Published June 11, 2009
LOS ANGELES – Reese Witherspoon Swears Off Raunchy Roles | Sexting Snaff: Caridee English Invited Her Father to ‘Come to Bed’ | Kelly Clarkson 'Flattered' to Be a Rumored Lesbian | Pop Tarts Scene & Herd
She’s an Oscar-winning actress and one of Hollywood’s hottest stars — but even Reese Witherspoon’s children, 9-year-old daughter Ava & 6-year-old-son Deacon, are surprisingly "embarrassed" of their uber-famous mom.
"My children are embarrassed at me all the time. They're like ‘mom you're being really stupid’,"Witherspoon told us in a recent interview. "When ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ came out Ava told me I'm the coolest mom in the third grade. I said ‘can you put it on a piece of paper and sign it for me please’. I was cool once."
And as cool and yet hot as the majority of men (and women) think Witherspoon is, she won’t be baring too much for the lights and camera.
"I had my first baby when I was 23, so for me, no. I've always been choosing roles knowing that I have a daughter and I have a responsibility to her and to the world to be representing women of strength," the 33-year-old added. "These are the women I know in life. I think it's a natural extension of parenthood for you to feel like you’re responsible for the worlds you create, whether they be silly or serious. I think you are responsible for the art you put in the world."
While these are certainly inspiring words of wisdom, don’t be fooled — this mama was more than happy to embrace her childhood habits while lending her voice to "Monsters vs. Aliens".
"It's definitely not hard. It's like you go in and it's about how imaginative you can be. For me, that's just a fantastic opportunity to be free and act like a 5-year-old," Witherspoon added. "We just go in the sound booth and be silly and eat candy and drink caffeine and bounce off the walls. The older I get the more I regress. I really have just become very silly."
Here is a lesson for everyone to learn: don’t list your lover with anything other than his real name in your phone, or you might just make an embarrassing Carridee English-style slip.
"I used to have my boyfriend listed as "daddy" in my phone because that was just his nickname and my real dad was "dad" and I accidentally sent my father the text ‘hurry up and get home … I’m waiting for you on the bed …’" the "America’s Next Top Model" alum told Tarts at the recent Palm Pre launch party in Los Angeles.
"My dad said, "I don't think you meant to send this to me" and I tried to cover it up by saying, 'Dad, my friends thought it would be funny if they went and texted you and mom like all these crazy things!' Could you imagine my dad sitting on the couch or at work and getting that? From then on I changed the names in my phone."
And as for the current controversy surrounding minors sexting naughty pics, English thinks its only cute if the age is legal.
"I'm all for it if you're the correct age and doing it with the right person, if you're involved with somebody it's fun to send them a cute little sexy message throughout the day," the 24-year-old explained. "But there is a big epidemic with children and teenagers doing it which isn't safe, you've got to be safe about it. But if you're in a relationship and you're a grown up and you can handle it, there's no issue."
Speculation has been surrounding Kelly Clarkson’s sexuality for quite some time now — but while she thinks "its hot" to be hit on by girls, this songstress ain’t fallin’ for the same sex.
"Those (lesbian rumors) are not helping me on the dating front! I prefer the boys. I’m extremely flattered when I do get hit on by girls and I think it’s hot but I’m not into it. I like boys," Clarkson told Sydney station 2Day FM’s Kyle and Jackie O Show last week.
"I’m only 27, not 40 and still single! I enjoy being single, I love work and I think people are so passive with relationships and I’m not that person. I’m an extremist, I’m either in a relationship or I’m not. I’m honest about it and I’ll tell people, it’s just there’s nothing to tell. I have a very good life."
And even though the "Idol" alum has also hit the headlines because of her curves, she has no desire to drop pounds.
"For seven years it’s been happening. It’s like, ‘Okay cool, the fat joke.’ I love my body, I’m very much okay with it," Clarkson added. "I don’t think artists are ever the ones who have the problem with their weight, I think it’s the media who have a problem with it."
Jury member Cuba Gooding Jr. and honoree and director Terry Gilliam sharing a laugh at the Ibiza Film Festival, held last weekend in Ibiza, Spain. Cuba came by the five-day festival after wrapping production of the George Lucas helmed Red Tails.
A reserved Adrian Grenier checking out Madonna and Gwenyth Paltrow's handbags at the Salvatore Ferragamo store in Beverly Hills on Tuesday at an intimate benefit for victims of l’aquila earthquake.
After shooting a Revlon campaign in the W Los Angeles on Wednesday, Halle Berry was spotted drinking an apple martini at the downstairs bar Whiskey Blue. Earlier in the day Berry was spotted hanging with daughter Nahla in between takes.
Holly Madison (going unnoticed) with her goddaughter in the audience of Terry Fator’s all-new show, Terry Fator & His Cast of Thousands, at The Mirage on Wednesday night. The next night Madison played auctioneer for the Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation® culinary benefit at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas where she personally helped increase the bid for a package with Master Chef Carlos cooking dinner in the winners home for 25 of their closest friends. The bidding was holding around $3,000 and then Holly, impromptu, decided to add herself to the dinner package and it soared to over $5,000!
Jason Alexander, Shannon Elizabeth, Peter Fonda, Kat Von D, Robert Buckley, Jordan Farmar, Maggie Grace and Spencer Grammer enjoying an interactive California farmers market and cocktail reception at Sprint's Palm® Pre™ launch event, benefiting the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
Jessica Biel (donning sneakers and ripped jeans) with a gal pal happily browsing the racks of Theory in downtown Manhattan on Thursday.
A very wacky-looking Bobby Brown watching the Lakers game and chowing down food at the Stone Rose bar inside the Sofitel Los Angeles on Thursday night.
Joel Madden refusing car service (he drove himself) and politely turning down an offer for free jewelry at the Soffer Ari Flagship Store Opening in West Hollywood on Thursday night.
Sharon Osbourne and Owen Wilson at the Morgane Le Fay store opening at Malibu's County Mart on Thursday evening to benefit "Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary." However Wilson fled the scene immediately upon seeing an event photographer.
Adam Lambert at Culver City's Royal-T Cafe to view the Japanese art collection from the new "I Cant Feel My Face" exhibit and take a meeting with music executives on Friday. Lambert enjoyed the café’s signature Spicy Tuna Tartare and a bottle of water.
Dolly Parton, Allison Janney and the cast of "9 to 5, The Musical" dining on New York Prime Strip at The Palm West on Friday night while Dolly entertained the crowd with her razor sharp whit and southern charm.
Joe Satriani, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and Van Halen front man Sammy Hagar and bassist Michael Anthony going nuts and talking nonsense backstage before their in-store appearance as the new band "Chicken Foot" at Best Buy in West Los Angeles on Friday night.
Gwen Stefani's hubby Gavin Rossdale jamming out at the Friday Night Live concert series at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Adult film stars Tori Lane and Puma Swede getting it on girl-on-girl style at Wasted Space inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday.
Shwayze and Cisco Adler watching a bikini contest by the WET REPUBLIC pool party in Sin City on Saturday.
Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Yara Shahidi, Nicole Ari Parker, Ronny Cox, DeRay Davis and Vanessa Williams at Hollywood's Paramount Studios for the premiere of "Imagine That" on Saturday morning. Murphy assured us he'd buy Davis an Escalade of his own, so we'll see if he delivers ...
A super tiny Audrina Patridge celebrating her brother's 21st in a private cabana at TAO Beach in Sin City on Saturday afternoon.
Annette Bening, Chace Crawford and Angie Harmon (with husband Jason Sehorn) having a serious chat over dinner at the 8th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball in Los Angeles on Saturday night. Mark Wahlberg also showed up to the super-swanky black tie affair in jeans and a shirt and to top off the night, Seth McFarlane pledged $15,000 to Chrysalis and when a guest matched his donation he jumped in the pool — fully clothed.
Queen Latifah chilling out with Ray Romano at the Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Ray on Sunday in between interviews for their new flick "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs."