Reese Witherspoon, among many other celebrities (including Walk the Line co-star Joaquin Phoenix), is involved in a broadcast public service announcement (PSA), calling attention to the need for affordable, quality health care for all Americans.
Hollywood’s leading nonprofit organizations, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), have joined the “Divided We Fail” national movement led by AARP to bring attention to the domestic issues that worry Americans most: health care and financial security. Launching today, this unprecedented three-year collaboration between the entertainment world and the nation’s largest advocacy group seeks bipartisan cooperation in finding solutions.
“We are thrilled to have EIF and MPTF join us,” said Bill Novelli, CEO of AARP. “This nation’s health care and financial security crisis is about to explode: 47 million Americans have no health insurance, and more middle-class people are filing for bankruptcy because of health care-related expenses than for any other reason. We need to build a national conversation around these issues, and the entertainment industry is uniquely suited to help us do that,” he said. “We must get everyone — individuals, companies, and policymakers — involved, regardless of their political persuasion. Only then will we be able to address these very serious challenges successfully.”Continue reading this entry »
Keep in mind that this could just very well be gossip but it was too cute not to post. 😉 Reese’s kids have decided what they want to be when older. Deacon would like to be a pizza delivery boy and Ava would like to be a scientist. Neither, however, wants to be an actor/actress.
“There’s nothing wrong with that,” mused Walk the Line actress Reese, who has two children by former husband Ryan Phillipe. “But it’s hard to see how it could be a career as such.” (On Deacon)
“She wants to be a scientist,” said the 31-year-old Oscar winner. “But they are both at the stage where it changes from one week to the next”. (On Ava)
“Neither has said they want to be actors,” said Reese.
Great news! Ms. Witherspoon is nominated in the Favorite Female Movie Star category at the People’s Choice Awards! Other nominees include Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock.
Winners in all 38 categories, split among film, TV and music, will be announced during a ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on January 8, 2008.
The public will choose the winner so please vote for Reese! You can keep on voting for her every day! 🙂
Thanks to Rebecca Neuhedel for informing us of the following charity auction:
The Luke Neuhedel Foundation is now holding an online auction of celebrity autographed items, including Reese Witherspoon. Items available and instructions can be viewed on their website at www.lukefund.org. LNF is a 501c3 charity that benefits children undergoing cancer treatment in the US.
You can bid on Reese’s picture here.
Glamour Reese Witherspoon has a new gallery located at Reese-Pics.com. We’ve been working on it for the past few months, re-organizing everything. Many photos have been replaced with better quality versions and all the recent event albums have many new shots! You no longer have to register to view event photos but please do so if you wish to see the photoshoots.
As you may notice, there’s “only” 3606 photos in the gallery at the moment. This is because we have so many images of Reese and I have not had the time to go through anything even near the majority of it. So I’ve mainly just added all the 2007 pictures. The gallery will be updated on a regular basis to catch up on the older photos. Meanwhile, the old gallery will stay up so you can still see all of these photos. 🙂
Is Woody Allen looking for a new muse? The Oscar-winning director, whose last few flicks have featured Scarlett Johansson, is trying to court another Hollywood heavyweight and fellow Oscar winner for his films – Reese Witherspoon.
“Woody Allen is dying to work with Reese Witherspoon on a comedy or on a drama,” a source tells OK!. “He’s a huge fan of her work. He would cast her in a heartbeat.”
Sounds like an open invitation, Reese.
Kate Winslet and Reese Witherspoon are neighbors and drinking buddies? Who knew?
“I always wanted to be a European movie star, wear giant sunglasses, elaborate neck scarves, smoke hand-rolled cigarettes, and have savoir faire and gravitas,” Reese admitted onstage at the BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards last night.
Obviously, the perky all-American actress couldn’t become one. So she became friends with one.
“Imagine my good fortune when Kate Winslet moved into my neighborhood, rang my door bell and said, (insert British accent here) “Dahling, Sam is off shooting, and I believe our children are the same age. Could they possibly have a play date and oh, by the way, it’s almost 9 o’clock and I’ve had nothing to do drink, do you have any wine?”
As earlier reported, Ms. Witherspoon attended the 16th Annual BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards yesterday in Los Angeles. There she presented an award to good friend Kate Winslet. Reese did not appear on the red carpet as she went to another event earlier the day – Children’s Defense Fund’s 17th Annual Beat the Odds Awards, which Reese attends annually. For more information on the cause, please click here. The gallery has been updated with images from both events.
By the way, the gallery registrations are currently closed. This is because we are opening the new gallery in the next few weeks. Sorry for any inconvenience!