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DiCaprio Unveils Ambitious Plan for Galapagos

Actor and conservation groups pledge $43M to 'rewild' the islands

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio and a team of conservationists are putting up a lot of dough "to save one of the most irreplaceable places on the planet." The actor on Tuesday announced a $43 million pledge to "rewild" the Galapagos Islands, including by restoring habitats and reintroducing locally extinct...

A New King of Movie Profanities Is Crowned

Samuel L. who? Jonah Hill claims the most cussing in his movie roles

(Newser) - Samuel L. Jackson is no longer the king of swearing in film. Jonah Hill was "humbled" to learn he'd nabbed the honor upon reading an article published Wednesday by the Wrap , which was based on an analysis by Buzz Bingo . The analysis found Jackson had uttered 301 profanities...

Leo DiCaprio Has Response for Brazil Prez

'We did not fund the organizations targeted'

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio has responded to Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro's accusation that he helped fund environmental NGOs that were setting fire to the Amazon , and the answer is no, he did not, reports CNN . "The future of these irreplaceable ecosystems is at stake and I am proud to stand...

Brazil Leader Targets A-List Actor Over Amazon Fires

Jair Bolsonaro points finger at Leonardo DiCaprio for rainforest blazes

(Newser) - Without offering proof, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said actor Leonardo DiCaprio had funded nonprofit groups that Bolsonaro claims are partly responsible for fires in the Amazon this year. Bolsonaro’s remarks about the actor were part of a wider government campaign against environmental nonprofit groups operating in Brazil....

DiCaprio, Pitt Are a Winning Pair in Hollywood
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What Critics Think About Tarantino's Latest

'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' is getting mostly strong reviews, as is DiCaprio

(Newser) - Quentin Tarantino plays revisionist history in his supposedly penultimate feature, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood , which has an impressive 89% rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes . Set over three days in 1969, the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Al Pacino puts a fairy-tale spin on...

Gisele Loved Leo DiCaprio. Then She Stopped the 'Numbing'

Supermodel says she split with star in 2005 after some 'serious soul-searching'

(Newser) - Gisele Bundchen has been married to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for almost a decade, but before Brady, she had another famous love: Leonardo DiCaprio. They dated for five years, and it was serious— People notes Bundchen was the only girlfriend that DiCaprio ever brought to the Oscars. So why did...

Actors' Bet Ends With 'Leo Knows All' Tattoo

Photo indicates Tom Hardy actually went through with it

(Newser) - Let it be said that Tom Hardy is a man of his word. A 2016 Esquire UK profile opened with an anecdote about how he had to add a fresh tattoo to his tattoo-heavy body because of a bet he made and lost with Leonardo DiCaprio. His Revenant co-star thought...

James Cameron: Jack 'Had to Die' in Titanic

Otherwise, the ending would have been 'meaningless,' he argues

(Newser) - As the New York Daily News notes, the show Mythbusters once devoted an episode to proving that both Jack and Rose could have survived on that floating door near the end of Titanic. So why did Leo DiCaprio's character have to die? "The answer is very simple because...

DiCaprio May Have to Return Millions in Artwork

Feds are seizing assets related to Malaysian corruption

(Newser) - The feds are in the midst of a complex money-laundering investigation tied to Malaysian financiers, but it's got some easy-to-understand ramifications: Leonardo DiCaprio has to return a Picasso and an old Oscar that once belonged to Marlon Brando. As Reuters reports, DiCaprio himself is not charged with any wrongdoing,...

Climate Marchers on Trump's 100th Day: 'There's no Planet B'

Tens of thousands joined what organizers say were 300 events in US

(Newser) - Thousands of people across the US marched Saturday on President Trump's 100th day in office to demand action on climate change, the AP reports. At the marquee event, the Peoples Climate March in Washington, DC, tens of thousands of demonstrators made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue in sweltering heat....

Leonardo DiCaprio Adorably Pranks Jonah Hill

It's a Hollywood bromance

(Newser) - Awww, bromance. Leonardo DiCaprio saw one of his best friends, Jonah Hill, on the street in New York City recently—so he pranked him by pretending to be a stalker-ish fan with a camera. The pair, who worked together on the Wolf of Wall Street, then engaged in an adorable...

Indonesia Threatens to Ban Leonardo DiCaprio

They're not happy about his environmental concerns

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio may be banned from returning to Indonesia over his criticisms that palm oil plantations are destroying the country's rainforests and endangering wildlife, an immigration official said Saturday. The Oscar winner made a one-day visit to protected Mount Leuser National Park in northern Sumatra last weekend and uploaded...

Leo's Unlikely Environmental 'Hero': China

DiCaprio is plugging 'The Revenant' in Beijing, where he's known as 'Little Lee'

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio has seen the potential "hero of the environmental movement," and it is the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases—China—he said Sunday while promoting The Revenant in Beijing. The actor and environmentalist, who called for action to combat climate change during his Oscar acceptance...

11 Stars Who Own Private Islands

Must be nice

(Newser) - It's no surprise for a celebrity to own a fancy car or a huge mansion—but these 23 celebrities rounded up by Ranker kick it up a notch or two: They own private islands. A sampling:
  1. Johnny Depp: He owns a 45-acre island in the Caribbean, and seems to
...

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? "...

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...

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...

Revenant Might 'Blow Your Mind'

 Revenant Might 
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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...

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...

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,...

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