November 29, 2011 • Category: Career •
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The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) proudly presents “A Summer Evening with Reese Witherspoon” for its annual benefit in honor of Academy Award® winning actress Reese Witherspoon on Saturday, June 23, from 6 to 10 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton (160 E. Pearson Street). Witherspoon will attend and engage in a discussion led by a special guest host to be announced at a later date. Tickets are on sale now, available by calling (312) 846-2072. Prices start at $400 for a single ticket and $5,000 for a table.
A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the “Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award” to Witherspoon by SAIC President Dr. Walter E. Massey.
“It is a privilege to honor Witherspoon with the Gene Siskel Film Center’s annual award,” said Jean de St. Aubin, Executive Director, Gene Siskel Film Center of the SAIC. “Her wide range of performances have won the hearts of many, including her unforgettable roles as Tracy Flick in ‘Election,’ Elle Woods in ‘Legally Blonde,’ and her Oscar®-winning portrayal of June Carter Cash in ‘Walk the Line.’ We are also excited to talk with her about this year’s release ‘Water for Elephants’ and ‘This Means War’ which will be coming out in February.’ ”
The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a reception. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the evening’s program. The discussion with Witherspoon and a special guest will feature film clips from Witherspoon’s career. At the conclusion of the program, Massey will present Witherspoon with the “Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award.”
Reese has recently been announced as the new face of European fashion chain Lindex! She will front their new ‘California Denim’ Autumn campaign and will be seen in adverts online, as well as outdoor billboards, TV and newspaper advertisements. Reese was chosen for this campaign because she is “positive, warm and full of energy” and suits the “relaxed style with Hollywood glamour” feel of the campaign.
HQ pictures from the campaign photoshoot and the set of the shoot, plus screencaps from the behind the scenes video have been added to our Gallery. Further down this post you can read information about Lindex, plus the press release that announced Reese’s involvement. There is also a behind the scenes video with cute footage from the shoot and snippets of interview with Reese.
The Teen Choice Award nominations were announced on Wednesday, and unsurprisingly, Water For Elephants received a few nominations.
Choice Movie: Drama
“Water for Elephants”
Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Bradley Cooper, “Limitless”
Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
Cam Gigandet, “The Roommate”
Shia LaBeouf, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”
Robert Pattinson, “Water for Elephants”
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Minka Kelly, “The Roommate”
Leighton Meester, “Country Strong”
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
AnnaSophia Robb, “Soul Surfer”
Reese Witherspoon, “Water for Elephants”
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.
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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