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  • In Compelling Story About Motherhood, ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ Explores Blossoming Of Identity Politics In 1990s

    05/25/2020 10:46:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 25, 2020 | Libby Emmens
    In 'Little Fires Everywhere,' it’s interesting to see the '90s reflected from this distance of more than 20 years. But the identity politics is suffocating. Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington face off as the opposite kind of mom in Hulu’s new “Little Fires Everywhere,” a series based on the popular book by Celeste Ng. The two women’s lives intersect in the small, idyllic, town of Shaker, Ohio. One mother is drawn to Shaker for the good school district, while the other has been there her entire life, and her legacy comes with power and influence. While the show is about...
  • Oprah Winfrey Asks Powerful Hollywood Women About Woody Allen in Time's Up Interview

    01/14/2018 11:08:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/14/2018 | Ryan Parker
    Winfrey sat down with Reese Witherspoon, Kathleen Kennedy, Natalie Portman, America Ferrera, Nina Shaw, Tracee Ellis Ross and producer Shonda Rhimes to discuss the impact their campaign has had in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Among the topics discussed during a CBS Sunday Morning segment hosted by Oprah Winfrey on the Time's Up initiative was director and accused sexual predator Woody Allen. Winfrey sat down with Reese Witherspoon, Kathleen Kennedy, Natalie Portman, America Ferrera, attorney Nina Shaw, Tracee Ellis Ross and producer Shonda Rhimes to discuss the impact their campaign has had in the wake of the Harvey...
  • Stars Black Out Golden Globes Red Carpet in Support of Time’s Up Movement

    01/08/2018 2:40:59 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 73 replies
    Variety ^ | 7 Jan 18 | ten Chuba
    As expected, stars of film and television blacked out the red carpet of the Golden Globes on Sunday. Women and men across the industry wore black in support of the #MeToo movement and gender equality in light of the recent wave of Hollywood sexual harassment allegations. Many on the carpet also wore pins supporting Time’s Up, an initiative recently founded by 300 prominent women in entertainment to fight harassment and abuse in the workplace. The group, led by stars like Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes, Kerry Washington and America Ferrera, was the one to organize the all-black carpet and took...
  • Street Artist Sabo Creatively Mocks Reese Witherspoon's Political Fundraiser for Gavin Newsom

    10/28/2017 4:09:50 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 28, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    With sexual harassment in the news in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, is it really a good time to hold a political fundraiser for someone who used his position of power to gain sexual advantage from the wife of someone who once ran his political campaign? Movie star Reese Witherspoon held a political fundraiser on Friday at her home for the gubernatorial campaign of California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, who admitted to an affair in 2007 with the wife of the campaign manager for his election as San Francisco mayor. Witherspoon recently complained about a sexual assault (see...
  • Reese Witherspoon Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted by a Director at 16

    10/17/2017 1:50:40 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/17/17 | Hilary Lewis
    The Oscar-winning actress spoke out about her experience at Elle's Women in Hollywood event Monday night. Reese Witherspoon opened up about her own experiences with sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood during a speech at Elle's Women in Hollywood event Monday night. The actress, who's been starring in movies since 1991, revealed she was sexually assaulted by a director when she was just 16 and said this wasn't the only time she'd experienced inappropriate behavior in her career, adding that she felt ashamed for staying silent. “[I feel] true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16...
  • Reese Witherspoon to star in astronaut drama based on the Lisa Nowak story

    05/13/2015 8:47:15 PM PDT · by Marcus · 25 replies
    Houston Movie Examiner ^ | May 13, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The Hollywood Reporter revealed Tuesday that Reese Witherspoon has been cast into the leading role of a new drama called “The Pale Blue Dot” in which she plays a female astronaut whose life spirals out of control after returning from a space mission. She begins an affair with a fellow astronaut and soon finds herself in a love triangle. The story seems to be not so loosely based on the incident in which real life astronaut Lisa Nowak who drove nonstop between Houston and Orlando wearing an adult diaper and disguised in a trench coat and sunglasses to confront a...
  • Hillary Clinton Movie Role: Scar Jo, Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, Amanda Seyfried All Linked

    05/27/2013 11:20:55 AM PDT · by drewh · 93 replies
    Gossip ^ | 1:45 pm, May 27th, 2013
    A movie about the young Hillary Clinton is in the works, and some big names are being reported as possibly filling the role — although none of the actresses is actually attached to the project. Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain, and Amanda Seyfried are supposedly among the stars “in the running” for Rodham, which portrays Clinton as a Washington lawyer in the 1970s, according to The Independent. But it’s important to note that while director James Ponstoldt tells the outlet “they’re all wonderful actresses,” absolutely no casting decisions have been made. “We’re very fortunate that a lot of really...
  • Reese Witherspoon: America's sweetheart or just another spoiled celebrity?

    04/22/2013 12:57:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/22/2013 | By Hollie McKay
    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...
  • Reese Witherspoon Arrested 'You're About to Find Out Who I Am!'

    04/21/2013 6:24:42 PM PDT · by South40 · 139 replies ^ | 4/21/2013
    Reese Witherspoon pulled her celebrity card out while her husband was getting arrested for DUI, telling the officer who ended up busted her, "You're about to find out who I am."((snip)) "Do you know my name?" The officer answered by saying, "No, I don't need to know your name." Witherspoon then came back with, "You're about to find out who I am ... You are going to be on national news."
  • Reese Witherspoon Recovering After Being Hit By Car (Actress was struck by car while jogging)

    09/08/2011 7:38:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    MTV ^ | 09/08/2011 | Gil Kaufman
    Reese Witherspoon is recovering after being struck by a car while jogging in Santa Monica on Wednesday morning. The 35-year-old Oscar-winning actress was running across an unmarked crosswalk around 11 a.m. when an 84-year-old woman failed to slow down and struck her. According to NBC L.A., Santa Monica Police spokesman Sgt. Richard Lewis said Witherspoon, "suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for medical treatment." The "Water for Elephants" star was discharged a short time later and spent the night at home recovering from the incident. Lewis said the unidentified driver of the vehicle, who...
  • Reese Witherspoon chides Michelle Obama for stealing capital's style crown

    06/23/2010 11:47:34 AM PDT · by reaganrevolutionin2010 · 64 replies
    Reese Witherspoon says her "Legally Blonde" character Elle Woods has been ousted as the most stylish woman to come to the US capital by Michelle Obama. "As an actress, I have always sought out roles that portrayed women as strong and powerful, such as Elle Woods, who was in the 'Legally Blonde' movies". Woods, she said, "happened to be the biggest fashionista who ever came to Washington until Michelle Obama. Thanks a lot."
  • Witherspoon: First lady is DC's top fashionista

    03/10/2010 3:19:01 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies · 1,068+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 10, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Actress Reese Witherspoon says her "Legally Blonde" character Elle Woods has been ousted as the most stylish woman to come to the nation's capital by first lady Michelle Obama. Speaking Wednesday at a ceremony where Mrs. Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton presented the annual International Women of Courage awards, Witherspoon jokingly complained that Woods, the bubbly blonde from Los Angeles who discovers her inner strength at Harvard Law School and then takes on Washington politics, no longer held that title.
  • Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe Split

    10/30/2006 1:54:13 PM PST · by Perdogg · 67 replies · 1,472+ views ^ | OCTOBER 30, 2006 02:55PM EST
    eese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe have separated after seven years of marriage, PEOPLE has confirmed. "We are saddened to announce that Reese and Ryan have decided to formally separate," a rep for the couple said in a statement released Monday. "They remain committed to their family and we ask that you please respect their privacy and the safety of their children at this time." first reported the couple's split. Witherspoon, 30, and Phillippe, 32, have two children, daughter Ava, 7, and son Deacon, 3. The couple met when a mutual friend brought Phillippe to Witherspoon's 21st-birthday party. Two years...
  • Body identified as paparazzo facing charges in actress incident (Reese Witherspoon case)

    02/23/2006 11:27:29 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 1,339+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/23/06 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A paparazzo facing charges involving an incident with actress Reese Witherspoon was found dead this month in a Brentwood apartment, the coroner's office confirmed Thursday. The body of Todd Kevin Wallace, 44, was positively identified but the cause of death was not determined pending results of toxicology tests, said Brenda Shafer, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County coroner. The decomposed body was found on Feb. 5. In December, an arrest warrant was issued for Wallace by Orange County authorities after he failed to show up for a bail hearing on misdemeanor charges that included battery....
  • Hillary Clinton Nixed for Cameo in 'Legally Blonde 2'

    06/26/2003 11:36:23 AM PDT · by ewing · 31 replies · 985+ views Movies ^ | June 25, 2003 | wire staff report
    Ultimately, it came down to not being partisan.Flying in the face of the liberal bent that the public expects from Hollywopod movies, Reese Witherspoon nixed an appearance by New York Senator Hillary Clinton for the film 'Legally Blonde 2; because it would seem too partisan.Screenwriter Kate Kondell says a cameo for the former first lady was written into the script where Witherspoon's Elle Woods character would look up to Delta Nu Sorority Sister Clinton. We had the cameo planned, but it didn't happen, it wasn't shot,' Kondell says.'It was a big concern for us that we didnt want the movie...
  • Hollywoods Newest Superstar is Born-Pro South Film 'Sweet Home Alabama' Shatters B.O. Records

    09/28/2002 3:35:26 PM PDT · by tip of the sword · 79 replies · 393+ views
    Box Offcie ^ | Sept. 28, 2002 | Staff Writer
    The Pro-South comedy 'Sweet Home Alabama' debuted last night with a take of close to 13 million which is slighly under the single day record of 13.3 million for 'Rush Hour' in Spetember.Since Saturday Night is 'Date Night' expert expect that number to go up and the film to gross close to 40 million for the weekend making Resse Witherspoon second to Julia Roberts as a leading current female star. A new affinty for films of the south or new star power of Genration X, or a combination of make the call!