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Jennifer Aniston on Matthew Perry: 'He Wasn't Struggling'

She says he was getting in shape, 'on a pursuit' before death

(Newser) - At the end of their interview for Variety's Emmys issue , Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon talked about Aniston's Friends co-star and longtime friend Matthew Perry. Aniston said that before Perry's death, "He was happy. He was healthy. He had quit smoking. He was getting in shape....

Reese Witherspoon, Jim Toth Announce Divorce

Actress and talent agent have a 10-year-old son

(Newser) - Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth announced Friday that they're divorcing. The actress, 47, and the talent agent, 52, who will have been married 12 years come Sunday, posted the news on Instagram , USA Today reports. Calling it a "difficult decision," the joint statement says: "We have...

Diane Keaton Gushes Over 'Gorgeous,' 'Genius' Bieber

Actress dishes with Ellen DeGeneres on shooting 'Ghost' music video with Justin Bieber

(Newser) - Keaton and Allen, Keaton and Nicholson, Keaton and ... Bieber? Yes, we're talking Diane Keaton, and her latest co-star, the Biebs, in his music video for "Ghost," which already has 122 million-plus views after debuting in October. USA Today reports on the 76-year-old Annie Hall and Something's ...

Reese Witherspoon Is Now a Soccer Team Owner

Actor buys minority stake in Nashville's pro team

(Newser) - Reese Witherspoon has joined the growing ranks of actors who double as owners of soccer teams. Witherspoon bought a minority stake in Major League Soccer's Nashville Soccer Club , reports Nashville Scene . Her husband, investor Jim Toth, also bought a stake, as did Tennessee Titans star Derrick Henry. Terms were...

Reese Witherspoon Selling Media Empire for Nearly $1B

Her company, Hello Sunshine, focused on promoting women's experiences

(Newser) - Reese Witherspoon, in a move as savvy and startling as Elle Woods getting into Harvard in Legally Blonde, is selling a media empire worth nearly a billion dollars. Like Elle, Witherspoon decided to be the change she wanted to see in the world, and started a production and content company—...

Mindy Kaling Signs On to Legally Blonde 3

She'll write the script along with Dan Goor; Reese Witherspoon to resume her role as Elle Woods

(Newser) - Writers who worked on NBC's The Office and Parks and Recreation have signed on to pen Legally Blonde 3, which will see Reese Witherspoon resume her role as perky lawyer Elle Woods. The Office alum Mindy Kaling, who starred alongside Witherspoon in 2018's A Wrinkle in Time, will...

Witherspoon Wanted to Help Teachers. It Backfired

One million educators applied for a free Draper James dress; there were only 250 available

(Newser) - Reese Witherspoon said she wanted "to show teachers a little extra love" in offering free dresses through her fashion line, Draper James, earlier this month, per Glamour . But love is hardly what teachers are feeling following the promotion, described as a way to honor those who are "working...

Among Hollywood's Leading Ladies, ScarJo's Pay Trumps All

'Avengers' star brought in $40.5M last year before taxes

(Newser) - Emma Stone ruled the roost last year , but this time around she's lost the No. 1 spot on the highest-paid actress list to the Black Widow. That would be Scarlett Johansson, whose annual paycheck is leaps and bounds ahead of the runner-up by more than $12 million, per Forbes ...

Reese Witherspoon Was Told It Couldn't Be Done—So She Did It

Oscar-winner starts her own female-driven media company, Hello Sunshine

(Newser) - Reese Witherspoon says she can now attend Hollywood meetings without explaining the need for female-driven content. "Part of me is incredulous," she tells Fast Company . "I can't believe people are actually listening now." It's good timing, too, since the 42-year-old actor/producer has founded a...

Wrinkle in Time May Not Be Worth Yours
Wrinkle in Time May
Not Be Worth Yours

Wrinkle in Time May Not Be Worth Yours

Joe Morgenstern calls big-budget film 'a great disappointment'

(Newser) - More than 50 years after it was written, Madeleine L'Engle's beloved children's tale about a girl who hopes to rescue her father from a distant planet, to which he's traveled through a wrinkle in time, is hitting the big screen. What did Ava DuVernay manage with...

Magazine Removes Franco From Hollywood Group Shot

While Oprah and Reese Witherspoon address extra limbs

(Newser) - The new Vanity Fair cover salutes "12 Extraordinary Stars, One Momentous Year" for Hollywood, but the original cover actually had 13 stars. The magazine digitally removed James Franco at the last minute because of his sexual harassment controversy , reports the Hollywood Reporter . "We made a decision not to...

Witherspoon, Other Stars Launch 'Time's Up' Movement

To target sexual misconduct, gender inequality in Hollywood

(Newser) - A new group is spearheading the fight against harassment in Hollywood, and it's got a few names you'll recognize behind it. The AP reports on the Time's Up initiative, launched Monday on behalf of more than 300 film, TV, and theater celebrities in the wake of the...

Jennifer Aniston Making TV Return With Reese Witherspoon

They're starring in and producing a new drama for Apple's streaming service

(Newser) - Friends star Jennifer Aniston is coming back to television and she's partnering with Reese Witherspoon, the AP reports. The Apple streaming service said Wednesday the actresses will star in and produce a behind-the-scenes drama series about a TV morning show. The new series marks a TV reunion for its...

Reese Witherspoon: I Was Assaulted by Director at 16

America Ferrera says she was sexually assaulted, and Jennifer Lawrence shares her own tale

(Newser) - Reese Witherspoon was 16 when she was first sexually assaulted by a director, then further victimized by agents and producers "who made me feel that silence was a condition of my employment. And I wish that I could tell you that was an isolated incident in my career, but...

Harvey Victims Could Get Free Home ... in Harvey

Officials in Harvey, Ill., say 10 homes are up for grabs

(Newser) - "Harvey" might now be associated with death and devastation, but one Midwestern city is doing a little something to change that. Harvey, Illinois, is offering 10 homes for free to families who lost their homes as a result of Hurricane Harvey. City spokesman Sean Howard tells NBC Chicago the...

Plastic Surgeon: This Is the 'Perfect Face'

Others beg to differ

(Newser) - Combine Keira Knightley's eyes with Kate Middleton's nose and Penelope Cruz's lips and you have a beauty overload—and also the world's most desirable face, at least according to one plastic surgeon. Julian De Silva from London's Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery...

10 Celebs You Didn't Realize Voiced Animated Characters

Katy Perry, is that you?

(Newser) - Whose voice is that? You may not have realized these stars rounded up by the Stir were behind animated characters. A sampling:
  1. Kristen Wiig: Lucy in Despicable Me 2 and Miss Hattie in Despicable Me
  2. Amy Poehler: Joy in Inside Out
  3. Zac Efron: Ted in The Lorax
  4. Bill Hader: Flint

Hot Pursuit 'Not in Any Way Worth Watching'
 Hot Pursuit 
 'Not in Any Way 
 Worth Watching' 

Hot Pursuit 'Not in Any Way Worth Watching'

Critics slam this buddy comedy as unfunny, lazy, offensive

(Newser) - Any shot Hot Pursuit had at becoming this summer's hottest comedy has flown out the window thanks to what can only be described as some of the worst reviews we've seen in a while. The flick starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara has managed just a 7% approval...

Now Reese Witherspoon Has 'Lifestyle Website'

Apparently this trend is here to stay

(Newser) - " Lifestyle websites " are apparently the trendy celebrity hobby du jour , and now Reese Witherspoon has her very own. She launched Draper James yesterday, People reports, a site focused on Southern style. "I started this company to honor my Southern heritage and in particular my grandparents who were,...

Reese's Divorce Did Hurt Her Career

Vocativ did the math

(Newser) - Reese Witherspoon recently told 60 Minutes that after she and Ryan Phillippe divorced in 2006, her career suffered. "I spent a few years just trying to feel better," she said. "You can’t really be very creative when you feel like your brain is scrambled eggs."...

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