Alright, awesome news, people: there’s a Hillary Clinton biopic in the works. Rodham will follow Hils from 1974, back when she was a lawyer in Washington. Sweet, right? Well, a great woman needs a great actress to play her, and a few have been shortlisted for the part. Hint: all of them are pretty terrible.
Rodham – about the younger years of the former First Lady and senator – is due out some time around the 2016 presidential election, in which Clinton might be a canditate. It will focus on 1974, when she was a Washington lawyer.
Among those in the running to play the 26-year-old Clinton are Amanda Seyfried, who starred in Les Misérables, Zero Dark Thirty‘s Jessica Chastain, Reese Witherspoon, and Scarlett Johansson, most recently seen playing Janet Leigh in Hitchcock.
Rodham director James Ponstoldt said: “They’re all wonderful actresses. We’re very fortunate that a lot of really great actors are interested in playing these roles. We’re in an enviable position.”
“Regardless of people’s political affiliation or how they feel about Hillary Clinton, you don’t find people who question the quality of her intelligence or her drive. I want a wonderful actress who could embody that.”
Oh, man. Please keep searching, Ponstoldt. I don’t particularly mind any of these actresses on their own, but as Hillary Clinton? Nah. What do you think?
Celebrities walk around and get their photos taken, so let’s criticize their outfits. Here are some of my picks for best and worst celebrity looks of the week. Above is Emily VanCamp (Revenge) who’s got this face on like she’s she’s realizing she made some sort of huge mistake. Maybe she realized she’s on Revenge. What happened to that show? The second season…godawful. I like her outfit though. It reminds me of ~~Kiki Dunst back in 2006-2008~~. Not totally into the handbag.
Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth’s arrest was caught on the arresting officer’s dashboard camera and oh my God, it’s like watching Tracy Flick (Election) all grown up. Drunk as all hell, Witherspoon unleashes a thick Southern accent, coming up with some amazing new catchphrases like,
I am allowed to stand on American ground.
I’m an American citizen.
This is beyond. This is BEYOND.
And my favorite, after she’s arrested her husband says to the officer,
I had nothing to do with that.
No wonder Witherspoon sat down with Good Morning America and admitted she was wrong and said some “crazy things.” I mean this is beyond. BEYOND.
In the first video Reese says she’s pregnant (she is not) and needs to use the restroom. The officer tells her repeatedly to stay in the car and that if she gets out again, he’ll arrest her. In the second video, he arrests her.
EDIT: ANOTHER VIDEO WAS RELEASED. CONTAINS EVEN MORE WITHERSPOON ZINGERS LIKE, “My name is Reese Witherspoon, you are arresting me for obstruction of justice, it will be in the national news, I just want to let you know” to which the cop responds, “That’s fine.” GOD I LOVE THAT COP. Video is mostly crystal clear audio of Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth talking in the car about WTF just happened, with Reese’s Pieces asking over and over what she did wrong as her drunk-ass husband explains.
Reese Witherspoon did her first interview since she and her husband were arrested in Atlanta. Witherspoon’s husband was driving their Ford Fusion (lol I’m sorry) home from a party when they were pulled over. They were both crazy drunk. He was arrested for driving under the influence while she was arrested for disorderly conduct, after trying to argue with the arresting officer.
Witherspoon has been very apologetic about the entire thing. She continued her apology tour on Good Morning America with George Stephanopoulos. Here are some more tidbits (via USA Today):
[It was] one of those nights. We went out to dinner in Atlanta, had one too many glasses of wine. We thought we were fine to drive and we absolutely were not. And it’s just completely unacceptable. And we are so sorry and embarrassed. And we know better. … It was just poor judgment. And I think we made a mistake. It’s something that will absolutely never happen again. Just bad judgment.
Stephanopoulos brought up her “do you know my name” tactic, saying it “didn’t sound like the Reese Witherspoon we know and love.” lol okay. Witherspoon said,
I agree. I have no idea what I was saying that night. I saw him arresting my husband and I literally panicked. I said all kinds of crazy things. I told him I was pregnant. I’m not pregnant! I said crazy things.
She started laughing a bit, so she clarified,
You only hear me laughing because I had no idea what I was talking about and I am so sorry. I was so disrespectful to him. I have police officers in my family. I work with police officers every day. I know better.
She went on to blah blah blah about how hard it was to tell her kids and how ashamed she was etc and so forth dance party. Again, I give her publicist a big A+.
Reese Witherspoon was arrested recently for thinking she was back on the set of Sweet Home Alabama where it would be acceptable to sass a police officer. She and her husband, Jim Toth, were pulled over because Toth was driving drunk and Witherspoon wouldn’t stay in the car or stop agitating the police officer. She was very drunk. They were both jailed and booked.
Did anyone else think it was odd that Witherspoon’s mugshot wasn’t head-on? That she was looking down? Yeah, that’s because it is odd. From People Magazine:
“You can’t look down in the photograph,” says Atlanta criminal defense attorney Peter Odom. “The whole point of a mugshot is for identification purposes. To my knowledge, there is no exception to this rule.”
“She was wobbly,” explains a police source within the Atlanta Department of Corrections. “She didn’t need help walking, but she wasn’t at a point where we could get a really clear picture.”
“On another picture, she sort of bent down at the waist and we got the top of her head,” says the source. “She wasn’t being difficult or rude, but her motor skills weren’t what they needed to be.”
Oh, totally, no prob, don’t ask her to stand up straight and stop moving for 5 seconds or anything. If you’ve ever gone to the Faces of Meth site you’ll see that hundres of meth addicts managed to stand still for 5 seconds and got a regular mugshot, but whatever.
Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that was no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I am very sorry for my behavior.
By “the things I said” she was referring to the classic “do you know who I am/what my name is” line.
I’m not saying let’s throw her a parade for saying exactly what someone should after being arrested for drunk driving, but I’m saying it’s refreshing to see a celebrity own up to their mistakes and take full blame. Unlike Lindsay “It Was Totally My Assistant’s Fault, Swearsies” Lohan.
Their separate hearings are scheduled for May 22 and 23 in Atlanta. Sorry for the quality of that mugshot, it’s the best one that’s out there right now that isn’t the side by side one with her husband.
Here’s some photos of Witherspoon and Mr. Witherspoon leaving their NYC hotel yesterday (August 21), right as the DUI news was about to burst. She looks smug as hell, but take a photo at the right time and anyone can look like anything.