James Franco to host Oscars after-party at his new bar
February 2nd, 2011
04:48 PM ET

James Franco to host Oscars after-party at his new bar

Leave it to James Franco to keep people guessing. The actor/author/director/artist/musical producer/college subject is now adding party host, restaurateur and singer to his credits.

In a recent interview with Canada's etalk, the Academy Awards nominee/host revealed that he will throw a private Oscars after-party at a bar he is opening — and he plans to sing at the bash.

"I'm a partner in a bar that's opening up, and the after-after-after-after-party is going to be at my new bar," the 32-year-old "127 Hours" star revealed at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this weekend. "It's at a secret location. And that's what I'm looking forward to because I'm going to be singing there at the bar."

Franco added that the bar is called the Writer's Room and is located in L.A., but he refused to elaborate further for fear of overcrowding.

"That's all I can say because I can't fit everybody," he explained. "Everybody at the Governors Ball will not fit into my new bar, but it'll be going down."

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  1. Name*o

    Who is this new goblin?

    February 15, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. Carly

    You are just jealous of James Franco!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Keep sizzling baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You too Wentworth Miller!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 3, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. maunalee jazayeri

    James Franco is great at everything including his stint on General Hospital!!!So stop being so jealous you james-haters and get a life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. the incredible edible leg

    @green goblin.... ummm... i think they /might/ have taken that into consideration when casting him as harry osborne? 😉 just a thought ^^

    February 3, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  5. ntMc

    This is what its like for beening a victom to a crime. Fig it out

    February 3, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  6. Victor

    "actor/author/director/artist/musical producer/college subject is now adding party host, restaurateur and singer"

    When does this man sleep???!!!!

    February 3, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  7. Alan Schmidt

    It takes a h#mo to point out a h#mo.

    February 3, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  8. gabe molnar

    Good for you James Franco, don't ever stop!!

    February 3, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  9. dave

    I am in!

    February 3, 2011 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  10. kent

    how bout an envite for me...just living here in charleston. s.c. bored ...

    February 3, 2011 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  11. Elle

    Just another reason why I've had a crush on him for so many years 🙂
    Who doesn't admire such a talented guy?

    February 3, 2011 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  12. Robert

    I hope your new club is a success! You can sing too? You are really talented!

    February 3, 2011 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  13. Bryant H.

    Congrats! Keep me posted on everything. Dj B Flash/Ct

    February 3, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  14. zoe

    I love soup

    February 3, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  15. green goblin

    Franco looks like a young willem defoe!:)

    February 3, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
  16. OldKid

    Clutch, I can only hope you get your just desserts. You're full of bad Karma. It will come back to you, just wait. Of course, you'd have to have a partner that is not one (or both) of your hands. At least the unfortunate people who have aids at least had someone who was willing to sleep with them. Better to live and die than never live.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  17. OldKid

    That kid is awesome (I'm old enough to call him that :), and who the heck cares whether he's straight or gay? Poster #1 is a jealous loser, or perhaps, just wishful thinking on his gender-disoriented part.

    February 3, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  18. clutch

    I like when people get aids

    February 3, 2011 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  19. D

    Looks like Franco is the new Chuck Norris...he can do anything...

    February 3, 2011 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  20. osama bin laden

    Franco has AIDS.

    February 2, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  21. XXV

    He is another winner and all
    You Negitive people keep
    On be Sad & Negitive..,
    A-Ha...Only the Self Marketer's
    Will survive in this World!
    HaHa, back to producing
    Tonight all you Losers
    ! Peace

    February 2, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Gabe Kaplan

    His bar is named after his favorite thing. The name of it is "The Meat Whistle"

    February 2, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Andy

    No, my life is ammmmaaaazing these days, actually. That has nothing to do with me seeing this guy and thinking "wow, he looks awful and very aged." Sorry YOUR life sucks so much that you need to defend him on here. Unless you're his grandma.

    February 2, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  24. mandy

    Wow, some of you really have nothing better to do with your time then get on here and bash people youve never met! get over yourselfs! He was obviously worth your time. You sound miserable, sorry your life sucks.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Andy

    Umm...he looks about a decade older than he is. Wow, put that hair on the endangered species list, cuz' it ain't gonna be around for long. Oh, and James, only a fraction of the people at the Governor's Ball would have any interest in visiting your "new bar" that night. Get. Over. Yourself.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Brucy

    Yes Jim really!

    February 2, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Quintus

    James Franco must not need to sleep at night

    February 2, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  28. JD

    Holy Moly, I didn't think he could be more attractive. Forget the actor part, why aren't there more guys our age with their sh!t together like this one? Sigh.

    February 2, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Jim

    Really Brucy? "h#mo"? What a pathetic little man.

    February 2, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Bonkers

    Fascinating! Not! Lmao. Bff.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Bidemop

    He's talented, handsome, intelligent, funny.., what more could you ask for.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Christina

    I dig him too. He's true to himself and is a really nice, humble guy. I've met many a celeb on the NYC streets and he was one of the coolest, given his celebdom. I also met Wentworth Miller, who is a lesser known celebrity, but was on par with Franco. I like when "stars" are down to Earth.

    February 2, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  33. usmclcpl89

    Its at 5372 w. Pico.

    February 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  34. __

    Dig this cat...

    February 2, 2011 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Brucy

    Franco actor/musical director/bar-owner/ h#mo.

    February 2, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charlie Sheen

      Dudes, you know what sucks. CNN always pulls my comments. Pretty cheesy really.

      I mean no shame, they will post articles about me non stop but when I come on here to be with "my people", the remove by comments.

      Not kewl dudes


      February 3, 2011 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |

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