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As posted about last night, our classy and talented Reese was honoured with the Generation Award at the MTV Movie Awards last night! I will start adding photos asap. Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be a full video of her speech, but below is a link to a short – but memorable – clip of it, embedding of which has unfortunately been disabled, so you’ll have to click the link to watch it. Embedded below that here though, is another short clip, of Robert Pattinson talking about Reese during the introduction to her award. Plus there’s a video of her talking backstage.
To start off our photo updates from this event, we have over 280 fabulous screencaps of Reese on stage, made for us by Jessica.
What a fantastic tribute to Reese. I haven’t seen the actual, full, presentation yet, but just seeing these caps reminds me of so many great moments in her career. And I think it’s very impressive of her to use this opportunity to remind younger fans how you can get somewhere being classy and having manners! Reese is such an admirable inspiration.
Watch a clip from Reese’s MTV Generation Award speech
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Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian might have been blushing as they watched Reese Witherspoon at Sunday night’s MTV Movie Awards.
Accepting her MTV Generation award, the Oscar-winning actress slammed stars who have appeared in sex tapes and nude-photo scandals, telling them they should be ashamed of themselves.
“I get it, girls, that it’s cool to be a bad girl,” the mom-of-two told the crowd. “But it is possible to make it in Hollywood without doing a reality show. When I came up in this business, if you made a sex tape, you were embarrassed and you hid it under your bed.”
Witherspoon also appeared to have a message for “Gossip Girl” star Blake Lively, who denied last week that she was the mystery blonde in a series of nude cell phone pics making the rounds on the Internet.
Said Witherspoon, “And if you took naked pictures of yourself on your cell phone, you hide your face, people! Hide your face!”
The “Water for Elephants” star concluded her speech with a message of hope.
“For all the girls out there, it’s totally possible to be a good girl,” she said. “I’m going to try to make it cool.”
Reese will be attending the MTV Movie Awards tonight, where she will receive the Generation award – how exciting!! We’ll be bringing you coverage tomorrow, but tonight you can watch a live stream from the red carpet below … if you’re in the US. If you’re not in the US, then you’re out of luck unfortunately, thanks to MTV’s “country restrictions”.
You can get exclusive coverage of the event through various MTV apps. And, if you’re in the US, you can tune into your TV and watch the show on MTV at 9PM EST.
Reese Witherspoon To Receive MTV Movie Awards’ Generation Award
There’s no question that Reese Witherspoon has had a wide-ranging and accomplished movie career, and at Sunday’s 2011 MTV Movie Awards, the Oscar- and Golden Globe-winning actress will add one more award to her already-crowded mantle. Witherspoon will receive this year’s Generation Award, previously bestowed upon superstars like Adam Sandler and last year’s recipient Sandra Bullock.
“Reese Witherspoon is one of the most versatile and accomplished performers of her time,” MTV President Stephen Friedman said in a statement. “Our viewers admire her for taking risks and for the breathtaking range of her roles. She fearlessly moves between dramas and comedies and always leaves everyone guessing what she’ll do next. We are thrilled to honor Reese with this year’s ‘MTV Generation Award.’ ”
With a résumé already filled with comedies like “Legally Blonde” and “Election” and more serious roles in films like “Walk the Line,” “Cruel Intentions,” “Pleasantville” and “Water for Elephants,” the actress has proven that there’s no role she can’t handle. Her Southern charm and girl-next-door looks have enchanted audiences during her two-decades-long career, going from child star to full-fledged A-lister. She’s starred alongside everyone from Robert Pattinson, Joaquin Phoenix, Ryan Phillippe, Jake Gyllenhaal, Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson, as well as Tobey Maguire and Vince Vaughn, to name just a few.
This certainly isn’t Witherspoon’s first Golden Popcorn. She previously won Best Comedic Performance in 2002 for “Legally Blonde” and was nominated for Best Female Performance, Best Dressed and Best Line for her star-making turn as Elle Woods. In 2003, she was nominated for Best Female Performance for “Sweet Home Alabama” and was up for Best Performance for “Walk the Line” back in 2006.
The 20th annual MTV Movie Awards air live Sunday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, with “SNL” actor Jason Sudeikis set to host the show, taking place in Universal City, California, at the Gibson Amphitheatre.
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May 14, 2011 • Category: Career
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Reese Witherspoon struggled to find good scripts when she returned to work after a two-year break.
The actress, who took some time out to focus on her family life after her divorce from Ryan Phillippe in 2007, says that due to the writers’ strike that brought Hollywood to a standstill, there was a lack of interesting screenplays when she planned her comeback.
The Oscar winner insists that despite the wide range of films she has previously starred in, popular blockbusters like Transformers aren’t right for her.
“When I got back to work, I struggled to find a good script. The industry was just recovering from the writers’ crisis,” she told the French edition of Glamour. “Nowadays, movies are different. With giant robots and all. There are no roles for a 35-year-old woman in movie about giant robots!”
Reese – who married second husband Jim Toth earlier this year – was disappointed to discover that despite her hiatus, her personal life was still a popular topic for discussion.
The blonde beauty finds it frustrating that her work as an actress is interlinked with her private life.
“I live under a lot of scrutiny from the media, which creates a discrepancy,” she said. “For two years, no one has seen me on the big screen – but too much in the press. For a lot of people, my career is down to what they read in gossip magazines.”
As posted about a while ago, Reese is on the cover of the May issue of US Vogue. Well I am now finally able to provide you with more coverage from the issue! My fabulous friend Luciana has sent me some perfect HQ photos from the Water For Elephants themed photoshoot, and Vogue.com have also posted the interview, which you can read below.
Now all we need is scans of the magazine! Let me know if you can help with this 😉
What do you think about the new photoshoot and interview? I think the interview is great, and shows off the ‘new’ Reese. She seems really happy and contented at the moment, which is wonderful!
Reese Witherspoon: A Day at the Circus
On March 26, Reese Witherspoon was married to talent manager Jim Toth in a simple, elegant affair at her ranch in Ojai, California. Vogue’s Jonathan Van Meter spoke to the actress a few months before her wedding and discovered that, although the actress learned to ride an elephant for her role in the film, that’s nothing compared to balancing fame, love, and family.
Here she comes, waving like Miss America but looking like a blonde Audrey Hepburn. She is dressed in all black—leggings, cardigan, Wayfarers, and a kitten heel. The wave is hilariously exuberant, and even from a block away, as she strides purposefully toward me, I can see that the smile is comic: forced and way too big. And with that one winning gesture—a perfectly timed little burst of goofball—Reese Witherspoon signals that she is not only painfully aware that the sidewalk has suddenly become a runway lined with paparazzi yelling her name on an otherwise quiet Thursday afternoon in Santa Monica, but also that she is OK with it. Look at my weird life! she shouts without saying a word.
It’s a beautiful sunny day in early February, and we are meeting at the Blue Plate Oysterette, a hip little seafood joint not far from the Santa Monica Pier. Witherspoon, still at the curb, stares at the outside tables for a moment and then looks back at the photographers in the street still snapping away. She glances at the hostess, then at me, and finally says, with an ironic exclamation point, “How about inside!”
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February 7, 2011 • Category: Career
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Reese Witherspoon thinks it can be “dangerous” when movie stars don’t have hobbies.
The 34-year-old American actress is one of Hollywood’s most successful stars, having achieved critical acclaim for her roles in films varying from light-hearted comedies such as Legally Blonde to dramas including Walk the Line, the 2005 movie for which she won the best actress Oscar.
Reese takes her acting seriously, although is adamant her career will never rule her life. She has witnessed other A-list stars who have let jobs ruin their personal lives, and she has no plans to follow suit.
“I like to take classes, I read a lot – I have a lot of interests so your whole life isn’t just about making movies. That’s a dangerous place to be,” she asserted.
Reese admires Hollywood icons such as 61-year-old Meryl Streep, who has been nominated for an astounding 16 Academy Awards during her career, and has won two. However, the actress doesn’t intend on working quite as hard as Meryl, and counts spending time with her and ex-husband Ryan Phillippe’s two children; 11-year-old daughter Ava and seven-year-old son Deacon, as more important.
“As an actress, it would be lovely to think that we’re all Meryl Streep or Diane Keaton who just works endlessly but that’s not true,” she told Total Film.
“It’s important to cultivate a personal life that makes you just as happy as your professional life and I work really hard on that. I spend time with my kids and my girlfriends. It’s important to enrich yourself in lot of different ways.”
February 6, 2011 • Category: Career
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Vanity Fair released their Hollywood’s Top 40 list – an annual ranking of Hollywood’s biggest earners, which includes actors, producers and directors.
Top of the list is James Cameron, who earned an estimated $257 million dollars in 2010. The bulk of his earnings came from the 3D blockbuster Avatar.
Uber-hottie Johnny Depp made a huge leap from 21 in 2009 to number two in 2010. He earned $100 million from his movies Alice in Wonderland (also a 3D flick), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and The Tourist alongside Angelina Jolie (who is three spots behind Jennifer Aniston at number 21).
Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tim Burton, Adam Sandler, Todd Phillips and Robert Downey Jr make up the rest of the Top 10.
The success of the Twilight series had turned its stars Taylor Lautner (9), Kristen Stewart (13) and Robert Pattison (15) into hot property, with all of them listed in this year’s list.
Rapper-turned-actor Will Smith fell short of the top 10 coming in at 11. He is on course to turning his kids, Jaden and Willow Smith, into top earners if rumours of an Annie remake are anything to go by.
Other stars who made it onto the list are:
Tyler Perry (17), Jennifer Aniston (18), Sandra Bullock (22), Daniel Craig (28), Tom Cruise (35), Reese Witherspoon (36) and Eddie Murphy (40).
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