James Deen may be a porn star, but he’s still a babe in the woods when it comes to being a celebrity. After being accosted by a TMZ paparazzo outside Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills last weekend, Mr. Deen–who just finished filming Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader’s The Canyons with the “super great” Lindsay Lohan–was more than happy to give the digital tabloid some amazingly doofy soundbites.
(This, despite the fact that his lawyer was present, and Mr. Deen seemed to be aware that he shouldn’t be talking about the film.)
Let’s look at the transcript, shall we? But a quick word to the wise: Don’t be fooled by TMZ’s headline … Mr. Deen never mentioned that Ms. Lohan helped him climax.
In our post-fashion week hammock of a lull, with the Presidents Day exodus to boot, we were surprised when our inbox lit up yesterday afternoon with a short note from our friends at the Film Society of Lincoln Center: “Hey, do you want to meet James Franco?” What a silly question.
Doing a quick bit of research, we learned he was hosting a remixed screening of Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho. Mr. Franco aptly redubbed his take on the cult classic “My Own Private River” an homage to the late River Phoenix, a young actor that had made a lasting impression on an even younger James.
The National Arts Club was filled with balloon animals and art-world notables last night for the club’s Gold Medal of Honor awards presentation to artist Jeff Koons.
We asked about future plans for his work.
“I am always wanting to prove myself to myself,” he said, smiling. He wore a somewhat understated suit with a Read More
On a recent Wednesday evening, Robert was with a client in Greenwich Village. It was a first-timer who’d called him a few days earlier to arrange a meeting at a bar on 9th Street so they could speak face-to-face before closing the deal he’d proposed earlier.
When Robert arrived, the Read More
The Independent Spirit Awards – or Film Independent’s Spirit Awards, whatever title they’re going by now – always brings a smile to our face. That’s probably because the producers have figured out what the producers of the Oscars are still trying to realize: taking an awards show seriously is a waste of time. So instead Read More
Running time 128 minutes
Written by Dustin Lance Black
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, James Franco, Emile Hirsch, Alison Pill, Diego Luna, Victor Garber, Denis O’Hare
In real life, Harvey Milk was an unexceptional Jewish boy, as plain as a matzo, but with extraordinary courage, as challenging to homophobic Read More
Monday: Roman Holiday
Ok, we know: you’ve probably seen Roman Holiday before. It’s one of those classics that hasn’t totally slipped through the cracks; it’s easy to find on DVD, and it gets semi-frequent play on cable. But since we only saw this film for the first time recently, we wanted to urge all of Read More
Just by the trailer alone, we’re already big fans of Gus Van Sant’s upcoming film Milk, starring Sean Penn and a host of other male actors in the 18-34 demographic (James Franco, Diego Luna, Emile Hirsch) and the thing hasn’t even come out yet! Stoking our fire even more, this month’s Interview has a Read More
The 18th annual Gotham Awards, to be held December 2nd at downtown Cipriani, will honor Gus Van Sant with a tribute, Variety reports. The director’s forthcoming film Milk (which we’re mildly obsessed with) opens November 26th. Spanish stunner Penelope Cruz will also be feted. More details below:
The IFP will fete the indie Read More
Three hunky actors have got Milk this morning, landing roles in the biopic based on the life of Harvey Milk. He was America’s first openly gay elected official, assassinated in 1978. (His killer launched the infamous “Twinkie defense,” arguing that exposure to the Hostess treat rendered him powerless to stop himself from the dramatic shooting Read More