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  • Birth Name: James Edward Franco
  • Birth Place: Palo Alto, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/19/1978, Aries
  • Profession: Actor; director; writer
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Former NBC Exec Garth Ancier Responds to Seth Rogen About Freaks and Geeks' Cancellation

Former NBC Entertainment (and ex-The WB) president Garth Ancier was visiting the Saturday Night Live writers' room last weekend when he ran into another guest: Seth Rogen.

Ancier was the NBC exec who canceled critical fave Freaks and Geeks in 2000 after 12 episodes (18 were actually produced in total) due to low ratings. Freaks and Geeks went on to cult status ...

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Top Videos: Hader and Wiig Mock Reporter, Sarah Silverman's SNL Promos, Walking Dead Lip Reading

This week, Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig mercilessly mocked a reporter whose knowledge of their new film The Skeleton Twins was not up to snuff, and The Walking Dead Season 4 got the Bad Lip Reading treatment. In Saturday Night Live news, Sarah Silverman prepped for her upcoming hosting stint and James Franco released his documentary offering a behind-the-scenes look at the show. Also, Rob Corddry and Mark Duplass debuted their new web series Wedlock. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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The 9 Most James Franco Things James Franco Actually Said While Promoting His Web Series

It seems even James Franco can't take himself seriously anymore. The infamous multi-hyphenate has teamed up with AOL for a new web series Making a Scene, in which Franco and his friends remix iconic film scenes with other movies and genres.

The launch for the series was held at the satirically trendy Neuehouse in lower Manhattan, a space that describes itself as a "post-modernist 'machine for creating'... intended for solopreneurs" in its manifesto (because of course the place hosting a James Franco event has a manifesto).

During the screening, which featured mash-ups of Batman with Beetlejuice,Dirty Dancing with Reservoir Dogs and more, Franco repeatedly found himself face-palming at his own work. "They ended up being really funny — not intentionally," Franco remarked at one point.

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Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
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Year Title Description
2014 VMA Special TV Show Series, Actor - Dave Skylark
2014 Broadway Backstage TV Show Series, Remarks by
2014 Making a Scene With James Franco TV Show Series, Host
2013 Roast Of James Franco TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2013 This Is The End Movie, Actor - James Franco

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James Franco Goes Bald, Shows Off Liz Taylor Head Tattoo

James Franco showed off a tattoo of Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift on the back of his recently shaved head. read more

There's a James Franco Documentary Heading Our Way

Because we don't see enough of him already, a James Franco documentary is in the works. TheWrap reports that Franco: A Documentary, which follows a year in the professional and personal life of the actor, is near completion.

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James Franco Calls New York Times Theater Critic a "Little Bi---"

Perhaps James Franco should consider deleting his Instagram account.

Franco found himself in hot social media water (again) Thursday after referring to New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley as "a little bi---" via the photo-sharing platform. It seems Franco, who's currently starring in Of Mice and Men on Broadway, didn't take kindly to Brantley's less-than-glowing review of the play.

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SNL: Seth Rogen Hosts; James Franco and Other Celebs Drop By

Seth Rogen returned to Saturday Night Live for his third hosting stint this weekend, and it was distinctly not a charm.

The episode started off promisingly, with Rogen's monologue featuring cameos from celebs — some surprising (Zooey Deschanel), some predictable (James Franco), and some who were there to support musical guest Ed Sheeran (Taylor Swift). But the rest of the night was a bit of a slog, save for a bizarre sketch featuring Franco as a monster who decides to get plastic surgery to appear human.

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VIDEO: James Franco Blames Social Media for Botched Attempt to Solicit 17-Year-Old Girl

After his private conversation with a 17-year-old girl leaked online, James Franco attempted to do some damage control on Live! With Kelly and Michael Friday.

After meeting the teenage tourist at his Broadway show Of Mice and Men, Franco reached out to her on Instagram. He soon suggested they rent a hotel room and insisted, "Don't tell."

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