09:23 AM EDT 05/22/2013
Originally posted 05/15/2013 11:00AM
Under unseasonably cloudy skies and dodging a few raindrops, Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire kicked off the 66th Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday just hours before walking the red carpet for their blockbuster film The Great Gatsby, which opened the star-studded 12-day extravaganza of movies and parties on the French Riviera.
"Every time I go to Cannes it feels like I'm entering the helicopter scene in La Dolce Vita; it's an insane experience," said DiCaprio, who posed for photos on the fabled Croisette next to his Gatsby costars.
Emma Watson, who stars in Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring, premiering Thursday, was spotted among the early celebrity arrivals at Nice International Airport on Tuesday – along with Paris Hilton, Cannes jury member Nicole Kidman and British singer Florence Welch.
Originally posted 04/21/2013 10:30AM
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Originally posted 01/21/2013 11:15AM
The stars arrived by the dozens to Park City, Utah, for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and PEOPLE has the details of their busy weekend.
James Franco was one of the last to arrive to the Stella Artois-hosted dinner for his documentary Kink on Saturday evening. Later, the Lovelace star hosted a large 1 a.m. "after, after party" at Everest Mansion powered by Saygus high up in the nearby mountains. The actor still managed to be up in time to surprise the guests at the Outfest Queer Brunch at Grub Steak Restaurant in Prospector Square Sunday morning with his Interior. Leather Bar. co-director Travis Mathews.
"James was the hit of the party," one brunch attendee tells PEOPLE. "Everyone wanted their picture with him."
Originally posted 11/14/2012 11:10AM
Nostalgic fans of Dorothy, Toto and witches (both good and bad) will soon get to revisit the wonderful world of Oz – this time in a new film from Disney that takes viewers back in time before the beloved wizard behind the curtain found his magical groove.
Disney released its trailer for the ambitious prequel Oz The Great and Powerful, which stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, a small-town circus magician who is swept away in a cyclone to ... somewhere over the rainbow. Diggs thinks he's found fame and fortune in the magical kingdom until he runs into trio of witches who doubt he's the wizard they were hoping for and expecting.
Signing on as witches for the 3-D movie, directed by Sam Raimi and set for a March 8 release, are Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams, who will play Glinda, the good witch of the original classic, The Wizard of Oz.
Originally posted 10/24/2012 08:40PM
James Franco wants everyone to know he's not that much of a ladies' man.
The actor, 34, took to the Huffington Post Wednesday to address reports that he's been dating some of young Hollywood's hottest ladies, including his Spring Breakers costar Ashley Benson.
A source tells PEOPLE that Franco and Benson have been "hanging out and having fun for a while."
Originally posted 04/26/2012 06:00AM
Following her weekend getaway with Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis has a brief stopover in Las Vegas Tuesday to promote her upcoming film Oz the Great and Powerful at the CinemaCon Festival.
Joined at the festival by costar James Franco, Kunis "looked cute," according to an onlooker, who noted her short skirt and heels. (Kutcher was not present in Sin City, however.)
Later that night, Franco was spotted at Tao Asian Bistro, where he grabbed dinner with three female friends. For the meal, they enjoyed some sea bass, lobster wantons and fried rice with Chinese sausage.
Originally posted 04/10/2012 04:45AM
Worst lip syncher ever? We beg to differ!
James Franco first posted the above video of himself singing along to Spring Breakers costar Selena Gomez's "Love You Like A Love Song" on Friday. And not only does he know most of the words, he loves it and he rocks it.
Originally posted 02/27/2012 01:00AM
Considering that last year's Oscars were so thumpingly bad – co-host James Franco behaved as if he'd been taken out of the freezer, left on the counter and unevenly thawed – last night's broadcast was a welcome relief.
The strength of the show ultimately rests on the heat of the biggest contests – I doubt Americans were on the edge of their seats wondering whether the cosmically inscrutable Tree of Life could score an upset over the French silent The Artist – but the production looked great and flowed well.
Billy Crystal was hosting for his ninth time, brought on after Eddie Murphy dropped out in November, and it felt no different from his seventh, eighth or (if one were to project) fifty-seventh time.
Originally posted 01/09/2012 05:55AM
James Franco may be filming his new movie, The Iceman, in Shreveport, La., but the actor is also sampling the local cuisine. The actor (and author) and some friends from the movie set were spotted enjoying Italian food at Ristorante Guiseppe. "He was really having fun," a source tells us. "They loved the ribeye steak; it's fried, Italian style, with rosemary." Jane Bokun
Originally posted 01/04/2012 05:30AM
Actor, producer, graduate student, Oscars host. He's had plenty of titles. And now James Franco is set to add one more: novelist.
Franco, 33, has sold his first novel, Actors Anonymous, loosely based on his life, to Amazon Publishing, the New York Observer reports.
The book was acquired by Amazon fiction editor Ed Park, a founding editor of The Believer, whose move to Amazon in September caused a buzz in literary circles.
While this is Franco's first novel, it's not his first work of fiction. He released a book of short stories, Palo Alto, back in June, published by Scribner.
– Tim Nudd
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