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The Real James Franco Goes on Facebook and Twitter, Asks Apatow for Oscarcast Advice

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 18, 2011 at 8:07AM

As we've said before, James Franco is everywhere. Well, now he's on Twitter and Facebook, too.
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As we've said before, James Franco is everywhere. Well, now he's on Twitter and Facebook, too.

"This is the authentic Facebook and Twitter and every other page that I'm associated with," declares Oscar cohost and nominee @jamesfranco (127 Hours) here and in the video below. "All those other ones are imposters. I've decided to go on the web and this is the real thing. So welcome. Don't listen to those other pages." The guy is racking up followers by the minute. With one tweet so far (and he's following nine people), within two hours he had me beat me on followers with more than 10,000. Like he has time to keep up the tweets.

(Word from inside the Oscar show is that he's a pleasure to work with--and reads whenever he gets the chance.) See the latest Oscar promo video below, as well as Judd Apatow's advice to Franco on how to host the Oscar on Funny or Die. He suggests a cunnilingus movie joke theme.

Here's coverage of his Q & A in Santa Barbara and in Palm Springs last year, where he showed three shorts, his talk with the press at the Academy nominees lunch, and his Hollywood issue cover of Vanity Fair.

This article is related to: Awards, Headliners, Video, Oscars, Interviews


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.