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First Look At James Franco On “General Hospital”


OMG, my DVR is soooo ready to start recording “General Hospital” again! “GH” and I have been broken up for a while now — I just could not get behind Carly #3 or #4 — but with James Franco making his big daytime debut on the show next Friday, I’m ready to go back to Port Charles. By the looks of the preview, Franco is totally channeling “smell the fart acting” (a term coined by Joey Tribiani on “Friends”), testing out dramatic pauses and slightly over-the-top line delivery, all typical of great soap opera performances. However, are they giving him a love interest in Maxie Jones? Say it ain’t so!

As for why Franco wanted to be on the show in the first place? Apparently, my theory that he’d been watching the show with his grandma since he was a kid isn’t true. “General Hospital” executive producer Jill Farren Phelps said, “he had heard [soaps] are hard and thought it would be fun to try.” Plus, he liked “GH”‘s ongoing mob storyline. Ugh, James, it was SO much better in the late ’90s. But anyway. Will you be watching “General Hospital” for James Franco? Keep reading »

James Franco Is Checking Into “General Hospital”

Here’s some WTF news: James Franco has signed on for a role on “General Hospital,” which will have him hanging in Port Charles for two months. According to Soapnet, “He’ll be playing a mysterious character who will … make Jason’s life a living hell.” Jason is a mobster who was once a prepster who went bad after a head injury. I stopped watching “General Hospital” after Carly 2.0 left and the rest of the cool characters turned into pansies, but I might have to start DVRing this s**t, just to see Franco have deep conversations by the dock, make sweet SFW love under strategically draped sheets, and do that awesome delayed-look-into-the-camera acting technique. [DListed] Keep reading »

Celebrity Casting Couch: Who Will Play Jeff Buckley? And Who Will Be Lara Croft?

It would be more fun if celebrities had to fight to the death for roles. Or maybe casting directors could make them compete in elaborate ropes courses? This week, some very talented celebrities are up for the same roles. James Franco and Robert Pattinson are neck-and-neck for the honor of playing musician Jeff Buckley in a biopic. Meanwhile, producer Dan Lin has announced his plan for another installment of “Tomb Raider.” But could Angelina be out in favor of Megan Fox? After the jump, how we think it will shake out. Keep reading »

Quickies!: Nine-Year-Old “Slumdog” Actress Writes A Memoir

  • Nine year-old Rubina Ali is more than just an adorable actress from “Slumdog Millionaire”—she’s also a soon-to-be author! [People] – From the description, the memoir sounds just as vivid as the beautiful film.
  • Denise Richards talks about her “complicated” life in an interview with PopEater. [Pop Eater] — She actually sounds fairly intelligent! Way to step it up, Denise! Now if you could just stop flaunting your bra straps like a wannabe bimbo…
  • Now that James Franco has bailed on giving the UCLA commencement speech, students are rallying together to try to get Conan O’Brien to give it. [Perez] — Here’s hoping they can get the hilarious redhead to show! I will be very jealous if they do.

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Quickies!: “Kill Bill” Actor David Carradine Found Dead

  • “Kill Bill” star David Carradine, 72, was found dead this morning, hanging from a rope in his closet.[Pop Eater] — RIP Carradine.
  • James Franco bails on giving the UCLA commencement speech–just two weeks before the big day. [Perez] — He claims he has a scheduling conflict, but I think it might have to do with the fact that most of the student body protested against having him as their speaker.
  • Candace Bushnell talks to CNN about her road to success, and the bumps along the way. [CNN]

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Twitter Tirades: Stars — They Tweet Like Us!

Reading celebrity Twitters is like flipping to US Weekly‘s “They’re Just Like Us!” section. They whine about bad TV, do battle with technology, and wonder what other people think of them. This week, Nicole Richie’s Blackberry broke, John Mayer was busy, James Franco saw “Star Trek”, Samantha Ronson watched MTV, Karl Lagerfeld tried to make us feel better about buying his clothes, and Mindy Kaling may or may not have gone to Paris for a boob job. Keep reading »

Lindsay Lohan’s eHarmony Ad, Plus Paris Hilton & James Franco Also Self-Satirize.

If the best kind of friends are the ones who know how to laugh at themselves, Lindsay Lohan is totes my new BFF. Sure, the girl might be nutso, especially after her split from Samantha Ronson, but I’ll take a dose of the crazy if it makes me snarf my Diet Coke with glee. Keep reading »

Five Much Better Boyfriends For Rihanna

Rihanna was spotted getting rather cozy with Wilmer Valderama at Geisha House in Hollywood, where the former “That ’70s Show” star hosts a weekly karaoke night. Wilmer doesn’t have the best track record on the Hollywood dating scene. He has dated Lindsay Lohan, Mandy Moore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and Ashlee Simpson. And in March 2006 Wilmer went on “The Howard Stern Show” to kiss and tell about his widely publicized relationships. Classy! At this point, anyone is better for Rihanna than Chris Brown, but Wilmer Valderama, really? She can do so much better. Keep reading »

Seven Celebrity Penned Novels That Should Have Never Been Written

Celebs are fond of dual careers, especially careers that allow them to indulge their many “creative” endeavors — painting, music, fashion design, etc. But with the recent reveal of the cover for Lauren Conrad’s first chick lit novel, “L.A. Candy,” and the news that hot smarty pants, James Franco (he has a degree from Columbia), is working on a book of short stories, it seems “novelist” is the hot new resume addition for the rich and famous. But will Conrad and Franco’s novels be any good? My hunch is a resounding “no,” at least for Conrad’s effort, but I may be willing to give Franco a chance. Of course, they are hardly the first celebs to pick up a pen — after the jump, seven celebrity penned books that should be burned. Keep reading »

The Five Funniest Oscar Moments

The movie business holds the Academy Awards in such high regard it can make or break a distribution deal. Luckily, actors don’t (always) take themselves so seriously. Aside from the over-the-top gushing that came when past winners introduced the nominees for the acting awards, there were plenty of LOL moments from last night’s Oscars (not including the moment when the camera caught Angelina Jolie laughing at Jennifer Aniston['s joke], above). From Styx lyrics in speeches to Steve Martin’s ego mania, here are our five favorite funnies…

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