So, you know how Jonah Hill took a paparazzo’s joking comments about his shorts to the next level by calling the guy a faggot and losing his damn mind? Yeah, oopsies on that one. He apologized on the Howard Stern Show yesterday, and it was somewhat heartfelt… until he started playing the “I have gay friends” card. He actually told Howard that he was spending that very day with his gay friend who’s getting gay married soon. Uh… fuck off. He also claims that the paparazzo had been following him all day and saying mean things about his family. Which, of course, would make anyone want to use a homophobic slur.
Here’s the whole thing, if you’d like to listen:
I do think it’s nice that he apologized and copped to it and didn’t try to deny that he actually said it, etc. And I do think he maybe feels pretty sorry for it – especially if he does have a lot of gay people in his life and, you know, if he’s a decent person. I just hope this situation has maybe helped him think a little more about what he’s doing and how he speaks.
June 4, 2014 at 6:00 am by Jennifer
Keep it classy, Jonah Hill. I don’t think anyone expects this idiot to be much more than… well, an idiot, but nevertheless, it’s always a bit disheartening to see people using homophobic slurs as a form of insult. Apparently a paparazzo made some kind of comment about Jonah’s outfit, causing him to shout out, “Suck my dick, faggot!” Well, isn’t that sweet?
Hill was out in the Larchmont area of L.A. over the weekend when a couple paparazzi started asking questions. Hill kept silent … even when one of the guys (not from TMZ) mocked his floral print board shorts, saying … “I like the shorts though, bro. They are pretty sexy.”
The photog followed Hill for another 40 seconds or so before wishing him a good day — and that’s when an obviously angry and frustrated Hill uncorked the homophobic slur.
Jonah’s been a very vocal supporter of gay rights, and famously blasted Russia’s anti-gay laws leading up to the Winter Olympics.
It’s always great when someone pulls the “I’m not homophobic, I totally support gays!” but then resorts to calling someone a faggot as an insult. Frankly, I’d rather be one than a dumbass like Jonah Hill.
June 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Jennifer
I know movies tend to do this thing where they release the best possible clips as promo before its release, most of the time leading to a big disappointment when you ACTUALLY go see it. That’s probably what’s happening with 22 Jump Street, but the newest clip of Channing Tatum‘s character being terrible (an understatement) at accents totally makes me want to see it:
To be 100% honest, I don’t remember much about 21 Jump Street, but I did watch it (and laugh) during a flight to the UK a little over a year ago. “Didn’t hate it” is almost equivalent to “liked it, would watch again” in my book (ALMOST), so I’d give this a chance if someone releases a cam of it.
April 9, 2014 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Sometimes on talk shows it seems as if celebrities aren’t quite sure what to say, so they start telling stories that never needed to be aired publicly. Such was the case with Jonah Hill, who hit up Jimmy Fallon‘s show on Thursday night and spun a yarn about that time Joe Pesci stuck his finger up Jonah’s ass. Oh yeah, fun times all around!
You don’t often hear about Joe Pesci these days (though I think of him fondly whenever I watch Home Alone), and I doubt this is the association he’d like you to make when his name is mentioned, but here we are. The general gist of the story was some advice Joe was giving Jonah about staying true to himself or not getting to big-headed – which, by the way, doesn’t seem to have sunk in as he’s apparently a bit of a jackass, but whatever.
Watch the interview below and then try to erase it from your memory altogether:
January 25, 2014 at 12:47 pm by Jennifer
The Academy just hosted their live stream at 5:38am PST and within 10 mins, all the excitement is now over and we know who our 2014 nominations are going to. I’ll stick with the categories covered on the live stream, but a full list is available on the Oscars website for the lesser-known (but equally important!) categories. These are in the order that they were announced during the broadcast.
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska
Best Original Song
‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ – Alone Yet Not Alone
‘Happy’ – Dispicable Me 2
‘Let It Go’ – Frozen
‘The Moon Song’ – Her
‘Ordinary Love’ – Mandela
Best Adapted Screenplay
Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke – Before Midnight
Billy Ray – Captain Phillips
Steve Coogan – Philomena
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
Terrence Winter – The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Original Screenplay
Dallas Buyers Club
Best Animated Feature
Despicable Me 2
Ernest & Celestine
The Wind Rises
Best Documentary Feature
The Act of Killing
Cutie and the Boxer
20 Feet From Stardom
Best Foreign Language Film
The Broken Circle Breakdown
The Great Beauty
The Missing Picture
Dallas Buyers Club
12 Years a Slave
The Wolf of Wall Street
And there we have it. What do we think? No big surprises there, I don’t think. Who do we think will take the big awards? I think 12 Years a Slave has got Best Picture on lock, but anything could happen. The Oscars will be held on March 2nd, so there’s plenty of time to make your predictiongs.
January 16, 2014 at 6:04 am by Jennifer
This week, who will YOU slap with BEST, WORST, and WTF?