Devil’s Knot, which hits theaters on May 9, is the true story of the infamous West Memphis 3 murder case, in which three teens were wrongly convicted of the deaths of three children. Reese Witherspoon stars as a mother of one of the victims. The Insider has your first look at the film ― check out this video for the sneak peek.
Today our beloved Reese Witherspoon turns 38 years old! We hope she has an amazing day, filled with joy and love, close to those she cares for the most.
And don’t forget! You can all send her your Birthday wishes via Twitter @RWitherspoon!
C. Wonder president Andrea Hyde has been hired by Reese Witherspoon to be chief executive officer of her as-yet-unnamed lifestyle company. The omnichannel venture, which will emphasize Witherspoon’s Southern roots and personal style, will launch in 2015. Hyde’s last day as president of C. Wonder will be Friday.
Hyde has been a president of Burch Creative Capital since 2011 and, for the past six months, has held the post of interim president of C. Wonder. Utilizing her strength in brand-building over multiple selling platforms, Hyde played a role in incubating multiple brands for Chris Burch. Prior to joining Burch Creative Capital, Hyde was ceo of French Connection and Nicole Farhi for almost eight years, where she was responsible for all aspects of the retail, wholesale and restaurant branded business for North America. She has also held management positions at Kenneth Cole and Gap Inc. She started her career at Estée Lauder and worked at Calvin Klein.
What does it take to get to the top – without losing your center? The Huffington Post “Making It Work” series profiles successful, dynamic women who are standouts in their fields, peeling back the “hows” of their work and their life, taking away lessons we can all apply to our own.
Reese Witherspoon attended a young women’s conference at her teenaged-daughter’s school in Los Angeles, Calif. last month and was in good company: she brought along her own mother, her good friend Mindy Kaling and joined notable women like Maria Shriver and Lisa Leslie for a day of events and discussions.
Witherspoon said of her 14-year-old daughter Ava, “I don’t need to teach her much. She has a lot of self-confidence. I came from a very long line of very strong, hard-working women. So I think she gets a lot of inspiration from her grandmothers on both sides.”
But Witherspoon’s children must certainly garner a healthy dose of inspiration from their own mother, too. Witherspoon won an Academy Award for her performance as June Carter (another fierce woman) in 2005′s “Walk The Line” and currently has four films in post-production, including the smash bestsellers “Gone Girl” and “Wild.” Witherspoon has two children with actor Ryan Phillippe and a toddler with new husband and agent Jim Toth. She might have won Hollywood’s heart in “Legally Blonde,” but she has since proven herself as an extremely talented actor, singer and producer.
The Huffington Post spoke with Witherspoon, 37, about accomplishing everything you want, taking on the challenging role of Cheryl Strayed in “Wild” and what the most important thing women can do in 2014 is.
How do you define success and do you consider yourself successful by that measure?
I think more and more for me, it’s about finding balance between work and family and finding time for myself. I think it’s sort of 30/30/30 — or trying to be at least. Right now it’s sort of like 50/20/5 [laughs]. I think it takes time. You just learn, as you get older, to carve out time for yourself and still accomplish everything that you want. And I’m still in the process of having huge goals and things that I want to accomplish. But I’m trying to do those things while still maintaining a little balance.
And also, I would guess, show your children by example that you can still do all those things and have balance.
Yeah, I think they get that.
Reese attended the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter held during the 2014 Oscars. She was wearing a BOSS dress with a Roger Vivier clutch and Irene Neuwirth jewels.
Later, Reese tweeted at the big show and sent congrats to her friends who won:
“Congrats to my friend and costar @McConaughey. A stunning performance, an amazing night! #oscars#justkeeplivin”
“Congrats @jaredleto!! No one could deserve it more. #oscars”
“Let’s celebrate !! Thanks @LeslieFremar @angelalevine @LonaVigi @ireneneuwirth @jasonwustudio#oscars”
And also, Vanity Fair magazine set up an Instagram booth at their post-Academy Awards party, resulting in your chance to see the writers, TV stars, singers, and comedians who got left out of the big event.
Reese attended the Focus Features & MAC Viva Glam celebration of Dallas Buyers Club last night with Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves. Check the pics in our gallery: