First Dibs: Does Tom Hanks Have Type 2 Diabetes?

Why is Viola Davis on the “Wolverine diet”? Is Amy Poehler bringing Sweden to NBC? What can other films learn from Gravity’s success?

  • Tom Hanks revealed that he has type 2 diabetes on the Late Show with David Letterman last night. The actor made light of the fact that he’s lost weight, but still can’t get back to his high school weight of 98 lbs. [Huffington Post]
  • Viola Davis is on the “Wolverine diet” to lose weight to play James Brown’s wife in the upcoming film, Get On Up. The diet is what Hugh Jackman uses to play Wolverine and it involves only eating (whatever you want) 8 hours a day and fasting the remaining 16 hours. [People]
  • NBC has acquired the U.S. rights to Welcome to Sweden, a groundbreaking Swedish-American sitcom from Amy Poehler and her brother Greg Poehler. It’s based on Greg’s own experiences expatriating to Sweden for love. [Deadline]
  • Gravity broke all sorts of records at the box office this weekend and MTV News is breaking down the five things that other potential box office hits can learn from the sci-fi thriller. [MTV News]

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