Fact: James Franco and Chris O'Dowd's Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's classic novel Of Mice And Men bowed out on a box office high as it closed on Sunday (27Jul14) after raking in just under $1.04 million (£611,765) for the week's eight performances. The big figure set a new record for the show's venue, the Longacre Theatre, as it was the first time one of its productions had crossed the $1 million (£588,235) mark. The play had already recouped its $3.8 million (£2.24 million) investment in its first 12 weeks on the Great White Way.
Fact: James Franco and Chris O'Dowd's Broadway play Of Mice And Men has recouped its $3.8 million (£2.38 million) costs in just 12 weeks. The stage revival, based on the John Steinbeck novel of the same name, is the latest success on the Great White Way - Bryan Cranston's All The Way also moved into profit recently after making back its $3.9 million (Gbp2.44 million) investment.
Quote: "I put my name into Twitter and find pictures of me that have been taken without me knowing, which is a bit like being stalked." Actor Chris O'Dowd has a bizarre, self-obsessed hobby.
Fact: Irish actor Chris O'Dowd is setting down roots in Los Angeles - he's purchased a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home in West Hollywood. The Bridesmaids star and his wife, Dawn Porter, paid $872,500 (£562,903) for the new pad, according to Tmz.com.
Tweet: "Apologies to the occupier of whichever tent it was I mistakenly undressed in at 4am. Thanks for giving my clothes to lost property." Irish funnyman Chris O'Dowd jokes about an embarrassing mishap at Britain's Glastonbury festival.
Quote: "What do you say meeting Beyonce? I said, 'Hi, I'm Chris. I'm the snail.' She said, 'You have a wonderful voice.' And I said, 'Your voice is Ok, too.'" BRIDESMAIDS funnyman Chris O'Dowd was starstruck when he met his EPIC co-star Beyonce for the first time. The actor voices a slimy grub character in the animated film, while Beyonce plays a queen.
Quote: "It was strange coming back. I love the place, but old friends I grew up with weren't sure how to treat me, and it was all very awkward. I'd deal with it by making jokes, but in all sincerity I couldn't tell them 'I'm still the same old me', because that would be even weirder." Bridesmaids star Chris O'Dowd struggled to maintain his old friendships when he returned to his native Boyle in Ireland to film U.K. Tv show Moone Boy.