Donald Trump Slaps Back At Meryl “Over-Rated” Streep For Golden Globes Speech

Well, this didn’t take long.

Via the New York Times:

President-elect Donald J. Trump dismissed Meryl Streep as “a Hillary lover” early Monday morning after the actress, in a speech at the Golden Globes award ceremony, denounced him as a bully who disrespected and humiliated others.

Mr. Trump, in a brief telephone interview, said he had not seen Ms. Streep’s remarks or other parts of the Globes ceremony, which were broadcast on NBC, but he added that he was “not surprised” that he had come under attack from “liberal movie people.”

While anti-Trump comments at the Globes were relatively restrained, Ms. Streep, one of the most outspoken progressives in the film world, mounted a powerful critique of Mr. Trump’s abilities as a performer, complimenting in a backhanded way a style of showmanship that she all but called insidious.

“There was one performance this year that stunned me — it sank its hooks in my heart,” Ms. Streep said. “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,” she said, referring to a speech by Mr. Trump in 2015 when he shuddered and flailed his arms, seeming to mock a disabled reporter for The New York Times. “It kind of broke my heart when I saw it, and I still can’t get it out of my head, because it wasn’t in a movie. It was real life.”

Of course, Trump still denies that he was mocking the reporter, when it’s clear that’s exactly what he was doing. Not only did he use physical movements to mimic the reporter, these were movements we had never seen Trump use before.

p.s. calling Meryl Streep “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood” is so off the mark it borders on parody. You’ll note she was accepting  the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award for her incredible body of work.

Here’s the speech again, just in case you missed it:

Here’s what Twitter had to say about Trump’s tweets:

Meryl Streep Delivers Epic Takedown Of Donald Trump Without Ever Mentioning His Name

Honored with the prestigious Cecil B. Demille Award tonight at the Golden Globe Awards, Meryl Streep took to the stage admitting she had lost her voice, then went on to say everything that needed to be said.

Along the way, she delivered an epic takedown of our incoming Cheeto-in-chief.

Via Mediaite:

Then, she asked, “Who are we? And What is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places. I was born and raised and educated in the public schools of New Jersey. Viola (Davis) was born in a share-croppers cabin in South Carolina,” and mentioned several other actors’ and actresses backgrounds, before asking, “Where are their birth certificates?” She added, “If you kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch except for football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts.”

She said there were “many powerful performances this year,” but there was one that “stunned” her and “sank its hooks in [her] 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,” she said, becoming emotional.

“When the powerful use their position to bully others,” she said, “we all lose.”

She then addressed the press, saying “we need the principled press to hold power to account,” and called on the “famously well-heeled Hollywood Foreign Press” to support the Committee to Protect Journalists. “We’re going to need them,” she said, “and they’ll need us to safeguard the truth.”

She concluded by sharing something Carrie Fisher once told her: “Take your broken heart, make it into art.”

Meryl Streep Does Donald Trump Drag

Meryl Streep proved she can play any role – ANY – by appearing last night in Donald Trump drag.

From the New York Daily News:

The award-winning actress, 66, bellowed an inspired twist on Cole Porter’s “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” as the presumed Republican presidential nominee during the Public Theater’s 2016 Gala finale.

She fashioned her hair after Trump and let her bold red tie hang low while joining Tony-winner Christine Baranski on stage at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park for a duet from the musical “Kiss Me Kate.”

Trailer: Ricki And The Flash Starring Meryl Streep

Ricki And The Flash – starring Meryl Streep, Audra McDonald, Kevin Kline and Rick Springfield.

I think that covers just about every demo you could want, amiright?

Meryl Streep takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in Ricki and the Flash.

In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield, portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki; Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband; and Audra McDonald as Kline’s new wife.

Hits theaters August 7.

Video: Meryl Streep’s Deleted Song From “Into The Woods”

Meryl Streep in INTO THE WOODS

As often happens in filmmaking, things get cut.

Even when it’s a new song written by theater legend Stephen Sondheim for Meryl Streep.

But thanks to the DVD release, the song/sequence is included as a bonus feature.

In the video below, director Rob Marshall intros the song – “She’ll Be Back” – which was apparently written to follow the witch’s confrontation with Rapunzel.

Watch below, and order here.


Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski & Tracey Ullman Parody Sondheim For Rob Marshall

Into the Woods stars Christine Baranski, Tracey Ullman, and Meryl Streep prepared a little something to honor Rob Marshall (receiving this year’s New York Apple Award) this past Sunday at the Artios Awards, the Casting Society of America’s annual bash honoring achievements in casting.

Some cute lines like “Rob took us all to the festival” and “Sometimes people cast you, just because you’re good…”

Teaser: Meryl Streep In “Into The Woods”

In this new clip from the upcoming INTO THE WOODS movie, Meryl Streep’s “Witch” instructs the Baker and his wife (played by James Corden and Emily Blunt) how they might undo the curse which keeps them childless.

The reviews keep coming in strong for the Stephen Sondheim movie musical directed by Rob Marshall. Opens in wide release Christmas Day.