James Franco is having a Bar Mitzvah. Mazel Tov on becoming an even stranger man.

James Franco is having a Bar Mitzvah. Mazel Tov on becoming an even stranger man.
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This is going to be the hottest Bar Mitzvah ticket of the year.

James Franco is having a Bar Mitzvah. Mazel Tov on becoming an even stranger man.
My money is on Jason Segel and Martin Starr winning Coke and Pepsi. (via Getty)

James Franco is having a Bar Mitzvah. That's pretty weird, but James Franco does so much weird stuff that maybe it's normal. And the event is being set up by Hilarity for Charity, the organization that Seth Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen, founded to raise money for Alzheimer's disease. So James Franco is actually having a Bar Mitzvah to help people. Have you ever had a Bar Mitzvah to help people? Maybe you're the weird one.

According to Variety, Rogen said in a statement:

“Ever since I've known James, he's been talking about wanting a Bar Mitzvah. 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."

It's really hard for me to tell which parts of that are genuine, thanks partially to James Franco's very effective personal brand (bewildering + handsome). Has he really always wanted a Bar Mitzvah? Is there really going to be a bris? Will they really bounce him up and down in a chair? That last one is an original question I came up with myself, but hopefully we'll get some detailed Instagram posts from the event on October 17 to find out some answers.

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