New mom Reese Witherspoon is being honored by March of Dimes for being a model celebrity parent.
The 36-year-old Oscar winner and mother of three will receive the organization’s Grace Kelly Award at its Celebration of Babies luncheon Friday at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Witherspoon gave birth in September to a son, Tennessee, with her husband, talent agent Jim Toth. Witherspoon says she was very lucky to have a healthy delivery and leave the hospital with a healthy full term infant, but so many families in this country do not get that experience.
She hopes her involvement with March of Dimes calls attention to its efforts to prevent birth defects and premature birth.
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Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris are again taking steps toward the altar, more than a year after the centerfold canceled their previous engagement and was branded a runaway bride in Playboy.
The couple obtained a marriage license Tuesday at a courthouse in Beverly Hills.
Celebrity website TMZ first reported the couple’s license. It says they reunited this year and plan to wed on New Year’s Eve.
Add another book for possible holiday gifts: Oprah Winfrey’s latest Book Club 2.0 selection.
Winfrey announced Wednesday that she has chosen Ayana Mathis’ debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, for her book club. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf moved up publication from early next year to this week, and an author interview will be aired Feb. 3 on the Super Soul Sunday program on Winfrey’s OWN network.
Twelve Tribes is the story of a teenager’s journey from Mississippi to Philadelphia in the 1920s and the large family she ends up raising.
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Among celebrity birthdays today: Actress JoBeth Williams is 64. Singer Bill Lloyd is 57. Comedian Steven Wright is 57. Guitarist Peter Buck of R.E.M. is 56. Actress Janine Turner is 50. Director Judd Apatow is 45.