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  • James Franco's New Music Video Is a Hazy Trip (Video)

    Posted Jun 29th 2011 at 03:22 PM by Kelly Fisher

    The first music video off James Franco's EP with drag queen and performance artist Kalup Linzy makes no sense -- and we really wouldn't expect anything different from the actor/writer/student/artist/host/musician. Apparently, Franco's musical endeavor with Linzy is legit. The duo, dubbed Kalup & Franco, will release their first EP, 'Turn It Up,' on July 12. Lucky us -- we all get a preview ...

  • James Franco to Release Experimental Record With Drag Queen

    Posted Jun 7th 2011 at 07:55 PM by Boombox Editors

    Relentless polymath James Franco continues his quest to shame the rest of the world with a surprising (but not really) new turn as a member of experimental music group Kalup & Franco. The Yale-educated Ph.D. actor, writer, director and multiple degree-holder recently finished a stint on daytime soap 'General Hospital,' where he invited drag queen, Guggenheim fellow and soap opera satirist Kalu...

  • James Franco to Pursue Second PhD

    Posted Apr 22nd 2011 at 06:45 PM by Tracey Harrington McCoy

    James Franco is a busy, busy guy: acting, writing, filmmaking, going to school-he's even teaching a course about himself at a college in Los Angeles! And though he's currently pursuing a PhD in English from Yale, Franco is also enrolling in a second doctorate program. That's right. In addition to all of his pursuits, the '127 Hours' actor is pursuing a second PhD at the University of Houston. ...

  • James Franco and Stephen Colbert Engage in 'Lord of the Rings' Nerd Challenge

    Posted Apr 6th 2011 at 02:50 PM by AOL TV Editors

    During James Franco's appearance on 'The Colbert Report' he managed to get into an intense argument with Stephen Colbert over who had been the bigger fan of 'Lord of the Rings' author J.R.R. Tolkien growing up. "I hear that you were a big Tolkien fan," Franco told Colbert. "I was the biggest Tolkien fan." But Colbert rose Franco's challenge with gusto....

  • James Franco: 'Social Media Is Dead'

    Posted Apr 4th 2011 at 06:55 PM by Tracey Harrington McCoy

    After trying Twitter for a couple months, James Franco declared: social media is dead. While attending a creative writing nonprofit benefit last week, the actor-writer-student told Policito he doesn't see a future for the Twitters and Facebooks of the world. "Social media is over. Still up there. Going down. You heard it here first," Franco said. And although his Twitter account is still active...

  • Video: 'POP-arazzi' Loves Professor James Franco

    Posted Apr 1st 2011 at 02:00 PM by Brittany Weiss

    A certain dabbling celebrity known as James Franco will join the professor ranks at New York University this fall. It's so exciting, we at PopEater literally jumped for joy. Watch this week's 'POP-arazzi' to see how the rest of New York City feels about Professor James Franco....

  • Video: James Franco Makes Friends By Humping

    Posted Mar 30th 2011 at 12:15 PM by Sarah Crow

    MTV's Josh Horowitz may not be a household name to everyone, but he's got some friends in high places. In his latest installment of his online show, 'After Hours With Josh Horowitz,' the host and buddies James Franco and 'Pineapple Express' star Danny McBride engage in a little "male bondage." Franco, who recently signed on to teach graduate classes at NYU, put Horowitz through the wringer w...

  • Oscar Opening Montage Puts Franco and Hathaway Into 'Inception'

    Posted Feb 27th 2011 at 09:16 PM by Zach Dionne

    The Oscars' opening montage was goofy as always, in an awesome pre-taped clip featuring co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway superimposed into Best Picture nominees including 'The Social Network,' 'Black Swan' and 'True Grit.' The montage's plot had Franco and Hathaway attempting to break into Alec Baldwin's dream, 'Inception'-style. A highlight had Hathaway busting into the 'Black Swan' rec...

  • James Franco and Anne Hathaway Charm Audiences With Oscar Monologue

    Posted Feb 27th 2011 at 08:35 PM by Sarah Crow

    Anne Hathaway and James Franco reminded audiences why they're crowd favorites with their hilarious intro monologue at the Oscars. OSCAR HIGHLIGHTS: ► Natalie Portman Wins Best Actress ► Kirk Douglas Keeps Actresses in Suspense ► Billy Crystal Returns to Oscars Stage ► Franco and Hathaway Take on 'Inception ► Oscars Red Carpet Photos ► Scarlett's New Oscar Man? Franco, who sco...

  • James Franco, Anne Hathaway Do 'Grease'

    Posted Feb 23rd 2011 at 07:50 PM by Tracey Harrington McCoy

    James Franco tweeted a short video on Wednesday, showing himself and fellow Oscar host Anne Hathaway reenacting the final scene of 'Grease.' The clip was 19 seconds long and had no dialogue. It's unclear whether the clip will be featured during Sunday night's Oscar telecast. Franco, who joined Twitter last week along with his mother and grandmother, has close to 150,000 followers. His tweets...

  • Anne Hathaway: I Won't Be Insulting Anybody When I Host the Oscars

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011 at 08:30 PM by Tracey Harrington McCoy

    Anne Hathaway and James Franco are hosting the Oscars this Sunday, and while they're hoping to get a few laughs, they won't be going the Ricky Gervais route. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hathaway revealed why she won't be heckling her fellow Hollywood heavyweights. "I can guarantee that if you're looking for someone to call people out, we're not your hosts," Hathaway said. "I th...

  • Listen: James Franco's 'Oscar Song' Cut From Show

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011 at 09:39 AM by Kelly Fisher

    Just as James Franco promised, there will be some singing and dancing when he takes the stage with Anne Hathaway at the Oscars on Sunday. However, not all songs they practice will make the final cut. Yesterday, Franco tweeted a link to one of the songs "pulled" from the show -- with good reason. "They pulled this from the Oscar show. Damn it," Franco tweeted -- in jest -- with a link to him sin...

  • James Franco's Latest Role: Interviewer for Harper's Bazaar

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011 at 12:45 AM by The Editors of StyleList

    Does James Franco sleep? And if so, when? Now, in between teaching a course on himself, co-hosting the Oscars and appearing on soap operas, Franco is wearing the hat of Harper's Bazaar interviewer, with a Q&A in the March issue with Gucci designer Frida Giannini. Franco has also posed in ads for the design house. The actor has a bit of a professional crush on the pretty blonde designer. ...

  • Is Mila Kunis Headed to 'Oz' With James Franco?

    Posted Feb 21st 2011 at 08:30 AM by Kelly Fisher

    A trip back to 'Oz' just got interesting. According to sources, Mila Kunis is reportedly eying a leading role opposite James Franco in a prequel to 'The Wizard of Oz.' According to Vulture, Kunis has turned down the lead role in Warner Bros.' 'Akira' in favor of director Sam Raimi's 'Oz, The Great and Powerful.' She is apparently interested in the role of Theodorah, who eventually becomes the i...

  • James Franco, Mom and Grandma Join Twitter

    Posted Feb 18th 2011 at 04:50 PM by Sarah Crow

    It's embarassing enough for a normal person when their family members enter the social networking game and exponentially more so when that person is famous, or so one would think. Oscar nominee James Franco has just found out how it feels, now that his mother and grandmother have joined Twitter. Luckily for the '127 Hours' star, their tweets have been pretty benign (and adorable) so far. Fra...


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