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Jonah Hill stops by The David Letterman Show in New York City to promote Brad Pitt’s his new film, ‘Moneyball’.

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Posted Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 at 8:08am
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LOTS OF PICS: MTV’s Music Video Awards!

And here is the rest of everyone who attended last night’s MTV Music Video Awards.

Pictured: Britney Spears, Selena Gomez, Victoria Justice, Zoe Saldana, Adele, Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Jonah Hill and Taylor Lautner!

Katy Perry took home the top prize at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, but there was a whole host of stars that also took home that famous silver moon man. In between performances from Jay-Z & Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Adele and more, and you can find the entire list below (via EW).

Video of the Year: Katy Perry, “Firework”

Best Female Video: Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”

Best New Artist: Tyler, The Creator, “Yonkers”

Best Male Video: Justin Bieber, “U Smile”

Best Collaboration: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”

Best Hip-Hop Video: Nicki Minaj, “Super Bass”

Best Rock Video: Foo Fighters, “Walk”

Best Pop Video: Britney Spears, “Till the World Ends”

Best Video With A Message: Lady Gaga, “Born This Way”

Best Choreography: Beyoncé, “Run the World (Girls)”

Best Visual Effects: Katy Perry featuring Kanye West, “E.T.”

Best Art Direction: Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

Best Editing: Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”

Best Cinematography: Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”


A super-hot Brad Pitt and a super-skinny Jonah Hill on the cover of New York Mag!

Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill grace the cover of New York Magazine, ahead of their new movie ‘Moneyball’ being released next month. I cannot WAIT to see this movie! It has all the elements of a good – family film. It’s going to be really nice to see Brad Pitt in something the whole family can watch. I nice feel-good movie. It’s been a while!

TRAILER TIME!! Watch Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill in ‘Moneyball’!

Here’s a bit from the interview, which talks about how ‘Moneyball’ almost didn’t happen, how the movie was an obsession of Brad’s, and how it almost cost Stephen Soderbergh his career. Makes me want to see the movie even more!

The closer we get to fall, the more we root for long shots. And Moneyball, which opens September 23, is one such underdog. Michael Lewis’s 2003 book focused on Billy Beane, the general manager of the then-impoverished Oakland A’s, who used a kind of quantitative analysis known as sabermetrics to create a winning team and, more miraculously, to combat the huge payroll inequities between baseball’s richest and poorest organizations. Beane’s quixotic ­attempts to reform a hidebound system and turn a ragtag starting lineup of last-chancers into champions forms Moneyball’s heart. But consider that the above summary hinges on words like sabermetrics and payroll inequities, and you begin to understand why—even with the dogged support of Brad Pitt—Moneyball took nearly a decade, three directors, three writers, an almost complete recasting, and a public collapse before it got made. “There were some hard days,” says Pitt. By which he means years.

…There were problems, beginning at the source. Lewis’s book is less a narrative than a riveting Gladwellian case study in which a single outlier occasions a series of meditations on the risk-averse institution of baseball. This is not something that screams adaptation, Pitt says, citing “the difficulty of making a movie whose front window is dressed with economics and science and math.”

Pitt came aboard in late 2007 to play Beane and quickly “became obsessed” as well. “I saw it as a story about justice,” he says. “How is a team with a $40 million payroll going to compete with a team with a $140 million payroll and another $100 million in reserves? Any talent they grow is going to get poached by the rich teams. That became really interesting to me.”

For Pitt, Moneyball also evoked “films about process,” particularly the seventies movies he loved. “I thought of The Conversation: How do you tap a phone? Or Thief, with Jimmy Caan: How do you crack a safe?” Pitt says. “And I saw in it a guy who had an obsessive quality like Popeye Doyle,” from The French Connection. “I don’t really like big character-arc epiphanies. What I most loved about those seventies films is that the characters were the same at the end as at the beginning. It was the world around them that had shifted.” In Beane, he says, “I saw a man going up against a system, questioning the reasoning: Just because we’ve been doing it this way for 150 years, why shouldn’t we change it?”

[Director Bennett] Miller knew Hill socially and felt he could thrive in the role. “Jonah is brilliant in a way that might not be evident from the roles he’s played before,” Miller says. “He has a near-encyclopedic knowledge of movies. And I also knew he was interested in breaking out of whatever box he was in.” For his part, Hill felt he’d found a project—and a director—that might allow him to grow up a little. “A lot of times you’re funny as a way of not having to say anything real about yourself. Bennett knew that there are whole days when I’m not funny at all,” he says, laughing. “And this character has sweet moments, but no jokes or wisecracks.”

“Jonah’s a revelation in this thing—he’s a study in reserve,” says Pitt, who saw Hill’s potential in his earlier films. “I think the most interesting work that’s been going on in the last couple of years is what the comedy guys have been doing. Guys like Jonah and Russell Brand and [Seth] Rogen and a few others … they picked up on an irreverence that started with Adam Sandler and continued with Will Ferrell, but they’ve been grounding it in a kind of pathos and humanity. I find it really strong work.”

“I don’t mind the struggle as long as the work amounts to something in the end,” says Pitt, who ended up with a producer credit as well. “It was really Bennett who finally cracked it. His anxiety not to do anything conventional ultimately formed what this would be. At the same time, everyone involved in Moneyball, at every stage, was very passionate. But what most everyone gleaned from the book was very different. I look at the movie now, and I feel everyone’s fingerprints are on it. It’s been … well, listen. It’s been an interesting process.”


Posted Monday, August 22nd, 2011 at 11:11am
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PICS: Jonah Hill’s SHOCKING weight loss!

Jonah Hill is almost literally half the man he used to be! The ‘Superbad’ actor showed up at Wednesday night’s ESPY Awards looking incredibly thin!

The Daily Mail is reporting that Jonah has lost 40 pounds since last December, but I would guess it has to be twice that. That looks like a lot more than 40 pounds!

Hill, who lost the weight through diet and exercise, started his body transformation earlier this year because he “thought it was important to be healthier,” he told the Los Angeles Times.

“It’s not fun,” he said of his efforts. “I wouldn’t say it’s the most fun endeavor I’ve ever took on in my life — but it’s important. And I’m enjoying it. If I eat something unhealthy now, I kind of feel a little weird and my body hurts.”

Besides striving to get healthier, Hill may have shed the weight for his new role in the upcoming film “21 Jump Street,” a big-screen version of the 1980s TV series starring Johnny Depp.

Sources say that Jonah lost the weight through only diet and exercise, but one has to wonder if he was sneaking some Sensa in order to lose so much weight!

Source, Photos: Fame

Posted Friday, July 15th, 2011 at 9:09am
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TWITTER PIC OF THE DAY: Jonah Hill Tweets major weight loss picture!

Jonah Hill has lost some major weight!

The ‘Superbad’ comedian has lost 30 pounds for his upcoming role in the big screen remake of the Johnny Depp classic TV series, ’21 Jump Street’.

The actor tweeted a picture of him in a tux.

The movie costars Channing Tatum, and the duo play two cops that go undercover in high school to stop drug deals. Dave Franco, brother of James, will play one of the scholastic drug pushers, while Rob Riggle takes on the role of PTA dad/contraband kingpin.


Posted Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at 8:08am
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