We expect celebrities to be perfect, either in that they’re totally loveable or totally detestable — but so often, that isn’t the case. Check out our gallery of celebrities who were polarizing in 2014, but who aren’t always what they’re made out to be.
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I can think of no one I would rather exile to an island with not even the clothes on his back than James Franco — so I will obviously be watching him and Seth Rogen on an upcoming episode of “Naked and Afraid.” Each episode of the Discovery channel show features two people forced to fend for themselves, without clothes, on an island for an extended, albeit it relatively brief, period of time. I imagine that Franco and Rogen were getting blazed one night, binging on episodes, when they had the brilliant idea to sign up for show themselves. “Dude.” “Duuuuuuude.” “Let’s do it, dude.” “Dude. Totally.” “You’re in, dude?” “Dude, I am so in.” Etc. Etc. This morning on “Good Morning America,” we got to see a short preview of the episode (skip ahead to 1:30), which looks like it’ll be pretty great, especially if one of them thought to hide an ounce of weed on his, uh, person before stripping down. Naked, afraid … and totally fucking high. Now that would be a very special episode. [The Hollywood Reporter]
I might actually buy James Franco’s new poetry/photography/story collection, Hollywood Dreaming, but I’ll buy it from Amazon because I want him to get as little profit as possible from this book. For the love of all that is good and holy, James Franco, please just stop.
Some of the best tidbits from the book, as presented by Oh No They Didn’t (never has the title of that blog been more appropriate): Keep reading »
“Kink,” a documentary about the porn web site Kink.com, debuted in January at the Sundance Film Festival. Yesterday, the film, which explores the largest BDSM online porn empire, released a new trailer in anticipation of a limited release. I’ve heard complaints about the film — it’s “boring” (which is unfortunately always something that some kinky folks say in order to be dismissive); it doesn’t address allegations of abuse at Kink.com — but I’ll see it regardless. Christina Voros directed “Kink” and James Franco executive produced, so you better believe I want to know how they handled the material. Also, this probably goes without saying, but the trailer is NSFW! [Queerty; First Showing]
Republicans are talking about impeaching President Obama. YAWN. Can I just point out that we talked about impeaching Bush, too? Is this going to be a thing we do with every President? It’s 2014. In terms of eight-year terms, his is almost over. Politicians will start officially announcing their candidacies in February and we’ll be so distracted by that circus that we’ll all but forget about what the executive branch of our government is doing. The impeachment process takes so long that all the pro-impeachers really have to do is pipe up about it every few weeks and wait and he’ll be out of office in the same amount of time anyway – and they know that. It’s not a serious threat, it’s just a diversion.
If eighteen percent of Americans believe that we should be able to use the impeachment process to “register dissatisfaction with White House policies” (OH COME ON PEOPLE, BUCK UP), I can think of worthier candidates for impeachment than President Obama. For example, maybe we should impeach: Keep reading »