The newly-released trailer for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, gives a first glimpse at Martin Scorsese’s new crime thriller about the wealth of Wall Street moguls in the 1990s.
“The Wolf of Wall Street” is based on the memoir of former stockbroker Jordan Belfort, who spent 22 months in federal prison after being found guilty of securities fraud and money laundering in 1998.
Fresh off his “Great Gatsby” success, DiCaprio, who plays Belfort, again is painted as a party king of monstrous wealth – except this time his backdrop is Wall Street during the booming ’90s.
The trailer, set to Kanye West’s thumping “Black Skinhead” track, shows DiCaprio in expensive suits, crumpling up $100 bills and throwing them into the trash, carrying a chimpanzee through an office, throwing wild pool parties, playfully tossing money at FBI agents who come aboard his yacht – and yes, the champagne flows.
The film, which will be in theaters on Nov. 15, marks DiCaprio’s fifth collaboration with Scorsese. Alongside DiCaprio are Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey and Jon Favreau, among others.
Miss Connecticut Erin Brady named Miss USA 2013
America has a new leading lady! Miss Connecticut Erin Brady was named Miss USA at the annual Miss USA 2013 pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 16, 2013. The 25-year-old East Hampton native, whose charm, wit and all-American good looks helped her beat out 50 other gorgeous contestants to snag the coveted crown and title, will go on to represent the US in this year’s Miss Universe pageant. Get to meet the new Miss USA, and check out other stand-out moments from the night’s competition …
Country music has been good to the rapper Nelly, and he’s back in Music City because of it.
Nelly will perform the crossover hit “Cruise” with country duo Florida Georgia Line during the CMT Music Awards. The imaginary, but once impenetrable, lines between American music genres are blurring more each day, and Nelly’s happy to serve as an eraser.
“Obviously our views today aren’t the same as our grandparents’, so when you look at the way the youth migrates and the way everything intertwines, the Internet has brought so many people together around the world in the same place at the same time,” said Nelly, who’s also scored a hit with Tim McGraw.
“Music was only in line to be integrated like that. It’s a beautiful thing because you want your kids to be multifaceted. You want your kids to experience a lot more than you did as a child,” he said. “So I welcome it. My kids are Taylor Swift fans. They love Florida Georgia Line. But they also love Lil Wayne.”
More than any of the legion of country music honors shows, the CMT Awards have helped push boundaries. Nelly’s not the first rapper to appear, and rockers like Lenny Kravitz, who will perform with co-host Jason Aldean, are common as well.
The fan-voted awards show will air live at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Aldean hosts with actress Kristen Bell.
Miranda Lambert, Eric Church and Luke Bryan lead with four nominations apiece. They’re among 10 nominees for top honor video of the year. Six finalists will be announced for the award at the top of the show and fans will vote for a winner at the network’s website during the broadcast. Voting in other categories has closed.
Aldean and Kenny Chesney are among the acts with three nominations.
The awards usually are overshadowed by performances, off-brand celebrity appearances and the occasional weird mashup.
Take Wednesday night’s announced kickoff segment. It will feature country heavyweights Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan and…Dr. Drew Pinsky, Kelsey Grammer, Lorraine Bracco and Vince Vaughn.
The network doesn’t describe what this unlikely group of eight will be doing together.
Underwood will pay tribute to the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes during the show. And Swift, Bryan, Keith Urban and Hunter Hayes and Lady Antebellum with Darius Rucker also will perform. Presenters include Sheryl Crow, Ed Sheeran, “Dancing with the Stars” winner Kellie Pickler, brothers Kevin and Michael Bacon and Lisa Marie Presley.
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Taylor Swift got a taste of some classic rock and roll this week.
The country/pop darling joined none other than The Rolling Stones onstage during the band’s stop in Chicago on Monday. And the Rolling Stones just unveiled a video of it. Swift hit the stage during the Stones’ performance of the 1965 song, “As Tears Gone By,” written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. It was also a hit for Marianne Faithful — so perhaps the Stones though Swift be a good fit to take it on in concert.
After the appearance Swift said backstage, “You know that’s not something I thought was going to happen in my life!”
Swift isn’t first star to pop up at the Stones’ “50 and Counting” tour. Other guests have included Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Tom Waits and Dave Grohl.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Until he died in 2009, Michael Jackson was fiercely protective of his children (save for that one balcony-dangling incident). He covered their faces when they went out with him so they might enjoy the kind of normal childhood he missed out on as a member of the Jackson 5.
But Prince, Paris and Blanket Jackson stepped onto a world stage without masks when they appeared at the King of Pop’s public memorial. Paris, then just 11, delivered the most poignant words of the star-studded service when she tentatively took the microphone and said, “Daddy has been the best father you could ever imagine.”
Since Jackson’s death, Paris has become the most visible of his children, granting interviews to Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres, appearing in magazine articles and amassing more than a million followers on Twitter. She has also expressed interest in starting a singing career and has plans to star in a movie. But on Wednesday, Paris became a trending tabloid topic all too familiar for the Jackson family after she was rushed to a hospital for unspecified reasons.
All fire and sheriff’s officials would say is that they transported someone from a home on Paris’ suburban Calabasas street in the middle of the night for a possible overdose. They did not release any identifying information or additional details.
The Jackson family would say even less about what happened.
“Being a sensitive 15 year old is difficult no matter who you are,” Jackson’s mother’s attorney, Perry Sanders Jr., said in a statement Wednesday. “It is especially difficult when you lose the person closest to you. Paris is physically fine and is getting appropriate medical attention. Please respect her privacy and the family’s privacy.”
Sanders declined further comment on the teenager’s condition or the circumstances that led to her hospitalization.
Yet on Tuesday, Paris hinted at her state of mind on Twitter, posting, “I wonder why tears are salty?” followed by lyrics from the Beatles’ song “Yesterday”: “yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away now it looks as though they’re here to stay.”
A 20-minute video of the teen applying makeup was posted to YouTube last week. It shows Jackson in what she describes as her bedroom playfully demonstrating how she does her eye makeup. She receives and replies to several texts on her phone while offering cosmetics instruction. She also reveals that she watches the film “Tangled” three times a week and, as a child, fantasized about marrying a cowboy.
She also makes goofy faces and says, “I need serious help. I’m crazy!”
Paris wrote on Twitter that she doesn’t know how the video, in which she repeatedly asserts, “I am so weird,” ended up on YouTube.
“I hope you guys liked it tho and didn’t think i’m too crazy,” she wrote. “i get weird when i’m not around people lol.”
Katherine Jackson shares guardianship of her son’s three children with the singer’s nephew, TJ Jackson.
Messages left for TJ Jackson’s attorney were not returned.
“We appreciate everyone’s thoughts for Paris at this time and their respect for the family’s privacy,” said a statement from Eric George, an attorney for Debbie Rowe, Paris’ biological mother.
In recent months, she has reconnected with Rowe, with whom she has had little contact for most of her life.
Paris’ uncles Tito, Marlon and Jackie echoed that sentiment in their statement Wednesday: “Thank you for the outpouring of concern and support for Paris — she is safe and doing fine. We truly appreciate you respecting our family’s privacy at this time.”
The children are listed as plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by their grandmother against concert giant AEG Live LLC, who she claims is responsible for her son’s death. Katherine Jackson’s lawsuit claims AEG failed to properly investigate the doctor convicted of causing the singer’s death, and pushed the superstar to rehearse and perform a planned series of 50 comeback shows titled “This Is It.”
Paris and Prince are listed as potential witnesses in the case, which is in its sixth week of trial.
Marvin S. Putnam, a defense attorney for AEG Live, said Paris and Prince Jackson were deposed in the case because they are named plaintiffs and may be called to testify. He said Paris Jackson’s testimony was not a “grilling” but urged privacy for her and her family.
“There’s a real person involved here,” Putnam said. “There’s a 15-year-old girl and something incredibly tragic has happened that none of us know why and I think it would really be in everyone’s best interest and particularly in her best interest if rather than blowing this up into something else, that they were given a little bit of privacy to deal with something that has to be a tragic, tragic moment for all of them.”
“She’s 15,” he said. “Someone should give her a break.”
Yesterday, we wrote about viewers freaking out on social media about the events of the most recent “Game of Thrones” episode.
Many also recorded their reactions on YouTube.
If you haven’t seen the episode, there were a few major deaths this past Sunday (you can read up on that here). Fans freaked out on their couches and floors … and even cried in reaction to the episode.
Someone compiled six minutes worth of reaction videos.
The video has been watched more than a million times already on YouTube.