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Leonardo DiCaprio Wants To Play Theodore Roosevelt

February 16th, 2014 10:05am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio Wants To Play Theodore Roosevelt
Leonardo DiCaprio plans to play former US President Theodore Roosevelt for his next film role.

The Wolf of Wall Street actor is pushing for a biopic of the 26th leader of the US to go into production with director Martin Scorsese at the helm.

A source told RadarOnline.com: "Leo is telling friends that after his latest movie proved to be a massive box office hit, he's pushing forward with his biopic of Roosevelt which will re-team him with Martin Scorsese.

"He says it's 'now or never' as he's patiently waited almost a decade for the money to materialize."

Leonardo will likely have to bul...

Rumor Patrol: Justin Bieber's Wax Figure Retired, Oscar Winner Revealed, More

February 15th, 2014 2:03pm EST
Rumor Patrol: Justin Bieber's Wax Figure Retired, Oscar Winner R
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Justin Bieber's Wax Figure Retired: After the pop star claimed he was retiring, is it true the wax version made by Madam Tussauds has had its last day in the public eye?

Verdict: True. General Manager Bret Pidgeon told the New York Post, "This is disappointing, but hopefully we can welcome a new 'grown-up' Justin back to the attraction in the near future." The reason why may disturb you: the figure was...

Leonardo DiCaprio: 'I can't sing'

February 14th, 2014 3:10am EST
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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has acting talent and good looks, but he has sworn off signing on for a musical because he is convinced fans don't want to hear his "atrocious" voice.

The Wolf of Wall Street star reveals he was in talks to take on the role Ewan McGregor played in Moulin Rouge!, but after singing for his Romeo + Juliet director Baz Luhrmann, the two decided it would be best for him not to appear in the film.

He tells Variety, "To be honest, I'm not really prepared to do a musical, simply because I think I have a pretty atrocious voice.

"We had a friendly thing where it was me and...

Leonardo DiCaprio rejected Hocus Pocus to wait for Gilbert Grape audition

February 13th, 2014 3:10am EST
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Former child star Leonardo DiCaprio rejected a lucrative offer to star in spooky Disney favourite Hocus Pocus back in 1993, because he was holding out hope for a role in What's Eating Gilbert Grape.

The actor reveals he had not even auditioned for Lasse Hallstrom's drama when he was offered "more money than I ever dreamed of" to play young Max in Hocus Pocus, alongside Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker as witches.

His daring decision paid off as he was eventually picked to star as Johnny Depp's mentally-handicapped brother, a role which landed him his first Oscar nomination.


Martin Scorsese: 'I took a Quaalude for fear of flying'

February 12th, 2014 3:00am EST
Martin Scorsese
Director Martin Scorsese used his own drug past to help perfect Leonardo DiCaprio's Quaalude-guzzling scene in The Wolf Of Wall Street, revealing he once took to pill for a plane flight.

In his acclaimed new movie, DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort character finds himself stuck at a country club when a body-paralysing drug high kicks in - and he has to drive his prized sports car home.

And Scorsese admits he was able to add a little insight to the hilarious scene.

He says, "I was actually prescribed a Quaalude for fear of flying... It was, like, a five hour flight and you took that pill and you ...

The Annual Oscars Nominee Luncheon Was A Star-Studded Affair - See The Photos!

February 11th, 2014 3:00pm EST
The Annual Oscars Nominee Luncheon Was A Star-Studded Affair - S
A slew of celebrities attended the 86th Annual Oscars Nominee Luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Monday.

Amy Adams ("American Hustle") wore a bright red pantsuit to the event, while singer Pharrell Williams donned his now-trademark Buffalo hat.

Cate Blanchett ("Blue Jasmine") sizzled in a silver futuristic-looking dress, while Sandra Bullock ("Gravity") opted for a strapless, flower patterned frock.

Matthew McConaughey ("Dallas Buyers Club") stepped out in a brown suit, and Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf Of Wall Street") looked sharp in a navy blue suit with a power tie.

Check out the...

Leonardo DiCaprio Targeted By Ukrainian TV Prankster

February 8th, 2014 2:00pm EST
Leonardo DiCaprio Targeted By Ukrainian TV Prankster
Leonardo DiCaprio has become the latest victim of a notorious Ukrainian TV prankster after he was targeted on the red carpet at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Thursday.

Vitalii Sediuk managed to evade security at the Californian event and rushed towards The Wolf of Wall Street star, throwing himself to the ground as he wrapped his arms around the stunned actor's legs and nuzzled his face against his crotch.

A confused DiCaprio, who was at the festival to accept the Cinema Vanguard Award with director pal Martin Scorsese, was photographed smiling as bodyguards attempted t...

Leonardo DiCaprio laughs off red carpet prank

February 7th, 2014 3:20pm EST
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Leonardo DiCaprio became the latest victim of prankster Vitalii Sediuk on Thursday night (02.06.14).
The 'Wolf of Wall Street' star was surprised when the Ukrainian TV reporter, who previously attempted to interrupt Adele's speech at the 2013 Grammy Awards and tried to kiss Will Smith at a movie premiere, rushed towards him and dropped to his knees on the red carpet at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California before wrapping his arms around the actor and nuzzling his face against Leonardo's nether-regions for several seconds.
The Oscar-nominee patted Vitalli on the neck a...

Leonardo DiCaprio praises 'real woman' Kate Winslet

February 7th, 2014 6:20am EST
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Leonardo DiCaprio says Kate Winslet is one of his most loyal friends.
The A-list actor got his big break in James Cameron's iconic blockbuster 'Titanic' alongside the British actress 18 years ago and says the pair are close than ever because she is such a "real" person.
Quizzed about Kate always heaping praise on him, Leonardo told the Daily Mail newspaper: "I feel the same about her. It's been fantastic, honestly, having someone who is my age, and such a real woman."
The Oscar-nominated actor admitted he is even letting Kate stay in his house in Los Angeles while he is away.
He added: "Her...

Leonardo DiCaprio: I've Never Done Drugs

February 6th, 2014 5:03pm EST
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Despite the vices of some of his most famous characters, Leonardo DiCaprio says he has never fallen to the lure of drugs.

In an interview with Los Angeles Times, DiCaprio comes off as a "painfully normal guy." In fact, the writer quotes friend Kevin Connolly saying just that.

Leo's adverse reaction to drugs comes from his upbringing. The actor grew up in a bad neighborhood near Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles - an area that has since been "totally gentrified now," in the words of DiCaprio.

So when the subject of drugs comes up, Leo says, "Never done it. That's because I saw this stuff...

Leonardo DiCaprio parties with Nina Agdal

February 4th, 2014 3:20pm EST
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Leonardo DiCaprio partied with Nina Agdal until 5 a.m. on Monday morning (02.03.14).
The 'Wolf of Wall Street' star, who is dating 21-year-old German model Toni Garrn, was spotted leaving Club Avenue in New York City with the Sports Illustrated beauty, who has been in a relationship with Max George from The Wanted since August.
The duo were spotted walking out of the nightclub's Super Bowl after-party in front of one another before piling into the same car and speeding off together, according to the MailOnline website.
They attempted to go unnoticed as Leonardo, 39, ducked down, while just ...

Jay Z and Beyoncé's $2 million Super Bowl show

February 3rd, 2014 4:20am EST
Jay Z, Beyoncé and DJ Tiesto were paid more then $2 million to perform at the most expensive Super Bowl party of all-time on Saturday night (02.01.14).
The couple performed for 6,000 guests at Pier 40 on Manhattan's West Side, while DJ Tiesto took to the decks, and the trio banked huge pay checks for their night's work, according to the New York Post newspaper.
Hollywood stars including Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx were joined by music legend Sir Paul McCartney to watch Beyoncé and her husband perform her single 'Drunk in Love' at the DirecTV Super Saturday party.
The show took place ...

Leonardo DiCaprio learned from beating

February 1st, 2014 1:50pm EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio claims getting beaten up when he was 15 changed his whole life.
The actor was brought up in a tough area of East Hollywood, Los Angeles, but won a scholarship to University Elementary School in a better part of town, which meant he was in for a shock when he later returned to standard schooling.
He told the Los Angeles Times newspaper: "When I went back to the public school system it was like - boom - this is reality. I got beat up the day I arrived because I had the attitude of everyone living harmoniously with one another. That was the motivational thing that happened t...

Leonardo DiCaprio's Stepbrother Arrested In Texas

January 29th, 2014 2:50pm EST
Leonardo DiCaprio's Stepbrother Arrested In Texas
Leonardo DiCaprio's estranged stepbrother, former actor Adam Star Farrar, has been arrested on drug and harassment charges in Texas.

The 43 year old, who appeared in the movie Pups and '80s TV series Galactica 1980, was busted by police in Collin County as he visited his jailed girlfriend, Charity Fae Moore.

He was taken into custody on outstanding warrants for misdemeanor counts of possession of a dangerous drug, harassment by phone and theft of stolen property - all of which relate to incidents which allegedly took place in Los Angeles.

Farrar, who has a history of run-ins with the law...

Margot Robbie worried about Wolf of Wall Street nudity

January 28th, 2014 10:20am EST
Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie was worried about the repercussions of stripping off for 'The Wolf of Wall Street'.
The Australian actress admits she was nervous about images of her naked body ending up all over the internet when she accepted the role of Jordan Belfort's second wife Naomi in Martin Scorsese's Oscar-nominated drama.
She told Britain's LOOK magazine: "[Nudity is] different in this day and age, because of the internet. It was like, if I do this there will forever be YouTube clips of this, there will be slow-motion versions.
"It's not just the repercussions for myself - my brothers and my grand...

Kurt Angle wants to be action star like Stallone

January 28th, 2014 7:20am EST
Kurt Angle wants to be action star like Stallone
Kurt Angle wants to be a Hollywood action star.

The 'TNA IMPACT' wrestler has appeared in several movies already, including 'Warrior' and 'Dylan Dog: Dead of Night', and he wants to have a full-time acting career when he can no longer compete in the ring and thinks he would be perfect for the genre.

Kurt - who won a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics - exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I've done some great movies like 'Warrior' and I did a small part in 'Pain & Gain' and I've done some independent movies. But yeah I'm looking forward to doing more because I believe that's the next chap...

Leonardo DiCaprio And Jonah Hill Re-enact 'Titanic' Scene On 'Saturday Night Live'

January 27th, 2014 1:17pm EST
Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill SNL
Leonardo DiCaprio surprised his Wolf of Wall Street co-star Jonah Hill on Saturday Night Live this weekend to recreate a memorable scene from one of his films.

The actor showed up while Hill was going through is opening monologue and patting himself on the back, joking that Leo wasn't even supposed to be in the film until he asked director Martin Scorsese to cast him, after which DiCaprio walked out on stage to ask him what he was up to.

Jonah tried to cover up the fact that he was calling Leo a hack behind his back and telling the audience that he's not quiteas good an actor as himself, ...

Keira Knightley backs former movie husband to win Oscar gold

January 27th, 2014 3:10am EST
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley has thrown her support behind former movie husband Chiwetel Ejiofor as he battles the likes of Matthew Mcconaughey and Leonardo DiCaprio for Oscar glory as Best Actor.

The actress, who played Ejiofor's onscreen wife in Love Actually, is hoping her pal wins the Academy Award for his performance in 12 Years A Slave, even though McConaughey appears to be the hot favourite for his portrayal of an AIDS victim in Dallas Buyers Club.

Knightley says, "Chiwetel is such a phenomenal actor. He is one of the actor's actors, so I think it is wonderful that he is getting the recognition...

Leonardo DiCaprio re-enacts 'Titanic' scene

January 26th, 2014 12:20pm EST
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Leonardo DiCaprio re-enacted a famous scene from 'Titanic' on 'Saturday Night Live' ('SNL').
The 'Wolf of Wall Street' star delighted fans when he surprised his co-star Jonah Hill by making a special cameo on the comedy sketch series while the 'Super Bad' actor was hosting it in New York City on Saturday night (01.25.14).
In a bid to help Jonah relax and "feel safe," Leonardo stood behind Jonah as he threw his arms out, re-enacting the famous scene between Leonardo and Kate Winslet, who played Jack and Rose Dawson in the 1997 movie, and shouted out the actress' famous line: "I'm flying."

Hugh Hefner wants Margot Robbie for Playboy

January 23rd, 2014 1:50pm EST
Margot Robbie
Hugh Hefner wants Margot Robbie to pose for Playboy.
The 87-year-old media mogul thinks the 'Wolf of Wall Street' star - who stars alongside Leonardo DiCaprio as the wife of banker Jordan Belfort in the critically-acclaimed movie - would be the perfect Playmate, despite not knowing her name yet.
He told Us Weekly magazine: "We always want the latest, most popular girl of the moment, and that changes week to week.
"The girl that plays [Jordan Belfort's] wife in [Wolf of Wall Street] is very, very pretty.
"She should be in Playboy! Send her a message! We're ready for her. She would be great...

Jonah Hill accepted pay cut for The Wolf of Wall Street

January 21st, 2014 12:20pm EST
Jonah Hill
Jonah Hill took a pay cut for 'The Wolf of Wall Street'.
The actor was so desperate to play debauched stockbroker Jordan Belfort's sidekick, Donnie Azoff, in Martin Scorsese's Oscar nominated movie that he accepted a pay check of just $60,000.
He made the admission on radio program 'The Stern Show', which aired this morning (01.21.14), with the show's official Twitter account posting: "Now on H100 @jonahhill tells @howardstern that he did the 7 month 'Wolf of Wall Street' shoot for $60,000 because he wanted the role so bad (sic)".
Jonah's gamble has more than paid off since the funnyman wa...

Leonardo DiCaprio loves jackets

January 18th, 2014 4:20am EST
Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio is obsessed with jackets.
The 'Wolf of Wall Street' actor insists he doesn't splash out much on clothes, but can't resist purchasing new coats, even if they are only slightly difference to ones already in his wardrobe.
Asked his biggest temptation, he said: "Buying jackets. I'm not a fancy car or private plane sort of person. I don't even have a huge amount of clothes, but if I see a jacket and I already have one like it but the collar's different or it's fluffier or softer, I've got to have it."
Leonardo insists he isn't very extravagant and the most expensive purchase he...

Leonardo DiCaprio prepares for 40th birthday

January 17th, 2014 1:20am EST
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Leonardo DiCaprio is prepared for turning 40.
The 39-year-old actor is set to celebrate the milestone birthday in November and he says doesn't find the thought of being considered middle-aged daunting because men are no longer considered 'old' at 40.
He told ShortList magazine: "I suppose 40 represents something different, but I've been thinking about 40 for so long that I'm prepared for it.
"It seems like the age barometer where you're still considered youthful is getting higher and higher. I'm going to hold on to that ideal as long as I can."
Leonardo is turning heads for his portrayal of...

Leonardo DiCaprio & Amy Adams early winners at Critics' Choice Awards

January 16th, 2014 8:50pm EST
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Leonardo DiCaprio bookended a perfect day on Thursday (16Jan14) when he picked up the first trophy at the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards, just hours after landing an Oscar nomination.

The Best Actor in a Comedy Movie prize for his portrayal of a drug-taking, womanising broker in The Wolf of Wall Street came just hours after DiCaprio learned he was up for a Best Actor Oscar.

Accepting his latest accolade just four days after he claimed the same honour at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday (12Jan14), the actor said, "This is fantastic."

He then congratulated his co-star and "frien...

Idris Elba shrugs off Golden Globes loss

January 16th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Idris Elba
Idris Elba insists he doesn't mind missing out on a Golden Globe.
The 41-year-old actor was nominated for the Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture prize for his portrayal of the late South African President Nelson Mandela in biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', ultimately losing out to Matthew McConaughey, who won the gong for his portrayal of AIDS patient Ron Woodroof in 'Dallas Buyers Club'.
Speaking at the launch of the new adidas Stan Smith trainer at The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, east London, last night (01.15.14), he exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "It's a diff...

Margot Robbie: Kissing DiCaprio wasn't fun

January 15th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie admits kissing Leonardo DiCaprio wasn't very fun.
The 23-year-old beauty plays the 39-year-old actor's wife in the new movie 'The Wolf of Wall Street' and, although she admits he's a "great" kisser, she insists locking lips with the hunky star wasn't as sexy as it seems.
She said: "All of my girlfriends interrogated me and asked, 'Is he an amazing kisser?' I'd sit them down and say, 'All I know is his screen kissing is great.' Then they'd get upset and say, 'Tell me it was romantic and there were fireworks.' There weren't any. You do the takes in 17 hours, and it's just hot...

Michael Fassbender dating Gerard Butler's ex

January 15th, 2014 2:20am EST
Michael Fassbender
Michael Fassbender is dating Gerard Butler's ex-girlfriend.
The '12 Years a Slave' actor is reportedly in a relationship with Romanian model and actress Madalina Ghenea, having moved on from Olympian Louise Hazel, who he was rumoured to have been dating since May last year.
According to The Sun newspaper, the 36-year-old star went on a trip to New Zealand with the beauty in November and spent the New Year with her in Romania.
He was keen to keep their love a secret after deciding to take older sister Catherine to the Golden Globes in Hollywood on Sunday (12.01.14), instead of his new lov...

Leonardo DiCaprio credits mom for success

January 14th, 2014 4:20am EST
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Leonardo DiCaprio credits his mother for his successful career.
The 'Wolf of Wall Street' star was honored with a Golden Globe award on Sunday (01.12.14) and he believes his mom Irmelin - who divorced his father George DiCaprio when he was just a year old - is the reason why because she encouraged him to pursue his dreams as an actor at a young age.
Speaking backstage after the event, Leonardo told 'Access Hollywood': "I wouldn't be doing any of this if it weren't for her, both my parents.
"She supported this little kid who said, 'I want to be an actor,' at 12 years old, which is ridiculou...

Amy Poehler's boyfriend warns Bono

January 13th, 2014 3:20pm EST
Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler's boyfriend has warned Bono to "watch his back" after he kissed her at the Golden Globes.
Amy celebrated winning Best Actress in a TV Series (comedy) for her role in 'Parks and Recreation' by having a quick smooch with the U2 singer before accepting her trophy, prompting her partner, Nick Kroll, to joke.
He posted on Twitter: "Hey Bono, watch your back."
Amy was overjoyed with the award - her first Golden Globe - after missing out in the previous two years.
She told E! News: "I think I'm zero for 13 in these awards shows. So I was very, very, very surprised to win and very exc...

Tina Fey mocks Leonardo DiCaprio

January 13th, 2014 6:20am EST
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Tina Fey poked fun at Leonardo DiCaprio's love life at last night's (12.01.14) Golden Globe awards.
The 'Wolf of Wall Street' actor - who has previously dated models including Bar Rafaeli, Gisele Bunchden and Erin Heatherton and is currently romancing Toni Garrn - took to the stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to present the Best Actress in a Drama award to Cate Blanchett and was the subject of a risque joke from the host as she introduced him to the stage.
Tina said: "And now, like a supermodel's vagina, let's all give a warm welcome to Leonardo DiCaprio."
However, the 39-year-old star wasn...

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