James Franco Was Going To Do Cher!

Categories: Oscars

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I mean, you know, dress like Cher.

On the Oscars.

But an unexpected occurrence got in the way of that, so he got dolled up as Marilyn instead.

Click here for my breezy Q&A with funnyman-slash-Oscar writer Bruce Vilanch, and that will all be gorgeously explained, with full accessories.

Vilanch also gives me insight into the identity of next year's host.

(No, it won't be, well, you know.)

You'll gag!

Hand me the award for this one.


(Flickr: Zizzybaloobah)

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5 comments
Melinda9
Melinda9

In any case, working on the Oscars seems like a thankless task.

Musto
Musto

He's not in charge. He's part of the team. He also told me that when there are TV-stars hosts like Jon Stewart or Ellen, they bring a whole team of writers of their own.

Melinda9
Melinda9

From his comments about the Oscar show, it sounds like he had little or no control over the proceedings. Or is he just trying to spread the blame. They shouldn't have 'negotiated' with James Franco - they should have told him exactly what he would be doing, at least until he proved he could host successfully. Same for Anne Hathaway. But I agree - in the future they should stick with people who have a background in standup - actors don't have the comedic ability.

Musto
Musto

LCD Soundsystem did a song last year in which the lead signer said "Eat it, Michael Musto. You're no Bruce Vilanch." I wrote about it at the time. It was all in fun.

Jonster
Jonster

LOVE LOVE LOVE him! He makes people laugh and learn at the same time. I don't understand the bit about the lyrics you and he are mentioned in. (??) But I agree about Billy Crystal. I'd watch just to see him do the opening film montage where he puts himself in all the nominated flicks. He's hysterical, and never puts a foot wrong. Anyway, after this year, there's nowhere to go but up. This was the worst Oscars since Rob Lowe and Snow White.

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