SCOTT WILSON DIES AT AGE 76: Scott Wilson, a veteran actor who played Hershel Greene on AMC’s The Walking Dead has died at age 76. The show’s Twitter account memorialized him thusly: "We are deeply saddened to report that Scott Wilson, the incredible actor who played Hershel on #TheWalkingDead, has passed away at the age of 76. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. Rest in paradise, Scott. We love you!" Wilson appeared in more than 30 episodes of the hit show from 2011 to 2014. In a statement, AMC said: "Like Scott in our lives, Hershel was a character whose actions continue to inform our characters' choices to this day. Our hearts go out to his wife, family, friends and to the millions of fans who loved him. Scott will be missed."
JAMES BOND WILL NEVER BE A WOMAN: So stop dreaming. In a new interview with The Guardian, longtime James Bond exec producer Barbara Broccoli decreed that 007 isn’t a woman, and that’s that. "Bond is male. He’s a male character," she explained. "He was written as a male and I think he’ll probably stay as a male. Let’s just create more female characters and make the story fit those female characters … It was written in the ‘50s, so there’s certain things in Bond’s DNA that are probably not gonna change."
HFPA APOLOGIZES TO DREW BARRYMORE: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (they put on the Golden Globes) is apologizing to Drew Barrymore for a bizarre EgyptAir magazine interview that went viral last week. The piece included observations about her "failed relationships" and misquotes about her approach to parenting. It was written by former association prez Aida-Takla-Reilly. "Ms. Barrymore has been interviewed by HFPA members many times and we always appreciate her willingness to speak to us," they said in a statement. "As an organization comprised of journalists, the HFPA expects its members to uphold the highest degree of integrity in their journalistic activities. Based on our preliminary investigation, we understand that parts of the article in question were not written by Dr. Takla-O’Reilly and that other portions of the article may have come from other sources. We regret any distress caused to Ms. Barrymore by this article."
OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND TAKING FEUD TO SUPREME COURT: The 102-year-old Olivia de Havilland is asking the Supreme Court to overturn a California ruling approving mega-producer Ryan Murphy’s use of her name and persona in FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan, an eight-episode series that focused on Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, but included snippets of other celebrity lives. Catherine Zeta-Jones played her onscreen.
SARAH HYLAND’S BOYFRIEND WELLS ADAMS DEFENDS HER AGAINST TROLLS: The Modern Family star Sarah Hyland posted a shot of herself in a bikini along with the hashtag "#feelinmyselffriday." While many joined her assessment of the situation (including Paris Hilton), there were naturally some naysayers in the bunch. One troll advised her to "eat a doughnut," at which point Hyland’s boyfriend Bachelor in Paradise star Wells Adams, rejoined with some advice of his own. "Eat s—," he responded, per Instagrammers Comments by Celebs. Hyland, who suffers from complications due to kidney dysplasia, has spoken out many times on how body-shaming happens to skinny people too.
BACHELOR CONTESTANT CRISTY CASERTA DIES AT 38: A former contestant on The Bachelor died this week after an apparent seizure. Cristy Caserta was just 38. The lawyer appeared on season 15 of the ABC reality show. She was rushed to the hospital after slumping over unconscious at her desk at a training, but it was too late.
KATE HUDSON DEBUTED BABY ON SOCIAL: Rani Rose is bundled up and snoozing in her first shot on Instagram. Kate Hudson shared a heartwarming post of her new cutie Saturday, days after announcing Rani Rose’s birth. She is the 39-year-old’s first child with boyfriend Danny Fujikawa. Rani Rose joins Ryder and Bingham, Hudson’s two sons from previous relationships.