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Tom Hanks most-trusted celeb: Forbes

Tom Hanks at the 20th Annual Screen Actors

(Credit: Tom Hanks at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan. 18, 2014. (David Crotty/patrickmcmullan.com))

He's won two Oscars, five Emmys and four Golden Globes, but Tom Hanks can now add another accolade -- America's most trusted celebrity.

Forbes Wednesday published its 2014 list of the most trustworthy celebrities, ranking more than 6,600 stars by a weighted combination of trustworthiness and general appeal. Based on public opinion polling, Hanks topped the list with a trustworthiness score...

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O'Reilly: The case against fracking is cracking

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'I believe hydraulic fracking is, in fact, safe. We know that, from everything we've seen, there's not a single case where hydraulic fracking has created an environmental problem for anyone."

What right-wing, knuckle-dragger uttered that inanity? Why none other than former Obama Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, a former Democratic U.S. senator from Colorado.

How about this one?

"America...

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Eva Mendes talks Valentine's Day, hints at Ryan Gosling split rumors

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Eva Mendes plans to chow down on pizza and watch a sappy Ryan Gosling movie this Valentine's Day -- but will she do so alone or with Gosling himself?

When answering a question about her Valentine's Day plans on yesterday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," the actress kinda sorta addressed recent rumors that she and beau Gosling have split.

"I'll probably just order deep-dish...

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MTA driver killed in crash with stolen truck in Greenwich Village

A truck collided with an MTA bus at

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An MTA bus driver was killed in Manhattan Wednesday after his bus collided with a stolen truck in Greenwich Village, according to transit and police officials.

The crash occurred at 5:30 a.m. on the corner of Seventh Avenue and West 14th Street. The driver of the M14 bus was heading east on West 14th Street as the driver of the stolen truck was going south on Seventh Avenue, according to the...

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Video game review: 'The Lego Movie Videogame' -- 3 stars

Break some bricks in "The Lego Movie Video

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If you’ve played one Lego video game, you’ve pretty much played them all, the biggest difference having to do with  the license attached to each one (like “Star Wars” or “Harry Potter”).

“The Lego Movie” is a great film, but the video game doesn’t achieve the same lofty height.

Closely following the plot of the film, the game is about everyman Emmet and master builders, including...

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Cheap$kate: The best FREE events in New York City this week

Ceramic figurines created by Robin VanValkenburgh

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Robin VanValkenburgh showcases special Valentine's collection of ceramic figurines

Classic childhood tales are brought to ceramic life by artist Robin VanValkenburgh, whose figurines combine human and animal creatures that evoke the sense of stories from our youth -- picture an 18.5-inch tall anthropomorphic bunny-cowboy mix. VanValkenburgh will be showcasing and signing her work at PIQ Grand...

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Kings of Leon deep cuts

Kings of Leon

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Kings of Leon are infamous for playing deep set lists full of rarities ... and hating you for only wanting to hear "Sex on Fire." During a recent interview with Shortlist.com just before the release of their sixth studio album "Mechanical Bull," the band waxed poetic on how they've come to accept fans shelling out good money just to hear the hits:

"We'd play some of our deeper-cut songs --...

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Yankees introduce Masahiro Tanaka to the Bronx

The Yankees introduced pitcher Masahiro Tanaka at a

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The Yankees introduced the final piece of their $465-million offseason Tuesday, unveiling pitcher Masahiro Tanaka at a news conference that featured nearly 200 media members, the most since the team introduced Hideki Matsui in 2003.

General manager Brian Cashman started the news conference by bluntly stating, "This is big."

After describing how the Yankees extensively scouted Tanaka...

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Tom Brokaw reveals cancer diagnosis

Tom Brokaw

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Tom Brokaw revealed Tuesday that he is fighting cancer.

The 74-year-old former "NBC Nightly News" anchor revealed on the network's blog that he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, in August. Although Brokaw said he was keeping details about his disease private among his family, he said the prognosis is positive.

"With the exceptional...

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Deron frustrated by nagging injuries

Brooklyn Nets Deron Williams grimaces after going down

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Nets point guard Deron Williams called the last two seasons "frustrating," according to ESPN.

Williams has battled various injuries and has played in just 33 of Brooklyn's 49 games this season due to ankle problems. The three-time All-Star will watch this year's game from his couch.

"I just want to get healthy again, man," Williams told ESPN. "If I get healthy, I know what can happen....

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