Showing posts with label JONAH HILL. Show all posts
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Thursday, January 28, 2016


Josh Brolin

Four-time Oscar®-winning filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men, True Grit, Fargo) write and direct Hail, Caesar!, an all-star comedy set during the latter years of Hollywood's Golden Age. Starring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton and Channing Tatum, Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.


In theaters February 5, 2016


Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum

Written, Produced and Directed by:
Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

Produced by:
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner

Executive Producer:
Robert Graf


Sunday, June 08, 2014


Jonah Hill And Jay Baruchel

Jonah Hill and Jay Baruchel were snapped at the 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' photocall in Times Square New York City.

Monday, January 06, 2014



Story By: G.H. Harding

Jonah Hill

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET --- I went into Marty Scorsese’s Wolf Of Wall Street not really knowing what to expect. Well, almost three hours later I emerged, shaken but mostly stirred. It’s kind of like a Departed light. Funny, well-acted, satirical in spots … but, boy, was it long. My first thought was I wondered what the almost four-hour director’s cut might be like. As great a movie as this was, and boy, it did have its moments, it could well benefit from a substantial edit.

By now, most everyone knows that the movie is based on the actual exploits of one-time Wall Street wunderkind Jordan Belfort. Starting with virtually nothing, Belfort finally joins a legitimate Wall Street firm and in no time becomes the favorite of the firm’s Matthew McConaughey - in a scene stealing moment you won’t soon forget. Branching out on his own, he meets Jonah Hill who immediately beseeches Belfort to hire him. Hill has never been better, and as Belfort’s sycophant, he is witness to every single moment of madness that ensues.

Before long, Belfort’s firm is among the most aggressive ones out there: transformed from their location in Queens to Wall Street. It’s as much a story of excesses gone wrong as anything else. Drugs, sex, insider trading, and much, much more, soon attract the eyes and ears of the FBI, and agent Patrick Denham (Kyle Chandler).

Some of Scorsese’s set-pieces are as good as he’s ever envisioned, but others seem to go on and on. The so-called country club scene on Quaaludes, is funny at first, but then just detours almost into the absurd.

Margot Robbie, as his mistress, then wife Naomi is stunningly good; I don’t recall seeing her before; but she steals the picture’s heart and soul. Ron Reiner as Belfort’s father is astonishingly good, but at times, seems like he’s in an entirely different picture; a Billy Crystal-movie perhaps?

As things began to unravel, I found it quite novel that names like designer Steve Madden and restaurateur Rocky Aoki (Benihana) figure into the plot. What happens to them both is true, but surprising nonetheless.

Did I like the movie? Sure, crazy fun … but, a tad too over the top and a tad too much. Leo’s great, but his patented antics are beginning to wear a bit thin on me. Wretched excess? Definitely.

BYE BYE PHIL --- Phil Everly, whose beautiful harmonies with his brother Don made The Everly Brothers one of the most influential duos of the rock and roll era, died last Friday, Jan. 3 in Burbank of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Everly was 74. "We are absolutely heartbroken," Everly's wife Patti told The Los Angeles Times, noting that Phil's poor health was the result of years of cigarette smoking. During the height of their popularity in the late 1950’s and early '60s, the Everly Brothers charted nearly three dozen hits on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, including "Cathy's Clown," "Wake Up Little Susie," "Bye Bye Love" and "All I Have to Do Is Dream." Linda Ronstadt enjoyed a huge hit with her 1975 cover of "When Will I Be Loved." In a nod to their immense influence on an entire generation of musical followers, the Everly Brothers were among the first 10 performers inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when it launched in 1986.

But, the brothers did not get along, and Paul Simon said when he and Art Garfunkel toured with them in 2003 (and, bear in mind Simon himself was often exasperated by his on-again, off-again partner and quite accomplished on his own) couldn't help but be amused by the irony of two partnerships where real-life harmony didn't match what was onstage. Says Simon, “Phil and Don hadn't seen each other for three years before meeting in the parking lot before the first show. They unpacked their guitars -- those famous black guitars -- and they opened their mouths and started to sing, and after all these years, it was still that sound I fell in love with as a kid. It was still perfect."

Influencing dozens of artists, from The Beach Boys to The Monkess to Simon and Garfunkel. We'll never forget them.

In addition to his wife and 76-year-old brother, Don, Everly is survived by his mother, Margaret, sons Jason and Chris.

ZAENTZ CAN’T DANCE NO MORE --- Saul Zaentz, producer of One Flew Over The Cookoo’s Nest and one-time owner of Fantasy Records, has died at the age of 92.

Saul Zaentz started his career in the music business. In 1955 when he started work for the company it was the largest independent jazz label in America. Zaentz purchased the company in 1967 and one of the first signing with Saul as the new boss was the rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Zaentz not only owned Fantasy, he also owned everything CCR recorded as well as the songs that John Fogerty wrote under the band’s original contract with the label.

The bad deal by Creedence Clearwater Revival would cost the band tens of millions of dollars in royalties, all of which went to Zaentz instead. When Fogerty released his solo records away from Zaentz, Zaentz sued him for plagiarizing claiming that John Fogerty the solo artist sounded too similar to John Fogerty the CCR singer. Zaentz went for $140 million in damages from Fogerty. He lost.

Fogerty sued for costs and won. He then wrote and released the songs "Zanz Can’t Dance" and "Mr. Greed" about his former label boss.

Zaentz then sued Fogerty for defamation over the lyrics to "Zanz Can’t Dance" which went 'Zanz can’t dance but he’ll steal your money.' Zaentz also tried to claim damages for Fogerty’s hit song “Old Man Down The Road” claiming that it sounded too similar to his CCR song "Run Through The Jungle."

The defamation case was settled when Fogerty changed the title of "Zanz Can’t Dance" to "Vanz Can’t Dance." Zaentz lost the "Old Man Down The Road" case. The pressures literally destroyed the short, but brilliant career of CCR. John’s brother Tom, also in the group, passed away and the remaining two members (Stu Cook and Doug Clifford) tried to tour as CCR Revisited, but then John sued them to stop.

There were reports last year that Fogarty was going to put CCR back together, but that has yet to occur.

Zaentz also produced the movies: Amadeus; One Flew Mosquito Coast; The English Patient; The Unbearable Lightness Of Being; and, The Hobbit. He was definitely a polarizing character, but had rather exceptional taste in movies, but, not so much in music.

CCR was the only successful project that Fantasy Records launched. None of those eclectic movies would have happened without him .

CLOSING NOTES --- Micky Dolenz will be performing LIVE in a star-studded benefit concert at The Pasadena Playhouse, on Monday, Jan. 13 at 8pm. This is a one-night-only special fundraising performance, benefiting The ALS Association – Golden West Chapter. In addition to the performances, the evening will include a silent auction and a VIP post-show meet-and-greet. Proceeds will provide critical funding for The ALS Association Golden West Chapter’s mission priorities in care services, public policy, and cutting-edge global research toward treatments –check out the LINK HERE.

Vanilla Fudge-drummer Carmine Appice starting Rockers Records? Seems so with the indie-label releasing some vintage material from Appice’s many solo projects. I hope this is not a retread of his work with Randy Pratt and his Lizards group; that was a disaster …

Check out The Mac Wire’s M. A.Cassata book on Cher: Essential Cher, Vol. 1. Here’s the LINK.

Actor Steven Seagal running for Governor of Arizona? Could be. The Marked for Death actor told KNXV-TV that he is considering a shot at the state’s highest office and has had a talk about the bid with the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America. The 61-year-old made the comments while talking about his newly released reality series Steven Seagal – Lawman: Maricopa County.

Seagal teamed up with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for the show that was shot in Arizona and airs on cable TV’s Reelz Channel. You probably haven't seen the show, but it is even drearier than you might think. I watched a few episodes when it first came on and a few moments into it, was thinking of some of his early-classic movies. I guess his music career didn't take off …

What L. A.-based radio-production firm is going down? They've just made a seismic downsizing of their shows and personnel. Stay tuned?

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Jonah Hill

Channing Tatum

Spencer Boldman

Justin Hires

Niecy Nash

Richard Grieco

Rob Riggle

Marilu Henner

Sara Rue

Christopher McDonald

Perrey Reeves

Phil Lord With Christopher Miller

Dakota Johnson

Orlando Jones

Holly Robinson Peete

Christopher Mintz-Plasse

Ice Cube

Jonah Hill With Channing Tatum

Tony Hawk

Jenna Dewan Tatum

Brie Larson

Sela Ward

Cobie Smulders

Ellie Kemper

The World Premiere of '21 Jump Street' , brought out the stars. The huge event was held at the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Photos By: RD / Orchon / Retna Digital

Saturday, March 05, 2011


Emmanuelle Vaugier

Chuck Lorre

Jeanne Phillips

Jonah Hill

Johnny Knoxville

Lauren Miller With Seth Rogen

Nick Kroll

Luke Matheny

Kat Kramer

Judd Apatow

Judd Apatow along with Luke Matheny, Jonah Hill, Jeanne Phillips, Johnny Knoxville, Lauren Miller, Seth Rogen, Nick Kroll, Kat Kramer and other celebrities attended the Venice Family Clinic Silver Circle 2011 Gala recently at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

Photos By: Vince Vega/Retna

Saturday, February 12, 2011


Max Winkler And Jonah Hill

Friday night Jonah Hill was spotted at Marquee Nightclub inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas with a group of eight guys including writer and director Max Winkler, the son of Henry Winkler.

The group, in town for their annual Vegas trip, first dined at TAO, feasting on Sashimi, Lobster Wontons and Satay of Bass, along with shots of Patron and Tsing Tao cocktails before heading over to Marquee for the night.

They arrived just as DJ Chuckie was hitting the decks and commanded a VIP stocked with Coronas and Ketel One and were in great spirits throughout the night, dancing and enjoying the party.

Also spotted in the club celebrating a friend’s bachelor party was Minnesota Vikings owner Zygmunt Wilf. The group, decked out in suits, enjoyed Chivas and Don Julio Silver until 3 am.

Photo By: Al Powers

Friday, May 21, 2010


Jonah Hill

Paul Scheer

Tom Felton And Jade Gordon

Russell Brand

Russell Brand And Jonah Hill

Russell Brand along with Jonah Hill, attended the 'Get Him To The Greek' film screening at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Photos By: RD / Kabik / Retna Digital

Tuesday, April 07, 2009


John Yuan And Matthew Yuan

Lauren Miller And Seth Rogen

Danny McBride

Ray Liotta

Jonah Hill


Anna Rawson

Michael Pena

Collette Wolfe And Jody Hill

Anna Faris

Jessica Erin Sylvia And Doug Benson

Jonah Hill, Anna Faris, Doug Benson, Jessica Erin Sylvia, and many other celebrities, attended the "Observe and Report" Los Angeles California Premiere at Grauman's Chinese Theater, Hollywood.
Photos By: Sara De Boer / Retna Ltd.