Star Scoop: Considering James Franco, JLaw Makes Barbara Walters’ Last List, Remembering Paul Walker

By  December 02, 2013

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Consider This Sh*t: James Franco for Best Supporting Actor, Oscars 2014. A24 Films, the production company behind Spring Breakers, is championing Franco for the win with a For Your Consideration campaign. It’s likely that the renaissance man supports the push as he wrote “There will never be a movie or a character that is more important for this age than Spring Breakers and its protagonist Alien,” in his own Vice review of the fiery flick. [Huffington Post]

Barbara Walters’ impending retirement means that her annual Most Fascinating People List is coming to an end. The 20-year-old special will have its last broadcast on December 18 with Jennifer LawrenceMiley Cyrus, and KimYe among the fascinating few. [ET Online]

Hollywood was stunned after the untimely death of Paul Walker over the weekend, leaving many to wonder the fate of Universal’s Fast & Furious franchise. Studio reps released a statement that they were “heartbroken” by his loss, but sources say they will move ahead with filming and work on a way to tribute Walker in the next installment. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Ron Burgundy mania has gotten real. Will Ferrell co-anchored a North Dakota newscast Saturday night as the mustached reporter, blurring the lines between his real-life persona and the fictional character. Burgundy’s latest appearances include the MTV Europe Music Awards, a national Dodge commercial, and a Canadian curling event… in a kilt, no less. [Deadspin]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the Kardashian household—that is, if Christmas were an abandoned movie theater plastered with graffiti, trashed with tabloids, and turned into a David LaChappelle set.The Kardashian holiday card has arrived, with Bruce Jenner and tiny tot Mason as the only men to make the cut. [Entertainment Weekly]

Now, back to Franco, because we all need him to start our week off right. Tribeca Films bought the rights to Gia Coppola‘s Palo Alto, which is based on Franco’s short stories of the same name. The film is set for a spring 2014 wide release. [Variety]