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James Franco defends Instagram-selfie addiction: 'It's not like I'm exposing myself'

38 minutes ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

New York (AP) — James Franco says his recent Instagram postings of him in bed — alone or not — are his way of sharing a "very kind of intimate portrait" of himself and to get people talking. "It's not like I'm exposing myself or anything," he said in an interview Thursday. Franco calls selfies and Instagram phenomena "that I am just playing around with like everybody else" to see what kind of reaction it evokes. He says when he takes pictures of himself, "It's almost like it's connected to you" and that by putting "that intimate space out there it's kind of this new thing that we're all getting used to." He also says that it "obviously causes a lot of stir," noting that he was being asked about the photos by reporters. The actor, author and director wrote in a New York Times essay last December titled "The Meanings Of The »

- Lauri Neff (AP)

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Felicity Jones to Lead A Monster Calls; Emily Browning in Talks for Legends; Mark Strong Joins Grimsby

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We have a few casting stories for you this afternoon.  First up, Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) is set to star in A Monster Calls, the new film from director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible).   The story, written by Patrick Ness from an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd, "tells the tale of a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother’s illness and the bullying of classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss and faith."  According to Deadline, Jones will play "Mum", and Liam Neeson is being courted to play the Monster.  Jones will next be seen in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and is co-starring opposite Jonah Hill and James Franco in the drama True Story. Hit the jump for casting news regarding Emily Browning (Pompeii) and Mark Strong (Low Winter Sun). According to THR, Emily Browning »

- Matt Goldberg

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James Franco, Keegan Allen Cuddle Shirtless in Bed in Instagram Photo: Picture

9 hours ago | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Room for two! James Franco shared his bed with Pretty Little Liars star Keegan Allen this week, taking a photo to commemorate the snugglefest.  The multihyphenate, 36, posted the picture with Allen to his Instagram account. The two men are shirtless and scruffy, posing under a patterned blanket. "Bed Selfie With Keegan Allen!!!!!" Franco captioned the photo. "Time To Go Nuts!!!!" The Pll actor, 24, posted his own image of the cozy cuddles, noting that he caught up with Franco after a performance of the Broadway take on [...] »

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Palo Alto review - Tribeca Film Festival 2014

12 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: Gia Coppola; Screenwriter: Gia Coppola, James Franco; Starring: Emma Roberts, James Franco, Nat Wolff, Jack Kilmer; Running time: 100 mins

First-time director Gia Coppola has made an impressive debut with Palo Alto, a film which miraculously takes James Franco's boring short story volume of the same name and moulds it into a compelling portrait of one of the least compelling subjects: white, teenaged suburban ennui. Taking a few characters and scenarios from Franco's stories, Coppola focuses in on three teens, all dealing with the angst of boredom, uncertainty, and a search for some kind of identity.

Emma Roberts is April, a shy, mixed-up 16-year-old who has a fling with her soccer coach, Mr B (a sleepy, irony-laden performance by James Franco). She secretly has a crush on Teddy (Jack Kilmer), who pines for her too, but is afraid of saying it. Instead, he whiles away his time in a haze of pot and alcohol, »

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Saltz: At This Point, George W. Bush Is Actually a Better Artist Than James Franco

12 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Art critic Roberta Smith (my wife) wrote a damning review of James Franco's 65 silly self-obsessed demi-drag recreations of Cindy Sherman's 1977-80 "Film Stills," now being shown at Pace as “New Film Stills.” The review's last line sums up the situation: "Someone or something, make him stop." Amen.I love Franco's acting. He's incredible in Spring Breakers. (That scene of him jumping up and down on the bed yelling about how much shit he has is fantastic!) He holds the screen in every second of 127 Hours. But in his repeated efforts to be an artist, Franco is only making bad art. Or things that look like art but are still bad. Either way, the crux of the issue was touched on by the sneaky-brilliant Cindy Sherman herself. When asked by Gallerist what she made of Franco's act she simply said, “I can only be flattered. I don’t know »

- Jerry Saltz

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Do You Expect J.K. Simmons To Play J. Jonah Jameson In The Amazing Spider-Man 3?

15 hours ago | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Whatever you think of Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy – from its overall quality, to its faithfulness to the comic book on which it was based, to the casting of Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst as Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson – there was one integral element that was undeniably perfect in every way. So much so, in fact, that it’s near on impossible to imagine anybody else ever doing said aspect justice. We’re talking about J.K. Simmons as Daily Bugle editor-in-chief and long-time Spidey hater J. Jonah Jameson, of course, in a part he was clearly born to play.

Whether you thought Maguire sucked, or Dunst was boring, or James Franco was just downright weird, there’s arguably nobody on Earth who sat down to any movie in the original Spider-Man trilogy and said: “J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson? What terrible casting!” Watching Simmons in »

- WhatCulture

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Win Child of God Directed by James Franco on DVD

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To mark the release of Child of God Directed by and starring James Franco on DVD 28th April, we’ve been given 5 copies of the movie to give away.

A harrowing and disturbing tale following Lester Ballard – a dispossessed, violent necrophiliac killer who’s life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.

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Felicity Jones Joins 'A Monster Calls'; Liam Neeson Wanted for the Lead

23 April 2014 6:08 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Felicity Jones has signed on to star in A Monster Calls for director Juan Antonio Bayona, with Liam Neeson being courted to play the Monster.

We first reported on this adaptation of Patrick Ness' novel back in March, when River Road Entertainment, Participant Media, Lionsgate International, and Focus Features teamed up to produce and finance the project. Felicity Jones is playing "Mum" in this story, which centers on a young boy who escapes into his own fantasy world, to get away from his dying mother and the classmates who bully him daily. This new world is filled with monsters and fairy tales that deal with loss, courage and faith. Patrick Ness wrote the book based on an original idea by the late Siobhan Dowd. Ness and his illustrator Jim Kay won the Carnegie Medal and Greenaway Medal in 2012, which are presented to the U.K.'s best children's books each year. »

- MovieWeb

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James Franco Steps Up Bed Selfie Game With ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Buddy, Naked Seth Rogen Paintings (Photos)

23 April 2014 3:39 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

James Franco is continuing to push the boundaries of selfie photography. The 36-year-old posted an array of variations of the popular and most narcissistic style of photography on Instagram this week, including a bed selfie, paintings of his previous selfies and even a painting of a naked selfie Seth Rogen posted online earlier this month. Also read: The Year in James Franco: Everything He Did That You Didn't Franco posed topless under the sheets alongside “Pretty Little Liars” star Keegan Allen on Tuesday, then uploaded his paintings of Rogen's nude selfie on Wednesday. The same day, Franco then gave fans of his art a. »

- Greg Gilman

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James Franco Goes Shirtless in Bed With Keegan Allen!

23 April 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Color us jealous! James Franco posted one hilarious, yet sexy selfie with "Pretty Little Liars" star Keegan Allen. The two Hollywood hotties are shirtless in bed and all cuddled up. Franco posted, "Bed Selfie With Keegan Allen!!!!! Time To Go Nuts!!!!," along with the candid snap.  The photo was reportedly taken after Allen stopped by James' Broadway show, "Of Mice and Men" -- the two must have hit it off, that's for sure! Franco's latest social media activity comes on the heels of his attempt to pick up a 17-year-old girl on his Instagram account. The "This Is The End" star likewise met the teen outside his show in New York show ... and she ended up posting their entire conversation online. The 36-year-old later apologized for his actions on "Live with Kelly and Michael."Well, it definitely seems like the actor's putting his social media sites to better use these »

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Felicity Jones Joins A Monster Calls

23 April 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Last month, news broke that The Impossible’s director Juan Antonio Bayona would be headed into fantasy territory for an adaptation of A Monster Calls. He’s putting the cast together, with word that Felicity Jones has landed a major role.Writer Patrick Ness has adapted his own novel for the film, which was itself based on an original idea by Siobhan Dowd. A Monster Calls follows a boy who tries to deal with his mother’s serious illness and bullying from classmates by escaping into a fantastical world full of beasts, heroes, warriors and more. His fairy tale life involves courage, loss and faith and helps him handle his troubled existence.Jones is set to play his mother, and Bayona is apparently looking to land Liam Neeson as the titular monster, though according to Deadline he’s still in early discussions and a deal is nowhere near complete. As for Jones’ more recent jobs, »

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Surprise! Jodie Foster Had a Secret Wedding

23 April 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Jodie Foster secretly married Alexandra Hedison over the weekend - Us Weekly What's Ellen DeGeneres's next big move? - People Yep, the Terminator reboot is totally happening - Et The new James Franco exhibition causes a stir in NYC - Lainey Gossip This actress has just filed for bankruptcy - HuffPost Celebrity Cameron Diaz says she hasn't used this for over 20 years - Dlisted The Orange Is the New Black cast gets back in their jumpsuits - JustJared Katy Perry explains how she helped deliver a baby - BuzzFeed Rumer Willis hits the red carpet in a pretty interesting outfit - Hollywood Tuna Feast your eyes on Neil Patrick Harris in tiny hot pants - Pink Is the New Blog A word from Laura Prepon on Scientology - The Superficial The latest Robert Pattinson dating rumor is totally crazy - I'm Not Obsessed »

- Ryan Roschke

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'A Monster Calls' Felicity Jones to Star in Juan Antonio Bayona's Children's Fantasy Adaptation

23 April 2014 12:35 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Brit "It" woman Felicity Jones ("Breathe In," "The Invisible Woman") has landed a starring role in Spanish helmer Juan Antonio Bayona's adaptation of the children's fantasy novel "A Monster Calls." Per Deadline, Jones will play the character of Mum, and the production is reportedly courting Liam Neeson to play the part of "the Monster." So what's the set-up of the tale by author Patrick Ness (who is also penning the script)? A young boy retreats into a fantastical world of monsters and other creatures as a way of coping with the illness of his mother and bullying classmates. The film, which is eyeing a fall 2016 release, is a co-production between River Road, Lionsgate, Participant and Focus Features. Next up on Jones' slate is "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," James Marsh's "Theory of Everything," and "True Story," opposite James Franco and Jonah Hill. Bayona, who directed 2012's tsunami-drama "The Impossible" and 2007 horror title "The Orphanage, »

- Beth Hanna

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See Whom James Franco Is in Bed with Now!

23 April 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

James Franco is at it again. The Of Mice and Men actor - who's been on a roll posting shirtless snapshots on Instagram and happily marked his 36th birthday Saturday with a sleepy selfie - is once again creating a stir on the photo-sharing site. This time, the selfie king has called on a pal to help him out. "Bed Selfie With Keegan Allen!!!!! Time To Go Nuts!!!!" Franco captioned an Instagram pic posted Tuesday that showed him getting cuddly in bed with the Pretty Little Liars actor. Allen, 24, posted his own snapshot, an outtake showing Franco laughing and Allen wearing jeans, »

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See Whom James Franco Is in Bed with Now!

23 April 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

James Franco is at it again. The Of Mice and Men actor - who's been on a roll posting shirtless snapshots on Instagram and happily marked his 36th birthday Saturday with a sleepy selfie - is once again creating a stir on the photo-sharing site. This time, the selfie king has called on a pal to help him out. "Bed Selfie With Keegan Allen!!!!! Time To Go Nuts!!!!" Franco captioned an Instagram pic posted Tuesday that showed him getting cuddly in bed with the Pretty Little Liars actor. Allen, 24, posted his own snapshot, an outtake showing Franco laughing and Allen wearing jeans, »

- Wade Rouse

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Leighton Meester Talks Working With Husband Adam Brody on The View: "It's Nice to Mix Business With Pleasure"

23 April 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

The Blair Waldorf/Seth Cohen crossover the world has been dreaming of may never come to be, but real-life newlyweds Leighton Meester and Adam Brody did team up for the film Life Partners, which recently debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival. The Gossip Girl veteran, 28, appeared on The View on Wednesday, April 23 to promote her Broadway play, Of Mice and Men, with costars James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, but was quickly asked about working with her new hubby. "I always want to work with people that I [...] »

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James Franco Takes a Selfie in Bed With a Pretty Little Liars Star

23 April 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

James Franco returned to bed for a selfie, and guess what? This time he's not alone! In an Instagram picture published Tuesday, Pretty Little Liars star Keegan Allen joined the actor under the sheets. The two are featured in the film Palo Alto, based off Franco's book. It premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival Thursday. Allen showed supported his co-star Tuesday when he went to see the Broadway play Of Mice and Men. Afterwards the two got cozy And shirtless as Franco showed his pal how to take a bed selfie. The Pretty Little Liar star tweeted, "Loved seeing "of mice and men. And @jamesfrancotv showed me how to do a proper bed selfie." Yup, the selfie king himself is showing people how it's »

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Safdie Brothers Wrap Latest Project, Form Filmmaker-Driven Indie Studio

23 April 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Josh and Benny Safdie, the New York filmmakers behind 2010's “Daddy Longlegs” and 2008's “The Pleasure of Being Robbed,” have wrapped production on their latest film, “Heaven Knows What.” A hybrid picture that blends documentary and narrative, “Heaven” features Arielle Holmes, a kid the filmmaker brothers met on the subway, playing a fictionalized version of herself. She'll star alongside Caleb Landry Jones (“X-Men: First Class”) in a story about “a young vagabond couple in New York City battling addiction amidst a manic love affair.” Also read: James Franco Wins One for ‘Spring Breakers’ – Just Like That, A24's Awards Campaign ‘Feels More Real’ The film. »

- Jordan Zakarin

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Denzel, Cranston, and Cumming Among Nominees for Drama League Awards

23 April 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | | See recent Backstage news »

The Drama League has announced its 2014 nominees for the 80th annual Drama League Awards. First awarded in 1922 and formalized in 1935, they’re the oldest theatrical honors in America, and are the only major theater awards determined by audience votes. The five competition sections—Distinguished Play, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and Distinguished Performance Award—include nominations for “Of Mice and Men,” starring James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, and Leighton Meester; “Aladdin,” starring Adam Jacobs, James Monroe Iglehart (also nominated for a Distinguished Performance Award), and Courtney Reed; and “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” starring Jessie Mueller and Jake Epstein. Special Recognition Honors will be presented to Barbara Cook (“The Music Man”) for Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award, Key Brand Entertainment/Broadway Across America for the Unique Contribution to the Theatre award, and John Tiffany for Excellence in Directing. The awards will be »

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Matt Bomer Has Been Secretly Married For Three Years

23 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Matt Bomer secretly married Simon Halls three years ago - Us Weekly Which star did James Franco get shirtless in bed with? - Et Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas look officially back together - People Gwyneth Paltrow files restraining order against her stalker - HuffPost Celebrity Charlize Theron and Sean Penn have a sweet ballgame date - Lainey Gossip Katy Perry explains how she helped deliver her sister's baby - BuzzFeed Taylor Swift may be headed to Girls - Gossip Girl Justin Bieber apologizes for another big controversy - Hollywood Reporter Kourtney Kardashian shows off a butt photo that rivals Kim's - TooFab What would Olivia Munn never let her boyfriend see her do? - Wonderwall Ian Somerhalder's reported girlfriend responds to rumors - YourTango Is The Other Woman worth watching? - Rotten Tomatoes Source: Getty / Jason Merritt »

- Alyse Whitney

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