On Friday’s Late Show, James Franco and David Letterman bond over their much-maligned performances as Oscar hosts. Watch a preview below. Franco admits he’s thought about why viewers would think he was “under the influence,” and his best guess: “I love her, but Anne Hathaway is so energetic, I think the Tasmanian Devil would look stoned standing next to Anne Hathaway,” he jokes. Truthfully, he says, he hasn’t played the ceremony back, and maybe he had low energy, but he felt, “I honestly played those lines as well as I could.” Letterman asked Franco why he even cares what people thought. Franco says just because being the best Oscar host ever wasn’t on his list of things to do doesn’t mean he didn’t care or try hard. “But here’s the hypocritical thing,” he says. “Leading up to the Oscars, I couldn’t hear enough about how, ‘Oh, people don’t care about the Oscars anymore. It’s dead. It’s boring. It’s at the end of a long awards season. Who cares about it?’ Well, as soon as you don’t host the way they want you to, they suddenly care, and they won’t shut up about it. Then they can’t hear enough about a show they don’t care about.” READ FULL STORY »
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Twitter: The cause of and solution to all of life’s problems. Yesterday, James Franco responded to Academy Awards comedy writer Bruce Vilanch’s negative comments about his hosting job with a defensive TwitPic that dared to vaguely insult Bette Midler. But the two semi-enemies have made peace. In a new TwitPic, Franco posts a note he received directly from Vilanch, who explains that he was only joking with the interviewer, and ended up actually trying to defend Franco’s Oscar hosting. “You should never take the gutter press too seriously,” explains Vilanch, “They don’t do their homework and they like to pretend everyone is in a perpetual state of anger and distress.” Over the note, Franco has scrawled his own mea culpa: “Thanks Bruce, sorry for reading stupid blogs.” And with that, the Great Franco-Vilanch war of March 21 and 22 ended. Check back on this blog — which isn’t stupid, we got a B-, which is an A- at Harvard! — later this week for more exciting usages of the word “TwitPic.”
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Looking at the new character posters for Your Highness, I was struck most by how surprisingly hot James Franco’s hair looks at that length. It’s the perfect volume: More than he had in Pineapple Express, less than he had in Tristan + Isolde. Well done.
I’d need to see the film before making such a bold statement as this, but I’m thinking this could be the best medieval-length hair in cinema history. Or perhaps it’s just a tie between Franco and Viggo Mortensen on a good day in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. I’m open to a debate.
See the new posters feature Your Highness‘ costars Natalie Portman and Danny McBride below. READ FULL STORY »
tweeted an extended audio tidbit of himself singing Cher’s big song from Burlesque, “You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me.” According to Franco’s tweet, “they pulled this from the oscar show,” which could be true… or it could also just be a teasing reference to the ongoing “Will/Should Franco Sing at the Oscars?” debate. Is Franco’s song serious, funny, or seriously funny? Decide for yourself by listening to the song after the jump… [Update: Oh, if only you could turn back time... Looks like it’s been taken down, folks. But just let yourself imagine it, readers. It's exactly what you'd expect, except more, except less.] READ FULL STORY »Everything James Franco does is either densely symbolic or fabulously meaningless, and his latest shenanigan is no different: The mega-hyphenate star
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