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Racers and car enthusiasts rolled over to the charity screening of “Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman” at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood.
The film — preceded by a red carpet and followed by an after-party, both held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel — celebrated actor Paul Newman’s passion for racing with archived footage of the late actor and his wife, Joanne Woodward, who remained married until Newman’s death in 2008.
Director and producer Adam Carolla started making the film about two years ago. “It was just a story that I knew people didn’t know, and I wanted people to know it,” he said. Carolla talked to Bob Sharp, whose racing team Newman drove for from the mid ’70s until the ’90s, and together the two took a trip to Newman’s home track, Lime Rock Park in Salisbury, Connecticut, where the concept for the documentary took form. »
- Seth Kelley
Acting legend Paul Newman is known all around the world for his extraordinary film career, including an Oscar win for Martin Scorsese's "The Color of Money" (1986), and his charity Newman's Own Foundation, which has raised over $450 million since its creation in 1982. But fans of the late actor will get to see a whole new side of him when directors Adam Carolla and Nate Adams explore one of Newman's biggest passions: car racing. In the upcoming documentary "Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman," the actor's high speed obsession is explored through rare archive footage and interviews with friends and fellow car lovers Robert Redford, Patrick Dempsey, Robert Wagner, Jay Leno and Mario Andretti. Although Newman didn't start racing until he was 47, his career behind the wheel lasted over 30 years, nearly sidelined his acting career and earned him four national championships as a driver and eight more as an owner. »
- Zack Sharf
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- Brad Brevet
The film, co-directed and produced by Nate Adams, will open in select theaters nationwide and on-demand on May 22.
Newman’s racing career spanned 35 years. He won four national championships as a driver and eight championships as an owner.
Carolla started restoring and racing vintage racecars in 2003 and has since acquired, restored and raced seven cars that Newman raced.
“There were so many incredible stories about Newman over his 35-year racing career and I was amazed that no one wanted to commit to telling his story,” he said.
- Dave McNary
When Derek Hough was young, he started dancing for the same reason many boys do anything at all: to get girls. As the DWTS pro reveals in People's 10 Years of Dancing with the Stars Collector's Edition - available in stores, online or by download - that initial motivation to dance definitely made it "super awkward" for him to dance with his sister, Julianne. In the following excerpt from 10 Years of Dancing with the Stars, read on to find out how Derek and Julianne moved past the awkwardness and how the super competitive brother-sister duo made it up as they went »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
When Derek Hough was young, he started dancing for the same reason many boys do anything at all: to get girls. As the DWTS pro reveals in People's 10 Years of Dancing with the Stars Collector's Edition - available in stores, online or by download - that initial motivation to dance definitely made it "super awkward" for him to dance with his sister, Julianne In the following excerpt from 10 Years of Dancing with the Stars, read on to find out how Derek and Julianne moved past the awkwardness and how the super competitive brother-sister duo made it up as they went »
- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl
Adam Carolla and Dennis Miller may have just given fans something to truly be pissed off about. The newly formed duo’s much-publicized “Po’dcast” is “on hiatus” after just six episodes, Carolla tweeted on Wednesday. The “Road Hard” star explained that he needed to “deal with Season 3 of ‘Contractor,” referring to his Spike TV show, “Catch a Contractor.” The cable TV show is currently in early production for its forthcoming run of episodes. The reality series’ shooting schedule began two weeks ago and should last through at least June, if not longer, a person with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap. »
- Tony Maglio
Former “Kevin & Bean Show” Kroq traffic reporter Lisa May took to “Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend” to open up about her recent firing, which was similar to Rosen’s split with “The Adam Carolla Show.” May admitted on the podcast that she wasn’t as “rung through” as Rosen was by Carolla, but placed herself in the same “unceremoniously dumped” pile. “Ok, so this is the story no one has really heard,” May began on Rosen’s podcast. “We were on vacation, I think it was President’s Day. We came back on Tuesday and everything was fine. »
- Tony Maglio
Windell Middlebrooks, best known for his role as the delivery man at the center of Miller’s High Life commercials, has died at the age of 36, the actor’s reps told TheWrap. “The Middlebrooks, with sorrowed hearts, announce the passing of a young, black star,” said the actor’s family in a statement. “Windell took his final bow and with great joy exited stage left in the early morning of March 9th, 2015.” Also Read: Hollywood%u2019s Notable Deaths of 2015 (Photos) Middlebrooks, who can currently be seen in Adam Carolla‘s “Road Hard,” did a 46-episode stint on ABC procedural “Body of Proof” and also. »
- Linda Ge
Filmmaker Neill Blomkamp had his film win the opening weekend box office for the third time in his career, as Chappie finished in the top spot with $13.3 million. The victory, however, is bittersweet, as the total is a marked decrease from Blomkamp’s prior features, as Elysium opened with nearly $30 million on its first weekend, and District 9 took in over $37 million. Chappie star Dev Patel, however, made two appearances in the top three, as The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which sees him starring alongside the likes of Dame Judi Dench and Richard Gere, finished in third place with $8.6 million.
The other new entry in the top ten was Unfinished Business, as the Vince Vaughn-starring vehicle came in at tenth place with a total of $4.8 million. The total marks one of the lowest opening weekend grosses of Vaughn’s career, and marks a continuing downward trend in the performer’s box office success. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Adam Carolla may hate Hollywood, but luckily, movies like his directorial debut “Road Hard” are finding more and more avenues of being made and distributed outside the system. Carolla crowdfunded the project — breaking records in the process — and teamed with digital distribution and marketing company FilmBuff on his new movie about a comedian who hits the road. Also Read: Best of ‘Office With a View’ (Photos) “What Louis Ck did a few years ago , going directly to fans, this to me almost feels like the next evolution of that,” FilmBuff CEO Janet »
- Linda Ge
Adam Carolla‘s new independent romantic comedy “Road Hard” is most certainly not about a comedian who rediscovers his love of the road, a misapprehension of the film that’s had the podcast king seething since he first read it online. When TheWrap spoke with Jimmy Kimmel’s former Comedy Central partner on Thursday, he was still displeased with the tonally gross misinterpretation of his life’s latest work, which rolls out in select theaters and digitally on Friday. “Whoever wrote ‘He rediscovers love of the road’ is a fucking imbecile,” Carolla told TheWrap of one popular-yet-defective description. “But look, »
- Tony Maglio
Comedians are neurotically competitive and doing standup for a living can be brutal — with these basic takeaways, “Road Hard” would barely get past the starting gate if viewers had a “Stop me if you’ve heard this one before” option. This feature directing debut for Adam Carolla and frequent writing/producing collaborator Kevin Hench is an amiable, nicely assembled semi-autobiographical fiction that will please the former’s fans. Others, however, will find the onscreen standup underwhelming, and the other seriocomic elements variously unsurprising and underdeveloped in this peek at life on the comedy B-list.
The crowdfunded pic is opening on 11 screens nationwide March 6, simultaneous with VOD launch and scattered one-shot showings accompanied by personal appearances. Carolla’s following, plus other familiar comedy faces in support roles, should ultimately guide “Road” toward decent returns in home formats.
The star is basically playing an alternative-universe version of himself, had he not followed »
- Dennis Harvey
Adam Carolla mines his own career trajectory for worn-out dramedic pap in Road Hard, in which the comedian plays autobiographical proxy Bruce, a former host of The Bro Show who now flounders about doing stand-up in obscure clubs while his past partner (Jay Mohr) thrives as a successful late-night talk show star. This based-on-real-events setup initially fuels Carolla's caustic one-liners both onstage and during his day-to-day, which consists of hanging out with showbiz buddies (David Alan Grier, Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal), meeting with his toupee-wearing, bimbo-loving agent (Larry Miller), and trying to convince his daughter (Cynthy Wu) to go to an affordable college. Those scenarios are all rooted in a particular brand of Holl »
Adam Carolla has been an actor and comedy writer for three decades, best known for his work on "Loveline," "The Man Show," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" But this spring, the comedian is really shaking things up.
With the new movie "Road Hard," Carolla is in the director's chair for the first time, alongside co-director Kevin Hench, but don't get it twisted: Carolla still stars in the comedy. The film follows a comedian (Carolla) forced to go back on the road to provide for his daughter following an expensive divorce and the cancellation of his TV show.
To celebrate the release of his new comedy, we asked Carolla for his five all-time favorite comedies, above.
"Road Hard" arrives in theaters Friday, March 6.
- Jonny Black
Adam Carolla makes his directorial debut with the comedy "Road Hard," about Bruce Madsen (Carolla), a television star who has to take his comedy on the road when things get rough, to provide for his daughter. We have an exclusive clip from the film, featuring Madsen in an unfortunate encounter with a dog on a plane. It seems that nothing can go right for him. "Road Hard" will be released in select cities and Video On Demand on March 6. Watch the clip below. »
- Travis Clark
Video Services Corp has acquired from FilmBuff exclusive rights to Adam Carolla’s upcoming comedy.
The film will open in Toronto on April 10 day-and-date with VOD and digital ahead of a theatrical expansion into other cities.
“We’re thrilled to be distributing this film in Canada and to be working with FilmBuff again,” said Vsc president Jonathan Gross. “We have worked on a lot of stand-up comedy releases and we’re excited to be involved with one of this quality.”
Gross brokered the deal with Scott Kaplan of FilmBuff. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Alison Rosen finally provided her account of the events that led to her dismissal from “The Adam Carolla Show” on Saturday and she says it came down to what most male-female breakups do: miscommunication. During a special Saturday episode of the “Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend” podcast, host Rosen blamed a lawsuit fundraiser and a flap over cross promotion for her ouster. She says she felt compelled to come forward with her side of the story after comments made by Carolla on his show. “He says he did this because he owed his audience the truth, but he apparently. »
- Jordan Burchette
If you ask us, Darth Helmet has been away from the big screen too long. Played by the mighty Rick Moranis, Darth Helmet was the antagonist in the patchy yet hugely enjoyable 1987 Mel Brooks comedy Spaceballs.
That said, there is a snag with regards the project. Both John Candy and Joan Rivers have sadly passed away, and thus Brooks admits he'd need to coax Rick Moranis out of retirement to reprise his villanous role. »
Now that we're getting Star Wars: The Force Awakens this winter, wouldn't it be the perfect time for a sequel to Spaceballs? That's exactly what writer and director Mel Brooks thinks. The iconic spoof master appears on Adam Carolla's "Take a Knee" podcast and when he was asked about what he might do next. After all, it's been 20 years since he directed Dracula: Dead and Loving It and 10 years since he wrote The Producers musical for the big screen. And in the conversation, he mentions that he's pondered about doing another Spaceballs movie. However, is it more than just a passing thought in his head? More below! Here's what Brooks had to say about the idea of Spaceballs 2: “I was thinking about 'Spaceballs' the other day. In 'Spaceballs,' in the movie, Bill Pullman says to me, Yogurt, just plain Yogurt, he says ‘Do »
- Ethan Anderton
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