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Shut Down! Yale Doesn't Want Franco To Teach!

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How embarrassing!

Over the week, James Franco, who is currently enrolled as a Ph.D student at Yale, claimed on Good Morning America that he would be teaching a course over the next semester, which made us wonder if the seksi actor really could do just about anything!

Well, apparently not, because Yale's English Department Chair Michael Warner has come forward to let the world know that Franco was speaking a little too soon!

He reveals:

"As a grad student in our program, he would not ordinarily teach until his third year. [Franco] was referring to another project: a proposal for a college seminar that did not work out for this year."


Guess they weren't interested in the How To Get Stoned And Play The Green Goblin seminar, bb!

Maybe next year! LOLs!

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22 comments to “Shut Down! Yale Doesn't Want Franco To Teach!”

  1. 1

    OMG I went 2 Yale and I thought they were nice people but I guess not

  2. 2

    Well, I certainly wouldn't want him as a teacher. After seeing his ridiculous and creepy performance on GH, I would want to stay far away.

  3. 3

    Big deal, so it will be a year or 2 from now instead of next semester. Sometimes people exaggerate when they are being interviewed. It is hardly a crime.

  4. 4

    who gives a fuck how is this news? and why do we have to look at your ugly face Mario, please take that shit down.

  5. 5

    Re: AvaLovesAbs – the angry bitch from jersey strike again. must be an english major with that run on sentence

  6. 6

    I thought he was hot until I saw him on SNL with a mouth full a saliva and spraying it every time he spoke. Say it don't spray it honey.

  7. 7

    Based on your spelling and grammar Perez, you could use some further education yourself Perez. How Franco manages to maintain his schedule is astonishing to me. judalon - that's called ACTING sweetie! I do agree that his character on the show is written as truly creepy! And he apparently has had a wonderful time playing this character since this is his second go round!

  8. 8

    Told ya! Lowly grad student, like the rest of us.

  9. 9

    The man is getting his PH.D. How many of you can say that? Perez, you never give credit where it is due. Do you know how hard it is to get a doctorate? All the complaining you do about lindsay, etc… You would think you would give Franco kudo's for getting an education. You know, just like normal people. I think his character was great on GH. He is an actor and played the part well.

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  11. 11

    that's surprising, i my PhD program the student have to teach in their first year b/c we need tons of TAs. but that's chemistry so maybe it's different in English. after the first year all the PhDs in my program do nothing but research.

  12. 12

    this shizzle happens all the time in ph.d. and master's programs. seminars don't adhere to same rigid formats the way regular courses do. for example, there may be 5 students in a seminar and each has their chance during the semester to instruct their peers. but they fall through all the time. it doesn't really mean they didn't want him to teach.

  13. 13

    Yale's got a college seminar program where non-professor types can apply to teach a class. They present their proposals to the residential colleges (think the houses of harry potter, except there are 12 of them) and the residential colleges pick which classes they'd like to sponsor. If you get the support, you get to be a professor for a semester. Franco got turned down, he probably shouldnt have been talking about teaching a college seminar BEFORE getting approved.

  14. 14

    Re: savkobabe – My point was that his GH storyline was ridiculous and I thought his acting was lame. So sweetie, I thought he was a joke on the show.

  15. 15

    I would love to be his student ;) Give the guy credit. He is in a PhD program for god's sake, it is very hard to be in one. The news press makes a big deal about all this stuff. But yea, he shouldnt have said anything i guess until it was for sure.

  16. 16

    there is NOTHING unusual about this
    so sad to see P trying to make sense of grad school since he never went

  17. 17

    Teaching or not teaching, teaching in a couple years - who the fuck cares - James Franco is awesome. So well rounded and enthused about LIFE!

  18. Kylyn says – reply to this


    LEAVE JAMES FRANCO ALONE! Just because he won't have sex with you or let you flirt with him Perez does not mean that you have the right to harass him! For the record he's miles ahead of any actor of our time and he may very well be the greatest living actor of our time. You would know that if you saw less commercial films besides the ones that attract your fat, lard covered popcorn eating ass to the theatre. He is not the just the Green Goblin, you idiot and he admitted in an interview that he does not smoke weed. You really need to get your facts straight before you publish all this untrue shiz about people. You are one of the worst, most vile, retarded idiotic journalists to have ever lived.

    You're just jealous because he didn't make out with you or something. Get over it and quit being a hater, hater.

  19. Kylyn says – reply to this


    Re: judalon – Oh well. Who cares what you thought. I thought he was great. Do you care? No. His character was creepy, and you may have thought it was lame, but let's get one thing clear- james Franco is anything but lame. You vs. James Franco. Let's see who's more lame. Are you an actor? Would your performance have sucked balls if you had tried? Hell yes! James Franco smokes you away. You= epic fail.

  20. Kylyn says – reply to this


    Re: Caligulascousin – I would hope no one who went to YAle would post on this site. Jesus.

  21. 21

    Why aren't my comments appearing?

  22. 22

    Okay. I'll try this one more time. Please check out the most recent issue of New York Magazine that discusses his "artwork." He seems obsessed with male genitalia and seems to think sexual violence is okay. It's disturbing and sick.