Meryl Streep

Is Harvey Weinstein Hollywood’s Most Hated Man? Clashes With Meryl, JLaw

Harvey Weinstein can’t win for losing. Even the women he treated well during his career hate him. Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep at the latest to condemn the former movie mogul for dropping their names in a class action filed against him by his many victims. Weinstein’s lawyers are trying to attack the lawsuit by claiming it’s overly broad, which makes it impossible to identify the real victims....

Hollywood Sex Scandals Shape Oscars, as ‘Shape of Water’ Takes 13 Noms

Director Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” is this year’s Oscar darling with 13 nominations, but Hollywood’s sex scandals appear to have influenced this year’s picks, most notably in James Franco’s snub. The nominations were announced this morning (Jan. 23) by Tiffany Haddish and Andy Serkis. Mary J Blige’s nomination for best supporting actress in “Mudbound” was the biggest surprise....

Golden Globes Goes Ga Ga for La La; Snubs Scorsese, Eastwood Films

The Golden Globes put “La La Land” at the head of the pack in Hollywood’s awards sweepstakes, with seven nominations, including best picture and best director, but Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” and Clint Eastwood’s “Sully” were no shows when nominations were announced today (Dec. 12). “La La Land” was one of five films nominated for best picture in the comedy or musical category....

Cameron Diaz Jumps On Celebrity Health, Wellness Kick (watch!)

Cameron Diaz is the latest Hollywood actress to jump on the celebrity health and wellness bandwagon. She offered up her prescription for a long, healthy life on ABC’s “Good Morning America” today (Apr. 5), and seems to be taking a common sense approach to aging. A slew of over-40 stars, from Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock Julianne Moore, Judi Dench, Uma Thurman, to Catherine Zeta-Jones and Diaz herself are still basking in the limelight. ...

Meryl Streep Claim ‘We’re All From Africa’ Ignites Social Media Storm (vid)

Meryl Streep is being called on the carpet, and it isn’t red. The three-time Oscar winner was responding to a question about the all-white makeup of the international film jury at the Berlin Film Festival. Her comments touched off a social media backlash today (Feb. 11). The subject of national origin today is a cultural flash point. The lack of diversity in Hollywood has been a hot button issue for years. ...

Taylor Swift Lands in Africa in New Wildest Dreams Video (watch!)

Taylor Swift released her new “Wildest Dreams” music video during the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show tonight (Aug. 30) and like IM reported earlier, it smacks of Meryl Streep’s epic 1985 romantic drama “Out of Africa.” The video is set in Africa and Swift plays an actress who is filming a movie that has many of the same elements as Streep’s film....

Meryl Streep Pushes for Renewed Debate Over Equal Rights Amendment

Meryl Streep is attempting to revive the debate over the Equal Rights Amendment, a proposal that gained steam during the dawn of the feminist movement in the 1970s, but never acquired the necessary votes to add it to the U.S. Constitution. Streep, however, isn’t totally selfless. She’s also promoting her new movie, “Suffragette.” Sarah Gavron directs based on a script by Abi Morgan. The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson and Anne-Marie Duff....

Nicole Kidman Blasts Hollywood as Jennifer Lawrence Scores Big Payday

Nicole Kidman has add her voice to claims that women suffer from gender bias in Hollywood on the same day that word leak about Jennifer Lawrence’s huge payday. The actress will make $20 million to star in a new movie with actor Chris Pratt, who will make $8 million less. Pratt will make $12 million to play the lead in “Passengers,” a science-fiction movie described as “Gravity,” with a love story. Meryl Streep, Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart among other actresses have voiced similar concerns....

Amanda Seyfried Reveals Her Deep Secret Fear in Vogue (photos, video!)

Amanda Seyfried looks fearless on the big-screen whether she’s singing in “Les Meiserables” or doing a nude lesbian scene in the erotic thriller “Chloe.” But she’s always harbored a deep fear of live audiences, which she’s about to overcome. She has a new movie out, Seth McFarland’s “Ted 2,” with Mark Wahlberg, and for the first time in her career, will star in a The Way We Get By, a new Neil LaBute play directed by Leigh Silverman....

Patricia Arquette Signals New Era of Hollywood Activism at Oscars (watch!)

Patricia Arquette used her Best Supporting Actress Oscar speech to make an impassioned plea for equal pay for women, marking a new era in Hollywood political activism not seen since before the Red Scare of the 1950s. Arquette, 46, drew rousing applause from the audience and caused some celebrities to stand in appreciation. From Miley Cyrus’s “Free the Nipple Campaign” to George Clooney advocating on behalf of Darfur, celebrities have used their star power to publicize pet causes....

Russell Crowe Scolds Hollywood Women: Age Isn’t Just a Number

Russell Crowe thinks too many actresses in Hollywood refused to acknowledge that thy are no longer young enough to play ingenue roles and complain instead about the lack of parts for them in major films. We say he misses the point. The issue is has more to do with the fact that men play lead romantic roles in movies into the 50s and even 60s, while women are largely excluded from those parts after they hit 40–and sometimes sooner....
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Kristen Stewart Snubbed by Screen Actors Guild, Despite Sony Hype

Kristen Stewart was aced out of a nomination for a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) film award for her role in “Still Alice,” raising questions about the wisdom of a Sony honcho who vowed to campaign for the “Twilight” actress to win an Oscar. Michael Barker, co-chief executive of Sony Pictures Classic, said in October that Stewart’s work in the picture is her best. Instead, nominations went to Patricia Arquette for her role as Olivia in “Boyhood,” Keira Knightley for her role as Joan Clarke in “The Imitation Game,” and Emma Stone who played Sam in the Searchlight film “Birdman.” Also nominated were Meryl Streep for her role as the witch in Disney’s “Into the Woods” and Naomi Watts for her role as Daka in “St. Vincent.”...

Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp First Look New ‘Into the Woods’ Trailer (see!)

Meryl Streep works her evil magic as the wicked witch in a new trailer for Disney’s “Into the Woods” and looks like she’s going to steal the film from an all-star cast that includes Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick and Emily Blunt. Set to music, it combines the tales of “Cinderella,” played by Kendrick, Lilla Crawford as “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk” with Daniel Huttlestone as Jack and “Rapunzel” played by played by MacKenzie Mauzy....

Paul McCartney Sings to Robot in New Video for Appreciate (watch!)

Paul McCartney veers into the surreal in his new “Appreciate” video. He dances with a robot in a futuristic museum where people are the main exhibits. The robot’s name is “Newman,” the museum’s night watchman. And, why not a robot? McCartney has collaborated with a slew of celebrities including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Jude Law, Tom Ford, Sean Penn and Natalie Portman....

Philip Seymour Hoffman Final Role, His Own Tragic Funeral (photos)

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s tragic death from a drug overdose was pushed aside today (Feb. 7) by grieving friends and relatives, who gathered to remember Hoffman for his life as a father, friend and fellow actor. Friends and colleagues Kate Blanchett, Amy Adams, Michelle Williams, Joaquin Phoenix and Justin Theroux all struggled to maintain their composure as they entered the church....

Meryl Streep Shades Oscars Over ‘Surprises, Injustices’ (watch!)

Meryl Streep has gotten more Oscar love than any other actress, but doesn’t share the affection for this year’s picks. She told Ellen deGeneres she was “surprised” by the “injustices,” to actors who were passed over this year. There were so many performances that year that were great. I’m thinking of my friend Emma Thompson,” she said....

Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett Oscar Leaders After SAG

Cate Blanchett and Matthew McConaughey cemented their spots as front-runners for Oscars following their Screen Actors Guild wins last night (Jan. 18), while Lupita Nyong’o is giving Jennifer Lawrence a run for her money as supporting actress. Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave,” also remains a strong dark-horse contender. Christian Bale, “American Hustle,” Bruce Dern, “Nebraska,” and Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave” are also in the Oscar hunt. At the SAG awards, Blanchett topped Sandra Bullock, “Gravity,” Judi Dench, “Philomena,” Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County,” and Emma Thompson for “Saving Mr. Banks.”...

Abigail Breslin Busts Out Major Cleavage at Critic’s Choice Awards

Abigail Breslin, who warmed moviegoer’s hearts in the 2006 film, “Little Miss Sunshine,” has…ahem… matured. Even though she’s only 17-years-old, she flashed major cleavage at the Crictic’s Choice Awards today (Jan. 16). Let the sun shine in! Breslin was 10 when she starred in the breakout indie film with Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano and Alan Arkin....

Naomi Watts’ ‘Diana’ Ripped by UK Critics; Racism a Factor?

Naomi Watt’s outing in what must be one of the most difficult roles of her career, playing Princess Diana in a new biopic, is getting ravaged by British movie critics. They’re not only savaging her performance, but just about everything else. Is racism playing a role? The film, which focuses on her love affair with Pakistani heart surgeon Hasnat Khan, had its worldwide premiere in London....
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