Seth Rogen is making James Franco a man.
Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen, are throwing the Pineapple Express star a bar mitzvah. Franco has said that he never had the opportunity to study his faith, and wondered what it would be like to have a bar mitzvah.
Well, now Rogen is making that lifelong dream come true, all for the sake of charity. In a statement, Franco’s collaborator said to Variety, “Ever since I’ve known James, he’s been talking about wanting a bar mitzvah.”
He continued, “We’re excited to see him finally become a man while also helping us raise awareness and funds for people living with Alzheimer’s and towards research that will lead to a cure. And in celebration we’ll also have a mohel and a live bris for James at the event.”
The event is for the annual Hilarity for Charity fundraiser, which was established by Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen, for Alzheimer’s disease. The event is happening on October 17. Last year, Rogen threw a prom for the charity with many guests. In past events, stars have showed up, including Bruno Mars, Paul Rudd, Patton Oswalt, Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Silverman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and more.
While creating awareness about Hilarity for Charity, Seth Rogen has stood before Congress to speak about how Alzheimer’s has affected him. His wife’s mother has the disease. “I saw the real ugly truth of the disease. After forgetting who she and her loved ones were. My mother in law, a teacher for 35 years, then forgot about to speak, feed herself, dress herself, and go to the bathroom by herself, all by the age of 60.”
He continued, “It was before I was born but I was told of a time where cancer had a stigma people were ashamed by. Celebrities and other public figures that were stricken would hide rather than be voices of hope… Although it’s turning this is where we are currently at with Alzheimer’s it seems like. It’s because of this lack of help and shameful stigma that my wife, some friends, and myself, have decided to do something to change the situation.”
You KNOW you won’t want to miss this!!! Seth Rogen and the Gang are going to throw me a Bar… https://t.co/U40KSNrn5N
— James Franco (@JamesFrancoTV) July 22, 2015
Hilarity For Charity tickets go on sale on August 11. The event will take place at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles.
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