04:19 AM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 09/02/2013 04:45PM
For the Comedy Central roast of James Franco, the writer/actor/director/producer was braced for tasteless jokes at his expense. What he didn't know was that all the roasters were fair game, too.
"I've never watched one of these roasts. I chose not to research this so I had no idea that they were going to be roasting each other [too]. I thought I'd be sitting here for two hours bearing the brunt of it so it was a huge relief," Franco said. "I had a great time. Everybody was awesome, solid."
Before it airs Monday on Comedy Central (10 p.m. ET), we've selected some of the best zingers and put-downs to add some sizzle to your Labor Day.
Originally posted 08/07/2013 02:15PM
Look out, Ellen DeGeneres – there's a new comedian-turned-dancer in Hollywood, and he's got all of the right moves.
On Tuesday's episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert hosted a dance party to Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" that features surprise appearances by, among others, Matt Damon, Hugh Laurie, Jeff Bridges, the Rockettes, Charlie Rose, Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Fallon, Nick Cannon and the entire studio audience and crew of America's Got Talent.
Apparently, Colbert came up with the idea after Daft Punk canceled an appearance on The Colbert Report due to a scheduling conflict with MTV, reports EW.com.
That's okay – this worked out just fine, as the video below hilariously bears out.
Originally posted 07/10/2013 11:45AM
He's a Gucci spokesman, Yale Ph.D. candidate, an award-winning actor and even a documentary filmmaker.
That's a lot of material to work with for pals of James Franco, who will spoof and celebrate the 35-year-old in a Comedy Central roast, TheWrap.com reports.
"If only James Franco was a more successful, multi-hyphenated, incessant creative risk taker in different media, he'd be the perfect person to roast. Oh well … I suppose we'll just have to make do," joked Kent Alterman, president of content development and original programming at the network.
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