Reese Witherspoon, Jim Toth announce plans to divorce
Reese Witherspoon and her husband say they are divorcing after nearly 12 years of marriage. The actor-producer and her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, announced their breakup Friday in a joint statement on Instagram. Witherspoon and Toth have one son together and they said he remains their biggest priority, asking for privacy.news.yahoo.com
New this week: 'Your Place or Mine' and 'All That Breathes'
This week’s new entertainment releases include an album from Paramore that shows off the band's funkier side, the Academy Award-nominated documentary “All That Breathes” about Indian brothers who heal birds of prey, and two rom-coms just in time for Valentine's Day — “Your Place or Mine” on Netflix and “Somebody I Used to Know” on Amazon Prime Video.
New this week: Will Smith, 'Pinocchio' and 'George & Tammy'
This week’s new entertainment releases include Will Smith’s comeback campaign in the Antoine Fuqua movie “Emancipation,” a documentary about Broadway star Idina Menzel, the video game “Dragon Quest Treasures” and a TV series exploring the tumultuous relationship between country music stars Tammy Wynette and George Jones.
Critics of Iran's regime speculate fire at Evin Prison is related to ongoing protests
Protests have broken out in more than 100 cities and towns across Iran following the death of Mahsa Amini — and critics of Iran's regime suspect a recent fire at Evin Prison is related: "The countdown of the Islamic Republic has started."news.yahoo.com
Reese Witherspoon and Delia Owens on "Where the Crawdads Sing"
Delia Owens' debut novel, which has spent 166 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, was plucked from obscurity by Reese Witherspoon when the Hollywood star enthusiastically added the story of a Southern girl raising herself in the marshes of North Carolina to her Hello Sunshine Book Club. Now she's produced an adaptation of "Crawdads," one of the most eagerly-anticipated movies of the year. Owens and Witherspoon – two tomboys from the South who bonded almost immediately – talk with correspondent Lee Cowan.news.yahoo.com
New this week: 'Cry Macho,' McCreery and 'The Morning Show'
This week’s new entertainment releases include new music from Lindsey Buckingham and Scott McCreery, as well as the return of Clint Eastwood, who has gone back to his Western roots with “Cry Macho,” starring as a former rodeo star hired to bring a young man in Mexico back to his father in the U.S. Fans of TV's “The Morning Show” will also get to see Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and Billy Crudup kick off Season 2.
'Big Little Lies' author has new novel out in September
This combination photo shows the cover of "Apples Never Fall," left, and author Liane Moriarty as she arrives at the second season premiere of HBO's "Big Little Lies" in New York on May 29, 2019. (Holt via AP, left, and AP Photo)NEW YORK – The new novel from “Big Little Lies” author Liane Moriarty will be a story of family, tennis and a mysterious absence. Henry Holt announced Wednesday that Moriarty's “Apples Never Fall” comes out Sept. 14. “Is her disappearance related to their mysterious house guest from last year? “Big Little Lies,” published in 2014, is the basis for the Emmy-winning HBO series that stars Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley.
Short-video app Quibi shutting down just months after launch
Short-video app Quibi said it is shutting down just six months after its early April launch, having struggled to find customers. Being stuck at home made TV more desirable than watching on a phone, and Quibi only later and slowly rolled out TV options. "Likely for one of two reasons: because the idea itself wasn’t strong enough to justify a standalone streaming service or because of our timing,” Katzenberg and Whitman wrote. Mobile research firm Sensor Tower estimates 9.6 million installations of Quibi’s mobile app since its launch; that doesn't mean those are actually users. Other streaming services have benefited from having customers stuck at home during the pandemic.
Barrymore sets high standard in her models as talk show host
NEW YORK – Drew Barrymore is setting a high standard for herself as she joins the world of daytime talk show hosts on Monday. “We’re all human beings on this planet going through our lives and our journeys and there’s a way to connect through that,” Barrymore said. I’ve never lived in that space.”“The Drew Barrymore Show,” retrofitted for the coronavirus era, is being distributed by CBS Television. Bill Carroll, a veteran television consultant and expert in the syndication market, said he’s impressed that Barrymore is shooting high. Yes, some may regard Barrymore as slightly loopy and hippie-dippie (“we’re all human beings on this planet”), but it’s more endearing than annoying.
Fresh comedy faces, 'Modern Family' farewell seek Emmy nods
This image released by Hulu shows Ramy Youssef in a scene from "Ramy." Nominations for the next Emmy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, July 28. Last year's best series winners Game of Thrones and Fleabag called it a wrap, clearing the path for others to prevail. The Handmaids Tale, which took the best drama trophy in 2017, is vying for its third nomination in the category. Big Little Lies, last year's winner for best limited series, is hunting for a drama series nod for its second season.
Stars react to nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards
Washington was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Erin Simkin/Hulu via AP)LOS ANGELES Stars such as Kerry Washington, Christina Applegate and Rachel Brosnahan have expressed excitement after being nominated for the upcoming 72nd Emmy Awards. He was nominated for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for his role in the HBO film Bad Education." He is nominated for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for Black Monday.___Im grateful for the continued love for all corners of our Maisel family. She is nominated for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for Dead To Me.___This one strikes differently.
Coppola and Henson companies get loans for winery, puppetry
A statue of Kermit The Frog stands at the entrance to The Jim Henson Company, Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The U.S. government's small business lending program sent pandemic relief money into unexpected corners of the entertainment industry. The Muppet makers say they received about $2 million to keep their 75 workers employed through the coronavirus shutdown. While legendary names like Francis Ford Coppola and Jim Henson hardly evoke the image of small business, the leaders of modestly sized companies that bear their names say the funds have been essential to keeping ordinary workers afloat during the coronavirus pandemic. The Jim Henson Co. employs about 75 people, company spokeswoman Nicole Goldman said in a statement.
Hollywood power publicist and pal to stars Nanci Ryder dies
Nanci Ryder, a powerful Hollywood publicist and co-founder of BWR Public Relations who became close to such stars as Rene Zellweger and Courteney Cox, died Thursday of Lou Gehrigs disease in Los Angeles. Zellweger thanked Ryder in her best actress acceptance speech when she won the Academy Award for Judy earlier this year. Stints at Goldberg-Ehrlich Public Relations and Management and Michael Levine Public Relations followed, before she formed Nanci Ryder Public Relations in 1984, with Fox as her first client. In 1987, she co-founded the firm BWR Public Relations with Paul Baker and Larry Winokur. This spring, the firm's parent company, Burson Cohn & Wolfe, shut down BWR Public Relations, moving staffers or laying them off.
Flag ban fallout: Now comes the tricky part for NASCAR
Well try to do that the right way, NASCAR executive vice president Steve ODonnell told SiriusXM on Thursday. It was really cool to see what Bubba was able to do, 2018 NASCAR champion Joey Logano said. And now comes the publicity surrounding the flag ban. As far as the optics, NASCAR didnt have a choice, NASCAR historian Dan Pierce said. But the cynical person in me, especially when youre dealing with NASCAR, is, did they get the OK from their sponsors ahead of time or from NASCAR?
Truex ends winless skid with victory at Martinsville; Wallace debuts BLM paint scheme
Truex cruised down the stretch and won his first NASCAR Cup race of the season on Wednesday night in the first race under the lights at Martinsville Speedway. Truex won the Martinsville grandfather clock on the paperclip-shaped track at just 0.526 miles. The race started shortly after NASCAR said the Confederate flag would be be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties. Wallace, wearing an American flag mask, clapped his hands when asked about the decision before the start of the race. Already outspoken on social causes in NASCAR, Wallace denounced the flag and his message spread throughout sports.
Little Fires Everywhere director Lynn Shelton dies at 54
FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2014, file photo, director Lynn Shelton poses at the premiere of the film "Laggies" during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Shelton, an independent filmmaker who directed Humpday and Little Fires Everywhere, has died at age 54. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES Lynn Shelton, an independent filmmaker who directed Humpday and Little Fires Everywhere, has died. Sheltons publicist, Adam Kersh, said in a statement Saturday that she died Friday in Los Angeles from an unidentified blood disorder. He was a frequent collaborator with Shelton, starring in her 2009 film Humpday, which was a depiction of male sexuality through a female lens.
Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine
Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine Reese Witherspoon is not just an Oscar-winning actress; she is also a major Hollywood influencer. Her media company, Hello Sunshine, has been behind stories that put a female perspective front-and-center, such as the TV series "Big Little Lies" and "Little Fires Everywhere." Correspondent Rita Braver talks with Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine executives Sarah Harden and Lauren Neustadter about their philosophy, and how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting production.cbsnews.com
‘Little Fires Everywhere’ should be your next quarantine TV binge
Before we dive in on how this TV show is a masterclass on race, class and motherhood, let’s talk about how it came together. Based off the book by the same name by Celeste Ng, the TV adaptation stars Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington as two mothers who live in Shaker Heights, Ohio. The co-stars are also executive producers on the show, having a heavy hand in the choices made to adapt the book into a TV series. The first few episodes are a slow burn as we get introduced to the residents of Shaker Heights, but by the middle of episode three, you are completely hooked and it becomes difficult to stop watching. and you can’t fathom watching another season of “The Office,” take a look at “Little Fires Everywhere” on Hulu.
'Just the beginning,' activists say after cheering Weinstein guilty verdict
(Reuters) - The guilty verdict in the sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Monday energized Hollywood celebrities and activists who said it was just the start of their movement to hold abusers accountable. Film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York Criminal Courtroom during his ongoing sexual assault trial in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., February 24, 2020. One hurdle has been the reluctance of women to go public with accusations, and the Weinstein trial showed that they will continue to face tough grilling in a court of law. Defense lawyers questioned women who testified against Weinstein about their appearance at the time of the alleged attacks, their drinking habits and whether they used Weinstein to land a Hollywood acting job. Though today a man has been found guilty, we have to wonder whether anyone will care about the rest of us tomorrow.feeds.reuters.com
The highest paid actors and actresses of 2019, according to Forbes
Dwayne Johnson is the highest-paid actor in the world , having earned $89.4 million before taxes last year, Forbes reports in its 2019 list of the highest-paid actors. Margot Robbie, the eighth highest-paid actress of 2019, also has a production company, LuckyChap Entertainment, which focuses on telling women-driven stories. Seven of the top 10 highest-earning actresses of 2019 were producers of their own projects, Forbes reports. Here's the breakdown of how much the 10 highest-paid actors earn, according to Forbes. Dwayne Johnson: $89.4 millionAnd here's how much the 10 highest-paid actresses earn.cnbc.com
Happy Veterans Day! Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pratt and More Honor the Troops
Veterans Day has arrived and celebs everywhere are taking a moment to show their support and appreciation for men and women in uniform. Among them is Reese Witherspoon, who posted a lengthy message to members of the armed services, explaining her personal connection to their life of service. Happy Veterans Day. Happy Veterans Day. Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) November 11, 2019As a little girl, I grew up on US Military bases around the world.
Reese Witherspoon Won the Fashion Jackpot and Kept 77 Pairs of Shoes From 'Legally Blonde
Reese Witherspoon gained 77 pairs of shoes from the Legally Blonde 2 set! The 43-year-old actress added that she kept "like 77" pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes. Aniston was clearly shocked, asking Witherspoon if she has worn all 77 pairs. The blonde beauty teased which Legally Blonde stars could possibly reprise their iconic roles for the third movie, which she said is a "development project right now." RELATED CONTENT:'The Morning Show': A Guide to the Major Players in Jennifer Aniston & Reese Witherspoon's Apple TV Plus ShowKim Kardashian Dresses Up as Reese Witherspoon's 'Legally Blonde' CharacterReese Witherspoon Reveals Which OG 'Legally Blonde' Stars Could Return for 3rd Movie (Exclusive)
Matthew McConaughey Joins Instagram on His 50th Birthday -- Check Out His First Post
Just a few weeks after Jennifer Aniston joined the social media platform, Matthew McConaughey decided he wanted to see what all the fuss was about. While Aniston waited a few months after her 50th birthday to join Instagram, the Oscar winner activated his account the day he turned the big 5-0! For his Instagram description, McConaughey calls himself: "Husband. Skipping photos and going right to a video, McConaughey captioned his first post: "Officially McConaughey." McConaughey tells his fans that he hopes the messages he puts on Instagram will inspire and make his followers think.
'The Morning Show': A Guide to the Major Players in Jennifer Aniston & Reese
Apple TV+ is almost here -- and with it, a host of new programming, including Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon's highly anticipated newsroom drama, The Morning Show. The series, which was inspired by CNN anchor Brian Stelters book, Top of the Morning, originally dealt with the high-stakes and backstabbing world of morning news shows. Jennifer Aniston as Alex LevyApple TV+Aniston stars as Alex Levy, co-host of The Morning Show, a fictitious early morning news program, in the vein of Today or Good Morning America. While speaking with ET during the Morning Show junket, Aniston described her more emotional scenes as "very liberating and quite therapeutic." "She supports Bradley in her bid to be a journalist on a major network morning show.
Kim Kardashian Dresses Up as Reese Witherspoon's 'Legally Blonde' Character for
Kim Kardashian West, attorney! The aspiring lawyer just won Halloween, by dressing up as Reese Witherspoon's iconic Elle Woods character from 2001's Legally Blonde. While the costumes were truly amazing on their own, Kardashian West took it one step further by parodying Elle's Harvard admissions video essay. However, Kardashian West has continued to prove the haters wrong, just as Elle does at the end of the film! Kardashian West has already assisted in getting clemency granted for a number of inmates, and continues to be an advocate for those in unjust situations.
Reese Witherspoon Reveals Which OG 'Legally Blonde' Stars Could Return for 3rd Movie
Reese Witherspoon is hoping Elle Woods is joined by some familiar faces in the third Legally Blonde flick! "I love Jennifer Coolidge and Luke Wilson and Selma Blair and so there's so many great characters that people love," Witherspoon continued, naming Elle Woods' onscreen BFF Paulette, her husband, Emmett, and frenemy Vivian, respectively. While Legally Blonde 3 is a long way from hitting theaters, fans will soon see Witherspoon in her latest project, The Morning Show, which she co-stars in and co-produced with Jennifer Aniston. "I don't think we're used to seeing two female leads in anything. RELATED CONTENT: How Reese Witherspoon Is Teaching Jennifer Aniston to Use Instagram (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartJennifer Aniston Shares How Reese Witherspoon Influenced Her Decision to Return to TV (Exclusive)Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon Are Real-Life Morning Show Anchors on 'GMA'Reese Witherspoon Celebrates Son Deacon's 16th Birthday With Touching Post
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon Are Real-Life Morning Show Anchors on 'GMA'
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon take over GMA! The actresses showed off their chops which anchoring Good Morning America on Monday, leading the show before Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos stepped in. Aniston and Witherspoon, who play news anchors on their upcoming Apple TV+ series, The Morning Show, were so good at leading GMA that Roberts joked the actresses were "too good." pic.twitter.com/YWyMgvrdBm Good Morning America (@GMA) October 28, 2019On The Morning Show, Aniston plays an anchor who finds herself stepping into the driver's seat when her co-anchor, played by Steve Carell, is accused of sexual misconduct. RELATED CONTENT:Jennifer Aniston Shares How Reese Witherspoon Influenced Her Decision to Return to TV (Exclusive)Jennifer Aniston Kisses Ellen DeGeneres, Says 'Friends' Cast Is 'Working on Something'
'The Morning Show' sounds muted alarm for Apple TV+
Actors Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston speak during an Apple product launch event at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park on March 25, 2019, in Cupertino, California. CNN's Brian Stelter -- author of the "Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV" -- is a consulting producer on the series, which is clearly informed by that 2013 book's insights about the inner workings of morning television. (Apple TV+ has three more shows launching this week as part of its opening salvo, reviews to come.) To the extent "The Morning Show" is Apple's way of sounding the alarm for its new service, feel safe to hit the "snooze" button. "The Morning Show" premieres Nov. 1 on Apple TV+.
Reese Witherspoon Celebrates Son Deacon's 16th Birthday With Touching Post
Reese Witherspoon's oldest son, Deacon, just turned 16, and his proud mama found a way to make the occasion extra sweet. On Wednesday morning, Witherspoon posted a touching image of her and the birthday boy posing together on a porch. Witherspoon also shares a 20-year-old daughter, Ava, with Phillippe, and a 7-year-old son, Tennessee, with husband Jim Toth. Back in 2017, Witherspoon spoke with ET about her son, admitting that Deacon "kind of tells me when I'm embarrassing everybody in the family. RELATED CONTENT: 'The Morning Show': Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon React to Potential Oprah Winfrey Cameo (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartJennifer Aniston Shares How Reese Witherspoon Influenced Her Decision to Return to TV (Exclusive)Reese Witherspoon Debuts Dance Moves as Son Deacon Attempts to Teach Her TikTokReese Witherspoon Gets Candid About Pregnancy and Motherhood: 'This Is Just Me Being Real!'
Watch Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon reenact scene from 'Friends'
Aniston, left, as Rachel, with Witherspoon as her sister, Jill, in a scene they originally played in 2000. (NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images)(CNN) - It's been almost 20 years, but Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston still got it. The two reenacted a scene from the hit TV show "Friends" in a press interview, which Witherspoon later posted on Instagram. Witherspoon briefly played Jill Green on the show, the sister of Rachel Green, Aniston's character. To fan's delight, Witherspoon posted the clip from the interview Friday, with the caption, "One of the best parts of working with Jen is reliving my favorite lines from #FRIENDS!"
Jennifer Aniston Joins Instagram -- and Her First Selfie Is of All Her 'Friends'
Jennifer Aniston has officially joined Instagram and her first post is seriously epic. "And now we're Instagram FRIENDS too. HI INSTAGRAM," Aniston captioned the shot using a waving emoji. Just last week, ET's Brooke Anderson asked Aniston if she'd be open to joining Instagram. For more exclusives with Aniston, watch the clip below:RELATED CONTENT: Jennifer Aniston Is Ready to Do a New Project With Her 'Friends' Co-Stars (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartJennifer Aniston Opens Up About If She'll Ever Join Instagram (Exclusive)Jennifer Aniston Shares How Reese Witherspoon Influenced Her Decision to Return to TV (Exclusive)Jennifer Aniston Says She Is Always Looking to Work With Her 'Friends' Pals
Jennifer Aniston Shares How Reese Witherspoon Influenced Her Decision to Return to TV (Exclusive)
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are taking viewers inside the world of morning news television with their new drama series The Morning Show, which also marks Aniston's first return to TV as a series lead since the end of Friends in 2004. Recently, the celebrated actresses sat down with ET's Brooke Anderson to dish on their hotly-anticipated new series, and Aniston gave Witherspoon nearly all the credit for drawing her back into the TV landscape. It was, literally," Aniston joked to her friend and co-star, adding, "The whole package that was presented was ideal. The Morning Show is set to premiere Nov. 1 on Apple TV+. Jennifer Aniston Is Ready to Do a New Project With Her 'Friends' Co-Stars (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Jennifer Aniston Says She Is Always Looking to Work With Her 'Friends' PalsPaul Rudd Reveals He Accidentally Hurt Jennifer Aniston While Filming 'Friends' and Thought He'd Get FiredJennifer Aniston Says Harvey Weinstein Tried to 'Bully' Her Into Wearing Marchesa
Jennifer Aniston Says Harvey Weinstein Once Tried to 'Bully' Her Into Wearing a Marchesa
Jennifer Aniston is opening up about the impact the #MeToo movement had on her upcoming drama series The Morning Show, and her own encounters with Harvey Weinstein. In the series, Aniston stars as a respected veteran morning news anchor named Alex Levy, whose longtime co-anchor, Mitch Kessler (played by Steve Carrell), is fired in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations. "I went to the DVR that I had of Today before Matt Lauer was fired and then the day he was fired," Aniston shared, "because that was so fascinating to see." Aniston revealed that she's had her own abrasive run-ins with Weinstein that exemplified his allegedly brutish, bullying behavior. And so my friend got up and moved and Harvey sat down," Aniston recalled.
Reese Withersoon Says Jennifer Aniston Was Fascinated by Her Being a Mom at 23 When They Met on
Reese Witherspoon is spilling the details about the beginning of her 20-year friendship with Jennifer Aniston. Witherspoon says she was a new mom at the time to her now 20-year-old daughter, Ava, and Aniston was fascinated. "We met on the set of Friends; I played her sister," Witherspoon tells the magazine. Aside from Ava, Witherspoon is now also a mom to her younger sons, 15-year-old Deacon and 7-year-old Tennessee. "As a mom, I'm kind of goofy," she says.
Reese Witherspoon Debuts Dance Moves as Son Deacon Attempts to Teach Her TikTok
Over the weekend, the 43-year-old actress took to Instagram to share a hilarious video of her 15-year-old son, Deacon, trying to teach her how to use TikTok. It's about TikTok," Witherspoon, who recently opened up about pregnancy and motherhood, tells the teen. After correctly guessing that people set their TikTok posts to songs, Witherspoon asks, "Should I be on TikTok? Despite his embarrassment, Deacon continues to help his mom with producing a TikTok video, which she dubs "ReeseTik. "No," Deacon tells his mom.
Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth star in new thriller
Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth star in new thriller Stars step out for "Devil's Knot" premiere, plus Steven Spielberg presents President Obama with humanity award. Suzanne Marques has those stories and more in today's Eye on Entertainment.cbsnews.com