Meryl Streep Roasts Trump at Golden Globes, He Fires Back Over Twitter

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Meryl Streep accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for a liftime of achievement in the entertainment industry, and during her six-minute-plus acceptance speech tore into President-Elect Donald Trump and his abhorrent behavior, particularly the time he made fun of a disabled reporter.

“There was one performance this year that stunned me. It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good, there was nothing good about it, but it was effective and it did its job,” she said, to a silent room of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest names. “It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter. Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back.”

This morning, Trump fired back at Streep via – you guessed it – a Twitter attack:

Earlier this year, Trump did a cruel impersonation of reporter Serge Kovaleski, who has a disease called arthrogryposis that affects joint function.

Watch Streep’s full speech calling out Trump below. All hail the queen. If that’s what a flunky is, then consider us flunking.

Trump’s campaign advisor Kellyanne Conway added her two cents to the mix today on FOX & Friends, explaining: “[Streep] sounds like 2014. The election is over. She lost…Everybody in that audience, with very few exceptions, was of a single, myopic mind as to how they wanted the election to go and how they expected the election to go. They lost and I really wish she would have stood up last night and said ‘look, I didn’t like the election results, but he’s our president and we’re going to support him.’ But this is Hollywood.”

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Meryl Streep In Talks to Join Cast of “Mary Poppins Returns”

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Meryl Streep might be helping make the medicine go down very soon.

The incredible actress, who has as many Oscars and Golden Globes as a decorated war vet, is in talks to join Disney’s upcoming Mary Poppins sequel, Mary Poppins Returns.

Emily Blunt, whose worked with Streep before in arguably the best film of all time, The Devil Wears Prada – (no, this isn’t open to discussion at the moment) – as well as in Into the Woods, is set to star as the title character, and will be joined in the movie by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, who will play Jack the lamp-lighter, a role not seen in the original film.

If all goes according to plan, Streep will play Topsy, Mary Poppins’ cousin in P.L. Travers’ children’s stories of the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s.

In the sequel, which also takes place in Depression-era London, Poppins is back to visit the children of the 1964 classic, Jane and Michael Banks, now full-blown adults with kids of their own.

While we await confirmation of Meryl’s role, take a listen to her inspiring speech at the DNC.

And here’s Julie Andrews changing the game and winning Best Actress when she played Poppins over 50 years ago.

Watch Meryl Streep, Benedict Cumberbatch, & Many More in the Trailer for ‘August: Osage County’

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Well, any trailer that opens with narration by Sam Shepard whilst he tends to a boat, is aces in my book. And with the first trailer for August: Osage County, The Weinstein Company gives us the premiere look into the Weston family after a crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in.

Adapted from Tracy Lett’s play of the same title, John Wells takes the directorial helm to bring the dysfunctional story of a family dealing with the aftermath of death, confronting the past, and facing the future, to the screen. Starring Chris Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Abigail Breslin, Dermot Mulroney, Sam Shepard, and Margo Martindale, August: Osage County is slated to premiere this November, just in time for awards season.

Check out the trailer below.

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Tearing The Roof Off This Sucker With New ‘August: Osage County’ Poster

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The play-to-movie jump can be ambitious, sometimes amazing and sometimes treacherous, especially when dealing with an acclaimed work. Adding to the hype around the upcoming adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Tony Award-winning August: Osage County, about a dysfunctional Midwestern family coming together after a death, is the stacked cast in this ensemble performance, from the Mighty Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts to perpetual Tumblr crush Benedict Cumberbatch to other big names like Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Juliette Lewis and Dermot Mulroney.

Now, the film version has a poster that certainly gets “Midwest,” “dysfunctional family” and “all-star cast” across. The names of the cast appear to be falling into a house with an open roof, like a tipped hat, of a very classic American home, complete with a white picket fence and a lovely porch. The film hits theatres this November.

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Ten Movies You Shouldn’t Watch Alone on Valentine’s Day

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Back when I was single, I didn’t put too much stock in Valentine’s Day. (I still don’t, really; I’ll probably stay in and watch movies with my boo.) But I also never really did it right, either. One year, I came home from work, opened a bottle of red wine, and watched the 1977 film version of Equus, which had just arrived from Netflix. You know, there’s nothing like a lighthearted movie about a naked teenager murdering horses! It’s quite charming. Another year, after my boyfriend dumped me three days before Valentine’s Day in a Chipotle, I stayed in with a friend (who had recently broken off her engagement) and watched The Departed. Not too cheery!

So please, don’t make the same mistakes I have made. Here are some movies you should probably avoid watching at home alone this Valentine’s Day.

Sophie’s Choice

You’d think surviving the Holocaust would be bad enough, but then Meryl Streep’s Sophie comes to America and things don’t really work out so well for her.

Kramer vs. Kramer

Meryl Streep is in a lot of sad movies, although this one does have a precocious child actor in it. Don’t let that fool you!

Anti-Christ

Do you like genital mutilation? Then sure, go on, watch the movie that perfectly portrays Lars von Trier’s slow decent into madness.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

It’s romantic, sure, but even though it has a somewhat happy ending, Eternal Sunshine is not the kind of thing you’ll want to watch tonight.

Paris, Texas

First of all, you really have to give yourself a lot of time to get through this one. It’s long and slow. It’s gorgeous, though, but definitely not a feel-good flick.

The Ice Storm

This is the opposite of any movie that made the ’70s look groovy and fun. The clothes are claustrophobic, the mood is tense, and key parties, for the record, are very emotionally complicated!

Celeste and Jesse Forever

Don’t let the familiar funny people in the lead roles fool you: this movie is bleak.

Far From Heaven

Things sucked for women and gay guys even more back in the ’50s, basically.

Half Nelson

There’s nothing romantic about this one, unless you consider the love for a crack pipe to be heartwarming.

Requiem for a Dream

Sure, it’s a lively little romp through the perils of addiction, but you might have a nightmare that your Valentine is a rabid fridge monster who wants to eat you.

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Meryl Streep Confirmed as The Witch in Rob Marshall’s ‘Into the Woods’

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What a bittersweet assault of musical theater news for one to take in so early in the morning! There’s going to be an Into the Woods movie musical! Yes! Oh, shit, it’s going to be produced by Disney! Fuck! And Rob Marshall, that hack, is directing it! Ugh! Oh, but wait! Ahhhhhh! Meryl Streep is going to be the witch! Meryl Streep is going to rap about produce in a movie musical! YES!

The news comes from, of all places, the Litchfield County Times, a local Connecticut newspaper. Composer David Krane, who collaborated with Marshall on the film versions of Chicago (boo) and Nine (barf), confirmed with the paper that Meryl Streep would indeed be throwing on some crazy prosthetics and tattered robes and singing "Children Will Listen," therefore giving hope to musical theater nerds who haven’t been this excited since, well, last summer when Into the Woods was performed in Central Park.

Will Meryl Streep make up for the disaster that was Mamma Mia? Or will Rob Marshall ruin it all? Who knows! It’s probably going to be super weird, as Sondheim’s beloved musical does not lend itself to a movie adaptation. Of course, that will not stop me from seeing it. 

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Confirmed: About 450 People Want Meryl Streep to Play Hillary Clinton in a Movie

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Sometimes I am sad that strangers do not call me on the phone to ask me who I think should play Hillary Clinton in a movie. I am an expert on dream-casting! But let’s be serious: I would never answer my phone, and I bet pollsters don’t leave voicemails. Anyway, it’s clear that I was not one of the 1,179 adults who were asked to pick an actress to play Hillary Clinton in a possible movie about her life. Forty percent of those people said Meryl Streep, duh. But let’s look at the other options: Glenn Close? Ha! Nice try. Susan Sarandon? Do you people have eyeballs that work? Helen Mirren? Yeah, maybe a movie about Hillary on her death bed? Kirsten Dunst? Connie Britton? Who are you people?! [via Politico]

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Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Lawrence Nod to ‘Silver Linings,’ Globes for ‘SNL’

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Saturday Night Live returns this week with host Jennifer Lawrence, fresh off her Golden Globe Best Actress win for Silver Linings Playbook, and musical guests The Lumineers, but we’re not going to bother with them right now.

In the rapid-fire promo series for the episode, Lawrence talks to Jason Sudeikis about her films, gives the obligatory Hunger Games shoutout by shooting Bobby Moynihan with a bow and arrow and flirts with the cast member ("but it’s opposite day"). In a nod to Silver Linings, at one point, Sudeikis dons a garbage bag over a hoodie a la Bradley Cooper in the film.

The clips are all cute and all, but one sticks out above the rest—after Sudeikis congratulates Lawrence on her award, he offers her the advice, "Always bet on black." She responds that it’s from a Wesley Snipes movie (it is, Passenger 57, to be exact). Sudeikis doesn’t believe her. Is this an unconscious (or conscious and subtle) echo of Lawrence’s Golden Globes speech, where she referenced The First Wives Club by excitedly announcing, "I beat Meryl," leading a lot of humortless people on the Internet not well-versed in Diane Keaton’s finest works to believe that she was merely gloating. C’mon now. Anyway, watch. 

Poor Jennifer Lawrence Had to Explain Where “I Beat Meryl” Came From

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It shouldn’t come as a big shock that I wasn’t too thrilled when Jennifer Lawrence won a Golden Globe for Silver Linings Playbook (I still hate that movie), but I don’t wish any ill will to the actress, who I think it quite talented as well as smart and funny. I mean, the first thing she said when she got up to that microphone was "I beat Meryl!" That certainly sounded more clever than Anne Hathaway’s self-deprecating "blergh," as if she did not know she was going to win. (Come ON, Anne Hathaway, just be gracious without the self-deprecation; we all know how awesome you think you are.) Of course, it comes as no surprise that some people were offended by Jennifer Lawrence’s joke, as if Meryl Streep is a goddess of acting about whom no one must exhibit the slightest bit of levity.

On Monday, Fox News claimed the comment was not classy. Even Lindsay Lohan, bless her heart, had something to say about it:  

Shade! Lindsay Lohan is throwing shade at Jennifer Lawrence. I like the world we live in. Anyway, Lawrence was on Late Night With David Letterman last night and reiterated that she is, in fact, more well-versed in pop culture than most of you, you dummies, because obviously the "I beat Meryl!" line was from The First Wives Club

Meanwhile, Meryl Streep is at home dousing herself with white wine spritzers, probably cackling over the whole thing. 

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