This is a totally shameless plug and off-topic to Reese but I wanted post a link to our newest site and this site’s family affiliate site, Amy Adams Fan, dedicated to the amazing Academy Award nominated actress best known for Enchanted and Junebug. She will also replace Reese in Night at the Museum 2. Please come and visit!
Reese Witherspoon is all set for a low-key Mother’s Day this weekend.
She’ll be lunching with her mom, Betty Reese, and kids, Ava, 8, and Deacon, 4. But as a paparazzi target, the Oscar winner knows she can’t count on a disruption-free holiday, even though she’s careful not to reveal a single specific detail about their plans — not even the state.
Despite that obvious drawback of fame, she still sees some pluses — and so do her kids. They have “always kind of known me to be who I was, and if people know Mom at the grocery store, I think they kind of like it,” says Witherspoon, 32. “Obviously, if you’re not having the greatest day, it’s not always easy, but for the most part, (fame) brings a lot of positive things into our life.”
When Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon team up for a Christmas flick, they’re not looking to remake The Santa Clause. As such, this November’s Four Christmases isn’t a cookie-cutter flick about rounding up the entire family on Christmas day and watching the excitement and hilarity that ensues. No, it’s about an ever-worsening trend in American culture: Divorce.
“The movie is all about family,” Witherspoon told us recently of the currently filming flick. “It’s about the connection with your mother and your father, and those dynamics, so I really think people are going to relate to it.”
As we reported earlier, Reese Witherspoon was a special guest at the sixth annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Washington, D.C. this weekend, cheering on and joining walkers on their second day and participating in the celebratory and inspirational Closing Ceremony. At the Ceremony, Reese joined the family, friends and supporters of 3,500 participants in celebrating $8.1 million raised for local, regional and national breast cancer organizations. The women and men in the weekend-long Avon Walk Washington, D.C. hailed from 40 states and included nearly 300 breast cancer survivors. Way to go Reese! I truly never get tired of reporting on these kinds of news, it’s so great to see someone in the industry giving back like this. And she looked uber cute! Check out the pics in the gallery we’ve started adding.
Reese said: “I am very excited to be partnering with the Avon Foundation and to help them continue to affect real change, I feel a great responsibility in my own life to give back to society. As the Honorary Chairman of the Avon Foundation, one of my first experiences last year was to meet Avon Walk walkers at a training walk in Los Angeles. Now I am proud to support the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer here in Washington, D.C. and hope my presence can in some measure express my deep appreciation for all the women and men who participate in the Avon Walks, and for all of the people who dedicate their lives to breast cancer research and care.”
They said: “During the past year, Reese has been a champion for the Avon Foundation’s commitment to women, and now she has lent her support to our Avon Walk participants in DC. We are excited that Reese has been able to meet in person the dedicated women and men who are raising funds, and the researchers and organizations that are using those funds to save lives.”
There is a report about the event here.
- Public Events: Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Cure
Here it is! Reese’s very first commercial (and hopefully the first of many) for Avon. I’m so happy I managed to record the short clip in it’s entirety. She looks absolutely stunning, wouldn’t you say?! Download it here and view caps at Reese-Pics.com.
Reminder: The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is today and Reese is scheduled to be in attendence in DC, I really hope some photos will appear from this event!
- Avon: Commercial – Pro To Go Lip Stick
I don’t know how we managed to miss out on these news but Reese joined the cast of another animated movie back in April. It is called The Bear and the Bow and fellow voice cast will include Billy Connolly and Emma Thompson. The film will be released around Christmas time in 2011 (wow, that’s a long time from now!). Here is the synopsis:
A rugged and mythic Scotland is the setting for Pixar’s action-adventure The Bear and the Bow. The impetuous, tangle-haired Merida, though a daughter of royalty, would prefer to make her mark as a great archer. A clash of wills with her mother compels Merida to make a reckless choice, which unleashes unintended peril on her father’s kingdom and her mother’s life. Merida struggles with the unpredictable forces of nature, magic and a dark, ancient curse to set things right. Director Brenda Chapman (The Prince of Egypt, The Lion King) and the storytelling wizards of Pixar conjure humor, fantasy and excitement in this rich Highland tale.
Thanks to Holly for the heads up!
You can bring home Christina Ricci like you’ve never seen her (or her nose) before this July. Penelope is coming to DVD on July 15. We have no cover art for this release yet, but the disc will be priced at $25.99. This will be available for Region 1.
The Special Features will include a Behind-the-scenes featurette and something I’m a little fangirly excited about, a sneak peek at the Summit Entertainment’s upcoming adaptation of Twilight which stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.
The Avon Foundation announced that Reese Witherspoon will be a special guest at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in Washington, DC on Sunday, May 4, 2008, the second day of the weekend-long event. Witherspoon, the Avon Global Ambassador and Honorary Chair of the Avon Foundation, will spend time throughout the day with the thousands of Walk participants, including walkers, crew and volunteers, who are raising lifesaving funds and awareness to advance access to care and finding a cure for breast cancer. In addition to spending time with the Walk participants, Witherspoon will play a special role in the inspirational Closing Ceremony, during which new DC-area grants will be announced, and she will meet with local Avon Foundation-funded breast cancer organizations to learn firsthand the impact of the funds raised.
“We are thrilled to have Reese join us for the Avon Walk DC,” said Avon Foundation Executive Director Carol Kurzig. “During the past year, Reese has been a champion for the Avon Foundation’s commitment to women. Now she continues to lend her support to the Avon Foundation and to our Avon Walk participants in DC. We are excited that Reese will meet the women and men who are raising funds, and the researchers and organizations that are using those funds to save lives.” You can read more on the official site.
Are you a fan in the DC area? If so and you plan to participate in the walk and can take a few snapshots of the event, we’d love to post them on the site! Who knows you might even see/meet Reese!
Also another bit of news, I just caught her first commercial for Avon tonight it was from this day of filming. I will try to catch it and record, but obviously that really is just a game of luck as there is no way of knowing when it will air. Just a heads up that the ads are now airing in addition to print ads! The Avon catalog features Reese as well. I will do my best to get a subscription to this.
On April 14th, Reese attended the Poppy Store Opening to Benefit Stuart House and she looked super gorgeous in a pretty pink and red dress. She looked ultra feminine in one of our favorite looks in a long time! Check out some pictures from the event in the gallery.
- Public Events: Poppy Store Opening to Benefit Stuart House
Slightly off-topic but there’s a very good interview with Ryan Phillippe over at Times Online that I thought some of you may be interested in. Here are some interesting quotes related to Reese and the children.
He readily admits, however, to having been unprepared for the degree of attention a high-profile romance brings. “I fooled myself into believing it would be easier than it was. To have people speculating constantly about the state of your relationship, casting aspersions and telling lies… It took more of a toll than I was immediately aware of. When you factor in being separated so much because you’re working in different places… Not that I blame our no longer being together on that one thing. I take responsibility and she [Witherspoon] would also for the way we ended up going. But it didn’t help.”
However, the attention has not abated since their parting, due largely to his own rising stock in the film capital. Phillippe regrets this for himself, but nowhere near as much as he does for his daughter. “She’s aware and it creates in her a lot of anxiety, which is partly my fault. When Ava was very young, I was young too. And brash. I’d get… I wouldn’t like to say violent, but visibly angry at the paparazzi back then. She was my first child, and my instinct was to protect her. I remember one time that I’m not at all proud of, I was holding my daughter and handed her to Reese and ran off to chase this one guy down and hit him. I would never do that now.
“I think the attitude I had at the time did create in her a lot of the fearfulness she has today.” His son Deacon is not affected in the same way. “Mainly because since his birth I’ve realised that you’ve got to make it seem like less of a big deal. Ava to this day, though… It breaks my heart to think about it, hearing her say, ‘My friends at school saw a picture of me in a magazine and they made fun ’cos I was carrying a blanket.’ A little girl having to consider how she looks before leaving the house? I have a privileged life and hate to complain but there’s something vile about that.”
This pretty much sums up why we do not post paparazzi photos on this site.