Entertainment mogul David Geffen has a fascinating interior life. As an old billionaire, he has constantly afforded himself the best young, muscular ass money can buy, and that has tended to get him wrapped up in the juiciest of tabloid dramas. For instance, in 2014 he had to file a restraining order against his 20-year-old football-playing ex-boyfriend, and last year a porn star testified that he would “fear for his safety” if he revealed to the FBI that Geffen had paid for some dental work.
Earlier this month, Matt Drudge stepped out of his link-dump comfort zone to deliver a breathless, exclusive scoop: Leonardo DiCaprio is raped by a bear in his new film The Revenant. The story spread so quickly that a spokesperson for 20th Century Fox had to tell Entertainment Weekly that “there is clearly no rape scene with a bear.”
Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic steered right into the rocks last week when Social Network director David Fincher dropped the project because Sony reportedly wouldn't meet his demands for a $10 million paycheck. Fincher's first (and only) choice to play the Apple founder was Christian Bale—so who's going to fill that Jobs-shaped hole?
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Drake TV SNL, Jonah Hill got a special visit from his pal and Wolf of Wall Street costar Leo DiCaprio. Though DiCaprio made no mention of Hill's salary for the money-grubbing film—potato peels and Dave & Buster's gift cards—the two did act out a scene from a very familiar movie, pan flute and all. Still no word on when exactly DiCaprio's jeans-with-belt-and-button-down look is going to end, but—really—he must be stopped.
We didn’t need another film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel The Great Gatsby, but if someone had to do it, it had to be Baz Luhrmann. The kind of large-scale opulence that the book describes and critiques is the 50-year-old director’s wheelhouse. For a while, Luhrmann pulls it off, too: The first hour of his Gatsby is an ecstatic tear through '20s hedonism. The camera swoops and whizzes like it's just excited to be there. The music, which finds contemporary pop royalty marrying big-band with big-room house or just dipping into dubstep, blares. Bouquets of people dance in pools, spill out of convertibles, and cram into ample hallways. The words “chemical madness” and “kaleidoscopic carnival” are uttered. Luhrmann parks at the intersection of kitsch and hallucination, stumbles out of his Duesenberg and deliriously rolls all over in the road.
While being interviewed recently for a Japanese TV show, Leonardo DiCaprio was asked if he did any celebrity impressions. DiCaprio confessed he did do one impression — of his Departed co-star Jack Nicholson.
From crime to AIDS to the debt, America is facing a lot of problems. But there's a simple solution, according to this letter: cast this woman in a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio. Not only will "less [sic] children... be harmed by confused followers of Leonardo DiCaprio," but Los Angeles might get the Olympics again.
The official trailer for Baz Luhrmann's 3D extravaganzabonanza The Great Gatsby has arrived, as if you didn't wish you lived in 1920s New York enough already.
Today, Titanic 3D docks in theaters. Here's a supercut of almost 50 instances of Leonardo DiCaprio's (unfortunately?) immortal line, "I'm the king of the world," popping up throughout pop culture since the movie's original 1997 release. The phrase might be the most obnoxious thing you can say on a boat and otherwise. Sometimes the people making the reference note this. Sometimes, tragically, they do not.