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Who Is Still on Barbara Walter's Interview Wish List?

Barbara Walters Reflects on 21 Years of 10 Most Fascinating People Specials, Taylor Swift & More

Originally posted 12/11/2014 07:00AM

It has been 21 years since Barbara Walters hosted her first 10 Most Fascinating People special – and now she's adding 10 more people to her list of honorees.

"It's crazy. I'm so fortunate to have been doing this for so many years," Walters tells PEOPLE of hosting the annual special at the age of 85. "I would've had to have been out of my mind to think that would happen."

Her past lists have been filled with names ranging from celebrities (like Tom Hanks and Barbra Streisand) to politicians (like Madeleine Albright and Hillary Rodham Clinton) to those changing the world (like Mother Teresa and Steve Jobs).

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Five Things We Learned at the Kennedy Center Honors

Five Things We Learned at the Kennedy Center Honors

Originally posted 12/08/2014 08:40AM

Starting with the startling fact that all the celebrities participating in Sunday night's The Kennedy Center Honors – from Bruce Springsteen and Lady Gaga to Meryl Streep and Steven Spielberg – "come on their own dime," according to the gala's producer, this year's Honors was packed with things that make you go hmmm.

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Tom Hanks's Son Reveals Cocaine Addiction, Says He's '50 Days Clean'

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Tom Hanks's Son Reveals Cocaine Addiction, Says He's '50 Days Clean'

Originally posted 11/26/2014 01:15PM

Chester "Chet" Hanks, the eldest son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, has revealed that he entered rehab for an addiction to cocaine – but is now "50 days clean and sober from everything, including alcohol."

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Tim Allen Talks Toy Story, Races Turkeys with Jimmy Fallon (VIDEO)

Originally posted 11/25/2014 09:30AM

Even Buzz Lightyear gets bummed about his share of the script.

Tim Allen visited The Tonight Show Monday night and revealed that he still bears something of a grudge against Tom Hanks over their share of the Toy Story series' lines: Allen thinks Hanks's character, Woody, got the lion's share of lines, with Allen's Lightyear tasked with nothing but reactions.

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15 Ways Forrest Gump Changed Pop Culture – and Is Still with Us, 20 Years Later

Originally posted 09/05/2014 06:30AM

Twenty years ago, Tom Hanks inspired movie audiences around the world to reflect on the parallels between life and chocolate in the Oscar-winning Forrest Gump.

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Flashback Friday! Watch Tom Hanks's Audition Tape for Forrest Gump

Flashback Friday! Watch Tom Hanks's Audition Tape for Forrest Gump

Originally posted 08/08/2014 03:45PM

In the clip, taped 20 years ago, the actor reads alongside costar Robin Wright

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Filed Under: Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks
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Like a Juror: Even Madonna Gets Called for Jury Duty

UpdatePosted 07/08/2014 12:00PM

Today We Learned That Even Madonna Gets Called for Jury Duty

Originally posted 07/08/2014 11:25AM

When you think of Madonna, there are all kinds of phrases that immediately leap to mind, word pairings like "Material Girl," "boy toy" or "pointy bra." Now you can add "jury duty" to that list. Sort of.

The 55-year-old pop star did report to a Manhattan courthouse on Monday morning to perform everyone's least favorite civic duty – but she was treated like, well, Madonna. According to the Associated Press, she was immediately taken into the clerk's office instead of having to wait in the jury assembly room with everyone else who'd received a summons in the mail.

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Filed Under: New York, Madonna, Tom Hanks
WATCH: Justin Bieber Captures Tom Hanks Busting a Move

Justin Bieber Shares a Video of Tom Hanks Owning the Dance Floor

Originally posted 07/07/2014 08:00PM

Play testcaption testcredit Share on Facebook Tweet Pin on Pinterest Share on Tumblr This video has everything: Tom Hanks, Justin Bieber, a yarmulke and "This Is How We Do It."

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UpdatePosted 06/25/2014 11:05AM

Life Is Like What? Forrest Gump Gets an Honest Trailer 20 Years Later

Originally posted 06/25/2014 10:20AM

Run, Forrest, run! The parody videos are coming.

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UpdatePosted 06/08/2014 01:00PM

PHOTOS: Neil Patrick Harris and More Stars Posing with Their Gender-Bending Selves

Originally posted 06/06/2014 10:00AM

Hedwig and the Angry Inch's Neil Patrick Harris isn't the only big TV star up for a Tony Award Sunday night, but give him credit – he is the only TV star nominated for playing the role of a transgender East German glam-rocker.

In honor of Harris's transformation, we've decided to see what the How I Met Your Mother star looks like posing with his gender-flipped self, along with an octet of actors who – whether they played trans characters, or just cis folk forced to cross-dress by the demands of plot – also became their own personal Orlandos.

That's right: Our Photoshop time machine is now a Photoshop gender machine.

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