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Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lopez honored for charity work

Reese Witherspoon, Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez were awarded prizes for their humanitarian work at Variety magazine's Power of Women luncheon on Friday (10Oct14).

The Legally Blonde actress was honored at the gala in Beverly Hills for her work with the Malala Fund, the educational organization established by 17-year-old activist Malala Yousafzai, who became the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.


Lopez was recognized for her charity the Lopez Family Foundation, which she founded with her sister Lynda to provide access to high-quality health care for families in need.


Fonda was honored for her work with the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, an organization she created to help prevent teen pregnancy, while Viola Davis was feted for her involvement with anti-poverty charity Hunger Is.


Guests including Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Maria Bello, Lizzy Caplan and Nikki Reed also attended the annual ceremony, which was held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel.