James Franco would like you to know that the T-shirt he wears in his stoner-turned-action flick, "Pineapple Express," is not a stolen concept, as alleged.
Hanging for the film's after-party at Tenjune Tuesday night, Franco told us: "I did keep a copy of the outfit. The T-shirt I wore was designed by the director, David Gordon Green, and it's a shark with a kitten in its mouth, but they're both smiling."
But there's some controversy, because a small Brooklyn T-shirt designer, called WOWCH, says it had the idea first, in 2005, and didn't get any credit for the design in the movie.
"What? That's ridiculous," Franco exclaimed. "We completely created that shirt and that shark. David wanted me to wear a purple Monterey Bay T-shirt with a whale on it. I said I wasn't into the whale shirt, so he came up with his own design, which was the shark."
James' shirt in the movie:
T-shirt debates aside, the best moment of the night came when two attractive women interrupted the interview to hit on Franco over the loud music:
Girl: You look familiar.
Franco: I dunno. Have we met?
Girl: I saw you on screen an hour ago.
Franco: On the street?
Girl: No! On the movie screen! You were in the movie we just saw!
Girl 2: I loved it. I'm [Name redacted].
Girl: I'm [Name redacted]. It's a pleasure to meet you.
Franco: Hi. I'm James.
Girl 2: Where are you from?
Franco: Well I'm moving here to New York City very soon ...
Publicist (interrupting): You know girls, this is the Daily News right here ...
Daily News: Give me two seconds, and then you can tell him everything that you ever wanted to.
Girl (grinning widely): Like all my favorite sexual positions?
Franco (turns to the Daily News and smirks): I'll borrow your tape recorder for that.
The starstruck admirer then went on to describe for Franco how she most enjoys copulating holding a Shark-Eating-Kitten pose she learned in Hatha Yoga class—an intricate two-person posture in which the larger and stronger of the pair "devours" the smaller, fluffier one from behind.
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What do you guys think?
[edited] ~If those girls can say those things with people media around imagine how James gets hit on when he's alone