Work has prevented me from catching up with all the “Ricki and the Flash” media that happened later in this week, so here’s one big update for you. Several new clips from the film, compilation from the press junket, a report from the New York premiere, as well as Meryl’s August 4 appearance on CBS This Morning have been added to the video archive. Enjoy.
Video Archive – Talkshows – CBS This Morning (2015)
Video Archive – Career – Ricki and the Flash – Interview 02
Video Archive – Career – Ricki and the Flash – Interview 01
Video Archive – News Segments – Entertainment Tonight (2015)
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Ricki and the Flash New York Premiere
Video Archive – Career – Ricki and the Flash – Film Scene 05
Video Archive – Career – Ricki and the Flash – Film Scene 04
Video Archive – Career – Ricki and the Flash – Film Scene 03
Video Archive – Career – Ricki and the Flash – Television Spots
Over 280 pictures from yesterday’s New York premiere of “Ricki and the Flash” have been added to the photo gallery. My biggest thanks to Claudia and Lindsey for their wonderful contributions. Two new clips have been added to the video archive as well – a new clip of Meryl singing “Drift Away” and an interview with her and Rick Springfield by Access Hollywood. Enjoy the new additions.
To conclude yesterday’s promotion for “Ricki and the Flash”, Meryl Streep has attended the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. You can watch it in the video archive and find screencaptures in the photo gallery. Additionally, more pictures from Sunday’s photocall as well as from the tapings of both Fallon and the Today Show have been added.
Earlier today, Meryl Streep has been a guest on the Today Show as well as on Live! with Kelly & Michael to promote this week’s theatrical release of “Ricki and the Flash”. There will be more press junkets today, the New York premiere, and an appearance on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, so be sure to find more updates by tomorrow. The clips of both daytime talkshows have been added to the video archive, with screencaptures being added to the photo gallery.
And so it begins. While the promotion on “Ricki and the Flash” has been quiet these past weeks and no reviews have been published so far, Sony is squeezing all its efforts into this week for the film’s release on Thursday. Yesterday, Meryl Streep, Rick Springfield and Mamie Gummer have attended a photocall for the film. Meryl’s talkshow appearances, all from today, will be added with the next post.
A batch of new production stills from “Ricki and the Flash” have been added to the photo gallery. Next week will be filled with “Ricki” promotion. Adding to her Monday appearances on The Today Show and Live! with Kelly & Michael, Meryl will also be attendingthe Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The New York premiere for the film will be held on Monday, as well.
On Wednesday, Tom Brokaw was honored for his continued contributions to the always-anticipated Mostly Mozart Festival each year at Lincoln Center. His introduction was given by Meryl Streep. “As a journalist, Tom has not only reported and delivered the news, but he has represented a certain kind of authority in our culture. Like a dad, he explains stuff to you without talking down to you. Or, when he was younger, a super smart, super straight-shooting, reliable friend. A narrator of our lives,” Ms. Streep said during her introduction. “Although he has received more awards, and more accolades, than anybody in his profession,” she later added in closing with a laugh, just before folding her speech papers into Mr. Brokaw’s breast pocket. “May I say, as someone with deep experience in this area, just one more isn’t going to kill you!” Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery, with many many thanks to my friend Claudia.
A host of Hollywood stars, including Oscar-winning actresses Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet and Emma Thompson, have lent their support to a petition demanding that Amnesty International reject a proposal to endorse the decriminalization of the sex trade. The global human rights group is set to review an internal policy document on sex work at a meeting in Dublin next month, according to the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (CATW). If the policy is adopted, Amnesty would “in effect advocate the legalization of pimping, brothel owning and sex buying – the pillars of a $99 billion global sex industry”, CATW said. Nearly 2,600 members of the public have signed the petition since it was posted on change.org last week, and endorsed by women’s rights campaigners and celebrities such as actors Emily Blunt, Lena Dunham and Anne Hathaway. US-based CATW said it agreed with Amnesty that sex workers should not be criminalized or brutalized by law enforcement agents and governments. “However, full decriminalization of the sex trade renders pimps “businesspeople” who sell vulnerable individuals, overwhelmingly with histories of poverty, discrimination, homelessness and sexual abuse, to buyers of sex with impunity,” the group said in a statement.The complete article can be read here.