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James Franco Accepted Into Yale English PhD Program

The Secret Intellectual Life of James Franco

When James Franco isn't making movies, dancing with an anime doll and Liz Lemon, or making somewhat-decent Funny or Die videos, he's writing books and racking up degrees at an overachiever-on-Adderall pace.

Just two years ago, he graduated from UCLA with a bachelor's in English. Then, he switched coasts and enrolled in an MFA writing program at Columbia University, studied film at NYU, and wrote a book of short stories named after his California hometown, Palo Alto, that will be published this October.

But before Palo Alto can make it to bookstore shelves, Franco may be onto his next gig: a doctorate program in English literature at Yale. His manager confirmed his acceptance to Yale Daily News, but not his attendance. Given it's rumored to be his first-choice program, we expect/hope he will, as he will be the best TA ever!

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ShaynaLeah ShaynaLeah 7 years
Previously I thought James Franco was ok looking (not a big fan of the movies he's been in), but add in brains, and et la! Hot!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
dexaholic - I'm actually not really into him either. I can appreciate that he's attractive in an objective sort of way, but he doesn't do it for me.
dexaholic dexaholic 7 years
Am I the only person that doesn't find James Franco attractive?
cdelaney cdelaney 7 years
I so agree, Pistil. I respect his dedication and ambition...plus, I have an English degree, so I am partial to his area of study!
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I like when celebrities use their fortune to further develop themselves, instead of lounging by their pools and making tabloid headlines.
mix-tape mix-tape 7 years
I believe this is untrue! He is going to go to Florida State University, where I currently attend. We have one of the best writing departments in the country. The man who wrote the Godfather series is the dept head here. When he was last on Saturday Night Live he wore a FSU hoodie. Also, I saw him at a men's basketball game in February. Maybe he is going to Yale, but he sure is spending a lot of time in Tallahassee.
roseate roseate 7 years
as others have said, this makes him even more attractive. I was born in Palo Alto, too.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Haha, totally with you, greenfairy!
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I want him as my TA! I'm hot for teacha!
xgreenfairyx xgreenfairyx 7 years
Keep making my dirty dreams dirtier, James Franco. Its what you're good at.
hypnoticmix hypnoticmix 7 years
Good for him. When I was in college I really enjoyed it. In fact I'm thinking of enrolling again and taking classes indefinitely because I love to learn.
neonbee neonbee 7 years
Haha, this has always been one of the reasons why I've liked him for a while. He never seemed like someone who put say he's reading interesting books just to look smart.
xxstardust xxstardust 7 years
Knew there was a reason I love him to pieces ..
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
Wow. I'm totally guilty of assuming he was kind of dumb. Oops.
jocupcake jocupcake 7 years
This just makes him so much sexier.
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