Mindy Kaling Shares an Update on Legally Blonde 3 With Reese Witherspoon
Mindy Kaling just gave fans a much-needed update on Legally Blonde 3 while speaking on Good Morning America on Tuesday, Oct. 6.
The Office alum was recruited to write the sequel by none other than Elle Woods herself—that would be star Reese Witherspoon.
“I was nervous because the movie is so iconic. But then I thought, ‘It’d be really fun to see that character in her 40s. What is Elle Woods dealing with as a 41-year-old woman?'” Kaling said. “And it’s been really funny to write. And I’m working on it with my friend Dan [Goor], and I think it’s going to be a great movie for Reese and people are going to love to see her in this part.”
Witherspoon first confirmed that Legally Blonde 3 was happening in 2018. And Kaling explained how it all went down.
“I’d been working with her on a couple movies and we’ve been friends for a while. And I have always quoted the movies to her. I was that annoying friend that would be like, ‘Bend and snap’ to her,” she said. “And [Reese] asked me, ‘You know, I’d really love to revisit this character.'”
Kaling and Witherspoon both starred in A Wrinkle in Time in 2018 with Oprah Winfrey and in The Morning Show in 2019.Continue reading this entry »
‘The Morning Show’ To Resume Production On Season 2 With Steve Carell Returning To Apple Series
Apple’s The Morning Show is headed back to production. The award-winning series is slated to restart filming its second season on October 19. As is the case with any production during COVID, the date is tentative and subject to change.
Led by Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show‘s Season 1 series-regular cast is coming back (sans Gugu Mbatha-Raw, for reasons related to her character’s storyline). That includes Steve Carell, who originally had signed a one-year deal. While his return had not been confirmed, The Morning Show producers had made it clear that they wanted him back and had indicated that they were pursuing a new deal with the actor.
The returning cast also includes Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Nestor Carbonell, Bel Powley, Karen Pittman and Desean Terry.
The Morning Show was in the final stages of filming the first two episodes of Season 2, which were being shot as a block, when production was suspended on March 12 amid the rapidly escalating coronavirus outbreak. I hear Carell had yet to film his scenes in the opening episodes when the pandemic-related shutdown hit.Continue reading this entry »
Get Organised With The Home Edit – the new home improvement reality series that Reese produced through Hello Sunshine – premiered on Netflix earlier this month. Reese appeared in the opening episode, and the hosts Clea and Joanna organised Reese’s closet with her movie, TV series and red carpet outfits/memorabilia. Reese has an impressive collection of outfits from Big Little Lies and Legally Blonde in particular, and it was so fun to see her look back through them! The finished closet looked amazing too!
Find The Home Edit team on Instagram, and watch the show on Netflix.
Reese appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show last week, and the two chatted about women supporting women, how Drew was Reese’s “childhood acting idol”, becoming mothers together, and friendship. Reese’s yellow dress is Draper James. Watch the interview below and find screencaptures in our Gallery:
Reese will appear on ‘The Drew Barrymore Show’ on September 15th. She is one of many big-name stars helping Drew Barrymore to launch her new “optimism TV” talk show, airing on Fox17. Read more about the show and where you can watch it in the US at thedrewbarrymoreshow.com.
The American Cinematheque Tribute to Lynn Shelton aired online earlier this week:
Mark Duplass, Jon Hamm, Eddie Huang, Gillian Jacobs, Marc Maron, Kevin Murphy, Michaela Watkins, Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon joined the American Cinematheque for a retrospective conversation on Lynn Shelton’s television career with Jim Hemphill on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 7:00 PM PDT.
Reese Witherspoon, Khloe Kardashian and More Stars Get Amazing Organization Makeovers on New Show
Celebrities may have immaculately decorated homes, but behind their closet doors, they can be just as messy as the rest of us.
On the new Netflix series Get Organized with The Home Edit, professional organizers, authors and founders of The Home Edit Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin dig into stars’ overstuffed closets, disastrous playrooms and about-to-topple pantries to transform them into immaculately organized spaces.
In each of the 8 episodes dropping on September 9, the Nashville-based entrepreneurs will tackle the disorganized space of one star and one regular family.
While Shearer and Teplin have already wracked up an impressive roster of celebrity fans that includes Gwyneth Paltrow, Kacey Musgraves and Dan Levy, to name a few, even more boldface names will be popping up on Get Organized.
Reese Witherspoon (who is also the show’s executive producer), Rachel Zoe, Khloe Kardashian, Eva Longoria, Marietta “Retta” Sirleaf, Jordana Brewster, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, and Kane and Katelyn Brown all pop up on the series.
As the duo’s 1.6 million Instagram followers have come to expect, they’ll tackle each client’s space with professionalism, poise, and plenty of sass — and no doubt employ some of the signature tactics that have earned them a cult following, like rainbow ordering, abundant use of clear plastic bins, and enviable hand-lettered labels.
Fans that can’t wait for the premiere, can study up in the meantime. The pair have also released two books: The Home Edit: A Guide to Organizing and Realizing Your House Goals and The Home Edit Life: The No-Guilt Guide to Owning What You Want and Organizing Everything.
Get Organized with The Home Edit will be available to stream September 9 on Netflix.
Kamala Harris Sets First VP Campaign Event With Support From Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling
Following Tuesday’s announcement of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running mate, the California senator has wasted no time hitting the campaign trail — with her first stop in Hollywood.
The vice presidential nominee will hold her first solo event of the campaign in a launch fundraiser co-chaired by Nicole Avant, former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas and wife of Netflix boss Ted Sarandos, and Ambassador Colleen Bell, director of the California Film Commission, along with Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes, Tory Burch, Amy Griffin, California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, Mai Lassiter, wife of producer James Lassiter; and Shannon Rotenberg, executive director of Matthew McConaughey’s just keep livin Foundation. Ticket prices will range from $500 for guests to $50,000 for “Champions” and $100,000 for co-chairs. The maximum allowable donation to the Biden Victory Fund is $730,600. Time and date have not yet been set for the virtual event, which will be open to the public.
“Nicole and I have been friends for 25 years and also worked on the Obama campaigns together on the National Finance Team, so we have been preparing for this for sometime. Whoever the nominee, we were prepared to gather people from all over the country to show our enthusiastic support,” Bell, who is a member of Biden’s finance team outside of her commission position, tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Now, the VP candidate is Kamala, who we have both known for many years, so this is very exciting. It is a historic moment, and I am thrilled to help lead the charge to harness all the support we possibly can to make sure Senator Harris and VP Biden are elected.”
Harris’ event follows her and Biden’s first ticket event on Wednesday, a grassroots fundraiser in Delaware; the campaign says it has raised $34 million in the less than 48 hours since Harris was announced.
It’s no surprise that Harris would come to Hollywood to kick off her VP run, as the entertainment industry heavily embraced her during her presidential campaign. Some 48 percent of the 2020 donations made by members of The Hollywood Reporter’s THR 100 list — an annual ranking of the most powerful people in the entertainment industry — went to Harris’ campaign, amounting to $73,580, according to Federal Election Commission data disclosed in July 2019. Joe Biden’s presidential bid came in second place, bringing in $22,400, or 15 percent of the total 2020 donation pool.
Some of her biggest previous donors include J.J. Abrams, Anthony Anderson, Elizabeth Banks, Eva Longoria, Ryan Murphy, Alfre Woodard, Walt Disney Studios co-chairman Alan Horn and ICM Partners managing director Chris Silbermann. During Sen. Harris’ presidential run, she hosted a string of L.A. fundraisers in July 2019, including a luncheon at the home of real estate developer Tom Safran, followed by an event at the home of former U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson that was co-hosted by Ron Silverman, Cooper Hefner and Ellen Goldsmith-Vein.