Reese Witherspoon’s two children were left horrified when they saw their mother knocked to the ground in a freak softball accident, which left her with a black eye and a bloody nose.
The Hollywood actress was practicing for her role in new movie “How Do You Know” last year by playing a game of softball at home with her family and friends.
But the game ended in agony for Witherspoon after she was hit in the face with the ball.
The “Legally Blonde” star fell to the ground and was left covered in blood, much to the horror of her daughter, Ava, and son, Deacon, who both witnessed the shocking injury.
Witherspoon tells Access Hollywood, “I got popped in the eye. I got a black eye. Oh, I got a bloody nose… I was just practicing at home with friends and stuff and I just, you know, throw to keep my arm in shape and stuff…
“They (my kids) were there when I got it and I hit the ground – that freaked them out a little bit.”
But Witherspoon admits her kids later felt proud of their mom’s wounds, adding: “They thought it was cool. It’s like I’m the only mom at school with a black eye!”
“Extra’s” resident bad boy Steve Santagati chatted with actress Reese Witherspoon about her new romantic comedy “How Do You Know,” and got Reese to open up about some of her worst dating experiences.
Reese co-stars in the film with Owen Wilson, and said that she dated a guy similar to Wilson’s character — the type of player who has a bathroom drawer full of toothbrushes.
“I have seen the toothbrush drawer,” Witherspoon told Steve about spending the night at an unnamed ex’s home. “I woke up with the toothbrushes and it was horrifying.”
That’s not the worst of the actress’ dating nightmares. Reese said she once “had an experience where I opened up the closet looking for a washing machine or something, and it was like a line of bikinis… different sizes of bikinis with the tags on them. I was like ‘Oh God’.”
Witherspoon has dated her share of A-list men, including “Love & Other Drugs” star Jake Gyllenhaal, but the 34-year-old star has moved on — and into the arms of Hollywood agent Jim Toth.
When asked if she would recommend other stars to avoid dating a fellow thespian, Reese replied, “I have a whole list of things I’d recommend. I could give a seminar.”
Catch Reese in “How Do You Know,” and we know it opens December 17.
Actress marvels at the ‘fervor’ around her ‘Water for Elephants’ co-star.
Reese Witherspoon became a household name in the late ’90s with a string of scene-stealing turns in films like “Pleasantville” and “Election.” Around the same time, Leonardo DiCaprio was transforming from teen heartthrob to mature Hollywood A-lister, thanks to the nearly $2 billion success of “Titanic.”
Over a decade later, Witherspoon has been thinking back to that pop culture period. It’s the only way she can make sense of the overwhelming popularity of her “Water for Elephants” co-star Robert Pattinson.
“The only thing I can compare it to is when Leo was in ‘Titanic,’ ” she told MTV News while promoting her upcoming movie “How Do You Know.” “It was that kind of fervor about a person. The women lining up outside the set — it was just unbelievable — till 5 o’clock in the morning waiting to just glimpse him.”
The Tennessee set of “Water for Elephants” was basically no different than what happens when the “Twilight” vamp goes anywhere. As director Francis Lawrence told us in the fall, “[E]very day there would be, like, 50 people [staked out] … . [T]here would be people camped out in the hallways of our hotel. All day, all night long, it didn’t matter. People were there to try to catch a glimpse.”
Witherspoon, of course, got an up-close-and-personal glimpse of RPattz, and she was happy to report back to us: “He is extraordinarily attractive. I’m not gonna lie,” she said.
“Robert is such a great guy from a great family,” she explained. “That’s the thing that’s so funny. He’s not really this bad boy; he’s just a great guy and really worked hard on ‘Water for Elephants.’ He really worked long hours, long days. He looks totally different in the movie.”
Reese Witherspoon has revealed her number one turn-off is men correcting her grammar.
The Oscar-winning Tennessee-born actress – who is dating agent Jim Toth – revealed her pet hate at a preview for her new movie James L Brooks’ How Do You Know.
Reese told People: “I had someone correct my grammar on a blind date once, and I knew within the first 10 minutes that the date was over.
“I don’t even remember what I said – I probably said ‘ain’t’.
“Just don’t correct my grammar. I’m from Tennessee. I probably say everything wrong.”
In the film Reese’s character is caught in a love triangle between two men played by Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson.
As well as knowing when she is not in love, Reese claims she now knows when she is.
She told Entertainment Tonight: “I’m old enough to know that I don’t know anything about love or relationships. I just try to go with my instincts and advise other people to do the same.
“My friends are a barometer for my relationships. “I kind of look at them to reflect to me how I seem.”
The 34-year-old mother to daughter Ava, 11, and son Deacon, seven, split from her ex-husband and children’s father Ryan Phillippe in 2007. She dated Jake Gyllenhaal for almost two years until 2009 and began dating Jim in January.
Reese Witherspoon from HOW DO YOU KNOW receives her star on the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Reese has been busy these past 2 days! She appeared on The Today Show yesterday as well as taping her interiew for Letterman which will air this Friday, and today was Regis & Kelly. Please bear with me as I collect videos and photos, and make screencaps, of these appearances for you. Keep checking back for updates!
She’s been married to Ryan Phillippe, had a long term relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, and now she’s with Hollywood agent Jim Toth. Reese Witherspoon reveals to ET how she gauges who is right for her relationship-wise.
“I’m old enough to know that I don’t know anything about love or relationships,” she disclosed. “I just try to go with my instincts and advise other people to do the same.”
The ‘How Do You Know’ star did admit that she has a way of determining whether her relationships are going to work out. “My friends are a barometer for my relationships,” she told ET. “I kind of look at them to reflect to me how I seem.”
In her upcoming movie written by Oscar winner James L. Brooks, Reese plays Lisa who is caught in a laughable love triangle. Lisa faces a difficult transition in her life, and jumps into a relationship with the self-centered Matty (played by Owen Wilson). Then she meets George (played by Paul Rudd), a man who’s facing financial ruin and a federal investigation for shady deals made by his father’s (Jack Nicholson) company. ‘How Do You Know’ hits theaters Dec. 17.
Watch the video for more from the cast including Paul’s admission of snapping some “naked butt” pics of his co-stars.