Tom Hanks has a potty mouth after all. The actor ended up in an awkward situation during his appearance on "Good Morning America" on October 19. While he was promoting his new movie "Cloud Atlas," the two-time Oscar winner ended up dropping the f-bomb. "Most of it is swear words," he said when describing one of the accents he uses in the movie. "I want people to f*****g…" Tom covered his mouth immediately after the mistake, and issued a swift apology to the audience. "I have never done that before," he said. "I want to apologize to the kids in America that are watching this right now, and let me say, next time on the show, there will be a seven-second delay." Tom isn't the first major star to swear during a TV broadcast. Here are a few other notable stars that had profanity-related gaffes on TV.
Earlier this month, the "Taken 2" actor let some bad words slip during an appearance on "SportsCenter." Apparently, the subject of professional football was a tough one for the star. Liam was asked a question about a game between the San Francisco 49ers and New York Jets, and he seemed a little puzzled about what to say. After asking the host if the show is live, Liam uttered the phrase "Oh s**t." He later explained his lack of knowledge when it comes to the NFL. "OK, I'll be very honest with you," he told the host. "It's only the second football game I've ever been at in my life."
In 2009, the red carpet queen found herself in a little bit of hot water thanks to her bad mouth. In Joan's case, the profanity came in an angered defense of her daughter Melissa. While interviewing Joan for a morning show in Sacramento, the host made a comment about how Melissa gained fame by riding her mom's coattails. The joke was lost on Joan, who cut the interview short with a pretty direct comment. "I don't think so," she said. "And I think we're gonna end the interview right now. Don't get so f*****g smart."
Earlier this year, the former "Desperate Housewives" actor caused quite a stir when he swore on a British TV show. While touring the area to promote his show "Dallas," Jesse chose some poor words when trying to describe his relationship with another character. "John Ross is very much like J.R., in the sense that he's a very unscrupulous, you know, little b*****d, basically," he said to the host. After the initial shock, the host issued an apology to viewers.
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