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Did North Korea Launch Three Missiles Because of Seth Rogen?

Yesterday, North Korea said that the upcoming Rogen/Franco comedy The Interview, in which the two plan to secretly assassinate Kim Jung-Un, was an "act of war." Just a bunch of bluster from a famously blustery country, right? Uh, well… North Korea fired three short-range projectiles off its east coast on Thursday, a day after it warned of retaliation against the release of an American comedy film involving a plot to kill its leader, Kim Jong-un.

That's from the New York Times. The missiles were a test, and landed somewhere in the water between North Korea and Japan. It's not clear what type of missiles they were just [...]

Seth Rogen and James Franco Are Unlikely Assassins in 'The Interview' Trailer

Here's the trailer for The Interview, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco as celebrity tabloid reporters who score an interview with Kim Jong-un (played by Randall Park) only to get recruited by the CIA in an attempt to assassinate him.

James Franco and Seth Rogen Remade Kanye West's "Bound 2" Video

Here's a shot-for-shot remake of the Kanye West music video "Bound 2" that James Franco and Seth Rogen made while filming their new movie, The Interview. Franco is playing West and Rogen is playing Kim Kardashian, which is pretty perfect casting. Check out the original video below:

Bill Hader Says James Franco Had Never Seen a Roast Before His Own Roast

On Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, Bill Hader was discussing Monday night's Comedy Central's James Franco roast and said that Franco had never seen a roast before doing it. Hader recounted a conversation with Franco that occurred at the event seconds before going onstage. Hader said, "We're about to go out, and he's like, 'Hey, so what happens at these things?' He had never seen one before! And then he goes, 'Wait, are they gonna bust on you or they just bust on me?' I was like, 'You are the weirdest guy I know. You are so weird.'"

Check out Hader's Kimmel interview below, which also includes a fun story about [...]

Will James Franco Turn Comedy Central's Roasts Around?

"Do you think this is a bad idea?" James Franco asks Seth Rogen in the latest promo for his upcoming televised roast. "No, honestly, I actually think a Comedy Central roast is the perfect thing for your career right now," Rogen responds. He adds, "This is Rob Schneider, right?"

Although it's just a joke, the  ad does bring to light the fact that Comedy Central doesn't usually land stars of Franco's caliber for its roasts. In recent years, the network's roast victims tend to be respected comedy veterans in the twilights of their careers (Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr), celebrities who are walking punchlines already (Donald Trump, David Hasselhoff, [...]

North Korea Declares Seth Rogen and James Franco's 'The Interview' an "Act of War"

North Korea is growing more and more upset over Seth Rogen and James Franco's new movie The Interview, which stars the duo as a talk show host and his sidekick who are tasked with assassinating Kim Jong-un (played by Korean-American actor Randall Park). A spokesperson for North Korea's foreign ministry told the country's state-controlled news service today that the film's release will be considered an "act of war that we will never tolerate."

Last week, North Korea condemned the movie but said that Kim Jong-Un would probably watch it anyway. Here's a bunch of other crazy stuff the North Korea spokesperson said about The Interview in the report [...]

'SNL' Review: Seth Rogen Half-Baked

While watching Seth Rogen host SNL for the third time last weekend, I was reminded of two other three-peat hosts from earlier this season: Paul Rudd in December and Jonah Hill in January. Rudd's episode felt like extended promo for Anchorman 2, with the host failing to capture that lightning in the bottle with cast members that made his previous stints so memorable. Hill, however, seemed to enjoy himself every bit as much as he did his first two appearances.

Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, and Jonah Hill are, of course, hugely successful alumni from Team Judd Apatow, but their careers have taken diverging trajectories. Rogen and Rudd have [...]

Everybody From Comedy Is In This Arcade Fire Special

After Arcade Fire appeared as the musical guest on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, NBC gave the band a half hour to debut some new material on the network. What aired was this surreal Roman Coppola special with the songs "Here Comes the Night Time," "We Exist," and "Normal Person." The video also includes giant masks and cameos from Rainn Wilson, Ben Stiller, James Franco, Aziz Ansari, Eric Wareheim, Bill Hader, Zach Galifianakis, and a Spanish-speaking Michael Cera.

Videolist: Highlights from Comedy Central's James Franco Roast

Last night, Comedy Central aired their Roast of James Franco. Taped a week earlier in Los Angeles, the event featured comedians and actors Seth Rogen, Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, Bill Hader, Sarah Silverman, Jeff Ross, Natasha Leggero, Nick Kroll, and Jonah Hill gathering to make fun of Franco and each other. While the centerpiece and the dais were filled with more respected celebrities than your usual Comedy Central roast, the 90-minute special was still just a collection of jokes on the same subjects being repeated over and over (this year's big topics were "Jonah Hill is fat" and "James Franco is gay maybe?"). The far and away highlight [...]

Here's What Happened at the James Franco Roast

Although it won't be airing until Monday, September 2nd, Comedy Central held its Roast of James Franco last night in Los Angeles. Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader, Jonah Hill, Nick Kroll, Natasha Leggero, Jeff Ross, Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, and roast master Seth Rogen were all on hand to make jokes at Franco's expense, with most of them busting his balls over poorly-received Oscar-hosting performance with Anne Hathaway, his poetry and paintings, and the fact that he occasionally plays gay characters.

Jeff Ross showed up dressed as Franco's Spring Breakers character with a gold tooth grill and dreadlocks, according to USA Today. Onstage, Ross said, "The academy should have [...]

North Korea Condemns Rogen/Franco Movie 'The Interview' But Kim Jong-un Will Probably Watch It Anyway

The recently released trailer for Seth Rogen's new movie The Interview (due out October 10th) has already made waves with its main plot and joke target North Korea in the form of an official condemnation of the film. According to Variety, the executive director of the Centre for North Korea-U.S. Peace was "dismissive" in an interview with the Telegraph about the movie: "There is a special irony in this storyline," he said, "as it shows the desperation of the US government and American society." He added, however, that dictator Kim Jong-un — who is played in the film by Randall Park — would "probably watch the [...]

James Franco and Jimmy Fallon Talk All Things Cowbell on 'The Tonight Show'

During a commercial break on Friday, Jimmy Fallon and guest James Franco chatted about Horatio Sanz appearing in one of Franco's grad students' films, which naturally led to some reminiscing about Fallon's performance in the famous cowbell sketch from back in 2000. Jimmy's breaking and Will Ferrell's crazy eyes/voice quivering/glasses fogging are also covered.

Watch the Season 2 Premiere of 'The Mindy Project' with James Franco Right Now

Mindy Kaling's The Mindy Project doesn't start its second season until next Tuesday, but Fox released the season premiere online early this morning and you can watch the whole thing above. The premiere, entitled "All My Problems Solved Forever," picks up with Mindy and her minister boyfriend (guest star Anders Holt) living in Haiti, while Dr. Paul Leotard (guest star James Franco) becomes the practice's newest physician back in New York.

Comedy Central Made a Boxing Video Game for the James Franco Roast

Leading up to Monday's Roast of James Franco, Comedy Central has debuted a new online video game called Comedy Central's Franco Roast Fight this week. It's a boxing game where you beat up James Franco's character from Pineapple Express, Spring Breakers, and 127 Hours one by one, followed by Franco himself, only all the characters have different names because of copyrights and all that. Like all great video games, it is absurdly easy.