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Tom Hanks on 'A League of Their Own's Madonna Casting and Why People Love Baseball (Flashback)

Tom Hanks signed up for was that Penny Marshall’s historical comedy provided a rare opportunity to play against type. But he wasn’t the only entertainer stepping out of their wheelhouse for the movie’s fictional portrayal of the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League amid the backdrop of WWII.While chatting with ET in the lead up to the film’s premiere, the star reflected on the media frenzy surrounding the production once Madonna was added to the roster. “No one knew what to expect from the world's most recognizable, popular cultural icon,” Hanks told ET in 1992. In reference to the Queen of Pop’s near-mythical level of fame, he joked that everyone on set wondered if Madonna would “show up in a helicopter and descend into left field.”But there was no grand aerial entrance befitting one of her Blonde Ambition World Tour concerts.
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Tim Allen disses Chris Evans’ ‘Lightyear’ movie: ‘There’s no Buzz’
“Lightyear.”The 69-year-old portrayed the animated toy astronaut Buzz Lightyear in the Disney franchise from 1995 until 2019. But Chris Evans is voicing the character in 2022’s “Lightyear” — and Allen recently discussed why he was not involved in the new project.“This is a whole new team that really had nothing to do with the first movies,” Allen told “Extra” on Wednesday.“The short answer is I’ve stayed out of this ’cause it has nothing to do [with his character],” the “Home Improvement” alum added.Allen recalled thinking that the flick would be “live action” with “real humans” and “not an animated thing.”However, Allen noted: “There’s really no ‘Toy Story’ Buzz without Woody.” Woody is Buzz’s best pal and was played by Tom Hanks in the “Toy Story” films.Allen stated that even though the new movie has “a wonderful story, it just doesn’t seem to have any connection to the toy.”“I wish there was a better connection,” the “Santa Clause” star declared.“Lightyear” is posed as a spinoff-prequel to “Toy Story,” showing Buzz in his early days when he put on the iconic purple and green spacesuit.Buzz about the lack of Allen’s participation in the movie has caused a stir, with his friend Patricia Heaton recently calling out Disney for replacing Allen with Evans, 41.The “Everybody Loves Raymond” star wrote on Twitter earlier this month: “Saw the trailer for Buzz Lightyear and all I can say is Disney/Pixar made a HUGE mistake in not casting my pal Tim Allen in the role that he originated, the role that he owns.
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Tom Hanks compared to Will Smith after telling fans to ‘back the f*** up’ from wife Rita
Tom Hanks raged at aggressive fans after they caused his wife Rita to stumble when they were leaving a restaurant in New York City last week.Since then, some fans have drawn comparisons between the Elvis actor and Will Smith.Last Wednesday night, Tom yelled at a fan after he caused his wife Rita to stumble as they were leaving a restaurant in midtown New York.Tom and Rita were swarmed by movie lovers taking pictures of them as they made their way to a car in the US city that evening, but the fans got a bit too close for comfort.When one fan caused Rita to trip, Tom yelled: “Back the f*** up!“Knocking over my wife?!” the actor asked incredulously.  “Sorry about that Tom!” a couple of the men present at the scene shouted to the movie star.“What are they doing out here?” another asked, as the star was helped into his car.After footage of the incident went viral, a number of people couldn’t help but compare Tom’s actions to Will’s infamous Oscars slap.Plenty of people stood behind Tom, with Mike Sington writing: “Tom Hanks momentarily, and understandably, loses his nice guy persona as over eager fans practically knock over his wife Rita Wilson.” While others claimed Tom had done the right thing in comparison to Will, who slapped comedian Chris Rock on the Oscars stage after he cracked a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.KoldIKonoklas tweeted: “Will Smith should be taking notes.Tom Hanks saw the problem and immediately took control of the situation. “This is how you stop people from messing with your wife. “And not by having a meltdown then slapping the dude in front of a camera for all people to see.”JunkieBigBro penned: “This is how you defend your wife Will Smith. No need to hit.
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Elvis Presley's will - earnings, tax debt, sole heir to fortune and royalties revelation
Elvis biopic is retelling the story of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, whose tragic death in 1977 shocked the world.Starring Austin Butler as the singer, and Tom Hanks as his manager Colonel Parker, the highly anticipated film launches in cinemas today (June 24, 2022).Over 45 years since Elvis' death, his music and legacy continues to be loved by fans across the world, with his records relived in the new biopic.READ NEXT: Where are the 80s action heroes now – antisemitism row, affair and hunting backlashHowever despite his huge fame, it is reported that Elvis only left a small fortune in his will following his death - with revelations about his royalties soon coming to light.Elvis Presley was the undisputed king of rock 'n' roll, and as such, he amassed huge earnings from his hit singles, concerts - including his famous Las Vegas residency - and films.It is no surprise then that the king is thought to have earned over £762million throughout his career.However, Elvis was known to be a very generous man and would regularly spend his money on family and friends.It is reported that if he was running low on money, he would book another tour or schedule a recording session - with the singer earning around £250,000 from a new album - along with concerts grossing on average £130,000 a night according to the LA Times.Despite his staggering earnings throughout his lifetime however, it is reported that the star only had £3.8m in his bank account at the time of his death.Additionally, the family also had to pay an IRS estate tax of £7.6m in 1981, after the IRS reportedly misvalued Elvis' estate - which was reported to be worth £22.5m instead of the first estimate of £4.9m.Following Elvis' tragic death on August 16, 1977, the singer's
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Austin Butler auditioned for life-changing Elvis role in bathrobe
Elvis Presley and directed by musical film icon Baz Luhrmann. Speaking on Australian talk show The Project, Butler laughed when asked about his unique audition attire saying: “I’ll never live that one down.”He noted that the move was not intentional, but rather a spur of the moment to do what Elvis would do. Butler had thrown himself into the mountains of research on Elvis Presley as preparation and when delving into who the person was behind the microphone.He made an eerie connection that honed his sense of Elvis completely: they had both lost their mothers at the age of 23. Butler’s agent had asked him to tape a song for Luhrmann to listen to, and he started with a version of Love Me Tender. Upon listening to the tape Butler realised he could not stand the “impersonation”, let alone send it to Luhrmann and decided to try again at a later point. Butler shared: “I had this nightmare a couple nights later that brought up a lot of grief for something that happened in my life and it was that thing you know when you wake up in an awful place and think today’s going to be an awful day. “But I had been obsessing so much about Elvis that I thought ‘What would he do with this?’ and he would put it all into music.”In an interview with Total Film he revealed that the nightmare he had was reliving his mother’s death. In that moment, dressed in his bathrobe and without even brushing his hair, Butler sat at the piano and recorded his version of Unchained melody, but not the way he had sung it before. He noted in the Total Film interview that he had always seen Unchained Melody as a romantic song, but this time instead reasoned “What if I sing it to my mom?”He added that this moment is also what formed his approach to the character as
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Hanks is known for his comedic and dramatic roles in such films as Splash (1984), Bachelor Party (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch (1989), A League of Their Own (1992), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995), You've Got Mail (1998), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002), Cloud Atlas (2012), Captain Phillips (2013), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Sully (2016) and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019). He has also starred in the Robert Langdon films, and voices Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series. He is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is widely regarded as an American cultural icon.
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