Vanity Fair unveiled their annual Hollywood Issue Thursday morning with the headline “12 Extraordinary Stars, One Momentous Year.” Apparently, there was supposed to be 13 extraordinary stars. According to the Hollywood Reporter, one celebrity was digitally removed in the eleventh hour. It was James Franco.
“We made a decision not to include James Franco on the Hollywood cover once we learned of the misconduct allegations against him,” a Vanity Fair spokesperson said. The Disaster Artist actor sat for a photo shoot and interview, like the other twelve stars.
A Los Angeles Times report published Jan. 11 cited five women who accused Franco “of behavior they found to be inappropriate or sexually exploitative.”
The 39-year-old actor was considered an Oscar contender after snagging a SAG nomination and winning a Golden Globe. However, his name was noticeably absent when the Academy Awards announced their nominations earlier this week.
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