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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 »

Meryl Streep: 'We're All Africans, Really'

Actress defends film festival jury's all-white panel

(Newser) - Hot on the heels of her "slave" T-shirt controversy , Meryl Streep is under fire again. She's the jury president at the Berlin International Film Festival, which runs Feb. 11-21, and the seven-member jury is all white. Questioned about its makeup, Streep had an interesting response, the AP reports:... More »

13 Celebs With Bizarre Phobias

Including porcelain dolls, indoor houseplants, and seagulls

(Newser) - Halloween has passed, but the 32 celebrities rounded up by Ranker still have to deal with some very strange phobias. A sampling of their fears:
  1. Channing Tatum: pediophobia, fear of porcelain dolls
  2. Jennifer Love Hewitt: selachophobia, fear of sharks; she also has a fear of elevators
  3. Matthew McConaughey: cleithrophobia, fear
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Suffragette Is 'a Movie That Matters'

Carey Mulligan is the film's 'biggest asset,' says one critic

(Newser) - Set a century in the past, Sarah Gavron's Suffragette explores the women's suffrage movement in early-20th-century Britain through the eyes of working wife and mother Maud. Is the film as controversial as the stars have been in promoting it? Here's what critics are saying:
  • "A more
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Meryl Streep Faces Backlash Over 'Slave' T-Shirt

Quote taken out of context is not received well

(Newser) - Even if you're doing it to tout a socially acceptable topic like women's rights, you may not want to go around wearing a T-shirt declaring, "I'd rather be a rebel than a slave" unless you're prepared for a bit of a controversy. But that's... More »

Meryl Streep Wrote to Everyone in Congress, Got 5 Replies

Her letter about equal rights was basically ignored

(Newser) - Apparently Congress is not starstruck by Meryl Streep. Earlier this summer, the actress wrote a letter calling for support of the Equal Rights Amendment and mailed a copy—along with a book on the subject by the president of the ERA Coalition—to every member of Congress, Vanity Fair reports.... More »

Sorry Bookworms, The Giver Offers Little

Critics aren't impressed with this 'same old' story

(Newser) - Excited to head back to your school reading days with the new flick The Giver? You may not be after reading what the critics have to say. Despite big names like Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges, the film adaptation of Lois Lowry's classic 1993 novel has just a 29%... More »

14 Celebs Who Are Ivy Leaguers

Some of them may surprise you

(Newser) - Hey, who said stars can't also be smart? PopSugar rounds up 28 celebrities who attended Ivy League schools. A sampling, all of whom graduated:
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Has her master's in drama from Yale.
  • John Legend: Graduated from UPenn with an English degree.
  • Meryl Streep: Got her MFA
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Bruce Willis Is 'for Sale for $1M a Day'

Inside the trendy Hollywood practice of 'boarding' big stars

(Newser) - The latest trend in Hollywood: "boarding" a big star, which means flying an actor in to film all his scenes for a movie in just a few days or weeks—and paying him far less than his actual quote. Filmmakers get a big name for less, and actors are... More »

8 Stars Who Were Homecoming Queens

And then their lives got even better

(Newser) - Some celebrities were awkward growing up ... others, well, they got voted homecoming queen. Perez Hilton rounds up 17 of the latter. A sampling:
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Was homecoming queen and prom queen at her New York high school.
  • Halle Berry: Was the first black homecoming queen at her Cleveland high
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Lone Survivor: Best War-Film Bow Since 9/11

'Hercules' stumbles while 'Frozen' clings to second spot

(Newser) - Lone Survivor shocked Hollywood this weekend with a blistering $38.9 million debut—the best of any war film since 9/11, says the Hollywood Reporter . Analysts tell USA Today that the Mark Wahlberg drama, about a US military mission gone wrong, fared well in the heartland thanks to a patriotic... More »

Julia Roberts on Fighting Meryl: 'She's Strong!'

Dishes on social media, Oscars with 'Marie Claire'

(Newser) - One of the perks of being a famous actress: You get to brawl with Meryl Streep. In a scene from the upcoming August: Osage County film, Julia Roberts knocks Streep, who plays her mother, to the ground. "I tell you, Meryl's strong!" Roberts tells Marie Claire . "... More »

Nicholson, Streep Had Affair: Book

Streep's been married since 1978, book claims affair happened in 1987

(Newser) - They’re considered the two great actors of our time, holding the records for most male and female Academy Award nominations, and it seems Jack Nicholson and Meryl Streep were once just as passionate—for each other. A new biography of 76-year-old Nicholson claims that while filming the drama Ironweed... More »

15 Celebs Who Crashed Normal People's Weddings

Latest incident wasn't John Travolta's first time

(Newser) - John Travolta awesomely crashed a wedding last week, showing up (clad in a T-shirt, jeans, and a baseball cap) in the couple's wedding photos after meeting them at a bar the night before. He's not the first celebrity to do so ... in fact, it's not even the... More »

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