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.”
Everybody loves Reese Witherspoon, right? Well, almost everybody.
“You know, Chelsea. I’m super excited to give you your award tonight. These guys did an amazing job,” the Oscar winner tells Chelsea Handler after collaborating with the Chelsea Lately staffers on a speech she’s going to give at a Women in Television event.
“Ooh, that reminds me, I made a little something to say thank you for all your hard work. I’ll be right back,” says Reese.
“Oh my God, she’s driving me crazy,” moans Chelsea after the actress has left the room. “You guys were right the last time. She is so awful.”
“What are you talking about?” asks show writer Heather McDonald. “Reese is like a little slice of wonderful.”
“No, she’s like a big slice of pain in my ass,” snaps Chelsea. “I should have asked Rosie O’Donnell to present me with my award. She’s a mess.”
Looks like we’ll get to enjoy This Means War a few days early! The studio have moved the films release date forward to Valentine’s Day (from February 17th), thanks to “outstanding test screenings and strong word of mouth”.
Twentieth Century Fox has bumped up action comedy “This Means War” to coincide with Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Pic, which stars Chris Pine, Tom Hardy and Reese Witherspoon, originally was slated to bow three days later, but Fox moved the pic to benefit from the holiday’s increased couples turnout.
“Starting Valentine’s Day, we’re making ‘War,’ not love,” quipped Fox prexy of domestic distribution Bruce Snyder. “This is a picture that has it all — humor, charm, wit and action — and it plays through the roof.”
In the film, Pine and Hardy play best friend CIA operatives, who fall for the same woman (Witherspoon). “War” is directed McG, from a script by Timothy Dowling and Simon Kinberg.
The holiday can be a big moviegoing day for romantic comedies. Last year, Sony’s “Just Go With It” won Valentine’s Day B.O., while Warner Bros.’s timely release “Valentine’s Day” broke records over the holiday in 2010.
“War” recently received an R rating for “some sexual content,” though Fox plans to appeal to the Motion Picture Assn. of America’s Classification and Rating Administration board.
Watch this new This Means War international TV spot, posted by ComingSoon.net:
*phew* I’ve now added over 100 more photos from Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards – the majority of which are in HQ! These are some really fantastic photos, with Reese showing off her mega-watt smile and making some very funny faces at the photographers! She really knows how to work the red carpet and have fun with it. I’ve also now found an embeddable video of Reese on stage during the event, so scroll down this post to view that.
I’ll add screencaps from the show and red carpet interviews this weekend.
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I should hopefully have a few spare minutes to work on the site today, and I have started off with some scans! Our good friend Dann has kindly scanned his subscriber’s copy of US Elle for us, so we now have our own, unwatermarked, scans from this issue. Plus, we get a look at the subscriber’s edition cover, which I think is much better than the newsstand cover – what do you think? Thanks again to Dann for scanning for us! Enjoy the full spread in the Gallery…
(Check back during the day for the rest of that Golden Globes coverage, too…)
As we posted about last night, Miss Reese attended the Golden Globe Awards last night, looking ravishing in red. We posted the first look at her at the event last night, and I have now added our first 31 HQs from the night to the Gallery! Unfortunately this is all I’ve had time for today, but many, many, many (!) more will be added in the next day or so. Plus, further down this post is a short but sweet video interview with Reese on the red carpet.
During the show Reese served as a presenter, introducing the film ‘The Descendants‘ as a Best Picture – Drama nominee. Film fans will know that ‘The Descendants‘ is directed by Alexander Payne, who directed Reese in Election. Reese sweetly – and proudly – spoke of him as her friend. I will probably be able to get a video and caps of her presenting, and again those will be up in a day or so, as will tidbits from the goings-on during the night.
For now, enjoy these fabulous HQ shots of Reese lighting up the red carpet…
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Reese has now walked the red carpet at the Golden Globe Awards in Beverley Hills, and she’s looking pretty gorgeous! She’s wearing a red Zac posen dress, with her tousled blonde hair down. She spoke to Ryan Seacrest on the E! red carpet show with Jimmy Fallon, and they chatted about various things, including controversial show host Ricky Gervais, about whom Reese said “He’s so wrong, he’s right – I like it.”
I’ve added the first photo to our Gallery, and be sure there will be many more to follow tomorrow!
The People’s Choice Awards were held last night, where Reese was nominated for Favourite Movie Actress. Unfortunately she did not win – the award instead went to Emma Stone – nor was she in attendance. Water For Elephants did pick up the award for Favorite Drama Movie, but lost out on Favorite Book Adaptation to Harry Potter. See the complete list of winners here.
Additional presenters have been announced for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards. As previously reported, the prizes will be awarded in a ceremony to be held on Sunday, January 15 in Los Angeles and aired live on NBC. Ricky Gervais will host.
Among the artists who will take part in the event are Jessica Biel, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Adam Levine, Rob Lowe, Katharine McPhee, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Wahlberg, and Reese Witherspoon.
As previously announced Antonio Banderas, Jake Gyllenhaal, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Clive Owen, Freida Pinto, and Natalie Portman will also be presenters.
Among this year’s Golden Globe Award nominees are Alec Baldwin, Claire Danes, Peter Dinklage, David Duchovny, Mireile Enos, Johnny Galecki, Romola Garai, Paul Giamatti, Kelsey Grammer, William Hurt, Diane Lane, Jessica Lange, Laura Linney, Julianna Margulies, Bill Nighy, Tim Robbins, Maggie Smith, Meryl Streep, Sofia Vergara, and Dominic West.
Reese will appear on her friend and co-star Chelsea Lately’s show on January 22nd, presumably as part of promotion for This Means War:
Additionally, it was confirmed that Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon will appear on the post-late night show on January 22.
Read the full article (just about Chelsea’s show, no further mention of Reese) at AccessHollywood.com.
To mark the start of promotion for This Means War, Reese is gracing the cover of the new February 2012 issue of US Elle! A slightly photoshopped cover is more than made up for by the absolutely gorgeous photoshoot inside! The interview is really nice too, and Reese talks about the movie, her new husband, and love. The interview also features several interesting quotes from friends and former directors and co-stars, who all talk glowingly about Reese, of course.
The cover has been added to our Gallery, along with scans from the full spread which do unfortunately have horrible watermarks right through the middle! You can see still the stunning photos in them, but rest assured I will be replacing these with better quality scans as soon as possible
Props to the always amazing @MagazineShelf for the alert to this.
“I’m more womanly. I feel sexier. I’m more comfortable with my sexuality as I get older. When I was younger, I didn’t know why men were starting to look at me. Now I know why men are looking – and I’m cool with it.” – Reese Witherspoon in Elle