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  • James Franco Says 'I Love You' in Song

    Posted Feb 14th 2011 at 05:30 PM by Kiki Von Glinow

    Actor, writer, Oscar host and now singer. According to Vulture, Cynthia Rowley fashion show attendees got the first taste of James Franco as a recording artist when models stomped the runway to his new song, 'I Love You.' James collaborated with Kalup Linzy for the pop-funk tune, which is just the first of an unfinished EP from the duo. Rowley called on house music mix-masters The Misshapes to...

  • James Franco in Early Talks for 'Oz'

    Posted Feb 4th 2011 at 08:18 PM by Rebecca Macatee

    Is there anything James Franco can't do? The 32-year-old isn't just an Academy Award nominated actor, he's the upcoming Oscar host, proven soap star, knockout drag queen, published author and a soon-to-be professor of a class about himself. (Way to make the rest of us feel like underachievers, James.) And now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, the renaissance Hollywood man is in talks to...

  • James Franco to Teach a College Course on Himself

    Posted Feb 3rd 2011 at 12:05 AM by Moviefone Editors

    If there's one indisputable truism of the 21st century, it's that James Franco can do pretty much whatever he wants. He's one of Hollywood's most sought-after actors -- every bit as comfortable in dramas like 'Milk' as he is smoking a cross joint and mumbling in lighter fare like 'Pineapple Express.' And he's not just nominated for an Oscar this year, he's also co-hosting the ceremony. Moreover,...

  • James Franco Plans Secret Oscars 'After-After-After-After-Party'

    Posted Feb 1st 2011 at 12:30 PM by Kiki Von Glinow

    James Franco will have double hosting duties come Oscar night. According to PEOPLE, after hosting the 83rd Annual Academy Award show alongside Anne Hathaway, Franco is inviting an intimate group of friends and colleagues to continue the celebration at his new bar, The Writer's Room, in LA. "It's at a secret location," Franco told Canadian show, etalk. "And that's what I'm looking forward to...

  • Anne Hathaway, James Franco Bring the Funny in Oscar Promo

    Posted Jan 28th 2011 at 08:00 AM by Kelly Fisher

    As the Academy Awards inch closer, a new promo for the big night shows co-hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco prepping for the ultimate hosting gig -- complete with dance lessons and wardrobe-malfunction preparedness. In the new clip, Franco and Hathaway can be seen working on their fitness -- using Oscar statues as weights -- and brushing up on their seemingly rough dancing skills. And, in...

  • James Franco Gets Trapped By Mini-Fridge on 'Daily Show'

    Posted Jan 26th 2011 at 07:30 AM by AOL TV Editors

    James Franco barely survived a harrowing experience on 'The Daily Show.' After having to get into character for his film '127 Hours,' where his character's arm was trapped in a rock collapse, it must have been eerie to suffer a similar calamity. As he explained it, "I was trying to get a Fun-Size Snickers bar out of the mini-fridge, and it came down on me and I can't get my arm out." Franco...

  • James Franco Made Sex Tape at 19, Promises No Lip-Syncing at The Academy Awards

    Posted Jan 24th 2011 at 07:41 PM by Rebecca Macatee

    James Franco strives to be controversial. So when Newsweek gathered some of the country's most respected actors to discuss their craft, Franco outdid his peers by referencing a sex tape he made as a teenager. "Anybody who has made a home sex tape knows what feels best doesn't always look best," Franco said. "I remember when I was 19 doing that, and then watching it back and thinking, 'Oh, that...

  • James Franco on Oscars: 'I'm Going With the Flow'

    Posted Jan 19th 2011 at 08:40 AM by Kelly Fisher

    Now that the Golden Globes have come and gone, it's time to talk Oscars. The actor, among other things, James Franco will take the stage at the famous Kodak Theatre on Feb. 27 alongside Anne Hathaway to host the Academy Awards. So what do the pair have in store for Hollywood's big night? "There will be some singing and some dancing," Franco told PEOPLE. "We haven't started...

  • 'Spider-Man' Broadway Musical Delayed for Fifth Time

    Posted Jan 13th 2011 at 09:42 PM by Rebecca Macatee

    If your spidey senses were tingling Thursday night, you might head over to the Great White Way and lend a hand on set. The Wall Street Journal reports that the problem-plagued Broadway musical 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' has once again pushed back its opening night. This is the fifth time the show has delayed its first official performance, now scheduled for March 15. The show has received...

  • James Franco: Actor, Writer, Host, Drag Queen...Now Director?

    Posted Jan 3rd 2011 at 06:00 PM by Jett Wells

    James Franco is either on a mission to become pop culture's most ubiquitous Renaissance man or he's shoring up his resume to run for president. He's worn lipstick for a magazine cover, written scripts, will host the 83rd Academy Awards, is currently working on his PhD and, of course, we know him best as an actor, but now he's expanding his CV yet again. According to Roger Friedman at Showbiz...

  • James Franco Is Hosting the Oscars Because People Told Him Not To

    Posted Dec 20th 2010 at 02:58 PM by Jett Wells

    James Franco is such a rebel. When Entertainment Weekly asked the actor about his Oscar-hosting gig, he said he didn't want to do it at first but then was encouraged by the fact that everyone around him thought it was terrible idea. In short, he decided he didn't care what people thought. "When we finally met and discussed it in person, all my representatives were saying, 'No! Of course not!'"...

  • 'King's Speech,' 'The Fighter' Lead Screen Actors Guild Nominations

    Posted Dec 16th 2010 at 10:15 AM by Moviefone Editors

    Nominations for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced early this morning in Los Angeles by actresses Rosario Dawson and Angie Harmon, and our friends at Moviefone have all the scoop. 'The Fighter' packed a major punch, picking up four nominations, including Best Ensemble and three supporting nominations for Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo. Also earning four...

  • James Franco Reflects on Watching Gigolo Have Sex

    Posted Dec 9th 2010 at 05:25 PM by Jett Wells

    In 2010, James Franco has been the gift that keeps on giving, and this time it comes in form of male prostitution. In a televised interview with James Lipton for 'Inside the Actors Studio,' Franco reflects on the time when, researching a role, he ended up watching a gigolo have sex with a man. "I found this guy that was kind of a perfect model," Franco said. "He claimed to service both males...

  • James Franco Returning to 'General Hospital' Before Oscars

    Posted Dec 9th 2010 at 12:45 PM by Sarah Crow

    Just last week, it was announced that James Franco would be hosting the 83rd Academy Awards ceremony alongside Anne Hathaway, but that hasn't kept the busy actor from picking up another gig in his spare time. Franco, who is currently pursuing a PhD at Yale University, is returning the small screen to reprise his role as psychopathic artist Franco on 'General Hospital.' TV Guide reports that...

  • Franco, Portman and Douglas Put to Test in Silent Film Project

    Posted Dec 8th 2010 at 04:36 PM by John Mitchell

    The New York Times Magazine always goes all out for its year-end Hollywood Issue, but the magazine has outdone itself this year, producing a gorgeous video spectacle, entitled 'Fourteen Actors Acting: A Video Gallery of Classic Screen Types,' to accompany its annual portfolio of the year's best actors and actresses. As directed by Solve Sundsbo, who also shot the accompanying black-and-white...


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