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Gwyneth Paltrow Says Comparison To Fellow Lifestyle Guru Wannabes Blake Lively & Reese Witherspoon Is “Sexist”

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It’s totally one of my fav things EVER when Gwyneth Paltrow tries to play the oppressed martyr. Poor rich me, with my $400 hand towels and my $300 a week eating plan! No one knows my pain! It’s really brilliant to witness. Her latest foray into bitching about just how done wrong she is came during an interview with TIME Magazine, in which she was asked her thoughts on the sites launched by fellow lifestyle gurus like Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba and Blake Lively. Now, this is a pretty natural question to ask, given that Goopy here was the first one to start the whole ‘rich white actress telling people how to live their lives’ trend years back. But what does Gwyneth think? MISOGYNY!

There are several sites started by successful actresses. Do you look at these sites?

This is a very interesting question, because I wonder if George Clooney would be asked about Puff Daddy’s ancillary liquor line. I’m fascinated how the media in particular are so confounded by entrepreneurial women doing something outside of their box. Jessica [Alba], especially, who’s a friend of mine—our businesses could not be more different. There’s not a lifestyle piece to her business. The fundamentals of our sites are very different. Reese launched—our businesses have similarities, but hers has retail. People are grasping at straws to tie us together and I get it, because it makes a good story, but I’m slightly offended by this sort of generalization that happens with myself and Jessica and Reese and Blake. Yes, there are similarities. But there aren’t stories in TIME written saying, “Wow, look at Arnold Schwarzenegger, who did x, y, and z!”

This isn’t an original observation, though, that there are various actresses whose sites launched within a short span of time.

I wrestle with it. I feel there’s something slightly misogynistic about it. This is a common theme. I think Reese and Jessica and I—I don’t know Blake Lively, and I don’t know if Jessica and Reese know each other—I’m friends with both of them and I speak to both of them and I want to do everything I can to support their businesses. I’m not articulating it well, because I haven’t completely worked out what it is, but I feel very proud when Jessica was on the cover of Forbes. I think that’s amazing. You can quantitatively say, “Look what she’s done, she’s been able to conceive of a business and scale it to that size, in that amount of time.” But we have such different businesses.

I mean, the bullshit here is off the charts. While I agree that Jessica’s business isn’t really anything like Goop, both Preserve and Draper James are basically carbon copies with their own regional schtick added on. It’s natural to make the comparison, given that they’re all from very privileged backgrounds, peddling “artisan” shite that no one needs. That’s not sexism, that’s just having two eyes and a working brain.

Get over yourself, Gwyneth.

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Reese Witherspoon’s New Lifestyle Website Is LIVE — And Cheaper Than Goop & Preserve!

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If there’s one thing I love in this world, it’s affluent women who have always been affluent (and therefore pretty disconnected from the real world) starting their own lifestyle websites. We’ve got Gwyneth Paltrow‘s goop, bringing us 700 calorie per day diets & $400 hand towels; Blake Lively’s Preserve with its clueless racial undertones and overblown artisan aesthetic; and now we have Reese Witherspoon‘s Draper James, which is so southern it hurts… but hurts so good.

Draper James launched on Wednesday and at the moment it features a bunch of shit you don’t need for sale, from stationary inscribed with “southernisms” to the standard bags and jewelry. The one thing this site has going for is that many of the prices start MUCH lower than her competitor’s lifestyle sites, with bags and accessories as low as $25. What a bargain for shit you’ll end up donating to charity after it sits at the back of your closet for a few years!

The site also has some cute ideas on throwing luncheons and will feature more editorial content as time goes on. I have to admit, most of the merchandise is hideously tacky but that’s sort of what’s so endearing about it. This site actually feels authentic to Reese Witherspoon. I can absolutely see her carrying a bag that’s inscribed with “Totes, Y’all!” on the front. Can’t you? That puts her miles ahead of the competition already.

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Reese Witherspoon’s Daughter Is All Grown Up!

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Remember when Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe were THE couple? Now Reese is having trouble with the law and Ryan is some sort of maybe child murderer on a TV show. And in that time, their little girl, Ava, grew into a 15-year-old with blueish hair!

Ms. Witherspoon posted the above photo on Instagram with the caption,

Me and my girl [heart emoticon] ready for #HotPursuit premiere! @avaphillippe

And I’m just like, WHOA, HOLY SHIT, I FEEL OLD. How did this even HAPPEN? Man, time is a bitch!

Ava is fairly active on Instagram (apparently it’s her only social media account). And I gotta say, I think she looks just like her mom:

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I don’t know if she’s planning to be an actress, but I could totally see her being the next Dakota Fanning.

Goddamn, I wish my parents were famous.

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Reese Witherspoon had another run-in with police (but she was sober this time)

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I think we all know by now that Reese Witherspoon and police don’t really mix. When last the twain met, Reese went away in handcuffs, drunk and crying about her rights as an American. This time around, things were a little better: she was sober and managed to get herself out of a ticket for an illegal parking job.

From TMZ:

Reese Witherspoon may have found a police officer who knows who she is … and that could be how she charmed her way out of a parking ticket.

Reese was leaving boxing class in Brentwood Monday afternoon when she came across a traffic cop who was writing her a ticket. But Reese flashed that smile and the officer responded by cutting her a break.

An official from the L.A. Department of Transportation tells TMZ … Reese got to the officer “prior to completing the citation” … therefore it stands to reason the officer had started to write her up.

The official adds, “The individual was allowed to depart as would any other motorists in a similar circumstance.”

Huh, I thought most cops were assholes with a quota to fill and if they’d started writing the ticket, you were out of luck either way? Must just be the perks of celebrity.

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Reese Witherspoon says her arrest showed people who she really is

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Remember when Reese Witherspoon got all drunk and disorderly and had to be arrested? And then she started ranting to the cop about how she’s super famous and has rights as an American? It was one of the most fun episodes in celebrity-meets-police history, and now, over a year later, Reese is finally ready to talk about it… at the BFI Film Festival, at that:

“I think it was a moment where people realized that I wasn’t exactly what they thought I was,” she told reporters. “I guess maybe we all like to define people by the way the media presents them, and I think that I showed I have a complexity that people didn’t know about. It’s part of human nature. I made a mistake. We all make mistakes. The best you can do is say sorry and learn from it and move on.”

That’s true – we do all make mistakes and it’s no big deal. It certainly hasn’t hurt her career, that’s for sure, and most people have forgotten about it. It’s not like anyone is judging her or persecuting her, either – it’s basically just something that everyone laughs at her for, just like we all do with embarrassing things.

Also, I don’t know that getting so drunk that you become belligerent shows the world “complexity”, but uh, okay.

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Reese Witherspoon is all about the raw sex scenes

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Reese Witherspoon is starring in Wild, which is based on Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. If you haven’t read it, it’s about a woman who goes on a journey of self-discovery following her mother’s death. It can be quite a deep film at times, and it includes some more intense sex scenes that Reese wanted to be totally real and raw because she’s a Very Serious Actress.

From Vogue:

“When people underestimate me, it’s actually a comfortable place for me,” she says. “ ‘Oh, that’s what you think I am; well, no, I’m not.’ I’m a complex human being. I have many different shades.”

The film is unflinching in its portrayal of the bottom Strayed hit after the death of her mother, dabbling with heroin and embarking on a string of one-night stands as if trying to awaken her grief-numbed senses. Witherspoon knew no studio would let her go there. “I just didn’t want to hear, ‘Oh, we don’t want to see Reese have sex. . . . Oh, can we not have any profanity?’ ” says Witherspoon. “I wanted it to be truthful, I wanted it to be raw, I wanted it to be real.”

Well, okay. Apparently Reese hired a hypnotist to help her lose herself during her sex scenes, which… I don’t really get, but whatever floats your boat.

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Best And Worst Celebrity Looks Of The Week!

Welcome back, y’all, to Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week! Check out last week’s looks (or don’t, it’s your life) and then check these out and tell us who your celeb pick is for BEST, WORST, and WTF of the week!

 

Amy-Poehler

Amy Poehler never knows what length of dress to wear. She always finds one that is exactly the wrong length and cuts her off. This would be so much cuter if it was short.

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