The Avon Foundation announced that Reese Witherspoon will be a special guest at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Washington, DC on Sunday, May 4, 2008, the second day of the weekend-long event. Witherspoon, the Avon Global Ambassador and Honorary Chair of the Avon Foundation, will spend time throughout the day with the thousands of Walk participants, including walkers, crew and volunteers, who are raising lifesaving funds and awareness to advance access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer. In addition to spending time with the Walk participants, Witherspoon will play a special role in the inspirational Closing Ceremony, during which new DC-area grants will be announced, and she will meet with local Avon Foundation-funded breast cancer organizations to learn firsthand the impact of the funds raised.
“We are thrilled to have Reese join us for the Avon Walk DC,” said Avon Foundation Executive Director Carol Kurzig. “During the past year, Reese has been a champion for the Avon Foundation’s commitment to women. Now she continues to lend her support to the Avon Foundation and to our Avon Walk participants in DC. We are excited that Reese will meet the women and men who are raising funds, and the researchers and organizations that are using those funds to save lives.” You can read more on the official site.
Are you a fan in the DC area? If so and you plan to participate in the walk and can take a few snapshots of the event, we’d love to post them on the site! Who knows you might even see/meet Reese! 😉
Also another bit of news, I just caught her first commercial for Avon tonight it was from this day of filming. I will try to catch it and record, but obviously that really is just a game of luck as there is no way of knowing when it will air. Just a heads up that the ads are now airing in addition to print ads! The Avon catalog features Reese as well. I will do my best to get a subscription to this.
On April 14th, Reese attended the Poppy Store Opening to Benefit Stuart House and she looked super gorgeous in a pretty pink and red dress. She looked ultra feminine in one of our favorite looks in a long time! Check out some pictures from the event in the gallery.
– Public Events: Poppy Store Opening to Benefit Stuart House
Slightly off-topic but there’s a very good interview with Ryan Phillippe over at Times Online that I thought some of you may be interested in. Here are some interesting quotes related to Reese and the children.
He readily admits, however, to having been unprepared for the degree of attention a high-profile romance brings. “I fooled myself into believing it would be easier than it was. To have people speculating constantly about the state of your relationship, casting aspersions and telling lies… It took more of a toll than I was immediately aware of. When you factor in being separated so much because you’re working in different places… Not that I blame our no longer being together on that one thing. I take responsibility and she [Witherspoon] would also for the way we ended up going. But it didn’t help.”
However, the attention has not abated since their parting, due largely to his own rising stock in the film capital. Phillippe regrets this for himself, but nowhere near as much as he does for his daughter. “She’s aware and it creates in her a lot of anxiety, which is partly my fault. When Ava was very young, I was young too. And brash. I’d get… I wouldn’t like to say violent, but visibly angry at the paparazzi back then. She was my first child, and my instinct was to protect her. I remember one time that I’m not at all proud of, I was holding my daughter and handed her to Reese and ran off to chase this one guy down and hit him. I would never do that now.
“I think the attitude I had at the time did create in her a lot of the fearfulness she has today.” His son Deacon is not affected in the same way. “Mainly because since his birth I’ve realised that you’ve got to make it seem like less of a big deal. Ava to this day, though… It breaks my heart to think about it, hearing her say, ‘My friends at school saw a picture of me in a magazine and they made fun ’cos I was carrying a blanket.’ A little girl having to consider how she looks before leaving the house? I have a privileged life and hate to complain but there’s something vile about that.”
This pretty much sums up why we do not post paparazzi photos on this site.
Things are a bit quiet again but I have discovered a new ad for Avon amungst the pages of a fashion magazine, so it’s evident the ads are now appearing and if you come across any we don’t have don’t hesitate to scan it for us or let us know which mag its in!
PS: We are still in the process of trying to get the Idol Gives Back special for the site. We will post clips and caps as soon as we manage to get it.
– Avon: Print Ads
The Idol Gives Back show was filmed last Saturday, April 6, and Reese was, of course, in attendance. She looked very classy in a LBD and I’ve added 15 HQ photos of her appearance. Just a remember, Idol Gives Back will air tonight on FOX so be sure to tune in! If anyone’s able to help out with a video clip, please get in touch, we’d appreciate it so much!
– Idol Gives Back: The Show
I’ve added some very special high quality photos from the Idol Gives Back show. Nico and Mariana have also contributed some wonderful scans so check those out as well!
Last but not least, the great Michelle Pfeiffer, The Face is our Site of the Month. 🙂
Reese Witherspoon visited at a New Orleans school for at-risk kids for the upcoming Idol Gives Back special.
Airing April 9, the show features Witherspoon, 32, at a Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School where troubled children learn to become community leaders.
It isn’t Witherspoon’s first do-gooder trip to the Big Easy.
In 2006, the actress (and CDF board member) helped open the city’s first Freedom School.
“Once you have children in your life, you can no longer close your eyes to people… who are in a similar situation,” Witherspoon told ABC News at the time.
Brad Pitt, Us Power Girl Miley Cyrus, newly single Robin Williams and Mariah Carey will also take part in the Idol Gives Back show.
Last year’s special raised more than $75 million to help fight poverty.
Big thanks to BJ DeHut for pointing us in the direction of some new Walk the Line material, including this wonderful video about Reese’s singing in the movie. View all of the videos here.