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Meryl Streep Gets Honored At The White House

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So well deserved! She's such a wonderful actress!

On Wednesday, Meryl Streep was honored at the White House by Barack Obama himself, where she was presented with the National Medal of Arts.

Here's what NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman had to say about the honor in a statement:

“The National Medal of Arts recipients represent the many vibrant and diverse art forms thriving in America. From criticism to literature, music, poetry, sculpture, and theater, these honorees’ devotion to shaping and sharing American art is unrivaled, and I join the President and the country in saluting them.”

Congratulations, Meryl! We're very proud!

Here's the full list of 2010 National Medal of Arts Recipients:

Robert Brustein, Theatrical Critic, Producer, Playwright, and Educator
Van Cliburn, Pianist and Music Educator
Mark di Suvero, Sculptor
Donald Hall, Poet
Quincy Jones, Musician and Music Producer
Harper Lee, Author
Sonny Rollins, Jazz Musician
Meryl Streep, Actress
James Taylor, Singer and Songwriter
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival (Becket, Mass.)

Do U think Meryl deserves this honor? What about the other recipients?

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12 comments to “Meryl Streep Gets Honored At The White House”

  1. 1

    She is soooo overrated!

  2. 2

    No doubt they were all donors to Obama's campaign, or Obama worshipppers.

  3. 3

    The artsy/actor liberals are the only ones he can get to pay attention to him. No, it's true. No dignitaries from any other countries are paying any attention to him and a lot of our own democrats aren't anymore either. The most recent totally unbelievable embarrassment was when Egypt's leader officially stepped down and Obama found out about it the same way everyone else did. On the news. Egypt didn't even contact the US. That is unfreakin heard of.

  4. 4

    While the Middle-East & North Africa burn, unemployment continues to rise, gas prices skyrocketing, those Obamas continue to party! BTW, Streep's good but not worthy of the award.

  5. 5

    Re: Mad Dog – "overrated"??? i beg your pardon?? so i guess your opinion weighs more than those of most of the film critics nowadays?

  6. 6

    Of course she is. She's an amazing actress and if you say otherwise then you're cleary dumb. Having won the Golden Globe, two Academy Awards, a BAFTA and a SAG Award she's not just anybody. She's an amazing actress and everything she touches becomes gold whether it is on awards or money. She has been nominated the most (16 times) on the Oscars and everytime she makes a movie she's nominated again.
    She deserves it, and whether or not you like it, she got it. Attacking her for donating to a campaign is just stupid, and talking about Obama's stuff in this post is pointless.

  7. 7

    What is wrong with the president? Save the money for all of these parties and spend them on people who are hungry or losing their homes!!

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  9. 9

    Meryl Streep is the world's greatest actress. Check out Woody Allen's Manhattan again. Check out Meryl Streep then. Still the question remains, like Goldie Hawn, did Meryl Streep start out as a Times Square stripper in Manhattan before meeting Woody Allen? Was Meryl Streep an exotic dancer in New York City?

    Thomas Chi
    Selling Sex in Hollywood

  10. 10

    Perez - Meryl Streep received the National Medal of Arts, but she was not in attendance at the White House.

  11. 11

    Re: jsqtsa – It's who you know in Hollywood that counts.

  12. 12

    Re: tiggerchick5Re: Genghis KhanRe: Miles30Re: GirlTaco

    The National Medal of Arts is an award and title created by the United States Congress in 1984, for the purpose of honoring artists and patrons of the arts. It is the highest honor conferred to an individual artist on behalf of the people. Honorees are selected by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and ceremoniously presented the award by the President of the United States. The medal was designed for the NEA by sculptor Robert Graham.