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Ever fancied sharing a meal with Leonardo DiCaprio? As well as the lunch with DiCaprio, if you’re lucky enough to win you’ll also receive an overnight stay with dinner at The George Hotel, 1st class travel within Scotland with ScotRail, as well as a £1,000 Champagne and shopping experience at George Street’s ROX. All that it costs to enter is £5, which will then be used to buy a homeless person a meal and a hot drink as all of the donations will go to Edinburgh’s Home, a brand new restaurant from Social Bite and Maison Bleue, a social enterprise and restaurant, respectively.
Hollywood A-lister Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to play the producer of rock ‘n’ roll icon Elvis, it’s been revealed. According to Variety, Paramount has secured the rights to the biography ‘Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘N’ Roll’, which they plan to bring to the big screen. Significantly though, DiCaprio is reported to be attached to both produce and star in the movie.
Leonardo DiCaprio has Marlon Brando’s missing Oscar, and was given it as a gift from his Malaysian production partners who are currently under investigation for massive fraud, according to reports. The Hollywood Reporter says that the statuette, which went missing in 2004 prior to Brando’s death, was bought by Red Granite Pictures – the Malaysian production company which helped bring ‘The Wolf of Wall Street to the screen – from a New Jersey memorabilia dealer for $600,000. It was then gifted to DiCaprio for his 38th birthday, and now reportedly resides on his mantelpiece.
More charities are calling on Leonardo DiCaprio to return donations to his philanthropic foundation which appear to have come from a money laundering scam in Malaysia. DiCaprio, though not said to have acted improperly, received money for his foundation though fundraising events from individuals connected to one of the biggest fraud cases in the world. Jho Low, a Malaysian businessman and friend of DiCaprio, has spent millions at the lavish fundraisers and auctions, flooding the foundation with money.
The Oscar-winning actor (in ‘The Revenant’) has been embroiled in controversy after his foundation was accused of siphoning $3 billion from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund. This lead the Department of Justice to begin the process of seizing assets after it was claimed some of this money was used to fund Leo’s 2013 comedy ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’, directed by Martin Scorsese. Speaking during the Toronto Film Festival, Fisher, who’s there for his film world premiere that sees DiCaprio travelling to 20 countries in order to combat climate change, the director was quick to defend his star.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been urged to give back donations made to his charitable foundation which are alleged to have come from a massive embezzlement scheme in Malaysia. The Department of Justice in the US is investigating links between the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and Malaysian businessman Jho Low, who is among those at the centre of the $3.5 billion scandal, said to be the world’s biggest case of embezzlement. Now according to the Daily Telegraph, the Bruno Manser Funds, a rainforest charity in Malaysian Borneo, has penned a letter to DiCaprio calling for him to return the donation money.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s eco-charity the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, has been linked to donations from a Malaysian playboy embroiled in a vast money-laundering scam, it has emerged. Millions of dollars in donations are said to have been made to the foundation by businessman Jho Low, who is among those at the centre of a scandal involving the embezzlement of $3 billion from a Malaysian wealth fund called 1MDB. It’s said that 35-year-old Low, a friend of DiCaprio, used some of the stolen money from the fund at lavish LDF galas thrown by the star, like one in St. Tropez in July, which saw guests flown in via helicopter.
After it emerged that Oscar-winner Leonardo DiCaprio had a doppelganger, he’s now made his very own acting debut in a bizarre advert for Russian television. The ad that last just under a minute, is a strange but sort of wonderful tribute to the Hollywood actor, as we see lookalike Roman Burtsev, a 33-year-old security guard, assume a role that, without making direct reference to the ‘The Revenant’ star, gives us the clear indication that we’re seeing a version Leo.
'The Wolf of Wall Street’ would likely be among them, and particularly, you’d think, for its star Margot Robbie. The Australian actress admits that she 'didn’t think it through’ when she had a screening of the drug-fuelled, sex-fuelled, swear-fuelled, dwarf-throwing-fuelled Martin Scorsese movie with her family on its release. Speaking to the Sunday Night show, she admitted that the exchange between her and her older brother Lachlan was somewhat stilted after the 'nursery scene’, in which Robbie tortures Leonardo DiCaprio’s character with her abstinence.
Leonardo DiCaprio has been ordered to appear in court in a defamation lawsuit brought by one of the former employees of the real-life firm depicted in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. DiCaprio was hoping to avoid having to testify in the case, but according to The Hollywood Reporter magistrate judge Steven Locke has ordered that the actor appears 'at a reasonable time and place agreed to by the parties’. Bringing the case to court is Andrew Greene, who worked at Stratton Oakmont, the brokerage firm which defrauded millions of dollars from its shareholders, and was founded by Jordan Belfort, as played by DiCaprio in the 2013 Martin Scorsese movie.
Leonardo DiCaprio has come under fire after it emerged that he undertook an 8000-mile day trip on a private jet in order to pick up an award for his environmental efforts. DiCaprio is said to have taken the jet back to New York from the Cannes Film Festival this week, where he was honoured at the Riverkeeper Fishermen’s Ball, a campaign group for clean water, alongside the fashion designer Ralph Lauren. “My Foundation partners with many effective organizations that fight to protect our world’s lands and waterways, and I am proud to count the Hudson Riverkeeper among them,” he said, on accepting the award.
Hosted by Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart, the MTV Movie Awards 2016 were always going to be eventful, as ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, ‘Jurassic World’, and ‘Deadpool’ walked away with wins.
Leonardo DiCaprio has slated the Republican presidential candidates over their refusal to accept the facts of climate change. Donald Trump said as recently as this week that he is 'not a big believer in man-made climate change’. Ted Cruz, meanwhile, has said that climate change is a 'pseudo-scientific theory’.
An Alaskan woman was shocked to find that she appears in Oscar-winning movie ‘The Revenant’, without her knowledge, and without a screen credit, or getting paid. Doreen Nutaaq Simmonds from the small city of Barrow, on the edge of the Arctic Sea, was watching the film at the cinema with her son and a friend when her voice was recognised in a voiceover, reading a poem. “I was so engrossed in what the Indian was doing, that I hadn’t paid attention,” Simmonds told the Alaska Dispatch News.
Since Chris Rock gave the Girl Scout Cookie industry a worldwide audience at this year’s Oscars, things have really stepped up a notch. Now they’ve got Leonardo DiCaprio stumping for them – appearing in a cheeky poster posted on the Girl Scout Cookies Facebook page which has now gone viral, being shared and liked tens of thousands of times. “Leo wants an Oscar.
Currently trending is a lovely shot of the toddling Leonardo DiCaprio with his parents, posted by the Facebook page History In Pictures. Dappled with sunlight and his parents Irmelin Indenbirken and George DiCaprio holding their pride and joy aloft, it wasn’t their beaming smiles which has gone viral.
It appears that the actor’s accolade has drawn fans to all kinds of DiCaprio-based ephemera, including the spinning tops he uses as a 'totem’ in the Christopher Nolan movie 'Inception’. Burton-On-Trent-based designer Will Cutler has seen an unprecedented surge in orders for his Vorso MK1 top, according to The Independent.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s long-awaited Oscar win had fans both relieved and excited after last weekend’s ceremony, with a street artist paying perhaps the ultimate tribute. An unnamed artist in Los Angeles took to the streets in order to pay homage to presumably their favourite actor, by inscribing the words ‘never never give up’ next to larger than life artwork depicting a smiling Leo with his Oscar. It’s taken DiCaprio, 41, over two decades to win one of the coveted gold statues, after a string of sterling performances in a number of acclaimed films such as ‘The Departed’ and ‘Inception’.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins an Academy Award Always a nominee but never a winner. This finally changed for Leo at the 88th Academy Awards when he scooped up the Best Actor award for his performance in “The Revenant.” DiCaprio gave a heartfelt thanks to his team and old friends, including Martin Scorsese, and even worked in a message on climate change saying, “It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating… Let us not take this planet for granted. Alejandro González Iñárritu wins Best Director second year in a row Iñárritu took home the hardware for directing “The Revenant.” He won in the same category last year for directing “Birdman,” making him the first director to win back-to-back Oscars in 65 years and only the third man to have done it so far. The first was John Ford who won in 1940 for “The Grapes of Wrath” and in 1941 for “How Green Was My Valley,” and the second was Joseph L. Mankiewicz who won in 1949 for “A Letter to Three Wives” and 1950 for “All About Eve.” 3.
DiCaprio joined the cast of the Alan Thicke-led sitcom “Growing Pains” in the show’s seventh season, back in the olden days of 1991. At the start of “The Revenant” Hugh Glass’ primary concern is protecting his son, Hawk. In “Growing Pains,” Luke forms a new family bond with the lovable Seaver clan.
Since the show was over three and half hours long we compiled a list of the highs and lows so you can get your Oscar’s fix in about 2 minutes. Chris Rock was a definite high note. There were also sketches in which black actors were superimposed into nominated films, as well as a sketch in which Rock visited a movie theater in Compton, California to get the locals’ take on the awards.
America–and Kate Winslet’s–long nightmare is over: after four previous attempts, Leonado DiCaprio finally has an Oscar to call his own. The 41-year-old actor chased down that dish of raw bison liver with a Best Actor trophy for his rugged performance in The Revenant, a win that was expected and yet still satisfying based on the miles DiCaprio has had to travel to get to the podium. Not that he complained about the wait during his acceptance speech. “Thank you all so very much,” he told the crowd, which had risen to its collective feet for a standing ovation. ...
It’s pretty much a certainty that Leonardo DiCaprio is going to claim the Best Actor gong at the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday for his performance in ‘The Revenant’. In fact, if he doesn’t, it will be one of the biggest surprises in Oscars history. Not everyone is happy that Leonardo DiCaprio is such a lock for the Best Actor prize though.