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After James Franco's 'Spring Breakers 2' slam, producers fire back

James Franco talks a lot about artistic integrity and vision. But there are at least a few people who are publicly calling BS on the actor: The producers he slammed for making a sequel to Spring Breakers without his consent.

Let’s rewind: Earlier this month, production company Wild Bunch announced it was working with Muse Productions, which was behind the first film, on Spring Breakers: The Second Coming. “It’s not a direct sequel, although there are allusions to some of the characters in the original,” said Wild Bunch co-chief Vincent Maraval. The follow-up, written by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) and set to be directed by Jonas Akerlund (Spun, Small Apartments), will chronicle a new group of partyers battling an extreme militant Christian sect attempting to convert them.

On Wednesday, Franco — who starred as wannabe thug Alien in the first film – slammed the idea of a sequel on Instagram, saying it was being done without the blessing of him or Spring Breakers writer/director Harmony Korine. READ FULL STORY

Nominated for Nothing: 'Spring Breakers'

The film: Four lady-friends are bored with their town. They do what any bored college student would do: Rob a diner and use that money to go down to Florida for their spring break. Once in the state of Florida, the girls get into some trouble and are bailed out by Alien (James Franco), a self-described “gangster with a heart of gold.” Both Alien and the girls share a love of being total weirdos and going on violent power trips, and we see how far some of them will go to have fun. READ FULL STORY

Riff Raff plays Jamie Franko on 'One Life to Live,' thinks clubs are full of tumbleweeds -- VIDEO

Rapper Riff Raff appears on the latest episode of One Life to Live, which now lives on Hulu, playing an art dealer named Jamie Franko. For a quick backstory, Riff Raff thinks that James Franco basically got all his inspiration for his role of Alien in Spring Breakers from him, isn’t super happy about it. Franco wrote an essay about how Dangeruss was one of his main inspirations for the role, also says it was inspired by a lot of people. Somehow, Jamie Franko has become the bizarre next chapter of this story. READ FULL STORY

Which Oscar-winner did Harmony Korine shove to earn 'Letterman' ban? James Franco gets answers! -- VIDEO

James Franco went on The Late Show With David Letterman to promote his new film Spring Breakers, directed by Harmony Korine, but what he really wanted to know was why Korine had been banned from the show about 10 years ago.

”The legend is that he pushed Meryl Streep backstage,” Franco said, quickly adding ”I mean if you push Meryl Streep backstage you get kicked off.”

”Not necessarily,” Letterman joked.

Letterman tells his own recollection of what actually occurred in the clip below. READ FULL STORY

James Franco's grandmother wants you to see 'Spring Breakers' -- VIDEO

EW’s Owen Gleiberman called James Franco “mesmerizing” and “genius” in the role of Alien in Spring Breakers, so it’s no wonder his family is proud of him.

In this new ad for Spring Breakers, which was posted on the movie’s Facebook page, Franco’s adorable grandmother offers her support for the film. Her endorsement over shots of girls in bikinis grabbing guns surely has director Harmony Korine kicking himself for not including her in the movie.

Franco’s grandmother also made a memorable appearance in Funny or Die’s ”Christmas Greetings From the Franco’s” telling James that she was so proud of him for his job in 127 Hours.

Watch the Spring Breakers ad here: READ FULL STORY

A tour through the weird-sick-genius of 'Spring Breakers' director Harmony Korine

Spring Breakers  is not a shy movie by any means, but it is a radical departure for director Harmony Korine. In fact, movies like Gummo, Trash Humpers, and Julien Donkey Boy are so gonzo-bizarro that Springbreakers arguably ranks among the most shocking wide-release departures for a director that we’ve ever seen.

You may have seen Kids back in the ’90s (which Korine wrote, but did not direct), and think you have a general idea. But you don’t. Seriously, you don’t. So to help those who think they’re up for a quick taste, we’ve compiled some scenes (definitely NSFW), categorized by common Korine themes, to give a quick peek at the disturbances dancing around in Korine’s mind before he turned 40 this year and seemingly aged out of his own drug-scrambled insanity (though we thought that before, with the relatively “normal” Mr. Lonely, only to see a return to plot-less insanity in Trash Humpers, so who the hell knows). Enjoy! READ FULL STORY

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