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Leonardo DiCaprio Pledges To Donate $7 Million To Ocean Conservation

Jun 18, 2014 11:45 AM


And this is in addition to the $3 million he donated to the Oceana foundation back in February! Talk about putting his money where his mouth is ... and to the tune of $10 million?! Yet another reason why we love Leonardo DiCaprio...

Leo attended the final day of the Our Ocean Conference on Tuesday at the State Department in Washington, DC, and the 39-year-old actor pledged to donate $7 million to ocean conservation. This was the same day that it was revealed that President Barack Obama will significantly expand marine sanctuary protections in the Pacific Ocean.

“It’s the Wild West on the high seas,” Leo said at the conference. “These last remaining underwater bio gems are being destroyed because there isn’t proper enforcement or sufficient cooperation among governments to protect them. We’re plundering the ocean and its vital resources, and just because we can’t see the devastation from dry land doesn’t mean it’s any less dangerous. It needs to stop.”




Leonardo DiCaprio Refuses To Be On "Keeping Up With The Kardashians"

Jun 5, 2014 06:54 AM

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Leo ain't having any of it!

Over the weekend, Leonardo DiCaprio went to a party where he refused to be filmed for "Keeping Up With the Kardashians", reports Us Weekly. Guess not everyone feels like keeping up!

The party, which happened on Sunday, was for former Hills star Frankie Delgado's birthday, was at trendy spot, XIV. The Jenner boys, Bruce, Brandon and Brody, were in attendance at the swanky soiree. Brody, who famously ditched out on Kim's big day, was DJing the event, which was being filmed for KUWTK.

But not everyone at the party was into being on camera. Notoriously private Leo was also a guest at the bash and party planners were aware of his desire to be low profile at events.

"The organizers know how Leo feels about cameras, so they gave him a heads up," a source told the mag. "He didn't want to be filmed for the show, he wouldn't have wanted to be filmed for anything ... but especially not that one."

Instead of leaving, the Wolf of Wall Street star simply, "waited until they were done" filming, and "then went with some boys and had a great time." Leo does love his boys!

Apparently, Kim Kardashian's ex BFF Paris Hilton also refused to be on camera at the party -- ya know 'cause she hates being filmed and all.




Leonardo DiCaprio In Talks To Star In Steve Jobs Biopic

Apr 22, 2014 08:35 AM

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Sorry Ashton Kutcher, but THIS is the Steve Jobs biopic we've been waiting for!

Apparently Leonardo DiCaprio is in talks to star in the latest biographical film about the late Apple co-founder, though THR reports that nothing has been signed as of yet. Leo will start shooting The Revenant in September, so if Sony really wants The Wolf of Wall Street star, they're going to have to wait a bit -- or start production ASAP!

Aaron Sorkin has written the screenplay for this movie, and it's based on the Walter Isaacson biography Steve Jobs. Though David Fincher was initially tapped to direct the flick, he passed and Oscar-winner Danny Boyle is now being courted for the gig.

Kutcher's biopic on Jobs (the aptly titled Jobs) was hyped up quite a bit ahead of its 2013 release, but it only earned $16.1 million at the box office and ended up with lukewarm reviews. We're thinking Sorkin, Boyle and Leo (or whoever they end up casting in the lead role) will get the job done this time, right?




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Leonardo DiCaprio Awkwardly Dances In The Crowd At Coachella

Apr 14, 2014 08:30 AM

What happened to the dance moves he showed us in The Wolf Of Wall Street?!

Leonardo DiCaprio was among the many celebs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over the weekend, but he was one of the only ones who was caught on camera dancing!

Someone had the hilarious idea to film the 39-year-old superstar grooving to MGMT's set over the weekend, and there really are no words. But the girl's face in the vid might actually be funnier than the footage of Leo himself...

Don't believe it's him? The outfit totally matches up based on this Twitpic of the actor:

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS - Leonardo DiCaprio And Girlfriend Toni Garrn Go Shopping For Records

Apr 7, 2014 07:44 PM

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On Monday afternoon Leonardo DiCaprio and his lady love Toni Garrn went to Records Surplus in Los Angeles, and the lovebirds bought several bags worth of merchandise. Looks like Leo's giving his much younger lady love a crash course on some of his fav bands -- you know we're gonna see these two at Coachella this weekend!

Leo and Toni may be 18 years apart (she's 21, he's 39), but that's not what's so shocking to us -- it's the fact that they're coming up on their one-year anniversary! Is it possible that Leo, who is famous for dating just about every hot model we've ever heard of, is finally ready to settle down? Or is Ms. Garrn just sitting on borrowed time?

Seeing as Leo's dated gals like Gisele Bundchen, Bar Refaeli and Erin Heatherton, it's a fair question to ask! Not to mention that he has the habit of loving 'em and leaving 'em...




Leonardo DiCaprio Suits Up For The 2014 Academy Awards

Mar 2, 2014 07:25 PM

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Will this FINALLY be his year?! We hope so...

Leonardo DiCaprio posed for pictures on the red carpet at the 2014 Academy Awards on Sunday evening, and though we want him to win Best Lead Actor, keep in mind this is the fourth time he's been nominated ... and so far he has zero Oscars sitting on his mantel at home. Sad face...

The 39-year-old actor is nominated for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street, which also snagged a nom for Best Picture. Think the Academy will give Leo the gold this time? Or will the excessive drug and sex scenes in the film hurt his chances of winning? We'll see...




Leonardo DiCaprio's Foundation Gives $3 Million To Oceana Charity

Feb 20, 2014 12:53 PM

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Great actor and charitable to boot! Leonardo DiCaprio's foundation has just granted $3 million to Oceana, which, according to their website is, "the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation."

“Protecting our planet’s oceans and the marine species that call it home is one of the most pressing sustainability crises facing humanity today and a moral imperative that we must acknowledge,” DiCaprio said.

“It’s my hope that this grant will help Oceana continue the tremendous work that they do daily on behalf of our oceans.”

DiCaprio’s grant will also aid the charity's efforts to advocate for responsible fishing measures, including the effort to ban drift gillnets, which are mile-long nets that catch swordfish and thresher sharks in California but also kill a large number of other marine animals.

The $3 million grant is set to be spread over three years and is the first marine conservation grant made following the foundation’s 11th Hour Charity Auction hosted at Christie’s last year.

Justin Winters, Executive Director of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, said, “We are excited to support Oceana’s efforts to win real policy change and protection for vital habitats and species throughout the Pacific and Arctic Oceans.”

Sounds like a great cause to us! Kudos to Leo for his help trying to change the environment.




Leonardo DiCaprio Chats Oscars And The Challenges Behind The Wolf Of Wall Street

Feb 11, 2014 12:59 PM

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Leonardo DiCaprio covers the new issue of Variety, and the 39-year-old actor chats all about The Wolf of Wall Street, and it sounds like he REALLY wants that Oscar he worked just as hard to promote the movie as he did when he was on set!

"We knew we were doing a movie about incredibly distasteful people, and their likability would be questioned,” DiCaprio acknowledges. "But Marty [Scorcese] said, 'I've done a lot of movies like this, and I find that if you’re authentic in your portrayal of their nature and don't try to give them a false sense of motivation, audiences will go along with you on the journey.'"

“I really wanted this movie to succeed, because to me, you don’t see R-rated films like this getting made that aren’t on an epic scale,” he continued. “So I’m glad this film is now in the green. Studios ultimately look at what works and what doesn’t, and greenlight the things that do.” But will it win him his first Academy Award? This is the FOURTH time he's been nominated, so we gotta ask...




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