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Comedy Central's Roast of James Franco Draws Solid Ratings
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Comedy Central's Roast of James Franco Draws Solid Ratings

Sep 4 2013, 6:22am CDT | by ABC News Radio

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Comedy Central(NEW YORK) James Franco is an actor, a filmmaker, an author, a poet, and now, a ratings draw for Comedy Central.The Comedy Central Roast of James...

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Comedy Central's Roast of James Franco Draws Solid Ratings

Sep 4 2013, 6:22am CDT | by ABC News Radio

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Comedy Central(NEW YORK) James Franco is an actor, a filmmaker, an author, a poet, and now, a ratings draw for Comedy Central.

The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco premiered on Labor Day to an audience of 3.1 million viewers.  That's an 18 percent increase from last year's roast of Roseanne Barr, though it pales in comparison to the number of viewers who tuned in to the debut of the Charlie Sheen roast in 2011: 6.4 million.   

Subsequent airings of the Franco roast late Monday and early Tuesday were seen by an additional two million people.

In the 100-minute special, Franco was roasted by the likes of Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Sarah Silverman, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Aziz Ansari and Jeffrey Ross.

The timing of the broadcast worked out well for Franco, who could use the extra publicity.  His summer comedy This Is The End, which also starred Rogen and Hill, will return to theaters this Friday.  Not coincidentally, the film is about $3 million away from reaching the $100-million mark in domestic box office revenue.

Franco is also at the center of a new campaign to earn him a best supporting actor Oscar nomination for his performance in Spring Breakers.  This isn't a joke -- the distributor of the film has actually put out an ad of Franco in character, as a gangster rapper with cornrows, holding two Oscar statuettes while surrounded by co-stars Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson.  The ad urges Academy members to, "Consider this sh**."

Franco has been nominated for an Oscar once in his career, for his role in 127 Hours.  He probably won't receive another for Spring Breakers, despite the campaign./>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>

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Proof Gavin DeGraw Is Much More Than The 'One Tree Hill' Theme Song

Aug 14 2014 1:33pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Most people know Gavin DeGraw for his 2003 chart-topping single "I Don't Want To Be," otherwise known as the theme song to "One Tree Hill." But after seeing Gavin DeGraw perform at Central Park's SummerStage in New York City on Wednesday, Aug. 13, it appears the 37-year-old has much more up his sleeve than CW nostalgia. Here's proof: 1. Let's face it, pretty much every song DeGraw r ...
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James Franco Tries To Get Colbert To Break Character, Fails Because Some Things Just Can't Be Done

Aug 1 2014 9:51am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Looks like famed polymath James Franco has found the one thing he can't do: get Stephen Colbert to break character. While Stephen Colbert the comedian is moving on in 2015 to take over "The Late Show" from David Letterman, Stephen Colbert the host of "The Colbert Report" is doing no such thing because he's already won television. Watch the interview from Thursday's "Report" and stick around until the end for Franco ...
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The 60 Weirdest Things You Didn't Know About Your Favorite TV Shows

Jul 31 2014 10:33am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

Use these to impress your next TV date. Whether you watch it every week or binge it on Netflix, you've probably missed the weirdest trivia fact about your favorite show. Maybe someday, a video streaming service will debut a version of VH1's iconic "Pop-Up Video" for television shows, but until then, this super definitive, end-all list will have to fulfill your desires for bizarre show trivia. Hit the keys "Command + F" for Macs or "Control + F ...
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Jimmy Fallon, James Franco Hilariously Fail At '5-Second Summaries'

Jul 30 2014 11:45am CDT | Source: Huffington Post

In the past, five seconds has just been the time in which you could pick up food off the floor before it gets totally gross, but now all that has changed. On Monday's "Tonight Show," James Franco and host Jimmy Fallon took a shot at guessing movie titles based on only "5-Second Summaries," and things got ridiculous. There was blatant cheating, hilarious wrong guesses and one glorious last shot at redemption in the ...
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