James Franco was a guest on The Late Show and he asked David Letterman why the writer/director of his new movie Spring Breakers is banned from the CBS talk show. Franco said that he heard that Harmony Korine was banned because before he appeared on the show for a fourth time, he pushed Meryl Streep. Letterman said that is not why he is banned, but it does have to do with something that happened with Streep. His side of the story is, “I went upstairs to greet Meryl Streep and welcome her to the show, and I knock on the door and she was not in there. And I looked around, and she was not in there, and I found Harmony going through her purse. True story. And so I said, ‘That’s it, put her things back in her bag and then get out.’”
Afterwards Letterman said he would have him back on the show, but I don’t see any reason to because his movie already flopped. Can you tell I am still disgusted with Harmony over Kids, one of the most despicable movies ever made?
Now when it comes to the banning it’s OK to make a fool of yourself like Joaquin Phoenix did, but it is not OK to allegedly go through someone’s purse like Harmony did. Sounds rationale to me.
I haven’t paid attention to what Spring Breakers is about; but when I looked at the pictures of James Franco, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson and Vanessa Hudgens filming it, I thought it was going to be a comedy. Then when I saw there was a red band trailer for the film that is out on March 15th, I thought it was going to be raunchy fun like those other teen movies about spring break. Well then I hit play and the movies looks absolutely awful. Why would anyone want to see that? I don’t even think that the leads being in their bikinis would make people want to see it. I don’t know what it is about Hudgens, but she can’t pick a movie since the High School Musical franchise to save her career. I just don’t think people want to see a dark and gritty about spring break, even with a lot of T&A, do you want to see it?
It seems like everyone and their brother is doing their version of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe and now we can add Oscar host James Franco to that list. The NYU grad recorded himself lipsyncing the tune in a car with a friend and I have no words, so I will call him maybe when I do. Actually if he did stuff like this at the Oscars, I think it would’ve been a much better show.
BTW is anyone else so freaking over that song?
I think that Wizard of Oz has cast a spell on me because I so want to see Oz the Great and Powerful when it comes out on March 8th. I think even the Wicked Witch of the West wouldn’t need water to melt over this movie.
James Franco was on Conan O’Brien yesterday and he told the TBS host that he once made a sex tape with his girlfriend. He said that once he was done and watched it with her, they realized they never should watch it again. The Rise of the Planet Apes star told him that there is an art to pornography and he hasn’t mastered it. He then gave an analogy that had Conan running and jumping off of his own set. You have to watch what it is because I had the same reaction as Team Coco!
James Franco had a revealing interview, with out of all the publications, Playboy and in it he talked about hosting the Oscars. The Oscar nominee, who will most likely never be asked to host the Oscars again, talked about why he did and what went wrong.
PLAYBOY: Some might question how seriously you took co-hosting the Oscars show with Anne Hathaway.
FRANCO: When they asked me to do it, I laughed and said, “How am I going to get out of this?” I had one of the best acting experiences working with [director] Danny Boyle on 127 Hours, and we made something great. The studio was making a push for my best actor nomination, and people had been talking about it. At the time I thought no one had won an Oscar the year they hosted the show—I learned later that David Niven had, about 50 years ago—and I thought my hosting the show would cut down my chances, take some of the pressure off and say to people, or at least to myself, “You’re not going to worry about this.” I had done a bit for the Oscars before with Seth Rogen that was a big hit. I felt confident I could do it. I mean, what are the host’s responsibilities? You have an opening monologue, maybe a bit or two in the middle of the show, and then the rest is just reading names. They knew I could rehearse only on weekends because of school, but how much do you have to rehearse? They told me they knew I wasn’t Chris Rock and that they had designed the show around me.
PLAYBOY: How did it go so wrong?
FRANCO: It’s hard to talk about because it’s like assigning blame—not a fun thing to do. For three or four weeks we shot the promos and the little film that played in the opening. In the last week, when we really started focusing on the script for the live show and did a run-through, I said to the producer, “I don’t know why you hired me, because you haven’t given me anything. I just don’t think this stuff’s going to be good.”
You know what he is right, they didn’t write for him. The jokes were lame and as he said Anne and him were polar opposites and so much so it didn’t work.
I kind of feel bad for him because he is not going to live this down for a long time. I mean I won’t forget about anytime soon.
James Franco was on The Late Show with David Letterman and he dressed up for his appearance. I think the horrible Oscar host, actually looked pretty darn good all in black. Seriously he cleans up really well and that makes him so freaking sexy!!!
The NY Times has gotten 14 modern day actors to act out classic screen types. Even though they aren’t silent, their actions are speaking louder than words, like James Franco who is showing us who loves him most…himself of course. Tilda Swinton when she found out she was not going to be in George Clooney’s next film. Javier Bardem demonstrating how he feels that people keep getting him confused with Gerard Butler and/or Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
And then there is Matt Damon, who is reacting like he always does whenever Jimmy Kimmel actually makes time for him on the show.
If you are like me and when you heard that James Franco is going to host this year’s Oscar, you were like WTF??? Well yesterday the 127 Hours’ star was on Jimmy Kimmel Live and he told him how he got the coveted job. He is friends with Bill Condon, who is this year’s producer. I wonder if they will be friends come March???
I will say it now and I am sure will say it again after the Oscars air, he is an awful awful awful choice. I’m sorry, but he is so f*cking boring. I was actually falling asleep listening to him talking about how he got the job, how the f*ck am I going to stay up during the Academy Awards when it is 4 hours of that…