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Well, ya'll, the video is in, so America's not-so-sweetheart just can't "aw shucks" her way outta this one.
Pop open a cold brew — it is Friday — and watch as Reese Witherspoon accosts a Georgia police officer for arresting her hubby Jim Toth for DUI and finds herself stuffed into the back of the copper's car thanks to her surprisingly nasty mouth. Elle Woods might call this drunk girl a "frigid b***h."
This just happened in Atlanta two weeks ago, but, eerily enough, it also kinda happened over a decade ago when Reese Witherspoon's "Sweet Home Alabama" character Melanie Smooter got drunk at a Southern bar and started sassing everyone and reminding them of her status among real city folk.
Shall we compare the quotage here?
Real talk: "Do you know my name, sir? You don't need to know my name? Oh, really? Okay, you're about to find out who I am."
Movie talk: "I mean, how do you people live like this anyway? Did you know that there's a great big old world out there that has absolutely nothing with chitlins or children or beer?"
The attitude is identical, no?
Another couple of her real-life gems include "I'm obstructing your justice. Really? I'm being anti-American?" and "I am a U.S. citizen, and I am allowed to stand on American ground and ask any question I want to ask. You better not arrest me!"
Oh Reese. Elle Woods would totally object to this behavior. Maybe you should go for a run. After all, exercise gives you endorphins, and endorphins make people happy! Happy people just don't get arrested for sassing police officers.
That's how the line goes, right?
Aubrey Plaza is well on her way to becoming a national treasure. Her portrayal of April Ludgate, whose hipster sarcasm and stoicism hides a big, huge heart, is one of the best things about "Parks and Recreation." She's making quite a name for herself in the world of indie film, too, with acclaimed turns in last year's "Safety Not Guaranteed" and good buzz on this summer's "The To Do List."
Accolade-givers are taking notice of her talents as well, as she's being honored this week at CinemaCon in Las Vegas with the Breakthrough Performer of the Year award. And then there's that stunt she pulled at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards that left even Will Ferrell at a loss for words ... truly, there's no predicting where — or what — this lady will do next.
You know what? Aubrey should continue her takeover of Hollywood by remaking every movie ever made. Well, at least five, anyway. You've got to start somewhere. See below.
Everyone was young once: your teachers, your bosses, your parents. And in Hollywood, the land of movie magic, not only were your favorite fictional characters once children, they were all young at the same time.
We know, it doesn't make sense. But what other conclusion could we draw from this, a page from the Hollywood Movie High School yearbook? It features future VIPs like Bruce Wayne and Elle Woods before they hit the big time, Nina Sayers before she donned the Black Swan's feathers, Anton Chigurh before he grew out his bangs in "No Country For Old Men."
Hollywood Movie High School Rules!
As the 2012 presidential election quickly approaches (tomorrow! eek!), Americans must carefully analyze each candidate's policies and personalities to determine who they want to lead the country for the next four years.
And then there's the funnier — but not any less absurd — election at the center of "The Campaign," a new political satire pitting Will Ferrell's charismatic, gaffe-prone incumbent against Zach Galifianakis's Washington outsider in a North Carolina congressional race.
We're not sure we'd vote for either of these guys in real life, but you know who we would vote for? Yoda. And The Dude. And after "The Avengers," Hulk would most definitely get our endorsement.
Remember old episodes of "Scooby Doo," where they'd rip off a monster mask to reveal a villain — only to rip off another mask and reveal the real culprit underneath? It defies logic — first of all, where did they find such lifelike masks of Old Mr. Jenkins, the carnival owner?
Logistic issues aside, those were our favorite episodes. There's an inherent charm of people dressed as people dressed as other people that's still pretty funny to us as adults. Jim Carrey? Great. Jim Carrey in "Yes Man?" Terrific.
Jim Carrey dressed as his "Yes Man" character who's dressed as Harry Potter? Phenomenal.
So let's take a look at some more actors — including the stars of this weekend's "Fun Size" — dressed as characters dressed in their costume finery. Happy Halloween!
For incoming freshmen, college can be a big, scary new world. And between homework, class schedules and weird new roommates, there's enough to worry about without the added pressure of putting together a decent DVD collection.
So in order to help your new college experience go as smoothly as possible, we've put together a list of the 20 essential DVDs (or Blu-rays) that every new college freshman should own, including all the best movies for college's favorite pastimes: drinking, hooking up, studying and even smoking — you know, if you're into that (Mandatory Disclaimer: NextMovie does not condone underage drinking or illegal drug use). Get More »
Note to incoming college freshmen: Orientations and handbooks are only going to get you so far in life. You're going to need a rigorous arsenal of film knowledge to get you through these next four years, and we're here to help.
Consider the following nine films an essential primer on preparing for all aspects of college life. Within these hallowed films you'll find info on fraternities, dating, roommates, sports, road trips, law school and becoming a billionaire before graduation. And while we can't guarantee this list will help you graduate and find a job, it'll definitely make the attempt more fun. Get More »
It can take several decades for the Oscars to recognize actors for their career accomplishments. But not the MTV Movie Awards.
At this weekend's Movie Awards, Reese Witherspoon will receive the coveted Generation Award for her 20-year career delighting moviegoers.
The MTV Generation Award is given to actors and actresses whose entire body of work has entertained, challenged and impressed audiences. Witherspoon joins the ranks of such previous winners as Jim Carrey, Adam Sandler and Sandra Bullock; at 35, she'll be the youngest star yet to receive the award.
In honor of this achievement, we've compiled Reese's nine greatest roles, from circus performer to overachieving high schooler to country music star. Get More »
It's no secret that lawyers have a bad reputation. Everyone knows a dozen lawyer jokes, and we all quake in terror if someone threatens to call them in. They are the boogeymen of the business world. But you know what? There are nice lawyers. Heroic ones, even. They take down big businesses, put away serial killers, and free innocents.
Not only are Hollywood lawyers always the good guys, they're always extremely hot guys. In film, if you want the most dedicated lawyer, you simply pick the best looking one in the office. Get More »