Joe, left, Nick and Kevin Jonas have suffered 'a deep rift.' (Peter Kramer / AP)
Jonas Brothers call it a day
The Jonas Brothers are calling it quits. Three weeks after canceling their tour due to “a deep rift within the band,” the Jo Bros revealed Tuesday how deep that rift was and announced their split to People magazine. “It’s over for now,” Kevin Jonas told the magazine. “It’s really hard to say ‘forever,’ ” said Nick Jonas. “We’re closing a chapter, for sure.” Added Joe Jonas: “It was a unanimous decision.” That decision reportedly came after an Oct. 3 meeting where Nick told his brothers he had concerns about the future of the band and was “feeling kind of trapped.” The trio released their debut album “It’s About Time” in 2006 and went on to release three more studio albums, the final being 2009’s “Lines, Vines and Trying Times.” A pair of singles from a new studio album were released this year, but the future of that album is unclear.
Emile Hirsch gets Belushi role in biopic
John Belushi’srole in the upcoming Belushi biopic has been cast, and the actor picked to play the comic is something of a surprise. Emile Hirsch has been cast as the “Saturday Night Live” actor in the upcoming movie, which will be written and directed by Steve Conrad. Hirsch (“Into the Wild,” “Speed Racer”) has a much slighter build than Belushi, so perhaps he has some weight gain in his future. Belushi died at age 33, and the film is set to focus on the actor’s rise to fame and sudden death.
Christmas delivery for 'Wolf of Wall Street'
Martin Scorsese’s“The Wolf of Wall Street” will be released Dec. 25, Paramount Pictures has announced. The film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, had been slated for a November release but was pushed back while Scorsese tinkered with it. There were rumors it would miss the end-of-year cutoff, but the Christmas release will make it an official awards-season candidate. The film has been trimmed to 165 minutes from more than three hours, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
ABC executives have apologized for a remark that aired on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in which a child suggested Americans should “kill everyone in China” in order to raise the country’s debt. The remark came in a skit that was meant to spoof the childish behavior of politicians, but the network apologized after receiveding complaints from a pan-Asian-American group. The comment will be edited out of future airings of the show and , as well as any online distribution of the show.