Reese Witherspoon at the Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles

Posted on July 08, 2013

Work it, Reese! Work those cameras, girl! Smile pretty, now! Bend and SNAP!


Reese Witherspoon heads out for some shopping at the Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles.

Oh, honey. We can see the strain behind the smile. It’s getting tougher, isn’t it? This constant “America’s Fucking Sweetheart” drag revue. Well, rest assured it’s working, dear. Hardly anyone thinks about you drunkenly berating … well, anyone, really. Okay, maybe a little. But look, you keep wearing these sassy little outfits and continue bending and snapping for the paps like your life depended on it, and before you know it, why, some other star will eventually have a much juicier scandal on their hands than your little old misunderstanding and the public will eagerly move on from you to focus all their attention on them.

Oh, wait. That didn’t sound comforting, did it?

But hey, your outfit’s adorable, girl. There’s that.


[Photo Credit: T.M./]

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  • PastryGoddess

    You bitches are fabulous

  • Adrianna Grężak

    That poor, limp purse. I’m sure it’s worth more than at least one drawer of my clothes, but it looks so cheap when all she’s using it for is her wallet!

    • RebeccaKW

      In those pics of her getting in her car, she’s got a white-knuckle grip on that handle. I imagine her mental dialogue being something about “I’m about to whack this mutha with this purse…no, no, keep calm.”

  • Beardslee

    All those cameras….that has to be hard a lot of the time.

  • is she pregnant?

  • Call me Bee

    Well I still like her and her outfit is adorbs. Love the shoes and totally want that bag….(which I guess is the point of the whole walking down the street and getting your pic taken, right? To show off the latest free bag some European style house gave you…)

  • gabbilevy

    Don’t love what the sweater/shorts combo is doing to her shape, but do love the sweater. I’ve got a similar one, which is making me pat myself on the back for being “fashionable.”

  • Jessica Freeman

    So ‘Merican she made sure her nails were red to complete her red, white & blue combo.

  • nannypoo

    I can’t quite see her purse. Maybe if she held it a little more prominently I could get a better look.

    • decormaven


  • frannyprof

    As American as apple pie. Yes, we see the bag.

  • Drunken Housewife

    Also, great muscle tone in her thighs. She must be taking a lot of her rage out on weight machines.

  • I think what this PR campaign is missing is a good old fashioned And The Girl Friends Rally montage. A weekend mountain get away with some other A list power women, maybe an Oprah approved Life Coach in tow, an article about how centered and grounded she feels, post inner reflections, post scandal. There needs to be a closure moment.

    • decormaven

      Yes, great call here. There needs to be closure, or else she’s going to be stuck doing these chirpy lil’ drive-by appearances.

      • fauxfatale

        I just saw in some tab this weekend that she went away with Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore on some surf/yoga/wellness retreat.

        • Kayceed

          That sounds like the beginning of another Charlie’s Angels movie.

    • ankali

      Yes, timed with the release of her next star vehicle, something Not without My Daughter-ish and Oscar-buzzy.

  • marlie

    She has the clenched-jaw-of-death going on there. She’s apt to snap at any minute.

    • FunButNutz

      That’s her inner Tracey Flick grimace.

  • lobsterlen

    Reese pay attention to the little details dear.
    Reese should have stuffed that bag with tissue paper. The bag looks like sad, floppy stage prop.

  • I never understood the bend and snap thing.

    • marlie

      Me neither.

    • snarkykitten

      what’s to get? it’s just a jokey thing from Legally Blonde (please tell me no one actually does that)

    • kimmeister

      I get the bend part, but not the snap with the paws held up like a prairie dog.

      • NC_Meg

        That’s the part that always threw me off, too. Is it because your hands end up by your boobs?

      • Yes – that’s the bit I never understood.

  • formerlyAnon

    Must be working. I’ve got a long-standing admire/hate thing with her but no juice in it these days, her photo ops are boring me now.

  • MartyBellerMask

    I love the “how am I going to make this white purse stand out against my white shorts and white shopping bag” struggle. Ah, celebrity problems.

  • MilaXX

    She looks cute and I think enough celebs have put their foots in their collective mouths to make her drunken police berating a thing of the past.

    • snarkykitten

      we all know Mel Gibson wins the AA award for worst episode of berating a cop

      • ankali

        And by “worst” you mean “best”, right, Sugartits?

  • Josefina Madariaga Suárez

    Wow, she really looks pissed off.

  • Little_Olive

    Hm. No, I object to the white purse with white shorts and white sandals. This needed something. And her shorts ride up, how sweet.

    • Meredith_P

      I must be “fashionable” 😉 Mine ride up like that too. It means they don’t fit. Makes me feel better about myself. But she does have great legs!

  • cocohall

    She does look like she might be at the very beginning of another pregnancy. Her chest looks fuller as does her tummy. Which also might explain the deployment of the bag in front of her midsection. And all the leg – trying to divert attention. She appears to be surrounded by the paps which might explain why she is moving the bag from side to front. Poor girl. She did step in it during her drunken rant, but this cannot be fun to deal with.

  • bellafigura1

    Ick, she is shaped like a juice box. She looks like every suburban mom ever, except with a better bag, which is too white.

  • largishbearishAtlish

    Shot #2 of the *CLENCHED* teeth says it _all_. Smile for the *MF* cameras…

    used to love her…sigh.

  • LauraAgain

    Given the fact that its been upward of 100+ degrees here in LA, just looking at her in that sweater makes me perspire.

    I think her purse looks fine. Overstuffed handbags aren’t just awful to look at; they hurt your shoulder.

  • e jerry powell

    But seriously, is she doing her own shopping?

    The outfit is cute and mom-on-the-go appropriate, but I’m still perplexed about whether or not she’s doing her own shopping.

  • Since when does Brentwood have a country mart?

  • Claudia

    I’d forgotten all about it, so her hardwork has paid off with me. Just thought she looked super cute, if not a little overwarm.

  • Tracy Walker

    Have you heard she might be staring in the movie adaptation of Gone Girl? So hope it’s true, ’cause she’ll be playing the part of an All-American Sociopath. Squee!

  • Cute and chic. You can’t hate anyone that pulled together.