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  • Obama aide reveals how the groupie president fawned over celebs, was steamed when a [tr]

    04/11/2018 4:51:14 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 4/10/2018 | Caroline Howe
    (full article title: "Exclusive: Obama aide reveals how the groupie president fawned over celebs, was steamed when a high school coach called his wife 'fat-butt Michelle' and favored extra tight sweatpants and white socks with sandals") Like the Kennedys, the Obamas often rubbed elbows with celebrities who loved to visit what came to be known as 'Hollywood East' during the president's eight-year term. Bruce Springsteen, George Clooney, and Leonardo DiCaprio were among many stars who came to the White House to hang out with the 'cool' president.(snip) Comedian Jerry Seinfeld came to do a segment of his show, Comedians in...
  • (2016) Robert De Niro on His Connection to the Malaysian Corruption Scandal: "I Don't Give a Sh**"

    10/15/2017 5:11:37 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 14 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2016 | Alex Ritman
    The actor — whose Tribeca Film Institute took a donation from those accused of embezzlement, while his son sold the prime suspect $55 million in NYC real estate — says he would give back the money if necessary. Leonardo DiCaprio is undoubtedly the highest-profile Hollywood name connected to the 1MDB Malaysian corruption scandal, which, in addition to more than a billion dollars of alleged money laundering, helped to finance his hit drama The Wolf of Wall Street. But another A-list name has appeared several times in the same orbit as the central figures in the fraud case, which is now...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Meets With Trump To Discuss Creation Of "Millions Of Green Jobs"

    12/08/2016 8:47:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/08/2016
    In one of the more unexpected visits to take place to the penthouse at the Trump Tpower on Wednesday, Leonardo DiCaprio and the head of his foundation met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss how jobs centered on preserving the environment can boost the economy.  In a statement to The Associated Press, Terry Tamminen, the CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, confirmed the meeting at Trump Tower in New York City. Tamminen said the pair gave a presentation to Trump, daughter Ivanka, and other members of Trump's team on how focusing on renewable, clean energy could create millions of...
  • DiCaprio climate catastrophe film boosts Clinton campaign

    10/28/2016 3:05:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/28/16 | Tom Harris
    But ‘docuganda’ appears to be riddled with mistakes In an apparent attempt to bolster support for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio is releasing a new climate change movie just days before the election. To be broadcast in 45 languages in 171 countries, Before the Flood will debut at 9 pm EDT this Sunday on the National Geographic Channel. It will also be available for free on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google Play, iTunes, Amazon, and Hulu. Judging from the trailers and other pre-release promotions, the public needs to brace itself for an avalanche of global warming propaganda. Like...
  • What Other Conclusion Could I Draw?

    10/06/2016 6:43:14 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-6-2016 | MOTUS
    Yesterday Barry, applying the new Obama Logic standards, established a strong link between Man Made Global Warming/Climate Change and unrest in the Middle East; and in the process gave himself and the First Female President-in-Waiting a complete pass for the mess in Egypt, Libya, Iran, Iraq, and Syria: “There’s already some really interesting work — not definitive, but powerful — showing that the droughts that happened in Syria contributed to the unrest and the Syrian civil war,” Obama said during the South By South Lawn event at the White House Monday. Obama made the remarks alongside actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who...
  • DiCaprio flies his LA friends 6,000 miles ...

    07/03/2016 9:08:52 AM PDT · by samtheman · 28 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 2 July 2016 | RICHARD SIMPSON
    Full Title: What planet are you on, Leo? DiCaprio flies his LA friends 6,000 miles around the world so they can listen to his speech on GLOBAL WARMING But instead of holding the event in Los Angeles, where most of his guests are based, they will fly halfway around the world to the glitzy French resort of St Tropez – at enormous cost to the environment.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio says China can be 'climate change hero'

    03/20/2016 10:14:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 20, 2016 6:11 AM EDT | Louise Watt
    Leonardo DiCaprio praised China’s work to combat climate change on a trip to Beijing on Sunday, and said he believes the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases could be “the hero of the environmental movement.” The actor and environmentalist, who called for action to combat climate change during his Oscar acceptance speech last month, praised China’s shift toward renewable forms of energy to lower carbon emissions. […] “I really think that China can be the hero of the environmental movement, they can be the hero of the climate change movement,” he said. “They have an opportunity to change the world...
  • 'This is some real Hollywood bull****': Tina Fey says she was annoyed with all of the lecturing...

    03/03/2016 3:08:43 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 37 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Thursday, March 3, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    <p>Three hours of lecturing is not what Tina Fey signed up for when she attended the Oscars on Sunday.</p> <p>In an interview with Howard Stern on Tuesday, the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot star, 45, said she was annoyed with all of the speeches on social issues during the three-hour ceremony.</p>
  • OPEN LETTER: Dear Leonardo DiCaprio: You Self-Righteous, Hypocritical, Energy-Guzzling Jackass

    03/01/2016 7:22:23 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 43 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 03/01/16 | Steven Crowder
    FULL ARTICLE WITH GIFS AND PROPER FORMATTING IS AVAILABLE AT THE LINK. ONLY CLICK IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT FREE, CONSERVATIVE CONTENT. Dear Leonardo DiCaprio, We've all been hearing a lot about the Oscars lately. As is typically the case whenever celebrities gather, there were just too many bronzed moments of stupidity to number (see Why Chris Rock's Pathetic Oscar Race-Baiting Was an Epic Fail). Let's cut to the chase. Leonardo DiCaprio, you won your first ever Oscar last night. Way to go! A talented actor "earning" a "prestigious" award should be something everyone can feel good about. Except when said actor opens...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Uses Oscar Speech to Urge Action on Climate Change

    02/29/2016 10:00:39 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    ClimateWire via Scientific American ^ | February 29, 2016 | Lisa Friedman
    Leonardo DiCaprio used his Oscar acceptance speech last night to declare that climate change "is real" and to blast what he called the "politics of greed." DiCaprio won the Academy Award for best actor for his role in "The Revenant" as a 19th-century frontiersman who is left for dead after being mauled by a bear. He said making "The Revenant" was "about man's relationship with the natural world" and noted that the world in 2015 marked its hottest year on record. The production crew, he said, had to move to the "southern tip of this planet" in order to find...
  • Chris Rock’s Oscar Monologue Review: Scathing and (Mostly) Effective (Barf Alert!)

    02/29/2016 3:48:19 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 47 replies
    Jamestown Sun ^ | 2/29/2016 | Maureen Ryan
    LOS ANGELES - Despite repeated protests about its lack of diversity over the years, Hollywood does a fine job of engaging in repetitive amnesia about its pervasive and longstanding biases. Chris Rock, in other words, was in a target-rich environment on Sunday, and he didn't waste the opportunity. Rock's scathing and generally well-crafted monologue at Sunday's Academy Awards recalled the episode of "Black-ish" that aired on the same network just a few days ago. Rock's opening minutes were entertaining, but they made an array of serious points. "Is Hollywood racist?" he asked at the mid-point of his withering monologue,...
  • Chris Rock’s schizophrenic Oscar monologue: Slaps Jada Smith, calls Hollywood racist, bashes cops

    02/29/2016 6:36:38 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 51 replies
    Biz PAC ^ | 2/29/2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Comedian Chris Rock gave what has to be both the most monotonous and racially-charged Academy Award monologue in its entire history — it was 10 minutes of nothing but one #OscarsSoWhite joke after another. Then for the cherry on top, he shouted out “Black lives matter!” at the end. Rock hit the audience right out of the starting gate. “Man, I counted at least 15 black people on that montage,” he said. “Hey, well, I’m here at the Academy Awards, otherwise known as the white People’s Choice Awards. You realize if they nominated hosts, I wouldn’t even get this job....
  • Oscars Ratings: Return Of Chris Rock Sees Show Hit 8-Year Low

    02/29/2016 6:27:30 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 61 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 2/29/16 | Dominic Patten
    Chris Rock came out swinging in one of the best opening monologues in years and took on the diversity controversy from the get-go at the 88th Academy Awards. Last night also saw Brie Lawson win Best Actress, Leonardo DiCaprio snag Best Actor in his fifth nomination, Alejandro G. Ińárritu was named Best Director and Spotlight won Best Picture. With all that, the Oscars themselves had a not such a great night with a 23.1/37 in metered market results. That’s down 6% from the 24.6/39 that the ceremony got last year in early results from the 56 markets across the country....
  • The Russian plan to give Leonardo DiCaprio a (homemade) Oscar

    02/13/2016 12:01:32 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 6, 2016 | Adam Taylor
    Leonardo DiCaprio is a world-famous and critically respected actor. And yet, rather infamously, he has never won an Academy Award. Now he may have his chance: A group of filmmakers from Russia's far east have hatched a plan to help the Hollywood star finally get his own Oscar. Unfortunately for Leo, the "Oscar" in question it is not an actual Academy Award. Instead, it will be a homemade effort created by the filmmakers themselves, dubbed the "Yakut Oscar" in honor of the region from which it originates (the organizers say they will eventually come up with a better name). The...
  • Canada's Trudeau to DiCaprio: Your climate remarks don't help

    01/22/2016 3:09:22 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Canada's Trudeau to DiCaprio: Your climate remarks don't help By Reuters Published: 17:04 EST, 22 January 2016 | Updated: 17:04 EST, 22 January 2016 DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Leonardo DiCaprio to tone down his "inflammatory rhetoric" on climate change saying it was not helping those who have lost their oil-industry jobs. The movie star had told the World Economic Forum in the Swiss mountain town of Davos on Wednesday that corporate greed was causing climate change and "enough is enough." At a dinner later in the day, Trudeau, elected in October as...
  • Leonardo DiCaprio meets Pope Francis to talk about climate change

    01/28/2016 6:55:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 35 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 28, 2015 | Jodi Gugliemi
    Leonardo DiCaprio has officially met the Pope. The actor had a private meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday morning. "Leo explained that he wanted to discuss a subject they both have very much at heart: protecting the environment and climate change," a source tells PEOPLE. DiCaprio, 41, arrived at the Vatican at 11:15 a.m. local time and was accompanied by his father, George DiCaprio, and Milutin Gatsby, global fundraising chair for the actor's namesake charity, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. During the 15-minute meeting, the actor presented the pontiff with a check from his environmental philanthropy for him...
  • Saw "The Revenant" (Movie Review-Vanity)

    01/17/2016 10:53:15 AM PST · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 47 replies
    GPH | 1/17/2016 | GPH
    Saw The Revenant the other day with a good friend of mine. I can't say I've ever seen a movie that was filmed as beautifully as this one. The visuals and shots were simply amazing, and the style was very dream-like. In fact, the protagonist often had very vivid and bizarre dreams, but "reality" itself was also very odd and surreal in the way it was filmed. You sort of get the feeling that there is a spiritual undercurrent that you get a sense of in how the scenes were shot, and that is indeed a theme in the film's...
  • 'Revenant' leads Oscar noms with 12, only white actors again

    01/14/2016 10:35:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Racebaiters ^ | Jan 14, 2016 12:34 PM EST | Jake Coyle
    The brutal 1820s frontier revenge thriller "The Revenant" landed a leading 12 nominations for the 88th annual Academy Awards, while the acting categories were again filled entirely by white performers a year after the Oscars came under withering criticism over its lack of diversity. The strong showing Thursday for "The Revenant," including a best actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio and best supporting actor for Tom Hardy, follows its win at the Golden Globes. It sets up director Alejandro Inarritu for a possible back-to-back win following his sweep of best picture, director and screenplay for "Birdman" last year. ...
  • The Revenant – DiCaprio’s Finest (Three Stars)

    01/12/2016 6:25:08 PM PST · by Perdogg · 69 replies
    Here is my review of The Revenant. No spoilers. If you are not interested in the discussion of movies please move on, thank you.
  • ANYBODY SEE “THE REVENANT” YET?

    01/09/2016 9:20:48 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 101 replies
    1/10/2016 | Nikos1121
    Left work a little early yesterday to see a 4:30 showing of The Revenant starring Leonardo DiCaprio. I ended up in the slowest ticket line, but eventually got my annual $20 refillable popcorn tub, a bottle of lemonade and walked briskly to the theater since by then it was 4:50. I thought for sure I had missed the beginning, which is one my few pet peeves. Nope, previews were still on. Is America the only country where movies never start on the time posted? Thank, God for it. It’s been awhile since I’ve been to a movie, longer still since...