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December 8, 2011 • Category: Other
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A few celebrities in the press promoting new works have mentioned Reese as one of their favourites recently!
In the Dec. 10 issue of Billboard magazine, where Swift covers the magazine as it’s Woman of the Year, she says, “I have a lot of role models. Faith Hill is a big role model. Reese Witherspoon is a role model of mine – she’s not in music, but I love everything she stands for. Shawn Colvin is a huge role model for me. Her writing has been consistently great and thoughtful…” (huffingtonpost.com)
In exchange for the honor, we asked the star to tell us which Hollywood ladies she admires. “I really like Reese Witherspoon. Anne Hathaway, I really like,” she said. “I love all their work.” (mtv.com)
THR: Whom do you most admire in Hollywood?
Fonda: Interestingly enough, one of the women I’ve always admired is Sherry Lansing. I got to know her when I was at Columbia Pictures working on a film about nuclear energy that Michael Douglas produced, The China Syndrome. Her grace on the job, her kindness, the generosity of her spirit — they all really, really struck me, which is one of the reasons that I’m so excited about getting this award. I also very much admire Helen Mirren, Vanessa Redgrave and Meryl Streep, who did her first movie, Julia, with me. I’m probably one of the very first people who ever saw her onscreen. I just am in total awe of her! She’s beyond anything one could ever imagine an actor to be. There’s so much talent out there — female talent of all ages, and I just love watching them all work. Whether it’s Reese Witherspoon or one of my favorites, Annette Bening. (hollywoodreporter.com)
Back to the missing October/November events, and today I have added over 120 photos from the Elle Women In Hollywood Tribute that Reese attended a few weeks ago. She was there to present her friend and Friends co-star Jennifer Aniston with one of the Elle awards on the night. Reese looked smart in a Bocanegra trouser suit with a Maje camisole and Christian Louboutin shoes, and accessorised with a Lambertson Truex clutch and Irene Neuwirth earrings that added a splash of colour to her outfit. During the event, Reese was snapped greeting Jennifer backstage, and chatting with Jennifer’s boyfriend, Justin Theroux, their friend Chelsea Handler, and Camila Alves.
Photos are in our Gallery now, and further down this post you will find videos and articles from the event.
• ELLE’s 18th Annual Women in Hollywood Tribute x135
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Zappos.com’s quest to raise its apparel profile is getting some help from Hollywood. The online shoe destination has partnered with 20th Century Fox to create a scarf inspired by Marlena, the circus performer Reese Witherspoon plays in the movie “Water for Elephants,” which hits theaters on April 22. The $79 silk scarf marks the first time Zappos.com’s private label team has produced merchandise associated with a film in-house. “A scarf is one of the key pieces to her [Marlena’s] ensemble throughout the film, so we thought it was a great carryover,” said Tom Ellingson, an assistant manager of business development at Zappos.com.
– Read more, and buy a scarf, at Zappos
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.”
January 23, 2011 • Category: News & Gossip
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(I’m pretty sure these are old quotes, but it can’t help to be reminded of Reese’s wonderful down-to-earth-ness!)
Reese Witherspoon has confessed she has a “little bit of that over-achiever syndrome”.
The 34-year-old star has had a hugely successful Hollywood career so far, appearing in hit films such as Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde and Walk the Line. She also has her own production company called Type A Productions, and admits the name stems from her desire to push herself and be the best she can be.
“It’s a childhood nickname. My mother used to call me Little Miss Type A,” she replied when Total Film asked how she acquired the name for the business.
“I like to be organised, I like to push myself. I probably do have a little bit of that over-achiever syndrome.”
As well as being a successful film actress and producer, Reese is also a devoted mother to 11-year-old daughter Ava and seven-year-old son Deacon, her children with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe. The star believes she has instilled good manners in her children, something she considers fundamental in life.
“I’m strict with my kids, too. I believe in ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’ and being kind and respecting your elders. I make them write thank you notes. It’s important. Those things were instilled in me and have really been helpful in my life,” added the actress.
January 23, 2011 • Category: News & Gossip
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Reese Witherspoon admits she had “a lot of flaws”. The ‘Water For Elephants’ actress has parts of herself that she doesn’t like, and despite her beauty and fame, insists she isn’t perfect.
When asked if she considers herself to have flaws, she replied: “How long do you have? It’s a long list. Shall I go alphabetically? A, annoying. B, belligerent… Yeah, I have a lot of flaws. There are a parts of myself I could do without.”
One of the things the 34-year-old beauty admits is a flaw is her inability to stop over thinking things, though she has learned to calm herself through exercise.
She explained to Total Film magazine: “I ruminate a lot. I’m always in my head, thinking and thinking. Sometimes that can be counterproductive, so when I do put on my running shoes and go run it helps.”
Despite admitting her constant thinking can be frustrating, the ‘How Do You Know’ actress it can be advantageous for helping her come up with ideas for her production company, Type A.
She added: “I’m kind of a daydreamer. I’ll come up with an idea and then I talk to my producing partners and we try and find the right writers or directors who are interested in doing the material.”
January 16, 2011 • Category: Other
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As you know, we don’t post about Reese’s personal life here, but I thought this one article about her engagement ring was ok.
Entertainment Weekly showed a picture of the ring in one of their recent segments about Reese, and you can see a screencap of that in the Gallery (click the thumbnail preview image below). Hopefully Reese will make an appearance at an event soon so we can get a proper glimpse of it!
The 34-year-old How Do You Know actress accepted a stunning 4 carat Ashoka cut diamond engagement ring from CAA agent Jim Toth. (UsMagazine.com was the first to announce the couple’s “happy” engagement.)
Toth, 40, worked with jeweler William Goldberg to design the perfect sparkler for his bride-to-be. Set on a pave diamond-and-platinum band, Goldberg says Toth was drawn to the rarity of the Ashoka diamond, particularly with its 62 displayed facets and rounded corners.
“Jim wants it to come from him and for it to be completely unique,” a source told Us in November.
According to Goldberg, less than 10% of rough diamonds each year have the potential to become Ashoka cut diamonds, making it “the only choice” for a star like Witherspoon.
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January 14, 2011 • Category: Other
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Michelle Williams is on the cover of the latest issue of US Marie Claire, and in her interview she talks about some advice that Reese gave her, and how it affected her:
On Reese’s advice in a troubled time: “To give credit where credit is due, I was sharing a difficulty I was experiencing with Reese Witherspoon, and she said, ‘Yes, I understand, but think about how much more difficult this would be without the luxury of a reliable, steady income.”
On a changed perspective on life: “When things are difficult for me as a single parent, I always reflect on how much harder it would be if I didn’t have money—if I couldn’t afford a babysitter to go to yoga class or out to dinner with a girlfriend.”