At MTV Movie Awards Reese Witherspoon Set the Bar High

If you watched the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday you figured they were not meant for kids under, say, 13.

In spite of seven-year-old  Alexis Nycole Sanchez there to accept an award for Best Movie Line, “I want to get chocolate wasted,” for the movie “Grown Ups”,  sitting in the audience — close to the front most likely — the raunchy antics were carried off with complete nonchalance.


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Justin Timberlake did a boob-grab on a visibly uncomfortable Mila Kunis, while Nicki Minaj grabbed her own two jugs for the paparazzi.

Plenty of inappropriate crotch grabbing, uncensored cursing, and other crude behavior were the highlights this year.

But the distasteful awards show had two redeeming qualities; little Miss Sanchez showed them all how it's done by delivering a sweet, age-appropriate, and well memorized speech complete with punch line.

And, Reese Witherspoon set the bar high.  She represented the other side of this ill conceived show: the classy side.

Sure, by Hollywood standards she hasn't been walking the morality tight rope either; why, with her out of wedlock pregnancy and all that.

But, dang!

After she mentioned at the MTV Awards on Sunday the needlessness of reality show gigs to make it big in Hollywood, she made me down right proud.

While the “Water for Elephants” star accepted her “Generation Award”, she took what many are claiming is a jab at reality stars and irresponsible starlets who want to make it as big as she has in Hollywood, but using low standards to achieve this fame.

Reese said, “I know it's cool to be bad, I get it … but it's also possible to make it in Hollywood without a reality show. When I came up in this business you made a sex tape and you were embarrassed and hid it under your bed and like if you took naked pictures of yourself on your cell phone, you hid your face.”

This was a gutsy public comment which took the MTV generation watching the awards completely by surprise.  

I'm sure there were more than a few raised eyebrows and mouths agape.

But  the really disappointing part about telling the millions of viewers that being trashy, selling your soul, and throwing caution and modesty to the wind for fame and fortune was that the ones who really needed to hear these pearls of wisdom weren't in attendance (which I thought was nice for a change).

So, if the Kardashians, Paris Hilton, Brittney Spears and lately Blake Lively, who was present,  feel that the shoe fits, so be it.

Never the less,  there's something good that can come out of Sunday's MTV Awards.

Even if only up-and-coming child star Miss Sanchez (and her parents), heeds the Oscar winner's advise  about avoiding the moral void reality stars are living in, that is one less causality the reality show battle will claim.


  1. Anonymous says:

    Love Reese, always have and always will. She has always been cute, fun, sexy, sweet, and funny all without being trashy. She remains one of my faves.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I'm with you! One ironic twist to this is that her co-star on “Water for Elephants,” Robert Pattisnon dropped an f-bomb as he was presenting Reese with the “Generation Award.” Ugh!

  3. Anonymous says:

    The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV (formerly initialized as Music Television). It also contains movie parodies that used official movie footage with hosts and other cheap web design and music performances.

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