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NYU Welcomes Professor James Franco To Their Staff

James Franco, Gay?
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Oscar-nominated actor, performance artist, writer, aspiring film director, Yale Ph.D student, and now … college professor. James Franco does it all! New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (my alma mater and the school where Franco is working on his MFA in film production) has hired him to teach a graduate level course on adapting poetry into short films. I’m unsure what qualifies him to teach this course. Oh, wait. Now that I think about it, he did play Allen Ginsburg in “Howl” so he must be an expert on poetry! Keep reading »

Yep, This Sums Up Last Night’s Oscars Pretty Perfectly

As this was the “young and hip!” Academy Awards, host James Franco took advantage of that new fangled thingy called the internet and posted photos online as the event was happening. My personal fave of his photos was this one, featuring an insanely baked looking Franco, a deer-in-headlights Oprah, and a so-perky-we-could-slap-her Anne Hathaway. [Who Say] Keep reading »

Grading Oscar Hosts Anne Hathaway And James Franco

James Franco and Anne Hathaway are the youngest hosts of the Oscars, ever—it’s a stat that’s been repeated over and over again since it was first announced that the two would be taking on hosting duties. But, uh, how did they do? I’d give Anne an A- for being friendly and charming, and for taking beaks from her scripted dialogue for off-the-cuff moments. Meanwhile, James gets a C for having stank face throughout the whole show. Also, was it just me, or did he seem to be squinting to read the teleprompter an awful lot? Homedude looked like he needed glasses, or like he’d jumped on the Pineapple Express in the green room.

After the jump, we grade the dynamic duo on some of their best and worst moments. Keep reading »

GIF Of The Day: Oscar Host James Franco Gives Himself A Good Luck Lick

Happy Oscar Day! In just a few hours, the stars will start walking the red carpet and hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway will be double- and triple-checking that they’ve got their lines down. In honor of Hollywood’s biggest award show — and no doubt because they have a raging crush on him like we do — the blog Lovelyish has put together the Definitive Collection of James Franco GIFs. Check out a couple more after the jump and the rest here. Keep reading »

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James Franco Takes A Cat Nap

James Franco has been studying hard for his Oscar-hosting gig on Sunday and the actor/student/writer/etc. deserves a break. Those kittens, on the other hand, are just being lazy. [Twitter] Keep reading »

James Franco And Anne Hathway Feeling Grease Lightening For The Oscars?


T-minus three days until the Oscars, and people are starting to wonder—what do hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway have up their sleeves? Yesterday, James posted this 19-second clip on Twitter, which shows him and Anne recreating “You’re The One That I Want” from “Grease.” In it, James has his hair slicked back a la John Travolta and Anne looks just as dope as Olivia Newton-John in the iconic shiny leggings. And they appear to be on a carnival set. So will they be performing this number at the Oscars? Guess we’ll have to wait and see. [People]

After the jump, another new promo for the big show. Keep reading »

James Franco And Anne Hathaway Take Their Oscar Training To The Next Level

The Oscars are going down on Sunday night—yes, like this week—and James Franco and Anne Hathaway are totally ready. In the awesome promo above, James runs an Oscar-carrying obstacle course, knocking over mannequins in evening gowns to cross the finish line in time. And in the one after the jump, Anne completes her teleprompter speed reading trial with surprising accuracy. I dunno about you, but I think these two could be pretty great as co-hosts. I am rooting for them. [Stars Entertainment] Keep reading »

Oscar Theory #9: Play A Real Person, Win A Statue

T-minus 18 days until the Oscars and, of course, we are all starting to place bets on who we think will walk away with little golden men this year. Luckily, the Academy has proven itself to be pretty darn predictable over the years. If you’re America’s Sweetheart, you’ll probably win Best Actress. If you sings in a flick, you are almost guaranteed Oscar gold. But there’s another trend we’ve been noticing lately: the winners for Best Actress and Best Actor tend to be the person who’s taken on the based-on-a-true-story role. In fact, 10 of the 20 top honors given in the 2000s went to actors who portrayed real people. Let’s take a look, shall we? Keep reading »

James Franco To Play The Wizard. You Know, The Wizard Of Oz.

I have a theory that James Franco must have found a genie in a bottle at some point during his life, and wished to have 48 hours in a single day while the rest of us only get 24. Not only is the dude gearing up to host the Oscars, working on a zillion graduate degrees, directing movie versions of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying and Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian, starring in a Linda Lovelace biopic and heading to Broadway—but as of this morning, he has also been tapped to play the Wizard in “Oz, The Great and Powerful.” The film is a “Wizard of Oz” prequel that tells the story of how the dude ended up in a hot air balloon to Oz, later standing behind a curtain in the Emerald City. Apparently, he was a con man who had the hots for Glinda, the good witch. Keep reading »

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