James Franco records a song (Yes, this guy again)
February 14th, 2011
06:36 PM ET

James Franco records a song (Yes, this guy again)

We should have seen this one coming. Following CNN's report about James Franco being everywhere, the Oscar nominee/host is now adding "singer" to his already lengthy résumé.

Vulture reports that Franco and his performance artist partner Kalup Linzy are working on a CD, and one of their recordings — the funky "I Love You," which appears to be a duet between the men — was played during designer Cynthia Rowley's Fashion Week runway show on Friday. (Listen to the song here.)

“I was surprised by the song they picked. I sent in three songs and the song that they chose was, like, the last one that I had sent,” Linzy tells Vulture. “But I liked the way it was put into the mix.”

The duo's CD has no official release date but Linzy says it will be an extension of his performance art with Franco, which includes their recent performance of the song "Chewing Gum" at the Sundance Film Festival and Franco's gig on "General Hospital."

Linzy adds that he'll be performing on the night of the Oscars, but remains mum as to whether it will be at the show or at the after-party at Franco's secret new bar.

“I was given an address over the summer, but I don’t know if that’s the space they settled on," he says of the bar's hush-hush location. "I’m sure I’ll get an e-mail closer to the time, but right now I don’t know anything about it.”

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  1. sass

    I love how you haters actually think your opinion is a fact. Fact is, people DO like him...Fact, most haters are just jealous.

    February 16, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Billybobjobobbillyboo

    Just because you were born in the so-called ADHD generation doesn't me you have to act like it.

    February 16, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. Arturo

    Blah, blah, blah. I am SO over James Franco. He is becoming the single most annoying celebrity around. I feel sad for people who find this guy interesting.

    February 15, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Eureka

    He is the new Chuck Norris

    February 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cdizzle

    What the hell?

    February 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. travelingsno

    James Franco is smart and cute. Very desirable man, I love him!

    February 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. albert

    the song SUCKS ! lol.

    February 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Chris

    Hopefully one day he might actually be in a good movie. He was o.k. in Pineapple Express but that's still not a good movie.

    February 15, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. the_dude

    This article wafts of gayness

    February 15, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • frick

      Agreed. He will probably be in a musical soon– like John Travolta. So sick of this guy. I feel sorry for the thousands of women who are wasting their emotions on this closetcase.

      February 15, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Tim Mallett


    February 15, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  11. Tim Mallett

    Who is this guy?

    February 15, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. Timme62

    Maybe it's just me but he looks like a young version of Rock Hudson in this picture....

    February 15, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  13. L. Lynn Robinson

    Who are you talking about? I just woke up. Need prayer.

    February 15, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  14. 2011 Model


    February 15, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |




    February 15, 2011 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  16. really?


    February 15, 2011 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
  17. Tootsie

    I've never heard of this guy.

    February 15, 2011 at 4:51 am | Report abuse |
  18. James Franco

    UPDATE 2 THE LAST UPDATE! My manager Dave sent me another email. He said im gonna work as a security guard @ Bank of America starting June 5th! Awesome!! (James Franco's inner thought's – Please somebody Help Me! I just wanna go to sleep! I'm so cold!)

    February 15, 2011 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
  19. James Franco

    UPDATE! My manager just emailed me and said he just booked me on a 4 week tour with that Esperanza Spaulding chick! I dont know who this chick is, heck I dont even know what im gonna be doing. But a job is a job! I REALLY LOVE WORKING!

    February 15, 2011 at 4:04 am | Report abuse |
  20. James Franco

    I also have a pill coming out similar to no-dose. It's called THE J FRANCO PICK ME UP. My pill is the best because u can stay up from as little as 1 month to as long as 5 years! I've been up for 10 years straight but thats because I take the extra strength version. Man I LOVE WORKING!

    February 15, 2011 at 3:51 am | Report abuse |
  21. James Franco

    Anybody need their car washed ? If u do come on over to THE JAMES FRANCO CARWASH! I LOVE working!

    February 15, 2011 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |

    I just farted. Shoooooo : )

    February 15, 2011 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
  23. Inga Parks

    James, I'm your biggest fan.

    February 15, 2011 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  24. jean claude van damn

    I want to see his tushie! And play speedbag games!

    February 15, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
  25. G

    Brains, body, amazing eyes–beautiful smile

    Men want to BE him, all that success talent and good looks? All the ladies want to sleep with him. C'mon if you don't you're a lesbian or in denial.

    Nobody can touch his level of AWESOME.

    I adore this artist and think he deserve way more attention than he gets!

    February 15, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  26. cd

    Wow alot of people drinking hater-aid. We all have one life to live so why not??

    February 15, 2011 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  27. L@ME!!!

    Why does this man think he can do so much–is he on crack? Because he sure isn't Chuck Norris

    February 14, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Scrotie McBoogerballs

    Awesome. Kalup Linzy is one of the most important performance artists to emerge since 2000 and has tremendous talent. Kudos to Nick Stillman, who wrote about his work and curated him into some of the first exhbitions where I saw this impressive young man's work.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Snap

    Steve McQueen Cool. Franco, not so much.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Snap

    James Dean Cool. Franco, not so much.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Snap

    Franco was Cool in Freeks and Geeks...but I think he needs to go back to Yale for another PHd. in Freakonomics. He should change his name to James Ubiquitous...but hey, isn't that why the guy hires an Agent, Publicist, Driver, Cook, Guru, Manager, Shoe-Shiner. I mean, yeah, with a staff like that you need a new super uber cool underground disco club that no one knows where it is. Who else but he and his staff and hangers on can get in to, it's already bloody crowded. James Dean would never do this crap.

    February 14, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  32. he's talented

    You're not.

    February 14, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |

    now thats a good look!!



    February 14, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  34. D

    He is so not even close to being as attractive as the young Richard Gere. Heck Richard Gere is still hansome!

    February 14, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Tony Cruz

    Why is this guy so good?! Or, a better question: Why is this guy all over the place?!?

    February 14, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Daliz

    He reminds me of a young Richard Gere.

    February 14, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  37. jaz

    I really like it when he plays a person like me..totally gay.

    February 14, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  38. jaz

    This guy will play any role. Soaps, commerical, gay and straight. How many actors will do that? He's hot too!

    February 14, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  39. jessica

    I love James Franco he is not afraid to try different things.

    February 14, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Mike

    Poor guy is looking older every time a new photo pops up! He's got more lines then Charlie Sheen snorts

    February 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • scruffy duffy

      Really? I dig him.

      While I find him very attractive, my comment really has nothing to do with looks. I find his intellect, his determination, his motivation, and his ability to cultivate a variety of things extremely inspirational. I would love to be the female version of him....with his supposed lines and all.

      I admire the lad. He explores different arenas, tries so many ventures, is continuously educating himself and creating things. Ahhhh...I can only hope to be like him, have half his energy, and a portion of his success in whatever avenues I travel.

      February 15, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  41. D

    I'm tired of hearing of this guy

    February 14, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Fornik8or

    Kakadoodoo pooopy!!!

    February 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  43. mike

    Jeff bridges

    February 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Dcforlife

    I love this guy. he works for every penny he makes. u cant really say that aboutbalot of celebrities these days

    February 14, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      You've GOT to be kidding. This guy is an overpaid egomaniac. Awfully mediocre and supremely annoying.

      February 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Superhiro

    So.... at this point can we take "actor" off his resume?

    February 14, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      Not really..not when he makes a movie like 127 hours.

      February 14, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charlie Chan

      Can we take goooky off of yours?

      February 15, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • sockpuppet

      please tell me that song is supposed to be funny. I love this guy–This has to be a joke or a performance art piece a la Joaquin Phoenix. At least that's what I want to believe.

      February 15, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • RevJimJones

      Joaquin Phoenix... pfft.. that guy went full retard, you don't go full retard.

      February 15, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |

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