Reese Witherspoon covers the May issue of Vogue (a preview)


Here is a little preview of Reese Witherspoon’s May cover of Vogue. I don’t really care for it – I liked her Elle Magazine UK photo shoot much better (although many of you thought she looked like a neckless wonder on Elle UK). Instead of Reese reading as “sultry” – which I think she was aiming for – she looks rather devious and sneaky. But I’ll hold off final judgment until I see the full shoot.

In other Reese news, she and her new husband finally went on their honeymoon! They’re apparently in Belize right now… and they brought Ava and Deacon, making it less of a honeymoon and more a family vacation. I mean… Ryan couldn’t watch the kids so that his ex and her new husband could have some alone time?

Happy honeymooners! Less than two weeks after tying the knot, newlyweds Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth touched down in Belize for a romantic six-day honeymoon stay.

“They didn’t ask for any VIP treatment, walked off the plane like regular tourists, waited in the immigration line and waited to get their bags from the baggage carousel,” an eyewitness tells of the pair, who brought Witherspoon’s two kids, Ava, 11, and Deacon, 7, along for the tropical getaway.

Witherspoon, 35, clad in a white T-shirt, jeans and a brown hat, went nearly unrecognized when the couple touched down in the Central American country April 4.

Adds the witness of the foursome, who browsed gift shops and visited other tourist attractions: “They definitely looked like a happy family. The kids seemed like they had no problem with him around.”

Sources close to the newlyweds — who swapped vows March 26 at Witherspoon’s 6-acre Ojai, Calif. ranch — tell Us they’re the perfect match. Says one pal of Toth, 40: “He’s a very confident guy who takes care of her.”

“[Reese] really wants to be married and have that security with someone,” another insider says. “They feel like they’ve hit the jackpot in this relationship!”

[From Us Weekly]

I really like Reese and I think this marriage will be great for her, and I genuinely think she’s going to get pregnant again very soon. BUT – I worry about her. I worry about her career, and I worry that Reese is perhaps shilling a bit too hard for her latest film, Water for Elephants. The People cover, the Hello! cover, the covers of two major fashion magazines, putting off the honeymoon just so she could do some extra promotion… we get it, Reese. You need a hit, and you’re selling, selling, selling. What happens if Water for Elephants bombs, though? What’s the worst that could happen? Reese’s asking price goes down? So she no longer makes $15-20 million, she makes $10 million? Is that so bad, honestly?



Vogue preview shot courtesy of The Fashion Spot. Additional pics by WENN.

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  1. lisa says:

    I think she is overdoing it. pulling a Anne, Gwyneth and Jennifer.

    They are and were on too many shows. Now do you notice that the men are not doing this at all. They start promoting the week the film is released. YET the women are doing promoting months or weeks ahead. We are getting sick of seeing their faces. STOP. Reese had a huge fail with How do you Know.. that film had a budget of 120 millon. and to date it has earned worldwide. 47 million. OUCH. Reese needs a hit and she needs it bad. Rob is not in the same boat but he needs to show that he has BO pull outside the Twilight films. But Reese is overselling. Learn from Gwenny and her mistake. If people can see and hear you on every show or magazine why pay 12 or more dollars at the theater. Too much.

    And why she was making 20 million anyway was beyond silly. She does not pull in male viewers. And women viewers don’t sustain a career you have to have a broad base. I see Rob with that problem too. He does not draw the male viewer. He is not a guys guy. And if his career in films is to last he needs a role that will make the males want to see him. Not sure if WFE is that role. They are trying to change Taylor’s image. Make him a superhero. That is why. MALE viewers.

    I have not read the book and the trailers so far look mmmey so I will wait to see if I pay to see it in a theater or wait for the dvd. It also depends on what else is playing that weekend.

  2. Rita says:

    Not very enamored with the two piece wedding dress but she looks marvelous and the devious-sultry-sneaky thing works as a divergence from her usual “Betty Crooker” look.

    Also on the cover, “Amazing Advances in Egg Freezing”,

    PETA should look into this. Pray for the chickens.

  3. Celebitchy says:

    I thought that was Kirsten Dunst when I first saw the pictures!

    I read Water for Elephants a while ago. I’ll probably see it on DVD though unless it gets great reviews.

    You’re right Kaiser she is overselling.

  4. Marjalane says:

    I’m sorry, but I don’t see how Water for Elephants, CAN’T bomb. These two are as far from the characters as I could imagine. I don’t know what they were thinking putting Sparkles in there! This is the problem when a star has a new movie out and they are EVERYWHERE- it turns me off, makes me suspicious that it’s a bomb and the producers know it. If I stsrt seeing a commercial for WfE every three minutes, that’ll be the kiss of death.

  5. becky says:

    An eyewitness saw them not getting vip treatment at the immigration at the airport, Us Weekly? and UsWeekly is top tabloid…i bet Star at least has some juicier creative writing (dont they always)

  6. becky says:

    i dunno why shed sign on a movie w rpatz anyways…thats bound to fail (sorry reese, I still love you, but ill skip this one and watch election for the millionth time)
    i think its a bow, not her skin, so not a two piece…?

  7. Feebee says:

    Don’t feel the hair, makeup and pose but I like the boobs. And I mean that in the nicest possible way. She always looks pretty buttoned up, so it’s a little departure.

    The trailer for Water for Elephants didn’t inspire me to go and see it… maybe if I’d heard of the book it may have helped. She does need a success soon (if WFE fails) otherwise she will be relegated to second tier A list.

  8. lisa says:

    I still think Reese is pregnant. could be wrong..but I think I’m right.

  9. Rita says:


    Thanks. Now I like the entire look.

  10. OtherChris says:

    I still don’t like the wedding dress. In the first pictures it looked too young for her. Now I take that back: It looks too much like an old fashioned corset. I don’t think she pulls if off. I’d like it on someone else.

    In the poster of the movie she looks like Sparkles’ mom. Not a good look.

  11. Tigger says:

    I still think that Reese is adorable, but I do hope WfE bombs. As much as I hate to do that to Reese and Christoph, I can’t stand sparkles. The sooner he goes away the better.

    Besides it looks so cliche.’The young man falls for the beautiful and feisty young woman, who is suffering from an abusive boyfriend’Titanic? Moulin Rouge anyone?

  12. Zelda says:

    The pic looks like it was taken for the cover of an old Sweet Valley High book entitled “All is Fair”, to be captioned with something along the lines of: “Jessica knows what she wants…and she’ll do anything to get him!”

    So what I’m saying is, it’s awesome.

  13. mln76 says:

    Actually Reese turned me off from seeing this in the theater and I actually am a fan. It’s sad that she’s being so try-hard and going on this weird media blitz that somehow included partying with Chelsea Handler. I think we all get that Reese is competitive and ambitious and pretty much the epitome of her character in Election but if she’s working this hard it must be bad. I think Reese is someone who has the potential to be doing quality movies well into her 50’s and 60’s because she’s so relatable and has a such a big range. I just wish she wasn’t so desperate.

  14. Folly says:

    What’s with the US Weekly lately,writing positive stories,seems like since every blog copy their brangelina getaway,they’ve been trying to polish their image but isn’t that late already.

  15. Louise says:

    Just my experience but many couples take a family vacation when they remarry. Just so they can spend time as a family immediately. I don’t think Reese begged Ryan to take the kids. If she really wanted to going honeymoon she would have waited for when he had custody. I’m baffled why people think Reese is desperate for a baby. If she couldn’t wait for marriage and a baby wouldn’t she have married Jake Gyllenhaal? They were together for over 2 years. I never understood how Reese got a $20 million paycheck. Did she have hits other than the lawyer movies, Sweet Home Alabama, and Walk The Line? I guess since they came out within a couple of years ago studios thought she was a bankable star.

  16. bite me says:

    i want models back on fashion magazine (the exception of la jolie, halle berry and la lopez)

  17. Lady Jane says:

    are you sure that isn’t charlize theron?

  18. lisa says:


    YES.. and even when I see positive things about my favorite stars.. I WILL NOT BUY A TABLOID MAGAZINE NO MATTER WHAT.

    They do this draw in fans then wham.. they hit out again with a nasty lie. So it goes. If we say something positive then you should believe the negative. nope. Plus they got that Brad/Angie story from the fans that knew about it days before the tabs got wind of it.

    I don’t think Reese is desperate for a baby. But the facts speak for themselves. She is married to 40 year old man that has not been married before and wants children (her words) and she has said she wanted another baby. That is how it works most time. Plus many (not all) men of his age probably want his own children if he has not had them at that point. Which may make sense to take the kids and include them in this family vacation to get them ready for a new baby. I can so see her not wanting them to feel left out. Plus Ryan may be having another baby too. So it is a lot for the kids to handle.

  19. Shy says:

    That movie will bomb. Simply because it looks boring. I see the trailers and I have zero desire to watch it.

  20. lucy2 says:

    Yeah, that doesn’t really look like her that much. I agree she’s selling pretty hard, and I don’t care for it, but still like her.
    I really enjoyed WFE and am looking forward to the movie.

  21. gee says:

    I think Water for Elephants looks good. And I hate Sparkles.

  22. guesty says:

    Fuglier than usual. What an awful pic.

  23. DreamyK says:

    Freaky. She looks like Delia on Ryan’s Hope.

  24. Solveig says:

    It’s the second time I mistake her for Kirsten Dusnt! What’s wrong with the photoshop “artists” lately?
    Wait, is her belly bared in that wedding dress? ugh! Awful.

    Edit, oh, I see someone think it’s a bow not her bare skin and taking a careful look fortunately it seems like a bow.

  25. Kira says:

    I love how they keep chopping off her chin. Geez, photochopping is getting out of control. How sad for her.

    I do like the 1930s inspired look though.

  26. truetalk says:

    it’s not about the money really,more about continuing to be A-List

  27. Caity says:

    She looks like Kirsten Dunst on the Vogue cover…weird.

  28. Yasmine says:

    @Zelda: hahahahaha!!!! That’s awesome!
    And know what? At least I’ll give her credit for not looking orange.

  29. candy says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing this move. Sounds like you people watch too much TV and read too many gossip rags for you to see Reese all over the place. Get a life, seriously! This is how business is done anymore. It’s not up to Reese where she goes and how her movies are promoted. Her movies have always made the studios a lot of money, why shouldn’t she have some of that? Legally Blonde, anyone? Vanity Fair is an all time favorite. Walk the Line. Reese never gives a bad performance that why she makes bank. How about you?

  30. kazoo says:

    LMFAO, Zelda!

    God bless Francine Pascal.

  31. Sigh. says:

    I wonder why they changed the color of her wedding dress or is it my old ass computer monitor? Because on this cover, her dress is reading white instead of pink for me. And I KNOW these mags aren’t ridiculous enough to think we can only relate to white wedding dresses in friggin’ 2011?

  32. junk573r says:

    To me it’s more a VC Andrews cover. One where there is copious amounts of sex which would have been awesome had it not been with a brother or someone equally as related. VC Andrews was fucked.

  33. mia girl says:

    I’m all for snark, I just don’t know why people wish a movie will bomb, in this case, Water For Elephants. I don’t get that.

    There are a lot of people involved in the making of a film, not just one or two actors. Just seems calous to wish that upon such a collaborate product. Lots of hard working people are affected when a movie bombs.

  34. jackie says:

    Her movies DON’T always make money. This one is going to turn a profit but it will under perform. She is shilling hard and it’s turning people off. The Chelsea Handler thing was ridiculous.

  35. KateNonymous says:

    Yes! She totally looks like Kirsten Dunst in that cover photo.

    And, really, I’ve never seen the big deal about her. She *almost* gets to where she needs to in her performances, but there’s always something about her that’s closed off, IMO.

  36. jover says:

    I and millions of other fashionistas agree with you bite me – put models and great fashion photog on the cover and inside Vogue – give me Grace Mirabella anyday over Wintour what has caused her to become a shill for every celebutard. If she likes hollywood that much, edit Variety or Us; she’s ruined vogue and actually diminished interest in fashion now that she’s shilling for hollywood. Who’s next – demi lovato, Ashley simpson wentz, etc.

  37. oh no says:

    If you read the full interview on the Vogue site the author of the article says that her performance in WFE is not good. She doesn’t have much passion or something he said.

  38. Zelda says:

    @junk 573

    Good call. And yeah, what was WITH all that incest? There apparently is a huge market for women who secretly fantasize about being sexually abused by their long-lost half brothers.

  39. junk573r says:

    @ Zelda

    VC Andrews was one of the first sexually explicit novels I’d read as a preteen. It warped my impressionable mind. I don’t have any brothers so until I was actually sexually active, I almost believed it was totally normal to have sexual feelings for a relative to some degree. Curse you VC Andrews.

  40. Jeri says:

    There’s a lot of assumptions here, unless, of course, Reese is confiding her reasons for her travel decisions to you.

  41. I Choose Me says:

    @Zelda & junk573. Sweet Valley references, VC Andrews? I love you guys. VC Andrew also effed me up big time – aside from the incest, those books were always so bleak. I used to get headaches from crying so hard. Another author who writes alot about incest is John Koontz. Methinks these writers have issues.

  42. Cleo says:

    I think that she looks like Andrea Immer and President Taylor’s daughter from 24.

  43. Moops says:

    They photoshopped out Reese’s underbite and pointy chin – that’s why she looks vaguely like Kirsten on the cover. They photoshopped her chin and underbite a bit for the movie poster as well, but not as much. It’s hard to recognize her.
    Don’t the editor “experts” know that we like her/think she’s pretty JUST AS SHE IS??? Do they think we don’t know what she looks like after having spent 90 minutes looking at her face on a gigantic movie screen, and that somehow they have to “improve” her in order to sell us crap? I will never get it.

  44. jemshoes says:

    Hahaha! All these comments referencing Sweet Valley High and Virginia Andrews. Such TRASHTASTIC reading. I believe I, too, was damaged badly by ‘Flowers in the Attic’ and the Casteel series. 😀

    Reese does look very Jessica-Wakefield on this cover! Very sneaky and conniving! And usually her persona would seem much more Elizabeth Wakefield. 🙂

    I haven’t enjoyed a post like this for ages. 😀

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