James Franco: 'McDonald’s Was There for Me. When No One Else Was.'

The Washington Post published a bizarre op-ed from writer/director/actor/natural brunette James Franco today. It’s about McDonald’s. Franco is saddened by restaurant’s current slump and wanted let everyone know that he hopes the golden arches can successfully rejuvenate sales. Why? Because he worked there for three… » 5/07/15 9:30am 5/07/15 9:30am

Dang, VH1's Barely Famous Is Surprisingly Great (!?)

The season 1 finale of VH1’s Barely Famous, a mockumentary/reality parody starring quasi-celebrity sisters Erin and Sara Foster, aired this week. It’s flown slightly under the critical radar, but this frothy, shiny, altogether unchallenging show is counterintuitively, undeniably good. » 4/24/15 3:50pm 4/24/15 3:50pm

'Straight James Franco' Interviews 'Gay James Franco'; Both Suck

In a universe already filled with twee, whimsical magazine stories that feel like they've escaped the prison of Zooey Deschanel's brain, there's one more. FourTwoNine magazine asked James Franco (eternal student, important scholar) to interview himself. Or rather, for the straight James Franco to interview the gay one. » 3/17/15 4:15pm 3/17/15 4:15pm

James Franco and Lana Del Rey Want to Make Insufferable Movie Together

Hey there, mortal earth creatures. While you were busy being bound by the tethers of normality and your petty 9-t0-5 concerns, two transcendent artists—she of the cemetery and he of something far worse (a college MFA writing program)—have been collaborating with the intention of creating something truly remarkable and… » 1/30/15 3:15pm 1/30/15 3:15pm

President Obama's Press Conference Had Lady Journos and 'James Flacco'

"Josh has given me the who's been naughty and who's been nice list and we're going to use it to take some questions," President Obama said at the beginning of his end-of-the year press conference, referencing Josh Earnest, White House Press Secretary. That press conference was notable for several reasons, depending on… » 12/19/14 3:30pm 12/19/14 3:30pm

Emo Teen Scarlett Johansson Says Her Body Is 'Okay, I Guess'

Scarlett Johansson, who is widely considered one of the most beautiful people on the planet, sat down with Barbara Walters recently to reveal this humbling tidbit about herself: Asked if she likes her body, Johansson replied that she only thinks it's only "okay." Looks like stars really are just like us (i.e.… » 12/16/14 10:30am 12/16/14 10:30am

Watch 'Zac Efron' Discuss How Good He Is at Masturbating and Driving

In a new clip from The Interview, James Franco and Seth Rogen's upcoming film, Franco's character Dave Skylark grills Efron about the very important topic of masturbating, which "Efron" can do while driving. "I can masturbate with both hands, which is a total legal grey area," he says. Who knows what the final product… » 11/21/14 9:50am 11/21/14 9:50am

James Franco and Seth Rogen Hug Naked in a Forest

Seth Rogen and James Franco met up in a forest for a Naked and Afraid spoof so funny you almost forget it's all a promotion for a new movie called The Interview they've got coming in December. Good Morning America posted the Discovery show clip set to air on Dec. 7 along with the hope their future guests would be… » 11/14/14 4:10pm 11/14/14 4:10pm

James Franco Tackled a Guy After a Lana Del Rey Cemetery Concert

Lana Del Rey held a concert at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and — as so happens when the Corpse Bride wails her sorry song on hallowed ground — the air turned cold, dead loved ones returned to walk the mortal coil and James Franco (and his Elizabeth Taylor/Montgomery Clift head tattoo) allegedly tackled a… » 10/20/14 10:10am 10/20/14 10:10am

James Franco Tries to Make Colbert Break Character, Fails Miserably

Last night on The Colbert Report, effortless performance artist Stephen Colbert sat down with painstaking performance artist James Franco. The latter thought this would be the perfect opportunity to talk about their shared craft, but Stephen — who refuses to recognize that he's playing a character while on air — was… » 7/31/14 12:20pm 7/31/14 12:20pm

​Sunday Night Sign-Off: A Reading of Some Of James Franco's Poetry

Thank you for joining us this evening. Tonight, Jezebel.com will be offering some high brow artistic indulgences of the finest caliber. And now, excerpts of poetry from James Franco's collection Directing Herbert White, a continuation of Franco's focus on the essence of celebrity, and the blurring lines between… » 7/06/14 6:30pm 7/06/14 6:30pm