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James Franco To Direct Movies Of William Faulkner, Cormac McCarthy Books

Over the years, I have been accused of being an overachiever. But if I am, then James Franco is an over-over-over-over-over-overachiever. Unfulfilled with his life as a successful actor who’s hosting the Academy Awards this year, James is also an artist (working on an exhibit inspired by “Three’s Company”), author (who published Palo Alto, a…

Kate Torgovnick/ / January 4, 2011

James Franco’s Grandma Has A (Belated) Christmas Message

James Franco spent the holiday weekend with his family, including his part-Jewish, Santa-loving Grandma, who had a message for those people who are scared of seeing “127 Hours.”…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 27, 2010

The Craziest Things To Come Out Of James Franco’s Mouth

I suspect that James Franco has a touch of the “Megan Fox”-ies. No, he doesn’t suffer from aggressive sexyface (not with that hipster ‘stache, anyway) or toe-thumbs; rather, James is king of the sound byte. James Franco-isms get so bizarre sometimes that I suspect they may not be true.

The latest example: Whe…

Jessica Wakeman / December 10, 2010

James Franco Is In Love With Himself

Hey, but you knew that already! This video series made for the New York Times Magazine feature “Performers who defined cinema in 2010 [as they] capture classic screen types,” but we call it a good excuse to watch James Franco make out with himself. We imagine he is playing the Lothario, no? Really,…

Susannah Breslin / December 8, 2010

James Franco Was A Cologne Thief In Middle School

“I guess my life of crime started by stealing cologne [in junior high]. We’d keep [cologne sample bottles] in the locker, in our gym locker at school and we’d sell some from the lockers …”
James Franco from his interview on “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” I hope he was stealing/selling Drakkar Noir. That wa…

Ami Angelowicz / December 6, 2010

An Open Letter To Oscar Hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway

Dear James and Anne,

Congrats on that whole “hosting the Oscars” thing. We suppose it’s kind of a big deal, though probably not for you two, what with your mega-blockbusters, and nude scenes and simultaneous quadruple master’s programs. Still, hosting The Academy Awards can be a tricky proposition–it’s a slow-moving, oft long-running show…

Julie Gerstein / December 5, 2010

Overexposed James Franco To Host 2011 Oscars With Anne Hathaway

Amelia, I will not be liveblogging the Oscars this year: Mr. Overexposure himself, James Franco, will be co-hosting the 83rd annual Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. Maybe we’ll get lucky and he will get stuck under a boulder and cut his arm off onstage? I kid, I kid. But seriously, James Franco is damn near…

Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2010

“127 Hours” Leads To Faintings, Seizures, And Panic Attacks

You couldn’t pay me to go see director Danny Boyle’s new movie, “127 Hours,” which stars James Franco as a rock climber who gets trapped under a boulder and has to amputate his own arm. Apparently, the movie gets pretty gruesome—a Daily Mail reviewer called it “the most harrowing bone-breaking and amputation scene in the…

Kate Torgovnick/ / November 5, 2010

James Franco’s New Performance Art Dissects “Three’s Company”

I was just about to forgive James Franco for signing on to appear in 20 episodes of “General Hospital” and calling it “performance art,” when I caught wind of his latest project. In his downtime from being a beat poet (“Howl”) and cutting off his arm (“127 Hours”), he has been hard at work o…

Ami Angelowicz / November 4, 2010

James Franco Gets Dolled Up In Drag

Oh, that James Franco. Always up to something new and wacky! This time the performance artist/actor/all-around hottie is in drag on the cover of Candy magazine. The lovely photo was taken by Terry Richardson. What a “trans-formation,” indeed. He’s a little Angelica Houston, a little Jackie Beat. [The Daily What]…

Susannah Breslin / October 6, 2010

Quotable: James Franco Would Tell You If He Was Gay

“Sure, I’d tell you if I was. I guess the reason I wouldn’t is because I’d be worried that it would hurt my career. I suppose that’s the reason one wouldn’t do that, right? But no, that wouldn’t be something that would deter me. I’m going to do projects that I want to do. Everyone…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 9, 2010

Quotable: James Franco Loves Himself 4-5 Times A Day

“When I’m alone, I do masturbate a lot. I tend to have a four- or five-time a day [habit]. So, I probably would have if I was stuck under a rock.”
—James Franco tells Hollywood Reporter about his self-love habits. Why? He’s at the Telluride Film Festival promoting his new flick, “127 Hours,” about a…

Kate Torgovnick/ / September 7, 2010

A Franco Double Rainbow: Dave Franco Interviews His Brother James

In part one of this five-part video series, James Franco and his slightly less attractive (but still hot!) brother Dave discuss working together, actor accents, and the subtle differences between Zach Braff and Zac Efron. Watch Dave panic when James asks him “Which Zach do you like better?” and be mesmerized by James Franco’…

Julie Gerstein / August 12, 2010

James Franco Sexes Up Scraggly Poet Allen Ginsberg In “Howl”

I cannot, cannot wait to see James Franco in “Howl.” He actually makes Beat poet Allen Ginsberg kinda hot, instead of hairy and creepy. It gives the famous lines from Ginsberg’s iconic poem, also named “Howl,” a whole new meaning: I saw the best minds of my generation, starving, hysterical, naked …

Jessica Wakeman / July 22, 2010

Quotable: James Franco Thinks Julia Roberts Is Shy In The Sack

“She is very, very outgoing. But I think she’ll also admit pretty freely that she doesn’t love to do love scenes and actually was charmingly shy when we had to do them.”James Franco on filming sex scenes with Julia Roberts for “Eat, Pray, Love.” Either she’s shy or she isn’t into James. Methinks shy.

Ami Angelowicz / July 11, 2010

James Franco French Kisses A Dude On “SNL”

If you watched James Franco hosting “SNL” this weekend, then you might have noticed a little bit of a theme … homosexuality. Almost every skit contained some sort of gay reference. Hmmm … let’s see: He played Latin singing star Rico Garlanda, danced in footsie pajamas, portrayed James Dean exchanging secret Santa gifts with…

Ami Angelowicz / December 21, 2009

Frisky Rant: James Franco Thinks He’s Matthew Barney

We were all scratching our heads in confusion when James Franco announced that he would be appearing on the soap opera “General Hospital.” But would I have called his decision performance art? Not so much. According to James, however, that’s exactly what it is. “I finally took the plunge and experimented with [performance art] myself…

Ami Angelowicz / December 7, 2009

First Look At James Franco On “General Hospital”

OMG, my DVR is soooo ready to start recording “General Hospital” again! “GH” and I have been broken up for a while now — I just could not get behind Carly #3 or #4 — but with James Franco making his big daytime debut on the show next Friday, I’m ready to go back…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 10, 2009

James Franco Is Checking Into “General Hospital”

Here’s some WTF news: James Franco has signed on for a role on “General Hospital,” which will have him hanging in Port Charles for two months. According to Soapnet, “He’ll be playing a mysterious character who will … make Jason’s life a living hell.” Jason is a mobster who was once a prepster who went…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 1, 2009

Celebrity Casting Couch: Who Will Play Jeff Buckley? And Who Will Be Lara Croft?

It would be more fun if celebrities had to fight to the death for roles. Or maybe casting directors could make them compete in elaborate ropes courses? This week, some very talented celebrities are up for the same roles. James Franco and Robert Pattinson are neck-and-neck for the honor of playing musician Jeff Buckley i…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 11, 2009
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