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

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  1. I am an American on American soil and I have an Oscar!

    It's just so silly. I hope she has a sense of humor about it...maybe after a year or so she can go on SNL and laugh about it.

    Posted by: David | May 3, 2013 10:29:22 AM


  2. I am an American on American soil and I have an Oscar!

    It's just so silly. I hope she has a sense of humor about it...maybe after a year or so she can go on SNL and laugh about it.

    Posted by: David | May 3, 2013 10:29:23 AM


  3. Everyone who's saying she's trying to protect her husband...protect him from what? A breathalyzer? They were both drunk. She was acting drunk and difficult. She ignored the orders of a police officer when she was already in the wrong. If they were going out drinking, they should have hired a cab or a driver. So many celebrities fail to understand that simple rule.

    Posted by: Paul R | May 3, 2013 10:36:19 AM


  4. well, obstruction is a term to ensure compliance with investigation.

    She clearly never has been arrested before. Or even watched the tv show cops.

    Any time you are a passenger in the car, you have to stay inside. There has been incidents of other criminals being pulled over, who were being checked for DUI or speeding, and their car passengers ganged up on the cop.

    Posted by: it happens to the best of us | May 3, 2013 10:45:27 AM


  5. Agreeing with Davelandia. She apologized. She should take whatever punishment is required by law. But there's no reason to release this publicly.

    Posted by: Houndentenor | May 3, 2013 11:06:15 AM


  6. The dash cams serve in to capacities, to ensure that the incident is captured on tape if their is a cop fatality and to ensure the officer is following protocol.

    The tape was damage control, because they are ensuring that the celebrity doesn't claim police brutality or excessive force.

    She was a ranting drunk, and he did her a favor taking her off the road. She could have killed someone--like Hallie Berry did, who walked away from it unscathed publicly.

    Posted by: it happens to the best of us | May 3, 2013 11:16:59 AM


  7. And to think she almost married Jakey G!

    My advice to bigwigs and traffic stops: don't say anything to the cops on the scene, or protest--they are only issuing a summons. Get a proper lawyer and deal with the ticket in the courts where there are many ways to get a charge dropped or reduced.

    Posted by: anon | May 3, 2013 11:34:41 AM


  8. Elle Woods should have just put on her lawyer glasses and told the cop that due to subject matter jurisdiction and habeas corpus he had no grounds to detain her.

    Posted by: HirsuteHeuristics | May 3, 2013 12:05:43 PM


  9. She was being obnoxious. She wasn't 'defending' her husband from anything. A routine stop and a police officer trying to do his job? Her husband wasn't being pushed/taunted by the officer. There was no reason for her to stick her pointy chin into the matter.

    For all those 'stick it to the man' types; the entire police force is not corrupt or out to getcha. This officer was doing his job which involves following standard procedures. People may question the legality of it but in situations like this it is for HIS own protection. He is dealing with two intoxicated individuals, who often don't think/behave rationally, regardless of who they are.

    She messed up, we all have.

    Posted by: Patrick | May 3, 2013 12:24:05 PM


  10. TMZ is the most disgusting thing in the media.

    Posted by: Michael J. Hildebrand | May 3, 2013 12:49:58 PM


  11. It's pretty simple; a cop tells you to do something, you'd best to it OR be prepared to handle the consequences. She was way out of line. And, yes, interrupting a cop when he's in the middle of ANYTHING is obstruction. The guy said 'stay in the car,' y'stay in the frackin' car.

    Watching her throw herself around like a haughty little diva is so disappointing. I've been a huge fan of hers since "Man in the Moon." Seeing this side of her gives cred to the rumours of her being difficult to work - and live - with...

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | May 3, 2013 2:14:08 PM


  12. To those of you saying this tape shouldn't have been released, I would point out that tapes of police activity are tapes of PUBLIC officers engaged in PUBLIC business and should generally ALWAYS be released to anyone interested. That is one important way that we, the Public, can monitor and help keep the police or other public officials using their substantial powers properly and not abusively.

    Posted by: Buster | May 3, 2013 4:33:03 PM


  13. That being said, Witherspoon was being a drunk ass and was interfering with the officer doing his job and deserved to be arrested. But she probably doesn't deserve to be pilloried for the next month in the media about it.

    Posted by: Buster | May 3, 2013 4:35:51 PM


  14. @Chrisme appears to be related to Reese with the same sense of entitlement and sanctimonious attitude.

    Now, do what the good cop tells you and blowblowblowblowblowblowblowblowblowblow.

    Posted by: HirsuteHeuristics | May 3, 2013 4:48:17 PM


  15. The patrolman was doing his job- Reese should have shut up and stay in the car.

    Posted by: jaragon | May 3, 2013 5:37:42 PM


  16. In what scenario would arguing with an officer ever result in the officer not arresting someone? It could work if you provide them information that makes a difference to the law. Unfortunately being a famous, and apparently obnoxious, movie star does not exempt you from arrest. This is America and we all should be treated equally under the law. The officer was just doing his job, she knew she was wrong and already apologized for the incident. There is no defending behavior that even she realizes was wrong.

    Posted by: Armando | May 4, 2013 7:31:52 AM


  17. I'm not an American citizen and I'm not writing this on American soil, and for that reason I find this story absolutely hilarious, rather than an embarrassing indictment of what happens when an already over-entitled country gets forcefed too much nationalistic claptrap.

    Posted by: Betty Treacle | May 5, 2013 3:32:01 AM


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