Reese Witherspoon spoke out against domestic violence earlier this week at the 2nd World Conference of Women’s Shelters in Washington, D.C., and in an interview with People, the actress and Avon Foundation Global Ambassador revealed how she talks to her children about abuse.
“We talk about domestic violence and what that means,” she said. “Although the concept is somewhat foreign to them, they’re starting to understand that this happens to families in our country and all throughout the world.”
When asked whether she talked to her kids about the 2009 felony assault case involving Chris Brown and Rihanna, she responded, “My daughter knows what happened. My son knows as well. We talk about what is abuse. I think it’s important to talk to our daughters — and our sons — in order to educate them at an early age about what’s appropriate and what is absolutely not acceptable.”
What do you think of Witherspoon’s parenting strategy?
Cee Lo Green is about to become an author: Grand Central Books recently signed the “Voice” judge to write a memoir. “FORGET YOU? After reading my book, there will be no doubt that I am meant to be,” said Green in a statement. “You will enter into the supernatural, the surreal and extraordinary. As Cee Lo Green, a.k.a. ‘everybody’s brother,’ I will make you a believer. I talk about art imitating life; YOU discover CRAZY.”
Green will co-write the book with Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild. Beth de Guzman, the vice president and editor-in-chief of paperbacks at Grand Central Publishing, had nothing but glowing things to say about the musician’s energy and potential as an author: “He dresses in sequined capes, performs with the Muppets and Madonna, and does 360° flips with a grand piano at his fingertips. Imagine all that outrageously unique and creative talent channeled into a book.”
Cee Lo Green’s memoir is set to be published sometime in 2013. Do you plan to buy a copy?
Taylor Swift got the Midas touch for the April 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Australia. Photographer Benny Horne captured Swift in a black and gold Gucci dress for the cover and in all-black outfits for the accompanying pictorial.
In her interview, the “Safe & Sound” singer spoke excitedly about the upcoming leg of her Speak Now world tour. “I’m really excited about going back to Australia and New Zealand because, well, New Zealand, it’s the first time I’ve ever been there, and the Australian fans have been so good to me,” she said. “And this will be my third time going back there. I loved this show so much, the Speak Now Tour, that I didn’t necessarily want to put it down. I hope they like it. I love going there. It’s always really wonderful. The people are so nice.”
See a bigger version of the Harper’s Bazaar cover and two additional photos of Taylor Swift below. What do you think of her high-fashion look?
Fans of “The Godfather” will get to see a digitally remastered version of the iconic Francis Ford Coppola film on March 1 courtesy of a collaboration between Cinemark theaters and Paramount Pictures. The one-day engagement celebrates the movie’s 40th anniversary, and 55 Cinemark XD locations will run the restored film.
“The Godfather” will feature 5.1 digital surround sound, and no expense was spared in ensuring the film is restored properly. The Hollywood Reporter says that archivist Robert Harris and the film’s original cinematographer, Gordon Willis, oversaw the remastering process.
To find a participating theater near you, head to the Cinemark website. Do you plan to see “The Godfather” tomorrow?
Jennifer Lopez dons a boxer’s groin protector and gloves for a gender-bending editorial in V Magazine #76. The Mario Testino-photographed pictorial is titled “The Lady is a Champ,” and in her interview, she muses on the theme’s appropriateness to her life. “I can take a lot of punches and still keep going,” she explained. “I’ve been trained like a boxer to go 15 rounds.”
When asked about her many career misses — including “The Back-Up Plan” and a few less-than-stellar albums — she gamely responded, “You’re not going to hit the target or the bull’s eye every time. That’s part of it. At the end of the day, I made those choices. I’ve been in the business now, I don’t want to say how many years. You have amazing moments of recognition and success. But at this point in my life, I try to take it all with a grain of salt.”
And what of her relationship with ex-husband Marc Anthony, her “Q’Viva: The Chosen” co-judge? “I mean, we’re parents and friends first,” she said. “That will be the thread that ties us together. I don’t know if people expect it to be negative just because the [intimate] relationship didn’t work out.”
Read J. Lo’s full V Magazine interview here, and see more photos from the editorial below.