Reese Witherspoon and her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe have finally sold their shared Los Angeles property seven years after their divorce. The Cruel Intentions co-stars originally purchased the California duplex for $1.2 million (£ 716,956) in 2005, a year before their marriage broke down, and they put the house on the market last December (13) for $1.4 million (£ 854,832).
However, the former couple has now sold the shared investment property for $1.4 million (£ 882,461), earning them a profit of $266,500 (£163,307), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Witherspoon and Phillippe split in 2006 and divorced in 2007. The actress married Hollywood agent Jim Toth in 2011.
The estate in Ojai, California estate where the former couple wed was also sold last month (Jan14).
Stars including Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Hathaway and Reese Witherspoon turned out to support a new cancer charity initiative in Culver City, California on Tuesday (28Jan14). Witherspoon and her talent agent husband Jim Toth hosted the event, which celebrated the new partnership between research organisation Stand Up To Cancer and the American Cancer Society.
Bosses at the charities announced they will set aside $10 million (£6.2 million) each to fund a team of expert lung cancer researchers.
Paltrow, a longtime supporter of Stand Up To Cancer's annual fundraising telethons, walked the red carpet, alongside Hathaway.
Other stars in attendance included Selena Gomez, Christina Aguilera, Lily Collins, celebrity couple Diane Kruger and Joshua Jackson, Zooey Deschanel and supermodel Heidi Klum.
Stand Up To Cancer's co-founder Lisa Paulsen says, "We're honoured to collaborate with the American Cancer Society on such a substantial project to fight lung cancer."
The Hangover star Justin Bartha's real-life wedding went without a hitch when he walked down the aisle with fiancee Lia Smith on Saturday (04Jan14). The 35 year old wed the personal trainer in a sunset ceremony on the idyllic island of Oahu in Hawaii.
Exchanging vows around a lagoon at the Kualoa ranch in front of just 20 guests, including Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth, Smith wore a flowing white gown, while Bartha kept it simple in a smart black suit. Bartha's The Hangover co-star Ken Jeong and Jesse Eisenberg also attended.
He proposed to the brunette beauty while on vacation in Big Sur, California in early May (13).
Bartha famously played Doug Billings in the big screen comedy trilogy, whose bachelor party turns into a disaster during the original movie.
Reese Witherspoon made plenty of headlines this year, but it definitely wasn't for any outstanding performances...at least not the kind that will get you an Oscar. None of us will forget watching her catch a DUI case with her hubby and acting a total fool with the police officers. But the good news is that America's [former?] Sweetheart has a couple of projects lined up that we're legitimately excited about.
Cheryl Strayed's bestselling memoir Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail was a huge deal when it came out last year. Strayed reportedly reached out to Witherspoon personally, and the actress will both star in and produce the film. Not all fans of the memoir are on board with the idea of pretty-girl Witherspoon taking on the gritty role of a divorced woman, grieving her mother's death, recovering from drug abuse, and hiking 1,100 miles in the wild. However, we think it would be pretty exciting to watch the actress make such an intense transformation, and bring this powerful story to life.
Another project teams the Southern belle with French-Canadian director Philippe Falardeau, who made a name for himself with his brilliant, Oscar-nominated film Monsieur Lazhar. But the director has been around for some time, Congorama and It's Not Me, I Swear! being other films of note. He'll soon be crossing over with his first English-language production, and Witherspoon is set to star in the lead role. Based on true events, the story follows a Sudanese refugee who is taken in by a brash American woman (Witherspoon's character). This could be another big film from the director and Witherspoon will certainly get exposed to his particular style of directing; not a lot of bad there.
As if all this wasn't enough, the actress has three other films in the works (including a romantic comedy titled The Beard, according to The Hollywood Reporter), and she's even producing David Fincher's highly-anticipated adaptation Gone Girl. Yes, folks. It's officially time to start paying attention to Reese Witherspoon again.
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Reese Witherspoon is about to get Wild. The actress is set to produce and star in the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s best-selling memoir Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, Indiewire reports. The novel describes Strayed’s journey hiking the 1100-mile Pacific Crest Trail after struggling with drug use, divorce, and the death of her mother.
Strayed sent a copy of her tale of self-reflection to Witherspoon herself, attaching a note that said "I can’t imagine who else would do this." Witherspoon took interest, as did Nick Hornby (High Fidelity, About a Boy), who will adapt the novel. There is no director yet, but Fox Searchlight Pictures has the worldwide rights to distribute the film.
"We are so excited to be working with Fox Searchlight to bring Wild to the screen," Witherspoon said in a statement. "It is an extraordinary company that continually strives to bring original, inspirational films to the marketplace. We are thrilled to collaborate with them on Wild."
The actress better get ready to lace up her hiking boots; filming is supposed to start later this year.
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Reese Witherspoon's stepmother has taken aim at the actress following her recent disorderly conduct arrest, urging her to get professional help for "a serious drinking problem". Tricianne Taylor, who wed the Legally Blonde star's dad John last year (12), has gone public with her concerns in the pages of the National Enquirer, insisting the damning police arrest video from Witherspoon's regretful night in Atlanta, Georgia last month (Apr13) is proof her stepdaughter has issues.
The actress refused to stay in her car when police officers pulled the vehicle over to question the driver, Witherspoon's husband Jim Toth.
She then challenged one of the officers as he performed field sobriety tests to determine if Toth, who was charged with a DUI, had been drinking.
Witherspoon has since apologised for her embarrassing public outburst, but the stepmother she has never met is convinced she needs help.
Taylor tells the National Enquirer that the actress is "not the sweet, innocent girl next door that her fans think she is," and adds, "Based on Reese's behaviour in those police videos following her recent arrest, I believe she has a serious drinking problem and needs to get professional help."
Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth have bought the house next door to her longtime Brentwood, California spread for $3 million (£1.9 million). The property was previously owned by actor Mark Harmon's mother, late former model and fashion designer Elyse Knox.
Reese Witherspoon's husband Jim Toth quietly turned on her during the couple's double arrest on 19 April (13), and told the actress she should have kept quiet and let him get arrested for a DUI. The intoxicated star lashed out at the traffic police officer who pulled her husband over in Atlanta, Georgia and angrily attempted to use her celebrity to intimidate him.
As a result of her bad behaviour, which she has now apologised for, Witherspoon was arrested. She escaped with a fine after pleading no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct.
Now, police audio and video footage released from the scene of the arrest suggests Toth tried to calm his furious wife down during a quiet moment while the officer was filling out paperwork.
The talent agent can be heard telling the actress, "All you should have done is let me get arrested... Now you've turned it into national news... It just turned really bad is all I'm saying."
Toth was also spared jail time after appearing in person to plead guilty to his DUI charge. He was sentenced to 40 hours of community service, ordered to complete an alcohol education programme and placed on 12 months' probation.
Reese Witherspoon should have kept her mouth shut the night that she was busted for obstruction of justice and her husband Jim Toth was arrested for DUI. But she didn't — and now the Oscar-winning actress is still dealing with the consequences. On Thursday night, TMZ released three embarrassing videos of Witherspoon and Toth's arrests. And on Friday, the gossip site released a fourth one.
The new video only shows a view through the windshield of the police car — but while you can't see Witherspoon, you can hear her. In the first part of the video, Witherspoon argues with the cop, name-dropping herself in an attempt to get out of trouble. As we all now know, that doesn't fly. But in the second part of the video, as Witherspoon and her husband sit in the back of the police car, a slurring Toth admonishes her for getting out of control. "He's arresting us. For what? What have I done?" the 37-year-old actress can be heard demanding of her husband in the video. "He told you to stop," Toth replies.
"I'm an American citizen," Witherspoon tells Toth. "I can say whatever I want to on free ground. He does not have jurisdiction over the ground he speaks on. He does not. I'm allowed to say anything I want to say."
Toth didn't want Witherspoon to get involved in the first place, though. "All you should have done is let me get arrested," he says. "Arrested for what?" she asks. "A DUI," he responds.
Drunkedy-drunk Witherspoon then asks, "What did I get arrested for?" "You wouldn't listen to what he said," Toth replies. "It just turned it really bad."
He was right. It did turn really bad. Listen to the video below.
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Actress Reese Witherspoon has escaped with a fine after pleading no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct relating to her recent arrest in Atlanta, Georgia. The Legally Blonde star was slapped with the count on 19 April (13) after becoming embroiled in an argument with a police officer who had pulled over her husband, Jim Toth, for driving under the influence (DUI). Her lawyer, Bruce Morris, entered the plea on his client's behalf on Thursday (02May13) and Witherspoon was ordered to pay a fine of $213 (£133) to settle the case. Meanwhile, talent agent Toth was spared jail time after appearing in person to plead guilty to the DUI charge. He was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and ordered to complete an alcohol education programme, while he was also placed on 12 months' probation, reports TMZ.com.
Handing down the sentence, the judge told him: "Consider yourself fortunate you didn't injure your passenger (Witherspoon) and didn't kill anyone." The hearing occurred just hours after Witherspoon appeared on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America in New York on Thursday to promote her new film Mud and addressed the "elephant in the room", insisting she and her husband deeply regretted their bad behaviour. She also confessed to lying to the arresting officer, telling him she was pregnant in a desperate bid to get out of the legal trouble. She said, "It was one of those nights, we went out to dinner in Atlanta and we had one too many glasses of wine. We thought we were fine to drive and we absolutely were not... I had no idea what I was saying that night. "I saw him (police officer) 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. I have no idea what I was talking about... I was so disrespectful to him."