Gordon Brown confuses Reese Witherspoon with Renee Zellweger

Reese Witherspoon Reveals Wall Of Silence Around Domestic Violence

First of all, doesn’t Reese Witherspoon look pretty in these photos? Not the ones where she’s making a grumpy face, of course, but I’m just talking about her skin, hair and her figure. Whatever is happening in her personal life and her relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, it’s working for her. Anyway, Reese is in London, giving testimony and interviews about her work on behalf of ending domestic violence, part of her work with Avon. These photos – of Reese wearing a really great red shift dress – are from Reese’s photocall before she gave the keynote speech at The House Of Commons conference on Domestic violence at the House of Commons today. It’s a great cause, and it’s wonderful that Reese is taking her advocacy work so seriously.

Unfortunately, her commitment has been overshadowed by a minor yet hilarious flub by the Prime Minister. Gordon Brown was asked about Reese’s work today, and he replied that he was “grateful that Renee Witherspoon is leading this campaign.” Mr. Brown met Renee Zellweger last year, when they attended director Anthony Minghella’s funeral. And I guess he thought he was meeting Renee again for the second time? I mean, I guess how a simple mix-up happened. They’re both blond, they both make romantic comedies and dramas, they’re both Oscar winners. Let me write Mr. Brown a memo: Renee = squinty, Reese = pointy chin. That should clear it up.

Leaving behind the chatter about her relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon tackled the topic of domestic violence in the U.K. this week.

Petitioning Members of Parliament and appearing on morning shows she asked people to speak out on an issue that affects one in three around the world.

“We are talking about everyone’s lives are touched by this issue, whether it be our children, or our mothers or our sisters. So many women. The most important thing I can do here today is start this dialogue that we’re having,” Witherspoon, 33, told the show GMTV.

Later, Witherspoon went to the historic Houses of Parliament, where she made a brief address and listened to testimonies of abuse.

“She looked quite emotional, she kept looking to the floor whilst she was listening to the other speakers,” an onlooker said “She seemed almost tearful.”

Witherspoon said she felt “more than a little overwhelmed to be here today.”

[From People]

Yea for Reese! It’s funny, I’ve never, ever had a problem with Reese’s name, and now that Gordon Brown has made that mistake, I keep wanting to type “Renee”. Maybe Renee and Reese should join forces and become “Renese”. With that squint and that chin, no romantic comedy would be safe! Seriously, though, I love Reese. I can’t get over how gorgeous she looks in these photos.

Reese Witherspoon Reveals Wall Of Silence Around Domestic Violence

Reese Witherspoon Reveals Wall Of Silence Around Domestic Violence

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  1. crash2GO2 says:

    I’ve always thought she is heartbreakingly gorgeous.

  2. Firestarter says:

    I really like her and her heart shaped face that so many people make fun of. She seems to be a lovely person and good for her and her work with domestic violence!

  3. Tia C says:

    I totally see how he could’ve mixed them up. They’re both blonde and boring. Easy mistake.

  4. lilred says:

    I like her too.

  5. nikki says:

    why is she dating with Toothy Tiles? she’s more than pretty,she’s clever,she has a good job!

  6. Vibius says:

    Those 2 and Joey Lauren Adams from Mallrats all blend together for me too.

  7. juiceinla says:

    Her skin is amazing. I wonder what her regime is, and what kind of make up she uses- if any.

  8. Sumodo says:

    @ Vibius -Joey Lauren Adams is one of my favorite actors! Her voice is distinctive! Reese Witherspoon, though, is my MUSE! I keep a framed picture of her to remind me that Elle Woods never gave up. It’s empowering to “nice girls” who have to deal with failure, mean people, and douchebags.

  9. Firestarter says:

    @Sumodo – I LOVE ELLE WOODS!

  10. lilred says:

    Ok every one time for the bend and snap.

  11. Sumodo says:

    @lilred and @ Firestarter –The Bend and Snap! I am astonished at the times when a pencil falls and somebody says “Bend and Snap” and we all have to do it. BTW, speaking of Elle Woods empowering the Nice Girl Movement, let’s all give a cheer for Jennifer Coolidge, while we’re at it!

  12. casey.in.co says:

    if gorgeous = dark circles and dry skin, then she’s spot on! i usually think she looks gorgeous, but when i first saw these photos, my initial reaction was “wow, she looks tired.” probably too busy being perfect and saving the world and making me jealous to sleep.

    love her commitment to womens’ issues, fo’ sho.’

  13. crash2GO2 says:

    Elle Woods!! Woohoo!!

  14. Firestarter says:

    @Sumodo- Jennifer Coolidge is most definitely awesome!

  15. Goddess711 says:

    Her eyes look sad.

  16. karen says:

    I really like her, too. I think she’s the perfect example of how to be successful in Hollywood without selling yourself out by displaying your relationships, kids, or through tacky nude photos, etc. She’s classy all the way.

  17. moo says:

    I love Reese! She’s a great actress too and NEVER hard to look at (unlike Renee).

  18. cuppycake says:

    Boring or no, she’s gorgeous.

  19. Neelyo says:

    She’s maturing very well. She actually looks like she could play an adult now. She was good in WALK THE LINE but she still made me think of a little girl playing dress up.

    But in that first picture, she looks HARD! Like shank you for a menthol and a Colt 45 hard.

  20. ViktoryGin says:

    lol. I really like how she’s LEGITIMATELY out advocating for domestic violence.

    Rhianna, are you reading this?