Tom Hanks Namechecks Poorman on Live TV

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If everyone in showbiz was lined up one a pole--and there is no evidence they are not--one would find Tom Hanks and Jim "The Poorman" Trenton at polar opposites.

And yet, on live television this morning, the Hollywood mega-star namechecked Newport Beach's most famous sad sack, who in January pulled the plug on his pay-to-play Poorman's Bikini Beach because he could not afford to pay anymore.

It happened during the end of Hanks' in-studio appearance around 8:15 a.m. on the KTLA Morning News, which was heavily promoted because after years of playful interview bantering with entertainment reporter Sam Rubin at remote movie press junkets, this was the first time anyone could remember Hanks actually setting foot on the Channel 5 set. Hanks was doing some promoting himself, for Friday's opening of Larry Crowne, which he directed, co-wrote and stars in.

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Beached Poorman
That comedy is about something of a lovable loser, so perhaps that explains Hanks' frame of mind as the interview was wrapping.

"Which one of you is Malibu Dan?" Hanks jokingly asked the news anchors and weatherman Mark Kriski sitting to the right of Rubin.

"Malibu Dan used to be my radio sidekick," Rubin informed. ". . . He's a realtor in Orange County."

To which, Hanks shot back while holding a tumbler of water like a cocktail, "He's doing reviews of taco stands with Poorman of KROQ."

Considering the lengths Hanks has gone to to promote his small movie--including dancing to salsa music with the weather girl on a Spanish-language infotainment program on Univision (see below)--it would not be surprising to see him turn up at Poorman's latest stop: KCAA 1050 AM of San Bernardino, where the Loveline creator hosts an afternoon talk show.

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Drewski
Drewski

And now, to boost publicity, Poorman faked a fight with his board op during his 7/15 broadcast. Unfortunately for Jim he planned his next fake on-air fight within earshot of the KCAA microphones. The evidence is on KCAA's own website on Poorman's podcast for that day at 48:30. Listen and judge for yourself. ;-)

WadeCollins
WadeCollins

This story about the Boreman getting ripped off is a joke. Loser jock, who's dad has been paying for this silly fellas fantasies. If he owned the rights to the show this wouldn't have happened.

Carlsondave
Carlsondave

Why shouldn't Poorman 'whine'? If someone had 'taken' your idea and made squillions from it, you'd be squealing. Poorman has more talent in his little toe than that plagiarist has in his whole body.....

David Robinson
David Robinson

and he hasnt stopped whining about it since!

dannydante
dannydante

lately poor man been doing good and is happy right now

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

That's great to hear, dannydante. I've long held all will not be right in the world again until Poorman, Wodney on the Woq and Kinko the Clown are happy again.

bond
bond

poor man created love line?

Roqndub
Roqndub

ya and shortly after getting fired from kroq he started a show on public tv called the love channel, which was shortly copied by mtvs loveline

Joejack
Joejack

Back in the day, with "intern" Drew...

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