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James Franco Turned Down Lindsay Lohan’s Advances

Actor James Franco says he rejected Lindsay Lohan’s romantic advances because he was concerned about the troubled actress and feared she was “having issues”.

The actor opened up about his friendship with the Mean Girls star during a new interview with radio host Howard Stern, revealing the pair grew close several years ago while they were both staying at Los Angeles’ Chateau Marmont Hotel.

Stern pressed Franco about the details, asking him, “You turned down sex with Lindsay Lohan, didn’t you?” and the 127 Hours star replies, “Oh, gosh. Poor Lindsay. I haven’t talked to her in a while… We were friends… I met her through friends… there was a moment when I was staying at the Chateau Marmont Hotel when my house in L.A. was being redone, so I did this thing where I just stayed at the hotel, and she had been living there for a couple years. So we were living in the same place, so I got to know her.”

Stern then pushed Franco to answer the question, adding, “And you turned her down sexually?” to which Franco responds, “I mean, I don’t want to brag about it. I don’t know how that got out… (She) was having issues even then, so you feel weird.

“Honestly… she was a friend. I’ve met a lot of people that are troubled and sometimes you don’t want to do that.”

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Black Swan Dances Away With Top Prizes At Independent Spirit Awards

Black Swan continued to dance all over its competition at Saturday’s 26th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards after picking up four top honours.

Oscar favourite Natalie Portman, whose portrayal of a troubled and dedicated ballet dancer in the film has won her global acclaim, was named Best Actress, while Black Swan also picked up Best Feature, Best Director for Darren Aronofsky and Best Cinematography.

James Franco’s performance in 127 Hours made him the surprise winner of the Best Actor prize, beating the seemingly unstoppable Colin Firth, who has swept the board for his role in The King’s Speech throughout awards season.

Drama Winter’s Bone, which led the nominations with seven nods, only managed to pick up two honours: Best Supporting Male for John Hawkes and Best Supporting Female for Dale Dickey.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Best Feature: Black Swan

Best Director: Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan

Best Male Lead: James Franco, 127 Hours

Best Female Lead: Natalie Portman, Black Swan

Best Supporting Male: John Hawkes, Winter’s Bone

Best Supporting Female: Dale Dickey, Winter’s Bone

Best First Feature: Get Low

Best Screenplay: Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko, The Kids Are All Right

Best First Screenplay: Lena Dunham, Tiny Furniture

Best Cinematography: Matthew Libatique, Black Swan

Robert Altman Award: Please Give

Best Documentary: Exit Through the Gift Shop

Best Foreign Film: The King’s Speech

John Cassavetes Award: Daddy Longlegs

Acura Someone to Watch Award: Mike Ott, Littlerock

Aveeno Truer Than Fiction Award: Jeff Malmberg, Marwencol

Piaget Producers Award: Anish Savjani, Meek’s Cutoff.

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James Franco in Talks To Develope Three’s Company into Play/Film


James Franco is set to turn his love for beloved U.S. sitcom  Three’s Company into a new stageshow and movie.

The 127 Hours star recently hosted a tribute to the show at the Sundance Film Festival – even showing up as actress Suzanne Somers’ character Chrissy Snow – and now it looks as if his devotion is paying off.
The actor, who has already shot an art project documentary about Three’s Company, admits he’s in talks to develop the sitcom into a play and a new movie.
He tells TV Guide magazine, “(After Sundance) the Three’s Company estate contacted us, so they are now talking to us about developing a Three’s Company film and off-Broadway play.”
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