OMG how cute is Tennessee?
Reese Witherspoon was right here in my hometown, and I didn’t even know it!? I even know and LOVE the Alibi! I feel connected to her now for some reason. I’ve hosted a party there myself…now we have something in common!
Reese is currently in Portland filming her new movie, ‘Wild.’
While I couldn’t be at the party, (seriously, I’m available all hours, all days….just call) I did have a little birdie inside who gave me the dirt! She stopped by the Alibi last Thursday!
The group had a lot of fun, they danced and sang karaoke, they were a great crowd. Reese was very kind and generous!
Yesterday afternoon the cast and crew of ‘Wild’ turned one Portland neighborhood into a winter-wonderland! They covered the Old Town district in Portland with fake snow, between Broadway and Park. The movie is based on Portland author Cheryl Strayed’s hike of the Pacific Coast Trail.
Production on “Wild” started in Ashland a month ago.
For those of you who live in the Portland Area, do yourself a favor and go to the Alibi. Even Reese knew the place to be! She rented out the entire restaurant for herself and her friends/crew. It’s such a fun place – in fact I think I need to go again…. shall we meet?
I hosted a party there a couple years ago, and the owner came out and sat with us. Was incredibly generous and wonderful. It’s a Portland landmark, one of those places you “must see” if you’re coming to Portland. Tell them ICYDK sent you!
Reese Witherspoon, 37, covers the November issue of Elle Magazine, dubbed the “Women in Hollywood” issue. Penelope Cruz, Melissa McCarthy and Shailene Woodley also have covers (I’ll post those below). Witherspoon looks amazing on the cover, doesn’t she?
In the interview, she talked about her children, and how they made her a better woman. “Somebody was saying to me the other day, ‘Oh, people get less interesting when they have kids.’ I just don’t think that’s true,” the Oscar winner says. “I feel like I was so confused before I had kids, I almost got in my own way.”
Witherspoon has two children with her ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe. 14-year-old Ava, and 9-year-old Deacon. She also has a 12-month old son, Tennessee with her second husband Jim Toth. “Having kids made me clearer about who I was as a woman. I just wanted to exhibit good qualities for my daughter. I was a little competitive before I had kids — probably really competitive, to be honest,” she said. “It really made me let go of that.”
Reese is not only in front of the camera, but she’s also behind it. In 2000 she founded Type A Films, which merged with Pacific Standard in 2012. “I started noticing a couple years ago that I wasn’t seeing women as the stars of movies,” she recalls. “I’m seeing them as the guys’ girlfriends, or so-and-so’s wife. I just thought: God, if I don’t start buckling down and start producing some movies, what’s my daughter going to see in the movies?”
Penelope, Melissa and Shailene’s covers after the jump! (more…)