Bigamist, Astronaut, Storm Chasing Treasure Hunter Bill Paxton Dies At 61

Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton, left, fist met RECOiL writer/director/actor Brian DiMaio, right while making the film The Lords of Discipline. Paxton played the part of a haze loving cadet sharing his gift.

Actor Bill Paxton’s family announced he died Saturday from a stroke after suffering complications following heart surgery. He was 61.

Paxton was recently starring in the CBS cop drama “Training Day,” based on the Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke film. It is unclear what will become of that program now that he has passed away.

Paxton also appeared in such films as “Weird Science,” “Titanic,” “Twister,” “RECOiL” and “Apollo 13.”

He won an Emmy Award for his role in “Hatfields & McCoys.” He also was on television in such shows as “Miami Vice,” “Big Love” and “A Bright Shining Lie.”

He is survived by two children, James and Lydia, and his wife Louise Newbury.

Tom Hanks Gets Walt Disney Thawed Out To Research Upcoming Role

Tom Hanks goes over his questions for Walt Disney as he waits for him to thaw in an undisclosed location.  (Our guess is in or around the Epcot golf ball.)

Tom Hanks goes over his questions for Walt Disney as he waits for him to thaw in an undisclosed location. (Our guess is in or around the Epcot golf ball.)

Los Angeles—A source close to the Disney Corporation has confirmed that two-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks used his considerable Hollywood influence to have Walt Disney unfrozen so he could study the cartoonist for his role as Disney in an upcoming film.

Hanks recently began working on “Saving Mr. Banks,” a film about the making of the children’s classic “Mary Poppins.” Hanks plays Walt Disney in the film, and knew the best way he could capture the essence of the Mickey Mouse creator was to actually meet him face to face and study him up close and personal.

The source told TDQ, “That’s the sort of actor he is, you know. He formed a terrific relationship with Jim Lovell while doing research for ‘Apollo 13.’ He met with dozens of World War II veterans while prepping for ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ and he even researched kids who had been turned into grownups by some magic wish-granting machine before he did ‘Big.’ He’s always taken roles like this very, very seriously.”
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Woman Out Of Her Mind With Rage Over Tom Hanks Cursing On Live TV

Boise, ID—A woman is terribly disturbed and heartbroken over Tom Hanks’ recent language snafu on “Good Morning America,” wherein the two-time Academy Award winner accidentally said the F-word on live television while speaking in the voice of one of his characters from his upcoming film, “Cloud Atlas.” In fact, the woman said she is so upset over the incident that she is calling for Hanks to give back his Oscars and leave the country immediately.

Candy Stephenson, 43, who described herself as a “huge former Hanks fan,” is petitioning for Hanks to be stripped of his two Oscars, and said no matter what else he’s done in his career to this point, it’s his language on “Good Morning America” he will be most remembered for, as it should be.

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