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Reese Witherspoon Keeps Her Political Views to Herself

“I have a real aversion to talking about my own personal politics just because I feel the influence sometimes, I see the influence of celebrity on our culture. And to think that my opinion is any more informed than anyone else’s or taken as thus is erroneous. I’m just like everybody else. I’m learning, reading, I’m trying to figure it out.”

Reese Witherspoon, the the Associated Press, on why she keeps her personal politics to herself.

Challenge to all Evil Beet readers: Use both the words “thus” and “erroneous” in a sentence today. Then you’ll be as cool as Reese Witherspoon.

Reese and Jake: Broken Up Yet Again

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These two just love the drama.

“This is the harshest split they’ve had,” says a source. “Reese told Jake it’s best they don’t talk at all.”

But don’t expect it to be over forever.

“They’re a rocky couple,” says one insider. “It would not be a shock if they got back together.”

Hollywood’s Cutest Couple Giving It Another Go?

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Rumor is Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe are working out their differences and getting close to getting back together. Page Six says that they have been closer as of late and even though their breakup was pretty brutal, with Ryan admitting he had cheated on Reese, they are spending a lot of quality time together.

“They met for lunch this week at the Votre Sante health-food restaurant, a regular Brentwood haunt for Reese on San Vicente. And they’re going on runs together around the Brentwood Country Club. Both are regular, dedicated runners. Running is a very healing, meditative thing, so maybe it will work its magic on them.”

I have no idea how running fits into this. The last time I went running with my boyfriend by the time I caught up with him I ended up tripping on his foot and falling on my face. That ended our romantic running.

I hope this works out for them. Neither of them really has had a high profile romance since their split. Ryan has shown that he is a devoted dad to their kids and they were just so darn cute as a couple. Ryan’s PR person obviously denied this report but I’m guessing we might see more of these two together in the future.

Ryan Phillippe Just Wants the Kids

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Despite the fact that Reese Witherspoon is worth considerably more than he is, and the couple did not sign a pre-nup, Ryan Phillippe will not be seeking alimony from his soon-to-be ex-wife; he is asking only for joint custody of their two children, Ava, 7, and Deacon, 3. Phillippe asks that visitation rights be “equally distributed,” and is not blocking Reese from seeking spousal support from him.

The couple separated in late October, after Reese caught Ryan having an affair with Australian actress Abbie Cornish. They filed for divorce in November. Reese has since been linked to co-star Jake Gyllenhaal.