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Kate Winslet: Yeah, Leo Could Have Fit on Titanic Board

Actress admits to Jimmy Kimmel that Rose could have saved Jack

(Newser) - Kate Winslet has finally addressed a concern some Titanic fans have probably had for years: Why did her character, Rose, let Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Jack, die when there was clearly a door floating in the ocean that was large enough for both of them to ride to rescue? "... More »

Leonardo DiCaprio Meets Pope, Speaks Italian

Actor also gave Francis a check

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio greeted Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday, discussed their shared concern for the environment and gave the pontiff a check from his charitable foundation. "Your Holiness, thank you for granting me this private audience with you," DiCaprio said in Italian as he arrived in the Apostolic... More »

Leo: Why I Turned Down a Major Role in Star Wars

DiCaprio could have played Anakin

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio almost played Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequels, he revealed in a recent Shortlist interview. "I did have a meeting with George Lucas about that," he says, but he didn't want the role: "Just didn’t feel ready to take that dive. At... More »

Revenant Might 'Blow Your Mind'

It's beautiful, primal, raw, say critics

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio plays 1820s frontier legend Hugh Glass who runs afoul of a grizzly bear and is left for dead in The Revenant . Thankfully, he survives to put on an epic, yet gory show en route to revenge. Early reports claimed Leo has this year's best male actor Oscar... More »

Studio Denies Bizarre DiCaprio Bear-Rape Rumor

'There is clearly no rape scene with a bear'

(Newser) - The new Leonardo DiCaprio movie The Revenant features no scenes whatsoever of the star being raped by a bear, Fox stressed after bizarre rumors swept the Internet on Tuesday. The studio decided it had to clarify the issue after a Drudge Report story claimed that DiCaprio's character, frontiersman Hugh... More »

Looks Like Leo Is Finally Going to Get His Oscar

DiCaprio is reportedly the one to beat in 'The Revenant'

(Newser) - Spoiler alert: Leonardo DiCaprio will likely be winning an Oscar next year for his role in The Revenant. The film—director Alejandro G. Inarritu's follow-up to Birdman, which got him three Oscars at this year's Academy Awards—is out on Christmas, and reviews are embargoed until Dec. 4,... More »

5 Celebs Who've Struggled With Mental Health

And what they had to say about it

(Newser) - Drew Barrymore has been opening up about mental health issues recently, first revealing she struggled with postpartum depression after the birth of her second child, then later talking about her childhood, during which she was "institutionalized" at a hospital for the mentally ill at age 13. The Chive rounds... More »

DiCaprio Is Making a Volkswagen Scandal Movie

He's teamed up with Paramount to produce

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio is making a Volkswagen movie—and it's not a relaunch of the Herbie franchise. Rather, his production company, Appian Way, has signed up to produce a movie on the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal , reports Variety . He will be working with Paramount, which has bought the rights to an... More »

5 Celebs You Might Meet on Tinder

Now you have a shot at dating an A-lister

(Newser) - Ever wanted to date a celebrity? Last month, Tinder debuted a "verified" status feature that allows celebs, athletes, and other "notable figures" to prove their identity, reports Fusion . And while the company didn't release a list of the A-listers using their app, there are reportedly at least... More »

DiCaprio's Next Role: Man Who Killed at Least 27

He'll play serial killer HH Holmes as Martin Scorsese directs

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio will play to his dark side for a new role as "the 19th century equivalent of Hannibal Lecter," reports Deadline . He'll play serial killer HH Holmes in the film adaptation of Erik Larson's 2003 book, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, And ... More »

5 Celebs Spotted Awkwardly Dancing at Coachella

So much for 'dance like nobody's watching'

(Newser) - Thanks to its setting in the California desert, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which ends today, is always packed with celebrities looking to escape LA and let loose for a weekend or two. In recent years, Coachella-goers got the celebrity sightings of a lifetime when certain A-listers showed... More »

Celeb Uses Kickstarter to Hunt for 'Loneliest Whale'

Leonardo DiCaprio donates money to Adrian Grenier project

(Newser) - Another case of stars crowdfunding cash from other stars : Entourage star Adrian Grenier has launched a Kickstarter campaign to find a mysterious whale, and it just received $50,000 from Leonardo DiCaprio's environmental nonprofit. The campaign just ended today, and the Hollywood Reporter says the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation's... More »

You Can Rent DiCaprio's House

Leo renting out Palm Springs estate for $4.5K a night

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio will probably never be your boyfriend, but he could be your landlord. The actor is renting out what ABC 7 refers to as his "Palm Springs compound." The 6-bedroom, 7.5-bathroom home on 1.3 acres used to be Dinah Shore's estate, and Leo bought... More »

Leo DiCaprio Leaves Nightclub With 20 Ladies

Apparently he's enjoying the single life

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio apparently knows how to party. Witnesses tell the New York Daily News they spotted DiCaprio at an Art Basel party in a South Beach nightclub early yesterday, and the actor (who apparently split with model Toni Garrn recently) left with not just one woman, but every woman that... More »

DiCaprio, Netflix Team Up on Gorilla Documentary

Leo is executive producer of 'Virunga'

(Newser) - Netflix's latest celebrity collaborator is Leonardo DiCaprio, reports CNN . But instead of starring in something a la Kevin Spacey in House of Cards, DiCaprio is serving as executive producer of a documentary on endangered mountain gorillas in Africa. The film, called Virunga after the park in eastern Congo where... More »

What Will Happen at Today's UN Climate Summit?

125 world leaders convene in NYC to rally for new climate initiatives

(Newser) - Today's UN climate summit in New York City will draw together 125 nations in a massive, one-day precursor to Paris talks next year aimed at an overarching agreement, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on world leaders to show up with "pledges of action," the BBC... More »

Your Top-Earning Actor Is...

Robert Downey Jr., again

(Newser) - For the second year in a row , Robert Downey Jr. has snagged the top spot on Forbes ' list of Hollywood's highest-earning actors. Once again, he's estimated to have earned $75 million between last June and this one, and once again, a large part of that is probably... More »

Paris Hilton: Don't Film Me for Kardashian Show

Leonardo DiCaprio also refuses

(Newser) - Paris Hilton: too good for reality TV? She and Leonardo DiCaprio both refused to be filmed for Keeping Up With the Kardashians while partying Sunday at an LA event, XIV Summer Sessions, where Kim Kardashian's stepbrother, Brody Jenner, was DJing with some help from dad Bruce Jenner and brother... More »

20 Celebs Who've Starred in Obscure Commercials

These A-listers don't mind making a buck, shilling products overseas

(FOX News Magazine) - With a few rare exceptions, Hollywood's biggest stars rarely slum in American television commercials. The closest they come is the occasional L'Oreal or Chanel spot, or those long-form ProActiv ads on late-night TV. (We're looking at you, Katy Perry and Adam Levine.) On the other hand,... More »

DiCaprio, Jonah Hill to Make Movie of Richard Jewell

Security was wrongly linked to Olympic bombing of 1996

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio says he and The Wolf of Wall Street co-star Jonah Hill are "going to come up with something unique" as they re-team to tell the story of 1996 Olympics security guard Richard Jewell. Hill will star as Jewell in the planned film, which was presented to the... More »

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