MTV – “The Truth Behind James Franco’s ‘Inside The Actors Studio’ Frenzy”

Did James Franco really cause a near-riot recently during a taping of Bravo’s “Inside the Actors Studio”?

Reports suggested hundreds showed up for the taping but were rejected and that girls in the audience were so loud host James Lipton had to stop the interview and ask for quiet.

“The report was accurate. It was bedlam,” said Lipton. “But it said I stopped the show and told the audience to behave. Like hell I did! I was the happiest person in the house. We had a great time together.”

Lipton told us that in the nearly two decades since he’s been conducting his “Actors Studio” interviews, he’d never witnessed such a commotion. That becomes even more impressive when you consider how many Hollywood celebs Lipton has hosted — everyone from Johnny Depp to Daniel Radcliffe.

Days after Franco’s appearance on the show, news broke that the 32-year-old actor had been tapped to host the Oscars alongside Anne Hathaway. After getting to know Franco during their lengthy interview, Lipton is certain he’ll do great.

“It’s a slam dunk,” he said. “He’s very clever. He’s got four master’s degrees, and he just signed up for his Ph.D. at Yale. He’s very funny.”

‘It was bedlam,’ host James Lipton confirms to MTV News –

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1653364/20101201/story.jhtml and

Highlights of the evening included Franco discussing his most memorable roles: 

Aron Ralston in 127 Hours – http://www.bravotv.com/inside-the-actors-studio/videos/james-franco-127-hours

Saul Silver in Pineapple Expresshttp://www.bravotv.com/inside-the-actors-studio/videos/james-franco-pineapple-express

Scott Smith in Milkhttp://www.bravotv.com/inside-the-actors-studio/videos/james-franco-milk

Stanley Tucci to Discuss New Movie, Joe Gould’s Secret, at the Pace Downtown Theater

Film actor and director Stanley Tucci will screen his new movie, Joe Gould’s Secret and speak about its creation at Pace University’s Downtown Theater, on Spruce Street, on Monday, May 1, 2000. Movie screenings will be held at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., and Stanley Tucci’s talk, The Creation of Joe Gould’s Secret will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

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NEW YORK – Film actor and director Stanley Tucci will screen his new movie, Joe Gould’s Secret and speak about its creation at Pace University’s Downtown Theater, on Spruce Street, on Monday, May 1, 2000. Movie screenings will be held at 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., and Stanley Tucci’s talk, The Creation of Joe Gould’s Secret will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Joe Gould’s Secret is based on an essay of the same name that was written by the late Joe Mitchell for The New Yorker. Stanley Tucci directed and stars in the film with Ian Holm (Chariots of Fire and The Sweet Hereafter). Tucci wrote and directed The Big Night, which won The Waldo Salt screen writing award at the Sundance Film Festival, and The Imposters, which was an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival. He has appeared in the films Deconstructing Harry, Billy Bathgate and Prizzi’s Honor.

The event is part of the Dyson Lectures in the Humanities and is sponsored by the English department of Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. The film screenings and the lecture are free and open to the public. For more information contact the English department at (212) 346-1402.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.