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Jameela Jamil doesn't hold anything back when it comes to body-shaming, and abuse in the entertainment industry.

She has become renowned for her comments blasting the Kardashians for endorsing weight-loss products, and also is on a campaign attempting to ban airbrushing and photoshop.

The Good Place actress has now opened up about her feelings regarding designer Karl Lagerfeld, who passed away yesterday aged 85.

Jamil re-tweeted an article entitled Stop Mourning Oppressors: Anti-Condolences for Karl Lagerfeld by Lara Witt, expressing disdain for those who are sharing grief about the controversial designer.

"I’m glad somebody said it. Even if it is a little soon. A ruthless, fat-phobic misogynist shouldn’t be posted all over the internet as a saint gone-too-soon. Talented for sure, but not the best person," she wrote.

Chanel confirmed yesterday that the iconic German visionary had died. Lagerfeld worked as creative director of Fendi, Chanel and K by Karl Lagerfeld simultaneously until his death.

Lagerfeld was renowned globally for his acerbic wit, though some of his comments embroiled him in controversies, particularly those involving weight loss and #MeToo.

He was known for calling Adele "a little too fat", and said of Pippa Middleton; “I don’t like the sister’s face. She should only show her back.” Wow…

Of Princess Diana, he said in a 2006 interview; “She was pretty and she was sweet, but she was stupid." As if that wasn't bad enough, he then got political. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Two years ago on a French TV show, he blamed German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the migrant crisis and invoked the Holocaust.

The Guardian wrote that he quoted; “One cannot – even if there are decades between them – kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place.” Oh God…

He then targeted legendary actress Meryl Streep, claiming she had specially ordered a Chanel dress to wear to the Oscars, but changed her mind when a different designer offered her a dress. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Meryl completely disputes this, and Chanel doesn’t pay actresses to wear their fashions on the red carpet, despite the fact that many designers in the industry do.

When he was asked about Streep, he said, “A genius actress, but cheapness also, no?” Meryl responded, saying; "Karl Lagerfeld, a prominent designer, defamed me, my stylist, and the illustrious designer whose dress I chose to wear, in an important industry publication. 

"That publication printed this defamation, unchecked." Don't hold back, gal.

Lagerfeld also told a German magazine that he will only hire thin models for his runway shows because “no one wants to see curvy women”.

When asked to comment on model victims of sexual harassment, said: “If you don’t want your pants pulled about, don’t become a model! Join a nunnery." Oh Karl…

Jameela Jamil's reponse to his death has caused some social media users to claim she has a lack of respect for the dead and condemned him too quickly.

“Seriously let’s have some respect for his death keep your opinion at least respectful at this time,” wrote one person. Others showed their support for the actress;

Others claim that she dragged his name too soon, and his family are only beginning to mourn;

“Regardless if your opinion is right or wrong, a lot of people seem to have liked and respected this person. Do you think it would be more respectful to voice your opinion after hes been mourned by friends and family?” wrote another user.

Jamil responded with another, succinct tweet;

She wrote, "Gonna write an essay about this instead of trying to put my thoughts on this into a tweet. How problematic the industry has been for girls is too complex for this."

We look forward to reading this essay, as the issue is definitely a complicated one. Do you agree with Jameela, or think it was too soon?

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I have a confession to make… I have seen Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again three times. I know, I know, there are so many incredible movies out at the moment, but there’s something about this cheesy film that I just can’t resist.

Sure, it is pretty cringe-worthy and goofy, but the touching storyline of Sophie and her family trying to cope with the loss of Donna really tugs at your heart strings.

Seeing the adventures of young Donna unfold on screen was really moving and extremely enjoyable because I was madly in love with the three actors playing young Sam, Bill and Harry.

Okay, maybe the main reason I keep going to see this film is Josh Dylan, but it is also the friendship, the setting (take me to Greece now, please) and glorious duo that is Julie Walters and Christine Baranski.

I promised myself I wouldn’t go see the movie a fourth time, however, when I spotted this upcoming event I broke that promise instantly.

The Lighthouse Cinema is hosting a sing-along screening of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again and I will without a doubt be there singing (badly) along to every single word of every single song.

“One of the most popular films of Summer 2018 returns for a one day only Sing-Along event! Not that you'll need any encouragement singing ABBA songs but feel free to give it loads.”

“Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again.”

The screening takes place on September 16 and tickets are available here.

 

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This is the dream musical event. What else would you do on a Sunday evening other than sing (badly) along to Waterloo and stuff your face with popcorn?

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One of our favourite films of all time is being remade, and the cast could not be more perfect!

We all watched the 1994 version of Little Women, starring Winona Ryder, Christian Bale, Susan Sarandon and Kirsten Dunst. It was one of those films we watched to get out of reading the book for school, but we ended up actually loving it.

Winona stole our hearts as the spirited Jo, who strained for independence and leaned on her sisters when life got tough. The movie adaptation was a heartwarming tale of sisterhood, romance, war, identity, and family.

Then last year, BBC’s mini-series took a new perspective on Louisa May Alcott’s classic. Each actor adhered to the book’s interpretation of them: Maya Hawke, playing Jo, strived to illuminate her character’s imperfections, Willa Fitzgerald showed Meg’s journey was one of self acceptance, and Annes Elwy embodied Beth’s social anxiety in a real and moving depiction.

Now, rumours of a modern interpretation of Little Women are spreading, and the word is that it will begin filming next month, according to Variety.

Allegedly, Emma Watson has been approached by Sony for a role, and although it is unknown which March sister she will play, her shorter hair and fiery Hermione attitude suggest she would be the perfect Jo. However, her poised and determined role of Belle as a romantic could suggest she would make an excellent Meg.

The Harry Potter star is said to be replacing Emma Stone, who was originally asked to be part of the film but had to turn the offer down due to filming clashes with Fox Searchlight film The Favourite.

The upcoming drama will be directed by Lady Bird’s Greta Gerwig. It will also star Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, and Florence Pugh.

As of now, the film’s release date is sometime next year, and we cannot wait to see it!

Stay tuned for an upcoming trailer as more of the classic movie’s details are confirmed.

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It has been over a decade since the classic fashion film, The Devil Wears Prada hit our screens, and one particular lip-synch video is going viral. 

Depicting one of the film's most iconic scenes, the one in which Miranda Priestly reads Andy Sachs for absolute filth over her dismissal of two 'identical' belts while wearing that cerulean sweater, Meryl fan Bowen Yang is taking the internet by storm. 

The video, which now has over 1.6 million views, has been shared all over social media.  

Bowen has been highly praised for his depiction of Meryl's performance. 

Every thing from the inhalations to the head tilts is completely perfect, and highlights the subtlety of the art of acting. 

In the wake of the videos success, a very humble Bowen took to Twitter to express that he doesn't feel his portrayal is perfect. 

 'I'm probably being too expressive in the vid,' he tweeted. 

We have to disagree Bowen, you did the role such justice. 

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Sundays are all fun and games until reality hits and you have to get yourself organised for another week of work. The Sunday night fear is something we all experience, but fear not, we have the perfect solution that is bound to lift your spirits tonight.

If anything is going to bring a smile to yourself tonight it’s a musical. Sometimes all you need is to curl up on the sofa and watch Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Amanda Seyfried sing and dance to ABBA’s greatest hits.

Forget about your 6am start and watch Donna and the Dynamos shimmy to Dancing Queen. Ignore the fact that you have a mountain of unwashed dishes in the sink and prance around your living room to Voulez Vous. Boost your ego by listening to Pierce Brosnan singing SOS (God loves a trier.)

RTÉ 1 are making our Sunday night a hell of a lot better by showing Mamma Mia at 9.30 pm tonight.

The movie is one of our all time favourites. We know it’s cheesy, but it’s the ultimate feel-good movie.

Mamma Mia is a musical/rom-com that will make your heart feel warm, leave your sides hurting from laughing and turn you into a blubbering mess all within the space of 109 minutes. 

It follows the story of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) who has grown up not knowing who her father was, but as her wedding day approaches, she wants her dad to be there to give her away.

She takes matters into her own hands and invites her mum's (Meryl Streep) three former lovers- Harry (Colin Firth), Bill (Stellan Skarsgard) and Sam (Pierce Brosnan)- to the wedding. One of the three men is her father, and Sophie believes if she gets to know them she’ll find out who her dad is.

Mamma Mia is on RTÉ1 tonight at 9.30 pm.

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We all shudder in terror when reflecting on our intern days. Days filled with running coffee orders and practically living in the office.

But none of us had it nearly as bad as Andy, the fresh-out-of-college intern at Runway Magazine. We totally felt for her in Lauren Weisberger's book The  Devil Wears Prada. 

The book and film adaptation follows the story of a newly hired personal assistant for an editor at a fashion magazine.

According to Harper's Bazaar, Lauren admitted that the book was based on her own experience as an intern at Vogue. The character Miranda, her boss in the book, was inspired by Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

(Yes, Miranda really exists!)

The story follows Lauren’s experience working as Anna’s personal assistant and what life was like working for the magazine.

And we just love Meryl Streep's interpretation of her!

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Obviously, she said at the Hearst Big Book Festival, her novel was a dramatised version of her real experience.

So, it took us by surprise when the author recently revealed that she does not regret working for the ‘devil’ in Prada, despite how difficult her job was.

Say what? We know Miranda slays, but nobody would want to work for her! The intimidating editor has no patience for her assistant and sends her on ridiculous errands like fetching an original manuscript of Harry Potter for the editor's daughter.

And for those of you who haven’t seen the film, then clear your weekend schedule. It’s sasstastic!

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Despite the job's hardships, Lauren confessed: “I don't think I could've had a better experience in terms of my career.”

She learned so much during her intern job and relished the opportunity to see how the magazine ran everything so efficiently.

Her flair for fashion, no doubt, was probably a major factor in her motivation to stick through her nightmarish boss’  demands.

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However, Lauren does admit she complained throughout the duration of her job. “I did a lot of complaining. [..] But I absolutely loved it. Looking back at that time, it was one of the most valuable times of my career.”  

Although the book is filled with horror stories of her demanding boss and her constant scrambling to please her, humour weaves the plot together in a must-see manner.

Working can be difficult when it’s long hours, and let's admit it, we all have had a boss we wanted to scream at.

But, like Lauren, if you surround yourself with the best people in the biz, then it’s worth the bottom-of-the-food-chain treatment. One day, you will earn your spot up top and be able to use everything you’ve learned in the process.

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Lady Bird stars Saoirse Ronan and Timotheé Chamalet will join forces again for a remake of one of the best novels.

The duo are set to star in Greta Gerwig's adaption of the beloved Louisa May Alcott book Little Women.

Variety reported that Meryl Streep, Emma Stone Florence Pugh will also join the Lady Bird actors in the remake.

Little Women follows the lives of the March sisters -Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy- and their mum during the Civil War. Their father is away at war and the family face many difficult times, but their sisterly bond helps them get through the highs and lows of teenage life.

The four sisters travel down different paths and soon realise that growing up isn’t as easy as they once thought it would be.

Saoirse Ronan recently gushed about her love for coming-of-age movies, so this will be the perfect fit for her.

She told RTÉ Entertainment about her love of movies similar to The Breakfast Club and Lady Bird.

“I loved things like Rebel Without a Cause and Dirty Dancing. Lots of films that, I suppose, were about a young person figuring out who they were in the world. That seemed to be what I was really drawn to,” Saoirse expressed.

There’s no doubt in our minds that Gerwig’s adaption of Little Women will win the hearts of fans across the globe, especially with such an impressive cast.

We cannot wait to hear more about it!
 

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The rumours are true – Meryl Streep is set to star in Big Little Lies' second season.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Post actress will play Mary Louise Wright, mum to the cruel Perry Wright (Alexander Skarsgard).

Also, be warned, there are spoilers ahead for anyone who hasn't finished the first season. 

After Perry's death in season one, Mary Louise comes to Monterey partly out of concern for her grandchildren, and also because she wants answers about what happened to her son.

This must be a dream come true for showrunner David E. Kelley (and, of course, the rest of us), as he previously told The Hollywood Reporter that she would be a part of his dream cast for Big Little Lies.

Another star he'd like to include? Tom Hanks. We can get behind that combination!

Season two is set to be seven episodes long, and David has already written the scripts for each episode.

 

Welcome to the #BigLittleLies family Ms. Streep – can’t wait xx

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So far, only Meryl, Reese Witherspoon, and Nicole Kidman are confirmed to be returning, while the others' deals are reportedly still being worked out.

Indeed, we expect hefty pay rises for Zoe Kravitz and Shailene Woodley after reports that Reese and Nicole will be paid one million dollars per episode.

The show garnered eight Emmys and four Golden Globe Awards for its first season, so we expect Meryl's addition to the cast will only increase Big Little Lies' critical acclaim.

With eight Golden Globes and three Oscars under her belt, the 68-year-old is the definition of star power.

While no official return date has been set, it's expected that Big Little Lies will be back on our screens some time in 2019. 

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Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep are breaking the Internet today with their versions of each other's best film roles. 

The pair of iconic actors will be featuring together in upcoming film The Post, and were on the show to detail their upcoming roles. 

However, in typical Ellen fashion, the talk show host offered them the opportunity to put their own spin on each other's stand-out roles.

Meryl named Tom's lead role in Forrest Gump as her favourite performance of his, and gave a pretty epic rendition of his famous line: 'Life is like a box of chocolates.' 

Tom then gave Meryl's role as Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada a shot, and his version was uncanny, albeit emphasised. 

Donning a wig, he then delivered her icon lines from The Iron Lady.

Check it out for yourself below:

 

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Meryl Streep has become the target of a new street art campaign in Los Angeles after she denied knowledge of any alleged incidents of sexual misconduct involving Harvey Weinstein.

A number of posters showing the actress smiling alongside the disgraced producer have appeared across the city.

Covering her eyes is a red banner displaying a very clear message – “She knew.”

The poster campaign was launched just one day after the 68-year-old released a statement claiming that she “did not know about Weinstein’s crimes.”

“I wasn’t deliberately silent. I didn’t know. I don’t tacitly approve of rape. I didn’t know. I don’t like young women being assaulted. I didn’t know this was happening,” she told Fox News.

The statement came after Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan, criticised the actress after she revealed she would be wearing black to the upcoming Golden Globes as a silent protest against sexual misconduct in the industry.

“Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @GoldenGlobes in a silent protest,” McGowan said in a now-deleted tweet.

“YOUR SILENCE is THE problem. You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real change. I despise your hypocrisy.

The campaign has sparked a huge reaction from Twitter users: 

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Meyl Streep has responded to Rose McGowen's criticism of her perceived defence of Harvey Weinstein. 

'Actresses, like Meryl Streep, who happily worked for The Pig Monster, are wearing black @goldenglobes in a silent protest. YOUR SILENCE is THE problem,' Rose tweeted, before deleting the tweet. 

'You’ll accept a fake award breathlessly & affect no real chance. I despise your hypocrisy.' 

Rose is one of many women who allege that Weinstein raped her in the 90s. 

'It hurt to be attacked by Rose McGowan in banner headlines this weekend, but I want to let her know I did not know about Weinstein’s crimes, not in the 90s when he attacked her, or through subsequent decades when he proceeded to attack others,' Meryl told The Huffington Post. 

'I wasn’t deliberately silent. I didn’t know.'

'I don’t tacitly approve of rape. I didn’t know. I don’t like young women being assaulted. I didn’t know this was happening.'

'HW was not a filmmaker; he was often a producer, primarily a marketer of films made by other people- some of them great, some not great.'

'But not every actor, actress, and director who made films that HW distributed knew he abused women, or that he raped Rose in the 90s, other women before and others after, until they told us.'

'We did not know that women’s silence was purchased by him and his enablers.'

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Rose McGowan has taken to Twitter to hit out at fellow actress Meryl Streep, accusing her of playing down the allegations made against disgraced Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein. 

Rose, who was one of the first stars to come forward in the scandal, took issue with the way Meryl spoke about the situation after she branded it as "the most gargantuan example of disrespect," in a recent interview for USA Today

The actress felt that Meryl's choice of words did not accurately represent the severity of Weinstein's actions. 

"No, Meryl, IT’S A F***ING CRIME. You are such a lie # ROSEARMY Meryl Streep on Harvey Weinstein allegations: It's 'the most gargantuan example of disrespect' – USA TODAY," she wrote. 

Meryl is by no means the first female star to be criticised for not speaking up.

Rose previously slammed the women of Hollywood for not condemning his crimes, saying their "silence is defening." 

However, many of Rose's followers seem to think she may have jumped the gun on this one, with many encouraging the actress the re-read the article and check her sources. 

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