James Franco’s Relentless Interstate Pursuit of an MFA

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Laurent and Jean de Brunhoff's Babar and his teammates are going all out to win the famous Celesteville Regatta (1989). Photo: Getty Images

For those of you who doubted our earlier reports that James Franco was busy studying for his MFA in North Carolina instead of attending the Golden Globes, well, we think you owe us an apology. We just got off the phone with Ben Anderson, spokesperson for the Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina, who confirmed to Vulture that Mr. Franco did indeed spend a stretch at the college's winter residency studying poetry as part of the school's MFA Program for Writers. We can only hope, for his sake, that he spent some time poring through the canon of e.e. cummings while there. [Warren Wilson College]