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Reese Witherspoon's recent Oscar-worthy performance for an Atlanta police officer.

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  1. LOL! Well. Can you imagine working with her?

    Posted by: dattexas | May 3, 2013 7:01:37 AM


  2. That is one hillbilly Atlanta cop!

    Posted by: ripper | May 3, 2013 7:02:32 AM


  3. So in that first clip, did her husband say at the end, "I had nothing to do with that?" in response to Reese's actions? Boy, talk about trying to cover your butt and not stepping up to protect your spouse!

    Posted by: Alex | May 3, 2013 7:04:21 AM


  4. I had read rumors that she was a diva and that was part of the reason her and Ryan split, but I never thought of her that way until now! Whoa!!

    Posted by: CB | May 3, 2013 7:07:18 AM


  5. The cop seemed pretty patient to me.

    Posted by: dattexas | May 3, 2013 7:20:24 AM


  6. The reason shouting at, an especially getting out of a car to approach, a cop during a traffic stop or while he is trying to interact with or arrest someone else is obstruction is very simple: it increases the risk to the cop, splits his focus, risks escslating the situation for the party in trouble, and generally impedes the cop's ability to do his job. In this case, it seems like overkill because we know Reese wasnt packing heat, never ended up assaulting him, and that her husband didn't attempt tl make a bream for it while she was shouting back and forth with the cop. But as a matter of procedure, he should assume anything could happen, the drunkenness could be drugs, the shouting woman could be causing a distraction, she could be getting out of the car to rush at him, she could be putting herself at risk by being drunm on the side of a road--further splitting the cops attention amd distracting from his ability to focus on assessing and arresting her husband. So when he shut her down, harshly, there was a reason...he has no time to explain, defend, or convince her. She was the drunk wife of a drunk driver and needed to sit quietly in ths car until he could get to her. When she started arguing and got out of the car, she moved clearly into obstruction territory and as he warned her, she was arrested accordingly. The diva crap and lies about being pregnant were actually the least of it all.

    Posted by: BreckRoy | May 3, 2013 7:27:29 AM


  7. Give her a break. She was trying to protect her husband.

    Posted by: Richard | May 3, 2013 7:35:44 AM


  8. Richard, if she were truly concerned about her husband's best interest, she would have called a cab. She was throwing her name around in an attempt to circumvent the legal process.

    Posted by: RHR IN TN | May 3, 2013 7:54:21 AM


  9. @JOE -- Perhaps you could GET A CLUE before you post in the future. Little Miss Prissy Pants did not follow the police officer's orders. She was arrested for obstruction of justice. There is no SCANDAL here. Tammy Tinybladder thinks she's ALL THAT. She's not. End of. Go back to sleep.

    Posted by: Gigi | May 3, 2013 7:56:38 AM


  10. She was acting like an a**hole, plain and simple.

    Posted by: Jack M | May 3, 2013 8:00:57 AM


  11. The press and blogs are blowing this non-story out of proportion. Minus the "do you know who I am?" I'd have tried to defend those I love, just like she did.

    Posted by: Jay | May 3, 2013 8:01:36 AM


  12. She should have sat on her damn butt and listened to the officers. Drunk driving is no joke, and the officer was just doing his job, trying to get a dangerous driver off the street. But she felt the need to get all up in his business, get in his way, and he was absolutely right to restrain her. These guys do a tough and often thankless job. Dealing with drunk and belligerent people is a complete pain in the @ss but they do it for the sake of our safety.

    That said, she was properly remorseful when she sobered up, and at a certain point people should stop rubbing her nose in this.

    Posted by: Lars | May 3, 2013 8:03:00 AM


  13. @Joe Exactly. I fail to see actual obstruction of justice.

    Posted by: Jay | May 3, 2013 8:04:24 AM


  14. I don't think Reese was being a diva at all. I think a lot of people would do the same thing: They see their loved being arrested and walk up to see what's going on.

    As for calling out being American, she wasn't being obnoxious. She was standing up for herself in the (mis)belief that she had a right to stand on the street and fight out what was going on.

    Too many Americans bow to the police.

    The flip side is that police officers do have reason to fear when an angry alleged criminal's family gets to close to them during an arrest.

    I think the cop could have released her after placing Reese's husband in the car.

    Calling Reese a diva is ridiculous. She's a strong woman who was concerned about her loved one.

    Posted by: James | May 3, 2013 8:04:40 AM


  15. @Alex, yeah I caught that too. Hilarious. I hope she gave him hell for that later. Apparently she can dish, so she probably did.

    And honestly, I don't think she was trying to 'protect' her husband. She was probably trying to protect herself from being splashed on all the tabloid websites. But instead of diffusing the situation she just escalated it.

    Posted by: Lars | May 3, 2013 8:05:41 AM


  16. @ Gigi, perhaps YOU should be more polite.

    Why try and shut down Joe? Police behavior/powers is a discussion that should be had.

    When you post in the future, try not to come off as so close-minded and intolerant.

    Posted by: Chrisme | May 3, 2013 8:06:02 AM


  17. Not that I'm defending her, but this video is police business and should never have been released to the public. Thats just wrong.

    Posted by: Davelandia | May 3, 2013 8:17:28 AM


  18. She looks like a nice person who got carried away trying to protect her husband, and obviously doesn't understand aspects of the law such as obstruction of justice.

    Posted by: Ken | May 3, 2013 8:28:12 AM


  19. Oh please. The only bad thing this video shows is her husband allegedly drunk and driving. If he was drunk and driving he should have to pay for that like anyone else. But her actions are hardly news worthy. She was just being protective. And anyone on here who says they wouldn't try and use their name as influence if they could is a liar. As for the cop, he appears to be very patient in these videos.

    Posted by: billypollina | May 3, 2013 8:46:18 AM


  20. According to a friend in the film industry who worked on one of her films Reese Witherspoon is a b*tch from hell and no one who has ever worked with her was shocked in the least by this. Her "America's sweetheart" act is switched off the moment the cameras stop filming.

    There's a big difference between being a "strong woman" and a deeply unpleasant person.

    Posted by: Caliban | May 3, 2013 8:48:18 AM


  21. Never, ever, get out of a car especially when a police officer tells you to stay put. I went through a similar situation in the 80s, however, in my case I was arrested and beaten up. The police officer was shoving the driver of the car I was in and the driver wasn't resisting or giving him a hard time. When I opened my mouth & got out of the car I was wrong and consequently became the target of his unhinged abuse. The officer was a bully and I paid dearly for trying to defend my friend.. I only wish there was a dash cam that night.. Moral to the story: No matter how right or wrong its best to just keep put. I am sure Reese realized that the very next morning over a nice hangover. Ugh.

    Posted by: Mark C. | May 3, 2013 9:05:56 AM


  22. I think the officer has impeccable comic timing...and as far as being a "hillbilly?" I think he's adorable. He'll probably get offered a reality show.

    Posted by: Grant | May 3, 2013 9:34:43 AM


  23. The officer is a Georgia state highway patrolman.

    Posted by: Evan | May 3, 2013 9:49:55 AM


  24. The officer is a Georgia state highway patrolman.

    Posted by: Evan | May 3, 2013 9:49:55 AM


  25. the officer as he stated was- conducting a dui investigation and therefore she was obstructing that investigation by not listening as instructed.

    Posted by: steve | May 3, 2013 10:27:32 AM


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