July 8, 2013 |
Before Ernst & Young rebranded itself EY, maybe it should have run a quick Google search. The giant London-based accounting firm and professional services company now shares a name with a racy magazine, EY! Magateen. The magazine, which features scantily clad young men, is the work of Luis Venegas, a Spanish creative director known for his flamboyant, sexually charged fashion publications. A Google image search of "EY" brings up photos of young male models clad in low-cut briefs, right alongside the Ernst & Young logo and some exterior shots of the company's offices.
June 26, 2010 |
About four hours after soap opera and contemporary art fans arrived to watch actor James Franco tape an episode of "General Hospital" at the Pacific Design Center Thursday night, many were still baffled. "Do you know what's going on?" one asked in a not-so-quiet whisper. "I'm still learning myself," answered another. Over the course of the evening, Franco found that he had a lot of explaining to do. The event was "Soap at MOCA: James Franco on 'General Hospital,' " hosted by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. New MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch collaborated with Franco to produce what they consider a performance art project, which is elaborate and complex in its layers of fantasy and reality.
HOME & GARDEN
February 5, 2010 |
Update: Actor James Franco , who plays Allen Ginsberg in the 2010 film "Howl," has sold his Sunset Strip-area compound for $3.3 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1923, has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 4,000 square feet. There are vaulted and beamed ceilings, city views and a master bedroom suite with a 19th century marble bathtub. The walled and gated property includes a swimming pool and a guest casita. Franco, 31, starred in "Pineapple Express" (2008)
February 13, 2013 |
Charles Bukowski, the hard-living poet, novelist and short-story writer who probed the cultural and social underbelly of Los Angeles, is getting the James Franco treatment. The prolific actor-director-writer-producer has started production on a movie titled "Bukowski," an adaptation of the boozy poet's semi-autobiographical novel "Ham on Rye," which is set in Depression-era L.A. The project is one of several low-budget movies contributing to a modest upswing in local feature film activity this year.
December 29, 2002 |
It had to happen. It's the way things go when they go the way they should: A young, edgy, adventurous actor has a role in mind -- something he's been dying to do. And one day, the actor, who has aged, confronts the role, which hasn't, and if he has any sense of himself -- and any taste at all -- knows it's time to let it go. Or, if you're Nicolas Cage, time to take the director's chair and give a younger, promising actor -- in this case, James Franco -- a shot.
March 8, 2013 |
It remains to be seen whether "Spring Breakers" turns out to be one of the movies of the year, but it is without question a movie of its moment. It has been a source of intense interest since shooting first started around St. Pete Beach in Florida last spring, as images began to surface via paparazzi and social media of young starlets Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson. Seeming to be a part of raunchy spring break shenanigans, they were seen riding scooters, frolicking on the beach and being marched around in bikinis and handcuffs.
February 25, 2011 |
At the tail end of an ever-expanding awards season that has already seen the Golden Globes, the Grammys and countless other awards functions, the main event is finally in sight. The Oscars are upon as, and as sure as James Franco and Anne Hathaway are prepping "Black Swan" gags, we're prepared to party all weekend. Here's a comprehensive guide to who, what and where for Academy Awards weekend soirees. Friday Women in Film: For their fourth annual pre-Oscar celebration, WIF taps Halle Berry and producer Cathy Schulman to toast female nominees and their admirers.
HOME & GARDEN
October 17, 2009 |
Actor James Franco, who starred as Harry Osborn -- the New Green Goblin -- in "Spider-Man," has listed his Sunset Strip-area compound for $3,695,000. The Spanish-style villa, built in 1923, has three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in 4,000 square feet. There are vaulted and beamed ceilings, city views and a master bedroom suite with a 19th century marble bathtub. The walled and gated property includes a swimming pool and a guest casita. Franco, 31, starred in "Pineapple Express" (2008)
July 18, 2010 |
"You know the problem with most performance art? It doesn't go far enough." That's James Franco, playing the role of the serial killer Franco on "General Hospital" last week, talking to the performance artist Kalup Linzy, who plays the role of the performance artist Kalup Ishmael, Franco's accomplice. Crime feels like a good metaphor for Franco's extended "General Hospital" story arc, which spans fiction and nonfiction, art and television, comedy and drama, sincerity and something that is not sincerity but passes for it anyhow.
October 31, 2013 |
At the time of his 1976 murder, Sal Mineo was the rare celebrity to have publicly acknowledged his homosexuality, which might be why the killing was instantly engulfed in rumor-fueled scandal. In "Sal," director James Franco and screenwriter Stacey Miller set out to separate the random stabbing from the life it ended. Val Lauren, charismatic in the title role, suggests the vulnerability that was intrinsic to Mineo's screen work, most famously in "Rebel Without a Cause. " But the results are muddled as the film imagines the last day of Mineo's life, the drama unfolding as an enervated countdown to the fatal hour.