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Aron Ralston, Whose Story Inspired 127 Hours, Arrested for Domestic Violence

Aron Ralston, Whose Story Inspired 127 Hours, Arrested for Domestic Violence

Originally posted 12/09/2013 10:15AM

Aron Ralston, who gained widespread attention when he cut off his forearm to free himself after becoming trapped by a dislodged boulder in a Utah canyon, has been arrested in Denver over allegations of domestic violence after a fight with his girlfriend, police say.

Ralston and Vita Shannon, both 38, were each booked Sunday on charges of assault and "wrongs to minors."

Police documents allege Shannon struck Ralston twice in the back of the head with her fists and that he shoved her as she was leaving her apartment.

The wrongs-to-minors charge is used when children are present during an incident but not necessarily hurt. Police documents say the couple's 8-week-old child was present at the time of the altercation but apparently suffered no harm.

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Hollywood Honors Paul Walker, Orlando & Miranda Reunite & More from the Weekend

What You Missed Over The Weekend

Hollywood Honors Paul Walker, Orlando Bloom & Miranda Kerr Reunite & More from the Weekend

Originally posted 12/02/2013 07:00AM

Whether or not you've fully recovered from your Thanksgiving food coma, here's what you missed this weekend:

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James Franco and Seth Rogen's 'Bound 2' Parody & 7 Other Steamy Musical Bromances

Originally posted 12/01/2013 02:00PM

This week, parody perfection reached its peak and the word Kanye-oke was born thanks to the James Franco and Seth Rogen "Bound 3 (Vague)" video, a not-so-vague shot-for-shot redo of Kanye West's new music video featuring his topless fiancée Kim Kardashian.

In the now infamous parody, Franco's flapping shirt is flawless – and we can't even find the right words for Seth Rogen's back-arching skills – but one thing made this video pure magic and that's the bromance.

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James Franco and Seth Rogen's 'Bound 2' Parody Makes Readers LOL

Readers Found James Franco and Seth Rogen's 'Bound 2' Parody Funniest This Week

Originally posted 11/30/2013 09:30AM

Last week, readers were furious over Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's racy "Bound 2" video. But this week, readers found humor in James Franco and Seth Rogen's parody, "Bound 3 (Vague)."

They also expressed sadness for Malin Akerman, who's divorcing her husband.

Check out the five stories that got the strongest reactions from PEOPLE readers this week.

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Will You Warm to Frozen? PEOPLE's Review

See This/Skip That: From Frozen to Mandela

Originally posted 11/27/2013 04:15PM

Send the kids to Frozen and the adults to Homefront for a satisfying holiday weekend, says PEOPLE's critic.

Here's what to see and what to skip in movie theaters this Thanksgiving.

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James Franco and Seth Rogen Parody Kanye's 'Bound 2' Video

Originally posted 11/26/2013 08:15AM

When Kanye West's video for "Bound 2" came out earlier this month, it did so with typical Kanye bombast: Footage of wild horses, gratuitous green-screen use and Kim Kardashian topless on a motorcycle.

Like nearly everything Kanye does, it was also ripe for parody, and that's where James Franco and Seth Rogen come in.

"Bound 3 (Vague)" isn't what you'd call "high-concept." It's a shot-for-shot mimicry of Kanye's notorious video, only this time Franco plays Kanye and – you guessed it – Seth Rogen plays Kim.

And yes, they make out.

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Check Out James Franco's Real Shirtless Selfie

James Franco: Check Out His Real Shirtless Selfie

Originally posted 11/19/2013 11:30AM

Is there really ever a case of too much of a good thing? Not when we're talking about a nearly naked James Franco.

The actor, 35, got the social media world hot and bothered last week when he Instagrammed a pic of himself wearing nothing but a red Speedo and a Santa hat (alongside a cat in a Santa hat).

But while fans thought Christmas had come early – a James Franco with Cats calendar would be the perfect stocking stuffer – they were sorely disappointed to learn that the six-pack abs belonged to a model, whose face had been swapped out with Franco's courtesy of some clever Photoshopping by Ellen DeGeneres' staff ahead of his appearance on her show on Monday.

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PHOTO: James Franco Flaunts (Some Other Guy's) Body in Racy Christmas Calendar

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James Franco's Racy Christmas Calendar 'Snapshot': Actor Flaunts Photoshopped Body

Originally posted 11/14/2013 10:50AM

It will be a December to remember for James Franco, thanks to Ellen DeGeneres and her Photoshop skills!

The actor, 35, shared a hilarious photo on Instagram on Wednesday showing his face superimposed on the body of a shirtless hunk in red underwear and a Santa hat, with a similarly festive cat sitting on his shoulder.

Apparently it was the work of DeGeneres, who seems to have made Franco the unwitting star of a mildly racy holiday calendar.

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James Franco and Chris O'Dowd: Broadway's Next Big Bromance?

James Franco and Chris O'Dowd: Broadway's Next Big Bromance?

Originally posted 10/18/2013 11:15AM

Broadway could be getting a high-wattage dose of brotherly love next spring, as James Franco and Chris O'Dowd are likely to star together in Of Mice and Men.

It would mark the Broadway debut both for Franco, 35, and O'Dowd, 34, the Irish actor who shot to fame as Kristen Wiig's policeman love interest in Bridesmaids and as Thomas John on Girls.

Franco, an Oscar nominee for 127 Hours, has officially signed on to play George, while O'Dowd is still in negotiations to play his mentally limited brother Lennie, reports the New York Times.

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Have You Seen James Franco's Amusingly Crude Ploy for an Oscar Nomination?

James Franco Stars in Amusingly Crude 'For Your Consideration' Oscars Ad

Originally posted 09/04/2013 10:10AM

Esteemed ladies and gentlemen of the Academy, consider this sh*t.

The latter phrase is the amusing headline on a new "For your consideration" ad seeking Oscar votes for James Franco as Best Supporting Actor for his work in the ribald drama Spring Breakers.

The ad has quite the arresting image, too: Franco, 35, as his gangsta character Alien from the film, clutching a pair of Oscar statuettes and flanked by a couple of bikini babes.

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