Awardsdaily has the latest scoop on “Into the Woods”, according to Entertainment Weekly. In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, director Rob Marshall confirms he has cut the new Stephen Sondheim song which was written for Meryl Streep’s Witch from the final cut of Into The Woods. Last year, Streep revealed that Sondheim had written a new song for her character, “I have a new song that Sondheim wrote for me, so it’s all very, very. He gave me the manuscript of it and he wrote, ‘don’t f**k it up!’”

However, Marshall said the new song has ended up on the cutting room floor, saying, “We’ve been incredibly faithful to the original.” He promised people wouldn’t be disappointed and added, “I don’t think people will be remotely ready to hear her sing this material. The power from her is off the charts.” The song would have been eligible for Best Original Song at the Oscars. It will however feature all the classic songs including “Children Will Listen,” “Giants in the Sky,” “On the Steps of the Palace,” “No One Is Alone” and “Agony,” to name a few.

Additional pictures from the press conference and premiere for “The Giver” have been added, alongside three new clips. There’s a compilation of recent television spots, a special tv spot featuring an interview with Meryl as well as the full New York press conference. Enjoy the new clips.

Lots of additions have been made to the image library. Besides more pictures from yesterday’s “The Giver” premiere, a press conference was held today in New York with Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Lois Lowry, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift and Brendon Thwaites in attendance. Also added to the image library have been screencaptures from this morning’s Today Show appearance. Enjoy the new additions.



Image Library – Public Appearances – 2014 – “The Giver” Premiere (August 11, 2014)
Image Library – Public Appearances – 2014 – “The Giver” Press Conference (August 12, 2014)
Image Library – Television Appearances – Talkshows – The Today Show (August 12, 2014)

This morning, Meryl has been a guest on NBC’s Today Show. She talked a little bit about Robin Williams, who sadly died yesterday, and about working with daughter Mamie in Jonathan Demme’s upcoming “Ricki and the Flash”. They also talked about “The Giver” and her character, Chief Elder. The full interview can be watched in the video archive. Screencaptures will be added later.

Yesterday, Meryl has attended the New York premiere for “The Giver”, joining co-stars Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes and Brenton Thwaites on the red carpet. With many thanks to Lindsey, 130 high quality pictures have been added to the image library. More to come. Earlier today, Meryl has been a guest on the Today Show, so check back later for a video and screencaptures.


While sorting things for the site, I’ve realised that most of the screencaptures of Meryl’s television appearances throughout the years have never been added to the new image library back when I moved all images. So, over 2.000 screencaptures have been re-added, ranging from the early 1980s to 2009, when screencaptures have been up to date again. For a complete overview of all added captures, have a look at the previews below and enjoy your trip down the memory lane.



Image Library – Television Appearances – News Segments & Interviews – 2000s
Image Library – Television Appearances – News Segments & Interviews – 1990s
Image Library – Television Appearances – News Segments & Interviews – 1980s

According to Vanity Fair, Rick Springfield has joined Meryl Streep in the upcoming Jonathan Demme–directed, Diablo Cody–written film Ricki and the Flash. Last month, Springfield posted a photo on Twitter of himself with the Oscar-winning actress before promptly taking it down. But now that the news has been broken by The Hollywood Reporter, the snapshot is back up as proof of the unlikely on-screen partnership. The outlet notes that “Springfield will play a bandmember who has a crush on Ricki, and he’ll be showing off his skills on the guitar in the project.” Last week, we learned that filming on the project was on hold because the director insisted that Streep, who is playing a struggling musician, learn how to play the guitar herself. No word on whether Springfield is helping tutor the actress. According to last week’s report, the band will “mostly play classic rock” plus some contemporary music, possibly Lady Gaga. And according to Broadway World, The Book of Mormon’s Ben Platt has signed on as well. He will play Daniel, the bartender at Ricki and the Flash’s regular spot, who worships Streep’s Ricki. The film, about “a woman who abandoned her family when she was younger to find fame and fortune in California,” begins shooting this October. Kevin Kline and Streep’s real-life daughter, Mamie Gummer, round out the cast as Ricki’s ex-husband and estranged daughter. Many thanks to Glenn for the heads-up.

A couple of magazine scans have been added to the image library, some of them from earlier this year during the “August: Osage County” promotion and two new ones. The People Magazine edition of August has a first look at “Into the Woods”. And Empire Magazine’s September issue has a feature on the Blu-Ray release of “Sophie’s Choice”. Many thanks to Simona, Claudia and Ali for the scans. Also, with thanks to Lindsey, the “Into the Woods” production stills have been replaced with HQ versions.

Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Empire Magazine (United Kingdom, September 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – People Magazine (USA, August 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Yours Australia (Australia, April 2014)
Image Library – Magazine Scans – 2014 – Gente Magazine (Italy, February 2014)