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James Franco Is "Embarrassed" After Trying To Seduce 17-Year-Old Girl Online

Apr 4, 2014 08:35 AM

But not nearly as embarrassed as he might have been if he actually booked a hotel room with her and THAT got out!

James Franco appeared on Live! with Kelly & Michael on Friday morning, and the 35-year-old actor apologized for his (nearly) inappropriate interaction with 17-year-old Lucy Clode on Instagram the other night.

On Monday night Franco and Clode met following his production of Of Mice & Men on Broadway, and after she took a selfie with him and posted it online, the two began chatting on Instagram. The legal age of consent in New York City is 17, so it's not like the actor was doing anything illegal -- it was just super creepy!

Franco asked if Clode was single and wanted to get a hotel room, and he sent her a photo of himself with her name written on a piece of paper to prove that it was really him. Franco initially responded to the controversy on Twitter and wrote, “I HOPE PARENTS KEEP THEIR TEENS AWAY FROM ME. Thank you."

I’m embarrassed and I guess I’m just a model of how social media is tricky. You just don’t know who is on the other end,” he told Kelly and Michael. “I used bad judgment and I learned my lesson. I was feeling awkward — I didn’t want to come on the show and just feel awkward. I’m embarrassed.”

It's ok James ... we were feeling awkward too! But we can't let him get away with saying that he didn't know who was on the other end, because Clode told him she was "nearly 18," so he knew exactly how old she was. Perhaps this was some sort of a stunt to promote his new movie, Palo Alto? After all, his character is a teacher who has a relationship with a teenage student, played by Emma Roberts...

James Franco Tries To Seduce 17-Year-Old Via Instagram

Apr 3, 2014 11:02 AM



James Franco has some 'splainin' to do!

The 35-year-old actor has found himself in some hot water after a racy text conversation with a 17-year-old Scottish girl were leaked to the Internet. And it's looking all sorts of pervy for the Oscar nominee.

On Monday night, Scottish lasse, Lucy Clode, waited outside of James' Broadway production of Of Mice & Men. When Franco emerged, she took a photo of herself and the actor in the background, posted it to Instagram and then the 27 Hours actor reached out to her via Instagram direct message and struck up a dialogue with the pretty blonde. Even though she is more than half his age -- the This Is The End star asked her if she wanted to meet up. The conversation got even more heated when Franco asks if he should get a hotel room.

Umm ... what?! While film star doesn't say anything explicit, we don't think the actor is looking to have a PG-rated pizza party with the teen.

Classy move, Franco!

The age of consent in New York state is 17, so he isn't doing anything that's illegal -- just super creepy.

It's also very possible the one-time Oscar host was pulling a social media blitz for his new film, Palo Alto. In the film, Franco plays Mr. B -- a high school soccer coach who seduces his much younger student (played by Emma Roberts). Is this latest incident life imitating art, or is art imitating life?

We don't know! But if this is a prank to drum up press for the film -- we think it's a bit of an odd/TERRIBLE choice. Couldn't the producers just organize some type of flash mob or something? Not a perv-tastic possible hook up with Scottish almost-jail bate!

Franco has yet to comment on the potential sticky situation (pun intended), but the actor did tweet, “I HOPE PARENTS KEEP THEIR TEENS AWAY FROM ME. Thank you.”

Whatever is going on here -- we don't like it!

James Franco Says He Never Slept With Lindsay Lohan

Mar 27, 2014 01:00 PM


It's not like Lindsay Lohan went on record saying she had slept with James Franco, but after her infamous list of lovers hit the web earlier this month, the 35-year-old actor claims he doesn't belong in Lilo's conquest club.

Franco recently released a book called Moving Pictures / Moving Sculptures: The Films of James Franco, and in it he talks about several stars, including Lohan. "I didn't write anything bad about them," he said in an interview with Los Angeles Magazine. "And Lindsay herself has told lies about me with her people-she's-slept-with list! So I feel like what I said is much less than what she's said." Glad we cleared that up!

Last March he stopped by Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show and revealed that he had turned Lindsay down when she made a pass at him, so his story seems to add up. "I don't want to brag about it. I don't know how that got out," he said at the time. "She was having issues even then, so you feel weird. Honestly, she was a friend. I've met a lot of people that are troubled and sometimes you don't want to do that."

In Touch magazine got their hands on a list allegedly penned by Lohan at the Beverly Hills Hotel in January of 2013, and other famous fellas she's allegedly fooled around with include Orlando Bloom, Ryan Phillipe, Benicio Del Toro and Ashton Kutcher.

James Franco Defends Shia LaBeouf's Behavior In New Article

Feb 20, 2014 11:40 AM


James Franco penned a lengthy article for the New York Times about Shia LaBeouf's bizarre behavior, and he says he's willing to take an "empathetic view" on the situation, as he understands where the Transformers star is coming from.

In the piece, titled "Why Actors Act Out," James throws around names like Marlon Brando and Joaquin Phoenix and explains how serious thespians often feel the need to break away from the identity they've created for themselves. Still, he isn't that close to Shia, as evident from his remark that "this behavior could be a sign of many things, from a nervous breakdown to mere youthful recklessness."

James continues, "Any artist, regardless of his field, can experience distance between his true self and his public persona. But because film actors typically experience fame in greater measure, our personas can feel at the mercy of forces far beyond our control. Our rebellion against the hand that feeds us can instigate a frenzy of commentary that sets in motion a feedback loop: acting out, followed by negative publicity, followed by acting out in response to that publicity, followed by more publicity, and so on." Oh, those poor film actors! We feel so bad that they're forced to jet all over the world to make and promote movies while being paid more than most of us will see in a lifetime...

"Mr. LaBeouf has been acting since he was a child, and often an actor’s need to tear down the public creation that constrains him occurs during the transition from young man to adult," James concluded. "I think Mr. LaBeouf’s project, if it is a project, is a worthy one. I just hope that he is careful not to use up all the good will he has gained as an actor in order to show us that he is an artist."

We're not anti-Shia, especially after meeting him at his #IAMSORRY art show the other day, but do you agree with James?

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James Franco Claims He Was Drugged In Shirtless Instagram Selfie

Dec 16, 2013 06:00 AM

Lucky for us, James Franco gave us a decent excuse to blog about him looking hot, sleepy and shirtless...

The 35-year-old actor posted the above video on Instagram on Saturday and said, "What's up? Got drugged last night. Somebody slipped me something. In bed." Yikes! Hopefully the Spring Breakers hottie is just kidding!

Keep in mind this is the same guy who starred opposite Seth Rogen in the hilarious parody of Kanye West's music video for "Bound 2" ... we have a feeling he might be toying with us/looking for some attention. Maybe the post-shower pic he posted the other day didn't get enough likes? Not like we're complaining though...

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James Franco And Seth Rogen Spoof Kanye West And Kim Kardashian In "Bound 2"

Nov 25, 2013 09:59 AM

We love this SO much!

James Franco and Seth Rogen made a parody of Kanye West’s recent music video for “Bound 2,” which famously features the rapper grinding up against a topless Kim Kardashian on a motorcycle.

The video begins with a message that reads, “While on the set of their movie, The Interview, James Franco & Seth Rogen felt inspired to recreate their favorite new video. Shot. For. Shot.” Seth plays Kim and James plays Kanye, and it's just as amazing as it sounds.

If you've seen "Bound 2" you know how ridiculous it is, so it was only a matter of time before someone spoofed it...

James Franco Shakes Off Bad Reviews Of As I Lay Dying

May 22, 2013 10:40 AM

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James Franco was snapped going for a stroll on the piers in Cannes on Tuesday evening, and the 35-year-old star flashed us his pearly whites a smile as he headed to an event for the film festival. He's such a hunk, but would it kill him to invest in some Crest White Strips?

In other news, James' directorial debut, the big screen adaptation of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, has been getting very lukewarm reviews from critics. NY Daily News says the flick "was either a disaster of over ambition — or one of remarkable folly," and The Independent gave it two stars out of five, calling it “lumpy and very uneven.”

Maybe James should stick to stoner comedies?

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Sharon Stone Turns Heads In Blue On The Cannes Red Carpet

May 22, 2013 06:45 AM

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Um, can we please talk about how hot Sharon Stone looks at 55 ... or any age for that matter?!

On Tuesday the actress hit the red carpet for the premiere of HBO's Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra, and she isn't even in the movie (her Basic Instinct co-star Michael Douglas is), but she pretty much stole the show. We're not sure if she's genetically blessed or if she has an amazing doctor, but kudos to her!

The previous day we spotted Sharon indulging at the buffet table on Roberto Cavalli's yacht, and she appeared to be really enjoying her sangria:

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