British PM Gordon Brown's Hollywood Mix-up

Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown gestures during his monthly news conference at 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2009. Facing sliding support for the war in Afghanistan, if not the troops, Brown is facing criticism for faults ranging from inadequate equipment for the troops to sloppy handwriting and spelling in letters to the families of soldiers killed in combat.
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When it comes to Hollywood stars, Britain's prime minister can't tell a Reese from a Renee.

Gordon Brown was asked in the House of Commons to congratulate Reese Witherspoon, who visited Parliament Wednesday in her role as a campaigner against domestic violence.

Brown replied that he was "grateful that Renee Witherspoon is leading this campaign." He said the actress had spoken movingly at the funeral of director Anthony Minghella.

Renee Zellweger starred in Minghella's "Cold Mountain" and spoke at his memorial service last year.

Witherspoon is the Academy award-winning star of "Walk the Line" and "Legally Blonde."