand, when we asked about her own dancing rituals. “I have a playlist. A lot of country. A lot of Top 40. My kids love Macklemore, so that.”
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July 21, 2013 • Category: "Wild"
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Reese Witherspoon to Star in ‘Wild’
Reese Witherspoon is set to star in “Wild” for Fox Searchlight, which has acquired worldwide rights to scribe Nick Hornby’s (“An Education”, “High Fidelity”) adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s NY Times #1 best-seller.
Pic will be produced by Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea through their Pacific Standard banner with River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad. Fox Searchlight’s Claudia Lewis and David Greenbaum will oversee the project.
Strayed’s book recounts how she hiked 1,000 miles alone on the Pacific Crest Trail following years of destructive behavior in the wake of the dissolution of her marriage and her mother’s death.
The film is slated to begin production in the late fall once a director is in place.
“We are so excited to be working with Fox Searchlight to bring ‘Wild’ to the screen,” Witherspoon said in a statement. “It is an extraordinary company that continually strives to bring original, inspirational films to the marketplace. We are thrilled to collaborate with them on ‘Wild.’”
July 21, 2013 • Category: Role Rumors
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Casting Director Seeks Talent for Reese Witherspoon Feature
The upcoming Reese Witherspoon feature “Three Little Words” has a casting director attached, Backstage has learned.
Witherspoon is set to play the lead in the upcoming film based on the memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter. The book chronicled Rhodes-Courter’s traumatic childhood in foster care and her turbulent relationship with her biological mother.
James Mangold, who worked with Witherspoon on “Walk The Line,” is set to direct.
With the production planning a September start, Los Angeles-based Sheila Jaffe Casting will be tasked with filling out the cast.
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