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‘The Deuce’ Prepares for Season 2 With James Franco on Board Despite Sexual Harassment Allegations

HBO’s “The Deuce” is planning to begin filming its second season in a few weeks with James Franco still on board as star and executive producer of the drama series. Franco’s status on the show had been questioned after five women came forward to the Los Angeles Times in January with allegations of sexual misconduct […].....»»

Category: topSource: varietyFeb 13th, 2018

James Franco Latest Labeled Sexual Deviant After Golden Globes Win

James Franco is being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women after winning a Golden Globe for The Disaster Artist. Although many actresses are pointing the finger at Franco, Ally Sheedy is the lady who got the ball rolling. I can think of no better time to ask these women “why wasn’t anything said before” […] The post James Franco Latest Labeled Sexual Deviant After Golden Globes Win appeared first on wwtdd. James Franco is being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women after winning a Golden Globe for The Disaster Artist. Although many actresses are pointing the finger at Franco, Ally Sheedy is the lady who got the ball rolling. I can think of no better time to ask these women “why wasn’t anything said before” but speaking out against such atrocities when they actually happen draws less attention to the victim. Timing accusations just right may mean the difference between a few celebrity blogs picking up the story or having your own E! TV special like Rose McGowan. There’s no doubt that allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment are turning into a sniper sport. It’s hunting season in Hollywood and all big names are big game. Ally Sheedy’s now deleted comments: Why is a man hosting? Why is James Franco allowed in? Said too much. Nite love ya. Ok wait. Bye. Christian Slater and James Franco at a table [at the] Golden Globes #MeToo. James Franco just won. Please never ask me why I left the film/tv business. It’s clear that all men in attendance who wore “Time’s Up” pins are under thorough investigation after the recent Franco outing. Men in “Time’s Up” pins are silently signaling to every women who has seen their penis to not ruin their career. Because the definition of sexual harassment is changing everyday and retroactively retracting your consent is now an option for elite women. If the allegations are true James pretending to be an ally of a cause to launder his past sins falls under being one of the oldest tricks in the book. Most Americans love a redemption story. Mel Gibson recovered. Give Weinstein a few years if he somehow manages to walk away a free man and TWC will reign supreme once more, rising like the Phoenix from the ashes. Cute #TIMESUP pin James Franco. Remember the time you pushed my head down in a car towards your exposed penis & that other time you told my friend to come to your hotel when she was 17? After you had already been caught doing that to a different 17 year old? — Violet Paley (@VioletPaley) January 8, 2018 Hey James Franco, nice #timesup pin at the #GoldenGlobes , remember a few weeks ago when you told me the full nudity you had me do in two of your movies for $100/day wasn’t exploitative because I signed a contract to do it? Times up on that! — Sarah Tither-Kaplan (@sarahtk) January 8, 2018 The post James Franco Latest Labeled Sexual Deviant After Golden Globes Win appeared first on wwtdd......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJan 10th, 2018

The Deuce Co-Creator Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against James Franco: "We Have No Awareness Of Any Incident"

There has still yet to be any official confirmation of James Franco's wrongdoing on the set of The Deuce. As we reported earlier, five women have spoken to The Los Angeles Times alleging the actor previously engaged in inappropriate or exploitative behavior while on set or in acting classes. Related: Franco Says Allegations Against Him Are 'Not [...] There has still yet to be any official confirmation of James Franco's wrongdoing on the set of The Deuce. As we reported earlier, five women have spoken to The Los Angeles Times alleging the actor previously engaged in inappropriate or exploitative behavior while on set or in acting classes. Related: Franco Says Allegations Against Him Are 'Not Accurate' E! News has since received a statement from HBO, who produced the show based on the birth of the modern porn industry in the '70s. The company said on Thursday: "We have verified that no complaints about Mr. Franco have come in on The Deuce production." Further, the project's co-creator and executive producer, David Simon, added: "I am still reading it the same as everyone else, trying to discern what is or isn't there. Personally, I can only speak knowledgeably to The Deuce. I've checked with all my fellow producers and other personnel. We have no complainant or complaint or any awareness of any incident of concern involving Mr. Franco. Nor has HBO been approached with any complaint. In our experience, he was entirely professional as an actor, director and producer." Well, that's good news for Franco -- but just because there isn't official documentation doesn't mean the inappropriate behavior didn't happen. We're sure there will be more on this. Stay tuned. [Image via Brian To/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 11th, 2018

James Franco Talks Being A Bad Boyfriend, Quitting Instagram, & His TERRIBLE Job Hosting The Oscars In Candid Interview!

Who is James Franco? It's a question James Franco has been trying to answer for years. Video: Watch Franco Grab An Ax And Scare People At Halloween Horror Nights! On the eve of his already critically lauded effort The Disaster Artist, the actor-director sat down with Variety to talk about all his different real-life roles through the years [...] Who is James Franco? It's a question James Franco has been trying to answer for years. Video: Watch Franco Grab An Ax And Scare People At Halloween Horror Nights! On the eve of his already critically lauded effort The Disaster Artist, the actor-director sat down with Variety to talk about all his different real-life roles through the years -- and we don't mean the guy who cut his arm off. Franco says he accidentally developed a "public persona" different from his private one: "My public persona is this weird part of me, but not part of me. Other outlets use it to sell magazines. Why can't I have fun with it? On the other hand, it becomes you. There was a period 10 years ago that I wasn't the James Franco that everyone suddenly knew, doing all these things. It's almost like the mask gets fused to your face. That mask of fame, sort of gets stuck on your face whether you're being facetious or being serious. It's a hard thing to talk about, because you start sounding like a douche." Speaking of douche-like behavior, Franco tells a story about a time in his career when he let his preoccupation with work turn him into a terrible boyfriend! "This old girlfriend was visiting me in New York. I had come out here for school. My cat had scratched her in the eye. I had so much work to get done for the next day, I didn't take her to the hospital. I had my assistant take her. That moment haunted me so much. What kind of selfish, self-centered boyfriend are you?" Thankfully new girlfriend Isabel Pakzad is with the more mature Franco. (No, not Dave Franco, we're still talking about James! LOLz!) He already got the chance to do better, accompanying her to the hospital when she got a throat infection during the San Sebastian Film Festival this past September. Related: Franco Says He Doesn't Watch Porn Anymore! Also helping with the personal growth? Franco quit Instagram! "It's very liberating. I just got rid of it. When I first got on, it just felt silly. I treated it like it was a joke. You get in that weird seductive space where it feels private, but it's also public. And you get hooked on the reaction." That reaction led him to be more and more provocative just to see what would happen. Like when he infamously posted this nearly nude pic (below): Franco explains: "I was testing the bounds. It's sort of the way I see people like the Kardashians. They are staking out new ground and what these spaces are. They are making a lot of money off of it. What will happen if I do that? And you get reactions. There was some photo I did. I wasn't naked. I'm sure Rihanna has posted a bunch more risqué photos. It was just the attitude of the photo. It was sweaty. My hand was in my boxers. It just looked gross. And I remember Gucci saying, ‘Don't do any more photos like that.'" It's far from the most embarrassing thing he ever did. No, that would be the 2011 Oscars, in which he served as host with Anne Hathaway. "At the time I justified it to myself. 'This will be an experiment. This will be weird.' Part of me was so uncomfortable with the attention of being nominated [for 127 Hours], but also fear of losing, because everybody was talking about Colin Firth [who did go on to win for The King's Speech]." Franco says he thought hosting would give him something else to focus on and also allow him to look OK when he eventually lost. "I mean, I shouldn't have been doing it. Honestly, I think the biggest criticism of me, it seemed like I was high or low energy. In my head, I was trying to be the straight man. I guess I just went too far or came across as the dead man. Well, we don't know if he'll get any award love for his new role, but he def took it just as seriously! Video: Watch The Disaster Artist Trailer! Franco describes the process for transforming himself into the role of The Room actor-director-producer Tommy Wiseau: "I had 2.5 hours of prosthetics. We used cheeks, because he has very severe cheekbones. A nose-piece not for the full nose but for the bridge. We did a little piece on the eyelid, because he has a lazy eye on one side. And blue contacts." He also transformed his body to match Wiseau's "very strange muscularity" by doing 300 sit-ups and pushups a day and eating only salad for lunch and dinner. Sounds like Franco is saving his mask wearing just for in front of the camera these days. And we can't WAIT to see it! The Disaster Artist hits theaters Friday, December 1. [Image via Danielle Levit/Variety/Instagram/New Line Cinema.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonNov 14th, 2017

"The Deuce" Renewed for Third & Final Season at HBO!

The Deuce is coming back for more! The show has been renewed for a third and final season, Deadline confirmed on Thursday (September 20). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James Franco The Deuce stars James Franco, and follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the adult film industry in New [...] The Deuce is coming back for more! The show has been renewed for a third and final season, Deadline confirmed on Thursday (September 20). PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James Franco The Deuce stars James Franco, and follows the story of the legalization and subsequent rise of the adult film industry in New York’s Times Square from the early 1970s through the mid-1980s. The Deuce returned for its second season on September 9. “We’re always conjuring the last scene before we write the first. So much the better when we work for people who allow us to consistently plan, arc and execute as intended. Thanks, @HBO, for the third and final season renewal and the chance for #thedeuce to tell its full story,” said co-creator David Simon......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 20th, 2018

James Franco Will Return For "The Deuce" Season Two Despite Misconduct Allegations

James Franco is returning for the second season of The Deuce, despite recent controversy. The 39-year-old actor was recently at the center of sexual misconduct allegations where five women accused him of “inappropriate” and sexually exploitative” behavior. According to the HBO show’s writer Megan Abbot, James will “of course” be a part of the cast. [...] James Franco is returning for the second season of The Deuce, despite recent controversy. The 39-year-old actor was recently at the center of sexual misconduct allegations where five women accused him of “inappropriate” and sexually exploitative” behavior. According to the HBO show’s writer Megan Abbot, James will “of course” be a part of the cast. Last month, the show’s co-creator and executive producer David Simon also told Variety that there had never been any incidents on set. The Deuce chronicles New York City’s adult entertainment industry in the ’70s. It has already been renewed for a second season......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredFeb 12th, 2018

No Oscar Nomination For You, Alleged Assailant James Franco

Just when James Franco finally found a vanity project that connected with audiences, he was withheld Oscar consideration for alleged sexual misconduct. James Franco And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The actor nabbed the Best Actor Golden Globe for his performance as Tommy Wiseau in The Room-based flick The Disaster Artist, but is […] The post No Oscar Nomination For You, Alleged Assailant James Franco appeared first on wwtdd. Just when James Franco finally found a vanity project that connected with audiences, he was withheld Oscar consideration for alleged sexual misconduct. James Franco And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The actor nabbed the Best Actor Golden Globe for his performance as Tommy Wiseau in The Room-based flick The Disaster Artist, but is notably absent from the newly-announced Oscar nominee lineup. Earlier this month Ally Sheedy got the assailant-shaming started with cryptic tweets, and was quickly joined by other women claiming that Franco conducted himself inappropriately around them. One flash of Franco’s toothy smile makes me feel like I’ve been molested by a trusted uncle, but that alone doesn’t make him guilty of anything besides being foul to all the senses. While no hard evidence has been brought up against Franco, if you even so much as tangentially shame a victim, Rose McGowan will hunt you down and swallow you with her Sarlacc vagina, so Franco pretty much finds himself without any defenders. Either “innocent until proven guilty” just isn’t as headline-worthy as it once was, or Franco really did rape a bunch of women. Or make them feel uncomfortable. Or something. The nuances aren’t fun. Last year Casey Affleck – an alleged assailant who always looks like he just rolled out of a brothel where he stabbed three women – accepted his Best Actor award for Manchester By The Sea with only minor backlash. But that was before people cared about the widespread abuse of power in Hollywood. It’s almost as if Franco is paying the price for Affleck’s win, and while I don’t wish anything good for Franco ever, this whole thing would make a little more sense if we had more evidence. Oh wait, did you just fall asleep? Yeah me too. Hang the bitch! Photo Credit: New Line Cinema The post No Oscar Nomination For You, Alleged Assailant James Franco appeared first on wwtdd......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJan 23rd, 2018

James Franco Films "The Deuce" Season 2 in New York City

James Franco is getting into character for the next season of his show! The 39-year-old actor was spotted filming scenes for The Deuce alongside co-star Kevin Breznahan in Washington Heights on Tuesday (March 27) in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James Franco James was seen filming in Manhattan’s Washington Heights, [...] James Franco is getting into character for the next season of his show! The 39-year-old actor was spotted filming scenes for The Deuce alongside co-star Kevin Breznahan in Washington Heights on Tuesday (March 27) in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James Franco James was seen filming in Manhattan’s Washington Heights, which was transformed into 1970s style seedy Times Square. The Deuce offers a look at life in New York City during the ’70s and ’80s. The second season of the HBO show is set to premiere in September......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 27th, 2018

James Franco Holds Hands with Girlfriend Isabel Pakzad on NYC Date Night

James Franco flashes a smile while hitting the town with his girlfriend Isabel Pakzad on Wednesday (July 18) in New York City. The 40-year-old The Deuce actor was spotted holding hands with Isabel on their date night. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James Franco The season two premiere date for The Deuce was [...] James Franco flashes a smile while hitting the town with his girlfriend Isabel Pakzad on Wednesday (July 18) in New York City. The 40-year-old The Deuce actor was spotted holding hands with Isabel on their date night. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James Franco The season two premiere date for The Deuce was announced recently, but James was missing from the marketing materials. This is probably due to the #MeToo allegations that he faced earlier this year. The second season premieres on September 9 at 9pm on HBO......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJul 23rd, 2018

SAG Awards 2018: James Franco WILL Attend Amid Ongoing Accusations Of Sexual Misconduct

This might be pretty awkward… According to reports out this weekend, James Franco is not planning on shying away from tonight's SAG Awards, and he will be in attendance as a nominee even despite ongoing accusations swirling around him over sexual misconduct. Related: Franco Is Getting Death Threats Now, Too Franco's reps confirmed late this week that he [...] This might be pretty awkward... According to reports out this weekend, James Franco is not planning on shying away from tonight's SAG Awards, and he will be in attendance as a nominee even despite ongoing accusations swirling around him over sexual misconduct. Related: Franco Is Getting Death Threats Now, Too Franco's reps confirmed late this week that he will be one of the nearly 1,300 people in attendance in El Lay later tonight when the award show happens. It's a big deal because Franco is nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his work on The Disaster Artist... and yet he's also been dogged recently by a LOT of chatter surrounding questions of possible sexual misconduct. This all comes after Franco skipped the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards, too, despite winning the award there for Best Actor in a Comedy. It sounds like SAG-AFTRA is prepared for this, though, with their executive producer acknowledging that they are going to handle this very delicately considering Franco's attendance and what's happening outside the show. Related: Actress Explains Her Refusal To Wear Black At Golden Globes Show EP Kathy Connell said earlier this week (below): "We're always conscious of relationships. We particularly like the positive ones, where we get to put people who might be in two different casts but might have a very positive relationship or be married or be engaged or be in love closer together. So, we're always cognizant of who's in our room." Hmm... Still no wonder on whether Franco will take Sharon Osbourne's advice and go to one of these award shows with his dick out. What do U think, Perezcious readers?! Do U want to see Franco tonight at the show? Should he have stayed home? Let us know in the comments (below). [Image via NBC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 21st, 2018

James Franco Films a Christmas Scene on the Set of "The Deuce"

James Franco is getting into the Christmas spirit early! The 39-year-old actor was spotted filming scenes for the upcoming season of his HBO show The Deuce on Thursday (March 29) in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James Franco In the scene, James is seen being chased around by a man [...] James Franco is getting into the Christmas spirit early! The 39-year-old actor was spotted filming scenes for the upcoming season of his HBO show The Deuce on Thursday (March 29) in New York City. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James Franco In the scene, James is seen being chased around by a man in a Santa outfit (and a leather harness!), and also staring pensively at a Christmas tree. The Deuce offers a look at life in New York City during the ’70s and ’80s. The second season of the HBO show is set to premiere in September......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 29th, 2018

James Franco Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Not Accurate' on 'Late Show' - Variety

VarietyJames Franco Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Not Accurate' on 'Late Show'VarietyStephen Colbert brought up the recent allegations against James Franco that emerged on Sunday following Franco's Golden Globes win while Franco was on Tuesday night's “Late Show.” Like other attendees, Franco wore a Time's Up pin to the Golden Globes ...James Franco Tells Colbert Sexual Harassment Accusations “Are Not Accurate”DeadlineJames Franco Responds to Sexual Harassment Allegations, Says Twitter Claims Are 'Not Accurate'IndieWireNY Times Cancels James Franco TimesTalk Over "Recent Allegations"Hollywood ReporterNew York Daily News -Hollywood Life -Daily Beast -Just Jaredall 71 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJan 10th, 2018

Alison Brie Gave The Most Diplomatic Response When Asked About Brother-In-Law James Franco"s Sexual Misconduct Controversy!

What a tough situation for Alison Brie. On Sunday, the GLOW actress hit the SAG Awards red carpet as she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. However, as brother-in-law James Franco has recently been accused of sexual misconduct by several women, Brie was inundated with questions about the controversy. Related: [...] What a tough situation for Alison Brie. On Sunday, the GLOW actress hit the SAG Awards red carpet as she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series. However, as brother-in-law James Franco has recently been accused of sexual misconduct by several women, Brie was inundated with questions about the controversy. Related: SAG Awards 2018 Red Carpet Fashion! While Alison's Netflix hit is all about female empowerment, she's also incredibly close to husband Dave Franco's family. Thus, we can only imagine how torn the Mad Men alum feels during this time. Thankfully, Alison didn't dodge the question as she addressed the alleged misconduct with Giuliana Rancic. The 35-year-old shared: "I think that above all, what we've always said is it remains vital that anyone that feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward. I obviously support my family. Not everything that has been reported is fully accurate, so I think we're waiting to get all the information. But of course now is the time for listening and that's what we're all trying to do." At the 2018 #SAGAwards, Alison Brie addressed the allegations of sexual misconduct made against her brother-in-law, James Franco: "It remains vital that anyone that feels victimized should and does have the right to speak out and come forward." pic.twitter.com/dG5uJJVko7 — E! News (@enews) January 21, 2018 Clearly, Alison doesn't want to victim blame, but also doesn't want to abandon her family ties during this drama. Again, what a tough situation to be stuck in!! Twitter has since praised Alison for her VERY diplomatic response: .@alisonbrie was so poised handling the tricky questions about her brother-in-law James Franco and her solidarity with #TimesUp — Caitlyn Becker (@caitlynbecker) January 21, 2018 Alison Brie was so well prepared for E!’s James Franco question. It’s almost like they had a family meeting about how horrible this red carpet was gonna be for them and she volunteered as tribute. — Rebecca Keegan (@ThatRebecca) January 21, 2018 On the #SAGAwards red carpet, Alison Brie, who looked amazing, by the way, gave a VERY diplomatic answer to Giuliana when she asked about the allegations against her BIL James Franco — Tom & Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) January 21, 2018 So James Franco went to SAGs and got clapped, but the only news I'm seeing about him is his sister in law, Alison Brie, an actress who deserved a platform to talk about her own work, getting asked about him? Because she's the one who is supposed to be asked for some reason. — dilara (@marioncotilards) January 22, 2018 The Community vet then pivoted the conversation to discuss GLOW. On why she chose to do the wrestling project, she revealed that the comedy was "everything [she] was looking for as an actor." Not to mention, learning to wrestle empowered Alison quite a bit. She continued: "I do feel like I carry that confidence everywhere I go now." What do YOU think?? Were you a fan of Alison's answer?? SOUND OFF in the comments (below)! [Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 22nd, 2018

James Franco Removed From #MeThree! Vanity Fair Issue

The recent Vanity Fair cover making the rounds for its body positivity – namely for celebrating Reese Witherspoon’s three legs and Oprah Winfrey’s three hands – was originally supped to be even crappier with the inclusion of James Franco, Vanity Fair representatives tell The Hollywood Reporter. But recently Franco was labeled as a sexual assailant […] The post James Franco Removed From #MeThree! Vanity Fair Issue appeared first on wwtdd. The recent Vanity Fair cover making the rounds for its body positivity – namely for celebrating Reese Witherspoon’s three legs and Oprah Winfrey’s three hands – was originally supped to be even crappier with the inclusion of James Franco, Vanity Fair representatives tell The Hollywood Reporter. But recently Franco was labeled as a sexual assailant – in addition to being a narcissistic gay-baiting opportunistic walking canvas of smile lines created by cackling at his own jokes – and was axed at the last second, reducing the number of stars accompanying outgoing VF editor Graydon Carter on the cover to twelve. Or eleven if you take into account the fact that Nicole Kidman was replaced with a painting of 90’s Naomi Watts. Honestly it’s getting embarrassing at this point. Here’s what the spokespimp for Vanity Fair had to say about dropping Franco’s ass: We made a decision not to include James Franco on the Hollywood cover once we learned of the misconduct allegations against him. The films and TV shows represented by the actors in this year’s Hollywood Portfolio — which for the first time offers a behind-the-scenes look at the shoot — took the #MeToo movement in stride, offering strong women in leading roles, as well as strong men supporting them. You will know that this site has been hijacked by Russians if I ever start to defend Franco against anything, but I do wonder what his accusers have up their sleeves, because Franco sure is getting stage four shat on by the industry without having any hard evidence against him, as far as we know. The fact that Franco is simply able to live with himself every day already proves that he’s delusional and suffers from some sort of psychosis, so I wouldn’t be surprised if the rumors were true and he forced his Pineapple Express into some teen’s face. Allegedly. Not innocent until proven guilty is so much more fun. I wish we had been doing this all along.   Photo Credit: Pacific Coast News, Vanity Fair The post James Franco Removed From #MeThree! Vanity Fair Issue appeared first on wwtdd......»»

Category: topSource: wwtddJan 29th, 2018

James Franco Films for "The Deuce" Season 2 with Margarita Levieva

James Franco embraces his co-star Margarita Levieva while filming a scene for the second season of HBO’s The Deuce on Monday (March 5) in Brooklyn, N.Y. The co-stars were spotted working on the boardwalk at Coney Island. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James Franco Over the weekend, James was spotted attending a performance [...] James Franco embraces his co-star Margarita Levieva while filming a scene for the second season of HBO’s The Deuce on Monday (March 5) in Brooklyn, N.Y. The co-stars were spotted working on the boardwalk at Coney Island. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of James Franco Over the weekend, James was spotted attending a performance of the play Admissions at Lincoln Center. “He arrived just as the lights were going down and the doors were closing,” a source told Page Six. “He snuck in, bundled up from the cold, dressed very casually and sporting a mustache. He stayed in his seat following the show and joined the audience in a standing ovation.”.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredMar 6th, 2018

James Franco Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations, Says Has No Idea Why Ally Sheedy 'Was Upset' - PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.comJames Franco Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations, Says Has No Idea Why Ally Sheedy 'Was Upset'PEOPLE.comDuring his appearance on Tuesday's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Franco was asked to speak about the accusations after he received criticism for wearing a Time's Up pin in support of sexual harassment and assault awareness at the Golden Globe ...James Franco Tells Colbert Sexual Harassment Accusations “Are Not Accurate”DeadlineNY Times Cancels James Franco TimesTalk Over "Recent Allegations"Hollywood ReporterActor James Franco says sexual misconduct allegations are 'not accurate'ABC NewsVulture -IndieWire -New York Daily News -Hollywood Lifeall 112 news articles ».....»»

Category: feudsSource: tmzJan 10th, 2018

James Franco"s TimesTalk Canceled Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

James Franco‘s upcoming TimesTalk event with The New York Times has been canceled after the actor was accused of sexual harassment. “The event was intended to be a discussion of the making of the film, The Disaster Artist. Given the controversy surrounding recent allegations, we’re no longer comfortable proceeding in that vein,” the Times said [...] James Franco‘s upcoming TimesTalk event with The New York Times has been canceled after the actor was accused of sexual harassment. “The event was intended to be a discussion of the making of the film, The Disaster Artist. Given the controversy surrounding recent allegations, we’re no longer comfortable proceeding in that vein,” the Times said in a statement to Variety. After James won the Best Actor award at the Golden Globes and wore a Time’s Up pin, a few women spoke out with allegations against him. Actress Violet Paley tweeted, “Remember the time you pushed my head down in a car towards your exposed penis & that other time you told my friend to come to your hotel when she was 17? After you had already been caught doing that to a different 17 year old?” She said two days later that James called her to offer an apology that she didn’t accept. Another woman accused James of exploiting her by having her do full nudity in two films for $100 a day. The woman, a former student of Franco, said “I 100% did not feel like I had a choice to say no.” Pictured inside: James speaking at the 2018 National Board of Review Awards Gala on Tuesday night (January 9) at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. He was at the event with brother Dave Franco to present the award for Best Screenplay to their The Disaster Artist writers Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredJan 9th, 2018

James Franco: ‘Deuce’ Is Wild Because It Was Real

HBO has been home to several of the most innovative and influential dramas on TV, including series like The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and Westworld. So expectations are high for The Deuce, starring and produced by Oscar-nominated actors James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The show, which chronicles the legalization and rise of New York City's [...] HBO has been home to several of the most innovative and influential dramas on TV, including series like The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and Westworld. So expectations are high for The Deuce, starring and produced by Oscar-nominated actors James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The show, which chronicles the legalization and rise of New York City’s porn industry in the 1970s, promises to be a gritty and realistic take on the subject, not shying away from the rampant violence and drug use that were part of the scene. Franco actually plays two characters — twin brothers — on the show. They’re based on real people, and Franco told us that it was the colorful stories told by one of the brothers that lend a lot of authenticity to the project. (Click on the media bar below to hear James Franco) The Deuce premieres Sunday night at 9/8c on HBO. Find Us On Facebook: Hollywood Outbreak Follow Us On Twitter: @Hollyoutbreak Posted by: AC.....»»

Category: topSource: hollywoodoutbreakSep 9th, 2017

James Franco Wrote About Meeting "Young Girls" For Sex In Creepy 2013 Book…

The world seems torn on James Franco at the moment. On the one hand, he's a brilliant actor who seems to have matured before our eyes and is getting rightful acclaim for his work directing and starring in The Disaster Artist. On the other, a LOT of young women in Hollywood are talking about what a sleaze [...] The world seems torn on James Franco at the moment. On the one hand, he's a brilliant actor who seems to have matured before our eyes and is getting rightful acclaim for his work directing and starring in The Disaster Artist. On the other, a LOT of young women in Hollywood are talking about what a sleaze he's been, with five telling The Los Angeles Times the actor engaged in inappropriate or exploitative behavior while on set or in acting classes. Related: Here's Why James Franco Skipped Out On The Critics' Choice Awards! While the Golden Globe winner is so far denying any of the accusations are "accurate" he did talk about what could be seen as predatory behavior once -- in his book Actors Anonymous. The 2013 novel gives fictitious accounts of actors' lives in Hollywood. But given the recent news people couldn't help but read into some telling excerpts -- told in first person -- about a movie star's sex life with "young girls." Franco wrote (below): "One of my favorite approaches was to ask young girls that requested to take a photo with me to email me a copy of the photo; that way I can give them my info very quickly in front of a crowd of fans and later work out a way to see them. Usually this happens at an event, which means I am usually away from home, so I have girls all over the world. Usually they are ready when I go back to that city, whether it is Rome, Portland, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Asheville, or D.C." This is all meant to be in character, not autobiographical. But the photo method does bear a striking resemblance to that story of meeting and accidentally corresponding with an underage Scottish girl that the actor embarrassingly admitted to nearly four years back. Hmm. Related: The Deuce Co-Creator Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against James Franco -- or sorry, this one character -- goes on to describe one such meeting with an "okay-looking" girl whom he didn't have time to ask out when he first met her in Toronto. But after she emailed him the photo, they started communicating until eventually hooking up: "In the intervening months she had sent me plenty of photos of her body and especially her ass bent over in a G-string, so when she arrived at my Lower East Side apartment, I was ready and she was ready. Not only did she allow me to do everything I wanted to her, she let me film it on my phone." Other lines of note? "I had something going on with most of my female costars and worked up a routine so that I could see someone every night." and "Lots of actors like to screw the extras. It's pretty easy." and "You can usually score with your acting partner after the first make-out scene." and from the book's preface, presumably writing as the real James Franco... "Acting teachers are fucked up. They are unlike any other teachers because they deal with their students' emotions and bodies." We'd hate to set a precedent of judging people by their fiction -- goodness knows no one thinks George R.R. Martin is running around setting people on fire with a dragon -- but considering women came forward with complaints about Franco in his role as an acting teacher, this is not a good look. What do YOU think about these excerpts?? [Image via Daniel Deme/WENN.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 12th, 2018

James Franco Continues To Deny Sexual Misconduct Allegations — Only This Time On Seth Meyers" Late Night!

James Franco is making the press rounds. As we previously reported, earlier this week, The Disaster Artist actor stopped by Stephen Colbert's The Late Show and vehemently denied the sexual misconduct allegations that were recently brought against him on Twitter. Franco essentially repeated this entire appearance, only this time, he sat down and discussed the controversy [...] James Franco is making the press rounds. As we previously reported, earlier this week, The Disaster Artist actor stopped by Stephen Colbert's The Late Show and vehemently denied the sexual misconduct allegations that were recently brought against him on Twitter. Franco essentially repeated this entire appearance, only this time, he sat down and discussed the controversy on Seth Meyers' Late Night. Related: Here's What Tommy Wiseau Would've Said At The Globes… ICYMI, during Sunday's telecast of the Golden Globes, actress Ally Sheedy and countless others took to social media to drag James for wearing a Time's Up pin. Many took issue with James supporting the women's rights movement as, in 2014, the Freaks & Geeks alum attempted to pickup a 17-year-old via the internet. The conversation took a darker turn when a few women spoke out and accused the A-lister of being sexually inappropriate with them. Like he noted on The Late Show, Franco reiterated that the allegations made "were not accurate." He shared with Seth: "I was sent a couple of the tweets. So yeah, I did read them. I haven't responded. The ones I read were not accurate, but one of the things that I've learned is that this is a conversation that obviously needs to be had. There are people, women and others, who have not been a part of this conversation. I truly believe, and why I was wearing the pin, is that they need to be a part of this conversation. I support them." We have a feeling the 39-year-old's publicist had something to do with THAT answer. When asked about The Breakfast Club star's online shade, James once again acted baffled by the whole situation. The controversial filmmaker continued: "I had a great relationship with her. She took the tweet down. I don't know. I really don't... I don't know. It was so shocking. I don't know. I just...I guess I'm just letting it be." Again, just because someone deleted a tweet, doesn't mean they don't still stand by what they said. Perhaps Sheedy was just afraid of getting sued??? Meyers then asked Seth Rogen's bestie if he had taken a moment to "look back and question" his past behavior amid the accusations. Franco relayed: "I think what I really learned, and being here this week, and that show that we were [at]—it was so powerful in there. Like I said, there are stories that need to get out. There are people that need to be heard. I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say just because I believe in that much. If I have to take a knock because I'm not going to try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much." WAIT. WHAT? Did James just label himself martyr?? It's safe to say that he's feeling V V V bold. Be sure to watch the whole interview for yourself (below). [Image via NBC.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonJan 11th, 2018

HBO drama 'The Deuce' focuses on rise of the porn industry in the 70's

An official teaser trailer has just been released for the upcoming HBO drama 'The Deuce,' starring James Franco and helmed by showrunner David Simon. 'The Deuce' will focus on the rise of the pornography industry in Times Square during the 1970s.         An official teaser trailer has just been released for the upcoming HBO drama 'The Deuce,' starring James Franco and helmed by showrunner David Simon. 'The Deuce' will focus on the rise of the pornography industry in Times Square during the 1970s.        .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJul 27th, 2017