After having fun at the Sundance Film Fest with a Three's Company-themed art installation, unpredictable Oscar host and Lead Actor nominee James Franco is getting more serious about plans for his favorite '70s sitcom.
"When we were accepted to Sundance, we didn't have the series rights, but then the Three's Company estate contacted us," James reports. "At first they were opposed to it, but then ...
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11. Best Excuse for Facial Hair: White Collar mixes style and substance for its flashback episode. Fans finally learn how Neal met his love, Kate, and future partner-in-crime(-solving) Peter. But much more importantly, we get to see Tim DeKay rock a mustache! Your move, Bradley Whitford.
10. Cheapest False Alarm: Remember all those promos for that catastrophic tsunami on Hawaii Five-0? "This is one wave you don't want to ride," CBS warned us. Yeah, it never happened. It turns out the tsunami warning signal was a fake, instigated by a hacker who wanted to create an evacuation as a diversion. We haven't felt this cheated since Rob Lowe "died" for a hot second on Brothers & Sisters (the first time).
9. Worst Display of Emotion: The dysfunction between Sammi and Ronnie reaches a new high...
James Franco, Anne Hathaway
With the nominations out and the ceremony a month away, Academy Awards hosts-in-training James Franco and Anne Hathaway are buckling down for their high-profile gig.
The King's Speech tops Oscar nominations
For Franco and Hathaway, preparing for Hollywood's biggest night means doing weightlifting...
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The King's Speech leads the 83rd Academy Awards with 12 nominations.
The British drama will vie for best picture alongside Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit and Winter's Bone. True Grit collected the second-highest total of nominations — 10.
King's Speech director Tom Hooper will face off against Darren Aronofsky ...
The King's Speech
The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth as King George VI, received a leading 14 nominations for the latest British Academy Film Awards, Britain's equivalent of the Academy Awards.
Coming off of his win at Sunday's Golden Globes, Firth was nominated for leading actor and is up against Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Jeff Bridges (True Grit), Javier Bardem (Biutiful) and James Franco (127 Hours).
Oscar winner Mo'Nique will announce the Academy Awards nominations alongside Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Tom Sherak, the Academy announced Tuesday.
Mo'Nique and Sherak will announce nominations in 10 of the 24 categories in a live news conference on Jan. 25.
James Franco's grandmother has a few choice words for audiences too scared to watch 127 Hours, which includes a graphic scene where her grandson's character cuts off his arm.
In a new Funny or Die video, Franco asks his grandmother — who sports a T-shirt that reads "I kept my eyes open for 127 Hours" — if she has anything to say about those who can't bear to sit through the movie. "I think they're a bunch of p------," she replies.
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127 Hours chronicles the true story of...
General Hospital, James Franco
James Franco couldn't be cooler — and hotter — these days. The guy has earned the reviews of a lifetime for his performance in 127 Hours. He's considered a shoo-in Academy Award nominee for best actor. And he and Anne Hathaway have been picked to co-host the Oscar ceremony on Sunday, February 27. But he's not forgetting about General Hospital! Franco, who twice appeared on the ABC soap as a serial killer, has agreed to return for a two-episode stint airing the Friday before the Oscar telecast and the day after. It'll serve as a teaser for a longer story arc ...
As the TV calendar year begins to wind down, here's some of what got me wound up about TV this week.
FINALE WATCH: DOGGONE GOOD: And now the waiting begins, with these appropriately ambiguous final words as Hank and Britt reach a crossroads in FX's terrific Terriers season (hopefully not series) finale: "Which way will it be?" There's little doubt that Hank will deliver his partner and best bud Britt to prison to serve time for his jealousy-fueled assault on the guy-who-didn't-sleep-with-Katie.
Anne Hathaway, James Franco
James Franco and Anne Hathaway will co-host the 83rd Academy Awards, Oscar producers Bruce Cohen and Don Mischer announced Monday.
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