We get billions of searches every year on Yahoo Search, and 2020 was no different. With people stuck at home for large portions of the year, many turned to the world of showbiz for some light relief, and we’re excited to share the stars that everyone was looking for on Yahoo in 2020.Year in Review compiles the most searched topics over the last year on Yahoo Search. We look at searches by domain country, so the UK list is searches on uk.search.yahoo.com.
When “News of the World” opens Christmas Day, viewers will see plenty of action-packed scenes with Tom Hanks, who goes full cowboy as Civil War veteran Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd. But there’s also plenty of emotional and heartfelt moments between Hanks and his scene-stealing screen partner, 12-year-old Helena Zengel.“News of the World” is adapted from the 2016 novel of the same name by Paulette Jiles, and co-written and directed by Paul Greengrass. Hanks stars as Captain Kidd, a former war hero who travels through frontier towns in the Southwest reading the news of the day to hardscrabble workers and farmers for spare change.Along the way, he meets 10-year-old Johanna “Cicada” Leonberger (Zengel), an orphan twice over who was adopted by a tribe of Kiowa Native Americans before they met a tragic end. Kidd decides he’ll take the girl to her nearest next of kin in Hill Country, but the journey ahead is rife with danger — and the occasional mischief, despite the film’s overall grittiness.Also Read: Ron Howard's Panned 'Hillbilly Elegy' Was the 7th-Most Streamed Program Over ThanksgivingAt first, Johanna is feral towards Captain Kidd, and it takes a lot of convincing (and food) for him to prove he’s not a threat. But the tension eventually dissipates as the unlikely pair traverse the dangerous Texas countryside together.In one gripping scene, Johanna and Kidd get into a gunfight with some unsavory outlaws. Retreating into the mountains to hide, Kidd soon runs out of ammunition for his pistol. He tells Johanna to run away, but she instead sneaks back to their wagon to find a bucket of spare coins — which they use to load bird-shot shells to defend themselves. Thrifty!Shortly after the gunfight is resolved, the two camp out and Johanna starts painting Kidd’s horse while singing a Kiowa blessing. It’s a brief but touching look into their changing relationship, and begins to cement for viewers that Johanna sees Kidd as a protector, not a captor.Also Read: 'News of the World' Film Review: Tom Hanks Plays a Searcher Who Reads the Legends in Old-School WesternLater, when the two are on the road, they play the classic game of “I Spy,” but with a twist — Johanna only speaks Kiowa and some German. The two take turns pointing out animals and plants along the road and teaching each other how to pronounce them, laughing at the new words and slowly breaking down the language barrier between them. That continues in a later, adorable scene, when Kidd asks Johanna to teach him her favorite song in Kiowa.There’s another touching moment in the film that totally changes the dynamic between the two travelers — but we can’t tell you everything because it’s definitely a spoiler. For now, let’s just say Johanna comes to Captain Kidd’s aid in a very unexpected way, and ends up saving the former soldier’s bacon.“News of the World” hits theaters Dec. 25 and is available internationally on Netflix the same day.Read original story Tom Hanks’ Cutest On-Screen Moments With 12-Year-Old ‘News of the World’ Co-Star Helena Zengel At TheWrap
Tom Hanks has opened up about the recent changes to the film industry, saying they were due to happen before the global pandemic.
Actors love the opportunity to transform. There’s no better way to become somebody else than by looking nothing like the person you were when you arrived on set.This year might not have been one packed with mega-budget blockbusters and huge releases due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, but the world of movies has stepped up to the plate to provide plenty of excellent stuff for cinephiles to chew on.So, from blockbusters to Oscar-nominated dramas, here are the most dramatic and impressive transformations pulled off by actors in movies released in the UK in 2020.Read more: The most impressive transformations of 2019
The streaming giant is on the verge of securing the rights to 'News of the World' outside of North America.
Tom Hanks is the bringer of news in his new movie, helmed by British director Paul Greengrass and set in the old west.
A few days back Tom Hanks told of his 'heartbreak' that latest movie Greyhound was side-stepping cinemas and going straight to Apple's streaming platform.
Steve Bing, a Hollywood producer, writer and financier who famously invested in the Tom Hanks movie “The Polar Express,” has died. He was 55.A spokesperson for the L.A. County Coroner’s Office told TheWrap that the office responded to a death located in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles, and the man was pronounced dead at 1:10 p.m. According to TMZ, which was the first to report the news of Bing’s death, he jumped from the 27th floor of his apartment building.The LAPD and L.A. County Coroner’s Office would not confirm the identification of the deceased or the cause of death. The owner of the building, however, confirmed to TheWrap that the deceased was Bing. An individual who knew Bing said he had been depressed and acting bizarrely of late.Also Read: Joel Schumacher, Director of 'St Elmo's Fire' and 'The Lost Boys,' Dies at 80Bing’s writing credits include 1994’s “Every Breathe” and one episode of “Married… with Children.” He is also known for producing films like “Get Carter,” “Night at the Golden Eagle,” “Rock the Kasbah,” “Rules Don’t Apply” and most recently, “St. Sebastian.” He was currently filming an Untitled Jerry Lee Lewis Documentary. He was also a big investor in “The Polar Express,” the animated feature featuring the voice of Tom Hanks.Bing is also the founder of Shangri-La Entertainment, which focuses on property, construction, entertainment and music. Its latest credit is 2017’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.” Bing also financed films like Robert Zemeckis’ “Beowulf” and Martin Scorsese’s “Shine A Light.”Bing was born on March 31, 1965. He received an estimated $600 million inheritance when he turned 18, from his grandfather and real estate developer Leo S. Bing. He dropped out of Stanford University to pursue a career in Hollywood and also contributed millions of dollars to Democratic political causes — in 2012, he contributed $30 million to the Motion Picture & Television Fund.Also Read: Ian Holm, Star of 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'Alien,' Dies at 88He is survived by his two children; Damian Hurley from his relationship with actress Elizabeth Hurley, and daughter Kira Bonder, from his relationship with former pro tennis player Lisa Bonder.Read original story Steve Bing, Producer and Film Financier, Dies at 55 At TheWrap
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,