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Is Tom Hanks Seriously Ill?

4/7/2016 6:12pm EDT
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Tom Hanks is rumored to be severely ill by a tabloid magazine that claims he's struggling with prostate issues and can barely move around.

In Touch magazine cites a questionable source in its report that the movie star is suffering a “secret health crisis.” Gossip Cop clears up the rumor by reporting it's “total BS" and just another fabricated story published by the outlet.

Inside the pages of In Touch, a source says Hanks is “suffering from prostate flare-ups and other blood sugar problems.”

Hanks does have Type 2 Diabetes, but isn't experiencing any other known health issues. In Touch'...

Tom Hanks Sued

3/30/2016 9:04am EDT
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Sued Over Chet's 2015 Car Accident
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have been hit with a lawsuit after their son, Chet, got into a car accident on a freeway in Southern California last year while driving a car registered to them.

According to TMZ, the lawsuit alleges that Chet was under the influence when he rear-ended a man named Terry Moogan. Although Chet wasn't charged with a DUI, Moogan says that Hanks and Wilson should have never allowed their son to drive the car because he was "under the influence of drugs and or alcohol at the time."

Police were not called to the scene of the February 2015 accident, Moogan claiming that...

Blu-ray Review: 'Bridge of Spies' - Worth The Money?

2/5/2016 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Bridge of Spies'
Ready to defend a sworn enemy? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Bridge of Spies" out now from Touchstone Home Entertainment. We see if there’s justice for even the un-American below!

Title: "Bridge of Spies"

Grade: 3

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan

Director: Steven Spielberg

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 141 minutes

Release Company: Touchstone Home Entertainment


The Flick: While the story of "Bridge of Spies" based on actual events has some obviously dramatic moments, it’s the inclusion of Steven Spielberg’s signature ...

Tom Hanks Named Most Popular Film Star - See Who Else Made The List

1/29/2016 9:37am EST
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Everybody loves Tom Hanks. The actor, 59, has been named America's Favorite Movie Star in a new Harris Poll. The "Big" star made the top of the list on four other occasions in 2002, 2004, 2005, and 2013.

Johnny Depp is the second most beloved film star of 2016, followed by Denzel Washington, last year's winner. Rounding out the top five are John Wayne (who died in 1979) and Harrison Ford (the star of this year's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens.")

Sandra Bullock is the highest-place woman on the list, coming in at number six. Others in the top 10 include Jennifer Lawrence, Clint Eastwood, Br...

Tom Hanks To Play Hero Pilot In Eastwood Film?

6/19/2015 9:28am EDT
Hero Pilot Role For Hanks: Tom Hanks To Play Hero Pilot Sully Su
Tom Hanks will portray hero captain Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger in a new film for director Clint Eastwood.

According to Deadline, Eastwood and Warner Bros. Pictures are negotiating with Tom Hanks to play Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who became an instant American hero in 2009.Sullenberg navigated a miraculous emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River, New York, after a flock of geese hit the plane just after it took off from La Guardia Airport.His courage saved the lives of all 155 people aboard the plane, who famously crowded the wings waiting rescue.


Rita Wilson 'Won' Her Cancer Battle!

6/9/2015 12:16pm EDT
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Rita Wilson hit the red carpet for Sunday night's Tony Awards, and at 58 she still looks pretty stunning. Especially considering that Sunday's red carpet walk was her first since undergoing surgery, following a breast cancer diagnosis in April.

But that's not stopping her! At New York City's Radio City Music Hall, Rita, who was starring in the Broadway show "Fish in the Dark" at the time of her diagnosis, looked especially elegant in a black Tom Ford gown with cutouts at the collarbones and a pair of black heels. She walked the red carpet in style with her stepson, Colin Hanks.

"I feel gr...

Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson's Son Is Wanted By British Authorities

6/9/2015 9:07am EDT
Tom Hanks' Son Chester Reportedly Trashed A Hotel Room In London
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's son Chester is wanted by the British police for allegedly trashing a hotel room and causing over $1,800 in damages.

Authorities from the Sussex police told People: "Police were called at 3:15 p.m. on Friday, May 29, by a member of staff at the Arora International Hotel in Crawley to a report that a guest had caused an estimated £1,200 of damage to a hotel room."

Chester Hanks, 24, opened up about his long struggle with alcohol and drugs in a note on Instagram in November, fearing that the media would expose his secret. He was 50 days sober at the time.


Rita Wilson's Shocking Health Reveal

4/14/2015 2:02pm EDT
Rita Wilson
Actress Rita Wilson, has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and has undergone a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery procedure last week.

Wilson, who is married to actor Tom Hanks, took a leave of absence from her current project, the Broadway play "Fish in the Dark," after doctors discovered the disease following a mammogram. The actress told People magazine that her annual test came back normal, but a friend urged her to get a second opinion.

And that second opinion probably saved her life.

"Last week, with my husband by my side, and with the love and s...

Reason #35 Why Tom Hanks Is Awesome

3/13/2015 12:50pm EDT
Girl Scouts Sell Cookies With A Little Help From Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks has proven once again why he's one of Hollywood's most likeable stars. The actor was visiting the San Francisco Bay area late last month when he bought several boxes of Girl Scout cookies and donated an additional $20 to the group. He then offered to help the troop sell a bunch more.

According to the Los Altos Town Crier, the actor offered to take a photo with anyone who recognized him as long as they purchased some cookies.

Hanks was in the area to visit Los Altos Business Machines, a typewriter shop. He was accompanied by his son Truman and wound up buying two vintage Smith-Co...

Who Has The Shaggiest Beard?

3/8/2015 3:00pm EDT
12 Celebrities With Big Shaggy Beards
Beards are huge right now. Don't believe us? Just ask anyone who's ever gone full lumberjack-mode for a month during No-Shave November. Or during "Movember," when men grow out their mustaches to raise awareness for prostate cancer and other causes.

(You'd think those two groups would have combined at some point, but they remain staunchly opposed and we're not really sure why).

Anyway, the point being: beards really are huge right now. And not just figuratively- today, beards are larger and fuller than ever. So let's celebrate our happy, hairy world, and look at some of the most famous fac...

11 Odd And Interesting Oscar Facts To Get You Ready For The 2015 Academy Awards

2/22/2015 12:03pm EST
11 Odd And Interesting Oscar Facts To Get You Ready For The 2015
The Academy Awards are almost here and it's sure to be an entertaining night involving Hollywood's biggest stars. Here are some odd and interesting facts to impress your friends at your Oscar party:

Quvenzhane Wallis and Emmanuelle Riva faced off in 2013 in the Best Actress category and set records as the young and oldest nominee, respectively. Jennifer Lawrence would go on to win for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.

- Tom Hank's acceptance speech for his role in Philadelphia became the basis of the film In & Out. He thanked his high school drama coach and outed him on national te...

What 'Cast Away' Co-Star Did Tom Hanks Reunite With?

2/6/2015 11:37am EST
Tom Hanks' Ballsy Reunion With 'Cast Away' Co-Star Wilson (Watch
Tom Hanks was reunited with his ballsy "Cast Away" friend Wilson, during a recent New York Rangers hockey game at Madison Square Garden.

Hanks held up a volleyball that looked a whole lot like Wilson after being caught on-camera while enjoying the game. The blood-stained piece of sporting equipment kept his shipwrecked character, Chuck, company in the 2000 movie "Cast Away."

Fans immediately got the joke and cheered the actor, who posed with his buddy to the delight of those around him.

The Rangers' social media team posted a video of the funny moment via Instagram on Thursday. "ICYMI at...

Tom Hanks' Son Reveals Secret Drug Battle

11/27/2014 3:29pm EST
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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's son Chester has opened up about his long struggle with alcohol and drugs.

Fearing that the media would expose his secret, the celebrity offspring, 24, posted a video on Instagram with the message: "I've been struggling with substance abuse since I was 16 years old. Finally at the age of 24 I decided to get some help. With 50 days of sobriety under my belt, I can honestly say I'm the happiest I've ever been. I'm thankful for my family and everybody that cares about me, including my fans.

"I've been blessed with the programs of AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and NA (N...

Classic 80s Tom Hanks Film 'Big' Headed For The Small Screen

10/1/2014 7:02pm EDT
Tom Hanks' 1988 film "Big" is headed for a small screen adaptation as a half-hour comedy "event series."

Executive producers Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce, who wrote and produced Fox's short-lived U.S. Army sitcom "Enlisted," will co-write and exec produce the series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show's focus will be on "what it means to be an adult and what it means to be a kid — and how in today's world, those two things are more confused than ever."

"Big," which was directed by Penny Marshall, is about a boy who put a coin in a Zoltar fortune-telling machine on the New Jerse...

Celebrities With Royal Blood

9/17/2014 11:12am EDT
Celebrities With Royal Blood
There's Hollywood royalty, and then there's the blue blood ancestry that neither talent (nor money) can buy.

Angelina Jolie was born in Los Angeles, Calif., to actors Jon Voight and Marcheline Bertrand. The "Malificent" star's maternal grandfather was French Canadian, while her maternal grandmother was Dutch and German.

It's believed that Jolie is related, on her mother's side, to French King Philip II, known as Philip Augustus. He ruled from 1180 to 1223. Philip transformed France from a small feudal state into the wealthiest and most powerful country in Europe.


Celebrities You May Not Know Have Chronic Illnesses

8/2/2014 8:00pm EDT
Celebrities You May Not Know Have Chronic Illnesses
More than 65 million people worldwide have epilepsy, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. Medication can be effective, but millions of people with the disease continue having seizures for the rest of their lives.

Several celebrities have been diagnosed with Epilepsy, including some that may surprise you.

Prince told PBS's Tavis Smiley in a 2009 interview: "I used to have seizures when I was young. My mother and father didn't know what to do or how to handle it but they did the best they could with what little they had."

The singer added: "My mother told me one day I walked in to her a...

Justin Bieber Films Tom Hanks Singing 'This Is How We Do It'

7/8/2014 7:04pm EDT
Justin Bieber Films Tom Hanks Singing 'This Is How We Do It'
Justin Bieber posted a hilarious video of Tom Hanks singing and dancing to Montell Jordan's 1995 hit "This is How We Do It" at Scooter Braun's wedding over the weekend.

The pop star uploaded the clip to Instagram with the caption: "Haha Tom Hanks singing 'This Is How We Do It' dressed like a Rabbi lol #thatdancetho."

The stars were celebrating music manager Braun's wedding to cancer activist Yael Cohen on July 6 in Canada. Other guests included Hanks' wife Rita Wilson, actress Sophia Bush, and singers Carly Rae Jepsen and Ed Sheeran.

Bieber also sang at the reception, belting out a rendi...

11 Celebrities That Have Signed Up To Go To Space

4/16/2014 2:00pm EDT
11 Celebrities That Have Signed Up To Go To Space
Richard Branson's spaceflight company Virgin Galactic has been slated to begin commercial space flights for the year 2014 and some of our favorite celebrities have signed up to take flight. These eleven celebrities are willing to risk life and limb in order to observe the stars for the mere cost of $200,000.

Space tourism is a hot topic among the rich and famous and these celebs have jumped at the opportunity to make the trip into orbit for a two-and-a-half hour voyage. Discover if your favorite celebrities are making the journey for the total of six minutes of weightlessness.


24 Celebrities Who Worked Together Before Dating

3/25/2014 3:03pm EDT
24 Celebrities Who Worked Together Before Dating
By know you've heard Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are engaged and already expecting their first child, after playing girlfriend and boyfriend in That 70s Show. However, they aren't the only celebrities who dated after working together. Check out the celebrities who fell in love on the set - you may be surprised!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt infamously met on the set of Mr. And Mrs. Smith while Pitt was still with Jennifer Aniston. While Jolie admits she fell in love with Pitt on the set, she's adamant that he didn't cheat on Aniston with her.

Despite being 20 years apart in age, ...

Oscars: 7 Actors That The Academy Always Seems To Nominate

2/26/2014 10:00am EST
Meryl Streep
1. Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep's long and illustrious career has always been the definitive goal of every actress in Hollywood. Streep holds the record for the most nominations for an actress with the academy, a total of 18. She began her streak in 1979 with a nod for Best Supporting Actress in "The Deer Hunter." Since then, Streep has scored big and won accolades as an actress to aspire to, with roles in movies such as "Kramer vs. Kramer," "Sophie's Choice," "Postcards from the Edge," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Julie and Julia" and this year's "August: Osage County."

2. Jack Nicholson


Blu-ray Review: 'Captain Phillips'

1/23/2014 10:10am EST
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Being held captive by pirates may be harrowing but can also make for a powerful flick.  That’s why we’re checking out the new to Blu-ray flick "Captain Phillips" out now from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  We review the tragic events below.



   Title: "Captain Phillips"

   Grade: 3

   Cast: Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Chris Mulkey

   Director: Paul Greengrass

   Rating: PG-13

   Runtime: 135 minutes

   Release Company: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment



The Flick: As a film "Captain Phillips" is easy to spot as the work of Pa...

Oscar Nominations 2014: No Sure Thing – Looking At The Snubs And Surprises

1/17/2014 12:00pm EST
2014 Oscar Nominations
The 2014 Oscar nominations have arrived in a busy week filled with Golden Globes, Critics' Choice Awards and SAG Awards. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences filled this competitive film year with quite a few snubs. Left off the Oscar list are big names like Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Oprah Winfrey and Robert Redford. Movies that seemed to be sure-things in September are nothing but a distant memory to Oscar voters like Saving Mr. Banks and Lee Daniels' The Butler. Who will come out on top? Well, it no longer seems to be handed to 12 Years a Slave because Gravity and American Hust...

The Biggest Snubs From The 2014 Oscar Nominations

1/16/2014 12:03pm EST
Captain Phillips
Not everyone or every movie can be nominated for an Academy Award, but that won't stop us from declared who was snubbed by the Academy this morning when the nominations were announced.

Inside Llewyn Davis: Many of today's snubs felt like it was the Academy saying, "give someone else a chance." After six Oscars and countless nominations, Joel and Ethan Coen were stricken from the record this awards season - other than cinematography and sound mixing nods. The film has an astonishing 94% on Rotten Tomatoes after over 200 critic reviews, but it did not receive one best picture nomination from...

Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks' Doesn't Need Any Saving - It's Perfect!

12/12/2013 8:45pm EST
Saving Mr. Banks

How a person feels about a particular film has nothing to do with whether it's good or bad; whether the critics love it or hate it or what your friends say about it. It's your own personal experience that counts. Some films just work for you and others don't. It's the same with art, music, and theatre - no matter how much you argue with someone over the merits of a certain film - it's not going to change the kind of experience you have.

That being said, I absolutely loved every second of 'Saving Mr. Banks' directed by John Lee Hancock ('The Blindside'). From the brilliant performances o...

Emma Thompson Loved Playing 'Rude' Marry Poppins Author In 'Saving Mr. Banks'

12/12/2013 8:20am EST
Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks
Saving Mr. Banks tells the story of the making of Mary Poppins. Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney himself and Emma Thompson plays Poppins author P.L. Travers, who fought Disney on making the film a musical and including animation. The film portrays Travers as an abrasive British curmudgeon (Travers was Australian and moved to London), and Thompson embraced her impolite side.

Related articles: SAG Award Nominees Announced; Star-Studded 'Saving Mr. Banks Premiere'; Tom Hanks Terrified His Granddaughter At Disneyland

“Is it not rather nice for all of us who’ve been so well brought up and we’re all...

Tom Hanks Talks Playing Walt Disney In 'Saving Mr. Banks'

12/11/2013 11:36am EST
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There are arguably no current stars as famous as Tom Hanks. The two-time Academy Award winner has starred in films that are part of everyone’s collection for decades. Perhaps then it was appropriate that our era’s biggest star played Walt Disney, one of the century’s most famous figures. Or, maybe it made it more challenging for Hanks to disappear into the character of Walt Disney in his new movie, Saving Mr. Banks.

Related articles: SAG Award Nominees Announced; Star-Studded 'Saving Mr. Banks Premiere'; Tom Hanks Terrified His Granddaughter At Disneyland

“Well, we had the most discussed,...

SAG Award Nominees Named: '12 Years A Slave' Tops Nods (Full List)

12/11/2013 11:14am EST
12 Years a Slave
Some people were surprised by The Butler’s presence here, but I don’t see any surprises from them. Movies like Gravity and Her (which are frontrunners for a Best Picture nomination) aren’t large cast films, and wouldn’t get the Ensemble nomination over The Butler. The big surprise is Dallas Buyers Club, which is a relatively small cast, and did manage an Ensemble nomination. That could go a long way in getting DBC to a Best Picture nomination. Also, Daniel Bruhl is back in the race with a Supporting Actor nomination for Rush.

Kudos to the SAG members for nominating James Gandolfini for E...

Tom Hanks Terrified His Granddaughter At Disneyland

11/11/2013 6:08pm EST
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In the upcoming movie Saving Mr. Banks, Tom Hanks plays Walt Disney during the development of Mary Poppins. In one scene, he takes Poppins author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) to Disneyland. Hanks took his granddaughter to the happiest place on earth while filming there, and thought everything would go well. 

“An interesting thing happens as a grandparent, that you see no reason whatsoever that your granddaughter shouldn’t be delighted to take a ride on The Winnie the Pooh Adventure,” Hanks told reporters at a press conference this weekend. “It’s Winnie the Pooh, it’s fun, it’s Pooh Bear, i...

Sandra Bullock Shows Off Her Rapping Skills On British TV

10/15/2013 10:17am EDT
Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock showed off her rapping skills during a trip to Britain to promote new film "Gravity".

During an appearance on "The Jonathan Ross Show", the actress revealed that she and co-star George Clooney would often find themselves trying to make fun of director Alfonso Cuaron's Spanish accent, but when that didn't work out, they would goof off by breaking out the Sugarhill Gang's classic hit, "Rapper's Delight".

"We were either making fun of our director... who's a wonderful man from Mexico and we attempted the accent but it turned out a little Cuban... or we would rap off to an old ...

Tom Hanks Has Type 2 Diabetes

10/8/2013 9:15pm EDT
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During an interview on the "Late Show With David Letterman," Tom Hanks revealed he has Type 2 diabetes.

The actor, 57, has been dealing with the symptoms of the disease since he was 36 but just recently received the diagnosis.

He told Letterman: "I went to the doctors and they said, 'You know those high blood sugar numbers you've been living with since you were 36, well you've graduated, you've got Type 2 Diabetes young man.' "

To help control his symptoms the actor has been advised to get back to the weight he was as a teenager. However, Hanks admits he has a difficult time shedding the...