tom-hanks-the-pacific Hey, even one of the most beloved actors of our time is going to make a mistake now and then. Yesterday on ‘Live With Regis & Kelly,’ Tom Hanks mistakenly called Kelly Ripa ‘Kathie Lee.’ You know, it happens.

Kelly countered with a jab of her own when the topic of Oscar presenters came up. Knowing that the previous year’s winners present this year’s awards in the acting category, she said, “Oh, I guess, well, you didn’t win last year.”

Yeah, darn it. He didn’t win last year, which makes the gazillion awards he’s won previously just worthless.

He appeared on the show to promote his new HBO series, ‘The Pacific,’ which looks fantastic. It’s a 10-part miniseries that tells the intertwined stories of three marines during America’s battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II. 

The series begins March 14, 2010. By the way, here’s a great fan site to check out. Watch the trailer below.


  1. This made me laugh. My husband, the historian, watched Band of Brothers about five times, so I imagine we will also tune in for Pacific as soon as it goes on the air.


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