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Seth Rogen's 'SNL' monologue features James Franco, Zooey Deschanel and Taylor Swift

Seth Rogen's 'SNL' monologue features James Franco, Zooey Deschanel and Taylor Swift

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- The "Neighbors" star hosted "Saturday Night Live" for the third time over the weekend.
Kate Stanton
James Franco admits he asked out teenage girl

James Franco admits he asked out teenage girl

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- James Franco has spoken out and confirmed that he recently asked out a teenage girl.
Annie Martin
Selena Gomez reunites with 'Spring Breakers' co-stars, shares pic

Selena Gomez reunites with 'Spring Breakers' co-stars, shares pic

March 27 (UPI) -- Selena Gomez took to her Instagram account Thursday to share a photo of her {i:Spring Breakers} reunion.
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James Franco talks poetry, denies he slept with Lindsay Lohan

James Franco talks poetry, denies he slept with Lindsay Lohan

March 27 (UPI) -- James Franco discussed his book of poetry, "Directing Herbert White," and denied claims that he slept with Lindsay Lohan in a recent interview.
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Kylie and Kendall Jenner spoof Kimye's Vogue cover

Kylie and Kendall Jenner spoof Kimye's Vogue cover

March 26 (UPI) -- The Jenner girls couldn't resist mocking their half-sister's Vogue triumph.
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Vogue gets backlash for Kim and Kanye cover

Vogue gets backlash for Kim and Kanye cover

March 22 (UPI) -- Some question judgement of Vogue editor Anna Wintour's judgement after she put reality start Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West on cover of fashion magazine.
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List of Lindsay Lohan's lovers goes public

List of Lindsay Lohan's lovers goes public

March 12 (UPI) -- A list of Lindsay Lohan's lovers has gone public -- and sources say the actress penned it herself.
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'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

'Of Mice and Men,' 'Aladdin,' 'Les Mis' light up Broadway this season

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Stage adaptations of beloved movies and literary classics are trending on Broadway this season, with productions of "Rocky," "The Bridges of Madison County," "Bullets Over Broadway," "Of Mice and Men," "Aladdin" and "A Raisin in the Sun" included in the stellar lineup of shows.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
James Franco pens op-ed in support of Shia LaBeouf

James Franco pens op-ed in support of Shia LaBeouf

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- James Franco penned an op-ed sympathizing with Shia LaBeouf's desire to understand his own fame.
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'Inside Llewyn Davis' wins top honors from film critics

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Joel and Ethan Coen's new film "Inside Llewyn Davis" won four awards from the National Society of Film Critics.
Leighton Meester to make Broadway debut alongside James Franco

Leighton Meester to make Broadway debut alongside James Franco

Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Leighton Meester will make her Broadway debut next year in the revival of "Of Mice and Men" alongside James Franco.
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Paul Walker remembered by friends and co-stars

Paul Walker remembered by friends and co-stars

Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris, friends and former co-stars remember the late "Fast & Furious" star.
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Kim Kardashian laughs off 'Bound' music video parody

Kim Kardashian laughs off 'Bound' music video parody

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- U.S. reality star Kim Kardashian tweeted her praise of James Franco and Seth Rogen for their parody of her sexy "Bound 2" video with fiance Kanye West.
Kim Kardashian responds to 'Bound 2' parody

Kim Kardashian responds to 'Bound 2' parody

Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Kim Kardashian thinks James Franco and Seth Rogen nailed their "shot. for. shot." parody of Kanye West's "Bound 2" video.
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Franco and O'Dowd to star in 'Of Mice and Men' on Broadway

Franco and O'Dowd to star in 'Of Mice and Men' on Broadway

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- James Franco and Chris O'Dowd are to make their Broadway debuts in a staging of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men," Playbill.com reported.
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James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author, painter, performance artist and professor at New York University. He left college in order to pursue acting and started off his career by making guest appearances on television series in the 1990s. Franco landed a lead part on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks and later achieved recognition for playing the titular character in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he was awarded a Golden Globe Award. He achieved international fame with his portrayals of Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.

Franco is critically acclaimed as an actor. He has done both dramatic and comedic work in projects and has appeared in an eclectic range of projects since the 2000s, ranging from period to contemporary pieces, and from major Hollywood productions to less publicized indie films, as well as fantasy movies to biopics and soap operas. Other notable films include Pineapple Express, a stoner comedy that earned him his second Golden Globes nomination, the Harvey Milk-biopic Milk (both 2008) as well as Danny Boyle's 2010 movie 127 Hours, about real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston's struggle to free his hand from a boulder. His performance in 127 Hours earned him nominations for many high-profile awards, including the Academy Awards, Golden Globe and SAG Awards.

Franco has hosted Saturday Night Live twice as well as the 83rd Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. He volunteers for the Art of Elysium charity.

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