It was ladies night at the ELLE 20th annual Women in Hollywood celebration in Los Angeles at the Four Seasons Hotel on Monday.
The stars paid tribute to each other during the event. Chelsea Handler recalled how Witherspoon helped her land a movie role, while McCarthy said one of her inspirations was Kathy Bates.
"Glee" star Naya Rivera was one of the fashion standouts in a white jumpsuit with mesh sleeves and a plunging neckline. Witherspoon glowed in a strapless coral dress with strappy heels.
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