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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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Check Out Our First Official Look At James Franco And Zachary Quinto In ‘Michael’

Nov 4 2014 6:00pm CST | Source: A Socialite's Life

In case you weren’t already aware, James Franco and Zachary Quinto are a pretty adorable couple. A fake couple, yes, but an adorable one none the less. While we got to see plenty of photos of the duo while they were shooting their upcoming film, Michael, this is the first official photo ...
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Anne Hathaway Revisits Most Embarrassing Moments on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”

Nov 4 2014 12:45pm CST | Source: GossipCenter

She’s been in the acting game since the late 1990s, and Anne Hathaway has learned to take the good with the bad. During her interview on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” the “Les Miserables” lady openly discussed some of her most embarrassing instances so far. Recently, she recounted, Anne was supposed to honor her “Interstellar” costar Matthew McConaughey at the American Cinematheque gala, though instead of a pre-written speech ...
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3 weeks ago

Anne Hathaway: Hosting The Oscars With James Franco Was My ‘Most Embarrassing’ Moment — WATCH VIDEO!

Nov 4 2014 10:28am CST | Source: Gossip Cop

(NBC) Anne Hathaway ranked her most humiliating moments on Monday’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” telling the talk show host that nothing was more embarrassing in her life than co-hosting the Academy Awards with James Franco or accepting her Oscar win for best supporting actress in a dress that made her nipples look erect. Hathaway got on the subject of embarrassing experiences when explaining to Fallon that she recently found herself in an awkward situation while she was ho ...
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3 weeks ago

Anne Hathaway Reveals She Has An 'Embarrassing Moment Scale' To Jimmy Fallon & You'll Never Guess What's #1!

Nov 4 2014 10:27am CST | Source: PerezHilton

How surprisingly charming of her! Anne Hathaway appeared on The Tonight Show Monday, and revealed to Jimmy Fallon that she has a scale of embarrassing moments! Positively adorkable! The Interstellar actress was explaining a pretty cringe-worthy moment involving her co-star Matthew McConaughey --- but she didn't really sweat it since it was only about a four on her scale... [ Related: ...
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3 weeks ago

Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Jennifer Lopez + More Stun At LACMA Gala (PHOTOS)

Nov 2 2014 9:51am CST | Source: Gossip Cop

(Getty Images) A who’s who of Hollywood partied at the 2014 Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Art & Film Gala on Saturday. Held on the museum’s grounds, everyone from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West to Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez attended the event. PHOTOS BELOW Leonardo DiCaprio was the co-chair of the evening, which honored artist Barbara Kruger and director Quentin Tarantino. This was the fourth installment of the ...
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James Franco NOT Joining Scientology, Despite Report

Oct 29 2014 2:03pm CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Getty Images) James Franco is NOT joining Scientology, despite a new rumor that began with a report in Star. According to the magazine, the actor is currently “debating” whether to become a Scientologist, following in the footsteps of Tom Cruise and John Travolta. A so-called “source” tells Star, “James is an avid sci-fi fan, and the religion incorporates a lot of theories from the sci-fi books of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard. James find ...
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4 weeks ago

Leaked Motorola Droid Turbo ad features James Franco

Oct 28 2014 7:48pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

James Franco is riding a bicycle.He is moving a little too fast to be believable. He is not holding an iPhone 6.He's moved on to the Motorola Droid Turbo. This is the first leaked ad for the upcoming Motorola flagship,It's in some red case too.The Droid Turbo will be smaller than the Nexus 6, its 5.2" IPS LCD screen will have QHD resolution. The phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 805 and will come out with the new Android 5.0 Lollip ...
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4 weeks ago

Shirtless Seth Rogen is Locked & Loaded For 'Zeroville' Scenes

Oct 23 2014 5:30pm CDT | Source: Just Jared

Seth Rogen goes shirtless while shooting beach scenes for his upcoming film Zeroville on Wednesday (October 22) in Malibu, Calif. The 32-year-old actor was seen holding a surf board and two guns while filming the movie, which is directed and produced by his close pal James Franco. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Seth Rogen This isn’t the first time that Seth and James have worked together on a movie, they wer ...
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5 weeks ago

Les News, 102214

Oct 22 2014 12:58pm CDT | Source: Pink is the New Blog

• The Chestnut Praline Latte is coming to Starbucks [Buzzfeed] • Creepy Katie [PopSugar] • Another award for Matthew McConaughey [LaineyGossip] • James Franco being James Franco [Celebuzz] • Nice beard, DanRad [Socialite Life] • The Dalai Lama is a fan of Selena Gomez [MuuMuse] • Ariana Grande being a f ...
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5 weeks ago

James Franco Poses With Bloody Megan Fox & Directs Will Ferrell For New Project

Oct 22 2014 9:47am CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

(Instagram) James Franco poses with Megan Fox in a bloody nightgown in a new photo he posted on Instagram. The actor didn’t explain why Fox is covered in blood; he only noted that “Megan Foxy is the best!” Franco also shared on Instagram a photo of himself and a hardly recognizable Will Ferrell sitting on a couch, along with the caption, “Just directed the funniest man alive, will farrell. And one of the nicest in the biz!” PHOTOS BELOW And while anything is possible when it comes to Fran ...
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