James Franco

35-year-old "Child of God" actor James Franco made headlines yesterday for trying to pick up an 18-year-old girl on Instagram. Scottish tourist Lucy Clode met the star while he signed autographs outside a theater. Franco contacted her on Instagram when she tagged him in a photo of herself posing near the actor. Clode later posted screen caps of Franco's urgent IG messages on Imgur.com after the actor contacted her on IG and invited her to his hotel room for an intimate rendezvous.

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Bus Company Cancels 'Ghetto' Tours

A bus company has cancelled tours that promised tourists a glimpse into the seedier side of New York "from a safe distance."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the company, Real Bronx Tours, cancelled the tours amid outrage from local residents.

Three times a week, the $45 tour gave foreign visitors a glimpse at food lines, drug dealers chilling outside corner bodegas, seedy housing projects, and a park described as a pickpocket hangout.

The tour website described the Bronx as a borough that was "notorious for drugs, gangs, crime and murders."

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