Meryl Streep Is Most Thanked Person in Oscar Speeches

Lara Spencer reports the latest stories in the Pop News Heat Index.
3:00 | 02/21/14

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Transcript for Meryl Streep Is Most Thanked Person in Oscar Speeches
How about some "Pop news"? Friday edition. Whoo. Good morning to you all. When it comes to Oscar speeches we can always count on stars talking about and thanking folks that got them up there. The director, producer, film studio and, of course, the academy. But as for specific name checks, "Slate" magazine went through speeches for the past dozen years and counted and Meryl Streep has been thanked in acceptance speeches more than even the good lord. No. Wow. This honor through her already staggering Oscar stat, 18 nominations and 3 wins in a 35-year period and robs another one coming and, Meryl, we thank you for that. Wow. She has been thanked more than the good lord. Thank you for not winning. That's amazing. So glad I beat you. Meryl Streep. Also in "Pop news" this morning, great filmmaking comes down to exceptional casting. Alfonso cuaron was in advance talks with Angelina Jolie and Robert Downey Jr. To play the leads before Jolie backed out to direct "Unbroken" and Downey jr.'s improvisational style did not work for "Gravity's" tech heavy format. He had a pretty decent backup plan wouldn't you say in Sandra bullock and George Clooney. Cuaron, the film and bullock up for awards. Having a deep bench is what I call it. Exactly. Two different ways to go. It worked. You know what, as my mom always says everything always works out for a reason. Finally in "Pop news" this morning, the time jimmy Kimmel cried wolf. Social media going wild Thursday when U.S. Olympic Luger Kate Hansen posted a video to her page saying a wolf was wandering the hallway in her room in sochi. There it is. It was jimmy. He fessed up on his show admitting he may have done it Skyping with his partner in crime. Here it is. I want to say thank you for helping us with this important mission. Yeah, you know, any time I can offer my services. Are you -- did you get in trouble at all for doing this? Um, you know, honestly there was a little bit more backlash than I thought there would be, but, you know, it's all worth it in the end. Yeah, everybody who was in the same hotel as her might have been slightly concerned. Kimmel explained his crew re-created the hallway at their studio and called on the services of an actor wolf to put together this masterpiece, some say, of a hoax and that's "Pop news," everybody.

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