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Meg Ryan Feels Like She Is in "First Gear" Now After Her Subtle Career Change (Exclusive)

Motherhood changed everything for Meg Ryan. "I really recalibrated things when I became a mom," Meg, who has a son, Jack, 26, and a daughter, Daisy. "I felt like I got truer as a person. I’m more myself," the 56-year-old exclusively revealed to Closer. Now, Meg — who has reunited romantically with musician-painter John Mellencamp — also feels more inspired at work. "I never really defined myself as an actor," she admitted at the recent Bentonville Film Festival. "I think at heart I’m a writer. So that was a natural progression for me." And it led her to directing. She made her big-screen debut with 2015’s World War II drama Ithaca (co-starring Jack), and now she’s working on a new film "about a publishing company in New York," she says. "It’s very fast-talking, a real throwback movie." (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Ithaca reunited Meg with one of her favorite people: frequent co-star Tom Hanks.
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'Black-ish' Actor Miles Brown to Star in Indie 'Emmett'

'Black-ish' Actor Miles Brown to Star in Indie 'Emmett'
Black-ish star Miles Brown will lead indie coming-of-age comedy Emmett. 

Rita Wilson and Nora Dunn will also star in the feature that follows a 12-year-old genius (Brown) who teams up with his quirky Sat tutor to solve a crime and keep his family from splitting up.

Ravi Patel, Arden Myrin, Skylan Brooks and Zack Gilford round out the cast in the movie from director Bridget Stokes.

Vicky Wight wrote the screenplay and is also producing via her Six Foot Pictures banner. An Emmett companion novel from Six Foot's publishing arm is planned. 

Brown, who is repped by Osbrink and ...
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The human touch by Anne-Katrin Titze

Matthew Miele with Anne-Katrin Titze inside Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle on Wes Anderson: "I saw him walk through here while we were filming." Photo: Leigh Wolfson

Crazy About Tiffany's director Matthew Miele's latest documentary, Always At The Carlyle, is set to open today in New York just days after The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala celebration for Andrew Bolton's Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

Anjelica Huston, George Clooney, Rita Wilson, Harrison Ford, Jeff Goldblum, Jon Hamm, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Jack Nicholson, Fran Lebowitz, Alan Cumming, Sofia Coppola, Naomi Campbell, Lenny Kravitz, Elaine Stritch, Nina Garcia, Paul Shaffer, Graydon Carter, Vera Wang, and Woody Allen are huge fans of The Carlyle Hotel and it is a post-gala celebration hotspot on each First Monday in May as shown in Always At The Carlyle.

Matthew Miele at Bemelmans Bar: "I think Wes hit it right on the head.
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Tom Hanks' Marriage to Rita Wilson Saved Him After Tumultuous Childhood (Exclusive)

The stars came out in force for Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson when the couple celebrated their 30th anniversary in La on April 28. "It was like an old-school Hollywood party,” an insider tells Closer of the A-list guests, which included Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Bruce Springsteen, Oprah Winfrey, and Julia Roberts. "Barack and Michelle Obama were the big surprise," the insider adds, revealing that the former president and first lady did a karaoke rendition of Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe" for the lovebirds. "It was an inspiring evening and Tom's the most generous star around. He's Mr. Hollywood," the insider notes of the two-time Oscar-winning actor (Philadelphia and Forrest Gump). "Everyone loves him!" But no one loves him more than Rita. "I prayed to God every day for years that he’d bring me somebody I loved who loved me in the same way. And He brought me Tom,
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The storyteller by Anne-Katrin Titze

Andrew Bolton, Anna Wintour, Stephen A Schwarzman, Timothy Cardinal Dolan (Archbishop of New York), Donatella Versace, Christine Schwarzman, and Daniel H Weiss (The Metropolitan Museum of Art President and CEO) Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Wim Wenders' Pope Francis: A Man Of His Word will première at Cannes just days after The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala celebration for Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, co-chaired by Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace. Sarah Jessica Parker, Jared Leto, George Clooney, Salma Hayek, Alicia Vikander, Emilia Clarke, Naomi Watts, Emma Stone, Frances McDormand, Shailene Woodley, Blake Lively, Amber Heard, and Priyanka Chopra were among the stars who heard Madonna perform.

Thom Browne's evening ensembles inspired by the "ecclesiastical fashion show" in Federico Fellini's Roma Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Anjelica Huston, Rita Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, Jon Hamm, Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Alan Cumming, Sofia Coppola,
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See where it all began in final trailer for Mamma Mia Here We Go Again

The final trailer and poster for the return of the Abbatastic musical, Mamma Mia Here We Go Again has dropped ahead of its June 1st release.

Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie is Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Oscar® winner Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry.

Joining the cast are Lily James as a Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies (A Brilliant Young Mind) and Jessica Keenan Wynn (Broadway’s Beautiful). Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine (War Horse), while Young Bill is Josh Dylan (Allied) and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner (Kill Your Friends).

Ol Parker, the writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,
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John McCain Tells Son-in-Law to "Take Care" of His Daughter Meghan Amid Brain Cancer Battle (Report)

We're still keeping John McCain in our thoughts after hearing this. The 81-year-old senator was previously hospitalized on Sunday, April 15, and released a few days later, but now he reportedly had a deep conversation with his daughter Meghan McCain's husband, which has us feeling like things aren't looking good for the senator. "John hugged me tonight. He asked me to take care of Meghan. I said I would," his son-in-law, Ben Domenech, allegedly wrote in a since-deleted tweet on Saturday, April 28, according to Az Central. "F--k you soulless crazies. F--k you all the way to hell." The motive behind the tweet is still unknown, but many think John may be back in the hospital or not doing well. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) After John underwent surgery to treat an intestinal infection earlier this month, his spokesperson shared an official statement on Monday, April 16. "On Sunday, Senator McCain was admitted to Mayo Clinic in Phoenix,
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Inside Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's Love Story: 30 Years of Family, Travel, Foot Rubs and the Best Damn Support System Ever

Inside Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's Love Story: 30 Years of Family, Travel, Foot Rubs and the Best Damn Support System Ever
You know what they say, behind every national treasure is a real gem. And Tom Hanks would be the first to say that wife Rita Wilson is the star of this operation, this enduring love affair that started in the 1980s and continues to warm cold, jaded hearts in Hollywood and beyond. "I'm a lucky man," Hanks quipped to E! News in 2016. "She could've done better." Well-played, sir, but we didn't believe it then, and we don't believe it now. "I view my wife as my lover, and we have a bond that goes beyond words like wife or girlfriend or mother," Hanks explained to Oprah Winfrey in 2001. "For example, I was able to construct a number of things...
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Barack Obama, Oprah and More A-Listers Attend Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's 30th Anniversary Party

Barack Obama, Oprah and More A-Listers Attend Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's 30th Anniversary Party
Happy anniversary to the couple that has defied the odds of Hollywood! The stars flocked to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson's Pacific Palisades house for the couple's 30th wedding anniversary party on Saturday night. The biggest names on the A-list were there, including Kate Hudson, Martin Short, Isla Fisher, Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, Kurt Russell, Goldie HawnJimmy Kimmel and Conan O'Brien. An eyewitness says that the party began at 7 p.m. and went until close to midnight. In an amazing moment, Jimmy, Conan, Goldie, Kurt and Martin were all spotted hanging out as they waited at the valet. Now that's one line we wouldn't mind waiting in! Hanks and Wilson are one...
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Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson 30th Anniversary Party with Oprah, Obama

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Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson 30th Anniversary Party with Oprah, Obama
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson had a little shindig Saturday night to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary, and it was a must-attend for a bunch of celebs. Check out the video .. Goldie Hahn, Kurt Russell, Conan O'Brien, Martin Short and Jimmy Kimmel were among the guests our photog shot. We didn't get a shot of Obama or Oprah but we're told they were front and center. Kind of interesting ... the unmarried Goldie and Kurt have
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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Are the Proud Parents of Four Awesome Kids — Meet Their Blended Family!

It might not be easy growing up in the shadow of a father like Tom Hanks and a mother (or stepmother) like Rita Wilson. But Colin, Elizabeth, Chet, and Truman Hanks have all made names for themselves in various ways — scroll down to learn all about Tom and Rita's children! Colin Hanks (Photo Credit: Getty Images) The 40-year-old is by far Tom Hanks' most recognizable son… and not just because he's the spitting image of his dad! The son of Tom and his late first wife, the actress Samantha Lewes, Colin is also an actor and made his Hollywood debut in popular teen comedies including Get Over It and Orange County before transitioning to adult fare with TV roles on Dexter and Fargo. These days, he's starring on the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces and in the horror film It: Chapter Two. He and his wife of seven years, Samantha Bryant,
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Sony’s ‘Greyhound’ Starring Tom Hanks Gets April 2019 Release Date

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Sony’s ‘Greyhound’ Starring Tom Hanks Gets April 2019 Release Date
Tom Hanks’ upcoming WWII film “Greyhound” will be released April 5, 2019, Sony Pictures announced Thursday.

Written by and starring Hanks, “Greyhound” follows Capt. Ernest Krause, who is put in charge of a U.S. destroyer for the first time in the early days of WWII and is faced with a deadly test as his ship is soon pursued by Nazi U-Boats across the North Atlantic. The film is currently in production in Baton Rouge, with Aaron Schneider (“Get Low”) directing.

Based on C.S. Forester’s novel “The Good Shepherd,” the film is being produced by Playtone’s Gary Goetzman and Hanks. FilmNation Entertainment’s Aaron Ryder, Playtone’s Steven Shareshian, and David Coatsworth serve as executive producers. FilmNation sold worldwide rights to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, which is financing in association with Bron Creative, Sycamore Pictures, and Zhengfu Pictures.

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Sony also announced the release date for “Grudge,” a reimagining of the classic 2002 Japanese horror film “The Grudge.” Nicolas Pesce (“Eyes Of My Mother”) is directing the film, with a release date set for Aug. 16, 2019. Filming will begin next month.

Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert will produce for Ghost House with Nathan Kahane and Erin Westerman executive producing for Good Universe alongside Schuyler Weiss, Roy Lee, Doug Davison, John Middleton, and Andrew Pfeffer. Romel Adam will oversee for Ghost House and Brady Fujikawa will oversee for Good Universe.

Read original story Sony’s ‘Greyhound’ Starring Tom Hanks Gets April 2019 Release Date At TheWrap
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Stars Attend Fulfillment Fund's A Legacy Of Changing Lives Gala

A Legacy of Changing Lives, presented by the Fulfillment Fund honored the legacy of founders Cherna and Dr. Gary Gitnick with a star-studded gala that raised nearly 1.3 million dollars on Tuesday, March 13 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

Robert De Niro Speaks At Fulfilment Fund A Legacy of Changing Lives Event

Special guest presenters Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro, and hosts Teri Polo and Sherri Saum (“The Fosters”) joined the festivities to celebrate the Gitnicks’ 40 years of service on behalf of the students of Los Angeles. A Legacy of Changing Lives also included a special appearance by Joshua Rush (Disney’s “Andi Mack”) and performances by Grammy Award-winning composer Charles Fox, actress and singer Rita Wilson and singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop. The gala dinner was catered by celebrity chef and famed restauranteur Wolfgang Puck.

Bradley Cooper Speaks At Fulfillment Fund A Legacy of Changing Lives Event

Among
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Rita Wilson Appreciates Life More After Battling Breast Cancer: "Every Day Is a Gift!" (Exclusive)

In an exclusive new interview with Closer Weekly, Rita Wilson opens up about how being a breast cancer survivor has changed her outlook on life and sings the praises of husband Tom Hanks' constant support. "Once you’ve had cancer, every day is a gift," Rita, 61, tells Closer. "I literally wake up every morning and say, thank you, God. What a gorgeous day." "I'm so glad to be alive, and then try to live my life remembering that every single moment of the day," she continued. And being diagnosed in 2015 taught her what is most important in life, says the star. "You cherish your time more and who you spend your time with," she admits. "You ask yourself, what is it that you want to do? Not just with your time, but with your future." Rita with her husband, Tom. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) Now, Rita is 100 percent cancer-free
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Stars Come Out For 16th Annual Mptf Night Before Party

A star-studded host committee, Academy Awards nominees and presenters, along with some of the most powerful industry influencers came together on March 3rd, 2018 for the 16th annual ‘Night Before’ party to benefit Mptf.

George Clooney, Leslie Bibb, Sam Rockwell, and Jack Black

Credit/Copyright: George Pimentel/Getty Images for Mptf

Funds raised during the legendary evening will be used to support Mptf in providing social services and financial assistance to the entertainment community, as well as it’s renowned retirement community and innovative programs for seniors and those who care for them. The organization impacts thousands of people each year who have committed their lives to a career in entertainment. The annual event raised $5 million last night, totaling just over $80 million in the event’s history.

The 2018 host committee included a lineup of the industry’s most elite talent, including Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo, Tanya Haden Black & Jack Black,
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Jennifer Hudson And Sofia Vergara Honored At An Unforgettable Evening

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, the Women’s Cancer Research Fund (Wcrf) Honorary Chairs Rita Wilson, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with Wcrf co-founders Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie, Kelly Chapman Meyer, and Jamie Tisch welcomed guests to An Unforgettable Evening presented by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Rita Wilson and Steven Spielberg

The event returned to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, with proceeds benefitting the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, a program of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (Bcrf).

James Corden and Jennifer Hudson

Hosted by Emmy Award-winning host, writer, and producer James Corden, the evening included a dinner, an awards presentation and musical performance. Tom Ford presented the Nat King Cole Award to Grammy and Academy Award-winning recording artist and actor Jennifer Hudson for her ongoing philanthropic work around women’s issues. Award winning actress and entrepreneur Sofia Vergara accepted the 2018 Courage Award from Honorary Chair Rita Wilson for her continued support and
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James Corden Roasts Absent Tom Hanks at Star-Studded Breast Cancer Research Benefit

James Corden Roasts Absent Tom Hanks at Star-Studded Breast Cancer Research Benefit
Watch out, Tom HanksJames Corden is calling you out. Well, playfully, of course. The Late Late Show host and Tuesday night's emcee for the Unforgettable Evening Gala benefitting the Women's Breast Cancer Research Fund kicked off the event by taking verbal aim at the Oscar winner. Hanks missed out on the star-studded event, even though his longtime wife Rita Wilson, who is one of the leaders of the fund, was in attendance.  "Unfortunately Tom Hanks could not make it tonight," Corden quipped. "He does not support cancer research. He's very humble about it. The tide is about to turn on that guy... " However, that would only be the start of the...
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The Ultimate Oscar Week 2018 Party Guide

In the wake of the divisive presidential election, many of last year’s annual Oscar events were postponed or significantly scaled back.

Now, when victims are speaking out against sexual misconduct, Hispanics are protesting their lack of film opportunities, and #OscarsSoWhite is still on everybody’s radar, how will various sectors of Hollywood celebrate Oscar week? By using their voices, taking a stand, and trumpeting their individual victories, of course.

The Weinstein Co.’s boisterous night-before bash at the Montage is no more, but get ready for a second Latino protest, an Icon Mann dinner feting the former Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and a discussion prompting women in film and politics to “Resist, Run, Win” — in addition to the usual studio parties.

“Women — in Washington, Hollywood, and everywhere in between — are speaking up and taking charge,” says Emily’s List president Stephanie Schriock, whose panel is kicking things off. And so begins
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Sleepless in Seattle, Ice Dragon and Worldgaming: Call of Duty WWII top our March events list

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Sleepless in Seattle, Ice Dragon and Worldgaming: Call of Duty WWII top our March events list Sleepless in Seattle, Ice Dragon and Worldgaming: Call of Duty WWII top our March events list Scott Goodyer2/27/2018 9:55:00 Am

March has arrived and with it comes new and exciting Cineplex events on the big screen! Check out a few highlights below:

March 3 & 4: Worldgaming Call of Duty: WWII Championships

WorldGaming’s Canadian Championship Series presented by PS4 returns to Toronto on March 3rd and 4th, where North America’s Top 8 teams will battle for $60,000 and the Championship title, playing Call of Duty: World War II across two qualifying stages to reach our Live Finals at Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre. Both the Weekend Pass and Fan Experience tickets are valid for Both March 3 and 4. Come and watch the epic action on the big screen!

March 17 & 18: Ice Dragon: Legend of the Blue Daisies

Adventure abounds in this exciting,
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The Good Fight: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Two on CBS All Access?

Vulture Watch Will Diane live to fight another day? Has The Good Fight TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on CBS All Access? The television vulture is watching all the latest TV cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Good Fight season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? Streaming on the CBS All Access paid subscription platform, The Good Fight stars Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Erica Tazel, Sarah Steele, and Justin Bartha. Paul Guilfoyle, Bernadette Peters, Carrie Preston, Matthew Perry, and Rita Wilson recur. A spinoff, The Good Fight picks up one year after the events of The Good Wife TV series finale. In the wake of the 2017 presidential inauguration, Diane Lockhart (Baranski) decides to move
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