Posts tagged "james franco"

James Franco Mutilates Himself In The Name Of Art

More high art on the way from Mr. James Franco. For his latest project, he is participating in a group art show called “Rebel,” a nod to “Rebel Without a Cause.” Part of the Venice Biennale and promoted by MOCA, the show is being described as a “fracturing [of] the themes and events housed withi…

Ami Angelowicz / May 18, 2011

Quickies: Marines Sing “Hold It Against Me” & James Franco Gets Another Ph.D

Even Britney Spears loves this “Hold It Against Me” lipdub by U.S. Marines of 266 Rein and HMLA 169 who are stationed in Afghanistan. Pretty cute stuff. [Popdust]
Kate Middleton did her own makeup for her engagement photos and rumor has it she’ll do her own makeup for her wedding to Prince William a…

Jessica Wakeman / April 22, 2011

6 Things To Know About Dave Franco, James’ Little Brother

At the Franco dinner table, Dave may sound like the underachiever when compared to older brother James, who recently hosted the Oscars, is slated to star in and direct several high-profile projects, and is working on, like, a zillion different graduate degrees at once. But can we talk for a second about how freaking cute…

NYU Welcomes Professor James Franco To Their Staff

Oscar-nominated actor, performance artist, writer, aspiring film director, Yale Ph.D student, and now … college professor. James Franco does it all! New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (my alma mater and the school where Franco is working on his MFA in film production) has hired him to teach a graduate level course o…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 30, 2011

Yep, This Sums Up Last Night’s Oscars Pretty Perfectly

As this was the “young and hip!” Academy Awards, host James Franco took advantage of that new fangled thingy called the internet and posted photos online as the event was happening. My personal fave of his photos was this one, featuring an insanely baked looking Franco, a deer-in-headlights Oprah, and a so-perky-we-could-slap-her Anne Hathaway. [Who

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 28, 2011

Grading Oscar Hosts Anne Hathaway And James Franco

James Franco and Anne Hathaway are the youngest hosts of the Oscars, ever—it’s a stat that’s been repeated over and over again since it was first announced that the two would be taking on hosting duties. But, uh, how did they do? I’d give Anne an A- for being friendly and charming, and for taking…

Kate Torgovnick/ / February 28, 2011

GIF Of The Day: Oscar Host James Franco Gives Himself A Good Luck Lick

Happy Oscar Day! In just a few hours, the stars will start walking the red carpet and hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway will be double- and triple-checking that they’ve got their lines down. In honor of Hollywood’s biggest award show — and no doubt because they have a raging crush on him like we…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 27, 2011

James Franco Takes A Cat Nap

James Franco has been studying hard for his Oscar-hosting gig on Sunday and the actor/student/writer/etc. deserves a break. Those kittens, on the other hand, are just being lazy. [Twitter]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 24, 2011

James Franco And Anne Hathway Feeling Grease Lightening For The Oscars?

T-minus three days until the Oscars, and people are starting to wonder—what do hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway have up their sleeves? Yesterday, James posted this 19-second clip on Twitter, which shows him and Anne recreating “You’re The One That I Want” from “Grease.” In it, James has his hair slicked back a…

Kate Torgovnick/ / February 24, 2011

James Franco And Anne Hathaway Take Their Oscar Training To The Next Level

The Oscars are going down on Sunday night—yes, like this week—and James Franco and Anne Hathaway are totally ready. In the awesome promo above, James runs an Oscar-carrying obstacle course, knocking over mannequins in evening gowns to cross the finish line in time. And in the one after the jump, Anne completes her…

Kate Torgovnick/ / February 22, 2011

Oscar Theory #9: Play A Real Person, Win A Statue

T-minus 18 days until the Oscars and, of course, we are all starting to place bets on who we think will walk away with little golden men this year. Luckily, the Academy has proven itself to be pretty darn predictable over the years. If you’re America’s Sweetheart, you’ll probably win Best Actress. If you sings

Kate Torgovnick/ / February 10, 2011

James Franco To Play The Wizard. You Know, The Wizard Of Oz.

I have a theory that James Franco must have found a genie in a bottle at some point during his life, and wished to have 48 hours in a single day while the rest of us only get 24. Not only is the dude gearing up to host the Oscars, working on a zillion graduate…

Kate Torgovnick/ / February 7, 2011

Could James Franco Be The First Oscar Host To Also Win?

James Franco is getting way into the singing and dancing required for his Oscar co-hosting duties on February 27th. “This weekend we did shoot some of the pre-tape sections. Anne Hathaway and I did some dancing, some choreographed dancing, and I recorded some vocal tracks,” he said. “I had a great coach. He pulled it…

Kate Torgovnick/ / February 2, 2011

James Franco Gets Trapped Under A Mini-Fridge!

Calamity struck at “The Daily Show” yesterday, when actor James Franco went looking for a Snickers bar … and a mini-fridge fell on his arm, trapping him in the green room. Watch as James, much like his “127 Hours” character, attempts to cut his own arm off with a spork — until Jon Stewart

Jessica Wakeman / January 26, 2011

James Franco And Kate Hudson To Do A Linda Lovelace Biopic? That Sounds Familiar.

“Armageddon” and “Deep Impact.” “Capote” and “Infamous.” It’s a time honored Hollywood tradition for two movies to come out months apart about same exact topic. And it looks like it’s about to happen again. Late yesterday, reported that James Franco and Kate Hudson are in talks for a biopic about Linda Lovelace and her…

Kate Torgovnick/ / January 25, 2011

James Franco Lets It Slip That He Has A Sex Tape

“I think if anybody who has made a home sex tape knows, what feels best doesn’t always look best. I remember when I was 19 doing that, and then watching it back and thinking, oh, that looks horrible… You have a lot of respect for those actors in pornography, because they are really not just…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 24, 2011

Surprise! James Franco Is Squeamish

“I admit that I get a little queasy, especially when it comes to blood around my arms. When I go to the doctor for a checkup and they draw blood, I admit, I’m not good at that at all. … [But] when I watched that scene, I was fine.”
James Franco explains that even though…

Kate Torgovnick/ / January 11, 2011

James Franco: “Maybe I’m Gay”

““It’s funny because the way that kind of stuff is talked about on blogs is so black-and-white. It’s all cut-and-dry identity politics. ‘Is he straight or is he gay?’ Or, ‘This is your third gay movie — come out already!’ And all based on, gay or straight, based on the idea that your object of…

Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2011