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  • How Amblin TV's Success Led Spielberg to His New DreamWorks CEO

    Steven Spielberg's Amblin TV is the little engine that could, a tiny operation that has almost as many shows on the air as it has full-time employees. Amblin's success at TNT in particular led Spielberg to recruit Michael Wright, who just left his post...
  • Tom Hanks, Sting, Lily Tomlin to get Kennedy Center honors

    (Reuters) - Actor Tom Hanks, British rock star Sting and comedian Lily Tomlin are to receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors, one of the top cultural prizes in the United States. "Let's Stay Together" singer Al Green and ballet dancer Patricia...
  • Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, Sting to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

    WASHINGTON -- Tom Hanks, Lily Tomlin, Sting, singer Al Green and ballerina Patricia McBride have been selected to receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors. The five artists will be celebrated Dec. 7 at the center's 37th gala, to be broadcast Dec. 30...
  • Paul Simon lending a hand to Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles

    Paul Simon lending a hand to Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles
    Paul Simon will lend his distinctive voice and instrumental talent to the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles at a benefit reading of "As You Like It" that is scheduled for Sept. 22 at the Freud Playhouse at UCLA. The one-night performance will be...
  • Tom Hanks' new app an homage to manual typewriters

    Tom Hanks' new app an homage to manual typewriters
    A new app for the iPad aims to recreate the nostalgic sense of typing on a manual typewriter, but ramped up to meet the demands of digital-age word processing. The brainchild of Oscar-winning actor and collector of vintage typewriters Tom Hanks, the app,...
  • Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have reportedly split up

    Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have reportedly split up
    Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp have reportedly called it quits after more than three years of dating.  Blame it on Indiana, People says. That would be where Mellencamp lives, was born and has said he plans to die -- while Ryan, 52, has been a New Yorker...
  • There's a post-Katrina joie de vivre in New Orleans

    In a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral, mourners follow a brass band playing dirges. When they leave the cemetery, the music changes tempo — "Oh, when the saints go marchin' in" — and everyone dances, celebrating the deceased and the gift...
  • Participant Joins Steven Spielberg-Tom Hanks Cold War Thriller

    Participant Media is joining DreamWorks Studios on Steven Spielberg's untitled Cold War Spy thriller starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance and Amy Ryan. Participant is also on board "The Light Between Oceans," written and directed by Derek Cianfrance and...
  • Tale of the dueling typewriter apps

    Tale of the dueling typewriter apps
    Welcome to the technological frontier of 2014: Dueling typewriter apps for the iPad. Our first contender, Hanx Writer, topped iTunes charts in its first two weeks. It comes from Tom Hanks -- yes, the Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks. What does a big box-...
  • U.K.'s Channel 4 Detonates North Korean Thriller 'Opposite Number'

    LONDON -- U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 has greenlit North Korean political thriller "Opposite Number." The 10-part drama series has been penned by British playwright and screenwriter Matt Charman, who wrote the original script for Steven Spielberg's...
  • David Letterman's retirement plans: A Ken Burns doc?

    David Letterman's retirement plans: A Ken Burns doc?
    David Letterman seemed to be considering his post-retirement plans out loud when he interviewed documentary filmmaker Ken Burns on Wednesday's "Late Show." Burns was promoting his upcoming seven-part, 14-hour PBS documentary "The Roosevelts."...
  • Tom Hanks, Smokey Bear at governor's mansion

    Tom Hanks, Smokey Bear at governor's mansion
    Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks was at the governor's mansion Monday evening, popping in either after or during an event for the state's Department of Forestry. That's Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Todd Haymore on the far right there, along with...