Julia Roberts to receive George Eastman Award for movie work
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Actress Julia Roberts will be this year's recipient of the George Eastman Award, given to honor contributions to the art of cinema.
The George Eastman Museum in Rochester says it will honor the "Pretty Woman" and "Steel Magnolias" actress on May 2.
Past recipients include Lauren Bacall, Charlie Chaplin, Gary Cooper and Meryl Streep.
Streep joins ‘Big Little Lies’ after being fan of show
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Friday from the Television Critics Association winter meeting, where TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs.
STREEP STEPS IN
Meryl Streep's self-professed addiction to "Big Little Lies" had the bonus of turning the Oscar-winning actress into a star of the HBO drama's second season.
‘Big Little Lies’ adds superfan Meryl Streep in new season
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Meryl Streep's self-claimed addiction to "Big Little Lies" had the bonus of turning the Oscar-winning actress into a star of the HBO drama's second season.
"I loved this show. I was addicted to it. I thought it was an amazing exercise in what we know and don't know about people — about family, about friends, about how we flirted with the mystery of things," Streep said Friday. "I wanted to do it to be in that world. The world they created was amazing."
Streep jokes about top billing in next ‘Mary Poppins’
Emily Blunt on the ‘daunting’ task of playing Mary Poppins
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Emily Blunt loves a challenge, and in the world of movie musicals there's no greater trial than following in the footsteps of Julie Andrews to bring one of her most iconic, and beloved, roles to the screen for the first time in over half a century.
Denzel Washington to receive AFI Life Achievement Award
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute is honoring Denzel Washington with a Life Achievement Award. The organization said Friday that Washington will receive the award at a Gala Tribute on June 6 in Los Angeles. It will be broadcast on TNT.
New Jersey Hall of Fame breaks ground at American Dream site
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Hall of Fame is on its way toward getting a new home.
Officials broke ground on Wednesday at a site in the American Dream megamall and entertainment complex at the Meadowlands.
The museum has been mobile for its 10-year existence. Among its more than 140 inductees are Frank Sinatra, Paul Robeson, Meryl Streep, Toni Morrison and Bruce Springsteen.
Glad company: Trailer for Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A beloved nanny is preparing to take to the rooftops of London with her magical bag in time for Christmas.
Disney on Monday released a trailer for "Mary Poppins Returns." The musical sequel stars Emily Blunt in the role made famous by Julie Andrews in 1964.
Mary Poppins returns to Cherry Tree Lane to help the next generation of the Banks family through a personal loss.
Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her lamplighter friend, Jack.
Paul McCartney plays concert at New York’s Grand Central
NEW YORK (AP) — Commuters with tickets to ride out of New York's Grand Central Station heard a special serenade on Friday evening, with Paul McCartney taking over a corner of the majestic hub for a concert.
Only invited guests including Jon Bon Jovi, Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Kate Moss and Steve Buscemi were let behind black curtains to see the stage, but everyone could hear a 24-song set that spanned more than 50 years of music.
Witherspoon: throwing ice cream at Streep ‘was amazing’
In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington's action pic "The Equalizer 2" has narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox musical "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again."
NEW YORK (AP) — An agreement reached in the sale of Harvey Weinstein's movie studio won't leave Hollywood stars like Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep holding the bag.
Lantern Capital Partners said Friday it's agreed to make payments to unsecured creditors, such as actors seeking residuals, as part of a $289 million Weinstein Co. acquisition it expects to close Friday.
A judge must approve the deal. A Wednesday hearing is scheduled in Delaware.
NEW YORK (AP) — The man once considered among Hollywood's most powerful figures is ready to tell his story.
Michael Ovitz has written an autobiography simply titled, "Who Is Michael Ovitz?" The book will be published by Portfolio and will be available on September 25.
Ovitz co-founded the Creative Artists Agency. He was the president of The Walt Disney Co. but was forced out of that position in an infamous split in the late 1990s.
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Oh what a night: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were inducted Sunday into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, but it was Bruce Springsteen who stole what could have been Meryl Streep's show.
The Boss made a surprise appearance at Asbury Park's Convention Hall to introduce his longtime friend and guitarist Steven Van Zandt into the hall. Springsteen himself was admitted a decade earlier.
NEW YORK (AP) — A private equity firm emerged Tuesday as the winning bidder for the Weinstein Co., the studio forced into bankruptcy by the sexual misconduct scandal that brought down Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Meryl Streep to skip New Jersey Hall of Fame induction
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Award-winning actress Meryl Streep won't be there when she's inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame next week.
The Summit native has a last-minute production conflict as part of her role in the HBO series "Big Little Lies" and won't attend the May 6 ceremony in Asbury Park.
Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody continues to explore the travails of being a mom
In “Juno,” starring Ellen Page, Diablo Cody wrote an Oscar-winning screenplay about a snarky, expectant 16-year-old girl reaching parenthood before she reached high school graduation. With “Young Adult,” starring Charlize Theron, Cody focused on a depressed, divorced 30-something hellbent on winning...
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — From a surprise Cher performance to new footage of everything from Damien Chazelle's Neil Armstrong biopic "First Man" to M. Night Shyamalan's "Glass" and Jamie Lee Curtis's return to "Halloween," Universal Pictures pulled out all the showstoppers for CinemaCon attendees Wednesday morning.
Lily James says Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again could spark fresh interest in ABBA
Lily James thinks 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' could turn some of ABBA's lesser-known tracks into hits.
Nicole Kidman wants husband Keith Urban to appear with her in 'Big Little Lies'.
The 50-year-old actress - who stars as lawyer and mother Celeste Wright in the hit HBO series - would love the country singer to make a cameo in the show, but he is not so keen.
Emily Blunt worries her daughters won't enjoy her portrayal of Mary Poppins.
What’s the 411? Calls for Haddish, Rudolph to host Oscars begin
Tiffany Haddish and Maya Rudolph presented at the Oscars together and broke the internet. They walked out in slippers, tired of their shoes, assured the audience they don’t have to worry about #OscarsSoWhite and Haddish told Meryl Streep she wants to play her daughter. Social media went crazy and called for Oscars to have Haddish and Rudolph host in 2019. Some said they should have been hosting this year.
There were bold reds and classic whites, warrior-worthy golds and playful pops of pink and purple on the Oscars red carpet, but the fashion takeaway seemed more about keeping the clothes out of the way so the conversation could turn to pressing matters: Honoring history, standing up for women and supporting diversity.
List of winners for the 90th Academy Awards
List of winners for the 90th Academy Awards presented Sunday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:
Best Picture: "The Shape of Water."
Actor: Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour."
Actress: Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."
Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, "I, Tonya."
Directing: "The Shape of Water," Guillermo del Toro.
Oscars 2018 Red Carpet: Stars arrive for 90th Academy Awards
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- With the #MeToo movement in full effect, this year's Academy Awards red carpet should be very interesting.
Men’s souls tried
Editor: My wife and I recently watched an important movie: “The Post.” Throughout the experience I couldn’t avoid thinking about a then-president-elect’s remark that Meryl Streep “is one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood . . .”
Fashion designer Jennifer Butler can’t watch the Oscars without mentally re-dressing the actors on the red carpet.
ShowBiz Minute: Weinstein, Haddish, Hadid
Weinstein apologizes to Streep, Lawrence for lawyers’ words
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein apologized to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence after his lawyers cited them in asking a court to dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit.
A spokeswoman for the disgraced movie mogul said Thursday that Weinstein has also directed his legal representatives not to use specific names of actors and former associates in the future.
ShowBiz Minute: BRITs, Weinstein, Jurassic World
Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defense
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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 six women should be rejected because the alleged assaults took place too long ago and they failed to offer facts to support claims of racketeering.
The Latest: Streep says Weinstein ‘pathetic’ for citing her
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's request that a judge dismiss a sexual misconduct lawsuit against him (all times local):
Meryl Streep says Harvey Weinstein invoking her name in his defense in a sexual misconduct lawsuit is "pathetic."
Weinstein's attorneys asked a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him on Wednesday and in their filing cited Streep comments saying Weinstein had always been respectful in their working relationship.
The day before David Brom killed his parents and two siblings in their Cascade Township home, the Dairy Queen in southeast Rochester opened for the season.
Rick Springfield coming to Greensburg’s Palace Theatre
Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. He will be on stage at 8 p.m. May 18 at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg.
Sometimes, when writing a column, the responses to it are more interesting than the article itself.
Such, in my mind, was a response to last week's column about the new movie, "The Post," starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.
Jokes, and selfies with Kobe Bryant, at Oscar nominees lunch
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscar nominees' luncheon is like an exclusive clubhouse where every member is an outstanding artist and film super-fan.
So the production designer of "The Shape of Water" is free to geek out over meeting Mary J. Blige, who herself shared a moment with Gary Oldman.
High Fives and a black eye: Scenes from Oscar Nominees Lunch
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Oscar nominees luncheon brings together A-listers and rising stars — artists from every aspect of filmmaking — for an afternoon of celebration and mutual fandom.
With little on the agenda other than posing for a group photo, Monday's gathering was a chance for nominees to bask together in their exalted status together before the Academy Awards are presented on March 4.
Oscar nominees strike a pose
Reminiscing about experiences of the past can be rewarding to the soul.
I was reminded of this recently when viewing the new movie "The Post," starring a pair of Academy Award winning actors — Meryl Streep, as Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham, and Tom Hanks, as Post editor Ben Bradlee.
Meryl Streep, Debbie Harry named to New Jersey Hall of Fame
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, former New York Yankees pitcher Al Leiter (LY'-tur) and E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt are among the 20 newest members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
The class of 2017 also includes singers Debbie Harry and Frankie Valli and "Cake Boss" reality TV star Buddy Valastro for the performing arts. Authors Harlan Coben and Anna Quindlen represent arts and letters.
I knew “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” would earn nominations for its three stars and that voters would make way for Meryl Streep for a record-extending 21st time.
ShowBiz Minute: Simmons, Iglesias, Streep
Meryl Streep starring in season 2 of “Big Little Lies”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Meryl Streep is starring in season two of "Big Little Lies," adding more woman power to the Nicole Kidman-Reese Witherspoon drama.
HBO said in a statement Wednesday that Streep will play Mary Louise Wright, mother-in-law to Kidman's character, Celeste.
Mary Louise comes seeking answers about last season's violent death of her son, Perry, played by Alexander Skarsgard.
Movie, newspaper that share name confusing some ‘Post’ fans
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — A student newspaper in Ohio is getting some social media love meant for the award-winning movie with the same name.
“The Shape of Water” is shaping up as the film to beat at this year’s Academy Awards.
Trivia about this year’s Oscar nominations
Behind the headlines at the Academy Award nominations on Tuesday, there were some special achievements, including honors for Christopher Plummer and Kobe Bryant.
— At age 88, Christopher Plummer becomes the oldest acting nominee to date. He already holds the crown for the oldest acting winner, having won for his supporting role in "Beginners" in 2011 at age 82.
‘Three Billboards’ sweeps female-focused SAG Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Western-inspired revenge tale "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" swept the female-focused and led Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday with wins for best ensemble, best actress for Frances McDormand and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell.
Movie review: Meryl Streep’s masterful performance is the big news in ‘The Post’
Once upon a time, many people got the political news of the day from original reporting in print rather than partisan TV talk shows and scandal-infatuated middle schoolers on the internet. It was a way to improve your daily focus on the nearest available approximation of the truth. As one character puts it in Steven Spielberg’s stellar newsroom drama “The Post,” “the press was to serve the governed, not the governors,” even if independent publishers and their largely unsung reporters risked prison terms and personal ruin.