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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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Anne Hathaway Ranks Her Embarrassing Moments On 'The Tonight Show'

Nov 4 2014 2:47pm CST | Source: Huffington Post

Anne Hathaway is no stranger to embarrassment. The 31-year-old actress has lived through some cringeworthy moments -- and is aware that she's fully to blame for all of them. She stopped by "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Monday and decided to rank those moments, which now include crashing a surprise party with her "Interstellar" co-star Matthew McConaughey. The conversation began as Hathaway told Fallon about honoring McConaughey when he received t ...
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The King Of Plastic Flowers: A Late Lunch With Tommy Wiseau

Sep 30 2014 1:22pm CDT | Source: Huffington Post

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