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James Franco blames Anne Hathaway for Oscar hosting fiasco

March 31, 2011 |  3:12 pm

James Franco has a theory for why his Oscar co-hosting performance was so trashed: It was Anne Hathaway's fault!

On a pretaped clip for Friday's "Late Show With David Letterman" on CBS, Letterman asks why critics suggested that Franco was stoned during the Academy Awards telecast.

"I think I know why," the actor replies. "Because, I love her, but Anne Hathaway is so energetic, I think the Tasmanian Devil would look stoned standing next to Anne Hathaway… She has a lot of energy."


Franco also blames fans for having a double standard about the Oscars. "Here's the hypocritical thing:  Leading up to the Oscars, I couldn't hear enough about how, 'Oh, people don't care about the Oscars anymore, it's dead, it's boring, it's at the end of a long awards season, who cares about it?' Well, as soon as you don't host the way they want you to, they suddenly care and they won't shut up about it," he says.

Letterman, who had his own panned stint as host of the 1995 Oscars, commiserated.

What do you think of Franco's rationale, Show Trackers?


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