Tom Hanks to speak at Yale Class Day
March 05, 2011 - 0 comment
It has been officially confirmed that Tom Hanks has accepted the invitation to serve as this year's speaker at the Class Day for Yale University in May. In fact, Yale spokesman, Tom Conroy, confirmed that the students had requested him to be this year’s speaker. The ceremony will take place on May 22.
The Class Day speech is a Yale tradition. It is the major speech to outgoing seniors, typically given the day before the commencement ceremony.
Senior Class Secretary Cathy Lew said :
“Tom Hanks is someone we thought would be a great choice not only for the class of 2011 but also people in the audience, administration and faculty. We also appreciated the fact that he’s shown his broad range in many different aspects of the entertainment industry.”
Previous speakers include former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, novelist Christopher Buckley, Indian-American journalist and author Fareed Zakaria, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and former President Bill Clinton, who served as last year’s speaker.
Tom Hanks had already spoken at the Commencement Ceremony of Vassar College on May 22, 2005. His speech was entitled "The Power of Four" and you can now listen to it as we've added it to the audio clips.
Tom Hanks : special guest on Jimmy Kimmel
February 20, 2011 - 0 comment
Jimmy Kimmel will host his sixth consecutive special live show, Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards and it's Tom Hanks who will join Jimmy Kimmel as a special guest on February 27, 2011. Other special appearances will include Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria and Kelly Ripa, among others.
The show will air live on Sunday, February 27 at 12 a.m. ET on ABC. The event is already sold-out. Tom Hanks never appeared on Jimmy Kimmel talk show, so this will be a first time.
Tom Hanks to guest on Coco's new show
October 21, 2010 - 0 comment
Good news for all of us who love to see Tom Hanks on talk shows : he will be a guest on the second episode of Conan O'Brien's new talk-show which will air on TBS on November 9, 2010 at 11 p.m. ET. 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer will also guest on this episode. You can find the date in our calendar.
Jon Stewart hosts Comedy Central's third Night of Too Many Stars, a charity event to support and raise funds for the research about autism. The fundraiser will air live tonight at 9 ET. Numerous stars will help, including Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Larry David and Jim Parsons who will man phone banks, and Conan O'Brien and Adam Sandler will appear.