Source: Oscar Hosts Anne Hathaway, James Franco ‘Hate Each Other’

by | March 1, 2011 at 1:53 PM | 83rd Academy Awards, TV News

Oscar Hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway (Photo: Getty Images)

Oscar Hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway (Photo: Getty Images)

No winners here!

A source tells Us Weekly that Anne Hathaway, 28, and James Franco grew to “hate each other” as they rehearsed to host the Oscars Feb. 27.

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“She had to provide all the energy — he was just phoning it in,” says a second insider. (“James seemed in his own little world,” during the Oscar telecast, says another source. “Producers were pissed.”)

In fact, as UsMagazine.com reported Monday, after the awards, Franco, 32, skipped his own party at L.A.’s The Writer’s Room.

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“He went immediately back to NYC because he was pissed about how the show went,” adds a third source.

Franco’s rep responds, “This is absolutely not true,” while Hathaway’s rep says, “Anne had a wonderful experience with him.”

Still, fans should expect a new MC in 2012. Insiders say both Hugh Jackman and Billy Crystal want the gig again.

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