Witherspoon Calls Paparazzi Scares, 'Challenging'
September 9, 2005

Reese Withersoon, dressed to kill, walked the red carpet Thursday night for the big Hollywood premiere of her new movie, "Just Like Heaven." And just days after being involved in a terrifying paparazzi attack, Witherspoon remained all smiles as she mingled with fans.

Last week, a photographer was charged with assaulting two people who were trying to protect Witherspoon and her kids. The paparazzo was snapping pictures of them at Disney's California Adventure Park.

This is the second shutterbug scare for the actress in the past six months. "It's challenging," Witherspoon admitted. "But we just try to keep our heads up and just keep going. There are more important things to deal with right now."

And while Withersoon and Mark Ruffalo, her co-star in the supernatural romantic comedy, walked the carpet, they admitted their thoughts and hearts were with the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Ruffalo is the latest celebrity to speak out against the government's response to the horrific hurricane. "It's heartbreaking, man," he said. "This country, for all its greatness, it's incomprehensible that it would take that long for action to be taken."

Meanwhile, Witherspoon is taking her own action, adding even more star power to the relief effort. "We're working with organizations like Save the Children and The Children's Defense Fund. We're really helping out right now, and you know, anything that people can do, hopes, prayers, all that kind of stuff, is greatly appreciated."

You can check out "Just Like Heaven" when it hits theaters on September 16.


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