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Jan 09 2017
This Feels Relevant Comments (0)

Meanwhile, Trump thought Meryl Streep was “excellent” just over a year ago: 

 
6-PACK — Goldie Globes + Jenna Bush Apologizes + Jocktacular + Think Pink + Breitbart Boycott + Meryl Streep B.C.! Comments (0)

WIDGETGLOBES GOODIES: Goldie Hawn forever! Billy Eichner torches Meghan McCain after Meryl's Trump diss. Dapperest dudes on the carpet.

WIDGETJenna Bush humbly apologizes for accidentally calling Hidden Figures, Hidden Fences. I feel bad for her:

WIDGETI think we can all agree it would be fun to see these two male athletes do the sex.

WIDGETCheck out this cute twink's lace-up (and lace-down) pants!

WIDGETBreitbart advertiser boycott heats up.

WIDGETUtterly enthralling Vanity Fair piece from 2016 on how Meryl Streep became Meryl Streep. Trivia: She replaced Kate Jackson (!) on Kramer vs. Kramer.

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Jan 08 2017
MOONLIGHT, LA LA LAND & La Streep Win At The Golden Globes —Trump Responds Comments (0)

First of all, you MUST watch Meryl Streep's passionate speech against Trump — never named — in accepting her Cecil B. DeMille Award at tonight's Golden Globes. This is why I will always resist when people who should and sometimes do know better complain about artists and actors voicing their political views. Why should this insightful and articulate a voice be silent?

And she gave the speech with her voice going in and out, following all her grieving for her late buddy Carrie Fisher.

Instantly iconic. #standwithstreep

Trump's response? He called her a “Hillary lover.” Gee, what other phrase was he covertly echoing?

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The best news for LGBTQ filmmakers and audiences is that the little (gay) drama that could, Moonlight, took home the evening's top honor, Best Motion Picture - Drama. You will recall that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (and everyone else but the Oscars) honored the gay drama Brokeback Mountain over 10 years ago, too.

La La Land won big, taking home Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and taking awards for its stars, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, too. It also won for Score and Song, not to mention Director.

Full list of winners is here: 

 
Aug 11 2016
WIN IT: A FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS Prize Pack! Comments (0)

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Enter to win a Florence Foster Jenkins Prize Pack! 
 
To enter, comment this blog with your favorite bad singer. I'll choose 5 of you at random 1 week from tonight at 5 p.m. ET to win a prize pack with a tank top, a hand fan, a hair wrap and a mini-poster. (U.S. only, please.)
 
Every voice deserves to be heard! 
 
Paramount Pictures presents 
 
Florence Foster Jenkins 
 
Starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Nina Arianda.
 
Set in 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her "husband" and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.
 
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Aug 09 2016
Meryl Streep: I JUST CAN'T REMEMBER WHEN LGBT PEOPLE WERE NOT IN MY LIFE Comments (0)

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My buddy Chris Azzopardi continues to collect gay allies speaking with the legendary Meryl Streep in advance of her Florence Foster Jenkins.

On her most important contribution to LGBT fans:

Oh, gosh. To me, I mean, Angels [in America] is such an important piece of history, and I felt really lucky to be part of that because I don't think there was anything like it before. It really felt like being at the Democratic National Convention in the moment that Hillary shattered the glass ceiling—a big deal. The Hours was important, too. And of course I got to kiss Allison Janney, which was a perk! [Laughs]

On when people lovingly imitate her:

I love it when they do other people! [Laughs] I don't know. I'm sure it would tickle me, but I'm just not—I don't have a distance on myself yet that I probably should have. It's like when my kids imitate me. I laugh but I kind of don't like it. [Laughs]

On her connection with LGBTQ people:

I just can't remember when LGBT people were not in my life.

On whether the queen of biopics wants one made of her own life:

I hope that doesn't happen! You know, I treasure my life and the fact that it's not on Facebook, and I really love my solitude and privacy - all these old-fashioned concepts. In a job where I'm with hundreds of people all the time and going on these press things, I just really love to get away and not be in the chattering world. That's really important to me. So, I hope I fade into oblivion.

More Meryl here.

 
Aug 08 2016
Meryl Streep Recalls The LGBT People Who Taught Her About Acceptance, Plus: My Take On Her FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS Comments (0)

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Meryl Streep is pretty baller already, but reading her memories of how she became so open to LGBT people early on is likely to make her even more of an ally favorite.

In The Advocate, the star of the new Florence Foster Jenkins biopic recalls:

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Jun 24 2016
6-PACK — Bill Cunningham Ailing + Teen Trans Star Jazz Jennings Speaks Out + THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Dish + Bernie On Hillary: I DON'T KNOW HER + Shawn Mendes Comes In + BREXIT Upset Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0147e37f1058970bBill Cunningham at work in 2011 (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

*widget boy cultureLegendary New York Times shooter Bill Cunningham suffers stroke!

*widget boy cultureJazz Jennings, America's favorite teen trans reality star, tells Village Voice if she hadn't had a supportive family, “I don't know if I would have had the courage to live.”

*widget boy cultureHow the most iconic scene from The Devil Wears Prada—celebrating its 10th anniversary—was created, and why it almost didn't make it into the film.

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*widget boy cultureBernie Sanders suddenly cares about down-ballot candidates, but never mentions Hillary ONCE in his hour-long “what's next?” speech. Won't endorse her.

*widget boy cultureI don't know on what planet it doesn't matter whether or not Shawn Mendes is gay, but it ain't this one.

*widget boy cultureThe pound plummets as it becomes increasingly clear BREXIT is pulling off an upset in England. Guess it pays to kill your opponents.

 
Jun 07 2016
Meryl Streep Brushes Up On Her Donald Trump Comments (0)

Meryl Streep put Darrell Hammond to shame the annual Shakespeare in the Park gala Monday night, gussying herself up to look even more like Donald Trump than she once looked like Margaret Thatcher.

Via Daily Mail:

Meryl, 66, looked unrecognizable in Trump's signature dark suit and red tie, layered over a padded suit.

To complete the effect the Hollywood veteran painted her face orange and donned a blonde wig to replicate The Donald's famous coif.

The actress performed a rendition of Cole Porter's “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” alongside Tony-winner and good friend Christine Baranski for the annual event which pays tribute to William Shakespeare.

The duet from the musical Kiss Me Kate, which is based on the Bard's play The Taming of The Shrew, is traditionally sung by male gangsters and advises men how to woo ladies by reciting Shakespeare lines.

Streep is a Hillary Clinton supporter.

 


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