On February 19, 2008, Warner Home Video will release Rendition on DVD. The film revolves around the United States’ recent liking to extraordinary renditions of innocent people, and features an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Reese Witherspoon. It will surely contain bonus materials and extra features, although none have currently been announced and will be available for the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of $28.98. Box art is currently unavailable.
Better late than never – Reese is on the cover of the premiere issue of Southern Beauty Magazine. The cover is super cute and a lesser seen old picture. If anyone is able to contribute scans of this, we’d appreciate them very much! Thanks to Amanda and everyone who emailed about this.
Do not forget to vote for Reese in the Favorite Female Movie Star category at the People’s Choice Awards! Lets make her the winner, we all know she deserves it! Vote here!
New Line has tapped Robert Duvall for the holiday comedy Four Christmases, starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon.
The mini-major’s planning on a December production start for Four Christmases, which is set up at Spyglass with Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Jonathan Glickman producing. Vaughn and Witherspoon also are producing the pic, in which a couple struggles to visit all four divorced parents on Christmas Day.
Seth Gordon is directing from a script by the writing team of Matt Allen and Caleb Wilson. New Line’s hopeful it can get Four Christmases into theaters during next year’s holiday season.
– Divided We Fail PSA Screencaptures
As you may have previously read, Reese’s son Deacon dreams of becoming a pizza boy. Well, Pizza Hut has now written an open letter to the child – they have a job waiting for him!
“Dear Deacon,” writes Sandi Karrmann, identified as the “Chief People Officer” for the pizza chain, “We recently heard that you want to be a pizza delivery driver when you grow up. How wonderful! You’ve got several years to go before you can join our team, but in the meantime we’re sending you a few things, so that you can practice.”
The company’s gifts to the boy include a Pizza Hut uniform “that’s just your size,” writes Karrmann, who also sent a mini-delivery car “for you to polish your driving skills,” as well as gift cards for Pizza Hut pizzas.
Also included: encouragement. “We have delivery drivers who have worked for us for 10, 15, even 20 years!” says the letter. “And the same Pizza Hut drivers who deliver hot, fresh pizzas right to your door have gone on to become successful business, doctors, lawyers and, yes, actors.”
I came across some new footage of Reese promoting Rendition and made screencaps for the gallery. Nothing huge but still nice to see. I’ll be adding videos of these at a later date, once I have a little more time in my hands.
– Specials: Rome Film Festival – “Rendition” Photocall (RAI)
– Specials: Rome Film Festival – “Rendition” Press Conference (RAI)
– Online Interviews: CBS News
– Online Interviews: Artisan News Service
Reese Witherspoon, among many other celebrities (including Walk the Line co-star Joaquin Phoenix), is involved in a broadcast public service announcement (PSA), calling attention to the need for affordable, quality health care for all Americans.
Hollywood’s leading nonprofit organizations, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), have joined the “Divided We Fail” national movement led by AARP to bring attention to the domestic issues that worry Americans most: health care and financial security. Launching today, this unprecedented three-year collaboration between the entertainment world and the nation’s largest advocacy group seeks bipartisan cooperation in finding solutions.
“We are thrilled to have EIF and MPTF join us,” said Bill Novelli, CEO of AARP. “This nation’s health care and financial security crisis is about to explode: 47 million Americans have no health insurance, and more middle-class people are filing for bankruptcy because of health care-related expenses than for any other reason. We need to build a national conversation around these issues, and the entertainment industry is uniquely suited to help us do that,” he said. “We must get everyone — individuals, companies, and policymakers — involved, regardless of their political persuasion. Only then will we be able to address these very serious challenges successfully.”
Keep in mind that this could just very well be gossip but it was too cute not to post. 😉 Reese’s kids have decided what they want to be when older. Deacon would like to be a pizza delivery boy and Ava would like to be a scientist. Neither, however, wants to be an actor/actress.
“There’s nothing wrong with that,” mused Walk the Line actress Reese, who has two children by former husband Ryan Phillipe. “But it’s hard to see how it could be a career as such.” (On Deacon)
“She wants to be a scientist,” said the 31-year-old Oscar winner. “But they are both at the stage where it changes from one week to the next”. (On Ava)
“Neither has said they want to be actors,” said Reese.
Great news! Ms. Witherspoon is nominated in the Favorite Female Movie Star category at the People’s Choice Awards! Other nominees include Halle Berry and Sandra Bullock.
Winners in all 38 categories, split among film, TV and music, will be announced during a ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on January 8, 2008.
The public will choose the winner so please vote for Reese! You can keep on voting for her every day!
Thanks to Rebecca Neuhedel for informing us of the following charity auction:
The Luke Neuhedel Foundation is now holding an online auction of celebrity autographed items, including Reese Witherspoon. Items available and instructions can be viewed on their website at www.lukefund.org. LNF is a 501c3 charity that benefits children undergoing cancer treatment in the US.
You can bid on Reese’s picture here.
Glamour Reese Witherspoon has a new gallery located at Reese-Pics.com. We’ve been working on it for the past few months, re-organizing everything. Many photos have been replaced with better quality versions and all the recent event albums have many new shots! You no longer have to register to view event photos but please do so if you wish to see the photoshoots.
As you may notice, there’s “only” 3606 photos in the gallery at the moment. This is because we have so many images of Reese and I have not had the time to go through anything even near the majority of it. So I’ve mainly just added all the 2007 pictures. The gallery will be updated on a regular basis to catch up on the older photos. Meanwhile, the old gallery will stay up so you can still see all of these photos.
Is Woody Allen looking for a new muse? The Oscar-winning director, whose last few flicks have featured Scarlett Johansson, is trying to court another Hollywood heavyweight and fellow Oscar winner for his films – Reese Witherspoon.
“Woody Allen is dying to work with Reese Witherspoon on a comedy or on a drama,” a source tells OK!. “He’s a huge fan of her work. He would cast her in a heartbeat.”
Sounds like an open invitation, Reese.