Reese Witherspoon and Renee Zellweger had a very personal reason to participate in today’s ALS Walk in downtown Los Angeles.
Their longtime personal publicist, Hollywood powerhouse Nanci Ryder, was diagnosed with the horrific disease about two months ago just as the now famous Ice Bucket Challenge was launched.
“It was devastating,” Witherspoon said about hearing the news. “We just cried and cried and then said, ‘What are we going to do to get busy to change things?'”
ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) is a fatal progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Average life expectancy of a person with ALS averages two to five years from diagnosis. About 30,000 Americans are living with ALS at any given time.
“I didn’t know there’s no cure for it and no medications to temper it for an extended period of time,” Zellweger said. “There are no real treatment options. Nothing.”
Reese graced the beautiful cover of Vogue USA for the October issue. Enjoy the HQ scans in our gallery!
Magazine Scans > Scans from 2014 > Vogue (USA) – October
We caught up with Reese Witherspoon at the premiere of her new film Wild, which is based on the memoir by Cheryl Strayed. Report by Andrea Lilly. @ODE
And for the premiere Reese chose a wonderful piece from Stella McCartney. Enjoy the over 300 HQ photos I’ve added to the gallery!
Public Appearances > Events from 2014 > Oct 13: 58th BFI London Film Festival – “Wild” – Premiere
A too much gorgeous Reese in a Giambattista Valli Resort 2015 black dress showed up at the Photocall of her new movie Wild this morning to the BFI Film Festival in London. Enjoy HQ pictures I grabbed and added to the gallery!
Public Appearances > Events from 2014 > Oct 13: 58th BFI London Film Festival – “Wild” – Photocall
Reese Witherspoon is getting ready to take a seat in the director’s chair.
The Oscar winner tells me that she may be directing soon.
“I’ve actually been thinking about it,” Witherspoon exclusively told me today at Variety‘s Power of Women gala. “I’m actually working on a project right now.”
She wouldn’t spill on details, but we can’t wait to hear what she has up her sleeve.
Witherspoon jumped into the producing world recently with her first movie being the box office hit Gone Girl. Next up, she produced and is starring in Wild, and adaptation of Cheryl Strayed‘s memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.