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Reese Witherspoon Sexually Assaulted at 16 by Hollywood Director

It has been quite a time in Hollywood since the New York Times published its exposé on Harvey Weinstein. A lot of actresses (and actors) have spoken up incidents they’ve had with Weinstein or other producers and directors. The latest actress to come forward is Reese Witherspoon, who says she was sexually assaulted by a director when she was 16, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“[I feel] true disgust at the director who assaulted me when I was 16 years old and anger at the agents and the producers who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment,” Witherspoon said. “And I wish I could tell you that was an isolated incident in my career, but sadly it wasn’t. I’ve had multiple experiences of harassment and sexual assault and I don’t speak about them very often.”

Earlier she reflected on the past week, in which multiple women in Hollywood have come forward about experiences of sexual harassment and assault, including some allegedly by disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

“This has been a really hard week for women in Hollywood, for women all over the world and a lot of situations and a lot of industries that are forced to remember and relive a lot of ugly truths,” Witherspoon said. “I have my own experiences that have come back to me very vividly and I find it really hard to sleep, hard to think, hard to communicate a lot of the feelings that I’ve been having about anxiety, about being honest, the guilt for not speaking up earlier, for not taking action.”

The Weinstein thing was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to inappropriate behavior in Hollywood. There’s a culture of things being acceptable, just being “the way things are” that perpetuates this sort of behavior. Harvey Weinstein was hardly an isolated case. But Witherspoon sounds hopeful that this will be the moment when things will change.

“I feel really, really encouraged that there will be a new normal. For the young women in this room, life is going to be different because we have your back and it makes me feel better because, gosh, it’s about time.… I’m so sad that I have to talk about these issues, but I would be remiss not to,” she said.

You might be asking yourself why these stories are still news. I feel like I haven’t written about anything other than Hollywood sexual assault since the Weinstein story broke. But the fact that there are so many individual stories to report on shows that this isn’t a series of isolated incidents or a few bad actors, it’s a systemic problem that’s been largely ignored for decades, and that in itself is newsworthy.

Here’s Reese Witherspoon Running Because She Has to Work ‘Twice as Hard’ as a Man

Technically, she gets seventy cents on the dollar, so she doesn’t really need to run twice as hard. Maybe 30% harder.

Anyone seen Big Little Lies? Good show, a definite must watch. Liane Moriarty wrote the book of the same name, but she hasn’t gotten to a sequel yet. Witherspoon and co-star Nicole Kidman executive produced the HBO series. Count Witherspoon interested in a second season.

“Yeah, Nicole and I just spoke about it three days ago,” Witherspoon told E! News about a second season. “We’re talking to Liane Moriarty, who wrote the book, about how could these characters go on, what would happen? We definitely left it open-ended so there’s a possibility there.”

Did I mention Witherspoon executive produced? It was a hard battle to get to that position she says.

“I finally had my three hits,” she said, referring to her films “Gone Girl” and “Wild” and her HBO series “Big Little Lies.” “Finally, I feel like the story had changed. I am a producer.”

Look at me! I’m the producer now.

Witherspoon also talked about how women have to prove themselves way more than men. I feel like I’ve heard this before.

Women still have to prove themselves “twice as hard,” a process that can take “twice as long,” said Witherspoon. “A guy has one hit and it’s like, ‘Oh, he deserves an Oscar!'”

“A guy has a hit at Sundance and he gets Jurassic Park,” she added. “A woman has a hit at Sundance and she has to make six more movies.”

Well duh, that makes sense. Women don’t get the lead roles, only supporting roles, so naturally they have to do more movies to match the men. It’s simple math, so if you look at it that way, men and women really are equal in Hollywood.

Betty White Turns 95: Celebrities Wish Her Happy Birthday

Betty White turned 95-years-old on January 17, 2017. 

Many celebrities took to social media to address the milestone by wishing the star a very happy birthday. 

Scroll down for the reactions. 

1. Reese Witherspoon

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Proof of why #BettyWhite is my all time fav! HBD @BettyMWhite !!

2. Craig Ferguson

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Happy Birthday to my beautiful pal @BettyMWhite. First actress I ever worked with in Hollywood. Spoiled me for the rest. I love you Betty. X.

3. Wendy Williams

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Happy birthday, Betty White!

4. Sarah Michelle Gellar

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@BettyMWhite wishing you the happiest 95 birthday. You inspire and motivate us all!!

5. Kyle Richards

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Happy birthday to one of my favorite role models @bettymwhite So fortunate to have worked with you. I wish you continued health, happiness and success #happybirthdaybettywhite.

6. William Shatner

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Congratulations!
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Tennessee the Turtle! Reese Witherspoon Celebrates Her Son’s 4th Birthday

Tennessee Toth
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Happy birthday to the newest member of the Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tennessee James!

Reese Witherspoon celebrated her youngest child’s upcoming fourth birthday with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle-themed party over the weekend.

On Sunday, Witherspoon, 40, took to Instagram to share some photos from her preschooler’s big day. And while he officially turns 4 on Tuesday, the Witherspoon-Toth family were ready to party.

“Celebrating someone VERY special’s birthday today!!! (Two hints: he is a #NinjaTurtles fan and this is his cake…) #TMNT,” the mother of three wrote in a post, sharing an image of the themed confection.

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Later in the day, Witherspoon shared a sweet photo of her birthday boy on their doorstep holding a red balloon.

“This smile says it all! Had such a special day celebrating this sweet little one’s (soon-to-be) birthday!!! We love you so much Tennessee!!! #TimeFlies #SundayFunday,” she captioned the cute snap.

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Witherspoon shares her little guy with husband Jim Toth, and is also mom to her 17-year-old lookalike daughter Ava and 12-year-old son Deacon, her children with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe.

Just two weeks ago, the family celebrated Ava’s 17th birthday, and the proud mom took to Instagram to share her love for her oldest child.

“Can’t believe my baby is 17 today! I love you, @avaphillippe. You’re gorgeous heart and loving spirit never cease to amaze me! I’m so lucky the universe let me be your mother. #HBD #17DancingQueen,” she wrote.

— Blake Bakkila


24 Actors Who Turned Down Iconic Roles

Can you imagine anyone other than Tom Hanks as Forest Gump? What about anyone besides Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller?

You won't believe what actors actually turned town those roles. In fact, we've got a list of 24 actors who passed on iconic roles -- sometimes for better, and sometimes for worse. 

Check them out below!

1. Michelle Pfeiffer, Silence of the Lambs

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It's true. Maybe you can't imagine anyone other than Jodie Foster as Clarice in Silence of the Lambs, but Michelle Pfieffer was actually offered the role first. She turned it down because it was too violent.

2. Al Pacino, Star Wars

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Are you sitting down? Because it's nearly impossible to imagine anyone other than Harrison Ford, but Al Pacino was actually offered the role of Han Solo on Star Wars.

3. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Clueless

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That's right. Sarah Michelle Gellar passed on the role of Cher in the movie Clueless, which eventually went to Alicia Silverstone. Gellar focused on slaying vampires instead.

4. Leonardo DiCaprio, Boogie Nights

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Leonardo DiCaprio probably made the right choice with this one. He turned down the role of Dirk Diggler on Boogie Nights so he could instead star in a little film called TITANIC.

5. Johnny Depp, Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Um, seriously? Try really hard to imagine Johnny Depp as Ferris Bueller, you guys. Doesn't work, does it? It's a good thing he turned down that role, because nobody other than Matthew Brokerick could be Ferris Bueller.

6. Lindsay Lohan, The Hangover

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Who knows what might have happened if Lindsay Lohan hadn't turned down the role of Jade on The Hangover? Instead, that part went to Heather Graham.
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Reese Witherspoon Is One ‘Proud Mom’ at Deacon’s Elementary School Graduation

Reese Witherspoon is going to be the mom of a middle schooler soon!

Reese Witherspoon Deacon graduation photo
Courtesy Reese Witherspoon/Instagram

The 40-year-old actress posted an Instagram Saturday with her 12-year-old son Deacon after he graduated from elementary school. She also documented the day’s festivities on her Snapchat on Friday.

The photo, captioned “Off to Jr High! Yay, Deacon! #proudmom,” showed the mother-son duo looking smiley and summer-ready. And of course, Witherspoon was rocking one of her very own pieces from Draper James.

Deacon is Witherspoon’s second child with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe. The former couple also have a daughter, 16-year-old Ava. Witherspoon also has 3-year-old son,  Tennessee, with husband Jim Toth.

–Blake Bakkila


2016 Academy Awards Red Carpet: A Feast For The Eyes

It's the grand finale to Awards Season 2016, and what a delight the red carpet was tonight in Hollywood.

Nominees who passed for Disney characters!  Gowns that resembled loofahs! That bear that nearly ate Leo!

Let's thumb through some of tonight's looks, shall we?  Those most pleasing to the eye, and those who - according to one tweet - look as though their owners "went HAM at Michael's."

1. Jennifer Garner: 2016 Academy Awards

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Presenter Jennifer Garner (in Versace) at the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

2. Leonardo DiCaprio: 2016 Academy Awards

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If Best Actor nominee (as of press time, the award has not yet been handed out) does not win, then...someone must change his name to Susan Lucci.

3. Cate Blanchett: 2016 Academy Awards

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Best Actress nominee Cate Blanchett slayed in a feathered Armani gown with Tiffany & Co. jewels at the 88th Annual Academy Awards on February 28th. However, a few viewers thought Blanchett looked like she "went HAM at Michael's." Rude.

4. Tina Fey: 2016 Academy Awards

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For the 88th Annual Academy Awards, presenter Tina Fey wore an Atelier Versace gown with a Bulgari sapphire and diamond necklace that belongs on the neck of the Duchess of Cambridge.

5. Kerry Washington: 2016 Academy Awards

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Presenter Kerry Washington wore Atelier Versace to the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

6. Reese Witherspoon: 2016 Academy Awards

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Reese Witherspoon wore Oscar de al Renta with Tiffany & Co. jewelry to the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar WILL Reprise Her Role In The Cruel Intentions Pilot!

It wouldn't be the same without her!

As we reported earlier this month, Sarah Michelle Gellar was in talks to reprise her role in NBC's Cruel Intentions pilot.

Related: Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Starting Her Own Cooking Website!

It looks like the TV gods have answered our prayers because she is IN FACT going to play Kathryn Merteuil on the small screen!

On Wednesday, SMG confirmed the news on her Instagram!

She posted :

#throwbackthursday (a bit early in Los Angeles) this picture was taken on the eve of production on the original #cruelintentions. Its me #rogerkumble (director) and #nealmoritz (exec producer) and the other is a picture of us now on the eve of production on the new #cruelintentions. That's right "everybody loves me, and I intend to keep it that way" #kathrynmerteuil is back!!! I am happy to say that I will be joining them (and @nbctv ) on the new #CrueltvA photo posted by Sarah Michelle (@sarahmgellar) on Feb 24, 2016 at 6:03pm PST

The project will pick up 15 years after the movie left off. Gellar's character will try to control Bash, the son of Annette Hargrove (originally played by Reese Witherspoon) and the deceased Sebastian Valmont (originally played by Ryan Phillippe).

Sony Pictures TV, Original Film, and AMBI are producing.

Talk about must see TV!

Live Like the Celebrities in These Beautiful Homes

There is no questioning the fact that celebrities get to live in the most beautiful homes that are out there. Whatever the need or preference, the money and position that famous individuals have allow them to be able to live lives surrounded in luxury the rest of the population only gets to dream about.

The celebrities might pay a pretty hefty price tag for the awe inspiring homes they do have, but it doesn’t mean you can’t live like them, at least in part. Here are some of the most extravagant celebrity homes that are out there. Once you see these, you’ll be inspired to make your own home resemble the pieces of heaven that each of these houses feature.

Ellen and Portia’s Perfect Blend

There isn’t anything not to like about Ellen Degeneres and her supermodel wife Portia de Rossi. Their home in Beverly Hills features an open concept flow with cool color palettes and beautiful, rich beams mounted across the ceiling.

It’s clean and feels classy, country, modern, and chic all at the same time. It seems like only Ellen and Portia could really pull that off. If you want to achieve the same feel, stick to a bright, open concept and channel your inner country-mod goddess.

Get Spicy With Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon’s place feels much different than Ellen and Portia’s place. The view from outside feels rather Spanish Countryside. The inside is also chic and clean, but features much spicier punches of color in the kitchen.

The grand staircase is the statement of the house as it leads upstairs to an open loft area. The wood just screams rustic bliss and elegance. If you love comfortable, warm sophistication, this is the house to model your dreams after.

Get Southern with Katherine Heigl

Change directions a bit and head to the south to look at Katherine Heigl’s home which is actually located in California, but looks like it belongs somewhere in Georgia. Everything about it feels southern inspired, but put in modern times. For example, everything in the kitchen is stainless steel, but from the open design and large windows, to the double doors and area rugs the whole essence is southern classic.

It’s really very cool how all the celebrities take what they enjoy out of each era and mix and match to get exactly what they want in a home. Sometimes it’s colonial, sometimes it’s french countryside, sometimes it’s completely modern. The nice thing is that it’s your home so you get to decide. There isn’t any right or wrong way to do things.

Make Your Own Celebrity Status Home

The awesome thing is that you don’t have to be a celebrity to have a home that looks like one of theirs. Everything will depend on the budget you have, but no matter the amount of money you have, you can make something magical happen.

If you can afford it, have a designer come in to show you the best way to get everything that you want in a home. Be inspired by what the celebrities are doing and make it happen in your own home in a way that suits your style. If you don’t have the money, increase your skillsets in the DIY department.

Round up friends who are skilled at various things and trade labor for labor and skill for skill. Don’t be afraid to unleash your creative side. Everyone deserves a home that emulates who they are as a person. Don’t just watch the celebrities live. Live like the celebrities in the ways that you can.

Reese Witherspoon Rang in the New Year with Some Tropical Family Fun

It’s family first for Reese Witherspoon in 2016.

The actress, who is mom to daughter Ava, 16, and sons Tennessee, 3, and Deacon, 12, had her main “crew” by her side to kick off the new year in an enviable tropical location.


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Witherspoon, who shared a variety of photos from the trip during the nearly week-long vacation, announced her sun-soaked arrival last Tuesday.

“#MadeIt… Vacation mode starts now,” she wrote.

#MadeIt… Vacation mode starts now. 💗

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The Oscar winner also posted an image of a gorgeous sunrise over the ocean with “2016” drawn into the sand.

“Looking good so far,” she captioned.

Looking good so far #2016

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My crew 💕 #Vacation

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Witherspoon spent her “last day of vacation” in the pool with her and husband Jim Toth‘s adorable toddler on Sunday.

Wearing a polka dot one-piece and shades, Witherspoon beamed while Tennessee held tight to a flamingo floatie.

It appears the little boy already has his mother’s preppy fashion sensibility — his tiny trunks perfectly matched the pool toy!

– Lindsay Kimble


Reese Witherspoon Inspires in Impassioned Speech Referencing Sexism in Hollywood

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Reese Witherspoon talks the talk. But she also walks the walk.

Perhaps most well known for her role as ditzy-but-bright Harvard law student in Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon has recently spoken out about sexism in Hollywood, and how she has tried to combat it throughout her 25-year career as a female actor. Witherspoon gave an empowering, inspiring speech at Glamour’s annual Women of the Year Awards, and it’s giving us serious Elle Woods flashbacks.

Witherspoon began her speech with a lighthearted quip about women in Hollywood: that younger actresses are often playing the roles written for older women. She referenced an Amy Schumer biopic, telling Amy, “I hope Amy Schumer and all the other nominees that when you consider making your biopic, you’ll give me the rights first, which would be great. Although Amy, I’ll have to play your grandmother in the movie (by Hollywood standards), and you’ll probably have to play your own mother.”

Witherspoon continued to chronicle the way she has been typecast and “pigeonholed” in her career because she transitioned to comedy from drama, and once directors learned she “could be funny,” they couldn’t see her as anything else—as if a woman can’t be multitalented as a comedic and a dramatic actor.

“I did comedies, they didn’t think I was serious. I did dramas, they didn’t think I was funny. And I got older and they didn’t think I could still be viable.”

Witherspoon then spoke at length about viability, and the fact that in Hollywood, once a woman reaches a certain age, she’s considered too old to be interesting any more. And hey, that age is usually like, 32. The hell?

Witherspoon then spoke about the lengths she has taken during her career to combat that thinking entirely, and how successful it’s been. Truly, she is inspiring not only because of these words, but also because of her actions.

“I’ve made movies all my life, for 25 years, since I was 14 years old. It was time to turn to myself and say, “OK, Reese, what are we going to do now?” The answer was very clear. My mother, who is here tonight, a very strong, smart Southern woman, said to me, “If you want something done, honey, do it yourself.”

So, I started my own production company, Pacific Standard Films, with the mission to tell stories about women.”

And tell stories about women she did. In its first year, her production company made both Gone Girl and Wild, in which Reese also starred. Both films were hugely successful, rising “to over half a billion dollars world wide and we got three Academy Award nominations for women in acting performances. So that is year one.”

It’s clear that Reese isn’t stopping anytime soon. She outlined her plans to adapt five more female-driven films based on books in the next few years, with two set for production next year.

Witherspoon’s words struck a chord with many women who work in fields that are male-dominated, which is most of them. Reese called attention to the disparity of her industry in funny ways, like referencing a [...]

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A Family Affair: Reese Witherspoon Brings 2 of Her Kids Along on the Red Carpet

Reese Witherspoon‘s biggest fans flocked to the red carpet to support the Oscar-winner on Friday night as she received the 29th American Cinematheque Award: her kids!

Joined by her children with ex Ryan Phillippe – Ava, 16, and Deacon Phillippe, 12 – Witherspoon was all smiles as she posed with her attractive brood and husband Jim Toth at Los Angeles’ Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.


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The star-studded event, which honored Witherspoon’s lengthy Hollywood career, attracted the likes of Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston.

In an off-the-shoulder, form-fitted black dress, the actress beamed while standing with mini-me Ava, who wore green, and a tux-clad Deacon.

The star’s third child, Tennessee, with husband Toth, missed out on the activities, instead, spending the night at home.

Witherspoon told reporters it was “great” to have her family (her own mother was also on hand) along with her for the special honor, and revealed that her kids weren’t necessarily familiar with her work.

Reese Witherspoon & Daughter Ava Phillippe Look the Same in Pre-premiere Photo

“They’ve never really seen me in very many films, so it should be interesting,” she told reporters before the ceremony. “I’m actually kind of, I have no idea what to anticipate. I know there’s going to be a lot of clips of me as a very young person. I think they’ll be a little bit stunned.”

The presentation included cute anecdotes from her famous friends and former co-stars, along with film clips.

“I’m really proud of so much,” the star told PEOPLE of her career. “Just the diversity the characters I’ve played. They’re important to me. My characters are like my friends. I really honor them and I feel really proud of the work that I’ve done in the last three years. Just creating more roles for other women.”

– Lindsay Kimble with Scott Huver


‘It’s All About That Cake!’ Reese Witherspoon’s Son Tennessee Turns 3

Three has never looked cooler.

Reese Witherspoon‘s youngest child, son Tennesseeis starting his third year off in style.

The toddler, Witherspoon’s son with husband Jim Toth, celebrated his birthday on Sunday with some awesome shades.

In a photo shared to the Oscar winner’s Instagram, Tennessee posed in blue sunglasses and a white printed t-shirt that appeared to say, “Awesome.”

The 39-year-old’s little boy held a cup and dug his barefoot toes into the sand.

“Happy Birthday Sweet boy! 3 is a magic number,” Witherspoon captioned the pic.


Courtesy Reese Witherspoon

The highlight of Tennessee’s big day? Definitely the killer chocolate cake.

“It’s all about that cake,” the Wild actress wrote on the photo sharing site.

The mouth-watering confection included thick frosting and M&Ms and was topped off with mini toy construction trucks.

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Reese Witherspoon & Daughter Ava Phillippe Look the Same in Pre-premiere Photo

The actress – who also shares children Ava, 16, and Deacon, 12, with ex Ryan Phillippe – and her son certainly know how to have a good time. Earlier this month, the star released a video goofing around with Tennessee on lip-sync app Dubsmash.

The pair took turns mouthing the lyrics to Raffi’s 1994 tune “Bananaphone” – a performance complete with props!

– Lindsay Kimble


Reese Witherspoon Celebrates Look-a-Like Daughter Ava’s 16th Birthday on Instagram: You Make Me a ‘Better Person’

Sweetest 16!

Reese Witherspoon celebrated daughter Ava‘s 16th birthday on Instagram Wednesday, sharing side-by-side photos of the teen as a little girl and now — further proving they’re basically the same person (well, except for that 23-year age gap).

“Wow! My sweet girl turns 16 today,” Witherspoon wrote of her blue-eyed beauty. “I am so blessed to have such a kind, compassionate, brilliant, artistic, all-around wonderful daughter who makes me a better person everyday.”

Reese Witherspoon Ava 16th birthday photo
Courtesy Reese Witherspoon; Albert L. Ortega/Getty

The actress and her daughter with ex Ryan Phillippe look uncannily similar — on first glance, teenage Ava appears to be an Election-era Witherspoon.

“I [love] you @avaphillippe,” wrote the Oscar winner, using a heart emojii.

Ava is a third generation Witherspoon doppelgånger: The star’s mom Betty is also the spitting image of her daughter and granddaughter.

Despite her busy schedule, Witherspoon has said that her first priority remains being a mother.

“There are some sacrifices you make, and it hurts your heart sometimes, but my kids tell me they’re proud of what I’ve accomplished, and that just means everything,” she told Southern Living in its September issue. “I grew up with a working mom, and I have so much respect for the things she did as a nurse and a teacher. I would never begrudge her that.”

— Lindsay Kimble


Ring, Ring! It’s Reese Witherspoon and Son Tennessee on the Bananaphone

 Reese Witherspoon's bananaphone
Courtesy Reese Witherspoon

Pick up your banana – it’s Reese Witherspoon and Tennessee calling!

The Oscar winner goofed around with her youngest child on Sunday, recording their own video on the popular app Dubsmash.

Lip-syncing along to children’s performer Raffi’s 1994 tune “Bananaphone,” Witherspoon and Tennessee, who turns 3 on Sept. 27, took turns mouthing the cute lyrics to the song.

At first, Tennessee struggled to match the quick-paced lyrics while holding a ripe banana to his ear, but by the second verse, the toddler was a natural.

“Bananaphone,” he fake-crooned with gusto.

“Good morning!” Witherspoon captioned the video, adding a sun emojii. “Pick up the banana phone!”

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The actress, who shares Tennessee with husband Jim Toth, also has two older children, Ava, 15, and Deacon, 12, with ex Ryan Phillippe.

Witherspoon had previously opened up about the struggle to balance her career and motherhood.

“There are some sacrifices you make, and it hurts your heart sometimes, but my kids tell me they’re proud of what I’ve accomplished, and that just means everything,” she told Southern Living. “I grew up with a working mom, and I have so much respect for the things she did as a nurse and a teacher. I would never begrudge her that.”

Reese Witherspoon & Daughter Ava Phillippe Look the Same in Pre-premiere Photo

— Lindsay Kimble


Reese Witherspoon: ‘No One’s Really Doing Parenting Perfectly – You Do the Best You Possibly Can’

Reese Witherspoon says she’ll never be able juggle motherhood and a career “perfectly,” but approval from her kids makes everything worth it.

“No one’s really doing it perfectly,” Witherspoon tells Southern Living of finding balance for their September cover story, which hits stands Aug. 21. “I think you love your kids with your whole heart, and you do the best you possibly can.”

The Wild star and Draper James founder, 39, is the mother of three children: daughter Ava, 15, and son Deacon, 12, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, and son Tennessee, 2½, with husband Jim Toth.

“But, you know, right now I’m feeling sad missing my little 2-year-old, and my daughter’s about to finish her freshman year of high school, and my son has a golf tournament this weekend that I hope I don’t miss,” the actress continues.


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Reese Witherspoon & Daughter Ava Phillippe Look the Same in Pre-Premiere Photo


Witherspoon, who tells the magazine she lives by her grandmother’s motto of “if you look good you feel good,” says support from her children make difficult decisions easier.

“There are some sacrifices you make, and it hurts your heart sometimes, but my kids tell me they’re proud of what I’ve accomplished, and that just means everything,” she says in the interview. “I grew up with a working mom, and I have so much respect for the things she did as a nurse and a teacher. I would never begrudge her that.”


Miller Mobley/Southern Living

The actress, who recently bought a house in Nashville — “Everything is a little bit slower here, and I think I’m ready for that in my life again. When I’m here my brain relaxes” — says being back where she grew up brings out her drawl.

“Early on, someone said, ‘Well, you’re never gonna get a job with an accent like that.’ I learned to change it up, but it’s like a pair of slippers that I put on when I’m at home. I start to talk more and more Southern. My kids know when I’m serious. I get really Southern,” Witherspoon jokes.

— Lindsay Kimble


Brotherly Love! See Reese Witherspoon’s Sons Reunite in Sweet Instagram Pic

Blissful brothers!

Reese Witherspoon shared a sweet shot of her two sons on Instagram Monday. The candid snap showed 2½-year-old Tennessee James adorably embracing older brother Deacon, 12. The siblings are all smiles as they reunite after Deacon’s stint at summer camp comes to a close.

“Someone is really excited his brother is home from camp! Welcome home, Deacon!” Witherspoon, 39, captioned the pic, complete with a #brotherlove hashtag and a heart emoticon.

Reese Witherspoon's sons embrace
Courtesy Reese Witherspoon


This summer has seemingly been all about family fun for Witherspoon. On July 20, she posted a cute photo of her and Tennessee posing in summery blue and white outfits next to a conch shell.

And earlier in the season, Witherspoon traveled to Italy with daughter Ava, 15. The actress and her mini-me daughter took outfit coordination to a whole new level, donning matching floral patterns.

— Megan Kuharich


See Reese Witherspoon and Son Tennessee in #VacationMode

Too cute!

Reese Witherspoon and her quickly growing 2½-year-old son, Tennessee James, posed for a sweet photo together that the actress shared on Instagram.

“Sweet lil walks with this sweet lil guy,” Witherspoon captioned the pic, complete with a heart and #VacationMode hash tag.

The blonde tot and his mom, 39, are modeling blue and white outfits — Witherspoon opted for a plaid midi-shirt dress from her Draper James clothing line while the little guy wore all stripes.

The fabulous duo are all smiles as they hold hands and pose next to a conch shell.

Reese Witherspoon Tennessee
Courtesy Reese Witherspoon


During a seemingly endless summer, Witherspoon recently returned from a trip to Italy with daughter Ava, 15. And although the actress and Tennessee came close to matching above, Witherspoon and her eldest child took outfit coordination to another level on their international jaunt.

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— Christina Butan


21 Stars Who Are Really, Really, Really Sorry!

So... are you buying it?

Are you buying what these actors, singers and athletes are selling?

Over the years, a number of celebrities have messed up and these same celebrities have issued supposedly heartfelt apologies in response to these scandals.

We've collected some of the most memorable mea culpas below and we want to know: Who do you believe most?

1. Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande is VERY sorry for slamming America while inside a California donut shop. She issues a mea culpa in this video.

2. Kobe Bryant

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Kobe Bryant immediately addressed sexual assault charges in 2003. Seated alongside wife Vanessa, he tearfully said he was guilty of adultery, not rape.

3. John Mayer

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John Mayer told Playboy in 2010 that he gets a "n-gger pass" because African-Americans like him. He apologized via Twitter with: "It was arrogant of me to think I could intellectualize using it, because I realize that there's no intellectualizing a word that is so emotionally charged."

4. Christian Bale

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Christian Bale was caught on tape, exploding during the filming of Terminator: Salvation. But he called himself a "punk" during an apologetic radio show appearance and admitted he was "way out of order."

5. Kanye West

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It took awhile, but Kanye West finally admitted that interrupting Taylor Swift at the MTV Music Awards was "very rude, period."

6. Michael Richards

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Most awkward apology ever? It was bad enough when Michael Richards dropped the N Word while performing a comedy routine. But then he apologize via satellite while friend Jerry Seinfeld appeared on The Late Show.
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Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara Feud After ‘Hot Pursuit’ Super Surprisingly Flops

If you saw the preview for buddy cop movie Hot Pursuit with Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara and felt just a little like you were being patronized by Hollywood, good news! The movie totally flopped at the box office and because movie stars are basically filthy rich children, Reese and Sofia are blaming the flop on each other.

Since you probably didn’t see the film, let me reassure your decision not to throw away your money. One critic shared his disappointment with the film, “The proven comic gifts of Witherspoon and Vergara have gone MIA.” Take this moment to think of something Reese Witherspoon has done that is actually funny. I know, I can’t think of anything either.

Reportedly, the two became close friends during the process (since in addition to acting they were both producing the movie) when they thought they were hilarious and were going to make a bunch more money. When the film only made back it’s $35 million dollar budget, the two started playing the blame game.

“Reese blames Sofia’s accent and ‘irritating laugh,’ while Sofia blames Reese for not being sexy or funny enough,” an insider told RadarOnline.com.

Ladies, ladies, how are you just noticing those faults now!? You both are being foolish if you didn’t notice them going into the film.

Now, this situation only gets better, Witherspoon’s husband, Jim Toth, is the agent for both women. When he tries to make amends between the two, they apparently accuse him of playing favorites. Umm, he’s married to one of them; I’m confused how there wouldn’t be a favorite in that situation.

And now for the best description by the previously mentioned critic, “A laugh could die of loneliness in this shrill, slapstick buddy farce.” Oh thank you, dear critic, you have totally justified me not seeing that movie.

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