Film of the Week: Cage in 'Adaptation'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Reviewers are raving over the Nicolas Cage-Meryl Streep comedy "Adaptation," which opens Friday in Los Angeles and New York and later expands nationwide, callin
STEVE SAILER, UPI National Correspondent

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

The National Board of Review has named the Virginia Woolf drama, "The Hours," the Best Film of 2002.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Hollywood Digest

PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Britney Spears is out of the restaurant business, at least for now.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Keb' Mo', Jerry Garcia, Curtis Mayfield, David Crosby, Peter, Paul and Mary, Arlo and Woody Guthrie are among the artists featured on "Freedom: Songs From The Heart of America," a three-CD boxed set due out Dec. 10 on Columbi
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Cathy's World: Hollywood schools

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Like everyone else, I read about Jack Grubman's embarrassing private school maneuvering earlier this month with the requisite smug sense of superiority.

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

Preliminary box office receipts have been counted, laying to rest the debate of who would top the box office this week: Boy wizard Harry Potter or his countryman James Bond? The answer is Bond. James Bond.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Interview of the week: Nicole Kidman

Actress Nicole Kidman says at least one good thing was born of the stress accompanying her well-publicized break-up with Tom Cruise: It helped her prepare for t
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Entertainment Today: Showbiz News

It didn't take a magic wand to make Eminem's No. 1 film disappear -- just a little movie called "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets," which earned a staggering $87.7 million its first weekend in theaters.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Box-office goodies are on their way

Other businesses may be riding out anxiety over the coming Christmas season, but Hollywood has nailed down a place on Santa's "nice" list -- with record-breaking grosses in prospect and a schedule of highly anticipated holiday releases.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter


DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

'Bridges of Madison County' bridge gone

WINTERSET, Iowa, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The wooden covered bridge made famous by Robert Waller's "The Bridges of Madison County" has been destroyed by fire.

Book Review: On the 'Roads' again

Maybe it's the simple fact that I can't resist any scrap of information about those two deathless lovers Francesca Johnson and Robert Kincaid. Whatever the reason, I tagged along as Robert James Waller set off once again down "A Thousand Country Roads."

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Nowhere is the chasm between talent and profits more clearly delineated than in Tinseltown, where the bottom line takes precedence over art. Movies employ a throwaway economy where the latest and hottest, no matter how transitory, determine who and what w
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International

Scott's World -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

HOLLYWOOD, July 11 (UPI) -- Life doesn't begin at 40 for Tinseltown actresses. It ends. But actress Sally Kirkland is fortunate -- she is an avant-garde painter of note who is turning her energies to pallet and easel, paintings that will be on public display for the first time this
VERNON SCOTT, United Press International
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Meryl Streep
Nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role Meryl Streep arrives on the red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 7, 2010. UPI/Phil McCarten

Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress who has worked in theatre, television and film. She is widely regarded as one of the most talented and respected actresses of the modern era.

Streep made her professional stage debut in 1971's The Playboy of Seville, before her screen debut in the television movie The Deadliest Season in 1977. In that same year, she made her film debut with Julia. Both critical and commercial success came quickly with roles in The Deer Hunter (1978) and Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), the former giving Streep her first Oscar nomination and the latter her first win. She later won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Sophie's Choice (1982).

Streep has received 16 Academy Award nominations, winning two, and 25 Golden Globe nominations, winning seven, more nominations than any other actor in the history of either award. Her work has also earned her two Emmy Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Cannes Film Festival award, four New York Film Critics Circle Awards, five Grammy Award nominations, a BAFTA award, an Australian Film Institute Award and a Tony Award nomination, amongst others. She was awarded the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.

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