Meryl Streep

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Yet Another Star Reveals Secret Separation From Spouse

Days after Pinkett Smith admission, Meryl Streep rep says actor has been separated for 'more than 6 years'

(Newser) - If Jada Pinkett Smith thought she and husband Will Smith had a lock on being the only celebrity couple who've been secretly separated for years, Meryl Streep just shattered that illusion. A rep for the Oscar-winning actor confirmed to Insider and Page Six on Friday that Streep and her...

Tuition for Yale Drama School Is Now $0

David Geffen's $150M donation makes education free

(Newser) - Meryl Streep will now be able to say, "It wasn't like that when I was in school" without being melodramatic. Yale Drama School announced Wednesday that it will no longer charge tuition, after receiving a $150 million donation from David Geffen. The free education begins this fall and...

After Reported Insult From Trump, Mattis Pushes Back

'I'm the Meryl Streep of generals,' he joked at Alfred E. Smith dinner

(Newser) - In an interview published in August, James Mattis promised that his silence on all things Trump wouldn't be "eternal." CNN reports that on Thursday evening, the former defense secretary lifted the veil just a bit, making joke s about the president at the annual Alfred E. Smith...

Streep on 'Toxic Masculinity': 'We Hurt Our Boys' With That Term

Actress made comments during 'Big Little Lies' panel this week

(Newser) - Meryl Streep was one of the first big names to sign on for the Time's Up campaign , and she has spoken up about "inexcusable" behavior she has experienced personally in Hollywood. But there's one term you won't find her throwing around in talks about gender interactions:...

Meryl Streep Has a Delightful New Role to Play

That of grandmother to her first grandson

(Newser) - Congratulations to Meryl Streep on her new role: grandmother. The Oscar-winning actress became a grandma this week for the first time after her eldest daughter, 35-year-old True Detective star Mamie Gummer, gave birth to a boy, US Weekly reports. The boy, whose name has not been disclosed, is Gummer's...

Mamma Mia 2 Treats ABBA Fans, Maybe Exclusively
Mamma Mia 2:
Cheesy Good Fun

Mamma Mia 2: Cheesy Good Fun

Especially if you're an ABBA fan, of course

(Newser) - Prepare to have ABBA tunes rolling around your head: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again , set five years after the first movie , finds Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) hard at work on the hotel her mother, Donna (Meryl Streep, Lilly James) keeps on a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. But her...

Streep, Soderbergh Team Up for Panama Papers Thriller

Streep will reportedly star in the film called The Laundromat

(Newser) - Meryl Streep has signed on to star in a thriller by Steven Soderbergh about the Panama papers scandal . Per the Hollywood Reporter , the film will be called The Laundromat and both Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas are in early talks to co-star. The film does not yet have a distribution...

Weinstein Apologizes for Latest Legal Strategy

His lawyers cited positive statements about him by Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein is apologizing—not for his alleged abuse of scores of actresses, but for a recent legal gambit. In seeking to have a class-action suit dismissed, his lawyers cited positive comments made by Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence about him, a move that prompted angry responses from the actresses....

Weinstein Causes Fury by Quoting Streep in His Defense

Meryl Streep calls the use of her words in his court filing 'pathetic and exploitive'

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of Oscar-winning actresses including Meryl Streep in his defense. Lawyers for the disgraced film mogul said Tuesday in federal court in New York that the proposed class-action lawsuit filed by...

Award-Winning Streep Joins Award-Winning Show

She's coming to season 2 of 'Big Little Lies'

(Newser) - Well, we hope Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern enjoyed those Emmy wins, because Variety reports awards-magnet Meryl Streep has signed on for season two of HBO's Big Little Lies. According to the Hollywood Reporter , Streep will play Mary Louise Wright, mother-in-law to Kidman's character who shows up following—...

Jumanji Is Tops Again, With The Post a Distant Second
Jumanji Stays No. 1 With $27M
box office

Jumanji Stays No. 1 With $27M

The Post came in second and The Commuter was third

(Newser) - Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Paddington the bear, and Taraji P. Henson all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle roared the loudest with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales. According to studio estimates Sunday, Jumanji easily remained the No. 1...

Actresses Making a Point With Golden Globes Guests

Amy Poehler is among those bringing an activist Sunday night

(Newser) - Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, and Amy Poehler are just a few of the actresses who are planning to bring gender and racial justice activists as their guests to the Golden Globe Awards Sunday evening, the AP reports. Streep will attend with Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National...

The Post Has Serious Theme, but Is 'Highly Entertaining'
The Post Has Serious Theme,
but Is 'Highly Entertaining'

The Post Has Serious Theme, but Is 'Highly Entertaining'

Movie chronicles publication of the Pentagon Papers

(Newser) - Steven Spielberg signed on to The Post in March. Just nine months later, the film chronicling the Washington Post's publishing of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 is hitting theaters at what some critics argue is the perfect time. It has a solid 85% "fresh" rating from critics at...

Posters Near Meryl Streep's Home Tie Her to Weinstein

Posters follow accusations by Rose McGowan

(Newser) - In posters near the 20th Century Fox studio lot, the actors' union headquarters, and her home, Meryl Streep is accused of allowing Harvey Weinstein to allegedly prey on women for decades, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The posters feature a picture of Streep with Weinstein; a red bar across Streep'...

Meryl Streep Responds to Rose McGowan Attack

She says she's sorry McGowan sees her as an adversary

(Newser) - Meryl Streep says she is "truly sorry" that Rose McGowan seems to see her as an "adversary," because they are on the same side against movie industry "bastards" like Harvey Weinstein and other "entitled bosses." In a public statement issued in response to McGowan'...

Rose McGowan Slams Streep, Who Worked for 'Pig Monster'

She's not happy about Golden Globes protest plan on Weinstein, sexual misconduct

(Newser) - Wearing black to the Golden Globes isn't the right way to protest the sexual harassment and assault carried out by "Pig Monster" Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood figures, Rose McGowan says. The actress responded to reports that Meryl Streep and other actresses were planning to wear black to...

Meryl Streep: No, I Didn't Know of 'Inexcusable' Weinstein Acts

She calls women who have gone public 'heroes'

(Newser) - One common refrain being heard about the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment debacle is that his behavior was the worst-kept secret in Hollywood. And that has left people wondering why prominent, longtime collaborators never spoke up. On Monday, none other than Meryl Streep addressed that very question. "Not everybody knew,...

Meryl Streep: Lagerfeld Lied, Owes Me an Apology

As does 'Women's Wear Daily,' actress says

(Newser) - Meryl Streep is not happy with Karl Lagerfeld or Women's Wear Daily right now. After the designer claimed Streep changed her mind about wearing Chanel to the Oscars in favor of a different designer who agreed to pay her, Streep denied the story and Lagerfeld issued a statement retracting...

Karl Lagerfeld Calls Meryl Streep 'Cheap'

He claims she wanted to be paid to wear Chanel to the Oscars

(Newser) - Meryl Streep apparently won't be wearing Chanel to the Oscars on Sunday. Designer Karl Lagerfeld tells Women's Wear Daily that Streep ordered a dress from his most recent collection for the fashion house, with one adjustment, to wear to the Academy Awards—then changed her mind. A rep...

'Overrated' Streep Again Lashes Trump, 'Bots'

Actress lashes out against president in even more harsh terms

(Newser) - Apparently undeterred by backlash over the last time she assailed President Trump, Meryl Streep hit him again in a public speech Saturday night, saying that while she'd much prefer staying at home to "load the dishwasher," she couldn't sit quietly through his presidency, reports Fox News...

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