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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…
Peter Helman | July 22, 2015 - 11:19 pm
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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, a…
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…
Scott Lapatine | December 24, 2014 - 3:11 pm
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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…
James Rettig | December 7, 2014 - 1:08 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | November 11, 2014 - 5:28 pm
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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,…
Michael Nelson | August 19, 2014 - 2:27 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | April 25, 2014 - 10:45 am
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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 Jame…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2014 - 9:57 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 25, 2013 - 12:32 pm
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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…
Liz Pelly | September 29, 2013 - 2:18 pm
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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,…
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2013 - 9:18 am
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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
Claire Lobenfeld | May 7, 2013 - 10:38 am
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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 hi…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2013 - 2:30 pm
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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…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 6, 2013 - 1:32 pm
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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.
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2012 - 2:58 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | November 16, 2012 - 1:44 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | September 21, 2012 - 1:40 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | June 7, 2011 - 5:31 pm
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