Dec 02
2012

Yesterday, the Kennedy Center Honors reception was held, and last year’s recipient Meryl Streep was on hand to attend the gala. Shown with Dustin Hoffman, one of this year’s recipients, I wonder if she will attend the ceremony to talk about “Kramer vs. Kramer”. The awards ceremony takes place today on Sunday, gala will be broadcast on CBS on December 26, 2012 at 9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT. Besides Hoffman, Buddy Guy, David Letterman, Natalia Makarova and Led Zeppelin are honored. Edit: It looks like Meryl didn’t speak at yesterday’s gala, at least there haven’t been any pictures. But I’ve added some additional images from the gala reception to the image library.


Nov 29
2012

The “A Magical Evening” gala, in honor of the late Christopher and Dana Reeve has become an event that Meryl attends annually since its launch. So it’s no surprise she has been on hand at yesterday’s event. Picutres have been added to the image library with more to come.


Some additional notes courtesy of CBS News: Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep was the speaker at the annual benefit gala for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Wednesday night at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. The actress, who was dressed in black slacks and a black tunic, is a supporter of the foundation, which seeks treatments and cures for paralysis and looks for ways to improve the quality of life for those with disabilities. The annual “A Magical Evening Gala” helps raise money for the foundation. The event’s hosts were Matthew Reeve and Alexandra Reeve Givens, children of the organization’s founder. “Superman” actor Christopher Reeve, who was paralyzed in a horse-riding accident, started the organization with his wife, Dana. Reeve was 52 when he died in October 2004. Dana, then 42, continued his work with the foundation until she was diagnosed with lung cancer eight months later. She died in March of 2006.

Nov 17
2012

More media on Wednesday’s C2C Innovation Institute Gala (see below) has emerged with a video transcript of Meryl’s speech to her friend William McDonough and an interview she gave to Fresh Dialogues. The first thing that strikes you about Meryl Streep is her grace and poise. She glided into the throng of green designers and architects gathered at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Gala in San Francisco this week, completely unruffled by the crush of fans; the flash of smart phones; and the fierce security guards.

Yet instantly, like a chameleon, Streep can switch from serene queen of the movies to cozy confidante. I found myself standing next to her and shook her hand. As you know, she’s renowned for her authentic accents in every exotic role she’s played, so I asked her, “Can you do a good Scottish accent?” She immediately leaned over and whispered in my ear, “I love the way they say murdererrrr!” Rolling those r’s as only a lass from Scotland – or Meryl Streep – can do. Then she laughed with that infectious burst of effervescence. Now that would make even The Iron Lady melt a wee bit. But enough trivia. The best part is, I found her later that evening and she agreed to a Fresh Dialogues interview. We had a lively conversation about her green design guru and close friend William McDonough; and why she’s become an activist for the environment. Enjoy her hilarious tribute to McDonough and check out the highlights of her interview over at Fresh Dialogues.

Nov 16
2012

As reported earlier, Meryl Streep has attended the C2C Innovation Institute Gala this Wednesday. The evening was in honor of the organization’s co-founder William McDonough and featured Meryl and colleague Susan Sarandon as special guests. More information about Cradle 2 Cradle products can be found at their official website – lots of pictures from the gala have been added to the image library.


Oct 07
2012

Meryl Streep has made a surprise visit at yesterday’s Hamptons International Film Festival to join Mike Nichols and others to honor costume designer Ann Roth. At the festival, Roth was presented with the fest’s Golden Starfish Award for lifetime achievement in costume design, co-presented by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Meryl Streep and Ann Roth are long time collaborators. Since their first time working together on “Silkwood”, Roth has made costumes for eleven more Streep films, including “Postcards from the Edge”, “The Hours”, “Mamma Mia!” and most recently “Julie & Julia”. A four-time Oscar nominee, Roth has won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design for “The English Patient” in 1997. Pictures from the event can be found in the image library.


Oct 07
2012

Meryl Streep and Susan Sarandon will lead the luminaries honoring William McDonough at a fundraising gala for the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute on November 14, 2012. McDonough is a globally recognized leader in sustainable development. Along with Dr. Michael Braungart, he is the co-author of the landmark book, Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a nonprofit organization that was co-founded by William McDonough and Michael Braungart based on 30 years of work with industry. Its mission is to bring about a large-scale transformation in the way we make things. Through Cradle to Cradle certification, the Institute provides a continuous improvement quality standard to guide product manufacturers and designers toward making safe and healthy things for our world. Many thanks to Frank for the heads-up.

Sep 22
2012

ABC News today writes a bit on the Charlie Foundation Gala to honor Meryl Streep. Streep was in Bloomingdale (Friday) to help raise money and awareness at the Charlie Foundation’s Inaugural Gala. That charity raises money to help find a cure for pediatric epilepsy. Streep starred in a 1997 film called First Do No Harm, which centered on a boy with severe epilepsy. “I’m really proud to be associated with the foundation to have played some small part in getting the word out the ketogenic diet and all the protocols that are associated with it,” Streep said. The ketogenic diet that Streep refers to has been beneficial to more than half of the children who’ve tried it. For now, there are only a few pictures from yesterday’s event. My thanks to Joan for sending them in. Edit: HQ pictures from the event have been added.

More than 350 guests flocked to Bloomingdale on Friday for a fundraiser staring Meryl Streep. She touted the ketogenic diet, which supporters like Streep say can treat the disease, making symptoms drastically improve or disappear. “That people aren’t being told about this, I find that really unconscionable,” Streep said. On the left are two more pictures by loyal visitor Pam, who has attended the benefit.

Sep 05
2012

Yesterday, Meryl has attended the New York screening of Fred Schepisi’s new film “The Eye of the Storm”. Streep and Schepisi have done two films in the 1980’s – “Plenty” and “A Cry in the Dark”. Pictures from the screening can be found in the image library.


Aug 07
2012

Meryl has attended the “Hope Springs” premiere in New York, yesterday, alongside director David Frankel and co-stars Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell. Pictures from the premiere can be found in the image library. Edit: Hundreds of additional pictures from the premiere have been added.


Aug 06
2012

Also yesterday, Meryl and Tommy participated in a press junket in New York to promote “Hope Springs”. I’m sure this will serve for new television interviews these next day. The New York premiere of “Hope Springs” takes place this evening.