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Reese Witherspoon stepped out in red to run errands around La yesterday. She was taking care of business solo, though these days she's usually accompanied by Jim Toth and her kids. The happy couple have some celebrating to do, since he just scored a promotion at CAA, the talent agency where he works. Reese balances her family time with charity commitments, a consistent workout routine, and plenty of new projects. She's signed up for roles in The Pioneer Woman and a Peggy Lee biopic, but we'll also get to see her all red carpet ready promoting How Do You Know before its December holiday release. View 5 Photos › »
Reese Witherspoon spent her sunny La weekend with her three most frequent companions. She played on the beach in Malibu with Jim Toth and Deacon on Saturday. Their fun kept rolling on Sunday as both of Reese's children, Ava and Deacon, accompanied her and Jim to brunch - Reese and her man even showed some Pda as they held hands walking back to the car. Reese's family time came after taking care of business around La solo last week. Reese's children are gearing up to go back to school and she'll kick off her own Fall schedule at the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon on Sept. 10, before acting and singing in her upcoming Peggy Lee biopic and promoting romantic comedy How Do You Know. View 20 Photos › To see more Reese and Jim playing around on the beach, just read more. View 20 Photos › »
On top of getting full lists of "Just Dance 2" tracks and "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock" songs this week, we've also received a complete soundtrack listing for a game you may not have been looking forward to for its tunes — "Mafia 2." 2K Games released the rundown ahead of a live one-hour playthrough they're hosting today at 2Pm Pst via Ustream.
Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Louis Prima and Little Richard all appear on the game's soundtrack, which has been posted on the "Mafia 2" website. If "GTA Godfather" has always been something you thought you might like to play with some bona fide Ratpack music in the background, you should find the entries here to your liking:
• Gatemouth Moore - "Did You Ever Love A Woman"
• Al Hibbler - "After the Lights Go Down Low"
• Al Hibbler - "Count Every Star"
• The Ames Brothers - "My Bonnie Lassie"
• The Andrews Sisters - »
- Brian Warmoth
Reese Witherspoon and her boyfriend, Jim Toth, were spotted in La yesterday bringing her children, Ava and Deacon Phillippe, to church. Reese, Jim, Ava, and Deacon have spent time worshipping together before, as the foursome celebrated Easter earlier this year. Reese and Jim are home again in California after she brought him home to Tennessee to meet her family. She was able to take the trip once shooting on Water for Elephants wrapped, but busy Reese is already lining up more work with a rumored new role as Peggy Lee. We also just got a look at her upcoming project How Do You Know, in which Reese chooses between dueling suitors played by Paul Rudd and Owen Wilson. View 15 Photos › To see more Reese, just read more. View 15 Photos › »
The 34-year-old will also produce the film about the singer who died in 2002.
“It’s a passion for Reese, who has long admired Lee,” the Daily Express quoted a source as saying.
Meanwhile, a representative for Witherspoon has dismissed rumours that the actress is ready to marry her agent boyfriend Jim Toth.
The ‘Legally Blonde’ star has been dating Toth for seven months. (Ani) »
We're winding down to the end of summer, but with three major releases in theaters this weekend, you'd never know it. But look ahead a couple weeks and you'll see what I mean. Barren. So, that leaves us to either look back at movies like Inception or look forward to an awards season that so far doesn't inspire a lot of confidence.
But just because the movies in theaters appear to be slowing, that doesn't mean the headlines are. Sequel talk sprouted up for a Green Lantern movie that's almost a full year away and for The Other Guys, which is only a week old. Oh, and Emma Thompson, who you'd hardly think is controversial about anything, took a shot at Audrey Hepburn, like a hockey goon shot out of nowhere.
Emma Thompson says Audrey Heprun couldn't act
Warner Bros. already stepping »
- Colin Boyd
Reese Witherspoon is rumored to be negotiating the lead role in a biopic about late jazz singer Peggy Lee. The 34-year-old Oscar-winner will serve as a producer on the flick, having secured the rights to Lee's story from the performer's estate.The film will chart the ups and downs of Lee's career and personal life, and her nearly seven decades in music and film. Julie & Julia director Nora Ephron will write and direct the project, Entertainment Weekly reports. More movie news - Julia Roberts's three children were excited to be spending time in India while their mom shot her new film Eat Pray Love. "They had just been in India because my husband (photographer Danny Moder) was working there in January and this was in October," the Oscar-winner said. "So, we had been in all these places. We were all over the entire country. They loved it. So when »
Reese Witherspoon, leaps from one famous singing lady to another as she takes on the role of Peggy Lee in an upcoming biopic under Fox 2000. Witherspoon is the woman who's actually behind the entire project since she went and grabbed the rights from the estate and is also serving as producer. Nora Ephron is best known for her written and directed work with "Julie & Julia", "Michael" and "Sleepless in Seattle". She's attached to the Fox 2000 production to write and direct the biopic. Since Witherspoon already wrapped up her role in "Water for Elephants" and will be appearing in "This Means War" where the super hunky Tom Hardy and Chris Pine co-star as two lifelong friends who wage war with each other in order to win one girl's affections.Obviously this isn't the first time that Witherspoon sunk her teeth into the role of a singer. She co-starred with Joaquin Phoenix »
Reese Witherspoon is to play American singer Peggy Lee in a new movie. The actress - who won the Best Actress Oscar for her portrayal of singer June Carter in the Johnny Cash biopic 'Walk the Line' - has secured the rights from Peggy's estate to make a film based on her life.Reese has lined up Nora Ephron ('Sleepless in Seattle', 'Julie and Julia') to write and direct the movie with Marc Platt producing. Reese will also co-produce the film. The project will chart the ups and downs of Peggy's incredible career and personal life. The music star's career spanned nearly seven decades and she was an accomplished jazz singer, actress, songwriter, composer and a Grammy Award winner. Peggy rose to prominence during the big band era and had her first hit 'Somebody Else is Taking My Place' in 1941. One of her most famous songs was 'Fever'. »
Reese Witherspoon may be once again stepping into the shoes of a famous singer/songwriter. Witherspoon's producing a biopic of songstress Peggy Lee and, according to Variety, a deal's being worked out for her to star in the film. Nora Ephron (Julie & Julia) is working on the script and is attached to direct.
Variety says Witherspoon, an Oscar-winner for her portrayal of June Carter in Walk the Line, made a deal with Lee's estate for the rights to make a feature film of Peggy's life. After obtaining the rights, she contacted
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The Oscar winning actress has obtained the rights to make a film from the estate of Peggy. Witherspoon met with Peggy’s granddaughter Holly Foster-Wells. Reese has teamed up with director Nora Ephron of Julie and Julia fame to write as well as direct the movie.
The movie will portray the ups and downs in the nearly seven-decade-long incredible career of Peggy. The film will be co-produced by Witherspoon.
Variety reports that the actress is currently in talks to play the singer in an as yet untitled biopic.
Witherspoon -- the driving force behind the project -- is producing with Marc Platt. Fox and Witherspoon's reps are still hammering out the details of her deal to topline.
Witherspoon secured the rights to Lee's story from the late singer's estate after meeting with Lee's granddaughter, Holly Foster-Wells.
The project is currently being set up at Fox 2000 with Nora Ephron attached to write and direct.
Reese Witherspoon is close to signing on to star as Peggy Lee in Fox 2000.s untitled biopic on the legendary jazz singer. According to Variety, Nora Ephron would direct from her own script. Witherspoon is producing with Marc Platt. The film will explore the singer, songwriter, composer and actress.s nearly seven decade career.Lee achieved fame during the big band era and had her first hit, "Somebody Else is Taking My Place," in 1941. She recorded a series of hit albums and songs, including "Fever" and "Is That All There Is?" over the next 30 years. She wrote a number of songs and voiced several characters in Disney's 1955 animated film "Lady in the Tramp." Her film credits included the 1952 »
- Adnan Tezer
I'm going to start today's roundup with an update on George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, courtesy of Heat Vision. Borys Kit reports Riley Keough (Elvis Presley's granddaughter) is set to join the cast as one of the "Five Wives" Max (Inception's Tom Hardy) must protect from the bad guys. You might recognize Keough from her role in The Runaways, where she played the sister of Cherie Currie. For those unfamiliar, Fury Road takes place just a short while after 1985's Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, hence the casting of a younger actor like Hardy. I bet they're feeling pretty good about the decision not to bring back Mel Gibson right about now.
According to Steven Zeitchik of the L.A. Times, the English-language bestseller and French-language movie Tell No One is taking a path similar to that of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in making its way onto American soil. »
- Kevin Blumeyer
Witherspoon is negotiating to play Peggy Lee -- best known for her versions of "Fever" and "Is That All There Is?" -- in a biopic of the jazz singer to be helmed by "Julie & Julia" director Nora Ephron, according to Variety.
Read the full story at HitFix.
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The star has now bought the rights to the life story of the Fever hitmaker, who rose to fame in the 1940s and went on to record a number of hit albums.
According to trade paper Variety, Witherspoon has enlisted Hollywood filmmaker Nora Ephron to write and direct the biopic, which the actress plans to produce and star.
The project will document Lee's life until her death in 2002, including the late star's singing and acting career. »
Reese Witherspoon scored her first Oscar playing June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, and now she's taking on another iconic singer. Witherspoon is putting together a biopic of Peggy Lee, a jazz/pop singer who rose to fame in the 1940s. Witherspoon will also produce the film, and she's got Nora Ephron on board to write and direct. Ephron may be better known for romantic comedies like You've Got Mail, but she's fresh off making Julie & Julia, which gives me hope that she can get a performance from Witherspoon that rivals Meryl Streep's. What say you - can Witherspoon pull off yet another famous songbird? »
She's already impressed plenty of people in her Oscar winning performance as June Carter in Walk the Line including a surprisingly spectacular singing voice. Now Reese Witherspoon is putting her vocal chords to work again as Variety reports the actress will be starring in a currently untitled biopic about jazz/pop singer, songwriter, composer and actress Peggy Lee. Witherspoon secured the life rights with the approval of Lee's granddaughter Holly Foster-Wells, followed by the attachment of producer Marc Platt (Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Nine) and romantic comedy favorite Nora Ephron (of Julie & Julia) to write and direct the movie. Ephron happens to be a huge fan of Lee's work and the project is now on the move towards production. Lee is one hell of an eclectic talent with a career in singing and songwriting, not to mention TV and film acting. In music she's responsible for the smoothy jazzy »
- Ethan Anderton
Reese Witherspoon won an Academy Award for her portrayal of country singer June Carter Cash in "Walk the Line," and now she has the "Fever" to play another music legend. The 34-year-old actress is negotiating to play Peggy Lee in the late jazz singer's biopic, to be helmed by "Julie & Julia" director Nora Ephron, according to Variety. Witherspoon was behind securing the rights through the Lee estate. The as-yet-untitled Fox 2000 project will be produced by her and Marc Platt, with whom Witherspoon worked with on "Legally Blonde". Peggy Lee was a music star during the big band era and »
- HitFix Staff
The story will explore the professional and personal life of the singer, prolific songwriter, composer and actress who is considered one of the most influential jazz vocalists in history.
Nora Ephron is writing the script and is attached to direct, while Witherspoon will produce alongside Marc Platt. Witherspoon recently secured the rights to Lee's story from the late singer's estate. »
- Garth Franklin
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