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James Franco does the #icebucketchallenge with no pants on

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Can someone tell me seriously what the fuck is wrong with James Franco? Like, this dude is taking the “fly your freak flag” thing to a whole other level, and I for one am not pleased.

Apparently Selena Gomez challenged James to do the ice bucket challenge, and he obliged… only without wearing any pants, with only a piece of paper covering his nasty ass genitals. This guy needs to stop… immediately.

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Is James Franco a movie thief?

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James Franco is a lot of things: an actor, writer, scholar, ~artist~, weirdo, creep… but is he a movie thief? According to a young chap named Cyril Humphris, yes.

From TMZ:

Short story … Franco has a new movie — “Bukowski” — which is about to be released … it’s about Charles Bukowski, a famous fiction writer who died the year O.J. killed Nicole.

Enter Cyril Humphris, who owns the rights to Bukowski’s autobiography.  Cyril says back in 2009 he gave Franco the right to create a screenplay based on the book, but the option expired a year later.

Cyril says Franco’s movie is clearly based on the autobiography … in other words, he ripped Cyril off.

But Franco says in new legal docs Cyril is full of crap.  Franco says he was inspired by Bukowski’s writings and independently came up with the idea for the movie.

Sorry, dude – if you option the rights to a movie on Bukowski, let those rights expire and then decide to do a movie on Bukowski, you did not come up with that on your own. You used material you began developing when you optioned that book, thereby making it directly derivative and you need to pay up.

Here’s what I don’t quite understand: James is not broke. He is not some D-List actor with no money to honestly fund his projects, so why be an asshole? Re-option the screenplay and everyone will be happy and you won’t be an asshole. End of.

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