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Big Surprise: Even Reese Witherspoon’s Mugshot Got Special Treatment

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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.”

I guess before they arrived, someone made sure they knew what her name was. The officers, however, don’t really see a problem with Witherspoon not looking directly at the camera.

“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.

I guess not being a regular like Lohan, Witherspoon was a little camera shy.

A+ For Reese Witherspoon And Her Publicist: Reese Releases Humble Statement About Arrest

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Reese Witherspoon, America’s Sweetheart or whatever, was arrested with her husband for drunk driving and disorderly conduct. And unlike Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan, Ms. Witherspoon knows how to give good statement. Her publicist is very smart. Her statement, via TMZ:

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.

Reese Witherspoon And Husband Arrested For DUI And Disorderly Conduct — Seriously

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Reese Witherspoon — yes, that Reese Witherspoon — and her husband Jim Toth, got busted for driving drunk and being disorderly. They were arrested, taken to jail, and booked.

File this under Celeb Scandals You Wouldn’t Expect. Her husband was the one driving drunk and Ms. Witherspoon was the one arguing with the police officer. It’s unclear if she was also drunk. TMZ has everything:

Cops say they spotted Reese and her husband Jim Toth’s car — a silver Ford Fusion — weaving in and out of lanes, so they pulled them over.

As officers dealt with Jim, Reese allegedly started acting up, telling cops, “Do you know my name?” The officer answered by saying, “No, I don’t need to know your name.”

Witherspoon then came back with, “You’re about to find out who I am … You are going to be on national news.”

During Jim’s arrest, Reese allegedly became ornery, demonstrating visual and verbal frustration over how long it was taking to arrest her husband. At one point, she got out of her car and the officer ordered her back inside. When she got out a second time, he arrested her for disorderly conduct, a municipal ordinance.

They were both taken to jail, booked, and released a short time later.

As for Toth’s part of the arrest … the officer in the report described him by saying his “eye lids were droopy” and his eyes were “blood shot and watery.” The officer said he smelled a “strong odor” of alcohol coming from Toth.

The officer stated that Toth told him he only had one drink … but when given a Breathalyzer test, Toth’s blood alcohol level was .139.

.08 is the limit. So he really hit it out of the park there. It’s strangely comforting knowing that Ms. Reese Witherspoon is not above the law. Girl, when a police officer tells you to stay in the car and you don’t, twice, you should expect consequences. But if Lohan and Amanda Bynes can skate by, I’m sure Reese Witherspoon will have no problem shooing this away.

Also, a Ford Fusion? Really?

Reese has since issued an apology, saying:

“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 is no excuse.

“I was disrespectful to the officer, who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police, and I’m very sorry for my behavior.”

OMG Reese Witherspoon’s Baby Boy is So Cute

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Well thank heavens Reese Witherspoon went and had this baby, because for a minute, there, she was getting really, really boring. I mean, do you even remember the strange, awkward speech with Robert Pattinson at that one MTV awards show? Honestly, was she smoking some drugs that night? Because that was probably the second-most interesting thing she’s done in the past five years, maybe.

But yeah, this baby. This baby is cute! Cute, cute, cute! His name is Tennessee James Toth, and if that doesn’t sound like a writer of some sort (I know, I know; Tennessee Williams copout), then I don’t even know what does. Reese was born and raised in Tennessee, which might explain the name, so we’re going to play a little game—using the home state or region of your birth and a really generic middle name (like James or Henry or John or something), tell me: what’s your Reese Witherspoon name?

Mine would be Pennsylvania Peter. Ha. Now you go.

Robert Pattinson is Hiding Away With Reese Witherspoon

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From People:

His world shattered, Robert Pattinson turned to someone he knew he could count on: Reese Witherspoon.

Immediately after learning his girlfriend of three years, Kristen Stewart, had cheated on him with her married Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, Pattinson asked his friend and Water for Elephants costar if he could crash at her tranquil estate in Ojai, Calif.

So sad. Here’s a recent photos of Reese‘s “tranquil estate,” which was recently featured in Elle Decor:

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Not a bad place to heal a broken heart, right?

All I know is that it’s a good, good thing that Rob‘s real friends are showing him the meaning of commitment and assistance, because come on. Who the f-ck is Kristen going to go crawling to in order to hide away from the public eye? Her ex-boyfriend Michael Angarano? Come on. No comparison. Case in point: Kristen Stewart’s career is probably older.

Check out the rest of the photos in the gallery.

Home images courtesy of Elle

Reese Witherspoon Is Pregnant!

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From People:

Reese Witherspoon turns 36 on Thursday, but she’s already received the gift she’d long hoped for: a new baby is on the way!

After weeks of speculation – whipped up after the actress sported a series of loose, bump-concealing frocks – several Witherspoon pals confirm that yes, the Oscar winner and her husband of almost one year, Hollywood talent agent Jim Toth, are expecting their first child together.

“They are both thrilled,” a friend tells PEOPLE.

Already a mom to daughter Ava, 12, and son Deacon, 8, whom she had with ex-husbandRyan Phillippe, Witherspoon had spoken in the past of her desire to expand her family.

“I would love to have more kids,” she told Britain’s Closer magazine in January. “My children are the best part of my day.”

Toth, whom she married last March in a country-chic ceremony at the actress’s ranch in Ojai, Calif., “has always wanted kids,” adds the friend. “He adores Ava and Deacon.”

Now the whole family is eagerly anticipating their new addition.

“Jim and Reese are looking forward to having a bigger family at this point in life,” says the friend. “They can take the time to enjoy the next stage and make sure the transition for all is easy and joyful.”

Awww, Reese! Congratulations, girl! So happy for you! You look super happy with your new-ish husband, and it looks like you’ve been working on getting pregnant for a hot minute now! I’m glad things are working out for you, and I hope you’re so, so happy! Happy enough to do a Pleasantville sequel one day, one might say.

But man, is it baby season now or what? We’ve got Jessica Simpson and Snooki cooking up some babies, and now Reese. Who’s next? Jessica Biel? Miley Cyrus? Apparently anything is possible these days when it comes to celebrities’ uteruses (uteruses? Uteri? Wikipedia says either one is cool), so give it your wildest shot. Shoot for the moon, you guys, and even if you miss, some random D-Lister will get knocked up.

Is The World Ready for Gwyneth Paltrow to Sing And Dance Again?

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Not to be harsh, but after that catastrophe that was Country Strong, I don’t think Gwyneth Paltrow needs to ever sing and dance again: not in the shower, not in her bedroom, not in a bar, not ever. And certainly not in a film that millions and millions of people will see. Just in case you’ve forgotten what Gwyneth Paltrow, The Singer is like, let me refresh your memory:

Do you see what I mean when I say that she needs to give this up forever? Yes? Then you should be able to feel my pain when I tell you that this is exactly what she’s not doing. What she is doing, though, is starring in a movie with Beyonce, Cameron Diaz, and Reese Witherspoon about old lady singers from the 1990′s who are sad that no one wants to listen to their music anymore. Really.

From Deadline:

In a seven-figure preemptive deal, Sony Pictures is collaborating with Ryan Murphy on One Hit Wonders, a musical comedy pitch that will be written as a star vehicle for Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Beyonce and Andy Samberg.

Murphy is attached to direct, and he will write the script with his Gleecohorts Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan. Murphy will produce with Paltrow (who has practically become aGlee cast member) and the latter makes her debut as a producer on this film. Murphy hopes to direct it after he completes The Normal Heart.

Paltrow, Witherspoon and Diaz will play three singers who each scored a top hit song in the 1990s before watching their careers go down the drain. They decide to form a super group. Samberg and his Lonely Island cohorts will be involved in generating music for the film, I’m told. The project came out of a dinner Murphy had at the Soho House with Paltrow, Diaz and Witherspoon. They wanted to do something fun together and kicked around ideas until they settled on One Hit Wonders. Murphy, who made Eat Pray Love with Sony Pictures chief Amy Pascal, took the pitch to her. Pascal bought it 10 minutes in. They are working the deals right now.

I’ve never liked Gwyneth Paltrow, obviously, and I’m kind of over Beyonce at the moment. I’m pretty indifferent to Cameron Diaz, and I guess I like Reese Witherspoon ok. Despite all that, am I going to go see this movie? Yes. Hell yes. I mean, the music is going to be done by The Lonely Island, the boys who wrote such beautiful songs as “The Creep” and “I Just Had Sex.” And the Gwyneth Paltrow is going to be singing those songs. And then I get to see it and laugh forever. I think it would be worth the pain, just for those giggles.

Would anyone else be interested in seeing this film?