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Daniel Radcliffe To Play Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg

24th January 2012

Daniel Radcliffe has landed the role of beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the forthcoming independent movie 'Kill Your Darlings', according to the Hollywood Reporter. The former Harry Potter star will move onto the project after...

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Ricky Gervais Keeps It Tame At Golden Globes: A Look Back At The Most Controversial Awards Hosts

16th January 2012

Last night, it would appear that Ricky Gervais redeemed himself as a suitable host for the Golden Globes. After the furore surrounding his controversial routine last year, he had evidently opted to tone things down...

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James Franco To Play Robert Mapplethorpe

13th January 2012

James Franco has been cast as celebrated and controversial photographer and artist Robert Mapplethorpe in a new biopic.It's not the first time the 127 Hours actor has signed up to play a famous homosexual on...

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Andy Serkis Thanks James Franco For Oscars Backing

11th January 2012

Actor Andy Serkis has publicly thanked James Franco for championing him as a Best Actor Oscar nominee, branding his support "extraordinarily bold".Serkis shot to fame when he was transformed into the creepy Gollum in the...

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Lindsay Lohan To Play Elizabeth Taylor In Biopic?

10th January 2012

The actress and singer Lindsay Lohan is in negotiations with moviemakers to play the role of Elizabeth Taylor in a forthcoming biopic entitled "Elizabeth & Richard: A Love Story." According to a Reuters report, the...

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Oscars Trailer 2012: The Search Is On For Host Billy Crystal

6th January 2012

A trailer for the Academy Awards 2012 hit the web this week, featuring numerous celebrities undertaking a cinematic style adventure in search of host Billy Crystal, who returns to the Oscars for the ninth time....

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James Franco To Publish Debut Novel

4th January 2012

Actor James Franco is set to release his first novel - and the plot is based on his life in Hollywood.The star juggled his hectic big screen career with classes at America's prestigious Yale University,...

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James Franco Is Releasing A Novel

4th January 2012

James Franco is publishing his first novel.The '127 Hours' star has sold the book 'Actors Anonymous', which is said to be loosely on his life, to online retailer Amazon, eschewing the normal publishing route. Although...

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Franco: 'Oscars Should Recognise Serkis'

30th December 2011

Former Oscars host James Franco has urged Academy Awards voters to seriously consider his Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes co-star Andy Serkis for a Best Actor prize - because the work the Brit...

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Seth Rogen Eyes James Franco Reunion For Pineapple Express Sequel

22nd December 2011

Seth Rogen is keen to reteam with James Franco in a sequel to their 2008 movie Pineapple Express.In the comedy drama film, the actors played stoners who go on the run after accidentally witnessing a...

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James Franco To Play Hugh Hefner?

22nd December 2011

James Franco is in negotiations to play Hugh Hefner in 'Lovelace'. The '127 Hours' actor may portray the Playboy magazine founder in the movie starring Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace - best known for her...

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James Franco To Portray Hugh Hefner

21st December 2011

Actor James Franco is in talks to portray a young Hugh Hefner in an upcoming biopic about porn legend Linda Lovelace.Mamma Mia! star Amanda Seyfried has replaced Kate Hudson to portray the adult actress-turned-porn activist...

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James Franco's University Officials Disappointed At Former Lecturer's Public Lawsuit

20th December 2011

Officials at New York University have hit out at a former lecturer who is suing the school over allegations he was fired for giving star student James Franco a bad grade.Jose Angel Santana, who taught...

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Professor Fired For Giving James Franco Poor Grade

19th December 2011

A professor at Columbia University claims he was fired for giving the actor James Franco a poor grade. Jose Angel Santana scored the Hollywood actor a D after he failed to attend almost all of...

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James Franco Embroiled In University Lawsuit

19th December 2011

Studious actor James Franco has been dragged into a legal battle over allegations a teacher at an American university was sacked after giving the star a bad grade.Jose Angel Santana, who taught the Spider-Man actor...

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Winona Ryder Joins The Iceman

13th December 2011

Winona Ryder has replaced Maggie Gyllenhaal in 'The Iceman'. The 'Black Swan' actress will take on the role of Deborah Kuklinski - who was unaware her husband Richard Kuklinki (Michael Shannon) was a notorious mafia...

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Daniel Radcliffe Named Entertainer Of The Year

7th December 2011

Daniel Radcliffe has been named Entertainer of the Year. The 'Harry Potter' star was honoured with the accolade - which was won by country singer Taylor Swift last year - by Entertainment Weekly magazine, and...

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Seth Rogen Slams Oscars Bosses Over James Franco Hosting

28th November 2011

Actor Seth Rogen has jumped to the defence of James Franco's much-maligned Oscars hosting gig, insisting bosses were too "underprepared" to hire a young presenter.The 127 Hours star and Anne Hathaway co-hosted the Academy Awards...

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Seth Rogen Would Host Oscars With 'Better Writers'

24th November 2011

Seth Rogen would only host the Oscars if they hired "better writers". The '50/50' star feels his friend James Franco got a raw deal when he co-hosted the Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway last year,...

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James Franco To Photograph New Fashion Campaign

23rd November 2011

Actor James Franco has signed up as the guest campaign photographer for denim brand 7 For All Mankind.The 127 Hours star will direct and shoot the clothing company's multimedia spring (12) campaign in Los Angeles...

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Chris Evans Replacing James Franco In The Iceman

22nd November 2011

Chris Evans is set to replace James Franco in an upcoming film about notorious killer Richard 'THE ICEMAN' KUKLINSKI.Milk star Franco pulled out of The Iceman due to a disagreement over "key contractual issues", but...

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Chris Evans Replaces Franco In Iceman

22nd November 2011

Chris Evans is to star in 'The Iceman'.The 'Captain America: The First Avenger' actor is taking over the role of Robert Pronge - aka Mr. Softee - from James Franco, who was originally attached to...

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James Franco To Narrate Architectural Documentary

18th November 2011

Actor James Franco has been hired to narrate a documentary about architects Charles and Ray Eames after his former college professor suggested he would be perfect to voice the film.The 127 Hours star has signed...

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James Franco Holding Seance

11th November 2011

James Franco is planning to contact dead playwright Tennessee Williams through an Ouija board. The '127 Hours' actor will try and connect with the spirit of the 'A Streetcar Named Desire' writer, who died in...

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Billy Crystal, Comedy Icon, Returning To The Oscars

11th November 2011

Billy Crystal will host the 2012 Academy Awards following the shock departure of actor Eddie Murphy, with the 63-year-old comedian confirming the news on his Twitter page on Thursday (10th November 2011).The comedy veteran has...

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Iceman David Schwimmer?

10th November 2011

David Schwimmer is set to play a killer in new movie 'The Iceman'. The former 'Friends' star is in talks to take on the role of assassin Josh Rosenthal in the film based on the...

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Andy Serkis Returning For Planet Of The Apes Sequel

4th November 2011

Andy Serkis is to star in a sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'.The 47-year-old actor has signed up to reprise his role as chimpanzee Caesar - who he portrays via motion capture...

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James Franco To Pay Tribute To Tennessee Williams With Seance

3rd November 2011

James Franco is hoping to connect with late author Tennessee Williams by hosting a staged seance.The 127 Hours star will perform Three Artists in Search of Tennessee at New York City's Performa arts festival on...

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Amanda Seyfried, Red Riding Hood To Linda Lovelace

2nd November 2011

Amanda Seyfried looks set to star in her biggest, and most controversial role yet, having signed on to play adult film star Linda Lovelace in a forthcoming biopic. Competition for the role is said to...

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Amanda Seyfried And Peter Sarsgaard For Lovelace?

2nd November 2011

Amanda Seyfried is reportedly is discussions to take on the role of porn legend Linda Lovelace in a new biopic. The blonde beauty is thought to have beaten off competition from Kate Hudson to be...

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