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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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23 Questions For Pop Stars That Cannot Be Answered. Ever.

Aug 30 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

Odd behavior is sort of a hallmark of being famous. We've come to expect some celebrities to pull ridiculous stunts in the name of art or self-promotion. When Shia LaBeouf wears a paper bag on his head, we tip our heads to the side and tap our chins and go "hmmm..." and wait for answers. When James Franco hits on an 18 year old on Instagram, we accuse him of being a dirty old man and then r ...
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James Franco's Porn-Themed Party Was Straight Out Of SNL's Stefon's Wet Dream! Find Out About The Wild Night HERE!

Aug 26 2014 7:16pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

James Franco's bondage porn documentary will probably feature a hand stuck in a crevasse, but in a way most definitely unlike 127 Hours! James had a bondage and porn-themed party for his doc Kink on Friday at Eastern Bloc in NYC, and it sounds like things got weird, even for James' threshold of oddity. There apparently was a ball-gagged little person pole dancing, a dominatrix dressed a sex clown passing out balloon animals, and a dude dressed as ...
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Zachary Quinto Gets Caught With His Pants Down While Catching Up On The Emmys

Aug 26 2014 12:30pm CDT | Source: A Socialite's Life

Oh how I love a good filtered, pants down shot. And thanks to Zachary Quinto, that’s exactly what we got last night. The actor, who is currently busy shooting Michael with James Franco, couldn’t make it out to Los Angeles for the Emmy Awards last night, so instead he did what anyone would do: he [...] ...
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1 week ago

Megan Hawkins Is Proud Of Herself

Aug 26 2014 8:30am CDT | Source: WWTDD.com

Model Megan Hawkins was shot while standing next to Suge Knight at Chris Brown’s pre-VMA party and apparently considers this a huge accomplishment. Hawkins posted several zany photos documenting her goofy hospital stay after being shot in the ass with a 9 millimeter. The fact that this stray bullet could have killed her makes it all the more thrilling, like slipping off the restraining bar when you get on the Goliath at Six Flags or asking for yesterday’ ...
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1 week ago

Lindsay Lohan Shares Billy Joel Lyrics After Chiltern Night Out

Aug 25 2014 12:40pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Lindsay Lohan throws up a peace sign while walking out of Chiltern Firehouse after a night on the town on Saturday evening (August 23) in London, England. The following day, the 28-year-old actress took to Instagram to share a photo and some Billy Joel lyrics that she also happens to have tattooed on her body. “Clear as a crystal, sharp as a knife.. I feel like I’m in the prime of my life – Billy Joel – ‘I go to extremes,’” she wrote. Earlier in the week, Linds ...
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What You Missed On VH1: Bad Celebrity Bleach Jobs, Homeless Chris Pratt + More

Aug 24 2014 4:00pm CDT | Source: Scandalist

Last week on VH1 was all about the unexpected. We covered male celebrities who look way better in make up than women, Chris Pratt when we was homeless in Hawaii, the return of the tacky celebrity cornrow trend and more. James Franco is one of the many male celebrities who went bleach blonde and really shouldn’t have. [VH1] Chris Pratt shared an adorable photo of his younger self posing in front of the Scooby Doo van he used to l ...
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1 week ago

Lindsay Lohan Didn't Read James Franco's Short Story 'Bungalow 89'

Aug 22 2014 8:10pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Lindsay Lohan flashes a peace sign while arriving at a building on Friday (August 22) in New York City’s SoHo district. The day before, the 28-year-old actress sported red boots while out and about in the Big Apple. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Lindsay Lohan “If someone wants to do that for their own reasons there’s nothing to say, I’m not in their head. I would never do that. I ...
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1 week ago

Kink Trailer: James Franco Shows You BDSM Porn

Aug 21 2014 3:06pm CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Dark Sky Films) Kink, which now has a full trailer, is about BDSM pornography. (That’s bondage & discipline, dominance & submission, sadism & masochism, in case you didn’t know.) James Franco produced the movie, which explores the inner workings of Kink.com, one of the largest producers of BDSM content in the world. The documentary hits limited theaters on Friday. While there is no actual sex or nudity in the trailer… it’s not necessari ...
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1 week ago

James Franco Debuts Racy New Trailer For BDSM Documentary “Kink”

Aug 20 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

With the forthcoming adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey on the way, if you don't know much about the world of BDSM, then you might be interested in checking out the documentary Kink, produced by James Franco and directed by Christina Voros. The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and we got a saucy tease before the film premiered, but now a full trailer has arrived as the film is poised to hit limited theaters in just a couple days. The doc looks as Kink.com, the I ...
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1 week ago

James Franco Trolls Nicki & Iggy

Aug 20 2014 11:39am CDT | Source: 97.3 FM

[]James Franco has sat down and trolled both Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj in a promo for the MTV VMA's. ...
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