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James Franco Hopes To Save McDonald’s, Even If It Means Workers Get Paid Less

James Franco wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post today. With all the things going on the world right now, the manic pixie dream bro chose to focus on the topic of McDonald’s not doing so well these days.

The op-ed was titled “McDonald’s was there for me when no one else was.”…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / May 7, 2015

The Hacked Sony E-Mails Are A Distraction From The Larger Issues, And It’s Wrong To Use E-Mails Stolen From Anyone, Ever

I don’t take George Clooney that seriously, most of the time, but his interview with Deadline spoke to a lot of things I’ve been reflecting on about my job lately. In it, Clooney spoke about a petition of support he tried to circulate after Sony was attacked by what the FBI has now concluded were,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 20, 2014

2014: The Year In Celebrities Who Inspire Love/Hate

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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By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 19, 2014

Sony Cancels Theatrical Release Of “The Interview”

Sony has canceled the December 25 theatrical release of the James Franco/Seth Rogen movie “The Interview” after hackers threatened violence at its premiere. Earlier today, the five largest movie theater chains in North America decided to postpone or cancel showings of the film, which Sony seems to have taken as a cue to scra…

By: Claire Hannum / December 17, 2014

James Franco & Seth Rogen Are Going To Be On “Naked And Afraid”

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…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 13, 2014

James Franco And His Poetry Must Be Stopped

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,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 24, 2014

Here’s A New Trailer For “Kink,” James Franco’s Documentary About BDSM Porn

“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…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 21, 2014

5 People We Should Actually Impeach

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…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 19, 2014

James Franco Tries His Damnedest To Make Stephen Colbert Break Character

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…

By: Claire Hannum / August 2, 2014

James Franco Publishes Short Story In VICE About Lindsay Lohan

James Franco published a short story in VICE, which may or may not be fictional, about Lindsay Lohan coming to his hotel room at the Chateau Marmont one night and him reading her some short stories by J.D. Salinger. This is a very long-winded and pretentious way of denying (again) that you fucked her, James.

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 10, 2014

ICYMI: James Franco Posted This Solemn Nude Selfie To Instagram Last Night

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.)…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 2, 2014

Backstreet Boy AJ McLean Challenges James Franco To A “Bedtime Selfie” Showdown

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:…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 24, 2014

Are We Really Surprised That James Franco Has No Space On His Bookshelf For Women Writers?

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

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 9, 2014

James Franco Admits He “Used Bad Judgment” Propositioning 17-Year-Old

James Franco admitted this morning on “Live With Kelly And Michael” that he “used bad judgment” and is “embarrassed” about propositioning a 17-year-old Scottish girl he met after a performance of “Of Mice And Men” on Broadway. Franco was busted sending DMs to Lucy Clode over Instagram in which he asked what hotel she…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 4, 2014

James Franco Allegedly Tried To Pick Up A 17-Year-Old On Instagram

James Franco is a very active Instagram user and often engages his fans on the social network, posting pictures with them, re-gramming their photos and, apparently, sending some of them flirtatious direct messages. On Tuesday, a teenager from Scotland named Lucy Clode, 17, in New York City on vacation, went to see Franco…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 3, 2014

Ugh: James Franco Denies Sleeping With “Liar” Lindsay Lohan Less Than A Year After He Bragged About F**king Her In “This Is The End”

The honeymoon is over. For quite awhile there, I was hanging out in the Admiration stage of the Lifecycle of Emotional Reactions to James Franco, thanks to his hilarious, balls-to-the-wall performance in “Spring Breakers.” Then I went to Francofest in New York City and saw James’ “documentary” “Francophrenia,” which was beyond abysmal and pretentious; yet…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 28, 2014

James Franco Salami On White & 3 Other Celeb Sandwiches Coming Soon To A Deli Near You

In 1931, Winston Churchill predicted a future in which all the world’s meat would be grown in labs. But he never predicted they would be grown from celebrity tissue samples. Bitelab.org, a company that grows artisanal salami from tissue samples, wants us all to eat more celebrity meat. They have been hard at work developing…

By: Ami Angelowicz & Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 28, 2014

James Franco Is Getting His Own Film Festival Called FrancoFest

James Franco is getting his own film retrospective! “FrancoFest,” from March 5 to 13 at the IFC Center in New York City, will screen films that Franco has acted in or directed. James is expected to be on hand at some screenings. “Spring Breakers,” anyone? [IndieWire]
Do not approach Kanye West’s white sweater…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 27, 2014

12 Celebs We Love To Hate (And Hate To Love)

This is my life: after every major awards show, I lie awake contemplating my feelings toward Taylor Swift. What we have is a love/hate relationship of epic proportions, that leaves me fighting an inner battle every time I see her on television. Do I cheer? Hiss? Pre-order her next album? Most of the time I…

By: Katie Oldenburg / February 25, 2014

James Franco’s Latest Work Involves Batman, Semen (NSFW)

On the subject of James Franco, I have learned not to ask questions. For clarification: how many questions? None. Zero questions. Just go along with it. The provocative Mind of Franco has developed a new “work” (??) called “50 Shades of Batman and Robin,” which presumably involves elements of both the “50 Shades” series and…

By: Rachel Krause / December 5, 2013
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