Irrfan Khan, the Indian actor who increased his fame beyond Bollywood with his roles in English-language hits such as “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Life of Pi,” died Wednesday in Mumbai at age 53.“It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away,” his PR agency said in a statement. “Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him.”Two years ago, Khan revealed that he had been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor, an abnormal growth that affects the cells that release hormones into the bloodstream.Also Read: Hollywood's Notable Deaths of 2020 (Photos)A native of the northern Indian state Rajasthan, Khan broke into the Bollywood film scene in the ’90s and graduated to leading role in the 2000s, winning a Filmfare Award for his villainous role in 2004’s “Haasil.”He quickly gained fame in other Bollywood films such as 2007’s “Life in a Metro” and 2013’s “The Lunchbox,” and then won international recognition as the police inspector in Danny Boyle’s 2008 drama “Slumdog Millionaire,” which went on to win eight Oscars, including Best Picture.Other Hollywood roles soon followed, including 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” 2015’s “Jurassic World” and 2016’s “Inferno” with Tom Hanks. He also notably appeared as the grown-up version of the hero Pi Patel in Ang Lee’s 2012 drama “Life of Pi.”Read original story Irrfan Khan, Star of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘Life of Pi,’ Dies at 53 At TheWrap
Tom Hanks has detailed his run-in with coronavirus, revealing that his wife Rita Wilson suffered significantly more with the disease than he did.
After recovering from the coronavirus, Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson are now taking part in a study which is working towards a vaccine for COVID-19.
The fictional pop rock group from Tom Hanks’ film “That Thing You Do!,” The Wonders, is getting the band back together for the first time in 20 years.The stars of Hanks’ 1996 film, including Liv Tyler and band members Tom Everett Scott, Johnathon Schaech, Ethan Embry and Steve Zahn, will reunite as part of a live event that will be streamed to the band’s YouTube channel, which was launched last week.The event will take place Friday, April 17 at 4 p.m. EST/7 p.m. PST, and the cast will conduct a commentary meant to raise funds for the charity MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, which goes to support musicians and touring professionals out of work due to the coronavirus.Also Read: Major Music Streaming Services Contribute Millions to Fund for Out of Work MusiciansThe Wonders — or as fans of the film will know them as The One’ders — are also dedicating the event to Adam Schlesinger, who died last week due to complications from the coronavirus. Schlesinger, who was a singer-songwriter with Fountains of Wayne and a music collaborator on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” wrote the title song “That Thing You Do!” and was nominated for an Oscar for his work.“We haven’t all been together for over 20 years, and wanted to put this together to honor Adam Schlesinger’s gift to us all through his music,” Embry said in a tweet Monday. “That’s why we chose @MusiCares to bring attention for all they do for working musicians in times like now. This will be a lot of fun!!”Hanks’ film, which he wrote, directed and starred in, is set in 1964 and follows a Beatles-esque band called The Wonders that rockets to fame after recording a one-hit-wonder pop song. Hanks plays the band’s manager, Scott is the charismatic drummer and star of the film Guy Patterson, and Zahn, Schaech and Embry respectively play Lenny, Jimmy and “The Bass Player.” “That Thing You Do!” also co-stars Liv Tyler, Giovanni Ribisi and Charlize Theron.Also Read: Adam Schlesinger Remembered by Tom Hanks, Rachel Bloom and More: 'Irreplaceable'Schaech was one of the many to post a tribute to Schlesinger last week, saying in a tweet, “Adamschlesinger died today because of the coronavirus WE all are sad. You were the talent, Adam! RIP. Our hearts are broken in a million pieces.”Keep an eye on The Wonders YouTube channel here.Read original story ‘That Thing You Do!’ Fictional Band The Wonders to Reunite for Live Event At TheWrap
Tom Hanks has memorialised Fountains of Wayne musician Adam Schlesinger who died this week aged 52,
It sounds like Tom Hanks has emerged from the other side coronavirus, and is now 'feeling better' after he and wife Rita Wilson tested positive almost two weeks ago.
Tom Hanks has updated on his coronavirus situation, after having been released from hospital in Australia with his wife Rita Wilson.
Stars who have tested positive for coronavirus.Celebrities with coronavirus.Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson announced they both tested positive for coronavirus in Australia while filming their Elvis Presley biopic. The couple isolated themselves and are keeping their spirits up, sharing their experience on Instagram.Former Bond Girl Olga Kurylenko posted on Instagram Sunday that she was self-quarantining after testing positive for coronavirus. She appeared in “Quantum of Solace” opposite Daniel Craig in 2008 and in the sci-fi movie “Oblivion.”Idris Elba posted a video on Twitter Monday saying that he tested positive for coronavirus. The British actor said he is asymptomatic and encourages people to stay pragmatic.Kristofer Hivju posted on Instagram Monday that he tested positive for the virus. The “Game of Thrones” alum is set to star on season 2 of Netflix’s “The Witcher.”Read original story Stars Who Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus (Photos) At TheWrap
While Tom Hanks is stuck in Australia in quarantine with coronavirus, he seems to be trying his best to assimilate into local culture.
There is perhaps no more beloved celebrity in Hollywood then Tom Hanks, so it should come as no surprise that the news that he and wife Rita Wilson tested positive for coronavirus has left many stars shaken.“Love to you @RitaWilson & @tomhanks. Please stay strong,” “The West Wing” star Bradley Whitford tweeted Wednesday night. “Terriers” star Donal Logue responded to Hanks’ initial announcement by saying, “Feel better, boss! All the best to you and Rita.”“Billions” co-creator Brian Koppelman also responded to Hanks’ tweet with words of encouragement, saying, “Get better, sir ! We need you.”Also Read: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Say They Have Tested Positive for CoronavirusAmber Ruffin — a writer on “Late Night With Seth Meyers” and the star of the upcoming Peacock show “The Amber Ruffin Show” — reacted emotionally to the news, writing, “TOM HANKS HAS CORONAVIRUS THE WORLD IS UPSIDE DOWN WE HAVE TO START OVER GOOD THINGS ARE NO MORE.”Comedian Whitney Cummings also attempted to bring some levity to the news, tweeting, “I mean Tom Hanks is who would play the guy in the movie about Coronavirus.” While popular gamer Ninja was also moved by the news, writing, “This is becoming very very real. Prayers to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson.”Perhaps journalist Ann Curry said it best, writing, “Ok, now we all have someone we love diagnosed with coronavirus. Send Tom Hanks and his wife Rita some love.”Also Read: Trump Bars All Travel From Europe - Except the UK - in Response to CoronavirusSinger Richard Marx said that he actually spoke to Rita Wilson, telling his fans, “Just spoke to my sister from another mister @RitaWilson who sounds pretty good but let’s all send love and prayers and all good vibes to her and @tomhanks.”Breaking the news to his fans Wednesday, Tom Hanks wrote on his Instagram page, “Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive.”Hanks continued, “Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?”He concluded the post by saying, “We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves! Hanx!”Also Read: 'Riverdale' Suspends Production After 'Team Member' Comes in Contact With Coronavirus CaseThe couple is in Australia for filming on the as-yet-untitled film about Elvis Presley directed by Baz Luhrmann, currently slated for a 2021 release date. In the film, Hanks plays “Colonel” Tom Parker, Presley’s longtime manager.See the reactions below:Get better, sir ! We need you.— Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) March 12, 2020Feel better, boss! All the best to you and Rita.— donal logue (@donallogue) March 12, 2020Love to you @RitaWilson & @tomhanks. Please stay strong.— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) March 12, 2020This is becoming very very real. Prayers to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. https://t.co/GNiXxznhiO— Ninja (@Ninja) March 12, 2020TOM HANKS HAS CORONAVIRUS THE WORLD IS UPSIDE DOWN WE HAVE TO START OVER GOOD THINGS ARE NO MORE— amber ruffin (@ambermruffin) March 12, 2020Just spoke to my sister from another mister @RitaWilson who sounds pretty good but let’s all send love and prayers and all good vibes to her and @tomhanks— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) March 12, 2020Ok, now we all have someone we love diagnosed with coronavirus. Send Tom Hanks and his wife Rita some love: https://t.co/Cdf2bIRNel— Ann Curry (@AnnCurry) March 12, 2020Read original story Hollywood Reacts to Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Coronavirus News: ‘Good Things Are No More’ At TheWrap
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have both tested positive for the coronavirus, Hanks announced on his Instagram on Wednesday.“Rita and I are down here in Australia,” Hanks said. “We felt a bit tired, like we had some colds, some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went, slight fevers too.”“To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus and found to be positive,” Hanks said.The couple, who have been married since 1988 and are both 63 years old, are in Australia for filming on the as-yet untitled film about Elvis Presley directed by Baz Luhrmann, currently slated for a 2021 release date. In the film, Hanks plays “Colonel” Tom Parker, Presley’s longtime manager. Austin Butler, Olivia DeJonge, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rufus Sewell also star.Also Read: NBA Suspends Current Season After Player Tests Positive for Coronavirus“What to do next? The medical officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated,” Hanks concluded.Hanks’s disclosure came just minutes after a White House address in which Donald Trump announced several strict measures to combat the spread of coronavirus, most notably a near-total ban on all travel from Europe. Read more about that here.See Hanks’ full message below:Also Read: Coronavirus: The Canceled Events in Tech, Media, Politics and Entertainment (Updating)View this post on Instagram Hello, folks. Rita and I are down here in Australia. We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too. To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the Coronavirus, and were found to be positive. Well, now. What to do next? The Medical Officials have protocols that must be followed. We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated. Take care of yourselves! Hanx!A post shared by Tom Hanks (@tomhanks) on Mar 11, 2020 at 6:08pm PDTRead original story Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Say They Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus At TheWrap
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