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August 13, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
The dais for the Comedy Central roast of James Franco is getting hotter. Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross and Sarah Silverman are among the roasters who will join Roast Master Seth Rogen in roasting Franco. PHOTOS: James Franco: Career in pictures To accommodate the growlng list of roasters and attendees, the taping date has been moved from Aug. 18 to Aug. 25 at Culver Studios, and will air Sept. 2 on Comedy Central. Additional roasters are scheduled to be announced.
August 2, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Seth Rogen has just been announced as the roast master for the upcoming Comedy Central roast of James Franco. Which guarantees two things: The proceedings will get very raunchy, and there will be a lot of jokes about weed. Rogen and Franco first teamed up in 1999 on the TV series "Freaks and Geeks" and have since joined forces on "Pineapple Express," "This Is the End" and the forthcoming "The Interview. " PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The roast will tape at Culver Studios on Aug. 18 and air on Labor Day, Sept.
July 25, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Sandra Bullock is going to be very busy come the end of summer. The actress' film "Gravity" has just been chosen as the opening-night flick of the 70th Venice Film Festival, set for Aug. 28. This follows the news that the Alfonso Cuaron-directed film, also starring George Clooney, will screen at the Toronto Film Festival just a week later. James Franco's writer/director effort "Child of God," starring the multi-hyphenate and Tim Blake Nelson, will also bow at the Venice festival, screening in competition against such films as David Gordon Green's "Joe" starring Nicolas Cage, Stephen Frears' Judy Dench-starrer "Philomena" and Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem," starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz and Tilda Swinton.
July 10, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
James Franco can currently be seen on the big screen as a party-happy survivor of the apocalypse in the hit comedy "This Is the End. " But the actor-writer-producer is about to face his own comic apocalypse: Franco will be on the hot seat on Labor Day for Comedy Central's annual roast. The special, which will tape in Los Angeles in August, will feature stars, comedians and others taking humorous, sharp-edged aim at Franco. "If only James Franco was a more successful, multi-hyphenated incessant creative risk-taker in different media, he'd be the perfect person to roast," said Kent Alterman, president of content development and original programming for Comedy Central.
July 8, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
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.
July 6, 2013 | By Noel Murray
The Gatekeepers Sony Blu-ray, $30.99; Blu-ray, $35.99 Available on VOD beginning Tuesday Dror Moreh's innovative, comprehensive documentary was nominated for an Academy Award this past year and deservedly so. To tell the story of Israel's security agency Shin Bet, Moreh gets rare interviews with six of its former heads and illustrates them with archival films and dynamic animations of old photographs, illuminating both the violence that...
July 6, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
The snow is piling up on the streets of small-town Utah, and James Franco is talking about sex. He is talking about sex in the way James Franco talks about sex: as a narrative tool, as a humanizing mechanism, as a way to help us understand academic differences between film and literature. "We've been using violence as a storytelling device for decades, but we've only just begun to use sex that way instead of as simply something to shock," he says, responding to a straightforward interview question with a disquisition on sexuality and film.
June 27, 2013 | By Chris Lee
Another day, another James Franco art project. On Wednesday, Vice Media posted the multi-hyphenate renaissance man's impressionistic 15-minute film “ La Passione ” to its website (see below). Presented by Gucci -- the global luxury conglomerate for which Franco hawks fragrances and clothing -- to inaugurate a new store in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the experimental Fleurette depicts beautiful people doing odd and provocative things amid a pervading atmosphere of exquisite melancholy, backdropped by swells of violin and trip-hop beats.
June 25, 2013 | By Susan Denley
James Franco sat front row at Gucci's Milan show launching its new Made to Measure program on Monday. [Daily Mail] While in Milan, Franco is showing a cut of "The Director," a documentary he has produced about the famed fashion house. [WWD] Jay-Z has a track on his new "Magna Carta Holy Grail" album dedicated to fashion designer Tom Ford. [Styleite] Coach has tapped Stuart Vevers of Spanish fashion house Loewe and formerly of Mulberry to replace Reed Krakoff as its top design guru.
June 20, 2013 | By Chris Lee
Forget the director's cut. Here comes “Spring Breakers: The Remix. " In March, the $5-million artsploitation film rippled across the cultural consciousness, spreading across social media on a viral tide of mini upturned thumbs . Starring James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens in career-defining roles, the sexy crime romp became one of the rare art house cinema offerings to cross over into the mainstream on a blaze of neon-hued bikinis....
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