1. 2018 Oscars: 'Wonder Woman,' James Franco, Steven Spielberg Among Noteworthy Snubs

    January 23, 2018 12:17 PM EST 0 0 0 Tom Hanks, 'In the Fade' and 'Battle of the Sexes' also failed to land nominations. While a number of Oscar hopefuls are cheering after their names were read during Tuesday morning's (Jan. 23) nominations announcement, other ...

  2. Meryl Streep And Tom Hanks Quote Each Other's Famous Movie Lines on 'Ellen'

    January 09, 2018 11:20 AM EST 0 0 0 Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep paid a visit to Ellen  this morning (Jan. 9) in promotion of the new investigative film The Post,  which opens on Friday (Jan. 12). The two spoke with Ellen about the importance of the film among other things, as well as a ...

  3. Tom Hanks' David S. Pumpkins Saves Halloween in 'SNL' Animated Special

    October 29, 2017 11:37 AM EDT 0 0 0 Peter Dinklage narrated the holiday-themed 30-minute adventure. David S. Pumpkins, the bizarre, pumpkin-suit wearing Halloween mascot who achieved viral status when he debuted last year on Saturday Night Live in the famous "Haunted Elevator&quo ...

  4. James Corden's 10 Best Non-Carpool Karaoke 'Late, Late Show' Sketches

    August 10, 2017 5:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Featuring One Direction, Tom Hanks, Jeffrey Tambor and many more. Since James Corden took over CBS' The Late, Late Show in 2015, the British comedian has brought infinite hilarious parodies, sketches and musical bits to the late night program.  ...

  5. Chance the Rapper Recaps the Obamas' Farewell Party: 'It Was Historic, It Was Black, It Was Beautiful'

    January 10, 2017 4:57 AM EST 0 0 0 Best. Party. Ever. That’s the word on President Obama’s farewell party at the White House according to someone who scored an invite, Chance the Rapper . Celebs from actors to musicians gathered last Friday at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to give the Oba ...

  6. 'SNL': Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump Calls Out 'Rigged' Election in Tom Hanks-Moderated Debate

    October 23, 2016 10:41 AM EDT 0 0 7 Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live in order to act out the third and final debate of the presidential election. Tom Hanks as moderator Chris Wallace kicked off the debate, which he compared to The Lord of the Rings movies: "You don’t ...

  7. Lady Gaga on 'Saturday Night Live': 5 Things We Want to See

    October 22, 2016 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lady Gaga returns to Saturday Night Live tonight (Oct. 22), marking her first SNL appearance since her hosting-performing gig in 2013. (Do we sense a pattern for guests season?) It’s not a double-duty night for Mother Monster, however, as some dude ...

  8. Tom Hanks Trespasses With Leslie Jones in New 'SNL' Promos: Watch

    October 20, 2016 7:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Tom Hanks and Leslie Jones are kicking back in the new Saturday Night Live promo videos, no matter whether they're trespassing or not.  Hanks will host this weekend's show with musical guest Lady Gaga. In the clips, he is pushed to tell Jo ...

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

    December 04, 2015 2:49 PM EST 0 0 0 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-ste ...

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

    November 26, 2015 3:00 PM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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

    August 06, 2015 11:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 eve ...

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

    June 09, 2015 4:29 PM EDT 0 0 0 "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 " j ...

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

    June 02, 2015 11:44 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

  14. 'Letterman' Ratings Rise With Retirement Near

    May 14, 2015 11:07 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Fall ...

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

    May 14, 2015 4:51 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 o ...

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

    April 04, 2015 8:04 PM EDT 2.058 k 114 75 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 stumble ...

  17. 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, ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Carly Rae Jepsen Interview: "I Really Like You," Tom Hanks & New Album

    Carly Rae Jepsen Interview: "I Really Like You," Tom Hanks & New Album

    March 09, 2015 12:23 PM EDT 0 0 0 Carly Rae Jepsen discusses her new single "I Really Like You," working with Tom Hanks and her forthcoming album during a visit to the Billboard studios. Pop , interview , i really like you , Billboard , Call Me Maybe , Justin Bieber , Carl ...

  21. 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 , Lil ...

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

    March 19, 2014 9:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 w ...

  23. No Label, No Problem as 'Idol' Alums Turn to Kickstarter (and Fans) to Fund Their Music

    October 10, 2013 12:42 PM EDT As the music industry becomes increasingly crowded with artists clamoring for ever more elusive record deals, several "American Idol" alums are turning to the crowdfunding site Kickstarter as a way to raise money for their projects whi ...

  24. 'Kinky Boots,' Scored by Cyndi Lauper, Leads Tony Award Noms

    April 30, 2013 11:15 AM EDT NEW YORK -- The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots" has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import "Matilda: The Musical" close behind with 12. Tom Hanks, making his Broadway debut, earned a nod as lead ...

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

    January 10, 2013 6:38 PM EST 0 0 0 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 Septembe ...

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

    December 16, 2012 3:45 AM EST 0 0 0 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 & ...

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

    October 21, 2012 12:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 "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 Ti ...

  29. David Geffen on New PBS 'American Masters' Film: 'Wow, Did I Do That?'

    September 27, 2012 3:40 PM EDT David Geffen (right) with Joni Mitchel (left) and Mama Cass (background) from the PBS American Masters program "Inventing David Geffen," which will air in November. (Photo: Henry Diltz) American Masters creator and executive producer Sus ...

  30. 'Inventing David Geffen' Documentary Premieres at Toronto Film Festival

    September 11, 2012 4:35 PM EDT A lively account of one of the most influential careers in modern showbiz, Susan Lacy's "Inventing David Geffen" works within a familiar format to sing the praises of a man who never did. An upcoming airing on PBS's American Ma ...

  31. Twitter 140: Page 10

    July 26, 2012 7:17 PM EDT « PREVIOUS | NEXT » RETURN TO INDEX Salaam Remi Producer (Nas, Amy Winehouse, Fergie) @SalaamRemi The legendary producer (Nas, Amy Winehouse) turns the bulk of his feed over to retweets of those either mentioning him and his work, talking music pr ...

  32. Indie Music Films Look For Help On Kickstarter

    July 26, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Nearly a year after actor-turned-filmmaker Colin Hanks funded a documentary about the demise of legendary retailer Tower Records through creative financing website Kickstarter, the director of another indie film chronicling Los Angeles' reiss ...

  33. David Geffen: 'I'd Kill Myself' Rather Than Get Into Music Business Today

    July 23, 2012 11:19 AM EDT When David Geffen allows the camera to be turned on him Nov. 20 for an American Masters documentary titled Inventing David Geffen , he will be described by friends, peers and adversaries as "passionate," "neurotic" and "gi ...

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

    May 07, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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." Wi ...

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

    March 30, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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-ol ...

  36. 11 No. 11 Hits for 11-11-11

    November 11, 2011 12:05 AM EST 0 0 0 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,& ...

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

    October 26, 2011 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Report ...

  38. Rita Wilson Talks Debut Album, Son Opening For LMFAO @ Billboard Film & TV Conference Appearance:

    October 26, 2011 11:30 AM EDT A Moment of Levity: Rita Wison (left) at the Billbaord/THR Film and TV Music Conference with Billboard's Phil Gallo said her debut album "AM/FM" was inspired by songs heard on the radio from the backseat of her parent's car. (P ...

  39. 'Idol's' Pia Toscano Signs with Interscope Records

    July 05, 2011 6:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idol's" Pia Toscano has officially signed a recording contract with Interscope Records, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. She will release her debut single, "This Time," on July 12 and perform the song as part ...

  40. Billboard Bits: Hackers Take Over Amy Winehouse's Site, Black Veil Brides to Rejoin Warped Tour

    June 30, 2011 5:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Hackers Take Over Amy Winehouse's Site It looks like Amy Winehouse has no swag, at least according to Swagger Security, the group who hacked into her website earlier ...

  41. Madonna, Beyonce, Usher, Aretha Among Performers at Oprah's Star-Studded Final Shows

    May 18, 2011 9:32 AM EDT Maria Shriver, Tom Hanks, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith among the celebrities who appeared during the four-hour taping Tuesday. More than 20,000 people packed Chicago's United Center to watch the celebrity-packed live taping of Oprah Winf ...

  42. Madonna, Beyonce, Usher Highlight Oprah's Final Shows

    May 18, 2011 8:48 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than 20,000 people packed Chicago's United Center to watch the celebrity-packed live taping of Oprah Winfrey's second and third final shows. Before the show even started, a man proposed to his girlfriend on-stage -- who accepted as th ...

  43. Pia Toscano Will 'Have a Great Career' After 'Idol,' Says Sister

    April 14, 2011 6:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 P ia Toscano's "American Idol" elimination last week shocked just about everyone, from A-listers like Tom Hanks to other gone-too-soon "Idol" contestants, like Jennifer Hudson and Chris Daughtry . But although "Idol&quo ...

  44. 'American Idiot' Movie in the Works

    April 13, 2011 12:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 "American Idiot," the Broadway musical based on Green Day's acclaimed album of the same name, is finding a home at Universal. The studio is in negotiations to pick up the screen rights and has set Michael Mayer, the director of the st ...

  45. Elton John Performs, Pokes Fun at 'Spider-Man' Musical on 'SNL'

    April 04, 2011 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sir Elton John hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the first time April 2 and proved his acting chops are just as solid as his singing. The singer joked about being gay, performing at the royal wedding and being a new father in a series of sk ...

  46. 11 Hot 100 No. 11s For '11

    January 25, 2011 4:05 PM EST 0 0 0 After spotlighting 11 No. 11-peaking hits apiece on Billboard's R&B/hip-hop , country and rock charts throughout the first three weeks of 2011, Chart Beat wraps ringing in the new year by celebrating songs that, despite stopping one spot sh ...

  47. Watch: 4 Remakes of Wiz Khalifa's 'Black & Yellow'

    January 13, 2011 4:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Not only is Wiz Khalifa 's Steelers anthem "Black and Yellow" climbing Billboard's Hot 100 chart with a ranking at No. 7 this week , but the song is also getting a lot of viral attention through remakes. Wiz Khalifa: 'Black ...

  48. Jack White, Soundgarden Among Conan's First Guests

    October 21, 2010 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Conan O'Brien announced his first week of guests for his upcoming TBS late-night talk show. The premiere night of Conan will feature Seth Rogen and a musical performance from Jack White . The rest of Conan's premiere week: -- Monday, Nov. ...

  49. Ask Billboard: Lil Wayne Infects The Hot 100

    October 08, 2010 6:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and co ...

  50. Joe Jonas Planning Solo Debut for Early 2011

    September 27, 2010 5:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 Now that the Jonas Brothers have wrapped up the North American leg of the "Camp Rock 2" tour, middle brother Joe Jonas has announced plans to become a solo artist. According to E! News , Joe is hoping to release his debut solo album in ear ...

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