Reese Witherspoon, Avon Global Ambassador & Honorary Chairman of the Avon Foundation for Women, today (March 5th) launches the new Empowerment “Circle of Support” Necklace in recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8th. The necklace is the latest Avon fund-raising product that raises life-saving funds for the Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program, which has donated nearly $40 million to end the epidemic of violence against women globally.
Empowerment “Circle of Support Necklace”
One hundred percent of the net profits from the necklace’s sale will benefit Avon’s Speak Out Against Domestic Violence initiative. The silvertone necklace features the infinity symbol, which in Avon’s Speak Out campaign represents lives with unlimited potential when free from violence.
“It’s a shocking reality that one in three women worldwide will experience violence in their lives. It’s an unacceptable truth that we must all work to change,” said Reese Witherspoon, Avon Global Ambassador & Avon Foundation for Women Honorary Chairman. “In recognition of International Women’s Day, I’m proud to support the Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program and I encourage everyone to purchase, wear or give the Avon Empowerment Necklace to help raise awareness as well as vital money for domestic abuse support services.”
About the 2012 Circle of Support Necklace:
• Available for $5.00 (U.S.)
• 100 percent of profits from this product ($3.71) in the United States will be donated to the Avon Foundation for programs dedicated to ending violence against women
• Receive a Domestic Violence Resource Guide FREE with purchase (U.S.)
• Available through Avon Sales Representatives in 50 countries by visiting www.avon.com
Reese previewed the Empowerment Necklace on February 28 at the 2nd World Conference of Women’s Shelters in Washington, D.C., which convened more than 1,400 advocates, activists and leaders from 96 countries to collaborate to change attitudes about domestic and sexual violence.
For more information about Avon’s efforts to end violence against women around the world follow us on Twitter at #AvonSpeakout #IWD or at www.facebook.com/avonfoundation.
Reese Witherspoon has a new cause – the fight against domestic violence. Speaking out in her role as honorary chair of the Avon Foundation, she sat with James Brown, who’s also active in the battle against domestic violence, about why it’s important to her.
In honor of International Women’s Day 2012, the Avon Foundation for Women is excited to announce a new App Challenge, called Ending Violence @ Home, in partnership with the Institute of Medicine. Registration opens March 8.
This Means War entered the UK film charts at #3, behind The Woman in Black at #2 and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel at #1.
In it’s 2nd week out in Australia, it dropped to #3 (all figures in AU $):
1. (-) Project X – $1,279,691
2. (1) Contraband – $1,162,537
3. (2) This Means War – $1,003,646
4. (3) The Vow – $894,606
5. (-) The Devil Inside – $736,658
6. (4) Safe House – $708,344
7. (10) The Artist – $559,589
8. (-) Hugo – $412,630
9. (6) My Week with Marilyn – $330,901
10. (5) The Grey – $310,380
In second, This Means War, costarring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Thomas Hardy (Inception), drew $14.1 million in 51 markets (worldwide), per The Hollywood Reporter. The romantic spy comedy ranked third in the UK. (http://ph.omg.yahoo.com) Journey 2 topped this week’s international charts.
According to boxofficemojo.com it has taken $42,800,000 internationally as of March 5th, with $41,768,020 coming from the US alone. It is #2 at the US box office this week.
Final screencapture update of the day, with caps from MTV First and 3 of the most recent new interviews for Access Hollywood and the Associated Press. Watch these vids by browsing through our Video updates archive. Reese looks so pretty and charmingly sincere in the Access and AP interviews at the Avon event.
More tv appearance screencaps for you, this time from Reese’s appearance on Conan on Valentine’s Day. Conan’s interviews are always hilarious and this was no exception! Watch a couple of clips from the interview here, because again, no full vid has turned up online yet, unfortunately.
• Conan – February 14th 2012 x482
I’ve now added screencaptures from Reese’s recent appearance on Ellen to promote This Means War. She looked really pretty in another black outfit, and it was a very funny interview! Unfortunately I still haven’t been able to find a video of the full interview online to post for you, but a few clips have been posted on YouTube, which you can watch below … don’t miss the 2nd one, in particular, which is a clip of Reese and Ellen dancing during a break!
ZDF Enterprises and Koch Media have landed the rights for the Reese Witherspoon comedy Rule #1 for distribution in Germany and Austria.
Rule #1 was purchased from Foresight Unlimited and distribution throughout theaters is set for next year. The film stars Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde, Pleasantville, Walk the Line) as a woman who suffers from an obsessive washing and cleanliness disorder that causes her husband to leave her. She finds new love and learns to cope with her bizarre neuroses in order to start a new life. Courtney Hunt (Frozen River) is the director and screenwriter.
Margrit Stärk, the director of acquisitions for feature films at ZDF Enterprises, said, “ZDF Enterprises and Koch Media have already worked together successfully in the DVD area. As both companies are looking to increase their activities in the cinema sector, the continuation of this seasoned partnership makes sense, particularly with such a highly promising project.”
Stefan Kapelari, the COO of Koch Media, added, “We are extremely pleased to expand our cooperation with ZDF Enterprises with this joint commercialization. Both the genre and excellent cast headed by Reese Witherspoon make Rule #1 a movie with huge commercial potential. Our partnership with ZDF Enterprises enables us to lay the foundation for the successful marketing of this feature film.”
Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon ‘This Means War’ interview
Reese Witherspoon finds herself torn between two men in Charlie’s Angels director McG’s latest movie This Means War.
Tom Hardy and Chris Pine are the suitors competing for her affections, and to add an extra twist to proceedings they’re both best friends who happen to be highly-trained CIA field agents.
Witherspoon and Pine sat down with Digital Spy to discuss early roles (“She’d seen me in ER,” quips Pine), Hardy’s love for mixed martial arts and weigh in on the age-old Star Trek debate: Captain James T Kirk vs. Captain Jean-Luc Picard.
Pine admitted that his character’s desire to impress Witherspoon’s Lauren spilled over off-screen with Hardy.
“I think guys naturally do that when there’s a beautiful woman around,” he said.
“There’s the inclination to out-charm the other, so Tom threw his best English accent at it and I tried to impress her with my hair.”
This Means War opens in UK cinemas on March 2.
Reese Witherspoon’s parents were proud of her when they realised she wasn’t going to be an unemployed actress.
The Hollywood star is one of the most successful in the business, having won an Oscar for her role in Walk the Line and appeared in countless blockbusters.
She always knew she wanted to act and her family were supportive, although she thinks her mother and father only relaxed properly when she started booking big jobs.
“My parents would have loved me to become a doctor but they knew deep down that acting was in my blood,” she explained. “I think I made them both very proud of me when I started getting big roles and they could see I wasn’t going to be unemployed.”
The 35-year-old actress was born in Louisiana and initially her background went against her. Movie bosses were unsure of her southern accent but she now sees that time as a positive one.
“Oh, big time! I was treated like a second-class citizen because I had an accent,” she told Look magazine. “That taught me to become assertive – something I really lacked in my personality. I would never have gone anywhere in this business by being shy and retiring.”