October 19th, 2012
11:54 AM ET

Tom Hanks drops 'F-bomb' on 'GMA' - Oops!

Tom Hanks plays a variety of roles in his upcoming film "Cloud Atlas," and it seems that he got a little too into one of his characters Friday morning on "Good Morning America."

The 56-year-old actor was chatting about the adaptation of the acclaimed novel of the same name when he was asked to speak in the accent of one of his characters.

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Tom Hanks to make Broadway debut
October 11th, 2012
03:39 PM ET

Tom Hanks to make Broadway debut

Tom Hanks is ready for the bright lights of Broadway.

The Hollywood star is making his debut on the Great White Way in a play from the late Nora Ephron called "Lucky Guy," set amidst the scandals and corruption plaguing New York City in the '80s - "a grand and glorious time to be in the tabloid business," as Ephron puts it in her play.

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While you were working...
July 5th, 2011
05:54 PM ET

While you were working...

Today's news you might've missed:

  • Adele broke hearts when she had to reschedule her tour, but she lit up the London stage in honor of Gay Pride Week this past weekend. (Idolator)
  • Even Katy Perry is getting swept up in the royal fever - the pop princess invited the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to her Montreal concert via Twitter. (Celebuzz)
  • Paris Hilton's stalker allegedly strikes again. The suspect, 36-year-old James Rainford, has a steep bail set at $20,000 after being spotted near the heiress' Malibu house. (Us Weekly)
  • Did Simon Cowell really give somebody a compliment? The brusque Brit said he's excited to have Mariah Carey involved in his show this fall, "The X Factor." (Entertainment Weekly)
  • Is the Justin Bieber obsession beginning to crumble? Apparently the teen idol's fans didn't make it to the newsstands to pick up his cover of "Vanity Fair," making it the worst-selling issue since 1999. (Vulture)
  • Did you see Tom Hanks' and Julia Roberts' "Larry Crowne" this weekend? Chances are you're sort of old. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Tom Hanks wrote 'Crowne' role just for Julia Roberts
May 16th, 2011
05:07 PM ET

Tom Hanks wrote 'Crowne' role just for Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks are going back to school in the upcoming comedy "Larry Crowne."

The film stars Hanks as a middle-aged man who loses his job and enrolls in junior college, where he meets cranky instructor Roberts. The Oscar-winning actress admits she wasn't quite sure she would make the grade as a professor.

"This was my first college experience," Roberts tells the June issue of W magazine. "And the first time I had to speak in front of a classroom, I was apoplectic. All these faces looking up at me, thinking, What is she going to teach us? I needed to find my composure. It was very hard—it was terrible, in fact."

Read the full interview with Julia Roberts and Tom Hanks in W

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What should Oprah Winfrey do for her last show?
May 10th, 2011
01:41 PM ET

What should Oprah Winfrey do for her last show?

The last episode of Oprah Winfrey's iconic talk show is airing on May 25, and a few of our favorite celebs have some ideas on how she should exit daytime TV.

Tom Hanks, for one, is hoping Winfrey will go on tour. "She should visit every city, every TV studio, every market around and just talk to people and make 'em feel a little bit better about themselves and teach them how to tell the truth."

"American Pie" dad Eugene Levy had a different take on her grand departure. "She should be shot out of a cannon and land in a big cake that says 25 years," Levy told CNN.

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Happy (almost) International Tom Hanks Day!
March 25th, 2011
05:23 PM ET

Happy (almost) International Tom Hanks Day!

Get ready to whip out your favorite “Forrest Gump” quotes – in case you haven’t heard, tomorrow is International Tom Hanks Day.

The informal event, founded eight years ago by Chicagoan Kevin Turk, is going down at the Fizz Bar & Grill in the Windy City on March 26th.

Hanks approved and autographed memorabilia is raffled off along with food and drink tickets and official Tom Hanks Day T-shirts,  all while screenings of the Oscar winner’s movies and TV stints play in the background. Money collected at the event is donated to Lifeline Energy, a London-based non-profit that provides access to energy and education to orphans and women.

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