The Internet Movie Database has updated its list of release date for the upcoming “The Homesman”. The western-drama, directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones and co-starring Hilary Swank, John Lithgow and Meryl Streep, will be first screened at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22, 2014. Since the festival’s schedule hasn’t been announced yet, it’s difficult to say if there will be a world-premiere with the cast and crew in attendance, or simply a private screening for distributors. The film will be shown at the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals in August and September, before receiving a limited release in the USA on October 3, 2014. With these latest dates announced, all three of Meryl’s upcoming films – The Giver, The Homesman and Into the Woods – will be released theatrically between August and December 2014. Many thanks to Glenn and Frank for the heads-up.

Many thanks to Claudia for sending in Meryl’s Best Actress bit from the latest Entertainment Weekly. “Working with Streep can be intense. Julianne Nicholson recalls a small scene where she sits in the backseat of a car beside Streep and Julia Roberts. “We’re sort of chatting a little bit, and all of a sudden we’re rolling and Meryl starts acting,” says Nicholson. “The whole car just felt full of feeling, and it was suffocating in the best way. It was so real. If you were sitting in that car, I would dare you not to cry.”

A real treat has been added to the gallery – one of the first major articles on Meryl’s career by the New York Times Magazine, dated February 4, 1979. This has been just after the release of “The Deer Hunter”, for which Meryl received her first ever Oscar nomination, and still almost a year ahead of the theatrical release of “Kramer vs. Kramer”. The scans have been submitted by Alvaro with many many thanks!

Additionally to the scans, transcripts from older articles have been added to the magazines archive as well. They range from as early as 1976, covering Meryl’s rise on the New York stages, to 1998 and the release of “One True Thing”. My thanks to Paul for contributing them. Enjoy reading.

Magazines – 1998 – The Associated Press (September 17, 1998)
Magazines – 1998 – The Orange County Register (December 08, 1989)
Magazines – 1996 – The Washington Post (August 10, 1986)
Magazines – 1981 – Syracuse Post Standard (October 31, 1981)
Magazines – 1981 – The Los Angeles Times (September 19, 1981)
Magazines – 1980 – Parade Magazine (July 20, 1980)
Magazines – 1979 – Parade Magazine (September 09, 1979)
Magazines – 1979 – The New York Times Magazine (February 04, 1979)
Magazines – 1977 – The Alton Telegraph (March 27, 1977)
Magazines – 1976 – Syracuse Herald-Journal (July 30, 1976)

If yesterday’s magazines update has kept you reading, here’s a little bonus. Meryl has been featured in the January 2014 issue of Marie Claire with a four page article, including some great pictures. Scans have been added to the gallery. Many thanks to Joan for the contribution. This weekend, I’ll post a great magazine find from the past, so check back!

A big batch of recent magazines scans have been added to the image library, coming from Spanish, Russian, UK and US publications. Among the highlights is Entertainment Weekly’s first look on “The Giver”, a cover story from the Russian Hollywood Reporter and the first Catalan magazine addition to the site (I think we’re having all regions covered by now :-) All new additions can be launched by the list below. Many thanks to Anna for the Russian scans and Alvaro for the other ones. Very appreciated! Enjoy reading.

Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Hello Magazine (United Kingdom, January 22, 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Entertainment Weekly (USA, January 14, 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Hello Magazine (Russia, January 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – The Hollywood Reporter (Russia, January 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Imagenes Actualidad (Spain, January 14, 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Fotogramas (Spain, January 14, 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Que Fem (Spain Catalan, January 10, 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – La Vanguardia (Spain, January 8, 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2013 – Yo Donna (Spain, December 2013)

News by the Boston Globe. Meryl Streep plans to establish two scholarship funds for students at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, UMass Lowell said Wednesday. The scholarships will be endowed with all net proceeds from her Streep’s scheduled appearance Feb. 5 at the Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell. Streep is expected to discuss her acting career during the event. The new Meryl Streep Endowed Scholarship Fund will assist outstanding UMass Lowell English majors with the cost of their education, the university said. The Joan Hertzberg Endowed Scholarship, also to be established by Streep, will support students who excel in math as Hertzberg did. Hertzberg was a former classmate of Streep’s at Vassar College. Hertzberg transferred to Williams College, where she was the valedictorian of the college’s first graduating class that included women. She had a successful career as a therapist, author and teacher in the San Francisco area before her death in 2013, the university’s press release said. A Feb. 5 event at the university is set to feature Streep and Andre Dubus III, a UMass Lowell faculty member and author. The event is titled “A Conversation with Meryl Streep.” At the event, Steep is expected to discuss her acting career. Tickets can may be purchased through the Tsongas Center box office, whose website is Streep’s appearance is expected to raise in more than $100,000 for her two scholarship funds, the university said.

Three new interviews from the red carpets of the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Critics Choice Awards have been added to the video archive.

Video Archive – News Segments – 2014 – Entertainment Tonight (January 18, 2014)
Video Archive – News Segments – 2014 – Access Hollywood (January 17, 2014)
Video Archive – News Segments – 2014 – E! Entertainment (January 17, 2014)

The SAGs have been handed out, “August: Osage County” hasn’t been among the recipients once again. I think it’s safe to say this is Cate Blanchett’s year, which is just deserving. But it looks like Meryl and Emma Thompson had lots of fun on the red carpet. Over 200 additional pictures from the red carpet and the show have been added to the gallery. Many thanks to Lindsey for helping out. Also, screencaptures from the show have been added as well and the video is in the video archive. Enjoy the new additions.

Appearances – 2014 – 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards – Arrivals
Appearances – 2014 – 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards – Show
Appearances – 2014 – 20th Screen Actors Guild Awards – Screencaptures