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Meryl Streep Blasts Walt Disney as “Gender Bigot”

Meryl StreepMeryl Streep has blasted Walt Disney for being a "gender bigot."

The August: Osage County star hit out at the business magnate while speaking at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gaga in New York City on Tuesday, where she was invited to honor Emma Thompson for her portrait of Mary Poppins' creator P.L. Travers in Saving Mr Banks.

"Not only is she not irascible, she's practically a saint. There's something so consoling about that old trope, but Emma makes you want to kill yourself, because she's a beautiful artist, she's a writer, she's a thinker, she's a living, acting conscience," Streep said of Thompson.

However, the 64-year-old actress used her nine-minute speech to throw in some subtle digs at Walt Disney, whom she branded a "hideous anti-Semite." According to Variety, Streep said, "Some of his associates reported that Walt Disney didn't really like women," before quoting animator Ward Kimball as saying, "He didn't trust women or cats."

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Kanye West Lands Cameo in ‘Anchorman 2’

Kanye West in 'Anchorman 2'Kanye West is to have a cameo role in Anchorman: The Legend Continues.

The 35-year-old rapper was spotted filming scenes for the comedy sequel - which stars Will Ferrell as bungling news reader Ron Burgundy - on the set in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday.

Kanye was dressed in an afro wig and was seen fighting with several famous faces, including Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Sacha Baron Cohen. Anchorman 2 will feature a host of big name stars in roles, such as Liam Neeson, Will Smith, John C. Reilly, Nicole Kidman, Jim Carrey and Jane Lynch. Meryl Streep is also hoping to make an appearance in the highly anticipated movie and has even approached returning cast member Steve Carell about getting her a part.

"Meryl told me she was a huge Anchorman fan and she'd love to have a cameo in the sequel. That could be really funny. There are going to be plenty of great cameos in this movie," Steve previously said.


Meryl Streep to Play Margaret Thatcher in New Biopic

Let the Oscar buzz begin.

Meryl Streep will go to work next month to film The Iron Lady, a biopic focusing on Britain’s former prime minister Margaret Thatcher, who served from 1979 to 1990.

“She’s perfect casting in many ways,” Jim Broadbent, who plays Thatcher’s husband Denis, said of Streep. “She’ll absolutely do it in a brilliant way.”

Margaret Thatcher was Britian’s first female prime minister, and her gender will be a central thesis of the film.

Meryl Streep is an American by birth and citizenship, and her costar says she’ll bring a unique point of view to the script.

“She can bring an outsider’s view of the story, so that it won’t become a lazy, parochial piece that Brits understand but where nobody else really knows what’s going on.”

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Anne Hathaway: Best Actress for Hollywood’s Dollar

Anne HathawayIt looks like Saturday Night Live was smart to book Anne Hathaway for her second visit. According to Forbes, the actress is worth her money and more.

Anne, who has starred in large grossers including Alice in Wonderland and Get Smart, is estimated to bring in $64 in profit for every buck spent on her. That’s the highest amount for any female based on the magazine’s set of factors.

Hathaway’s relatively small paycheck helped her score this achievement.

Curious Case of Benjamin Button star came in a distant second. The Oscar winner only returns $27 per dollar.

Tying for third are Jennifer Aniston and . The romantic comedy staple and the Academy Awards fixture both pull in about $21 for each dollar.

Sex and the City’s is the next ranked star with $17 per dollar.

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Family Ties for Meryl Streep and Tina Fey

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Tina Fey and Meryl Streep

It’s confirmed: Meryl Streep and Tina Fey will play family in the comedy .

, who acted alongside Streep in both Julie & Julia and The Devil Wears Prada, will be the one directing the Oscar winner and the Emmy winner. It’s unclear whether he will also have a role in the film.

Although it’s not known what the storyline is about, the Sony comedy will reportedly center on the relationships between mothers and daughters.

No start date has yet been announced.

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Cinema Scene: New Adventure for Pee Wee, Release Date for Phoenix

John Edwards-Now that Aaron Sorkin has finished targeting Facebook, he’s moving back to politics. The writer has chosen John Edwards to be the subject of his feature directorial debut. Sorkin’s screenplay will be based on Andrew Young’s book.

-Judd Apatow, in the meantime, will be helping to produce a Pee Wee Herman project. The film co-written by Herman (a.k.a. Paul Reubens) and Paul Rust will have Pee Wee involved in a “gigantic adventure.”

-Stanley Tucci may direct his Devil Wears Prada and Julie & Julia co-star, Meryl Streep, in a comedy titled Mommy & Me. Tina Fey may also star in the project which currently has no script.

-The documentary/mockumentary following Joaquin Phoenix’s strange behavior has finally been given a date on the calendar by Magnolia. I’m Still Here: The Lost Year Of Joaquin Phoenix is set to open in limited release on September 10.


This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: June 1, 2010

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Alice in Wonderland DVD

  • Absolute Power: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Alice in Wonderland: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Any Which Way You Can: DVD
  • Bad Boys: Blu-ray
  • The Beguiled: DVD
  • The Bridges of Madison County: DVD
  • Crossing Over: Blu-ray
  • Every Which Way But Loose: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Fierce Creatures: DVD
  • The Gauntlet: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Gotcha!: DVD
  • Grace of My Heart: DVD
  • Hard to Hold: DVD
  • Havana: DVD
  • Heartbreak Ridge: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Kuffs: DVD
  • The Man with No Name (Trilogy): Blu-ray

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: April 27, 2010

Here are some of the options today:

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus DVD

  • Armageddon: Blu-ray
  • Cold Turkey: DVD
  • The Descent: Part 2: DVD
  • Disgrace: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Dune: Blu-ray
  • Elizabeth: Blu-ray
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age: Blu-ray
  • Five Minutes of Heaven: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Gallant Hours: DVD
  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus: DVD, Blu-ray
  • It’s Complicated: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Jackal: DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Out of Africa (25th Anniversary): DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Ride with the Devil: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Tombstone: Blu-ray
  • Traffic: DVD/Blu-ray combo

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: March 23, 2010

Fantastic Mr. Fox DVDHere are some of the options today:

  • The African Queen: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Bigger Than Life: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Blind Side: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Brothers: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Damage: DVD
  • Days of Heaven: Blu-ray
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Free Willy: Escape from Pirate’s Cove: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Men Who Stare at Goats: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Red Cliff: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The T.A.M.I. Show (Collector’s Edition): DVD
  • Toy Story (Two-Disc Special Edition): DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Toy Story 2 (Two-Disc Special Edition): DVD/Blu-ray combo
  • Yojimbo & Sanjuro: Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

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The 2010 Academy Awards: Live Commentary

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Awards

Oscar statues

When you throw in an extra host, add five more Best Picture nominees, take away the Best Song performances and nominate two formerly married directors—what do you get? A night that will surely be talked about.

Although many believe the will end with very few surprises, the possibility of an upset is still too great to ignore. Will the box office champ (Avatar) win Best Film as well? Or will The Hurt Locker - or even Inglourious Basterds - take the prize? Is Jeff Bridges a shoo-in for Best Actor…or could BAFTA winner Colin Firth sneak past him? Will Sandra Bullock have to deliver another acceptance speech, or will Meryl Streep take home her first Oscar since 1983?

To find out if the ceremony ends in a world of Hurt or Up in the Air, stay tuned here for the live results!

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