The Columbia Pictures lot here is decked with poster art for movies due in the coming months.
Bright red graphics promise a new version of “The Karate Kid,” with Jackie Chan and Will Smith’s son, Jaden. Angelina Jolie peers through the title of her action-thriller “Salt.” Letters made of pasta, prayer beads and flowers advertise Julia Roberts in “Eat, Pray, Love.”
But as of last week there was still no poster in the studio’s central walkway for perhaps the most closely guarded of Columbia’s movies this year.
In an era of cut-price filmmaking, the picture in question has an unusually full roster of well-paid stars: Reese Witherspoon, Jack Nicholson, Owen Wilson and Paul Rudd. And while the film business prefers sequels and pop adaptations, and has been shying away from such expensive, star-driven vehicles, this movie tells a complicated, original story about people who might be funny enough, in their own troubled way, to remind Hollywood that it is O.K., occasionally, to buck the trends.
Until recently the project was known publicly as “James L. Brooks Untitled,” Mr. Brooks being the gray-bearded writer-director behind the film. Word is he has decided to use an earlier working title, the stubbornly low-concept: “How Do You Know.”
It is a question without a question mark. Which pretty much sums up Mr. Brooks, a creator of television hits like “The Simpsons” and “Taxi,” who has built an intermittent filmmaking career on near-obsessive observations of the human condition — with laughs. By and large the combination has worked.
To date Mr. Brooks has directed just five films, beginning with “Terms of Endearment” in 1983. That one and two others, “Broadcast News,” a triangle set in the news business, and “As Good as It Gets,” in which Jack Nicholson played the crustiest of curmudgeons, were best picture nominees. “Terms of Endearment” was not only a winner, but also gave Mr. Brooks the rare distinction of picking up separate Oscars as the writer, director and producer of the same film.
On behalf of my partner in crime Jess and all the loyal Glamour visitors, I want to wish Reese a very happy and wonderful 34th birthday. Feel free to leave your birthday wishes as a comment.
Columbia Pictures has made a deal to develop The Pioneer Woman, a romantic comedy that’s being shaped as a potential star vehicle for Reese Witherspoon. The studio has acquired rights to thepioneerwoman.com, a blog by Ree Drummond that details how a detour on a trip from L.A. to Chicago led her to Oklahoma. There, she met the cowboy of her dreams and transformed from spoiled city girl to domestic ranch wife.
Actress Reese Witherspoon says her “Legally Blonde” character Elle Woods has been ousted as the most stylish woman to come to the nation’s capital by first lady Michelle Obama.
Speaking Wednesday at a ceremony where Mrs. Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton presented the annual International Women of Courage awards, Witherspoon jokingly complained that Woods, the bubbly blonde from Los Angeles who discovers her inner strength at Harvard Law School and then takes on Washington politics, no longer held that title.
“As an actress, I have always sought out roles that portrayed women as strong and powerful, such as Elle Woods, who was in the ‘Legally Blonde’ movies,” she said to laughter from the audience in an ornate State Department reception room.
Woods, she said, “happened to be the biggest fashionista who ever came to Washington until Michelle Obama. Thanks a lot.”
Clinton then introduced Mrs. Obama as “stylish,” and the first lady returned the compliment to the entire crowd, saying: “You all look fabulous.”
Witherspoon was at the ceremony as a global ambassador for the Avon Foundation, which supports breast cancer research, anti-domestic violence programs and women’s empowerment projects. On Wednesday the group announced a $500,000 contribution to the State Department’s Fund for Global Women’s Leadership.
– Public Appearances > Events in 2010 > Vital Voices & Avon Host Breakfast Meeting To End Violence Against Women
A couple of nights ago Reese attended the launch of Vera Wang’s new Los Angeles Boutique, and she looked stunning in a little purple dress (presumably by Vera Wang herself?) and poker straight blonde hair! Lisa and I both love this look on her. Reese was pictured alongside her friend and fellow Oscar winner Renee Zellweger.
I’ve added 120+ gorgeous HQs to our Gallery – enjoy!
– Public Appearances > Events in 2010 > Vera Wang’s Los Angeles Boutique Launch
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For now though, I thought I’d take a second to ask you for your input! It would be great to know what you’d particuarly like to see here, what you’d like us to focus on, what you’d like to see more, or less, of. Maybe you like to read loads of film information? Or play interactive games? Or want to find lots of icons to decorate your favourite forums etc. with? Whatever springs to mind, post a comment here or send us an email. We’ll try to incorporate all of your ideas as well as we can
Bradley Cooper has scrapped plans to romance Reese Witherspoon on the big screen – he’s dropped out of spy comedy This Means War to focus on The Hangover sequel.
The actor was due to team up with Witherspoon for the new movie, which sees two undercover agents fall in love with the same woman.
Terminator Salvation director McG is reportedly in negotiations to take charge of the picture, while production is slated to begin in July.
But Witherspoon will now be looking for a new leading man after Cooper pulled out of the project citing scheduling conflicts, according to EW.com.
Bosses at the website report Cooper will instead spend his time working on a follow-up to his successful Las Vegas comedy The Hangover, which is slated to begin filming later this year (10).
Katherine Heigl is set to star in bounty hunter movie One For The Money.
Variety reports Reese Witherspoon was originally due to take the lead role of unemployed lingerie buyer Stephanie Plum, but the project has been on hold for years and now the Ugly Truth star is attached to the movie.
The film is based on Janet Evanovich’s novel of the same name.
Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi and Wendy Finerman will produce the movie.
As well as her role on Grey’s Anatomy, Katherine has parts in forthcoming movies Killers and Life As We Know It.
Two of the biggest stars right now have been tapped to star alongside one another in the upcoming movie This Means War.
Reese Witherspoon is about to make every woman in the world jealous of her, since she’s snagged the leading role opposite Bradley Cooper.
The film is about two best friends since childhood who fall for the same woman (Witherspoon). Their friendship ends and their fight grows to epic proportions, taking out an entire city.
So not only does she get to act with Bradley, but she gets him to fight over her! Lucky girl! Charlie’s Angels director McG is helming this project.
In response to the destruction and devastation caused by the earthquake in Haiti, The Advertising Council and the American Red Cross today (Jan 22nd) launched a national television public service advertisement (PSA) featuring Morgan Freeman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tim McGraw, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon.
In the television PSA, the celebrities encourage all Americans to support relief efforts for the Haitian citizens impacted by the earthquake by donating to the American Red Cross. Viewers are directed to visit www.redcross.org, call 1-800-HELP-NOW or text “HAITI” to 9-0-9-9-9 and $10 will be given automatically to the American Red Cross.
Created pro bono by GSD&M Idea City, with the Creative Artists Agency Foundation helping to coordinate the talent, the PSA is available in :30 format. A Spanish-language TV spot, featuring actress Eva Longoria, will also be available to the media next week. Per the Ad Council’s model, the PSAs will air in advertising time that will be donated by the media.
Reese made another public appearance this month! She was spotted at the 13th Annual Unforgettable Evening which is a benefit event for the Womens Cancer Research Fund. She looked her usual gorgeous self in a little black lacy dress and black peeptoes. I’ve added lots of photos to our gallery so enjoy!
edit: I have learned that the beautiful dress she is wearing was designed by Jason Wu.
– Public Appearances > Events in 2010 > 13th Annual Unforgettable Evening Benefit – Arrivals
– Public Appearances > Events in 2010 > 13th Annual Unforgettable Evening Benefit – Inside
It was just a couple days ago that Reese took part in the Hope For Haiti telethon and we’re already hearing reports that the event raised $58 million – and still counting. This is such wonderful and heartwarming news!
“Thank you so much for your donation,” actress Reese Witherspoon told one caller. “You can’t imagine how much love and great, wonderful energy is here today. People are doing everything they can to make a difference in these people’s lives.”