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‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Sequel in the Works
A sequel to the 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life” is reportedly in the works. It will be titled “It’s a Wonderful Life: The Rest of the Story.” Producers hope to get the film into theaters by the holidays in 2015. There’s no official word on casting yet but original cast members Jimmy Hawkins, who played Tommy Bailey, and Carol Coombs, who played Janie Bailey, have reportedly been in discussions to reprise their roles.
Steve Martin Accepts Honorary Oscar From Tom Hanks
Actor Steve Martin accepted an honorary Academy Award from his friend and fellow actor Tom Hanks this weekend. “I knew I wasn’t going to make it through this speech,” Martin said, getting emotional. “I read it to my dog and I wept. Working in the movies has also brought an amazing gift, friends. Fascinating, funny, lifelong.”
Faith Hill, Tim McGraw Squash Divorce Rumors
Country music superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are squashing rumors that they’re ending their 17 years of marriage. “I don’t know why happy can’t be a story,” Hill said today, adding that their marriage is going strong.