Witherspoon nursing black eye

WASHINGTON: Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon is nursing a black eye, after getting injured during the shooting of her new film.

According to TMZ.com, rumours kicked off after the ‘Legally Blonde’ star sent Internet gossips into a spin, after she was pictured with a large bruise underneath her left eye.

A spokesperson for the 33-year-old actress has revealed the star picked up the injury during a game of softball, in preparation for her upcoming untitled baseball film, reports Contactmusic.

Meanwhile, the actress is set to launch her own perfume.

She has strengthened her association with cosmetics company, Avon, of which she is spokesmodel by planning to launch her brand of perfume called In Bloom under its banner.