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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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

'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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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'... More »

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... More »

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,... More »

What Critics Think About Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers

He's getting Oscar buzz for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

(Newser) - Need a pick-me-up? A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood arrives in theaters Friday with plenty of heart and a near-perfect 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes . Critics can't say enough about Tom Hanks' turn as Presbyterian pastor Fred Rogers, who used his long-running PBS show to teach kids how to... More »

Guess Who Tom Hanks Is Related To?

Turns out Hanks, who plays Fred Rogers in new movie, is Rogers' 6th cousin, per Ancestry.com

(Newser) - It felt like a "no-brainer" that Tom Hanks was cast as Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood , opening nationwide Friday. Some even say the 63-year-old actor "was born" to play the gentle children's show host. That turns out to be more true than any... More »

'Devastating Tragedy' on Set of Mister Rogers Film

Crew member James Emswiller, 61, dies after falling off 2nd-floor balcony in Mount Lebanon, Pa.

(Newser) - Sad news out of Pennsylvania, where a biopic about Fred Rogers (aka "Mister Rogers") is filming. WPXI and the AP report that a 61-year-old crew member for You Are My Friend has died after falling off a second-story balcony at a Mount Lebanon apartment building. Police say James... More »

Michelle Obama Unveils New Voting Project

Celebrity-backed nonprofit to encourage voter registration

(Newser) - Michelle Obama has come out of the woodwork ahead of the November midterms. The goal: rally people to vote. The former first lady has joined forces with celebs like Tom Hanks and Lin-Manuel Miranda to launch voter registration nonprofit When We All Vote, which aims to get more people registered... More »

Casting of Mister Rogers Feels Like a No-Brainer

Tom Hanks will portray the beloved Fred Rogers in upcoming movie

(Newser) - A movie about Mister Rogers is in the works, and the casting of the title role probably didn't take very long. Tom Hanks will do the honors, reports Variety . Or as the Washington Post puts it, "one of the country’s most likable actors ... will portray one of... More »

Jumanji Stays No. 1 With $27M

The Post came in second and The Commuter was third

(Newser) - Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Paddington the bear, and Taraji P. Henson all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle roared the loudest with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales. According to studio estimates Sunday, Jumanji easily remained the No. 1... More »

The Post Has Serious Theme, but Is 'Highly Entertaining'

Movie chronicles publication of the Pentagon Papers

(Newser) - Steven Spielberg signed on to The Post in March. Just nine months later, the film chronicling the Washington Post's publishing of the Pentagon Papers in 1971 is hitting theaters at what some critics argue is the perfect time. It has a solid 85% "fresh" rating from critics at... More »

Tom Hanks Sends Typewriter to Family

The typewriter-obsessive spreads the love

(Newser) - Tom Hanks isn’t just a movie star, director, and published author; he's also a typewriter-obsessive. And this holiday season he decided to share that obsession with a family he'd never met. It all started when the de Peyster family of Wellesley, Mass., watched the new documentary California ... More »

John Oliver Identifies 'Stupidest Possible Reason' We Could Die

A Trump tweet about Kim Jong Un, he said on season finale of 'Last Week Tonight'

(Newser) - John Oliver outlined "the stupidest possible reason for all of us to die" in the season finale of Last Week Tonight on Sunday, and it involves a specific tweet by President Trump. "I'm serious: If the entire country simultaneously tripped while putting on its underwear and fell... More »

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