Tom Hanks To Guest-Star On '30 Rock'

March 26th, 2011 6:44am EDT
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Tom Hanks is returning to his sitcom roots.

The two-time Oscar-winning actor will appear in an upcoming episode of 30 Rock, Hanks announced on Twitter.

"RadioMan delivers msg from T.Fey. Result? I'm on 30 Rock! Thanks, RMan Hanx," he wrote. Hanks...

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Celebrity Birthdays - March 26, 2011

March 26th, 2011 3:00am EDT
Keira Knightley
Happy Birthday to:

"Atonement" star Keira Knightley (1985)

"Just Friends" star Amy Smart (1976)

Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha (1968)

Country star Kenny Chesney (1968)

"Dirty Dancing" actress Jennifer Grey (1960)

Television host Leeza Gibbons (1957)

"Jiminy Glick" actor Martin Short (1950)

R&B singer Teddy Pendergrass (1950)

Comedienne Vicki Lawrence (1949)

Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler (1948)

Supreme Diana Ross (1944)

"Las Vegas" star James Caan (1939)

Actor Alan Arkin (1934)

"Star Trek" legend Leonard Nimoy (1931)

"Cool Hand Luke" actor Strother Martin (1919; d. 1980...

An Insider's Look At Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt's Big, Happy Family

March 25th, 2011 10:24pm EDT
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
From close encounters with alligators to organized chaos at home, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt make the most of their time with their six children – Maddox, 9; Pax, 7; Zahara, 6; Shiloh, 4; and twins Viv and Knox, 2. "The kids are the constant in their lives," a friend tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "They do so much that is organized around them."

The clan happily cruised along the bayou in a flat-bottomed aluminum swamp boat at the Honey Island Swamp near New Orleans on March 19th. While shocked tourists did double takes, the Jolie-Pitt kids "got a kick out of the alligators," says...

'Law & Order: UK' 4.04 'Duty of Care' Review

March 25th, 2011 10:17pm EDT
Not to be confused with the series premiere episode "Care," this week's Law & Order: UK brings us what seems at first to be a tragic accident - a fire that claims the life of a young boy - but this being Law & Order, that's not the real story. After all, if it was, this would be a very short episode.

Law & Order specializes in showing us that what we believe is simple can be incredibly complicated, whether legally or emotionally. It's revealed by the end of the teaser that the fire is not an accident, which leaves Matt and Ronnie tasked with figuring out if the child's death was collater...

Radiohead To Launch Their Own Newspaper

March 25th, 2011 8:05pm EDT
British rockers Radiohead are launching their own newspaper to mark the CD release of their new album The King Of Limbs.

The Creep hit-makers launched their eighth studio record online in February and the disc version is set to hit stores later this month - so they have created their own publication to celebrate.

The newspaper, titled The Universal Sigh, will be distributed for free around the world and will also boast its own website.

The band has yet to reveal the nature of the newspaper's content, but a statement posted on the new site reads, "To commemorate this momentous occasion...

'The Office' Recap: 'Garage Sale'

March 25th, 2011 6:49pm EDT
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Even though the episode centers around a garage sale, this is probably the most plot significant – and emotionally satisfying – episode of ‘The Office’ in years. A lot happens amidst the selling of cheap things in the warehouse. That’s what she said.

Let’s start with the garage sale stuff: obviously, it’s not the series’ most exciting venture, but it has amusing points: Kevin, Andy and Darryl playing the Dallas board game; Angela selling cat figurines; Ryan appropriating pictures of Office staffers for his mother’s homemade canned goods; Michael’s refusal to sell much of anything; Oscar’...

Elizabeth Taylor Kept James Dean Secret Till Her Death

March 25th, 2011 6:05pm EDT
Elizabeth Taylor took one of James Dean's most private confessions to the grave when she died on Wednesday - he was molested by a minister when he was a child, according to revered journalist Kevin Sessums.

Taylor opened up about Dean's little-known past during an interview in 1997, when she reportedly swore the writer to secrecy - only allowing him to reveal all upon her death.

The Hollywood icon, who starred alongside Dean in the classic film Giant, told Sessums, "I'm going to tell you something, but it's off the record until I die. OK?"

The journalist has now recalled the 14-year-old ...

Britney Spears Staging Live Comeback In Vegas

March 25th, 2011 4:50pm EDT
Britney Spears will launch her live music comeback two days earlier than expected with a surprise show in Las Vegas on Friday night.

The Toxic superstar previously announced plans to hit the stage for a free concert in San Francisco, California on Sunday to promote her new album, Femme Fatale, in a taped TV gig for Tuesday's episode of U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America.

But Spears will give fans in Sin City a little treat to kick off their weekend by performing a mini concert at Palms Casino Resort's Rain Nightclub. The gig will be recorded as part of an MTV special.

The singer ha...

Interview: Tracie Thoms Chats Stage, 'Wonder Woman' & 'Cold Case'

March 25th, 2011 4:19pm EDT
Tracie Thoms
Around these parts, we know Tracie Thoms best from her recent run as Detective Kat Miller on CBS' Cold Case. She's been busy since the show left the air last year, though: she turned up as Winston's ex-wife on our beloved Human Target, has a role in NBC's much talked about Wonder Woman pilot, and is currently gracing the Los Angeles stage in For The Record: Baz Luhrmann, which celebrates the music of the Moulin Rouge director. Tracie sat down with me recently to discuss the new ventures that are part of an already prolific career.

You're back on the theater scene again. What can you tell u...

Global Music Effort Launches "Songs For Japan" Album On iTunes to Benefit Japan Disaster Relief

March 25th, 2011 4:08pm EDT
Songs For Japan
Proceeds from Star-Studded Album to Support Disaster Relief Efforts of Japanese Red Cross

In what stands as a major global music relief effort to benefit those affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, over 30 of the biggest names in contemporary music have joined together for the worldwide release of "Songs for Japan," an unprecedented compilation of 38 chart-topping hits and classic tracks, available worldwide on the iTunes Store for $9.99 starting today ( Proceeds from the album's sale will benefit the disaster relief efforts of the Japanese Red Cros...