Tom Hanks finally explains why he keeps crashing weddings, plus more news06/22/2022
Seasoned wedding crasher Tom Hanks knows he’s the one thing missing from any bride and groom’s big day …
After Dwayne Johnson and Danny DeVito crashed a 2019 wedding in Mexico, Dwayne said the stars wanted to serenade the happy couple, so they did. Then there were the Los Angeles weddings Maroon 5 crashed, film crew in tow, for footage they later used in their 2015 “Sugar” video. Tom Hanks, on the other hand, delivered nothing but real talk this week when Seth Meyers asked why he’s started popping up at strangers’ weddings, “invited or not. “It’s my ego, unchecked,” Tom quipped on the Tuesday, June 21, edition of “Late Night.” “I just can’t help but think, ‘What would these people like more than anything else to remember this magic day of days? Oh I know, me!'” he added. Tom, who plays Elvis Presley’s not-so-ethical manager, Col. Tom Parker in Baz Luhrmann’s new “Elvis” biopic, most recently confused a bride and her bridesmaids in Pittsburgh in March when he hopped into their photo shoot moment on the way to the wedding, according to People. He also crashed a couple’s wedding pictures in Southern California in October 2021. But what first sparked his excitement about the move happened on the Rome set of 2009’s “Angels and Demons,” when he famously escorted a bride to her ceremony at the Pantheon, after realizing the film crew and bridal party were double-booked in the historic space. “This limousine pulled up, and it was the bride and the groom trying to ‘get me to the church on time.’ And they couldn’t do it because we had all this stuff going on,” Tom told Seth. “It was like ‘Uh, how do we fix this?’ So, like a stalker — you know, ‘Hey miss, miss, miss!’ — I knocked on the window, I said ‘Hey listen, we have a thing, but would you do me the honor of escorting you to your bridal altar?’ So we did it!”
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Kim Kardashian hilariously interrupts ‘Tonight Show’ interview to tell her kids to behave
Welcome to life as a working mom of four! During her appearance on “The Tonight Show” this week, Kim Kardashian cracked up the audience multiple times as she chastised her sons for making too much noise during her interview. “I’m hearing kids,” Jimmy said with a smile shortly after he and Kim began chatting. That’s when Kim turned to look sternly at Saint West, 6, and Psalm West, 3, both of whom were in the audience (via People). “Guys, can you stop? This is, like, your first time at work with me,” she pleaded, earning a round of understanding laughter from the rest of the audience. “I hear them making so much noise,” she confessed to Jimmy. “This is your first time at work with me, don’t mess this up,” Kim warned, adding, “Come on!” Once again, chuckles rang out from the audience. The interview then resumed, but not for long. This time, Kim interrupted herself. “Guys seriously, you got to go,” she told the boys, who were sitting with a friend named Remi. In the end, Saint and Remi piped down, but little Psalm had to be “removed” from the studio so mom could get back to “work.” Kim shares Saint, Psalm and their sisters, North, 9, and Chicago, 4, with her ex, Kanye West.
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Brad Pitt reveals ‘low-grade depression’ battle, retirement plans
At 58 — and with six years of sobriety under his belt — Brad Pitt says he’s getting to know a relatively new feeling: joy. In a new interview for GQ’s August 2022 issue, the “Bullet Train” star opens up about the “low-grade depression” he says he’s probably battled for years. “I always felt very alone in my life, alone growing up as a kid, alone even out here, and it’s really not till recently that I have had a greater embrace of my friends and family,” he says. “What’s that line, it was either Rilke or Einstein, believe it or not, but it was something about when you can walk with the paradox, when you carry real pain and real joy simultaneously, this is maturity, this is growth.” As the interview continues, the actor and father of six cites music as something that “fills [him] with joy,” before reflecting on his relationship with that feeling. “I think joy’s been a newer discovery, later in life,” he says. “I was always moving with the currents, drifting in a way, and onto the next. I think I spent years with a low-grade depression, and it’s not until coming to terms with that, trying to embrace all sides of self — the beauty and the ugly — that I’ve been able to catch those moments of joy.” He’s also coming to terms with his eventual retirement from acting. “I consider myself on my last leg … this last semester or trimester,” he says. “What is this section gonna be? And how do I wanna design that?”
Khloe Kardashian posts about being ‘blessed’ and ‘grateful’ amid new romance rumors
Khloe Kardashian has yet to address claims she’s gone on a few dates with a private equity investor she met at a dinner party. But shortly after People reported she’s “in the early stages” of seeing the new mystery guy, Khloe shared a post on her Instagram Stories that sounded like the words of a very happy human. “Sometimes you gotta sit and really think how blessed you are, seriously,” she posted in a graphic on Tuesday, June 21. According to Page Six, the reality star crossed out the word “sometimes,” making the message read as if considering her own “blessed” state is something she does all the time. “Grateful every day,” the message concluded. Despite reports about Khloe’s alleged new romance, she recently chimed in on a thread about her love life — and ex, Tristan Thompson — telling fans over the weekend she’s “not seeing a soul.”
John Mellencamp slams bipartisan gun safety law as ‘flimsy, vague’
On Tuesday, June 21, the Senate cleared an initial vote for the bipartisan gun safety bill that’s poised to become the first gun control legislation to make it through Congress in many years. But critics like John Mellencamp, who slammed lawmakers on Twitter Tuesday, say the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act doesn’t go nearly far enough to prevent mass shootings like the recent ones in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York. “Only in America, and I mean only, in America, can 21 people be murdered and a week later be buried and forgotten, with a flimsy little thumbnail, a vague notion of some sort of gun control law laying on the senators’ desks,” he tweeted in reference to the elementary school shooting in Texas where an 18-year-old allegedly killed 19 children and two teachers with a military-style AR-15 assault rifle. “What kind of people are we who claim that we care about pro-life?” he asked. “Just so you know, anyone that’s reading this… politicians don’t give a f*** about you, they don’t give a f*** about me, and they don’t give a f*** about our children. So, with that cheery thought in mind, have a happy summer, because it will be just a short time before it happens again.” The new legislation would tighten background checks for gun buyers under 21, but would not make such checks universal. It does not include a ban on military-style assault rifles. As the AP previously reported, the suspects in both the Uvalde and Buffalo massacres were 18-year-old men who legally bought the military-style assault rifles used in the mass shootings, which killed a total of 31 people.
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