James Franco is (once again) adding to his long list of career ventures -- a list which already includes Oscar-nominated actor, director, artist, master's degree holder and more. Now, he's a recording artist.
Franco is releasing an EP under the duo Kalup and Franco, which is him and Kalup Linzy, a video/performance artist who frequently performs in drag.
Franco invited Linzy to perform as part of his guest stint on General Hospital.
The EP comes out July 12 and features two songs: "Rising (Both Sides Now)" and "Turn It Up (So We Can Turn It Out)". The duo will music videos for each that will feature "surprise guest cameos."
Check out video of James performing Tina Turner's "Proud Mary" with Kalup in drag after the jump! It's just two Tina fans havin' a good time. Yowza!
James Franco is ready to take on human-like monkeys in the upcoming thriller Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
The Oscar host puts on his serious face as a scientist who finds a drug to help the brain repair itself, and of course, it's tested on an ape. However, a side effect of the drug is increased brain function .... which ultimately creates hundreds of angry, uber-intelligent apes. Looks pretty intense!
Find out when the apes invade theaters ... after the jump.
James Franco is in his third year of graduate school at NYU, and now the 32-year-old actor plans to put on his teaching hat.
The Oscar host has announced he'll be teaching a class on directing at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, according to the NY Post. The class will focus on adapting poetry into short films.
NYU's faculty member John Tintori tells the Post:
â€œHeâ€™s here to teach because he really knows something about directing that he can share with our students. Heâ€™s incredibly prolific, and that comes from a real work ethic - and thatâ€™s another thing to impart to our students.â€
Find out how many students will be able to enroll ... after the jump.
James Franco is not happy with Oscar writer Bruce Vilanch, and he's making it well-known via Twitter. Franco tweeted "Bruce, he let me down" in addition to a photo of the two men with the following words scribbled on it:
"James fu**ed up the Oscars. Trust me, I know comedy. I mean, come on, I write for Bette Midler!"
The war of words began after Vilanch said the following to New York Magazine ... criticizing Franco's hosting performance:
"I don't think he realized how big a deal it is to do it until he was actually confronted with it. I think he thought he would kind of ... I don't know what he thought. I thought maybe it was a performance-art prank, and then I realized he sincerely wanted to do it. But it's outside of those guys' comfort zones. The only people who know how to host those shows are people who get up onstage every night and say, 'Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. A funny thing happened ... ' Or people like Bette [Midler] who get up and sing all night and tell stories."
The 32-year-old actor is currently studying for a PhD in English at Yale, and also taking classes at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Co-host James Franco didn't bring his A-game to the Oscars last night, and when it came time to attend his own after party, he completely bailed!
Seth Rogen, Kevin Spacey and several other stars showed up to his bash at the Supper Club, and Us Weekly reports that Franco didn't even bother dropping by to say hello! The actor boarded an plane to NYC immediately after the ceremony, and he even had the audacity to post pictures from the airport on his Twitter page with the caption, "It was fun! Have to be back to class."
And we weren't the only ones who thought Franco totally failed as a host! Of his totally uninspired job, The Hollywood Reporter remarked, "The 83rd Annual Academy Awards will likely be remembered as the night James Franco couldn't act like a host...Anne Hathaway at least tried to sing and dance and preen along to the goings on, but Franco seemed distant, uninterested and content to keep his Cheshire-cat-meets-smug smile on display throughout."
What Did You Think Of Anne Hathaway And James Franco As Oscar Hosts?
No word on whether this bit will be included in Sunday's Oscar telecast, but it's nice to see a little revival of the film's classic carnival scene!
Academy Award hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco re-enacted "You're The One That I Want" and posted the short video online, and the stars also gave us a taste of what to expect at the ceremony this weekend. "I can guarantee that if you're looking for someone to call people out, we're not your hosts," Hathaway tells THR. "I think that humor is really difficult to pull off, and I'm not particularly adept at it. I wouldn't feel comfortable doing it. Also, I don't mean to sound overly serious, but I am the youngest host in history and I have no business being cynical or calling anyone out. I certainly haven't earned the right to do that."
When watching Emma Roberts and Dave Franco on the screen, you can't help but smile because these two are so gorgeous.
Julia Roberts' niece and James Franco's little brother team up for a fun and flirty video for the song Go Outside by Cults.
The concept is adorable with Franco watching a French film that stars Emma Roberts ... and to his surprise she steps out of the screen and into his living room. We love the Brigitte Bardot-inspired 'do!
There's definitely on-screen chemistry between these two cuties. We wouldn't be surprised if they take this romance off-screen, as well. Tres Magnifique!
Emma looks gorgeous all glammed up, but even dressed casually in jeans, she still looks equally beautiful. Check out a dressed-down Ms. Roberts ... after the jump.