No. There is nothing better than the idea of Riff Raff, the rapper/corn row aficionado who was clearly the inspiration for James Franco’s “Spring Breakers” character Alien, playing the part of Jamie Franko on upcoming episodes of “One Life To Live.” Mr. Raff, rightfully peeved that Franco pretty much stole his whole existence as inspiration for Alien, said in the past that “the storyline ain’t mine but no one on Earth can deny that James Franco’s image and appearance characteristics are Riff Raff all day.” He even mounted a Twitter campaign — #WhyJamesFrancoWhy — calling him out on the image theft. Keep reading »
But not quite, of course. Sure, I ran 12 city blocks — in heels — to stand next to him in front of Whole Foods. Yeah, I’m working on a rom-com screenplay about my crush on him. And I definitely am alone in having to suffer through a Goservention. But still, it has come to my attention that I — okay, and tens of thousands of regular folks — am not the only one who has a major boner for Ryan Gosling. Quite a few celebrities — including otherwise straight men — have a special place in their hearts (and spank banks) for the Gos. Read on for some unadulterated Gosling worship… Keep reading »
“I loved the whole film and was engaged every moment of the way. But what I want to talk about is the first section, the Gosling section; I want to make love to this section. The first image we see is Gos’s toned six-pack, framed tight so that his head is cut off in order to focus our attention on the full spread of idiosyncratic tattoos and the impressive opening and closing of a butterfly knife, a skill Gosling mastered — he is the king of eccentric character behavior — as the character anxiously paces; in the same take, the character (we later learn his name is Luke) sticks the knife overhand into the wall and walks out the door shirtless; we still haven’t seen his face but we know it’s the Gos: the hair, the head, the strut … I mean, come on giiiiiiirl. … The rest of his section is more of the same beautiful Gosling brooding and motorcycle riding. … The rest of the film is great, but the following two sections can’t hope to burn with the same intensity of the Gosling section, they’re not designed that way. It’s not the actors’ faults, it’s just that Gosling was cast as the shooting star, and he sucked up all the oxygen. I could watch that first section over and over and over and over.”
– James Franco‘s review of “The Place Beyond The Pines” on Huffington Post is basically a love letter to my boo Ryan Gosling, whose performance he wants “to make love to.” Enjoy my sloppy seconds, James! [Huffington Post]
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 »