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Bullock, Streep Trade Oscar Death Threats

Bullock, Streep enjoy friendly rivalry as Oscar race heats up
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 3, 2010 5:36 AM CST
Bullock, Streep Trade Oscar Death Threats
Actresses Sandra Bullock, left, and Meryl Streep are seen on stage as they accept the best actress award at the 15th Annual Critics Choice Movie Awards on Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

(Newser) – Sandra Bullock may be this award season's darling, but she's not letting it go to her head: Instead, she and fellow best actress Oscar nominee Meryl Streep are enjoying a friendly rivalry. "With Meryl, when this whole thing started, I left her a voice mail going, 'You've got to watch your back. I'm gonna cut you. I'm gonna take you down,'" Bullock tells the AP.

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Streep's response? "She sent me dead orchids and told me to die, so I sent her a case of liquor and told her to toast to white trash," says Bullock, who memorably kissed Streep on the lips when they tied at the Critics' Choice Awards. The newly-minted Oscar nominee seems to have a similarly positive attitude about her recent Razzie award nomination, telling USA Today, "If I win, I am so showing up."
(Read more Sandra Bullock stories.)

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