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Best And Worst Celebrity Looks Of The Week — End of August

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What a week it’s been. We came off of She Who Must Not Be Named and all other kinds of hot mess outfits at the VMAs and ended with Daniel Radcliffe doing this (above). A lot going on. Here are the best, worst, and WTF celebrity looks of the week — end of August.

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The 25 Hottest Actors of 2013

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Never mind that it’s only August. Zimbio polled their readers and came up with the hottest 25 actors of 2013. Here’s who they are. Where do you stand? Do you agree or disagree? Number one was surprising to me, in the, “let pause and think, ‘…really?’” way. And can you guess who made the top 10 that also made the top 10 in the Ugliest Men list?

25. Alexander Skarsgard
24. Zac Efron
23. Chris Evans
22. Paul Walker
21. James Franco
20. Ben Affleck
19. Robert Downey Jr.
18. Leonardo DiCaprio
17. Jake Gyllenhaal
16. Liam Hemsworth
15. Ian Somerhalder
14. Orlando Bloom
13. George Clooney
12. Henry Cavill
11. Gerard Butler
10. Channing Tatum
9. Brad Pitt
8. Chris Hemsworth
7. Josh Duhamel
6. Johnny Depp
5. Bradley Cooper
4. Hugh Jackman
3. Ryan Reynolds
2. Ryan Gosling
1. Chris Pine

The ‘Lovelace’ Trailer You Haven’t Been Waiting For, Starring Amanda Seyfried

The whole Lovelace movie weirds me out, not because it’s about a porn star (bow-chicka-bow-wow), but because it stars Amanda Seyfried, who I wouldn’t believe as a porn star even if she accidentally released a “sex tape” with James Deen. It’s just… no. Terrible, terrible casting. I’d even believe Lohan over her.

Alas, this has been made and it’s as good as done and dusted since it’s hitting US theatres (on limited release, of course) next month. In case you’re actually interested in the plot of this garbage, it’s about Lovelace finding success in porn as she filmed Deep Throat in 1972. James Franco is in the movie as Hugh Hefner (HAHAHA!!!), Peter Skarsgaard plays Lovelace’s abusive husband Chuck Traynor and of course, a porn biopic wouldn’t be complete without Chloe Sevigny.

What do you think? Will you be watching this, or giving it a miss?

James Franco: ‘Boo Hoo, Henry Cavill Doesn’t Like Me’

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Henry Cavill is the talk of the town these days because of the whole Superman thing, and good for him. I know nothing about him or the film cos it’s not really my bag, but yay for attractive bros giving ladies nice things to look at… or something? (I’m trying!) This story isn’t really about Henry Cavill being super talented and super hot, though – no, it’s about James Franco crying about how Henry Cavill apparently doesn’t like him. I don’t know either, but let’s go with it.

From his personal blog (LOL) for Vice:

I was also at Leicester Square earlier this year for the premiere of my film Oz, when the red carpet was a yellow brick road, but the night I saw the new Superman, I arrived incognito: 1) because it wasn’t my film, and 2) because I don’t think Henry Cavill would have wanted to see me there. Not that we’re enemies. Years ago we worked on a film together called Tristan and Isolde. I played Tristan and he played my backstabbing sidekick. My hunch is that he didn’t like me very much. I don’t know this for certain, but I know that I wouldn’t have liked myself back then because I was a difficult young actor who took himself too seriously.

Huh. I kind of don’t really get James’ point of sharing this factoid, unless he was trying to make people uncomfortable or start some shit? I mean, whatever, Franco’s a free spirit, how dare I stifle that? The whole thing is insane so I recommend reading it. He’s so up his own asshole it’s hilarious (and yes, that picture is from the article).

Waiting for the Cavill response on this one.

James Franco’s Life Is So Hard, Boo Hoo Hoo

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In case you missed the memo, James Franco is a Very Serious Artist, Academic and All-Around Sophisticated Guy. What a catch! You’d think he would be pretty pleased with being such an evolved, accomplished human being, but you’d be wrong because it’s actually super tiring to be so amazing.

Cry us a river, James (from Marie Claire, via DigitalSpy):

“I love the academic world but I also like being silly. When a serious image becomes a part of your life, it [is] draining.

“I guess it comes from wanting people to like you. I don’t know [if I'm liked]. I’ve been involved in projects that people enjoyed, and I’m grateful. But now I feel free to do projects for more artistic reasons.”

I don’t think anyone is assuming that academics lack a sense of humour or that you can’t have both a serious and playful side. If that’s what James Franco thinks, perhaps he’s been smoking a bit too much of the good stuff and the complexity of human personality is lost on him. Also, who in the hell views James Franco as a super serious artist? Anyone? Thought not. Looks like he believes the hype he has tried desperate to create about himself. After all, this is the guy who wore cornrows and simulated oral sex on a gun in Spring Breakers. Not exactly Matisse, is he?

James Franco Gets Why People Hate Anne Hathaway

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We all remember when James Franco and Anne Hathaway hosted the Oscars. It’s not the ceremony we remember so much as the intense backlash the pair received following their performance, which was, shall we say, less than stellar. James was stoned the whole time and Anne was, well, Anne. When all was said and done, things were left less than friendly between them – though they’ve since made up. Still, this story is not yet over.

In an interview with Howard Stern (via US Weekly), James admitted that he can see why some people find Anne a bit hard to warm to, and he kind of doesn’t blame them:

“I’m happy to revisit this, but you’re going to have to take the lead,” Franco, 34, warned Stern. “If you’re going to talk about it, you’re going to have to give your opinions . . . She does not want me talking about this, but okay.”

“Everyone sort of hates Anne Hathaway, and I’ve explained that I do too and I don’t know even know why sometimes,” Stern explained. “She’s just so affected [and] actress-y that even when she wins an award she’s out of breath, and then she has the standard joke that sounds like it’s [been] written [for her]. And it all seems so scripted and acted.”

“She comes off like the goody two-shoes actress and it’s just fun to sort of hate her,” the radio host added. “Hate is a strong word . . . but [I] dislike her, even though she is a great actress. Is that accurate?”

“I’m not an expert on — I guess they’re called ‘Hatha-haters’– but I think that’s what maybe triggers it,” Franco agreed.

“Are you still friendly with her?” Stern asked.

“We haven’t talked in a while,” the Oz the Great and Powerful actor admitted of his relationship with the now Oscar-winning actress. But he later added, “Anne and I made up, by the way. Let’s just get that on the record.”

“It was a really hard time after the Oscars,” Franco added. “She wasn’t mad at me, I don’t think . . . she didn’t say she was mad at me for what happened . . . The critics were so nasty.”

You can bet your balls she was mad at you, Franco. You ruined her big night!! It was Anne Hathaway’s special evening to dress up pretty and be a superstar and you robbed her of the experience! How very dare you.

James Franco’s Neighbors Aren’t Too Happy About Him Living There

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Actor, pot smoker, wannabe BJ-giver and all-around intellectual James Franco bought a great little house in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silver Lake a while back (from one of the costume designers on Mad Men, oddly), and while the people who lived next door were initially psyched about the star moving in, they’ve now written an “anonymous” (we see you!) letter to Curbed LA about how he’s not only never there, but he’s also letting his staff turn the place into a full-blown production studio.

From Curbed LA:

At first, my partner and I were pleased to have Mr. Franco living next door. His work in ‘Milk’ and his academic pursuits made us happy he was on our street. That is no longer the case.If, in fact, Mr. Franco has purchased the house next door, it does not appear to be inhabited by the actor; it does appear to be inhabited by several people who are working for him. In addition, over the course of the last weeks the individuals living on the property appear to be running a MAJOR production company out of the house and have also used it for shoots. To be fair, they did provide us with notice for one shoot. Unfortunately, the occasional film shoot comes with living in Los Angeles.

But this appears to be way more than just a film shoot: The property has become a production house. In fact, Iris, who works for the actor informed me that they are running production from the house. Iris is the same individual who, when we complained to her a few weeks ago about constantly blocking our driveway said, “Have you guys met James?” Yeah, that’s not going to make it better.Large white production trucks and various other vehicles block our driveway and use it as a loading zone and block our street with such regularity that we have begun calling parking enforcement to have them ticketed; racks of costumes come and go; crowds of people constantly stream in and out of the house and have business meetings in front of OUR house and treat us as if we are eavesdropping sycophants when we walk out our gate to our car; and as I write this, they’ve set up hair and make-up in their driveway. When I asked Iris about this, Iris basically informed me they could do whatever they want on their property. Really? Running a production of such impact and magnitude in a residential area doesn’t violate any zoning restrictions? Are there no limits to the kinds of businesses one can run?

We like James Franco and we like some of his movies, but we’re not so enamored of his presence that we are willing to give up our sanity in our own home.

Note to the neighbor – it’s a little passive aggressive to write a note to a website instead of going over to the house and attempting to talk to the people there about it and contacting the proper authorities if they’re not willing to compromise and/or show common courtesy moving forward.

Second of all, the house is kind of a dump (at least on the outside) so I’m not sure what kind of productions are happening there (please let it be gay porn, please let it be gay porn), but whatever. You can’t be running shoots late into the night if it means the whole neighborhood is lit up but if they’re doing this in their own house and aren’t bothering anyone, what’s the harm?