Captain Obvious says: Meryl Streep is amazing. Here she is in the first trailer for “The Iron Lady,” in which she steps into Margaret Thatcher’s very sensible heels. In this clip, her aides try to spruce-up her image by telling her to loose her hat, pearls, and high voice. Her response? “I may be persuaded to hand over the hat. The pearls, however, are absolutely non-negotiable.” Love it. [NextMovie.com] Keep reading »
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“Meryl [Streep] makes herself very accessible right away, almost too accessible. That’s what I do. And it totally works. My thing about meeting people—men, women, people in general—is to desensitize them, kind of shock them a little bit, to make myself accessible.”
– Amanda Seyfried on how to win friends and influence people in Elle. Does that apply to animals too? Is that what she’s doing with this duck, making herself accessible to it? She has that “I just shocked a duck” expression. She’s no Meryl Streep. I’m almost offended by the comparison. [Elle] Keep reading »
“If I woke up tomorrow in a guy’s body, I would just kick and scream and cry and f**king rob a bank, because I cannot see myself as anything but who I am — a girl. I would not take it as well as Chaz has. I couldn’t imagine it. … She’s a very smart girl — boy! This is where I get into trouble. My pronouns are f**ked. I still don’t remember to call her ‘him.’”
— Burlesque star Cher on her daughter-turned-son, Chaz Bono, who had gender reassignment surgery and was legally granted permission to change his name and gender this past May. I’m sure a lot of parents like Cher are supportive of their kid’s decision to have a sex change, but find it hard to say “Chaz” instead of “Chastity.”
After the jump, find out what Cher has to say about Meryl Streep and aging gracefully: Keep reading »
- Meryl Streep has pledged $1 million towards the creation of a Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C. The Senate is expected to vote on a bill about the museum’s creation and about allocating a place for the institution near the National Mall. The bill doesn’t ask the government to pony up any of the cash because it will all be funded privately. [Washington Post]
- The White House recently announced that Larry Summers, the controversial ex-president of Harvard University, is leaving the National Economic Council at the end of the year. Word on the street says President Obama wants to replace him with a female CEO. [Politico]
- Today kicks off the “40 Days of Life” protest, for which opponents of abortion will pray and fast outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan/College Station, Texas, through December. Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast has released a statement calling the protests outside their clinic harassment. Anti-abortion protesters in Tulsa are joining the “40 Days of Life” protest, too. [KBTX, Tulsa World]
Some things are just never as good as they used to be. “Saturday Day Night” casts. Woody Allen movies. And apparently, Meryl Streep.
Streep has been nominated for her 16th Oscar.
“Streep’s not nearly so golden”, added
“What Streep most crucially lacks is the notion of underplaying. The outsized quality of Julia Child speaks exactly to Streep’s weaknesses among moviegoers not predisposed to like her. She plays every role to the absolute hilt, even when she hasn’t, it seems, decided what role she’s playing.”
Oooh, bitchy! But it gets worse.
a recent “Saturday Night Live” parody of “It’s Complicated,” in which Streep is portrayed as ditzy, giggling and tittering
Meryl Streep is not a sacred cow Keep reading »
At the Critics Choice Awards this weekend, Meryl Streep and Sandra Bullock celebrated their tying win for Best Actress (for “Julie & Julia” and “The Blind Side,” respectively) by sharing both the award AND a hot girl-on-girl smooch. Clip above! Keep reading »
“I think that’s why Meryl Streep is working so much, because she looks like a woman we can all relate to. I look at her and I think, ‘I’m chasing my kids, I’ve moved my parents in with me, I’m coping with food spills — that looks like me in real life’. Meryl looks like an unmade bed. That’s what I look like. To me, that looks true.”
I found this photograph after clicking on a VanityFair.com link that read: “Click here to see a slide show of Brigitte Lacombe’s portraits of Meryl Streep.” So, you get a series of photographs that Lacombe has taken of Streep over the years. The first one was taken in 1979. The most recent one is the one you see here and was taken in October. The package comes as part of an online-only teaser for a cover story on Streep, which graces the January issue of the magazine. As Streep states in the piece, she’s experiencing a rare thing for women over 40 in Hollywood: a major comeback. “It’s incredible,” Streep crows proudly. “I’m 60, and I’m playing the romantic lead in romantic comedies!” So, what do they do with her? Why, they airbrush her to death, of course. After the jump, compare the Vanity Fair Streep with the real one, sans Photoshop. Keep reading »