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Can you believe romantic-comedy darling Meg Ryan is turning 53?! The When Harry Met Sally star won America over in the late '80s into the early '90s with her memorable roles in Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail and more guilty pleasure flicks. Who else could have such an intimate reaction to a sandwich in a public diner and still be so cute while doing it? In recent years the celeb has made fewer red carpet appearances, and has made headlines for her changing look and on-again, off-again relationship with John Mellencamp. But we still see her as the hopeless romantic who rushes to the top of the Empire State Building to meet her love or finds love—on AOL of all »
The Terminator was released 30 years ago this weekend—but our Hillary Busis hadn’t seen it until this past week. (Of course, she's not alone; everyone has at least one shameful gap in their pop cultural knowledge. So we opened up the question to our staffers: What’s a classic (or "classic") film that you’ve missed? Read through our choices—and feel free to chime in with your own. Kyle Ryan, EW.com editor: It won Best Picture in 1962 and is No. 7 on the AFI's "100 best films" list, but not only have I never seen Lawrence of Arabia, I »
- EW staff
Like John Mellencamp sang in his 1982 hit "Hurts So Good," "Sometimes love don't feel like it should." On Wednesday, the rocker spoke out for the first time about his breakup with Meg Ryan. The Indiana-based musician, 62, and the New York-based You've Got Mail actress, 52, dated from January 2011 until August 2014. "Meg is an angel. She was just an angel sent to me at the right time," he said on SiriusXM's The Howard Stern Show. "We tried to have a relationship for three years—long distance. We'll see what happens." Distance, it seems, was the main reason for their split. Mellencamp, who also has a home in South Carolina, told Rolling Stone in December »
Find out which A-list guest start are coming to 'The Mindy Project' in Season 3!
The Mindy Project — aka the most underrated comedy on TV — returns tonight for their fourth season, and the powers-that-be at Fox are gifting fans with 22 minutes of pure bliss. We've already seen the first episode back (Ahem… six times!) and we can confirm that this is one of the best episodes of the entire series.
Now that Mindy (Mindy Kaling) and Danny (Chris Messina) are a full-on t-shirt-sharing couple, we get to see an entirely new side to each of these characters. Brace yourselves for a whole lotta feels, because in the Season 3 premiere, you're going to discover a secret side of Danny and it is, without a doubt, one of the »
You've got mail, Gavin Rossdale! Gwen Stefani's rocker husband revealed on Howard Stern's radio show on Tuesday, Sept. 9, that his wife broke the news of her third pregnancy to him via e-mail, while he was on tour with his band, Bush. "By the way, you had another kid. I was surprised," Stern said to the father of three. "I thought you were done." "Me too," Rossdale, 48, quipped. "I got this email on the road, from Gwen, and the title was in capitals, 'Look What You Did [...] »
You've probably seen "Forrest Gump" so many times in the 20 years since its release (on July 6, 1994) that you can recite the dialogue by heart, starting with the line about life being like a box of chocolates.
You probably know that the film won six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director (for Robert Zemeckis), Best Actor (for Tom Hanks), and Best Adapted Screenplay (for Eric Roth). You may even know about the digital trickery that was used to insert Hanks's low-iq Everyman into historical footage of real-life events from the Baby Boom years, or to erase Gary Sinise's legs for his role as double-amputee Lt. Dan.
Still, there's a lot you may not know, including what Forrest really said (in Winston Groom's novel that inspired the film) about life being like a box of chocolates, or what Hanks's Gump actually said at that protest rally, or which famous actors »
- Gary Susman
Michael Showalter and David Wain’s They Came Together is meant to be a parody of romantic comedies — that’s comedies, plural — but its premise is even more specific: A candy store competing with a larger candy conglomerate, a man and a woman who initially hate each other, a severe Upper West Side fetish (and the rest of NYC being a “character” in the film). Yes, they're doing You’ve Got Mail, and practically every big ha-ha moment is AOL-related; there's even a Starbucks dis. (“Whatever happened to good ol’ regular coffee?” Paul Rudd’s character, Joel, asks. Here’s the You’ve Got Mail equivalent.) We are okay with this, since You've Got Mail is a Nora Ephron classic and deserves to be parodied ten times over. But before you dash off to watch the original, here are the rest of references we were able to place. (This list »
- Lindsey Weber,Katie Van Syckle
The Hollywood Reporter writes that Hanks is in negotiations to make a small cameo in "Ithaca," Ryan's directorial debut in which she's also starring. Hanks had previously signed on in a behind-the-scenes role to executive produce the film through his Playtone company.
If things pan out, this would mark the fourth time -- and first time in 16 years -- that the pair have starred together on the big screen, following "Joe Versus the Volcano," "Sleepless in Seattle," and "You've Got Mail."
"Ithaca" is an adaption of William Saroyan's 1943 novel "The Human Comedy," and focuses on a 14-year-old bike messenger delivering telegrams during World War II, and the war's effect on his hometown and his family. Hanks would play the boy's father. »
- Katie Roberts
Joe Versus The Volcano. Sleepless In Seattle. You've Got Mail. Ithaca? It has been 16 years since Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks last teamed up and fell in love, but now the pair could reunite for Ryan's directorial debut, Ithaca. But don't start holding your breath for breathless romance. THR says that Tom Hanks is now in talks to take on a small, cameo role in Ithaca. Aside from helming the film, which is a World War II drama, Meg Ryan will also appear in the role of a widowed mother, Mrs. Macauley. At this time, the production, which is set to shoot next month in Virginia, is not revealing what part Hanks might play. He has an interesting in with the producers given that he is one of them. Under his Playtone banner, Tom Hanks is executive producing Ithaca, alongside his partner Gary Goetzman. Janet Brenner (The Last Five Years »
The rumors are true! A source confirms to E! News that Tom Hanks is indeed in talks to make a cameo appearance in the movie Ithaca, which would re-team him with three-time co-star Meg Ryan. The actors previously shared screen time in 1990's Joe Versus the Volcano, 1993's Sleepless in Seattle and 1998's You've got Mail. Ithaca is a film adaptation of William Saroyan's classic 1943 novel The Human Comedy. Ryan, 52, begins shooting her directorial debut next month in Virginia. Erik Jendresen adapted the movie's screenplay; he previously worked with 57-year-old Hanks on HBO's award-winning miniseries Band of Brothers in 2001. The film centers on a teenage bike messenger living at »
With Joe Versus the Volcano, Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail, we've seen Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan together on the big screen three times so far, and now it's time for a fourth. THR has word that Ryan is getting ready to make her feature directorial debut in Virginia with a World War II coming-of-age tale called Ithaca, based on William Saroyan's 1943 novel The Human Comedy. Hanks was already set to executive produce the film along with collaborator Gary Goetzman through their Playtone banner, but the Oscar winner will also make a cameo in the film, something he doesn't do often on the big screen. Read on! The film, scripted by "Band of Brothers" writer Erik Jendresen, takes place in California, in the San Joaquin Valley, in 1942. The story follows a 14-year old bike messenger named Homer Macauley whose brother has gone to fight in World War II, »
- Ethan Anderton
The actor had already signed up to serve as producer on the film, which is Ryan's directorial debut.
As well as his work behind the camera, Hanks is now in talks to make a cameo appearance, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Set in a small Californian town in 1942, the film follows a 14-year-old called Homer Macauley, who is deemed the best and fastest bicycle telegraph messenger in history.
When his older brother goes to war, he is left to look after his widowed mother, his older sister and his 4-year-old brother, and to bring hope to their community.
The pair have appeared on screen together in three films throughout their careers, »
The project is adapted from William Saroyan's 1943 novel The Human Comedy, which centers on a 14-year-old telegraph bicycle messenger named Homer Macauley. Homer is left to take care of his widowed mother, his older sister and four-year-old brother Ulysses after his older brother is sent off to fight in World War II. The plot shows how the war affects this family in California's San Joaquin Valley through the messages Homer delivers, including one that will change his life forever.
Meg Ryan is directing from an adapted screenplay by Erik Jendresen, who worked with Tom Hanks on the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers. Before he signed on to cameo, Tom Hanks was already attached as an executive producer, »
"They Came Together" (out this Friday in select theaters), starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler, is a parody of the romantic comedy genre. Rudd stars as Joel, a corporate businessman whose company is threatening to close the small store run by Poehler's Molly (remind you of the premise of a certain rom-com by the name of "You've Got Mail?). The film mocks and twists conventional romantic comedies, turning the tired tropes of films like "Sleepless in Seattle" on its head. But while the mockery of the overused rom-com themes are appreciated, "They Came Together" is not the first of its kind. Check out our list of romantic comedies that have an unconventional or innovative twist. Then let us know what your favorites are in the comments. Read More: David Wain's 'They Came Together,' With Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, Is a Hilarious Knock On Romantic Comedies "(500) Days of Summer" Dir. »
We knew Gillian Jacobs was going to be on the new season of Girls, and now we know a bit more about what her role is going to be. Some Girls fans will not be pleased. [Spoilers ahead.]Hannah and Adam will have at least some lovebird time together on season four, but it looks like there's trouble in Brooklyn's paradise. Based on these on-set photos, it appears that Jacobs is playing a love interest for Adam (and a pajamas-and-flowers enthusiast on par with You've Got Mail's Kathleen Kelly). Sorry, Hadam shippers. »
- Margaret Lyons
Jenny Slate displays an unusually high tolerance for embarrassment. During an outdoor film screening in Brooklyn on a recent Saturday night, the actress smiles calmly, seated among an audience watching her run a gauntlet of debasement on a big screen. She's pictured being brutally dumped, drinking her sorrows away in pajamas, dancing drunk and half-naked during a one-night stand, joking that her underwear looks like it crawled out of a tub of cream cheese, getting sloppy and humiliating herself onstage, taking a pregnancy test, fielding parental disdain, getting laid off, »
Remember When... is a weekly feature every (#Throwback)Thursday where we look back on a moment that changed the world of pop culture forever. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the reminder that you are getting So Old. What Happened: The date was...the '90s. Specifically the mid- to late-'90s. The service that we now call AOL was known as "America Online," and everyone had it. After enduring five minutes (sometimes much, much longer) of that awful dial-up noise, you got to hear one of the most satisfying sounds of the decade: "You've got mail!" The Internet came to you in a CD-rom, and as it said in the commercial: "If you have a phone line, you can go online." Those commercials also »
It's a shock to go back and watch "Midnight Cowboy" 45 years after its debut (on May 25, 1969) and see how raw and otherworldly it looks. After all, the X-rated Best Picture Oscar-winner has been so thoroughly assimilated into American pop culture that even kiddie entertainments like the Muppets have copied from it.
The tale of the unlikely friendship between naïve Texas gigolo Joe Buck (Jon Voight) and frail Bronx con man Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman), "Midnight Cowboy" was initially considered so risqué that it's the only X-rated movie ever to win the Academy's top prize (though after it won, the ratings board reconsidered and gave the film an R). Still, the film featured two lead performances and a few individual scenes that were so iconic that homages (and parodies) have popped up virtually everywhere. (Most often imitated is the scene where Ratso, limping across a busy Manhattan street, is nearly »
- Gary Susman
Danny (Chris Messina) went in for a kiss again on last week's Mindy Project, but our favorite doctor was having none of it. Mindy (Mindy Kaling) shut Danny down — hard — for only wanting her when he couldn't have her. And good for her! Danny was acting like a royal jerk. But thankfully, he'll try and make up for it in Tuesday's Season 2 finale (9:30/8:30c, Fox) when he sets out to win Mindy back.
In homage to You've Got Mail, Danny places a missed connection ad for Mindy in a newspaper (because do you really think Danny's heard of Craigslist?) and begins courting our modern day Shopgirl under the guise of being someone else.
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- Sadie Gennis
How I Met Your Mother creators, we are onto you. We totally figured out the ending of Himym way before it happened, and now, your surprise casting of Meg Ryan in the Himym spinoff as—wait for it... "Future Sally" (!!!)—has given us another colossal Aha! moment: You are totally doing When Harry Met Sally mixed with Sleepless in Seattle. Don't try to deny it! See, we here at E! Online worship at the altar of Meg Ryan romantic comedies, so you can't pull a fast one on us. Her You've Got Mail character Kathleen Kelly is our hero, her fake orgasm over a sandwich in When Harry Met Sally is one of our all-time favorite movie scenes and Sleepless in Seattle never fails to »
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