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.
Tom Hanks was on Late Night with David Letterman last night, and he opened up about his recent diagnosis with Type 2 Diabetes. Apparently he’s struggled with high blood sugar for much of his adult life, which apparently may have been partly due to his weight changes for various roles over the years.
“My doctor said, ‘Look, if you can weigh as much as you weighed in high school, you will essentially be completely healthy. You will not have Type 2 diabetes’.
“And then I said to her, ‘Well, then, I’m gonna have Type 2 diabetes because there is no way I can weigh as much as I did in high school’.”
Well, I don’t think he really needs to weigh as much as he did in high school, but Type 2 Diabetes is largely diet controlled, no? It’s also nothing to fuck around with – I should know, it runs in my family. Thankfully, my sugar levels are on the low side of normal but that’s only because I had to cut myself off from sugar.
But this is about Tom! Be okay, Tom! Don’t get neuropathy in your toes! Don’t go into a diabetic coma! Don’t eat too much Halloween candy! Actually, it’s a totally manageable illness if you’re diligent, so I’m sure he’ll be fine. He has to be, because I need more Full House slam poetry.
Tom Hankshas done his fair share of films, but here’s one thing you might not know: he really doesn’t like violence in movies. He thinks it’s become far too glamourized in recent years and just isn’t feeling it. Let’s let him take it away, shall we?
‘When I was growing up, Westerns, by and large, were kind of violent movies in which every argument seemed to be settled with either a gun or a fist in the face and those are sort of mythic examinations of the same stories that Shakespeare and Sophocles were telling,’ he says.
‘And then we got into another era where it becomes the kind of glamorous take on how gorgeous it can be to fire guns and blow up buildings and stuff like that.
‘And I understand that to a degree, but even when I was young I wanted to see films that somehow reflected my world or the world as I understood it or an authentic take on how complicated we all are.
‘And while there’s always room for a fabulous James Bond movie with a great action sequence in it, there is without doubt another type of film out there that is not that interested in it, there’s no moralisation that goes on, and I simply don’t choose to see them.
‘There have always been movies like that and it’s just that now they are part and parcel of the grand commerce of the motion picture industry.
‘I remember seeing Zulu when I was a kid. A very violent movie, it was all about gunfights and battles and massacres, but it ends up being a very different sort of movie, a time-capsule experience. I don’t think you can say that about some of the movies that come out today. But it’s all about a specific, personal choice.’
I mean, I’m not someone who subscribes to the idea that it’s the media’s fault that people are going on shooting sprees, to be honest. I think it comes down to a) ease of availability of the weapons used – the fact that you can purchase guns at a fucking Walmart might be a good place to start looking and b) lack of mental health awareness and care for those who need it. Someone who’s not already inclined to go on a murderous rampage isn’t suddenly going to do it because James Bond blew up a building – that’s just not reality. But I do think it’s an interesting dichotomy that the number of these incidents has increased as the media showcasing these actions is increased. Ah, who knows? It’s a complex issue.
The bottom line is that Tom Hanks is a big sweetie, right?