In interviews long before Monday’s non-shocking news, Kardashian said the producers told her not to take any lessons before debuting on ‘X” — no doubt thinking that a hosting-virgin piloting “X” would make for good TV and great ratings.
Reese cancels appearances
Reese Witherspoon has canceled this week’s scheduled appearances on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show and on “Good Morning America,” after throwing around her weight at a cop in Atlanta.
The Actress Formerly Known as America’s Perky Sweetheart got a quick image overhaul on Friday when her husband got pulled over on suspicion of DUI, and she got busted for playing the “Do you KNOW who I am?” card with a cop, and disagreeing with him as to his stage direction — he wanted to the scene to play out with her in the car and she felt strongly otherwise.
“Do you know my name?” she reportedly asked the cop, when her husband was pulled over and given a sobriety test.
When the cop told her he did not, she told him, “You’re about to find out who I am!” and she forecast that he was about to become a national story.
She was right. Except that the cop was cast as the hero, and she’s been cast as the boozy mother of three who should have hired a driver in the first place, and then lipped off at a police officer trying to make sure her husband didn’t injure anyone allegedly driving while not in his most sober state.
Witherspoon, meanwhile, wound up being arrested for disorderly conduct.
“I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said,” Reese has since said in a statement, explaining that she was “frightened for my husband” at the time he was pulled over.
“I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.”
She will not be repeating that sentiment on either Fallon’s NBC late-night show, where she was scheduled to plug her new flick, “Mud,” on Tuesday, or on ABC’s morning infotainment show “Good Morning America,” for which she had been scheduled to tape a segment Monday that would have aired on Wednesday’s show. That’s according to execs at both networks who have knowledge of the situation; they asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to speak on the record.
To read previous columns by Lisa de Moraes, go to washingtonpost.com/ tvblog.