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James Franco defends Shia LaBeouf

James Franco defends Shia LaBeouf

Feb 20 2014, 9:42am CST | by

James Franco hopes Shia LaBeouf doesn't ruin his career in his quest to show he is an "artist". The 'Spring Breakers' star believes the 27-year-old actor's recent antics - which have included a...

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James Franco defends Shia LaBeouf

Feb 20 2014, 9:42am CST | by

James Franco hopes Shia LaBeouf doesn't ruin his career in his quest to show he is an "artist".

The 'Spring Breakers' star believes the 27-year-old actor's recent antics - which have included a silent art installation called #IAMSORRY, donning a paper bag on his head for the German premiere of 'Nymphomaniac' and repeatedly insisting on twitter that he is no longer famous - are part of a bid for him to "reclaim his public persona".

He wrote in an essay for the New York Times newspaper: "This behavior could be a sign of many things, from a nervous breakdown to mere youthful recklessness.

"For Mr. LaBeouf's sake I hope it is nothing serious. Indeed I hope - and, yes, I know that this idea has pretentious or just plain ridiculous overtones - that his actions are intended as a piece of performance art, one in which a young man in a very public profession tries to reclaim his public persona...

"I think Mr. LaBeouf's project, if it is a project, is a worthy one. I just hope that he is careful not to use up all the good will he has gained as an actor in order to show us that he is an artist."

Franco - who also compared Shia's actions with those of Marlon Brando and Joaquin Phoenix - said he understood what the 'Transformers' star was trying to do because he himself has done his best to change ideas of what people expect from Hollywood stars.

He wrote: "At times I have felt the need to dissociate myself from my work and public image. In 2009, when I joined the soap opera 'General Hospital' at the same time as I was working on films that would receive Oscar nominations and other critical acclaim, my decision was in part an effort to jar expectations of what a film actor does and to undermine the tacit -- or not so tacit -- hierarchy of entertainment."

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Leighton Meester & Adam Brody Are the Cutest Dog Walking Couple!

Jul 21 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

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Leighton Meester shows off her beautiful smile while taking a morning stroll with her husband Adam Brody and their two dogs on Monday (July 21) in New York City. The 28-year-old actress is currently in the final week of performances of her Broadway play Of Mice and Men. The production, which stars James Franco and Chris O’Dowd, just shattered the box office record for the theatre it is playing in for the second time. Last week, the play grossed $92 ...
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James Franco and Lana Del Rey: All Over Each Other on Instagram!

Jul 18 2014 3:57pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

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To anyone who doubts that James Franco and Lana Del Rey are hooking up, we'd like to present you with exhibits A through E: Lana Del rey and James Franco: Hooking Up? 1. Lana and James on Instagram Lana and James posing for a photo. No doubt they hung out and brooded together afterwards. The most telling thing about all of these photos isn't the fact that Lana and James seem like they can't keep their hands off one another. No, the ...
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4 days ago

James Franco and Lana Del Rey: All Over Each Other on Instagram!

Jul 18 2014 3:57pm CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

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To anyone who doubts that James Franco and Lana Del Rey are hooking up, we'd like to present you with exhibits A through E: Lana Del rey and James Franco: Hooking Up? 1. Lana and James on Instagram Lana and James posing for a photo. No doubt they hung out and brooded together afterwards. The most telling thing about all of these photos isn't the fact that Lana and James seem like they can't keep their hands off one another. No, the real give ...
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Rise for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Jul 18 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Charlotte Creative Loafing

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Lana Del Rey's Rolling Stone Magazine Spread + more

Jul 18 2014 2:46pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

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Lana Del Rey is featured on the cover of Rolling Stone. It features a new photoshoot by Theo Wenner. You can find it on newsstands now.Lana at Fort Tilden, NYC with James Franco (July 13):Source ...
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Kelly Ripa raves about Botox again: ‘It’s cut my getting ready time in half’

Jul 17 2014 6:10am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

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I’ve been a Kelly Ripa fan for a long time, but I’m still a little irritated at her for assuring James Franco that everyone hits on teenagers online. I’ll try to put that aside for this discussion of Botox, which is everywhere all the time. My dentist sends out email invites to his little Botox parties. His staff serves mimosas and inject that toxin like it’s something fun to do. It kinda creeps me out, and I will never RSVP for that mess. Kelly has spoken before about her ad ...
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Ricky Martin Keeps It Cute With His ‘The Voice Australia’ Finalist, Ready To Tour Down Under, Too

Jul 16 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: A Socialite's Life

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Someone needs to get Ricky Martin a bed, because that man has to be exhausted. The musical superstar–and the only person allowed to wear sunglasses indoors (I’m looking at you James Franco)–posed for photographers in Melbourne, Australia today alongside Jackson Thomas, his final contest on The Voice Australia. They were visi ...
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17 Celebs Who Have Been BURNED In Social Media-Related Scandals!

Jul 15 2014 12:01pm CDT | Source: PerezHilton

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These celebs are trouble with a capital "T" on the inter-webs!! Whether it's stirring the pot on Twitter or Instagram... Stars like Kim Kardashian, James Franco, and Emma Roberts have been known to get fans and foes talking about SOMETHING they've done, which causes news! It might be a photoshopped pic, or an underage pick up --- but whatever the issue, it's almost always salacious! Ch-ch-check out the fam ...
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Zach, Kate & Ashley Premiere “Wish I Was Here” in New York City

Jul 15 2014 9:49am CDT | Source: GossipCenter

Kate Hudson Visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon"
Last year, he asked fans to back his new film via Kickstarter and last night (July 14) Zach Braff unveiled “Wish I Was Here” at a special New York City screening. The “Scrubs” stud was joined by costars Kate Hudson, Ashley Greene and Donald Faison at AMC Lincoln Square Theater, while other famous folks like James Franco showed up to support the project. In a new interview, Braff explained, “I’ve been real ...
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Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts Join James Franco's 'Michael' (EXCLUSIVE) (Ramin Setoodeh/Variety)

Jul 14 2014 8:30pm CDT | Source: WeSmirch

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Ramin Setoodeh / Variety: Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts Join James Franco's ‘Michael’ (EXCLUSIVE)  —  The script is based on a controversial magazine story  —  Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts will be joining James Franco in the drama “Michael,” about an anti-gay pastor who was once gay himself ...
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