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Patriot Act: You loved her in "Mamma Mia." Now, Meryl Streep is … Captain America's grandma! By day, she's a mild-mannered nana in sensible pumps, but when evildoers are afoot, she takes them on using her secret weapons: Her patriotism and her baking skills, because no bad guy can withstand a piping-hot, all-American apple pie in the face. In Meryl's defense, she wore this red, white and blue Catherine Malandrino number in Paris on Inauguration Day, but pride of country is still no reason to let your matronly flag fly. And that's exactly what the sublime thespian has been doing for too many years. "The Devil Wears Prada" proved that Streep can carry off the haute-est of couture, and yet she stubbornly sticks to dowdy duds that we secretly suspect she found on the clearance rack at Ross. Meryl, you once said "there's no sell-by date" on your forehead. We couldn't agree more, and it's about time you started taking as much pride in your appearance as you do in the good ol' US of A.