Reese Witherspoon has a lot going on in life, like… I dunno, getting drunk and arrested? And movies, I guess. Just not Legally Blonde 3 – she turned that down, according to Jennifer Coolidge. There were plans to do a third movie and everyone was game for it until Reese put the breaks on it. That’s okay, no hard feelings!
“That was Reese’s choice [not to make the third film].”
Coolidge added: “She’s such a good actress. It was weird, she carried Legally Blonde.
“She had a baby at home or two babies at home and she was doing Legally Blonde during the day. It was bizarre how much that girl can handle. I was blown away by her.”
To be honest, I’ve only seen the first movie and not even the entire thing, I don’t think, so this sorta doesn’t matter to me, but um… it was great from what I saw of it? I hardly think the world of cinema is going to die without a third one, though. After all, sequels do tend to get progressively worse.
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+.