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James Franco Detailed Sexual Escapades with 'Young Girls' in 2013 Book - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comJames Franco Detailed Sexual Escapades with 'Young Girls' in 2013 BookPEOPLE.comJames Franco gave a detailed description of his methods for seducing “young girls” in a 2013 book he authored. The Disaster Artist star's novel Actors Anonymous includes chapters from “more than fifty men and women,” including Franco himself, who ...Some Oscar voters are having a case of James Franco remorseLos Angeles TimesJames Franco "Really Hurt" by Sexual Misconduct AllegationsE! OnlineJames Franco wins but skips Critics' Choice AwardsCNNVanity Fair -TMZ.com -ABC News -New York Daily Newsall 562 news articles ».....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzJan 12th, 2018

Five Women Detail James Franco"s Alleged Sexually Exploitative Behavior To The Los Angeles Times

James Franco may be downplaying the sexual misconduct allegations brought against him, but his alleged victims are standing firm. As you've likely heard, amid The Disaster Artist star's big win at the Golden Globes on Sunday, several women called Franco a hypocrite for wearing a Time's Up pin as they claimed he had previously been sexually [...] James Franco may be downplaying the sexual misconduct allegations brought against him, but his alleged victims are standing firm. As you've likely heard, amid The Disaster Artist star's big win at the Golden Globes on Sunday, several women called Franco a hypocrite for wearing a Time's Up pin as they claimed he had previously been sexually inappropriate with them. While James has since made the press rounds to defend his innocence, five women have spoken to The Los Angeles Times to detail their experiences with the A-lister. Related: Ronan Farrow Talks The Abuse Allegations Against Woody Allen Sarah Tither-Kaplan, who attended the acting school founded by Franco and starred in several of his projects, said James' public Time's Up support at the Globes "was like a slap in [her] face." Of the five women who spoke with The Times, four claimed to be ex students and one noted that James was once her "mentor." On her working experience with the Freak & Geeks alum, Tither-Kaplan noted: "I feel there was an abuse of power, and there was a culture of exploiting non-celebrity women, and a culture of women being replaceable." Having taken Franco's Sex Scenes class, Sarah jumped at the opportunity to work professionally with her teacher. Sadly, the experience was not what the actress expected. Apparently, while filming an orgy scene with the Ivy League educated star three years ago, James removed the protective plastic guards that covered the actresses' vaginas amid simulating oral sex on them. Also, per Tither-Kaplan, one actress was sent home after she balked at James' direction about acting topless: "I got it in my head pretty quickly that, OK, you don't say ‘no' to this guy." Although, to James' credit, he did apologize to Sarah amid the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The complainant confessed: "I want to give him credit for at least being open to communicating with me. I felt that he was still not really taking accountability for the environment on the sets." Man, oh man. Actress Violet Paley also vocalized an upsetting encounter with James, as she opened up about the romantic relationship she had with him in 2016. According to Violet, James pressured her to perform oral sex while they were sitting in a car. She relayed: "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." Eventually, Violet stopped performing the sexual act as she told Franco she spotted someone near the vehicle. On how she'd handle the situation today, Paley said: "I would say, ‘No, stop, get out of my car.' The power dynamic was really off." Paley reached out to Franco about the incident, but he defended that he hadn't done "anything illegal." He also insisted that he was a "changed man" and acknowledged it was wrong of him to pursue a sexual relationship with someone who was recovering from substance abuse. Related: Here's What Tommy Wiseau Would've Said At The Globes… Two additional students, from a course taught at Playhouse West, confirmed that they've had negative on set experiences with the industry vet. Both women, named Hilary Dusome and Natalie Chmiel, have claimed that Franco became angry when actresses on set refused to be topless while filming. Dusome recalled: "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. 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." Smh. Chmiel confirmed that James got "visibly angry," and added: "He just took advantage of our eagerness to work and be a part of something bigger. We were all these up-and-coming actors who were so hopeful." Although more than a dozen students have vouched for Franco's acting school, named Studio 4, enough performers have expressed dissatisfaction with James' teaching method. In addition to claims that the 39-year-old would fall asleep during class, a few former students have suggested that Studio 4 falsely promised to funnel actors into the superstar's personal projects. Los Angeles based actress Devyn LaBella shared: "They would tell us that smaller parts in their projects were being held exclusively for students — often they were opportunities for extra work or parts that required nudity. I didn't have agency representation at the time, so I thought, ‘Well, I'm not going to be able to get into good auditions, so this might be my opportunity.'" After uploading auditions to a website, she admitted that no one she knew ever heard back. A woman, named Katie Ryan, suggested that Franco seemingly implied there were roles for those who performed sexual favors on him. She stated: "[James] would always make everybody think there were possible roles on the table if we were to perform sexual acts or take off our shirts." Allegedly, for years, Ryan received audition requests from James to play "a prostitute or a hooker." How awful. Unsurprisingly, Franco's lawyer Michael Plonsker denied each of the troubling allegations and advised The Times to refer to James' denial on The Late Show. Not to mention, Rabbit Bandini co-owner Vince Jolivette defended that Studio 4 "was always run professionally." We're sure this isn't the last we've heard about this scandal, be sure to check back for any updates. [Image via Regina Wagner/Future Image/WENN.].....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzJan 11th, 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 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 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

Ashley Judd Thinks James Franco's Response to Sexual Misconduct Claims Is "Terrific" - E! Online

E! OnlineAshley Judd Thinks James Franco's Response to Sexual Misconduct Claims Is "Terrific"E! OnlineAshley Judd discussed James Franco's response to the sexual misconduct allegations against him in a new interview with HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur. "I think that what James said is terrific," Judd told the BBC journalist. "And I think that we've all ...James Franco Detailed Sexual Escapades with 'Young Girls' in 2013 BookPEOPLE.comSome Oscar voters are having a case of James Franco remorseLos Angeles TimesAshley Judd Gives James Franco Some CreditVanity FairCNN -PerezHilton.com -Slate Magazine -TMZ.comall 611 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 12th, 2018

Ashley Judd Calls James Franco's Response to the Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Terrific' - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comAshley Judd Calls James Franco's Response to the Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Terrific'PEOPLE.comJames Franco's response to the sexual assault and harassment allegations against him is earning praise from one of the leaders of the #MeToo movement. Ashley Judd, a longtime advocate for women's rights and sexual assault survivor, told HARDtalk's ...Ashley Judd Thinks James Franco's Response to Sexual Misconduct Claims Is "Terrific"E! OnlineSome Oscar voters are having a case of James Franco remorseLos Angeles TimesJames Franco alludes to pervy behavior with 'young girls' in 2013 bookNew York Daily NewsVanity Fair -CNN -PerezHilton.com -Slate Magazineall 633 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 12th, 2018

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

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

Ashley Judd calls James Franco's sexual misconduct allegation response 'terrific' - USA TODAY

USA TODAYAshley Judd calls James Franco's sexual misconduct allegation response 'terrific'USA TODAYJames Franco's responses to his sexual misconduct allegations have not gone unnoticed by Ashley Judd. In an interview clip with HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur Friday, the actress and vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement praised Franco for being ...Ashley Judd Says James Franco's Response to Sexual Misconduct Allegations Was 'Terrific'Us WeeklyAshley Judd Calls James Franco's Response to Allegations 'Terrific'Extra (blog)James Franco described pervy pickup methods in 2013 bookPage SixTMZ.com -Al-Bawaba -NYLON -Amoré (press release) (blog)all 15 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 13th, 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 Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations, Says Has No Idea Why Ally Sheedy 'Was Upset' - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comJames Franco Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations, Says Has No Idea Why Ally Sheedy 'Was Upset'PEOPLE.comDuring his appearance on Tuesday's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Franco was asked to speak about the accusations after he received criticism for wearing a Time's Up pin in support of sexual harassment and assault awareness at the Golden Globe ...James Franco Tells Colbert Sexual Harassment Accusations “Are Not Accurate”DeadlineNY Times Cancels James Franco TimesTalk Over "Recent Allegations"Hollywood ReporterActor James Franco says sexual misconduct allegations are 'not accurate'ABC NewsVulture -IndieWire -New York Daily News -Hollywood Lifeall 112 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzJan 10th, 2018

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

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

Ashley Judd Condemns "Binary Thinking" Following Unexpected James Franco Praise

Ashley Judd is pleading her case for backing James Franco. As we previously reported, the industry vet shocked many when she applauded The Disaster Artist's response to recent sexual misconduct allegations. In a chat with BBC's HARDtalk, Miz Judd dubbed Franco's statement as "terrific." Related: Jamie Lee Curtis Vocalizes Support For Eliza Dushku This stunned several people [...] Ashley Judd is pleading her case for backing James Franco. As we previously reported, the industry vet shocked many when she applauded The Disaster Artist's response to recent sexual misconduct allegations. In a chat with BBC's HARDtalk, Miz Judd dubbed Franco's statement as "terrific." Related: Jamie Lee Curtis Vocalizes Support For Eliza Dushku This stunned several people as Ashley has been lauded as a silence breaker for publicly sharing her unsavory experience with Harvey Weinstein. Not to mention, the 49-year-old can be credited for contributing to the #MeToo and Time's Up movements. In response to the criticism she's received for speaking in favor of the Freaks & Geeks alum, the Double Jeopardy actress has penned an insightful letter about "binary thinking" amid this revolutionary time. Ashley started off her letter by penning: "Binary, dualist thinking misleads us. It lies to us. It tells us (most often convincingly), that to be, for one thing, we must be against another. In this case, to support survivors passionately, as I do, one must blanket condemn alleged abusers." Judd went on to explain to readers that people are allowed to both condemn abuse, while also hoping for change in the alleged predators. She continued: "We can believe folks who have been assaulted; we can condemn the unacceptable behavior, and create space for abusers to make authentic changes, amends, restitution, and ultimately to become of service to the movement toward the elimination of toxic masculinity and the fulmination of gender equity." In regards to her specific comments about James, Ashley noted that she completely believes the women who've accused the A-lister. In fact, the El Lay native declared that they have her "unequivocal, fierce support, and love." She further explained that her praise came before she understood the extent of the claims brought against Franco. Judd added: "I also believe that elements of his statement are hopeful (not the entire statement), specifically his expressed desire to set right all harms done and to make restitution. Time will tell if he does these things. I like that he said them. That is what I meant when I said 'terrific.' And of course, words are meaningless without action; Only time will tell if he makes this right." Excellent point. Ashley also suggested that men won't have the ability to change if we don't give them the chance to grow. The actress turned activist noted: "...when someone is wrong, we want them to stay wrong so that we can stay right. That is the binary that precludes space for people to change and for men (not just Franco, and not only men) to take an in-depth and moral inventory of themselves. Also, to do the work to make their unacceptable behavior something both of the past and that is redeemed for something that can be of service to another human being." Well said. And for those who doubt Ashley's dedication to the cause, Judd expressed: "That is the spirit of what I meant. I understand all of that cannot be conveyed in fifteen seconds. If some folks are going to be quick to condemn me for wanting to give space and have hope for boys and men, that is their binary, dualistic thinking in action. ... I will first and foremost always be with victim-survivor-leaders, and I will also try to understand and support men who are willing to be accountable and change." What do YOU think? Do you understand where Ashley is coming from?? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)!! [Image via Brian To/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhilton8 hr. 16 min. ago

Here"s Everything We Know So Far About Matt Lauer"s Sexual Misconduct Scandal!

Safe to say Matt Lauer is NOT enjoying the holidays! As we reported, on Wednesday, it was announced that the morning host was fired from NBC News after a colleague filed a detailed complaint on Monday about an alleged incident that happened at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Additionally, per a report from Variety, the [...] Safe to say Matt Lauer is NOT enjoying the holidays! As we reported, on Wednesday, it was announced that the morning host was fired from NBC News after a colleague filed a detailed complaint on Monday about an alleged incident that happened at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Additionally, per a report from Variety, the journalist allegedly gave a sex toy to a coworker, and flashed his penis to another. Needless to say, the scandal has absolutely rattled both the public and the news world. Here is what we know so far: NBC Will NOT Be Sending Off Matt Lauer With A $30M Payout, Despite What His Lawyers Are Saying! [CLICK HERE] Conan O'Brien Actually Had A Segment Called 'Creepy Matt Lauer' During The Sochi Olympics — Watch! [CLICK HERE] NBC News Boss Promises Matt Lauer Investigation Will Reveal Everything, 'No Matter How Painful' [CLICK HERE] Sandra Bullock Was NOT Having Matt Lauer's Creepiness In This 2009 Today Interview! [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer Is 'Shocked,' 'Dumbfounded,' & 'Totally Devastated' Over These Sexual Harassment Allegations [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer's Ex-Wife Comes To The Newsman's Defense Amid His Sexual Misconduct Scandal [CLICK HERE] Meredith Vieira's Husband & Matt Lauer's Former Boss Weigh In On The Journalist's Sexual Misconduct Allegations [CLICK HERE] WTF? Female Today Staffers Not Interested In Flirting With Matt Lauer Reportedly Weren't Considered 'Good Colleagues' [CLICK HERE] Padma Lakshmi Says It 'Felt Like Someone Had Died' At TodayFollowing Matt Lauer's Firing [CLICK HERE] Meredith Vieira Once Called Out Matt Lauer For Having A 'Huge Bag Of Sex Toys' In His Office — WATCH [CLICK HERE] Today Staffers Shade The FUCK Out Of 'Terrible' Megyn Kelly For Making Matt Lauer's Firing 'All About Her' — Get The Scoop! [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer & Today Reportedly Ignored NBC Execs & ‘Did What They Wanted To Do' [CLICK HERE] Matt Who? Al Roker Shares A Sweet Selfie With His 'Pals' & NBC Cohosts From The Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony! [CLICK HERE] Former NBC Staffer Claims Matt Lauer Summoned Her To His Office, Bent Her Over A Chair For Sex, Left Her Unconscious & In Need Of Medical Attention [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer Addresses His NBC News Termination With A Somber Statement: 'I Am Truly Sorry' [CLICK HERE] Ann Curry 'Isn't Relishing' In Matt Lauer's Sexual Misconduct Scandal [CLICK HERE] Today Staffers Reportedly Knew Matt Lauer 'Regularly Cheated' On Wife But Are Shocked About Sexual Misconduct Allegations [CLICK HERE] Geraldo Rivera Defends Matt Lauer — But Bette Midler Says Geraldo Is A Groper Too!!! [CLICK HERE] GROSS! Matt Lauer Once Told Meredith Vieira To 'Keep Bending Over' On Camera — Watch The Creepiness [CLICK HERE] Natalie Morales Says She's 'Just In Shock' Over Former Today Cohost Matt Lauer's Firing — Watch! [CLICK HERE] More Female NBC Employees Come Forward With Stories Of Matt Lauer's Sexual Misconduct — From Exposing Himself To Gifting Sex Toys With Explicit Notes! [CLICK HERE] Ann Curry Speaks! Says She's 'Still Really Processing' Matt Lauer's Firing Over Sexual Misconduct Scandal! [CLICK HERE] VOTE: Who Should Replace Matt Lauer On The Today Show?? [CLICK HERE] Remember That Creepy Matt Lauer Interview With Anne Hathaway From 2012? [CLICK HERE] The View Panel Is NOT Surprised By Matt Lauer's Firing & Sexual Misconduct Scandal: 'Karma's A Bitch!' [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer's Sexual Misconduct Scandal Has Ann Curry Trending On Twitter — See The Best Reactions! [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer Reportedly Takes Off From His New York City Home Amid Sexual Misconduct Scandal! [CLICK HERE] Katie Couric Admitted Matt Lauer Pinched Her 'On The Ass A Lot' — BACK IN 2012! WATCH! [CLICK HERE] Megyn Kelly, Kathie Lee Gifford, & Al Roker Speak Out As Details Emerge That Matt Lauer Allegedly Sexually Assaulted NBC Staffer During Sochi Winter Olympics [CLICK HERE] Today Show Team Shocked By Matt Lauer's Firing — 'It's Like A Death In The Family' [CLICK HERE] Donald Trump Can't Hide His Glee Following Matt Lauer's Firing & Sexual Misconduct Scandal [CLICK HERE] Matt Lauer FIRED From NBC News Following A 'Detailed Complaint' About Alleged 'Inappropriate Sexual Behavior' [CLICK HERE] [Image via Patricia Schlein/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonDec 1st, 2017

James Franco Denies Sexual Misconduct: “I Have No Idea What I Did to Ally Sheedy” - Vanity Fair

Vanity FairJames Franco Denies Sexual Misconduct: “I Have No Idea What I Did to Ally Sheedy”Vanity FairIn yet another timely Late Show booking, James Franco sat across from Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night. Fresh off his Golden Globe win, the elder Franco brother was also recently accused on Twitter of sexual misconduct. When Colbert brought up the ...James Franco denies sexual misconduct allegations during Colbert interviewEW.comJames Franco tells Stephen Colbert Twitter accusations 'are not accurate'USA TODAYJames Franco: Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Not Accurate'RollingStone.comNew York Times -TIME -Vulture -BBC Newsall 230 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 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 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