1. Tom Hanks, Melissa Etheridge and More Reflect on Bruce Springsteen's Reissued 'The River'

    December 04, 2015 2:49 PM EST In 1980, Bruce Springsteen released The River , a landmark double album that solidified his role as a star chronicler of America's ­working class. Weaving his tales of blue-collar joy and heartbreak with The E Street Band's bar-band-on-steroids sound, it was home to his first smash…

  2. A T.Hanksgiving Gift: See Tom Hanks Rapping Long Before His Son Was

    November 26, 2015 3:00 PM EST Today is a day of thanks and gratitude, and since it's also known as T.Hanksgiving by Tom Hanks fans (and let's be honest, who isn't a fan?), let's celebrate with the actor spitting some sweet rhymes. MC T.Hanks? Forrest Bump? 2 Hanx? We'll leave the rapper name up to…

  3. Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Usher Among Guests at Scooter Braun's Fundraiser for Hillary Clinton

    August 06, 2015 11:01 PM EDT A glittery crowd of young Hollywood celebrities, including Kim Kardashian with husband Kanye West , were gathering Thursday evening at the home of talent manager Scooter Braun to raise money for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The early evening event in the hills above Sunset…

  4. Chet Haze Still Insists It's OK for Him to Use the N-Word

    June 09, 2015 4:29 PM EDT "Rapper" and notable A-list progeny Chet Haze has spoken out (again) after receiving flak for continuing to use the N-word on his Instagram. According to a report from TMZ , his parents, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, have told him to " just to stay off social media, period" -…

  5. Tom Hanks' 'Rapper' Son Defends Use of N-Word While Quoting 'Forrest Gump'

    June 02, 2015 11:44 AM EDT Tom Hanks' son Chet is, among other things, an aspiring MC who goes by the stage name Chet Haze (get it?). The 24-year-old also habitually uses the n-word on his Instagram -- so prolifically, in fact, that it's caught the attention of the media .    Check out the song me and my…

  6. 'Letterman' Ratings Rise With Retirement Near

    May 14, 2015 11:07 PM EDT David Letterman's imminent retirement is bringing nostalgic viewers back to check out his final shows. The Nielsen company said Letterman's CBS Late Show had more viewers last week than the Tonight  show for the first time since Jimmy Fallon took over last year, with the exception…

  7. David Letterman's Final 'Late Show' Guests Announced

    May 14, 2015 4:51 PM EDT Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Tom Hanks & Bill Murray are helping with the host's sendoff. David Letterman will end his late night TV run next week with some of his most-trusted guests. On Monday, Tom Hanks will make his 60th  appearance on a Letterman-hosted show, having first…

  8. See How Carly Rae Jepsen Is Prepping For Her 'Saturday Night Live' Debut

    April 04, 2015 8:04 PM EDT Carly Rae Jepsen might be hanging with Michael Keaton this weekend on Saturday Night Live but the "I Really Like You" singer ran into an old friend backstage before Saturday night's airing. Well, kind of. She actually stumbled across a signed photo of her "I…

  9. John Williams Not Scoring Steven Spielberg Film for First Time in 30 Years

    March 20, 2015 1:50 AM EDT For the first time since 1985's The Color Purple , John Williams will not be scoring a Steven Spielberg movie. DreamWorks Pictures has revealed that Bridge of Spies is the title of Spielberg's upcoming Cold War thriller, due out Oct. 16, but also announced that his 83-year-old…

  10. Janoskians' 'Girl' Debuts on Twitter Top Tracks

    March 13, 2015 1:08 PM EDT The comedy group makes a Top 10 debut, while Carly Rae Jepsen takes over the top slot. Plus, Meghan Trainor and Ed Sheeran earn a chart milestone. Australian comedy/music group The Janoskians enter at No. 6 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks with "LA Girl." The song scores the…

  11. Carly Rae Jepsen's 'I Really Like You' & 20 More Music Videos Starring Famous Actors

    March 09, 2015 6:57 PM EDT James Van Der Beek hangs with Kesha, Zach Galifianakis sings Fiona, Charlize Theron gets caught in the 'Crossfire' & more. Taking a break from Oscar-nominated fare to parade through New York City with a song in his heart, Tom Hanks stars in Carly Rae Jepsen 's buzzed…

  12. Sting, Al Green Among Five Kennedy Center Honorees

    December 07, 2014 12:50 PM EST Top performers and power players from Hollywood, Broadway and the nation's capital are gathering this weekend to honor five artists who will receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors. This year's honorees are Tom Hanks, Sting , Lily Tomlin, singer Al Green and one of the…

  13. Buckwheat Groats Drops NSFW Video Praising Tom Hanks: Watch

    March 19, 2014 9:14 PM EDT We may never have asked for a rap song praising Tom Hanks, but life is but a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get. Yesterday (March 18), rap duo Buckwheat Groats filled the hole in our lives we didn't even know existed with "Tom Hanks," its new music…

  14. Justin Timberlake's Music Return: Where Has He Been?

    January 10, 2013 6:38 PM EST As JT readies new music, we look back at his guest features, film/TV roles, business deals and love life.   2,312 days -- that's how long it has been since a new Justin Timberlake album arrived in CD stores (remember those?). Since the September 2006 release of Timberlake's…

  15. Paul McCartney & Nirvana Members Unite Again on 'SNL'

    December 16, 2012 3:45 AM EST New collaboration "Cut Me Some Slack" now available on iTunes. "Sirvana" strikes again: Paul McCartney and the surviving members of Nirvana once again united to perform their new collaboration, "Cut Me Some Slack," on "Saturday Night Live" on Saturday …

  16. Bruno Mars Hosts 'SNL,' Debuts 'Young Girls': Watch

    October 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT "Saturday Night Live" scored this week with a nerded-out Bruno Mars singing Green Day and unannounced guest star Tom Hanks stopping by to mock the presidential debates. Host and musical guest Mars continued the proud tradition of Justin Timberlake and Mick Jagger by pulling "…

  17. Rita Wilson Pairs With Sheryl Crow, Chris Cornell on 'AM/FM'

    May 07, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Rita Wilson says her love of music -- and ability to sing -- "was kind of a private thing I kept to myself. You don't want to be that person who's like, 'Oh yeah, and now I'm a singer... And yet, here I am, I guess." Wilson, who's acted in nearly 30 films…

  18. Steve Martin Q&A: On Earl Scruggs, Bluegrass & Comedy

    March 30, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Says Upcoming Tour Is 'Sort of 60% Music, 40% Comedy' At the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, Rascal Flatts will be joined by a special guest on banjo -- the actor, comedian and respected musician -- Steve Martin . The 66-year-old will be touring this summer with the Steep…

  19. 11 No. 11 Hits for 11-11-11

    November 11, 2011 12:05 AM EST Peaking at No. 11 on a Billboard chart can be a frustrating fortune for an artist or record label, as a top 10 rank for such a title remains ever-elusive. "No one wants to wind up at No. 2, 6 or 11. But, of those, No. 11 is probably the worst," says Adrian Moreira, RCA senior VP…

  20. Rita Wilson Releasing Album, Says She's 'Always Felt More Comfortable With Music'

    October 26, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Rita Wilson will join the slashie ranks -- aka, actor/musician -- this February with the release of her debut album. Wilson discussed the album, titled "AM/FM" (Feb. 7, Decca), during a surprise appearance at the Billboard/Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference on Tuesday…

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