Reese appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show today to promote Sing. She chatted about her ‘Wreath Witherspoon’ nickname, Christmas, singing, and her kids – and her kids’ reaction to seeing her as an animated pig in Sing! We have a HQ still in our Gallery, and below are a couple of clips from the show. I’ll be looking out for the full episode and will add HD screencaps to our Gallery asap …
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) December 13, 2016
Yesterday Reese attended the Baby2Baby Snow Day in Los Angeles. The event was sponsored by Tiny Prints, and kids in need were provided with a backpack of winter essentials and gifts for them and their families. Reese wore a Draper James dress, and posed with other celebrities including Jessica Chapshaw, Kelly Sawyer, and Santa 🎅
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Reese Witherspoon showed off her impressive multitasking skills on Sunday during a special screening of Sing, which raised $100,000 for charity and allowed the actress to have a fun day out with her family.
The actress, 40, brought along her two sons, Deacon, 13, and Tennessee, 4, and husband, Jim Toth, to the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, where she and her Sing costar Matthew McConaughey spent an hour chatting with fans.
The special screening, hosted by Hint Water, helped raise money for Witherspoon and McConaughey’s respective foundations — Girls Inc. and Just Keep Livin’ Foundation. After the meet-and-greet with fans, Just Keep Livin’ Foundation executive director Shannon Mabrey Rotenberg introduced the two Oscar winners, who spoke about their organizations.
“I have gone to different schools in Nashville and Dallas,” Witherspoon said of her work with Girls Inc. “I’ve seen the profound impact it is having on these girls’ lives and teaching them about financial education and social media and life skills. It is giving them incredible confidence.”
Also in attendance were Robert Downey Jr. and Jennifer Garner, who brought her three kids to see the movie. In it, McConaughey portrays a koala named Buster Moon, who is desperate to keep his family-owned theater running; Withersoon, meanwhile, stars as a busy mom and pig named Rosita who spends her days caring for her litter of 25 piglet children — all while hiding her secret dream of being a singer.
Sing hits theaters Dec. 21.
The Sing cast talk to E! News about their music favourites:
The Hollywood Reporter has put together a list of the Top 50 female characters in film and television – voted for by Hollywood professionals – and naturally, Elle Woods features in the Top 10.
Do you think any of Reese’s other characters should have made an appearance?
(link via Rachel McAdams Online)
Hollywood’s 50 Favorite Female Characters
No good roles for women? Not always. THR’s industry survey shows how Olivia Pope to Annie Hall become possible when the industry actually writes with 51 percent of the population in mind.
Whatever else one can say about gender equality in Hollywood, there’s clearly no shortage of female roles for space princesses, alien hunters and flying nannies.
For THR’s latest intra-industry poll, the editors asked Hollywood professionals — actors, writers, directors and others — to take an online survey of their favorite fictional female characters. More than 1,800 participated — twice as many women as men — but the results proved there isn’t such a great divide between the sexes after all, at least when it comes to what types of females we enjoy watching on screens. By comfortable majorities, both genders picked a certain Hogwarts know-it-all as their No. 1.
Naturally, the poll was anonymous, but some industry pros don’t mind sharing. “The tough Angelina Jolie characters in Wanted and Salt — and whoever Ava Gardner played in capri pants,” offers Dawn Hudson, CEO of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Hunger Games franchise producer Nina Jacobson confesses to having a “soft spot for Katniss Everdeen,” while Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy admits that as a child she worshiped Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird. “I used to think I was her,” she says.
Chances are, there’s at least one character on these pages who you once imagined being, particularly if you’re female — and maybe even if you’re not. After all, who hasn’t dreamt of bitch-slapping an alien, owning a pet dragon or even traveling by umbrella?
9/50 – Elle Woods, ‘Legally Blonde’
Played by: Reese Witherspoon
Witherspoon nearly turned down the role of Elle, thinking the 2001 part was a “frivolous sorority girl.” Then she saw Gloria Steinem in a documentary praising Goldie Hawn’s turn in Private Benjamin. “She spoke about how seeing a different side of feminism changed people’s ideas of what women could accomplish.”
Witherspoon, who played Woods in the sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde as well, tells THR that fans from all over the world still come up to her to say they were inspired to go to law school because of her performance as the perky modern feminist character, “a sorority girl who valued her femininity and her own strength.”
Reese and Matthew McConaughey attended a screening of Sing in Los Angeles today, in aid of their respective charities Girls Inc. and the Just Keep Livin’ Foundation. Reese posted some photos on her social media pages which you can see below. Hopefully we’ll have more pics for you soon …
— Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) December 12, 2016
Here’s a 30 second clip of Reese and Nick Kroll’s version of Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ from Sing – to listen to the full song you’ll need to sign up to Spotify…