News

James Franco pens cryptic, creepy ‘Lindsay’ story

James Franco pens cryptic, creepy ‘Lindsay’ story

'BUNGALOW 89:' More than a scene in a short story? James Franco won't say. Photo: Associated Press

Actor James Franco has penned a short story which appears to rebuff reports suggesting he slept with Lindsay Lohan.

The “Spider-Man” star was linked to Lohan back in 2011, but denied speculation of a romance.

However, the gossip started up once again after Franco was included on a handwritten list of names, said to be the actress’ former lovers, which was published by a U.S. tabloid earlier this year.

Now Franco has tackled the subject in a bizarre and graphic short story for Vice.com, entitled “Bungalow 89.” The tale lifts the lid on his time staying at Los Angeles’ iconic Chateau Marmont hotel in 2011, and details his encounters with a woman named only as “Lindsay.”

Franco writes, “Once upon a time a guy, a Hollywood guy, read some Salinger (American writer J. D. Salinger) to a young woman who hadn’t read him before. Let’s call this girl Lindsay. She was a Hollywood girl, but a damaged one. I knew that she would like Salinger, because most young women do.”

He then adds, “Now we were lying in bed. I wasn’t going to (sleep with) her. She had her head on my shoulder. She started to talk. I let her… I ran my fingers through her hair and thought about this girl sleeping on my chest, our fictional Hollywood girl, Lindsay. What will she do? I hope she gets better. You see, she is famous. She was famous because she was a talented child actress, and now she’s famous because she gets into trouble. She is damaged.”

Recent Headlines

in Local

Court Date Set to Determine State Retiree Healthcare Refunds

state_capitol_3

The state will refund money to about 75,000 state retirees who've been paying a portion of their pensions for health insurance.

in Local

Durbin: President Did Right Thing on Immigration

immigration

Durbin tells Illinois colleagues to take action, not complain

in Local

New Life For An Old River

sangamon river

Thousands drive over the Sangamon River every day but, very few give it any thought

in Local

Sangamon Co. Judge Declares Pension Overhaul Unconstitutional; State Will Appeal

FILE - in this Dec. 5, 2013 file photo, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn hands off a pen during the signing of the pension overhaul legislation bill in Chicago. A Sangamon County judge's ruling Friday Nov. 21, 2014 on the constitutionality of the landmark Illinois pension overhaul could determine whether the matter is ultimately decided by the state Supreme Court. Looking on from left are: state Rep. Mike Zalewski, D-Riverside; Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington; Senate GOP leader Sen. Christine Radogno; Rep. Darlene Senger, R-Naperville; Rep. Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs and House Speaker Michael Madigan. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Illinois has the worst-funded state pension systems in the U.S., with a roughly $100 billion shortfall.

in Local

Illinois Killer’s Extradition Pending with Missouri Governor

jail

A Missouri prosecutor says convicted Illinois killer Nicholas Sheley's extradition paperwork remains with Gov. Jay Nixon.