just watched The Daily Show, where James Franco was the guest.
James Franco left NYC this morning at 5 a.m. to get to Yale, where he's going for his Ph.D. in English literature. The Today Show asked him to skip class and appear on their show, anticipating that he'd be nominated for an Oscar for his role in 127 Hours (and he was), but he refused, preferring to attend his course on Byron, Keats and Shelley.
I'll bet his mother (poet Betsy Franco) was especially proud. I know I was impressed to hear how he sets his priorities.