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Revolving Door Newsletter: 02.19.13
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Paul Whitlatch to Join Hachette as Senior Editor - Posted July 9, 2014
Paul Whitlatch is leaving Simon & Schuster's Scribner imprint to join the Hachette Books as Senior Editor later this month. He will be reporting to Hachetter Publisher Mauro DiPre... [GalleyCat]

'Child of God' Trailer Unveiled - Posted July 1, 2014
Well Go USA Entertainment has unveiled a new trailer for the Child of God film adaptation. Actor and author James Franco served as the director. The video embedded above features glimpses of actor Scott Haze as the main protagonist, Lester Ballard. This movie will hit theaters on August 01, 2014. (via ... [GalleyCat]

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... [PRNewser]

Vice Releases Hollywood-Themed Fiction Issue - Posted June 12, 2014
Vice's annual fiction issue hit newsstands this week. The theme of this year's issue is Hollywood and all of the stories have something to do with movies. The issue includes contributions from: David Mamet, ... [GalleyCat]

Who Should Oliver Stone Cast as Edward Snowden? - Posted June 2, 2014
Oliver Stone calls the narrative at the center of Guardian journalist Luke Harding's tome ... [Fishbowl NY]

Who Should Oliver Stone Cast as Edward Snowden? - Posted June 2, 2014
Oliver Stone calls the narrative at the center of Guardian journalist Luke Harding's tome ... [FishbowlNY]

Of Mice and Men and Expanding an Acting School with James Franco - Posted April 11, 2014
Gotham magazine online editor April Walloga has a zippy Q&A with Jim Parrack, a Texas-born actor who can currently be seen alongside James Franco in the Broadway revival ... [Fishbowl NY]

Of Mice and Men and Expanding an Acting School with James Franco - Posted April 11, 2014
Gotham magazine online editor April Walloga has a zippy Q&A with Jim Parrack, a Texas-born actor who can currently be seen alongside James Franco in the Broadway revival ... [FishbowlNY]

'CNN Digital Studios' Creating Short-Form Video Aimed at Mobile - Posted April 9, 2014
Ahead of CNN's advertising upfront tomorrow, which Lost Remote will be at, comes news of the network's original online video expansion, The Wall Street Journal ... [Lost Remote]

Tribeca Film Releases Trailer For 'Palo Alto' - Posted April 7, 2014
Tribeca Film has unveiled a trailer for the Palo Alto movie adaptation. Deadline reports that this film, based on James Franco's 2010 short story collection, marks the directoria... [GalleyCat]

Slate Editor: Please God, Let James Franco Just Be a Creep - Posted April 4, 2014
As we head into the weekend on the wings of James Franco's Live with Kelly and Michael Mea Culpa, FishbowlNY wanted to highlight a favorite bit of media reaction to all this. In case you missed. Picking up on the suggestion by colleagues that the actor's Instagram contretemps has some very convenient... [Fishbowl NY]

Slate Editor: Please God, Let James Franco Just Be a Creep - Posted April 4, 2014
As we head into the weekend on the wings of James Franco's Live with Kelly and Michael Mea Culpa, FishbowlNY wanted to highlight a favorite bit of media reaction to all this. In case you missed. Picking up on the suggestion by colleagues that the actor's Instagram contretemps has some very convenient... [FishbowlNY]

John Steinbeck Gets Google Doodle For His Birthday - Posted February 27, 2014
Google has created a Doodle to celebrate John Steinbeck's 112th birthday. Throughout his writing career, Steinbeck penned many beloved works including East of Eden, Of Mice & Men, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning title, The Grapes of Wrath. To t... [GalleyCat]

James Franco Writes NY Times Op-Ed About Shia LaBeouf Because Everything is Terrible - Posted February 20, 2014
Here is how you know everything is terrible: James Franco -- a man paid millions to play pretend -- wrote a New York Times op-ed supporting Shia LaBeou... [Fishbowl NY]

James Franco Writes NY Times Op-Ed About Shia LaBeouf Because Everything is Terrible - Posted February 20, 2014
Here is how you know everything is terrible: James Franco -- a man paid millions to play pretend -- wrote a New York Times op-ed supporting Shia LaBeou... [FishbowlNY]

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]

Leighton Meester Signs On for 'Of Mice & Men' Broadway Revival - Posted December 11, 2013
Former Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester (pictured, via) has signed on to play Curley's wife in a Broadway revival of Of Mice & Men. Opening night will take place on April 16, 2014. Tony Award winner Anna D. Shapiro will serve... [GalleyCat]

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

Newspaper Runs Buzzsaw Through Latest 'Sexiest Man Alive' Selection - Posted November 20, 2013
Is Houston Chronicle features Web editor Dana Guthrie more of an authority on sexy men than the editors at People magazine? We might need a The Voice-style reality TV show to properly answer that rhetorical, bu... [Fishbowl NY]

Newspaper Runs Buzzsaw Through Latest 'Sexiest Man Alive' Selection - Posted November 20, 2013
Is Houston Chronicle features Web editor Dana Guthrie more of an authority on sexy men than the editors at People magazine? We might need a The Voice-style reality TV show to properly answer that rhetorical, bu... [FishbowlNY]

J.D. Salinger Biopic in the Pipeline - Posted September 20, 2013
The Weinstein Company plans to create a biopic profiling world renowned author, J.D. Salinger. The film will focus on the period when Salinger was serving in the military during World War II up until the publication of his beloved novel, Catcher in the Rye. ... [GalleyCat]

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... [PRNewser]

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]

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... [Lost Remote]

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 ... [AgencySpy]

Who Should Ellen Dance With at Next Year's Oscars? - Posted August 2, 2013
There are so many show-open possibilities that come to mind for Ellen DeGeneres March 2 under the tutelage of telecast producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. And since Billy Crystal ... [Fishbowl NY]

Who Should Ellen Dance With at Next Year's Oscars? - Posted August 2, 2013
There are so many show-open possibilities that come to mind for Ellen DeGeneres March 2 under the tutelage of telecast producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. And since Billy Crystal ... [FishbowlNY]

'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... [AgencySpy]

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]

'As I Lay Dying' Trailer Released - Posted May 14, 2013
An official trailer has been released for James Franco's As I Lay Dying film adaptation. We've embedded the trailer above-what do you think? According to Deadline, the story follows "a Mississippi family that sets out to fulfill their matriarch's ... [GalleyCat]

Amazon Opens Literary Imprint Called 'Little A' - Posted March 15, 2013
Amazon has created its own literary fiction imprint called Little A. Designer Chip Kidd created the logos for this new corner of Amazon Publishing. The new imprint will focus on novels, memoirs and story collections. It will include books by James Franco, A.L. Kennedy and... [GalleyCat]

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 Cast in 'Of Mice and Men' Broadway Revival - Posted March 7, 2013
The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert... [GalleyCat]

James Franco Writes Inauguration Poem - Posted January 23, 2013
Yahoo News asked a group of poets to write their own inauguration poems, just like President Barack Obama commissioned Richard Blanco to write a poem f... [GalleyCat]

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]

James Franco To Publish Debut Poetry Collection - Posted December 17, 2012
Movie star and author James Franco has inked a book deal to publish his debut poetry collection with Graywolf Press. Publication is set for April of 2014. In an interview with MTV News, Franco said was pond... [GalleyCat]

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 Casts As I Lay Dying Adaptation - Posted August 27, 2012
Actor and author James Franco has begun working on his film adaptation of William Faulkner's celebrated book, As I Lay Dying. The New York Daily News ... [GalleyCat]

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 ... [AgencySpy]

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. ... [AgencySpy]

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Distribute Amazon Books - Posted January 24, 2012
Amazon has struck a new deal to distribute its books outside of its popular online store. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's brand new New Harvest imprint will now publish "all of Amazon Publishing's New York-based imprint's adult titles in print and distribute them in North America outside of the Amazon.com platform." When... [GalleyCat]

James Franco Scores Amazon Book Deal - Posted January 4, 2012
Actor and author James Franco has landed a book deal to publish his first novel with Amazon. According to the New York Observer... [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... [PRNewser]

Avatar Special Effects Masters Sharing Their Work on Facebook Today - Posted April 13, 2011
A social media event is happening for Rise of the Planet of the Apes today at 2:30pm Pacific/5:30pm Eastern from WETA's headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand. I am attending via Facebook and hope to see you there, too. This is a great opportunity for film students and film fans. WETA's Joe... [SocialTimes.com]

James Franco: "Social Media is Over" - Posted April 5, 2011
I wasn't surprised when I heard over the weekend that recent Oscar host and actor (and Yale scholar) James Franco quit Twitter. The man has so much on his plate, it's a wonder he ever found tweeting time in the first place. But for @jamesfranco to declare that "social media is over"... [SocialTimes.com]

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 ... [PRNewser]

If the Oscars Were a Disaster, Who Takes the Hit? - Posted February 28, 2011
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Lindsay Lohan & James Franco Reportedly Will Pose for Racy Photography Book - Posted February 28, 2011
Lindsay Lohan has reportedly signed a 2.1million deal to pose for a nude photography book. According to The Daily Mirror, Academy Award host James Franco will be her part... [GalleyCat]

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]

2010's Best And Worst Men's Magazine Cover Subjects - Posted January 6, 2011
On Monday FishbowlNY reported that Lady Gaga was 2010's leading cover girl for monthly and biweekly magazi... [Fishbowl NY]

2010's Best And Worst Men's Magazine Cover Subjects - Posted January 6, 2011
On Monday FishbowlNY reported that Lady Gaga was 2010's leading cover girl for monthly and biweekly magazi... [FishbowlNY]

James Franco to Adapt William Faulkner & Cormac McCarthy - Posted January 5, 2011
Actor and author James Franco will direct film adaptations of William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying and Cormac McCarthy's Blood M... [GalleyCat]

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... [PRNewser]

James Franco on Reading 'Howl' Out Loud - Posted December 22, 2010
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Outside Magazine Debuts December Issue for iPad - Posted December 8, 2010
Available today, Outside + (Outside Plus) provides new content that builds off of the magazine's cover story featuring James Franco and his role in the film 127 Hours. The movie is based on Aron Ralston's autobiography, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, which tells the story of... [Fishbowl NY]

Outside Magazine Debuts December Issue for iPad - Posted December 8, 2010
Available today, Outside + (Outside Plus) provides new content that builds off of the magazine's cover story featuring James Franco and his role in the film 127 Hours. The movie is based on Aron Ralston's autobiography, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, which tells the story of... [FishbowlNY]

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... [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]

James Franco Plays Adventurer & Author Aron Ralston in 127 Hours - Posted August 25, 2010
Embedded above, you can watch a teaser trailer for the upcoming movie... [GalleyCat]

James Franco Plays Allen Ginsberg in Extended Trailer for Howl - Posted August 18, 2010
This fall, ... [GalleyCat]

James Franco Cameo in Gary Shteyngart Book Trailer - Posted July 8, 2010
Author and actor ... [GalleyCat]

Allen Ginsberg Biopic "Howl" to Screen at Sundance Film Festival - Posted January 20, 2010
From Jan. 21 until Jan. 29, "Howl" will screen at the Sundance Film Festival, bringing Allen Ginsberg's life to the big screen. Defamer ... [GalleyCat]

Literary Luminaries Sign Sarah Palin Book for Charity - Posted November 24, 2009
At the 2009 National Book Awards, Gawker cornered some of the literary world's brightest writers, having them sign a copy of Sarah Palin's memoir, "Going Rogue." Now they are auctionin... [GalleyCat]

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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