James Franco blames writers and producers for his disastrous Oscar hosting gig

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Anne Hathaway and James Frano hosting the Oscars

James Franco is finally speaking out about his disastrous Oscar-hosting gig. He blames the writers and producers of the show, not an illicit substance, for his lackluster performance. According to an interview in Playboy, Franco claims:

“It’s hard to talk about because it’s like assigning blame — not a fun thing to do. For three or four weeks we shot the promos and the little film that played in the opening. In the last week, when we really started focusing on the script for the live show and did a run-through, I said to the producer, ‘I don’t know why you hired me, because you haven’t given me anything. I just don’t think this stuff’s going to be good.' I just didn’t want to fight anymore, even when they said, ‘You’ll come out as Marilyn Monroe. It’ll be funny.’ Me in drag is not funny."

Franco probably should have used that doctoral-student brain of his to decline participating in that whole debacle. You don't have to say "yes" to every offer, you know! Stick to soap-opera acting, creating invisible art, making freaky music videos, and all other eighty-seven things you do best.