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Reese Witherspoon @ Idol Gives Back

Reese Witherspoon @ Idol Gives Back

Reese Witherspoon visits a New Orleans Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom School where at-risk children learn to become community leaders.

Her experience down in New Orleans will air on the American Idol special, IDOL GIVES BACK, airing Wednesday, April 9 @ 7:30-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX.

Reese has said, “Once you have children in your life, you can no longer close your eyes to people… who are in a similar situation.”

Last year, Idol Gives Back raised $75+ million for charity. Other pictures below feature Idol judges Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson visiting children from Goshen Elementary school in Goshen, Calif.

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63 Responses to “Reese Witherspoon @ Idol Gives Back”

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    A to Z Says:


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    olyy Says:

    look at her smile, Reese you are an angel. Compared to other celebrities she really does something, gives back. Remember when Paris got out of the Big House and said she will go to visit some unfortunate kids in Africa ? what happen then? postponed…. until she really got there and visited the safari with her bf. Go Reese ***

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    ella Says:

    thats really nice of her, she’s been involved with the chidrens defence fund for years now., and they do good work.

  4. 4
    A to Z Says:

    And she is such a nice lady

    I wish I could be an angel like her

  5. 5
    Maria (Shorty) Says:


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    racistpeople Says:

    I am so over White people taking photo ops with black children…we all know how white people really feel about us. They smile in front of our faces than call us the n word behind our backs!!!!, than they get insulted if we call them racists!!!!

  7. 7
    legs Says:

    i just can’t wait for this idol gives back show. :)

  8. 8
    Solène Says:

    Shut up #6! you’re an idiot dumbass! So what, Reese should stay at home, for you not to be offended? Then I assume that Randy Jackson, a black man, talking with children on the last picture, is a racist too, because the children aren’t black? No, Reese, Paula and Randy are great persons, and you’re the racist here.

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    Nancy t Says:

    I hate Idol gives back.

    They need to give birth control instead.

  10. 10
    sofia Says:

    Racistpeople – don’t you think generaliziling and accusing an entire race of people of misdeeds that some but certainly not all of them may be guilty of is also racist? Why stoop down to the level that you think they’re in?

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    sofia Says:

    Oops. Generalizing. Sorry for the typo.

  12. 12
    Jacob Says:

    FACT #1: The White race has crossed seas, harnessed rivers, carvedmountains, tamed deserts, and colonized the most barren icefields. It hasbeen responsible for the invention of the printing press, cement, the harnessingof electricity, flight, rocketry, astronomy, the telescope, space travel,firearms, the transistor, radio, television, the telephone, the lightbulb,photography, motion pictures, the phonograph, the electric battery, theautomobile, the steam engine, railroad transportation, the microscope, computers,and millions of other technological miracles. It has discovered countlessmedical advances, incredible applications, scientific progress, etc. Itsmembers have included such greats as Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Homer,Tacitus, Julius Ceaser, Napoleon, William the Conqueror, Marco Polo, Washington,Jefferson, Hitler, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Magellan, Columbus, Cabot, Edison,GrahamBell, Pasteur, Leeuwenhoek, Mendel, Darwin, Newton, Galileo, Watt,Ford, Luther, Devinci, Poe, Tennyson, and thousands upon thousands of othernotable achievers. (37) (39)

  13. 13
    ugh Says:

    makeup please

  14. 14
    johnnate Says:

    For PHYSICAL differences check facts 21-30 at

  15. 15
    johnnate Says:

    This is why you always see whites having to help blacks but never the converse.

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    Solène Says:

    WTF? Please erase all this crap!

  17. 17
    johnnate Says:

    please read it first

  18. 18
    me Says:

    Celebs doing “good” and the cameras are not far away! LOL!

  19. 19
    Solène Says:

    “Its members have included such greats as : Hitler”

    This one sentence is enough to me, sorry, I won’t be the follower you expect me to be. I will never read this!

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    Lili Von Shtupp Says:

    I’ll bet she blew all of those fat black boys.

  21. 21
    Heu.. No Says:

    Damn! I love you Reesssssssse!

  22. 22
    No Says:

    Damn!! I love u Reesssssssssssssssse!!

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    debbie Says:

    Aren’t there any, like, white underprivileged white kids anywhere – Appalachia, West Virginia, local trailer park, or something? Idol makes it seem like poverty is just a black/African problem. Why can’t we see the pretty white blond woman posing with some poor white kids? I know, I know, it’s not as dramatic has having, say, a Reese Witherspoon or a Carrie Underwood, hugging a dark skinned child. And, #23, shame on you for making it seem like McCain’s supporters are racist, just because they don’t like Obama. Yes, there probably are people who aren’t voting for Obama because of his race, but there’s more who are voting for him BECAUSE of his race; just listen to his supporters. And, believe it or not, there’s some people who just won’t vote someone who supports partial birth abortion (Obama does) or Obama’s other liberal view no matter what color he/she is. As for me, it doesn’t matter what race a candidate is – that’s why I voted for Clinton. If race was an issue, I would have voted for Obama.

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    Manc Says:

    How wonderful

    Reese has worked with the Children’s Defence Fund for many years, even before she was the star she is now. Why shouldn’t she use her status as a major star in order to raise awareness for the right causes? It brings attention to the issue.

    If you did some research you’d understand that Reese chose to support CDF after reading the book, “The Measure of Our Success” during her time at university, all those years ago. It seems unlikely that her motives are a “photo op”. I’d also like to know how you came to the conclusion that Reese is racist?

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    Original jpf Says:

    I have no problem whatsoever with anyone being helped by whomever has the time/heart/desire to lend a hand, and if coming to the aid of another reaps rewards for the giver up and above what does a soul well, then by all means, let the blessings flow back to them pressed down and overflowing.

    I find that those who take issue, are those who have issues usually are rooted in their own lack of doing for anyone else.

    I say God bless Reese for helping when she didn’t have to, and unless anyone can do better, I suggest they say God bless Reese too.

    Thanks JJ

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