OH GOD WHY?! Why won’t Tom Hanks‘ son Chet just shut the hell up already? Why hasn’t Tom told him to? Why hasn’t Rita Wilson told him to? Why hasn’t Chet told HIMSELF to? WHY IS CHET STILL TALKING? This is, I’m pretty sure, the question still on everyone’s mind given the controversy surrounding Chet’s incessant insistence that the word “nigga” is his to useand anyone who disagrees is a hater or racist (despite the fact that many of the people who disagree are indeed black). It’s hip hop culture, man! What do YOU know!
After that whole thing, Chet decided to get wild and destroy is London hotel room after causing over £1,200 worth of damage. Cops had to be called and they want to talk to Chet, who dipped out before they could get to him. So once Chet got back to LA, TMZ caught up with him and wanted to know what his problem is and whether or not his parents love him enough to smack some sense into his stupid ass. The short answer? Eh…
“My parents are just like making sure I’m good, they don’t really tell me what to do anymore because I’m grown. They just be making sure I’m happy and safe, that’s all.”
“My parents, they be like telling me to stay off social media period. Even before this happened, they’d be like ‘Don’t be on Instagram so much’ but like they’re the old generation, they don’t get it. We’re the new generation, we do things differently now. You’re either gonna get it, or you’re not gonna get it.”
Oh, and as for whether or not he’s learned anything about his choice of words, that’s a negatory:
“I do have black friends that use it with me and I use it with them.”
One would likely assume that the son of Tom Hanks, an esteemed actor with a seemingly decent amount of class, would be somewhat similar. Such is not the case with Chet Hanks, a grown Caucasian man who finds it perfectly acceptable to refer to his “niggaz” in a loving way… because he’s down with the rap culture, of course.
It all kicked off when Chet posted an Instagram photo with the following caption:
2 types of people in this world: those who know exactly what it is they want and are doing everything they can to get it; and those who just wander aimlessly through life because they are scared to death of failure. I’ve lost a lot of so called friends cuz they turned out to be the second kind. Fuck yall hating ass niggaz I’ll never stop chasing my dream ? #OneLifeOneGodOneLove
When people rightfully pointed out that a white guy – regardless of how much he loves rap music – has no place saying that word, Chet didn’t apologize. Instead, he posted a lengthy defense of why it’s his GOD-GIVEN RIGHT to say the word “nigga”, you’re just too dumb to realize it.
Tom Hanks seems to be on a Charm World Tour lately, since he’s turning up on all the talk shows lately trying to prove that he’s still a Totally Cool Guy. Sure, Tom thanks Tom is awesome, but does anyone else? Perhaps, but I know one person who doesn’t, and that’s Sarah Jessica Parker.
It’s unclear what Tom was going on about at Madison Square Garden earlier this week, but what is 100% crystal clear is that SJP was not feeling it. She gives him the most stank ass look you could possibly imagine and I absolutely love it. There’s nothing else to this story, but I just want you to take a moment to bask in this glory:
Carly Rae Jepsen pretty much set the pop world on fire with “Call Me Maybe” and then reportedly went broke. Well, it looks like she’s gonna be okay after all, because her new single (“I Really Like You”) is out and the video stars Mr. Tom Hanks (with an appearance from that douche, Justin Bieber). In the video, Hanks lip-synchs and walks around NYC. And yes, it’s just as bizarre as it sounds. I mean, at one point, Hanks tells Jepsen that he’s pregnant.
I think you just have to watch the video to get the full effect:
So how did this come about? According to Rolling Stone, the two met at Scooter Braun’s wedding (he’s Justin Bieber’s manager). Braun then arranged for Hanks to be in the video. Jepsen recounts,
“Scooter was telling the story [of the video] to Tom over dinner, and Tom apparently said ‘Why not me? Why didn’t you ask me?” Jepsen told Access Hollywood. “I got a call three days before Christmas from Scoots being like ‘Do you think Tom Hanks would do?’”
And here we are. What do you think of the video? Will this help Jepsen get back on top?
Oh snap! Here’s something you probably weren’t expecting: apparently Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson hit a rough patch in their relationship and split up for a full month earlier this year. Don’t worry, things are back the way they should be now – they’re together and very much in love, it was just rocky for a while.
In Touch has exclusively learned that the couple, married for 26 years, temporarily split for a month.
“They hit a rough patch. They were leading separate lives,” a friend exclusively tells In Touch, revealing that for a month, Rita lived alone in their $26 million modern mansion in Pacific Palisades while her husband stayed at a producer pal’s home in tony Malibu Colony before leaving to film his new movie, A Hologram for the King, in Egypt.
“Although they attended social functions and walked their dog together,” a source says of the pair, “they were living in separate residences.”
According to the friend, “they just weren’t seeing eye to eye.” But the couple survived their temporary split by refusing to give up. “Tom and Rita are not just husband and wife, they are best friends. It will take a lot to split this couple up for good.”
Get it! I do believe these two are really in love. They’ve been together for SO LONG – it makes sense that rough patches are going to pop up, and sometimes taking some space gives a bit of clarity and diffuses a situation so they can get back on track. Glad to hear that was the case for them!
Let’s all ignore the obvious question of how in the hell Scooter Braun knows/is friends with Tom Hanks for about five seconds so that we can enjoy the one good thing Justin Bieber has ever done in his life: capturing Tom dancing to ‘This Is How We Do It’ at Scooter’s wedding in Canada last weekend.
I don’t know how or why any of this happened (or why Tom is dressed like a rabbi), but I’m certainly glad it did.
Tom Hanks is kind of adorable. He gave an interview where he pleaded to be a superhero villain, particularly someone in the Batman universe. I guess seeing Tom Hanks as a villain would be something new, and if Ben Affleck can play Batman, anything is possible. Here’s what he told Showbiz 411 via Huffington Post:
They don’t ask me, man. I keep trying. Come on, I can do it. I can do it. Even let me play a bad guy, let me play the bad guy against Batman. I’ll do anything, call me. They’ve never asked. What do I gotta do? God, I want to throw a shield at somebody. I want that. And I don’t want to play the guy in the suit who tells the superheroes what’s going on, I don’t want to be that guy. ‘Well, you know Batman, Captain America, Iron Man, here’s what we’ve discovered,’ I don’t want to be that guy. I want to get in there, I want to play The Flash or something like that. They’ll never give me a chance.