It's no secret that James Franco is getting universally trashed for his work as Oscar cohost.
The 127 Hours star seemed so disconnected, sluggish and bored by the festivities that there's much speculation that he was stoned during the telecast.
So did Mr. Franco pull a Pineapple Express and smoke up for the Academy Awards? And what about that new report claiming that Franco and Anne Hathaway hate each other? Here's the truth...
Franco was not under the influence on Sunday. "James does not drink or do drugs ever," his rep tells me.
Several sources (who have no reason to spin me) confirm that Franco is not a partier.
He was "exhausted" because he had spent several weeks flying back and forth from the East Coast to L.A. to rehearse on weekends. By the time Sunday rolled around, one source said, "he was going on 20-hour days four days in a row."