Meryl Streep, Vanity Fair‘s cover girl for December and the star of “It’s Complicated” with Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin, is a “new box-office queen.” VF reports that her 2008 musical, “Mamma Mia!,” grossed $601 million worldwide, 2008′s “The Devil Wears Prada” grossed $324 million, and this year’s “Julie & Julia” has already grossed $121 million. At 60, Streep is practically dead in actress years. Could it be that Hollywood starlets don’t need to be under 30 to be commercially viable? Keep reading »
The trailer for “Julie & Julia” is out, and it looks amazing. Starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, the movie is based on Julie Powell’s blog-to-book in which she documented cooking a Julia Childs recipe everyday for a year. It was written by Nora Ephron, so how could it go wrong?! But did they succeed in making Meryl Streep, who is 5’7″, look as tall as Julia Child, who stood 6’2″? Keep reading »
The big 4-0 maybe the new 30, but 50 and up are the new twentysomething! From their way with men to their media coverage, the only hot flashes these ladies suffer from are from the paparazzi! Just check out these celeb sex symbols:
Cher This fierce fashionista may be suiting up as Catwoman at 62! Rumor has it, she is director Christopher Nolan’s first choice to play the purring vixen in the next Batman movie. He wants a vamp that’s adored by younger men — in this case, the younger men may be gay, but hey, she still rocks!
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Being a woman of a certain age in Hollywood hasn’t been a desirable thing for a while, and roles tend to be few and far between once supple skin gets a little saggy and wrinkly. However, as much as we obsess over young celebs, it was the more established female crowd that won out in this year’s Emmy nominations. Only one actress nominated for an award, Ugly Betty‘s America Ferrera, is in her 20s. Almost all the Emmy-nominated actresses are older than 40, and those in their 40s are the young ones. Kyra Sedgwick, 42, is the youngest nominee for lead actress in a drama series (The Closer), and Laura Linney is the youngest to be nominated for lead actress in a miniseries or movie at age 44 (HBO’s John Adams). “People want to tune in to complex, interesting, quirky, unexpected, flawed characters, and that’s across the board, female and male,” said Rachel Griffiths, 39, nominated for Brothers & Sisters. “But the more mature actors maybe have an edge on confidence in terms of really owning those characters. I think as a young woman it’s considerably more difficult to amplify your unusual parts in quite the same way.” Why, because young women’s perky boobs are so distracting? However, it’s still a sad state in the world of movies. Like, WTF, Meryl Streep isn’t even mentioned on the movie posters for Mama Mia!?. However, after reading some of the movie’s reviews, maybe that’s better for her career. [AP] Keep reading »