Review: A grumpy Tom Hanks stars in 'A Man Called Otto'
Sentimental tales about grumpy old men and American decline have, until recently, typically been the domain of Clint Eastwood. In the original, Rolf Lassgård richly inhabited the role of Ove, a curmudgeonly widower — a Forrest Grump —whose suicide attempts are foiled by needy neighbors and, ultimately, his grudging, sincere devotion to them. Exasperation, whether directed at a crying ballplayer or a slobbering canine, has always been squarely in Hanks' wheelhouse.news.yahoo.com
Real-life celeb couples who sizzle on-screen: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell and more
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks are among the movie couples who sizzle both on-screen and off-screen. The two will co-star in the upcoming film "Asteroid City," and worked together for "A Man Called Otto."foxnews.com
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, and more real-life celeb couples who sizzle on screen
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are one of Hollywood's most enduring on and off-screen couples. "Rita and I just looked at each other and — kaboing — that was that," Hanks told outlet, per People magazine . This is the one!’" Wilson told the outlet. Goldie Hawn and Kurt RussellGoldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have enjoyed one of Hollywood's most storied romances over their 39 years together. And you both need to want it to work," "The First Wives Club" actress told Porter magazine in 2015.foxnews.com
AP Was There: The surreal first day of the pandemic
On the day the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic, Koloud “Kay” Tarapolsi reflected the views of many people when she told an Associated Press reporter: “If we avoid each other and listen to the scientists, maybe in a few weeks it will be better."
The Latest: Alaska opens vaccines to all 16 or older
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker shows Alaska leading states in the percentage of its population to have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Larry Hogan said Tuesday, citing improving COVID-19 health metrics and increasing vaccinations. It was unclear what authority state officials might be able to exert on federal facilities. — County health officials in Wyoming have detected the coronavirus variant that originated in South Africa. Another 16 million doses are expected to be shipped by the end of the month.
Column: How has a year in the pandemic changed you? The Year of COVID Questionnaire is here to help you take stock.
It was the day Rita Wilson and her husband, Tom Hanks, announced they’d been diagnosed with some strange new disease. It was the day the NBA suspended its season. On that day, the president announced a travel ban from Europe, and in Chicago, the St. Patrick’s Day parades were canceled. It was the day the truth of our new life began to sink in. Few of us could have imagined then that within a year COVID would be responsible for the deaths of more than half a million Americans.chicagotribune.com
Popular UK author Victoria Hislop granted Greek citizenship
In this photo provided by the Greek Prime Minister's Office, Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, left, meets the popular British author Victoria Hislop at Maximos Mansion in Athens, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Hislop has been granted honorary Greek citizenship and met with the prime minister of Greece. In her first book, The Island, published in 2005, the action takes place near the Greek island of Crete. Her most recent, Those Who Are Loved, is set in Athens and other Greek islands. (Dimitris Papamitsos/Greek Prime Minister's Office via AP)
Popular UK author Victoria Hislop granted Greek citizenship
In this photo provided by the Greek Prime Minister's Office, Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, left, meets the popular British author Victoria Hislop at Maximos Mansion in Athens, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. Hislop has been granted honorary Greek citizenship and met with the prime minister of Greece. In her first book, The Island, published in 2005, the action takes place near the Greek island of Crete. (Dimitris Papamitsos/Greek Prime Minister's Office via AP)ATHENS – British author Victoria Hislop was granted honorary Greek citizenship Thursday and met with the prime minister of Greece. Honorary Greek citizenship may be granted in recognition of an individual's special contribution to the country.
Tom Hanks and wife get Greek citizenship for wildfire aid
ATHENS – A point of pride for Greece was touched by controversy Monday, as the country’s prime minister was criticized by an opposition party for using a military helicopter during a trip to celebrate with Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, on being granted Greek citizenship. In an Instagram post on Sunday, Prime Minister Kyriakos shared a photograph of showing him and his wife Mareva Grabowski-Mitsotaki at a meeting with Hanks and Wilson, who were holding up their new Greek passports. “Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks are now proud Greek citizens,” Mitsotakis wrote in the post. Greece offered citizenship to Hanks, Wilson, and their two children, in recognition of the family’s help in raising funds for the victims of a deadly wildfire near Athens in 2018. They then used a military helicopter for a trip to the ancient theater of Epidaurus on Sunday to watch a performance of an ancient tragedy.
Mel Gibson has recovered after coronavirus hospitalization
LOS ANGELES Mel Gibson spent a week in a Los Angeles hospital in April after testing positive for COVID-19, his representative said Friday. The 64-year-old actor and director has completely recovered and is doing great according to the rep. Gibson is the latest in a long string of high profile figures to go public with coronavirus diagnoses and recoveries including Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, George Stephanopoulos and the singer Pink. For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. The U.S. has more than 4 million known cases of the coronavirus, with more than 140,000 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Hanks on COVID, 'Greyhound' and adopting a wartime mentality
A Tom Hanks-led, special effects-laden WWII movie is a weight class above most straight-to-streaming options in this strange summer movie season. I said, I love you so much but thats not the point of what were trying to do, Hanks says. With Seven Spielberg, Hanks is currently developing for Apple a third miniseries, following The Band of Brothers and The Pacific." In Cozier, who like Hanks later tested positive for the virus, Hanks saw the kind of character hes often drawn to playing. I thought," said Hanks, that guys kind of badass.___Follow AP Film Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jakecoyleAP
Kumail Nanjiani is finding his way through 'The Weirds'
(Skip Bolen/Netflix via AP)NEW YORK Kumail Nanjiani has a few names for quarantine life. He's now finding his way in a Hollywood where South Asian actors, when they're cast at all, have usually been typecast. "But I dont feel Pakistani because I dont live in Pakistan. I dont feel American because a lot of Americans dont think of me as American. During quarantine, Nanjiani went back and watched three movies he hadnt seen since he was 10: Krull, Beastmaster and The Thief of Baghdad.Suddenly there would be an image and youre like, Oh, my God.
Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shaming
The spreading global pandemic has tested the competing interests of public health and privacy, with thousands of individuals and families experiencing both physical illness and the less-discussed stigma that can come with it. “It hurt a lot.”The spreading global pandemic has tested the competing interests of public health and privacy, with thousands of individuals experiencing both physical illness and the less-visible stigma that can come with it. The extended Lamilla family is well-known there and prominent, including doctors, engineers and schoolteachers. Only the National Institute for Public Health Investigation could do the test, the clinic said, and it wasn’t until Feb. 27 that authorities agreed to analyze a specimen for coronavirus. Lamilla's relatives, still in quarantine, are trying to recover from both the loss of Bella and Charito and the psychological torment COVID-19 left behind.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson released from hospital after coronavirus treatment
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson attend the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. The couple left hospital and were in self-quarantine, son Chet Hanks said in a video message on his Instagram account. Actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have been released from an Australian hospital after being treated for the new coronavirus. Hanks announced last Thursday on Instagram that he and his wife had come down with the virus. The couple were released from the Gold Coast University Hospital and are now quarantining themselves in their rented Queensland home, media reports say.cnbc.com
10 Things to Know for Today
Cuba has announced its first three cases of the new coronavirus on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. PANDEMIC INCREASINGLY TAKES OVER DAILY LIVES The new coronavirus overwhelms hospitals, shutters schools and offices, halts U.S. presidential campaign rallies and global sports. FOR ASIA, A ROLE REVERSAL As a virus pandemic spreads globally, China and other parts of Asia are scrambling to prevent it from coming back to where it broke out. UTAH PASSES NEW ABORTION RULES A measure approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature would ban most abortions if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
Tom Hanks says he and Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus, the actor said on Twitter. Hanks wrote that he and Wilson were diagnosed with the virus in Australia. We Hanks' will be tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. In a video posted on Instagram, the couple's son Chet Hanks said "yeah, it's true, my parents got coronavirus. According to numbers from Johns Hopkins, there were 128 diagnosed cases of coronavirus in Australia as of Thursday morning.cbsnews.com
Tom Hanks says he and Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have tested positive for coronavirus, the actor said on Twitter. Hanks wrote that he and Wilson were diagnosed with the virus in Australia. We Hanks' will be tested, observed and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. In a video posted on Instagram, the couple's son, Chet Hanks, said "yeah, it's true, my parents got coronavirus. According to numbers from Johns Hopkins, there are 128 diagnosed cases of coronavirus in Australia.cbsnews.com
Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson test positive for coronavirus
(L-R) Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks attend the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 05, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the coronavirus, Hanks revealed Wednesday. Hanks and Wilson are in Australia for the pre-production of Baz Luhrmann's currently untitled Elvis Presley film from Warner Bros. Hanks is set to play Presley's longtime manager Colonel Tom Parker. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive." While the untitled Elvis film isn't due into theaters until October 2021, Hanks has three movies slated for release in 2020.cnbc.com
Greece gives actor Tom Hanks honorary Greek citizenship
Actor Tom Hanks attends a special screening of "A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood," at the Henry R. Luce Auditorium, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)Tom Hanks may officially consider himself Greek. Greece's President Prokopis Pavlopoulos has signed an honorary naturalization order allowing the 63-year-old actor to claim Greek citizenship, his office told The Associated Press on Friday. Hanks frequently spends his summer vacation on the Greek island of Antiparos and his wife, actress and producer Rita Wilson, is of Greek and Bulgarian ancestry. Under Greek law, honorary naturalization may be granted to people “who have provided exceptional services to the country or whose naturalization serves the public interest."
Rita Wilson credits second opinion for early breast cancer detection
Actress and singer Rita Wilson is recovering after undergoing a double mastectomy. Dr. Elisa Port, director of the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss when you should seek out a second opinion from a pathologist.cbsnews.com