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Meryl Streep Hangs with 50 Cent

Last night, Charlie Widdoes reminded that sometimes, the best option is to squelch the selfie. There is no CW pose, no CW locale and very few CW cohorts that could top the following tweeted photo from the New York Knicks digital media coordinator:

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If this were a movie, it might be called January: Knicks Country. A rap song: “In Da Oscar Club.” Per a report in the New York Daily News, add in – just for kicks – a five-time NBA champion superstar and it becomes ree-donk-ulous:

“Best ball KOBE, Best Rap 50, Best Actress Meryl Streep,” Fiddy captioned the [Instagram] pic. “TOP THAT.”

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Who Knew These New York Yankees Were Such Good Actors?

Certainly not Jimmy Fallon and certainly not us. But thanks to Wednesday’s great little Late Night drop-in, this pair of Yankees proved they can also when needed step up to be “Mr. August.”

During Fallon’s latest Audience Suggestion Box skit, Mark Teixeira (as Ivy’s mom, Meryl Streep) and CC Sabathia (as Ivy, Julianne Nicholson) donned wigs, confidently recited dialogue in front of some manufactured homestead backdrop and forever imprinted themselves into the August: Osage County catalog.

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Ellen DeGeneres on the Pros and Cons of Hosting the Oscars

The affable afternoon talk show host did a bit Tuesday about her process of saying yes to a second go at hosting the Oscars. It was cute, although come Academy Awards time, the gag writing needs to be a lot stronger.

At one point, DeGeneres noted the following:

“Pro: Meryl Streep could get a record 17th Oscar nomination.
Con: Hashtag #wereoveritmeryl.”

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Bernard Goldberg Rips WaPo Columnist for ‘Grotesque’ Analogy

There was obviously and understandably no shortage of opinion pieces in the Washington Post this week about the Jeff Bezos deal. But today, fellow journalist Bernard Goldberg takes the paper to task for one of those items.

In the lead paragraphs of an August 6 “WP Opinions” item, Ruth Marcus suggested that selling the paper to Bezos was Donald Graham’s “reverse Sophie’s Choice moment.” Goldberg thinks that’s simply ridiculous and, offensive:

Grotesque, I think, comes closer to describing the comparison Ms. Marcus makes. The decision to sell a newspaper is akin to the decision by a mother about which of her two children to save and which to give to the Nazis for extermination? In what universe would that be?

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Tina Brown Kicks Off Women in the World 2013 with Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie and More

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For the fourth annual Women in the World Summit, Tina Brown and Newsweek Daily Beast gathered remarkable women of all stripes to highlight their sisters around the globe and provide solutions to atrocities like the honor killings in Pakistan and the tens of thousands of rapes in Syria.

In her opening remarks Thursday at Lincoln Center, Brown urged everyone in attendance to take Sheryl Sandberg‘s advice a step further and “lean ON” companies and governments to do a better job at protecting and propelling women forward. Read more

Atop Mulholland Drive, Reporter’s Assignment Starts with a Charlie Sheen Dotted Line

Even though Charlie Sheen has mercifully stopped making boastful “tiger blood” DNA claims, those three initials are still part of his Mulholland Drive gated community make-up. Only now, they’ve been re-arranged to spell NDA.

We know this because Karina Longworth leads off her fun house-call LA Weekly cover story with a reminder that celebs like Sheen are doing all they can to prevent a triggering of the TMZ coffers. With, in the reformed actor’s case, a little help from seasoned entertainment PR pro Larry Solters. From Longworth’s article:

I am intercepted in Sheen’s driveway by a security guard, a friendly, not-intimidatingly-large man who asks me to come with him into the garage to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

This is a first for me. I scan the five pages of legalese, in which the undersigned — me — is referred to as “the Employee.” To what extent, I wonder, will signing this document impede my ability to do my actual job of interviewing Sheen and his childhood friend, Roman Coppola, about their new movie, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III?

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LA Weekly Film Critic Karina Longworth Decides to Go Freelance

This is both a surprise and a reversal of the usual currents underlying the departure of a full-time print film critic. Today is Karina Longworth‘s last day as an LA Weekly full-time film editor writer and former film editor. She will continue to contribute as a freelancer and explains the decision was entirely hers:

For some time I’ve been itching to try new things, to write for additional venues and in formats I’m not practiced in… Then, a book project came along that I couldn’t turn down, and I decided it was time to make the leap. Said book will be my priority for the next couple of months…

This is not Longworth’s first book. Earlier this fall, Phaidon Press published the English-language version of an overview of the career of Star Wars maestro George Lucas that Longworth completed in 2011 for Cahiers du Cinema. ”The new book is on Meryl Streep,” Longworth tells FishbowlLA via email. “It’s again for Cahiers du Cinema. This one is longer, more in depth; it’s the story of her career and craft via critical analysis of ten performances.”

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Latest LAFCA President Stephen Farber Settling In

In addition to his duties as an author and freelance film writer, Stephen Farber has a new gig: president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assocation (LAFCA). He took over in late July from Brent Simon and tells FishbowlLA he has just begun working on the logistics of the group’s annual awards dinner.

Farber recently wrote a quartet of reviews for The Hollywood Reporter from Telluride and says that by year’s end, he will have written somewhere between two and three dozen critiques for the publication. He also contributes interviews and critical essays to outlets such as The Daily Beast and the LA Times.

“As an example, I did a piece for The Daily Beast before The Artist won Best Picture,” Farber recalls. “I was writing that if it did win, it would be the first time that a movie about movies or about Hollywood had won that prize, even though many such pictures have been made and, in some cases, been nominated.”

A problem in recent years with the Oscars telecast is that the winning performers have previously won the same prize at several other major awards shows, rendering their acceptances speeches moot. For example, Lincoln’s Daniel Day-Lewis could possibly run the table in 2012.

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Made in NY Honors for Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep

Some of the most famous people in the entertainment industry were given New York City awards.

The Made in NY Awards, in its seventh year, honor individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the City’s entertainment and digital media industries.

Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement at Gracie Mansion yesterday, along with the City’s media and entertainment commissioner Katherine Oliver.

“This has been a remarkable and record-breaking year for New York City’s entertainment and digital media industries, which are vital parts of our economic diversification strategy,” Bloomberg said. “More New Yorkers than ever before are taking advantage of the opportunities within these growing industries. Congratulations to all of the honorees, who are proof-positive that when you’re Made in NY, you can make it anywhere.”

This year’s recipients have six Academy Awards between them.

Robert De Niro burst on the scene with Martin Scorsese‘s Mean Streets in 1973. A year later, he was an Oscar winner for his portrayal of Don Corleone in The Godfather Part 2. His role was completely in Italian.

Hard to pick a signature performance, but Scorsese’s Raging Bull is always atop any list. De Niro won his second Oscar, and only Best Actor trophy for the gritty boxing drama.

In 2001, in the weeks following the 9/11 attacks, De Niro and business partner Jane Rosenthal, co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival.

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Gloria Allred Still Figuring Out How to BCC

Yahoo’s Dylan Stableford got a funny scoop after super lawyer Gloria Allred accidentally forgot to BCC the 380 journos on her invite list to an Oscar viewing party at the Beverly Hills Hotel–on behalf of Ginger White, the woman who claims to have had a 13-year affair with Herman Cain.

First of all, what a weird fucking party to go to. Even by LA standards.

“So, did you watch the Oscars last night? The fucking French, huh?

“Yeah. What was all that yelling about? Just bring the dog up with you, tap dance a little and get the hell out of there.”

“Anyway, hung out with Herman Cain’s (alleged) mistress at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Just a doll. And she totally called Meryl Streep. The Academy owed her one.”

As far as the actual blown BCC goes, Stableford writes that at least one journo on the list wasn’t too pleased. “Dear Gloria: Thanks for sharing your entire mailing list with your entire mailing list.”

Stableford has the emails in full if you’re curious.

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