Oh, Leonardo DiCaprio, this emotion chart wonderful. You’re a gorgeous child progidy who has risen to be one of the most reknowned actors of our generation — but you take yourself a little too seriously. At least you’ve unfurrowed your brow and taken a step back with the light-hearted film, “J. Edgar,” hitting theaters on November 9. Nothing like an epic biopic spanning 40 years, political and personal scandals, and ambiguous sexual preferences to mellow things out. (See full chart here.) [Star 94.1] Keep reading »
“What we’re saying is that [J. Edgar Hoover] definitely had a relationship with [Clyde] Tolson that lasted for nearly 50 years. Neither of them married. They lived close to one another. They worked together every day. They vacationed together. And there was rumored to be more. There are definite insinuations of—well, I’m not going to get into where it goes, but … If I were a betting man, I actually don’t know what I would bet.”
—Leonardo DiCaprio talks to GQ magazine about his new movie “J. Edgar,” directed by Clint Eastwood. But even though DiCaprio spent months playing the infamous director of the FBI, who wore dresses to parties and supposedly had a relationship with the FBI’s associate director, Leo says he isn’t sure in the end if Hoover was gay. After the jump, hear what Eastwood thinks.
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“I am sitting at a table with a gentleman who is better looking than you and is in better shape than me. So, we’re both out of a job, dude. Taylor Lautner! We’re screwed. It’s over, dude. ‘Titanic’ and ‘Boogie Nights’ were a long time ago. I accept it. I had a good run and on to the next.”
—Mark Wahlberg jokes from the podium of the Hollywood Foreign Press luncheon in Beverly Hills about two of his tablemates, Taylor Lautner and Leonardo DiCaprio. Mark, don’t throw in the towel just yet. You and Leonardo have twice the personality and charm that Taylor does, in my humble opinion. Oh, and shouldn’t it be that he’s better looking than you and in better shape than Leo? Just sayin’. [NY Mag] Keep reading »
This week, there is so much exciting news from that magical land where stars are cast for movies we won’t get to actually watch for years. First off, Clint Eastwood is slated to direct a remake of “A Star is Born,” the classic musical tale of an alcoholic actor who helps a youngin’ make it big while his own career crumbled. Both Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand have starred in remakes of it before, so I was interested to see who Eastwood would big for the female lead. And woo hoo—it will be Beyoncé. Will Smith was once rumored to for the male lead, but the word on the street now is that Eastwood is going after Leonardo DiCaprio, who he’s currently working with on “J. Edgar.” And that pairing would be kinda awesome. [Deadline]
Speaking of ladies we love belting out songs on screen, Scarlett Johansson has signed on for a musical, too. Keep reading »
I sort of love the idea of richie rich celebrities gathering in swank hotel rooms for illegal high-stakes poker games with an $100,000 minimum buy-in. Apparently, this is what Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, and other assorted Hollywood high-rollers have been up to. I imagine there were lots of cigars at these games, not to mention tomfoolery that would make a gossip columnist drool all over themselves.
So how did we find out about these underground poker games? Because Maguire, along with Nick Cassavettes (the director of “The Notebook”) and Gabe Kaplan (the star of “Welcome Back Kotter,” who I’m guessing is like the crazy older uncle of the group) just got sued over them. Keep reading »