Campus Letdown

James Franco is not going to the University of Houston after all: Star bows out of prestigious program

James Franco is not going to the University of Houston after all: Star bows out of prestigious program

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James Franco

So much for James Franco being a Cougar.

The Academy Award-nominated actor has pulled out of the University of Houston's prestigious creative writing program, according to BackstageOL.com. The entertainment website quotes an unnamed UH official on Franco's departure from the program, which would have had him taking classes on Cullen Boulevard this September.

"I don’t think he was ever really coming," the school official told BackstageOL. “It was a good news story for awhile.”

When Franco was first accepted into the program back in April of last year, we openly wondered if he'd ever actually enroll. It turns out, the doubts were more than legit. Still Franco's bow out is no small letdown to a campus that already found itself in the throes of Franco fever.

Several Franco "sightings" at the University of Houston in November 2011 caused Twitter frenzies. Now, UH will have to hope that Charlie Sheen makes another visit to play baseball.