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Inside the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala & After Party

Inside the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala & After Party

Originally posted 01/07/2014 07:45AM

PEOPLE goes behind the velvet ropes with Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts and more

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Party Confidential: A Peek Inside the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala and After Party

Party Confidential: A Peek Inside the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala and After Party

Originally posted 01/07/2014 07:45AM

A-listers such as Julia Roberts, Bradley Cooper, Tom Hanks and Matthew McConaughey mixed and mingled at the Palm Springs International Film Festival – and we were right there with them

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Is Anchorman 2 Worth the Wait? What to See and What to Skip

Is Anchorman 2 Worth the Wait? What to See and What to Skip

Originally posted 12/20/2013 04:45PM

Saving Mr. Banks is a spoonful of sugar, but PEOPLE's critic says the real delight is Her

Here's what to see and what to skip this holiday season.

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You've Got Mail Turns 15: How the '90s Movie Would Be Different Today

You've Got Mail Turns 15: How the '90s Movie Would Be Different Today

Originally posted 12/19/2013 09:45AM

You've Got Mail, the cinematic ode to AOL that reunited Nora Ephron, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks – a trifecta that previously made rom-com magic in 1993's Sleepless in Seattle – turned 15 this week.

In it, Ryan and Hanks played Kathleen and Joe, a pair of Upper West Side business rivals who fall in love over email without knowing each other's true identity.

Not only did Mindy Kaling's favorite film celebrate the Web's matchmaking potential years before online dating was socially acceptable, it also spawned endlessly quotable lines ("That caviar is a garnish!") and featured a stellar supporting cast that included Jean Stapleton, Greg Kinnear, Dave Chappelle and Parker Posey.

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Hollywood Royalty Rap Battle: Daniel Day-Lewis's Son vs. Tom Hanks's Son

Originally posted 11/20/2013 01:00PM

Daniel Day-Lewis is renowned for his cinematic transformations, and now his son is trying out an unexpected role of his own. Eighteen-year-old Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, who goes by Gabe Day, just released his first official rap video.

The child of Day-Lewis and his former girlfriend, actress Isabelle Adjani, this novice rapper appears to have an appreciation for fall colors, based on the video for "Green Auras." Day, decked out in a backwards cap and backpack, raps about drug culture, life at Sarah Lawrence College and the art of chilling. He proves his ability to rhyme, but the true test of his spitting skills relies on one question: Can he beat Tom Hanks's son, Chet Haze, in a Hollywood royalty rap battle?

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Tom Hanks Meets Fan, Proves He's the World's Nicest Man

Tom Hanks Meets Fan, Proves He's the World's Nicest Man

Originally posted 10/25/2013 08:50AM

What's better than meeting your idol? Meeting your idol and finding out that he's even nicer than you imagined he'd be.

That's what happened back in March when Sarah Moretti got to meet Tom Hanks backstage at his Broadway show, Lucky Man.

In a series of three videos that are getting buzz this week, the Oscar winner was wonderfully sweet and friendly to his superfan, who has autism.

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The Royal Tennenbaums Star Kumar Pallana Dies at 94

Kumar Pallana, of The Terminal and The Royal Tennenbaums, Dies at 94

Originally posted 10/18/2013 01:30PM

Kumar Pallana, an Indian character actor with small parts in movies such as The Terminal and The Royal Tennenbaums, died suddenly Oct. 10 at the home he shared with his son in Oakland, Calif. He was 94.

"He lived life to the fullest," said his daughter Sandhya Pallana of Dallas, who confirmed the death to the Associated Press. "It was really wonderful how well he was received and how well he was liked and that people appreciated his unique and creative style."

Pallana was a yoga instructor living in Dallas in the mid-1990s when he met Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, who were working on their breakout movie Bottle Rocket, the Los Angeles Times reported. They cast Pallana as a bumbling safe cracker.

His thick accent and diminutive stature combined to help him steal scenes and earned him parts in more films, including three more directed by Anderson and one by Steven Spielberg.

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Matthew McConaughey: I Called Tom Hanks to Help Me Lose Weight

Matthew McConaughey: I Called Tom Hanks to Help Me Lose Weight

Originally posted 10/16/2013 07:15PM

Matthew McConaughey has bulked up for roles in films like Magic Mike, but when he had to lose weight for a project, he called in the expert – Tom Hanks.

"I actually called Tom and had a great conversation with him about what he learned about losing weight for Philadelphia and Cast Away," McConaughey told PEOPLE at the Dallas Buyers Club junket in Beverly Hills on Saturday. "And I consulted a nutritionist about the best way to do this."

The actor was 185 lbs. when he began losing weight for his role as an HIV-positive man dealing with his diagnosis. McConaughey thought he would stop at 145 lbs.

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Captain Phillips – Tom Hanks in Oscar Form: Review

See This/Skip That: From Captain Phillips to All the Boys Love Mandy Lane

Originally posted 10/11/2013 02:00PM

Captain Phillips could put Tom Hanks in Oscar contention, but All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is a sad retread of a slasher film.

PEOPLE's critics weigh in on what to see and what to skip this weekend at the movies.

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