James Franco and Anne Hathaway don't hate each other
March 2nd, 2011
12:08 PM ET

James Franco and Anne Hathaway don't hate each other

If you believe recent reports, Anne Hathaway and James Franco deserved best actor awards for pretending to like each other while hosting the Oscars ceremony.

According to Us Weekly, the duo "grew to hate" one another during rehearsals for the February 27 event. "She had to provide all the energy — he was just phoning it in," an insider reportedly told the magazine.

Us also reports that Franco was so upset by how the show went that he skipped his own after-party at L.A.'s The Writer's Room.

But spokespeople for both actors, however, say Hathaway and Franco thought the awards show was a golden experience.

Franco's rep denied the story to Us Weekly while Hathaway's rep tells CNN, “The story is completely false. Anne had a wonderful experience hosting with James and those stories of them not getting along are complete fabrications."


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  1. anony

    The fact that the publicists for both responded means it's most probably true.

    March 10, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. STFU

    God what have we come to when stupid crap like this is actually considered news? I don't care if they hate each other or hump like minks in heat.

    March 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SHOOOOOO

    I just farted. Shoooooo : )

    March 3, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  4. Snarf

    Well franco was more into tweeting than presenting the awards. Everytime he was on the stage he was waiting to get out and go send a tweet. Anne was lost on that mode... she tryed to be funny... but she isn´t. She is cute and a great actress but not a good showgirl. If she had someone on her side that could talk and push her, it would be a super funny moment, but franco was completly out of it.
    By the time they called Celine to sing, franco was already on his way out and anne was without script to save the night... one of the worst nights for the show pieces of the night.
    Oscars need a real guy and a real girl that can be spontaneous. That was what we loved to see. In the last 5 or 6 the presentations are so scripted that everybody knows what is happening before it happens. That´s why they are losing so much ratings.
    And the red carpet pre-show was very very weak. ABC must go back to the normal run around than just getting 6 persons stopped and call people to go there talk about there dresses and jewelry. The move around of the main reporters was super funny since they talked with everyone and everyone just jumped into the cameras even if they didn´t talked.

    March 3, 2011 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. dave

    oprah uma, uma oprah

    March 3, 2011 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. nice

    To "your psyche" well done. made me laugh

    March 2, 2011 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • His Psyche

      Thank you, Nice. It's so rare that anyone ever says anything nice on these things. Me included. We could all learn from you.

      March 2, 2011 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Justine

    Us Weekly should consider checking Twitter/other social network outlets before making this crap up. Franco posted real time pictures and videos of the Awards... and it seemed like everyone was amiable and having fun. Hathaway was even giving Franco a hand massage to de-stress.

    Also – Franco had class the next morning. He posted about it. Is he really "upset" or just a good student?

    March 2, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. question

    You think somewhere in the world David Letterman is sighing in relief thinking he's no longer the worst host of the Oscars?

    March 2, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Victor

    If they hate anyone it should be the show's writers. No matter how good an actor you are, if the script sucks there's not much you can do. And boy did the show's script suck!!!!

    March 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Anyone who has ever read anything about the Oscars show knows that if the stars do not like what they're reading, the script gets changed. If they didn't like what they were saying, it would have been changed in rehearsal.

      March 2, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. FNICISE

    G F Y S Run them together

    March 2, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Taylor

    I would sooo marry Franco!(: Gorgeous!!!

    March 2, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. sally

    Worst hosts ever. She was too cute for words and he was like a wooden figure. BORING. The whole show was
    inferior except for a couple of speeches. Boooooo.

    March 2, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Julianne

    Anne was over the type, crazy chic. But she's talented and goofy so it sort of worked. And people who are ragging on James Franco need to shut it. Not many actors are as talented as this guy, with as much drive as he has. I must say though, it really did seem like he couldn't stand her during the show. Then again, wouldn't be able to either.

    March 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  14. sasha

    To me this feels like deja vu. If anyone recalls FIRST season of American Idol there were two hosts. One that no one ever remembers and the other that is still the host. You can tell one took a lot more seriously then the other. One thing that is clear is Anne will probably have other oppertunities to host, James not so much. You don't go through the "biggest night in movie awardship" looking half stoned. His only redeeming moment was dressing in drag. Anne I think was an impecible host.

    March 2, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. serious

    Franco should never host the Oscars again. He was extremely awkward. I secretly hoped Tom Hanks or Billy Crystal would take over for him when they came on.

    March 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Pliny

    After that fiasco...they should hate one another for years to come!

    March 2, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  17. sarah taylor

    Did anyone ever consider that maybe James Franco grew tired of Anne Hathaway wanting to be centerstage, and not share the limelight? She seems very assertive, controlling, and pushy. I think he decided to just give in and let her have her way, which is to be the center of attention.
    She was not about to let anyone upstage her. I don't blame him for backing off, I would have left to go back to school after about the first five minutes. I Think he was a true gentleman for not speaking what was probably on his mind.

    What I read into what was called "his disinterested look", was "yeah?, well you try to share the stage with this b--', and see how you like it".

    March 2, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Auscan

      You're an idiot – Anne saved what was a dismal attempt at hosting the Oscars. Dreadful hosting job period, but Anne somehow kept it going. Franco looked stoned, and he aint all that.

      March 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  18. The star shaped poopsicle

    I head from very good authority that Franco is gay and Hathaway wants to turn him.

    March 2, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Your Psyche

      Sadly, that imaginary little voice in your head (that also tells you that you are gay and you wish you were Anne Hathaway) doesn't count as a "very good authority."

      March 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • The star shaped poopsicle

      My next door neighbor is a publicist and works at the same firm that Hathaway's publicist works at.
      Poopsicles are not gay or straight, any f"ing moron knows that, but you don't so hat makes you even more stupid than an f'ing moron.

      March 2, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angry Much

      Someone really struck a cord with you didn't they Poop? And just because you know someone whose friend's aunt's stepson knows someone who works in an office where someone knows these people hardly counts as irrefutable evidence. So, calm down, take a deep breath, renew your secret subscription to The Advocate and, oh yeah, learn how to spell and punctuate - it'll make you look like less of a moron yourself.

      March 2, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |

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