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Leonardo DiCaprio Pays a Visit to His New Lady, Lady Liberty

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26:  Actor Leonardo DiCaprio speaks on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 26: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio speaks on stage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 26, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)

Leo visits the Statue of Liberty.

Page Six has divulged a hot new item about Leonardo DiCaprio and his new lady, his Lady Liberty. He went to see her on Tuesday morning. That’s a pretty serious time to see someone! They must be pretty serious.

Read more: http://www.gq.com/story/leo-dicaprio-lady-liberty

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Take a Look Inside Leonardo DiCaprio’s Growing Art Collection

He’s just acquired a 1973 work by Frank Stella. In May 2013, he pocketed a Takashi Murakami painting at a Christie’s sale he orchestrated. He has for a long time coveted the canvases of Jean-Michel Basquiat and now, Ed Ruscha and his childhood memories involve cartoonists Robert Williams and Robert Crumb. Oh, and as an ultimate emblem of his art world stature, he’s sat for a portrait by Elizabeth Peyton.

The acclaimed actor and art-aficionado Leonardo DiCaprio has developed an acute eye for up-and-coming artists and amassed an impressive collection over the years (see From Hollywood to the Art World, the New Celebrity Collectors). He is also frequently seen behind the scenes at major auctions, like the Christie’s $248 million Contemporary Art Sale in November 2011, and the $219 million Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art Sale in May 2014.

Here’s a run-down of some of the work he’s collected over the years.art

Read more: https://news.artnet.com/art-world/leonardo-dicaprios-art-collection-275860

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The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge!!!

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The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Trapping beaver, they contend daily with the threat of Indian tribes turned warlike over the white men’s encroachment on their land, and other prairie foes–like the unforgiving landscape and its creatures. Hugh Glass is among the Company’s finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive.

The Company’s captain dispatches two of his men to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies, and to give him the respect of a proper burial. When the two men abandon him instead, taking his only means of protecting himself–including his precious gun and hatchet– with them, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge.

With shocking grit and determination, Glass sets out crawling inch by inch across more than three thousand miles of uncharted American frontier, negotiating predators both human and not, the threat of starvation, and the agony of his horrific wounds. In Michael Punke’s hauntingly spare and gripping prose, The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession, the human will stretched to its limits, and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.

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We Have Some Heartbreaking News About Leonardo DiCaprio

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Leo is pulling his money out of fossil fuels…if he had any there to begin with. It sounds like a huge, flashy number: $2.6 trillion.

That’s probably why the environmental activist group 350.org used it in a headline for a press release today announcing a report on the growing movement to divest from dirty energy companies: “FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT PLEDGES SURPASS $2.6 TRILLION.”

But the report itself tells a somewhat different story.

Released this morning at a New York press conference, the report tallied commitments—made by a global assortment of universities, local governments, pension funds, charitable foundations, religious institutions, and more—to sell off investments in the fossil fuel industry. The tactic has become popular with climate activists as a way to call attention to the industry’s transgressions against the climate, and maybe even to destabilize its bottom line.

On hand to trumpet the findings: Leonardo DiCaprio, along with the head of the UN climate agency (via video) and a packed room of top brass from environmental groups, clean energy companies, and major foundations. DiCaprio himself joined the list, pledging to divest his personal finances and his foundation’s holdings from fossil fuels.

That big number—$2.6 trillion—has nothing to do with the amount of money that is actually being pulled out of fossil fuel stocks.
“To date,” the report reads, “436 institutions and 2,040 individuals across 43 countries and representing $2.6 trillion in assets have committed to divest from fossil fuel companies.”

“That’s real money,” said Ellen Dorsey, director of the Wallace Global Fund, in announcing the number, to much applause.

And it is! Pulling that kind of cash out of the fossil fuel juggernaut could land a true financial blow, a clear victory in the global war to stop climate change.

But there’s a catch. That big number—$2.6 trillion—has nothing to do with the amount of money that is actually being pulled out of fossil fuel stocks. In fact, the investment consultancy behind today’s report has no idea how much money the institutions surveyed have invested in fossil fuels, and thus how much they have pledged to divest.

Instead, that number refers to the total size of all the assets held by those institutions—hence the word “representing” in the quote above from the report. And that’s a huge difference.

Here’s a perfect example: The report lists the University of California system as a prominent new entry into the divestment movement. Earlier this month, the UC’s chief investment officer announced that the system’s endowment would sell off its holdings in coal and tar sands oil. Those holdings were worth about $200 million. An undisclosed amount is still invested in oil and gas. But the report uses the full amount of the university’s total endowment: $98 billion. That’s 490 times higher than the amount of money actually being divested.

So what’s the exact portion of the $2.6 trillion that is being divested from fossil fuels? No one knows. Indeed, Dorsey couldn’t even confirm that all the institutions listed in the report necessarily had any fossil fuel holdings in their portfolios before they decided to divest. As for DiCaprio, when asked by reporters to clarify the exact amount of his personal stake in fossil fuels, he smiled and waved but kept mum.

“Every investment portfolio is different, and some are exceedingly complex,” Dorsey said.

Brad Goz, the director of business development for a New York consultancy that helps institutions figure out how to divest, agreed that it can be difficult to figure out how and where a fund is invested.

“Hedge funds like to keep it opaque,” he said. “But that becomes less challenging when CEOs demand [the information].”

The best Dorsey could offer was an estimate based on the portion of the value of the S&P 500 that comes from fossil fuel companies: 3 to 7 percent. In other words, that $2.6 trillion statistic is probably much closer to $182 billion—a pretty small piece of the roughly $6 trillion value of the global market for coal, oil, and gas. Dorsey also clarified that the promised divestments are scheduled to take place over the next five years, not overnight.

When asked by reporters to clarify the exact amount of his personal stake in fossil fuels, DiCaprio smiled and waved but kept mum.
To be fair, the real divestment figure isn’t nothing, and there’s some evidence that it’s growing: When this same analysis was released last year, the reported figure was just $50 billion (compared with $2.6 trillion this year). Still, it’s not clear whether any of this is enough to actually draw the notice of corporations like Exxon and Shell, and the report offered no evidence that the divestment campaign has had a specific, tangible impact on share prices.

In an interview following the announcement, May Boeve, director of the activist group 350.org, defended the framing of the announcement, saying she doesn’t “think it’s misleading.”

“The purpose of divestment is to make the point that the [fossil fuel] industry is losing legitimacy,” she said. “It’s about their reputation, which is less quantifiable but equally damaging.”

If she meant that the appearance of a big divestment movement can help promote more divestment, she’s probably right. Expect to see more announcements like this over the next few weeks in advance of the upcoming UN climate talks in Paris. Just make sure to read the fine print.

Source: motherjones.com

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Leonardo DiCaprio Continues to Fight For the Health of Our Planet

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Leonardo DiCaprio poses for a photo following a press conference to shed investments in fossil fuels on Tuesday (September 22) in New York City.The 40-year-old actor, along with hundreds of individuals and companies, are pulling money from fossil fuel companies.

“Climate change is severely impacting the health of our planet and all of its inhabitants, and we must transition to a clean energy economy that does not rely on fossil fuels. Now is the time to divest and invest to let our world leaders know that we, as individuals and institutions, are taking action to address climate change, and we expect them to do their part in Paris,” Leonardo said. There will be a United Nations climate change negotiation meeting in Paris this December.

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Leonardo DiCaprio Shaving His Gross Beard Is The Best News You’ll Hear All Day!

Leonardo DiCaprio has traded in his scraggly beard for a much more attractive scruff. Ah, there’s that beautiful face we know and love! The 40-year-old actor was spotted out biking with some friends in New York on Tuesday rockin’ the new look.

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The beard wasn’t just for fun and games, though! Leo has been filming The Revenant with co-star Tom Hardy, which will hit theaters in 2016! Whether the fresh look is just a change for a role or because of his girlfriend and Sports Illustrated model Kelly Rohrbach – we hope it’s here to stay!

Source: perezhilton.com

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