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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 doing it, they’re really selling it.”

James Franco really understands how complicated making a sex tape actually is. I completely agree with James. I mean, for example, I personally am a fan of doggystyle, but on tape? Well, let’s just say it does not look so cute — WAIT, WTF?!?! James Franco made a sex tape? Where is it? Need. To. See. Now. [Newsweek] Keep reading »

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 he feels faint at the sight of blood, he didn’t have trouble filming or watching the infamous scene in “127 Hours” where he amputates his own arm. Others haven’t handled the scene so well. There have been many reports of people fainting, vomiting, and having panic attacks during screenings. Fun? [People] Keep reading »

James Franco: “Maybe I’m Gay”

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““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 affection decides your sexuality. There are lots of other reasons to be interested in gay characters than wanting myself to go out and have sex with guys. And there are also lots of other aspects about these characters that I’m interested in, in addition to their sexuality. So, in some ways it’s coincidental, in other ways it’s not. I mean, I’ve played a gay man who’s living in the ’60s and ’70s, a gay man who we depicted in the ‘50s, and one being in the ‘20s. And those were all periods when to be gay, at least being gay in public, was much more difficult. Part of what I’m interested in is how these people who were living anti-normative lifestyles contended with opposition. Or, you know what, maybe I’m just gay.”

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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 collection of short stories), and graduate student (who is enrolled in more than five programs across the country, including getting a Ph.D. in English at Yale). And now the dude has set his sights on writing screenplays and directing. And we’re not talking about stoner comedies here. Franco’s first project on the docket is William Faulkner’s stream-of-consciousness masterpiece As I Lay Dying, a book it took me multiple reads and many months discussing in an American Literature class to feel like I’d fully wrapped my head around. Franco is currently in talks to write the script and be behind the camera as the novel is brought to life onscreen.

And that’s not all! Keep reading »

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.” Keep reading »

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: When asked what turns him on during a visit to “Inside The Actors Studio,” James said rabbits. “Sometimes rabbits, like, turn me on. I don’t know why.” Ooookay. [PopSugar]

After the jump, let’s revisit some other classic James Franco quotes: Keep reading »

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, the only way to figure out if this would work in real life is to have James come over to my house and try this on me. I’ll be waiting. Keep reading »

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 was the only dude scent worth wearing in junior high. I suppose James refers to this as his earliest work of “performance art.” [NY Post] Keep reading »

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 of self-gratuitousness–THAT WE LOVE TO PIECES! So we’ve decided to offer some tips and tricks to make your Oscars the best they can be. Keep reading »

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 impossible to avoid these days. He just published a book, his new movie “127 Hours” is out, he does performance art dissecting “Three’s Company,” he’s posing in drag on the covers of magazines, and he’s apparently a grad student at, like, five different colleges simultaneously. (I am exaggerating, but not by much.) While that is wonderfully productive, he’s really just a not-terribly-interesting thespian whose forté is acting like a stoner. Anne Hathaway, at least, can sing, dance and act, which are qualities that might come in handy for an Oscars host.

I’ll be skipping this year’s Oscars, I’m afraid. I’ll learn all I need to know next season on “The Rachel Zoe Project” as Rachel freaks out over Anne’s dresses, I’m sure. [People] Keep reading »

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