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Tom Hanks: I Can't Gain Weight for Roles Anymore Due to Diabetes

Tom Hanks: I Can't Gain Weight for Roles Anymore Due to Diabetes

Originally posted 10/09/2013 07:30PM

Tom Hanks's recently announced Type 2 diabetes may be controllable, but his choice of future roles could be another matter.

The eternally boyish double Oscar winner, who drastically dieted down for Philadelphia, Castaway and Forrest Gump, only to beef up for other movies, says he can no longer let his weight fluctuate to fit the part.

"I've talked to a number of actors who have gained weight for roles and – just out of the sheer physical toll on one's knees and shoulders – no one wants to do it again," Hanks told the BBC while in London to promote his based-on-fact piracy drama Captain Phillips.

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Tom Hanks Reveals Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis

Tom Hanks Reveals Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis to David Letterman

Originally posted 10/08/2013 12:00PM

As Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks famously declared, "Life is like a box of chocolates." Only now it looks like he has to be extra-cautious about what sweets he pulls out of that box.

The affable two-time Oscar-winner, 57, revealed while appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman Monday night that he has been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, although he called the condition "controllable."

"I went to the doctor, and he said, 'You know those high blood sugar numbers you've been dealing with since you were 36? Well, you've graduated! You've got Type 2 diabetes, young man,' " Hanks told Letterman.

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Jason Sudeikis Is Leaving SNL | Jason Sudeikis

Jason Sudeikis Leaving SNL

Originally posted 07/25/2013 07:50AM

No joke: Jason Sudeikis is finished with Saturday Night Live.

"I'm definitely done," the actor and comedian said Wednesday on CBS's The Late Show.

"I'm going to leave. Yeah, I'm not coming back next fall."

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CBS Bets on Will Arnett, Anna Faris and Toni Collette

CBS Upfronts: Will Arnett Shares the Laughs, Anna Faris (Finally) Arrives

Originally posted 05/16/2013 08:30AM

CBS is the warrior king of networks, and its upfront typically feels like the ritual unfurling of an illustrated tapestry of conquests.

This year's event included the cast of How I Met Your Mother, now heading into its final season, singing a parody of Les Misérables beneath yellow umbrellas on the Carnegie Hall stage.

David Letterman, who is now the official anti-Jimmy of late night, made a brief (and rare) appearance, and Robin Williams, a high-profile addition to the lineup with a new sitcom called The Crazy Ones, gave the crowd a few moments of fast-riffing standup. He mentioned prostitutes, cocaine, FOX News and the notoriously bizarre variety show Pink Lady and Jeff.

Here are three shows that struck me as keepers, at least for as long as the audience will have them.

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Readers Loved Sara Gilbert's Engagement and Grieved for Annette Funicello | Sara Gilbert

Sara Gilbert's Engagement Touched Readers' Hearts This Week

Originally posted 04/13/2013 04:15PM

PEOPLE.com readers apparently love a happy story, like the one for The Talk co-host Sara Gilbert and Linda Perry: they're engaged, the actress announced this week.

On the saddest note, the country lost its first Girl Next Door of the TV generation, Annette Funicello.

Here are the stories that sparked the strongest reactions from readers this week – what made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, awestruck, even angry. Meanwhile, please don't forget to keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story to tell us what you think.

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VIDEO: Lindsay Lohan Tears Up on Letterman After Rehab Talk

Lindsay Lohan Calls Rehab a 'Blessing'

Originally posted 04/09/2013 07:25PM

Lindsay Lohan wouldn't say what troubles drove her to rehab or what kind of treatment she'll receive, but the actress insists she welcomes the experience, even if it is court-ordered.

"To be honest, I'm happiest when I'm working – the healthiest," she said Tuesday night on The Late Show with David Letterman. (Watch the full interview below.)

"I think this is an opportunity for me to focus on what I love in life. And I don't think it's a bad thing. I think it's a blessing."

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Ryan-Julianne Split Made You Sad, But Selena Gomez Got You to Laugh | Julianne Hough, Ryan Seacrest

Ryan-Julianne Split Made You Sad, But Selena Gomez Got You to Laugh

Originally posted 03/23/2013 11:45AM

PEOPLE.com readers expressed distinct sadness over the breakup of Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough, while Selena Gomez sparked a healthy dose of schadenfreude by admitting she made former boyfriend Justin Bieber cry.

Here, then, are the stories that sparked the strongest reader reactions this week – what made you happy, sad, laugh out loud, awestruck, even angry. Also, please don't forget to keep clicking on the emoticons at the bottom of every story to tell us what you think.

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Jimmy vs. Jay: Is Fallon's Tonight Takeover Set for Fall?

Jimmy Fallon to Replace Jay Leno on Tonight: Report

Originally posted 03/21/2013 07:15AM

Not only is NBC planning a new host for The Tonight Show, but a new home, too – though neither will be particularly unfamiliar to viewers of late night.

Despite his present high ratings, when the show's long-running host Jay Leno's contract expires in the fall of 2014, he will be succeeded by current Late Night host Jimmy Fallon, 38, reports Thursday's The New York Times.

Furthermore, according to the paper, once the shift takes place, the program will move back to New York – the original home to the show, starting in 1954, with Steve Allen, and then, Jack Paar, as host, until 1972, when Johnny Carson (who took over in 1962) moved the show west, where it has remained ever since.

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Selena Gomez: I Made Justin Bieber Cry | Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez: I Made Justin Bieber Cry

Originally posted 03/18/2013 07:00PM

Justin Bieber might get teary-eyed if he tunes in to late night TV on Monday.

His ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, 20, cracked a joke on air about making the pop star cry.

"Last time you were here, you were with a Justin Bieber," David Letterman said to Gomez, who was a guest on Monday night's episode of the Late Show with David Letterman. "That's not going on now."

Said the starlet with a big smile, "No, I'm single. I'm so good."

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Hugh One-Ups Daniel Day-Lewis with His Singing Abe Lincoln

Hugh Jackman Dresses Like Abraham Lincoln – and Sings! – for David Letterman

Originally posted 02/21/2013 10:40AM

If Steven Spielberg's Lincoln ever heads to Broadway as a musical, it will have no trouble finding its leading man.

In a comical bit of Oscars mischief, Hugh Jackman showed up to The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday dressed as the 16th president and proceeded to sing the opening line of the Gettysburg Address – to prove that he, and not Daniel Day-Lewis, deserves the Oscar for Best Actor.

"The truth is, I wanted to sway a few last-minute Oscar voters. I'll be honest. I mean, really, can Daniel Day-Lewis do this?" Jackman said before breaking into song.

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