Justin Bieber recently posted this image to his Instagram account announcing, "This is James Dean inspired. Don't ask me if I smoke ciggys cuz I don't ♛." Now of course most of his fans have no idea who James Dean is, so he was sure to followup with the actual photo the Biebs was trying to emulate.
James Franco is a showbiz stud who is generally thought of as not having a problem getting the girls he goes after. 17-year-old Lucy Clode from Scotland got a look at the movie star's romantic tenacity when she met him at an autograph signing in New York. After making an Instagram video of him and being told to tag him (and oh, she did) things started to get weird. Luckily for us, she decided to document the whole creepy correspondence.
Clode and Franco soon started direct messaging one another where she tells him that she's in New York with her mom for her 18th birthday (which isn't until next month). That doesn't seem to slow down old Franco.
Clode eventually turned him down after the DMs turned to texts, but to prove that it was really him, Franco wrote her name on a piece of paper and sent her a photo of him holding it.
The exchange started circulating the internet and soon Franco had this in a response:
The FC Barcelona defender Dani Alves was preparing for a corner kick on Sunday's match when he noticed a banana tossed at him onto the pitch. Without missing a beat, Alves responds to the racist gesture excellently by picking it up and eating it.
"We have suffered [racism] in Spain for some time," Alves said after the game. "We aren't going to change things easily"
Friends, teammates, and fans responded to Alves' actions with pride in a similarly humorous fashion on Instagram and Twitter.