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James Franco does not take criticism of his work lightly. Currently starring in Of Mice and Men on Broadway, the actor was quite displeased with the review New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley gave the revival. Though Brantley’s assessment was not excessively negative – he even complimented Franco’s talent at one point — the actor posted an incensed response to the review on Instagram, calling the critic “a little bitch.” The post has since been deleted.
Brantley responded to the criticism much more diplomatically than Franco. “I like Franco’s work on film a lot, and he didn’t disgrace himself on stage, »
- Amber Ray
Every week, Vulture faces the big, important questions in entertainment and comes to some creative conclusions. This week, we were shocked by the latest episode of Game of Thrones, watched the premiere of Mad Men, and shook our heads as James Franco continued to be, well, James Franco. Naturally, spoilers follow. You may have read some of these stories below, but you certainly didn’t read them all. We forgive you.Q: What did you think of the latest episode of Game of Thrones? A: Our recapper Nina Shen Rastogi thought King Joffrey's death, more than any other, felt "right, proper, and satisfying." Joffrey's death inspired a great deal of Schadenfreude in other recaps, and in your comments. We also talked to 15 GoT actors about how they would have killed the boy-king. You can relive the entire scene in these GIFs, you sick weirdo. Shooting the episode, the producers really »
- E. Alex Jung
Lesson learned this week on Broadway: if he does not like what you wrote about him, James Franco will call you “a little bitch”. Franco, who made his Broadway debut this week in Of Mice and Men opposite Bridesmaids charmer Chris O’Dowd, took on the New York Times’ Ben Brantley on Instagram, making it the 453rd silly thing he’s done this year. (Or is it incredibly shrewd and constant self-promotion? One cannot be sure.) In more benevolent news, a bevy of much-loved stage, film, and TV triple threats returned to their roots, including Audra McDonald (channeling the haunted spirit of Billie Holiday, »
- Jason Clark
James Franco turns 36 today—that calls for a selfie! We've been seeing a lot of the Broadway star in the media for both great and not so great recent events. The timing couldn't have been worse for the actor as his Palo Alto trailer debuted the same week he got himself into a bit of a scandal. Franco tried to pick up a 17-year-old tourist using social media, and in his film, he plays a soccer coach who hooks up with one of his high school students. Even after the embarrassing incident, Franco hasn't shied away from giving us more of his infamous selifes. The social media king handled the situation by admitting he used bad judgment and has learned his lesson, he even joked and tweeted "I »
In this week's installment of 10 Stories You Might Have Missed: Don't expect "Spider-Man" to team up with "The Avengers" or "X-Men" anytime soon. Antonio Banderas says he just started working on "Puss in Boots 2," James Franco didn't know about his "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" cameo, "Victoria's Secret" TV news, "Law & Order" mastermind Dick Wolf is brining "D.O.A." to A&E, and more. Catch up in the story gallery below. »
- HitFix Staff
Lindsay Lohan Talks The ‘Sex List’
Lohan, 27, revealed the truth behind the leaked list while making an appearance on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live to promote the finale of her Own reality series Lindsay. During the Plead the Fifth segment, the Bravo bigwig couldn’t resist asking Lohan about whether or not she’d slept with the men listed.
Initially, Lohan, who’d already used her “plead the fifth,” laughed off the question, saying, “I can neither confirm or deny.” But then the actress said she wanted to “get serious for a moment” and offered some candor in regard to the list and explained how she thinks it got into the hands of the wrong people.
"You know what, I'm going to get serious for a second ...," Lohan said to Cohen. "That »
Earlier today, talent manager Randy James sued his partner Miles Levy for allegedly diverting James Franco's commissions. According to the lawsuit, the fraud was perpetrated with the help of Steven Blatt at Tanner Mainstain, a financial management firm with an illustrious client list. Now, Tanner Mainstain has wasted no time in filing a counterclaim against both James and Levy. The two were the founders of James Levy Management, which Tanner Mainstain says in its cross-complaint was "rife with internal mismanagement, surreptitious behavior, duplicitousness, and questionable ethical acts." Earlier: Talent Manager Claims Partner Stole James Franco Money The suddenly
- Eriq Gardner
Miles Levy, James Franco‘s former manager, has been sued by his own firm, with claims that the manager bilked his client out of millions. The manager allegedly charged James a 15 percent fee for years, while only paying 10 percent to the actual firm. Miles may have also used the actor’s credit card for purchases. [TMZ] Devious Maids stars Susan Lucci and Roselyn Sanchez know all about crazy, dramatic storylines. But what happens when Big Morning Buzz Live host Nick Lachey challenges them to guess the plot twists in some online videos? Scandal‘s season ender totally owned Thursday night, with the finale being watched by 10.5 million people. Well, if Scandal had a ratings crisis, it’s safe to say that Olivia Pope totally solved it! [Huffington Post] Emma Stone, »
- Rahsheeda Ali
How on earth does James Franco find the time to be, well, James Franco? By the time the rest of us have crawled out of bed and made a pot of coffee, he’s written a book, gotten the adaptation of said book into a film festival, made a cameo in a fun project, caused a scandal, and appeared onstage in his Broadway debut (during which he'll shoot another movie). For those of us observing from the sidelines — and even to some of his fellow collaborators — it can seem like a daunting schedule, as Vulture discovered when we asked the cast and crew of his aforementioned Broadway debut, Of Mice and Men, to figure out exactly how he does it.Franco’s friend and co-star Jim Parrack assured us that there is no “secret secret” for how Franco operates, other than “curiosity and passion” and lack of sleep. “It’s just, »
- Jennifer Vineyard
Randy James of James/Levy Management and Ken Jacobson have filed a lawsuit against James Franco's recently-fired talent and financial managers Miles Levy and Steve Blatt, claiming that the duo embezzled significant commissions sums for nearly a decade. James and Levy were childhood friends who started James/Levy Management in 1986. The suit, filed Friday in California Superior court, alleges that Levy told James that Franco would no longer pay the firm a 15 percent management commission, but rather 10 percent commission. However, the suit claims that Franco did. »
- Jeff Sneider
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- Ryan Roschke
James Franco turns 36 this weekend, and we're not really sure when he'll have time to celebrate his birthday, since he seems to be one of the busiest actors in Hollywood. And he doesn't just make a lot of movies - he takes very different roles, which have given him the chance to test out a lot of very different looks. He's rocked cornrows and tattoos in Spring Breakers, long hair to play a stoner and a knight, and he occasionally goes clean-cut to let that great bone structure shine. Whatever way you like your James Franco, we've got a picture of him for you right here. View Slideshow › »
- Shannon Vestal
James Franco's talent manager embezzled part of the actor's management commissions, says a lawsuit filed on Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The actor isn't a direct party to the lawsuit, which involves two business partners, Miles Levy and Randy James, who, according to the complaint, have known each other for 50 years. The friendship since childhood now appears to be torn apart over alleged deceit. Photos: James Franco, Chris O'Dowd Make Their Broadway Debuts in 'Of Mice and Men' Levy and James founded James Levy Management in 1986. Among the firm's clients was Franco, until late last year. The actor
- Eriq Gardner
“Saturday Night Live” plans a blowout 40th birthday party — a three-hour live special that will air on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 and include a huge reunion of former cast members. The list of returning Not Ready for Primetime Players, as well as special and musical guests from the show's run, will be announced in the coming months. Also read: ‘SNL': James Franco, Zooey Deschanel, and for Some Reason Taylor Swift Crash Seth Rogen's Monologue (Video) “‘Saturday Night Live’ is an institution unlike anything else in television history,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “The many brilliant ‘Not Ready for Primetime. »
- Tim Molloy
Initial stills made this film look like a traditional romantic drama set in Italy, but the first trailer is much darker (and more interesting). Centering on three interlocking love stories set in three cities (Rome, Paris, and New York), the film boasts a star-studded cast in Liam Neeson, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Olivia Wilde and Maria Bello.
The story appears to blur the line between fiction and reality, as the Franco-Kunis storyline is almost certainly being written by Neeson’s character. The film is written and directed by Paul Haggis, best known for Crash, and because of that, I am going to lay bets on two things: one, this film is going to suck (which is a pity, because great casting) and two, Wilde’s character will be a figment of Neeson’s possibly mentally-disturbed imagination.
- Claire Hellar
James Franco's former manager was robbing the actor blind for nearly a decade by skimming commissions and running up huge tabs on Franco's credit card ... this according to a lawsuit filed by the manager's own firm.Back in 2006 ... Miles Levy allegedly told his partners at James Levy Management that Franco no longer wanted to pay their 15% fee, and instead would only fork over 10%. The firm agreed to the discount, but according to the suit »
- TMZ Staff
Lindsay Lohan was in the hot seat on Thursday's "Watch What Happens Live" when host Andy Cohen grilled the actress about her sexual conquest list that includes names like Zac Efron, Justin Timberlake, Colin Farrell, Heath Ledger, James Franco and Adam Levine.
"I cannot confirm or deny," the actress said when asked about the star-filled list. "I plead the fifth."
And then in a possible moment of realness, the actress opened up about the list.
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"That was actually my fifth step in AA at Betty Ford," she explained. "And ...
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On the notoriety of that role, he nabbed the title role in the TV movie James Dean (which earned him a multitude of honors, including an Emmy nomination).
Ever the mystery, his sexual ambiguity has been labeled both provocative … and aggravating, and he continues to confound, with such projects as Interior.Leather.Bar alongside such family fare as Oz The Great And Powerful
As this weekend is his 36th birthday, »
Another sad chapter in the saga of Lindsay Lohan went down when the actress stopped by Watch What Happens Live Thursday night.
Ostensibly there to promote Lindsay, which concludes its run this Sunday, Andy Cohen wasted no time playing one of the show’s most popular games with the actress — Plead the Fifth, where the guest is asked three dish-y questions and allowed to “plead the fifth” on only one. And naturally, Cohen used this opportunity to ask Lohan about the alleged “sex list” that’s been making the rounds in the tabloids. His exact question for her: “Recently, an »
- Erin Strecker
Jersey Boys sings tough, James Franco’s mature reaction to a bad review, the fight for credit in the marriage equality movement
One major question that kept recurring yesterday in the news about the lawsuit against Bryan Singer was the timing. It turns out the suit was filed now in Hawaii because the state has temporarily suspended the statute of limitations on sex offenses, giving a window.
The Gill Action Group was planning a conference of major donors at the Beverly Hills Hotel May 1-5, but as the iconic hotel is owned by the Sultan of Brunei, who just announced death by stoning for homosexuality, the conference is being moved, and the group is demanding all deposits back. The hotel is of course a favorite celebrity haunt, and I wonder if more things like this will happen.
Ahead of the World Cup in Brazil, Sergio K is selling shirts that »
- Ed Kennedy
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