Review Category : Entertainment

Tom Hanks, the Good Samaritan: Finds Student’s ID, Wants to Return It

Sony/Columbia(NEW YORK) — Tom Hanks is a regular guy. Not only is he known to use the subway while traveling around New York City, fans have also spied him strolling around any one of New York City’s many parks. Which may be why when a local Fordham University student lost her student identification card, Hanks was there to the rescue.

“Lauren! I found your Student ID in the park. If you still need it my office will get to you. Hanx,” the Bridge of Spies star tweeted to his 10.4 million followers Tuesday.

Hanks is also paying forward a good deed someone did for him earlier this year. Back in March, he thanked a man named Tom for finding his credit card on the street and returning it. He also detailed that ordeal on Twitter.

While he’s not being a Good Samaritan, Hanks is starring in Bridge of Spies, out Oct. 16.

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Max Greenfield Shares What Lady Gaga Told Him of His “American Horror Story: Hotel” Transformation

Suzanne Tenner/FX(LOS ANGELES) — The latest installment of American Horror Story takes viewers inside the Hotel Cortez, where Lady Gaga plays a bloodthirsty hotel owner and you never quite know who checks in, or checks out.

Star Max Greenfield said on Tuesday’s The Ellen DeGeneres Show that this season “is so scary!”

Greenfield’s transformed into a platinum blonde junkie named Gabriel for American Horror Story: Hotel.Sadly, he missed the opportunity to work with Gaga directly on set, “but we ran into each other a couple times on set,” he said.

Greenfield’s transformation was so thorough, the pop superstar didn’t recognize him at the show’s red carpet premiere. “I saw her after the premiere and I could tell she didn’t really recognize me, and my wife Tess was like, ‘Oh no, he’s the one who gets brutalized,'” he recalled.

Greenfield continued, “And she goes, ‘Oh gosh. And she gave me one of the greatest compliments I have ever gotten from Lady Gaga. She goes, ‘I am very I am very rarely impressed by a transformation and yours was really terrific.’ And I thought, ‘It will never get better than this.'”

American Horror Story: Hotel premieres on FX Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern.

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How “Twilight” Author Is Re-imagining the Characters for Tenth Anniversary

Andrew Cooper© 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC(NEW YORK) — Twilight fans who declared themselves “Team Edward” or “Team Jacob” will have to rename their allegiance, thanks to nearly 400 pages of bonus content released Tuesday from Twilight author Stephenie Meyer in honor of the popular book series’ 10th anniversary.

In the new anniversary material, Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, the gender roles of the series’ main characters are reversed, turning Edward into Edythe and Jacob into Julie.

“I wanted to do something fun for the 10th anniversary and the publisher wanted like a foreword and I thought, ‘Well, maybe something more interesting,'” Meyer said Tuesday on Good Morning America.

The new story is told through the eyes of Beau, the male equivalent of Twilight star Bella Swan, made famous by Kristen Stewart on the big screen.

It was the character of Bella who inspired Meyer to completely switch things up for the 10th anniversary of Twilight, a novel that inspired a series of four books that have together sold more than 150 million copies worldwide. Meyer, an Arizona-based mom of three, said she was inspired by questions she’s received from readers, wondering if the series paints Bella’s character as a “typical damsel in distress.”

“It’s always bothered me a little bit because anyone surrounded by superheroes is going to be…in distress. We don’t have the powers,” Meyer said. “I thought, ‘What if we switched it around a bit and see how a boy does,’ and, you know, it’s about the same.”

Two Twilight characters who escape the gender swap in the new book are Charlie and Renee, the parents of Beau-Bella. Those two weren’t changed because, according to Meyer in the foreword, “I have a really hard time believing that any judge at that time (or even now) would give a child to a transient, unemployed father over a mother with a steady job and strong ties to her community.”

The 10th anniversary edition of Twilight is in bookstores Tuesday.

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Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s Daughter Is Married

Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage(LOS ANGELES) — Isabella Cruise, the adopted daughter of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, tied the knot with her boyfriend of less than a year in a private London ceremony last month, according to Woman’s Day magazine.

Isabella, 22, married British IT consultant Max Parker in front of a small group of close friends at London’s Dorchester Hotel on September 18.

Sources tell People magazine the ceremony was so low-key, even Tom and Nicole weren’t invited. Isabella’s younger brother Conner was also reportedly missing from the wedding.

Things are fine between Isabella and her parents, according to the magazine, which reports the 53-year-old Mission Impossible star even paid for the entire affair.

Kidman, 48, and Cruise, who divorced in 2001, adopted both Connor, 20, and Isabella during their 11-year marriage. They are reportedly still active in Connor and Bella’s lives, despite going on to have kids in different marriages.

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Kelly Rowland Is Casting Her BET Reality Show, “Chasing Destiny”

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Earlier this year, Kelly Rowland announced that she’s landed her own BET reality-based show, titled Chasing Destiny. Now, it looks like Rowland wants find aspiring artists to take part.

The singer took to Twitter to reveal that there’s an open casting call for the show, which is designed to find next great female superstar group.

“Calling all talented female performers for an exciting documentary w/ @BET! Apply today,” Kelly tweeted before adding the link to her official website. Unsigned singers, dancers and entertainers are encouraged to submit their videos to compete on the show, which will be shot in Los Angeles from November 2015 to March 2016.

Chasing Destiny will follow the “search for the next blazing hot singing sensation that will bring together young women with all that’s required to meet Kelly Rowland’s standards for excellence.”

The official air date has yet to be announced.

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Ridley Scott: “The Martian” Isn’t a Fantasy

Aidan Monaghan/Twentieth Century Fox Film (LOS ANGELES) — The country’s top movie is set on Mars, but it’s not a science-fiction film, according to its director.

Ridley Scott says The Martian is much more than that, even if it centers around an astronaut, played by Matt Damon, who’s stuck on the red planet. “With a little bit of luck and funding they will be standing there on Mars in the early 2020s,” Scott explains. “So, it’s fact, really, and, so, it’s not a fantasy.”

Scott has high praise for his star, calling Damon the perfect choice for an astronaut. He says, “If you’re going to cast an astronaut it would be Matt because he’s got this essential calm that astronauts have to have.”

The Martian earned more than 54 million dollars over the weekend to debut in first place.

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Kim Kardashian Calls Pregnancy ‘Worst Experience of My Life’

Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) — Kim Kardashian isn’t happy with being pregnant, calling it “the worst experience of my life,” she wrote Monday on her website.

“I don’t enjoy one moment of it and I don’t understand people who enjoy it,” she wrote in the post. “My mom and Kourtney clearly did! More power to them but I just don’t relate!”

She then listed the reasons she hates being pregnant. This is her second time expecting — she welcomed daughter North West with her husband Kanye West in June 2013.

“Maybe it’s the swelling, the backaches or just the complete mindf*** of how your body expands and nothing fits,” she added. “I just always feel like I’m not in my own skin. It’s hard to explain. I don’t feel sexy, either — I feel insecure and most of the time I just feel gross. People just don’t tell you all of the gross things that happen during pregnancy or after.”

The reality star, 34, then went on to describe some of the absolute worst parts of carrying a child.

“Do you know you basically have to wear a diaper for two months afterwards?! LOL! No one told me that! #SoSexy,” she added. “But I will say, as much as I really hate the whole feeling of being pregnant, I enjoy the challenge of getting my body back after it’s all over. I feel so accomplished when I’m back to where I want to be…So for all my complaining, it’s 100 percent worth it and more!!!”

Back in May, Kardashian announced she and West were expecting again, and one month later, she revealed it was a boy.

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Kim Zolciak-Biermann Returning to “Dancing with the Stars” for Season Finale

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — Kim Zolciak-Biermann does not plan to make another appearance on Dancing with the Stars until the season finale in November.

The Don’t Be Tardy star, who was forced to withdraw from the ABC competition last week after suffering a mini-stroke, made the announcement on Instagram. On Sunday, she reposted a photo of fellow contestant Paula Deen holding a Dancing with the Stars parking lot sign with Zolciak-Biermann’s name on it.

“My heart is so heavy not being on the set today of DWTS with everyone, but I’m healthy and happy I finally was able to attend my husbands game!” wrote Zolciak-Biermann, who’s married to Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann. “I’ll be back for the finale in NOV I’ll kick a**.”

Zolciak-Biermann had been partnered with Tony Dovolani on Dancing with the Stars.

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Cate Blanchett Dishes on Where She Gets Her News

ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — How do movie stars get their news? A couple of the cast members of the new, news-based film Truthshared their thoughts with ABC Radio Monday night.

Truth is about the story that basically brought down Dan Rather at CBS. Cate Blanchett plays Mary Mapes, Rather’s fired producer. At a star-studded screening in Los Angeles, Blanchett said she consumes her news via radio, such as ABC NewsRadio in Australia.

However, the prim and proper actress listens to everything: “Sometimes I think it’s also good to listen to the so-called shock-jock radio so you get a complete sense of people’s perspective.”

How about co-star Elisabeth Moss? She reluctantly confessed she gets her news from Instagram.

Truth is out in select theaters October 16.

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Tracy Morgan Added to Mark Twain Prize Gala Honoring Eddie Murphy

ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) — Tracy Morgan has scheduled another public appearance, this time for a Washington, D.C. gala honoring Eddie Murphy on October 18.

The former 30 Rock actor, who presented at the Emmy Awards last month, has been added to the lineup for the Kennedy Center event saluting Murphy as the 2015 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Morgan, who was seriously injured in a car accident in June of 2014, is also set to host Saturday Night Live on October 17.

Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard and comedian George Lopez have also been added to the Mark Twain Prize gala, joining previously announced performers like Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Trevor Noah, Arsenio Hall and Kathy Griffin.

The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is presented annually by the Kennedy Center to a person who has had an impact on American society in ways similar to its namesake. The show will be televised by PBS on November 23.

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