Who is in contact with James Franco? Surely one of you has to be. So which one of you can I assign the duty of telling James Franco that I'm officially done with him? As in, I'm officially resigning from the position of co-habitating on this earth with him? Excellent! You in the front can do it. (Sorry people seated in the back, you weren't assertive enough to even sit in the front of the room so you're hereby deemed unfit for this responsibility.)
Anyway, why am I removing his stenciled name from the door to his section of my memory? I'd be glad to tell you. It's because of his new music video. It's called Rising, and it's off his new EP called Turn It Up. In it, there are many things! Like Kalup Linzy, a closed-eyed and pretty-stoned-looking James-Franco, and that special effect where rainbows are everywhere and everything appears to be inside a bubble. And also, they had Kalup peaking out from behind a curtain to sing his lyrics and a random wig floating around. Lots of things were superimposed over each other, and all Franco was doing throughout all of this was sitting on a couch and smiling about something he sees on the inside of his eyelids.
Anyway, so yeah, I'm done with James Franco. He can host as many awards shows as he wants, or sell Beanie Babies on the street, or make me paninis for the rest of my life. I'm still calling it quits.
Actors Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany just made their brood a bit bigger. On May 31, in the couples' New York home, Connelly gave birth to a baby girl, bringing them to a total of three kids. Agnes, as her parents named her, came into the world via water birth in a birthing pool. How very new age of you, Miss Connelly. We're just finding out about the birth weeks later? Wait, it's probably because it's not really any of our business, but that's not going to stop any of us from making little "ooh" and "ahh" sounds and being happy for the Hollywood couple. -Us
Well, he did warn us this would happen. James Franco is finally making good on that suggestion that he'd enter the music business. Franco and his buddy Kalup Linzy (that cross-dressing video and performance artist he met while working on General Hospital -- yes this is a true story) will actually release an EP called Dutty Artz on July 12. Is anyone else kind of afraid that the rapture might have been referring to this EP? -Pitchfork
Finally, Alec Baldwin is eying a run for mayor of New York in 2013. Apparently since he'll be done with 30 Rock and Anthony Weiner's...weiner is likely going to mar his attempt to take office, Baldwin sees a prime opportunity. And don't worry, New Yorkers, Baldwin is a nice Long Island boy at heart, so he's totally okay to hold such an esteemed New York City title. Plus, isn't everyone just stoked that this story isn't that Donald Trump is running for mayor? -Village Voice
When I said James Franco could do anything he wanted, I didn’t think he’d actually do everything. Being an over-achieving grad student (at multiple New York schools), a semi-successful short story writer, a soap opera star, and oh yeah, a wildly popular, handsome movie star apparently aren’t enough for Franco, so he’s turning to the music world. He’s since joined up with Brooklyn video and performance artist Kalup Linzy (who seems to really love rocking the Kenan Thompson as Reba McEntire look) to create the musical duo “Kalup and Franco.”
Now that he’s conquered the creative world (film, television, art, writing), what will be do next? I’m pretty sure we won’t even see it coming. Maybe he’ll start his own dairy farm and sell Franco specialty cheeses? Perhaps he’ll open a museum that specializes in food shaped like celebrity faces? Or maybe, just maybe, he’ll just get really busy making movies again. I’m keeping my hopes up for that last option.
Source: The Wall Street Journal