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Reese Witherspoon: America's sweetheart or just another spoiled celebrity?
Fox News ^ | 04/22/2013 | By Hollie McKay

Posted on 04/22/2013 12:57:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

LOS ANGELES – A Louisiana-born beauty with blond locks and a heart-shaped face, Reese Witherspoon, 37, has been considered an all-American sweetheart for years, winning over audiences with her performances in movies from "The Man in the Moon" to "Legally Blonde" to "Walk the Line." But given her arrest for disorderly conduct on Friday -- and how she treated a cop just trying to do his job -- has the Oscar-winner plunged off her pedastal?

Witherspoon was handcuffed and taken to the local police station after cops spotted her and her agent-husband Jim Toth's silver Ford Fusion weaving in and out of lanes. As Toth was given a Breathalyzer test and subsequently arrested for DUI -- reportedly blowing a .139 -- Witherspoon allegedly went on a rude rampage that involved pulling the celebrity card.

"Do you know my name?" she is said to have told authorities. "You're about to find out who I am... You are going to be on national news."

True. But what she failed to realize is that she would be, too, as she was arrested of disorderly conduct.

"Reese Witherspoon’s arrest is a blight on her brand and something which will have an impact on her career. While she may not face serious criminal charges, in the court of public opinion, the actress who was known as America’s sweetheart can face serious backlash from fans," crisis management expert and CEO of 5WPR, Ronn Torossian, told FOX411's Pop Tarts column. "DUI is an ugly crime. And pulling the Hollywood card is something which will haunt her along with the rest, because it smacks of arrogance and disrespect."

The big problem is Witherspoon has herself publicly claimed the good girl mantle in the past.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: reesewitherspoon

1 posted on 04/22/2013 12:57:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Not our Elle Wood....


2 posted on 04/22/2013 12:59:37 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just another progressive Dem who wants “Gun Control” I think Reece needs BOOZE CONTROL..oh and Reece I dont give a flying F who you are


3 posted on 04/22/2013 1:01:31 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Vendome
REESE WITHERSPOON MUGSHOT:



Looks like at this time, she isn't legally blonde...
4 posted on 04/22/2013 1:01:49 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmmm, a big-time celeb like Witherspoon rolling in a lowly, for her standards, Ford Fusion? I would’ve thought something like a Lambo, Ferrari, Bentley, etc.


5 posted on 04/22/2013 1:02:13 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: SeekAndFind

A culture that worships celebrities is decadent and in decline.


6 posted on 04/22/2013 1:02:27 PM PDT by allendale
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To: SeekAndFind

If this is the only real example of her trying to use her celebrity status, it probably means she’s fairly down to earth in real life.


7 posted on 04/22/2013 1:02:37 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: SeekAndFind
Not to defend anyone from Hollywood, but is back talking an officer sufficient to get arrested for disorderly conduct or is there more to what she did?
8 posted on 04/22/2013 1:02:41 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: SeekAndFind

I was delighted to hear this story!
A typical Hollywood lib who tried to throw her weight around in a drunken stupor. She can “apologize” all she wants but the truth of how she feels about her celebrity status and her ability to use it to her advantage came out.

This reminds me of Mel Gibson’s alcoholic racist rant.

I’ve never liked she is the jutting chin anyway and her acting abilities are limited and questionable.
Now she seems to have married a loser like her last husband too. What goes around comes around.


9 posted on 04/22/2013 1:04:11 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Pray for our Republic...)
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To: Truth29

Not in Texas. If the talk becomes a threat or physical contact occurs then the game changes. Disorderly conduct only applies when the offense “offends” the general public.


10 posted on 04/22/2013 1:05:21 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Truth29

An officer can arrest you, if you’re interfering with an arrest. The fact that no charges are being reported probably means the officer was more interested in containing the situation than actually wanting to charge her.


11 posted on 04/22/2013 1:05:28 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: SeekAndFind

12 posted on 04/22/2013 1:05:59 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: SeekAndFind

On the bright side, at least she didn’t marry that d-bag Jesse James.


13 posted on 04/22/2013 1:05:59 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
I don't know her, but I knew her dad.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 1:06:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not the best photo of her, but far from the worst mugshot I’ve seen...


15 posted on 04/22/2013 1:06:28 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: allendale

The US has become a place where talentless entertainers, treasonous politicians, porn performers, criminal pro-athletes, liberal idiots/morons/traitors and lying journalists, are sadly-mistaken for people of importance.


16 posted on 04/22/2013 1:09:19 PM PDT by carriage_hill (No one can go back and make a new start, but anyone can start from now, and make a new ending.)
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To: SeekAndFind

17 posted on 04/22/2013 1:10:07 PM PDT by drewh
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To: SeekAndFind

When arrested she asked, “Do you know my name?”

I SOOOOO hope the arresting officer answered, “Aren’t you felony Melanie?”


18 posted on 04/22/2013 1:10:52 PM PDT by dangus (Poverty cannot be eradicated as long as the poor remain dependent on the state - Pope Francis)
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To: Vendome
She's a lot closer to her character in Election than Sweet Home Alabama.


19 posted on 04/22/2013 1:13:48 PM PDT by drewh
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To: SeekAndFind
America's sweetheart or just another spoiled celebrity?

Can't it be both?

20 posted on 04/22/2013 1:14:23 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (I'll stick to facts and logic, and not follow into the gutter those who make disagreements personal.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Amazing what a trowel of spackle will do for a girl.


21 posted on 04/22/2013 1:15:46 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Impala64ssa

I’m guessing it was actually an Aston-Martin Rapide. A lot of people can’t tell it from a new Ford Fusion.


22 posted on 04/22/2013 1:19:17 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SeekAndFind

President Barack Obama attracted major star power for a mid-week visit to Los Angeles, drawing out A-listers such as Julia Roberts and Reese Witherspoon to a fundraising event in Beverly Hills. The president arrived at LAX shortly before 5 p.m., whisked off to address the LGBT Leadership Council at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, an event hosted by Ellen DeGeneres.

How you feel now about America’s sweetheart? Hollywood is a major piece in the Obama puzzle. Their sex, drugs, abortion, LGBT, socialist agendas are why the Muslim is reeking terror on this country right now. Screw her.


23 posted on 04/22/2013 1:23:45 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Toespi

Will she ask Obama to get her out of it, like Amanda Bynes tried to do?


24 posted on 04/22/2013 1:24:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

She was a little drunk, shot her mouth off and has since apologized profusely. Let it go.


25 posted on 04/22/2013 1:27:44 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: dainbramaged
She was a little drunk, shot her mouth off and has since apologized profusely. Let it go.

Agreed...I've been in her shoes and had to apologize for saying something stupid while under the influence. Give her a break.

26 posted on 04/22/2013 1:31:17 PM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: SeekAndFind
She publicly apologized for the incident:

I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.

That's a good apology for what she did and, at least for me, its enough to let this go.

27 posted on 04/22/2013 1:31:50 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: SeekAndFind

i’m not going to judge her on one high stress situation trying to save her husband.


28 posted on 04/22/2013 1:37:17 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: dainbramaged

I suppose she can be forgiven for getting drunk and apologizing. But her worship and support for Barack Obama is NOT.

“Even Oscar-winning movie stars forget their lines sometimes, and Reese Witherspoon told Entertainment Weekly that meeting President Obama left her absolutely tongue tied. Touring the White House with ‘How Do You Know,’ co-star Paul Rudd, Witherspoon got the call: the President wants to see you. “We went to the Oval Office, and there was Hillary Clinton having a meeting with Joe Biden. It was insane,” she told EW. “Then Obama came out and he turned to Paul and said, ‘I loved you in I Love You, Man.’ I grabbed Paul and I was like, ‘Are you freaking out right now?’ He’s like, ‘I’m freaking out!’”


29 posted on 04/22/2013 1:39:21 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I am SO glad I never did anything while under the influence of which I later felt embarassed. /s


30 posted on 04/22/2013 1:40:46 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Opinionated Blowhard; dainbramaged; pgkdan
Been there too and always remember the famous Ron White line:


"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability."

31 posted on 04/22/2013 1:41:31 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Her dad was U.S. Army Reserve.


32 posted on 04/22/2013 1:45:05 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: Toespi

Hey, I didn’t say she was perfect :>)


33 posted on 04/22/2013 1:59:29 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Couldn’t they afford a driver?


34 posted on 04/22/2013 2:05:47 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Impala64ssa

Extra points for “money where mouth is” environmentalism, also not as likely a target for carjack kidnappers. Negative points for drunk driving and “do you know who I am”.

Give ‘er thirty days in the slammer and 100 hours community service.


35 posted on 04/22/2013 2:07:38 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: dainbramaged

You’d think when your livelihood is so dependent on public opinion more celebrities would protect their image like their credit rating.

A DUI for her agent is nothing...5K or less in fines and they’re on their way. The financial damage she did to both of them here will be hard to quantify, but I bet you it makes 5K look like a grain in a sandstorm.


36 posted on 04/22/2013 2:12:23 PM PDT by Heavyrunner (Socialize this.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Just another multimillionaire Hollywood 'celebrity' demonstrating 'in vino veritas'.

When you're called 'America's sweetheart' and paid millions for pretending to be someone else and saying words written by others, it doesn't take long to consider yourself more important than anyone else. She did offer a decent apology but one has to wonder if it was more PR than sincerity. After all, Reese Witherspoon is an actress.

37 posted on 04/22/2013 2:24:37 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: SeekAndFind

The prevailing opinion here is you don’t get special rights because you’re a celebrity. Fine. But the flipside should be true, too: you shouldn’t get fewer rights because you’re a celebrity.

The arrest report documents nothing more than that the cop arrested her for talking. And for being angry that her husband was being arrested.

There is no such offense as “back-talking,” unless you’re five years old in a heated discussion with your parents, or you’re a slave taking issue with your owner.

You’re allowed to disagree with a cop. You’re allowed to criticize a cop. He’s just a government worker who works for the public — he’s not a soldier, and he’s not due any more respect than the guy who works at the DMV.

She should sue for false arrest.


38 posted on 04/22/2013 2:39:44 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: Blue Ink

A guy who works for the DMV doesn’t risk his life and limb every day.


39 posted on 04/22/2013 2:46:34 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Signalman

“A guy who works for the DMV doesn’t risk his life and limb every day.”

Cops aren’t even in the top ten most dangerous jobs in the U.S.

You’re much less likely to make it home every night if you’re coal miner or a farmer. So I guess you’re not allowed to “back-talk” them, either.


40 posted on 04/22/2013 3:01:26 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers


(i'm easy)

41 posted on 04/22/2013 3:03:57 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Toespi

Did you say screw her? Not with your ——(I can’t finish my answer here)


42 posted on 04/22/2013 5:25:15 PM PDT by certrtwngnut (')
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