James Frey: From tarnished writer to TV star?

141055__jamesearl_lSo everybody at PopWatch HQ was watching a sheepish James Frey on Oprah yesterday, and we got this crazy idea for a new series, My Name Is James, in which the disgraced memoirist (left) makes a list of all the lies and inaccuracies in his best-selling A Million Little Pieces, then sets out one by one to make ‘em true — à la Jason Lee’s repenting Earl (right). Tentative title for the pilot episode: ”The One Where Our Protagonist Gets a Root Canal Without Novocaine!”

Oh come now, PopWatchers. Don’t get all shysty on me, you know you’d watch (especially if some visionary network paired it with Here Comes Rhonetta!).

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  • brandonk

    Well, it’s now clear why you PopWatch guys report on entertainment instead of creating it…although now that I think of it, there may be a spot open at Fox…

  • daisyj

    Now, if this was a reality show…

  • POP

    fyi – shysty is spelled scheisty. scheistmeans sh*t in german
    :o)

  • Tim Duffy

    Really psyched about the episode where he has to make a woman fall in love wiht him and slit her wrists.

  • Jake

    Future writers take note: while James Frey is hardly the first writer to have his work called into question, he is being made into an example. If he had simply attached phrases to his prose such as, “It felt like to me…” or “Even though it felt like 87 days, it was only hours in jail…” or “As best I can remember…” But that said, PLEASE don’t just make stuff up, especially when you have supporting documents out there!

  • Jake

    Oh, and one more thing. I think James Frey should take a break for a while – unless he LIKES being publicly flogged. The public will eventually forget and forgive, but he has to go away for awhile.

  • jana

    please, PLEASE stop with the “Here Comes Rhonetta” stuff. NOT COOL, we need to forget about her fast.

  • Tim L

    Only if it is paired with Here Comes Rhonetta! I refuse to watch otherwise. I’m far too busy pinning for Jack Bauer, laughing at the cue card reading style and porno style sets of President McKenzie Allen, and wishing Alberta Watson and Peta Wilson would come back to TV. You make all my dreams come true Mike and I am so onboard with My Name Is James.

  • William Phenn

    Your Kidding right?….She (Oprah)gave this so called “Writer”, more press than Any other “Real Writer” she ever had on her show. I have to agree with every other “Intelligent Human” that said, “She should never have had him back on the show”. She did it with Dr. Phil and look what happened..:>) This guy will go on to make millions while “Real Writers” (like myself), struggle to pay the utility bills.
    “Oprah, what were you thinking”?
    Ciao!
    William Phenn

  • mike

    These days,unfortunely, any press is good press. All you have to do is get your name in print or on TV and somebody will want give you aanother oppotunity.

  • Ned

    It might be a good show, heck, you already have 87 episodes just with the jail lie alone. And remember, he said he had two root canals without novacaine, so that’s two episodes. I feel sorry for the actress that gets the part of Lilly though, talk about suffering for your craft.

  • SAMANTHA Sarbosky

    TONIGHTS AFTER OPRAH SHOW SHOWS OPRAH BEING DISCREDITED AND EMBARESSED BY THE AUDIENCE REGARDING JAMES FREY YET WAS EDITIED FROM YESTERDAYS AIRING…ON OXYGEN TONIGHT I CAUGHT THE AFTER SHOW TAPING IN WHICH OPRAH WAS MOBBED BY THE AUDIEBNCE CLAIMING HER TO BE A FRAUD AND JAMES FEY A HERO..WHY WAS THIS CUT FROM ORIGINAL AIRING????
    Something isn’t right with my best girl OPRAH…It is on her Website under “JAMES FREY AUDIENCE REPLIES”
    OPRAH IS HIGHLY SUSPECT FOR HER TACTICTS IN MY EYES NOW..I AM DISAPPOINTED!!

  • Bev

    I think Oprah used the opportunity to act like a bully and I am ashamed of her.

  • katie

    The guy is a recovered drug addict, regardless if he used novocain or not. The book did good for many people. Leave the guy alone!! There was no point for oprah to get on her high horse. Its not like that women isn’t a walking contridiction herself.

  • suzynj

    Leave this guy alone. We can only hope he didn’t run into the nearest bar and put down $40 and chug the Jack Daniels after the humiliation he suffered at the hands of the egomaniacal Miss O. Any idiot that believes everything he reads should be working for a politician. Pick one: Bush or Hilary.

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