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Matthew Rhys Wins ‘The Americans’ Its First Lead Acting Emmy After Six Seasons of Masterful TV Drama

Matthew Rhys Wins ‘The Americans’ Its First Lead Acting Emmy After Six Seasons of Masterful TV Drama
“The Americans” signed off the air earlier this year after six seasons, and now it’s finally an Emmy winner for lead acting. Matthew Rhys brought home the honor by winning the 2018 Emmy award for outstanding lead actor in a drama series. Rhys beat out Jason Bateman (“Ozark”), Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”), Ed Harris (“Westworld”), Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”), Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”) for the prize.

Rhys had previously been nominated for his role as Philip Jennings in 2016 and 2017. “The Americans” has struggled at the Emmys in the past, despite being hailed as one of the best drama series of the 21st century. Guest actress Margo Martindale won Emmys in 2015 and 2016, but no other actor had claimed a trophy until Rhys this year. Rhys’ co-star Keri Russell was nominated for outstanding lead actress in a drama series this year.

Now that “The Americans” is behind him, Rhys is taking to the big screen.
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Susan Kelechi Watson cast alongside Tom Hanks in You Are My Friend

This Is Us star Susan Kelechi Watson has become the latest addition to the cast of the upcoming Fred Rogers biopic You Are My Friend, reports Deadline.

The film, which is being directed by Marielle Heller (Diary of a Teenage Girl), sees Tom Hanks portraying the beloved star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and explores Rogers’ friendship with journalist Tom Junod, played by Matthew Rhys (The Americans).

The logline for You Are My Friend reads: “In the heart-warming story, a cynical journalist begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed.”

Watson will next be seen in the third season of NBC’s This Is Us, which is set to premiere on September 25th.

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‘This is Us’ Star Susan Kelechi Watson Joins Mister Rogers Biopic ‘You Are My Friend’

‘This is Us’ Star Susan Kelechi Watson Joins Mister Rogers Biopic ‘You Are My Friend’
Susan Kelechi Watson, one of the stars of NBC’s hit TV show “This is Us,” has landed a role in Sony’s Mister Rogers biopic “You Are My Friend.”

The film stars Tom Hanks as the beloved legendary children’s TV host Fred Rogers.

Directed by Marielle Heller (“Diary of a Teenage Girl”) from a script by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster (“Transparent”), “You Are My Friend” follows a cynical journalist (“Matthew Rhys”) who begrudgingly agrees to do a profile piece on Rogers, but finds his life transformed by the experience. The story is based on a real-life friendship between Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.

Also Read: 'This Is Us' Star Susan Kelechi Watson Promises Beth Doesn't Die

Rogers and his celebrated show were also the subject of this year’s critically acclaimed hit documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.” Directed by Morgan Neville, the film
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‘This Is Us’ Star Susan Kelechi Watson Joins Tom Hanks In Mister Rogers Pic ‘You Are My Friend’

‘This Is Us’ Star Susan Kelechi Watson Joins Tom Hanks In Mister Rogers Pic ‘You Are My Friend’
Exclusive: It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood for Susan Kelechi Watson. The This Is Us star has landed a role opposite two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys in You Are My Friend, the movie about one of America’s most beloved childhood icons Fred Rogers. Diary of a Teenage Girl helmer Marielle Heller is directing the film from a screenplay by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster.

It’s inspired by a real-life friendship between Rogers (Hanks) and award-winning journalist Tom Junod (Rhys). In the heart-warming story, a cynical journalist begrudgingly accepts an assignment to write a profile piece on the beloved icon and finds his perspective on life transformed.

Sony’s TriStar Pictures acquired the worldwide rights from Big Beach. Marc Turtletaub and Peter Saraf of Big Beach will produce alongside Youree Henley, while Leah Holzer of Big Beach, Fitzerman-Blue, and Harpster will serve as exec producers.
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America’s Got Talent: Top Ten Complete. Bts Takes Over Dolby Theater

This is it. The final results show before the big America’s Got Talent finale next week. The top ten acts are revealed. Did your favorite act make it? Or did they get the metaphorical boot off the stage? The hour began with a thrilling performance from the South Korean boy band Bts (Bangtan Boys). They performed their new song Idol for the Dolby audience and the judges. I couldn’t help but notice, aside from the energetic dance moves, that one member’s suit looks similar to the one that Tom Hanks’ SNL character David S. Pumpkins wears. Well, minus the jack o lanterns.

America’s Got Talent: Top Ten Complete. Bts Takes Over Dolby Theater
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Spotlight: Tom Hanks's Charity Work

Hanks took part in the America: A Tribute to Heroes charity telethon for victims of 9/11.

Tom serves on the Board of Governors for the National Space Society.

Hanks advocates the search for and implementation of alternative fuels as part of his support for environmental protection.

Charities & foundations supported

Tom Hanks has supported the following charities:

American Foundation for AIDS ResearchBarbara Davis Center for Childhood DiabetesBID 2 Beat AIDSCancer Research InstituteCelebrity Fight Night FoundationChildren's Health FundElevate Hope FoundationElizabeth Dole FoundationElizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS FoundationEntertainment Industry FoundationGot Your 6Healthy Child Healthy WorldHole in the Wall GangJoining ForcesK9 ConnectionLifeline EnergyMadison FoundationMotion Picture and Television Fund FoundationMuhammad Ali Parkinson CenterNational Space SocietyONE CampaignOnyx and Breezy FoundationParkinson Society Maritime RegionPearl Harbor Memorial FundRed CrossRobin HoodStand Up To CancerSurfrider FoundationThe Rainforest FoundationUNICEFWomen in the World Foundation Read more about Tom Hanks's charity work and events. Related articles Charlize Theron Hosts Children's Benefit AuctionMaking Friends With 3 NeedlesJulia Roberts
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‘Cheers’ Star Kirstie Alley Comes Runner Up In British ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

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‘Cheers’ Star Kirstie Alley Comes Runner Up In British ‘Celebrity Big Brother’
Cheers and Scream Queens star Kirstie Alley finished as runner up in the British version of Celebrity Big Brother.

The actress was the A-list star turn in the Endemol Shine reality series, which is produced for Viacom’s Channel 5. She was beaten by former Coronation Street star Ryan Thomas.

Alley was a popular housemate during the four week run; she acclimatized well to a house full of British soap stars, mediums, soccer players and personalities.

She did add a spark of Hollywood to the house, occasionally dishing the dirt and telling stories about fellow actors including Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Leonardo DiCaprio. She told amusing an amusing anecdote about the time Woody Harrelson travelled across the country to prank her as a disabled child super-fan while she was shooting 1989 Look Who’s Talking.

“We were filming really late at an airport and the captain of the actual plane,
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Creepy ‘Nun’ Delivers Heavenly Box Office

The 2018 Fall Movie Season got underway this weekend the same way it has for the past three years: with the huge opening of a Warner Brothers release just after Labor Day. Two years ago, it was the Tom Hanks drama Sully. Last year, it was the horror phenomenon It and this year, it is The Nun,which scared up one heavenly debut. The same can’t be said for fellow newcomers Peppermint or God Bless the Broken Road, both which sputtered in their respective starts.

The latest spin off from 2013’s The Conjuring, The Nun scared an estimated $53.5 million from 3,876 theaters in its first three days of release. The opening was a franchise record-setter and the year's second-biggest start so far for an R-rated feature following May’s Deadpool 2. Adding to The Nun’s financial fortune was a dynamite $77.5 million start from 60 overseas markets.

While a lot of money
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‘Quincy’ Review: Music Icon, Film Producer, and Humanitarian Quincy Jones Gets an Inspiring Tribute Fit for a King — Tiff

‘Quincy’ Review: Music Icon, Film Producer, and Humanitarian Quincy Jones Gets an Inspiring Tribute Fit for a King — Tiff
Pick any critical cultural moment of the last six decades, and you’re likely to find Quincy Jones’ fingerprints somewhere on the tape. In those 60 years, he has toured with Ray Charles as a teenager, written chart-toppers for Lesley Gore, arranged music for Frank Sinatra, produced Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” and launched the careers of Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, and Whoopi Goldberg, to name a few. His name is synonymous with black culture, American music, and humanitarianism. But few have had the privilege to sit by Qunicy’s side holding his hand as he narrates one of countless stories stored away in his ever-sharp and creative mind. His daughter, the actress (now filmmaker) Rashida Jones, is one of them — and in the new documentary “Quincy,” she graciously shares the rarefied experience with the rest of the world.

Drawing on extraordinary archival footage and intimate moments shot over the last five years,
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Hugh Grant movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘About a Boy,’ ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral,’ ‘Paddington 2’

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Hugh Grant movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘About a Boy,’ ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral,’ ‘Paddington 2’
Middle age rather suits Hugh Grant, who turns 58 on September 9. The Oxford grad has outgrown most of his romantic comedy ticks from his early years – flopsy-mopsy hair, fluttery eyelashes and charming stutter – and has matured into an exceptional and versatile actor. Not that he has lost his sense of humor. Anyone who chuckled over his villainous turn in this year’s “Paddington 2” as a pompous, cravat-wrapped actor who frames his cuddly ursine co-star for a crime he didn’t commit can testify to that Then there was his finely tuned scoundrel turn in this summer’s BBC miniseries, “A Very English Scandal,“ in which his Parliament member Jeremy Thorpe plots the botched murder of his male lover.

Grant began his acting career in the ‘80s as secondary player in both British period pieces — some good (“Maurice”) and others faintly ridiculous (“The Lair of the White Moon”) – and Hollywood comedies
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Katt Williams (‘Atlanta’) upsets Bill Hader and Donald Glover to win Best Comedy Guest Actor Emmy

Katt Williams (‘Atlanta’) upsets Bill Hader and Donald Glover to win Best Comedy Guest Actor Emmy
Donald Glover and Bill Hader faced off for the first of five times at Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, but neither came out on top for their hosting stints on “Saturday Night Live.” Instead, Katt Williams took home Best Comedy Actor for Glover’s show “Atlanta.”

Williams was in sixth place in our odds for his performance as Earn’s (Glover) uncle Willie in the episode “Alligator Man” who imparts wisdom and a gold-plated gun to his nephew by the episode’s end. This is his first nomination and win.

Hader was our predicted winner, slightly ahead of Glover. The other nominees were Sterling K. Brown (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), who was gunning for his third straight Emmy in a different category, Bryan Cranston (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”).

See 2018 Creative Arts Emmys (Saturday): See the full list of winners

This is the second year in
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The Coen brothers’ films – ranked!

With the 20th anniversary re-release of The Big Lebowski, we rank the duo’s films (directing only), from their 1984 debut Blood Simple to this year’s The Ballad of Buster Spruggs

What on earth was this about? A remake of the Ealing crime-caper classic (with Tom Hanks in Alec Guinness’s crackpot mastermind role) at least proves, if proof were needed, that the Coens have excellent cinephile taste. But this was pointless and baffling. A case of No Coen Do.
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Cardi B at New York Fashion Week: Rapper stuns in black dress and joins Tom Hanks, Anna Wintour, at Tom Ford show

Cardi B gave birth to her daughter Kulture just two months ago, but you wouldn’t be able to tell based on her New York Fashion Week appearance this week. Cardi B stunned everyone when she showed up for Tom Ford’s opening show in a black dress, stilettos, long statement earrings, and slick back hair. She sat next to Anna Wintour, Tom Hanks, and other notable celebrities. As she herself said on Instagram, she has come a long way. View this post on Instagram Tom Ford Shoes| @giuseppezanotti A post shared by Cardivenom (@iamcardib) on Sep 5, 2018 at 6:26pm Pdt […]

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Kendall Jenner, Cardi B & Nicki Minaj Bring Beef to NY Fashion Week

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Kendall Jenner, Cardi B & Nicki Minaj Bring Beef to NY Fashion Week
Nicki MinajKendall Jenner and Cardi B weren't literally rocking baggage at New York Fashion Week events ... but they did bring enough beef to create palpable tension. The model and rappers were just a few of the celebs flocking to NYC for the Nyfw spectacle -- Bella and Gigi Hadid, Adriana Lima, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson and the list goes on and on. But, it's interesting to see Nicki, Kendall and Cardi all in the
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Michael Moore Discusses ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ And Says “We Need Tom Hanks, Oprah, Michelle Obama” In 2020

Michael Moore Discusses ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ And Says “We Need Tom Hanks, Oprah, Michelle Obama” In 2020
Documentarian Michael Moore is ready to do to Donald Trump what he attempted to do to George W. Bush. With his new film, which premieres at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” Moore is venturing into familiar ground, as he takes on the current sitting President of the United States with a scathing profile of where the country stands. However, some might be surprised to find what the content of his latest doc actually does and doesn’t show.

Continue reading Michael Moore Discusses ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ And Says “We Need Tom Hanks, Oprah, Michelle Obama” In 2020 at The Playlist.
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National Board Of Review Sets Date For Its 2018 Honorees List

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Exclusive: The awards-season train continued today with the National Board of Review setting Tuesday, November 27, as the reveal date for its 2018 honorees.

The Nbr’s awards celebrate excellence in filmmaking with categories including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, Best Original and Adapted Screenplay, Breakthrough Performance and Directorial Debut as well as signature honors such as Freedom of Expression and Spotlight Award.

The hardware will be handed out January 8 during a ceremony at Cipriani 42nd Street in Manhattan that’s usually among the first of awards season. Willie Geist, host of NBC’s Sunday Today and co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, will return as host for a fifth consecutive year.

Its 2017 list honored The Post as Best Film of the Year, Greta Gerwig as Best Director, Jordan Peele for Best Directorial Debut, Tom Hanks for Best Actor, Meryl Streep as Best Actress and Timothée Chalamet for Breakthrough Performance.
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Director Paul Greengrass Tackles Norway’s Deadliest Terrorist Attack in ’22 July’ Trailer (Video)

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Director Paul Greengrass Tackles Norway’s Deadliest Terrorist Attack in ’22 July’ Trailer (Video)
Academy Award-nominated director Paul Greengrass tackles the true story of Norway’s deadliest terror attack since World War II in the first trailer for “22 July.”

On that day in 2011, a far-right extremist set off a car bomb in Oslo before carrying out a mass shooting at a leadership camp for teens. 77 people, many of whom were teens, were killed. The trailer, and the film itself, analyzes the attack through the eyes of one survivor, who has to go through a physical and emotional journey to heal.

“22 July,” which Greengrass also wrote, is based on the book “One of Us: The Story of an Attack in Norway — and Its Aftermath,” by Asne Seierstad.

Also Read: Paul Greengrass to Direct Eliot Ness Biopic for Paramount

Anders Danielsen Lie, Jon Øigarden, Jonas Strand Gravli, Maria Bock, Thorbjørn Harr, Ola G. Furuseth, Seda Witt, Isak Bakli Aglen star.

Scott Rudin, Gregory Goodman, Eli Bush and Greengrass produced.
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Watch the first gripping trailer for Paul Greengrass' 22 July

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After directing Tom Hanks in one of his best roles in 2013’s Captain Phillips and resurrecting Jason Bourne in 2016, Paul Greengrass is back this year with another stirring thriller in 22 July. Starring an all Norwegian cast and crew, the movie retells the jarring story of a terrorist attack in Oslo that left 77 dead, with the perpetrator attacking a camp for teens shortly after. The first trailer is here and you can watch it now and start to feel your palms sweat. The... Read More...
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When We All Vote Partners with The Voices Project to Register New Voters in Recovery From Addiction

When We All Vote — a new national, nonpartisan not-for-profit – is partnering with the Voices Project, a national addiction advocacy organization led by author and activist Ryan Hampton.

Together, the organizations are launching the new platform Recovery Voices Vote, powered by Rock the Vote.

Recovery Voices Vote aims to register new voters who are in recovery from addiction. People affected by addiction represent one of the largest constituency groups in America. Over 23 million people are in recovery, and 21 million are suffering from addiction. As an emerging group, the recovery movement is immense, and includes millions of people in recovery, as well as their families, friends, and communities. A partnership with When We All Vote is a massive step toward equality and civic participation for Americans with substance use disorder.

The first major outreach and visibility opportunity will be an event in partnership with the Above the Noise Foundation on September 29th
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Telluride Film Review: ‘The Front Runner’

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Telluride Film Review: ‘The Front Runner’
“How did we get here?” asks Jason Reitman in “The Front Runner,” dredging the past for answers with this ambitious — and almost intentionally unwieldy — Altmanesque re-enactment of the three weeks in which Gary Hart’s bid to become the 1988 Democratic nominee for president was undone by tabloid-style monkey business. Hugh Jackman proves an inspired candidate to embody Hart, downplaying his brawny movie-star persona, while still conveying the twinkly-eyed sex appeal that would have made the photogenic and well-spoken senator from Colorado a logical choice to follow the country’s first movie-star president, had it not contributed so directly to his undoing.

Hart was the man who would be king, poised to succeed Ronald Reagan, but because he withdrew, America got George H.W. Bush instead. Had Hart won, history would have gone otherwise. As political reporter Matt Bai writes in his book “All the Truth Is Out”, had Hart won,
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