James Franco: The Great and Powerful

Originally posted on OpenDialoguewithLaineyB:

Does anybody else wonder how nice it would be to live a day in the life of James Franco? Not only is he a great actor, writer, producer, and film teacher, but a painter as well. Just this week he was honored a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Come on now, I barely have enough time to make a blog, so someone please tell me how the hell James Franco has so much free time on his hands? When not starring in the latest movies, such as the newly released Oz the Great and Powerful, or the latest Funny or Die videos, James Franco can be found teaching film classes at prestigious colleges such as New York University and Columbia. In addition to teaching, Franco has returned to school several times and claimed three M.F.A’s, Master of Fine Arts, degrees from Columbia, Brooklyn College, and NYU. Like…

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Selena Gomez to young fans: New film isn’t for you

Selena Gomez AMA 2010

Selena Gomez AMA 2010 (Photo credit: AleeDear)

Selena Gomez struck a pose on the red carpet for Thursday’s premiere of her new film, Spring Breakers, in which she plays a bikini-clad college student who gets involved in sex, drugs and violence.Her move from Disney girl to Girl Gone Wild in the R-rated film has been “a little awkward,” she tells AP, “but great.”

Adds, Gomez, 20, “I am getting a little bit older, so I wanted to push myself and kind of get into a little bit more of an indie world.”

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The Wizards of Waverly Place star admitted the fast track to stardom is strange. “Honestly, it’s been a weird transition. You never really know what’s right or wrong and you can only do the best you can,” she says.

But she did have advice for some of her young fans, who gathered outside the ArcLight Theatre hoping to catch a glimpse of the star: Her new movie isn’t for them.

“I think they’re really here to see me. I don’t think they’re here to see the movie,” she told AP, adding, “This was a little bit different. So, yes, they shouldn’t go see this.”