LINDSAY LOHAN RESPONDS TO PLAY CRITICISM: Lindsay Lohan is taking the negative criticism of her debut stage performance in Speed-the-Plow with a grain of a salt. She recently chatted with UK's Daily Mirror about her nerves during the first preview performance last week saying, "It could've been a disaster, but it wasn't by far...I could've not turned up. But of course I didn't; it's my show...Everyone is always going to be judgmental, no matter what. I respect people have an opinion, but I'm doing the best I can and will for the duration. I was nervous on the first night because I'd never done it before. But everyone working on the show has been really great...they've all been very kind, gracious and comforting." Ticket sales for the show have reportedly not met expectations and were even being offered at a discounted rate on Groupon.
WALMART TRIES TO BLAME TRACY MORGAN FOR HIS INJURIES IN NJ CRASH: Walmart has filed a response to Tracy Morgan's lawsuit over the car accident between his tour bus and one of their truck drivers back in June. Tracy is suing Walmart for negligence because the driver allegedly had not slept for over 24 hours before the crash. Walmart is countering the suit by claiming the injuries sustained by Tracy and other passengers were the result of not wearing a seatbelt. The court documents state, "By failing to exercise ordinary care in making use of available seatbelts, upon information and belief, plaintiffs acted unreasonably and in disregard of plaintiffs' own best interests. The truck driver was charged with one count of death by auto and four counts of assault by auto a few days after the accident.
JOHN CUSACK BASHES HOLLYWOOD: John Cusack may have had a successful film career since the 80s but he acknowledges that Hollywood has a dark side. While promoting his new film, Maps to the Stars, he told UK's The Guardian, "I got another 15, 20 years before they say I'm old. For women it's brutal. Bruce Wagner's thing about if you're 26, you're menopausal? It's only absurd because it's a little bit further than the truth. I have actress friends who are being put out to pasture at 29. They just want to open up another can of hot 22. It's becoming almost like kiddie porn. It's f***ing weird." John went on to say, "People would look after you when I was a kid. There were good people in the business. When I came to L.A. Rob Reiner said: 'Come stay at my house.' He taught me. I worked with Al Pacino. Pacino would talk to you and mentor you. Now it's different. The culture just eats young actors up and spits them out. It's a hard thing to survive without finding safe harbor. You can't make it up. It's a whorehouse and people go mad."
KATE MIDDLETON WILL RETURN TO WORK: Kate Middleton is set to return to duties as a royal next month after dealing with her severe morning sickness for the past several weeks. The mom-to-be apparently has events scheduled leading up to Christmas but the Palace will reportedly be reviewing her itinerary on a "day by day basis" before she can commit to attending. Kate recently had to pull out of a trip to Malta but Prince William went in her place.
FELICITY HUFFMAN REVEALS SECRET TO MARRIAGE: Felicity Huffman dropped by HuffPost Live on Monday (September 29th) where she revealed the key to making her marriage work with William H. Macy. She explained, "Once a week we do sit down and make sure we take half an hour -- each person gets 15 minutes -- just to talk, with no crosstalk. I talk, then you talk. You kind of just deeply check in with the other person. When you have 15 minutes to talk --which is endless, by the way, and if you want to sit there in silence you can -- but when you have 15 minutes to talk, you kind of actually see what's going on with the other person without any talk-back." Felicity and William have been married since 1997. They have two daughters.
'MODERN FAMILY' DIRECTOR CALLS OUT DRUNK PASSENGER ON FLIGHT: Emmy-winning Modern Family editor/director Ryan Case live-tweeted a terrible flying experience on Sunday (September 28th) while sitting behind a drunk passenger. The recap went on for 67 tweets which began, "Sitting behind the worst person in the world. She was watching Hawaii 5.0 so loudly in her earphones that her seat mate asked her to turn it down. Worst move he ever made…She apologized in the loudest, drunkest voice ever ‘SORRY ITS MY 1ST TIME NOT IN 1ST CLASS' & hasn't stopped talking since." Ryan highlighted some of the woman's most laughable moments including bragging about knowing David Guetta and wondering if saying 'My Arab Friends' is racist. The whole ordeal came to end when the flight landed and cops came to meet her at the gate.