Photo Assumption: James Franco & Ashley Benson
They said they weren’t dating, right? This is the last I remember. Then again, I’m so absorbed and inspired all the time by James Franco’s art, his love life shouldn’t be important, especially not when he’s, like, sculpting and sh-t.
But then on Grantland I saw this photo last night. Check out the way Franco is holding Ashley Benson. It’s not so much his arm looped around her waist but that his hand is clasping hers...
I’ve sat on Dylan’s lap before for a group shot. Dylan is one of my closest friends. But he doesn't reach around and take my hand. The taking of the hand is extra -- an indication of a level of intimacy that’s beyond platonic.
Photo Assumption says they’re totally together that way. Or, at least, were totally together that way at SXSW three days ago. And is he mentoring her towards Oscar...?
Benson was interviewed by Seventeen recently:
“I love Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman—those are the careers I want. My goal is to win an Oscar, and I’m going to take the steps to get there.”
Um, as IF Ashley Benson.
Do you know who Ashley Benson is?
I barely know who she is.
This is what I know about Ashley Benson:
She’s in a movie with Selena Gomez and James Franco.
She might be f-cking James Franco.
Maybe, one day, in ten years, that’ll be all you need to win an Oscar, if James Franco has anything to do with it.
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