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Michael Sheen will host the 16th annual BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on Nov 1.
Kathy Bates, Pierce Brosnan, Helen Fielding, Jodie Foster, Famke Janssen, Bill Nighy and Reese Witherspoon all will present awards at the event.
As previously announced, Denzel Washington will be given the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, and Kate Winslet will be given the Brittania Award for British Artist of the Year.
BAFTA/LA, founded in California in 1987, is meant to serve as a bridge between the American and British entertainment communities.
As promised, I’ve added the videos of Reese’s appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Today Show. Both are good fun and Ellen especially is a must-see! Enjoy!
A lot of new visitors have been checking out Glamour Reese Witherspoon recently. We hope you enjoy the site and our many features. Please remember that this site focuses on Reese’s career, not her private life, hence we do not post gossip/trashy articles nor stalkerazzi pictures.
I’ve added screencaptures from Reese’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show appearance, which aired yesterday. It was such a fun interview, Reese being her giggly and bouncy self, bringing Ellen treats once again and the talk show host returning the favor. Reese discussed Rendition, Halloween (and showed a pic of her in last year’s awesome costume!) and her work with Children’s Defense Fund. Apologies for the low quality of the caps but I wanted to get them up as soon as possible. Hopefully we’ll have better ones to replace with later.
I also added screencaps from last week’s The Today Show. I’ll try my best to add videos from both appearances tonight. Sorry about the delay, I’ve simply been insanely busy with university this week!
And last but not least, Rendition is currently #3 in the UK box office! Yay! It seems to be doing really well here. The showing that I went to was fully booked and I personally thought the film was pretty good. So don’t believe the negative reviews and go and see Rendition yourself! Reese does a great job!
Dressed in a wine red short number, Reese Witherspoon stole the spotlight at the Rendition premiere in Rome. 21 first pictures have been added from today’s event.
Reese is currently in Rome, Italy to promote Rendition alongside director Gavin Hood and co-star Jake Gyllenhaal. They attended the press conference just a few moments ago and she looks super cute! I’ve added the first images for your viewing pleasure. Read on for a reportage on what Reese, Jake and Gavin had to say about the film.
Hailing from a country where an apartheid-era state death squad operated under the name Civil Co-operation Bureau, South African film maker Gavin Hood strips away at another sinister euphemism in his latest movie Rendition.
Speaking at a news conference at the Rome Film Festival where the film screened Sunday, Hood said: “Extraordinary renditions, enhanced interrogation – these are just fancy words. We wanted to put a human face to these abstract ideas.”
Sony’s vampire horror pic 30 Days of Night won the weekend at the domestic box office with an estimated gross of $16 million from 2,855 locations, while Ben Affleck’s feature directorial debut Gone Baby Gone opened the strongest among the crowded pack of new adult dramas.
New Line’s new political drama Rendition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon, placed No. 9, grossing an estimated $4.2 million from 2,250 theaters for a per location average of $1,856.
DreamWorks-Paramount suffered its second box office disappointment this month with the debut of awards hopeful Things We Lost in the Fire, which couldn’t crack the top ten films of the weekend. The Halle Berry-Benicio Del Toro starrer grossed $1.6 million from 1,142 theaters for a per screen average of $1,197.
1. 30 Days Of Night $16,000,000
2. Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? $12,100,000
3. Game Plan, The $8,122,000
4. Michael Clayton $7,100,000
5. Gone, Baby, Gone $6,000,018
6. Comebacks, The $5,850,000
7. We Own The Night $5,500,000
8. Nightmare Before Christmas In 3-D (2007) $5,145,000
9. Rendition $4,175,000
10. Heartbreak Kid, The $3,900,000
I hope you’re all having a great Rendition weekend.
Reese’s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, October 23. You can check out Ellen’s site for a fun little preview. Stay tuned for caps and clips from this as well as yesterday’s The Today Show!
We have added a new layout to celebrate the release of Rendition. Like the previous design, this one was also created by our very own Mycah. As much as we loved the previous one, we felt like the site needed a change. This time we wanted to go for something less dark and more girly and fun and this layout certainly is all of that. Mycah used the new Elle images and I think did them perfect justice. We hope you enjoy this new layout as much as we do. Also if you have no already noticed you can now subscribe to Glamour Reese Witherspoon‘s news/RSS feeds. Look forward to more site changes in the near future!
Actress’s all-American appeal helps film get message across, director says
Before her latest film, if anyone had asked Reese Witherspoon what the term “extraordinary rendition” meant, she might have answered with a blank stare.
The words could be bureaucratese for something as innocuous as a tax deduction. But as Witherspoon’s Rendition spells out darkly and melodramatically, the term actually stands for a U.S. government practice of transferring terrorism suspects to other countries, where their interrogations could subject them to abuse and torture.
“I don’t think I realized what the term was called,” Witherspoon told The Associated Press at September’s Toronto International Film Festival, where Rendition played in advance of its theatrical release Friday. “The term is not really in the popular vernacular.
“It sounds like public-policy rigmarole. It doesn’t sound like anything that you would connect with the torture and detainment of innocent people.”
Most of us fans have been waiting for a long time for a new Reese movie and finally the day is upon us as Rendition hits the cinemas today, in North America and UK! Sadly the reviews have more or less all been negative / mixed but Reese is our favorite leading lady and I’m sure we will all be very happy to see a new movie from her. So be sure to head out and support her! You can also leave your comments regarding Rendition and Reese’s performance here.
And don’t forget that Reese will be on The Today Show and
The Ellen DeGeneres Show today!
Update: It looks like Reese’s appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show has been canceled as Jessica Alba will be on today instead of Ms. Witherspoon. Check out Ellen’s site for more information.
Reese Witherspoon made her first film, The Man In The Moon, aged 14. Last year, she won an Oscar for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk The Line and later separated from her husband Ryan Phillippe. Her new film Rendition is about the transfer and harsh interrogation of US non-citizens in countries where they are suspected of terrorism.
Did Meryl Streep’s involvement in this film help attract you to the project?
Of course. I was nervous the day I had to work with her. I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to do it but she was wonderful. She’s completely intimidating, completely professional and had a thousand ideas – but as soon as you cut, she’s the nicest, warmest, funniest person.
Who else has intimidated you on set?
Matthew Broderick when I did Election. I’d grown up watching his films and always thought he was so funny. He had that wonderful wry comic wit. I was more scared to meet Matthew than anyone I’ve ever worked with. He was an icon and I had a crush on him when I was little. I used to think he was so cute.
Did you tell him?
Of course not! And I certainly never told his wife.
Have you ever felt prejudice in your own life, as you and your husband do in Rendition?
Yes, when I went to Stanford University when I was 19. I’d already done several films and I really felt this prejudice against me because I was an actress. Some of the students thought I’d only got in there because I was an actress but I applied the same way as everyone else under my real name, which is not the same as my acting name.