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James Franco on Howard Stern

James Franco was on Howard Stern today for 90 minutes. They talked about his life in high school and some girls he dated. He talked about doing a sex scene in a pool with Vanessa Hudgens and 2 other women and Howard asked him he he got an erection he said no. Howard asked him if he was dating anyone and he refused to answer.

The gay talk was mainly about Milk and how he had to kiss Sean Penn and how he used his tongue. He was asked if he enjoyed it and said no. Read more in the link. Go down to 8:00 when he came in for the interview.

by Anonymousreply 9706/16/2013

So sick of both of them.

by Anonymousreply 103/25/2013

Robin read a story about laws that could ban same sex marriage. Robin had some audio of someone talking about that. Howard said that this shouldn't even be a question anymore. Howard said we have so many super conservative people on the Supreme Court that could screw this whole thing up.

by Anonymousreply 203/25/2013

The week before Franco was on, they had this actor Michael Kearns on. Part of what they talked about is how Hollywood in general colludes to allow closeted celebs to stay that way. They mention Oprah and Jay Leno as examples of names that know when they are interviewing closeted gays, and they always play along.

But as much as Howard might want to make fun of it, he does the exact same thing - even during this interview, and likely during the James Franco interview.

I wasn't familiar with his name, but Kearns ended up being one of the most interesting interviews he's had in a while. He says that he was the first out male Hollywood actor since he doesn't know of any that would publicly say they were gay before he did in the early 70s.

And Kearns wasn't like a scheduled guest which made it all the better because it was unexpected. He and his friend (lady) got to sit in the studio to observe for the day because they donated money to some charity.

Howard didn't even know who Kearns was, but he started asking them questions and got some good conversation going.

The guy had a hook-up with Rock Hudson after meeting him in a bathhouse that he frequented. But even juicier is his story about having a year long affair with someone he doesn't name (at Howard's insistence), but might be Barry Manilow.

But Howard makes serious efforts (including pushing the 'delay/mute' button on him) to not have him say that name, even though they both agree that whoever they are talking about is pretty much a joke to think is straight.

In fact, it's edited out of this Howard TV clip (I think), but on the radio broadcast Robin tried to guess who the mystery guy is and she asks "Are his initials B.M.?" And Howard answers 'No' even though she was right - just because of how desperate he was to not out Manilow (allegedly).

It's kind of interesting as a study of Stern as the guy that is kind of the "rebel," but he's really being no different than everyone he makes fun of for being the 'company guy.'

Stern asks most of his guests if they've had same-sex encounters, unless he knows that that question is off limits. And he doesn't ask it of James Franco - which is what made me think back to this interview from the week before.

by Anonymousreply 303/30/2013

Why is this so taboo in Hollywood - of all places?

by Anonymousreply 403/30/2013

R4: Money and that's the answer to all the questions.

I don't follow James Franco, but I wonder why some think he is gay.

He does have a sex tape out there.

by Anonymousreply 503/30/2013

Thanks for the Michael Kearns interview, R3.

He's a real character.

He's got a book out (see link for the promo).

I'm going to get it.

by Anonymousreply 603/30/2013

R3 Yeah, I've noticed that Howard is no different from all the other interviewers who play along when interviewing closet cases. The only people he asks about same sex encounters are D-Listers and has-beens. He never almost never asks that question to A or B listers, most noticeably with ones that have major gay rumors around them like James.

by Anonymousreply 703/30/2013

R6, I went on your link and he said he did porn. But it looks like he was in straight porn. He talks like Carrie Fisher.Is he bi? Sorry OP, I'm not trying to divert your thread.

BTW, I think James Franco is extremely rude for messing with people abut his sexuality. Is playing this game that is annoying and exploitative. I think he has a career just playing that routine. I think his brother is way, way hotter than he is. Is his brother gay?

by Anonymousreply 803/31/2013

There is something wrong with Franco. Like Asperger's or something.

by Anonymousreply 903/31/2013

Yeah, and look who he's been working for the past couple of years.

by Anonymousreply 1003/31/2013

Every once in awhile a guest will out someone on Stern. A few years ago some wrestler (Triple H) let it slip that Jessica Biel had female groupies in her trailer constantly.

Alec Baldwin started talking about Gina Gershon's love of women...until Howard quickly moved him to other topics. Very quickly.

by Anonymousreply 1103/31/2013

R11 See, this is exactly why I won't listen to HS. There is nothing edgy about him and he likes to "in" celebs just like all the other interviewers. He likes to portray himself as edgy and shocking, yet he's playing the same damn game as the rest of the media.

by Anonymousreply 1203/31/2013

Howard is on a slide to irrelevance thanks to his desperation to hang out with the same people he used to ridicule. People like Demi Moore, Ashton Coocher, Ellen. It's not that he should hate them, but it is odd seeing him bow and scrape to flat out uncool Hollywood drones in an effort to score a mainstream gig (some saying the ultimate prize being taking over for Letterman on The Late Show once Leno is evicted). Many fans blame Beth, the absentee wife. Howard's cowardly, ass-kissing interview with exhibitionist Chaz Bono was the last nail in the coffin for me. It was like a press conference, all lobbed softball questions. If he interviewed a non-celebrity trans - and he has - it would have been all biology, scatology and raunch. Chaz should have gone for the gusto and been a raunchy dude. But PC Howard vetoed that direction. Love Robin, however.

by Anonymousreply 1303/31/2013

Howard does not "routinely" ask guests if they have had same sex encounters. He is more likely to ask that of women, but not usually male stars. So the fact he didn't ask Franco if he had same sex encounters is not unusual.

by Anonymousreply 1403/31/2013

I can't get a reading on James Franco tbh. Could he bisexual? Perhaps. I don't believe he's straight up gay though.

by Anonymousreply 1503/31/2013

R13 Yep, Howard is so two-faced and fake and so lame now. I remember in early 2001, he talked major shit about Chaz Bono, calling him a disgusting, revolting slob who needed to get a job, and then just months later, had Chaz on his show and was kissing his ass. He's as phony as Wendy Williams. They both like to think they're edgy, but they're both as mainstream as any other interviewer.

by Anonymousreply 1603/31/2013

Ok so what's the REAL reason Howard dumped his 1st wife? Did he cheat on her? Beth is boring. The first wife was the best one. She went on to marry a billionaire and it kills Howard that she did.

by Anonymousreply 1703/31/2013

R17, I thought it was Allison who dumped Howard because he never wanted to leave the house. I felt like his long term marriage humanized him so when they split up and he married that gold digger, I lost a lot of respect for him.

by Anonymousreply 1803/31/2013

She dumped him R17. It is highly speculated that Allison was already involved with the billionaire guy at the time of their separation. Since neither will discuss and their divorce documents were sealed, no one will ever really know.

by Anonymousreply 1903/31/2013

R13 what do you mean absentee wife?

by Anonymousreply 2003/31/2013

Alison remarried in 2001 to David Scott Simon (not the billionaire David Simon).

by Anonymousreply 2103/31/2013

"I don't follow James Franco, but I wonder why some think he is gay. "

Every other movie he makes is a gay movie. What straight actor does that?

by Anonymousreply 2203/31/2013

I think Beth Ostrovsky seems nice. I mean Howard's wealth doesn't hurt, but she seems refreshingly normal.

by Anonymousreply 2303/31/2013

"Yep, Howard is so two-faced and fake and so lame now. I remember in early 2001, he talked major shit about Chaz Bono, calling him a disgusting, revolting slob who needed to get a job, and then just months later, had Chaz on his show and was kissing his ass. "

Chaz Bono was Chastity Bono in 2001. She didn't become Chaz until 2009. So what was your story again about talking major shit about Chaz Bono in 2001 and months later kissing his ass?

by Anonymousreply 2403/31/2013

Could you please tell me any radio host or tv host that outs celebrities? TMZ doesn't even do that. Years ago Howard was never supportive of gay causes like he is now. He is pro-gay marriage and trashes anyone or any religion that is anti-gay. I actually was listening to the morning show OutQ on Sirius and the host had James Purefoy on and talked about his current show but not once brought up the fact that he starred in a gay as a gay character kissing another man.

by Anonymousreply 2503/31/2013

R24 Sorry, I meant 2011.

Here is when Howard is talking shit about him in May 2011.

by Anonymousreply 2603/31/2013

What changed Howard's mind about gay people? His daughters?

by Anonymousreply 2703/31/2013

Love Howard!! The James Franco interview was 90 minutes long -- NO commercial interruption, no break!! Great interview and they could have gone another hour if they had time! The in studio guests have been amazing lately!!

PS, r3, the Kearns "interview" was really great radio -- that guy should have his own show!! But as Howard mentioned during that interview, even Liberace used to sue people for saying he was gay -- AND WIN!!! So that's why he used the button -- I can understand him not wanting to get sued.

by Anonymousreply 2803/31/2013

And here is Howard just months later in November 2011 acting all nicey-nice when he interviews Chaz.

He's so two-faced. And Chaz was stupid to go on his show after all that.

by Anonymousreply 2903/31/2013

Howard was never "available" because he was crafting his Sirius deal and his survival in radio. She was stupid because she dumped him for some fashion industry person...just because she wasn't getting enough attention....after 20 years! He went on to make over $500 MILLION from his Sirius deal but she got none of it. With that kind of money and now freedom - of course he got a trophy wife!

by Anonymousreply 3003/31/2013

{quote]The in studio guests have been amazing lately!!

Who else did you enjoy r28?

I like to listen to them as I fall asleep.

by Anonymousreply 3103/31/2013

LOL at the stupid Howard fanbois defending him when for years he was VERY homophobic, and even now won't out celebs he knows damn well are gay.

by Anonymousreply 3203/31/2013

Well, I for one don't think it is his job to out people. That is their story and their job to tell it.

by Anonymousreply 3303/31/2013

Does anyone out people anymore? Even Perez Hilton stopped due to the bullying campaigns. Tricky stuff outing could drive somebody over the edge.

by Anonymousreply 3403/31/2013

Why is "outing" someone over the age of 25 considered bullying? I can understand teenagers and people in their early 20's coming to terms with who they are, but after 25, get some fucking guts and quit worrying what people think about you.

The fact that "outing" someone is considered "bullying" shows just how awful being viewed as gay STILL is.

by Anonymousreply 3503/31/2013

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by Anonymousreply 3603/31/2013

No one outs actors. I mean even actors who are well past 40...actors who most intelligent people know they are gay but no legitimate, journalist would think of outing them. Even with Kelly Preston and John Travolta, they all play along. It's damn sickening.

by Anonymousreply 3703/31/2013

R36 I agree. He was interesting for a quick minute in 2011, but I'm over the "are I or aren't I?" bullshit. We all know he's gay, yet he pretends he just likes to be "edgy".

You're right - I'd rather pay attention to hot OUT gay celebs instead, even if they aren't "A-list".

by Anonymousreply 3803/31/2013

You can be sued for outing someone.

by Anonymousreply 3903/31/2013

Do any of you Stern haters post on SFN?

by Anonymousreply 4003/31/2013

no is just being compassionate and not being shrill and strident like you are. Many people don't come to terms with their sexuality until later in life. (especially a lot of women...the drive to have a child often outweighs the sexual drive.)

Why cause someone else pain just so you can feel better about yourself? If gays want to be accepted we have to accept the people who may not be as strong or self-accepting as some of us are.

(granted politicians and people who actively try to hurt gay causes can be outed but 26 year old actors who may have a whole entourage and family shaming them into being closeted....then who are we to pressure them even more?)

by Anonymousreply 4103/31/2013

So did anyone catch the Swallowed by Satan author? Rentboi turned Christian fanatic?

by Anonymousreply 4203/31/2013

Unless it's a homophobic politician, I don't believe in outing.

by Anonymousreply 4303/31/2013

I did, R42. He seemed pretty fried.

by Anonymousreply 4403/31/2013

r44 , Poor thing needs help

by Anonymousreply 4503/31/2013

[43] I am so with you on that point. Hypocritical closeted Republican politicians who have the nerve to spout party rhetoric which is DAMAGING to other LBGT's are begging to be outed. To this day I don't know whether to laugh at or strangle Rep. Mark Foley of Palm Beach, FL for the ridiculous charade he lived for his entire political career.

I on the other hand, have some respect for my friend Charlie Crist of Tampa who, knowing he was on the list, changed party affiliation in order to distance himself from the extreme dogma. He may not feel able to fully "come out", but I am much more comfortable with him personally after his shunning the Limbaugh/Hannity crowd.

by Anonymousreply 4603/31/2013

[quote]Could you please tell me any radio host or tv host that outs celebrities?[/quote]

On Dish Nation, they mocked Hugh Jackman, even drawing on a beard on his wife, when they showed a clip of him receiving the Critic Choice awards. They made some snarky comment, but I can't remember it. Something about the age difference between he and his wife, but don't quote me on it, but I'm 80% sure it was. I did think it was quite brazen thing to do, though.

by Anonymousreply 4704/01/2013

Didn't Nikki Finke almost out Brad Cooper on one of her live posts during the Golden Globes? I personally don't agree w/forced outings...

by Anonymousreply 4804/01/2013

Regarding Charlie Crist, isn't most of his party switching purely self-interest. He knows he is dead in the Republican party and might have a future as a Democrat?

by Anonymousreply 4904/01/2013

[quote]So did anyone catch the Swallowed by Satan author? Rentboi turned Christian fanatic?

That dude (Joseph Sciambra) was kind of a mess, r42. Based on how he presented himself during this interview, I don't see how anyone takes him as seriously as he seems to want to be.

by Anonymousreply 5004/01/2013

Michael Kearns scene in Body Double - he refers to it in the Stern interview.

by Anonymousreply 5104/01/2013

"LOL at the stupid Howard fanbois defending him when for years he was VERY homophobic, and even now won't out celebs he knows damn well are gay."

He even admits he has changed. He used to make fun of Rosie O'Donnell all the time. Now they are best friends. What celebs do you want him to out that you know are gay? You mean Jeremy Renner, the guy that you have been calling gay for years that just had a child with his girlfriend? How would he know these people are gay? Tell me how many times Ellen has outed anyone on her show. Did she ever out John Travolta or James Franco or Bradley Cooper when they were on her show?

by Anonymousreply 5204/01/2013

Does anyone know Joseph Schiambra's porn name?

by Anonymousreply 5304/01/2013

In the interview r53, he says he was billed as 'Joey.' He doesn't say a last name, and he might not have used one.

by Anonymousreply 5404/01/2013

Franco has had his back 40 acres plowed more times than Tara.

by Anonymousreply 5504/01/2013

"On Dish Nation, they mocked Hugh Jackman, even drawing on a beard on his wife, when they showed a clip of him receiving the Critic Choice awards."

So they just showed clip and painted a beard on his wife ala Perez Hilton. Did they interview Hugh and out him? Tell me who Howard was supposed to out? This man was on the show saying he had sex with someone like Liberace and probably Barry Manilow. So that should be proof enough that he's gay and Howard she allow anyone to come on his show and out people? I'm sure he remembers when a porn star told the enquirer he had sex with Tom Cruise and they got sued for millions.

by Anonymousreply 5604/01/2013

Howard Stern is a joke. He would rag on gays all the fucking time. He changed because it's so politically incorrect. In other words he did it for his career. He is so fucking transparent. It's funny how he has people kissing his ass. He's pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 5704/01/2013

R57 Yep, yet some dumb gays on here can't realize that and think he's great.

by Anonymousreply 5804/01/2013

That Swallowed By Satan author was so sad, so pathetic, so damaged.

by Anonymousreply 5904/01/2013

FRANCO IS STRAIGHT. It is unreal on the DL. Franco, Eads, Renner, Cruise have all been branded gay here and they have presented to be as straight as arrows. Marriages, kids, relationships WITH WOMEN. Stop it with the baseless fantasies!

by Anonymousreply 6004/01/2013

I think you will find that a large population here believes Tom Cruise is straight.

James Franco is annoying more than he is any sexuality.

by Anonymousreply 6104/01/2013

I don't think the general population really cares whether some of these actors are gay, bi, or whatever. It's just not something that most people think about.

by Anonymousreply 6204/01/2013

His movie with Seth Rogen looks really funny.

by Anonymousreply 6304/01/2013

for r31: Gerard Butler was on recently -- AWESOME fun interview. Marc Cuban was also a good one recently. John Varvatos was interesting. Alex Jones was a wild, interesting interview. Jason Bateman was a good one too.

by Anonymousreply 6404/01/2013

Even conceptually, James Franco with another man is hot and he knows this. He is an artist. Please support and see our art films, if you dare.

by Anonymousreply 6504/01/2013

He's an artist the same way Heath Ledger was an artist. They were never artists

by Anonymousreply 6604/01/2013

[R64]Jason Bateman and Gerard Butler were great interviews. I watched Bradley Cooper's interview from November recently which was surprisingly entertaining as well. It actually made me think he's not gay after all.

by Anonymousreply 6704/01/2013

James Franco annoys. He is so pretentious.

by Anonymousreply 6804/01/2013

[quote]James Franco on Howard Stern

ewwwww.... Howard wishes.

by Anonymousreply 6904/01/2013

R60, what makes you think Franco ISN'T gay? That should really be interesting.

by Anonymousreply 7004/01/2013

For some reason I don't think Franco himself is gay but he certainly has some kind of obsession with gayness. I think he's thinks he's being edgy and cool.

by Anonymousreply 7104/01/2013

There are no straight gays who are obsessed with gayness. THEY DON'T EXIST.


by Anonymousreply 7204/01/2013

He's a pretentious attention whore. They have no sexuality except the attention-seeking kind.

by Anonymousreply 7304/01/2013

Well that's because there's no such thing as a straight gay!

by Anonymousreply 7404/01/2013

It's dumb, and insulting.

"I'm the straight* guy who's so cool with the gays I'm gonna build a new cool career out of straight* guys being cool with the gays."

Michelangelo, Proust, Jimmy Franco?

Fuck off, twat.

by Anonymousreply 7504/01/2013

R63 I cannot decide whether that movie with Rogen, Hill, etc. will be funny. I think it might be a self indulgent mess.

by Anonymousreply 7604/01/2013

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by Anonymousreply 7704/01/2013

He's somebody we are ordered to care about. He is on fumes, in every big project there is, stoned and uninteresting.

by Anonymousreply 7804/01/2013

[quote]So they just showed clip and painted a beard on his wife ala Perez Hilton. Did they interview Hugh and out him? [/quote]

No, they didn't interview him, and they did more than paint a beard on his wife. They were laughing all the way with their comments. They said something like that's Hugh and his beard. Then, they showed a beard on his wife. As I stated, they said other stuff, but I just couldn't remember it all.

by Anonymousreply 7904/01/2013

Frau-R60's pussy stinks!

by Anonymousreply 8004/01/2013

If R60 is serious, she's simply an idiot. Why does she think Tom Cruise always has to have a contract with his "wife". Tom has three children, his son seems to be his by a surrogate, I don't know about the older daughter. Suri is no more his kid then she is mine.

by Anonymousreply 8104/02/2013

Suri actually does look like Tom Cruise IMO.

by Anonymousreply 8204/02/2013

Well, I'm not reading four pages about Howard Stern, but it's obvious from his questions to JF that he doesn't have a clue about acting, and plain why he doesn't have an acting career.

Besides his homely face.

To ask if an actor got an erection in a love scene or if they enjoyed a kissing scene is so Tiger Bear.

It's called acting for a reason, ya dumb git.

by Anonymousreply 8304/02/2013

Howard asks every actor if they get erections in love scenes because he apparently got many boners while filming "Private Parts." Those poor actresses.

by Anonymousreply 8404/02/2013

The only person who is now more yawn-worthy than Stern is James Franco.

by Anonymousreply 8504/02/2013

Why can't Howard let people answer the damn quesiton he just asked? The person begins to respond, then Howard interrupts and asks another question in another direction. I can't stand him.

by Anonymousreply 8604/02/2013

r86 = Chris Matthews, who politely lets everyone reply without interrupting.

by Anonymousreply 8704/02/2013

"Howard Stern is a joke. He would rag on gays all the fucking time. He changed because it's so politically incorrect."

You mean he changed like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck changed because it was politically incorrect? Howard was politically incorrect his whole radio career that is why he is the number one radio host.

by Anonymousreply 8804/02/2013

I found another reason to hate him R68. This is who he thinks he is:

by Anonymousreply 8904/02/2013

R89, What? I clicked and I snoozed. What did I miss?

by Anonymousreply 9004/02/2013

Franco reviewed THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, but it turned out to be less of a movie review, and more of a love/lust letter to Ryan Gosling.

by Anonymousreply 9104/05/2013

Come out or stay in James.....I'm sick of this half way stuff

by Anonymousreply 9204/05/2013

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by Anonymousreply 9304/05/2013

Maybe Franco is having a break down...can't come to terms with his sexuality. It is like he steps out...then back in.

by Anonymousreply 9404/05/2013

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by Anonymousreply 9504/05/2013

One of the hosts had intervied Janes Franco and is convinced Janes is gay.

The other host wonders how come there are so many gay people in acting but so few famous gay actors.

by Anonymousreply 9604/06/2013

That interview was disgusting when he was talking about when he filmed a guy taking a shit (actually filmed it come out of his ass). He thought it was cute and funny but really it just goes to show he's not right in the head.

by Anonymousreply 9706/16/2013
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