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Seth Rogen to throw James Franco a barmitzvah

    Franco and Rogen at an event for the film This is the End
    Franco and Rogen at an event for the film This is the End

    Actor Seth Rogan has announced that he is to arrange a barmitzvah ceremony for fellow film star James Franco to raise money for charity.

    "Ever since I’ve known James, he’s been talking about wanting a barmitzvah,” Rogen said.

    Franco – whose mother is Jewish – has said in the past: "I do feel like I missed out on the Jewish experience. My Jewish friends tell me not to worry… but I like the idea of religion as a source of community."

    He also told the JC in an interview in 2011 : “I do plan to have a barmitzvah."

    The ceremony will be held as part of a variety show put on by Hilarity for Charity – a charity set up by Rogan and his wife, Lauren Miller Rogen to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease.

    Miller Rogen’s mother was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

    The charity’s previous events have raised several hundred thousand pounds and have featured famous faces such as Paul Rudd, Bruno Mars and Judd Apatow.

    Rogen said: “We’re excited to see James 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 he joked: “In celebration we’ll also have a mohel and a live bris for James at the event.”

    Watch Seth Rogan and some famous friends talk about Hilarity for Charity:

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