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October 4, 2007 • Category: News & Gossip
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Reese Witherspoon is the #5 top cover star, according to Forbes‘ first-ever analysis of the top-selling celebrity faces. Only Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and Angelina Jolie’s pictures on the covers of magazines cause a greater increase in sales than Reese! Here’s the top 10:
1) Jennifer Aniston
2) Brad Pitt
3) Scarlett Johansson
4) Angelina Jolie
5) Reese Witherspoon
6) Katie Holmes
7) Carrie Underwood
8) Jennifer Hudson [tie]
8) Valerie Bertinelli [tie]
10) Kelly Ripa
We looked at the newsstand sales of the six leading celebrity weeklies – People, Star, US Weekly, In Touch Weekly, Life & Style and OK! –over a six-month period ending June 30, as supplied by the Audit Bureau of Circulations. We eliminated all non-celebrity and collage covers as well as special issues with exceptionally large rate bases. Then we counted how many more–or less–issues the celebrity’s cover sold, as compared with the magazine’s average newsstand sales. Next, we factored in the number of full covers a celebrity graced. Finally, we ranked his or her consumer appeal using data from Encino, Calif.-based polling firm E-Poll Market Research to rule out flukes.
Here is what they said about Ms Witherspoon:
Witherspoon is nothing if not loved. In fact, the Oscar-winning actress is the third most-liked star on our list, with an E-score of 35. But when it comes to shilling magazines, her results are mixed. Though her Feb. 19 US Weekly cover saw newsstand sales rise some 5%, sales of her April 23 cover of the same glossy fell 6%.
I interviewed Witherspoon earlier this month at the Toronto filmfest. She talked about how she formerly rated her comedies lower than her dramas, despite kudos she earned for her light touch. But Witherspoon, like the hero in the classic screwball comedy Sullivan’s Travels, evolved.
“I just recently realized the power of laughter and how it changes people’s lives,” said Witherspoon, who is raising two youngsters alone after splitting from Ryan Phillippe.
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September 14, 2007 • Category: News & Gossip
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People magazine has complied a list of the Best & Worst Dressed of 2007. Reese Witherspoon falls under “The Sophisticate”:
2007 brought out the best in Reese Witherspoon. From her spectacular Nina Ricci gown at the Oscars to her simple black ensembles on the streets of L.A., this mother of two shows us less is definitely more.
GlamourMagazine.co.uk reports that Reese Witherspoon has been offering her advice to Nina Ricci Artistic Director, Olivier Theyskens.
Theyskens says, “My best friend Reese has helped me design [the latest collection] — she is always giving me materials and advising me.”
The recently divorced mom of two has been wearing Nina Ricci shoes on the red carpet, an insider tells Glamour, continuing, “Olivier and Reese herself love the combination of the brand and her style.”
Reese Witherspoon has class, sass, and a gorgeous…laugh. She is living proof that the South always rises again! Miss Witherspoon graces the cover of October’s Elle, and is looking amazing! In this issue Reese dishes on the split, her favorite joke, drinking, relationships and more. The magazine is out now in NY and LA and hits newstands everywhere next tuesday! We will provide you with full high quality scans as soon as the magazine is available to us. Check out some of the article below and scan previews at the forum.
On the split with husband Ryan Phillippe:
“Right around Christmas-time I was sitting in a parking lot and I felt like I just couldn’t get out of the car. It was like, I can’t get out of the car. Any I though, Okay, half of the parking lot has dealt with this. More than half of the parking lot has dealt with this. Okay, let’s make it a little bigger. Half of this city has dealt with this. Okay, let’s make it a little bigger-half of this country, until I finally got out of the car. It was like, it’s okay. It’s okay. There’s this moment in Walk the Line where June Carter says, ‘I was never aware of how much I was seen.’ I was very aware of how much I was seen. It was this moment of self-discovery and loss of identity and who was stepping out of the car-you know? Who is that person? Should I not be this honest?”
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Ms. Witherspoon has been named the first ever Avon Global Ambassador at a ceremony in Los Angeles. The actress will serve as the Honorary Chairman of the Avon Foundation, focusing on breast cancer, domestic violence and emergency relief initiatives. The role also means she will be the spokeswoman for Avon’s beauty brands. Reese was sworn in at a press conference at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Wednesday.
To learn more about this great cause, please visit their website. Great job once again, Reese! She sure has her heart in the right place!
I’ve added 52 HQs from the press conference – with many more coming up! This is Reese’s first outing since March so I am super happy to see her out and about and looking so gorgeous! 🙂
According to Female First, Reese has had a classy new designer handbag named after her. Mary Norton was looking for a tag for a new clutch accessory when she saw the elegant actress on the red carpet at an awards show.
The designer says: “It has a clean, classic look. It made me think of Reese, who is a down-to-earth mom and an elegant woman.”
The new leather bag, which features a jewelled clasp, can be bought at Norton’s Los Angeles store for around $1,000.
The annual “Celebrity 100 Power List” by Forbes Magazine has listed Oprah Winfrey as the number one most influential and highest earning person of this year. Reese listed at a very respectable #80 this year. Her web rank being #47, press rank at #62 and her pay at $7 mil.
It’s been a tough year for the Oscar-winning actress. Not only did she endure a very public split with husband Ryan Phillippe, but she backed out of Bunny Lake is Missing just weeks before filming was scheduled to start. Then she fired her agent. This winter, she’ll star in Rendition with Jake Gyllenhaal, her first film since winning her Academy Award last year.