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Tom Hanks Is The Most Loved Movie Star


This makes me the happiest person in the world today. According to a new poll, Tom Hanks is America’s favorite movie star! More than 2,200 adults in the U.S. were questioned about who they felt was the best Hollywood actor/actress. Tom Hanks got top marks and also took the title in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2013. I see a pattern! Johnny Depp was the runner-up and Denzel Washington took third place.
 
It’s been settled! Caitlyn Jenner was involved in a serious car accident almost a year again that took someone’s life. The woman’s stepchildren along with Caitlyn Jenner have filed to dismiss the lawsuit over the fatal crash and a settlement has been reached. I’m being told that the children settled for a "very modest amount” that was paid by insurance. No money came out of Caitlyn Jenner’s pocket. No amount of money can bring anyone back. Hopefully they are all doing alright.
 
This isn’t the Justin Bieber we know! He was spotted helping a little old woman get across the street after she was involved in an alleged hit-and-run accident. Justin Bieber and his friends were leaving a bar and then passed her shouting in the street. They pulled over to help and Justin Bieber tried to calm the woman down while his friends flagged down the cops. The lady refused medical attention when ambulances arrived so hopefully she is just fine. Look at Justin Bieber, being a good citizen!
 
Ever since we found out that Disney was building a Star Wars themed section of Disneyland, people started freaking out with excitement! Well now there’s more exciting news about the new section on the theme park. Harrison Ford himself will be unveiling the BIG plans for the upcoming attractions! He will be stopping by ABC's The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 special in honor of Disneyland's 60th anniversary to share everything he knows! Also, he won’t be alone! Special guests Sir Elton John, Josh Gad and Witney Carson will all be there too! I want to be there! The show airs on Sunday, February 21st!
 
Leonardo DiCaprio is working it! He met with Pope Francis yesterday at the Vatican in Italy to discuss very important issues like climate change and the environment. Leonardo DiCaprio’s father and the global fundraising chair for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation were also there. Both the Pope and Leonardo DiCaprio are passionate and knowledgeable about preserving the environment so I’m sure they had a lot to talk about. Can you imagine the two of them just having a casual conversation about Earth?!
 
Well this is a fun and interesting casting! Universal has locked in it’s first new cast member to join the “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise! Kim Basinger is going to play the key role of Elena Lincoln, Christian Grey’s business partner and former lover in E.L James’ “Fifty Shades Darker.” Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are returning to reprise their roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. I 
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Grandma Can Dance!


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Your Next Cruise Destination: Muskegon

Ah yes, the great port cities of the United States that are the starting points for wonderful cruises.

Fort Lauderdale.

Los Angeles.

Muskegon.

Yes, Muskegon. The one in Michigan.

There are reports that the city with the largest population on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan is actively recruiting cruise lines to use its harbor as a destination.

Because, you know, nothing shouts cruising fun like Muskegon, Michigan...

(With all due apologies to any of you living in Muskegon)

 
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I'm Sorry, You've Got What in Your Bed?

This isn't really funny, but it really is.

A 99-year-old woman in Miami woke up not too long ago in the middle of the night to find a kinkajou on her chest.

She called her son-in-law, terrified. She didn't know what it was.

He rushed over and found it in the attic. "A cross between a monkey, and a cat" is how he described it.

The kinkajou is a tropical mammal, not native to Florida.

Turns out, it was someone's pet. Probably a pet that someone shouldn't have.

Certainly not something anyone should wake up to on her chest!


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"People Didn't Want Me To Die, But He's Dead"

The new season of Game of Thrones is still a couple of months away, and the question of Jon Snow's fate continues to loom over just about every GOT discussion.

In an interview with Digital Spy, Kit Harington, the actor who plays/ played Jon Snow, was pretty definitive about his character's fate:

"People didn't want me to die, but he's dead. So there you go, everyone has to get used to it.”

This flies in the face of the scenes for the upcoming season he's been spotted filming in Ireland.

One camp says they're simply flashback scenes.

The other camp says fie on that, he's alive!

And here we are, all waiting for confirmation that won't come until mid-April.
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"They Looked Underwhelmed"

John Oliver taped a behind-the-scenes segment for The Tonight Show the other night.

The topic: My Worst Audition.

John talks about auditioning for a deodorant commercial in England.

And the humiliation of having to take his shirt off for the audition.

Interesting and funny story. Nice of John to share his pain with us...

 
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The Hand Jive Competition

Matthew Rodin is a Broadway sort of YouTube guy I guess.

I looked him up, I'm still not sure who he is. But that's not important right now.

Playbill magazine put him together with the cast of this Sunday's live production of Grease - airing on Fox at 7PM (6 Central Time, I always wanted to write that).

Why put them together?

To see who's better at doing "The Hand Jive" from the musical.

Check it out - and get pumped for the show Sunday night too.
 
 

Who can do the hand jive faster, Matthew Rodin or the cast of Grease: Live?! Place your bets now!

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"I Play for Jack's Blood"

The games they play on the late night talk shows are pretty simple.

Until Lauren Conrad and Jack Black visited Jimmy Kimmel Live! the other night.

The game they played sounds simple: Name That Thing.

As it turns out, not so simple after all.

Check it out - Lauren and Jack had to name some not-so-common items.

And they didn't do as well as either of them thought they might.

 
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What To Expect For Coldplay's Performance At The Super Bowl


Coldplay is getting ready to headline the 2016 Super Bowl halftime show. So, what can we expect? When it comes to the 2,500-person team behind the production preparing the set, costumes, design, and lighting, there’s one concept that director Hamish Hamilton keeps coming back to. He said, “I think the buzzword will be involvement. They are a band that’s big on inclusion.”  Apparently all 70,000 people who will be there will be participating in the show! Also, the legacy of 50 Super Bowl halftimes will be highlighted. I wonder what that means! So exciting!

Surprise! Tyra Banks is a mom! She and her boyfriend have welcomed a son, York Banks Asla, through a gestational surrogate! Tyra Banks released a statement saying, “We are so excited for our new baby boy bundle of joy. The journey to now has not been an easy process, as I’ve shared before. But there was a beautiful bright light at the end of the tunnel for me and his father, Erik. As I gaze into the beautiful eyes of my son, I think about all the people who struggle with fertility or carrying a child and continue to pray for them every day. My hopes and dreams are filled with well wishes that they get to feel what my little treasure, York Banks Asla, feels like in my arms.” Congratulations to the happy family!
 
George Clooney just keeps getting more adorable by the minute! He adopted a dog for one very special lady in his life, his mom! George Clooney set his sights on a rescued terrier named Nate before Christmas. He decided he wanted the dog to become a member of the family and gave the dog as a gift to his mother and father! George Clooney’s parents had just lost their pet terrier recently and thought they needed to feel the love of a dog again! The dog was delivered to his parents' home on Christmas Eve. The perfect gift!
 
We all know Charlie Puth and Wiz Kalifa’s song “See You Again,” but it turns out it could have been a lot different than how we know it today! That’s because Charlie Puth almost didn’t sing the hook of the song! He said, "It's interesting: I mean, I didn't even think that I was going to sing it! I recorded the track as a reference vocal for Sam Smith to potentially sing. Singing it was what I wanted, but I wasn't admitting it to myself." Well I’m glad he did! Charlie Puth songs amazing on the track! Fast forward almost a year later and the song is up for three Grammys!
 
I’m loving how this list just keeps getting better and better! Now Carrie Underwood has been added to the list of people who will be performing at the Grammys! She also won’t be alone. Carrie Underwood will sing a duet with singer Sam Hunt. Then Ellie Goulding and Andra Day will be singing together while James Bay will perform with Tori Kelly. They join the list of Justin Bieber, Pitbull, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, The Weeknd and Adele! I can’t wait for the Grammys on February 15th!
 
Imagine getting ready to buy tickets to a concert you can’t wait to go to and the website tells you that the show isn’t happening! Let the panic begin! That’s what happened to Kanye West fans when they went on Ticketmaster yesterday morning to take part in the American Express pre-sale for his album release show at Madison Square Garden in New York. Everyone got a message that said, “Sorry, but this event no longer exists in our database.” Don’t worry everyone, the vent is still happening! I wonder if Ticketmaster will make it up to their customers in any way! I’d be furious!
 
Who says you need to propose all over again? When Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth decided to move back in together and give their relationship another go and renew their engagement, it was a simple conversation. This time around, the couple kept everything casual and Liam Hemsworth didn’t propose again. They just spoke about everything and Miley Cyrus started wearing her original engagement ring again. Can you imagine a second proposal though? I think it would have been extremely romantic!
 
Chris Pratt sure does know how to inspire people and it’s all because he’s counting his blessings. He took a moment to reflect on his life and got on Instagram to share his thoughts. Chris Pratt wrote, “I think I've been up for over 77 hours. I did a table read for Guardians of the Galaxy 2 this morning and then shot all day on Passengers and just now wrapped some 144 hours later… I go back in in about 8 hours to do more. I am doing what I love. It doesn't feel like work. Even though it is. I'm having fun. I'm overcome with joy and gratitude. I felt like posting this to say to anyone out there chasing your dream...Fifteen years ago I felt the same passion I feel today, but I had very little opportunity. I had to hustle hard and go hungry. I had to eat sardines and figure out how to get gas money. And I never had a plan B. I never stopped believing. Ever. Don't give up. Apply constant pressure for as long as it takes. It will break before you do. Go get it." Well said!
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Getting A Hockey Puck Made This Little Boy's Day!


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