It’s cute to imagine Laura Dern, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Reese Witherspoon all living together like a modern day version of The Golden Girls -and it just might happen in real life and onscreen. The girls, all currently single, (Courteney’s boyfriend lives in the UK) have made a pact that if they all wind up alone in their golden years, they’re going to move in together. They’ve become one of the closest foursomes in Hollywood both professionally and personally. But that’s not all! Reese wants to produce a revamped and updated version of The Golden Girls series, starring her and her three best friends. It’s in the very early development stages, but given her success with The Morning Show on Apple TV, it’s likely to wind up there.
What went wrong? Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth made headlines when they announced they were divorcing after 11 years of marriage, but a friend of the couple reveals this was no surprise to their inner circle. Nothing nefarious was going on – the insider says this was just a case of Reese wanting MORE and Jim wanting LESS- of Hollywood! Reese’s career is red hot as both an actress AND a producer, thanks to Big Little Lies and The Morning Show. She’s far busier now than when she first met Jim. For his part, Jim’s career as an agent is no longer his top priority and he wanted to enjoy his golden years away from Hollywood. Friends have watched Reese and Jim growing apart for a few years and the couple finally admitted they just want different things.
Photo Credit: BACKGRID-USA Reese and Jim in happier times, watching son play soccer
Ryan Phillippe went grocery shopping with his phone-friendly son Deacon at Gelson’s supermarket. We often shop in the same store but have never run in to him. We did encounter Dita Von Teese there a few years ago and she was friendly as always. She recently bought a beautiful vintage 1950’s Lilli Ann suit of ours on eBay and we know she’ll give it a good home. (We don’t get to wear wool much in California) Anyway, back to Ryan and Deacon – look closely at Deacon’s face and you will notice his resemblance to his mom Reese Witherspoon…
Despite the fact that Legally Blonde made her famous (we REALLY loved her first film -at age 14- The Man in the Moon) Reese Witherspoon is WAY smarter than she appears to be. She runs successful businesses and a production company along with being one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. And she was NOT born into a famous or wealthy family – just an educated family.
We loved Reese Witherspoon in her first film, The Man in the Moon, but even then, we underestimated this southern girl. Turns out her father was a doctor and her mother a PHD, so she was blessed with smarts AND good looks. She’s been one of the highest paid actresses in the world, and now at 45, is also a successful producer (Type A Films). So it’s not surprising that she just purchased a 9,504 sq ft, 10 bath, 7 bedroom, home in Brentwood for 15.9 million. On three “park-like“ acres, no less! We were particularly enchanted by the TWO master his and hers bathrooms (the key to a successful marriage?) – HERS has a soaking tub, and the killer closet. We also love that the 1991 built house doesn’t look like a flashy McMansion- it looks homey.
It’s been tough since the final episode of The Undoing aired. We were so totally immersed in the story about Nicole Kidman’s character’s life with her questionable husband (played by High Grant ) that we feel a sense of loss now that it’s over! In many series, a two hour story seems to be stretched out to fill six hours with pointless scenes added just for length. Every episode of The Undoing was gripping and important. But there is a glimmer of hope. Julia Roberts has just closed a deal for a limited series, The Last Thing He Told Me, with Reese Witherspoon’s company producing. It’s based on a female-authored book that hasn’t been released yet about a woman who forms an unexpected relationship with her teenage stepdaughter while searching for the truth behind her husband’s disappearance. (Another protagonist with a questionable husband!) Nice to see more women involved in productions that appeal to women.
Her career has never been hotter and Reese Witherspoon, 44, is now among the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. Equally impressive- she is also a successful producer. When the coronavirus got most of us locked up, Reese was in the middle of business deals to direct and star in her own productions. She has several projects she’s eager to start filming, including Legally Blonde 3, and she’s desperate to control the weight on her 5’1” frame – especially since she cannot go to the gym. Reese is running every day, rain or shine (and usually alone) so she will be ready to work when she can.
We have NEVER seen Wendy Williams dressed head-to-toe in pastel colors – especially a baby pink suit and print shirt. Add the blonde flip wig and it’s a whole new Wendy! Maybe she WAS inspired by Reese Witherspoon (although you rarely see Reese with such dark roots) because Wendy is at the premier of Reese and Jennifer Aniston’s new series The Morning Show – about the “cutthroat world of morning TV.” Wendy loves drama.
Paparazzi were waiting at LAX when Reese Witherspoon and her daughter Ava Phillippe, 17, arrived, and it was hard to tell who they were after. Reese was understated in black while Ava looked more like a movie star than her mom. She’s a gorgeous combination of her mother and her father Ryan Phillippe, and the photographers love her. Reese says her daughter is interested in art and songwriting, but since her stepfather, Jim Toth, is an agent, we bet she’ll eventually give acting a tumble.