Posts by Taryn Ryder
- Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity4 hrs ago
James Franco is only interested in positive reviews, thank you very much.
The Oscar-nominated actor is starring on Broadway's "Of Mice and Men," with Franco playing George opposite Chris O'Dowd's Lennie.
The show opened on Wednesday night, and while many of the reviews have been glowing, New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley's feedback wasn't entirely positive.
"Though he sports a Yosemite Sam accent, Mr. Franco is often understated to the point of near invisibility," writes Brantley. "It’s a tight, internal performance begging for a camera’s close-up. And only in the play’s second scene — in a bunkhouse, where Lennie retells George about the dream farm they’ll someday own together — did I sense a warming current of affection between the characters."
However, Brantley went on to compliment Franco's talent and, all in all, it was hardly a scathing review.
Still, the actor was not amused.
In a since-deleted Instagram post, Franco shared a link to Variety's positive article, while also taking the time to rant about Brantley.
- Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity6 hrs ago
There's a baby on board for Chelsea Clinton.
Clinton, 34, daughter of former president Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, announced she was pregnant on Thursday.
“I just hope that I will be as good a mom to my child and hopefully children as my mom was to me,” the former first daughter said while speaking at an event for the Clinton Foundation’s No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, which seeks to empower women globally. "I certainly feel all the better whether it's a girl or a boy that she or he will grow up in world filled with so many strong female leaders."
Hillary Clinton, who was in attendance, added that she is "really excited" to welcome her first grandchild. Bill Clinton tweeted his excitement as well.
Excited to add a new line to my Twitter bio...grandfather-to-be! @hillaryclinton and I are so happy for Chelsea and Marc!
According to reports, Clinton's husband, Marc Mezvinsky, watched from the back of the room during the reveal.
- Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity9 hrs ago
Tom Cruise is dating Laura Prepon. Unless he's not.
The actor's love life has always been shrouded in mystery, and the "Orange Is the New Black" star is rumored to be the latest addition to Cruise's little black book.
A new report from the New York Post's Page Six on Thursday claims that the two Scientologists have been secretly seeing each other. "It's the buzz on the set of her show," an insider alleged. "They are being extremely careful to keep it secret."
But is it so secret because it's really non-existent? We're not quite ready to buy into this coupling just yet and we have our reasons.
For example, when has Tom Cruise ever wanted to keep a relationship a secret? The Katie Holmes couch-jumping incident wasn't exactly subtle.
Cruise, 51, and Prepon, 34, were first linked back in November when they were supposedly spotted enjoying a cozy dinner at the Manor Hotel in Los Angeles. Reps for the actors denied a romance at the time.
Now, a rep for the action star is once again denying the dating report.
- Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity1 day ago
Update: Miley Cyrus has to remain in the hospital.
On Thursday morning, she tweeted: "can't quit crying. i wanna go back on tour. im meant to be onstage performing for ya'll... not laying in a hospital bed."
E! reports Cyrus's allergic reaction could last anywhere from 5-27 days.
The show will not go on for Miley Cyrus… tonight in St. Louis, that is.
The "We Can't Stop" singer is still hospitalized in Kansas, which has forced her to cancel the latest stop on her Bangerz tour.
Yesterday, Cyrus was forced to cancel her show at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
"Miley continues to be hospitalized due to a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics," Cyrus's rep said in a statement. As of now, her Nashville show is still scheduled to go on as planned on Friday; however, Cyrus remains on "medical rest" per her doctor's recommendation.
The 21-year-old has kept fans updated about her condition on Twitter.
- Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity1 day ago
It's a match made in '90s heaven!
Jenny McCarthy revealed on "The View" on Wednesday morning that she is engaged to her boyfriend of eight months, Donnie Wahlberg.
"It's a yellow sapphire," the host explained while unveiling her hidden hand from behind the desk.
McCarthy cried as she talked about the proposal and how her 11-year-old son, Evan, helped with the surprise.
"This weekend I was sitting with Donnie... and he went into the other room and out came Evan with a card that said 'Will,'" an emotional McCarthy revealed. "And then Evan ran away, then [he] came back with a card that said 'You,' and I knew what was happening and I just started crying. And then [he] came out with a card that said 'Marry,' but it was spelled wrong, 'Mary,' and the last time Donnie came out with Evan and Donnie's shirt said 'Me?' and he was holding the ring."
- Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity2 days ago
Sun's out, guns out!
Paul Rudd showed off his fit physique while on vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on Friday. The 45-year-old actor played football in a pair of red-and-blue swim trunks with friends on the beach, revealing his surprisingly ripped body.
Who knew that buff frame was hiding under all that wit?
The comedic actor has been busy training ahead of his role as Scott Lang in Marvel's upcoming superhero flick,"Ant-Man."
Rudd isn't your typical gym rat, and has been vocal about how his work keeps him in shape when necessary.
"When I'm not working, I won't shave or cut my hair or exercise," Rudd told Men's Health in 2007. "I turn into [bearded baseball pitcher] Brian Wilson, the off years. I grow my fingernails out like that guy in the Guinness Book of World Records."
In January, the "This is 40" actor said he was gearing up to prep for "Ant-Man."
- Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity3 days ago
Not every celebrity/brand relationship has to end in a $6 million dollar lawsuit a la Katherine Heigl and Duane Reade. (In case you missed it last week, the former "Grey's Anatomy" star is suing the drugstore chainover a tweet.)
In fact, many corporations are pretty smart in how they approach stars on social networking sites. The latest awesome example? "Scandal" actor Scott Foley and United Airlines.
@scottkfoley We want to be sure we protected the identity of B613 command. Enjoy your stay. ^FM
Gladiators are going crazy over the exchange, which references Foley's character on his hit ABC show. The actor himself also appreciated the witty response, retweeting United and calling it "awesome."
Here are a few other brands that have gotten it right:
Pharrell and Arby's
- Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity3 days ago
Looking good, Jessica Simpson!
Simpson, 33, stunned on Sunday while attending the John Varvatos Stuart House Benefit in Los Angeles. The Weight Watchers spokeswoman showed off her toned arms and fit frame in a curve-hugging, bright yellow dress. This was the fashion mogul's first red carpet appearance since November.
"So HAPPY to support @johnvarvatos for the #StuartHouse," she captioned the above photo on Instagram.
Inside the soiree, the mother of two mingled with guests like Amy Adams, Rachel Zoe, Gene Simmons, Willie Nelson. However, Simpson stayed close to Johnson and two friends.
"POWER COUPLES!!!!" she shared along with the below photo.
Simpson has reportedly lost around 60 pounds since giving birth to Ace Knute in June. The singer has proudly flaunted her toned figure in various Instagram shots, and even slipped back into her Daisy Dukes last month.
- Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity6 days ago
Who is Khloé Kardashian's new party partner French Montana?
The reality star and rapper have been attached at the hip for over two weeks now ever since Kardashian, 29, first popped up on Montana's Instagram on March 26.
Last weekend, Kardashian helped Montana, 29, house hunt around L.A. after hitting up Sean "Diddy" Combs's son's sweet 16 bash together. The duo — along with Scott Disick — also went clubbing at Hooray Henry's on Wednesday night in West Hollywood. Although they made separate exits, photographers snapped them leaving the hot spot together.
And on Thursday, French and Khloé grabbed dinner with her sister, Kourtney, and Scott at trendy Italian eatery Cecconi's in WeHo.
So does Kardashian have a new man in her life?
Though reps aren't commenting, here are a few things to know about her rumored beau:
1. His real name is Karim Kharbouch: He was born in Morocco and immigrated to New York City at age 13, settling in the Bronx. According to his bio, he considers himself a "Bronx representing rapper." So, where did the stage name French Montana come from?
- Taryn Ryder at Yahoo Celebrity8 days ago
It pays to be the top-earning actress on television!
Sofia Vergara, 41, recently purchased a gorgeous Italian Villa in Beverly Hills for $10.6 million. The 11,400-square-foot property boasts 7 bedrooms and 11 baths, so the "Modern Family" star will have plenty of room when family comes to visit.
According to the listing, the gated home was built "using the most exquisite materials imported from Argentina." On the main level sits a guest suite and studio, a chef's kitchen with top-quality appliances, and a big family room.
Upstairs is where the Colombian beauty and fiancé Nick Loeb will reside. The master suite has a fireplace and separate his-and-hers baths and closets. A few doors down are three large guest bedrooms.
Vergara's new pad is also perfect for entertaining.
While the outdoor terrace, pool, and spa look lovely, it's not even the best feature of the home.
On the third level there is a 3,000-bottle wine cellar and wine-tasting room!