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Sony/Columbia(NEW YORK) -- Tom Hanks is a regular guy. Not only is he known to use the subway while traveling around New York City, fans have also spied him strolling around any one of New York City's many parks.  Which may be why when a local Fordham University student lost her student identification card, Hanks was there to the rescue.

"Lauren! I found your Student ID in the park. If you still need it my office will get to you. Hanx," the Bridge of Spies star tweeted to his 10.4 million followers Tuesday.

Hanks is also paying forward a good deed someone did for him earlier this year. Back in March, he thanked a man named Tom for finding his credit card on the street and returning it. He also detailed that ordeal on Twitter.

While he's not being a Good Samaritan, Hanks is starring in Bridge of Spies, out Oct. 16.

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Suzanne Tenner/FX(LOS ANGELES) -- The latest installment of American Horror Story takes viewers inside the Hotel Cortez, where Lady Gaga plays a bloodthirsty hotel owner and you never quite know who checks in, or checks out.

Star Max Greenfield said on Tuesday's The Ellen DeGeneres Show that this season "is so scary!"

Greenfield's transformed into a platinum blonde junkie named Gabriel for American Horror Story: Hotel.Sadly, he missed the opportunity to work with Gaga directly on set, "but we ran into each other a couple times on set," he said.

Greenfield's transformation was so thorough, the pop superstar didn't recognize him at the show's red carpet premiere. "I saw her after the premiere and I could tell she didn’t really recognize me, and my wife Tess was like, 'Oh no, he’s the one who gets brutalized,'" he recalled.

Greenfield continued, "And she goes, 'Oh gosh.  And she gave me one of the greatest compliments I have ever gotten from Lady Gaga. She goes, 'I am very I am very rarely impressed by a transformation and yours was really terrific.' And I thought, 'It will never get better than this.'"

 American Horror Story: Hotel premieres on FX Wednesday at 10 p.m. Eastern.

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Andrew Cooper© 2011 Summit Entertainment, LLC(NEW YORK) -- Twilight fans who declared themselves "Team Edward" or "Team Jacob" will have to rename their allegiance, thanks to nearly 400 pages of bonus content released Tuesday from Twilight author Stephenie Meyer in honor of the popular book series' 10th anniversary.

In the new anniversary material, Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined, the gender roles of the series' main characters are reversed, turning Edward into Edythe and Jacob into Julie.

"I wanted to do something fun for the 10th anniversary and the publisher wanted like a foreword and I thought, ‘Well, maybe something more interesting,'" Meyer said Tuesday on Good Morning America.

The new story is told through the eyes of Beau, the male equivalent of Twilight star Bella Swan, made famous by Kristen Stewart on the big screen.

It was the character of Bella who inspired Meyer to completely switch things up for the 10th anniversary of Twilight, a novel that inspired a series of four books that have together sold more than 150 million copies worldwide. Meyer, an Arizona-based mom of three, said she was inspired by questions she's received from readers, wondering if the series paints Bella's character as a "typical damsel in distress."

"It's always bothered me a little bit because anyone surrounded by superheroes is going to be...in distress. We don’t have the powers," Meyer said. "I thought, 'What if we switched it around a bit and see how a boy does,' and, you know, it’s about the same."

Two Twilight characters who escape the gender swap in the new book are Charlie and Renee, the parents of Beau-Bella. Those two weren't changed because, according to Meyer in the foreword, "I have a really hard time believing that any judge at that time (or even now) would give a child to a transient, unemployed father over a mother with a steady job and strong ties to her community."

The 10th anniversary edition of Twilight is in bookstores Tuesday.

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Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Isabella Cruise, the adopted daughter of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, tied the knot with her boyfriend of less than a year in a private London ceremony last month, according to Woman's Day magazine.

Isabella, 22, married British IT consultant Max Parker in front of a small group of close friends at London's Dorchester Hotel on September 18.

Sources tell People magazine the ceremony was so low-key, even Tom and Nicole weren't invited. Isabella's younger brother Conner was also reportedly missing from the wedding.

Things are fine between Isabella and her parents, according to the magazine, which reports the 53-year-old Mission Impossible star even paid for the entire affair.

Kidman, 48, and Cruise, who divorced in 2001, adopted both Connor, 20, and Isabella during their 11-year marriage. They are reportedly still active in Connor and Bella's lives, despite going on to have kids in different marriages.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- Earlier this year, Kelly Rowland announced that she's landed her own BET reality-based show, titled Chasing Destiny. Now, it looks like Rowland wants find aspiring artists to take part.

The singer took to Twitter to reveal that there's an open casting call for the show, which is designed to find next great female superstar group. 

"Calling all talented female performers for an exciting documentary w/ @BET! Apply today," Kelly tweeted before adding the link to her official website. Unsigned singers, dancers and entertainers are encouraged to submit their videos to compete on the show, which will be shot in Los Angeles from November 2015 to March 2016.

Chasing Destiny will follow the "search for the next blazing hot singing sensation that will bring together young women with all that's required to meet Kelly Rowland's standards for excellence."

The official air date has yet to be announced.

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Aidan Monaghan/Twentieth Century Fox Film (LOS ANGELES) -- The country's top movie is set on Mars, but it's not a science-fiction film, according to its director.

Ridley Scott says The Martian is much more than that, even if it centers around an astronaut, played by Matt Damon, who's stuck on the red planet. "With a little bit of luck and funding they will be standing there on Mars in the early 2020s," Scott explains. "So, it's fact, really, and, so, it's not a fantasy."

Scott has high praise for his star, calling Damon the perfect choice for an astronaut. He says, "If you're going to cast an astronaut it would be Matt because he's got this essential calm that astronauts have to have."

The Martian earned more than 54 million dollars over the weekend to debut in first place.

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Peter Kramer/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Kim Kardashian isn't happy with being pregnant, calling it "the worst experience of my life," she wrote Monday on her website.

"I don't enjoy one moment of it and I don't understand people who enjoy it," she wrote in the post. "My mom and Kourtney clearly did! More power to them but I just don't relate!"

She then listed the reasons she hates being pregnant. This is her second time expecting -- she welcomed daughter North West with her husband Kanye West in June 2013.

"Maybe it's the swelling, the backaches or just the complete mindf*** of how your body expands and nothing fits," she added. "I just always feel like I'm not in my own skin. It's hard to explain. I don't feel sexy, either -- I feel insecure and most of the time I just feel gross. People just don't tell you all of the gross things that happen during pregnancy or after."

The reality star, 34, then went on to describe some of the absolute worst parts of carrying a child.

"Do you know you basically have to wear a diaper for two months afterwards?! LOL! No one told me that! #SoSexy," she added. "But I will say, as much as I really hate the whole feeling of being pregnant, I enjoy the challenge of getting my body back after it's all over. I feel so accomplished when I'm back to where I want to be...So for all my complaining, it's 100 percent worth it and more!!!"

Back in May, Kardashian announced she and West were expecting again, and one month later, she revealed it was a boy.

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ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) -- Kim Zolciak-Biermann does not plan to make another appearance on Dancing with the Stars until the season finale in November.

The Don't Be Tardy star, who was forced to withdraw from the ABC competition last week after suffering a mini-stroke, made the announcement on Instagram. On Sunday, she reposted a photo of fellow contestant Paula Deen holding a Dancing with the Stars parking lot sign with Zolciak-Biermann's name on it.

"My heart is so heavy not being on the set today of DWTS with everyone, but I'm healthy and happy I finally was able to attend my husbands game!" wrote Zolciak-Biermann, who's married to Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann. "I'll be back for the finale in NOV I'll kick a**."

Zolciak-Biermann had been partnered with Tony Dovolani on Dancing with the Stars.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) -- How do movie stars get their news? A couple of the cast members of the new, news-based film Truthshared their thoughts with ABC Radio Monday night.

Truth is about the story that basically brought down Dan Rather at CBS. Cate Blanchett plays Mary Mapes, Rather's fired producer. At a star-studded screening in Los Angeles, Blanchett said she consumes her news via radio, such as ABC NewsRadio in Australia.

However, the prim and proper actress listens to everything: "Sometimes I think it's also good to listen to the so-called shock-jock radio so you get a complete sense of people's perspective."

How about co-star Elisabeth Moss? She reluctantly confessed she gets her news from Instagram. 

Truth is out in select theaters October 16.

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ABC/Randy Holmes(NEW YORK) -- Tracy Morgan has scheduled another public appearance, this time for a Washington, D.C. gala honoring Eddie Murphy on October 18.

The former 30 Rock actor, who presented at the Emmy Awards last month, has been added to the lineup for the Kennedy Center event saluting Murphy as the 2015 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

Morgan, who was seriously injured in a car accident in June of 2014, is also set to host Saturday Night Live on October 17.

Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard and comedian George Lopez have also been added to the Mark Twain Prize gala, joining previously announced performers like Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Trevor Noah, Arsenio Hall and Kathy Griffin.

The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor is presented annually by the Kennedy Center to a person who has had an impact on American society in ways similar to its namesake. The show will be televised by PBS on November 23.

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David M. Russell/CBS(LOS ANGELES) -- Was there a feud on the set of The Good Wife, or not? The actresses involved are now giving conflicting stories.

It's long been rumored that there was tension between Emmy-winning Good Wife actress Julianna Margulies and her former co-star, Archie Panjabi, who played Kalinda. When Panjabi left last season, the two hadn't been in a scene together in about two years. They did share a scene in Panjabi's final episode, but then it came out that that was faked, and that they weren't actually in the same room.

Over the weekend, at the New Yorker Festival, Margulies said the reason for that was Panjabi was off shooting another show, and called rumors of a feud gossip, Vulture reports.

Case closed, right? Not so fast.

Panjabi writes on Twitter that this other show she was supposedly filming wasn't even in production at the time, and she was available to shoot her final Good Wife scene with Margulies. 

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Trae Patton/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- It was the final night of the season-nine blind auditions on The Voice Monday night. The four coaches -- Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams -- each had two vacant spots to fill on his or her team.

Here are the highlights from the two-hour episode:  

Dustin Christensen, who performed at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, got the night started off right. He convinced all four coaches to turn around with his version of Tom Waits' "Downtown Train." Gwen told him he's perfect for the show. Adam thought he was fantastic, too, but noted that there's room for improvement. Adam said he can give Dustin that kind of honesty if given the opportunity to coach him. Blake compared Dustin to Neil Diamond and suggested they belong together. Dustin chose Blake as his coach.

Adam and Blake battled over Dustin Monk, 27, a former member of the rock band We Still Dream who sang Gary Clark Jr.'s "Bright Lights." Dustin selected Adam because the Maroon 5 frontman pressed his button first.

All four coaches turned around for 16-year-old Shelby Brown as she sang "Stars" by Grace Potter. Adam said he couldn't be more certain that Shelby was right for the final spot on his team. Gwen said she could help Shelby find herself as an artist. Pharrell tried to prevent Blake from making a pitch to Shelby. Shelby settled on Adam.

The other three coaches made a bid for Amy Vachal, who played "Dream a Little Dream of Me." She teamed up with Pharrell, who sold himself as a guy who can help her explore her sound.

Blaine Mitchell landed on Team Blake after covering Train's "Drops of Jupiter."

Gwen and Pharrell both sought out the talent of Summer Schappell. Gwen said Summer had a pretty and soothing voice. Summer's now a member of Team Gwen.

The blind auditions came to end with teen Sydney Rhame taking the final slot on Team Pharrell.

Tuesday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time, NBC will air a recap special that will take a look back at the blind auditions. The battle rounds begin next week. Brad Paisley, John Fogerty, Missy Elliott and Selena Gomez will serve as advisers.

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ABC/Adam Taylor(NEW YORK) -- Actor Gary Busey, whose dance execution has been panned even as fans have cheered his determination and quirky post-dance comments, was voted off ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Monday night.

After an obvious struggle with his debut routine, judges said the Oscar-nominated actor had shown improvement and diligence in learning his material. Even though he had remained at or near the bottom of the leader board in the four weeks of the season-21 competition, the ballroom audience appeared to appreciate his performances and his unpredictable, humorous and deeply contemplative answers to questions posed by show co-host Erin Andrews.

Based on their performances from the previous two weeks, Busey and Carlos PenaVega were both in jeopardy of going home Monday night, but Busey had the lowest combined total of viewers’ votes and judges’ scores.

He had more of his trademark comments when Andrews asked for his reaction upon being eliminated. He called his participation a beautiful experience, saying that with pro partner Anna Trebunskaya he had learned “things I had in myself that I could emphasize on and better with and from and in and this has been a beautiful experience.”

He added: “The fact that I’ve been eliminated is false because my spirt with Anna’s partnership will remain in this room throughout the show, so you won’t see us dancing but we’ll be there.”

His comment drew laughter from his fellow competitors and their partners.

Reality TV star Kim Zolciak-Biermann was forced to withdraw from the competition last week after suffering a mini-stroke that put her in the hospital for three days. Doctors advised her not to fly to Los Angeles for the September 28 show. The show’s rules state that in the event of a health-related matter affecting a participant’s ability to participate, the contestant must withdraw.

The 37-year-old Don’t Be Tardy star has since said she feels better. She started a petition asking that she and pro partner Tony Dovolani be allowed to return to the competition.

Singer Chaka Khan and Triple Crown champion jockey Victor Espinoza have previously been eliminated.

Ten competitors and their pro partners Monday night each had to perform one routine commemorating their most memorable year.

Alfonso Ribeiro, the show’s season-19 Mirror Ball champion and the new host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, filled in as guest host alongside Andrews. Regular co-host Tom Bergeron was absent to be with his ailing father.

Tonight’s top scorer: Bindi Irwin earned 28 points, and the season's first 10, for her heartfelt contemporary routine to commemorate her late father, Steve “Crocodile Hunter” Irwin, who died in a freak accident in 2006. Hough said the routine took her breath away. Tonioli told Irwin that her father was dancing with her every step of the way Monday night. Inaba said the routine was well done. “Every time I watch you dance I feel like I’m watching the way you live your life,” she said. Irwin’s routine earned the highest score of the night.

Tonight’s standout moment: Singer Nick Carter brought a thrilling throwback moment to the show when he performed a crowd-pleasing jazz routine to “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” one of the hits from his iconic boy band The Backstreet Boys, and the judges were all for it. “That is what I call a mega-sexy mega-hit,” Tonioli said. Hough said she would keep her critique really short, dubbing the performance “hot, hot, hot.” Inaba was equally impressed. “Nick, you know, you were really good when you were with the Backstreet Boys but you are far superior now,” she said. Carter earned three 9s for a total of 27 out of a possible 30 points. His score landed him in a three-way tie for second place alongside Hayes Grier andTamar Braxton.

Alek Skarlatos honored Roseburg, Oregon, where a gunman killed nine people at Umpqua Community College last Thursday. Skarlatos would have been attending classes at the college on the day of the shooting were it not for his involvement in Dancing with the Stars.

Skarlatos joined the cast after helping to stop a terrorist attack on a French train in August.

Tonight’s Scores:

  • Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough: 28
  • Tamar Braxton and Val Chmerkovskiy: 27
  • Hayes Grier and Emma Slater: 27
  • Nick Carter and Sharna Burgess: 27
  • Carlos PenaVega and Witney Carson: 25
  • Alek Skarlatos and Lindsay Arnold: 24
  • Andy Grammer and Allison Holker: 23
  • Alexa PenaVega and Mark Ballas: 21
  • Paula Deen and Louis Van Amstel: 18
  • Gary Busey and Anna Trebunskaya: 16 (They were voted off).

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ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) -- Jared Leto is adding "online talk show host" to his eclectic resume.

The Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman is launching Beyond the Horizon, an online interview series that will tackle "in-depth stories that inspire and fascinate viewers across the globe." 

"Beyond the Horizon has been an incredible journey," Leto says. "I have long been intrigued by the intersection of these fields, and being able to merge multiple interests of mine has been a fascinating process."

Beyond the Horizon will air for 10 weeks on Tuesdays starting October 6 on AOL's Build platform. Leto's first guest will be author Deepak Chopra, and future episodes will feature Edward Snowden, Al Gore and artist Jeff Koons.

You can watch the trailer for Beyond the Horizon now at EW.com.













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ABC/Bob D’Amico(LOS ANGELES) -- Modern Family star Ariel Winter said she expected backlash when she revealed that she had gone through breast reduction surgery in June. But the exact opposite happened.

"Girls are tweeting me and saying like, 'Oh, this wouldn't be accepted where I am, but now that you did it and opened a conversation about it, I can actually like talk to my friends and family about the possibility of this,'" she told People magazine. "Or, 'I've been living with so much back pain, and I've been so humiliated so many times when I had to wear something that was so baggy because I couldn't wear the things my friends were wearing because it was inappropriate on me.'"

In early August, the 17-year-old actress told Glamour magazine that she was in a lot of pain. "I had a lot of back problems," she said in the interview. "I really couldn’t stand up straight for a long period of time. It started to hurt so bad that I couldn’t take the pain. My neck was hurting so bad and I actually had some problems with my spine."

So, she went from a size F to a size D.

Winter, who has been dating singer and producer Laurent Claude Gaudette for two years, also said he's been amazing through the whole process. "It's so awesome to be in love with somebody who's so supportive and wonderful and just somebody who's also your best friend," she told People.

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