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Emma Stone gets starstruck

April 17th, 2014 10:20am EDT
Emma Stone
Emma Stone still gets starstruck.
The 'Amazing Spider-Man 2' actress - who has filmed alongside some of the world's biggest stars - admits she still gets excited when she meets her fellow celebrities and their encounters often reduce her to tears.
She said: "I'm starstruck by most people. I really get starstruck.
I have cried in front of Sheryl Crow, Lorne Michaels and Tom Hanks but he doesn't know it because I turned away really quickly."
The 25-year-old actress - who starred alongside Bill Murray in 'Zombieland' - said she "freaked out" when he arrived on set for the first day of filming,...
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11 Celebrities That Have Signed Up To Go To Space

April 16th, 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.

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Colin Hanks battled freezing temperatures for Fargo TV series

April 8th, 2014 3:10am EDT
Colin Hanks
Actor Colin Hanks shivered through filming on new TV series Fargo after temperatures on location in Calgary, Canada plummeted to -30 degrees Fahrenheit (-34.4 degrees Celsius).

The King Kong star reveals he had to cover his body with hand and foot warmers under layers upon layers of clothing just to keep him from freezing.

He explains, "I sort of got it down to a science. I would come into the trailer every morning, I would put on foot warmers that attached to your feet, and then I'd take two toe warmers and I'd sandwich the toes, and then I would take a large body warmer, about the size ...
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24 Celebrities Who Worked Together Before Dating

March 25th, 2014 3:03pm EDT
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
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, ...
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Barkhad Abdi in talks to join Judd Apatow's Trainwreck

March 19th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Barkhad Abdi
Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi is reportedly in talks to star in his first major film since he confronted Tom Hanks as a Somali pirate in Captain Phillips.

If Abdi signs on, he would join a cast that includes Amy Schumer, Bill Hader and Brie Larson in Judd Apatow's Trainwreck, according to Variety.com.

The casting news could not have come at a better time for the 28 year old, who recently opened up about the financial struggles he has faced since filming on Captain Phillips wrapped.

Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena, and Ezra Miller are also in negotiations to join the cast for the f...
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Band of Brothers hero dies at 90

March 10th, 2014 4:10am EDT
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A World War II veteran whose story inspired Tom Hanks' mini-series Band Of Brothers has passed away at the age of 90.

William 'Wild Bill' Guarnere died of a ruptured aneurysm on Saturday (09Mar14) in his hometown of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He enlisted in the paratroops in 1942, and served as a non-commissioned officer with the legendary Easy Company, making his first combat jump with the rest of his unit on D-Day in 1944 as part of the Allied invasion of France.

Nicknamed 'Wild Bill' for his daring and courageous battlefield exploits, Guarnere's life was captured onscreen in the hit ...
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Barkhad Abdi struggling financially?

March 3rd, 2014 11:20pm EST
Barkhad Abdi
Barkhad Abdi is struggling financially.
The 'Captain Philips' star narrowly missed out on the Best Supporting Actor Oscar at the Academy Awards on Sunday (03.02.14) but is said to have spent most of the $65,000 he was paid to film the movie - which was made two years ago - and is still looking for his next role.
The Somalia-born star - who plays the ringleader of a group of pirates who capture an American ship in 'Captain Philips', based on a true story - was working in his brother's mobile phone shop until recently and had previously been a limousine driver before attending an open casting...
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Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep turn viral videos into films on TV

March 3rd, 2014 3:10am EST
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Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Queen Latifah and Christoph Waltz helped U.S. talk show host Jimmy Kimmel turn popular YouTube.com videos into hilarious new film trailers on Sunday (02Mar14).

As part of the comedian's annual Jimmy Kimmel Live! post-Oscars special, the TV host recruited Australian acting brothers Chris and Liam Hemsworth to shoot a big screen version of 2007 viral video Charlie Bit My Finger in a movie titled Bitman Begins.

Streep played the brawling siblings' mother, while Hanks portrayed a hooded monk looking out for Liam.

Another fake film preview featured Queen...
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11 Odd And Interesting Oscar Facts To Get You Ready For The 2014 Academy Awards

February 28th, 2014 12:03pm EST
11 Odd And Interesting Oscar Facts To Get You Ready For The 2014
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...
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Oscars: 7 Actors That The Academy Always Seems To Nominate

February 26th, 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

If...
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Leonardo DiCaprio lucky to work with Martin Scorsese

February 17th, 2014 4:20am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio feels honored to have worked with Martin Scorsese.
The 39-year-old actor was nominated for best actor at the BAFTAs last night (02.16.14) for his portrayal of Jordan Belfort in the Scorsese-directed film, 'The Wolf of Wall Street', and admits he feels lucky to have worked with the filmmaker on more than one occasion.
He said: "The truth is I was lucky enough to do one film with him and five is beyond my wildest dreams. He really has the finger on the pulse of our culture and he says something about humanity with his film-making."
The 'Titanic' star first worked with the re...
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Sylvester Stallone appears at Rocky Broadway preview

February 16th, 2014 10:20am EST
Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone made a surprise appearance at the Broadway preview of 'Rocky'.
The action movie veteran - who starred in the film versions of the boxing saga - shocked audience members when he showed up at the stage version of his 1976 blockbuster.
A source told New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "Stallone made a surprise appearance at the end of the show and even stepped into the ring."
He posed alongside actor Andy Karl - who plays the hero in the stage production - as 'Saving Mr. Banks' star Tom Hanks led the audience in a 'Rocky' chant.
Sylvester, 67, climbed into the ring at...
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George Clooney pays tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 5th, 2014 9:20pm EST
George Clooney
George Clooney is struggling to come to terms with Philip Seymour Hoffman's death.
'The Monuments Men' star paid tribute his 46-year-old "good friend," who was found dead in his apartment in New York City from an apparent heroin overdose on Sunday (02.02.14), at the premiere of his new movie in the city on Tuesday night (02.04.14), and confessed he is "going to miss him a lot."
Before introducing the film at the Ziegfeld Theatre, the 52-year-old star said: "I wanted to start by saying it's very odd to be here in New York, particularly a couple of days after a good friend of ours has passed ...
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Philip Seymour Hoffman's co-stars pay tribute

February 3rd, 2014 6:20am EST
Philip Seymour Hoffman's co-stars pay tribute
Robert De Niro is "so saddened" by Philip Seymour Hoffman's death.

The legendary actor has paid tribute to his 'Flawless' co-star - who was found dead aged 46 of an apparent drugs overdose yesterday (02.02.14) - describing him as "gifted" and a "wonderful" actor.

He said: "I'm very, very saddened by the passing of Phil. He was a wonderful actor. This is one of those times where you say 'this just shouldn't be. He was so young and gifted and had so much going, so much to live for'. My family and I send our deepest condolences to his family."

De Niro was one of many of the actor's co-stars...
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Meg Ryan revamping Mickey Rooney film for directorial debut

January 29th, 2014 8:40pm EST
Meg Ryan
Actress Meg Ryan is set to reunite with her You've Got Mail and Sleepless In Seattle co-star Tom Hanks for her directorial debut Ithaca.

The Captain Phillips star is executive producing the film, which is based on William Saroyan's 1943 novel The Human Comedy.

In addition to directing, Ryan will star in the film alongside Sam Shepard, Melanie Griffith and her son Jack Quaid.

The film chronicles the story of a teenager who sets out to become the fastest bicycle telegraph messenger in Ithaca, California during World War Two.

She says, "Ithaca is a deceptively simple story, by turns star...
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Kurt Angle wants to be action star like Stallone

January 28th, 2014 7:20am EST
Kurt Angle wants to be action star like Stallone
Kurt Angle wants to be a Hollywood action star.

The 'TNA IMPACT' wrestler has appeared in several movies already, including 'Warrior' and 'Dylan Dog: Dead of Night', and he wants to have a full-time acting career when he can no longer compete in the ring and thinks he would be perfect for the genre.

Kurt - who won a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics - exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I've done some great movies like 'Warrior' and I did a small part in 'Pain & Gain' and I've done some independent movies. But yeah I'm looking forward to doing more because I believe that's the next chap...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Captain Phillips'

January 23rd, 2014 10:10am EST
Captain Phillips header
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

   Website: www.sonypictures.com/bluray

 

The Flick: As a film "Captain Phillips" is easy to spot as the work of Pa...
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Oscar Nominations 2014: No Sure Thing – Looking At The Snubs And Surprises

January 17th, 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...
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The Biggest Snubs From The 2014 Oscar Nominations

January 16th, 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...
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner to present at SAG awards

January 14th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are to present at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards on Saturday.

The Hollywood couple - who married in 2005 and have three children, Violet, nine, Seraphina, five, and two-year-old son Samuel together - are among the stars who will be handing out awards at the annual event.

Although they will not be presenting together, they will be seated next to each other on the night, according to People.

Oprah Winfrey and Kerry Washington will also present awards, as will Tom Hanks, Kevin Spacey and Sasha Alexander.

Meanwhile, Jennifer will have a double duty on t...
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Leonardo DiCaprio honored by BAFTA nod

January 8th, 2014 10:20am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio is "truly honored" to be nominated for a BAFTA award.
The 39-year-old hunk has landed a Best Actor nod for his portrayal of scandalous stockbroker Jordan Belfort in Martin Scorsese's riveting new film 'The Wolf of Wall Street', and he is ecstatic to be up for the award alongside Christian Bale ('American Hustle') and Tom Hanks ('Captain Phillips').
He said in a statement: "I am truly honoured to be nominated today by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. These nominations reflect the determination of an extraordinary cast, crew and of course the great Marty Scor...
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'Gravity' Leads BAFTA Nominations

January 8th, 2014 4:20am EST
Sandra Bullock
'Gravity' leads the BAFTA Film nominations with 11 nods.

The space drama is up for a string of accolades, including the coveted Best Film and Outstanding British Film, while its star Sandra Bullock is also nominated for Best Actress and filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron is nominated for Best Director.

'American Hustle' and '12 Years a Slave' received nominations in 10 categories, while 'Captain Phillips' is up for nine awards.

All four of the top nominated movies will contest for Best Film, along with 'Philomena'.

'Gravity' will contest for Outstanding British Film along with 'Mandela: Long Walk...
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Meryl Streep wins Icon Award

January 5th, 2014 6:20pm EST
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep collected an Icon Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival last night (04.01.14).
The awards were the first of the New Year but are a more low-key event than the glitzy ceremonies which follow, with winners announced in advance, lending a more relaxed atmosphere to other events.
Picking up her trophy - only the second Icon Award given by the festival in its 25 year history - Meryl told the crowd: "My four children remind me everyday that I am not an Icon.
"I don't feel like an icon. Most of the days I feel like 'I can't.' [But] I feel like I'm an example now in m...
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Tom Hanks Misses Family Traditions

December 24th, 2013 9:34pm EST
Tom Hanks
Christmas isn't as much fun for Tom Hanks as it used to be - because his lights are all tangled and the family has given up on getting together for a group picture to front the annual greetings card.

The Polar Express star still makes merry with his wife Rita Wilson and he's looking forward to spending Christmas Day with his ever-expanding family - but there's a few traditions he misses.

He explains, "We did (the family Christmas card) when the kids were little, back when we could collect them and agree on a theme... but we haven't done it for years because we ended up having some argumen...
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Tom Hanks shocked by dirty Disneyland secrets

December 19th, 2013 3:10am EST
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks was left stunned by some of the Disneyland secrets he learned while filming Saving Mr. Banks at the California theme park, after discovering certain rides had to be scrapped due to fans getting frisky.

The actor portrays movie mogul Walt Disney in the new drama, about the battle to bring Mary Poppins to the big screen, and he admits shooting a film at the happiest place on earth was a dream come true for his teenage self.

He says, "(I thought), 'Oh, I get it, I'm 13. I'm dead at 13 and I've come to heaven.'"

However, Hanks reveals he learned so much from Disneyland employees th...
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Emma Thompson had no sex for six months

December 14th, 2013 10:20am EST
Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson "didn't have sex" for half a year while filing 'Saving Mr. Banks'.
The actress' image as 'Mary Poppins' author P.L. Travers opposite Tom Hanks in the movie - which tells the true story of Walt Disney's battle to bring the novel to the big screen - was very prim and proper, which she admitted was a "nightmare".
She told Parade magazine: "It was a nightmare! People would bleat in the streets as I went by. I didn't have sex for six months!"
Although the movie was a retelling of Walt's campaign to adapt the book into a musical, many of Emma's roles have focused on love.
She insist...
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Tom Hanks 'terrified' granddaughter with Winnie the Pooh ride

December 14th, 2013 4:20am EST
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks "terrified" his granddaughter by taking her on a Winnie the Pooh ride at Disneyland.
The Hollywood star - who portrays Walt Disney in his new film 'Saving Mr Banks' - took two-year-old Olivia to the California theme park during a day of filming and treated her to a trip on one of the rides, but he didn't get the reaction he expected.
He said: "As a grandparent you see no reason that your granddaughter shouldn't be delighted to take a ride on the Winnie the Pooh Adventure. I thought, 'It's Winnie the Pooh. Its Kanga and Roo and Owl. It's Christopher Robin. It's fun! It's going to ...
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Review: 'Saving Mr. Banks' Doesn't Need Any Saving - It's Perfect!

December 12th, 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...
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Tom Hanks has loving arguments with wife

December 12th, 2013 10:20am EST
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Tom Hanks and his wife argue over who loves each other more.
The 'Saving Mr. Banks' star opened up about his marriage to actress Rita Wilson - to whom he has been married to since 1988 - admitting they only ever argue to prove how much they care for one another.
Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres, Hanks said: "I'm not one to suck up to the audience, but the only thing we argue about is who loves each other more."
The Oscar winner was unfortunately too busy with work to celebrate his 25-year wedding anniversary with Rita, 57, when the date came around recently.
However, the couple intend to throw...
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Emma Thompson Loved Playing 'Rude' Marry Poppins Author In 'Saving Mr. Banks'

December 12th, 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...
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