12:01 PM EDT 11/19/2013
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
Originally posted 06/27/2012 09:55AM
A true trailblazer, Nora Ephron leaves behind a legacy of always knowing the right (and wittiest) thing to say. She was "an expert in all the departments of living well," according to Meryl Streep – one of many paying tribute to the late author-journalist-screenwriter-director, who died Tuesday at 71.
"You could call on her for anything: doctors, restaurants, recipes, speeches, or just a few jokes, and we all did it, constantly," Streep – who was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her role as Julia Child in Ephron's Julie & Julia (2009) – wrote in an email to The New York Times. "Nora just looked at every situation and cocked her head and thought, ‘Hmmmm, how can I make this more fun?'"
Streep wasn't the only celebrity to remember Ephron fondly.
Originally posted 04/05/2012 03:00PM
Talk about a power-foursome!
While Jennifer Aniston has been keeping a low-profile and spending time getting her new Los Angeles home move-in ready, the actress and her beau of nearly one year, Justin Theroux, hit the town Wednesday night for dinner with Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson.
The group dined at trendy westside eatery Katsuya Brentwood, staying for over two hours. "They all appeared to be really enjoying each other's company and sat at a private booth," says a source. "It was a fun sake and sushi double-date between two super power couples."
As for Aniston, 43, and Theroux, 40, who have been the subject of recent wedding chatter, "Jen and Justin are both doing great," says a source. "They have both been working on upcoming movie projects."
– Jennifer Garcia
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