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'Game of Thrones' Writer Vanessa Taylor Talks Streep Drama 'Hope Springs'

Vanessa Taylor is enough of a TV whiz--her writing credits include "Alias," "Everwood" and "Tell Me You Love Me"--to land a co-executive producer spot on Seasons Two and Three of "Game of Thrones." But that was after she went off on her own, trying to combat writer's block, to write an original spec screenplay, "Hope Springs."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • August 8, 2012 12:14 PM
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CASTING WATCH: Malick Producing Lincoln Youth Biopic with Kruger; Lewis Joins Streep & Roberts in 'August: Osage County'

Roger Moore landed some juicy casting news when interviewing Diane Kruger on "Farewell, My Queen" and "The Host" at Comic-Con. She said she'll play Sarah Bush Lincoln in (yet another) Abraham Lincoln biopic titled "Green Blade Riding." None other than Terrence Malick is producing (no writer or director has been named) the project...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • July 18, 2012 12:59 PM
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Streep Lays Out Women's Pic Studio Stats at Women in Film Awards: "Why Don't They Want the Money?"

If women make up 51 percent of all moviegoers, “Why don’t they want the money?” asked Meryl Streep at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards Tuesday night. She cited five movies in less than five years aimed at women, costing a fraction of the cost of studio tentpoles, that grossed $1.6 billion combined worldwide...
  • By Valentina Valentini
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  • June 13, 2012 3:13 PM
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Meryl Streep Will Present Shirley MacLaine with AFI Life Achievement Award

AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Meryl Streep will present Shirley MacLaine with the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award in a black tie gala held at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City on June 7. Shirley MacLaine's career has encompassed over fifty feature films, including one Academy Award, six nominations for Oscars and six for Emmys, and seven Golden Globe Awards.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 23, 2012 2:23 PM
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Trailer Watch: Sony Targets Adults with 'Hope Springs' and Streep, Carell, and Jones

One of the movies that popped at the theater owners' convention CinemaCon was Sony August release "Hope Springs," starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as a middle-aged couple married for 30 years who are utterly bored with each other. They are running on fumes. So Streep drags reluctant Jones to relationship guru Steve Carell, who tries to reignite their sex life and their lives.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 2, 2012 2:10 PM
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Video: Things I Learned on the Oscar Red Carpet

Check out these videos shot on the Oscar red carpet with the stars and filmmakers of the nominated movies.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 28, 2012 4:20 PM
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Immersed in Movies: The Makeup Nominees Talk 'Harry Potter,' 'Iron Lady,' and 'Albert Nobbs'

The race for the makeup Oscar is noteworthy study in contrasts: The fantastical characters for the most successful franchise in movie history, recreating Margaret Thatcher, the most powerful woman of the 20th century, and a creative exercise in gender-bending.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • February 17, 2012 1:41 PM
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IN THE WORKS: TWC Casts Streep, Roberts To Lead Adaptation of 'August: Osage County'

Coming off a strong year and an even hotter awards season, with “The Artist,” “My Week With Marilyn” and “The Iron Lady” already awarded and still in contention for Oscars, The Weinstein Company (TWC) today confirmed casting for the film adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Tony-awarded play, "August: Osage County."
  • By Justin Lowe
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  • February 16, 2012 12:52 AM
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Awards Video: BAFTA Winners Streep and Dujardin Campaign for Oscar, Davis and Spencer Get Real on Smiley

Thankfully for Oscar Show ratings, while many races are seemingly locked in, the Best Actor and Best Actress race are not. This opens up an opportunity for each viral video clip, awards win, or high-profile in-depth interview to make a difference with Academy voters. Thus Meryl Streep and Jean Dujardin's BAFTA wins Sunday drove forward Oscar momentum (see below).
  • By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
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  • February 13, 2012 12:26 PM
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Oscar Watch: Entertainment Weekly's Annual Oscar Issue - Snubs, Shocks, Surprises

Entertainment Weekly's Annual Oscar Issue breaks down the nominees, throws down some surprising predictions, gives tribute to the shocking snubs, and adds insights on what you might have missed. (Another amusing way to catch up: LA Times' The Envelope's interactive cheat sheet.)
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • January 26, 2012 10:31 PM
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