As expected, Reese graces the cover of the new December issue of In Style US! She looks fabulous in a new photoshoot, and in the interview with Dolly Parton talks about her family, being a working mum, why she is more select in her film choices now, and Draper James. You can also Shop 9 Products that Reese Witherspoon Thinks are the Bee’s Knees here. Below are some excerpts In Style have released from the interview, as well as a video from the photoshoot. Find the first photos pics in our Gallery, and check back for scans from the magazine when it hits news-stands next week…
Reese Witherspoon Talks to Dolly Parton About Growing Up, Breaking Out, and Being In Charge
Reese Witherspoon can claim many titles: Oscar-winning actress, founder of clothing and lifestyle brand Draper James, voice of Rosita the pig in December’s animated feature Sing, star and co-producer of HBO’s February miniseries Big Little Lies, and mother of three, to name just a few. But on the night of October 2, she was, first and foremost, a Dolly Parton fan. As the country legend wrapped up the second leg of her Pure & Simple tour, Witherspoon and her friends belted out hits along with the rest of the nearly 18,000-strong sellout crowd. The following afternoon, Parton called Witherspoon to talk about being a “true Southern girl,” standing up to “bull donkeys,” and knowing exactly how much to give—and not to give—to “creative vampires.” Unsurprisingly, the admiration between the women is mutual. Read on for some select moments from their conversation and pick up the December issue of InStyle, available on newsstands and for digital download Friday, November 11th.Continue reading this entry »
Entertainment Weekly have published a fabulous new article on Sing, including portraits of the cast alongside their animal counterparts, created by the animation artists of Illumination Entertainment and photographer Norman Jean Roy:
Sing cast poses with animated animal counterparts in exclusive photos
Who else could get Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson to sing Top 40 hits as a koala, pig, and porcupine, respectively?
Only the wild minds of Illumination Entertainment could lasso such A-listers to go full animal for the latest pic from the filmmakers behind Minions and Despicable Me: Director Garth Jennings’ ensemble musical, Sing, which follows a wily producer named Buster Moon (McConaughey) who puts on a singing competition to save his theater and inspire some dreams in the process.
It turns out, even animals have fantasies of stardom, and that explains why the cast of Sing is stacked with certifiable superstars — all of whom have a shot at winning the contest and emerging on the top of the charts, thanks to a soundtrack of more than 65 song covers, from the Beatles to Kanye.
The participants, as gorgeously assembled in EW’s exclusive cast portrait above, span the species spectrum: There’s Taron Egerton’s Johnny, a soulful gorilla who wants to break out of the family crime business; Meena, a shy elephant teen who bears the ferocious vocals of Tori Kelly; Scarlett Johansson’s prickly porcupine, Ash; Seth MacFarlane’s Sinatra-spewing mouse, Mike; Gunter (Nick Kroll), a German pig; and Rosita, Reese Witherspoon’s put-upon mother of 25 piglets, who puts her own dreams on hold for her children. (See below for another shot of McConaughey with Buster Moon.)
“There’s something really wish-fulfilling about it all,” Witherspoon tells EW of the project. “We all have secret desires and part of us feels like no one sees our real talent, or our sort of true self. My character is the mom who does everything for everybody, and nobody seems to notice that she has bigger dreams and desires. I think there’s something really beautiful about our secret dreams being fulfilled.”
Witherspoon has gone down the animated route before (“My secret trick is eating M&Ms — they make me go completely nuts,” she giggles) but is in new territory with such a starry cast, a red-hot director in Jennings, and executive producer Chris Meledandri, the overseeing mind of Illumination.Continue reading this entry »
The Today Show aired a pre-recorded segment with Reese today, in which she talked about Draper James and her business ventures:
Reese Witherspoon on her loves: Kids, clothing company Draper James.. and Snapchat?
Actress Reese Witherspoon tells TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager that she gave the performance of her life when pitching her Southern-focused clothing company Draper James to a group of venture capitalists for backing. Witherspoon also says that she’s teaching her kids some of the lessons she’s learning as an entrepreneur, and in turn, they’re giving her fashion advice and teaching her the art of Snapchat.
Last week Reese attended the launch of her friend Jessica Alba’s new denim collection, JA x DL1961. She looked chic in a Draper James blouse, jeans from the DL1961 collection, and Manolo Blahnik shoes. Find photos from the party in our Gallery, and some more info on the launch within this post:
Jessica Alba Celebrates the Launch of her Denim Collaboration JA x DL961 at the REVOLVE Social Club
On Friday October 14th, Jessica Alba celebrated the launch of her denim collaboration JA x DL961 with REVOLVE at the REVOLVE Social Club on Melrose in Los Angeles, California with her A-list friends. The collection is now available HERE. Guests enjoyed signature cocktails and bites by Jon & Vinny’s while listening to beats by Nikki Pennie. Key Attendees included: Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon, Jaime King, Jasmine Sanders, Busy Philipps, Olivia Culpo, Molly Sims, Jamie Chung, Sara Foster, Chanel Iman, Shay Mitchell, Jhene Aiko and more.
Reese and her 4-year old son Tennessee celebrated Disney’s Halloween Time at the Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California earlier this week. The two posed with Minnie Mouse outside Sleeping Beauty Castle with Reese getting into the Disney spirit wearing a cute Minnie Mouse cap (her shirt is Draper James). Halloween Time continues through to October 31st and features a variety of special features and entertainment at the park.
Reese Witherspoon Sweetens Sprinkles Baking Book Launch Party Outfitted in Draper James
Is there anything sweeter than all-American good girl Reese Witherspoon? Only one thing could possibly come close: the indulgent recipes in Candace Nelson’s The Sprinkles Baking Book ($17; amazon.com).
The charming pair joined forces on Tuesday for the book’s pre-release party in Beverly Hills, where the actress made sure to get some face time with a gorgeous carnation-lined cake.
Witherspoon arrived at the star-studded event in a navy pencil skirt with sparkling embellishments ($275; draperjames.com) and a matching collared top ($195; draperjames.com), both from the actress’s Southern-inspired clothing line, Draper James.
The 40-year-old mother-of-three left her blonde locks down for the event, tousled waves dusting her shoulders. Complementing her relaxed ‘do, Witherspoon kept her makeup fun and minimal, adorning her famous smile with a bright raspberry lip and accessorizing with a simple pair of diamond stud earrings. The Oscar-winner added a couple inches to her 5-foot-1 frame with a pair of stiletto sandals that showed off her deep crimson pedicure.
Rumor has it, Reese Witherspoon contributed her own family recipe to the baking book…
The Sprinkles Baking Book is available for pre-order now.
Have a look at the first still from Reese’s upcoming HBO TV series Big Little Lies:
Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.