The Kevin Hart-Ice Cube comedy Ride Along is the top video-on-demand title in the United States, Rentrak announced.

Coming in at No. 2 on the roster is The Wolf of Wall Street, followed by Frozen at No. 3, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at No. 4 and The Nut Job at No. 5.

Rounding out the top tier are August: Osage County at No. 6, Philomena at No. 7, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues at No. 8, American Hustle at No. 9, and Grudge Match at No. 10.

( - By Karen Butler)

When you’re one of the most popular comedic stars in the world, things tend to get a bit busy. Right now Seth Rogen is promoting the hilarious Neighbors, which opens May 9. He then has to finish his second co-directorial gig, The Interview, out in October. He’s also working on an animated film called Sausage Party, and his second film with director Jonathan Levine and co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt was just slotted for a December 2015 release.

That’s not the half of it. While those are the next three things immediately on Rogen’s schedule, he’s also simultaneously developing numerous other projects. We asked Rogen about the most anticipated of his upcoming projects, and have the updates below. He told us how post on The Interview is going, how far along the Preacher TV show is, a bit more about this buddy cop comedy with Kevin Hart, as well as the Nintendo vs. Sega film Console Wars and James Franco‘s film about Tommy Wiseau‘s The Room.

( - By Germain Lussier)

From left: Attorneys Ira Schreck and Isaac Dunham of Schreck Rose Dapello & Adams; Schreck’s client, Ride Along star Kevin Hart; and fellow Schreck Rose firm member James Adams were photographed April 22 by Miller Mobley at the Second Line Stages in New Orleans (where Hart is shooting Get Hard with Will Ferrell).

( Photo by Miller Mobley)

Walking Tall with Kevin Hart

 /  April 29 2014

Backstage in the funhouse green room at Jimmy Kimmel Live!, you might expect to find Kevin Hart sipping a drink or jamming the joy stick on Donkey Kong Junior. Instead, with just minutes to go before he appears on national TV, the 34-year-old comedian is pacing around a private dressing room, hard at work on a script—Ballers—about a fantasy basketball camp. I pull up a chair as Hart, in black jeans and a grey t-shirt, bounces back and forth, his weight on the balls of his feet. “Multitasking!” he explains, as his friend Chris Spencer—an actor/comedian who co-created the BET spoof show Real Husbands of Hollywood with Hart—holds up an iPad, videotaping Hart’s every word.

Hart and Spencer are writing the movie together—a comedy about two brothers, one very tall, the other very short, which will star LeBron James and, maybe, Hart himself “depending on schedules.” They’ve been at it all day, spitballing dialogue and story beats as they roll around Los Angeles in what Hart’s publicist calls his “mobile command center”: a customized Mercedes Benz Sprinter. They’re wrestling with the mid-point of the movie—whether “some shit that looks bad ends up good,” as Spencer puts it, “or some shit that’s good is really bad.” They need “a Dodgeball moment,” they both agree, like the one when Vince Vaughan fails to show up for the championship game, jeopardizing his team’s chance at the title. Not long after I arrive—and just minutes before Hart is due on Kimmel’s couch—they hit on an idea, swearing me to secrecy. “Dude, we knocked down some major walls,” Hart tells Spencer, reaching for his ringing phone. It’s Etan Cohen, the director of Get Hard, a movie he’s about to start shooting with Will Ferrell.

( - By Amy Wallace. Photo by Art Streiber)

Mark Wahlberg’s family helped get him extra messy during Nickelodeon’s 27th Kids’ Choice Awards, held Saturday in Los Angeles.

Wahlberg, who hosted the event, was standing onstage near the end of the show when he introduced his wife Rhea and three of their children – Ella, Michael and Brendan. Comedian Kevin Hart happened to be located nearby.

“Kevin, what are you doing sitting near my family?” Wahlberg asked, drawing a chuckle from Hart.

“Your kids are hilarious, man, they were just telling me a joke. I can’t stop laughing,” Hart responded.

Wahlberg wanted to hear the joke. His daughter Ella started telling a knock-knock joke.

The “Departed” star decided to play along. “Who’s there?”

“We got,” she said.

We got who?

“We got you!” she said. Hart screamed into the microphone, and the green slime fell from the rafters, raining on Wahlberg as he lowered his head, smirking. The slime poured for 30 seconds, “just like a bird dropping stuff on your head,” Hart said.

( - By Dan Good)
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