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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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  • olyy

    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 xxx

  • ella

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

  • A to Z

    And she is such a nice lady

    I wish I could be an angel like her

  • Maria (Shorty)


  • racistpeople

    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!!!!

  • legs

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

  • Solène

    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.

  • Nancy t

    I hate Idol gives back.

    They need to give birth control instead.

  • sofia

    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?

  • sofia

    Oops. Generalizing. Sorry for the typo.

  • Jacob

    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)

  • ugh

    makeup please

  • http://deleted johnnate

    For PHYSICAL differences check facts 21-30 at

  • http://deleted johnnate

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

  • Solène

    WTF? Please erase all this crap!

  • http://deleted johnnate

    please read it first

  • me

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

  • Solène

    “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!

  • Lili Von Shtupp

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

  • Heu.. No

    Damn! I love you Reesssssssse!

  • No

    Damn!! I love u Reesssssssssssssssse!!

  • debbie

    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.

  • Manc

    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?

  • Original jpf

    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

  • No no no

    they need to keep their pants zipped.

  • only good

    Reese Witherspoon has been part of the Children’s Defense Fund for more than 5yrs, this is not her first trip to New Orleans and thank god for that. She is a board member of the organization and has been giving them money as well as lending her name to the cause for ages now. All the proceeds from her Elle Wood’s barbie doll went to this cause. The Victims of Katrina have been long forgotten by the public and if it wasn’t for the very few black & white celebrities who have made it their job to keep the children and people of N.O. front and center everyone will forget. She is stepping up to the plate for something she has supported and is a board member off for ages.
    Shame on everyone, all children are equal and deserve the same treatment. Clearly Reese can and does see past color and knows that children cannot and should not be forgotten, requardless of their race or social standing.

    Here is the link to the Children’s Defense Fund, which Reese is on the board of and has been for a long time. As a result of her name and appearence on A.I. gives back, these children will receive millions of dollars. You can knock her all you want, the fact is that she is doing something to help those children and support them and she has been doing it for sometime now.

  • v

    She would like to appear. I hate when the prominent would like to show yourself with serious things. There are the normal films for this kind of things or when they would like to show yourself more they can go to pornography films !. It isn’t enough to show her butt face in several social activities. He can’t help nobody.!

    Beautifull is what the old actor Karlheinz Böhm son of conductor of Vienna orquestra Karl Böhm. He dedicate all his money to help the SOS Kinderdorf in Africa. He work for a caritative organization to help the people not show his face and the name of his father to help the africans. He go there and he ask the people what they wan and what they needt! He is a real aristocrat. He don’t have afraid of poverty because he has a diamont in place of his heart.
    People like Krlhenz Böhm are example for several people!

    Reese Witherspoon is a dirty clown! Fake women!

  • Lea

    Fake PR wh0re!

  • Gs

    Reese is too powerful to evil. That is why they hate you and are scared of you. Keep going. There’re always people who can tell true and false, as well as good and bad.

  • hey

    who cares about reese???? i wanna see more pics of Paula, she freakin ROCKS

  • janey

    paula looks pretty. love her

  • Elle

    Reese is UGLY and a PR WHORE!

  • http://msn i’m gay for Paula abdul.

    Thanks Jared, i love Paula abdul.

  • v

    I am tired to hear about all these prominent prostitutes at present. All these ignorants beasts with open legs with man without any kind of shame whose like to show beside them .
    A prostitute is a social useless!
    Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon are the most corrupt actor and actrice of Hollywwod but there are another news whose I am hating at present…
    Look Sarkosy The president of France He is another dwarf with the prostitute Carla Bruni. Every man whose offered money sleep with her. There are several scandals about her.
    Nowadays come these kind of prostitute go to bed with all idiots make a oral, annal sex or normal or…if all these man have success to make something in bed?!! they wear a dress of a gay create in your crazy heard and the show is complete for the poor and stupid people.
    In the past such a bad circus would be bankkruptcy!
    Imagine Sarkosy would like that french athlets don’t go to Olympiad of Chine. He would like to see the athletic performece in bed of Carla Bruni or hear the orquetra of her dirty butt.
    The press haven’t better shit to show to us at present.
    When I what the face of them at television I turn off or I change the channel. But the young people whose thier parents must work and they stay alone front of television all dy long. What kind of option they have and what kind of shit they will learn?

  • v

    I am tired of the bad thaetrical performance of all these small man.
    Why the french president
    prohibit the product of Chine in France. He don’t have this power. He is fear of the young french athletes. The french government had lot of problem with young people in the past in France.
    Jake Gyllenhaal and the oders man prostitutes of Hollywood can’t work too.
    Prostitutes are useless. They can’t produce!

  • yesh

    Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal to Sarko as a pimp…awesome.

    V, for the love of God get some English lessons. And stop talking to yourself about Reese and Jake. Its a sign of madness

  • v


    I am just repeat what the people are talking about here in Europe!. USA is a country of corruption and this country need prostitutes to teach their children to be robbers or murderes or drug dealer to be soldiers and destroy another countries. The government of USA have ignorant politics whose would like that the educational program would be worse to control better the own people.
    The politics in Europa are trying the same but the families don’t allow that all those garbage come though television and magazines their homes.
    There are a massive propaganda for these two actors and they don’t be competent in thier jobs. Reese Witherspoon with her monstruous appearence and voice of chicken is a terror and nobody knows how she became a Oscar and Jake Gyllenhaal make pornographyc films or he works for lobby of weapons industry.
    They are bad example for society!
    Young people can learn with them private how to attack people behind them and practice sex to have better place when are working.
    Both have money and can live private without paparazzis all their life long if they desappear and give opportunityies for another young actesses and actors.
    Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal has poor mentalityand they are very bad character!
    Another people are working for them and they have the illusion that they are able to realize something.
    The most of actors and actresses has bad charater too. Only that they are more corrupt as another one.
    Nowadays Hollywood is a cheap brothel without creativity . This is a result of this bad atmosphere. I wouldn’t like that these bad atmosphere invated my home or the house of my neighbor where my daughter and small relatives can whach this enormous quantity of garbage too.
    If americans teach their children to be prostitute isn’t our problem.
    I will complain with bad English so long I can.OK!

  • v

    Private Reese Witherspoon can do what she wand and she can go to bed with man whose she would like to make sex.
    She can’t after make oral sex with a dirty leather of Hollywood industry show her monstruous face with 1 kg make up and voice of chicken in films. She can private vomit when she speaks with the happy horner of her ex man or the prostitute men Jake Gyllenhaal.
    The leathers of Hollywood industry must learn that they can’t command the people whose paid to whach their films these monsters.
    It isn’t ok… the government use the income tax of people to support the films whose preach their dirty ideology and use these prostitutes actors and actresses to work for them.

  • Anon

    .See the weird thing v is that Jake and Reese are probably 2 of the most decent people in HW, perhaps you should take a look at others before you keep spouting you mouth off.

  • Ivana

    At least she is doing something useful for New Orleans..
    Who cares if it is fake or not, this people needs help, and she can help…Go Reese…

  • v

    What Reese Withespoon are doing in New Orleans? Stay with children morning. Come on! She is doing nothing…Ivana have you ever work in your life?
    If Reese Witherspoon would be decent her marriage would be failure. She practice prostitution trotoir in the partys of Hollywood and she used the dress of Kirsten Dunst in Golden Globe 2006 and she give a interview by Ellen and take something to cook! Jake Gyllenhaal and her were lover when Reese Witherspoon was stil married.
    She abandon Ryan Phillippe to live with Jake Gyllenhaal.
    Jake Gyllenhall have another lovers and a homosexual lover whose worked in Reuters. Every lover and friends that he had he had cold calculate to help in career of actor and promote himself.
    The lobbies whose he are working are dirty!
    He and Reese Witherspoon are incompetents and their films are failure. There are no reason for both continuous to make films.
    Everybody in the would knows about the corruption and prostitution in Hollywood. Ok!
    Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal are the most corrupt and dirty people of Hollywood. There are lot of dirty people in this film industry but they are the worse!

  • v

    Come on. Here in Europe this stories don’t go down well. Here in Europe we must hart work. There isn’t place for swine…

  • Ivana

    V, Reese was born in New Orleans, she has obligations to help, if she can… And yes she can, she has money and big influence. She can do something for her native town…

    Yes i know, how much we in Europe must hard work to earn some money, believe me I KNOW….

  • v

    Look ot Karlheinz Böhm in Wikipedia to see what diference of cathegory between he and people whose like to promote themselves like Reese Withespoon.
    Herr Böhm stoped his career as actor to dedicate to do charity. Like Audrey Hepburn she stoped her career of actress to dedicate to do charity too.
    Charity projets are another kind of work whose people must dedicate their attention. I believe that Karlheinz Böhm has big influece of his father whose was conductor of Vienna Orquestra for lot of years.
    You know how these conductors are …If some musician plays and make only one mistake of one note when the music are playing these conductors can heard. To play in a orquestra it is necessary lot of coordination too !!!
    So it is charities projects. A hospital for instance…it is better to build a new hospital than organizate a hospital whose are desogarnize!!!
    The people must take care about money because there are tendency to charity money disappear and go to another hands. It is necessary in charity activities to have a logystic organization.
    Reese Witherspoon is a stupid and ignorant person. If she gives so many money probable she don’t know where this money will be.
    There are few charity organizations whose we can believe!!!

  • Ivana

    V, i watched Sisi movies with Romy Schneider, and i remember that actor and how handsome he was, but that was different times, when you watch movies now and then, you see a difference, same thing is with people, Audrey Hepburn had a style like many actresses in that time, but now is different..
    It is so silly to compared Audrey Hepburn with Reese Witherspoon….
    But Reese is doing good work and she is quite young…
    V, you are searching for quality, and that’s fine, but you have to live in present, no matter how ugly should be.

  • Ivana

    And V, smile!!!!
    Leave Jake and Reese alone!!! :)

  • v

    I will always say my opinion. These two actors are very corrupt and dirty ! And there are anothes one in Hollywood whose are the same. With bad people we must take care because if they don’t do worse and dirty thinks at beginning they will do at the end of one situation.
    You can wait that these two and their lobbies and the sexual maniac of direction of Hollywood will imagine something dirty to have profit!

    Ivana-Anon-yest ! How much money you have begin to speak with me?
    Reese’s management and PR people score the blogs daily on any negative comment of her.
    They blog positive comments of her to make her look good.
    Worthless midget

  • v

    I will say more .

    Everybody whose has lot of money can put their money in butt of Reese Witherspoon and Jake gyllenhaal. They are so swine and dirty that they will have a orgasm…
    In USA it is normal these kind of people it is the reason that over there has lot of murderes, robbers and criminals!

  • Ivana

    Sorry V, but i think you are delusional….
    How much money i get to talk to you? )-: