NEW YORK (AP) — Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a star in his own right but even he has had to gulp at the wattage on tap for the upcoming benefit for New York City's fabled Public Theater.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Lipton, an actor-turned-drama-school-dean who got hundreds of Hollywood luminaries to open up about their life and art and became an unlikely celebrity himself as the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Meryl Streep is getting animated: The Oscar-winner will lend her voice to a short illustrated film celebrating the Earth.
Apple TV Plus said Friday Streep will join Chris...
By now, we shouldn't be too surprised by this cultural contradiction known as Adam Sandler.
It's obvious that Sandler, the actor, is capable of extraordinary range — not in the traditional,...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
"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...
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...
TORONTO (AP) — In a gala dinner held Monday amid the Toronto International Film Festival's unspooling premieres, the festival paid tribute to Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, filmmaker Taika Waititi...
TORONTO (AP) — Meryl Streep will be the first recipient of an acting award bestowed as part of the Toronto International Film Festival.
The festival's organizers announced Friday that Streep...
ROME (AP) — The 76th Venice Film Festival will feature three Netflix productions alongside Hollywood titles, embracing the streaming giant after the Cannes Film Festival excluded it for a second...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A night dedicated to an artist as prolific as Denzel Washington is bound to be an emotional one. The Oscar-winning actor, director, and producer is the face of some of the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Every time a popular HBO series ends, the network faces a round of stories essentially asking, "is there life for HBO after (fill in the blank). This time, it was "Game of...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Summer travel packing list: sunscreen, power bars, television.
The miracle of portable media frees you to roam and still catch a favorite returning series or promising...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Spike Lee will honor Denzel Washington's career by presenting his friend and collaborator with the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.
Jodie Foster’s role model: Meryl Streep
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.
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.
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’
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A friend of mine makes it a point to go to as many high school drama productions as he can, in order to brag one day that he once saw Meryl Streep play Emily in "Our Town" or Lin-Manuel Miranda as...
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
ShowBiz Minute: Weinstein, Haddish, Hadid
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.