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June 14, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor-producer-director Tom Hanks has listed a house for sale in Pacific Palisades for $5.225 million. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1929, features archways, frescoed ceilings, a library, a loggia, a sky-lit kitchen, a sun room, a beauty salon, four bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 6,289 square feet of living space. This is not the contemporary home he and wife Rita Wilson bought from veteran producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall three years ago for more than $26 million.
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April 23, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Tom Hanks, producer, director and A-list actor, has cast off a house in Pacific Palisades for $5.025 million. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1929, has an Old Hollywood ambiance. The interiors feature archways, frescoed ceilings, a library, a sky-lit kitchen, a sun room, a beauty salon, four bedrooms and 5½ bathrooms in 6,289 square feet of living space. The living room opens to a loggia and gardens. The property sits behind hedges and a tall wall on nearly a third of an acre.
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April 23, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Tom Hanks, producer, director and A-list actor, has cast off a house in Pacific Palisades for $5.025 million. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1929, has an Old Hollywood ambiance. The interiors feature archways, frescoed ceilings, a library, a sky-lit kitchen, a sun room, a beauty salon, four bedrooms and 5½ bathrooms in 6,289 square feet of living space. The living room opens to a loggia and gardens. The property sits behind hedges and a tall wall on nearly a third of an acre.
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July 11, 2013 | By David Ng
The Hammer Museum in Westwood will honor artist Robert Gober and playwright Tony Kushner at its 11th annual gala, scheduled to take place Oct. 5. Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, are co-chairing this year's fundraising benefit for the museum, which will also feature an appearance by actress Viola Davis, who will toast Kushner. Both Gober and Kushner live in New York, but neither is a stranger to Los Angeles. Gober was in the local spotlight in 1997 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, where he presented a large-scale installation at the Geffen Contemporary.
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July 11, 2013 | By David Ng
The Hammer Museum in Westwood will honor artist Robert Gober and playwright Tony Kushner at its 11th annual gala, scheduled to take place Oct. 5. Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, are co-chairing this year's fundraising benefit for the museum, which will also feature an appearance by actress Viola Davis, who will toast Kushner. Both Gober and Kushner live in New York, but neither is a stranger to Los Angeles. Gober was in the local spotlight in 1997 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, where he presented a large-scale installation at the Geffen Contemporary.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
Eat your heart out, Spalding. Wilson Sporting Goods has had hit products and celebrity endorsers before--Michael Jordan, Pete Sampras, the National Football League. So has rival Spalding Sports Worldwide. But there's never been a star quite like "Wilson," the volleyball that's become a Hollywood hero since Tom Hanks befriended it on a deserted island in the movie "Cast Away."
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October 7, 2012 | By Ellen Olivier
A veritable A-list of artists, actors, fashion designers and business leaders  streamed into the Hammer Museum in Westwood Saturday to celebrate artists Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman, raising a record $2 million for the museum's exhibitions and programs. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and actor/author/musician Steve Martin delivered the night's tributes. As if their talks weren't entertaining enough, the finale came courtesy of Katy Perry, who has a busy week in store with performances planned at Sunday's fundraiser for President Obama   and at  Thursday's amfAR Inspiration Gala.
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July 5, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor-producer-director Tom Hanks has listed a house in Pacific Palisades for $5.225 million. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1929, features archways, frescoed ceilings, a library, a sky-lit kitchen, a sun room, a beauty salon, four bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 6,289 square feet of living space. The living room opens to a loggia and gardens. The property sits behind hedges and a tall wall on nearly one third of an acre. The rules are strict for getting a peek at the place.
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May 8, 2011 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks co-chair one of L.A.'s quirkier show business traditions: the Shakespeare Center's annual fundraiser, "Simply Shakespeare. " Now in its 21st year, the benefit, a celeb-studded reading of "The Merry Wives of Windsor," comes to UCLA's Royce Hall on Monday. On Wednesday, Wilson guest stars on NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" as the mother of a troubled teen. I see you've been popping into some high-profile TV dramas lately. What did you do on "The Good Wife"? I did two episodes this season, really, really fun and they left it open-ended.
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May 23, 2004 | Nancy Rommelmann, Special to The Times
Those attending last Sunday's fundraiser for the Blue Heron Foundation, which supports Romanian orphans, were shuttled by van to an estate hidden high in the Hollywood Hills. "It was the first house between Doheny and Sunset Drive," said Stefania Magidson, the estate's owner and founder of Blue Heron. "We have a photo of when the house was built in 1920, and Sunset Boulevard is just a dirt road."
BUSINESS
July 5, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor-producer-director Tom Hanks has listed a house in Pacific Palisades for $5.225 million. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1929, features archways, frescoed ceilings, a library, a sky-lit kitchen, a sun room, a beauty salon, four bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 6,289 square feet of living space. The living room opens to a loggia and gardens. The property sits behind hedges and a tall wall on nearly one third of an acre. The rules are strict for getting a peek at the place.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor-producer-director Tom Hanks has listed a house for sale in Pacific Palisades for $5.225 million. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1929, features archways, frescoed ceilings, a library, a loggia, a sky-lit kitchen, a sun room, a beauty salon, four bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and 6,289 square feet of living space. This is not the contemporary home he and wife Rita Wilson bought from veteran producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall three years ago for more than $26 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2012 | By Ellen Olivier
A veritable A-list of artists, actors, fashion designers and business leaders  streamed into the Hammer Museum in Westwood Saturday to celebrate artists Barbara Kruger and Cindy Sherman, raising a record $2 million for the museum's exhibitions and programs. MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and actor/author/musician Steve Martin delivered the night's tributes. As if their talks weren't entertaining enough, the finale came courtesy of Katy Perry, who has a busy week in store with performances planned at Sunday's fundraiser for President Obama   and at  Thursday's amfAR Inspiration Gala.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 2011 | By Irene Lacher, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks co-chair one of L.A.'s quirkier show business traditions: the Shakespeare Center's annual fundraiser, "Simply Shakespeare. " Now in its 21st year, the benefit, a celeb-studded reading of "The Merry Wives of Windsor," comes to UCLA's Royce Hall on Monday. On Wednesday, Wilson guest stars on NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" as the mother of a troubled teen. I see you've been popping into some high-profile TV dramas lately. What did you do on "The Good Wife"? I did two episodes this season, really, really fun and they left it open-ended.
BUSINESS
January 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
Eat your heart out, Spalding. Wilson Sporting Goods has had hit products and celebrity endorsers before--Michael Jordan, Pete Sampras, the National Football League. So has rival Spalding Sports Worldwide. But there's never been a star quite like "Wilson," the volleyball that's become a Hollywood hero since Tom Hanks befriended it on a deserted island in the movie "Cast Away."
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May 4, 1988 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Tom Hanks, who romanced a mermaid in "Splash," took the real-life plunge Saturday night, marrying actress Rita Wilson at a Los Angeles church that will remain nameless, his publicist said Tuesday. No details were available on the couple's honeymoon destination. The couple met while making the film "Volunteers," the publicist said. The two will make their home in Los Angeles.
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March 27, 2001 | Ann O'Neill
City of Angles hits the post-Oscar party circuit. On E2, Marcia Gay Harden makes an interesting prediction. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson explain why they won't break up. Elizabeth Hurley loses a pricey bauble. Monica Lewinsky snubs Denise Rich. And Jay Leno thinks he'll keep his day job. For more Oscar coverage, see F1.
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