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James Franco

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James Franco hitting up the Damien Hirst opening at the Gagosian Gallery in NYC recently.

Franco kept up his Sundance-sexy, as we're told he looked "hot all bundled up."

He also ran into a certain someone in the elevator who intrigued him...

Another James. Duh.

James Frey, the disgraced writer who is best known as getting "ripped a new one" by Oprah, chatted with the other James on the way up.

Says a fellow elevator spy:

"Frey was all like, 'Hey, James!' and James Franco was all like, 'Hey, James!' And they chatted and it was all friendly."

Somehow we feel like Franco, who just played distinguished author Allen Ginsberg in Howl, should snub Mr. Frey, but whatevs.

As for who else was at the "sausage party" (as our source calls it) of an opening:

Mick Jagger, Bono and Gossip Girl's Matthew Settle.

Meanwhile, back in L.A., a gal who hasn't been mingling with the A-list for a while was...

Selma Blair, more focused on mingling with her delish food at Café Med on Sunset Blvd.

Blair, looking très chic in black Chanel sunglasses and a black striped shirt, was dining with someone who possibly resembled her mother.

Reese Witherspoon's sometimes bestie was there for a while and in a "great mood," a fellow diner tells us.

"She even took pictures with the chef after," adds our Italian eyes. "She was really nice!"

Additional reporting by Martin Haro and Taryn Ryder

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