Avon Empowerment products and programs in more than 50 countries have raised more than $30 million to end violence against women
Even as women and men around the world celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8th, violence against women remains a global epidemic. The domestic violence statistics for just one ordinary day in the United States are staggering: on average, three women will be murdered by an intimate partner i, more than 70,000 domestic violence victims will receive services from domestic violence programs and another 10,000 will be turned away for lack of resources, and domestic violence hotlines will receive more than 22,000 calls. Around the world, the statistics are equally horrific: one in three women will be raped, beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in her lifetime.ii
“Although the problem may seem insurmountable, there are ways for women and men everywhere to help bring an end to violence against women across the globe,” said Reese Witherspoon, Avon Global Ambassador and Honorary Chair of the Avon Foundation for Women. “The Avon Empowerment Bracelet is a simple, but powerful, way to raise funds to reduce violence against women. As a woman and as a mother, I urge you to join me on this very special anniversary of International Women’s Day to end this epidemic by wearing and giving the bracelet to friends and family.”
The new bracelet, part of the Avon Women’s Empowerment product collection, is accessibly priced at just $10.00 each. One hundred percent of net profits ($8.04 for each bracelet sold) will benefit Avon Foundation for Women programs dedicated to ending violence against women. The new bracelet features assorted faux-stone, glass and silvertone beads with an “infinity” charm on a stretch bracelet, representing the unlimited opportunities for women when they live violence-free lives. The Empowerment products are available through Avon Sales Representatives in more than 50 countries by calling 1-800-FOR-AVON or by visiting www.avon.com.
Here is the much publicised new trailer for Water For Elephants! This is the one that premiered on Amazon.com on March 3rd. Below that, is a TV spot for the film that aired the same day on American Idol, although it’s just a teaser for that new trailer.
We also some new stills from the movie,
which I will be adding – alongside screencaps from the trailer – to the Gallery in a minute. EDIT: Screencaps and new stills are now in our Gallery!
Reese Witherspoon has revealed that she keeps spare make-up supplies in her car, house and handbag.
The actress said that she can’t stand to be without her war-paint and told Glamour magazine that she tries to make sure that she can always get her hands on her foundation and mascara.
‘I have a bunch of different make-up bags – one in my car, one in my handbag and one at home,’ she confessed.
‘I try to keep them small, but I have about five lip glosses, mascara, cover-up, lipstick and blush.’
The 34-year-old added that she has started paying more attention to her skin care now that she is getting older.
‘I’ve always used moisturiser and SPF, but as you get older you really have to take care of your skin – you must take off your make-up and put on your moisturiser,’ she said.
Watch this exclusive behind the scenes footage as Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon get close and dance the night away in their new film, “Water For Elephants,” which hits theaters on April 22.
Further down this post is a video of the segment for this feature that aired on Access Hollywood on TV (as opposed to an online feature). Same stuff, just more talking from the presenters and clips from the trailers added in
This was announced at the end of January but I’ve only just found out about it!
Introducing “Expressions” by Reese Witherspoon
Watch out for Avon’s global ambassador Reese Withespoon as she launches “Expressions”, her new range of perfumes which will be available this spring. Following the success of Reese’s first Avon fragrnce “In Bloom”, Avon are proud to introduce her new special collection of 3 fragrances.
“Live Without Regrets” and “Laugh Often” will be launched in brochure 6, and later on ” Love to the Fullest” in brochure 7.
“Celebrating love, laughter, and living without regrets, the Expressions Collection evokes the moments that make life amazing”
Reese Witherspoon, Avon Global Ambassador
Live Without Regrets by Reese Witherspoon Eau de Parfum. 50ml
An expressive blend of bold gardenia and sparkling bergamot.
You can get your hands on yours at a special introductory price of £12 in the Campaign 06 Brochure, normal brochure price £14.
Laugh Often by Reese Witherspoon Eau de Parfum. 50ml
A joyful fragrance with bright citrus and playful florals.
You can get your hands on yours ar a special introductory price of £12 in the Campaign 06 Brochure, normal brochure price £14.
Love To The Fullest by Reese Witherspoon Eau de Parfum. 50ml
Look out for the launch of the final Expressions fragrance Love To The Fullest in the Campaign 07 Brochure.
Whilst browsing some Avon sites I came across a ton of Avon videos that I don’t think/can’t remember if have been posted here. So, here are a whole batch I don’t remember seeing yet:
REESE Witherspoon says it was a “nightmare” having to ride a horse in her new movie Water for Elephants.
The actress admits wearing tights while on the animal hurt her legs!
“I trained to ride an elephant for about three months before filming but I was always wearing jeans,” says Reese.
“So when I showed up on set and I actually had to get up there in tights I was like ‘Ouch!’ My legs felt like they were getting stabbed by little needles. It was a nightmare.”
Reese recently talked about working with Robert Pattinson on Water for Elephants.
I am so lucky. He’s so amazing and wonderful and sweet and just the nicest guy too, so you can just add that to the soup,” she revealed. “I mean, he’s just so good looking and he’s a really nice person.
“We’ll probably just laugh the whole time, because all we do is just laugh and joke around.”
A few new details/quotes relating to Water For Elephants have arisen from recent interviews, mainly with Robert Pattinson, recently. Here they are whittled down for you:
Water for Elephants co-star Reese Witherspoon tackles Pattinson’s rabid fans. “I’d never seen anything like that, ever,” Witherspoon told the magazine. “They were waiting at five o’clock in the morning to see him. Young girls. Where are their mothers?”
It is also expected that Robert Pattinson and co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz will be in attendance of a Berlin, Germany premiere on April 27.
# Reese Witherspoon loved Tai. They have a routine together in the movie, so she trained with Tai for countless hours over many weeks.
# Tai would recognize Rob and Reese because they spent so much time together on the set.
Robert Pattinson on the movie, speaking to Ryan Seacrest:
“It’s sort of a big beautiful old-fashioned love story . . . set in the ‘30s . . . me and Reese Witherspoon playing lovers, it’s very sweet,” he elaborated. One of the interesting stories coming off of his work on the film has been his strong working relationship with and respect for the movie’s elephant, Tai, which portrays “Rosie,” an important and influential circus creature.
“It’s completely amazing . . . working with kids or elephants . . . they’re the most kind of sophisticated, gentle creatures you could hope to work with. I mean right from the very first day . . . when I met Tai who plays Rosie in the movie . . . she was with five or six other elephants, and it is kind of intimidating in the beginning, especially when they’re standing on their back legs. . . I got carried around in her mouth and stuff . . . and you suddenly realize how incredible they are,” he said.
Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson share a smooch and more in the upcoming ‘Water for Elephants,’ and the onscreen lovebirds are talking about their forbidden movie romance with ET! They also share a nugget of obscure movie trivia — they were once cast in a film as mother and son!
In ‘Water for Elephants,’ Reese plays the married star performer in a circus who catches the attention of a bachelor animal caretaker, played by ‘Twilight’ star Rob. When ET visited the Los Angeles set during production on the film last summer, Reese rode atop an enormous elephant for a scene involving an elaborate 1930s parade.
Reese gushed about sharing love scenes with Rob, proclaiming, “I am so lucky. He’s so amazing and wonderful and sweet and just the nicest guy too, so you can just add that to the soup. I mean, he’s just so good looking and he’s a really nice person.”
Rob said the pair hadn’t yet shot their love scenes, but shared, “Reese has only got two days [of work] left [on the film]. So … they must expect me to be very professional about it.” He also gave a tidbit about one love scene — he says it ends with his character getting beaten up!
Reese Witherspoon spends every birthday in the spa.
The 34-year-old actress – who has two children, Ava, 11, and Deacon, seven, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe – marks her special day in the same way every year, relaxing with a close friend and indulging in her favourite treats.
She said: “Every year on my birthday, I go with my best girlfriend to a spa, get facials and massages, drink Champagne, and eat cake.
“We’re both moms, so to take four hours out of the day to gossip and catch up is really fun.”
Though Reese takes care of her appearance, she admits she still falls foul of the occasional beauty disaster.
In an interview with the British edition of Glamour magazine, she explained: “I recently dyed my eyebrows for a movie, so I have to pencil them in. It’s a pain, but they look funny if I don’t. Don’t ever dye your eyebrows.”
As well as disliking what her role in ‘Water For Elephants’ did to her eyebrows, Reese is also recovering from the impact her work has had on her hair.
She said: “I’m enjoying having longer hair again. I cut and dyed it white over the summer for a movie, so I’m taking vitamins and willing it to grow.”