Franco-mania commences in the new year. According to TV Guide's Michael Logan, James Franco will reprise his role on General Hospital in 2011. The actor will head to Port Charles the day before his hosting duties at the Oscars, Feb 27 and will continue the day after. Franco will stick around GH a bit longer later on in the year. Showrunner Jill Farren Phelps stated:
When we realized James would be in L.A. for the Oscars and all the other awards shows, we asked if he'd consider coming back and doing a little something for us," Phelps says. "He was happy to do it and requested that we use the appearance to plug his next story. He's also expressed an interest in directing at GH. He's been really, really good to us. Whatever James wants, we'd love to make it happen!"
Franco is a cultural sponge, eager to learn, absorb, create, and challenge conventions. Much was made of Franco’s enrollment at Columbia University, but that was nothing. The talented thespian has since enrolled in four -- count 'em! -- graduate programs, written a book of short stories, guest-starred on General Hospital (a stunt he dubbed “performance art”), and made a series of experimental short films that have been setting the New York art world ablaze. Franco doesn’t just dabble in side projects; he immerses himself in them.
My favorite Kelly Capwell, Robin Wright Penn—sorry Marcy Walker lookalike Carrington Garland; you're a close second— is once again experiencing marital woes with hubby of 13 years Sean Penn, according to Extra!.
Extra! has exclusively learned that Sean Penn filed for "legal separation with minor children" from wife Robin Wright Penn on Friday, April 24th, 2009, according to a court record."
Wright Penn has two children, Dylan and Hopper Jack, with Penn, who recently took home the Academy Award for his role in Milk. I have the perfect project to get Wright's mind off of her troubles. She should produce a big screen adaptation of daytime's best soap opera ever, Santa Barbara! Hey if they can do it for the upcoming Dark Shadows movie, why not SB?