James Franco…Shut Up.

James Franco is hot. There’s no denying that…but he needs to shut up. I don’t care that he goes to college, I don’t care that he does a documentary about BDSM, I don’t care what he thinks about anything. I want him on a screen saying other people’s words…I certainly don’t want to hear how he turned down Lindsay Lohan because she “had issues”. Oh, wow—James Franco…you Prince…you God among men! Let us worship at your feet because you had the common decency not to use a girl for sex…you just used her to sound like a gentleman.
Franco visited Howard Stern and had a whole bunch to say about Lohan:
“You turned down sex with Lindsay Lohan, didn’t you?” Stern asked. “Back then when she was a lot hotter?

“Oh, gosh. Poor Lindsay,” Franco replied. “I haven’t talked to her in a while…We were friends. My house in LA was being redone, so I did this thing where I just stayed at the hotel, and she had been living there for a couple years,” Franco recalled.

Stern: “And you turned her down sexually?”

“I mean, I don’t want to brag about it,” Franco said. “I don’t know how that got out. She was having issues even then, so you feel weird,” he continued. “Honestly, she was a friend. I’ve met a lot of people that are troubled and sometimes you don’t want to do that.”
You don’t want to brag about it? So you’ll spill the details of it? What a friend! We all know she’s a train wreck…you don’t get points for not using her.
Lohan wasn’t the only girl that Franco spilled gossip on. After he so gallantly didn’t brag about the very reasons why he turned her down he moved on to why people hate Anne Hathaway.
Stern asked why people seem to hate Hathaway and Franco’s gentleman response was, “I’m happy to revisit this, but you’re going to have to take the lead. She does not want me talking about this, but okay.”
Again, what a stand up dude! She doesn’t want you talking about this…so let’s talk about it!
“I’m not an expert on — I guess they’re called ‘Hatha-haters’ — but I think that’s what maybe triggers it,” he said.

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

“We haven’t talked in a while.” I find this part interesting…this Hatha-hate is rather new…so they must’ve talked around the time she was in Les Miserable….because that’s when this backlash started…he also went on to say:

“Anne and I made up, by the way,” Franco interjected. “Let’s just get that on the record.”

Made up? Were they fighting? I did a quick Google search and found no articles stating that they were at odds. But Franco made it clear that after the Oscar Hosting Debacle Hathaway blamed him and threw a tantrum and refused to speak to him.
So, she’s your friend—you made up—she doesn’t want you talking about people hating her—so you not only talk about it you give them YET ANOTHER REASON TO DESPISE HER.
Franco…shut up. Just shut up. You are a piece of garbage and no amount of bad art you put out makes this kind of behavior okay. Just…go away!

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2010 Was a Good Year for Women in Film

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Although I complained about Black Swan‘s girl-on-girl trailer and the meat-headed press coverage it received a few months back, I actually enjoyed the film itself when saw it earlier this week.

Not only did Natalie Portman get a complex, interesting and, apparently, “inspiring” role, but the mainly female cast – comprised of Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey and Winona Ryder – also had plenty to work with. What was especially nice was that the story wasn’t exclusive to a woman’s experience – themes like ambition, greed, talent, revenge and paranoia made this more than a movie about girls in tutus. As I’ve already said, it’s not that I hate chick flicks, it’s that I want to see more female-centric films that are about people.

And, to a large extent, 2010 delivered. I’ve been perusing several different Oscar Prediction blogs and sites the past few days, and while some of the same names keep popping up – Natalie Portman, Carey Mulligan, Julianne Moore, Annette Benning, among others – the race still seems wide open.

Iconcinema‘s list is divided into Long Shots, Dark Horses and Likely Nominations, the …

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Anne Hathaway Either Really Naive or Just Looking For Compliments

In a recent interview with In Style magazine, Anne Hathaway discussed her woes regarding her appearance.

Hathaway states that she has “really weird features” and that she’s got “large features on a very small face.”  She then goes on to hammer the point forth by saying:

“… But, you know, I’m not going to beat myself up. It’s my face. I’m not very pretty. But that’s OK because I do know that I look like myself, and I think at the end of the day, as nice as pretty is, authenticity is more important.”

… While I agree that authenticity is the most important part of self-value, I think Anne’s putting herself down a little too hard, here.  Whether or not she’s speaking the truth and being “authentic” as she says, I think it puts her in a place where she’ll be pegged as overly-vulnerable and meek, which in a lot of cases is more unattractive than most want to admit. You all know “that girl”:  the one hides her faux-woes in her self-deprecating sense of humor and brush-off’s of compliments — that girl.

I’m not quite sure if Anne is that girl and I don’t really know a whole lot about her to make that sort of assumption but if she truly feels that way, in my opinion, she’s quite mistaken.  Yet, if she’s merely doing this for press and knows that she’s much more than she plays herself out to be, then shame on her.

What do you guys think?  Could Hathaway really be that self-involved that she’d seek compliments through a second rate fashion magazine or does she really not see the beauty that she emanates?

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