June 28th, 2011
08:48 PM ET
James Franco told Letterman earlier this year that his lackluster Oscars hosting job wasn’t because he was actually high, but because “the Tasmanian Devil would look stoned standing next to Anne Hathaway. She has a lot of energy!"
Hathaway, 28, tells Harper’s Bazaar in the magazine’s August issue that she doesn’t think that’s quite fair.
“How did I take it?” she begins, referring to Franco’s late night commentary. “I let James know that a whirling dervish is a more ﬂattering comparison than a Tasmanian devil. I called him, and we e-mailed a bit.”
April 20th, 2011
02:04 PM ET
Following weeks of whispers that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will play the Riddler in "The Dark Knight Rises," director Christopher Nolan is finally giving a definitive answer.
Instead of the Riddler, Gordon-Levitt has actually been cast as a Gotham City cop, with his "Inception" co-star Marion Cotillard also signing on as an employee of Bruce Wayne's corporation.
According to a press release, Cotillard will play Miranda Tate, a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help Bruce Wayne resume his slain father’s philanthropic efforts in Gotham City.
April 1st, 2011
10:46 AM ET
After being criticized by Oscars viewers, James Franco is finally speaking out about his hosting gig, saying that perhaps he was a little too "low energy."
On tonight's "Late Show With David Letterman," Franco tells the talk-show host that many people thought he was stoned during the ceremony.
"People said I was under the influence," says the actor. "I've thought about it. I think I know why: I love her, but Anne Hathaway is so energetic, I think the Tasmanian Devil would look stoned standing next to Anne Hathaway. She has a lot of energy!"
March 2nd, 2011
12:08 PM ET
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.
February 28th, 2011
09:21 AM ET
Let's keep it real: The Twitter chatter about the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night was way more entertaining than the actual show.
There was lots of sharp criticism of Hollywood's biggest event out there in the land of social networking, with the brunt of it aimed at hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco.
The duo of actors were even the subject of a trending topic slugged #youngandhiposcars with the consensus being the show was anything but.
February 25th, 2011
02:08 PM ET
Controversial comedian Ricky Gervais may never be asked to host the Academy Awards, but he knows just how he wants things to play out when James Franco and Anne Hathaway do the honors at Sunday night's ceremony.
Gervais, who made headlines for his celebrity-skewering jokes at the Golden Globes, took to his blog recently and scripted some banter for Franco and Hathaway "in case they have a few minutes to fill" during their opening monologue.
As expected, much of it isn't exactly family friendly. Below, a few excerpts from Gervais' proposed Hathaway/Franco monologue:
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