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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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VIDEO: James Franco Teaches Jimmy Fallon How To Take Perfect Fan Selfie

Jul 29 2014 8:49am CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(NBC) James Franco taught Jimmy Fallon how to take a perfect fan selfie on Monday’s “Tonight Show.” For months, the actor has been fielding photo requests from admirers outside his Broadway production Of Mice and Men, so he’s very experienced in the art. He has thoughts on camera angle, camera distance, and… the perfect disguise? It all somehow m ...
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11 Things You Never Knew About Lana Del Rey: Her Vagina Tastes Like WHAT?!

Jul 27 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

For a woman who's sold over 8 million records worldwide, Lana Del Rey has managed to remain something of an enigma. A recent Rolling Stone piece about Lana filled in some of the puzzle pieces (Perhaps that's why she nearly bailed mid-interview.), but there are still plenty of questions remaining. Is she really dating Francesco Carrozzini? What's going on with Lana and James Franco? Fortunately, Rolling Stone recently posted a compa ...
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James Franco Pulls Prank on Little Brother Dave, Congratulates Him on “New Boyfriend” Zac Efron

Jul 25 2014 3:29pm CDT | Source: GossipCenter

Rounding out the week with a hilarious prank, James Franco used his crafty Instagram skills to pull a fast one on his little brother. Dave Franco and Zac Efron recently hit up an NBC game together after co-starring in “Neighbors.” In the photo from the stands, the pair share a laugh – giving James the perfect setup for his prank. The “Spiderman” star mocked up a fake Hollywood Life headline that read: “ Zac Efron ...
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This Dog is Really Good at Pool

Jul 25 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

We already know that dogs can play soccer. Surprisingly well, in fact. But did you also know that canines can play billiards? Likely better than a majority of the population? The following video serves as (quasi) proof of this statement, as an adorable pet gets up on two legs and shows unexpected skills in the area of throwing balls into holes. He's even better at it than James Franco... if you know ...
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Broadway's Of Mice and Men sets house record, is coming to the big screen

Jul 24 2014 12:44pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Reviewing the Broadway production of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” when it opened in April, Ben Brantley wrote in The New York Times that James Franco’s portrayal of George is “a tight, internal performance begging for a camera’s close-up.”As it turns out it will have one, courtesy of the National Theater Live, the London company’s video division, David Binder, the show’s producer, announced Wednesday. The production, whi ...
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Leighton Meester Gives Uber a Go in NYC

Jul 24 2014 10:59am CDT | Source: GossipCenter

Taking advantage of the urban amenities, Leighton Meester hopped into an Uber car in New York City on Wednesday afternoon (July 23). The former “Gossip Girl” beauty kept it casual in a floral romper with sandals, shades and a Proenza Schouler leather satchel as she kept to herself while going about her day. Meanwhile, Leighton is enjoying her time on stage with James Franco and Chris O’Dowd in the Bro ...
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Lana Del Rey: I Slept With A Lot of Guys to Get Famous!

Jul 23 2014 10:07am CDT | Source: The Hollywood Gossip

These days, Lana Del Rey is all over James Franco, but according to a recent interview with Complex magazine, when she was a struggling, unknown singer in her early 20s, Lana was all over, well...everybody. "I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me to get my record deals," says Lana. "Which is annoying." Wait, what?! Did she really just admit to trying and failing to exchange sex for recording ...
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Leighton Meester & Adam Brody Are the Cutest Dog Walking Couple!

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

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 tim ...
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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

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 ...
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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

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 giveaway is ...
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