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'Dead Ringer' Croons His Way Through Elvis Biopic
'Dead Ringer'
Croons His
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Elvis Biopic
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'Dead Ringer' Croons His Way Through Elvis Biopic

Austin Butler plays the King in Baz Luhrmann film due out June 24

(Newser) - Baz Luhrmann has moved on from Jay Gatsby to the King of Rock 'n' Roll. The trailer for the director's upcoming biopic, Elvis, has dropped, and it stars 30-year-old Austin Butler as a "dead ringer" for the iconic singer and actor, reports USA Today . The film takes...

Tom Hanks' Son Bemoans Lack of 'Strong Male Role Model'

Chet Hanks says he didn't have someone to tell him how to weather jealousy from peers

(Newser) - Tom Hanks' son is making headlines again , this time for what appears to be something of a slam against his famous dad. Page Six reports that Chester Hanks, aka Chet Hanks, aka Chet Hanx (his performing name) posted a video on his YouTube channel Tuesday titled "The Truth About...

They Were Getting Married on the Beach. Then: 'That's Woody!'

Tom Hanks crashes couple's nuptials in Santa Monica, takes photos

(Newser) - Tashia Farries is a private chef to the stars, so she's accustomed to hobnobbing with Hollywood royalty. What she didn't expect was for none other than Tom Hanks to casually drop by her wedding over the weekend to fiancee Diciembre on a Southern California beach. FOX 11 reports...

Tom Hanks' Son Doubles Down on Anti-Vax Stance

'There's more evidence for UFOs being real than that vaccine being healthy for you,' says Chet Hanks

(Newser) - The rapper son of Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, some of the first celebrities diagnosed and then hospitalized with COVID-19 last year, says he's fine without the vaccine, thank you very much. Chet Hanks—whose rap name is Chet Hanx—was derided Tuesday after posting a video on Instagram,...

Tom Hanks: My Industry Ignored Tulsa for Too Long

He says he had never heard of race massacre before last year

(Newser) - Tom Hanks considers himself a reasonably well-informed "lay historian"—he has appeared in more than a few historically based movies and TV shows—but he had never heard of the Tulsa Race Massacre before last year. In an opinion piece at the New York Times , the actor says...

These Are Your Inauguration Performers

Lady Gaga to sing national anthem at Jan. 20 ceremony

(Newser) - The inauguration performers have been revealed. Lady Gaga, who campaigned for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Pennsylvania, will sing the national anthem at the Jan. 20 swearing-in ceremony, to kick off around 11:30am ET, Variety confirms. Jennifer Lopez is also slated to perform at the ceremony, where Georgia...

Tom Hanks Back in Quarantine in Australia
Tom Hanks Is
Back in Quarantine

Tom Hanks Is Back in Quarantine

Actor is back in Australia, trying to finish filming Elvis Presley biopic

(Newser) - Tom Hanks is back in coronavirus quarantine in Australia but don't worry, he's not sick. The actor is undergoing a mandatory two-week quarantine after flying in to finish filming Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biopic, due out in November 2021. Hanks—who plays manager Colonel Parker opposite Austin...

Rita Wilson, Tom Hanks Now Greek Citizens

Celebrity couple get official documents from PM

(Newser) - Rita Wilson, who is partially of Greek descent, and husband Tom Hanks are now officially Greek citizens. The country's prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, announced Sunday that the celebrity couple had received citizenship, posting an Instagram photo of them holding their new Greek passports alongside the PM and his wife....

Greyhound Stays Afloat, Even on the Small Screen
What Critics Think About
the New Tom Hanks Film
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What Critics Think About the New Tom Hanks Film

WWII movie 'Greyhound' is getting decent reviews

(Newser) - Tom Hanks sure was busy with Greyhound , the WWII drama about a rookie captain in charge of a convoy of Allied supply ships who battles hordes of Nazi U-boats in his first crossing of the North Atlantic. Hanks stars as Capt. Ernest Krause, but he also produced and wrote the...

Tom Hanks Describes 'Very Different' Illnesses

Actor's body ached during COVID-19 bout, while his wife dealt with a high fever and severe nausea

(Newser) - Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, his wife, are recovered from their March bouts with COVID-19, with no remaining symptoms or aftereffects. But he's still surprised by their different experiences with the illness. Hanks and Wilson were diagnosed in March, early in the pandemic, making them what he called the...

Tom Hanks Presents Special Diploma to Class of '20

Along with Albert Einstein, star honors new high school graduates

(Newser) - We are all pandemic victims, which Tom Hanks well knows; the actor and his wife, Rita Wilson, have recovered from COVID-19 . But only one age group was trying to wrap up a high school education when the coronavirus hit. In recognition of their "distinct labors in the face of...

Tom Hanks Gives Fitting Gift to Bullied Boy 'Corona'

Corona typewriter was with actor through his coronavirus battle

(Newser) - It's not easy having the name Corona in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Just ask 8-year-old Corona DeVries, who became the target of verbal attacks from bullies. The boy from Queensland, Australia, was feeling so down that he decided to write to someone else he knew was having...

Rita Wilson Had 'Extreme Side Effects' From Chloroquine

'I think people have to be very considerate about that drug,' she says

(Newser) - Rita Wilson was given chloroquine, the anti-malarial drug touted by President Trump, while being treated for the coronavirus —but she's not exactly singing its praises. She tells CBS that she suffered worse symptoms than husband Tom Hanks, with chills like she's never had before and a fever...

Watch Rita Wilson's Comeback Performance

She sings national anthem after recovering from coronavirus

(Newser) - Rita Wilson made her coronavirus comeback Sunday, singing the national anthem to open a virtual NASCAR event. Wilson, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 almost four weeks ago and has since recovered, performed at her Los Angeles home and was filmed by her and Tom Hanks' youngest son, Truman, 24. As...

'America's Dad' Has Something to Smile About

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are spotted driving around LA

(Newser) - Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are back in sunny Los Angeles, Yahoo Entertainment reports. The celebrity couple—who self-quarantined in Australia for two weeks after testing positive for coronavirus—were seen driving around LA, Hanks smiling at the wheel. "Hey, Folks ... We're home now and, like...

Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Released From Hospital

'They're feeling a lot better,' son says

(Newser) - The world's most famous coronavirus patient is no longer hospitalized. Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson have been released from the hospital in Australia where they had been undergoing treatment since testing positive for the virus last week, the BBC reports. A rep says the two 63-year-olds are now...

From Australian Quarantine, Tom Hanks Starts an Uproar

How much Vegemite he spread on his toast has Australia buzzing

(Newser) - He might be America's dad, but Tom Hanks has managed to trigger genuine Australian horror amid his coronavirus quarantine with wife Rita Wilson: In a post CNET says "channels Mister Rogers," the 63-year-old actor tweeted a picture Sunday that showed a stuffed kangaroo holding a mini Australian...

Hanks Gives Health Update Using Famous Movie Quote

Actor cites 'League of Their Own' on his, wife Rita Wilson's illness

(Newser) - Now that we've all gotten over the shock of the "world's most famous coronavirus patient" —Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson—a reassuring update from Down Under from the actors themselves. Per the Hollywood Reporter , the couple is in isolation in an Aussie hospital, but they'...

Why Tom Hanks Posted Glove Pic in His Announcement
Why Tom Hanks' Virus
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Why Tom Hanks' Virus Announcement Is So Jarring

'America's Dad' and his wife have coronavirus; here's what people are saying

(Newser) - America is freaking out about our collective dad , Tom Hanks, coming down with coronavirus alongside his wife of 32 years, Rita Wilson. (Hey, at least they're not getting a divorce, as some feared when they saw the couple's names trending.) We round up some of the coverage...

Tom Hanks, Wife Test Positive for Coronavirus

Couple were diagnosed in Australia

(Newser) - Tom Hanks is now the world's most famous coronavirus patient. The actor and wife Rita Wilson have been diagnosed with the virus in Queensland, Australia, where he was set to start filming a Baz Luhrmann movie about Elvis Presley on Monday, Deadline reports. "We felt a bit tired,...

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