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Originally posted 02/27/2014 12:00PM
Meryl Streep knows how to work the camera – that we know.
But we're not even talking about one of her Oscar-winning turns on the big screen. With the same finesse and sophistication she brings to her roles, Streep totally nails it when she takes a selfie.
Streep will be attending Sunday's Academy Awards, so we're hoping the August: Osage County leading lady (and Best Actress nominee) will be playing paparazzi among her star crowd. As a favor to her peers set to fill the Dolby Theatre – we're looking at you, Jennifer Lawrence – here's what you need to know about squeezing in a selfie with the always picture-perfect actress.
Originally posted 12/13/2013 12:15PM
Julia Roberts has got a new movie, folks – not a new baby on the way.
"Have you thought about adding more to the group?" David Letterman asked the doting mom of 9-year-old twins Hazel and Phinnaeus and 6-year-old Henry on The Late Show Thursday night. "Any chance?" he asked.
"No," replied the superstar.
But Roberts, 46, is quite happy to talk about her three children, PEOPLE learned at the premiere of her new film, August: Osage County. In the film, she curses like a sailor and unleashes a string of obscenities without any regret.
Originally posted 11/19/2013 01:00PM
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Originally posted 11/11/2013 09:00AM
Julia Roberts is a hero to many, but who does she look up to? Meryl Streep and Hillary Clinton, she says.
"I had many imaginary conversations with Meryl about working together," she says about her August: Osage County costar in Marie Claire's December issue.
"When a person goes from being on a pedestal in your mind, to even cooler, better and more fabulous up close, you get to understand them a little more intimately."
Originally posted 10/26/2013 04:45PM
Paul McCartney has made a new music video – with a little help from his friends!
Originally posted 10/22/2013 02:45PM
Jake Gyllenhaal is the latest actor to drop major weight for a movie, but he says it's really not that different from prepping for any role.
"I think [I've lost] probably a little over 20 pounds, something like that," the actor, 32, told PEOPLE Monday on the red carpet at the Hollywood Film Awards, where he looked noticeably thinner as he was honored for his role in Prisoners.
While he may look different, his approach hasn't changed as he prepares for Nightcrawler, Gyllenhaal said.
Originally posted 10/19/2013 10:30AM
Awards season doesn't kick off until January, but on Monday, the stars will be aligned.
Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Jake Gyllenhaal and Matthew McConaughey are all among the A-listers being honored at the Hollywood Film Awards, taking place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills.
Also, being honored for the track "Atlas" from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, Chris Martin will accept the Hollywood song award on behalf of his band Coldplay. Martin will also play the song, which is the first his group has ever written and performed for a motion picture.
Originally posted 09/27/2013 09:15AM
Meryl Streep looks absolutely bewitching, doesn't she?
The multiple Oscar-winning actress, 64, known for her stunning physical transformations on film, looks like she has, ahem, nailed another one as The Witch in this first look at her menacing turn in Disney's upcoming live-action movie musical Into the Woods.
Stepping into the role Bernadette Peters first played in the original 1987 Broadway production, Streep looks spellbinding in menacing talons and a matted gray wig as her character seeks to reverse a curse so that her beauty may be restored.
Originally posted 09/11/2013 11:25AM
Working with Meryl Streep is a dream come true for any actress – and Julia Roberts is no exception.
But Roberts, 45, admits her longtime fantasy never involved butt pads, flop sweat and a chokehold.
Still, that proved to be their reality when Roberts was cast to play Streep's eldest daughter in August: Osage County, the film version of Tracy Letts's 2008 Tony-winning best play about a dysfunctional Oklahoma family gathered around their sharp-tongued, eccentric dying mother, played by Streep, 64.
"It was intimidating, certainly, to be in these scenes with her, choking her, things like that," Roberts admitted at Tuesday's Toronto International Film Festival press conference for the movie. "That's not how I pictured it going in my mind all these years when I thought we'd be together, drinking tea together and speaking in fabulous accents and dressed up and looking very chic."
Originally posted 04/08/2013 12:30PM
Meryl Streep received universal acclaim and an Oscar – her third – for her portrayal of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 biopic The Iron Lady. PEOPLE's critic raved at the time that Streep's turn was more "channeling" than impersonation.
On Monday, after the news broke that Thatcher had died at 87 following a stroke, the actress was quick to point out that, in reality, Thatcher was a complex woman she barely knew – and a woman with a complicated legacy.
"Margaret Thatcher was a pioneer, willingly or unwillingly, for the role of women in politics," Streep said in a statement. "It is hard to imagine a part of our current history that has not been affected by measures she put forward in the U.K. at the end of the 20th century. Her hard-nosed fiscal measures took a toll on the poor, and her hands-off approach to financial regulation led to great wealth for others. There is an argument that her steadfast, almost emotional loyalty to the pound sterling has helped the U.K. weather the storms of European monetary uncertainty."
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