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  1. Franco GRD ’16 will not attend U of Houston

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    We’re starting to lose track track of James Franco’s GRD ’16 educational history, but it seems that, for now, he will not enroll in a sixth graduate program.

    Franco was accepted to the University of Houston’s creative writing program last spring and deferred his enrollment for one year, but he has decided not to start classes there this fall, the Houston Chronicle reported Monday. James Kastley, director of the University of Houston’s creative writing program, said Franco informed him of his decision not to attend in mid-February.

    Franco has previously enrolled in graduate programs at Yale, New York University, Columbia University and Brooklyn College, and he is also listed online as a second-year student at the Rhode Island School of Design.

    “The problem is, he’s just very busy, so the future is uncertain,” Kastley told the Chronicle.

    Busy, indeed: in between all that creative writing, the “127 Hours” and “General Hospital” star recently made an experimental film, “Francophrenia”, that will play at the Tribeca Film Festival next month.

  2. Franco OMG ’16 to publish first novel on Amazon

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    After James Franco’s GRD ’16 first book, a collection of stories called “Palo Alto,” racked up three stars out of five on Amazon, Yale’s most famous English grad student is back for another round.

    The Oscar-nominated actor has sold his debut novel “Actors Anonymous” to Amazon Publishing, Reuters reported this week. The novel, planned for release in 2013, is said to tell a semi-fictionalized story of Franco’s time as an actor.

    Franco is one of a number of author-celebs to forgo traditional publishing houses and post directly to Amazon — he joins the ranks of self-help expert Timothy Ferris and meditation guru Deepak Chopra, the Huffington Post reported.

    Before Actors Anonymous, Franco will release his second book later this year, a description of a 2010 art show the actor helped curate that’s slated to be called “James Franco: Dangerous Book Four Boys.” This book should be out in April, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    Maybe Franco’s semi-autobiographical novel will discuss his time at Yale. Maybe he’ll lament that uncomfortably public bathroom outside Linsly-Chittenden 102, or rave about how much he loves the Chapel Street Starbucks. We can only hope — that Starbucks rocks.