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Margaret Thatcher dies of stroke at 87

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is dead of a stroke. She was 87.

Her spokesman Tim Bell said, “It is with great sadness that Mark and Carol Thatcher announced that their mother, Baroness Thatcher, died peacefully following a stroke this morning.”

Thatcher was one of her country’s longest-serving prime ministers, in office from 1979–1990, and the only woman to hold the title. She was inextricable from her conservative politics — including the Falklands War with Argentina as well as her anti-tax and anti-labor positions. “I am not a consensus politician,” she said. “I am a conviction politician.” READ FULL STORY

Mamie Gummer and Ben Walker split

Mamie Gummer, daughter of Meryl Streep, and Ben Walker have decided to end their marriage after less than two years, People reports. READ FULL STORY

Meryl Streep presents Viola Davis with Women in Film award

They may have been Oscar rivals earlier this year, but there’s nothing but love between Meryl Streep and Viola Davis. Streep, who ended Davis’ awards run for The Help by winning the Best Actress Oscar for The Iron Lady, lauded her friend and colleague Tuesday at Women in Film’s annual Crystal + Lucy Awards.

She called Davis “a lion-hearted woman;” a gifted and determined actress who studied at Juilliard, won Tony Awards and captivated Hollywood with her eight-minute performance in Doubt. “She was a newcomer at 45,” Streep joked.

Davis returned the love as she accepted the award. “I have a confession,” she said, sharing how touched she was when Streep sent her a card after the film wrapped. Davis also kept a photo of the two of them together on set. “Okay Meryl, I framed the card,” Davis said. “So you can never come over to the house.”

Other honorees at the private ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel were actresses Christina Applegate and Chloe Grace Moretz, NBCUniversal Cable chief Bonnie Hammer, cinematographer Anette Haellmigk, and five female executives from Fox.

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