James Franco for '50 Shades,' and more news to note
October 17th, 2013
06:30 PM ET

James Franco for '50 Shades,' and more news to note

Today's talk you might've missed:

  • James Franco stars in just about everything else, so why not "Fifty Shades of Grey"? Britney Spears, for one, would buy a ticket to that movie. "I love James Franco," she cooed to London's KISS FM. "I think he's really cool." But the more we think about it, the more Britney Spears' casting suggestion makes perfect sense. EL James and Sam Taylor-Johnson, get on that. [HuffPost]
  • As if "Toy Story 3" wasn't horrifying enough - we can't be the only ones who covered our eyes during that furnace scene! - Pixar aired a Halloween special called "Toy Story of Terror" on ABC Wednesday night. We didn't watch it, but a lot of you did: The half-hour special tied for top ratings with Fox's coverage of the American League Championship Series. [Zap2It]
  • And if "Toy Story of Terror" wasn't sufficiently horrifying, try this new "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" trailer on for size:


  • America Ferrera is going to answer our prayers and come back to TV, although granted, it's just a pilot for right now. The former "Ugly Betty" actress has been cast as a justice-seeking nun in the new CBS drama, titled "Damascus." [Deadline]
  • It looks like the JoBros really aren't getting along that well. (What happened to blood being thicker than water, guys?) The band's Twitter account has disappeared after news that they've canceled their tour amid a "disagreement." [Gossip Cop]
  • We love Bill Watterson, but we're also curious to see a properly done "Calvin & Hobbes" movie could be. However, Watterson isn't as interested in animating his classic characters: "As a comic strip, Calvin and Hobbes works exactly the way I intended it to. There‚Äôs no upside for me in adapting it." [Mental Floss]
  • Was Selena Gomez crying while singing "Love Will Remember" at her Brooklyn concert because she was thinking about Justin Bieber, or did a stray eyelash get trapped someplace it shouldn't? Bets are on the former. [TMZ]

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. TheMan

    I love Franco he's so hot and juicy

    October 21, 2013 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. To our beloved cnn:

    I would make and effort and get rid of hacker off this website....they cause so may problems and ruin the fun of cnn

    October 19, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cute guy

    love him as an actor.

    October 18, 2013 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. JellyBean

    Man, this place has gone to the dogs with all these weird mod bot spam postings. Looks like it's time to look for greener pastures. Later...

    October 18, 2013 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • MegaBoo

      Seriously! What the hell is going on here? Ugh. But that James Franco though. Yum!!

      October 19, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big Shiz

      You are the troll you fake a s s bit ch. All you trolls can suck my brown nuts.

      October 21, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Madge

      that spam game ain't happening either...but good try

      October 21, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Big Shiz

      The real Big Shiz uses mobile blue, always have. You got a problem with that bit ch?

      October 21, 2013 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • JellyBean

      I'm definitely no troll, BS.

      I see CNN shut down the comments on the current "more news to note" about "What Rashida Jones is tired of." Maybe there is hope after all.

      October 22, 2013 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |

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