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Alison Brie Defends James Franco After Scarlett Johansson Trashes Him

Alison Brie has stepped up to defend James Franco, one day after Scarlett Johansson trashed him at the 2018 Women’s march in Los Angeles. Brie said she “really admires” his handling of sexual misconduct allegations. Brie, of course, has a family connection. She’s married to brother Dave Franco. Johansson belongs in a special class of hypocrites that includes Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Miley Cyrus, all of whom have all appeared in Allen's films and claim to be feminists....

Scarlett Johansson Hypocrisy: Calls Out James Franco; Silent on Woody Allen

Scarlett Johansson called out James Franco at the 2018 Women’s March in what amounts to the height of hypocrisy. She’s been silent on alleged child abuser Woody Allen, yet had the audacity to demand of Franco, “I want my pin back.” Johansson certainly had plenty of reason to call him out at the march, but she gives Time's Up a bad name for situational ethics and exploiting an issue for publicity. Johansson belongs in a special class of hypocrites along with Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Miley Cyrus, all of whom have all appeared in his films. ...

James Franco Engaged in Exploitative Sexual Harassment, Women Claim

James Franco allegedly took sexual advantage of students at his now defunct acting school, forcing some to perform topless or nude and becoming angry when they refused. Five women made the charges in a stunning expose. Franco provoked outrage from women when he won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical. Actress Ally Sheedy called out Franco in a series of tweets throughout the show, which aired Sunday....

Robert Pattinson Returns to Romance in Scorsese Produced Film ‘Souvenir’

Robert Pattinson is returning to romantic films after the “Twilight” series made him the biggest heartthrob since, well, since ever. He has been attached to the Martin Scorsese-produced film title “Souvenir.” But whether he can recreate the magic remains to be seen. Details about the film are sketchy, although Pattinson is set to co-star with Tom Burke, Ariane Labed and Richard Ayoade....

Nicole Kidman Humps a Camel in New Queen of Desert Trailer (watch!)

Nicole Kidman takes on the sweeping desert atop a camel in a new trailer for “Queen of the Desert” the Werner Herzog film that recounts the life of Gertrude Bell. The movie is big on sweep and Kidman, who plays the legendary explorer and diplomat. Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson also makes a couple of cameo appearances in the new clip. James Franco and Damien Lewis also star. ...

Ridley Scott’s Dark Vision of Space Lives in Alien: Covenant (New Trailer!)

Ridley Scott’s dark vision of space lives on in the latest film “Alien Covenant.” A new trailer for the movie plays off the prospect that the final frontier harbors unspeakable horrors amid its many spectacular wonders. Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Guy Pearce reprise roles from “Prometheus.” They’re joined by Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir and James Franco....

Rabid Womanizer James Franco Now a Little Gay, He Says; Is That Possible?

James Franco, known as a rabid womanizer, now says he’s “a little gay.” But he stops short of coming out as a homosexual and says he doesn’t sleep with men. It’s just that he has a “gay sensibility” and likes to be considered a “gay cock tease” Franco’s films resume includes a number of gay-themed pictures, including “Milk,” about San Francisco’s first gay council member. He’s currently starring in “King Cobra,” about a murder in the gay porn industry. ...

Nicole Kidman Fiery, Fearless in New Queen of the Desert Trailer (watch!)

Nicole Kidman is featured in all her glory as Gertrude Bell in a new trailer for Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert,” a sweeping film about the early 20th century explorer who helped redraw the map of the Middle East following World War I. The emphasis in this clip is on sweep. Robert Pattinson plays Lawrence, Damian Lewis plays Charles Doughty-Wylie and James Franco plays Henry Cadogan. ...

James Franco Wants to Know Your Fav TV Shows: He’ll Remake Them!

James Franco has another great idea. He wants to know your all-time favorite television shows and favorite scenes from them so he can remake them. Apparently he has waaay too much time on his hands, but the idea is kinda genius. He issued the challenge to his Instagram followers last night with a post. The ground rules are simple. He wants you to tell him over social media, or better yet do it on video. ...

Selena Gomez Not Being Pursued by James Franco Despite Tabloid Report

James Franco Texting Selena Gomez “24/7 With Date Ideas” the tabloid headline reads. But nothing could be further from the truth. Franco isn’t texting his “Spring Breakers” co-star and definitely isn’t trying to date her, according to our source. Tabloid magazine OK claimed in its latest issue that Franco, who is 14 years Gomez’s senior, is going all out to woo her. This is the same magazine that trumpeted on its cover that Katy Perry is pregnant by on-again, off-again boyfriend John Mayer. That story that already has been widely debunked....

Robert Pattinson’s ‘Queen of Desert’ Pounds Sand at Berlin Film Fest

Robert Pattinson’s latest outing in Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert,” with Nicole Kidman and James Franco, has left critics parched at the Berlin Film Festival. Has RPatz bombed, again? Since the “Twilight” franchise made him an international star three years ago, Pattinson has focused his career on a string of indie flicks. He’s starred in a string of films such as “Cosmopolis,” “Water for Elephants,” “Bel Ami,” “The Rover,” “Maps of he Stars” and now “Queen of the Desert.”...

Sony Out Foxes North Korea Hackers; Digital Sales Soar for ‘The Interview’

Sony Pictures is bouncing back from the hack with strong digital sales of “The Interview,” the controversial North Korean assassination spoof that allegedly triggered one of the most devastating corporate cyber attacks in Internet history. The company reported today (Jan. 20) that the film has grossed more than $40 million from digital downloading. In contrast, the film earned $6 million from its limited theatrical release. Seth Rogen and James Franco star in the pic. ...

Sony’s Call to Yank ‘The Interview’ From Theaters Irks Public, Poll Says

Sony’s decision to pull it’s North Korean comedy movie “The Interview” from theaters in the face of threats from unknown hackers was a mistake according to nearly half of the people who responded to a new poll by Reuters News Agency. The UK-based news service and Ipsos polled 1,246 Americans online released today (Dec. 22) and found that 47 percent disagreed with Sony’s decision to back down. But 29 percent of those polled said it was the right thing to do in the face of threats of violence against movie theaters that showed the film by a shadowy hackers group that calls itself “Guardians of Peace.”...

FBI Fingers North Korea in Sony Hacking: Read Full Statement Here

North Korea had a direct hand in the hacking attack that flooded the internet with thousands of Sony Pictures documents and led to terrorist threats against movie theaters scheduled to show the Kim Jong-Un comedy “The Interview,” according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI released a statement this morning (Dec. 19) that said “North Korea’s actions were intended to inflict significant harm on a U.S. business and suppress the right of American citizens to express themselves.” It continued:”Such acts of intimidation fall outside the bounds of acceptable state behavior.”...

Colbert Report Ends, Not With Bang, But a Celebrity Sing-Along (watch!)

Stephen Colbert wrapped up his Comedy Central show, the “Colbert Report” with a sentimental sing-a-long by most of the celebrity guests who have appeared on the show over the years, starting off with colleague Jon Stewart and ending with former President Bill Clinton. The crowd included actors like James Franco and Bryan Cranston; media personalities like Katie Couric, Tom Brokaw, Ariana Huffington and Keith Olbermann, and performing artist like Cyndi Lauper, Barry Manilow and Willie Nelson....

‘Interview’ Pulled by First Theater Chain to Buckle Under Terror Threat

“Interview,” the Seth Rogen, James Franco comedy about the assassination of North Korean beloved leader Kim Jong-Un won’t be screened in more than 278 theaters after the first chain buckled in the face of an alleged terror attack. Carmike Cinemas, which operates 2,917 screens in 41 states, mostly in the south, said it is passing on the Sony film, according Deadline. The move is unprecedented in the annals of film-making but the Georgia-based chain said it decided to make the move after receiving assurances from Sony that it would support theaters that pull the film. Sony is moving ahead with the release on Christmas Day....

Seth Rogen Errantly Praises Sony Exec Who Tried to Ditch His Film

Seth Rogen praised Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal for making his movie, “Interview,” last night at the film’s hush-hush premiere, without acknowledging that she frantically tried to disassociate Sony from the picture in every way possible. Rogen, who is known for being outspoken, had to know Pascal was behind efforts to orphan the film, which is comedy about assassinating North Korean leader Kim Jung Un. The details of Sony’s efforts to erase its name from the project are contained in the latest batch of emails that have been leaked by a shadowy group that calls itself “Guardians of Justice.”...

Mackenzie Foy Schools Jimmy Fallon on Space, Tae Kwon Do (watch!)

Mackenzie Foy celebrated her birthday on the “Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon and guided him through the ins and outs of outer space and, closer to earth, her skill at Tae Kwon Do. Yes, she’s a black belt. Foy is on the talk show circuit promoting her new movie “Interstellar,” with Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey. Mackenzie, who turned 14 yesterday, made a mark in film with her appearance in the “Twilight” vampire series as the half-human half-vampire child of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart)....

James Franco, Seth Rogen Jump Out of Cake for Jimmy Fallon’s Birthday

James Franco and Seth Rogan gave Jimmy Fallon the surprise (fright?) of his life last night (Sept. 19) on the “Tonight Show” to mark a very special occasion… Jimmy’s birthday. The talk show host turned the big 4-0, so you know the celebration was going to be special. But who knew that Seth would jump out of a giant cake, shirtless… and presumably bottomless as well, although the audience was spared any embarrassment....

James Franco, Seth Rogen Called ‘Terrorists’ at UN by North Korea

James Franco and Seth Rogen have been branded “terrorists” and their new film “The Interview” is being described as a “war action” in a formal protest by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to the United Nations. Who knew? Um… well, we did. TheImproper published a spoof last month, in which Kim called the film an act of war and vowed to nuke Hollywood. But, hey, we were only kidding, although we suspected that Kim would react exactly as we called it in our June 12 article. And he has!...

James Franco, Seth Rogen Film Really Has Peeved Kim Jong-Un

James Franco’s and Seth Rogen’s upcoming satirical film, “The Interview,” really has provoked a response from North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un. After all, Kim is the target of an assassination plot in the picture. Given the film is a satire, TheImproper published a satirical article June 12, imagining what Kim’s response might be. We never dreamed he would really respond. But he did. ...

Kim Jong-Un Vows War Over Seth Rogen, James Franco Film (watch!)

Calling it a provocation of the foulest order, North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-Un says war is imminent with the United States because of James Franco’s and Seth Rogen’s new movie “Interview.” A new trailer for the movie was released today (June 11) detailing the two actors’ efforts to assassinate the Korean dictator. The new trailer for the action comedy film, directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, was obtained by his agents within hours of its release and viewed by Kim and his close circle of advisers deep within his palace in Pyongyang....

Pregnant Mila Kunis Huge, Glowing at Third Person Premiere (photos!)

Mila Kunis hit the red carpet for the premiere of her new fillm “Third Person” yesterday (June 9) in Hollywood and looked huge… and glowing in a revealing black dress. She’s due “sometime this year.” Mila’s spaghetti-strap, black mini-dress showed off her cleavage, sexy legs and shoulders. The Paul Haggis-directed film co-stars Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Maria Bello, Moran Atias and James Franco. ...

James Franco Sued For Allegedly Stealing ‘Ham on Rye’ for a Movie

James Franco was such a fan of Charles Bukowski’s semi-autobiographical novel “Ham on Rye” he optioned the rights to make it a movie. But he waited until after the option expired to write a screenplay using elements of the book, according to a federal copyright lawsuit. London-based screenwriter Cyril Humphris, who owns the rights to Bukowski’s 1982 novel, claims that Franco’s upcoming movie lifts several elements from the book....