Seth Rogen and James Franco Give Jimmy Fallon a Topless Birthday Gift

Dayna Evans · 09/20/14 12:10PM

Jimmy Fallon turned 40 years of old yesterday and to celebrate, people at the Tonight Show office arranged a special surprise for him, inviting his two sexy friends to dance out of a cake. Seth Rogen and James Franco shake it for the show host, but only as a sensual preamble for the real surprise.

The Time We Got Disinvited from James Franco's Party

Rich Juzwiak · 08/22/14 03:37PM

James Franco's beef with Gawker stretches back to at least 2008, but recently it intensified after my colleague J.K. Trotter wrote a post called "James Franco Is Living With a Man" based on an innuendo-filled New York Times piece that probed Franco's relationship with an actor he has directed multiple times and is sharing an apartment with in Brooklyn this summer, Scott Haze. Haze is Franco's muse, no homo...well, maybe (big winks all around). In response, Franco, a self-identified straight man, said that Trotter, a gay man, was being homophobic. That's 2014 for ya! Isn't the world a crazy place?

A Short History of James Franco and Scott Haze Playing Gay

J.K. Trotter · 08/07/14 12:30PM

Middlebrow culture jammer James Franco is very mad at us for writing up a New York Times story that all but said he’s dating his roommate and longtime actor pal Scott Haze. “GAWKER—always getting the cutting edge, homophobic scoop!!!” he wrote on Instagram. It was as if Franco had forgotten that he and Haze have spent the past month playing gay—or their towel-snapping version of it—in order to generate publicity for their new movie, Child of God.

J.K. Trotter · 08/06/14 03:25PM

Poet-director-actor-writer-playwright-photographer James Franco responds to our article about (The New York Times’ portrayal of) his relationship with actor Scott Haze. Screenshot via Instagram.

James Franco Is Living With a Man

J.K. Trotter · 08/06/14 10:45AM

A few days ago, The New York Times published a short item about writer-actor-poet-director James Franco’s various collaborations with the actor Scott Haze, such as Franco’s recent film adaption of Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God, in which Haze plays a necrophiliac named Lester Ballard. Another role Haze appears to be playing: Franco’s live-in boyfriend.

James Franco Couldn't Trick Stephen Colbert Into Breaking Character

Jay Hathaway · 07/31/14 11:05AM

Actor/Ph.D candidate James Franco was on the Colbert Report last night to promote his movie opening this week, Child of God, and generally just act like James Franco. Whatever. You can skip everything until the very end of the interview, where Franco slyly tries to get an in-character Stephen Colbert to discuss his impending move to The Late Show.

James Franco Bares Ass to Gay Men

Rich Juzwiak · 06/24/14 12:45PM

James Franco showed up at Sunday's Broadway Bares charity even in New York wearing under his jeans a jock strap that was exposed by RuPaul's Drag Race Season 6 winner Bianca Del Rio.