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Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.19.13
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North Korea (Sort of) Responds to Sony Crisis - Posted December 17, 2014
Pic via KCNA/People's Daily So where do we stand on the ever-evolving Sony Pictures hacking crisis? Yesterday the hackers' threats turned to violence, invoking ... [FishbowlDC]

Seth Rogen: Don't Blame Me for the Sony Leak - Posted December 15, 2014
Two people bear absolutely no responsibility for the Sony media hack that looks like the biggest data leak since Snowden: Seth Rogen and James Franco. In a clip from Good Morning America set to air tomorrow, Rogen insists that his upcoming movie The Interview was never supposed to be controversial -- and... [FishbowlDC]

James Franco, Teju Cole, & Salman Rushdie Get Booked - Posted December 8, 2014
Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date. Actor ... [AllTwitter]

Follow-Up NaNoWriMo By Playing the 'How to Be a Writer' Board Game - Posted December 1, 2014
Did you take on the National Novel Writing Month challenge? Whether or not you finished your 50,000-word manuscript, we suspect that some of you may be curious about the career path to becoming a successful author. Earlier this year, journalists Joy Press and Carolyn Kellogg conducted an informal survey and collec... [AllTwitter]

mcgarrybowen Presents 'The Fall with James Franco' for Droid Turbo - Posted October 31, 2014
mcgarrybowen New York is launching a new broadcast spot for the Droid Turbo entitled "The Fall with James Franco." In the spot, James Franco is on a rooftop balcony attempting to help a lady friend retrieve a red scarf when he slips and falls. Most of the ad actually takes place with... [GalleyCat]

James Franco Is Hosting A Special To Promote The Interview As Dave Skylark - Posted August 14, 2014
Here's something you hear every day: James Franco has got a new movie coming out! To promote that movie, The Interview, he's going to host a half-hour special on MTV completely in character. Dave Skylark asks hard-hitting que... [GalleyCat]

James Franco Is Hosting A Special To Promote The Interview As Dave Skylark - Posted August 14, 2014
Here's something you hear every day: James Franco has got a new movie coming out! To promote that movie, The Interview, he's going to host a half-hour special on MTV completely in character. Dave Skylark asks hard-hitting que... [FishbowlDC]

Kim Jong Un Officially Condemns Seth Rogen and James Franco's New Film - Posted June 23, 2014
We can't say we're surprised that North Korea's Supreme Leader is unamused by a film about his own assassination (we're pretty sure even the US wouldn't terribly appreciate a foreign country making a comedy about our president's de... [FishbowlDC]

Gary Shteyngart & James Franco Play a Married Couple in the 'Little Failure' Book Trailer - Posted December 13, 2013
Have you ever imagined bestselling author Gary Shteyngart and Academy Award-nominated actor James Franco as a married couple? In a book trailer promoting Shteyngart's forthcoming memoir, Little Failure, viewers will see the two men in matching pink bathrobes discussing the title of Shteyngart's ne... [AllTwitter]

Facebook Weekly Highlights Brings You The Making Of 'The Hobbit' - Posted December 6, 2013
Facebook Weekly Highlight... [AllFacebook]

James Franco's Publicity Campaign Urges Oscar Voters to 'Consider This Sh*t' - Posted September 3, 2013
Hollywood publicists are coming up with new and innovative ways to push their clients's projects during awards season, aren't they? We find it interesting to consider the fact that some in the industry work as "Oscar publicists" pushing clients' movies to Academy voters six mont... [FishbowlDC]

Exclusive: How Comedy Central is bringing the 'Roast of James Franco' to fans' fingertips - Posted August 29, 2013
The Comedy Central 'Roast' franchise has become one of the only good things that happens as the summer comes to an end. This year, former Freaks and Geeks star, James Franco was roasted. The Comedy... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Rooster Outpunches James Franco...Sort of - Posted August 6, 2013
I'm the Rooster guy apparently and I'm back to cover some more irreverent Rooster shenanigans. The above video, "How to Take a Punch," epitomizes what a side project should be: easily digestible, fun to watch, and humorous. A slow-mo gif of ... [GalleyCat]

'Bloom': A New Film From an Old Ad Man - Posted July 25, 2013
Ted Mccagg describes himself as "a recovering ad man." You may recognize him from the 2011 book Paper Doll Orgy, where Mccagg compiled doodles and drawings f... [GalleyCat]

INFOGRAPHIC: Summer Blockbuster Movies' Marketing Strategies On Facebook - Posted July 1, 2013
The summer movie season is in full swing, and social media software company Expion examined the Facebook marketing strategies of eight of this year's biggest blockbusters betwe... [AllFacebook]

The Oscars Are Now Jimmy Kimmel's to Lose - Posted May 20, 2013
Remember that brief March 1 New York Post item? Here's a quick refresher: Jimmy Kimmel... [FishbowlLA]

UCLA Student Rates Professor James Franco - Posted March 15, 2013
Recent LA Weekly intern Brittany Taylor has gifted her Culver City mentors with a really fun little it... [FishbowlLA]

James Franco Gets Thrust Into a Very Awkward Sundance Analogy - Posted January 18, 2013
Apparently, there is going to be a lot of sex on-screen as well as off this year at Sundance. At least that's the Day One decoupage offered by Movie City News head honcho David Poland. In ... [FishbowlLA]

David Wild Revisits the James Franco-Anne Hathaway Oscar Disaster - Posted November 29, 2012
This week's episode of Allison Hope Weiner’s Lip.tv interview program Media Mayhem is fantastically entertaining. The guest is David Wild, who got a job straight out of college with Esquire magazine, moved on from there to a ... [FishbowlLA]

James Franco Multitasks, Is a Condescending Prick About it For the Samsung Galaxy Note - Posted August 20, 2012
Not since Spider-Man 3 has ... [MediaJobsDaily]

James Franco Multitasks, Is a Condescending Prick About it For the Samsung Galaxy Note - Posted August 20, 2012
Not since Spider-Man 3 has ... [GalleyCat]

The Best Ad-Related Videos of the Week - Posted July 13, 2012
Everyone! It's Friday and you're at work. For this, we deeply apologize. In our weekly attempt to distract you from your actual to-do list, here's the best videos we could scrounge up this week. ... [GalleyCat]

Madison Avenue vs. Oscar's Median Age - Posted November 11, 2011
As might be expected, the Ratner-Murphy-Grazer-Crystal game of Oscar musical chairs is echoing across Madison Avenue. According to ... [FishbowlLA]

What Will Eddie Murphy Bring to the Oscars? - Posted September 7, 2011
[caption id="attachment_26845" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo: Andrew H. Walker, Getty Images"][/caption] The announcement that Eddie Murphy will be hosting the 84th Academy Awards doesn't reso... [FishbowlDC]

Yes, it's True: James Franco Deleted his Twitter Account - Posted April 4, 2011
If you want to let James Franco know just how adorable you think he is, you'll have to go the old-fashioned, letter-writing route: the former Oscar host and high-profile celebrity has deleted his Twitter account, just about a month after setting it up. ... [AllTwitter]

Live Action Short Winner Gets Star Treatment Back Home - Posted March 22, 2011
The 83rd annual Academy Awards may have blown harder than the Santa Ana's, but that golden statuette still holds a powerful glow when removed from the stench of a ... [FishbowlLA]

CMO Club CEO Discusses Oscar Value - Posted March 7, 2011
[caption id="attachment_16604" align="alignright" width="330" caption="Melissa Leo accepting her Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her performance in 'The Fighter.' Photo: AP, Terrill"][/caption] As Oscar hosts ... [FishbowlDC]

If the Oscars Were a Disaster, Who Takes the Hit? - Posted February 28, 2011
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Chronicle Reporter Apologizes to Readers for Saturday Snow Job - Posted February 28, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle pop culture critic Peter Hartlaub has posted a tongue-in-ch... [FishbowlLA]

Unfunny | More About Less | Stalking Made Easy - Posted February 22, 2011
TVNewser: Larry King is going on a stand-up comedy tour. We're sad that we just typed that last sentence. AllTwitter: James Franco finally ... [FishbowlLA]

James Franco Joins Twitter - And Wants You to Know it's Really Him! - Posted February 22, 2011
James Franco has succumbed to the pressure of celebrity and joined Twitter. His rise to national acclaim with his recent film "127 Hours" and its slew of nominations was likely a big factor in his decision to finally sign up for Twitter - and he's making it very ... [AllTwitter]

James Franco's Home Porn Advice: 'What Feels Best Isn't Always What Looks Best' - Posted January 25, 2011
Haha. Newsweek convened one of those Oscar-time actors roundtables and got a funny moment out of Oscar host-to-be James Franco. To the question: "Is there a secret to landing a really good onscreen kiss?" Franco r... [FishbowlLA]

PRNewser Recap: What You Missed Over the Past Couple of Weeks - Posted January 3, 2011
If you were on vacation or delayed by the snow (we got three extra cold days in St. Augustine, FL) then you may have missed some of the news that brought 2010 to a close. Here's a quick recap. Vajacials... [FishbowlDC]

For Your Consideration: Younger, Better-Looking Oscar Hosts - Posted November 29, 2010
The analysis has begun with a vengeance as to a) why the Academy has chosen this morning as its latest Oscars telecast hosts the handsome young duo of ... [FishbowlLA]

Best Longform.Org Story of the Week: "Trapped" by Aron Ralston - Posted November 5, 2010
Some critics worry that smartphones and tablet computers will ruin our ability to focus on long form material. To fight this trend, we will have the editors of Longform.org pick an essay for your... [PRNewser]

Best Longform.Org Story of the Week: "Trapped" by Aron Ralston - Posted November 5, 2010
Some critics worry that smartphones and tablet computers will ruin our ability to focus on long form material. To fight this trend, we will have the editors of Longform.org pick an essay for your... [Inside Mobile Apps]

All Roads Lead to James Franco - Posted October 25, 2010
Hollywood funnyman Judd Apatow has been busy making the PR rounds on behalf of "I Found This Funny", a collection of curated essays scheduled to be published November ... [FishbowlLA]

Broadcast Film Critics Want Their Say - Posted December 9, 2008
Though they're sometimes reduced to thumbs up/thumbs down criticism, the country's major broadcast critics are always keen to be heard as "Milk" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" both earned eight nominations for the 14th Broadcast Fi... [FishbowlLA]

Comic Con 2008: Freaks and Geeks - Posted July 31, 2008
What have we learned from our immersion in fanboy land? Well, we learned that James Franco has shockingly bad teeth. A PR-type person sitting next to us during the Pineapple Express panel, turned around to someone sitting next to us pointing at her mouth and shook her head ... [FishbowlLA]

Pineapple Express - The Panel - Posted July 29, 2008
The Pineapple Express panel was moderated by producer Judd Apatow. On the panel was director David Gordon Green, writer ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted November 1, 2007
Moment of Truth(iness): Comedian Stephen Colbert has until today to file the requisite paperwork to run for president. "But South Carolina officials said that as of Wednesday evening, they had not received the paperwork or filing fe... [FishbowlLA]

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