20 December 2012 8:16 AM, PST | TheInsider.com | See recent The Insider news »

James Franco directed the R.E.M. music video for Blue, which also stars Lindsay Lohan, and has a theory on why the embattled starlet just can't seem to stop getting into trouble.

Franco tells MTV in a new interview that he's known Lindsay for "a while" and that he's actually written two poems about her.

Video: Lindsay Stars in James Franco-Directed Music Video

"I had been writing some poems about the Chateau Marmont and one or two of the poems involved Lindsay," he reveals. "And for the Blue video, the original concept was to make it about two sides of L.A., the idea of L.A. as a place where people's dreams can come true, but also L.A. as a place that eats its young. It's something I've been interested in a lot. I've done a few projects about actors that have died young -- James Dean, River Phoenix and [link »

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