Tom Hanks Excluded Meryl Streep From ‘The Post’ Cast Party?

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Tom Hanks Meryl Streep Snub

By Andrew Shuster |

Tom Hanks Meryl Streep Snub

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Did Tom Hanks really exclude Meryl Streep from a party he threw for the cast of their upcoming film The Post? One of this week’s tabloids is attempting to create a feud between the Oscar winners over a supposed snub. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and we can exclusively set the record straight.

The latest issue of the National Enquirer says that Hanks hosted a cast get-together prior to shooting the new drama, which revolves around the publishing of the Pentagon Papers, but he didn’t extend an invite to the movie’s leading lady. A so-called “source” tells the magazine, in bizarrely unnatural language, “Tom actually had the chutzpah to shun America’s cinematic treasure.”

The seemingly nonexistent insider adds, “The film’s director, Steven Spielberg, doesn’t do rehearsals, so Tom asked a bunch of the actors to his house so they could get acquainted – but he did not ask Meryl to join them – and, of course, she found out about it. Meryl’s a great actress, but even she can’t play at acting like she doesn’t care!” The alleged source concludes, “The flick finished shooting last summer, but she’s still fuming about how icy ‘nice guy’ snubbed her dead.”

Despite how fake these quotes sound, Gossip Cop still checked in with Hanks’ rep, who laughed off the tabloid’s report before assuring us it never happened. And while the tabloid hides behind a nameless “source,” the actor’s spokesperson further assures us on the record that Hanks and Streep “adore each other” and “got along amazingly well” on set. In fact, Streep joked in a recent interview that Hanks “should be president.” Obviously, the actress has nothing but admiration for her co-star.

It should also be noted, the Enquirer was forced to issue an apology to Hanks last year after it wrongly reported that he and wife Rita Wilson were getting a divorce. Obviously, the publication isn’t the best source for getting accurate news about the actor. This latest article about his alleged conflict with Streep is equally bogus.