You all know how I feel about James Franco (not good). And you can’t say I didn’t warn you with the headline of this post — rapper and “Spring Breakers” inspiration Riff Raff is trying to pull some art world shit, and it is not pretty. Clad in a track suit, stone-washed denim and some press-n-curls, Mr. Raff took a break from “making rap,” getting diamond gifts from Soldier Boy and appearing on “From Gs to Gents” to head down to Miami Art Basel and heckle art world snobs, like some poor man’s Hennessey Youngman. This is the sad, sad result. [YouTube]
Women change up their hair color all the time (case in point: our BFF Jennifer Lawrence, who just dyed her hair dark for reshoots on the new “Hunger Games” movie). But it’s still a bit strange to see dudes dye their hair all number of colors. James Franco‘s new lighter locks (which, please, somebody get him a bottle of toner) look like he just dipped his head in a vat of industrial-strength bleach. And Alfie Allen (pictured here at the NME Awards) has gone blonde, too. Alfie, better known to “Game Of Thrones” fans as Theon Greyjoy of the Iron Islands, normally has sort of ashy brown hair. What, are these two trying to pull a Ryan Gosling?
Hey, check out the cast of “Oz the Great and Powerful” at the Russian premiere in Moscow! Mila Kunis looks gorgeous, and let me tell you, I am so relieved. For a second there I was concerned that Ashton had siphoned all the pretty out of her and was using it for his own black magic purposes. But here she is, looking lovely as ever, in a slightly labial frock. And then there’s post-breakup Michelle Williams, all gamine and fabulous as always — I just love a good collared dress.
Anyway, speaking of “Oz the Great and Powerful,” we’ve got an exclusive video introduction to the movie’s main characters, Oscar Diggs (James Franco), Glinda (Michelle Williams), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Theodora (Mila Kunis), after the jump! Keep reading »
My disdain, nay, my utter revulsion for James Franco is well documented on this site. But it seems that there is a dark horse waiting in the wings, ready to pry the douche-prize right out of Franco’s well-oiled hands. Yes, Shia LaBeouf, who today, it was revealed, quit a play in which he was to costar with Alec Baldwin. Not only did LaBeouf unceremoniously quit due to “creative differences” with the director (which is a nice way of saying he was difficult), but LaBeouf then proceeded to tweet out apologies to Baldwin for leaving the production. Sweet, right? Except the apology was lifted directly from a 2009 Esquire article entitled “How To Be A Man.”
“A man can tell you he was wrong. That he did wrong. That he planned to. He can tell you when he is lost. He can apologize, even if sometimes it’s just to put an end to the bickering.” wrote LaBeouf, I mean Esquire’s Tom Chiarella.
So let’s take a look and compare LaBeouf’s encroaching doucheiness to Franco’s well-established d-bag card.
When he wasn’t otherwise occupied writing poems about the president, James Franco has been busily producing a documentary about Kink.com, the premiere web site for BDSM porn. “Kink,” which is debuting now at the Sundance Film Festival, explores the production company that runs Kink.com and their film shoots in San Francisco’s Armory. Franco and his collaborator, cinematographer Christina Voros, showcase the various folks who are drawn to this quirky profession, like Maitresse Madeline, and get the scoop straight from the horse’s ball-gagged-mouth about how some people misunderstand sadomasochistic sex play to be abuse. I’m pleased to hear that “Kink” explains “safe words,” too. Can’t wait to see this when it comes out in theaters! Damn, James Franco, you are really making me like you.
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After a brief respite, James Franco is back to being The Worst, today unleashing his new poem, “Obama in Asheville,” which was supposedly written for the president’s inauguration or something. The poem reads like a boring Wiki of all the things James learned in English 101, and then veers off to talk about getting a burrito at the burrito shop. It includes references to more than two dozen other authors (that James Franco clearly believes he’s in the company of) an also mentions the graduate class James Franco’s teaching; James Franco in Spiderman; James Franco’s Academy Awards; James Franco attending a Vanity Fair dinner — wait a sec, what does this have to do with Obama again?
The full text of this lousy “poem” is after the jump (and NB to JF: putting a poorly written screed into stanzas does not a poem make). Keep reading »
If you’ve been reading The Frisky, you know that I have a strong disdain for actor/writer/director/perpetual college lecture sleeper James Franco. For me, Franco is the epitome of the kind of dumb dude who thinks he’s really clever. But a recent piece in New York magazine does offer a slight detente between us — you know, if James Franco even knew I existed or something.
You see, New York’s Vulture blog posted an article asking “Why Is James Franco So Interested in Gay Culture?” in which the author recounts all of the gay-themed and homoerotically-tinged projects Franco’s worked on recently, and asks, Seinfeld-like, “What is the deal?”
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The long-awaited “Spring Breakers” trailer has hit the web, and nothing I say could even come close to doing it justice. Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine star in Harmony Korine’s latest vehicle as four bored college students who will do anything to go ham on spring break, and you can count on them looking nothing like they did at the premiere (above). A RiFF RaFF-channeling James Franco sports cornrows as rapper/drug dealer Alien, and I have no idea who Gucci Mane plays but he is most definitely in this movie. I think it looks rad — much better than expected, actually — and I can’t wait to see squeaky-clean Selena get her sleaze on. Ch-ch-check it out. Y’all wanna die tonight? [MTV] Keep reading »
Another James Franco “art” project! Here he is with a Justin Bieber wig and cap spoofing the song “Boyfriend” with his “Spring Breakers” costar Ashley Benson … and some other comeley lass. Rrrow! It gets a little NSFW towards the end. I don’t remember quite so much butt in the real “Boyfriend” video.
What other songs do you want to see James Franco spoof/cover? I bet he could do a righteous “You Oughta Know.” You … you … you … oughta know!