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LONDON CRITICS’ CIRCLE LOVES AMOUR

January 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Amour, Michael Haneke’s bleak look at the deaths of an elderly loving couple, was the winner of the London Critics’ Circle award for film of the year Sunday night. The film, which won the Palme D’Or at Cannes in May and is nominated for five Oscars, also won the best actress award for Emmanuelle Riva […]

FRANCO TELLS PLAYBOY WHY HE BOMBED AT OSCARS

July 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

James Franco knew he was going to bomb as a host on this year’s Oscars telecast well before the show ever went on the air, he suggests in the current edition of Playboy. “For three or four weeks we shot the promos and the little film that played in the opening,” he said. “In the […]

RIO TO FLY AT BOX OFFICE

April 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Twentieth Century Fox’s animated Rio could very well sell more tickets during its opening this weekend than any other film has thus far this year, according to some predictions. The movie, which features the voice talent of Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway, is expected to earn $30-40 million — perhaps more if U.S. audiences respond […]

FRANCO: IT WAS ANNE HATHAWAY’S FAULT

April 1, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

James Franco has repeatedly denied that he was stoned when he co-hosted the Academy Awards show in February, and in a pretaped interview set to air tonight (Friday) on CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman, he gives his own theory about why everyone assumes he was. “Because — I love her, but Anne Hathaway is […]

OSCAR COMEDY WRITER VILANCH FAULTS FRANCO; FRANCO FAULTS BACK

March 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Bruce Vilanch, who has written jokes for the hosts of countless awards shows for 20 years, has criticized James Franco for not taking his role as host of this year’s Oscars telecast seriously. In an interview with New York magazine’s Vulture blog, Vilanch joked that he suspects Franco took a nap. “I have to call […]

ACADEMY AGREES: FRANCO AND HATHAWAY WERE A POOR CHOICE

March 4, 2011 by · 148 Comments 

The selection of James Franco and Anne Hathaway to host this year’s Oscars telecast was a mistake, a high-ranking member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has acknowledged. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, the member, who asked not to be identified, said, “A lot of us said Franco, who is […]

CRITICS ON 83RD OSCARS: SAME OLD, SAME OLD

February 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

One would be hard-pressed to blame Deadline.com’s Nikki Finke’s early release of the full run-down of Sunday night’s Oscar telecast for the fact that not a single surprise materialized during the entire show. “Predictable” was the description used by many TV columnists in their assessment of the affair. Virtually all of the favorites won: best […]

FRANCO UNCONCERNED ABOUT POSSIBLY BOMBING AT OSCARS

February 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

James Franco insists he’s not putting his career on the line by co-hosting the Academy Awards show with Anne Hathaway this month. In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine, Franco said, “Look, they know we’re not Billy Crystal or Chris Rock. They’re not asking us because they’re expecting that. The show is going to be […]

FRANCO, HATHAWAY TO HOST OSCARS

November 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Breaking with the tradition of naming comics or song-and-dance men to host the annual Oscar ceremonies, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today (Monday) announced that James Franco and Anne Hathaway will host next year’s presentations. In a statement, Oscar telecast co-producer Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer said, “James Franco and Anne Hathaway […]

HARRY BEATS HAIRY AT HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE

November 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As expected, Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 remained magical at the box office over the Thanksgiving holiday, earning $50.3 million over the weekend and $76.3 million from Wednesday, according to studio estimates. But Disney’s animated musical Tangled, based on the Rapunzel fairy tale, proved to be a worthy competitor as […]

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