Jonah Hill knows he has some big shoes to fill after Drake’s performance hosting SNL last week. The Wolf of Wall Street star and Oscar-nominated actor is this week’s host, and he’s not holding anything back. You can watch Jonah dropping a bunch of F-bombs in the SNL promo video below.
Jonah’s been making the most of his time in New York, also stopping by the Howard Stern show. During his chat with the shock jock, he revealed that he wanted to star in The Wolf Of Wall Street so badly that he took a huge pay cut. Stern’s Twitter page sent the update, saying:
— Stern Show (@sternshow) January 21, 2014
In television news, fans of 24 will be happy to know that the reboot of the show is booking some serious talent, including Wire alum Gbenga Akinnagbe, who played Chris. 24: Live Another Day has also tapped Tate Donovan from Hostages and Argo.
Donovan will play Mark Boudreau, an astute and strong-willed political adviser who is married to President James Heller’s (William Devane) daughter, Audrey Raines (Kim Raver) — Jack’s former flame.
Meanwhile, Ellen DeGeneres became the first American talk show to be aired in China. The hit show will be streamed on a website called Sohu. Congrats to Ellen!
In less happy news, Oscar award-winning director and honorary Wu Tang Clan member Quentin Tarantino is pissed off after the script to his next movie The Hateful Eight leaked. He’s so angry, that he’s refusing to direct it. Deadline has the exclusive:
“I’m very, very depressed,” Tarantino said. “I finished a script, a first draft, and I didn’t mean to shoot it until next winter, a year from now. I gave it to six people, and apparently it’s gotten out today.” He learned that when his longtime agent Mike Simpson began getting phone calls from agents looking to pitch their clients for roles in the ensemble Western.
“I gave it to one of the producers on Django Unchained, Reggie Hudlin, and he let an agent come to his house and read it,” Tarantino said. “That’s a betrayal, but not crippling because the agent didn’t end up with the script. There is an ugly maliciousness to the rest of it. I gave it to three actors: Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth. The one I know didn’t do this is Tim Roth. One of the others let their agent read it, and that agent has now passed it on to everyone in Hollywood. I don’t know how these fucking agents work, but I’m not making this next. I’m going to publish it, and that’s it for now. I give it out to six people, and if I can’t trust them to that degree, then I have no desire to make it. I’ll publish it. I’m done. I’ll move on to the next thing. I’ve got 10 more where that came from.”
SOURCE: Deadline | PHOTO CREDIT: Wenn, HBO