James Franco tried to use Instagram to pick up a 17-year-old girl, and it backfired, terribly. Some people thought (hoped?) the whole thing was an elaborate James Franco hoax, because some people are big Franco fans who are delusional. Mr. Franco went on Live! With Kelly and Michael and talked about it. Here’s what he said, via Chicago Tribune:
I’m embarrassed, and I guess I’m just a model of how social media is tricky. It’s a way people meet each other today, but what I’ve learned is you don’t know who’s on the other end. I used bad judgement, and I learned my lesson.
Oh, yeah, Franco, it’s social media that’s messed-up and “tricky”, not you, a 35-year-old man hitting on a 17-year-old girl.
Honestly, what shocks me most about this whole scandal is that it’s a girl he was hitting on and not a dude.
What do you guys think of the whole thing?
April 5, 2014 at 8:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
I wish this was an elaborate April Fools’ Day jokes, but unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to be the case. James Franco seriously tried to pick up at 17-year-old girl named Lucy Clode on Instagram. James really wanted to meet up with her at a New York hotel where she was staying since she’s actually from Scotland. She even met him the day before all this went down outside of the theatre where Of Mice and Men is happening. It’s all so bizarre.
Apparently this hopped from Instagram to private text messages, and the story is a bit murky here since we don’t know a) how they ended up online (she’s 17; of course she posted them), b) if they actually met up (eh…) or c) if these are even real (I feel like they are?). In any case, have a read and hop behind the cut for the whole thing and clue me in. This is real, right? And pretty gross? Also, when will celebrities learn to stop trying to pick up girls on social media? It’s mind-blowing.
April 3, 2014 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Nothing really to say about this one, just figured it was a good way to end the afternoon. James Franco holding a puppy on the set of The Interview in Vancouver is pretty cute. Well, the dog is cute – Franco I can take or leave.
December 2, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Kim Kardashian is laughing at herself — who knew this was possible? She thought James Franco and Seth Rogen‘s Bound2 video parody was funny. Now let’s see if Kanye laughs along. If he does, the world will explode. The original video, featuring a topless Kim K bouncing on Kanye’s lap as he’s riding a motorcycle was so bad, it begged for parody, and Mr. Franco and Mr. Rogen delivered like Dominos.
You nailed it!!! Sooo funny! RT @Sethrogen: #Bound3 http://youtube.com/watch?v=Y3TTiHRrEBE …. Enjoy!!!!!!
With a link to the video.
Smart move on her part. Very smart.
Which video do you prefer?
November 27, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
James Franco and Seth Rogen are currently working together again on The Interview, and while they were there, I guess they decided it would be pretty hilarious to recreate Kanye West‘s video for ‘Bound 2′, which we all know was a trifling ass expression of… whatever. They really went for it in their version – it’s a shot for shot remake with the guys taking on Kim Kardashian and Kanye’s weird motorcycle sex and everything. It’s hilarious, and I’d venture to say 300x better than the original… even if Seth Rogen and his hair back does make me want to vomit in my mouth a bit.
November 26, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
This is a bit weird, I’ll admit: James Franco has already signed up to star in Of Mice and Men on Broadway, and now apparently Chris O’Dowd is going to star right along side him. What strange casting for what’s already a really strange story. James will be playing George Milton, which means Chris will most likely be playing Lennie, who is mentally handicapped with way too much strength and a penchant for soft things (which makes him squeeze a mouse to death by petting it too much).
From The New York Times:
The Oscar-nominated actor James Franco (“127 Hours”) is set to make his Broadway debut this spring as George in a revival of John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men,” possibly opposite Chris O’Dowd (“Bridesmaids,” “Girls”) as Lennie, a person directly involved with the production said on Thursday. The 1937 play, like the classic novella by Steinbeck, depicts the friendship of the big-dreaming George and the mentally limited Lennie, migrant field workers in California during the Great Depression.
Mr. Franco, who is known for juggling multiple projects as an actor, director, and writer, has starred in blockbusters (the “Spider-Man” movies opposite Tobey Maguire) and indie movies like “Milk” and “Spring Breakers.” While he has signed on to the “Mice and Men” revival, Mr. O’Dowd is still in negotiations to play Lennie, according to the person involved with the show, who disclosed information on condition of anonymity because the producer, David Binder, has not authorized an official announcement. The play would be Mr. O’Dowd’s Broadway debut as well.
Well, whatever. I dig Chris O’Dowd, but I don’t understand the choice to revive this show when they could bring back, like, West Side Story or something.