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The DailyMail.co.uk have posted some preview photos and quotes from Reese’s interview with Graham Norton, which will air here in the UK tomorrow night. Reese talks about her recent car accident, and the reason behind her new fringe…
Many Hollywood stars get a fringe for a new look or to give a more youthful appearance.
But Reese Witherspoon admitted she decided to cut her hair after she was left with a scar following a road accident in September.
The Oscar winner ended up with a cut on her forehead and a black eye after she was knocked down by a pensioner’s vehicle while jogging.
The mother-of-two, 35, recalled the accident in Santa Monica during an interview on tomorrow nights’ Graham Norton Show.
Assuring Norton she had totally recovered following the ‘particularly un-showbizzy’ incident, she said: ‘I was jogging and I got hit by a car, it’s not funny at all.
‘They said I am very hard headed because I landed right on my head and I have a scar, hence my new hairdo.
‘I don’t remember much about it but miraculously and thank God I am fine.’
Witherspoon refused to press charges against the 85-year-old driver, who was cited by police for failing to stop for a pedestrian.
However, the actress joked the pensioner was now using a bus instead.
She added: ‘She was 85 so they took away her licence and gave her a
Reese’s new UK Glamour magazine cover hits newsstands today, and to promote the occassion, some photos and quotes from the spread have been posted online! Below are the quotes released, and you can find the photos in our Gallery – Reese looks absolutely beautiful!
Also, I posted a few days ago about Reese being in UK Vogue, but I was wrong!! The photo is actually from her UK Glamour spread. Too bad we won’t be treated to a separate spread in Vogue
“Once I turned 35 I felt so much better but the anticipation leading up to it was miserable. It was less, ‘How do I look?’ and more, ‘What do I want to accomplish in life? Is this the career I love? Is this the legacy I want to leave for my kids?’”
“A lot of women who go through different things – like going through a divorce or whatever – talk to me and I always say, ‘You’re going to get through this. I know that sounds simple, but you really are. You’re going to be a different person, but you’ll be a better person.’ You have to look at all sides of everything – really look at your own behaviour. And be clear about the sort of person you want to be. And write it all down. I wish I’d written down more. All these life experiences. The good and the bad – all those feelings,”
“I’m not for it. I’m not against it. I have plenty of friends who do stuff and if it makes you feel good, great. But I don’t think it’s the fix for some sort of unease that you’re having about who you are as a human being. I don’t think I need plastic surgery at this point. Can we just go day-by-day on that one?”
The mother-of-two revealed she works out for an hour five days a week, doing yoga, spinning or running and admitted she has adjusted her diet to keep in shape.
Reese said: “”I don’t worry about it. I have the body I earned. I had two kids and I’m still strong and healthy.
“And you start to have a different respect for your body the older you get. Instead of tearing yourself apart all the time, you start to go ‘Oh wow’.”
“I have this fixation about this black leather The Row purse, but it’s so prohibitively expensive, I will not allow myself to buy it. I literally go to the store to visit it. Too much money – it feels decadent. I can’t wrap my brain around it. If I bought it, I’d only feel upset about it and take it back.”
At the 2011 MTV Movie Awards when Reese Witherspoon took the stage to accept her Generation Award, she used the moment to stand up for every young woman out there.
During her headline-making speech, she proudly told the girls watching the show that “I know it’s cool to be bad. I get it … but it’s also possible to make it in Hollywood without a reality show.” Now, many months later, Witherspoon sat down with MTV News on Tuesday (January 31) for “MTV First: This Means War.” And, during the lengthy chat, she opened up about her speech.
“Well, I have a 12-year-old daughter, and I take it all very seriously. I think there’s not a lot of positive images out there for young women, honestly,” she explained. “I don’t know, I just feel like shining the light on the good was an incredible move on MTV’s part and that you don’t have to sell yourself short and objectify yourself in order to be popular or liked or loved. And there’s many different ways to the watering hole and you can maintain you self-respect and still accomplish things.
“I don’t watch certain reality shows but there’s ones where people are doing cool, interesting things, like ‘Project Runway.’ But I’m not into women hating on other women or hitting each other or beating the crap out of each other to make money for a bunch of other people,” she continued. “I think that’s not what I want my kids to see.”
That feminist stance has made her the go-to role model for a new generation of stars, including Taylor Swift, who cites her as one of her idols. “I think it’s an accumulation of life experiences and hopefully you handle yourself with grace and dignity and life and that’s all you can hope for and hope to pass on to people,” she said of her own role-model status.
“And I think [Swift is] just an exemplary young lady,” she added. “It’s kind of interesting to see what a profound songwriter she is. I don’t even think anyone has realized, the long term is going to be the bigger revelation. It’s incredible how quickly she writes songs. We’ve hung out a couple of times; we live near each other in Nashville.”
Check out this super rare treat of Reese talking to MTV way back in 1991 – that’s 21 years ago! I can’t believe Reese has been working in Hollywood for that long, can you?
Unfortunately those outside the US can’t view the video (thanks, MTV), but hopefully there will be some other way for us to get it, and if so I will of course post here.
Reese Witherspoon is slated to sit down with MTV News on Tuesday for an exclusive interview and premiere of a previously unseen clip from her upcoming film “This Means War.” The special, “MTV First: Reese Witherspoon,” will air on Tuesday at 7:56 p.m. ET on MTV.
But before we look to the future, we are going to take a peep at her past. MTV News has uncovered a precious vintage gem, a 1991 interview with the then up-and-comer. “Ever since I was 7,” the already precocious and sassy rookie told MTV News when asked whether she had always had her sights set on a career in Hollywood. “I just thought, I always wanted to do something really outgoing ’cause when I was little I was really kind of quiet, but you know, I’d always be really creative at home and stuff, and finally I started, you know, speaking out and doing little things to impress everybody.”
She further explained that once she had decided that acting was something she wanted to do, she took the necessary steps to make sure she’d be ready for fame and stardom. “I started taking little acting classes and improv classes and, you know, [that] turned out to be what I was going to do,” she said. “I was always going to do something really out there, really far away. Does that make any sense? No, not really.”
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Reese Witherspoon will sit down with MTV News for an exclusive interview and premiere of a previously unseen clip from her upcoming film “This Means War.” The special, “MTV First: Reese Witherspoon,” will air on January 31 at 7:56 p.m. ET on MTV.
Following the on-air segment, Academy Award winner Witherspoon will stay for an additional 30-minute interview on MTV.com with MTV News’ Josh Horowitz. Fans can be a part of the action right away by submitting video or text questions starting Monday (January 23) on MTV.com or via Twitter by using the @MTVNews hashtag #MTVFirst.
Witherspoon stars in the McG-directed comedy-action film as a seductive female dating two of the world’s deadliest CIA operatives (played by Chris Pine and Tom Hardy) whose partnership and friendship is put in jeopardy when they begin to battle for her affections. Instead of ‘fessing up to her about the love triangle, they try to settle the matter using all the weapons at their disposal.
The film also stars one of Witherspoon’s real-life pals, comedian and “Chelsea Lately” host Chelsea Handler, who gives Reese’s character the terrible advice that she should continue dating both men.
After positive word-of-mouth during test screenings, Twentieth Century Fox pushed the movie’s release date up by three days to Valentine’s Day (February 14). “After all,” said director McG, “everyone needs a little action on Valentine’s Day.”
Poor Reese! We hope she makes a speedy recovery and is back to her best in no time. These articles state that the accident was minor, and that she’s already at home resting, so there’s no need for real worry.
Reese Witherspooon is resting at home after being struck by a vehicle on Wednesday while she was on a run.
Captain Judah Mitchell of the Santa Monica Police Department told Access Hollywood that the actress was hit by a car while jogging in the beachside town near Los Angeles.
According to authorities, the incident occurred around 11 AM at the intersection of 20th Street and Georgina Avenue, when an 84-year-old female resident of Santa Monica struck the actress.
Reese “suffered minor injuries” from the accident.
Following the incident, she was taken to a local hospital, Capt. Mitchell confirmed to Access.
The unidentified driver was interviewed on the scene and released. She was cited for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
A rep for the actress released a statement to Access noting the actress was “not seriously injured” during the incident. The spokesperson’s statement also noted that Reese is now “resting comfortably at home.”
This is a nice surprise for Reese fans – Reese is gracing the cover of the new October issue of US Marie Claire! Looking gorgeous doing so, of course. The magazine features a new photoshoot and interview, which talks about her recent work for Avon and her marriage. The magazine hits newstands in North America on September 20th (just under 2 weeks from now), so pick up a copy if you can!
MarieClaire.com have posted the article and photos at their site, and you can view them there, or read the article further down this post and find the pics in our Gallery. Scroll down this post for a behind the scenes video from the new photoshoot.
EDIT: Screencaps from the behind the scenes video have now been added to the Gallery! Thanks to Marica for grabbing the vid for us.
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Reese has recently been announced as the new face of European fashion chain Lindex! She will front their new ‘California Denim’ Autumn campaign and will be seen in adverts online, as well as outdoor billboards, TV and newspaper advertisements. Reese was chosen for this campaign because she is “positive, warm and full of energy” and suits the “relaxed style with Hollywood glamour” feel of the campaign.
HQ pictures from the campaign photoshoot and the set of the shoot, plus screencaps from the behind the scenes video have been added to our Gallery. Further down this post you can read information about Lindex, plus the press release that announced Reese’s involvement. There is also a behind the scenes video with cute footage from the shoot and snippets of interview with Reese.
• Commercials & Advertising > Lindex (2011-) x181
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More catching up, and last month Reese resumed her Avon duties by accompanying Avon CEO Andrea Jung to Eastern Europe as part of the 16-date Avon Believe World Tour. In Warsaw, Poland, and Moscow, Russia, Reese and Andrea presented two local domestic violence organisations with a $60,000 grant each, and in Moscow Reese also took part in a press conference and posed for photos wearing the Avon Empowerment bracelet. Reese looked gorgeous, it’s great seeing her take part in these events and you can see how much it means to her.
Further down this post is the official press release for these two stops on the tour, giving you more information on the organisations they gave the grant to plus a quote from Reese about it. There’s also an official video from the event, with footage and interviews with Reese.
Photos – including HQ versions you won’t find elsewhere – from the two stops have been added to the Gallery, along with screencaps from the official video!
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The Teen Choice Award nominations were announced on Wednesday, and unsurprisingly, Water For Elephants received a few nominations.
Choice Movie: Drama
“Water for Elephants”
Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Bradley Cooper, “Limitless”
Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”
Cam Gigandet, “The Roommate”
Shia LaBeouf, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”
Robert Pattinson, “Water for Elephants”
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Minka Kelly, “The Roommate”
Leighton Meester, “Country Strong”
Natalie Portman, “Black Swan”
AnnaSophia Robb, “Soul Surfer”
Reese Witherspoon, “Water for Elephants”
See the full list of nominees here.
The show will take place on Sunday August 7th, and will air live on the FOX channel in the US. With any luck Miss Witherspoon will be attending, and if she does, we’ll keep you covered on the event