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 www.tsongascenter.com. 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.|
Lots of updates today! Let’s start with the videos first. A clip of Meryl’s appearance at the Critics Choice – presenting the Best Director award to Alfonso Cuaron as well as the Best Actress segment – have been added, alongside a red carpet interview by Entertainment Tonight, in which she states her disappointment that Emma Thompson didn’t make the cut at the Oscar nominations. Then, ITV has aired an interview with Meryl on their programme “Lorraine”. This was taped back in November when Meryl was shooting “Into the Woods”, about she speaks (and sings) in this segment. Many thanks to Tina for uploading this in the first place. Enjoy the new clips.
Continuing with gallery updates, lots of additional pictures from the Critics Choice Awards have been added. Once again, thanks to Claudia for contributing some great pictures.
Last but not least, screencaptures from both the Critics Choice Awards and the Lorraine interview have been added to the gallery. If you’ve lost sight by now, use the summary list of all last updated gallery pages below the previews. Enjoy the new pictures.
Appearances – 2014 – Last Uploads – 19th Critics Choice Awards – Arrivals
Appearances – 2014 – Last Uploads – 19th Critics Choice Awards – Show
Appearances – 2014 – 19th Critics Choice Awards – Screencaptures
Talkshows & TV Appearances – 2014 – Lorraine (January 17, 2014)
Here’s a surprise for today. Although Meryl’s interview with Ellen has been taped yesterday but won’t air until Monday, Ellen’s website has posted three preview clips (which, together, run for 10 minutes, so that I call a preview!) from the interview. Meryl talks about her 18th Oscar nomination and the letter she wrote to Emma Thompson after finding out she was not nominated. She also talks about doing a safari after wrapping “The Giver” in South Africa last December. Then, Ellen lets Meryl read various text passages in different characters. So in case you’ve ever dreamed of Meryl reading a traffic report while giving birth, here you go. The preview clips have been combined to one (the middle one is not in the best quality but will be edited later) and can be found in the video archive. Promotional pictures as well as HD screencaptures have been added to the gallery.
The 19th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards have just started and Meryl and Julia Roberts have graced the red carpet. Both are nominees tonight in the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress category, respectively. A first bunch of pictures have been added to the gallery with more to follow. Edit: Neither Streep nor Roberts have won, but over 200 additional pictures from both the red carpet and the ceremony (where Meryl presented the Best Director award to Alfonso Cuaron for “Gravity”) have been added to the gallery.
Yesterday, Meryl Streep attended Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote “August: Osage County”. As a change to the recent ones, this is a rather lenghty and informative interview. Besides “August” and living in a condo with her co-stars while filming, they talk about Paul McCartney’s “Queenie Eye” music video, Meryl’s visit to the Beatles concert in the 1960s.
The full interview can be watched in the video archive. HD screencaptures have been added to the gallery. In other news, Meryl has been announced among the presenters for Saturday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, so we’ll see her on stage, winning or not. Also, expect more updates after tonight’s Critics Choice Awards. Edit: Many thanks to Claudia for sending in some fantastic pictures from the taping of the show.