Reese Witherspoon’s Shocking Arrest; Kendra’s Smashing Car Accident
Lights, camera…sirens? Yep, stars and the law go together like peanut butter and jelly. Here are this week’s latest on celebrities, lawyers, and cops!
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A fun night out turned into a brush with the law for America’s Sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon, and her husband, CAA Agent Jim Toth. The couple was arrested and briefly jailed early Friday morning in Atlanta after Jim Toth was seen swerving into the wrong lane in a silver Ford Focus and was pulled over by police just after midnight. Jim Toth, who married Reese Witherspoon in 2011, appeared disheveled and smelled of alcohol according to a police report. As Jim performed a sobriety test, Witherspoon, a passenger in the car, became increasingly agitated, sticking her head outside the car window and taunting the police. After an officer told her to stay in the car and be quiet, Reese Witherspoon exited the car and continued to verbally berate the officers. According to police details, Witherspoon said, “Do you know my name? You’re about to find out who I am” and also told the cops she was a “US citizen” and allowed “to stand on American ground.” The couple was booked soon after – Toth on a suspected DUI and Witherspoon for disorderly conduct. On Sunday, Reese released a mea culpa to the media, saying, “I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said….It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse.” A fiery southern girl and a few too many drinks can be explosive!
Another star recovering from a brush with the law (in an entirely different way!) is Kendra Wilkinson, who was involved in a bad car accident in the Tarzana neighborhood in L.A. on Sunday. US Magazine reported the reality TV starlet was spotted at the Providence Tarzana Medical Center early on April 21 and was discharged shortly after. According to sources, the star was sore and in shock, but did not appear to have any serious injuries. Kendra Wilkinson, mother to 3-year-old Hank Baskett IV and wife to former NFL player Hank Baskett III, took to Twitter on Monday, tweeting, “Just reminded me how fragile life really is and how important love really is.”
Hey, remember that time Kim Kardashian was married for 90 days? After several months of legal battles between Kardashian and her former husband Kris Humphries, a judge dissolved the reality star’s quickie marriage last Friday. Kris Humphries asked for several things in the dissolution, including a demand for $7 million in alimony and an annulment based on fraud, but he walked away with nothing. Additionally, Kim and Kris will each pay their own attorney’s fees (Kim’s lawyer is celebrity attorney Laura Wasser). Although the judge slapped Kris with a fine after being a no-show at a hearing last week, Kim asked the court to drop it (she’s so generous….) The unlucky-in-love star, who is pregnant with Kanye West’s baby (a girl due in a few months), hasn’t lost her belief in love; she told the Huffington Post she would get married again. Will another marriage come before the baby carriage? We’ll find out!