Reese attended the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington DC last night, looking very elegant in a floor length black Monique Lhuillier dress. She posed on the red carpet by herself, and was later joined at the Bloomberg & Vanity Fair Cocktail Reception following the event by her husband. The couple were then seen talking to Charlize Theron, Colin Powell, and Sofia Vergara, among others.
Photos from the events can be seen in our Gallery, and information/tidbits from them can be read further down this post.
The success of the blog turned book turned movie Julie & Julia sent Hollywood on a frenzied search to uncover possible blogs for film adaptations. Back in 2010 Sony had jumped on mommy blogger Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman, optioning it for a possible Reese Witherspoon vehicle. The blog—like the book that would follow The Pioneer Woman: From Black Heels To Tractor Wheels—detailed how Drummond’s kismet meeting with a charming cowboy inspired her to leave behind her city slicker life in favor of a home on the range.
With Witherspoon’s warm yet sharp charisma, this proposed picture seemed a good fit for her. Unfortunately, The Pioneer Woman stalled out in 2011 when executive producer Laura Ziskin died. The unfinished screenplay—penned by Robert Harling of Steel Magnolias fame—was shelved and he moved on to create the ABC dramedy series GCB. Witherspoon remained attached to the property, but the future of The Pioneer Woman movie was uncertain.
I’m really excited to share this update with you all – I’ve added HD screencaptures from Just Like Heaven! This is without a doubt one of my absolute favourite Reese movies, and one of my favourite movies of all time. It’s so sweet, funny, pretty, and romantic, and Reese and Mark Ruffalo have brilliant chemistry. It’s the perfect feel-good romantic comedy, I think! So thanks to my friend Maria we now have over 1,000 gorgeous HD screencaptures from the film for you in our Gallery. I hope you’ll love these caps as much as I did ^_^
Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is in negotiations to come aboard Disney’s comedy fantasy Wish List.
Reese Witherspoon is attached to star in the project, which Mark Ciardi and Gordon Gray of Mayhem Pictures are producing. The story centers on a career-oriented woman whose perfectly tailored life is thrown for a loop when all the wishes she made as a child are suddenly granted.
Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger, the writers behind the international animation hit Kung Fu Panda 2, penned the script for the project, which initially was set up in 2001 as a vehicle for a male comedy star.
Before Bridesmaids, Feig was best known for creating the short-lived but passionately loved TV show Freaks and Geeks. The 2011 Universal comedy starring Kristen Wiig made him an A-list comedy director, but while he’s attached himself to a couple of projects, he has yet to make another film.
Feig, repped by CAA and Sloane Offer, was scheduled to shoot a Bridget Jones sequel but left in the fall due to creative differences. He remains attached to a Universal rom-com titled The Better Woman.
It is unclear if Wish List, with Witherspoon attached and a studio hungry to get movies into production, will be his next movie.
I normally wouldn’t post anything about Reese’s off-screen life, nor gossip or ‘speculation’, but I thought this was a pretty nice – and harmless – tidbit!
Charlize Theron took a break from new mommy duties on Thursday night to catch up with her pregnant pal Reese Witherspoon.
The Academy Award-winning actresses took in some girl talk over dinner at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, where the two “genuinely [appeared] to have fun with one another,” an onlooker tells PEOPLE, adding that Theron sipped on wine, while expectant Witherspoon drank sparkling water.
Theron, who sported a white blazer and jeans with her hair pulled back, was all smiles, according to the source, who says Witherspoon was glowing in a casual short dress.
After greeting friends who approached the ladies’ table throughout their meal, Theron and Witherspoon called it a night around 10:20 p.m. and headed to pick up their cars from the valet.
2012 may well go down as the official “Year of the Mom,” with motherhood taking center stage in the bright – and sometimes glaring – spotlight of the media.
The International Mothers Hall of Fame (IMHOF) with the message that “Every day should be Mother’s Day, released its list of this year’s Hall of Fame honorees Monday, April 23.
For 45-years the IMHOF, a non-profit organization founded by Texas businessman Doug Stroud, has worked to promote the positive messages of motherhood. Since its inception, more than 250,000 women have been inducted into its Hall of Fame by people who love them.
This year the International Mothers Hall Of Fame begins a new tradition, an annual list of women chosen to be honored as “International Mothers of the Year.” Selected by the IMHOF Board of Directors, the yearly list will comprise a mix of women from different backgrounds who have all made motherhood headlines in a positive way.
Some will be famous, some known best only to those that love them most, but all the women, spokesmen say, will be part of the great sisterhood of mothers and that makes them heroes because every mother is one. This year’s honorees are:
Victoria Beckham, singer and fashion designer
Lisa Belkin, Huffington Post journalist
Stephanie Decker, Indiana housewife and tornado survivor
Betty DeGeneres, author & activist
Michelle Obama, first lady: wife of President Barack Obama
Meredith Olafson, North Dakota nurse and surrogate mother
Holly Robinson Peete, actress and television host
Ann Romney, philanthropist and wife of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney
Summer Sanders, Olympic medalist
** Reese Witherspoon, Academy Award-winning actress
Reese Witherspoon says giving birth is “very intense”.
The actress is believed to be expecting her third child, but is yet to confirm the pregnancy.
In an interview conducted before she was spotted showing off a visible baby bump, Reese discussed her experiences of labour.
She has two children – 12-year-old Ava and Deacon, eight – with her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe and admits becoming a mother changed how she looks at herself.
“Giving birth is a very intense, also on a physical level,” she is quoted as saying by Italian magazine Gioia. “But now I am aware of my body, and I feel sensual. When I was young I was unsure about my body. Now it’s different – I have cellulite and stretch marks.”
The 36-year-old star is happily married to Hollywood agent Jim Toth.
They are believed to have told their close friends and family that they are expecting their first child together.
Reese loves being a mom and her children will always come first in her life. The close-knit family enjoy being outdoors and keeping active.
“I am trying to spend as much time as possible with my children,” she explained. “We go to the cinema, we walk and sing. Ava loves running and Deacon loves riding. We have a ranch in Ojai with a lot of different farm animals. We spend a lot of time looking after them.”
When Reese isn’t working or exercising with her family, she loves cooking up a storm in her kitchen. She learned how to prepare her favourite meals from her grandmother.
“I grew up in Tennessee and I love cooking. Food is part of the culture in the South. I am great at preparing traditional dishes like fried chicken or recipes with cabbage,” she added. “I am also good at making grits. I learnt these recipes from my grandma, an amazing cook.”
Walter Salles’ On the Road, Lee Daniels’ The Paperboy and Michael Haneke’s Amour will join Rust and Bone by Jacques Audiard and David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis for a trip to the 65th annual Cannes Film Festival.
Also screening in the competition are Holy Motors by Leos Carax, The Angels’ Share by Ken Loach, John Hillcoat’s Lawless, which stars Shia LaBoeuf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman alongside Jessica Chastain in a Prohibition-era drama, and more U.S. titles such as Jeff Nichols’ Mud and Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly with Brad Pitt and Ray Liotta. All in all, U.S. filmmakers will have a strong presence on the Croisette this year.
President Gilles Jacob and artistic director Thierry Fremaux announced the official selection for the May 16-27 festival at a press conference in Paris late Thursday morning.
While the 2011 competition lineup was light on U.S. directors and star power, the Cannes team certainly made up for it this year. “American cinema has come back relatively en force,” Fremaux said.
Pitt, Robert Pattinson, Nicole Kidman and Marion Cotillard and Matthew McConaughey — who both have multiple projects in Cannes — will add glam to the fest as they make their way down the world’s most famous cinema catwalk.
Reese stepped out in Hollywood last night for the premiere of Paul McCartney’s star-studded music video for his new single ‘My Valentine’. And guess what? She is definitely pregnant – her bump was slightly disguised but still visible under her pretty Stella McCartney black dress! It’s so great to see that these rumours were true, and I admire Reese even more for just letting the pictures do the talking and not releasing a statement about it. She looks fabulous.
Check out 60+ photos – over half of which are in pretty HQ – from the event in our Gallery, and scroll on down this post to read more about the event, plus watch the music video itself (Reese is not in it).
I rented a copy of Monsters Vs Aliens to see if Reese was featured in any of the extras, and lucky for us, she was! The Modern Monster Movie-Making featurette on the DVD had footage of the main cast in the studio recording their voices, and there is a short but sweet bit on Reese. In it, she talks about breaking the speakers with her shrieking, and how funny some of the lines were. I’ve added screencaps from this featurette to our Gallery, and I also decided to make a few caps from it of Reese’s character Susan Ginormica.
If you’re interested in seeing more, better quality, screencaps of Reese’s character in this movie then let me know, as I will be able to make HD caps from the film if you’re interested.