Rosie Perez is sticking with The View — for the time being, anyway. Variety reports that the actress may stay on until August, when her contract is up. Here’s the thing: ABC executives don’t think Perez is a right fit for the daytime chat show but fear facing backlash like what went down when Ann Curry departed Today. The View is suffering in ratings, and honchos are apparently in deck-chair-rearranging mode. “It’s never been such a mess,” one insider revealed to the publication. “Nobody knows what’s going on.”
IN HIS COURT
David Oyelowo voiced support for fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch, who came under criticism for using the term “colored.” The Selma star said at the film’s London premiere that people should focus on Cumberbatch’s message rather than the terminology. Discussing diversity in the entertainment industry, Cumberbatch told Tavis Smiley that “as far as colored actors go,” there were more opportunities in the U.S. than Britain. “And that’s something that needs to change.” He later apologized for his “thoughtless use of inappropriate language.” Remarked Oyelowo: “[I]t’s definitely gone too far in terms of political correctness.”
Joel Grey has nothing to hide. The Oscar- and Tony-winning actor, 82, tells People magazine, “I don’t like labels, but if you have to put a label on it, I’m a gay man.” Grey was married to actress Jo Wilder for 24 years and they have two children: actress Jennifer Grey and son James, a chef.
INDY, IS THAT YOU?
At 72, Harrison Ford is a bit, um, old to put on the leather jacket to play Indiana Jones in a reboot. So this time around in a rumored upcoming film, the intrepid archaeologist could very likely be Chris Pratt, reports Deadline Hollywood. Hmm...not sure about that one.
VICTORY FOR SLY
Funk legend Sly Stone was awarded $5 million in a breach-of-contract suit that claimed his business partners and his own company cheated him out of royalties. A Los Angeles Superior Court jury ruled for the 71-year-old performer in his action. “It’s a good day for Sly, it’s a good day for entertainers in general,” said one of his attorneys, Nicholas Hornberger.