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Tom Hanks is adorably impressed with Maisie Williams’ ‘Game of Thrones’ stamp

If ever there’s a wedding happening in Central Park, an event that needs some added martinis or just generally something that requires somebody to be adorable, you can pretty much count on Tom Hanks to deliver.

Game of Thrones stamps are no exception.

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On Friday, Hanks appeared alongside Maisie Williams and Anthony Joshua on The Graham Norton Show — and as soon as Norton brought out the new Arya Stark stamp, Hanks enthusiastically donned his glasses to take a look.

If you can somehow make the simple act of looking at a stamp awesome, you know you’ve got it made. Read more…

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Maisie Williams confirms Arya Stark has 3 new names on her kill list

Arya Stark’s list is a nightmare: no matter how many people she kills, the damn list just keeps getting longer.

SEE ALSO: Maisie Williams’ Instagram post about not going to the Golden Globes is epic

Appearing on The Graham Norton Show on Friday, Maisie Williams described an unusual request she often gets from Game of Thrones fans.

“They want me to recite the names, but then add their name,” explains Williams in the clip.

Before long some ominous music is playing, Williams is staring dead into the camera, and Graham Norton — along with fellow guests Anthony Joshua and Tom Hanks — have all been added. Read more…

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Maisie Williams Adds Tom Hanks To Arya Stark’s Kill List On ‘The Graham Norton Show’

Tom Hanks had better watch his back, as he has been added to Arya Stark’s Kill List. 

While the Oscar-winning actor may not be in ‘Game Of Thrones’, he became a surprise addition to the fatal list after appearing on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ alongside ‘GOT’ star Maisie Williams. 

During the interview, Graham revealed that Maisie often gets requests from fans of the fantasy series for her to recite the list with their names added to the end – something which she then did for Tom, and indeed Graham and fellow guest Anthony Joshua. 

Hopefully though, the trio will not meet the same fate as Walder Frey and Meryn Trant did.

Watch the video above to see how it played out…

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While on the show, Maisie also dropped some hints about the final series of ‘Game Of Thrones’, which will not air until 2019. 

“We’re still making it,” she said. “It is so much fun now there is only a small group of us left and it’s exciting to know everything that is going on.”

‘The Graham Norton Show’ airs Fridays at 10.35pm on BBC One. 

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12 Thoughts That Went Through My Head During ‘The Post’ Press Conference

When it comes to Hollywood power trios, there are few that shine as brightly as Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.

So naturally, when HuffPost UK got an invitation to attend a press conference to promote their new film ‘The Post’, I jumped at the chance to go and sit for an afternoon basking in the glow of cinema royalty.

Here’s everything that went through my head on that fateful Thursday…

1. “The absolute state of me.”

Yeah, it wasn’t the most graceful of starts. Sans umbrella, I rocked up to the famous Claridge’s hotel in Mayfair – where the press conference was to take place – absolutely drenched from the rain. My Primark trainers had started letting water in. This was not how I needed to present myself when I inevitably charmed Meryl Streep, became her best friend and talked my way into ‘Mamma Mia! 3: Here We Go Again, Again’.

2. “Claridge’s is… something else.”

Don’t get me wrong, this wasn’t my first time going to a posh hotel for a press conference, but this was next level. We’re talking crystal chandeliers, wall-to-floor mirrors, floral displays everywhere, the works.

On my way to the French Salon (not to be confused with Audrey’s salon from ‘Coronation Street’, you understand), there was someone around every corner to point me in the right direction. That’s how fancy we’re talking. 

3. “We’re dealing with some surprisingly punctual film stars here…”

Considering it’s usually a case of the bigger the star, the bigger the wait for them to actually turn up, this Holy Trinity of Hollywood were only 15 minutes behind schedule when they sat down at the long table (‘Notting Hill’ got it pretty right, to be honest), ready for a grilling.

Perhaps the emotional weight of their 41 collective Oscar nominations was slowing them down.

4. “Yeah, this photo is really crap…” 

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I tried, OK?

5. “Tom Hanks is an absolute hoot.”

Quite literally! The first thing he said into the microphone was a joke that he was late because he’d been waiting for a flourishing of trumpets to announce Meryl’s arrival, immediately followed by his best impression of a flourishing of trumpets. A refreshingly unselfconscious A-list star.

Between that, his jokes about having two-cocktail lunches on set and actual swearing (what would Sheriff Woody say?), it became quickly apparent that Tom Hanks is every bit as lovely as you’d hope, with a little bit extra thrown in.

6. “And so is Meryl Streep, for that matter.”

Obviously she’s not going to pack in this acting malarky and pursue a career in stand-up, but we could imagine being the most Oscar-nominated actor in history would go to some people’s heads, but Meryl was actually quite playful, in particular with Tom Hanks, who she would occasionally interrupt to crack jokes and have a bit of fun with.

When you think how seriously certain members of the acting glitterati can take themselves, it was nice to see that Meryl likes to have a bit of fun on the job.

7. “We are 10 minutes in, and nobody has dared speak Donald Trump’s name…”

Seriously, the man was like Voldemort.

No one had any hesitation speaking about him, and his administration (with Steven Spielberg saying he’d have been just as keen to do ‘The Post’ had “a certain election” gone another way, and both stars commenting on how relevant the film is in today’s political climate) but the words “Donald” and “Trump” were not uttered once during the initial Q&A.

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8. “Strong answer from Tom Hanks about getting women recognised in the film industry.”

When asked about female-led stories, both Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks said the key would be putting more women in charge behind the scenes, as well as in front of the camera.

After listing the strong women he’s worked under over the course of his career, Tom went as far as saying he thinks executives and producers should go out of their way to redress the balance and introduce more women.

He said: “We are going to see a different proportion, I think. More women are going be awarded their positions on the merit and quality of their work. And for a while, why not just literally… make it specific?

“There’s no reason, for a while, to say ‘we need more women on this board, we need more women running these departments’, so it actually represents the numbers as they truly are in society.”

9. “As if the first question Meryl Streep has been asked is about Oprah.”

Once the initial Q&A with a presenter was over, the journalists in the audience were given the chance to pose some questions to the team, starting with a question about whether Meryl thought that Oprah Winfrey should run for president.

She gave a typically diplomatic answer about how Oprah “showed what a Presidential candidate should talk like” and how she has “the voice of a leader… whether she’s leading us to the candidate we need or whether she is the candidate herself”.

The journalist in question then joked that her answer “sounded like a yes”, which it quite literally didn’t, but things then moved on.

10. “Errrrrm, was that some shade at the Baftas?”

Why yes, I do believe it was.

The next reporter asked Meryl Streep, following the black dress protest at the Golden Globes at the Baftas and the Oscars.

Putting on her best dejected voice (and a hint of a British accent), Meryl remarked: “Well, sadly. We haven’t been invited to the Baftas, so I can’t [comment on that]…”

To clarify, while ‘The Post’ was up for six Golden Globes, eight Critics’ Choice Awards and has already generated plenty of Oscar buzz, the Baftas didn’t give it a single nod when the nominations were revealed last week.

11. “Good answer all the same, though, Meryl.”

If we’re going to pick up on her slight Baftas shade, we should probably mention the fact that Meryl then gave an articulate response to the rest of the question, discussing how the ‘Time’s Up’ movement is still in its early stages, so it’s really impossible to say what its next step will be.

“As a movement, it’s pretty interesting to be involved, she said, “because there isn’t a leadership hierarchy, we don’t know who the top dog is, we have a hive. Everybody’s making honey, everybody’s doing good work, but it’s sort of a moving thing.

“And that’s good, because [this movement] needs to fly… through many different industries, many different enterprises, the government, the military, the church. The inequities and the imbalance in power isn’t just in politics.

“The exploitation of women and their labour and reticence to come forward goes right through societies. So it’s a growing thing, and the most heartening thing about it to me is that it doesn’t feel like a one-off. It hasn’t gone away. And I don’t think it will. I don’t think we’ll go backwards.”

12. “There is a definite reason Meryl Streep is Meryl Streep.”

The third and final question from the audience was about the French reaction to the #MeToo movement, specifically a letter co-signed by 100 prominent French women including Catherine Deneuve who suggested it had ventured too far.

After asking the journalist who posed the question a bit about it, Meryl pondered, before declaring: “I’d better talk about this when I know what I’m talking about.”

Only speaking about an issue when you’ve properly researched and know what you’re talking about – that, folks, is how you last 30 years in showbusiness.

13. ”…And that’s that then.”

Suddenly we were no longer in the presence of Hollywood greatness, after just three questions from the audience. I did hear murmuring from cameramen at the back of the room there was a possibility the audience questions section had been cut short due to there not having been enough asked about the film itself.

I’m yet to response to receive responses to requests for comment on this though, so I’m taking that with a pinch of salt.

It was back out into the rain for me, without so much as a hint of a cameo in ‘Mamma Mia! 3’. Next time, maybe.

You can read our verdict on ‘The Post’, which is out now in UK cinemas, here.

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Tom Hanks spent his Golden Globes delivering martinis, deserves an award

The Golden Globes may have proved that Oprah should run for president, but they also revealed that we should elect Tom Hanks as our Bartender in Chief. 

Amidst the many celebrities clad in black, Hanks was spotted roaming around with a tray of martinis. 

Best thing I’ve seen here. Tom Hanks delivering a tray of martinis to his table. The best#goldenglobes pic.twitter.com/GkyQy8NCMy

— Dan Fogelman (@Dan_Fogelman) January 8, 2018

Thankfully a few of the lucky folks who saw America’s favorite dad on the drinks run posted pics so the rest of us could behold this magical sight. Here he is sidled up to the bar, awaiting his order. Read more…

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Trump’s White House reportedly requested a screening of ‘The Post’

Despite Donald Trump’s distaste for Hollywood gem Meryl Streep, the White House has requested to view The Post when it comes out this month, and Hollywood has reportedly granted them that request, The Hollywood Reporter reported Friday.

The Post, a Steven Spielberg movie about The Washington Post‘s involvement with the Pentagon Papers and the U.S. government’s coverup of operations in the Vietnam War in the ’70s, is scheduled for wide release in theaters, the White House, and Camp David Jan. 12. The movie stars Streep and Tom Hanks, who along with Spielberg have all spoken out against Trump’s presidency. Read more…

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Journalists race to expose government lies in the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’

Well, this all feels chillingly familiar.

Steven Spielberg’s The Post centers on a team of journalists working to expose the U.S. government for lying to the American people. But it’s not a story about our current situation – it’s about The Washington Post publishing the Pentagon Papers in the 1970s.

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Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks star as publisher Katharine Graham and editor Ben Bradlee, respectively, who put their careers and their freedom on the line in pursuit of the truth. 

The all-star cast also includes Bob Odenkirk, Carrie Coon, Sarah Paulson, David Cross, Alison Brie, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Jesse Plemons, Michael Stuhlbarg, Matthew Rhys, and Zach Woods. Read more…

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Tom Hanks adorably helps a couple get engaged during a speaking appearance

If there’s one Hollywood star you can trust with something as important as a wedding proposal, it’s America’s dad, Tom Hanks.

While at an appearance fir the Texas Book Festival‏, Hanks took on the important role of wedding proposal facilitator in the midst of promoting his new book, Uncommon Type: Some Stories

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And a surprise wedding proposal with the help of @tomhanks during his Q&A! Congratulations to the happy couple! ❤️ #txbookfest pic.twitter.com/GceDZsAN30

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5 brilliant movie scenes that will give you all the feels

Sometimes you just get tired of ranking things. This week, we pick five movie moments that are undeniably brilliant in their own special way. We dive into how they film the unfilmable, using sights and sounds to give you the ultimate feels.

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