Meryl Streep and Tina Fey movie on its way
July 29th, 2010
12:30 PM ET

Meryl Streep and Tina Fey movie on its way

Sony execs have probably popped a few bottles to celebrate acquiring a Tina Fey/Meryl Streep film.

The actresses are set to star in "Mommy & Me," which will be directed by none other than Stanley Tucci. Basically, everyone you want to work together in a movie now is.

What exactly the movie will be about isn’t entirely clear, other than the fact that the script will highlight the ups and downs of a mother-daughter relationship. But we’re willing to bet that’s not deterring you from already making plans to see it.


Filed under: Celebrities • Meryl Streep • movies
July 1st, 2010
11:37 AM ET

Meryl Streep in talks to star in 'Thatcher'

Is there anything Meryl Streep can’t do?

The acclaimed actress is in talks to play former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The movie “Thatcher” would find Streep once again working with her "Mamma Mia!" director Phyllida Lloyd. Streep is well known for playing real life women, as her last high profile, Oscar nominated role as gourmet goddess Julia Child can attest.


Filed under: Celebrities • Meryl Streep • movies
February 15th, 2010
05:36 PM ET

Oscar's most controversial man

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Stars are dining on Oscar's tab today, at the annual Luncheon for Academy Award nominees in Beverly Hills.

Sandra Bullock's here, looking lovely as can be. Also lunching are Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, George Clooney, Colin Firth, Woody Harrelson, Vera Farmiga, Quentin Tarantino and James Cameron, among many others.

One of the most controversial people here isn't a nominee, but a guest. Daniel Ellsberg, the subject of the Best Documentary nominee "The Most Dangerous Man in America", joined the Oscar-nominated co-directors of the film, Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith. If you're old enough, you'll remember he's the man who famously leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, making him possibly the most important whistleblower in American history. FULL POST

February 2nd, 2010
10:04 AM ET

Meryl Streep sets record with 16th Oscar nomination

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Meryl Streep has set a new record with her 16th Oscar nomination for best actress in “Julie and Julia,” easily topping the standard set by Jack Nicholson and Katherine Hepburn, who both have been nominated 12 times.

But, out of the 16, the 60-year-old actress has taken home only two. One for best actress for 1982’s “Sophie’s Choice,” and another 30 years ago for best supporting actress in 1979's “Kramer vs. Kramer.” Hepburn, on the other hand, won four lead actress Oscars in her career.

If Streep wins best actress on March 7, it will end a 27-year streak of always being the nominee, never the winner.


Filed under: Meryl Streep • movies • Oscars 2010
December 15th, 2009
12:11 PM ET

Golden Globe nominees react

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Award nominations were announced in Beverly Hills early this morning.  Many of the regular suspects were in the mix.  Meryl Streep will go head to head with herself in the best actress musical or comedy category for her performances in “Julie & Julia” and “It’s Complicated.”  Clint Eastwood is in there for directing “Invictus,” as are its stars Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.  Freeman, who stars as South African President Nelson Mandela, reacted to his nomination saying “Playing Mandela was the greatest honor of my career, and I hope that I have done him proud.”  It was a bit of a surprise that the film itself was not nominated for a best picture prize.

Perhaps less of a shock was a nod for “Up” in the best animated film category. The movie is the latest in a long line of Disney/Pixar films to accomplish the feat.  It’s been a very good year for the folks behind the adventurous tale. “Up” is the third highest grossing film of the year with $293 million at the domestic box office. The film’s director, Pete Docter, released this statement shortly after his film was recognized: “This is a humbling, happy year-end moment for us.”

We’ll share many more happy moments here at CNN.com as we continue to bring you more 67th Annual Golden Globe Award nominee reactions.

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