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Weinstein Apologizes for Latest Legal Strategy

His lawyers cited positive statements about him by Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein is apologizing—not for his alleged abuse of scores of actresses, but for a recent legal gambit. In seeking to have a class-action suit dismissed, his lawyers cited positive comments made by Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence about him, a move that prompted angry responses from the actresses.... More »

Weinstein Causes Fury by Quoting Streep in His Defense

Meryl Streep calls the use of her words in his court filing 'pathetic and exploitive'

(Newser) - Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of Oscar-winning actresses including Meryl Streep in his defense. Lawyers for the disgraced film mogul said Tuesday in federal court in New York that the proposed class-action lawsuit filed by... More »

Award-Winning Streep Joins Award-Winning Show

She's coming to season 2 of 'Big Little Lies'

(Newser) - Well, we hope Nicole Kidman and Laura Dern enjoyed those Emmy wins, because Variety reports awards-magnet Meryl Streep has signed on for season two of HBO's Big Little Lies. According to the Hollywood Reporter , Streep will play Mary Louise Wright, mother-in-law to Kidman's character who shows up following—... More »

Jumanji Stays No. 1 With $27M

The Post came in second and The Commuter was third

(Newser) - Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Paddington the bear, and Taraji P. Henson all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle roared the loudest with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales. According to studio estimates Sunday, Jumanji easily remained the No. 1... More »

Actresses Making a Point With Golden Globes Guests

Amy Poehler is among those bringing an activist Sunday night

(Newser) - Meryl Streep, Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, and Amy Poehler are just a few of the actresses who are planning to bring gender and racial justice activists as their guests to the Golden Globe Awards Sunday evening, the AP reports. Streep will attend with Ai-jen Poo, the director of the National... More »

The Post Has Serious Theme, but Is 'Highly Entertaining'

Movie chronicles publication of the Pentagon Papers

(Newser) - Steven Spielberg signed on to The Post in March. Just nine months later, the film chronicling the Washington Post's publishing of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 is hitting theaters at what some critics argue is the perfect time. It has a solid 85% "fresh" rating from critics at... More »

Posters Near Meryl Streep's Home Tie Her to Weinstein

Posters follow accusations by Rose McGowan

(Newser) - In posters near the 20th Century Fox studio lot, the actors' union headquarters, and her home, Meryl Streep is accused of allowing Harvey Weinstein to allegedly prey on women for decades, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The posters feature a picture of Streep with Weinstein; a red bar across Streep'... More »

Meryl Streep Responds to Rose McGowan Attack

She says she's sorry McGowan sees her as an adversary

(Newser) - Meryl Streep says she is "truly sorry" that Rose McGowan seems to see her as an "adversary," because they are on the same side against movie industry "bastards" like Harvey Weinstein and other "entitled bosses." In a public statement issued in response to McGowan'... More »

Rose McGowan Slams Streep, Who Worked for 'Pig Monster'

She's not happy about Golden Globes protest plan on Weinstein, sexual misconduct

(Newser) - Wearing black to the Golden Globes isn't the right way to protest the sexual harassment and assault carried out by "Pig Monster" Harvey Weinstein and other Hollywood figures, Rose McGowan says. The actress responded to reports that Meryl Streep and other actresses were planning to wear black to... More »

Meryl Streep: No, I Didn't Know of 'Inexcusable' Weinstein Acts

She calls women who have gone public 'heroes'

(Newser) - One common refrain being heard about the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment debacle is that his behavior was the worst-kept secret in Hollywood. And that has left people wondering why prominent, longtime collaborators never spoke up. On Monday, none other than Meryl Streep addressed that very question. "Not everybody knew,... More »

Meryl Streep: Lagerfeld Lied, Owes Me an Apology

As does 'Women's Wear Daily,' actress says

(Newser) - Meryl Streep is not happy with Karl Lagerfeld or Women's Wear Daily right now. After the designer claimed Streep changed her mind about wearing Chanel to the Oscars in favor of a different designer who agreed to pay her, Streep denied the story and Lagerfeld issued a statement retracting... More »

Karl Lagerfeld Calls Meryl Streep 'Cheap'

He claims she wanted to be paid to wear Chanel to the Oscars

(Newser) - Meryl Streep apparently won't be wearing Chanel to the Oscars on Sunday. Designer Karl Lagerfeld tells Women's Wear Daily that Streep ordered a dress from his most recent collection for the fashion house, with one adjustment, to wear to the Academy Awards—then changed her mind. A rep... More »

'Overrated' Streep Again Lashes Trump, 'Bots'

Actress lashes out against president in even more harsh terms

(Newser) - Apparently undeterred by backlash over the last time she assailed President Trump, Meryl Streep hit him again in a public speech Saturday night, saying that while she'd much prefer staying at home to "load the dishwasher," she couldn't sit quietly through his presidency, reports Fox News... More »

Beyonce 2020 Is Exactly What Democrats Need

Jeet Heer makes case for celebrity Democratic candidate

(Newser) - After Donald Trump's election victory, Michael Moore suggested Democrats should run a celebrity in 2020 . If they aren't already considering it, they should be, writes Jeet Heer at New Republic . Some argue that voters are actually turned off by celebrities, whose lectures can feel patronizing and whose bank... More »

Donations Surge After Streep Speech

Committee to Protect Journalists says 'average people' making contributions

(Newser) - Meryl Streep's now-famous speech at the Golden Globes had some perhaps unintended consequences , and one that was quite intended : the Committee to Protect Journalists saw a surge in donations that hasn't stopped after the actress called on viewers to open their wallets, the Huffington Post reports. Calling the... More »

9 People, Things Trump Has Called 'Overrated'

Meryl Streep is the latest in a relatively long line

(Newser) - It was the Golden Globes speech that launched a thousand tweets, most notably from the fingertips of President-elect Donald Trump . On Monday morning, he called Meryl Streep "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood" in his criticism of her Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech , in which she... More »

Meryl Streep Gets Called Out by the Right

Kellyanne Conway, Ann Coulter, others bash Meryl Streep

(Newser) - Donald Trump was quick to jump on Meryl Streep after the actress spoke out against him during her Golden Globes acceptance speech, and now other reactions are trickling in. On Monday's Fox & Friends, Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway accused Streep of "inciting people’s worst instincts" with her... More »

Trump Goes After 'Overrated' 'Hillary Flunky' Meryl Streep

After Streep called him out at Golden Globes for mocking disabled reporter

(Newser) - Eyes now automatically turn to Twitter after anyone criticizes Donald Trump, and Meryl Streep's dig at the president-elect during Sunday's Golden Globes did indeed elicit a Trump response. Streep used her time onstage while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award to talk about when she first saw Trump... More »

Streep's Trump Mention: 'It Kind of Broke My Heart'

Actress accepted Cecil B. DeMille Award with a statement about president-elect

(Newser) - Meryl Streep received the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday night's Globes ceremony, but before she took the stage she received an emotional tribute from Viola Davis, who co-starred with Streep in 2008's Doubt and who won her own award Sunday for best supporting actress for Fences. "... More »

This Is the Role Meryl Streep Wishes She Could Re-Do

She wasn't entirely pleased with her performance in 'The French Lieutenant's Woman'

(Newser) - Even actors universally regarded as brilliant have off days: During an appearance on Britain's Graham Norton Show Friday picked up by Vanity Fair , Meryl Streep revealed that there is one performance she's not entirely happy with. "It was The French Lieutenant's Woman," Streep said, noting... More »

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