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Reese Witherspoon Leaves Legal Problems Behind on Red Carpet

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Reese Witherspoon and her agent husband Jim Toth were arrested and briefly jailed on Friday morning in Atlanta, Georgia, for disorderly conduct and suspicion of DUI, but, on Sunday, the 37-year-old actress seemed to have left her legal troubles behind, putting on a brave face for her first red carpet appearance since the arrest at the premiere of her film "Mud" in New York City.

Witherspoon hit the red carpet solo in a simple little black dress with matching heels. While she managed to avoid reporters, she still sported that famous smile. Even though the brunette Oscar winner didn't speak about the matter at the event, later that evening she put out a statement, saying, "I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now, but I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said."

According to the arresting officer, Reese asked if he knew who she was and told him "You are going to be on national news."

A lawyer for both Witherspoon and her husband attended a hearing for the case early Monday morning. The court date for the couple is now set for May 27th. Check out the video to see the mother-of-three’s first post-arrest appearance. For more insight into both her arrest and appearance at the premiere, and be sure to tune in to "omg! Insider" on television tonight.

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