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Drunken Actress Reveals the Narcissism of Hollywood

Posted on the 03 May 2013 by Eowyn @DrEowyn

For your Friday amusement….

Alcohol lowers a person’s inhibitions. That is why when one is inebriated, often the truth comes tumbling out.

If you agree with the above, then these dashboard cam videos of actress Reese Witherspoon are a glimpse into the narcissistic grandiosity of too many in the entertainment industry. On April 19, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia, police stopped a car that was weaving and swerving, and arrested Witherspoon for drunkenness and her husband, Jim Toth, for DUI.

In the first video, while Georgia State Trooper First Class J. Pyland is dealing with Toth, Witherspoon keeps getting out of her car. Trooper Pyland tells her no fewer than five times to stay in the couple’s vehicle. Then Witherspoon claims she needs to get out to urinate because she’s pregnant. That was a lie because she later confessed on “GMA” that she had panicked and said “crazy things” because her husband was being arrested.

But Witherspoon refuses to obey the trooper’s command and tries to intervene, so Pyland handcuffs her. This is when Witherspoon goes into a narcissistic rage: “”Do you know my name sir? OK, you’re about to find out who I am!”

The next day, a sobered-up Witherspoon did apologize profusely. But is that the real Reese Witherspoon speaking? Or is the real Reese Witherspoon unmasked in those dashcam videos?

On May 2, Toth plead guilty and was ordered to complete 40 hours of community service, an alcohol education program, and one year of probation; Witherspoon plead no contest and was fined $213.

Witherspoon‘s parents are both highly educated: her father is an ear-nose-throat specialist; her mother is a professor of nursing. Their daughter, however, seems to have a penchant for playing fast-and-loose with the truth.

She claims descent from Scottish-born John Witherspoon, who signed the United States Declaration of Independence, but her claim has been disproved by the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence genealogists. Born in New Orleans, Witherspoon says she is proud of her Southern upbringing because it taught her about “being conscientious about people’s feelings, being polite, being responsible and never taking for granted what you have in your life.”

According to US Weekly, Witherspoon is a registered Democrat and has donated money to Obama’s campaign. She revealed that she and her How Do You Know? costar Paul Rudd were star struck during a White House visit. “Obama came out and he turned to Paul and said, ‘I loved you in I Love You Man.’ I grabbed Paul and was like, ‘Are you freaking out right now?’ He’s like, ‘I’m freaking out!’” Witherspoon recalled.

Why do actors, who make a living playing dress-up and pretending to be people they’re not, get it in their heads that what they do are of earthshaking importance and that they are Very Important People?


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