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James Franco’s Upcoming Film to Feature Real Gang Fights

Oscar host James Franco is planning a film that will have real gang members fighting with actual weapons.


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Producers of the film are actually worried about having many injuries and dead bodies on the set.

According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Franco is in talks with Harmony Korine to work on a violent movie that will include real Los Angeles gang members fighting at an “iconic location such as the Griffith Observatory” which is popular from Rebel Without a Cause.

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James Franco Bombs as Oscar Host, Bails on His Own After-Party

Oscar co-host James Franco was painful to watch as he stood stiff on stage at the 2011 83rd Academy Awards. Despite wearing his signature smile, Franco, 32, appeared disinterested and aloof. Perhaps sensing the humiliation of his failure as an entertainer who let down his Oscar co-host Anna Hathaway, Franco even skipped out on his own after-party.


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Franco immediately headed to NYC following the awards ceremony and tweeted as he sipped a Bloody Mary while still in his tux, “Goodbye L.A. It was fun! Time to head back to class.”

(Bye James!)

On board to New York, Franco left behind the L.A. Supper Club after-party perhaps lamenting just what had transpired hours before – on stage in front of millions of people and Hollywood’s most distinguished.

To Franco’s disinterest, The Supper Club was reported to be a “bust” anyway.

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Second Season of ‘Minute to Win It’ Continues with Guest Stars

The second season of NBC’s Minute to Win It continues Wednesday, February 23, with guest stars Aron Ralston (the inspiration for the movie 127 Hours), Los Angeles Lakers Derek Fisher and Shannon Brown, and Jackass stars Steve-O and Ryan Dunn competing on the show for their favorite charities.


Derek Fisher on Minute to Win It / Photo Credit: NBC

Mountain climber Ralston, who inspired the Oscar-nominated film 127 Hours, will compete for the non-profit organization Wilderness Workshop on Wednesday, February 23 (8-10 p.m. ET). Los Angeles Lakers Fisher and Brown will team up to compete for their charities – the University of Arkansas Foundation Inc., and the Shannon Brown Foundation on Wednesday, March 16 (8-10 p.m. ET). Jackass stars Steve-O and Dunn will play for their respective charities – National Down Syndrome Congress and The Teammates for Kids Foundation – on an episode scheduled to air in May. +Continue Reading

James Franco Will Play Nice at the Oscars

James Franco doesn’t plan to follow Ricky Gervais in bashing celebrities when he hosts the 83rd annual Academy Awards.

Gervais’ jokes and insults caused some uproar when he hosted the Golden Globes. When asked if he’d follow Gervais’ approach while hosting the Oscars, Franco said no.

“I haven’t really read any of the reviews, but my sense is that he was not really winning in that room. People were asking me, like, ‘Are you going to look at Ricky as a model for how you’re going to host?’ and I’m just not going to take too much from Ricky,” Franco told MTV. +Continue Reading

James Franco and Anne Hathaway to Host the Oscars

Producers confirmed that James Franco and Anne Hathaway will host the 83rd annual Academy Awards this year.

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Oscar telecast producers Bruce Cohen and Don Muscher stated, “James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons – fresh, exciting and multi-talented.”

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Celebrities Visit ‘Hollywood North’ For Toronto International Film Festival!

Celebs like Ben Affleck, James Franco, Shia LeBeouf, and Natalie Portman will be schmoozing in Toronto for the 35th annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

From left: Javier Bardem, Robert Redford, Keira Knightley, Clint Eastwood and Natalie Portman (AP). Photo credit:

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