October 21 the most powerful women in Hollywood gathered to honor each other at the Elle Women in Hollywood event. These events are usually bland. The honorees give speeches and everyone eats boring catered food. This year one of the guests livened up the party.
Chelsea Handler attended the event to support her fellow blond Reese Witherspoon. The sassy talk show host introduced her Oscar winning friend before she took the stage to accept her award. If you’ve read any of Chelsea’s books you know that she likes to embarrass people. This is how she shows love! She even wrote about the things she does to people called Lies Chelsea Handler Told Me.
Chelsea thought the audience would like to know about Reese’s arrest in Atlanta earlier this year. She did not simply tell the story. Chelsea mocked Reese and her husband Jim Toth mercilessly! Chelsea said “As a true friend, my favorite project of hers was an overlooked short film that she made earlier this year. She plays a very inebriated housewife defending her inebriated husband.”
Reese was filming a movie in Atlanta in April when Jim was pulled over for DUI. Reese, defending her husband, was told to get back in her car and not obstruct the officer’s duties. When she refused she was handcuffed and arrested. Reese said she was an American citizen and had rights. She asked the arresting officer if he knew who she was. He did not and did not care. Everything was captured on a dash came in the police car. The video went viral. Reese’s mug shot is one of the better ones I’ve seen. She is sporting dark hair, pale skin and no make up. She is looking down at the floor. Reese was clearly embarrassed about the incident.
Reese apologized for her behavior on Good Morning America. She said “It’s one of those nights, you know, we went out to dinner in Atlanta and we had one too many glasses of wine and we thought we were fine to drive and we absolutely were not. And it’s just completely unacceptable and we are so sorry and embarrassed. And we know better. And we shouldn’t have done that.“
Prior to the Elle event Chelsea asked Reese about the arrest on her talk show. Reese took the good natured jabs from her friend in stride. She expected Chelsea to bring it up! It was great to see an actress who does not take herself too seriously!