Before you get your hopes up and your pants down, let me tell you that we’re not sure if this is a penis or not. It could be a finger, it could be an artfully placed wrist. I don’t know, that’s why I’m turning to you guys. So jump on in and let me know what exactly it was that James tweeted last night.
James Franco posted this 19-second clip of him and Anne Hathaway reenacting the famous “You’re The One That I Want” carnival scene from Grease to his Twitter yesterday. As we all know by now, the two are hosting the Oscars together Sunday night, so I can only assume that this is a behind-the-scenes preview of what will be a pretty epic remake. I’m hoping that it’s part of some huge montage that runs through a variety of everybody’s favorite movie couples, but since I’m already going to get 3+ hours of James Franco on television that night, I’m not going to be greedy.
Are you tuning in to the Oscars on Sunday night? For the films, the Franco or the (unintentional) funny?
If you’re listening to the clip and having trouble figuring out its contents, let me help you out: it’s James Franco rehearsing a Cher song. It’s beautiful James Franco trying to nail that horrible Cher song from Burlesque so he could perform it at the Oscars in full Cher regalia. That is a treat that we were going to be given this Sunday, but not anymore. Since the shitty Cher movie didn’t receive any nominations, the number was cut, as were my hopes and dreams.
What do you guys think about James’ performance? We’re being denied a true gem in music history, right?
James Franco is hosting the Oscars this week with Anne Hathaway, but a few weeks back, Judd asked Producers Guild Awards host Judd Apatow to give him some tips.
Considering it sounds like this was recorded before the PGAs, Judd wasn’t able to offer much advice, but he did tell James he’d give him any jokes that went over well during his hosting duties to use for the Oscars, which people actually watch. Let’s hope James stays away from the Gervais-bashing, though.
What’s great about this video is that it’s almost definitely improvised and now that we know how cute James Franco looks like on Skype, it’s like we’re living in a new era of sexual fantasies.
James Franco went on Jimmy Kimmel to talk about his new movie 127 Hours, but of course he fielded questions about how in the hell he wound up hosting this year’s Oscars. When the clip above picks up, he had just explained that he and the show’s producer, Bruce Cohen (who also produced James’ movie Milk), were brainstorming about how he could be involved in the show when Bruce asked him if he’d just host the whole thing.
Of course James says he’s mainly hosting the Oscars for the experience, which is seems to be the motivating factor behind most of his career choices these days. Not that that’s a bad thing; Franco is one of the most interesting dudes in showbiz because of his penchant for popping up in kind of odd places… Including the roof of Jimmy Kimmel’s studio.
Are you guys way excited about this? You should be. We’re going to see Anne Hathaway be gorgeous and perhaps attempt to discuss anal sex with James Franco, who will tragically be too preoccupied with carrying the show. There will be stoner jokes, art jokes, hipster jokes, and jokes about whatever Anne Hathaway does (Jake Gyllenhaal’s penis?).*
Here’s the official announcement:
“James Franco and Anne Hathaway personify the next generation of Hollywood icons— fresh, exciting and multi-talented. We hope to create an Oscar broadcast that will both showcase their incredible talents and entertain the world on February 27. We are completely thrilled that James and Anne will be joining forces with our brilliant creative team to do just that.”
See? Fresh and exciting, that’s exactly what I said. Following this line of thought, I’m going to go ahead and predict that the Academy Awards in 2016 are going to be hosted by Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber. If I were you, I’d go ahead and mark your calendars.
*I don’t have anything against Anne Hathaway, it’s just that I feel like this is going to be James Franco’s Special Day. It seems like everyone who’s ever watched a movie thinks he’s getting nominated for his work in 127 Hours,and meanwhile all Love and Other Drugs seems to be good for is screencapping Anne and Jake’s (NSFW) naughty bits. Tough break for Anne, that’s all I’m saying.