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We’re in the thick of results season for Stereogum and Videogum’s annual readers poll, the Gummy Awards. Your favorite albums and new artists of 2013 have already been revealed; now it’s time to spotlight the videos closest to your hearts. It’s a countdown heavy on superstars, whether by superstars you mean yesterday’s rock ‘n’ roll… More »

I didn’t post one of these lists last week, because Thanksgiving, which meant that we had a ton of worthy videos to choose from this week, and that plenty of them didn’t make it. And this would also be a good place to point out, as our own Michael Nelson noted to me, that the… More »

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James Franco Wrote A Book About Lana Del Rey

Actor, writer, director, and conceptual artist James Franco loves Lana Del Rey. (This makes total sense.) He already wrote a short essay about her for V Magazine, but he apparently loves her so much that he’s now written an entire book about her. Co-authored by writer David Shields, the upcoming 100-page text is entitled Flip-Side:More »

By: Peter Helman / July 22, 2015 - 11:19 pm

Courtney Love Cast In A James Franco Movie

These two are sort of made for each other, aren’t they? James Franco is getting ready to direct a movie called The Long Home, an adaptation of a 1999 William Gay novel about the devil coming to Tennessee in the ’40s. Courtney Love’s acting career is going through a bit of a resurgence after her… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 5, 2015 - 8:58 am

Watch Eminem Reveal He’s Gay In A Scene From The Interview

In a surprising reversal, Sony Pictures has decided to release The Interview, the controversial Seth Rogen and James Franco action-comedy many believe is at the center of last month’s devastating cyber attack on the studio. (Franco’s talk show host character Dave Skylark assassinates North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the movie. Dear Leader has not… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 24, 2014 - 3:11 pm

Watch Nicki Minaj Perform, Impersonate Beyoncé And Kim Kardashain On SNL

Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night and performed three songs from her upcoming new album The Pinkprint: “Bed Of Lies” with Skylar Grey, “Only,” and “All Things Go.” She also appeared in a few sketches: she played Beyoncé in a MTV hip-hop nativity sketch called the “Jingle Ballerz Special,”… More »

By: James Rettig / December 7, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Watch James Franco’s “This Charming Man” Video From His Smiths-Inspired Album/Film Let Me Get What I Want

Wrap your head around this one: James Franco and his fellow RISD conceptual art MFA student Tim O’Keefe have a band called Daddy, and they’re embarking on an ambitious Smiths-inspired audio-visual project called Let Me Get What I Want. As Franco explained to Vice, the complicated backstory began with his book of verses, Directing HerbertMore »

By: Chris DeVille / November 11, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Watch James Franco And Seth Rogen Annoy Iggy Azalea And Nicki Minaj In Dave Skylark’s Very Special VMA Special

The VMAs are coming up this weekend, and the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy The Interview is coming out this December, and to cross-promote both events, MTV staged a special episode of the fictional Interview program, featuring Franco as the show’s host, Dave Skylark, Rogen as his useless, hapless producer, and VMA nominees Jason Derulo, Iggy… More »

By: Michael Nelson / August 19, 2014 - 2:27 pm

Devonté Hynes – “Palo Alto” & “April’s Daydream”

Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes scored the new James Franco film Palo Alto, director Gio Coppola’s adaptation of Franco’s book of the same name. Besides interstitial music, Hynes has contributed new songs, including the title track “Palo Alto.” The song is notably credited to Devonté Hynes rather than Blood Orange, but it isn’t exactly another new… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 25, 2014 - 10:45 am

James Franco & Seth Rogen Wisely Decline To Reenact Their “Bound 2″ Spoof At Kanye & Kim’s Wedding

Last year, in making his video for “Bound 2,” Kanye West enacted a weird-as-fuck motorcycle-sex fantasy with Kim Kardashian, his fiancee. Hollywood stoner buds James Franco and Seth Rogen then recreated the video shot-for-shot, with Rogen playing Kardashian and Franco playing West, and called it “Bound 3.” This seemed like the sort of thing that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 23, 2014 - 9:57 am

Watch James Franco & Seth Rogen Recreate Kanye’s “Bound 2″ Video

Last week, Kanye West released his perfectly absurd video for the great Yeezus closer “Bound 2,” in which he an a naked Kim Kardashian made out on an obviously greenscreened motorcycle. You probably did not need any help to realize how ridiculous this video was. But if you did, Seth Rogen and James Franco are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2013 - 12:32 pm

Watch Arcade Fire’s Here Comes The Night Time Concert Special

Last night, Arcade Fire were on Saturday Night Live’s Tina Fey-hosted season premiere, where they played “Reflektor” and “Afterlife” and appeared in a sketch. Following the show, NBC aired a 30 minute long Arcade Fire concert special, Here Comes the Night Time, directed by Roman Coppola. It featured the debut performances of Reflektor songs “Here… More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 29, 2013 - 2:18 pm

The Lonely Island – “Spring Break Anthem” Video (Feat. Zach Galifianakis & James Franco)

They’re no longer SNL regulars, but the satirical fake-rap trio the Lonely Island is still making music, and next month they’ll release The Wack Album, their third LP. The album includes a couple of tracks that have already debuted as SNL Digital Shorts, and it’ll also have contributions from Solange, Pharrell Williams, T-Pain, and Billie… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 8, 2013 - 9:18 am

Watch Riff Raff As “James Franko” In One Life To Live

Last time on James Franco Vs. Riff Raff, we reported that the rapper would mirror one of Franco’s postmodern art stunts — appearing on General Hospital — by taking a cameo role on soap One Life To Live as a character named James Franko. If you’ve been following the drama between these two, Riffy wa… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 7, 2013 - 10:38 am

Riff Raff To Play “James Franko” On One Life To Live

Warning: The levels of meta weirdness in this post may hurt your brain. The movie star James Franco likes engaging in attention-grabbing art-pranks, and his most famous one probably came when he joined the cast of the soap opera General Hospital for a surprisingly long time, including a period where he moved production of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 11, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Stream The Spring Breakers Soundtrack

After the video for Trinidad James’s “All Gold Everything (Remix)” was released, Tom took to the Twitterverse to assist him in uncovering the identity of the “dreadlocked crustpunk-looking dude standing next to Young Jeezy.” The guy in the video is rapper White from Jeezy’s label CTE. We know this because the person who gave Tom… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / March 6, 2013 - 1:32 pm

R.E.M. – “That Someone Is You” Video (Dir. James Franco)

Before the band broke up, R.E.M. somehow ended up working with James Franco on two never-released videos from their final studio album Collapse Into Now. A couple of weeks ago, we saw Franco’s “Blue” video, which featured Lindsay Lohan and a whole lot of distinctly Californian ennui. And now here’s Franco’s decidedly different video for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 28, 2012 - 2:58 pm

R.E.M. – “Blue” Video (Feat. Lindsay Lohan) (Dir. James Franco)

It’s hard to say why this is just surfacing now, but the movie star and conceptual joker James Franco directed a video for “Blue,” a Patti Smith collaboration from R.E.M.’s 2011 album Collapse Into Now, that band’s final LP before breaking up. The video is full of blurry, double-exposed shots of Los Angeles, and it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 16, 2012 - 1:44 pm

Check Out James Franco’s New Band, Daddy

Since James Franco is involved with such a wide array of stuff — between the short story collection, the performance art, a dance EP, all of that grad school, oh, and the acting thing — it probably isn’t surprising to hear that Franco (alongside musician Tim O’Keefe) will put out a record as Daddy. What… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 21, 2012 - 1:40 pm

James Franco Preps Dance EP, Obviously

For all his many (many many) projects, somehow it took James Franco until 2011 to realize he hadn’t done anything that could take over music headlines for a bit, so here is the inevitable end to all of that. Coming soon is a new limited edition 7″ from the dance project titled Kalup & Franco… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 7, 2011 - 5:31 pm
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