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Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson hit the red carpet at the Los Angeles premiere of the biographical comedy-drama  'Saving Mr. Banks' Monday at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre.

Vamping for photographers was his co-host Emma Thompson, who portrays 'Mary Poppins' author Pamela P.L. Travers.  The 54-year-old British actress and comedian won a Best Actress Academy Award in 1993 for 'Howards End.'

She once flippantly told a reporter, "I'm an atheist.  I suppose you could call me a Libertarian Anarchist.  I regard religion with fear and suspicion.  It's not enough to say that I don't believe in God.  I actually regard the system as distressing."

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Hanks lost a considerable amount of weight in the past year after learning that he has Type 2 Diabetes.  He married actress and producer Rita Wilson in 1988.  They have two sons -- Chester, 23, and Truman, 18.

'Saving Mr. Banks,' starring the A-lister as Walt Disney, hits U.S. theaters in limited release on December 13 and wide release a week later.

Check out the movie trailer below:


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Posted by Meg
slim tom hanks reveals type 2 diabetes

A decidedly-trimmer Tom Hanks revealed Monday on 'Late Night with David Letterman' that he has Type 2 diabetes.

The actor did a guest spot to hype his latest film 'Captain Phillips,' but the conversation quickly morphed to his dramatic weight loss.

Letterman warmly greeted his old pal, "You look wonderful.  You look like you're a kid."

Hanks, 57, replied, "I've been maintaining the temple.  I went to the doctor.  She said, 'You know those high blood sugar numbers you've been dealing with since you were 36?  Well, you've graduated to Type 2 diabetes.'"

When the 'Late Night' host expressed alarm, Tom joked, "Something's going to kill us all, Dave."

His doctor advised him that he should weigh as much as he weighed in high school in order to attain complete health.  That news didn't sit well with the 'Forrest Gump' star.

Tom admits, "I said to her, 'Well I'm gonna have Type 2 diabetes.'  There was no way I was gonna weigh what I weighed in high school ... I was 96 pounds."

We've added a photo from July 2012 for comparison purposes.  While Hanks didn't say exactly how much weight he has dropped, it appears to be a significant amount.

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'Captain Phillips' hits theaters October 11, 2013.  Check out the humorous health-related exchange between Hanks and Letterman on the video clip below:


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Posted by Andrea
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Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson have listed their home in Pacific Palisades for $5.22 million.

The couple purchased the Spanish-style home in Pacific Palisades, CA, when they were first married in 1988 for $1.9 million.

The 6,289 square foot villa with decorated archways and frescoed ceilings with chandeliers, was built in 1929, and includes 4 bedroom, 5.5 bathrooms and a library. The master suite includes a fireplace, a terrace with ocean views and a private beauty salon.

Hanks and Wilson also own two other homes in Pacific Palisades -- a contemporary home which they purchased two years ago for $26 million, and another property they bought in 2010 for $1.45 million. They also own a beachfront Malibu Colony home which they purchased in the early 1990's.

More photos below.


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Posted by Meg
lana wachowski used to be laurence wachowski

Tom Hanks, in Germany to promote his latest flick 'Cloud Atlas,' dined at Grill Royal restaurant in Berlin with a woman sporting a bright red yarn-inspired hairstyle.

The dinner companion is Lana Wachowski, one-half of the sibling writing and directing duo responsible for 'The Matrix' and its sequels, 'Speed Racer' and 'Cloud Atlas,' the film that they are currently touting in Europe.

Andy Wachowski, 44, is three years younger than his talented sister Lana, who until 2008 was his brother Larry.  She made her first public appearance, post-gender transition, in July 2012.

The Wachowski's grew up in Chicago, where they devoured comic books and later wrote them for Marvel before working in the film industry.  Andy admits, "We think movies are fairly boring and predictable.  We want to screw with audiences' expectations."

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Posted by Meg
halle berry and olivier martinez on red carpet

Halle Berry and her fiance Olivier Martinez walked the red carpet last night during the L.A. premiere of her new film 'Cloud Atlas' at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

The couple confirmed their engagement in March 2012 but have kept a decidedly low profile when they aren't promoting their films.

Her latest flick is billed as an epic adventure drama that spans the past, present, and future as one soul is shaped from a murderer into a savior and a single act of kindness ripples out for centuries to inspire a revolution.

Also walking the red carpet last night were Berry's co-stars Tom Hanks and Susan Sarandon.

The film hits theaters beginning Friday, Sept. 26.

Check out more event photos in our gallery and the 'Cloud Atlas' trailer below:

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Tom Hanks was chatting it up with 'Good Morning America' host Elizabeth Vargas Friday morning when he let loose with an f-bomb.

The actor was doing a guest appearance to promote 'Cloud Atlas,' a sci-fi adventure flick scheduled for release in U.S. theaters Oct. 26, when things took a bad turn.

After watching a brief film clip featuring Hanks' British character going off on a rant, host Vargas asked him if he could speak in that accent.

Hanks replied, "Oy, mostly it's swear words."  She quipped,  "If you say it with an accent like that, they won't know."

So he took up the challenge and started to speak as his character had and inadvertently blurted out the f-word.

Vargas immediately apologized to viewers, "We are so sorry, Good Morning America."

The actor said lamely, "Man, oh man, I'm sorry.  I have never done that before.  I want to apologize to the kids in America watching right now.  And let me say the next time I'm on the show there will be a seven-second delay... Man oh man!"

Check out the clip below:


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Posted by Andrea
tom hanks to guest star on 30 rock

Tom Hanks announced on Twitter Friday night that he will be making a guest appearance on "30 Rock."

"RadioMan delivers msg from T.Fey. Result? I'm on 30 Rock! Thanks, RMan Hanx," Hanks Tweeted.

Radioman is New York City's most famous homeless man, so named because he wears a radio around his neck.  He has made cameo appearances in several movies and television shows, and has been photographed with hundreds of celebrities.  Radioman frequently camps outside David Letterman's "Late Show" studio, and Fey, head writer and star of "30 Rock" posed for a picture with him earlier this week outside the studio.

So what will Hanks' role on the show be?  If past history is an indicator, we may see Hanks as Fey's love interest.  Her character, Liz Lemon, has had several high profile guest stars, including Matt Damon and John Hamm, try to romance her on the show.

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