Caryn James

Watch Jimmy Kimmel's American Remake of The King's Speech

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  • February 28, 2011 2:00 AM
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Take a look at this delicious parody from Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscar show.

Watch James Franco's Pre-Oscar Home Video

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  • February 27, 2011 11:00 AM
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James Franco just posted this brief video of himself in his hotel on Oscar day, promising to tweet during the show. Promotional, sure, but you have to admire his personal touch.

The Cross-Eyed Possum's Final Prediction, and My Tips for Watching the Oscars

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  • February 26, 2011 5:26 AM
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If you missed my "Top Five Rules for Watching the Oscars: When to Stay, When to Take a Bathroom Break," here you go.

CNN Drops Parker, Keeps Spitzer. Smart Move.

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  • February 25, 2011 10:11 AM
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Whatever you think of Eliot Spitzer - and frankly I’d take smart, Clinton-Spitzer sex-challenged politicians over idiot politicians any day - he’s good on television. He’s an incisive, challenging interviewer; he’s politically opinionated but not bullying, and always listens to the other side.
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The Oscar Show: When to Watch, When to Take a Bathroom Break

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  • February 25, 2011 8:08 AM
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Even when the hosts are unpredictable - James Franco is an original; Anne Hathaway not so much, but she can be surprising – the Oscar show follows a predictable pattern. There’s a very funny opening routine, some early awards excitement, then a slog as people you don’t care about thank their agents, you wonder where the hosts have gone, you look at the clock and can’t believe this interminable show is only halfway through. Will it ever change? Probably not, but we can get smarter about it.

Charlie Sheen Goes Haywire Again; UPDATED with Video

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  • February 25, 2011 3:10 AM
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So now CBS thinks Charlie Sheen has gone too far, as if they couldn't have seen it coming.

Watch a Preview of James Franco on General Hospital

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  • February 25, 2011 12:37 AM
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James Franco brings the term self-referential to a whole new level in this sneak peek from tomorrow's appearance on General Hosptial. Dressed in a tuxedo, he says he has "a big event to attend ... That's what I get for spending my spring between a rock and a hard place. Gosh, I hate cliches, but that was funny, right?" Right. Best Oscar promo yet. He even plugs his nomination for 127 Hours.

James Franco's Artist-Psycho-Killer Character Returns to General Hospital

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  • February 24, 2011 7:49 AM
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The James Franco-ABC synergy didn't start with the Oscars. In 2009 he appeared on General Hospital, part of the same fascination with TV that led him to make a film about Three's Company.

Watch Jimmy Kimmel's Cross-Eyed Possum Predict Oscar Winners

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  • February 24, 2011 2:58 AM
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This week Jimmy Kimmel is enlisting Heidi the Cross-Eyed Possum to predict the Oscar winners - and really, at this late stage of awards season, doesn't that seem as sensible a way to guess as any? Besides, as Kimmel pointed out, "Possums are the most film-savvy of all the marsupials."

Watch Franco and Hathaway's Lovely Little Pre-Oscar Dance

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  • February 23, 2011 10:10 AM
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Looks like a meta-video by the artist known as James Franco, feels like an Oscar promo.

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