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James Franco becomes a teacher; Willie Nelson to sing his way out of jail?

Prof. Franco, at your service. (Chris Pizzello/AP)

Willie Nelson has been offered the best plea deal ever: pay a fine and sing a rendition of “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” and he won’t have to serve jail time for a marijuana possession charge. Kit Bramblett, the county attorney for Hudspeth County in West Texas, tells The Post’s Melissa Bell that he’s unsure whether Nelson will come to the courthouse to perform the song because a judge still has to sign off on the terms of the deal. “The sheriff has threatened me with my life if I do [this] because he says that 50,000 people will show up in the town,” Bramblett said. (BlogPost)

In addition to Darren Aronofsky, Mila Kunis has jumped to the defense of Natalie Portman’s dance performance in “Black Swan.” “Natalie danced her [expletive] off,” Kunis says. (Popeater)

Farley Granger of “Strangers on a Train” and other Hitchcock films has died at the age of 85. (New York Times)

Jennifer Garner will do some detective work. Also, the most famous person on Facebook is not Lady Gaga. Find out more after the jump.

Jennifer Garner will play Miss Marple in a Disney adaptation based on the Agatha Christie series. (Deadline)

In a new Vanity Fair story and his new book, Rob Lowe fondly recalls the days when Charlie Sheen was “a wonderful mix of nerd ... and rebel” and says Tom Cruise’s intensity seemed robotic. (Us)

Who’s the most famous person on Facebook? Surprise: Iit’s not Lady Gaga. Based on number of likes, it’s apparently Eminem by a nose. (Zap2It)

The new promo for MTV’s “Teen Wolf.” Without Boof or Styles, I am not sure I can get on board with this. (Also via Zap 2 It)

When she isn’t at a movie theater or writing about movies, Jen Chaney is ... um ... probably at home, watching a movie.


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