In a recent online chat, Tom Hanks answered some of the BURNING QUESTIONS fans had about his career. For instance, someone asked him "how many tries" it took to play "Heart and Soul" on the giant piano with Robert Loggia in "Big". Tom said, quote, "That took all afternoon." Then someone asked him if any scenes in "Forrest Gump" make him emotional. He said, quote, "When Lieutenant Dan introduced Forrest to his wife, with his titanium legs, I burst into tears." And for some reason, somebody asked, quote, "How is Hooch doing?" That refers to the dog in "Turner and Hooch" . . . a movie Tom did in 1989 . . . 24 YEARS AGO. So I think we all know the answer here. Tom said, quote, "All the dogs who played hooch . . . all four of them . . . went to dog heaven.
Jay Leno joked last night about the government shutdown. He said non-essential White House employees will be sent home without pay... which is more bad news for Joe Biden.
Kanye West was in Paris yesterday and talked to the French paparazzi again. Apparently he's really starting to like them. He keeps telling the guy how much he respects the French paparazzi compared to the ones in L.A. He says they do their jobs and make a living, but they're respectful and they give celebrities a break at night. Then at the end a woman comes up and asks the photographer who Kanye is, and he introduces himself.
Vanilla Ice did an interview with "TMZ Live" the other day, and they got him to talk about Justin Bieber and all the dumb stuff he's been doing lately. Ice thinks he has a lot of perspective on the situation. He says Justin is surrounded by a lot of people who are telling him only what he wants to hear, and sooner or later he has to figure out where he fits into real life and what his purpose is. Ice also responded to what Miley Cyrus said about Justin Bieber, when she warned him to get it together before he becomes another Vanilla Ice. And he actually AGREES with her. He says she was totally right, and she also needs to take that advice for herself. And he's also happy to be where he is now, and he hopes both Miley and Justin get there someday too.
Bill Nye the Science Guy never seemed to have much of a chance to get very far on DWTS. Not only did he suck . . . but last week he injured his leg. He was dancing against doctor's orders last night, and he got eliminated. He and his partner Tyne Stecklein tried to design a routine based on robotic movements that wouldn't require Bill to do very much. But it was bad, and the judges gave him a 16.
An estimated 10.3 million people watched the series finale of "Breaking Bad" on Sunday night. It was the show's most-watched episode. The previous record of 6.6 million was set just last week. On top of that, the show was illegally downloaded more than 500,000 times in just the first 12 HOURS after it aired.
Despite having dated some of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors, Taylor Swift insists she still hasn't met her perfect man. The 23-year-old songbird, whose past boyfriends include Harry Styles, Joe Jonas, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Mayer and Conor Kennedy, opened up to Glamour U.K. and dished on her much-buzzed about dating life, what kind of man she's looking for and what constitutes as a "deal-breaker" in a relationship. "Here's what I've learned about deal-breakers. If you have enough natural chemistry with someone, you overlook every single thing that you said would break the deal," While Taylor may sing about finding her modern day Prince Charming in her music, her personal love life has become tabloid fodder due to her string of highly-publicized romances and her penchant for penning lyrics about her ex-beaus. Despite Swift's reputation of being a serial dater in Hollywood, she insists she's not the boy crazy girl the tabloids like to portray.
"Well the way it works, as I've learned recently is if you reach a point in your career where things are going very well, public perception needs a 'Yeah, but'. Like, 'Yeah, but she's been on a lotta dates apparently.' 'Yeah, but I hear she's crazy.' I think you'll find it has a lot to do with being a woman. And I resent that," she says. "That there has to be some downside to your personality or lifestyle if you're a woman and successful. But I'm not gonna say to my guy friends, 'No, I can't go to lunch because people will say we're dating.' I just reject the idea I have to change the way I live my life."
Ozzy Osbourne's fear of losing money was the main factor in avoiding divorce last year after the Black Sabbath singer fell off the wagon, says wife Sharon. He apologized to fans in April when he admitted he'd spent 18 months drinking and taking drugs again. Now in an excerpt from Sharon's upcoming autobiography, entitled Unbreakable, she says the only thing that kept the couple from a permanent breakup was that Ozzy didn't like the idea of splitting their fortune. "Something snapped. I thought 'I can't carry this sh*t any more. It's what I have always done – and I'm tired," She writes. "I said 'I want a divorce.' I was expecting him to be mortified, but his reply was something like a sneer. I said, 'I am serious. I want half of everything; that is my right. I also want £100,000 a month.' "I knew money was Ozzy's Achilles heel, and the thought of losing it might have more impact than the thought of losing me."
David Letterman talked about the Catholic church introducing new saints. He said the ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.
And Jimmy Fallon joked about a new trend where couples share the cost of an engagement ring. He says there's nothing a girl wants to hear more than hearing her special someone whisper, "You owe me two thousand dollars."
Amanda Bynes is continuing her psychiatric treatment in a more posh and exclusive setting. The troubled starlet is no longer at UCLA Medical Center—where she had been undergoing a mental evaluation since being placed on a 5150 hold in July—and is now firmly holed up in a swanky Malibu rehab center. Per TMZ, three weeks ago, Bynes headed to The Canyon, a celeb-friendly facility that specializes in treating addiction and mental disorders, and she continues to be in bad straits. Sources told the site that the actress remains under a special hold called an LPS. Bynes is reportedly without her favorite wigs, doesn't interact much with other people at the center, doesn't leave the area where she's residing in and is paranoid the paparazzi will get wind of her whereabouts. The Canyon, by the way, is the same recovery center that Charlie Sheen's ex Brooke Mueller sued after an employee disclosed confidential information about her stay there. Tamar Armanak, an attorney for Bynes' family, was unavailable for comment. However, around the time she supposedly made the move, the legal eagle was denying reports that she had been photographed transferring medical facilities from Hillmont psychiatric center in Ventura, Calif., to UCLA's hospital.