Now it can be told: Meryl Streep's insecurity about her looks almost stopped her from becoming an actress. The three-time Oscar-winner made the startling admission while accepting an honorary doctorate from Indiana University this week. "I was always in plays, but I thought it was vain to be an actress," said the 64-year-old screen veteran. "Plus, I thought I was too ugly to be an actress. Glasses weren't fabulous then." Streep also dispensed some sage advice for aspiring thespians: "What makes you different or weird, that's your strength. Everyone tries to look a cookie-cutter kind of way, and actually the people who look different are the ones who get picked up. I used to hate my nose. Now I don't. It's okay."
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Snoop Dogg has given his stamp of approval to Brian Williams' version of Gin and Juice. The rapper went onto Twitter on Tuesday morning to register his amusement at the news anchor's unwitting version of the Snoop song, which was accomplished by the careful editing of words said by Williams on various broadcasts of NBC Nightly News. The remix ran on Monday's episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which previously aired a doctored version of Williams performing Rappers Delight. Tweeted Snoop: "hahaha my guy!! Bwilliams doing gin and juice – I luv it."
If comedian Louis C.K. looks uncomfortable on his FX sitcom Louie or while performing standup, he's just trying to be funny. The comedian comes clean about his offbeat method in the upcoming May issue of GQ. In the interview, C.K. says he routinely puts himself in awkward situations in order to learn more about himself. "You've got to embrace discomfort," he said. "It's the only way you can put yourself in situations where you can learn, and the only way you can keep your senses fresh once you're in there." By way of example, C.K. recalled the time when he sat with bussed-in African-American children at his mostly white junior high school in Boston. "It was awkward and scary, but I made a lot of black friends, and that was the only way to do it. It had to be uncomfortable."
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Teri Polo has filed for bankruptcy. Best known for her role in the Meet the Parents movie franchise, the 44-year-old actress recently filed documents claiming that she's nearly $1-million (U.S.) in debt and owes roughly $772,000 in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service. TMZ reports that Polo also has more than $36,000 in unpaid credit-card bills. Most recently, Polo has been starring in the ABC Family series The Fosters.
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Seminal seventies rockers Led Zeppelin will release two rare recordings in advance of the rerelease of the band's first three albums. One recording is an early version of the Zeppelin hit Whole Lotta Love, while the other is their take on the blues standard Keys to the Highway, which was recorded in 1970. The two tracks are among several new songs that the band plans to release along with the reissued albums, which are expected to be released in mid-June.
Uma Thurman has pulled the plug on her engagement to the father of her baby daughter. After seven years together, the Kill Bill star and financier Arpad Busson reportedly called off their wedding months ago but only recently decided to tell family and friends. The pair got engaged in 2008 and are the parents of daughter Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Attalune Florence, now 21 months old. Thurman has two other children with ex-husband Ethan Hawke.