Anne Hathaway covers the August issue of Harper's Bazaar
June 28th, 2011
08:48 PM ET

Anne Hathaway: No downside to hosting Oscars

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.”

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James Franco isn't profiting from his invisible art
June 27th, 2011
03:20 PM ET

James Franco isn't profiting from his invisible art

James Franco’s venture into the invisible art business appears to be taking off, but he's not getting any money from it.

The star with an unreal number of titles has teamed up with artistic duo Praxis to open the Museum of Non-Visible Art (MONA), an institution “composed entirely of ideas.”

On its website, MONA describes itself as “an extravaganza of imagination, a museum that reminds us that we live in two worlds: the physical world of sight and the non-visible world of thought," which "redefines the concept of what is real." The museum goes on to add that "Although the artworks themselves are not visible, the descriptions open our eyes to a parallel world built of images and words. This world is not visible, but it is real, perhaps more real, in many ways, than the world of matter, and it is also for sale.

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Zach Braff joins 'Oz' prequel
May 27th, 2011
05:02 PM ET

Zach Braff joins 'Oz' prequel

Zach Braff is scrubbing up for a splashy new movie role. The actor has just been cast in the upcoming "Wizard of Oz" prequel "Oz: The Great and Powerful."

According to Deadline, Braff will play Frank, the "loyal but underappreciated" assistant to Oz (James Franco).

In the film, Oz is a charismatic circus magician who is mistaken for a wizard after his balloon goes off course and touches ground in a land somewhere over the rainbow. Believing he has powers, the townsfolk ask Oz to help them defeat the Wicked Witch.

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Michelle Williams to play Glinda in 'Oz' prequel
May 18th, 2011
09:25 AM ET

Michelle Williams to play Glinda in 'Oz' prequel

Add Michelle Williams to the growing list of actors getting ready to hit the yellow brick road in the upcoming "Wizard of Oz" prequel "Oz: The Great and Powerful."

The enchanting actress has just been offered the part of Glinda the Good Witch, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

James Franco has already been cast as a snake-oil salesman whose balloon carries him to a magical place somewhere over the rainbow, where he goes on to become the Wizard of Oz.

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Rachel Weisz in talks to play witch in 'Oz'
May 4th, 2011
09:34 AM ET

Rachel Weisz in talks to play witch in 'Oz'

Oscar winner Rachel Weisz may soon show off her wicked side. The actress is circling the role of the Wicked Witch of the East in Disney's upcoming "Wizard of Oz" prequel, "Oz: The Great and Powerful."

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Weisz is close to signing on to play Evanorah, the evil witch who would ultimately have a house land on her when Dorothy drops by Oz. The prequel finds Evanorah attempting to rule the land and trying to draw her kid sister Theodorah — the future Wicked Witch of the West — over to the dark side.

Mila Kunis has already been cast as Theodorah in the fantasy film, and James Franco will play the titular Oz, a snake-oil salesman who encounters real magic when his balloon carries him to the mysterious land somewhere over the rainbow.

That leaves one more role up in the air, so we ask: Who do you think should play Glinda the Good Witch?

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What should James Franco do next?
May 3rd, 2011
08:00 AM ET

What should James Franco do next?

Seriously, is there anything James Franco can't do?

Actor, director, student, teacher, singer, soap opera star, social media critic, host of major awards shows (we didn't say he did them all well). The dude is a veritable James of all trades.

The recent news that Franco is set to direct a dance theater program got us to thinking about a few things we'd like to see Franco take a stab at. FULL POST

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