Ellen DeGeneres Makes James Franco a Sexy Pinup Calendar Star!

Lauren Schutte
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Forget calendar girls … this holiday season it's all about calendar guys. Or, rather, one guy in particular.

James Franco, 35, set the Internet ablaze when he shared what looks to be the December entry for a month-by-month pictorial of himself plus cats, created by none other than Ellen DeGeneres, on Wednesday.
"#ellen#catcalendar MERRY XMAs!!!! –ELLEN MADE ME tHIS CAlENDaR," the "This Is The End" actor captioned one of the photos he shared on Instagram.

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In the seemingly Photoshopped pic, Franco's face appears to have been placed on the very ripped body of a male model wearing nothing but a red Speedo and Santa hat while posing with a similarly dressed kitten.

Then today, James, who taped an appearance on Ellen's talk show that will air Monday, Nov. 18, shared another pic of his face atop another shirtless, rock-hard bod. But this time he's posing in what looks like tighty whities with a gray feline.

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It's not yet known if the gift that's really 12 gifts in one was just for the actor's private use, or if DeGeneres plans to sell the calendar in her online store, which already features items like Ellen underwear, alarm clocks, key chains, shot glasses, and Halloween trick-or-treat bags. A new holiday product featuring Franco makes perfect sense to us!