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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.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2011 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 16, 2005 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 2005 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
A paparazzo charged with battery, child endangerment and false imprisonment in allegedly disrupting a birthday outing given by actress Reese Witherspoon for her 6-year daughter at a Disney theme park pleaded not guilty Wednesday and said he was being made a scapegoat by the Hollywood elite. Photographer Todd K. Wallace, 44, was ordered by Orange County Court Commissioner George Berenson to stay at least 300 yards from Witherspoon and the guests who were with her Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2001 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2005 | Richard Winton, Times Staff Writer
Prosecutors say they will not file charges against paparazzi who chased actress Reese Witherspoon from her gym to the gated Westside community where she lives. William C. Hodgman, head of the district attorney's Target Crimes Unit, said prosecutors agreed with LAPD detectives that although the actress undoubtedly was terrified when a swarm of photographers "besieged" her in April, there was insufficient evidence to bring charges of false imprisonment or any other crime.
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November 10, 2006 | Jessica Garrison, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles may not have a professional football team, but it does have celebrity divorce watching -- and lately, that's becoming quite a rough sport. So employees of Los Angeles civil court were reminded this week, when Britney Spears filed for divorce from her husband of two years, Kevin Federline. A day later, Reese Witherspoon filed for divorce from Ryan Phillippe.
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