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Reese Witherspoon continued her rise to the ranks of the nation's biggest female stars with weekend estimates showing Disney's "Sweet Home Alabama" coming in at No. 1 with a record September opening of $37.5 million. The second-highest-grossing film this weekend, DreamWorks' Jackie Chan action film, "The Tuxedo," took in less than half as much, an estimated $15.1 million. Although "Sweet Home" received mixed reviews, its romance and easy comedy connected with audiences nationwide.
April 23, 2013 | By John Horn
If Reese Witherspoon is going to fight charges for disorderly conduct, the police report from her and her husband's arrest could suggest a defense strategy: That the “Legally Blonde” actress is a U.S. citizen and thus allowed to “stand on American ground.” Witherspoon was taken into custody along with her husband, agent Jim Toth, early Friday in Atlanta. Toth was arrested on suspicion of DUI after reportedly driving in the wrong lane and then failing a field sobriety and breath test.
April 22, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Looks to be a double-dose of regret coming out of the Reese Witherspoon-Jim Toth camp in the wake of their couples-style arrest in Friday's wee hours in Atlanta. In case you missed it: Toth was arrested on suspicion of DUI after reportedly driving in the wrong lane and then blowing a 0.139 on a breath test. In the process, Witherspoon declared herself to be famous -- a tidbit shared with a cop who couldn't have given a flying fig and arrested her for disorderly conduct. Leading up to her arrest, Witherspoon questioned whether the trooper was a real officer, according to the police report posted by the Smoking Gun , and was told "to sit on her butt and be quiet.
October 11, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Reese Witherspoon is on the cover of Elle's November Women in Hollywood edition, which is scheduled to hit newsstands on Oct. 22. Inside Witherspoon, Penelope Cruz, Melissa McCarthy and Shailene Woodley wear Versace, the Row, Marina Rinaldi and Calvin Klein. [Elle] Trisha Yearwood is featured in a fashion spread in November's O, The Oprah Magazine , posing as a "domestic goddess. " The magazine goes on sale Oct. 15. Michael Kors and Gwyneth Paltrow are teaming on a holiday collaboration for the actress' Goop website.
April 17, 2011 | By Nicole Sperling, Los Angeles Times
As far as tightly wound actresses go, Reese Witherspoon tops the list. She insists upon a strict sense of order in her life. Her production company is called Type A, a moniker her latest costar, Robert Pattinson, says fits her strong sense of self perfectly. And even when she appears to be having a spontaneous moment, lamenting that her well-orchestrated career built around an avoidance of bikinis has been breached by her current role as a leotard-clad circus performer, it turns out the line is a well-rehearsed quip that's been repeated, practically on a loop, to scores of media outlets.
May 25, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Jewel may have come from the Lilith Fair generation of female singers and songwriters, but her latest move pays homage to a much earlier era of guitar-playing troubadours. The 39-year-old is taking on the role of June Carter Cash in "Ring of Fire," a Lifetime movie scheduled to premiere Monday. The film, directed by Allison Anders, throws the spotlight squarely on the woman casual music fans may know only as Johnny Cash's wife. It's no easy task since Jewel is following in the footsteps of Reese Witherspoon, who won an Oscar for lead actress in the 2005 biopic "Walk the Line.
September 8, 2005 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
A paparazzo trying to photograph actress Reese Witherspoon's 6-year-old daughter's birthday outing was cited for allegedly assaulting two Disney employees after he got so close to the children he made them cry, officials said Tuesday. Todd K.
September 3, 2004 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
Moviegoers familiar with Welsh actor Rhys Ifans from his scene-stealing comedic turn as Hugh Grant's slovenly roommate Spike in 1999's "Notting Hill" probably won't recognize him in "Vanity Fair." With his blond shaggy hair cut and dyed dark brown and sporting an upper-class British accent, Ifans cuts a dashing figure as a noble 19th century British soldier.
January 5, 2006 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Authorities are searching for a paparazzo who failed to appear in court to face misdemeanor charges stemming from his efforts to photograph actress Reese Witherspoon at a family outing at a Disney theme park, prosecutors said. Arrest warrants were issued for Todd K. Wallace, 44, after he missed a Dec. 19 bail hearing on child endangerment and battery counts brought in the Witherspoon case and a Dec. 27 arraignment on a separate felony petty theft charge, prosecutors said.
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