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On the list of unexpected celebrity news stories, Tom Hanks meeting a fan in a Fargo, N.D., diner, clowning around with him and posing for a series of pictures in which the guy pretended to be passed out drunk may be unparalleled.

It's also pretty much the most awesome.

Tom Hanks Diner Photo

Yes, this appears to have happened to a real-life dude, who happens to use Reddit and obviously posted the Tom Hanks photos you see here on Reddit.

A million people have viewed the images, with approximately 999,999 of them saying how cool it is that the Academy Award winner would do this.

He Tweeted last week: "Back from Vacation. Missed the Olympics but know of US Women's soccer Gold!! In Fargo ND? The TNT Diner makes killer breakfast. Hanx"

So killer, some guy may steal your glasses and pass out next to you ...

  • Tom Hanks Drunk Fan Photo
  • Tom Hanks Reddit Photo

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For Michel and Sven, it probably seemed like a good idea at the time.

The classic pull-the-tablecloth-out-from-under-the-plates stunt is always a winner when done correctly, and the two youths clearly perfected the technique.

What they didn't consider, though, was that the one yanking the tablecloth requires a lot of room to do his thing. If you try this at home, stand clear!

Why, you ask? Watch in awe as Michel blows it big time below:

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Brett Cohen is not a singer. And, no, he did not star in Spider-Man.

But countless tourists and New York City residents fell for this regular guy's act during his July 27th venture through Times Square, as Cohen conducted a social experiment:

Could a random guy, dressed appropriately and walking around with a camerman and an entourage, pass for a celebrity? Would throngs of people gather around, scream and pose for photos with someone they had never never seen or heard of before, simply because he looked like he was famous?

And, in this day and age of Kim Kardashian, would they then pretend to be actually familiar with his supposed work? The hilarious/depressing answer, as depicted in the following video? Heck yes.

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Receipts aren't usually viewed as a tool for hitting on someone, but one fast food chain apparently thinks outside the box when doling out "discounts."

One woman was surprised to look down at her receipt from a burger joint and find "Best Butt" and "Best Looking" were itemized along with her meal.

The "compliments" even netted her a $0.02 discount! Woo!

Best Butt

It doesn't look like this is a fake: Consumerist notes that the burger chain in question has a cash register system that allows "fun discounts" to be added.

Two points: 1) PETA is going to love the tagline at the bottom; 2) We can only imagine what would happen if Kim Kardashian walked into this place.

She'd earn some major deductions, no doubt, based on the evidence above ... but she could also potentially be charged extra for Most Annoying.

Best Butt discount:


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Margaret Jackson of Houston taught some young miscreant a lesson he will never forget ... by chasing him off with a BBQ fork after he attempted to rob her daughter.

The 73-year-old grandmother was at her daughter's house when the dog started barking at the door. Outside, an intruder was trying to shimmy open the door.

An intruder who never saw this coming. Margaret thought, "I need to get a strategy!"

Oh, did she ever get a strategy ... and a giant ass fork. Watch her reenact it below:

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Shaun Sperling's Bar Mitzvah dance to Madonna's "Vogue" way back in 1992 was posted online this week, presumably by Shaun or someone close to him and with the hope or expectation that the epic performance would go viral, which it obviously has.

Poetry in motion, Shaun. Poetry in motion.

It's unclear why young Sperling chose to signify the religious celebration of becoming a man with "Vogue," but nothing we can add would do him justice.

All we want to know now is who's coming out with the Lady Gaga equivalent this year. Consider the challenge issued, Jewish 13-year-olds of America!

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Question: If you were concerned about the legal implications of growing pot in your house, which you were already doing, would you call the authorities?

This dude did in perhaps the greatest 911 call of all time.

This recording isn't new, but is making the online rounds again this week, and for good reason. The dispatcher's questions and his responses are amazing.

What is your location? "Let's not get into that yet." Is the situation life threatening or an active crime in progress? "Crime in progress, possibly."

Combined with the police officer's interview at the end, this is one of the better local news videos you'll see. Well done, Robert. Well. Done.

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A collection of movie characters from at least 200 films recently came together - or were spliced together by one dedicated fan - to "perform" an unforgettable version of Sir Mix-a-Lot's seminal hip hop smash "Baby Got Back."

Brilliantly played, Internet. Brilliantly played.

The video is similar to the one of Obama singing "Sexy and I Know It" in that every word is accounted for seamlessly, only in this case, using hundreds of films.

A true work of genius. No matter how many films you see or how much movie news you read, you'd be hard pressed to nail even half of those clips.

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Give McKayla Maroney a lot of credit.

The Olympic gymnast is showing a sense of humor about the Internet meme spoofing her hilariously smug, indifferent reaction to winning a mere silver - not gold - medal in individual vault competition last week.

Here's McKayla and friends getting in on the act:

McKayla, Aly and Kyla

Her Fierce Five teammate, Aly Raisman, tweeted a pic of Maroney, Kyla Ross and herself standing outside a swimming pool and playfully sneering.

Making the same expression that launched the McKayla Maroney is NOT impressed and its many classic images on Tumblr, the girls look far from thrilled.

Hey, if the Dwight Howard trade doesn't impress McKayla, how do you think she's gonna react when the pool's unexpectedly closed? Exactly.

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Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan for Vice President this morning, and apparently thinks very highly of him, as Paul received a promotion within five minutes!

Okay, not really, but in introducing the Wisconsin Congressman and rising GOP star to a Norfolk, Va., crowd, Romney finished his remarks with a gaffe:

"Join me in welcoming the next President of the United States, Paul Ryan!"

Of course ... if President Obama wins reelection, then Ryan wins the White House in 2016, Romney could be proven correct! Chances are that's not what he meant.

Mitt caught his error as Ryan made his way to the podium, then joked that "every now and then I've been known to make a mistake ... I didn't make one with this guy."

"I can tell you this, he's going to be the next Vice President of the United States."

Ryan and his budget-cutting ideas have the potential to transform the 2012 race; both parties responded to his nomination with a "game on" approach.

Support for the mix of spending cuts and tax cuts proposed by Ryan, 42, has become a litmus test on the right, and opposing them a rallying cry on the left.

What do you think: Is Paul Ryan a good choice for V.P.?