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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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While speaking at the International Press Freedom Awards this week, Meryl Streep opened up about her own personal experience of physical violence.

After paying tribute to the bravery exhibited by journalists in certain circumstances around the world, Meryl, who turned 68 in June, said: "I do know something about real terror."

In a hugely emotive speech, the Oscar-winner recalled once having to play dead in a desperate attempt to save her own life.

"The two times in my life when I was threatened and dealt with real physical violence, I learned something about life that I wouldn't have known otherwise, and I was lucky because my instincts served me well."

"In one instance, I played dead and waited until the blows stopped. Watching, like people say you do from about 50 feet above, where I was beaten."

Meryl goes onto recall another instance in which she bore witness to an attack on another woman, saying: "I just went completely nuts and went after this man."

The footage, which has been shared on Twitter, has amassed considerable engagement, with one Twitter user writing: "Amazing woman actress and if sharing her experience gets publicised then maybe someone else will know they are not alone."

Take a look here…

 

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Meryl Streep was one of the first big a Hollywood names to condemn Harvey Weinstein after he was accused of sexual assault and harassment.

The iconic actress appears on the cover of this month's American Vogue.

The actress detailed to Vogue her thoughts on the matter since it broke, and described how she discusses the matter with her daughters often. 

 

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When asked by Vogue what she discussed with her daughters at the dining table, she replied: 'Harvey Weinstein, it’s all we talk about. It’s horrible.'

'We want them to be free, we want them to be proud, we want them to be female,' she said of her three daughters Mamie, Grace and Louisa.

'But you can’t… we put them in danger by not informing them about the male gaze and how it works on young girls.'

 

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Streep went on to describe the current #MeToo moment of Hollywood history as a massive one for gender equality and combatting sexism. 

'This is a door that will not be closed, we’ve got a foot in there now, and it will be very different for people to conduct their lives the way they have in the past,' she told Vogue.

“‘Oh, that’s just locker-room talk. Oh, that’s just the way men are.’ No, it’s not.'

Streep also said that she hoped that this was the beginning of a future where gender imbalances would be questioned. 

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The Oscars are just around the corner, and we're already speculating on what Hollywood's elite will be wearing.

Meryl Streep has been nominated for her 20th Oscar this year, and so the battle to dress the star for the big event must have been bloody.

According to People, the actress opted for Chanel, but cancelled the couture order after receiving an offer of payment to wear another labels dress.

 

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“I made a sketch, and we started to make the dress,” Lagerfeld told WWD.

He went on to say that after production began on the dress, he received a call from Meryl's team saying that the dress was no longer necessary as they had been offered payment from someone else for Meryl to wear a different gown. 

"Don’t continue the dress. We found somebody who will pay us,” the actress’s team said, according to Lagerfeld's claims.

 

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Chanel has a policy of not paying celebrities to wear their garments.

"After we gift her a dress that’s €100,000 , we found later we had to pay. We give them dresses, we make the dresses, but we don’t pay,” he said.

However, the actress's team has refuted the claims, saying it is against the Oscar nominee's morals to wear a sponsored garment. 

The Hollywood drama is already staring and the Oscars hasn't even happened yet. 

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After being honoured with the Cecil B. De Mille Award at last night's Golden Globe Awards, Meryl Streep gave a speech which has sent social media into meltdown.

Without naming any names, the iconic actress gave a scathing assessment of the American President elect Donald Trump in a move which has divided Twitter users today.

While the vast majority praised Meryl for using her moment to offer her opinion on the 45th president, others called Meryl out on supposed hypocrisy.

"There was one performance this year that stunned me," Meryl told the audience. "It sank its hooks in my heart. Not because it was good.  There was nothing good about it. But it was effective and it did its job.”

"It made its intended audience laugh and show their teeth. It was that moment when the person asking to sit in the most respected seat in our country imitated a disabled reporter."

"Someone he outranked in privilege, power and the capacity to fight back. It kind of broke my heart when I saw it. I still can’t get it out of my head because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life."

And, unsurprisingly, Twitter wasted no time sharing their thoughts on Meryl's words.
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Just when we thought Meryl Streep had played every character worth playing, the Oscar-winner goes and surprises us by dressing up as none other than Donald Trump.

Dressed in a comically long red tie, fat suit and orange wig – with a face full of badly applied fake tan – the 66-year-old actress joined Christine Baranski on stage last night at the annual Shakespeare in the Park Public Theater Gala in Central Park.

The two actresses looked the part as Meryl sang lines like "You'll let me know, why all the women say no" to The Big Bang Theory's Christine who was dressed as Hillary Clinton.

The performance of Brush Up Your Shakespeare from musical Kiss Me, Kate was highly praised on Twitter as audience members tweeted excitedly about the rather unusual duet.

All we need now is for Meryl to run for president.

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There’s something a bit satisfying about seeing celebrities BEFORE they became famous.

And usually that comes along with a weird hair do or less-than-fashionable clothes. But not this time.

Anne celebrated her People's Choice Awards nomination for Favourite Movie Actress by posting high school yearbook photos of fellow nominees Meryl Streep, Scarlett Johansson, Melissa McCarthy, and Sandra Bullock.

Usually, if someone posted an old photo of you, it would be a nightmare but these ladies look just as good then as they do now.

Can we just note how well Meryl Streep has aged?! You go, girl!

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Hollywood A-lister Meryl Streep has found herself on the receiving end of serious backlash this week because of a t-shirt she was wearing.

Not exactly a fashion disaster, it was the slogan written on the t-shirt which has proved to be incredibly problematic.

The actress—along with her other female co-stars, including Carey Mulligan— appeared in a photo shoot for Time Out London, wearing a white shirt with the slogan, "I'd rather be a rebel than a slave."

Many on Twitter thought it was a poor decision to have the stars of Suffragette photographed wearing this T-shirt. (Photo: Twitter)

The line comes from a speech made by the women’s rights activist Emmeline Pankhurst, whom Meryl portrays in the film Suffragettes. The full passage reads:

 "I know that women, once convinced that they are doing what is right, that their rebellion is just, will go on, no matter what the difficulties, no matter what the dangers, so long as there is a woman alive to hold up the flag of rebellion. I would rather be a rebel than a slave."

 

Many social media users however took issue with the line printed on the t-shirts worn by the actresses.

Taking to Twitter, they pointed out the slogan implied racial insensitivity and slammed the actress online for wearing something that would have such connotations.

 

Such was the backlash that the magazine had to release a statement to address the issue:

"It has been read by at least half a million people in the U.K. and we have received no complaints," the publication said.

They added that it was people who saw the quote and images “out of context” who were mistaken.

This is the second time in recent weeks that Meryl has been facing some heat from the public.

In the same interview she was asked “are you a feminist?”

Her response disappointed many in Hollywood who are arguing for equal pay for female actors:

I am a humanist, I am for nice, easy balance.”

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Could this possibly be the most exciting news we've heard all week?

The Devil Wears Prada is being made into a stage musical. 

Broadway producer Kevin McCollum told The Hollywood Reporter that a partnership with 20th Century Fox means many films will be turned into musicals, starting with the 2006 film that starred Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep.

The actors have not yet been confirmed but we all know Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway are well capable of singing, lets not forget Mamma Mia and Les Misérables. Anne even won an Oscar for the role. 

Both Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt have said they would consider returning, if a sequel was on the cards for the second book by Lauren Weisberger: Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns.

When asked about the possibilty of a sequel, Emily said: "I think I would do it. We all were told to go on these skinny diets for the first time, but I'd be up for it."

Even if they don't get a part in the musical, we're sure it will be equally as good as the movie, if not better. 

We can't even deal with the excitement…

 

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