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James Franco And Seth Rogen Nude On Instagram!

October 6th, 2014 11:55am EDT
James Franco And Seth Rogen Nude On Instagram!
Actor James Franco loves to be nude. He also loves to hang out with buddy Seth Rogen. Put those two together and you have the latest in a series of posts from the actors where they almost show their stuff to the world. You can see the series of photos on Franco's Instagram account.

Franco and Rogan's latest stunt involved a series of photos of the duo cavorting in the wild, with a comment from Franco that reads,"See if me and seth can make it, NAKED and AFRAID!!!! Wtf?! You'll see........"

The two buddies are notorious for pushing boundaries. One of their favorite targets has been Kanye...

James Franco Debuts His Creepy Bald & Tattooed Head At The Venice Film Festival

September 5th, 2014 5:46pm EDT
James Franco Debuts His Creepy Bald & Tattooed Head At The Venic
Some guys look sexy with bald heads. And then there's James Franco. The actor walked the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Friday with a clean shaven head emblazoned on the back with a fake tattoo of Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Cliff.

Franco shaved his locks for the upcoming film "Zeroville," which centers on a man named Vikar who is obsessed with film.

The actor is in Italy for "The Sound and the Fury," which he directed and is screening at the famous festival. He received the "Glory to the Filmmaker Award" by festival organizers.

He posted a collage of his new look whil...

Going Blonde!

August 12th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
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James Franco is showing off his new blonde hair, which he received in preparation for a role as former gay rights activist Michael Glatze. Check it out below.

"That late 90s bleached look," Franco wrote alongside a photo he posted on Instagram with his lighter hair. Franco will play the lead role in Gus Van Sant's Michael, about Young Gay America magazine co-founder Michael Glatze.

In 2007, Glatze made headlines for revealing he had become straight. In an editorial on WND, he wrote in part, "Homosexuality, delivered to young minds, is by its very nature pornographic. It destroys impress...

Christmas In North Korea

August 8th, 2014 12:39pm EDT
The Interview
All the free publicity given to upcoming comedy The Interview has apparently made it popular enough to get a Christmas release.

The film, originally slated for an October 10 release, will instead hit theaters on Christmas Day, according to a press release. There it will face fierce holiday competition, including R-rated comedy Hot Tub Time Machine 2 and Disney's ensemble musical Into the Woods.

Rory Bruer, Sony president of worldwide distribution, said in a statement, "The combination of Seth, Evan and James is pure comedic magic. In our early screenings of The Interview, we’ve seen tha...

How Would You Describe 'Castaway' In One Second?

July 29th, 2014 11:38am EDT
James Franco Tries To Describe 'Castaway' In One Second On 'Toni
James Franco and Jimmy Fallon are very competitive guys, so when Jimmy invited James onto The Tonight Show he had to make him play a game.

James immediately questioned the host's trustworthiness when Jimmy described "5-Second Summaries," during which one of them will try to describe a movie in five seconds without using a word in the title. "Don't.. not guess just because you want to win," Franco said, "... because you beat me last time with the skee-ball thing. I don't want to lose again." Back in 2011, when Jimmy hosted Late Night, he and James played life-sized skee-ball with the audien...

James Franco Congratulates Little Brother On 'Dating' Zac Efron In Instagram Photo

July 27th, 2014 10:45am EDT
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James Franco pranked his younger brother Dave by posting a phony photo on his Instagram account suggesting the 29-year-old actor is in a relationship with Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron.

The This Is The End star uploaded an image of a bogus article from a gossip website with the headline 'Zac Efron Dating Neighbors Co-Star Dave Franco'.

The elder Franco captioned the image, "Effron and My brother, dating!!!!!! Congrats, boys! I'm so happy for you!!!"

The fake photo was taken from a fan's Instagram account and had been augmented to look like a real gossip article.

Dave Franco recently st...

The 5 Best Kanye West Parodies Of All Time

June 27th, 2014 12:30pm EDT
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Kanye West is bigger than ever. Kanye made his big break when he produced and lent his vocals to Jay-Z's 2001 album The Blueprint, but for many he exploded onto the scene with his debut album The College Dropout in 2003.

Since then he has become one of the best selling artists of all time, racking up 21 million albums sold worldwide. This, one top of the 21 Grammy Awards he has won, makes him a force to be reckoned with in the music world. But even huge artists like Kanye West aren't free from parody. Here are the 5 best Kanye West Parodies of all time.

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Kim Jong Un Officially Condemns James Franco And Seth Rogen For 'The Interview' (But He's Going To Watch It Anyway)

June 23rd, 2014 12:00pm EDT
Kim Jong Un Officially Condemns James Franco And Seth Rogen For
That's right folks - the supreme leader of the glorious "People's" Republic of North Korea is officially angry with the two stars behind the upcoming action-comedy The Interview.

Kim Jong-un has been the butt of many, many jokes since his father Kim Jong-il passed away. In fact, with all the emerging horror stories coming out of escaped 'citizens' (more like prisoners) the entire country has quickly become a very sad political joke and a blemish on southeast Asia in general.

But leave it to Hollywood to turn what might be considered a serious problem into a comedy. And there are few actor...

James Franco And Seth Rogen Try To Kill Kim Jong Un In 'The Interview' Trailer

June 12th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
The Interview
It must have been pretty easy to sell this film to movie studios. "James Franco and Seth Rogen head to North Korea to assassinate Kim Jong Un. Hilarity ensues." Now we have our first peek at the upcoming comedy The Interview thanks to a new trailer.

The Interview follows Dave Skylark (James Franco), who hosts a tabloid TV show Skylark Tonight. When he is informed North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un watches his show, he lands an interview with Kim and is subsequently drafted by the CIA to assassinate him. Now Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) are left with high tech gadgets...

James Franco Writes Short Story About Not Sleeping With Lindsay Lohan

June 10th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
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James Franco has written a fictionalized short story describing the night he turned down Lindsay Lohan when she tried to have sex with him.

Back in May, Franco was forced to deny allegations he had sex with Lohan after a list of men written by the actress leaked to press. Many believe the list kept track of Lohan's sexual conquests, and Franco was on it.

Franco told Howard Stern at the time, "I don't know what to say other than we were at this hotel during a very dark period of her history and I think she liked, it seemed pretty damn clear that she liked me. She even broke into my room on...

James Franco On Revealing Photos: 'It's What The People Want'

May 9th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
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James Franco has defended himself against critics of his revealing Instagram photos, explaining the pictures are "for my fans."

Franco was Late Show with David Letterman last night when the topic came up of a recent photo he uploaded. The picture featured Franco in his bathroom with his hand down the front of his underwear.

"To me it's just a fun thing. You know, it's something I don't put a lot of thought into," he explained. "But it gets a lot of attention, I have a lot of followers."

After showing the photo of Franco revealing himself, Letterman said, "James, honest to God, why?... ...

Do These Hollywood Actors Look Better Or Worse With Facial Hair?

May 7th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Do These Hollywood Actors Look Better Or Worse With Facial Hair?
Facial hair can make a man look sophisticated or like a slob. Charming or a creep. Dozens of A-list actors in Hollywood have tried a beard on for size, so tell us – do these guys look better or worse with their facial hair?

For Argo, Ben Affleck made like a hockey player and kept a beard for "the playoffs," AKA awards season. He shaved it off at an Oscars after-party when his film won Best Picture.

George Clooney, like Ben Affleck, grew a "producer beard" while Argo was striving for awards. He also rocked just a moustache for a bit, but for the last year or so he's been clean-shav...

James Franco Shares Risque, Semi-Nude Photo On Instagram

May 2nd, 2014 9:01pm EDT
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James Franco shared a very racy photo of himself on Instagram Thursday evening, but he quickly deleted the image after being criticized over it.

Despite the take-down, the image still spread around the internet like www wildfire, and you can check it out on the next page (because it's kinda nsfw).

In the suggestive shot, Franco stands before a mirror holding his iPhone up while sweaty and in his underwear. The front of his boxer briefs is pulled down and his hand covers part of his manhood.

The actor has been known to take lots of selfies and post them to instagram, including several shi...

James Franco: 'I Have Never Had Sex With Lindsay Lohan'

May 1st, 2014 3:00pm EDT
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James Franco admits he once kissed Lindsay Lohan, but he vehemently denies sleeping with the actress despite being included on a list of her sexual conquests.

Back in March, In Touch Weekly published a handwritten list of Lohan's 36 lovers, many of whom are well-known celebrities.

During an interview with Howard Stern, Franco described an incident with Lohan several years ago, but says she's "delusional" when it comes to who she had sex with.

The actor said: "I don't know what to say other than we were at this hotel during a very dark period of her history and I think she liked, it seeme...

James Franco Paints Seth Rogen Naked, Shares Them Online

April 24th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
James Franco & Seth Rogen
Is James Franco and Seth Rogen's bromance going a little too far? Franco has a new artistic endeavour, and his muse is his "Pineapple Express" co-star.

Franco has depicted Rogen in a series of nude paintings. He shared a few on Twitter, writing: "Seth Rogen nude paintings - get ready!!! Theyre coming!!!"

The images show Rogen stretched out naked on a bed with the words "Big Bear" and kneeling over as he looks through his legs with the caption "Seth At Play." Over 40,000 people have "liked" the image.

Last November, the pals filmed a spoof of Kanye's West's "Bound 2" music video, which de...

Tribeca Film Festival Picks: James Franco's 'Palo Alto' And 'Electric Slide'

April 24th, 2014 11:05am EDT
Tribeca Film Festival Picks: James Franco's 'Palo Alto' And 'Ele
Tonight at the Tribeca Film Festival sees the long-awaited premiere of James Franco's Palo Alto, as well as Electric Slide, an L.A. send up about a real life bank robber who did it with style. You can check out my Starpulse reviews below:

Palo Alto - 6pm, SVA Theatre

The answer to James Franco’s recent internet hoax that went viral is finally upon us, and that answer is tonight’s premiere of Palo Alto, a film based on a book by Franco of the same name. Suburban, middle-class California teenagers coming of age . . . you know what you’re getting: some pretty faces, a lot of drinking, ill-a...

James Franco Calls Theater Critic A 'Little Bitch' Following Review

April 17th, 2014 7:35pm EDT
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James Franco wasn't afraid to tell New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley how he felt about his review.

Brantley gave Franco's Broadway performance in Of Mice and Men three-and-a-half stars out of five, saying Franco is "often understated to the point of near invisibility" and is "begging for a camera's close up."

Franco took to Instagram to share his disapproval of the review, posting a link to a positive piece from Variety and writing, "Sadly Ben Brantley and the NYT have embarrassed themselves. Brantley is such a little bitch he should be working for instead of the pap...

10 Celebrity Brainiacs Whose Careers Took A Backseat To Education

April 5th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
10 Celebrity Brainiacs Whose Careers Took A Backseat To Educatio
Who says you can't have the best of both worlds? Tell that to this fine group of celebrities, who took a leap of faith and followed their hearts towards their college campus of choice. While some did not finish, the tenacity to try and further their education in an industry where many choose another path is commendable.

The following 10 celebrities did just that, and had many different ways to achieve their goals. We also gave honors to the celebrities that had a resume of outstanding academic achievement - so keep an eye out for our praiseworthy (but completely arbitrary) Latin honors!


Rumor Patrol: James Franco's Viral Stunt, David Letterman's Replacement, More

April 5th, 2014 12:03pm EDT
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You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

James Franco's Viral Stunt: As you have probably heard by now, Franco is embroiled in a scandal after he allegedly sent texts to a teenage girl who was visiting New York with her parents. However, many believe the whole story is a stunt to draw attention to his independent project Palo Alto, which follows a man in an relationship with a younger girl.

Verdict: False. Unfortunately for Franco, we really ...

James Franco Says He 'Used Bad Judgment' When Hitting On 17-Year-Old Online

April 4th, 2014 9:29pm EDT
James Franco Says He 'Used Bad Judgment' When Hitting On 17-Year
Actor James Franco is embarrassed for hitting on a teenage girl online and blames "bad judgment" for his actions. The star tried to arrange a rendezvous in a hotel room with 17-year-old Scottish tourist Lucy Clode, and she posted the conversation from her phone on Instagram.

At one point, Franco asked: "How long will you be in New York? You're 18? Who are you with? You have a bf?" She answered, "Nearly 18, my mum and not if you're around."

The pair met after he performed in a Broadway play in New York City. They connected later through the photo sharing website.

The media pounced on t...

Shining Stars And Falling Stars: David Letterman And James Franco

April 4th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
Shining Stars And Falling Stars: David Letterman And James Franc
Shining Star: David Letterman - Dave has just announced that his retiring from his CBS show "Late Show With David Letterman" in 2015. The man is 66-years-old and has been a late night television staple for 33 years (including 2015). He has been quite a gem among a sea of late night hosts and will be missed.

Watch his "Late Show" announcement below:

Kudos to David Letterman for putting in such a long tenure at CBS being a great late night host. This guy is so cool that he has a guy parody him on the "Howard Stern Show" called "Evil Dave." That guy seriously does an excellent impres...

James Franco Posts Bizarre Images After Teen Scandal - Is It All A Ruse?

April 4th, 2014 7:52am EDT
James Franco Posts Bizarre Images After Teen Scandal - Is It All
James Franco made headlines on Thursday for allegedly trying to arrange a rendezvous in a hotel room with a 17-year-old girl. Then he posted some strange images on Instagram, and some are wondering whether his actions are a twisted promotion for his upcoming film "Palo Alto," which centers on a soccer coach who seduces his 14-year-old babysitter.

Earlier this week, a girl named Lucy took a photo of herself with the actor as he signed autographs in New York and asked him over Instagram to tag her in the photo. That's when, the teen claims, Franco began to hit on her.

The teen took screen s...

James Franco Allegedly Hit On A 17-Year-Old, Tried To Get Her Hotel Room Number

April 3rd, 2014 6:03pm EDT
James Franco
A 17-year-old Scottish tourist has claimed James Franco tried to arrange a rendezvous in her hotel room and released a series of screen shots from her phone.

A girl named Lucy took a photo of herself with the actor as he signed autographs in New York and asked him over Instagram to tag her in the photo. That's when, the teen alleges, Franco began to hit on her.

In a series of images uploaded to the site Imgur and have since been removed (but saved by GossipCop), Lucy apparently took screen shots of the messages between her and Franco through Instagram. After surprising her by saying hello...

Shining Stars And Falling Stars: James Franco And Kris Jenner

March 28th, 2014 9:00am EDT
Shining Stars And Falling Stars: James Franco And Kris Jenner
Shining Star: James Franco - James didn't exactly attack Lindsay Lohan for releasing her list of 36 men of whom she had sex, but he took his time to come up with something nicer to say about the situation. While some men may have expressed happiness to be included in such a list, James took the high road and denied any involvement with the troubled actress. For that, we must commend him. If it were anyone else, we're guessing that the words "STD test" and "firecrotch" would've been thrown around.

Falling Star: Kris Jenner - Kris claims that she is being extorted over a sex tape st...

James Franco: I Didn't Sleep With Lindsay Lohan

March 27th, 2014 8:05pm EDT
James Franco: I Didn't Sleep With Lindsay Lohan
James Franco has called Lindsay Lohan a "liar" for allegedly including him on a list of famous men she's slept with.

Franco was chatting with Los Angeles magazine about his poetry book Directing Herbert White, which includes passages about Hollywood and several celebrities, including Lindsay Lohan.

When asked if he had heard from any celebrities included in his work, Franco said, "I didn't write anything bad about them. And Lindsay herself has told lies about me with her people-she's-slept-with list! So I feel like what I said is much less than what she's said."

It's worth noting that th...

See Seth Rogen's Hilarious Spoof Of Kim Kardashian's Vogue Cover!

March 22nd, 2014 5:00pm EDT
See Seth Rogen's Hilarious Spoof Of Kim Kardashian's Vogue Cover
Seth Rogen is known for mocking his fellow celebrities, and his latest target is Kim Kardashian.

The reality star landed a coveted spot on the cover of the April issue of Vogue (where she's being embraced by rapper fiance Kanye West), and Rogen put his own twist on the picture.

"It had to be done," Rogen tweeted early Saturday morning. The funnyman photoshopped his head on Kardashian's body and put his buddy James Franco's mug on West's body.

This isn't the first time Rogen has taken a shot at the famous couple. Last fall he poked fun of the pair after they appeared in the music video "B...

19 Stars That Don't Mind Getting Naked For Roles

March 12th, 2014 10:00am EDT
19 Stars That Don't Mind Getting Naked For Roles
One of the greatest dilemmas in becoming an actor or actress is the value in taking your clothing off for a role. Many have clauses in their contracts that state they will not ever do a nude scene (Julia Roberts uses body doubles when a role calls for her to take it all off, and has said, "It's just not my thing.") Still, for as many thespians who will not take it all off, there are just as many who will, and have willfully. Following, in no particular order, are 19 stars that don't mind getting naked for roles.

1. Amy Adams

Although Amy Adams has been in various stages of undress in the ...

James Franco Understands Shia LaBeouf's Actions, Hopes It Is 'Nothing Serious'

February 20th, 2014 5:03pm EST
James Franco
James Franco has written an essay about fellow actor Shia LaBeouf, explaining the Transformers star's recent actions may be an attempt for him to "reclaim his public persona."

In case you need to be caught up, LaBeouf was criticized for the striking similarities between his short film "Howard" and a graphic novel by Daniel Clowes. Since then, he has plagiarized apologies, re-posted legal documents sent to him by Clowes' attorneys, and wore a bag over his head emblazoned with the statement, "I am not famous anymore."

In a lengthy article published in The New York Times, Franco ...

Gia Coppola's Directorial Debut, 'Palo Alto'

February 4th, 2014 9:20pm EST
Gia Coppola's Directorial Debut, 'Palo Alto'
The release date for Gia Coppola’s directorial debut, Palo Alto, has been announced for May 9, 2014. The film stars a stellar cast, consisting of James Franco, Emma Roberts, Val Kilmer, Chris Messina to name a few. The film is based on James Franco's short story collection.

Gia is the granddaughter of Academy Award winner Francis Ford Coppola. She is an actress known for All in for the 99% and Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse.

Here is the trailer showing teenage angst and the chaos that ensues.

James Franco Says Selfies Are 'Powerful'

December 28th, 2013 10:48am EST
James Franco
People love taking "selfies" (photographs of themselves) because they depict power, according to James Franco. Posting photos of oneself are particularly empowering for famous people, he told the New York Times.

"Attention is power. And if you are someone people are interested in, then the selfie provides something very powerful, from the most privileged perspective possible," the actor said.

Franco himself is fond of posting selfies.

Earlier this month he uploaded a photo of himself wrapped in just a towel and told his fans he's been trying to get a hard body. He captioned the picture o...