Donald Trump took to Twitter today to dub Meryl Streep “one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood” after she delivered a speech against him during last night’s Golden Globes ceremony.
It turns out the president-elect has quite a thing for using the word “overrated.” From Jon Stewart to Jerry Seinfeld, here’s all the big names who have made his list.
“@kanikagahlaut: Can anyone explain why @JerrySeinfeld is so unfunny on twitter and @realDonaldTrump is so funny?” Jerry is highly overrated— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2013
.@Richard_Meier, a highly overrated architect, has had many problems with buildings he has designed.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2013
One of the worst and most boring political pundits on television is @krauthammer. A totally overrated clown who speaks without knowing facts— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2015
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
I always said that Debbie Wasserman Schultz was overrated. The Dems Convention is cracking up and Bernie is exhausted, no energy left!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2016
The entire cast of “Hamilton”
The cast and producers of Hamilton, which I hear is highly overrated, should immediately apologize to Mike Pence for their terrible behavior— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2016
“@_Snurk: @realDonaldTrump Love it! Always respect FIGHTERS over overrated loser POLITITIANS!! Inspire GREATNESS! #TRUMP #2016”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2015
I promise you that I’m much smarter than Jonathan Leibowitz - I mean Jon Stewart @TheDailyShow. Who, by the way, is totally overrated.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 24, 2013
Jon Stewart, again.
Jon Stewart is the most overrated joke on television. A wiseguy with no talent. Not smart, but convinces dopes he is! Fading out fast.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2015
One more time, for the cheap seats.
While Jon Stewart is a joke, not very bright and totally overrated, some losers and haters will miss him and his dumb clown humor. Too bad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2015
The Golden Globes aired last night, and there were plenty of juicy, poignant and altogether unexpected moments to go around. From Meryl Streep’s shout-out to Natalie Portman’s roots to Carrie Fisher tributes, we’re breaking down all of the night’s best Jewish moments.
The ceremony paid an unprecedented homage to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.
The Golden Globes doesn’t usually have an “In Memoriam” segment, but an exception was made this time around.
“This past year, we lost so many legends and icons, but a few weeks ago, we lost a mother and a daughter within just a couple of days, and it was a terrible loss that we all felt,” host Jimmy Fallon said before a tribute segment for the two actresses was screened.
carrie fisher and debbie reynolds #GoldenGlobes tribute pic.twitter.com/7tNQrxx4K5— stardust (@tolkienianjedi) January 9, 2017
Stars also mourned the loss of the mother-daughter duo.
When Meryl Streep accepted her Cecil B. DeMille Award, she said her good friend Princess Leia once told her, “Take your broken heart and make it into art.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus took on DJ responsibilities.
Rock that DJ booth, @OfficialJLD. pic.twitter.com/ToUAL3nMfE— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 9, 2017
Andrew Garfield got some unexpected side action.
After Ryan Reynolds lost out to Ryan Gosling for best actor in a motion picture musical or comedy, he took it like a champ — promptly laying a big kiss on Garfield’s lips.
spideypool (2017) pic.twitter.com/OCnaPpOCvs— ㅤh (@mcurogers) January 9, 2017
Amy Schumer hung out with her “friends.”
The comedian snapped this picture of herself “hanging” out with couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively.
And Reynolds returned the favor.
Evan Rachel Wood rocked a tuxedo for all the right reasons.
“I’ve been to the Globes six times. I’ve worn a dress every time. And I love dresses, I’m not trying to protest dresses,” Wood said. “But, I want to make sure that young girls and women know they aren’t a requirement and that you don’t have to wear one if you don’t want to. To just be yourself because your worth is more than that.”
Aly Raisman made it official with NFL player Colton Underwood.
Remember back in the day when Underwood said in an interview that he would love to date gymnastics superstar Aly Raisman? Well, looks like he got his wish. The two made a red carpet appearance together as a couple.
Streep’s shout-out to Natalie Portman’s Israeli roots.
During a poignant speech about the president-elect, Streep pointed out that Hollywood is “crawling with outsiders and foreigners.”
“Who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places,” she said. “Sarah Jessica Parker was one of seven or eight kids in Ohio. Amy Adams was born in Vicenza, Italy. And Natalie Portman was born in Jerusalem.”
The actress went on to to explain that if we kicked out everyone in the industry who is foreign, audiences would have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts.
This article was first published in the February 26, 2010 issue of the Forward.
On the celebrity family tree, a Jewish film director has been revealed as the missing link among Albert Einstein, Meryl Streep and TV’s Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Mike Nichols, the Oscar-winning director of the 1967 film “The Graduate,” learned that he shared connections with a surprising set of “cousins” in “Faces of America,” a new PBS series that traces the background of a dozen prominent participants. Hosted by Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., the show uses a combination of genealogical records and DNA testing to make a series of unexpected discoveries, some of them stretching back dozens of generations.
For Nichols, born in Berlin in 1931 as Michael Igor Peschkowsky, those discoveries both confirmed old family legends and turned up new information. In a vindication of the filmmaker’s mother, genealogical records showed that Nichols’s great-grandfather was indeed a second cousin to Einstein — a claim the filmmaker said he’d long dismissed as family lore.
In the age of “Hunger Games” and “Divergent” dystopian frenzy, expectations are at an all-time high for the movie adaptation of Lois Lowry’s “The Giver.”
Unlike Katniss Everdeen’s gritty District 12, Lowry’s best-selling novel takes place in a warped future where all the unpleasant aspects of life have been erased. No war, no pain. And no feelings.
As Meryl Streep — throwing some major shade in the newly released trailer — says: “When people have the freedom to choose, they choose wrong.”
Starring alongside Meryl (aren’t we all?) are newcomer Brenton Thwaites as the main character, Jonas, Jeff Bridges (who also produced), Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift (what?) and Israeli actress Odeya Rush.
Watch the trailer here:
Photo credit: Meryl Streep in “The Giver”// Youtube
“Hope Springs,” opening nationally August 8, is centered on a long-married couple whose relationship has gone stale. Kay Soames, played by Meryl Streep, is frustrated by the lack of intimacy in her relationship with her husband Arnold, played by Tommy Lee Jones. Arnold refuses to acknowledge that anything is wrong and resists her efforts to visit marriage counselor Bernard Feld (a brilliant Steve Carell). Feld’s attempts to put a spark back in their lives lead to several humorous and, uh, intimate scenes that come close to mandating adults-only viewing.
Blending all this together is director Dave Frankel, whose resume includes “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Marley & Me” and “The Big Year.” He is the son of former New York Times executive editor and Pulitzer Prize-winner Max Frankel. David spoke to the Forward’s Curt Schleier about the perils of making movies for grown ups, filming sex scenes and growing up with a famous dad.
Curt Schleier: Does it take a lot of chutzpah to come out with a movie for grown ups in today’s marketplace?
David Frankel: Sadly it does. I think everyone would love to do these movies, but there are challenges marketing them. Adults don’t go to the movies. Which comes first? Is there nothing out there that they want to see or is it that they just don’t go? It’s a difficult situation when you look at it from the studio marketing point of view. I also think that for adults, television is no longer a vast wasteland. There’s incredibly good television, series that can go on for years and sew up every night and weekends. So I think making a movie worth leaving home for, that doesn’t have people in masks and capes, is a pretty small needle to thread.
And yet you released “Hope Springs” in the summer, prime mask and cape time. Is that better or worse for your prospects?
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