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Posted on July 20th, 2009 | Filed under News

According to Sirius Satellite Radio, Meryl Streep and Nora Ephron will speak about “Julie & Julia” on “Here’s Barbara”.

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On the next Here’s Barbara, Barbara Walters and her co-host Bill Geddie will welcome Meryl Streep and Nora Ephron. Barbara will also share her personal reflections on the passing of Walter Cronkite, drawing from both her career as a broadcaster and her classic interview with the legendary news anchor.

Streep and Ephron will be discussing their new film Julie & Julia, in theaters on Friday, August 7.

Posted on June 24th, 2009 | Filed under Julie & Julia, News

The Times Center will host a conversation with Nora Ephron, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci and columnist Alex Witchel on July 25, 2009 at  7:00pm. Here’s what their website says:

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see these creative talents together live on our stage: the writer-director and co-stars of the new film “Julie & Julia,” based on two bestselling memoirs: Julie Powell’s “Julie & Julia” and Julia Child’s “My Life in France.” Hear them talk about creating the movie, which opens August 7, and about their careers, artistic collaborations, film, food and culture – and how with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible. Moderated by New York Times Magazine staff writer and The Times’s Dining section Feed Me columnist, Alex Witchel.

Tickets can be purchased through their official website. Thanks to Tina for the heads-up!

Posted on June 23rd, 2009 | Filed under Julie & Julia, News

The Traverse City Film Festival will host the Midwest premiere of “Julie and Julia,” starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep, as its closing night movie Aug. 2.  The film is an adaptation of two best-selling memoirs – Julie Powell’s “Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen,” and Julia Child’s “My Life in France,” written with her grandnephew, Alex Prud’homme. Adams plays Powell, a New York writer who blogs about her attempt to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” Streep plays Child during a sojourn in France in 1949 and the two stories intertwine in the movie. The full festival schedule will be released July 2. For more information, go to www.traversecityfilmfest.org

Posted on June 3rd, 2009 | Filed under News

Princeton University awarded degrees to 1,128 undergraduates and 753 graduate students at its 262nd Commencement Tuesday, June 2. In addition, the University conferred honorary doctoral degrees upon five individuals for their contributions to civic engagement, performing arts, engineering and sustainability: Meryl Streep, Ernesto Cortés Jr., an influential community organizer; Ruby Dee Davis, a renowned actor and civil rights activist; Irvin Glassman, a leading figure in combustion and energy research and Princeton’s Robert H. Goddard Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; and Alice Waters, a celebrated chef and proponent of sustainable cuisine. Some pictures from the event can be found here with more to follow soon at Simply Streep. My most generous thanks to everybody who has sent in notes on this!

Posted on May 19th, 2009 | Filed under News

Academy Award winner Meryl Streep will take part in an upcoming by-invitation-only reading of Don Cummings’ A Good Smoke. Hare/Deux Productions will present the June 14 reading at the Public Theater. Show time is 7 PM. Actress Streep will be joined onstage by Henry Wolfe Gummer, Grace Gummer, Tony winner Debra Monk, Joe Paulik and John Rothman. Pam MacKinnon directs. “Mom isn’t the center of attention anymore,” according to A Good Smoke press notes. “Will she stop at nothing to regain that position? Mom drops her meds – cold-turkey – the day her daughter gives birth, resulting in severe drug withdrawal. As her daughter is wheeled into delivery, Mom is hauled off to the psych ward. Dad and their two sons are trying desperately to cope, but this family is functioning at its worst when it needs to be at its best.” Kevin Spirtas is producing manager of the reading. The Public Theatre is located in Manhattan at 425 Lafayette Street.

Posted on April 25th, 2009 | Filed under News

The Literature to Life program of The American Place Theatre will kick off its newest campaign, Project 451, with a celebrity gala to be held at Theater at St. Clement’s, May 17 and 18, where Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, will be honored. A verbatim performance of this classic novel, directed by Wynn Handman, that has been developed by Literature to Life, will debut at the Gala, acted by Rich Orlow. The program will conclude with readings of very short passages from other works of great literature by distinguished guests. Celebrities such as actors Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin , Sam Waterston , John Hockenberry and Kathleen Chalfant, Eric Bogosian, Jessica Lange, Anna Deavere Smith, Chris Cooper and Marion Seldes and poet laureate Billy Collins will contribute to the Project 451 campaign by recording clips for the Project 451 Living Library. Following the Gala, guests will be given the opportunity to do the same. Tickets begin at $100. Call 212-594-4482 x 16. More info, including a video message by Meryl Streep, can be found at www.americanplacetheatre.org.

Posted on April 24th, 2009 | Filed under News

Meryl Streep will receive the Golden Marc’aurelio Acting Award at the Rome Film Festival. The announcement was made by the festival’s president, Gian Luigi Rondi. Meryl Streep will meet the public and the press in a special event when the festival runs from October 15 to 23. Exact dates and more info will come closer to its opening. Many thanks to Terry for the heads-up!

Posted on April 20th, 2009 | Filed under News

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Morgan Freeman and James Earl Jones join Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro and Dame Judi Dench as part of the 15 film veterans chosen for this year’s Actors Hall of Fame. The list of honorees, which the organization’s president, Rusty Citron revealed Thursday, also includes Robert Duvall, Kirk Douglas, Gene Hackman, Olivia de Havilland, Hal Holbrook, Anthony Hopkins, Angela Lansbury, William H. Macy and Maggie Smith. The Actors Hall of Fame honors career achievement in theater, film and television. Criteria for nomination include peer recognition and awards, humanitarian contribution to the dramatic arts and education and a demonstrated advancement of the craft of acting. The new inductees join the 38 charter members of the hall. An induction ceremony and celebration will take place this year in Los Angeles. Thanks to Cindy for the heads-up.