Reese Witherspoon, ELLE's 20th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration

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Reese Witherspoon can now laugh at her infamous run-in with the law.

If you don't remember, the Oscar winner was arrested in April in Atlanta for disorderly conduct after her husband was pulled over under the suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Witherspoon was arrested after disobeying repeated instruction from a police officer to remain in their car.

"Personally, as a true friend, my favorite project of hers was an overlooked short film that she made earlier this year," Chelsea Handler said Monday night while presenting Witherspoon with an Elle Women in Hollywood Award at the Four Season Hotel in Beverly Hills. "She plays a very inebriated housewife defending her inebriated husband."

Reese Witherspoon, Jim Toth


Just a few feet from the stage, Witherspoon doubled over in laughter in her seat. Her husband, talent agent Jim Toth, also laughed along at the joke. He was arrested that night for DUI.

"And if you haven't seen it, you can go on YouTube," Handler said.

Handler also cracked on Witherspoon's most famous comedy work, Legally Blonde.

"I've seen her naked and I can tell you, she was miscast," Handler said, causing practically everyone in the packed ballroom to howl. "A more appropriate title would have been Legally Bald."

Witherspoon shot back, "I don't know if I should thank you for that. Jesus!"

Witherspoon insisted earlier in the evening that she wasn't worried about what the E! talk show would say about her. "Any party," she said, "gets that much better when Chelsea Handler shows up."

Also honored by Elle were Shailene Woodley, Melissa McCarthyNaomie Harris, Marion Cotillard, Eva Marie Saint and director Nancy Meyers.

For more from Elle's Women in Hollywood gala, make sure to tune into tonight's E! News at 7 p.m.

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