The actor signs on for more ''General Hospital,'' but lately his real life has been stranger than anything he's done on screen

By Adam Markovitz
May 28, 2010 at 04:00 AM EDT

May 16
Sings ”Proud Mary” with a drag queen at an NYC party. One request before you do it again, James? Invite us.

May 18
Says he’ll be back on General Hospital this summer as murderous artist Franco. It was random the first time, but now…Actually, no. Still really random.

May 20
Lands roles in a new Planet of the Apes prequel and the comedy Ricky Stanicky.

May 21
Heads to Cannes to join the rest of Hollywood for its annual glamourfest on the Croisette, to debut The Clerk’s Tale, a short he directed based on a poem about a gay salesman.

May 21
Busted! A classmate tells tabloids that Franco got scolded for texting in class at NYU. Dude, save it 4 L8R!