Celebritology 2.0: James Franco


Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Watch the music video that finally teams up R.E.M., James Franco and Lindsay Lohan

Never thought these three would work on a project together, but okay.

By Jen Chaney  |  03:17 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music | Tags:  Lindsay Lohan, James Franco

Posted at 08:01 AM ET, 07/13/2012

Watch James Franco become the wonderful wizard in ‘Oz, the Great and Powerful’

The trailer for Sam Raimi’s film has been unveiled.

By Jen Chaney  |  08:01 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Movies | Tags:  Movie Trailers, Comic-Con, James Franco

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 05/30/2012

Finally, James Franco has weighed in on 'Girls’

In his Huffington Post blog, the actor declares, among other things, that Lena Dunham’s character should get a job waiting tables.

By Jen Chaney  |  03:16 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  James Franco, Girls

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 12/07/2010

James Franco: A peek inside the buzziest actor of 2010's mind

It was back in 1999 when we first met a young James Franco. And by "met" I mean, of course, first saw him and fell head over heels for his "Freaks and Geeks" character, Daniel Desario -- the rebel with a heart of gold. He was the thinking woman's Jordan Catalano. A Dylan Walsh, hold the cheese. In a word, he was perfect. A little more than a decade later and Franco, now all of 32, has quietly become the most talked-about man in showbiz. He's generating Oscar buzz for his portrayal of trapped (we'll leave it at that) hiker Aron Ralston in "127 Hours." He appeared in a brilliantly over-acted "General Hospital" story arc -- a genre that most "serious actors" would avoid like the plague. And speaking of things serious actors would sidestep, Franco also appeared in drag on the cover of Candy magazine earlier this year. He...

By Liz Kelly  |  10:18 AM ET, 12/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Celebrities | Tags:  James Franco

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 11/17/2010

GQ appreciates men, too, and not one of them is Ryan Reynolds

People may like Ryan Reynolds, but according to the editors at GQ, James Franco -- star of "127 Hours" and "General Hospital," artist, perennial student and unabashed cross-dresser -- is the "Leading Man of the Year." The mag -- which named Scarlett Johannson "Babe of the Year" in the same issue -- also feted Jeff Bridges as "Icon of the Year," Stephen Colbert as "Patriot of the Year" and Drake as "Breakout of the Year." And in case we hadn't already hammered home this point today, ScarJo is in fact married to People's pick, Reynolds. Source: GQ...

By Liz Kelly  |  04:07 PM ET, 11/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities | Tags:  James Franco

Posted at 12:41 PM ET, 11/03/2010

James Franco takes on cultural juggernaut 'Three's Company'

One iteration of the 'Three's Company' cast: Don Knotts, Joyce DeWitt, Richard Kline, John Ritter, Suzanne Somers and Ann Wedgeworth. (Nick at Night) Apparently, nothing is sacred to James Franco. Or everything is. Either way, I'm okay with it because it results in him doing things like enrolling in four graduate degree programs simultaneously, volunteering himself as a guest star on "General Hospital," posing in drag and directing creatively-named short films. (You'll have to Google that last one to get the NSFW title.) His latest project? "Three's Company: The Drama," which is described in a press release from the Sundance Institute as "a multi-media examination of the classic '70s sitcom." The release goes on: "Television has undoubtedly shaped our world: our increased exposure to dramatic entertainment, the shapes of our houses, the shape of the time in our day. In this piece James Franco hopes to pull television from...

By Liz Kelly  |  12:41 PM ET, 11/03/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Celebrities, Celebrities | Tags:  James Franco