Latest Meryl Streep News

Streep, Miranda and Stone are named as Met Gala co-chairs

Nov. 7, 2019 12:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Next year's Met Gala may be the closest we'll ever come to getting a Miranda Priestly moment at the starry event. Meryl Streep has been named as a co-chair of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. The Oscar-winner played Priestly, a thinly veiled fictional version of Vogue...

Netflix releases Panama Papers movie despite lawsuit

Oct. 18, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Netflix has released a movie based on the so-called Panama Papers despite an attempt by two lawyers to stop the streaming premiere. "The Laundromat," starring Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas and Meryl Streep, debuted Friday on Netflix after a limited release in theaters. Two...

Most overrated? Mattis laughs off Trump barb at charity gala

Oct. 17, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis is laughing off an insult hurled at him by President Donald Trump. Speaking at a New York charity event Thursday the day after Trump demeaned him as "the world's most overrated general," Mattis joked that he took it as a compliment. "I'm not just...

Lawyers linked to Panama Papers seek to stop Netflix movie

Oct. 16, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two lawyers linked to the so-called Panama Papers are asking a federal judge to stop Neflix's upcoming release of "The Laundromat," which they say defames them as criminal masterminds and may affect criminal cases against them. Panamanian lawyers Jürgen Mossack and Ramón...

Review: 'The Laundromat' is a messy and derivative flick

Sep. 26, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

Hollywood often has a fraught time trying to depict Wall Street venality. It's understandable: Complex financial securities don't easily translate to film. Sometimes it's done well, like when Gordon Gekko explained hostile takeovers over lunch in "Wall Street" or Margot Robbie preposterously expounded on subprime...

Streep, Soderbergh on the rallying cry of 'The Laundromat'

Sep. 25, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Meryl Streep is describing "the Darwinism of the moment" and not just because her latest film, the Steven Soderbergh-directed Panama Papers satire "The Laundromat," opens with cavemen. She's talking about the explosion of norms and the niceties of human interaction. We're in an era, she...

Tom Hanks to receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

Sep. 24, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Hanks became one of Hollywood's beloved actors through an array of likable roles, from "Big" to "Forrest Gump," and now his decorated career has earned him one of the highest honors at the Golden Globes next year. Hanks will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globe...

Review: Lively 'Queen Meryl' crowns Streep as acting's best

Sep. 23, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

"Queen Meryl: The Iconic Roles, Heroic Deeds, and Legendary Life of Meryl Streep," Hachette, by Erin Carlson The sort of book that would make its subject blush and her fans gush, "Queen Meryl" affirms Meryl Streep as the greatest actress of her generation — maybe of either gender and of any generation....

Julie Andrews to receive American Film Institute honor

Sep. 20, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute is honoring Julie Andrews with its Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Andrews will receive the award at the Gala Tribute on April 25 in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on TNT. Andrews' acting career has spanned several decades, winning...