Oh man, this has hit plenty of people pretty hard. Amazing screenwriter, director, author and three-time Oscar winner Nora Ephron died of leukemia last night at 71. Where would movie history be without classics like Sleepless in Seattle, When Harry Met Sally and You’ve Got Mail? Not only was she a genius in the romantic-comedy genre, but she could also write a hell of a drama— Silkwood. She could write beautifully, period. Her essay collection I Feel Bad About My Neck is also evidence of that.
Considering her career spanned decades, she also ended up inspiring many generations of stars, and made some very close friends in the business, along the way. They’re all grieving over her sudden, sad passing. Close pal, Meryl Streep, told the New York Times, “You could call on her for anything: doctors, restaurants, recipes, speeches, or just a few jokes, and we all did it, constantly. She was an expert in all the departments of living well.” There have also been a series of tweets from a diverse selection of celebrities, all expressing their sorrow. Steve Martin wrote, “She was the one you wanted to read, to listen to, to be in the company of. Nora Ephron. Incomparable wit; delightful friend. Sadness reigns.” One of the younger celebrities, inspired by her career, Kaley Cuoco has tweeted, “RIP Nora Ephron Loved her work Loved her direction Loved her writing Blessings and thoughts to her family.”
We have a selection of tweets after the jump from people like Bette Midler, Jessica Biel, Debra Messing, Russell Simmons and Sarah Silverman. Justin Timberlake‘s tweet is right below. Our sincere condolences go out to her family and friends. She sounded like one incredible lady.
The return of Mad Men is so close we can smell it, and it smells like Lucky Strikes and Canadian Club. The record busting series has made its stars Jon Hamm, January Jones, Christina Hendricks and Elisabeth Moss the hottest names in television. But the show also features some already-familiar faces. Community‘s Alison Brie has a recurring role as Trudy Campbell, while former House regular Anne Dudek often appears as Betty Draper’s gossipy neighbor Francine. Tom Hanks‘ son Colin, The Nanny star Charles Shaughnessy, and even Secret World of Alex Mack actress Larisa Oleynik are among the many who’ve taken smaller roles on the series over the years.
Over the winter we heard mutterings that 1960s icon Paul McCartney would be putting in a guest appearance on the retro-show this season. Devastatingly it never happened, but we’ve put together a few suggestions for cameos that we know would bring down the house. From Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, to Coco and Ryan Gosling, check out the gallery below for a distinctly FABLife-tinged look at Mad Men! And watch the video to get even more pumped up for the premiere this Sunday!
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The Man With One Red Shoe is now the The Man With One Grandchild (ha, and you thought we’d go with “Grandpa Gump”). Colin Hanks and wife Samantha Bryant confirmed the birth of their first daughter, Olivia Jane, on Tuesday in Los Angeles. “The family is home and everyone’s happy and healthy,” a source told People. Colin is the first of Tom Hanks‘ four children to have a child of their own. Oddly, neither Hanks man has acknowledged the baby on their busy Twitters yet, with Colin finding time to wax poetic on the Beatles the same day Olivia came to town.
See photos of the happy couple in the gallery below.
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Long before Gray’s Anatomy and Mad Men, long before Knocked Up and King Kong, Katherine Heigl and Colin Hanks were co-stars on the TV show Roswell, a sci-fi teen drama that lasted for three seasons. At one point, Heigl was haunted by Hanks’ ghost! Both actors were born on November 24th. Which one is older? Click on the photo to find out.