| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:42 PM
You may have noticed that "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson has taken un-Hermione Granger-like roles as of late.
That's after the 23-year-old stopped acting altogether for a bit and briefly enrolled at Brown University in 2009, then dropped out before...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:20 PM
"Comedy Central Roast of James Franco" (Comedy Central, Monday). James Franco keeps busy in a way that troubles some people; he is perceived as a dilettante, a man whose reach – here, there and everywhere – often exceeds his grasp. "James...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 2:44 AM
The spirit of "Freaks and Geeks" continues to burn brightly.
Seth Rogen and James Franco, co-stars of that beloved series, will be reunited on TV for a special night.
Rogen will be roast master for the "Comedy Central Roast of James Franco." The event...
| Jul 3, 2013
Melissa McCarthy is the hottest name in comedy right now -- even hotter than the boys.
With Fox's "The Heat" scoring an impressive $39 million Stateside debut this weekend, the comedic actress proved she can not only compete in a mostly male-driven...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The snow is piling up on the streets of small-town Utah, and James Franco is talking about sex.
He is talking about sex in the way James Franco talks about sex: as a narrative tool, as a humanizing mechanism, as a way to help us understand academic...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 9:20 AM
"Monsters University" easily graduated at the top of the box-office class this weekend — even as "World War Z" finished with a better-than-expected grade.
Pixar's 3-D animated film starring a bunch of furry creatures was No. 1 with a stellar debut...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
James Gandolfini, who made his mark playing troubled mob boss Tony Soprano, died Wednesday in Italy from a possible heart attack. He was 51.
The actor left a notable imprint in Hollywood with an acting career that included television, theater and film....
| Jun 16, 2013
| 9:19 AM
"Man of Steel" was the kryptonite to any box-office rival this weekend, monopolizing ticket sales and flying away with No. 1.
The 3-D film starring Henry Cavill as Superman grossed a stellar $113.1 million over the weekend, according to an estimate from...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 7:16 AM
After the coffee. Before reassessing my priorities.
The Skinny: I'm going to try to take a quick look at CNN's new morning show (which aired at 3 a.m out here) so I can at least see the opening. Monday's headlines include the incredible performance...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 8:30 PM
James Franco is looking for $500,000 worth of backers via crowdfunding site Indie Gogo to fund "Palo Alto Stories," three feature films based on pieces from his short story collection about his hometown. The actor, director, artist and film professor...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 11:59 AM
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Monday night will go down in history as the night that John Oliver began an eight-week stint substituting for Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's “The Daily Show.” Stewart, said...