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'The Giver' trailer released: Meryl Streep stars as villain in thriller

'The Giver' trailer released: Meryl Streep stars as villain in thriller

March 19 (UPI) -- The first trailer for the film adaption of the the dystopian thriller The Giver by Lois Lowry has been released starring, Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges.
Aileen Graef
John Ridley denies feud with Steve McQueen

John Ridley denies feud with Steve McQueen

AUSTIN, Texas, March 10 (UPI) -- "12 Years a Slave" writer John Ridley has denied rumors of a feud between himself and the film's director, Steve McQueen.
Annie Martin
Rare mimic octopus captured in Thailand

Rare mimic octopus captured in Thailand

PHUKET, Thailand, March 7 (UPI) -- After capturing a mimic octopus in the Gulf of Thailand, scientists have gotten an up-close appreciation of the animal's unique talents of deception.
Brooks Hays
Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth spoof 'Charlie Bit My Finger' for Jimmy Kimmel [VIDEO]

Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth spoof 'Charlie Bit My Finger' for Jimmy Kimmel [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep join Chris and Liam Hemsworth, grown-up versions of the two kids from "Charlie Bit My Finger."
Kate Stanton
Liza Minnelli comes up short in Ellen's epic selfie

Liza Minnelli comes up short in Ellen's epic selfie

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Ellen DeGeneres Oscar selfie -- now the most retweeted image ever -- seems to have everyone who's anyone in it.
Gabrielle Levy
Degeneres' star-studded selfie breaks Twitter record

Degeneres' star-studded selfie breaks Twitter record

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- Academy Awards host Ellen DeGeneres set a Twitter record when her star-studded selfie taken at the ceremony was retweeted more than 2 million times.
'12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' strike Academy Award gold

'12 Years a Slave,' 'Gravity' strike Academy Award gold

LOS ANGELES, March 3 (UPI) -- "12 Years a Slave," the story of a free man sold into slavery and his fight to regain his freedom, took the top prize at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
Watch Pharrell dance with Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep at the Oscars [VIDEO]

Watch Pharrell dance with Lupita Nyong'o, Meryl Streep at the Oscars [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Pharrell Williams managed to get Hollywood's leading ladies on their feet for an Oscars rendition of "Happy."
Kate Stanton
'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Tom Hanks joins host of celebrities for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special

Tom Hanks joins host of celebrities for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special

March 1 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Chris and Liam Hemsworth star in bizarre trailer teasing Jimmy Kimmel's upcoming post-Oscars special.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Oscars 2014: A Brief Look at the Nominees

Oscars 2014: A Brief Look at the Nominees

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A brief look at some of this year's Academy Award contenders.
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Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will headline "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" in Los Angeles this weekend, ABC announced Monday.
Weinstein laments rushing 'August: Osage County' into festival

Weinstein laments rushing 'August: Osage County' into festival

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Producer Harvey Weinstein says he did his movie "August: Osage County" a disservice by insisting it be ready for the 2013 Toronto Film Festival.
Meryl Streep to co-star with Carey Mulligan in 'The Suffragette'

Meryl Streep to co-star with Carey Mulligan in 'The Suffragette'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Triple Oscar winner Meryl Streep is to play U.S. political activist Emmeline Pankhurst in the women's rights drama "Suffragette," TheWrap.com reported.
Oscar nominees attend luncheon at the Beverly Hilton

Oscar nominees attend luncheon at the Beverly Hilton

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Pharrell Williams, Bono and Jared Leto attended the Oscar nominees luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Private funeral held for Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York

Private funeral held for Philip Seymour Hoffman in New York

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Laura Linney, Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams were among the 400 mourners at Philip Seymour Hoffman's funeral in New York.
Vanessa Hudgens left starstruck after Meryl Streep meeting [VIDEO]

Vanessa Hudgens left starstruck after Meryl Streep meeting [VIDEO]

Jan. 23 (UPI) -- The former "High School Musical" star met Meryl Streep backstage on "Ellen."
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Abigail Breslin: Working with Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep was like 'acting school'

Abigail Breslin: Working with Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep was like 'acting school'

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Abigail Breslin learned a lot while shooting her latest film August: Osage County.
Veronica Linares
Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

Morgan Freeman to present Rita Moreno with career SAG Award

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Morgan Freeman is to present the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award to Rita Moreno at Saturday's SAG Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.
Helen Mirren named Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Woman of the Year

Helen Mirren named Hasty Pudding Theatricals' Woman of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals says British actress Helen Mirren will be the recipient of its 2014 Woman of the Year Award.
'Gravity,' 'Hustle' each earn 10 Oscar nominations

'Gravity,' 'Hustle' each earn 10 Oscar nominations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- "Gravity" and "American Hustle" led the field with 10 nods apiece when Oscar nominations were announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Harvey Weinstein: Anne Hathaway pulled out of 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Harvey Weinstein: Anne Hathaway pulled out of 'Silver Linings Playbook'

Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Oscar-winning film could have starred Anne Hathaway and Mark Wahlberg.
Kate Stanton
Meryl Streep to appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Meryl Streep to appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep is to be a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Los Angeles Wednesday, ABC announced.
Golden Globe Awards get started in Los Angeles

Golden Globe Awards get started in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The 71st Golden Globes Awards ceremony is under way in Los Angeles, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler serving as co-hosts for the second consecutive year.
Meryl Streep slams Walt Disney, lauds Emma Thompson in epic NBR Awards speech

Meryl Streep slams Walt Disney, lauds Emma Thompson in epic NBR Awards speech

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The "August: Osage County" actress stole the show at Tuesday night's National Board of Review Awards with a lengthy speech that was part glowing praise of Emma Thompson and part condemnation of "bigoted" Hollywood filmmaker Walt Disney.
Kate Stanton
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