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Feds: Laundered Cash Financed Wolf of Wall Street

DOJ accuses Malaysian officials of stealing $3.5B

(Newser) - The financing of The Wolf of Wall Street was "a case of life imitating art," prosecutors say—with shady Malaysian officials standing in for Leonardo DiCaprio's stock-swindling character. On Wednesday, the Justice Department accused Malaysian officials of plundering more than $3.5 billion from the country's... More »

Why Jonah Hill Made Wolf for Peanuts

He took the SAG minimum paycheck, $60K

(Newser) - Jonah Hill took the absolute minimum paycheck for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street because he felt so passionate about working with Martin Scorsese, he explained to Howard Stern yesterday. "They gave me the lowest amount of money possible, that was their offer," Hill recalled, adding... More »

Leo DiCaprio: I Was Almost Eaten by Shark

'Gigantic' great white got into cage with him

(Newser) - Apparently sharks find Leonardo DiCaprio just as tasty-looking as teen girls everywhere do. The actor revealed to Ellen DeGeneres yesterday that he was once nearly eaten by a great white: He often gets up close and personal with wildlife as part of his work with his Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which... More »

Wolf of Wall Street Is a Wild Ride

DiCaprio, Scorsese team up for a new look at excess

(Newser) - The new DiCaprio-Scorsese movie The Wolf of Wall Street is getting solid reviews from critics (79% positive on Rotten Tomatoes ) and fans alike (86%). Some odds and ends:
  • Boring, it's not: It's "an exuberant, hyper-energized riot," writes Richard Brody at the New Yorker . "It’
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