01:08 PM EDT 05/06/2013
Originally posted 04/30/2013 09:25AM
Star power shined on Broadway this season – and some of the big names even managed to gain Tony nominations, it was announced Tuesday morning.
Among them: Tom Hanks, in the Tony-nominated best-play contender by the late Nora Ephron, Lucky Guy; Laurie Metcalf, in Sharr White's The Other Place; Cicely Tyson, in a revival of Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful; Holland Taylor, in the play about the late, outspoken Texas governor Ann Richards, written by Taylor herself, Ann; David Hyde Pierce, in Christopher Durang's best-play nominee Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Nathan Lane, in Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance.
In the best musical category, the nominees are Bring It On, A Christmas Story, Matilda and Kinky Boots, which received the most nominations of any show: 13, including a nod for its Cyndi Lauper-written score.
Best play contenders, besides Lucky Guy and the side-splitting homage to Chekhov, Vanya, are Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties and Colm Tólbin's The Testament of Mary.
Originally posted 04/02/2013 03:00PM
The actor and wife Samantha Bryant are expecting a sibling for 2-year-old daughter Olivia, his rep confirms
Originally posted 03/10/2013 10:00AM
When it comes to hosting Saturday Night Live, Justin Timberlake feels right at home.
The singer – who had hosted the show four times before Saturday – called on some of his famous friends to make his fifth stint extra special.
During his opening monologue, Timberlake boasted that he now had membership to the "Five Timers Club," an exclusive New York organization reserved for repeat hosts. Upon arriving, Timberlake, 32, was greeted by Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase, Martin Short, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks and Candice Bergen.
Originally posted 12/02/2012 05:20PM
Sure, the presidential election season may be long over, but the spirit of democracy is still in full-swing in Hollywood, where some familiar faces are campaigning for the industry version of a spot in the White House: a gold Oscar statuette.
You'll have to wait until February to see which of your favorite scene-stealers will take home honors at the 85th Academy Awards. Until then, the industry's top contenders arrived in head-to-toe red carpet form Saturday at the Academy's Governors Awards, which serves as an unofficial venue for potential nominees to convince Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members to rock the vote (in their favor, of course).
Originally posted 11/20/2012 06:00AM
Hanks a lot!
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson enjoyed a live performance of Room 105 – The Highs and Lows of Janis Joplin at the MACHA Theater in West Hollywood on Sunday.
Sporting a mustache, Hanks and Wilson entered the theater from the parking lot side entrance just before the show began, avoiding the lobby, an onlooker tells PEOPLE.
The couple then took their seats – stopping to chat with the older couple sitting behind them.
"Wilson clapped vigorously after each song but Hanks was much more reserved with his applause," the source adds. "There was no hand holding or major interaction between the two during the show."
But "both took part in the standing ovation" and as the couple left the theater, an elderly woman told Hanks "I love you." "He gave her a hug and spoke with her briefly before leaving," the source says.
– Patrick Gomez
Originally posted 10/19/2012 10:20AM
Tom Hanks took a G-rated morning show into R-rated territory, using the F-word on-air Friday.
Appearing on ABC's Good Morning America, the Oscar winner, 56, was asked by Elizabeth Vargas to speak in the accent of one of the characters from his new movie Cloud Atlas.
"Most of it is swear words," he warned. Then, in a thick accent, he said, "I want people to f–––ing …" – before stopping himself, slapping his hand to his mouth, and quickly apologizing.
Originally posted 09/24/2012 04:15PM
While the Toronto International Film Festival may be over, PEOPLE went behind the scenes to capture some of the world's biggest stars.
Ben Affleck – who was promoting his spy thriller Argo (Affeck directed and stars) told his costars, John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin to "look mean" while they playfully tossed popcorn in the air during their photo shoot.
"I've never had so much fun whoring myself out for a movie," Goodman joked at the Shangri-La Hotel.
Originally posted 09/24/2012 10:55AM
Jimmy Kimmel joked that, during commercials, the Emmys looked like this: "all your favorite TV stars all in one room, checking their phones and ignoring each other."
But the picture was much different – and a whole lot more fun – after the show.
The official HBO Emmy After Party, held at the Pacific Design Center Sunday night, played host to many happy nominees, including lead actress in a drama series winner Claire Danes.
Originally posted 09/11/2012 10:05AM
Michael Clarke Duncan, the Oscar-nominated star of The Green Mile, was most commonly described as having a "big heart" during his memorial service at Forest Lawn in Los Angeles on Monday.
Bones and The Finder creator Hart Hanson spoke of fans asking for hugs, not autographs, from the 6-ft., 5-in., 300-lb. actor.
But Jay Leno was one of the first to get choked up while speaking of Duncan.
Originally posted 08/29/2012 06:00PM
If you wanna be my lover, you gotta get with my Friends!
Jennifer Aniston and fiancé Justin Theroux stepped out for a cozy dinner with Courteney Cox at the Sunset Tower Hotel's Tower Bar on Monday.
"Jennifer looked adorable!" an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "She looked so pulled together and very chic. She was dressed casually, but in heels."
Aniston recently returned to L.A. during a break from filming We're the Millers in North Carolina with Jason Sudeikis.
"They were very calm and carrying on a regular dinner conversation," the source adds. "Jennifer had a big smile on her face. She and Justin both looked very happy."
It was the first time Aniston and Theroux have been seen out together since their Aug. 12 engagement.
The Sunset Tower holds fond memories for the couple. It's where Aniston and Theroux were first spotted out together publicly when they shared a three-hour casual dinner back in May 2011.
After dinner, the trio greeted designer Tom Ford, seated at a nearby table with Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson – who double dated with Aniston and Theroux last April – and several others. Ford was celebrating his 51st birthday.
– Paul Chi
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