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James Franco Accuser Sarah Tither-Kaplan Wants Apology, "I Still Have Love for Him"

One of James Franco's accusers is willing to forgive him if he publicly owns up to the sexual misconduct she says she experienced on a movie set. Sarah Tither-Kaplan tells TMZ, "I don't hate James. I still have love for him." She's reacting to….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzJan 12th, 2018

James Franco Latest Labeled Sexual Deviant After Golden Globes Win

James Franco is being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women after winning a Golden Globe for The Disaster Artist. Although many actresses are pointing the finger at Franco, Ally Sheedy is the lady who got the ball rolling. I can think of no better time to ask these women “why wasn’t anything said before” […] The post James Franco Latest Labeled Sexual Deviant After Golden Globes Win appeared first on wwtdd. James Franco is being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women after winning a Golden Globe for The Disaster Artist. Although many actresses are pointing the finger at Franco, Ally Sheedy is the lady who got the ball rolling. I can think of no better time to ask these women “why wasn’t anything said before” but speaking out against such atrocities when they actually happen draws less attention to the victim. Timing accusations just right may mean the difference between a few celebrity blogs picking up the story or having your own E! TV special like Rose McGowan. There’s no doubt that allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment are turning into a sniper sport. It’s hunting season in Hollywood and all big names are big game. Ally Sheedy’s now deleted comments: Why is a man hosting? Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much. Nite love ya. Ok wait. Bye. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table [at the] Golden Globes #MeToo. James Franco just won. Please never ask me why I left the film/tv business. It’s clear that all men in attendance who wore “Time’s Up” pins are under thorough investigation after the recent Franco outing. Men in “Time’s Up” pins are silently signaling to every women who has seen their penis to not ruin their career. Because the definition of sexual harassment is changing everyday and retroactively retracting your consent is now an option for elite women. If the allegations are true James pretending to be an ally of a cause to launder his past sins falls under being one of the oldest tricks in the book. Most Americans love a redemption story. Mel Gibson recovered. Give Weinstein a few years if he somehow manages to walk away a free man and TWC will reign supreme once more, rising like the Phoenix from the ashes. Cute #TIMESUP pin James Franco. Remember the time you pushed my head down in a car towards your exposed penis & that other time you told my friend to come to your hotel when she was 17? After you had already been caught doing that to a different 17 year old? — Violet Paley (@VioletPaley) January 8, 2018 Hey James Franco, nice #timesup pin at the #GoldenGlobes , remember a few weeks ago when you told me the full nudity you had me do in two of your movies for $100/day wasn’t exploitative because I signed a contract to do it? Times up on that! — Sarah Tither-Kaplan (@sarahtk) January 8, 2018 The post James Franco Latest Labeled Sexual Deviant After Golden Globes Win appeared first on wwtdd......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJan 10th, 2018

James Franco Talks Being A Bad Boyfriend, Quitting Instagram, & His TERRIBLE Job Hosting The Oscars In Candid Interview!

Who is James Franco? It's a question James Franco has been trying to answer for years. Video: Watch Franco Grab An Ax And Scare People At Halloween Horror Nights! On the eve of his already critically lauded effort The Disaster Artist, the actor-director sat down with Variety to talk about all his different real-life roles through the years [...] Who is James Franco? It's a question James Franco has been trying to answer for years. Video: Watch Franco Grab An Ax And Scare People At Halloween Horror Nights! On the eve of his already critically lauded effort The Disaster Artist, the actor-director sat down with Variety to talk about all his different real-life roles through the years -- and we don't mean the guy who cut his arm off. Franco says he accidentally developed a "public persona" different from his private one: "My public persona is this weird part of me, but not part of me. Other outlets use it to sell magazines. Why can't I have fun with it? On the other hand, it becomes you. There was a period 10 years ago that I wasn't the James Franco that everyone suddenly knew, doing all these things. It's almost like the mask gets fused to your face. That mask of fame, sort of gets stuck on your face whether you're being facetious or being serious. It's a hard thing to talk about, because you start sounding like a douche." Speaking of douche-like behavior, Franco tells a story about a time in his career when he let his preoccupation with work turn him into a terrible boyfriend! "This old girlfriend was visiting me in New York. I had come out here for school. My cat had scratched her in the eye. I had so much work to get done for the next day, I didn't take her to the hospital. I had my assistant take her. That moment haunted me so much. What kind of selfish, self-centered boyfriend are you?" Thankfully new girlfriend Isabel Pakzad is with the more mature Franco. (No, not Dave Franco, we're still talking about James! LOLz!) He already got the chance to do better, accompanying her to the hospital when she got a throat infection during the San Sebastian Film Festival this past September. Related: Franco Says He Doesn't Watch Porn Anymore! Also helping with the personal growth? Franco quit Instagram! "It's very liberating. I just got rid of it. When I first got on, it just felt silly. I treated it like it was a joke. You get in that weird seductive space where it feels private, but it's also public. And you get hooked on the reaction." That reaction led him to be more and more provocative just to see what would happen. Like when he infamously posted this nearly nude pic (below): Franco explains: "I was testing the bounds. It's sort of the way I see people like the Kardashians. They are staking out new ground and what these spaces are. They are making a lot of money off of it. What will happen if I do that? And you get reactions. There was some photo I did. I wasn't naked. I'm sure Rihanna has posted a bunch more risqué photos. It was just the attitude of the photo. It was sweaty. My hand was in my boxers. It just looked gross. And I remember Gucci saying, ‘Don't do any more photos like that.'" It's far from the most embarrassing thing he ever did. No, that would be the 2011 Oscars, in which he served as host with Anne Hathaway. "At the time I justified it to myself. 'This will be an experiment. This will be weird.' Part of me was so uncomfortable with the attention of being nominated [for 127 Hours], but also fear of losing, because everybody was talking about Colin Firth [who did go on to win for The King's Speech]." Franco says he thought hosting would give him something else to focus on and also allow him to look OK when he eventually lost. "I mean, I shouldn't have been doing it. Honestly, I think the biggest criticism of me, it seemed like I was high or low energy. In my head, I was trying to be the straight man. I guess I just went too far or came across as the dead man. Well, we don't know if he'll get any award love for his new role, but he def took it just as seriously! Video: Watch The Disaster Artist Trailer! Franco describes the process for transforming himself into the role of The Room actor-director-producer Tommy Wiseau: "I had 2.5 hours of prosthetics. We used cheeks, because he has very severe cheekbones. A nose-piece not for the full nose but for the bridge. We did a little piece on the eyelid, because he has a lazy eye on one side. And blue contacts." He also transformed his body to match Wiseau's "very strange muscularity" by doing 300 sit-ups and pushups a day and eating only salad for lunch and dinner. Sounds like Franco is saving his mask wearing just for in front of the camera these days. And we can't WAIT to see it! The Disaster Artist hits theaters Friday, December 1. [Image via Danielle Levit/Variety/Instagram/New Line Cinema.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 14th, 2017

James Franco Accuser Sarah Tither-Kaplan Wants Apology, "I Still Have Love for Him"

One of James Franco's accusers is willing to forgive him if he publicly owns up to the sexual misconduct she says she experienced on a movie set. Sarah Tither-Kaplan tells TMZ, "I don't hate James. I still have love for him." She's reacting to….....»»

Category: topSource: tmzJan 12th, 2018

James Franco Accused of Sexually Exploitative Behavior By 5 Women

Five women have come forward to accuse James Franco of both “inappropriate” and sexually exploitative” behavior. The Los Angeles Times published an expose, where four of his students came forward. One of the women said James was her mentor. Franco began Studio 4, a film school, in Los Angeles and New York back in 2014. [...] Five women have come forward to accuse James Franco of both “inappropriate” and sexually exploitative” behavior. The Los Angeles Times published an expose, where four of his students came forward. One of the women said James was her mentor. Franco began Studio 4, a film school, in Los Angeles and New York back in 2014. One of his students, Hilary Dusome, recalled that he once asked a group of women to take off their tops for a shoot. “I felt like I was selected for something based on my hard work and my merit, and when I realized it was because I have nice [breasts], it was pretty clear that was not the case,” Hilary said. “I don’t think he started teaching with bad intentions, but he went down a bad path and damaged a lot of people in the process.” “He just took advantage of our eagerness to work and be a part of something bigger,” another student, Natalie Chmiel, said. “We were all these up-and-coming actors who were so hopeful.” Another woman, Violet Paley, began a romantic relationship with him. She recalled a moment where he pressured her into performing oral sex while sitting in a car. “I was talking to him, all of a sudden his penis was out. I got really nervous, and I said, ‘Can we do this later?’ He was kind of nudging my head down, and I just didn’t want him to hate me, so I did it,” she said. A former acting student, Sarah Tither-Kaplan, recalled another time where Franco filmed an orgy scene and none of the women present were wearing clothing. Franco kept removing the plastic guards over their genitals, so that there was no protection between the women. The report also brought up the time back in 2014 when he tried to get a 17-year-old to come to his hotel room. Franco just won a 2018 Golden Globe for his work on The Disaster Artist......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 11th, 2018

James Franco Accused of Inappropriate Behavior by Five Women

Five women have come forward to accuse James Franco of sexually inappropriate or exploitative behavior in a report published Thursday by the Los Angeles Times. Four of the women were former acting students of Franco’s, including Sarah Tither-Kaplan, who attended Franco’s Studio 4 that abruptly closed last fall. Tither-Kaplan said she was cast in an unreleased […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJan 11th, 2018

Here"s What Tommy Wiseau Would"ve Said At The Golden Globes Had James Franco Not Mic-Blocked Him

So close, but so far! Nothing could more accurately describe the moment Tommy Wiseau stormed the Golden Globes stage after James Franco won Best Actor for portraying the oddball filmmaker in The Disaster Artist. After Franco's name was called, Wiseau bolted from the far back of the room to meet James and his little brother/costar Dave Franco [...] So close, but so far! Nothing could more accurately describe the moment Tommy Wiseau stormed the Golden Globes stage after James Franco won Best Actor for portraying the oddball filmmaker in The Disaster Artist. After Franco's name was called, Wiseau bolted from the far back of the room to meet James and his little brother/costar Dave Franco onstage -- and headed straight for the microphone. You could almost hear everyone in the room cheering him on! This was finally his moment of glory! Photo: Tonya Harding & Tommy Living Their BEST Lives At The Globes! But alas, Wiseau was mic-blocked by a grinning Franco at the last second, and the world was denied what could have been the best acceptance speech of all time. Needless to say, everyone (including Seth Rogen) was wondering just what The Room star would have said had he gotten the chance. Speaking to the LA Times, Wiseau said his message would have been: "If a lot of people loved each other, the world would be a better place to live." V profound, Tommy. Though we think the crowd would have preferred something more like, "Oh hai, Oprah!" Related: Women Call Out Franco's Predatory Past! As for Franco's portrayal of him, Wiseau only had glowing things to say -- except when it came to the Globe winner's ability to throw a football. He continued: "[James] did such a great job, talking as a director and an actor. I think he make a big effort, which sometimes from the outside is extremely difficult to understand that. He did good with accent. His brother Dave did good as well. They really studied character. But he doesn't know how to throw football, that's for sure!" Speech or no, Wiseau was finally able to be a part of Hollywood ceremony he always dreamed of -- a dream, he said, that anyone can attain. He added: "See ‘The Room,' have fun, and enjoy life. The American Dream is alive, and it's real." Honestly, we would've preferred a rambling speech from Tommy over James comparing himself and Dave to the Coen Brothers. But as we know, Hollywood can be a cruel place. [Image via ABC.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzJan 8th, 2018

Community Creator Dan Harmon Apologizes For Sexually Harassing Former Writer & Even Explains How His "Creepy Behavior" Manifested!

May we present to you: a seemingly authentic sexual harassment apology. In an episode of his Harmontown podcast, Dan Harmon came out with a very candid admission of sexually harassing a former writer on his sitcom Community. The in-depth apology came weeks after Megan Ganz called the producer out on Twitter for half-assedly confessing to abusive behavior. [...] May we present to you: a seemingly authentic sexual harassment apology. In an episode of his Harmontown podcast, Dan Harmon came out with a very candid admission of sexually harassing a former writer on his sitcom Community. The in-depth apology came weeks after Megan Ganz called the producer out on Twitter for half-assedly confessing to abusive behavior. During the intense exchange, Harmon expressed regret for treating Ganz like "garbage" -- a sentiment she appreciated, but felt didn't make up for years of being mistreated. Now, it sounds like Harmon is really trying to set things right. Taking the advice of other female colleagues, the Rick and Morty creator completely owned up to and apologized for his "creepy behavior" towards Ganz. Related: Mira Sorvino Vows To NEVER Work With Woody Allen Again! Harmon opened his confession around the 18:40 mark, noting he was "attracted to a writer I had power over" and "knew enough to know that these feelings were bad news." Unsure of how to deal with these feelings, Harmon said he "did the cowardly, easiest, laziest thing you can do" and "didn't deal with them" -- but repressing his attraction for Ganz only heightened his "flirty" intensity towards her. It only got worse when Harmon tried to become a mentor for Ganz. Harmon said he lied to himself and his girlfriend about his feelings for his mentee -- to rebuff complaints about his behavior, he claimed those complaining were being "sexist or jealous." Even after Ganz repeatedly told Harmon that his behavior was making her uncomfortable, both on a personal and professional level, the producer refused to listen. He broke up with his girlfriend and even told Ganz, "I love you." She rejected him. That's when Harmon turned his humiliation into even darker behavior, actions he says vincidcates Ganz's use of the word "trauma." He explained: "I drank. I took pills. I crushed on her and resented her for not reciprocating it and the entire time I was the one writing her paychecks and in control of whether she stayed or went and whether she felt good about herself or not, and said horrible things. Just treated her cruelly, pointedly, things I would never, ever would have done if she had been male and if I had never had those feelings for her." This downward spiral, he said, continued throughout Community's run, until he lost control of the show and was ultimately fired. Related: 5 Women Accuse James Franco Of Being A Nasty Pig Harmon concluded his message by urging men to think about the implications of being attracted to colleagues and coworkers -- particularly when there is a power dynamic -- and not let their attractions grow off in the back of their minds. Oh, also, have some fucking respect for women: "I certainly wouldn't have been able to do it if I had any respect for women. On a fundamental level, I was thinking about them as different creatures. I was thinking about the ones that I liked as having some special role in my life and I did it all by not thinking about it." This time around, Ganz felt an unexpected sense of "relief" from Harmon's apology, one that she said was "not rationalizing or justifying or making excuses" for his behavior. She ultimately forgave her former boss and urged others on Twitter to listen to his confession. Looks like the closest thing to resolution we've seen in a while. Click HERE to lisen to Harmon's apology and read Ganz's response tweets (below): I’m not being flippant. I didn’t bring up this mess just to sweep it back under the rug. But I find myself in the odd position of having requested an apology publicly, and then having received one—a good one—also publicly. I waited 6 years for it, but you can find it 18:38 in. — Megan Ganz (@meganganz) January 11, 2018 Yes, I only listened because I expected an apology. But what I didn't expect was the relief I’d feel just hearing him say these things actually happened. I didn’t dream it. I’m not crazy. Ironic that the only person who could give me that comfort is the one person I’d never ask. — Megan Ganz (@meganganz) January 11, 2018 This was never about vengeance; it's about vindication. That's why it didn’t feel right to just accept his apology in private (although I did that, too). Because if any part of this process should be done in the light, it’s the forgiveness part. And so, @danharmon, I forgive you. — Megan Ganz (@meganganz) January 11, 2018 Have we found a way to move forward, Perezious readers? [Image via WENN/Twitter.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 11th, 2018

The Deuce Co-Creator Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against James Franco: "We Have No Awareness Of Any Incident"

There has still yet to be any official confirmation of James Franco's wrongdoing on the set of The Deuce. As we reported earlier, five women have spoken to The Los Angeles Times alleging the actor previously engaged in inappropriate or exploitative behavior while on set or in acting classes. Related: Franco Says Allegations Against Him Are 'Not [...] There has still yet to be any official confirmation of James Franco's wrongdoing on the set of The Deuce. As we reported earlier, five women have spoken to The Los Angeles Times alleging the actor previously engaged in inappropriate or exploitative behavior while on set or in acting classes. Related: Franco Says Allegations Against Him Are 'Not Accurate' E! News has since received a statement from HBO, who produced the show based on the birth of the modern porn industry in the '70s. The company said on Thursday: "We have verified that no complaints about Mr. Franco have come in on The Deuce production." Further, the project's co-creator and executive producer, David Simon, added: "I am still reading it the same as everyone else, trying to discern what is or isn't there. Personally, I can only speak knowledgeably to The Deuce. I've checked with all my fellow producers and other personnel. We have no complainant or complaint or any awareness of any incident of concern involving Mr. Franco. Nor has HBO been approached with any complaint. In our experience, he was entirely professional as an actor, director and producer." Well, that's good news for Franco -- but just because there isn't official documentation doesn't mean the inappropriate behavior didn't happen. We're sure there will be more on this. Stay tuned. [Image via Brian To/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 11th, 2018

James Franco Continues To Deny Sexual Misconduct Allegations — Only This Time On Seth Meyers" Late Night!

James Franco is making the press rounds. As we previously reported, earlier this week, The Disaster Artist actor stopped by Stephen Colbert's The Late Show and vehemently denied the sexual misconduct allegations that were recently brought against him on Twitter. Franco essentially repeated this entire appearance, only this time, he sat down and discussed the controversy [...] James Franco is making the press rounds. As we previously reported, earlier this week, The Disaster Artist actor stopped by Stephen Colbert's The Late Show and vehemently denied the sexual misconduct allegations that were recently brought against him on Twitter. Franco essentially repeated this entire appearance, only this time, he sat down and discussed the controversy on Seth Meyers' Late Night. Related: Here's What Tommy Wiseau Would've Said At The Globes… ICYMI, during Sunday's telecast of the Golden Globes, actress Ally Sheedy and countless others took to social media to drag James for wearing a Time's Up pin. Many took issue with James supporting the women's rights movement as, in 2014, the Freaks & Geeks alum attempted to pickup a 17-year-old via the internet. The conversation took a darker turn when a few women spoke out and accused the A-lister of being sexually inappropriate with them. Like he noted on The Late Show, Franco reiterated that the allegations made "were not accurate." He shared with Seth: "I was sent a couple of the tweets. So yeah, I did read them. I haven't responded. The ones I read were not accurate, but one of the things that I've learned is that this is a conversation that obviously needs to be had. There are people, women and others, who have not been a part of this conversation. I truly believe, and why I was wearing the pin, is that they need to be a part of this conversation. I support them." We have a feeling the 39-year-old's publicist had something to do with THAT answer. When asked about The Breakfast Club star's online shade, James once again acted baffled by the whole situation. The controversial filmmaker continued: "I had a great relationship with her. She took the tweet down. I don't know. I really don't... I don't know. It was so shocking. I don't know. I just...I guess I'm just letting it be." Again, just because someone deleted a tweet, doesn't mean they don't still stand by what they said. Perhaps Sheedy was just afraid of getting sued??? Meyers then asked Seth Rogen's bestie if he had taken a moment to "look back and question" his past behavior amid the accusations. Franco relayed: "I think what I really learned, and being here this week, and that show that we were [at]—it was so powerful in there. Like I said, there are stories that need to get out. There are people that need to be heard. I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say just because I believe in that much. If I have to take a knock because I'm not going to try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much." WAIT. WHAT? Did James just label himself martyr?? It's safe to say that he's feeling V V V bold. Be sure to watch the whole interview for yourself (below). [Image via NBC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 11th, 2018

James Franco Says The Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Him Are "Not Accurate"

Stephen Colbert isn't afraid to ask James Franco the tough questions. On Tuesday, the Golden Globes winner stopped by The Late Show, where he chatted with the chat show host about the recent allegations brought against him on Twitter. ICYMI, during Sunday's telecast of the Globes, actress Ally Sheedy and countless others took to social media [...] Stephen Colbert isn't afraid to ask James Franco the tough questions. On Tuesday, the Golden Globes winner stopped by The Late Show, where he chatted with the chat show host about the recent allegations brought against him on Twitter. ICYMI, during Sunday's telecast of the Globes, actress Ally Sheedy and countless others took to social media to drag James for wearing a Time's Up pin. Related: Here's What Tommy Wiseau Would've Said At The Globes... Why?? Well, several people referred to the A-lister's 2014 attempt to pickup a 17-year-old via the internet. However, a few women added to the conversation by implying that the 39-year-old acted sexually inappropriate with them. So, obviously, Colbert HAD to ask Franco about the allegations during their visit. On the damning claims, the Freaks & Geeks alum noted: "I haven't read them. I've heard about them." He went on to address The Breakfast Club star's shade first, seeming baffled by her decision to put him on blast. He continued: "Okay, first of all, I have no idea what I did to Ally Sheedy, I directed her in a play Off-Broadway. I had nothing but a great time with her, total respect for her. I have no idea why she was upset... She took the tweet down. I don't know. I can't speak for her, I don't know." Taking a tweet down doesn't mean Ally doesn't stand by what she said, rather, she might just be afraid of a lawsuit. Just sayin'... As for the sexual assault accusations, Franco addressed them by suggesting that the women's accounts "were not accurate." The filmmaker added: "The others… look, in my life, I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I've done. I have to do that to maintain my well-being. I do it whenever I know that there is something wrong or needs to be changed, I make it a point to do it... The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate, but I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn't have a voice for so long... So I don't want to, you know, shut them down in any way. It's, I think, a good thing and I support it." James is certainly pulling out his best material for this damage control segment. Which makes sense as The New York Times JUST canceled an event which was meant to feature James and his brother, Dave Franco. On why they pulled Wednesday's slated TimesTalk, the newspaper explained: "The event was intended to be a discussion of the making of the film, The Disaster Artist. Given the controversy surrounding recent allegations, we're no longer comfortable proceeding in that vein." Since The New York Times has been leading the charges against predatory Hollywood powerhouses, it's smart that they've chosen to distance themselves from James during this scandal. Regardless, the California native is vehement that he is a genuine supporter of the Time's Up movement. The industry vet even defended why he chose to wear the campaign's pin on the Golden Globes red carpet: "Well, first, I want to say I wore it because I do support it. I was, you know – look, I was so excited to win, but being in that room that night was incredible. I mean, it was powerful... There were incredible voices, and I support it. I support change. I support 50/50 and 20/20 which just means, you know, people that are underrepresented, women, and people of color, people in the LGBT community get, you know, positions – leadership positions that they fill all positions that they have been deprived of, I completely believe in that." Be sure to watch James' entire sit down with Stephen for yourself (below). [Image via CBS.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 10th, 2018

James Franco Wrote About Meeting "Young Girls" For Sex In Creepy 2013 Book…

The world seems torn on James Franco at the moment. On the one hand, he's a brilliant actor who seems to have matured before our eyes and is getting rightful acclaim for his work directing and starring in The Disaster Artist. On the other, a LOT of young women in Hollywood are talking about what a sleaze [...] The world seems torn on James Franco at the moment. On the one hand, he's a brilliant actor who seems to have matured before our eyes and is getting rightful acclaim for his work directing and starring in The Disaster Artist. On the other, a LOT of young women in Hollywood are talking about what a sleaze he's been, with five telling The Los Angeles Times the actor engaged in inappropriate or exploitative behavior while on set or in acting classes. Related: Here's Why James Franco Skipped Out On The Critics' Choice Awards! While the Golden Globe winner is so far denying any of the accusations are "accurate" he did talk about what could be seen as predatory behavior once -- in his book Actors Anonymous. The 2013 novel gives fictitious accounts of actors' lives in Hollywood. But given the recent news people couldn't help but read into some telling excerpts -- told in first person -- about a movie star's sex life with "young girls." Franco wrote (below): "One of my favorite approaches was to ask young girls that requested to take a photo with me to email me a copy of the photo; that way I can give them my info very quickly in front of a crowd of fans and later work out a way to see them. Usually this happens at an event, which means I am usually away from home, so I have girls all over the world. Usually they are ready when I go back to that city, whether it is Rome, Portland, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Asheville, or D.C." This is all meant to be in character, not autobiographical. But the photo method does bear a striking resemblance to that story of meeting and accidentally corresponding with an underage Scottish girl that the actor embarrassingly admitted to nearly four years back. Hmm. Related: The Deuce Co-Creator Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against James Franco -- or sorry, this one character -- goes on to describe one such meeting with an "okay-looking" girl whom he didn't have time to ask out when he first met her in Toronto. But after she emailed him the photo, they started communicating until eventually hooking up: "In the intervening months she had sent me plenty of photos of her body and especially her ass bent over in a G-string, so when she arrived at my Lower East Side apartment, I was ready and she was ready. Not only did she allow me to do everything I wanted to her, she let me film it on my phone." Other lines of note? "I had something going on with most of my female costars and worked up a routine so that I could see someone every night." and "Lots of actors like to screw the extras. It's pretty easy." and "You can usually score with your acting partner after the first make-out scene." and from the book's preface, presumably writing as the real James Franco... "Acting teachers are fucked up. They are unlike any other teachers because they deal with their students' emotions and bodies." We'd hate to set a precedent of judging people by their fiction -- goodness knows no one thinks George R.R. Martin is running around setting people on fire with a dragon -- but considering women came forward with complaints about Franco in his role as an acting teacher, this is not a good look. What do YOU think about these excerpts?? [Image via Daniel Deme/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 12th, 2018

Thousands Of People Are Watching Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan Sit Motionless In Front Of A Yule Log [UPDATE] - Kotaku

KotakuThousands Of People Are Watching Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan Sit Motionless In Front Of A Yule Log [UPDATE]KotakuHe's been this way for over an hour, and as word's gotten out the audience has swelled to over 30,000. As Overwatch's creative director, Jeff Kaplan has spoken in the past about how dedicated the team is to supporting the game and engaging with the ...Overwatch's director dominates Twitch by sitting in front of a crackling holiday firePolygonJeff Kaplan is live on Twitch for an Overwatch Yule Log videoDot Esports35K people are watching Overwatch's Jeff Kaplan sit motionless in front of a firePC Invasion (blog)GamingBoltall 7 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsDec 24th, 2017

Review: ‘The Disaster Artist’ Is The ‘Citizen Kane’ of James Franco Movies

The Disaster Artist is a show biz tale about the making of The Room, which is the worst movie ever made. Its absolute inept storytelling and abysmal acting has earned it with the distinction of being the Citizen Kane of bad movies. Director/actor James Franco turns that seeming dishonor into a much more sublime journey [...] The Disaster Artist is a show biz tale about the making of The Room, which is the worst movie ever made. Its absolute inept storytelling and abysmal acting has earned it with the distinction of being the Citizen Kane of bad movies. Director/actor James Franco turns that seeming dishonor into a much more sublime journey of friendship and perseverance. Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) is a struggling actor who is immediately captivated by Tommy Wiseau’s (James Franco) passionate yet absolutely out there performance during acting class. Wiseau beats to the tune of a different drummer, and Sestero is immediately captivated by his spontaneous friend (the pair drive to the spot where James Dean was killed during the dead of night). This bond eventually leads them to Los Angeles where they pursue their thespian dreams (Sharon Stone has a brief cameo as Sestero’s agent). Seeing Sestero’s frustration over the lack of opportunities coming his way, Wiseau decides to write a screenplay that will be toplined by both of them, thus leading into the formation of The Room. Armed with an impressively solvent bank account, Wiseau is determined to make a film that spotlights their mutual artistry. Other filmmakers would have taken this true story (it’s based on Sestero’s book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made) and turned it into a biting satire on the vagaries of movie making. Another storytelling approach would probably focus on Sestero and Wiseau’s lack of talent, humorously mocking them for their failed film. But Franco has deeper things on his mind, and he turns The Disaster Artist into a surprisingly evocative look at an unlikely friendship that can weather the harshest of storms. A substantial portion of the narrative centers on the making of The Room, and it’s filled with very funny moments with Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Ari Graynor, and Josh Hutcherson, just to name a few. Watching the cast and crew try their honest best to make The Room a good film, even with the well meaning but ultimately egomaniacal Wiseau controlling all aspects of production, is must see viewing that will garner its share of attention. The emotional anchor of the film rests on the chemistry between the Francos, as their affection for each other immediately pulls us into Sestero and Wiseau’s friendship. When their movie finally premieres to an unsuspecting audience, and the laughter unfurls, we hope these buddies find a way out of this ridicule, and without giving too much away, they both learn to appreciate The Room in an entirely different light. Franco’s diverse talents as a novelist, teacher, director, and actor have also been criticized over the years, and it’s easy to see why he sees a bit of a kinship with Wiseau. Both men are passionate about creating projects with the ones they love, and one would assume he poured his heart and soul into The Disaster Artist. Though it may not be considered the worst movie of all time, The Disaster Room is definitely the Citizen Kane of James Franco movies and one of my favorite films of 2017. The Disaster Artist, co-staring Alison Brie and Jackie Weaver, opens nationwide today. Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: Greg Srisavasdi.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakDec 1st, 2017

James Franco Brought "The Room" Director Tommy Wiseau to "Jimmy Kimmel Live" - Watch Here!

James Franco invited cult director Tommy Wiseau to join him during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (November 29) to his discuss his new movie The Disaster Artist, which is racking up a ton of praise. The Disaster Artist tells the story of 2003 movie The Room, Tommy‘s ill-fated debut film which has [...] James Franco invited cult director Tommy Wiseau to join him during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (November 29) to his discuss his new movie The Disaster Artist, which is racking up a ton of praise. The Disaster Artist tells the story of 2003 movie The Room, Tommy‘s ill-fated debut film which has been dubbed “The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made.” During the appearance, Jimmy had some unanswered questions for Tommy like: Where is he from? How old is he? And where did he get the money to make The Room? “I’m originally from Europe but right now I’m American like everybody else,” Tommy revealed. “Long story short, I’m from New Orleans.” Also pictured: James all smiles while attending his SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations Career Retrospective with James Franco event held at the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room in Los Angeles. James Franco Brings Tommy Wiseau to Kimmel Click inside to watch the rest of James Franco’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live… James Franco on Making ‘The Disaster Artist’.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 30th, 2017

James Franco is Joined by Famous Friends During "SNL" Monologue - Watch!

James Franco returned to Saturday Night Live for the fourth time hosting tonight! The 39-year-old The Disaster Artist actor hosted SNL tonight (December 9) and brought along a couple of famous friends with him! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James Franco While taking questions from the audience, James noticed his pals Seth Rogen [...] James Franco returned to Saturday Night Live for the fourth time hosting tonight! The 39-year-old The Disaster Artist actor hosted SNL tonight (December 9) and brought along a couple of famous friends with him! PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James Franco While taking questions from the audience, James noticed his pals Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill in the audience. Seth and Jonah told James that they weren’t there to see him, but rather won the SNL ticket lottery and were so excited to check out the night’s musical guest Sza. Watch the video below to find out which SNL alum also made an appearance in the monologue! James Franco Audience Questions Monologue – SNL.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 10th, 2017

James Franco Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Not Accurate' on 'Late Show' - Variety

VarietyJames Franco Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Not Accurate' on 'Late Show'VarietyStephen Colbert brought up the recent allegations against James Franco that emerged on Sunday following Franco's Golden Globes win while Franco was on Tuesday night's “Late Show.” Like other attendees, Franco wore a Time's Up pin to the Golden Globes ...James Franco Tells Colbert Sexual Harassment Accusations “Are Not Accurate”DeadlineJames Franco Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations, Says Twitter Claims Are 'Not Accurate'IndieWireNY Times Cancels James Franco TimesTalk Over "Recent Allegations"Hollywood ReporterNew York Daily News -Hollywood Life -Daily Beast -Just Jaredall 71 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 10th, 2018

James Franco & Jimmy Fallon Compete In "Cooler Heads" on "Tonight Show" - Watch Here!

James Franco made a fun appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night (December 7) and competed in a brand new Superbowl-themed game! The 39-year-old actor and Jimmy, 43, competed in “Cooler Heads,” a football trivia game where each wrong answer gets a Gatorade cooler full of a mystery substance dumped their [...] James Franco made a fun appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night (December 7) and competed in a brand new Superbowl-themed game! The 39-year-old actor and Jimmy, 43, competed in “Cooler Heads,” a football trivia game where each wrong answer gets a Gatorade cooler full of a mystery substance dumped their heads. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James Franco James also showed off shows off his spot-on impression of Tommy Wiseau, the creator of The Room – the best worst film ever made, who he plays in his latest film The Disaster Artist. Cooler Heads with James Franco Click inside to watch the rest of James Franco’s appearance on The Tonight Show… James Franco Does His Impression of The Room’s Tommy Wiseau.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredDec 8th, 2017

James Franco on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to See - RollingStone.com

RollingStone.comJames Franco on 'SNL': 3 Sketches You Have to SeeRollingStone.comCheck out the three must-see sketches from James Franco's 'Saturday Night Live,' the final 'SNL' of 2017. By Ryan McGee. 10 minutes ago. More News. 'SNL': Watch Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill Crash James Franco's Monologue 'The Disaster Artist': James Franco ...'Saturday Night Live': Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Steve Martin show up to heckle James FrancoUSA TODAYJames Franco is joined by his brother Dave for an SNL family reunionEW.comSaturday Night Live Recap: Santa's Naughty List is Huge This Year, James Franco is Playful as EverParadeDecider -Bustle -Orlando Sentinel -Yahoo Newsall 46 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: tmzDec 10th, 2017

Ashley Judd Thinks James Franco's Response to His Misconduct Claims Was 'Terrific' - Vulture

VultureAshley Judd Thinks James Franco's Response to His Misconduct Claims Was 'Terrific'VultureFive women accused James Franco of inappropriate behavior and sexual misconduct in a Los Angeles Times report this week, and while Franco has denied the allegations, one prominent figure in the #MeToo movement thinks his response has been “terrific ...Ashley Judd Says James Franco's Response to Sexual Misconduct Allegations Was 'Terrific'Us WeeklyApparently, Oscar Voters Want To Take Their James Franco Votes BackRefinery29Ashley Judd Calls James Franco's Response to Allegations 'Terrific'Extra (blog)LA Canyon News -HuffPost -ABC News -Daily Mailall 57 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 13th, 2018

James & Dave Franco Look Handsome at "The Disaster Artist" Screening at AFI Fest 2017!

James Franco and Dave Franco are keeping the Disaster Artist promo coming! The brothers and co-stars were spotted on the red carpet at the 2017 AFI Fest on Sunday (November 12) in Hollywood, Calif. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James Franco Dave was joined by his new wife Alison Brie on the red [...] James Franco and Dave Franco are keeping the Disaster Artist promo coming! The brothers and co-stars were spotted on the red carpet at the 2017 AFI Fest on Sunday (November 12) in Hollywood, Calif. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James Franco Dave was joined by his new wife Alison Brie on the red carpet. The guys were spotted one day prior looking handsome at the 2017 Governors Awards in Hollywood. They also buddied up for photos at the 2017 Hollywood Film Awards last week. The Disaster Artist hits theaters on December 8. FYI: James is wearing Salvatore Ferragamo shoes. Alison is wearing Casadei shoes......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredNov 13th, 2017