Apr 17
Penélope Cruz guest-edited next month’s French Vogue, which has three different covers. On one, she appears alongside Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, and Gwyneth Paltrow (who can smile the biggest, apparently); all ladies appear to be wearing tees from Gap’s (Product) Red collection. On another cover, she poses as the other half of Bono’s face, and on the third, she toplessly embraces Meryl Streep. This is a surprising, very Hollywood direction for a magazine that loves models so much. A preview can be watched at New York Magazine, scans can be expected soon!  

Mar 07

How about spending your spare time until the Oscars kick off with reading some recent articles and interviews from Entertainment Weekly to Vanity Fair. A complete list of uploads can be found below the previews with many thanks to Alvaro, Elmira and All Stars Online.

Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > Entertainment Weekly (USA, February 2010)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > Tatler Magazine (Russia, February 2010)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > The Observer (United Kingdom, February 2010)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > The Sunday Telegraph (Uniked Kingdom, February 2010)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > Vanity Fair (USA, March 2010)

Feb 19

It is barely an exaggeration to say that you can’t have an awards season without Ms. Streep, who has been enmeshed in roughly half of them since 1979, when she was nominated for best supporting actress in “The Deer Hunter.” She won that category the next year, for “Kramer vs. Kramer,” and was nominated in it once again, in 2003, for “Adaptation.” Those three supporting nods are filigree on top of the 13 nominations for best actress, which she won on her second try, in 1983, for “Sophie’s Choice.” More than a quarter-century has passed since then, which may mean that Ms. Streep is overdue for a third statuette. Since her last one Oscars have gone to Gwyneth Paltrow, Hilary Swank (twice) and many other more- and less-deserving younger performers, while Ms. Streep, 60, has been a constant, patient and routinely passed-over Oscar-night presence. Has she received too much recognition or too little? Trying to quantify an answer is really just trivial showbiz math, pseudoscientific data marshaled in support of a conclusion that is already axiomatic: Meryl Streep is the best screen actress in the world. The complete article can be read over at The New York Times

Jan 27

There have been quite a few articles on Meryl lately, so have a look at the recently added scans. Many thanks to Alvaro for contributing the US Weekly and Woman’s Weekly scans (both from January), Anke for the Laviva scans and Nathalie from Amazing Rachel Weisz for the Myself Magazine scans (both from Germany and both February 2010 issues).


Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > US Weekly (USA, January 2010)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > Women’s Weekly (United Kingdom, January 2010)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > Myself Magazine (Germany, February 2010)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2010 > Laviva Magazine (Germany, February 2010)

Dec 20

Today’s British Sunday Times newspaper has a (rather strange) cover of Meryl and Alec Baldwin and a very funny interview with the two inside. Thanks to Alvaro for the scans, be sure to read the article in the magazines archive, an excerpt can be found below the Image Libraries’ previews. Enjoy your Sunday!

Streep: At this age it’s unusual for somebody to do a love scene, to be making love. Yeah, that is unusual. But that is just how benighted we are. Because, you know, we still are alive. It’s you and I, baby. It’s authentic. The whole idea that you have to look a certain way and be a certain age to earn love is ridiculous. We love what we love. It doesn’t matter what shape it is. It’s thrilling to see real people on screen. The thing that broke that little barrier for me was Julie & Julia, where everyone said, “Isn’t it remarkable that a tall overweight woman and a short bald man could be in love?” Well, yeah? You know what I mean? You’re alive.

Baldwin [mock angry]: And the day you brought Stanley Tucci to the set of our film, I hated you for doing that. I thought, what a rude thing of you to do.

Streep: Did you really?

Baldwin: I was soooo hurt that you did that, because you and he had such chemistry. You were lovely together. It was like bringing your ex-husband to the set.

Streep: Oh, my God, I never thought of that.

Baldwin: Obviously you didn’t! I was your man in this movie, and you brought Stanley there? My penis telescoped up into my body. You know what? I’m going to do one of those movies like 300, where I’m all muscled up, and I’ve got my boobs all oiled and everything.

Streep: And they’ll be going, “Alec Baldwin’s back! He’s back!”

Dec 05

With thanks to the wonderful Rea we now have teriffic scans from the latest Vanity Fair issue! Enjoy :-)

Nov 30

Vanity Fair will have a stunning cover with Meryl for its January 2010 issue, on newsstands December 2! Hollywood is no place for older women – or is it? Leslie Bennetts investigates the mystery of how, at age 60, Meryl Streep has become the industry’s “new box-office queen.” The evidence is indisputable: Her 2008 screen musical Mamma Mia!, Bennetts writes, “has grossed $601 million worldwide, despite some cringe-worthy reviews (for the movie, not its much-lauded heroine).” The Devil Wears Prada, in which Streep played a demanding fashion-magazine editrix, has raked in $324 million around the world. And Nora Ephron’s Julie & Julia, released earlier this year, has earned $121 million and counting. Producers hope for comparable results from It’s Complicated, a Christmas release featuring a love triangle between Streep, Alec Baldwin, and Steve Martin. All this unexpected success has had the effect of exploding several long-standing myths: There is no life after 40 for women in Hollywood. Au contraire! “It’s incredible – I’m 60,

and I’m playing the romantic lead in romantic comedies!” Streep says to Bennetts. “Bette Davis is rolling over in her grave.” And while Streep’s success is no guarantee that other actresses will fare any better than they traditionally have, it’s a step in the right direction. “She broke the glass ceiling of an older woman being a big star – it has never, never happened before,” says Mike Nichols. Regarding Mamma Mia! and its aforementioned box-office haul of more than a half-billion dollars, Streep says:

It’s so gratifying because it’s the audience that nobody really gives a shit about.


A preview of the article, including some stunning photographs can be found on Vanity Fair’s website. To read more about Meryl Streep, and learn more about the ways in which her incredible third-act success is overturning Hollywood’s assumptions, pick up a copy of Vanity Fair’s January issue, out December 2 in New York and Los Angeles and December 8 nationwide.

Nov 15

A couple of remaining magazine scans from September to November 2009 have been added to the Image Library. They’re all about the European release of “Julie & Julia” as well as early buzz on “It’s Complicated”. Many thanks to the people who have contributed these – Andrea, Alvaro, Elmira, Nora and Shannys. Thanks a lot!


Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2009 > Elle Magazine (Argentina, November 2009)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2009 > Entertainment Weekly (USA, October 2009)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2009 > L’Officiel Magazine (Russia, October 2009)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2009 > Oggi Magazine (Italy, October 2009)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2009 > Roma Capitale Magazine (Italy, October 2009)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2009 > Diva Magazine (Netherlands, October 2009)
Image Library > Magazine Scans > 2009 > Sunday Life Magazine (United Kingdom, September 2009)

Nov 10

Scans from the latest Entertainment Weekly have been added to the Image Library. Enjoy!

Nov 05

Many thanks to the folks at Entertainment Weekly for sending this in:

This week’s Entertainment Weekly is the annual Holiday Movie Preview – a guide to the season’s upcoming films that include grown-up comedies, sci-fi adventures, Oscar contenders, and more. In “It’s Complicated”, Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin both meet their match. Streep plays a divorcee who has a fling with her hotheaded ex-husband (Baldwin) just as she’s contemplating dating her gentlemanly architect (Steve Martin). “I mean, am I not the luckiest woman on the face of the planet?” asks Streep. “I think it’s more to do with the fantasy of women my age and the we’re-not-done-yet feeling.”

That theme is familiar for writer-director Nancy Meyers, who explored similar terrain in Something’s Gotta Give, which raked in $125 million in the process. If early buzz is to be believed, It’s Complicated could be headed in the same direction. For Hollywood, this movie makes a bold statement that romance isn’t just for twenty- or thirtysomethings. “I don’t mean to be glib, but the title really is perfect. It is complicated,” says Baldwin. “I had a pretty tough divorce myself, so sometimes I sit there and I go, ‘Well, should I have worked it out? Maybe I should have tried harder.’ It’s also what you teach your children about their love lives. That’s a big thing for me, to teach my daughter: No risk, no reward. I want her to realize that it’s a roll of the dice. Not everybody gets so lucky, where they have a family and a marriage forever and ever. [Gestures to Streep, who has been married to sculptor Don Gummer since 1978] But you have to try. People say, Do I believe in getting married? Oh yeah, of course I do. I’d love to get married again. [Pause] I have to find a really rich woman so I can stay home and read books all day.”


One scene in the film has Streep’s character freaking out in the plastic surgeon’s office after the doctor explains the horrifying potential complications. “Well, if you’ve ever even contemplated that stuff and looked at what can go wrong in any of those magazines, it’s terrifying!” she says. Many people in Hollywood attempt to hide their age, but Streep says “Yeah, but now every part of your life is so chronicled. If something mysteriously looks better…[Trails off in a fit of giggles].” Baldwin retorts “I’m not saying I wouldn’t do something! I intend to do something. I probably will. Let’s put it this way: I wouldn’t’ rule it out because……You don’t think I wake up every day and wish I looked like this and this and this? But I can’t let that bother me. I’ll never forget, I said to Mike Nichols, ‘Who do you think is the greatest actor?’ And he said, ‘Nicholson. Because he has no vanity.’ I thought, God, what a thing to say.”


The full article can be read in the latest Entertaimment Weekly, on newsstands November 6, 2009!