JAMES FRANCO LASHES OUT AT NEW YORK TIMES THEATER CRITIC: James Franco was less than pleased with the New York Times theater critic's review of his new show Of Mice And Men and he took out his frustrations on Instagram. James posted a jab at the reviewer which he quickly deleted which read, "Sadly Ben Brantley and the NYT have embarrassed themselves. Brantley is such a little b**ch he should be working for Gawker.com instead of the paper of record. The theater community hates him, and for good reason, he's an idiot." James recently had some Instagram trouble when he was supposedly flirting with an underage girl whom he met after a performance of his show.
PAUL WALKER'S MOTHER IS NO LONGER SEEKING GUARDIANSHIP OF HIS DAUGHTER: Cheryl Ann Walker, mother of the late Paul Walker, has dropped her petition for guardianship of his 15-year-old daughter. The original paperwork alleged that the girl's mother should not have custody because of a supposed drinking problem. A hearing had been set for April 30th but the family was apparently able to settle the matter out of court.
ROSIE O'DONNELL HAS DROPPED 50 POUNDS: Rosie O'Donnell took to Twitter yesterday (April 17th) to show off her nearly 50 pound weight loss. The comedian posted a before and after photo of her results from weight loss surgery she underwent in July 2013. She wrote it the caption, "Almost 50 lbs off – I can see it now." Rosie's decision to drop weight was motivated by a heart attack she suffered in 2012.
KIRSTEN DUNST DISCUSSES THE HOLLYWOOD CASTING COUCH: Sofia Coppola interviews Kirsten Dunst in the new issue of W magazine where they discuss directors taking advantage of actress' on the "casting couch." When asked if she has ever experienced anything like that, Kirsten responded, "No. I don't give off that vibe. I think that you court that stuff, and to me it's crossing a boundary that would hinder the trust in your working relationship."
KERRY WASHINGTON DISCUSSES HIDING HER PREGNANCY ON 'SCANDAL': Kerry Washington recently opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about the difficulties of having to hide her pregnancy while filming her ABC drama Scandal. She explained, "I work very physically as an actor. The biggest thing for me has been the challenge of how to be this person with the personal transformation that's going on for me physically and how to stay true to this character. That hasn't been easy. It's been an awesome challenge for me as an actor because so much of how I access character is through my body. It's definitely been complicated to say the least. I've learned a lot about other ways to access Olivia and be her."