Miles Teller took a pounding with crash course in drumming for new movie ‘Whiplash’

The blisters and sweat Miles Teller got playing a drummer in his new movie “Whiplash” are real. At the recent Cinema Society and Brooks Brothers-hosted screening of the movie at the Paley Center, Teller told us about the crash course in drums he took for the role. “By the time I said I’d do this movie, I think we had three and a half weeks, like four hours a day, three days a week, with a coach, and all the other times just practicing (drums) in my room,” he said. “A lot of it is real sweat ... some bloody blisters.” Now, Teller said he’s “pretty good at drums.” “I played in some rock bands when I was younger… (now) I can sit in with certain bands, I can sit in and I’d do all right.” The film’s writer and director, Damien Chazelle, told us about why he wrote the very personal story. “I’d been a drummer in a jazz band with a tough teacher. ... I wanted to make a movie about the process of becoming a great musician, an artist, instead of a movie about someone who’s fully formed,” he said. ANSARI, JORDAN GO DIGITAL This could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. At a GQ party in L.A. on Tuesday night, “Parks and Recreation’s” Aziz Ansari excitedly told up-and-coming movie star Michael B. Jordan about his forthcoming standup shows in L.A. and New York. A spy at the bash, thrown to celebrate collaborations between the Gap and the magazine’s favorite new menswear designs, told us, “Aziz invited Michael to a show and I saw them exchange digits. It was very cute.” A FORD IN RIRI’S FUTURE Rihanna will pay tribute to Tom Ford at amfAR’s L.A. Inspiration Gala on Oct. 29. Ford will be presented with the Award of Inspiration for his commitment to combating AIDS. “Tom has inspired Continue Reading