Meryl Streep sat down with “Extra’s” Jerry Penacoli to discuss her role in “August: Osage County,” but ended up gushing about working with lyricist/composer Stephen Sondheim on the big-screen adaptation of his hit Broadway musical “Into the Woods.”
Streep, 64, will play New England realtor Hildy Good, a not-so recovering alcoholic, opposite De Niro, 69, as her rekindled old flame, Frank Getchell.
“Good House” will be the fourth film for the pair, including the 1996 drama “Marvin’s Roon,” the 1984 romantic tale "Falling in Love” and the 1978 Oscar winner, "The Deer Hunter.”
De Niro has been nominated for seven Oscars, winning twice. Streep has been nominated an astounding seventeen times, and won three.
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, dubbed the "Iron Lady" for her personal and political toughness, died on Monday after suffering a stroke. She was 87.
“Extra’s” Ben Lyons sat down with “Hope Springs” stars Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones, talking everything from relationship slumps to “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Streep admitted, "I have not read it. I've heard about it,” then joked, “I did hear somebody describe Tommy in this movie as ‘Fifty Shades of Grumpy.’”
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“Hope Springs” to life in theaters Friday!
President Barack Obama cozied up to a few dozen of NYC’s elite this week at a fundraising event at Sarah Jessica Parker’s house. The “Sex and the City” star hosted 50 guests, who each paid $40,000 per person for the chance to dine with the Commander in Chief and first lady Michelle. Altogether, the campaign stop banked $2 million, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Speaking in an art-filled room, Obama told the A-list crowd, including Meryl Streep, Aretha Franklin, Michael Kors and Anna Wintour, “You’re the tie-breaker. You’re the ultimate arbiter of which direction this country goes.” Parker’s husband Matthew Broderick, who is currently starring in Broadway’s “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” was noticeably absent due to a performance.
President Bill Clinton is a George Clooney fan -- so much so, he would cast the Oscar winner to play himself in a biopic.
The former commander-in-chief stopped by “Piers Morgan Tonight” Thursday to chat with guest host, Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein, and naturally the conversation turned toward movies. Clinton balked at the idea of Brad Pitt playing him in a film, calling him “too good looking.” But he warmed to the idea of George. Watch the clip!
The Duchess of Cambridge has been confidently stepping out solo for charity work and impressing royal insiders while Prince William is away on a military mission. Though William is 7,500 miles away, the couple keeps their love alive through phone calls, email and Skype.
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Snooki Reportedly 3 Months Pregnant -- Entertainment Weekly
Kim Kardashian Moves into Mansion Amidst Stalker Fears -- ContactMusic
Meryl Streep Donates $10K to School in Viola Davis' R.I. Hometown -- Boston.com
Reese Witherspoon Talks Dangers of Domestic Violence to Son and Daughter -- The Washington Post
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