Oscars Finally Invite Chris Rock Back

Chris Rock has been booked as a presenter at the 84th Academy Awards, marking his return to the show where his 2005 hosting gig ended with Rock being scolded by Sean Penn for denigrating the talents of “one of our finest actors,” Jude Law.

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Two Producers Coming Up With New Shows for HBO

Two long-time HBO producers are developing new series for the pay-cable channel. In the first project – reported here on the Hollywood Reporter Web site – Tom Hanks is developing a half-hour comedy about college athletes called “Players.” The series will be from Hanks’ production company, Playtone, with partner Gary Goetzman. The two have a […]

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Tom Hanks Surprises Julia Roberts on ‘Letterman’

David Letterman surprised guest Julia Roberts Thursday night with an unexpected visit from her pal and movie co-star, Tom Hanks. Their new movie – “Larry Crowne” – opens Friday, and Hanks has been all over New York promoting it this week, including his own appearance on CBS’s “Late Show with David Letterman” just this past […]

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‘The Late Show’: Tom Hanks Scares Babies

Tom Hanks is one of the biggest and most popular stars in the world, but he’s still working on winning over one tiny fan. Hanks went on “The Late Show” Tuesday and told David Letterman that he doesn’t get to spend enough time with his “magnificent” five-month-old granddaughter, Olivia, and, as a result, he kind […]

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