Jan 22 - The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Jonah Hill got a small paycheck for his ''Wolf'' role, Ellen DeGeneres' show hits China, and The Wanted announce a hiatus. Bob Mezan reports.
Jonah Hill took a pay cut for his Oscar-nominated role in "The Wolf of Wall Street." Hill told radio host Howard Stern that he was paid 60,000 dollars for the movie - the lowest amount allowed by the actors union. Hill said he was more than happy to do the film and that it was never about the money - it was about getting to work with Martin Scorsese. Ellen DeGeneres is hitting China. The comedian's daytime talk show will be the first daily American show of its kind to be distributed in the country. Episodes of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" will be available with Chinese subtitles on a Chinese online video service 48 hours after its U.S. broadcast. The British-Irish boy band The Wanted have announced that they are taking a break and that their upcoming Word of Mouth Tour will be their last for a while. The group, whose hit singles include "Glad You Came," said they have decided to pursue their own personal plans. Finally, Elton John has spoke out against Russia's ban on homosexual propaganda, saying the law legitimized homophobia and provided legal cover to extremists in the country. John's 500-word statement comes three days after Russian President Vladimir Putin said that his country was welcoming to gays, citing the popularity of Elton John as evidence.