Oscar Co-Host James Franco -- in Drag -- Makes Dig at Charlie Sheen (Video)

James Franco

With Hathaway in a tux, James Franco came out in a dress and claimed to have been texted by Charlie Sheen.

He dresses as Marilyn Monroe onstage at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

James Franco dressed in drag at the 83rd annual Academy Awards Sunday and joked about scandal-ridden actor Charlie Sheen.

After co-host Anne Hathaway performed a number about how Hugh Jackman wouldn't sing with her on the show, Franco appeared onstage, wearing a blonde wig and red dress, resembling Marilyn Monroe.

He then quipped, "The  weird part is, I just got a text message from Charlie Sheen."

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