LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Tom Hanks is joining such past Hollywood Everymen as James Stewart and Jack Lemmon as a recipient of the American Film Institute's life achievement award.
Hanks will be honored with the 30th annual award in a tribute on June 12 at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre, the new home of the Oscar ceremony. USA Network will air the tribute June 23.
"Tom Hanks is American film's Everyman for a new generation," said Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI board of trustees.
Like Stewart and Lemmon, Hanks has played a string of lovable characters in such films as "Splash," "Sleepless in Seattle," "Big" and "You've Got Mail." A double Oscar winner for "Philadelphia" and "Forrest Gump," Hanks has been nominated three other times, most recently for last year's "Cast Away."
Snoop Dogg concert canceled
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) -- Snoop Dogg's concert has been canceled after locals threatened to boycott the center where it was to have occurred.
The show had been scheduled for Sunday at the DeSoto County Civic Center, but was scrapped because of poor ticket sales, said Stuart Taylor, the civic center's general manager. He declined to say how many tickets were sold.
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