Beating the likes of Samuel L. Jackson and Joe Pesci, it's emerged that Jonah Hill is the sweariest actor in all of Hollywood.
Red Granite Pictures has agreed to pay $60 million to the U.S. government in order to resolve allegations that it profited from a massive Malaysian corruption scandal. The company, which produced “The Wolf of Wall Street” among other films, filed a joint stipulation with federal prosecutors on Tuesday. Under the agreement, Red Granite does not […]
In one of the biggest asset seizures in U.S. history, Federal prosecutors are expected to file civil lawsuits against “The Wolf of Wall Street” producer and financier Red Granite Pictures, the Wall Street Journal reported late Tuesday. Billions of dollars were allegedly drained out of a Malaysian government fund since it launched in 2009. The... <a href="http://variety.com/2016/film/news/fbi-to-seize-assets-of-wolf-of-wall-street-producer-red-granite-report-1201818038/" title="Read FBI to Seize Assets of ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Producer Red Granite (Report)">Read more »</a><img src="http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/Entertainment/Variety/pc17#038;c26035310#038;c310000#038;cv2.0#038;cj1" class="editorial"/>
Leonardo DiCaprio has been ordered to appear in court in a defamation lawsuit brought by one of the former employees of the real-life firm depicted in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. DiCaprio was hoping to avoid having to testify in the case, but according to The Hollywood Reporter magistrate judge Steven Locke has ordered that the actor appears 'at a reasonable time and place agreed to by the parties’. Bringing the case to court is Andrew Greene, who worked at Stratton Oakmont, the brokerage firm which defrauded millions of dollars from its shareholders, and was founded by Jordan Belfort, as played by DiCaprio in the 2013 Martin Scorsese movie.
A former friend and associate of Jordan Belfort, the real-life Wolf of Wall Street, is now homeless and living on the streets in Manhattan. 52-year-old William ‘Preston’ King was photographed asleep on pizza boxes in Greenwich Village by the Sergeants Benevolent Association, in the hope of bringing homelessness issues to the attention of City Hall. King was a high-flying, fiercely intelligent broker at firms like Merrill Lynch but succumbed to drug and alcohol problems, battling them for 30 years Speaking to the New York Post, Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s movie, said: “I read the story, and I feel so bad for the guy. “I’d probably be on a park bench, too, if I didn’t get sober.” Belfort, who served 22 months in prison for fraud, added that King was likely a casualty of the culture of drugs and alcohol abuse which gripped high-level banking in the 80s.