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Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 3:05PM EDT
Check out Reese Witherspoon's new interview show, featuring Dolly Parton
Witherspoon chats with the legendary artist on Shine On With Reese, which is part of the Big Little Lies star's Hello Sunshine video on demand channel.
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Reese Witherspoon-Jennifer Aniston Apple morning news series finds its director: Mimi Leder
Leder, who directed the 1998 film Deep Impact and who won an Emmy directing ER and recently directed The Leftovers, will join showrunner Kerry Ehrin as director and executive producer on the untitled series. "You are a powerhouse!" tweeted Witherspoon. "Excited for this one!"
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 1:20PM EDT
Reese Witherspoon to launch an interview series for her new video-on-demand channel
Shine On With Reese and Master the Mess will help launch Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine subscription channel, which will be available on DirecTV and AT&T U-Verse. On Shine On With Reese, Witherspoon will interview women who have created their own paths to success, including Pink, Ava DuVernay and Dolly Parton. Master the Mess will feature two decluttering gurus.
Posted Wednesday 6/20/18 at 3:57AM EDT
Kristen Wiig exits Apple comedy series due to a conflict with the new Wonder Woman film
The untitled Reese Witherspoon-produced project inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld’s short story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It is on hold as producers consider how to proceed with a different actress.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 7:42AM EDT
Shailene Woodley says she almost quit acting before joining Big Little Lies
The actress tells Net-A-Porter magazine that she "had hit a wall with acting" before her HBO role came along. ALSO: Woodley and co-stars Laura Dern, Reese Witherspoon and Zoe Kravitz took a break from filming to watch her in Adrift.
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 4:40PM EDT
Apple gives a series order to Octavia Spencer's Are You Sleeping true-crime podcast drama series
Based on Kathleen Barber's true-crime novel of the same name, Are You Sleeping will delve into America's obsession with true-crime podcasts, with Serial's Sarah Koenig serving as a consultant and Reese Witherspoon on board as executive producer. According to Deadline, the 10-episode pickup "is the first project bought by Apple to be developed for straight-to-series consideration to get a green light."
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 1:02PM EDT
Here's your first look at Reese Witherspoon and Meryl Streep together on the Big Little Lies set
Paparazzi spotted Streep, Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman filming a scene this week in Monterey.
Posted Monday 4/09/18 at 6:11PM EDT
HBO went back and corrected any gender-based pay disparities in response to the Time's Up movement
HBO programming chief Casey Bloys was asked about HBO salaries, particularly with regard to one of his executives' recent gaffe of using the word "raped" to describe the contract negotiations with the Big Little Lies cast for Season 2. Bloys says the pay raise "was 100 percent earned and well worth it." He also described one of the affects of working with Reese Witherspoon: "One of the things that’s come out of thinking about the movement and some conversations with Reese, who’s really at the forefront, is something we’ve done recently," he says. "We’ve proactively gone through all of our shows — in fact, we just finished our process where we went through and made sure that there were no inappropriate disparities in pay; and where there were, if we found any, we corrected it going forward. And that’s is a direct result of the Time's Up movement."
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
Reese Witherspoon congratulates Jeopardy! contestant who swept a category about her movies
The actress posted a clip from Monday's episode, which also featured Alex Trebek booing a contestant for not knowing any of her movies.
Posted Tuesday 4/03/18 at 11:20PM EDT
Apple's Reese Witherspoon-Jennifer Aniston drama replaces its showrunner
The morning news show drama has become the second Apple show to make a showrunner change following Bryan Fuller and Hart Hanson's exit from Amazing Stories. Bates Motel executive producer Kerry Ehrin will take over for Jay Carson, who is departing over "creative differences." ALSO: The first script came in last week, suggesting it didn't go over well.
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 10:12PM EDT
Big Little Lies begins Season 2 production
Laura Dern posted an Instagram picture of her and Reese Witherspoon on set this afternoon. "Madeline and Renata are back," she wrote.
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 12:23PM EDT
HBO drama chief regrets saying Big Little Lies cast "raped" the network with Season 2 salary demands
“From a budget standpoint, going into Season 2 of Big Little Lies without any options in place, we’ve been… um… short of raped,” Deadline quoted HBO drama chief Francesca Orsi as saying at the INTV conference in Jerusalem. After her words were picked up, Orsi walked back her comments. “Obviously, I am embarrassed by my poor choice of words,” she said on Tuesday in a statement to TVLine. “We are extremely proud of Big Little Lies and excited for the second season.”
Posted Monday 3/12/18 at 10:04PM EDT
Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington's Little Fires Everywhere limited series lands at Hulu
The project, based on author Celeste Ng's book of the same name, reunites Hulu with Liz Tigelaar, who recently netted Hulu's first Golden Globe nomination for Casual. Tigelaar will write and serve as showrunner on the limited series.
Posted Friday 3/02/18 at 2:13PM EST
Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington team up to star in limited series Little Fires Everywhere
Networks are bidding to land the star-studded limited series based on author Celeste Ng's book that was a Witherspoon book club pick just a few months ago. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "a parade of network execs took meetings Wednesday at Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine offices this week in a bid to land the series." Life Unexpected creator Liz Tigelaar, who is currently working on Witherspoon's Apple morning show drama, will pen the script and serve as showrunner in the limited series revolving around the controversial adoption of a Chinese-American baby, which divides the wealthy city of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Washington will also join Witherspoon in executive producing the series, which will be her follow-up to Scandal.
Posted Sunday 1/28/18 at 3:52AM EST
Reese Witherspoon has become a big-time TV producer thanks to the massive Emmy success of Big Little Lies
Since Big Little Lies won eight Emmy Awards last September, Witherspoon has made deals to produce three TV series for Apple — including one she’s starring in with Jennifer Aniston — and her Hello Sunshine production company has potential series in the running at ABC and NBC. “It opened a lot of doors for me,” Witherspoon says of the massive Emmy victory in an interview with the New York Times. “People wanted to be in business with me as a producer in the TV space. My mission was to create television for other women, for other female storytellers that are actresses, other directors and other writers. I think it just clicked in people’s minds.” The Times’ John Koblin says Witherspoon’s TV producing work “puts her in the company of series creators like Dick Wolf, Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy.” “Reese has been very smart about what she wants to do," says Rhimes. "She has leveraged her power in a very smart way to get big projects done. She knows what she’s doing.”