Meryl Streep

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In theaters, Meryl Streep rocks out in a family dramedy and Kevin Bacon sizzles as a bad cop. At home, imagine the chances of this: Two new DVDs debut a moody film starring Tom Hardy...and a period piece based on a novel by Thomas Hardy. Hardy har-har!
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From last winter to this July, I grew out my bangs — and was appalled to discover “what lies beneath”: misshapen eyebrows of multiple colors, missing tails and long, wiry hairs boinging this way and that. Brow makeup, which I loathe (and had successfully avoided until that moment), suddenly became a daily necessity.
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It won’t put a dent in the long-awaited return of Seth MacFarlane’s famously foul-mouthed teddy bear, but Infinitely Polar Bear — the quirky, warm-hearted story of a family coping with mental illness — is this week’s best grownup bet in theaters. At home, the Rolling Stones party like it’s 1971.
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As 75 million boomers march steadily toward old age, a health care problem of monumental proportions awaits.
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Sam Elliott — he of the gravelly drawl and arched eyebrows — will be a special guest at the AARP Life@50+ Movies for Grownups Film Festival in Miami (May 14-16).
Meryl Streep
There’ll be no shortage of blockbuster movies this summer, but one I’m most looking forward to is Ricki and the Flash, the dramatic comedy starring Meryl Streep as a veteran rocker. If only she’d paid less attention to sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll, she realizes too late, and more to her all-but-abandoned children (one of whom is played by Meryl's real-life daughter Mamie Gummer).
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Did you notice that the biggest fashion statement at Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony was understatement? No matter her age, almost every woman walking the red carpet looked respectable, not racy.
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The Oscar gods were good to artists over 50 on Sunday with Birdman director Alejandro G. Iñárritu,  Whiplash star J.K. Simmons and Julianne Moore of Still Alice taking home top awards, plus a surprise appearance by 79-year-old acting icon Julie Andrews brought the star-studded audience to its feet.
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The most nominated actress in Oscar history, Meryl Streep, did not take home a fourth Academy Award Sunday night, but she looked every bit a winner in an evening suit that was a stand out in a crowd of  extravagant ball gowns. As the graphic below demonstrates, Streep's style has evolved since her first nomination in 1978. She attended the ceremony 18 of the 19 times she was nominated, missing the festivities in 1991 when she was pregnant with her fourth child.
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Russell Crowe, no longer a young man at nearly 51, thinks women around his age should just get over themselves and even at “40, 45, 48” be content to move into their dotage on screen. Tell that to gorgeous new Bond “girl” Monica Belluci, who at 50 will star with four-years-younger Daniel Craig in the upcoming 007 spectacle, SPECTRE.
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