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09/08/2016  •  Posted By admin  •  0 Comment(s) Leo News

Making its international premiere this week at the Toronto Film Festival, the documentary Before the Flood is global travelogue of a world in crisis, following Leonardo DiCaprio as he travels around the globe to chronicle the dangers of climate change.

In September 2014, DiCaprio was named a United Nations Ambassador of Peace. He then teamed with director Fisher Stevens to highlight the areas in world most affected right now by climate disturbances and rising sea levels. Stevens is an actor in his own right (you might’ve just seen him as the pharmacist on The Night Of) though better known in recent years for his documentary work, including the Oscar-winning 2009 dolphin-slaughter exposé The Cove. They met with numerous climate scientists and experts, plus world leaders, including President Obama. (Longtime DiCaprio colleague Martin Scorsese serves as an executive producer; Brett Ratner is also credited as a producer.)

The film journeys to Miami, Beijing, Indonesia, and Canada, among other locales. In the exclusive clip above, DiCaprio is shown watching — and listening — to narwhals (a species of whale with long unicorn horns) along with Dr. Enric Sala while on an ice shelf near the North Pole.

Source: EW

09/08/2016  •  Posted By admin  •  0 Comment(s) Leo News

The campaign to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) continues to gain steam with Leonardo DiCaprio and actors from the upcoming Justice League film joining the cause.

Dakota Access—a subsidiary of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP—has proposed a $3.7 billion, 1,168-mile pipeline that will transfer up to 570,00 barrels of crude oil per day from the North Dakota Bakken region through South Dakota and Iowa into Illinois.

The DAPL, also referred to as the Bakken pipeline, would cross the Missouri River less than a mile away from the Standing Rock Reservation that stands in North and South Dakota. The Missouri River, one of the largest water resources in the U.S., provides drinking water for millions of people.

The people of Standing Rock, often called Sioux, warn that a potential oil spill into the river would threaten the water, land and health of their reservation.

In DiCaprio’s tweet, the Oscar-winning actor and clean energy advocate said he was “standing with the Great Sioux Nation to protect their water and lands,” and linked to a Change.org petition that urges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.


Source: Readersupportednews.org

08/04/2016  •  Posted By Natalia Airoldi  •  0 Comment(s) Leo News

The 23-year-old actress told GQ magazine that she got a little lost in the moment and slapped DiCaprio’s face and said ‘F**k you!,’ Contactmusic reported.

The former ‘Pan Am’ star said that there was a stunned silence on the set and then all of them burst out laughing, but she feared that DiCaprio would sue her for it.

Robbie added that she apologised profusely, but DiCaprio was impressed with her courage and asked her to hit him again.

08/04/2016  •  Posted By Natalia Airoldi  •  0 Comment(s) Leo News

Among the 900 guests mingling at a star-studded charity event hosted by Leonardo DiCaprio in St-Tropez last week was – perhaps predictably – a Swiss private banker: Julius Baer CEO Boris Collardi. The Swiss bank’s ties to DiCaprio have deepened. It is an unconventional and financially opaque association.

The event, dubbed «the most amazing celebrity auction of all time» by influential U.S. business magazine Forbes, drew more A-listers than some award shows.

Guests included Cate Blanchett, U2’s Bono, George Clooney,Reese Witherspoon, Steven Spielberg, Robert DeNiro, Chris Rock and Bradley Cooper.

A slew of supermodels which seem to follow Leonardo DiCapriojust about everywhere also attended.

DiCaprio’s Rolex, Scorcese Film Experience

Guests bid on items such as DiCaprio’s Rolex, a private dinner at the Eiffel Tower closed off to tourists, a week on the set of Martin Scorcese’s new film, a private theater performance by Kevin Spacey at home, a tour of Monaco with Prince Albert, a training day with Premier League team Manchester United, and artworks byPablo Picasso, Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst.

Baer has sponsored the event three years running, but doesn’t disclose what the association costs. This year, DiCaprio raised $45 million for personal charity, with the help of prominent Swiss auctioneer and art collector Simon de Pury, who conducted the live auction.

Part of the Job 

The charity auction has prominent «chairs,» or a sort of board set up to oversee the evening. Its members are Blanchett, De Niro, Marion Cotillard, Philippe Cousteau, Jr., Penelope Cruz, Jonah Hill,Kate Hudson, Scarlett Johansson, Tobey Maguire, Edward Norton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kevin Spacey, Charlize Theron, Chopard co-president Caroline Scheufele – and Collardi.

To be sure, hobnobbing with the rich is pretty much a core part of every private banker’s job. Sponsoring is also a crucial part of private banks’ offerings – they are a savvy way to offer an immaterial good or an experience to wealthy clients who already have everything, while dispersing the bank’s brand in a favorable way.

Baer in Limeligght

Performers at the St-Tropez event, which included Mariah Careyand Lana del Rey this year, appeared against a blue backdrop emblazoned with the logo of DiCaprio’s Foundation, as well as Julius Baer’s.

This represents a far higher profile engagement than Baer’s other sponsoring activities, which the bank also isn’t required to provide any financial or other disclosure on.

Those include supporting the British Museum, sponsoring a polo tournament in the «German Hamptons,» or Sylt, and the Zurich Opera.

Undisclosed Sum

Baer also operates its own charitable foundation which supports youth projects around themes such as preventing violence, health and sports, and vocational training. This engagement, a vestige of when Baer was a family-controlled and -operated bank, is typically done behind the scenes and with little public fanfare.

The bank gifts DiCaprio’s foundation, LDF, an undisclosed amount to appear as a sponsor of the St-Tropez auction as well as for Collardi to act as an event chair.

LDF, which is devoted to environmental causes, isn’t required to disclose any financials because of its status as a foundation, but it says it has granted $30 million in the last six years to 76 projects – from protecting Indonesian coral reefs to wild tigers in Nepal.

Feeder Fund

DiCaprio’s entity makes use of a system of community foundations that are commonplace in the United States: LDF is a component fund of the California Community Foundation.

This means DiCaprio’s foundation doesn’t pay taxes or have to provide the same type of accountability that private foundations do. The structure is perfectly legal, if controversial in charitable circles for its lack of transparency.

DiCaprio’s credibility as an environmentalist took a beating after he was mocked in climate circles for frequently using eco-unfriendly private jet travel between Europe and the U.S.

60 Prospective, Current Clients

Collardi, who has given the event his backing for the third year in a row, clearly relishes the event’s glamour – which certainly provides a change of scenery from his day job.

«Because this is a client event with a select group of international clientele, the presence of our CEO makes sense and fits the occasion,» a spokeswoman for Baer said.

The bank sent Collardi and Europe head Remy Bersier to the event, to which it invited 60 current and prospective clients –  and had several of its private bankers in attendance.

Formula E Link

DiCaprio and the bank have another, less high-profile link. The actor co-founded the Venturi team three years ago, which competes on the Formula E circuit. Julius Baer is the global sponsor for Formula E, the first fully-electric racing series.

DiCaprio chairs the circuit’s Sustainability Committee, which Collardi also sits on.

Baer’s engagement in Formula E racing isn’t related to DiCaprio’s involvement, which predates the bank’s, according to a source.

 

08/04/2016  •  Posted By Natalia Airoldi  •  0 Comment(s) Leo News

Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio will reportedly host a lunchtime fund-raiser for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with attendance costing a whopping $33,400 per person, according to Variety magazine.

The star-studded Aug. 23 event is called a “Conversation with Hillary” and invites were recently sent out, the magazine said on Monday.

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http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/leonardo-dicaprio-host-fundraiser-hillary-clinton-article-1.2734835

 

08/04/2016  •  Posted By Natalia Airoldi  •  0 Comment(s) Leo News

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, co-stars from the 2013 Academy Award-nominated film, had a surprise run-in on the sidewalks of the West Village Monday when the 41-year-old “Revenant” actor snuck up on his old friend.

First, DiCaprio spots his prey. He’s slightly soft, in jeans and a jacket that aren’t suited for running away.

There’s no time to weigh the perfect attack route. There’s only time to strike.

Leonardo DiCaprio will host fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton

DiCaprio lunges at his co-star. His phone is out, poised to photograph the radiant creature in the wild.

Hill is startled. Who is this strange man? What does he want? Why is he coming toward me? What is that delightful red drink he’s holding?

 

As DiCaprio gets closer, the frightened prey finally realizes what’s happening. There’s no need to worry here. It’s just DiCaprio, rocking two shades of blue and an enviable dad bod.

All is safe, for now.

07/05/2016  •  Posted By Natalia Airoldi  •  0 Comment(s) Leo News

Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Friday, 10 June 2016 Text size A A A

Fans inundated their social media accounts with celebratory messages after Leonardo DiCaprio finally won his first Oscar earlier this year.

But not all of the 41-year-old actor’s fanbase received the news of him possibly starring as the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi with the same enthusiasm.

Posting under the #RumiWasntWhite hashtag – a nod towards the blond-haired, blue-eyed Titanic star’s perceived lack of resemblance to Rumi – Twitter users protested the unusual casting suggestion by a prominent Hollywood writer

 

…Read more: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/media/digital/2016/06/10/-Rumi-wasn-t-white-Twitter-reacts-to-DiCaprio-s-new-role-as-Persian-poet.html

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