Was James Franco Stoned At The Oscars?

Wed, March 2, 2011 9:19pm EDT by 21 Comments
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James Franco’s rep speaks out about rumors the actor was high while hosting the Academy Awards

James Franco raised eyebrows at the Oscars with his lackluster performance alongside the overeager Anne Hathaway. Some people even went as far as accusing the actor of being stoned the entire time. Want to know the shocking truth?

“James does not drink or do drugs ever,” Franco’s rep tells E! Online‘s Marc Malkin. The actor was reportedly “exhausted” from juggling school and Oscar rehearsals, flying between both coasts to do so.

Speaking of his school, James has started a feud with the Yale newspaper after a reporter criticized his Twitter account. The actor posted a picture of himself on his blog with “F*ck the Yale Daily News” scribbled across his face. Reporter Cokey Cohen who had written that James’s tweets “sort of suck” in an article entitled “Franco, #getittogether” replied to the actor’s photoshop efforts in a new article, “Franco, #wellplayedsir”. Cokey writes he’s “convinced that James Franco’s whole life is a form of postmodern performance art” and so his “Twitter fits right in.”

Even though his overly relaxed attitude as one of the Oscar hosts may have frustrated Anne Hathaway, it’s great to hear of a celebrity standing up for his sobriety. What do you guys think of this latest news?

Lorena O’Neil

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Tonya

Posted at 5:35 PM on April 2, 2011  

These artiste type individuals are all on Ambien & conclude it’s not substance abuse bc a physician rx’d it to them. He was clearly in an Ambien haze but in my opinion James Franco stoned, drunk, high or just laying there like a knot on a log is ten thousand times more entertaining than the piss poor excuse for a) an actress & b) a human being they name Anne Hathaway! She is not cute, not funny, can’t act for shiz & she need to be off suckin’ d*ck somewhere!

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tylert

Posted at 12:06 PM on March 10, 2011  

Well, if James Franco’s publicist says that he wasn’t stoned, who am I to doubt such a credible source? I know when I get “exhausted” my eyes turn to little, glassy slits and I smile like I have a concussion.

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lanam

Posted at 8:13 PM on March 3, 2011  

anne and franco have diff personalities – while she’s perky and upbeat, he’s more relaxed….and i think they just didn’t match well together….i like both of them — but james franco is such an awesome gorgeous actor and anne is as well…but of course my man is james franco…..

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Wilma

Posted at 3:24 PM on March 3, 2011  

Cokey is jealous of Franco. There are some people looking for a scandal. Anne had her scandal with they guy she was involved with who was a con man stealing money from investors and pretending he was close to the Pope. Now they want to create one for Franco. They were both under stress and did the best they could. I enjoyed them but prefer, Billy and Whopie. Maybe Billy Crystal, Eddie Murphy and an elegant actress, would make it funny and classy.

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mimi tholsted

Posted at 12:39 PM on March 3, 2011  

I would love to see Sandra Bullock as host next time, she was very funny on stage – last presenter ……

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olla

Posted at 6:48 PM on March 3, 2011  

I agree!! Sandra would be great. And I hope to see Kristen Stewart next year in audience.

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t

Posted at 4:07 PM on March 8, 2011  

yes! she would be perfect… i also prefer one host over two hosts…

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Pranoti

Posted at 6:41 AM on March 3, 2011  

Wateva they say, James Franco is an awesome actor but what he did at Oscars was not good ! He could have been a better host.

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Rory

Posted at 12:22 PM on June 4, 2011  

whateverrrr… James is an epitome of coolness. however he performed at the Oscar’s was just as cool. better host? pfffttt! he already is.

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jason

Posted at 1:22 AM on March 3, 2011  

Wow. Journalism at it’s worst. The headlines don’t even come close to matching the contents of the article.

Have you no integrity HL?

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ZA'BA

Posted at 10:55 PM on March 2, 2011  

Who wrote this piece? I just hate bad journalism. The “frustrated” Anne thing was just a rumor and “standing up for his sobriety” was def. not true because on JF’s Facebook page, he was dissing the Yale Daily News for dissing his TWEET. Get your story straight, yeesh!

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Jason Glugla

Posted at 10:30 PM on March 2, 2011  

They should’ve picked someone older who had hosted the Oscars previously to contrast with Hathaway. Even though Franco’s lack of interest did contrast with Hathaway, it was a contrast that brought out the worst rather than the best.

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Doug J.

Posted at 10:29 PM on March 2, 2011  

I enjoyed JF’s oscar performance as well as the photos and videos he posted on twitter during the show. I think he and Anne H’s different tones/styles complimented one another. It was fun. Everyone should just relax.

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olla

Posted at 6:50 PM on March 3, 2011  

It was very boring..

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Rory

Posted at 12:27 PM on June 4, 2011  

why don’t you just…. sod off????

 
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Rory

Posted at 12:30 PM on June 4, 2011  

you’re more boring….

 
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Robin

Posted at 10:18 PM on March 2, 2011  

Why not put some blame on the writers? If they had written them some funny material it would have gone much better.They are both very talented actors, not comedy writers.

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Uncle Bill

Posted at 10:08 PM on March 2, 2011  

Oh, he never inhales.

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Rory

Posted at 12:25 PM on June 4, 2011  

so, what’s your problem???

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Molly

Posted at 9:27 PM on March 2, 2011  

I really loved him before the Oscars, but his performance and attitude really put me off. Somehow I do not believe his claims of never being drunk or stoned.

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Rory

Posted at 12:29 PM on June 4, 2011  

get a life!!!!

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