Once upon a time, in the long-past golden era of Hollywood (the late ’90s) there was a group of famous friends called the pussy posse. Mostly actors who’d grown up auditioning together, the group consisted of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Lukas Haas and Kevin Connelly as well as magician David Blaine and screenwriter/director Harmony Korine. The young friends spent much of their time chasing women, which is how they got their tasteful nickname.
It’s hard to know what exactly broke up the pussy posse and since then they’ve mostly gone their separate ways; the passage of time has a way of changing us. As they aged, they grew up — except for DiCaprio who still remains dedicated to dating all the models.
On “The Late Show” last night, Tobey Maguire told David Letterman what it was like working with his old friend Leo on a little-heard-of indie flick called “The Great Gatsby.” Read more on Celebuzz…
I am physically incapable of containing my excitement for the new “The Great Gatsby” movie. I want to YELL ABOUT IT. It’s bound to be divisive, of course, but “Gatsby” is one of my favorite books of all time, and considering the first Hollywood adaptation was a poorly-acted flop, I really think F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus deserves an epic redo. And from what we’ve seen so far in the teasers, Baz Luhrmann’s version will be nothing if not epic — seriously, this brand-new trailer, featuring new music from Beyonce (covering Amy Winehouse!), Lana Del Rey, and Florence + the Machine, gives me the goddamn chills. The anachronistic contemporary but somehow appropriate soundtrack, the gorgeous beaded Prada dresses and ridiculous diamonds, the fantastical settings… I’m foaming at the mouth. Watch it, then watch it again, and maybe a third time for good measure. [YouTube]
“Lost in Translation” is one of my favorite movies, because of course it is. I am either a walking stereotype (entirely possible) or I just really want to be the Charlotte to Bill Murray‘s Bob Harris (yes, 1,000 times yes; I’m super weird about Bill Murray). If you’ve seen it (and if you haven’t, do that), you’ll recall that aging American movie star Bob Harris travels to Tokyo to film a high-paying commercial spot for a whisky company called Suntory. With that said, I encourage you to watch this 17-second Japanese Jim Beam ad featuring aging American movie star Leonardo DiCaprio. Tell me what you think. “For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.”
I will say this: Leo appears exponentially more chipper than Bob Harris did in his clip, but who knows what he’s really got brewing inside? (Leonardo DiCaprio’s Internal Monologue: “Models. Models. Models. Blondes. Save elephants. Save tigers. Models. Save models.”) [Vulture]
I will never forgive the Movie Premiere Scheduling Powers That Be for pushing back “The Great Gatsby” until May 2013 instead of the holiday season in 2012. Don’t they know that’s five months from now?!?! They dropped one trailer last May — yes, a full year in advance — and just dropped another teasing “Gatsby” trailer yesterday, absolutely oozing with sex, colors, jewels, and Baz Luhrmann fabulosity. Sigh.
You guys. Stop what you’re doing right now and watch the trailer for “The Great Gatsby.” We’ve got Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby, Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan, and Tobey Maguire as the naif, Nick Carraway. But forget about the cast, because they aren’t even factoring into my obsession with this two-minute trailer. The 1920s’ clothes! The Art Deco typography! The soundtrack! Every woman I know is just a little embarrassed at how many times she’s watched the trailer already. Do it. Do it now. [YouTube]
Just because they’re famous, doesn’t mean their armpits don’t stink just like the rest of us. Especially if they’re not fond of deodorant or showers. Leonardo DiCaprio might be great at acting, but apparently his girlfriend Erin Heatherton thinks he’s crappy at hygiene. The Enquirer claims that Leo is driving Erin away with his stench. “He only showers a couple of days a week to conserve water, and he considers deodorant to be ‘unnatural.’ … Erin has warned him to clean up his act and his hygiene,” said a “friend.” Presuming that this is true, I think Leo either needs to buy him some Tom’s of Maine all natural deodorant or he needs to find a GFwho appreciates his dedication to environmentalism. I wonder if his BO bothered Bar Refaeli? Maybe he could get her back? Click through to see some more celebs who have been accused of being stink bombs. [ONTD]
It’s been 14 years since “Titanic” came out, and I’m not sure about you, but I’ve spent most of that time quietly sobbing, practicing the chorus of “My Heart Will Go On,” and asking anyone with a pencil to draw me like one of their French girls. Looks like our hearts will go on: Paramount just released the official poster for “Titanic: 3D,” which will hit theaters April 6th, 2012 (the 100-year anniversary of the actual Titanic’s voyage). This gives us five months to emotionally prepare — better start now! [via The Hitlist]