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.”
April 22, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
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.
November 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm by Sarah
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:
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
August 1, 2012 at 6:30 am by Sarah
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.
March 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Emily
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.
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?
February 29, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Emily
You guys! I’d totally forgotten about this, but I had a subscription to Teen People when I was in high school. I only kept one issue. Just one. But! It’s the 1st Annual Celebrity Style Awards issue! That means we can point and gawk at some of the dumb crap our favorite stars were wearing in the late 90s.
Here’s a look at the November 1998 issue:
I included a profile of “new talent” Paul Walker (check the gallery!), who will be appearing in upcoming movies like Pleasantville, Varsity Blues, and Brokedown Palace.
I especially recommend the photo spread titled “Hair Watch,” which focuses on bleached spiky 90s hair, as sported by the likes of Mark McGrath, David Boreanaz, and Seth Green. However, it’s the ladies—Sarah Jessica Parker and Jamie Pressly among them—who take the cake for dumbest 90s ‘dos.
I also included a scan of “Star Tracks” because A) I had completely forgotten about Jonny Lang, and B) how the hell does Lukas Haas know Vincent Gallo? I am not too sure Vincent Gallo belongs in a teen magazine.
Under “Star Woes: Their Most Embarrassing Moments,” Kirsten Dunst says:
I’m really proud of going on Jeopardy! and winning $10,000 for charity. But I was so embarrassed because I couldn’t get my buzzer to work right. Now people [who were watching the broadcast must] think that I’m the biggest ditz. I only answered like five questions.
I finally watched Kirsten’s heinous Jeopardy performance on YouTube sometime last year, and she’s right: I thought she was the biggest ditz.
From the article “Getting ‘N Sync”:
Five good-looking guys from Florida form a singing group, make it big overseas and then bring their catchy pop songs back home, where they instantly captivate the American teen market.
Hmmmm. Does this tune sound a little familiar? Yes and no. It’s true that, on the surface, ‘N Sync’s story certainly reads like Backstreet Boys: The Sequel. They have the same manager (Johnny Wright, also of New Kids on the Block fame), the same home base (Orlando) and the same secret weapon (a sexy blond—the baby of the band—guaranteed to melt the female masses). But spend a little time with the tight-knit quintet—James Lance Bass, 19; Joey Fatone Jr., 21; Chris Kirkpatrick, 26; Joshua “JC” Chasez, 22; and Justin Timberlake (the noted blond), 17—and you’ll find that they’re as different from Backstreet as Third Eye Blind is from Matchbox20.
Elsewhere, 98 Degrees is noted, but no mention of Nick Lachey anywhere. Another article, “Felicity Fever,” promises a too-in-depth look at “the set of the most talked-about new TV series.”
There is a centerfold of a movie poster for Meet Joe Black. I didn’t scan it, but I did scan the “Got Milk” ad starring Joshua Jackson.
Of course there are the 1st Annual Celebrity Style Awards: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Claire Danes, Drew Barrymore, Mariah Carey, Cameron Diaz, and Jennifer Aniston all get props, along with Jakob Dylan (remember him?!) and Aaliyah (sigh). I didn’t scan in the other two dudes because they are boring, but both Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith received accolades.
Also: holy God, Melissa Joan Hart can barely dress herself. Reese Witherspoon, however, always dressed with the trends and still managed to look cute.
Also: UGH. I really thought this was a fun idea—until I was actually scanning everything in, that is. I encountered some truly gnarly technical difficulties with the Kodak ESP 9250, so I hope you appreciate what I do for you.