Tom Hanks, who played Mr. Rogers in β€œ A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood”, is Mr. Rogers’ sixth cousin. edition.cnn.com/2019/11/1…
George Lucas didn’t want Harrison Ford to play Indiana Jones because he didn’t want them to become known as a pair like DeNiro and Scorsese. Lucas and Spielberg thought Tom Selleck was perfect for the part but he had already filmed the pilot β€œMagnum P.I.” and couldn’t get out of the contract businessinsider.com/georg…
In the mini-series "Band of Brothers" (2001), Jimmy Fallon was so nervous during his cameo appearance, that he struggled to drive the standard WWII jeep, and feared he would hit the cast. Director Tom Hanks, eventually ordered 2 crew workers to push the Jeep around with Fallon at the wheel. parade.com/674259/lindsay…
Tom Stuker, the world's most frequent flyer, who had flown 21 million miles as of 2019 (the last million taking only 6 months), has paid out of pocket for every one of his trips, saving his miles to give to family members, charities and others nypost.com/2019/07/27/wor…
The iconic riff to Rage Against The Machine's "Killing in the Name" was conceived while guitarist Tom Morello was giving a student a guitar lesson. He then stopped the session to record the part. abc.net.au/triplej/hottes…
Today I learned about Whipping Tom of 1681, a nickname given to a serial spanker in London. He would wait for an unaccompanied woman, grab her, lift her dress and slap her buttocks whiles shouting "Spanko!" before fleeing. Vigilantes would dress in women's clothing and patrol the areas he was known to operate. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whi…
Tom Brady has been in more super bowls than any other NFL player in history. espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/2…
Tom Cruise divorced all three of his ex-wives when they turned 33 (Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes) and each is 11 years younger than the last. independent.ie/style/cele…
Today I learned about the Black Tom explosion. German agents set off an explosion in New York Harbor on July 30, 1916 that killed four people, destroyed $20,000,000 worth of military goods, and damaged the Statue of Liberty. It was one of the largest artificial non-nuclear explosions to have ever occurred. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
In Tom Hanks' first movie, "He Knows You're Alone", his character was supposed to be killed off, but the crew liked him so much they decided not to film the scene, meaning his character survived en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He_…
Keanu Reeves was a last choice for the role of "Neo" from The Matrix. Brad Pitt was first to accept before declining. Leonardo DiCaprio later accepted before declining. Others considered were Will Smith, Nicolas Cage, Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp, Kevin Costner, David Duchovny, and Tom Cruise. yahoo.com/entertainment/t…
Tom and Jerry actually got their names from a studio-wide competition to come up with permanent names for the cat and mouse. This was won by John Carr who bagged himself $50 as a reward. Before this chance Tom was known as Jasper and Jerry was nameless. timeoutdubai.com/kids/fea…
Spongebob voice actor Tom Kenny has been lifelong friends with Robert β€œBobcat” Goldthwait. At one of their first open-mics they each performed as β€œBobcat” and β€œTomcat”, as a tribute to another comedian who was performing that night; Barry β€œBear Cat” Crimmins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
The 2007 film "Are We Done Yet?" starring Ice Cube is a remake of the 1986 film "The Money Pit" starring Tom Hanks which was a remake of the 1948 film "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" starring Cary Grant en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr.…
Tom Cruise rented two cruise ships to house production staff for his latest Mission Impossible movie. cruisehive.com/cruise-lin…
While filming 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' (2017), Michael Keaton would whisper 'I'm Batman' to Tom Holland during fight scenes. "We have a fight in the movie and I punch him. He turns around and says [in a deep voice], β€˜I’m Batman.’ He kept doing Batman quotes on set” Holland said. batman-news.com/2017/01/1…
"Tom's Diner" was the first song ever to be converted to MP3 format en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Badfinger members Pete Ham and Tom Evans who composed standard ballad 'Without You' that was later covered by Harry Nilsson, Air Supply and Mariah Carey, both committed suicide due to legal and financial issues en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit…
All three of Tom Cruise's marriages have come to an end when all his wives were 33 years old. nydailynews.com/entertain…
Tom Hulce beat out Kenneth Branagh, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mark Hamill, and David Bowie to play the part of Mozart in Forman's film adaptation of Shaffer's "Amadeus". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
The lady in Tom and Jerry is called Mammy Two Shoes and her face was shown in one episode en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mam…
Today I learned that Jingle Bells was the first song ever broadcast from space on Dec. 16th 1965. Astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra smuggled a harmonica and bells onboard and pranked mission control with a report of a 'sattallite' going from north to south, then played the song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jin…
Tom Hanks personally paid to shoot some 'Forrest Gump' scenes, including the famous run across America foxbusiness.com/media/tom…
Boston's debut album was initially rejected because band founder Tom Scholz had recorded and produced it entirely in his basement. In order to appease/fool the label, Scholz hired someone to pretend to produce the album while he rerecorded and reproduced the same album from his basement again. ultimateclassicrock.com/b…
Tom Hanks was in consideration for Luigi in the live-action Super Mario Bros. film but lost it due to his box office flops en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Joe Manganiello is a huge D&D fan and frequently hosts celebrity D&D campaigns that include: Vince Vaughn, Tom Morello, Patton Oswalt and James Gunn among many others.. variety.com/2020/biz/feat…
In 2015 Tom Hanks started using his official Twitter feed as a lost and found (posting photos and locations of lost items such gloves, shoes, socks, etc.) This resulted in at least item being successfully returned to its owner-- a lost student ID card. radiotimes.com/news/2016-…
In 2012 the German freediver Tom Sietas broke the world record for longest breath hold. He held his breath underwater for 22 minutes and 22 seconds. In doing that, he broke Severinsen's previous Record by 22 seconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Tom Cruise was diagnosed with dyslexia at 6 yrs old and graduated high school as a functional illiterate, relying on his sister for help with schoolwork. He was in movies like Taps and Risky Business before learning to read in 1986 when he became a scientologist, the year Top Gun was released. people.com/archive/tom-cr…
Tom Petty's song "Something in the Air" was originally by Thunderclap Newman. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Som…
Alice In Chains started recording their album Dirt in LA the day the LA riots broke out. After guitarist Jerry Cantrell saw people being pulled out of their cars near him in traffic, the band fled for the Joshua Tree desert with Slayer singer Tom Araya until the riots were over. killerguitarrigs.com/jerr…
Tom Kenny was laughing so much during the recording of the Spongebob episode 'Sailor Mouth' that they had to record him while he lay on the floor of the sound booth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
Today I learned of Old Tom, a killer whale who helped whalers for 3 generation, in exchange for the tongue and the lips of the prey, a practice known as the 'Law of the Tongue'; Old Tom was thought to be the leader of a pod of killer whales which helped the whalers by herding baleen whales into Twofold Bay. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…
Back in 1993, Rosanne Barr put a photo of John Goodman’s butt and wrote the C-word in soap on Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ car after she inadvertently parked in Tom Arnold’s CBS studio lot parking space toofab.com/2018/09/26/tom…
Rob Reiner attempted to buy the rights to the movie Shawshank Redemption from Frank Darabont. If he had succeeded, Red and Andy would have been played by Harrison Ford and Tom Cruise respectively. whatculture.com/film/10-t…
The skateboarding girl from the music video of Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" learned to get around on a skateboard as not to be a burden on her mom, who was working three jobs noblemania.com/2013/07/th…
Today I learned of a supergroup 'The Traveling Wilburys", (music legends George Harrison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison), who created a music video in '91 with John Candy, Woody Harrelson, Milli Vanilli, Jimmy Nail, Whoopi Goldberg, Eric Idle, Jeff Lynne, Cheech Marin, Fred Savage etc. youtu.be/_Vs1dmoKAEc
Tom Hanks directed an episode of Tales from the Crypt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Tom Hanks was originally set to star in the 2002 film "Adaptation" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada…
When Tom Brady arrived at Michigan he was 6th on the depth chart before fighting his way up to become the starter his junior year mlive.com/sports/2018/01/…
Tom Cruise is obsessed with sending his co-stars cakes, even ones he worked with decades ago. Louis Theroux, documentary maker, even went to his grandmother's 100th Birthday Party to find 100 cupcakes from Tom Cruise, after Tom worked with his cousin. insider.com/tom-cruise-se…
John Garnet Carter, an American inventor and entrepreneur, is considered as one of the fathers of miniature golf. In 1927, Carter was the first to patent a version of the game which he called "Tom Thumb Golf". His course was built on Lookout Mountain in Georgia where Carter owned a hotel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gar…
Tom Kenny, the voice actor for SpongeBob, has been married to the voice actor for Plankton's computer wife Karen, Jill Talley, since 1995. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Author Tom Clancy died in 2013 but his name is still used on new novels written by ghostwriters. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Tom Petty's first solo album, "Full Moon Fever", which sold over five million copies, spawned five hit singles, and had collaborations with rock legends (George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison) was initially rejected by MCA Records because the top executive didn't hear any good songs pitchfork.com/reviews/alb…
Ben Stiller left his honeymoon and flew 15 hours back to America so he could participate in a MTV Movie Award skit with Tom Cruise. mtv.com/news/1612412/ben-…
Suzanne Vega's song, "Tom's Diner" was so clear, it was used to refine the MP3 compression algorithm. mentalfloss.com/article/1…
Rage Against The Machine Guitarist Tom Morello's Mother is a 97 year old Anti-Censorship Activist who founded the Parents for Rock and Rap - to Counter Tipper Gore's Pro-Censorship PMRC. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
An Orca named Old Tom and his pod helped hunt Baleen Whales with whaling crews in early 20th Century Australia. The Orcas would help herd the Baleen whales, the whalers would kill it and then the whalers would let the Orcas eat the Baleen Whale's tongues and lips as their share of the kill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old…
Tom Dickson, the "Will it Blend?" guy, had his blender jar design ripped off by Vita-Mix. He took them to Federal court, won, and was eventually awarded $24M youtu.be/gAQA62hzbCE?t=6m…

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