A (temporary) goodbye


I’ve assumed that I don’t have enough time and, to be honest, the nerves to keep that blog up anymore. I think the time has come to actually give up on updating it. It was nice to turn it into a ‘sources’ blog because frankly it’s just already written articles added for you to find more easily. I’m terribly sorry to announce that now, right before the Awards season besides Meryl’s got so many projects that she’s currently working on (sorry to disappoint you). Exactly because of that I figured I won’t have the opportunity to post every single thing that’s about to come in the upcoming year and in future in general.

I have a Tumblr blog which I’m updating constantly so you can visit that if you want though it’s nothing to do with posting articles but photos mainly. You can also contact me on Twitter.

Finally I wanna say that I may go back to this website at some point that’s why I’m not going to shut the blog down so you can still check old articles, interviews, etc.

Although, in advance, I want to wish you all Happy holidays, hopefully a great year to be lying ahead of you filled with happiness, love and success. And of course let’s not forget that Meryl was nominated for a Golden Globe yesterday (the ceremony’s on Jan 12) The Oscars nominations are going to be announced on Jan 16 while the ceremony will be held on March 2. The SAG awards ceremony will take place for the first time on a Saturday on Jan 18. Au revoir! x

20th Annual SAG Awards nominations


Nominations for the 18th Annual Satellite Awards – March 9, 2014


Meryl Streep – August: Osage County -The Weinstein Co.
Judi Dench – Philomena – The Weinstein Co.
Sandra Bullock – Gravity – Warner Bros.
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine – Sony Pictures Classics
Amy Adams – American Hustle – Sony
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Enough Said – Fox Searchlight
Adèle Exarchopoulos – Blue Is the Warmest Color – Sundance
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks – Disney

See all nominations here

August: Osage County Q&A – November 25, 2013


Meryl Streep joins John Wells and Tracy Letts with the cast for a LIVE Q&A MONDAY on the August: Osage County Facebook!

Leave your questions in the comments (or on Twitter using #AugustOsageCounty)!

Photo: Meryl Streep joins John Wells and Tracy Letts with the cast for a LIVE Q&A MONDAY on the August: Osage County Facebook!Leave your questions in the comments (or on Twitter using #AugustOsageCounty)!

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Actors Hall of Fame Induction – February 9, 2014


The Actors Hall of Fame Foundation today announced that 15 international award winning actors will be inducted into The Actors Hall of Fame on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2pm in Culver City.

The 2014 Inductees are: Julie Andrews, Robert DeNiro, Judi Dench, Robert Duvall, Kirk Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Olivia de Havilland, Hal Holbrook, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, William H. Macy, Maggie Smith and Meryl Streep.

A special performance by The Hobart Shakespeareans, a class of 5th graders from Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles, under the guidance of their National Medal of Arts winning teacher, Ralph Esquith will be one the highlights of the Induction celebration.

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Meryl Streep, charity work – Education Above All


Working with global NGO, Education Above All, we created this short film to describe the plight of 57million children – that they are denied their right to basic education and with that their opportunity to improve their lives, often lived in poverty. Filming took place with Syrian refugees in Lebanon, indigenous tribes in the Amazon rainforest, poverty stricken children in DRCongo, girls in Rajasthan and children avoiding drugs and violence in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. Meryl Streep kindly gave her time to provide the voice over. I wrote the words. Production house was Quite Frankly Productions in London, Lies Deneys directed.

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‘August: Osage County’ – New York premiere – December 12, 2013


AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.

Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name made its Broadway debut in December 2007 after premiering at Chicago’s legendary Steppenwolf Theatre earlier that year. It continued with a successful international run and was the winner of five Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Play.

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is directed by John Wells (THE COMPANY MEN) and features an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham.

Donated By: John Wells

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