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Desperate Working Mommas
Your one-stop site for fanatical television snarking, questionable political analysis, occasional attempts to address the parenting issues facing working mothers, and halfhearted promises to stop obsessing about the entertainment industry, already! Oh, not to mention the random bitching and moaning. There's always that.
Monday, March 06, 2006
Much Ado about Nothing (or I'm Tired and Babbling So Proceed at Your Own Risk)

I didn't watch the Academy Awards last night because I have a freaking life and can't spend every single second watching television even though I may not-so-secretly want to because there are some awfully good shows I've missed due to the whole TV Equals Bad So No Cable For Us, Only Bunny Ears! phase we went through so I'm trying to catch up and also because we haven't had the internet for two whole weeks now so what am I supposed to do at home besides cleaning and cooking and playing with my kiddos? Plus, you know, the Oscar's are hella boring?

But it would be remiss of me not to mention that I was utterly thrilled to learn that Reese Witherspoon won the Oscar for Best Actress for her portrayal of June Carter in Walk the Line. Really. I was like, "Woo!" when I heard it on the news this morning, and I assure you, when I can do the "Woo!" at 5 AM on the Capital Beltway, I am clearly WAY excited, what with the insane earliness of the aforementioned "Woo!"-ing and all. But indeed I did. "Woo!", that is. Even though I haven't even seen the movie yet. Because I freaking love Reese Witherspoon! And her husband Ryan Phillippe! And their cute little kiddos! I do! I don't care!

Even though her role as Tracy "Pick Flick!" in Election is seared in my mind as one of the most disturbing portrayals of a Type A, uber control-freak personality, like, EVER, I still love her. And here's something even freakier... I once had a student EXACTLY like Tracy Flick in personality and looks. She was my head Varsity cheerleader the first year I coached. Good lord she was scary! Hmm... I wonder what she's doing now? Probably something, well, scary, like working as a krav maga-trained CIA operative or an elementary school principal. But I digress.

Sooo... oh yes, guess what I rented and watched on Saturday? Guess! Just Like Heaven, starring one Mrs. Reese Witherspoon, that's what (which was absolutely adorable, by the way). I mean, how's that for a coincidence, eh? Eh?! I KNOW! I rent a movie with Reese Witherspoon in it, then she wins an Oscar the very next day? You just can't make this stuff up, I tell you what. It just can't be done. And DUDE-- if you think about it, the Oscar Committee probably tallied the votes for the Oscar winners beforehand, so technically speaking she was more than likely already an Oscar winner on Saturday when I was watching her in her other movie (which was absolutely adorable, by the way). Where am I going with this? No clue, but you have to admit... it's a freaky coincidence. Or not.

Say it with me now: Wild.

And Ryan was there at the Oscars with her and she was so excited that his film-- Crash-- won an Oscar and he was so cute and so proud and he obviously had decided to lay off the sauce so he was NOT as drunk off his arse as he had been at the Golden Globes where he cut loose and made a complete fool out of himself and probably ended up sleeping it off in the limo where a disgusted Reese more than likely left him snoring in a pool of his own drool.

(Aside: Wait. Did you see him at the Golden Globes? Hoo! Classic. When they announced Reese's name for Best Actress he flipped the freak out, but in a good way. Except in the excitement of the moment he gave Reese what TGIM terms a Love Tap, which essentially means that Ryan walloped his wife like a linebacker. "Okay, my husband just hit me so hard I almost fell over!" Reese laughed. Preaching to the choir, babe. And settle DOWN, man! Drink some coffee. Good lord.)

Apparently the Academy does not dare keep the champagne flowing at the Oscars as the event planners from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association do at the Golden Globes because they know that all the actors and seat warmers would SO drink themselves silly and heckle Jon Stewart until they finally passed out in their seats from drunkenness and excruciating boredom.

Well, freak. I lost my train of thought.

(Aside: Um, did you know that Reese worked with her husband-to-be Ryan for the first time in the movie Cruel Intentions? And in the scene where Sebastian (Ryan) dumped Annette (Reese), Ryan was so into the scene that he was off-camera shouting things like "I never loved you!" and "You're not attractive!", which were not in the script. Reese totally freaked, bitch-slapped him (also not in the script), and burst into tears, screaming at him, "Get out!" And they kept it in the movie! RUDE. But cool. Because that scene-- a scene which never fails to set me bawling-- and the actors' reactions were utterly genuine. So genuine, in fact, that right after the director said cut, Ryan ran behind the set and threw up. True love, hello! When a guy vomits over you (wait, not "over you" like on you, I mean because of you-- okay, that doesn't sound right either...), he's yours for keeps, that's all I'm saying.)

Ah, yes. Seriously. I love Reese and Ryan. I think they have an adorable family and they seem so down to earth and likeable.

They're keeping it real, you know? Fo' rizzle! They have even admitted to seeking out marriage counseling during rough patches in their marriage, rather than checking out emotionally and rushing into their co-stars' arms and beds (yes, I'm looking at you, Brangelina). And after the Golden Globes Reese was quick to share with the press that the next day she would be changing diapers and carpooling her daughter to gymnastics. Solidarity! Woo! She and I? We're like twins. Except for the diapers becuase I am so over that.

Reese and Ryan are honestly the only couple in Hollywood that I would genuinely mourn if they decided to split up. I'd literally be heartbroken. Okay, not literally. Obviously not literally. But it would feel literal, so whatev. I like them that much.

So Reese? This one's for you:


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Blogger WILLIAM commented:


» 3/06/2006 1:57 PM 
Blogger LadyBug commented:

I'm a sucker for Reese Witherspoon, myself. I watched about the last half hour of the Oscars, which was just enough to see Reese's absolutely adorable speech when she won Best Actress. She thanked everyone in the world, including her mom and dad - who were there! - ("Whether I was makin' my bed or makin' movies, they never failed to let me know how proud they were of me."), and even quoted June Carter Cash..."People used to ask her how she was doin' and she'd say, 'Oh, I'm just tryin' to matter.' And I know what she means now, you know? I'm just tryin' to do something that matters to someone. And tonight ya'll've made me feel like I might've accomplished that a little bit. Thank you."

A. dor. a. ble.

(I sure hope you read all that in her cute little Tennessee accent. If not, go back and read it again.)

» 3/06/2006 2:13 PM 
Anonymous Di commented:

I love Reese too! If there was ever a movie made about my life (like if anything exciting ever happened that someone, for some reason, would want to make a movie about) I would want Reese to play me. Not that I'm as cute or anything, but I sure would want people to think I was. And I think she is a good actor.

P.S. I loved Just Like Heaven too. Even my husband said we should buy it.

» 3/06/2006 3:51 PM 
Blogger Mandy commented:

I so love Reese! I could watch her movies over and over again! Loved that movie, Just Like Heaven. Course, I like Mark Ruffalo too.

» 3/06/2006 4:02 PM 
Blogger wordgirl commented:

What about Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson? I'd be upset if they split...uh...I guess...even though I don't know them personally.

Ladybug- Me, too. Just trying to matter here. That's my new mantra.

» 3/06/2006 6:51 PM 
Blogger Misty commented:

I love Reese too and LOVED "Walk the Line".. big woo here too. And i see you wearing that Constantine tshirt ;) I have that same shirt lol (Same photo of him on the shirt anyway-!)..I have three different Constantine Shirts..sadly. (Hanging head in shame)

» 3/06/2006 7:29 PM 
Blogger Circus Kelli commented:

Woooooooo! Hooooooo!



Wait, what are we wooing again?

» 3/07/2006 7:47 AM 
Anonymous Liza commented:

Ryan is so hot!! And Reese, well, she's just like overall a really cool person and so beautiful. They are like the only Hollywood couple that actually makes it work LOL!! I'm glad she won!

» 3/07/2006 8:12 AM 
Anonymous kalki commented:

She's a class act. And her speech was perfect.

» 3/07/2006 8:40 AM 
Blogger LadyBug commented:

Put your shirt down, Circus Kelli.

» 3/07/2006 9:13 AM 
Blogger hemlock commented:

Yeah, I can't help but adore her either.

» 3/07/2006 9:39 AM 
Blogger dashababy commented:

Woo! I'm with you even tho I haven't seen this one yet. It is in my Netflix queue. I loved her acceptance speech, very gracious. And her dress I believe was vintage Versace or Dior but whatever, it was gorgeous. I LOVED "Just like Heaven", so cute. My hubby even teared up at the end that was even more adorable.

I first fell in love with little Reese in that freaky movie "Freeway", one of my favs.

I, who does not have a life, managed to watch the entire Academy awards, it wasn't that bad., I stayed awake. But I'm sorry, that song "It's hard out here for a pimp", I mean really...am I just old? cuz I don't get it.

» 3/07/2006 10:27 AM 
Blogger Circus Kelli commented:

LadyBug, you crack me up!

I didn't hear the pimp song, but that song that Dolly Parton sang... lame, lame, lame.

» 3/07/2006 10:37 AM 
Blogger Amy commented:

Reese is a honey. And I love that pimp song. I loved Hustle and Flow. Great movie.

Hey! my word verification is Usher!

» 3/07/2006 1:20 PM 
Blogger mrtl commented:

Fill me up!

» 3/07/2006 1:47 PM 
Blogger Ern commented:

I also love Reese. So cute! And seems so down-to-earth! And she also seems like my own age and she freaking has two children. One of whom is almost to her shoulder. AAAA! I mean, could that be me? I guess. Weird.

Oh, and I like seeing a little non-idol chat here, since I haven't been watching it. School and all. *smooches*

» 3/07/2006 7:52 PM 
Anonymous kristine commented:

You, me and Reese would be the bestest of friends!!
I would, of course, insist on goosing her husband during our BBQ's. I'm always about hawkin' the booty.

I watched 'walk the line' THAT NIGHT!

» 3/07/2006 9:28 PM 

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