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 »
I still can’t tell whether James Franco’s personality is a joke or not, but when he’s with Stephen Colbert, an especially bubbly side of him seems to come out. On his latest visit to “The Colbert Report,” he tried to get Stephen to break character when asking about his departure to head to “The Late Show.” No dice, but good try I guess, James! (Also, he’s Team Orlando Bloom in the Bieber/Bloom fight, which suddenly makes us much more sympathetic to him.) [NYMag.com]
And then promptly deleted it, but not before thousands of people, including myself, took a screenshot. The internet never forgets, Franco. (“Jump rope”? Puh-lease.)
Did you feel a subtle but undeniable shift in the balance of the universe last night? We all did. That’s because approximately 9 hours ago, Backstreet Boy AJ McLean took to Instagram to issue a challenge to the king of undressed selfies, James Franco. He posted the photo above, along with the following message: Keep reading »
James Franco, in addition to being an actor, performance artist, director and avid Instagrammer, is a writer of both fiction and poetry. He’s a big reader too — he’s currently starring on Broadway in “Of Mice and Men” — and one of his many upcoming projects includes a film adaptation of William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. In a recent interview with Shelf Awareness, Franco discussed some of the writers from contemporary literature who’ve influenced and had an impact on him, both as a writer and as a person. David Foster Wallace! Cormac McCarthy! Great writers indeed. But of the writers discussed in the interview — including Franco’s Top 11 list of all time faves — not a single one was a woman. (Wait, I lied. Asked to name a book he bought based on the cover alone, Franco offered up Madonna’s Sex. So yeah, let’s not count that one.)
I would sigh, but I am not the slightest bit surprised. Keep reading »