James Franco stars as in this prequel to “The Wizard Of Oz,” playing a magician who gets transported to a strange world via tornado (you know how it goes). There, he meets three witches — Michelle Williams (as Glinda), Rachel Weisz (I presume the evil one) and Mila Kunis (the witch who henceforth shall be known as “The One Who Looks Like Carmen Sandiego) — and decides he’s the only one who can save this magical land from total destruction. James Franco playing a guy with a God complex? You don’t say! Check out the trailer above.
Remember a few years ago, when everybody was doing that horrible “Icing” thing, which was when you presented your “friend” with a Smirnoff Ice and they had to drink it — on one knee! — in public? Yeah, that. Well, Amelia just did the James Franco version of that, Franco-ing. Franco-ing is when you spring a James Franco image, video or story on an unsuspecting friend, specifically a friend who does not like James Franco. Amelia just sent me the URL for the video above, in which James Franco lip syncs Rihanna, and now I’ve been Franco-ed. Which means I need a shot of Jameson. [Huffington Post]
I’d like to officially say that I’m not responsible for any apoplectic fits you might fall into after watching this video of James Franco — clad in Kenny Powers-esque braids — lip-syncing to Selena Gomez’s “I Love You Like A Love Song.” It seems Mr. Franco, of whom I have a documented intense hatre, is making a new film with Gomez and crappy ’90s agent provocateur Harmony Korine called “Spring Breakers.” So yeah, I’m sure this is going to turn out great. [Huffington Post]
Surely you had noticed it had become eerily quiet of late — the sound of your own thoughts had peacefully taken up residence in your head again. Your breath had calmly slowed, your pulse returned to a pleasantly dull rate. You weren’t sure what it was — what caused the strange, but welcome sense of calm and well-being that now permeated your very soul, but you were pleased at the feeling and were happy that the many mood enhancers and doses of Vallerian Root and melatonin were again at a minimum.
And then some very disconcerting news flashed before your eyes.
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Are you sexually passionate about James Franco? It’s time to put your money where your mouth is and help make F**KING JAMES FRANCO, a collection of fan erotica, a reality. The book project is currently featured on Kickstarter, a site that allows artists to solicit donations for new projects by posting video proposals, and they are a mere $500 from their goal. Proposed by Portland-based Social Malpractice Publishing and Container Corps, they’re just trying to provide us with what we need, i.e. “hypothetical sexual encounters with the greatest American actor, writer, and visual artist of all time.” Keep reading »
Ladies and gentleman, James Franco has added another hyphenate to his resume. Actor. Writer. Artist. Musician. ASS MODEL. That his bare bum on the cover of Flaunt magazine. Why? I don’t know. is there ever really any rhyme or reason to the things James Franco does for attention? [NYMag.com]
This may be a controversial and somewhat politically incorrect opinion, but I’ll just say it: Jared Leto has aged to look like a female-to-male transsexual. There is something that happens when a dude is too pretty, and his face refuses to age up and out of that, which makes him seem just kind of strange looking. And that’s the Leto Effect. Just look at him in this Hugo Boss ad for proof.
James Franco, on the other hand, seems to have actually discovered his jawbone. See this new Gucci ad? His face has filled out and gone from rough to smooth since his “Freaks and Geeks” days. Don’t worry, I still think he’d be really annoying to hang out with. But at least he’s not prettier than me. (Gah, I can’t believe I said something nice about James Franco).
“When we first meet Oz, he’s a carnival showman, a magician. He’s kind of a cad. He’s a bit of a lothario, a seducer … In Oz he’s allowed a second chance.”
—James Franco talks about his character in “Oz: The Great and Powerful” the “Wizard of Oz” prequel that will explain how the wizard got to Oz in the first place. Director Sam Raimi, along with Franco, hosted a first look at the movie at Disney’s D23 fan gathering, even though it just started shooting and isn’t scheduled for release until 2013. Hmm, judging from his description, seems like James might just be the perfect fit for the role. [EW]
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