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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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James Franco Roast: The 10 Best Jokes | James Franco

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James Franco Roast: The 10 Best Jokes

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.

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Joke's on Him! Comedy Central Set to Roast James Franco | James Franco

James Franco Is Comedy Central's Latest Roastee

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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Ryan Gosling, Emma Watson & More: Which Stars to Expect at Cannes This Year

Cannes Film Festival Kicks Off with Great Gatsby, Emma Watson & More Stars Expected This Week

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.

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Fashion, Film and James Franco: Go Behind the Scenes at Gucci with The Director

Fashion, Film and James Franco: Go Behind the Scenes at Gucci with The Director

Originally posted 04/21/2013 10:30AM

Get an unprecedented look at the massive fashion house with the Tribeca Film Festival documentary

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James Franco Is 'Hit of the Party' at Sundance | James Franco, Mario Lopez

James Franco Is 'Hit of the Party' at Sundance

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."

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