At the 2012 Academy Awards each celebrity came out looking her personal best.
Sunday night's Oscar telecast was enough to make you drop your knitting and stare in amazement at the contortions being performed on stage at the none-dare-call-it-Kodak Theater -- and not necessarily by Cirque du Soleil, whose performance was one of the evening's weirder moments.
Jessica Shaw, senior writer for Entertainment Weekly, discusses the big winners at last night's Oscars ceremony.
The arrivals themselves can be likened to a meal at a swanky restaurant. The red carpet is the table, upon which a series of delicious dishes are to be served up.
Celebrities arrive on the red carpet of the 2012 Golden Globes Awards in Los Angeles.
CNN's Neil Curry previews the new movie "The Iron Lady" featuring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher.
There's always been something about Margaret Thatcher that makes grown men go weak at the knees, particularly members of the Conservative Party. Perhaps she revives memories of stern schoolmistresses; perhaps they just grudgingly admired a strong woman telling them what to do.
Much like Clint Eastwood's "J. Edgar" before it, Phyllida Lloyd"The Iron Lady" (from a script by "Shame" writer Abi Morgan) fails partly due to its attempt at covering the entire life of a controversial figure by taking a rather dull, middle of the road position on their life and partly by whitewashing what that person did.
Mamie Gummer tied the knot with stage actor Ben Walker on Saturday in Connecticut
Musician James Taylor, historian Bernard Bailyn, novelist Joyce Carol Oates, actress Meryl Streep and pianist Van Cliburn were among a small group of honorees recognized at the White House Wednesday for their contributions to America's arts and humanities.
The actress slips into character as the former British prime minister in her new movie, The Iron Lady
They both love Glee! Find out which other stars are mega-fans of the hit FOX show
A movie in the works may pair the actresses together with Stanley Tucci directing
John Cazale is probably the most famously unfamous actor in the history of cinema.
Style, beauty and a certain je ne sais quoi is in the genes for these ultra-glamorous mother/daughter duos.
The winner also uncovers Jesse James's toughness, Meryl's kiss and Clooney's pool prank
For the first time in almost 70 years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made room for 10 nominees for best picture.
CNN's Ali Velshi talks to CNN Producer Graham Flanagan about who should win and who will win at the Academy Awards.
It's Avatar vs. The Hurt Locker, Sandra Bullock vs. Meryl Streep and more
Below is the list of nominees for the 82nd annual Academy Awards. The Oscar ceremony will take place on March 7 and will be televised by ABC.
"Avatar," watch your back. You too, Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.
A look inside the 10 movies up for the coveted best picture Oscar.
The actress is honored by friends and family at a party for amfAR
The Julie & Julia Oscar contender also admires the work of the other nominees
Former husband and wife James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow to compete for Best Director prize
John Krasinski, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis and Jane Lynch get the laughs and box office bucks, but are unlikely to get Oscar nods
The stars of Julie & Julia and The Blind Side continue their mock rivalry for best actress awards
The best actress winner, for Julie & Julia, says she's often doom and gloom
Also in the winners' circle: Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock, Robert Downey Jr. and Jeff Bridges
Will Clooney, Streep, Bullock or a newcomer take top honors?
James Cameron carried home two Golden Globes on Sunday night for his 3-D blockbuster, "Avatar."
The stars came out in full force for the 67th Annual Golden Globes.
Plus more surprises and winners at the Critics' Choice Awards Friday night
A love story for the aged -- not just for the ages -- works only when its actors are the ones an audience puts on a pedestal, such as Meryl Streep, the newly crowned elder stateswoman of the romantic comedy.
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:
Stanley Tucci, Anna Paquin and Glee's Jane Lynch will also be presenters at the show
Hollywood gave itself one heck of a Christmas present this year: the single best day in the history of the box office.
From PenÃ©lope Cruz in Nine to Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes, which star will get your $10?
The drama, starring George Clooney, gets six nods, while Meryl Streep will compete against herself
There's an old Hollywood tale, and it goes like this: Open a female-led movie around Valentine's Day. Watch women go in droves and drive up box office numbers.
A 12-minute stare-down helped the actress bring her Fantastic Mr. Fox character to life
The Oscar-winner's daughter, Mamie Gummer, is engaged to fellow thespian Ben Walker
Showbiz Tonight's A.J. Hammer reveals the most rich and famous women over 40.
Happy birthday, Catherine Zeta-Jones. You are turning 40 this month, joining an exclusive club of women in show business who are marking the same milestone this year.
One month after the record-breaking opening of "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," the team of Paramount and game-maker Hasbro proved again that toys are serious business at the box office.
The Oscar winner dishes on her film role as celebrated chef Julia Child
The Oscar winner, 34, looks to Sophia Loren and Meryl Streep as her role models
Graham Flanagan's Top 5 Oscar Moments of 2009
With PEOPLE's Sexiest Man Alive Hugh Jackman at the helm, producers hope the new format will draw a big audience
Greg Cannom. Remember that name.
If you had to describe one Hollywood actress as "heavyweight" Meryl Streep would be a pretty strong contender for the title.
Kevin Spacey says their role is shifting, and Meryl Streep tells CNN they're becoming "scarily irrelevant."
Myleene Klass investigates the role and influence of the film critic in this month's The Screening Room.
Plus: Kate Winslet continues her award show victory lap and 30 Rock cleans up
The actors of "Slumdog Millionaire" won outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, and Heath Ledger posthumously won best supporting male actor at the 15th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday.
The Screen Actors Guild stops its in-fighting long enough for "The 15th Annual SAG Awards." CNN's Brooke Anderson reports.
It's hard to imagine Meryl Streep having second thoughts about tackling any role, but the actress admits that she had doubts about "Doubt," her newest project.
The nominations for the 66th annual Golden Globes are listed below, with winners in bold:
Plus: Critics' Choice also loves Slumdog Millionaire and The Dark Night
Alice Temperley likes to camp. Which is why the British fashion designer, who escapes her London workshop to rusticate in a tepee on her Somerset country estate, was recently commissioned by One & Only Le Saint Géran to erect a similar structure on their beach in Mauritius.
"Frost/Nixon" is a fact-based drama, starring Michael Sheen and Frank Langella, about a mid-1970s confrontation between a wily British TV host and a disgraced American president. "Doubt" is a fictional drama, starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, about a mid-1960s confrontation between an imperious Bronx nun in charge of a parochial school and a liberal priest she is convinced has behaved improperly with a student.
Tom Cruise and James Franco are also in the running for their out-there comedy roles
The nominations for the 66th annual Golden Globes were announced Thursday morning. They are:
Berry, DeGeneres and Carrie Underwood are among the new names for Stand Up to Cancer
Picture in your mind's eye a trip to Africa.
CNN's David McKenzie caught up with some celebrities in Africa on an unusual tourist trip.
Holy box office! Batman may surpass Titanic as Hollywood's biggest moneymaker
It's tempting to say that "Mamma Mia!" has the worst choreography of any big-screen musical in history, though that would imply that what happens in the film is choreography.
Thank you for the music – but the Swedish band won't be reuniting
The '70s quartet step out for the first time in two decades at the film's Stockholm premiere
The actress says she's lucky to be sharing the screen with Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan.
CNN's Kareen Wynter looks at the career of Oscar-winning director Sydney Pollack, who died of cancer.
Robert Redford directs the political thriller ''Lions for Lambs'' starring Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep.
Liberal message movies tend to follow the Mary Poppins principle: Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. The sugar is suspense, mystery, romance -- the sweeteners Hollywood sprinkles over Important Issues like corporate duplicity or blood diamonds to render them palatable.
Actor Robert Redford talks to CNN's Larry King about Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Truth' and the virtues of being 'green.'
The rich are getting richer, but that isn't buying them much love from the movies; it may only be upping the hatred.
Despite its star wattage -- including Meryl Streep, Vanessa Redgrave and others -- the film is a limp look at what might have been
Talk about musical chairs.
CNN.com's top 10 entertainment stories of the year:
Maybe it's because the Ant Queen (summer's movie MVP, Meryl Streep) is so excellently magisterial. Or because Nurse Ant Hova and Wizard Ant Zoc (Julia Roberts and Nicolas Cage, both of them loose and playful -- yes, Cage is playful, not gloomy!) are such a cool formicary couple.
IF YOU WORK FOR A DEVIL IN PRADA
As legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland used to say in the era before daunting editor Anna Wintour, who inspired the character of terrifying editor Miranda Priestly, who, in the yummy, carb-lite fashion-world fantasy "The Devil Wears Prada," rules the fictitious magazine Runway like a magnificently cruel empress -- well, as DV used to say, People Are Talking About ... Meryl Streep.
Like most movies directed by legendary filmmaker Robert Altman, "A Prairie Home Companion" is packed with stars. Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Kline, and Woody Harrelson all have roles in the film based on Garrison Keillor's beloved radio show; Lily Tomlin and Meryl Streep play a musical sister act, and starlet Lindsay Lohan - hot off "Herbie Fully Loaded" - shows up, improbably, as Streep's poetry-penning daughter.
Who are the Harry Potter movies for, anyway?
There's a bright new talent in town and his name is Ben Younger.
In "Batman Begins," director Christopher Nolan gets back to a deeper, darker vision of the Caped Crusader. It delves so deep into the hero's origins that, if anything, the movie loses some steam once Christian Bale actually dons the cape and cowl.
Movies have come a long way in 100 years. People used to pack halls to see "moving pictures" of people just walking down the street. In the early days, the sight of a gunslinger pointing a six-shooter into the camera in "The Great Train Robbery" was enough to cause a temporary panic in theaters.
Staplers are going glam this holiday season.
Its ads say "It's not TV, it's HBO," but the cable network certainly dominated television's top awards Sunday night.
The Jonathan Demme remake of John Frankenheimer's classic 1962 drama "The Manchurian Candidate" lacks some of the heart and soul of the original, but it still manages to be entertaining thanks in large part to the talents of Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep and Liev Schreiber.
"Around the World in 80 Days" and "The Stepford Wives" hit big screens in June, but this wasn't the first time they films were in theaters.
"Around the World in 80 Days" joins "The Stepford Wives" at the multiplex this weekend, but these movies aren't exactly new.
Valentine's Day is coming up fast and you haven't a clue what to get. Fortunately, some celebrities offer helpful hints.
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