James Franco is everywhere. He’s studying 11 different academic disciplines at 14 different Ivy League schools. He’s an Oscar nominee for 127 Hours. He’s hosting the Oscar ceremony with Anne Hathaway. And no matter where he is, he hears everything. Or so it seems to Meredith Vieira. This morning on Today, right after Matt Lauer and Meredith had congratulated Colin Firth on his nomination for Best Actor, the pair welcomed Franco via satellite. Turns out Franco had been listening in as Vieira practically endorsed Firth’s Best Actor candidacy by offering to “polish his statue” if he won. So he playfully called her on it. Watch Meredith dance.

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