Newsweek recently had an Oscar roundtable with Natalie Portman, Annette Bening, Michelle Williams, Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and James Franco. In the interview, Bening gave Portman tips on how to attend an awards ceremony while very pregnant and Portman teased Franco that carrying a child is the one thing he can't do. After watching Arnold Schwarzenegger's classic 1994 film Junior on a continuous loop, James Franco has shown that smug Natalie Portman that Franco can do anything Franco puts his mind to. BOOM.
revealed that he made a sex tape when he was 19 years old. Despite the fact that he was recognized for his work in 127 Hours today, James Franco decided to turn his attention to releasing a still from the home video.
James Franco has returned from the Sundance Film Festival, and wants to build on the energy generated during his weekend of blond wigs and Three's Company themed art installations. In an effort to channel this energy, Franco has set his sights on his next great project: becoming the new co-host of Live with James and Kelly, once Regis retires in the summer.
revealed that James Franco will executive produce a musical at Yale, called James Franco Presents. In a move surprising nobody, Franco has also committed to a high school musical production of Grease to ensure that he has enough experience to present a student-run musical with his name attached. Naturally, he is playing Danny Zuko. At first the kids at LaGuardia High School were intimidated by the notorious workaholic, but have since come around to see the method behind Franco's madness. LaGuardia's principal has denied Franco from having around the clock rehearsals, but he has allowed Franco to give spontaneous pop quizzes, testing his student/co-stars on their knowledge of 1950s drag racing culture and the ancient Greek origins of drama.
Also in his back pocket, the rights to Stine's What's Eating Gilbert Grape...LITERALLY!
James Franco awoke from his year end slumber on January 3rd and spent all day preparing for his annual holiday feast inside his cave. The yearly affair takes place on January 4th, and is reserved strictly for Franco's closest friends and family. This year Franco asked everyone invited to bring a dish, potluck style. Worried about the time he lost to his 10 day long nap, Franco also used the get together as a chance to practice his hosting skills, even going so far as to hand out awards for various categories, best salad, best garnish and best dressed, among them. Winners were presented with statuesque rocks Franco managed to scrounge up. As is custom inside the cave, James Franco was dressed as a bear.