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Posted at 10:05 PM ET, 02/27/2011

James Franco in drag: Oscar fail?

By Liz Kelly

Oscar host/nominee James Franco channeled Marilyn Monroe (and Madonna) when he walked on stage in a fuschia gown and blond wig. It may have been a first for the Academy Awards, though not for Franco -- who has done this sort of thing before. More than once.

But, in the context of tonight's Oscar broadcast, was there really a point? Or was it just another naked (or thankfully not-naked) bid to woo "young, hip" viewers?

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By Liz Kelly  | February 27, 2011; 10:05 PM ET
Categories:  Awards Season  | Tags:  Academy Awards, Oscars  
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Comments

He was still more attactive than Liz Kelly. Those who live in glass houses...

Posted by: ginabw | February 28, 2011 3:32 AM | Report abuse

Is there a count somewhere on how many dress changes Ann Hathaway had? It had to have been at least 10.

Posted by: randysbailin | February 28, 2011 8:32 AM | Report abuse

His dressing in drag was totally out of context. Just a head shaker. And stupid. What was funny about it, however, was that he tried to act more manly to make up for being in drag. Lame.

Posted by: cococo | February 28, 2011 8:41 AM | Report abuse

I wish the poll had a "Whatever" option

Posted by: P-Funk2002 | February 28, 2011 11:11 AM | Report abuse

Me-OW, Ginabw. Stay classy.

James Franco in drag was..... Meh.

Posted by: DCCubefarm | February 28, 2011 12:28 PM | Report abuse

Its true . . . somehow Franco appears way more masculine in this get up than ever before. Hathaway seemed to enjoy the "joke," tho.

Posted by: itsmyparty | February 28, 2011 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Nice shoulders!

Posted by: MHinNC | February 28, 2011 4:03 PM | Report abuse

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