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January 5, 2006 |
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.
September 16, 2005 |
Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo are two of the most appealing and versatile young actors in the movies, and in "Just Like Heaven," which proceeds from one shameless tear-jerking contrivance to the next, they earn every cent of their salaries. They perform this sentimental twaddle with a conviction that borders on the absolute, and they inspire respect for their unshakable professionalism.
January 16, 2011 |
On the last day of shooting "Water for Elephants," Reese Witherspoon was so upset that she broke down in tears. She hadn't been that saddened by a movie wrapping in years, the actress said, but she had become particularly attached to one costar: an 8,800-pound elephant named Tai. "The day I had to say goodbye to her, I wept all day," Witherspoon admitted. "It was one of the most extraordinary filmmaking experiences of my life. You work with actors and directors, but to have this nonverbal complete relationship with an animal that we were all very connected to was very magical.
July 16, 2001 |
Lesson of the weekend: Blonds have more fun at the box office. While most of the attention was being focused on two other new movies--"The Score," which brings together three intense actors from three different generations: Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro and Edward Norton; and " Final Fantasy," which threatens to replace actors with computer-drawn performers--Reese Witherspoon slinked off with the box-office honors as her "Legally Blonde" laughed its way to an estimated $20.
April 22, 2013 |
Jennifer Lawrence is still a charmer, whether she's flubbing former President Bill Clinton's name or debuting a new hairdo. The Oscar-winning actress chopped off her long locks and debuted her shoulder-skimming fringe 'do at the GLAAD Media Awards. She has returned from her "Hunger Games" brunet shade , which she swiftly dyed the day after the Oscars for reshoots of the series' latest film in Hawaii. The "Silver Linings Playbook" star was at the awards Saturday to present the former president with the Advocate for Change award at the ceremony held at the at the JW Marriott Los Angeles.
March 22, 2013 |
Whether it was the two-story entry hall that doubled as a gym or the 60-foot swimming pool with underwater speakers, Ryan Phillippe's tricked-out home in Hollywood Hills West enticed a buyer to shell out $6 million. Still, that wasn't enough to spare the actor from the pain of the housing bust. Public records show that Phillippe bought the property for $7.175 million in 2008, after his eight-year marriage to actress Reese Witherspoon ended. Stressing the security and privacy of the "Zen-modern retreat," the unusually colorful listing details note that the gated house can "stopperrazzi" and provide an escape from "the drone of urban existence.
July 13, 2001 |
A high concept can be a wonderful thing. Up to a point. It can get your film sold and maybe even make it look attractive, but it can't ensure much of anything else. Case in point, may it please the court, is "Legally Blonde." Starring Reese Witherspoon as a Bel-Air airhead wending her way through law school, "Legally Blonde" is basically "Clueless Goes to Harvard." Nothing wrong with that notion, but, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I've seen "Clueless" and this is no "Clueless."
February 14, 2012 |
It's a hit-and-miss affair as CIA agents/BFFs Chris Pine and Tom Hardy launch highly targeted competing covert love-ops in "This Means War," both aiming for the heart of a consumer products tester played by Reese Witherspoon. Smart, blond, beautiful but unable to get a guy, Witherspoon's Lauren Scott is as perky and perfect as she seems, but this lovely is not what gives the movie its kick. So if you are in the mood for action, there is a whole lot of it here. If you're in the mood for love, of the swooning, weak-in-the knees sort, there's not so much.
April 25, 2013 |
"Do you love her?" Wistful and hoping for a yes, the rough-hewn Arkansas boy who asks that question can't quite hold the gaze of the stranger, but his voice is insistent. The question comes early in "Mud" and will haunt the 14-year-old and the movie until the final frame. The answer - to what loving means, to how urgent it feels the first time, to how easily it can slip away, like the Mississippi River that runs through this tale - is wily and willful. MOVIE REVIEWS: Latest reviews from The Times The movie itself, filled with miscreants, mysteries, a scandalous hero named Mud and a couple of boys as headstrong as Huck Finn, is one of the most creatively rich and emotionally rewarding movies to come along this year.
April 5, 2013 |
The former Kate Middleton is getting a tad more specific about her due date. Attending an event with husband Prince William for the Quarriers Stopover Project in Glasgow, Scotland, on Thursday, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, revealed the detail to reporters. "It's around mid-July, but apparently babies have their own agenda," she joked. The palace previously said that the baby was due in July, when it originally announced that the duchess was pregnant last December. PHOTOS: Kate Middleton through the years The British royals are known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn when they are in Scotland and the countess-duchess often pays tribute by wearing a bit of tartan, the Daily Mail said . She wore a checkered gray and blue coat with silver buttons during a leg of the visit and the next day sported a tartan scarf with a bright red coat.