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Entertainment Tonight has hired a new on-air correspondent- Prince Michael Jackson.

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Enjoy a Roman Holiday

Mila Kunis is in Rome shooting her next movie Third Person with award-winning director Paul Haggis at the helm.

Ever the Romeo, Ashton Kutcher flew over to join Mila Kunis on Sunday for a romantic evening at the Antica Pesa restaurant in Rome, Italy.
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Hollywood Actors Who Love Cats

Who’s a cat person? Not me, but I do appreciate how people fall in love with their feline companions. I find it amusing how even the coldest people suddenly melt when they are around their cat. And Hollywood guys – tough or not – are not exempt from the charms of these stately (and not quite domesticated) creatures!

Now who would have thought that Guns ‘n Roses frontman Axl Rose loves cats? Apparently, he introduced his cat to the world via his Twitter account, and he had only one word to say “Dijon”. Nice name for a cat, if I say so myself!

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Axl Rose Cat

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James Franco Hooks Up Online, Joins Twitter And Facebook

James Franco Twitter Photo

When James Franco isn’t stuck under a boulder while cutting his arm off, he can now be spotted cruising the internet via Facebook and Twitter.

The Oscar nominated star finally joined his fellow movie stars on both Twitter and Facebook.

On his official Twitter account on Friday Franco tweeted:

“Hi everybody, here I am on Twitter! This is my FIRST tweet”

He then linked to a verification video to show that it was actually him.

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John Travolta To Play John Gotti, James Franco To Play Jr.

John Travolta Head Shot

John Travolta and Executive Producer Marty Ingels were spotted at Amici restaurant in Brentwood last night where Ingels came out and told those in attendance that Travolta would soon be playing John Gotti in an upcoming biopic of the famous mobster boss.

John Travolta has yet to sign on the dotted line, but sources close to the negotiations say it’s only a matter of time.

Also rumored for the movie is James Franco as John Gotti, Jr. all but assuring an awesome movie.

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James Franco, Anne Hathaway Oscar Promo Picture

James Franco and Anne Hathaway Oscars 2011 Promo

James Franco is having a great day, first he gets a “best actor” nod for his role in 127 Hours and he’s hosting the Academy Awards show alongside the gorgeous Anne Hathaway.

The picture shown above is the official promo shot for this years Academy Awards.

After posing for the picture, Franco spoke with Today Show hosts Matt Lauer and Meredith Viera about his nomination, to which he said:

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James Franco, Kate Hudson Rumored For Linda Lovelace Biopic

Linda Lovelace Deepthroat Cover

James Franco and the very much pregnant Kate Hudson are currently in talks to star in a porn biopic about the life of Linda Lovelace.

If accepted, Franco would be given the role of Chuck Traynor, the abusive pornographer husband of Linda Lovelace.

Kate Hudson has been offered the lead in the movie which was adapted from the book The Complete Linda Lovelace by W. Merritt Johnson.

Franco loves to take on unique, sometimes odd roles and heck, he has already revealed that he starred in a sex tape as a teenager:

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James Franco Making His Return To ‘General Hospital’

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James Franco may be one of the hottest tickets in Hollywood right now, but that hasn’t stopped him from returning to TV for several more appearancse on daytime soaps mainstay General Hospital.

Franco has signed on to appear in two episodes in a guest arc that will take place in February. Last summer Franco appeared on the show as crazed serial killer Franco, a role for which he was critically lauded.

General Hospital’s Jill Farren Phelps told TV Guide:

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James Franco and Anne Hathaway To Host Oscars

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James Franco and Anne Hathaway have been tapped by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to host the upcoming 2011 Academy Awards.

Oscar producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer said in a statement Monday:

“James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons— fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on February 27.”

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Amputation Scene In ’127 Hours’ Movie Causing People To Faint

127 Hours Scene

Gore has been taken to a new level! In the movie 127 Hours a forearm amputation scene has reportedly causing some audience members to faint claims The Los Angeles Times.

Directly by Slumdog Millionaire director Daniel Boyle, the movie is based off the true story of Aron Ralton (James Franco) who is forced to amputate his own arm after it’s crushed by a boulder at a Utah ravine.

The scene shows Ralston breaking his own arm then cutting it off with a blunt knife for the skin and pliers to cut the tendons.

According to reports, at least seven people have fainted during sneak peak screenings of the movie.

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James Franco Appears In Drag For Candy Magazine

James Franco Dressed in Drag for Candy Magazine

James Franco is not afraid to go outside of the box to take on challenging roles. Including in those roles have been several LGBT characters, including his role in Howl and as Harvey Milk in the aptly titled Milk, now Franco is featured in drag on the Fall/Winter 2010-2011 cover of Candy Magazine.

The pictures (shown below) were taken by photographer Terry Richardson.

According to PopCrunch Candy Magazine is:

“the first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations.”

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James Franco Isn’t A Gay Stoner

James Franco - Advocate Magazine Cover

Just in case you hadn’t heard the news, James Franco isn’t a gay stoner, that news comes from insider James Franco.

Franco took part in an interview with gay-friendly magazine Advocate and he told the magazine that moviegoers have a preconceived notion of him as a person thanks to the unconventional roles he prefers to play. Franco plays gay characters in the movies Howl, Milk and Pineapple Express.

When asked if he would talk about his sexuality if he was gay, he had this to say:

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Yale To James Franco: Sorry You Can’t Teach Here

James Franco

Last week I reported that James Franco would be teaching a class at Yale University while working on his Ph.D. Franco made the announcement during an appearance on Good Morning America, now we’ve come to learn that Yale has blocked those plans.

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James Franco To Teach At Yale

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James Franco is moving from the silver screen to the halls of Yale University. According to recent reports the UCLA graduate who also studied film at New York University and received his masters degree of fine arts from Columbia University will begin working towards his doctorate in English and film studies at the university, where he’ll also be teaching his own “very special class.”

Franco told Good Morning America:

“I am going to teach at Yale. It’s in the works. I have a very special class I will be teaching next January.”

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Celebrific Lowdown — May 22, 2010

The news of Megan Fox not returning for Transformers 3 only came out a few days ago, but she’s already been replaced with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Never heard of Rosie, but she’s a very sultry young Victoria’s Secret model and current GF of Jason Statham. I’m guessing Rosie isn’t going to make as much as Megan, but I doubt Michael Bay will take HuffPo writer Lee Stranahan’s advice to put the difference in salaries into a benefits and retirement fund for visual artists — i.e., the real reason, says Lee, for why the Transformers franchise has done so well. Well I haven’t seen Transformers and am in no rush to, but Lee is probably right. Why else are all these movies based on toys doing so well?

So Tiger Woods is potentially about to pay his Elin Nordegren $750M in their divorce settlement, to keep quiet — and could lose any custody of his kids, who’ll probably live in Europe far away from him — and what does he do? He goes out with some mystery blonde. (No, nobody has any photos; just be happy we’re telling you any of this, so you can stay informed.) Dude, I’d be crying in my pitcher of vodka and really fruity juices. Wait, did I say that? I guess maybe old Tiger just has an addiction for cat. Meow. Purr. What would you expect if you name your kid Tiger? And what is he trying to hide? $750M is a lot of hush money.

Hey you might be a star, but that doesn’t mean the rules should be different for you. James Franco found that out when he was chewed out by his college professor for sending text messages during a lecture. Tsk tsk, James.

I’m guessing Jesse James is getting ready to stalk be closer to Sandra Bullock in hopes of getting her back little baby Louis Bardo, whom he and Sandra adopted as a couple. He’s auctioning off a bunch of rare pre-WW II bikes and some hand painted coffins. He’s eyeing moving to Austin, and I guess he’s broke and needs the money. Yes, Austin, where Sandra moved to to presumably get away from him. Apparently an US Weekly source says Jesse wants to lead a very quiet life and get back to a normal routine. What they left off their comment was that being a douchebag seems to have been part of his normal routine in the past.



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Celebrific Screen Scene, May 21, 2010

There aren’t lot of new films opening this week, possibly because it’s hard to compete with blockbusters like Iron Man 2, Robin Hood, and others. IMDB lists four new relases, and get more details from their profile pages, which I’ve linked to from each movie’s title.

New Releases

  • Shrek Forever After. Voices: Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy. Directed by Mike Mitchell. This might be one for the family. This fourth Shrek animated film is said to be the final one in the series, but there’ll be a Puss in Boots spin-off. For me, the first one was fun, but I had no interest after the second. At this point, I think they’re beating a dead horse. Or in this case, donkey? Oh and if you’re planning to take the family to see this, be warned that adults will be charged as much as $20 per ticket for the IMAX 3D version.
  • MacGruber. Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer and many others. Directed by Jorma Taccone. This comedy is a spin-off of a series of skits on Saturday Night Live that spoofs the MacGyver adventure TV series that ran from 1985-92. The MacGruber tries to be innovative and ingenious in getting out of difficult and dangerous situations, but is usually either too dumb or too distracted to succeed. The SNL skits always end with the building MacGruber is in blowing up. Not sure how this show will translate to film, and personally it’s my least favorite SNL skit, but I’d go see it for Val Kilmer as the villian Dieter Von Cunth, or the very versatile Kristen Wiig, who is one several SNL cast members or alumni that are in the movie.
  • Holy Rollers [LA/NY]. Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Bartha, Danny A. Abeckkaser. Directed by Kevin Asch.
  • Solitary Man [limited]. Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Jesse Eisenberg. Directed by Brian Koppleman and David Levien.

Also Playing

Still in theaters are recent releases Iron Man 2, Robin Hood, Letters to Juliet, Just Wright, How to Train Your Dragon (animated), A Nightmare on Elm Street, Date Night, The Backup Plan, Furry Vengeance, Clash of the Titans, and others.

Upcoming Movies/ Roles

  • Frank Marshall will direct The Hades Factor, based on a Robert-Ludlum inspired novel similar to the ‘Bourne’ books and movies. [Pajiba]
  • James Franco will star in a prequel to the Planet of the Apes series, Rise of the Apes, which is opens Jun 24, 2011. [Deadline, E! Online]
  • Matthew Vaughn will direct X-Men: First Class [Jun 3, 2011].
  • Phll Alden Robinson will script an untitled J.J. Abrams project, based on a Wired magazine article about the world’s biggest diamond heist. Robinson wrote and directed Field of Dreams. [Heat Vision]
  • Ellen Page will star in Freeheld, based on the Oscar-winning documentary of the same name. [Hollywood Reporter]
  • Drew Barrymore will follow up her directorial debut of Whip It by directing Surrender Dorothy, a Wizard of Oz sequel. [Pajiba]
  • There might be two versions of 20,000 Leagues under the sea. One from Disney and the other from Fox.

Screen Scene Tidbits

  • Paul Greengrass is focusing on Treasure Island and will not direct the 3D remake of Fantastic Voyage. [Deadline]
  • The cast of the upcoming Twilight: Breaking Dawn vampire flick, based on the book series, asked for between $1.5-4M each but will get up to $1.25M. [Deadline, THR Esq]
  • If you saw the first Sex and the City film, you know how full of product placement it was, as well as that Carrie Bradshaw uses a Mac computer. Not this time. In the second SatC movie, out May 27th, she’ll be using an HP laptop because of a partnership deal with Hewlett-Packard. [PopEater, CeleBitchy]

Enjoy your movie-watching weekend.



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