Reese spoke (virtually) at the SalesForce Cloud100 summit on August 10th. She spoke about adapting her business and leadership during the pandemic.
From e-commerce to cryptocurrency and everything in between, the cloud is increasingly powering how we bank, communicate, work and shop in an increasingly digital world.
Join leading CEOs from Canva, Databricks, Vimeo and many more — as well as leaders such as Hello Sunshine founder Reese Witherspoon and NFL athletes Kelvin Beachum and Larry Fitzgerald — as they discuss where the industry is headed, how to build a breakout cloud business, and how to match profits with purpose in this insights-packed live virtual event to celebrate the launch of the sixth annual Cloud 100 list.
The live virtual event will start on August 10 at 12pm ET. (Forbes)
The pandemic isn’t over, but the light is at the end of the tunnel. During this great reset — when the way people work and live is more fluid than ever before — figuring out how to navigate the digital and the “real” world seems to be on everyone’s mind. For many leaders, this shift is an opportunity to explore what they can do differently as the world begins to open up again.
To help explore this transition, we bring together three leaders from industries undergoing major change who are leaning into the shifting landscapes and pointing their respective industries towards the future. Reese Witherspoon of Hello Sunshine, Rachel Carlson of Guild Education, and Chris Comparato of Toast share the transformations they’ve made this year, the values they continue to carry, and how that informs the way they build and lead.
Mindy Kaling, who is co-writing the script for Legally Blonde 3, gave us an update on the scripts progress during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live last month. She talked about working with Reese on developing the character and story, how to match the iconic first film, whether Paulette will be back, and that they are still working on the first draft. Thanks to our friend Maria V for updating us on this!
Ashton Kutcher Joins Reese Witherspoon In Netflix Romcom ‘Your Place Or Mine’ For Aggregate & Hello Sunshine
Ashton Kutcher will star opposite Reese Witherspoon in the Netflix romcom Your Place or Mine based on the original script by Aline Brosh McKenna (The Devil Wears Prada, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) who is also making her feature directorial debut on the project.
In Your Place or Mine, two best friends who live on opposite coasts swap homes for a week and see their whole lives change. Deadline first reported about Jason Bateman and Michael Costigan’s Aggregate Films’ deal on the co-production with Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine. Bateman and Costigan will produce through their first-look deal with Netflix alongside Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter for Hello Sunshine and McKenna for Lean Machine.
Aggregate’s Ozark series, which Bateman stars in, directed and exec produced, clocked a third season that was watched by 29M households WW in its first four weeks. Ozark counts three Primetime Emmy wins: one for Bateman in 2019 for directing the drama series and two for Julia Garner in the Best Supporting Actress Drama series category. Last fall, Netflix acquired feature comedy Student Driver, an original pitch from writer Peter Hoare (Standing Up, Falling Down) and Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films. Bateman recently starred in the Melissa McCarthy-Octavia Spencer Netflix comedy movie Thunder Force.
Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine was snapped up yesterday by a firm backed by private-equity giant Blackstone Group for a reported $900M. The new venture will be led by former Walt Disney Co. executives Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs, with Hello Sunshine as its first acquisition. Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine CEO Sarah Harden will join the board of the as-yet-unnamed company and will continue to operate Hello Sunshine. Hello Sunshine’s notable credits include Apple’s The Morning Show, which has an upcoming second season, and HBO’s Big Little Lies and Hulu limited series Little Fires Everywhere.
Kutcher is repped by CAA, Untitled Entertainment and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. He is a SAG ensemble nominee for the 2007 movie Bobby, and starred in such feature hits as What Happens in Vegas, Valentine’s Day, No Strings Attached and New Year’s Eve. His TV credits include 80 episodes of Netflix series The Ranch on which he also serves as EP, 84 episodes of Warner Bros. TV and CBS’ Two and a Half Men, and 183 episodes of That ’70s Show. As an EP, he has been behind such series as Punk’d and Beauty and the Geek.
July 9, 2021 • Category: "Legally Blonde", News & Gossip •
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In this ‘oral history’ of Legally Blonde, The New York Times spoke to some of the cast (including Jennifer Coolidge, Jessica Cauffiel and Matthew Davis) about the film to mark its 20th anniversary. Although Reese wasn’t involved in the discussion, it does have some really interesting trivia on the film:
‘Legally Blonde’ Oral History: From Raunchy Script to Feminist Classic
Along the way, adult zingers were edited out, Jennifer Coolidge struggled with the “bend and snap” and the ending was changed at least three times.
In 2001, Reese Witherspoon was already on her way to becoming a household name. But it would be the feminist masterpiece “Legally Blonde” that would cement her status as a Hollywood star.
Adapted from the novel of the same name by Amanda Brown, “Legally Blonde” follows Elle Woods (Witherspoon) from ditsy, sorority socialite to first-year law student in an effort to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner (Matthew Davis). But what transpires next surprises everyone, including herself: The perky blonde with a tiny Chihuahua named Bruiser and a flair for pink discovers she is actually cut out for the courtroom.
It’s been 20 years since Elle, against all odds, got into Harvard Law, fended off a professor’s advances and came to the legal defense of a sorority alumna. She remains an emblem for challenging stereotypes and embracing female empowerment in the face of misogyny. By refuting the “dumb blonde” trope, Elle has become beloved for her sincerity and her insistence on unapologetically being herself.
In 2021, “Legally Blonde” is more relevant than ever. Years before the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, the Robert Luketic-directed comedy tackled workplace sexual misconduct and power dynamics. High-profile fans like Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian (who each paid homage to it in videos) have stoked its legacy, as has a 2003 sequel (and a third movie due next year), as well as a Broadway adaptation.
The first trailer for Sing 2 was released last week! We get a sneak peek of new characters in the animated musical, alongside our old favorites including Reese as Rosita the pig. The synposis of the film can be read below along with links to the official site and social media pages, and the new character poster will be uploaded to our Gallery asap. The film hits US cinemas on December 22nd.
Reese is on the cover of the Summer issue of Interview magazine! This is a fun magazine and it’s nice to see Reese back on the cover of it – her last one was December 2005! In this issue, Reese and actress/producer Tracee Ellis Ross talk about Reese’s business, women in business/power/entertainment, Wild, being everyone’s best friend, coffee, cocktails and Reese’s adult children. It’s accompanied by a fantastic new photoshoot. Find the photoshoot and cover in our Gallery, and read the interview at InterviewMagazine.com. We’ll hopefully be able to find scans for you soon…
“I’m passionate about what I do. I love making movies and television shows. I feel so lucky when I stand on set, and years of experience have stacked together to create this time in my life where I can really add, and I can really listen, and I can really be a problem solver, and I can always make something better. That’s such a great feeling. To feel purposeful and useful at work. I also love making people’s lives a tiny bit easier, whether you provide something that’s a reprieve from their daily life, whether it’s a smile you put on their face.”
The first full teaser trailer for The Morning Show Season 2 was released yesterday! The new season will premiere on AppleTV+ on September 17th. AppleTV+ have also recently released a ‘Summer 2021 & Beyond’ teaser trailer that showcases some of their upcoming shows – watch that further down this post. We have screencaptures and the first still from the new season in our Gallery:
The Friends: The Reunion TV special premiered on Thursday, and as expected Reese was one of the ‘guest stars’. She wasn’t there in person unfortunately – she’d taped a short snippet talking about what she enjoyed about the show. Reese said one of the most exciting things for her on the show was Joey saying his iconic “how you doin'” line to her, and she also talked about her disbelief when she was offered the role of Jill Green, and how great each of the characters were individually as well as together. Her enthusiasm for the show was clear, and it was great seeing her take part in this special! The whole show is well worth a watch 🙂 We haven’t been able to find a clip of Reese’s segment yet (we’ll keep looking) but Entertainment Tonight had a feature on the guest stars on the reunion, which includes a snippet from Reese. We do have HD screencaptures in our Gallery from the special:
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