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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“For three or four weeks we shot the promos and the little film that played in the opening. In the last week, when we really started focusing on the script for the live show and did a run-through, I said to the producer, ‘I don’t know why you hired me, because you haven’t given me anything. I just don’t think this stuff’s going to be good.’ … As far as having low energy or seeming as though I wasn’t into it or was too cool for it, I thought, Okay Anne is going the enthusiastic route. I’ve been trained as an actor to respond to circumstances, to the people I’m working with, and not force anything. So I thought I would be the straight man and she could be the other, and that’s how I was trying to do those lines. I felt kind of trapped in that material. I felt, This is not my boat. I’m just a passenger, but I’m going down and there’s no way out.”
– James Franco finally dishes on his infamously low-energy Oscar-hosting performance, which he was clearly and, now admittedly, unenthusiastic about, in an interview with Playboy. Find out what skit he was particularly unhappy about appearing in, after the jump… Keep reading »
God, James effing Franco. I hate James Franco so much. Why? James Franco believes — and the world seems to be all too happy to confirm — that he is smarter and more clever and funnier than he really is. He is not any of those things! It’s a conspiracy! Don’t believe it, people! Look, James Franco happens to be very good at one thing: being very, very attractive. James Franco has been riding on his pretty points for a long time now, and I’m so over it. His art sucks, his performance art sucks, his writing certifiably sucks, and judging from his nearly-unlistenable musical collaboration with performance artist Kalup Linzy, he is terrible at music, too. Stop the madness! Do not perpetuate this fallacy of Franco as some kind of genius renaissance mouse or something. He’s just a very hot dude who has used his prettiness to pull a sham on the world. (And okay fine, here’s the stupid video, after the jump.) Keep reading »