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“He’s almost embarrassed by how weird he knows he comes across as,” Rogen tells David Letterman on CBS’s “Late Show” Monday night

Seth Rogen and James Franco are more than frequent co-stars, they’re friends as well. So it came from a place of love when Rogen told David Letterman on CBS’s “Late Show” Monday night about Franco, “He’s a weird guy.”
“He’s very smart, and I think he’s a lot weirder on paper than he is in real life,” Rogen clarified. “Like, if you list all the weird sh-t about him, there’s a lot of it, but when you’re actually talking to him, he’s not that weird.

“He’s almost embarrassed by how weird he knows he comes across as,” he went on to reveal. But not so embarrassed that Franco curbs his myriad passions.
He’s still in school. He’s 37,” Rogen laughed. “That’s super weird.”

When they were talking about Franco’s relationship with Rogen’s wife, Lauren, Seth insisted it is perfectly friendly. ”There’s a slight love triangle dynamic that does develop a little bit. She likes James very much.”

He joked that the only thing they had to worry about was whether or not Franco would read to them. “He has books around, he reads a lot. My wife loves him — not too much, just the right amount,” he stressed.

Seth Rogen co-stars with James Franco in “The Interview,” hitting theaters Thursday, Dec. 25. “Late Show with David Letterman” airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.


Go behind-the-scenes with James Franco and Seth Rogen in a new featurette for The Interview.

The action-comedy doesn’t arrive in cinemas until 2015 but you can get an early glimpse of the movie from the new featurette. It’s packed with plenty of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Frano and Rogen.

The synopsis for the movie is:

Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show “Skylark Tonight.” When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate


James Franco loves a good phone picture and his recent visit to Hong Kong presented the perfect subject.
The Hollywood actor used his time in Asia to take in the sights of the recent democracy protests, known to many as the Umbrella Movement.
James was spotted walking through the tents and shelters at Admiralty on Friday.
The controversial character walked through the Occupy Central protest site, stopping to take pictures of the then quiet scene.
Despite his penchant for posting his pictures online, these seem to be for his personal collection.
James kept his head down as he walked through the tented area in dark glasses and a grey beanie.
He appeared to be keeping a low profile in a black leather jacket, white T-shirt and jeans.
The movement first started at the end of September this year, after the Hong Kong government refused to offer free elections to the people

The people taking to the street were predominantly students who objected to new reforms being introduced to China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress.
With the campaign taking over several major city intersections, support is reportedly waning with locals.
Although there is has been no indication of when the protest may end, it seems James wanted to make the most of the sight while he was in town.
Fans on Instagram were keen to thank him for visiting.
One wrote, ‘Thank for supporting the occupy central event in admiralty thank u so much.’
While another commented on one of his pictures, ‘#umbrellamovement thanks James Franco!’


James Franco, Martin Freeman, and Amy Adams will be the final three Saturday Night Live hosts of the year, NBC announced Thursday. Franco will host the Dec. 6 show with Nicki Minaj as musical guest.
The following week, Hobbit and Sherlock star Freeman will be accompanied by Charli XCX. Adams will host the final show before Christmas Dec. 20 with musical guest One Direction, so look out for screaming teens around 30 Rock that week.
Franco has hosted twice already and Adams, who will be promoting Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, has hosted once. Freeman’s show will be his first time hosting.


managed to draw attention with their upcoming film, “The Color of Time.”
The biographic drama tells the poetic story of writer C.K. Williams, including the most poignant and problematic moments of his life. Williams, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, finds a rebirth in this forthcoming film pulling from his memorable “The Color of Time” body of work.
Viewers can expect a heartfelt cinematic journey through 11 of the poet’s works in this series, but really a narrative about his character.
The film races from Williams’ childhood and adolescent years in Detroit during the 1940s and 50s to the early 1980s. Franco steps into the role of the talented writer, who eventually marries Catherine Mauger, played by Kunis.
But this feature will vacillate between the past and present (hopefully with ease.)
The emotional parts of the film are punctuated by voice-overs from Williams’ poems, merging memories and moments in a unique way. And at its heart, “The Color of Time” is the bemusing tale of one man’s life broken into fragments like puzzle pieces.
Scenes show Williams’ passing many nights with writer’s block, struggling to craft and create work. Other moments give glimpses into the things of his past that haunted him.
One standout section reveals the famed poet preparing for a reading of “Tar” in New York City, reflecting on the paramount points of his life.
And through this retrospection, viewers come to know and understand Williams; there are entry points into his various relationships, the women in his life, as well as his thoughts on love and loss.
Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff, Henry Hopper and Bruce Campbell also star in the film.


James Franco and Andy Rourke have recorded an album of songs inspired by the Smiths. The American actor and the former Smiths bassist worked with Tim O’Keefe to make Let Me Get What I Want, an LP based on Franco’s Morrissey-motivated poetry.

This project is the latest release by Franco and O’Keefe’s conceptual band Daddy. It has its roots in Franco’s first collection of poetry, Directing Herbert White, which included a 10-poem series called The Best of the Smiths: Side A and Side B. “The Smiths’ songs provided inspiration for the poems, lending tone and situation,” Franco explained to Vice . “I originally wrote this sequence as a way to use one medium (music) to influence another one (poetry) … [But] once I had the sequence, Tim and I took the material one step further and turned the poems inspired by songs back into songs of their own.”Although Rourke is not an official member of Daddy, he plays on every track. Daddy snuck one of these songs, titled This Charming Man, into a commercial Franco made for Gucci ; the full version was released as a video earlier this week.

This videos is important; in fact, every song on Let Me Get What I Want will have a video, and these 10 clips form an art film. To make the videos, the musicians enlisted teenagers at a high school in Palo Alto, where Franco’s mother had organised a film-making programme. “[The teens] developed scripts out of the same poems that we made songs out of, then shot film based on those scripts,” O’Keefe said. “While they were doing that project, we took all of the raw footage we had for each song and brought in editors to put together our film.”

The heavy meta opus will be released in 2015.


This holiday season, James Franco and Seth Rogen are going to try and kill the leader of North Korea in “The Interview,” but as you might expect, they are not the most likely of assassins. It’s not exactly the meatiest of comedic hooks, but if anyone can make it sing it’s these two, and they are taking their personalities from the film to the next level.

In “The Interview,” James Franco plays the host of celebrity TV tabloid show “Skylark Tonight,” with Rogen as his weary producer (they land an interview with Kim Jong-Un, and are then recruited by the CIA to take him out) and it’s in that guise that the promo run for the comedy has taken an interesting shape. The latest nugget to pop out is Skylark’s chat with a game Orlando Bloom, which immediately goes off the rails when the host is astonished to learn that the actor is not knighted. If you like that, then be sure to check out Skylark’s full-blown half-hour MTV special that aired over the summer, that features more interviews with Nicki Minaj and Iggy Azalea.

Motorola hasn’t officially announced the existence of its upcoming Droid Turbo smartphone yet, but the Kevlar-coated device has appeared all over the internet, with leaked images showing the Android phone’s red and black variants. With the Droid official Twitter account posting teasers for the Turbo, it can only be a matter of time before the phone gets an official release — even actor James Franco has one.

Franco — poet, polymath, and star of pot comedy Pineapple Express — appears of a new viral ad for the Droid Turbo. The 30-second clip shows Franco being filmed by a fan as he’s riding a bike in a button-down shirt. He engages in small-talk with the unnamed cameraperson, flashing her a sinister grin, before peeling off into the darkness. In a second he’s back again, pulling out his red Droid Turbo to take a picture of the people filming him. The viral short appears to be emphasizing the Droid Turbo’s speed: Franco tweeted it alongside the hashtags #FrancoFast and, with slightly less subtlety, #ad





In “Good People,” a young American couple (James Franco and Kate Hudson) living in London falls into terrible debt for all the right reasons.

One morning they discover the tenant in their downstairs apartment has died and left behind $400,000 in cash. All they have to do is take the money, and all of their problems will be solved.

Of course they take the money, but that’s when very bad things start happening to good people.

Tom Wilkinson and Omar Sy also star.


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