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Meryl Streep Refused To Play Grotesque Witch Roles After Turning 40

12/13/2011 10:37am EST
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep feared her career was over when she turned 40 because she was convinced directors had no use for women past "childbearing age."

The icon won critical acclaim early in her career with starring roles in "Out of Africa," "Sophie's Choice," and "A Cry in the Dark" but Streep confesses she entered the 1990s concerned that film projects would be few and far between.

She tells the new issue of Vogue magazine, "I remember turning to my husband and saying, 'Well, what should we do? Because it's over.'"

Streep's fears were momentarily realized when she received three consecutive scrip...

Jane Lynch Grateful For Permanent 'Glee' Role

4/13/2010 2:00pm EDT
Jane Lynch
Actress Jane Lynch is grateful to have been hired as a full-time cast member in the hit show Glee - because she's finally working on a project long enough to personalize her dressing room.

The 49 year old started her career in theatre before moving on to TV and film, with recent turns in Judd Apatow's The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Julie and Julia, alongside Meryl Streep.

However, with some projects wrapping in just weeks, Lynch has never been able to settle on a set - until she landed the role of sports teacher Sue Sylvester in the TV musical.

She tells British morning show GMTV, "I've b...

2010 Oscars Predictions: Who Will Win & Who Should Win

3/5/2010 10:27am EST
2010 Oscars Predictions: Who Will Win & Who Should Win
This has the chance to become the most exciting Oscar night ever.

Why? Because nobody seems to have any real clue as to which movie will win Best Picture. “Avatar” seems like a good choice – it made $700 Million, changed movies, James Cameron directs, yada yada yada – but so does “The Hurt Locker” with its crazy critical raves and industry buzz. Compounding the problem is the Weinstein-backed “Inglorious Basterds” which has been gaining momentum all month. It’s a logjam at the top.

This is created not only by the fact that we have ten Best Picture nominees this year, but because the n...

'The Hurt Locker' Wins Big At BAFTAs; Kristen Stewart Wins Popularity Prize

2/22/2010 8:42am EST
Kristen Stewart Looking hot At BAFTAs
The Hurt Locker stole the show at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards on Sunday night - scooping six trophies including Best Film and Best Director for Kathryn Bigelow. The war thriller also won prizes for original screenplay, cinematography, editing, and sound during the ceremony at London's Royal Opera House.

Accepting her award for Best Director, Bigelow said, "What an honor, especially to be in this room filled with so many incredibly talented people that I've admired and been inspired by for decades."

Colin Firth saw off Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Ge...

Meryl Streep To Speak To New York Women's University

2/21/2010 9:00am EST
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep is set to inspire the Class of 2010 after agreeing to deliver a speech to college graduates in May.

The Julie & Julia star will give advice to and toast the 600 graduates of the women's university at the New York City ceremony and will also receive the Barnard Medal of Distinction.

Barnard President Debora L. Spar says, "(Streep) is known for the perfection of her craft and for her painstaking preparation in each role she has undertaken. And, outside of acting, she has used her brilliant voice to support the arts, international human rights, and the environment, as well...

Robert De Niro Lands Lifetime Achievement Honor

2/17/2010 8:23am EST
Robert De Niro Lands Lifetime Achievement Honor
Robert De Niro was honored with a lifetime achievement award for his four-decade long career at a lavish ceremony in Los Angeles on Tuesday night. The star made his first movie in the 1960s and has won two Oscars and a Golden Globe during his glittering career - and editors at AARP The Magazine picked De Niro to receive the annual lifetime trophy.

Jeff Bridges won Best Actor for his role in Crazy Heart, and Helen Mirren took Best Actress for The Last Station. Alec Baldwin (It's Complicated) scooped Best Supporting Actor while his ex-wife Kim Basinger (The Burning Plain) won Best Support...

82nd Oscar Nomination Reaction: The Snubs, Surprises & Who Shouldn't Have Been Nominated

2/2/2010 3:34pm EST
82nd Oscar Surprises, Snubs & Who Shouldn
And there were ten.

It seems kind of strange to say that, right? Ten Best Picture nominees? We knew it was coming for nearly a year, but now it's actually there. In Black and white. Ten nominees. Strange.

After seeing the list, it's easy to see that the Academy might be on to something. Sure, it would have gotten the biggest blockbuster of all time with "Avatar" earning a Best Picture nomination if there were only five nominees, but it would have missed out on other massive hits like "The Blind Side", "Up", and "District 9".

Now, the telecast is going to get a lot more casual...

2010 Oscar Nominees In Photos

2/2/2010 12:50pm EST
Penelope Cruz
Avatar & The Hurt Locker dominated the Academy Award nominations this morning, and we're sure there were plenty of actors who jumped up and down when they received their nominations.

The only thing that looks better on a resume than an Academy Award nomination is the award itself! Sure, a Golden Globe Award is nice, and a Screen Actors Guild award is commendable, but it's not the same as having your very own Oscar.

Check our our gallery of best actor, best actress, best supporting actor, and best supporting actress nominees:


Jeff Bridges in Crazy Heart

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'Avatar' & 'The Hurt Locker' Nominated For 9 Academy Awards Each - See Full List Of Nominees!

2/2/2010 8:57am EST
2010 Oscar Nominations
James Cameron's science-fiction sensation "Avatar" and the war thriller "The Hurt Locker" lead the Academy Awards with nine nominations each, including best picture and best director.

This year the Oscars are featuring 10 best-picture contenders instead of the usual five. The other eight are: District 9, Up, Inglourious Basterds, The Blind Side, Up in the Air, A Serious Man, An Education and Precious.

Best Picture: "Avatar," ''The Blind Side," ''District 9," ''An Education," ''The Hurt Locker," ''Inglourious Basterds," ''Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' By Sapphire," ''A Serious M...

Golden Globes 2010 Highlights

1/18/2010 9:43am EST
Golden Globes Recap
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, were held last night at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. A little rain didn't stop the party and the stars walked the red carpet

in their couture dresses, bling and umbrellas. The devastating earthquake in Haiti was a big topic of conversation on the red carpet as stars wore red ribbons in support and talked about their donation efforts.

Silver, purple, gray and glittery dresses dominated the carpet as the stars filtered into the awards. Lead Actress nominee Sandra Bullock looked amazing in a sheer pur...

'Up In The Air,' 'Nine' Lead Golden Globe Nominations

12/15/2009 9:19am EST
Up in the Air
The 67th annual Golden Globe nominations were just announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"Up in the Air" leads the pack with six mentions, including best picture, drama. The musical "Nine" ran second with five nominations, including best musical or comedy and acting slots for Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.

The Golden Globes, Hollywood's second-biggest film honors after the Oscars, will be presented Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, televised live by NBC and hosted by comic actor Ricky Gervais.


Slideshow: Meet The Cast of FOX's Critically Acclaimed 'Glee'

11/4/2009 10:00am EST
The Cast of Glee
Have you met the cast of Glee yet? This diverse group of oddballs is not only fun and entertaining but completely contagious. The shows rabid base of viewers has also taken to downloading their songs. Recently their rendition of 'Don't Stop Believin' went gold with over 500,000 downloads for that song alone and now an album "Glee: The Music, Volume 1" is available as well.

Take a minute to meet the cast and tune into FOX Wednesdays 8/7c.

Jessalyn Gilsig as Terri:

Jessalyn Gilsig had the distinction of simultaneously starring in two of television’s most acclaimed drama series: Golde...

Kate Beckinsale, Hilary Duff & Other Celebs At The 13th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala

10/27/2009 9:04am EDT
13th Annual Hollywood Gala Awards
The 13th Annual Hollywood Awards Gala were held last night in Beverly Hills. Check out the major winners and photos of the stars!

Select 2009 Hollywood Awards winners:

Actor: Robert De Niro, "Everybody's Fine."

Actress: Hilary Swank, "Amelia."

Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds."

Supporting Actress: Julianne Moore, "A Single Man."

Director: Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker."

Screenplay: Nora Ephron, "Julie & Julia."

Breakthrough Actress: Carey Mulligan, "An Education."

Breakthrough Actor: Jeremy Renner, "The Hurt Locker."

Breakthrough Director: Lee Danie...

Robin Williams Declines Susan Boyle Part; Who Should Play Her?

8/25/2009 1:41pm EDT
Susan Boyle
Yesterday it was reported that Robin Williams was asked to play "Britain's Got Talent" sensation Susan Boyle, and the actor was apparently excited about the concept. However, he has now responded that he has no plans to play the crooner on the big screen.

So PopEater has made the casting call: Who should play Susan Boyle?

Meryl Streep -- "She can sing and she's already in a biopic mood (Julie & Julia). Also, we're pretty sure she can act."

Helena Bonham Carter -- "The eccentric actress has the hair and quirky streak for it."

Drew Barrymore -- "After old-ing herself up in Grey G...

Julie & Julia: First Movie Based On A Blog

8/20/2009 9:20am EDT
The movie Julie & Julia will make you want to kill lobsters and eat sticks of butter. It takes on two true stories and attempts to mix them together: the first is that of renowned chef Julia Child and the second is lowly Queens blogger Julie Powell, the Cinderella of the story.

It's 2002. Julie Powell lives in Queens. Julie Powell works a boring government job. Julie Powell is married, almost 30 and unfulfilled in life. So, Julie Powell commits herself to cooking all 524 recipes from Julia Child's master cookbook "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" and transforms her life by documentin...

Slideshow: Our Favorite Food Celebrities

8/14/2009 9:52am EDT
Julia Child
The roots of food culture and the success of a chef's celebrity status finds its genesis with culinary wizard Julia Child. The woman is a legend and a hero in kitchens around the globe, both commercial and private. She is a popular culture icon, quoted and imitated by many, from Dan Aykroyd's portrayal on Saturday Night Live, to Dr. Huxtable liberally applying her well-known accent whilst cooking a turkey on The Cosby Show.

The most recent cinematic shrine to Child, Julie & Julia, reminds cooks and chefs everywhere, man or woman, why they have a inextinguishable passion for food. We...

'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' Tops Box Office

8/9/2009 12:08pm EDT
GI Joe Box Office numbers
G.I. Joe is the latest toy to invade Hollywood and plant its blockbuster flag. Inspired by the Hasbro action figure, "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" took command of the weekend box office with a $56.2 million debut domestically. Worldwide, "G.I. Joe" has marched to $100 million.

"G.I. Joe" follows the "Transformers" franchise as the latest toy story to find success on the big screen.

Meryl Streep's Julia Childs tale "Julie & Julia" opened a solid No. 2 as an alternative for adult crowds with $20.1 million.

While "G.I. Joe" was the first choice for young males, women 35 and older were...

Slideshow: Movies Opening This Weekend

8/7/2009 1:05pm EDT
Julie &  Julia
August isn't generally known as a great month for film releases, but this year there are some pleasant surprises. What's a moviegoer to watch this weekend?

G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra: Based on the toy, the Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity is pitted against the evil forces of the organization known as Cobra.

Julie & Julia: Amy Adams stars as an amateur chef who decides to cook every recipe in a cookbook from acclaimed celebrity chef Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep) in order to chronicle it in a blog over the course of a year.

A Perfect Getaway: Two newlyweds (Milla Jo...

Review: 'Julie & Julia': Meryl Streep Shows Her Brilliance

8/4/2009 10:28am EDT
Julie & Julia
My God: Please enjoy every precious moment Meryl Streep ever spends in front of a movie camera. People wax poetically about the days when Bette Davis, Greta Garbo (anyone else that Kim Carnes mentioned?), Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman and Vivien Leigh graced the silver screen: The Golden Age of Hollywood! True, true (with a special emphasis on Bergman that, umm, someone may have a crush on) but, right now, arguably, the best actress that ever lived still humbles us with her presence. The odds are that no popular music artist will ever record a song based on her, but, goddammit, they sho...

Opening August 7: 'Julie & Julia'

8/4/2009 7:10am EDT
Julie & Julia
Nora Ephron adapts Julie Powell's autobiographical book -Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen with this Columbia Pictures production starring Amy Adams... Continue summary

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Sarah's Cinema Musings: This Summer's Hits & Misses

8/3/2009 9:52am EDT
The Ugly Truth
Ok, we are almost through the summer season of film, and I, for one, feel like I am trying to resuscitate an almost dead corpse. Sure, there were hits, good films, and technical blockbuster hits, but were they really great or just great within their summer context?

The Blockbusters

Just because a movie generates revenue at the box office does not necessarily translate into a successful well-loved film. X-Men Origins: Wolverine for instance, didn't exactly start the season off with a bang. Star Trek was loved by both fans and non-fans; something that was a bit of a worry before th...

Amy Adams' Black & White Draped Gown - Hot Or Not?

7/31/2009 1:50pm EDT
Amy Adams
The adorable Amy Adams has been busy promoting her upcoming film "Julie & Julia," and this time she showed up in New York City wearing a black and white flower patterned grown. We're not sure we're feeling this dress, Amy. It's a little busy. What do you think? See more photos after the jump...

Image © Sylvain Gaboury / PR Photos

Amy's film is an adaptation of Julie Powell's autobiographical book - "Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen." Amy plays an amateur chef who decides to cook every recipe in a cookbook from acclaimed celebrity chef Julia Child (pl...

Dress Battle: Amy Adams Vs. Ashley Greene

7/28/2009 10:41am EDT
Amy Adams and Ashley Greene
Check out some photos of Amy Adams and Ashley Greene at the Los Angeles premiere of "Julie & Julia." While both are wearing white, the dresses are quite different. Which dress do you prefer? See more photos after the jump...

Image © David Gabber / PR Photos

An intruder recently spied on Amy Adams in her trailer on the set of her film "The Fighter." The star was preparing to head home when she was startled by the sight of a man, said to be in his late teens or early twenties, peering into her trailer. She escaped unharmed.

"Twilight" star Ashley Greene has been busy dismissing ru...

This Year's Remakes & Sequels: Not Living Up To Expectations

6/19/2009 9:56am EDT
Terminator: Salvation
Take a look at the box office chart below, ranking the top ten films of the year so far:

1. Star Trek - $232,557,467

2. Monsters vs. Aliens - $195,246,609

3. Up - $191,041,612

4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine - $176,270,686

5. The Fast and Furious - $154,669,230

6. Paul Blart: Mall Cop - $146,336,178

7. Taken - $144,958,654

8. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - $144,596,100

9. Angels and Demons - $123,708,539

10. The Hangover - $115,000,000

Notice something missing? Notice a lot of things missing? Namely, many of the high-profile remakes and sequels (Requels, to co...

Slideshow: Hot Babes Of Summer 2009 Movies

6/5/2009 10:05am EDT
Summer Movies 2009
The summer movie season has arrived. And with it comes lots of hot actresses! We've assembled a photo slideshow of the hottest women starring in movies over the next few months.

Click through the pictures and let us know who YOU think is hottest and what movie you're looking forward to most by leaving a comment below!

Megan Fox (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen)

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