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Jun
11
2013

Warner Home Video has recently released a 40 film collection of Clint Eastwood’s career, including a new one-hour documentary. Many of his colleagues and friends, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorcese, Gene Hackman, and his leading ladies Hilary Swank, Marcia Gay Harden and Meryl Streep are interviewed. An excerpt has been added to the video archive, in which Meryl talks about “The Bridges of Madison County” and gives an uncanny “Unforgiven” impression. Screenaptures have been added as well.

May
10
2013

The buzz for the November releasing “August: Osage County” starts earlier than expected. Today, ABC News has launched the film’s theatrical trailer, which you can watch below. Hopefully a HD version will follow the next couple of days.

The trailer’s release comes with a nice summary by Entertainment Weekly. August: Osage County (out Nov. 8) may well become the year’s fanciest movie about a trashy family. It’s based on Tracy Letts’ hours-long, Pulitizer prize-winning play (which we said was, “horrifyingly, deliciously mesmerizing”) and is directed by John Wells from Letts’ adaptation. The cast is stuffed from every angles with talent: Ewan McGregor, Sam Shepard, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis, Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia Roberts (as the favorite daughter), and Meryl Streep (as the hated mother). As the film’s first trailer makes clear, Osage County is a Jenga-like drama of family dysfunction, with funerals and divorces piling atop dinner-table conflicts. Roberts is weary. Streep, with a frizz of black hair, has the juiciest role in the play. Edward Sharpe plays in the background.

Apr
23
2013

Not much is happening these days Meryl-related, so have a look at this video entitled “Celebrity Style Story: Meryl Streep”. If you fast forward the very enlightning “expert” comments on the pants that Meryl wore in 1993 (?!), you’ll find bits of old interviews, from the time she promoted “A Cry in the Dark” and “Death Becomes Her” to “Music of the Heart” and “The Hours”. I’m currently sorting some more media files to be added to the archives, including some more interviews and soundbites, so stay tuned.

Apr
05
2013

As previously reported, Meryl has attended yesterday’s Women in the World Summit to pay tribute to activist Inez McCormack. Pictures from the event have been added to the image library. Scroll down for more information and video.


Meryl Streep wore mourning black as she spoke of Inez McCormack, the great Irish human-rights and peace activist who died of cancer just 10 weeks ago at the age of 69. “A tall woman and a towering figure,” Streep said. The magnitude of the loss mounted as Streep spoke of all McCormack had done. McCormack had ensured that human rights—and in particular the rights of the people she called “the invisibles”—became part of the 1998 Good Friday accord in Northern Ireland. McCormack had also become the first woman to head a trade union there. “Well, there’s no fun in being the first woman in anything,” Streep quoted McCormack saying. You can read more on Meryl’s speech over at The Daily Beast. A video of her speech has been added to the video archive.

Mar
05
2013

In new Screen for Life television and radio public service announcements (PSAs), Meryl Streep says, “There is so much in life we can’t control. But here’s something we can: colorectal cancer.” She talks about getting screened herself and urges others to do all they can to prevent colorectal cancer and get screened. Streep, who filmed the PSA in June 2012, joins an outstanding group of celebrities who have participated in CDC’s Screen for Life campaign, including actors Terrence Howard, Jimmy Smits, Diane Keaton, and Morgan Freeman, as well as journalist Katie Couric. PSAs featuring these celebrities were created in partnership with the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA), cofounded by Ms. Couric. NCCRA is a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation. To learn more about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, visit their official website.

Mar
05
2013

A video clip of Meryl presenting the Best Actor Oscar to Daniel Day-Lewis has been added to the video archive, alongside some wonderful HD captures from the show (with many thanks to my friend Lindsey for contributing them) as well as additional pictures from the show and the press room. Enjoy the new uploads.


Jan
16
2013

One of the rare finds in Meryl’s career is the 1981 documentary “Kiss Me, Petruchio”, a behind-the-scenes look at the Shakespeare in the Park production of “The Taming of the Shrew” in 1978, starring Raul Julia and Meryl Streep. As I’m sure many are interested in seeing more from this programme, a lenghty excerpt has been added to the video archive. New screencaptures in better quality (although quality is quite a word for an old 1980s tape) have been added to the image library as well.

Watching the documentary on “The Taming of the Shrew” reminds you of two things – first, what a great institution the Public Theater and its annual Shakespeare in the Park is. It opens its doors for the public to watch classic theater for free, boasting performances and plays that are still being mentioned for their brilliance decaded later. And secondly it shows why Meryl has been hailed for her stage work early on. Here, at 29 years old (the play was performed in 1978) she is energetic and intelligent in her interview – and a force of nature on the stage.


Jan
14
2013

Unfortunately, Meryl has been a no-show at this year’s Golden Globe Awards. As mentioned by hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in their opening speech, “Meryl Streep is not here tonight. She she has the flu. And I hear she’s amazing in it”. The Golden Globe for Best Actress Drama went to Jennifer Lawrence. The presentation by Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig was beyond funny and made up for Meryl (or Mariel) not being there. The Best Actress segment can be watched in the video archive.

Jan
13
2013

The Golden Globes will be handed out tonight and Simply Streep will have live coverage of the ceremony with pictures and video updates throughout. Meryl Streep is nominated as Best Actress in a Comedy or Muscial for “Hope Springs” and will be a presenter as well, most probably for Best Actor in a Drama. I personally don’t think she will win tonight, since co-nominee Jennifer Lawrence is a current frontrunner for the Globe as well as the Oscar, but I’m sure her presenting of an award will make up for this. To celebrate tonight’s Golden Globes, a new flipbook has been created with Meryl’s past Globe appearances.

If you can’t wait for the ceremony to start, why not have a look at Meryl’s past segments at the Golden Globes. Below you can re-watch her appearances since her first in 1989 to the most recent Golden Globe win in 2012 for “The Iron Lady”. Do you have a favorite for tonight? Share you predictions and comments on this years’ Golden Globes in the comments.



Jan
13
2013

A few months ago, reports surfaced of Meryl’s involvement, among many other actors, in a documentary on the 100th Anniversary of Universal Studios. The film has been now released, featuring many scenes and remarks on one the studios greatest films, inlcuding Back to the Future, E.T., Schindlers List, Scarface, Jaws, American Graffiti, Coal Miner’s Daughter, The Sting and Out of Africa. Excerpts from the documentary, including Meryl’s remarks on the film have been added to the video archive.