Bloom burglar sent to rehab
A judge is sending a reality TV starlet convicted of burglarizing Orlando Bloom's house to a year in residential rehab to treat what he called long-term heroin addiction, The Associated Press reports. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Peter Espinoza told Alexis Neiers it would be her last opportunity for treatment. The 19-year-old was arrested Dec. 1 at her home and admitted possessing the drug Thursday, and Espinoza warned her that she would have a lifelong addiction and that treatment was her best option.
Time's up for Broadway show
Time will soon indeed stand still for the drama "Time Stands Still" on Broadway, AP reports. Producers say the show will end its run when stars Laura Linney, Brian d'Arcy James, Eric Bogosian and Christina Ricci leave as scheduled on Jan. 30. It will have played 16 preview performances and 126 regular performances. The play, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies and directed by Tony Award-winner Daniel Sullivan, has enjoyed runs at two Broadway theaters.
Franco to visit 'General Hospital'
James Franco is making a conveniently timed return visit to "General Hospital," AP reports. ABC said Franco will appear on the soap opera Feb. 25 and Feb. 28. Franco is co-hosting the Academy Awards ceremony on ABC with actress Anne Hathaway on Feb. 27. The actor appears occasionally in the soap opera as an oddball artist named Franco. He made his first appearance in that "General Hospital" role in 2009, and returned for an episode June 30 of this year.