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Meryl Streep, JJ Abrams team up for TV series
Sarah MuléLOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep and JJ Abrams are reportedly teaming up for a Warner Bros. TV adaptation of the bestselling book, "The Nix."
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Meryl Streep, J.J. Abrams Team for TV Adaptation of ‘The Nix’
Meryl Streep could be coming to the small screen. The Oscar-winning actress will reportedly team with J.J. Abrams for a TV adaptation of novel “The Nix” which will be set up at Warner Bros. Television, according to Variety’s sister site Deadline. Streep is reportedly looking to executive produce and star in the project, while Abrams... Read more »
588 points by Variety | Academy Award for Best Actress Meryl Streep Television Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Clint Eastwood Variety show Warner Bros.
The quirkiest items from the 'Everyone Wins' gift bags for Oscar nominees
Not even a lawsuit could stop the bizarre tradition of awards season's largest gift bag.         
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ABC sells all its Oscar ad time; advertisers brace for political speeches
ABC Television network is collecting about $2 million for each 30-second advertising spot in the upcoming 89th Academy Awards broadcast — a healthy boost over last year’s prices. Burbank-based ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co., announced Friday that it had sold all its commercial inventory for the...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Academy Award Walt Disney Meryl Streep Academy Award for Best Actress The Walt Disney Company Bob Hope Award Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Flamboyant costumes for 'Florence Foster Jenkins' mirror the real-life inspiration
The first time audiences see Meryl Streep portraying real-life New York heiress Florence Foster Jenkins, she’s dressed in a lavish, white satin winged-angel costume, suspended in the air during a performance one could graciously call awkward, though no one dared. Costume designer Consolata Boyle...
11 points by Los Angeles Times | Costume design Academy Award for Best Actress Margaret Thatcher Meryl Streep Costume designer Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Manhattan American film actors
CNN’s Jake Tapper on ‘Conan’: Donald Trump ‘seems to thrive on chaos’
“I like news. This is exhausting, though,” CNN anchor Jake Tapper remarked of Donald Trump’s presidency on Conan Tuesday night. But he suggests this heightened chaos is the product of the POTUS himself.
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Some tips for getting that Oscar speech just right — first, start writing it now
Barring something spectacular happening at the Oscars on Feb. 26, we know who’s a shoo-in to win the imaginary best Speech of the Season statuette this year: Meryl Streep. The Oscar-winning actress’ use of her lifetime achievement award acceptance at the Golden Globes in January to focus on political...
47 points by Los Angeles Times | Academy Award Academy Award for Best Actress Meryl Streep Leonardo DiCaprio Golden Globe Award Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Award Bob Hope
"La La Land" takes 5 prizes at British academy awards
LONDON — Glamour was shot through with grit at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday.Frothy musical "La La Land" took five prizes including best picture, but major awards also went to tough welfare-state drama "I, Daniel Blake" and fractured-family stories "Lion" and "Manchester by the Sea."In keeping with an awards season that has coincided with a wrenching change of government in the United States, even "La La Land's" prizes came with a political tinge.
-2 points by Boston Herald | Slumdog Millionaire Academy Award Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Royal Albert Hall Academy Awards Dev Patel Meryl Streep
The Latest: 'The 13th' takes best documentary BAFTA
LONDON — The Latest on the British Academy Film Awards (all times local):7:57 p.m.Ada DuVernay's film about mass incarceration in America, "The 13th," has been named best documentary at the British Academy Film Awards.DuVernay's feature film follow-up to her Oscar-nominated civil rights epic "Selma" explores the historic roots of the United States' high incarceration rate.It takes its name from the section of the U.S. Constitution that abolished slavery "except as a punishment for crime."The awards are taking place Sunday in London.___
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Meryl Streep renews harsh criticism of Donald Trump
Streep delivered her remarks at a fundraising gala for the Human Rights Campaign, a national LGBT group, on Saturday.
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Meryl Streep responds to Trump ‘overrated’ diss in powerful speech
During her first public speaking appearance since denouncing Donald Trump at the Golden Globes, Meryl Streep called out the president for his “catastrophic instinct to retaliate” and mocked his infamous tweet calling her “over-rated.”
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Meryl Streep renews harsh criticism of Trump in emotional speech
In an emotional speech by turns tearful, defiant and humorous, Meryl Streep doubled down on her harsh criticism of President Donald Trump, and spoke of having become a target since she first took him on in her Golden Globes speech in January.Addressing a cheering audience at a fundraising gala...
231 points by Chicago Tribune | Human rights Meryl Streep Rights Universal Declaration of Human Rights LGBT Academy Award for Best Actress Human Rights Campaign Ken Burns
Royalty and stars due on red carpet for U.K. Academy Awards
LONDON (AP) - Hollywood stars will mingle with British royalty at the British Academy Film Awards, where "La La Land" is favored to dance away with multiple trophies. Prince William and his wife Kate are expected on the red carpet at London's Royal Albert Hall, along with nominees including Meryl ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Academy Award for Best Actress BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role London Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Academy Award Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture England Meryl Streep
In emotional speech, Streep renews harsh criticism of Trump
NEW YORK (AP) - Actress Meryl Streep has renewed her harsh criticism of President Donald Trump and his policies, and has spoken of the need to stand up to what she called "brownshirts and bots and worse" since she first criticized the president at the Golden Globes in January. In ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Meryl Streep Human rights Academy Award for Best Actress Golden Globe Award Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Manhattan Lindsay Lohan
16 celebrities who are shopping at Nordstrom to spite Trump
Joining the likes of Saturday Night Live, Meryl Streep, and the New York Times, Nordstrom recently found itself the subject of an angry tweet from Donald Trump after the store announced it was dropping Ivanka Trump’s clothing line, citing lagging sales.“My daughter Ivanka has been treated so unfairly by Nordstrom,” the president wrote on Wednesday. “She is a great person — always pushing me to do the right thing! Terrible!”
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From Streep to McCarthy, why women are the ones getting under Trump's skin
Memo to frustrated Democrats trying to rankle President Trump: Try doing it in drag.  While many are still laughing about Melissa McCarthy's instantly classic portrayal of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer this past weekend on "Saturday Night Live," his boss apparently isn't. Politico reported...
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Conway: CNN is not fake news
During an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway says that she doesn't believe CNN is fake news.
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Poll: Who Will Win Best Actress at the Oscars?
Last week, we asked Variety readers who will win best actor at the Oscars (Casey Affleck!). Now, we’re asking you to look into your crystal balls again: which actress will take home the top prize? Emma Stone is seen as the frontrunner, as her “La La Land” is widely expected to dominate at the Feb. 26 show.... Read more »
535 points by Variety | Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Meryl Streep American film actors Academy Award for Best Actress Natalie Portman American television actors American people of Irish descent Academy Award
'Snatched': Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn star in new trailer
Annie MartinFeb. 7 (UPI) -- Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn fight back after getting kidnapped on a mother-daughter trip to South America in a new trailer for "Snatched."
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Here’s how to win an Oscar, according to one study
The biggest Oscar bait of all: being from the good old U.S. of A.
2 points by Daily News | Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Film Academy Award Meryl Streep Academy Award for Best Actor Natalie Portman American film actors
Crashes Fuel High-Risk Oscar Race
It’s a long-established maxim that fans of auto racing are (consciously or unconsciously) there to see what happens when things go bad. If high-speed racing didn’t involve the risk of crashes and rollovers, who knows what the attendance would look like. And like racing, awards season, especially when the rubber hits the Oscar road, has... Read more »
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Virtuoso Awards honor Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monae and more
Stars of "Hidden Figures," "Moonlight," "Loving" and "Nocturnal Animals" were among those who took home awards.
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Will the political climate deprive ‘La La Land’ of the best picture Oscar?
Will issue-oriented movies trump eye candy at this year’s Oscars as Hollywood seeks to send a message that it won’t stand for fear-driven legislation meant to rob minorities of their rights? Following that embarrassing #OscarsSoWhite campaign, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last...
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‘You’re overrated’: Ryan Reynolds mocks Meryl Streep
“The crowd nervously giggled,” said a spy.
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‘Moonlight,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Actors Receive Santa Barbara Festival Virtuoso Awards
Conversations about an actor’s life were mixed with observations about Muslims and the Supreme Court as the Santa Barbara International Film Festival saluted eight actors for their breakthrough work in 2016 films. The first recipient of the fest’s Virtuoso Awards on Saturday was Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight” and “Hidden Figures”). He was asked about his SAG... Read more »
41 points by Variety | Supreme Court of the United States Meryl Streep Film Lists of United States Supreme Court cases Actor Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Supreme court Marvin Gaye
Sarah Paulson to Star in Serial Killer Movie ‘Lost Girls’ for Amazon
Hot off winning a SAG Award for “The People vs. O.J.Simpson,” Sarah Paulson has come on board Amazon Studios’ serial killer drama “Lost Girls.” Documentarian Liz Garbus is making her narrative feature film directing debut on “Lost Girls.” Michael Werwie wrote the script, based on Robert Kolker’s 2013 nonfiction book about a mother searching for her... Read more »
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Letters: Kudos to mural conservancy for saving 'Pope of Broadway'
Mission to save ‘Pope’ Thank you for your wonderful article on the completion of the restoration of the mural “Pope of Broadway,” a Los Angeles icon [“Restoring a Piece of Broadway’s Latino Past,” Jan. 25]. Your article did not mention the tireless efforts of Isabel Rojas-Williams, executive director...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Mary Tyler Moore Academy Award for Best Actress Meryl Streep MTM Enterprises Actor The Mary Tyler Moore Show Academy Award The Dick Van Dyke Show
Lady Gaga should get political during Super Bowl Halftime show
There's a million reasons why Lady Gaga should get political at the Super Bowl.
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My Turn: A modest proposal in the wake of the election
‘We’re gonna resist, we’re gonna oppose,” Michael Moore told the press three days after his candidate lost the election. “Everything they were going to do to Hillary, the obstruction they did to Obama for eight years,” Moore promised, was now to be visited on Donald Trump. And even as he spoke, smal...
22 points by Concord Monitor | Meryl Streep Leonardo DiCaprio Donald Trump President of the United States Supreme Court of the United States Michael Moore
Memorable mom roles are back in full force this season, for better or worse
Mothers have, of course, been a mainstay among movie characters forever, with many of Hollywood's best known actresses earning Oscar gold for their work playing a memorable mom: Joan Crawford in “Mildred Pierce” (1945), Sophia Loren for “Two Women” (1961), Meryl Streep in “Kramer vs. Kramer” (1979)...
57 points by Los Angeles Times | Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Mother Actor Leading actor Meryl Streep Acting Juno
Pedro Almodovar crosses cultural divides to tell a story of loss in 'Julieta'
Considering the sometimes unbridled stylistic and emotional wildness of Pedro Almodóvar’s work, the apparent simplicity of his new film comes as a change-up. Inspired by three Alice Munro short stories, “Julieta” can be taken as a lesson in translation. “The one thing one must not see the film...
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‘8 Mile’ director Curtis Hanson dies
“He basically made me into an actor for ‘8 Mile.’ I'm lucky I got to know him," said Eminem        
-1 points by The Detroit News | American film actors Curtis Hanson Rapping Toni Collette In Her Shoes Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The River Wild Meryl Streep
Curtis Hanson, director of '8 Mile,' dies at 71
Hanson died Tuesday afternoon in a home in the Hollywood Hills. Paramedics had been called to the scene and found him dead.
32 points by Daily News | Curtis Hanson Los Angeles L.A. Confidential Meryl Streep Cannes Film Festival High school Film San Fernando Valley
Hey Paramount, 'Mamma Mia!' is ABBA, not Greek tragedy
Lighten up, Paramount Theatre in Aurora. You're doing "Mamma Mia!" I'm all for truth in storytelling — even with a song whose musical treats, and I mean that sincerely, includes the immortal lyric "Super trouper, beams are gonna blind me," a line so full of Euro-pop non-sequiturs, only ABBA could...
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