Nicole Kidman and James Franco Together: My Thoughts

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It was announced the other day that James Franco will join Nicole Kidman this fall in a Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth, about a gigolo's attempt to relaunch his dreams via an aging movie star.

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James Franco: "Maybe I'm Just Gay"

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Is he the world's most gay-friendly straight man or the world's most straight-friendly gay man?

Either way, James Franco is going to keep things murky just to drive us cuckoo-crazy over it.

Says ew.com, "Unlike the loud denials from some stars and even louder silences from others, the response from the 127 Hours star (who, for the record, has been in a years-long relationship with actress Ahna O'Reilly) is actually pretty nuanced."

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James Franco and Anne Hathaway: Great Oscar Hosts?

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I was just on Judith Regan's show on Sirius radio when my husbear Bruce Vilanch phoned in and revealed that he'll again be writing the jokes for the Oscar telecast.

Vilanch said he recently met with first-time hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway to see how to optimize their presence on the show, "because they're not standup comics and they're not Hugh Jackman--though they both have talent in that area."


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James Franco's New Film Is Not for the Squeamish

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In Danny Boyle's 127 Hours, James Franco plays the real-life adventurer who got his arm pinned by a boulder and spent six days alone in the wilderness trying to survive until he finally cut his arm off and escaped.

I'm not sure if this will be a big date movie, especially since at the screening I went to, the lady in front of me ran for the exit in horror when Franco cut his arm and drank his blood! (I guess she's not a Twillight fan.)

UPDATE: A PUBLICIST INFORMS ME THAT FRANCO DOESN'T DRINK HIS BLOOD. AFTER HE JABBED HIS ARM, I THOUGHT HE BROUGHT THE STUFF TO HIS MOUTH, BUT I MISUNDERSTOOD, CLEARLY DELIRIOUS FROM HIS CAPTIVITY. ANYWAY, THE WOMAN DID RUN OUT EXACTLY AT THAT POINT, I SWEAR.

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The Gay-Friendliest Actor On the Planet

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Remember the old days, when actors would studiously avoid gay roles or projects because of what creepy people out there might think? Well, sexuality pioneers like James Franco have been making that kind of career queasiness as obsolete as separate restrooms for gays.

In his already impressive career, the dreamy-eyed Franco has:


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