Please hold your laughter, but apparently Meryl Streep has been approached to play Susan Boyle in an upcoming biopic about the singer. This, according to Susan herself, who admitted that she has no desire to be in a movie about herself but would love to have someone else play her. WHO IS GOING TO WATCH THIS MOVIE?
SuBo revealed the casting call as she checked in on Guilty Pleasures to insist she holds on to her old suburban life in the hope that she won’t be taken advantage of in Simon Cowell’s fame game.
‘I wouldn’t like to be in the film myself,’ the Scottish spinster said of the film project.
‘I’d like someone to play me. Probably Meryl Streep – I understand she has been approached.’
Aw, man, the press is so awful to SuBo – “the Scottish spinster”? Dear me. Maybe she doesn’t want to find anyone! Maybe she likes living on her own! Anyway, that’s neither here nor there – the point is, I don’t think Meryl Streep is gonna take on this role… though we all know she would kill it (and I would watch it) if she did. I can sort of imagine it now!
Meryl, pick up the phone, girl!
November 19, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Cher and Madonna are both music legends with strong personalities, so I don’t think it would shock anyone to know that they don’t really get on all that well. They’ve exchanged their share of insults in their time, but that doesn’t mean they don’t respect one another… or something. Following Madonna’s ‘send photos’ Reddit AMA session earlier this month, Cher took to the site for her own Q&A, where she aired her thoughts on her fellow popstar:
Well, fair enough. I’m sure Madonna IS a bitch – pretty much everyone has said so – but she’s Madge and it’s kind of expected, at this point.
More importantly, did you know that Cher and Meryl Streep saved a little girl in New York back in the day? I DIDN’T! Here’s the scoop:
Ugh to those asshole men, but HOW AMAZING IS MERYL STREEP? (And Cher, of course.) Pretty hilarious that they were hanging out, though – that’s not a friendship I can easily envision.
September 30, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Meryl Streep has taken on a variety of roles in her decades long career, and there’s not a single one that hasn’t been absolutely perfect. I don’t know a human being who doesn’t love Meryl Streep. Shit, I was interviewing Jane Lynch yesterday – who also has quite an amazing career – and asked her the highlight of it so far. Know what she said? Working with Meryl Streep. Meryl Streep is a queen!
In any case, one of her newest projects is Disney’s upcoming film adaptation of Into the Woods, based on Stephen Sondheim’s stage musical of the same name. It’s basically a clever re-telling of the Brothers Grimm fairy tales and basically it’ll probably be pretty good – especially considering that Meryl’s in it, along with Anna Kendrick, Emily Blunt, Johnny Depp and Chris Pine. What’s not to love?
Above is the first photo released from the movie, which isn’t due out until Christmas Day 2014. Meryl’s a witch (obviously) who casts a spell on a baker and his wife to try and get her youth back. Love it!
September 27, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
I will turn up for pretty much anything Meryl Streep puts her name on because she’s a goddess, and despite the somewhat bizarre casting in August: Osage County, I will have to see this movie because it kinda works, actually. In case you don’t know anything about the story, it’s based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Tracy Letts and it’s all about a dysfunctional family who reunites in Oklahoma when they’re forced to return for a funeral.
We’ve got Julia Roberts, Abigail Breslin, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis… this has some serious potential. Well, now we’ve also got a trailer for the film, which comes out on November 8. What do you think? I’m so on board.
PS – did you guys know Abigail Breslin has a financial incentive clause written into her contract for the movie? She got paid $75,000 for working on the movie (which only took 2 weeks) but can apparently earn $50,000 more if she gets a Golden Globe for the role, and an additional $50,000 if she gets an Oscar. That’s such a weird clause, but I guess pretty clever? (Not gonna happen, though.)
September 12, 2013 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
Lindsay “300 Strikes And You’re Out” Lohan has been doing pretty well since she got out of rehab for the millionth time. She got paid $2 million for an interview with Oprah (that no one watched) as well as a “docuseries.” She hosted an episode of Chelsea Lately and shot a guest appearance on the TV show Eastbound & Down. She got good reviews — the only good reviews — for the crapfest known as The Canyons. There’s even rumors that she’ll host the season premiere of Saturday Night Live.
So I guess since everything’s coming up Lohan, Lohan’s striking while the iron is hot by trying to get Meryl Streep‘s attention. Lohan and Ms. Streep actually starred in a film together way back in 2006, A Prairie Home Companion. That’s 7 years ago in normal people time, fourteen in Lohan years. Yesterday Lohan posted their 2006 photoshoot for Entertainment Weekly on her Instagram with #tbt. TBT stands for “throwback Thursday.” The context makes sense but still, girl. Kinda desperate.
My favorite comment is “lol wut”.
August 30, 2013 at 5:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Oh, you guys, I’m sorry. When I asked the question of “who is the highest paid actress in Hollywood?” and then put a picture of Meryl Streep right up there at the top, that made it look like Meryl is the highest paid actress, didn’t it? I’m sorry, but it’s just not true. Meryl is on the list, but she’s not at the top. She deserves to be at the top, but she’s not.
Before I let you know the richiest rich lady in Hollywood, let me just show you the top ten list, all right? I’ll go ahead and tack on the amount of money they made in the past year, just so you can cry while you balance your checkbook like I do.
10. Jennifer Aniston – $11 million
9. Kristen Wiig – $12 million
8. Meryl Streep – $12 million
7. Sarah Jessica Parker – $15 million
6. Julia Roberts – $16 million
5. Charlize Theron – $18 million
4. Angelina Jolie – $20 million
3. Sandra Bullock – $25 million
2. Cameron Diaz – $34 million
Ok, but who do you think landed in the number one spot? Who do you think made nearly three times as much as the beloved Meryl Streep? Who do you think made a few million dollars more than Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston combined?
1. Kristen Stewart – $34.5 million
Yes, thanks to them Twilight movies and Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart is the top-earning actress in all of Hollywood. Does anyone else feel physically ill?