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War Dogs Struggles, but Jonah Hill Shines

'If only the rest of the film matched his talents'

(Newser) - Director Todd Phillips of bro comedies like The Hangover and Old School takes a dramatic turn in War Dogs, based on the true story of two dudes from Miami who win a government contract to supply weapons to US troops. Critics agree it doesn't quite live up to its... More »

Leonardo DiCaprio Adorably Pranks Jonah Hill

It's a Hollywood bromance

(Newser) - Awww, bromance. Leonardo DiCaprio saw one of his best friends, Jonah Hill, on the street in New York City recently—so he pranked him by pretending to be a stalker-ish fan with a camera. The pair, who worked together on the Wolf of Wall Street, then engaged in an adorable... More »

How 7 Celebs Got Their Famous Scars

Car crashes, horseback riding accidents, and tag, oh my

(Newser) - Ever wondered how a famous actor or actress got their famous scar? The New York Post rounds up 14 stories-behind-the-scars:
  • Tina Fey was just 5 when a stranger approached her in her front yard and cut her left cheek with a knife, leaving her with a visible scar.
  • Harrison Ford
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22 Jump Street Stays Fresh

Critics are still laughing at Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill

(Newser) - Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are back as partners-in-crime-fighting in 22 Jump Street, but rather than go undercover as high-schoolers to infiltrate a drug ring, this time around they're going undercover as college students. How does the sequel stand up to the first installment? Read on.
  • "That Stoner
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Jonah Hill: 'My Heart's Broken' Over Gay Slur

Apologizes at length on 'Tonight Show,' Howard Stern

(Newser) - The first thing Jonah Hill wanted to do when he went on the Tonight Show last night was apologize. Hill got a lot of bad press after hurling a gay slur at a photographer who was attacking him verbally while he was out with friends. Hill and Jimmy Fallon quickly... More »

DiCaprio, Jonah Hill to Make Movie of Richard Jewell

Security was wrongly linked to Olympic bombing of 1996

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio says he and The Wolf of Wall Street co-star Jonah Hill are "going to come up with something unique" as they re-team to tell the story of 1996 Olympics security guard Richard Jewell. Hill will star as Jewell in the planned film, which was presented to the... More »

Leo, Titanic Crash Hill's Monologue

'Am I flying, Jack?'

(Newser) - Jonah Hill returned to Saturday Night Live last night with an opening monologue that attempted to separate from Wolf of Wall Street co-star Leo DiCaprio, and somehow ended with "the thing that made me feel safe"—both actors wrapped in a Titanic-esque embrace as that migraine-in-your-eye-inducing music played.... More »

Why Jonah Hill Made Wolf for Peanuts

He took the SAG minimum paycheck, $60K

(Newser) - Jonah Hill took the absolute minimum paycheck for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street because he felt so passionate about working with Martin Scorsese, he explained to Howard Stern yesterday. "They gave me the lowest amount of money possible, that was their offer," Hill recalled, adding... More »

Wolf of Wall Street Is a Wild Ride

DiCaprio, Scorsese team up for a new look at excess

(Newser) - The new DiCaprio-Scorsese movie The Wolf of Wall Street is getting solid reviews from critics (79% positive on Rotten Tomatoes ) and fans alike (86%). Some odds and ends:
  • Boring, it's not: It's "an exuberant, hyper-energized riot," writes Richard Brody at the New Yorker . "It’
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Angelina: No Boozers at Our Wedding

Jolie bans Pitt's harder-partying pals

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie wants to avoid messy scenes at her wedding (or, as a source puts it, she "wants the whole affair to be very civilized"), and that means some of Brad Pitt's pals won't be invited. Namely Jonah Hill, Quentin Tarantino, and Philip Seymour Hoffman (... More »

14 Celebs You Had No Idea Were Once Roommates

Turns out Jonah Hill recycles a little too much...

(Newser) - Can you picture Ving Rhames and Stanley Tucci as roommates? No? Well, they once were. The Frisky rounds up seven surprising pairs of celebrities who once lived together:
  • Justin Long lived with Jonah Hill, but they fought about recycling, Long has said. "He would recycle everything. I would find
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Really Bizarre Twitter Feud: Jonah Hill vs. Don Lemon

Actor, anchor get into it after hotel encounter

(Newser) - A random and kind of hilarious Twitter feud erupted yesterday between actor Jonah Hill and CNN anchor Don Lemon. Gawker has the rundown; some of the following tweets appear to have since been deleted:
  • Lemon: "Said hi to @jonahhill in hotel. Think he thought i was bellman. Didn't
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The Watch Not Worth Watching

Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn star in alien buddy comedy

(Newser) - The Watch—which, before Trayvon Martin's death, was supposed to be called Neighborhood Watch —is part buddy film, part alien-invasion flick, sprinkled liberally with jokes about the male anatomy. Despite Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, and Vince Vaughn, the movie doesn't really work:
  • Writing in Variety , Justin Chang
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21 Jump Street Familiar, Funny

Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill star in TV show remake

(Newser) - Don't expect much inspiration from 21 Jump Street—but be ready for plenty of laughs. The story of a pair of cops who go undercover as high school students, based on the 1980s TV show, has critics in a pretty good mood.
  • In the New York Post , Kyle Smith
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SNL Has Limbaugh's New Sponsors

Mosquito breeders, dolphin bits, Syria tourism, suggests the show

(Newser) - Rush Limbaugh may be bleeding sponsors —one count now has the number fleeing his show up to 98 —because of his "slut" comment, but Saturday Night Live had some suggestions last night about who might fill the advertising void. A few of the highlights, as per Mediaite... More »

Moneyball Hits It Out of the Park

Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill star in baseball flick

(Newser) - Moneyball is a big hit with critics, even if its premise—a film about baseball statistics—might sound boring at first. Here’s what they say about the film, which stars Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill:
  • Built on a "sharp, sleek script," Moneyball "takes all this seemingly
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Get Him to the Greek One of Year's Funniest

Jonah Hill and Russell Brand score with Apatow formula

(Newser) - Jonah Hill and Russell Brand keep the critics largely amused in Get Him to the Greek, another Judd Apatow-produced flick that has a nervous record exec (Hill) trying to get a troublesome rock star (Brand) from London to NYC to LA's Greek Theatre:
  • Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle : "The
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Megan Fox Talks Phobias, Boys, Monogamy

Her weirdest phobia? 'Touching newspaper.' But the other quotes are even better.

(Newser) - Megan Fox graces the cover of October's Cosmopolitan, which means it's time for a fresh round of quotes about diarrhea and threesomes. Just Jared presents a sampling:
  • The ideal date: “A sexy sandwich with Andy Samberg and Jonah Hill.”
  • The scariest thing: “Every time I go on
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