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Tom Hanks tweets about visit to West Fargo diner

August 23, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Five days after making a surprise visit to the TNT Diner in West Fargo, award-winning actor and director Tom Hanks tweeted on Wednesday to his more than 4.7 million followers that the diner makes a “killer breakfast.” Continue Reading

Tom Hanks makes early morning stop at West Fargo diner

August 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Tammy Hagensen makes few exceptions for rolling out of bed at the crack of dawn. Meeting Tom Hanks is one of them. The two-time Oscar winner made a stop through the area around 4 a.m. Friday looking for some biscuits and gravy to chow down on, Hagensen said. Continue Reading

Is Tom Hanks out of step with the moviegoing public?

July 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Actor’s history of ‘Everyman’ characters doesn’t play well in 2011Few mountains in moviedom are harder to climb than the one “Larry Crowne” has just tried to scale. Told in the unfashionable genre of the dramatic comedy, Tom Hanks’ tale of midlife redemption via community-college enrollment and a gang of affable scooter-riders was never destined to become a monster hit.
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Panel denies Hanks claim in Ketchum home dispute

May 25, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

An arbitration panel has rejected a bid by actor Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, for financial compensation stemming from a long-running dispute with the contractor hired to build the couple’s multimillion dollar villa in Sun Valley. Continue Reading