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Reese Witherspoon has a very bad habit that she turns to when she's feeling down. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actress admits that she sometimes Googles herself.
"Only in very, very dark moments—moments of pure self-loathing—do I type my name into Google," Witherspoon, 34, confesses.
But surely there's plenty of love for Reese online, right? Maybe -- but that's not the stuff that gets the actress clicking when she's feeling especially crappy.
"I know what I'm in for. You never read anything positive," she says. "You're fat, you're ugly, you're tired, you're worthless, you don't have a career anymore, you're a bad actor. It's just an affirmation of every horrible feeling you have about yourself."
Okay, yeah, that does sound pretty awful. Hearing that, it's easy to understand why stars like Drew Barrymore and Winona Ryder have said they avoid the Internet entirely: all those judgements from random strangers, no matter how misguided, would be tough for anyone to take.
We can think of a lot of other reasons that stars should avoid Googling themselves, too. Some celebs, like LeAnn Rimes, get way too caught up in the rumor mill, and seem to spend most of their free time trying to set the record straight. Others get more than they bargained for -- like Katy Perry, who recently told Harper's Bazaar that she found out Russell Brand was going to propose after getting a Google News alert.
So how does Reese Witherspoon, star of the new romantic comedy How Do You Know, resist the temptation to constantly hit "refresh"?
"Fortunately, most of the time I'm busy enough that I don't have time to type my name into Google," says the mother of two.
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