(via Design Scene)
Gorgeous nutball James Franco has rather adorably (and rather predictably) taken to carrying his Oz doll around with him everywhere and photographing the two of them doing everyday things together like reading books and getting their star on the Walk of Fame. And that’s all well and good, James, as long as you remember that objects are made by men and used for many purposes but we… never… love objects. Although I would pay big money to see you get it on with that doll.
He’s a breath of fresh air for Kunis after a long day of repetitious interviews for her Oz movie. Needless to say, we co-editors of the WOW Report are hot for this boy. But then, who isn’t? A star is born. Watch the interview (now phenomenally viral), then listen to Stark back at the studio describing his experience.
James Franco does gray-on-gray-on-ginger and looks absolutely adorable; Mila Kunis glowers at the cameras (as usual) in Alexander McQueen with an emerald boulder on her finger because GET IT?; Michelle Williams (making a very Michelle Williamsy face) in an absolutely STUNNING peacock feather Burberry Prorsum dress; Rachel Weiss’ makeup is positively Kidmanesque; British designer William Tempest looks totally shaggable; and I’m thinking the shrieking brat with poor, exhausted-looking Camilla Rutherford maybe just saw a flying monkey?
Lainey Gossip serves up the juicy bits from today’s Hollywood Reporter story about the making of Oz: The Great and Powerful (“Disney’s $200 Million Gamble”). Apparently James Franco was the THIRD choice to play Oz, and that he managed to score such a lucrative deal has everybody in tinsel town GOBSMACKED. “Robert Downey Jr was director Sam Raimi’s original pick. There’s a great gossipy bit in [the article] about what a bitch RDJ was to Raimi that has to do with a neglected plant. When RDJ passed, a request was sent to Johnny Depp but he was committed to The Lone Ranger. Only then, short on time, did they approach James Franco who was riding high from his Oscar nomination for his performance in 127 Hours. And because the timeline was so tight, Franco was able to secure a $7 million deal. He had yet to space out while hosting the Oscars. They were banking that Franco would keep rising. The not-so-subtle implication here is that, well, he might have been overpaid. Are you reading anxiety here? The entire article feels anxious, understandably. On top of the film’s budget, apparently they’re spending another $100 on marketing.”