12:17 PM EDT 11/19/2013
Originally posted 03/20/2012 09:15AM
Here's one way of getting away from it all: sub-orbit the solar system. And Ashton Kutcher is all ready to don his astronaut suit.
"Great news today from our Astronaut Relations team at Virgin Galactic: our 500th future astronaut customer has just signed up! Even better news is that number 500 is Ashton Kutcher," Virgin Galactic's founder, Richard Branson, trumpeted on his blog Monday.
Added the entrepreneur, "I gave Ashton a quick call to congratulate and welcome him. He is as thrilled as we are at the prospect of being among the first to cross the final frontier (and back!) with us and to experience the magic of space for himself."
Originally posted 02/27/2012 06:15AM
Originally posted 01/20/2012 07:00AM
It was a day of loss in the Hanks household Thursday, when the Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close star took to Twitter to announce his dog Monty had passed away.
"Deep brown eyes, noble demeanor, finest dog ever," Hanks wrote on his WhoSay page, sharing a photo of Monty on a rocky slope.
Originally posted 12/19/2011 08:30AM
Originally posted 12/16/2011 11:45AM
She's extremely lovely and incredibly glamorous!
Sandra Bullock walked the red carpet at the premiere of her new film, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, in New York on Thursday and showed off her sleek and sexy hair in a satin jumpsuit with a stingray belt by Alexander McQueen.
The film, which also stars Tom Hanks and Jeopardy! Kids Week champion Thomas Horn, 13, is based on Jonathan Safran Foer's 2005 novel about a 9/11 widow and her son's search for meaning after his father's death.
Despite early Oscar buzz, Bullock, 47, recently told PEOPLE she's focused on being a mom to her adorable son, Louis.
– Aaron Parsley
Originally posted 09/29/2011 09:00AM
Originally posted 05/17/2011 10:55PM
Madonna, Beyoncé, Halle Berry, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes ... the list goes on of A-list stars who descended upon Chicago Tuesday to wish Oprah Winfrey farewell at a taping of the talk-show queen's third- and second-to-last episodes ever of The Oprah Winfrey Show.
"Having fun?" Winfrey asked about 13,000 audience members packed into Chicago's United Center – which was stocked with 13,000 boxes of tissue – for the taping of two shows that will air May 23 and May 24. "So am I! So darn cool!" (Winfrey's final episode will tape next week and air on May 25.)
Tom Hanks, who acted as master of ceremonies Tuesday night, told Winfrey, "You are surrounded by nothing but love" before introducing a video of viewers talking about how their lives have been positively impacted by the talk show that's lasted 25 years.
Originally posted 01/21/2011 02:00PM
Sandra Bullock is making herself at home in the Big Apple.
The actress, 46 – who has long maintained a residence in New York City but primarily splits her time between Austin and New Orleans – is settling in to begin shooting on her next film, the drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
The film, costarring Tom Hanks, is Bullock's first since winning the Oscar for The Blind Side last year – and her first since becoming a mom to now 1-year-old son Louis.
After returning to Manhattan following her appearance at the Golden Globes last week – where she playfully dismissed rumors of a romance with actor Ryan Reynolds, saying, "he is not my lovah" – Bullock has been keeping things low-key around town with Louis.
Originally posted 08/23/2010 07:00AM
In what would be her first movie project since winning the Best Actress Oscar for The Blind Side, Sandra Bullock could be starring opposite Tom Hanks in the drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close – if two studios have their way, reports Variety.
Offers have gone out to the actors from Warner Bros. and Paramount, which would jointly release the movie, to be produced by Scott Rudin, says the trade paper.
Lined up to direct is Stephen Daldry, whose The Reader won a Best Actress Oscar for Kate Winslet. The script, by Oscar winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump), is based on the 2005 Jonathan Safran Foer novel about a 9-year-old, Oskar Schell, who's lost his father in the 9/11 attacks.
Originally posted 04/28/2009 10:00AM
The night was billed as a salute to Tom Hanks, but it was Julia Roberts who stole the show.
"It's late, and I'm paying my babysitter overtime, and I have to pee," a harried Roberts announced at Monday's 36th annual Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute, where the Philadelphia and Forrest Gump double Oscar winner was presented the new Chaplin Award. Keeping her tribute as brief as possible, Roberts told Hanks, "So, everybody f---ing likes you."
Assessing his 2004 movie The Terminal, in which he played an Eastern European trapped in Immigration at J.F.K., Roberts said, "That movie about you and the airport and the accent was a pass for me. Airport? Were you just an immigrant lost? I didn't know. I love you, but I didn’t know … and I'm wearing the same f---ing dress tonight as your publicist."
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