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Meryl Streep lands on the cover of Vogue for the first time


What would Miranda Priestly have to say about this? Vogue has now officially had the oldest actress in their magazine’s history to ever grace their cover, and it’s none other than Meryl Streep. (Even the 62-year-old herself joked in her interview that she is “oldest person” to have the honor.)

While that bit of information might sound staggering in and of itself, what’s even more shocking is that it’s Streep’s first time to ever grace the cover of the mag. (That’s right, that means Kristen Stewart, Blake Lively, and Jessica Biel had all accomplished something before Meryl Streep. Let that one sink in, PopWatchers.) READ FULL STORY

Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond among 2011 Kennedy Center Honorees. Who should fete them?

The recipients of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors have been announced, and they are: Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins, and Tony winner and singer Barbara Cook.

The Kennedy Center Honors, which this year air Dec. 27 on CBS, are hands down my favorite awards show. There’s so much love, respect, laughter, and tears in that theater and the beautiful thing is, it’s all deserved. You get wonderful speeches like Jon Stewart’s when he encapsulated Bruce SpringsteenGregory Hines’ when he articulated better than anyone what makes Mikhail Baryshnikov so special, and Steve Martin’s when he roasted pal Paul Simon; READ FULL STORY

Angelina Jolie and Sarah Jessica Parker top 'Forbes' Highest Paid Actresses list

Looks like the Carrie Bradshaw effect is still going strong. Sarah Jessica Parker tied Angelina Jolie for top honors on Forbes’ 2010 Highest Paid Actresses List. More surprising, Parker bested Hollywood heavies like Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Julia Roberts.

Jolie and Parker each took in $30 million in last year, but for very different reasons. The magazine credited Jolie’s success to her viability as an action star in films like Salt and The Tourist. On the other hand, Parker kept things decidedly girly, not only making bank on her leading role in the Sex and the City sequel but also with a designing gig at high-fashion house Halston and through her line of signature fragrances. READ FULL STORY

Maggie Gyllenhaal to replace Meryl Streep as Marie Curie

Maggie Gyllenhaal will play Nobel-winning scientist Marie Curie in a special reading of Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, taking over for Meryl Streep, who had to bow out due to a scheduling conflict. Streep’s spokesperson said in a statement that the two-time Oscar winner was “very disappointed to miss this important and inspiring event.”

Gyllenhaal joins the all-star cast of Radiance, which also includes Amy Adams, Bill Camp, Allison Janney, David Morse, Liev Schreiber, and Brent Sexton. Written by Alan Alda and directed by Bob Balaban, the reading anchors the 2011 World Science Festival Opening Night Gala Celebration on June 1 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

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Meryl Streep to play Marie Curie for World Science Festival

Meryl Streep will play Marie Curie in a special reading of Alan Alda’s new play, Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie. The cast also includes Amy Adams, Allison Janney, Liev Schreiber, and David Morse. Directed by Bob Balaban, the play anchors the World Science Festival’s opening night gala on June 1 at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

Radiance “explores the intellectual passions of the physicist/chemist most famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity, as well as her tumultuous private life marked by her strong determination to pursue both love and knowledge,” according to a release. Tickets to the event are on sale at www.worldsciencefestival.com/gala.

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Steve Carell's post-'Office' projects: Are you ready to see Michael Scott get serious?

Steve-CarellImage Credit: Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic.comSteve Carell must feel like the prettiest girl at the ball right now, because his dance card is filling up faster than Scarlett O’Hara’s. Mandate Pictures just announced that the actor will star in Dogs of Babel, an adaptation of Carolyn Parkhurst’s novel The Dogs of Babel. Carell will play Paul Iverson, a grief-stricken linguistics professor who tries to teach his dog to talk after his wife’s sudden death. A few days ago, EW confirmed Deadline‘s report that Carell is also in talks to star opposite Meryl Streep in Great Hope Springs, a movie about a troubled couple that turns to a therapist in an attempt to save their marriage. Carell would play the shrink, while Streep will play his female client; James Galdolfini is rumored to be playing her husband. READ FULL STORY

Meryl Streep channels Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady'

meryl-streep-thatcherBehold, the first still of Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in the upcoming biopic The Iron Lady. The film reteams Streep with her Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd and focuses on the 17 days leading up to the 1982 Falklands War.

Pearl necklaces and button earrings will make anyone look like a politician — see: every impression of Hillary Clinton, ever — but it takes a special kind of talent to hold one’s face in a stress position for an entire movie. Meryl Streep! She can do everything.

It’s almost like elaborate make-up and fake teeth can really transform someone’s appearance, PopWatchers. But I’m still really impressed by how convincingly not Meryl Streep-y this photo seems. Aren’t you?

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Meryl Streep on Lisa Kudrow's 'Web Therapy': Sneak peek

Just because Lisa Kudrow’s latest project is on the web (as opposed to film or TV) doesn’t mean that she can’t pull in A-list guest stars. In fact, the former Friend landed none other than Meryl Streep to appear on her Internet comedy show, Web Therapy. Streep plays a sexual-orientation therapist named Camilla Bowner, who, according to the clip at least, seems to be a bit ditzy, a bit passive aggressive, and a whole lot of funny (love the dramatic hair flip and the chintzy, soft pink furnishings in the background). For the uninitiated, Web Therapy follows the life and career of Kudrow’s Fiona Wallace, a shrink who treats clients via webcam. The full episode “airs” on Monday, Nov. 8 at LStudio.com

Take a peek at the teaser and let us know what you think below. READ FULL STORY

Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, and Oprah to co-star in home-shopping movie. Michael Patrick King, YOU get an awesome cast!

Sandra-Meryl-OprahImage Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.com; Neilson Barnard/Getty Images; George Burns/Harpo ProductionsAnd I thought the power of three only existed on Charmed! Today came the announcement via Universal that Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, and Oprah Winfrey would all co-star in Michael Patrick King’s untitled project about a home-shopping channel. Wait a tick — you’re telling me I can get Hollywood’s three wisest women for one easy payment of $12?! (Or, $17, if King decides to go the 3-D route.) Can they come with a bonus Slap Chop too? READ FULL STORY

Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts in the film version of 'August: Osage County'? BIGGEST. MOVIE. EVER.

Julia-Roberts-StreepImage Credit: Tony Barson/FilmMagic.com; Neilson Barnard/Getty ImagesEW has confirmed the news from Deadline that Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep are in talks to star as daughter and mother in the film adaptation of the Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning play August: Osage County, which is obviously the biggest news ever. Think I’m exaggerating? Okay, let me put it this way: Our (arguably) greatest female movie star and our (inarguably) greatest living actress will play daughter and mother in an adaptation of the best piece of American theater since Angels in America. See. Now you’re convinced. This will be the BIGGEST. MOVIE. EVER.

Yes, granted, it’s based on a three-and-a-half-hour play set entirely in an Oklahoma country house in which a single extended family — led by its pill-popping matriarch Violet (that would be Streep’s character) and her headstrong eldest daughter Barbara (that would be Roberts’ character) — grieve the mysterious death of its patriarch and then proceed to (verbally) rip each other apart. On paper, that doesn’t exactly scream “box office gold.” And, I know, I know, it’s got a serious title problem. READ FULL STORY

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