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President Obama, Michelle Obama Reveal Official Portraits; Reactions... Ah, Mixed 2

President Obama, Michelle Obama Reveal Official Portraits; Reactions… Ah, Mixed

Former President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama took what could be considered the last act of their administration. They sat for official portraits destined for the National Portrait Gallery to hang next to portraits of Washington, Lincoln, Clinton and Bush. Reactions, so far, are… ah.. mixed. The portraits were unveiled at a ceremony this morning that drew former administration officials and a spattering of Hollywood types, including Steven Spielberg, wife, Kate Capshaw and Tom Hanks....
Scarlett Johansson SNL Monologue Celebrates... Scarlett Johansson (See!) 4

Scarlett Johansson SNL Monologue Celebrates… Scarlett Johansson (See!)

Scarlett Johansson kicked off her fifth appearance as host of “Saturday Night Live” with a monologue devoted to… her fifth time hosting Saturday Night Live? What we’re the show’s writers thinking? Johansson who looked stunning in a black turtleneck and pantsuit, came off, nonetheless, as a bit fatuous and self-absorbed. Hosting the show for the fifth time, may be something of a milestone, but compared to other veteran hosts, like Tom Hanks, Steven Martin or Alec Baldwin, it’s, well, meh....
Sully Reveals Price of Heroism in 'Miracle on the Hudson' Plane Crash 6

Sully Reveals Price of Heroism in ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Plane Crash

“Sully,” a Clint Eastwood film starring Tom Hanks, is one of the most compelling movies of the year. Hard to believe the “Miracle on the Hudson” happened seven years ago. Even harder to believe is the cruel second-guessing faced by Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and co-pilot Jeff Skiles following their heroic actions. The backstory is almost as compelling as the landing itself. The subtle message is the airline would rather he tried to save the plane....
Screen Actors Guild Favors Small Arty Films for 2016 Nominees (Full List) 8

Screen Actors Guild Favors Small Arty Films for 2016 Nominees (Full List)

The Screen Actors Guild followed an unexpected arc this year. Many of its 2016 awards nominations went to small arty films like “Trumbo,” “Carol” and other off-beat pictures, while popular movies like “Creed,” “Bridge of Spies” and Jennifer Lawrence’s uplifting “Joy” got short shrift. “Trumbo” a biographical drama film directed by Jay Roach and written by John McNamara, led with three nominations....
Tom Hanks Son, Chester, Wanted For Trashing Room in Sex, Drug Rage 10

Tom Hanks Son, Chester, Wanted For Trashing Room in Sex, Drug Rage

Tom Hanks is one of Hollywood’s true gentlemen, but his 24-year-old son, Chester, is on chip off the old block. After a string of run-ins and rampant drug abuse, he’s now wanted in the United Kingdom for trashing a posh hotel room. Guests complained during his stay, that he wannabe rapper was “loud and obnoxious,” apparently in a display of entitlement often assumed by children of famous celebrities....
George Clooney Has a Plan to Keep David Letterman at His Desk (watch!) 12

George Clooney Has a Plan to Keep David Letterman at His Desk (watch!)

George Clooney figured out a way to keep David Letterman from retiring after his 22-year run on the Late Show on CBS. Only one problem. He acknowledged he didn’t quit think his plan all the way through. Clooney has been one of several high-profile guests who have been helping Dave close out his show. Dave will officially host his last “Late Show” broadcast on Wednesday, May 20....
Stars Hit 'Saturday Night Live' Red Carpet; See Your Favorites (photos!) 14

Stars Hit ‘Saturday Night Live’ Red Carpet; See Your Favorites (photos!)

Kristen Wiig was within six degrees of separation from Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Eddie Murphy and a slew of other “The Saturday Night Live” castmembers at the show’s 40th Anniversary celebration Sunday (Feb. 15) at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The event also included many of the show’s most memorable guests, from Jerry Seinfeld to Tom Hanks and John Goodman....
Nick Jonas Reprises Tom Hank's Famous Piano Scene from 'Big' (see!) 16

Nick Jonas Reprises Tom Hank’s Famous Piano Scene from ‘Big’ (see!)

Nick Jonas of Jonas Brothers fame dropped in on famed New York City toy store FAO Schwarz today (Dec. 18) and checked out the giant piano keyboard made famous by Tom Hanks in his 1988 movie “Big.” Incredibly, he tapped out a tune. Jonas, with the help of two friends, sang a refrain from his hit song, “Jealous,” and played the piano with his feet, just like Hanks....
Kids Rock the Box With 'Cloudy With a Chance Of Meatballs 2' 20

Kids Rock the Box With ‘Cloudy With a Chance Of Meatballs 2’

Bill Hader, Anna Faris and James Caan are among the stars supplying voices for this weekend’s top box office hit, kiddie flick, “Cloudy With a Chance Of Meatballs 2.” It topped three other new releases and last week’s No. 1 pic, “Prisoners,” with an estimated $35 million gross. Will Forte, Andy Samberg, Neil Patrick Harris and Benjamin Bratt also lend their voices for the feature, directed by Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn....
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart Taking Care of Business... Solo 28

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart Taking Care of Business… Solo

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart may be back together as a couple, but when it comes to business, they apparently have agreed to go it alone. Both actors have been spotted out at official events solo, but there may be a simple explanation. Kristen hung with Hollywood heavyweights like Amy Adams, Helen Hunt, Will Smith, Tom Hanks, Virgina Madsen, George Lucas and Quentin Tarantino, so the networking opportunities were ample. Rob, meanwhile, was spotted at a luncheon at Osteria Mozza celebrating Richard Gere’s new movie, “Arbitrage.”...
Tom Hanks Stirs Presidential Debate on Saturday Night Live (watch!) 30

Tom Hanks Stirs Presidential Debate on Saturday Night Live (watch!)

President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney were back at it in another debate over the weekend, or at least it seemed so in the cold open for Saturday Night Live. The hilarious spoof included a surprise appearance by Tom Hanks. Fred Armisen kicked off the debate as 38-year-old college student, Jeremy Blaustein, who wants to know how he’s ever going to get a job. Moderator Candy Crowley had to deal with a niggling Romney, trying to sneak in more comments than he was allowed. Both candidates challenged each other to fight....
Taylor Swift Unveils New Song at Cancer Telethon (watch!) 32

Taylor Swift Unveils New Song at Cancer Telethon (watch!)

Taylor Swift unveiled her new song “Ronan,” written for a young cancer victim, at the 2012 Stand Up To Cancer telethon. She was inspired to write the song after the 3-year-old boy died. Swift, 22, who is better known for her rowdy ex-boyfriend bashing songs, sang to the accompaniment of a lone guitar and seem visible moved by the rendition. Swift, who is dating Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s son, Conor Kennedy, first learned about Ronan after reading a blog post by her mom Maya Thompson....
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Tom Hanks Blackface Incident Spurs Right-Wing Outcry (video)

Tom Hanks, who just provided a stirring narrative for President Obama’s re-election video, showed a different side of his character at a tony private school attended by his children. He mocked racial diversity with a man wearing blackface makeup. Hanks, who has been Hollywood’s liberal conscience, wasn’t quite so politically correct way back in 2004 during a function at St. Matthew’s Parish School, in Pacific Palisades, Calif....
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Tom Hanks Adds Hollywood Gravitas to Obama Video (watch!)

Tom Hanks’ solemn voice leads off President Obama’s slick Hollywood produced video touting the accomplishments of his last four years in office. No wonder conservatives are crying foul at Hollywood. Now the full video has been released. Hanks, who has become a symbol of America’s virtue and patriotism after appearing in the 1998 film “Saving Private Ryan,” throws the full force of his personality behind the Obama re-election campaign....
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