Wednesday, April 24, 2024

James Franco Commits a “Crime” with Smokey Robinson


James Franco is now dabbling in R&B music. Luckily he enlisted Smokey Robinson, who Franco met on a plane for vocals. The song is called “Crime.” It’s the second video Franco’s released this week from the upcoming album, which is recorded under the name Daddy with a music student pal. I’ll take anything with Smokey’s voice on it. Here’s the other single, called “Love in the Old Days”: The truth is, the songs aren’t bad. Which is a surprise. Or maybe not. Franco continues his quest to conquer everything. Soap operas, graduate school, novels. short stories, poetry and now soul music. And he’s doing it.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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