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Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Steve McQueen win at Palm Springs Gala

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- More than 2,100 people showed up for the Palm Springs Gala in California to see Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep and others receive awards.
At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

At year's end: 2013 was an outstanding year at the cinema

2013 was an outstanding year for movies with a slate chock-full of thought-provoking, fact-inspired dramas, including "42," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "12 Years a Slave," "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," "Philomena," "Saving Mr. Banks," "Lone Survivor," "The Wolf of Wall Street" and "The Dallas Buyers Club."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Captain Phillips' earn Golden Globe nods

'Wolf of Wall Street,' 'Captain Phillips' earn Golden Globe nods

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- "12 Years a Slave," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Philomena" and "Rush" were nominated for the Best Drama Film Golden Globe in Los Angeles Thursday.
'12 Years a Slave,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' nominated for SAG Awards

'12 Years a Slave,' 'Dallas Buyers Club' nominated for SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The stars of "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "August: Osage County" were nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles Wednesday.
Roberts says she and Mulroney squealed like little girls over reunion

Roberts says she and Mulroney squealed like little girls over reunion

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Julia Roberts says one of the best things about starring in the film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, "August: Osage County," is that it gave her the chance to reunite on-screen with Dermot Mulroney, her co-star in 1997's "My Best Friend's Wedding."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Meryl Streep might play Susan Boyle, says Susan Boyle

Meryl Streep might play Susan Boyle, says Susan Boyle

Nov. 19 (UPI) -- There's a rumor out there that one of the world's greatest actresses could take on the role of former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle.
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Taylor Swift to co-star with Meryl Streep in film 'The Giver'

Taylor Swift to co-star with Meryl Streep in film 'The Giver'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Singer Taylor Swift has joined the cast of "The Giver," a drama starring Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites, the New York Post reported.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2011.
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Meryl Streep narrates audiobook version of 'Testament of Mary'

Meryl Streep narrates audiobook version of 'Testament of Mary'

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Simon & Schuster Audio says its recording of Colm Toibin's "The Testament of Mary," narrated by Hollywood actress Meryl Streep, will be available in September.
Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro to make fourth film together

Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro to make fourth film together

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Frequent collaborators Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro are to co-star in the film version of Ann Leary's "The Good House," producers said in New York Tuesday.
Jake Gyllenhaal leaves 'Into the Woods' movie musical

Jake Gyllenhaal leaves 'Into the Woods' movie musical

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal is no longer slated to play a prince in the big-screen musical fairy tale "Into the Woods," Indie Wire reported.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 22, 2013.
By United Press International
Anna Kendrick up for Cinderella in 'Into the Woods'

Anna Kendrick up for Cinderella in 'Into the Woods'

LOS ANGELES, June 21 (UPI) -- Anna Kendrick is in talks to play "Cinderella" in Disney's upcoming movie musical "Into the Woods," Variety.com reported Friday.
'Bridges of Madison County' headed to Broadway

'Bridges of Madison County' headed to Broadway

NEW YORK, June 7 (UPI) -- A new Broadway musical based on Robert James Waller's best-selling novel "The Bridges of Madison County" is to start performances Jan. 13, producers announced.

Judge says suspect's fake cancer tale deserves Academy Award

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- A New York City judge said a woman accused of running a brothel deserves an Academy Award for how well she faked cancer to avoid being sent to prison.
Hollywood actresses no longer favored for magazine covers

Hollywood actresses no longer favored for magazine covers

NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood actresses, a longtime staple of U.S. magazine covers, are taking a back seat to musicians and other celebrities, magazine editors say.
Pine and Gyllenhaal in talks for 'Into the Woods' film

Pine and Gyllenhaal in talks for 'Into the Woods' film

LOS ANGELES, May 15 (UPI) -- Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are in talks for roles in a Hollywood film adaptation of the stage musical "Into the Woods," Deadline.com reported.
Letterman kicks off popcorn movie season with Top 10

Letterman kicks off popcorn movie season with Top 10

NEW YORK, May 6 (UPI) -- David Letterman kicked off popcorn movie season with a Top 10 list of "Things You Don't Want Hear in a Movie Preview" on "Late Show" in New York.
Depp, Streep may join Disney's 'Into the Woods'

Depp, Streep may join Disney's 'Into the Woods'

BURBANK, Calif., April 26 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Johnny Depp is talking with Walt Disney Studios for a Hollywood version of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway musical "Into the Woods," Variety reported.
Flashback: Meryl Streep discusses playing Margaret Thatcher

Flashback: Meryl Streep discusses playing Margaret Thatcher

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Meryl Streep, who won her third Oscar for playing Margaret Thatcher says the film "The Iron Lady" is not meant to be a docudrama about the political career of Britain's first female prime minister.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Mamie Gummer and Ben Walker split

Mamie Gummer and Ben Walker split

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- Meryl Streep's daughter, actress Mamie Gummer, and her husband of less than two years, actor Ben Walker, have split up, Gummer's publicist said.
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People in the news

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Letterman explains why he banned Korine from 'Late Show'

Letterman explains why he banned Korine from 'Late Show'

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- David Letterman says he banned Harmony Korine from the "Late Show" in New York because he once caught the filmmaker pawing through Meryl Streep's purse.
People in the news

People in the news

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Meryl Streep stars in colorectal cancer screening PSAs

Meryl Streep stars in colorectal cancer screening PSAs

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- Triple Oscar-winner Meryl Streep will encourage people to get screened for colon cancer in public service announcements to air this month on U.S. television.
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