Warner Bros are trying their best to make us forget about that terrible Batman vs. Superman film by giving us a Joker origin film. Instead of using Jared Leto, who appeared as The Joker for like 10-minutes in Suicide Squad, the production company wants a bigger star.
They want the biggest star possible and the greatest actor of our generation.
They want Leo.
And they’re going to use Martin Scorsese to get him. Scorsese was listed as a producer on the upcoming Joker film when it was announced last week, even though his deal hasn’t been officially signed and he probably won’t do anything for the movie other than call up Leonardo DiCaprio.
Where does Jared Leto stand in all of this? Well, he’s still The Joker is the DC Universe that Marvel created in Batman vs. Superman and Suicide Squad. But this isn’t a DC Universe film. You see, Warner Bros wants to create two universes. A DC Universe where Ben Affleck sucks and a CD (yes, I just flipped the letters, that’s not the usual name) Universe where Ben Affleck doesn’t exist.
The CD Universe would allow Warner Bros to create standalone films with serious actors like Leo and the DC Universe would allow them to make terrible films that no one will want to see because who wants to watch Jared Leto after you’ve watched Leo?
Leo doesn’t typically do movie franchises because he’s a real actor who hasn’t reached the point of his career where he’s only doing films for money. That’s why Warner Bros is creating this standalone CD Universe. To lure the Leos of the world into comic book hell.
And to confuse the hell out of and piss off nerds everywhere.
Leo hasn’t been seen on screen since The Revenant because he’s been too busy banging models. But he has a couple of movies in pre-production. Given that he only does roughly one movie a year, don’t expect to Leo as The Joker until 2020.
Actually, don’t expect to see Leo as The Joker ever.
Hurricane Harvey was a Category 4 storm when it first made landfall in Texas.
We have all seen the photos of the flooding. We've seen highways that have flooded so high that the water above them has waves.
We've seen people standing on rooftops, people riding boats between houses, and heard the horrifying stories of people who were swept away by the water.
Celebrities have heard this, too, and they have been using their considerable platforms and their own personal resources to help with the relief effort.
As climate change continues to destabilize what were once more temperate weather patterns, these "500 year storms" will be coming more and more frequently.
Many believe that we need a better coordinate governmental response when these disasters strike. It's good to hear stories of private citizens acting as heroes, but it's better if they never have to.
In the mean time, however, boat owners have been taking time off of work and traveling with their boats towards Texas where they hope to help distribute supplies and reach people who are still stranded.
Celebrities are donating money to the relief effort, but some stars are doing even more.
1. JJ Watt
2. Jennifer Lopez and Alexander Rodriguez
3. DJ Khaled
4. Nicki Minaj
5. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
6. Kevin Hart
One of my favorite things about celebrities is that there’s always going to be one or two weird quirks about them that are going to slip out in some interview. I mean, everyone has weird quirks, but it’s always nice to remember that celebrities are also normal, weird people at heart. Like apparently Blake Lively used to take pictures of a doll and send them to Leonardo DiCaprio when they were dating.
DiCaprio, the Titanic star who later became an actor, and Lively, of Gossip Girl fame, dated for about four months before they split and Lively started dating her Green Lantern co-star Ryan Reynolds, her current husband. Apparently during this time Lively thought to herself that taking pictures of a doll would be a good idea, at least according to this Vanity Fair retrospective on Gossip Girl’s 10th anniversary.
“We learned a lot from Blake,” Safran [executive producer Joshua Safran] said. “When I think about shooting the L.A. episodes, Blake was dating at the time, and she had this thing where she had a doll that she took photos of that she sent to Leo. Blake was way ahead of the curve. It was pre-Instagram. She was documenting her life in photographs in a way that people were not yet doing.”
Do people just post pictures of dolls to Instagram? Have I missed an entire subculture of doll photo enthusiasts? Is this a normal thing and I’m the weird one for not taking pictures of dolls?
The real question, to me, is just what is this doll? Here’s a theory from Twitter:
I believe that this rice baby is the 'doll' that is being discussed in all of the articles about the photos Blake Lively would send Leo. pic.twitter.com/JttHvzt7Lx
— MICHELLE BROWN (@irishtresor) August 30, 2017
It’s probably not this one, right?
I think it's kind of fucked up that the doll Blake Lively was sending Leonardo DiCaprio pictures of was Annabelle. pic.twitter.com/oHrpQryCXG
— michael brown (@boyinquestion) August 30, 2017
Over at Jezebel, Hazel Cills thinks Lively probably took pictures of a Carol Farris Barbie, the character she played in Green Lantern.
Okay but back to this doll. Even though I’d be god damn delighted to learn Lively carries around some porcelain, Victorian doll that scared everyone on set to death, my personal theory is more boring. Green Lantern came out in 2011, the same time Lively and DiCaprio were dating, and during that time Lively received a Barbie doll based on her character Carol Ferris.
Whatever the doll may have been, I think it’s safe to say Ryan Reynolds would be a lot more amused by this than Leo, whose embarrassing quirk is vaping during sex. Honestly, I think I’d rather have the doll pictures.
Everyone loves Kate Winslet. Personally, I have no opinion on Kate Winslet. She’s fine. I can’t tell you a single movie she’s in besides Titanic. But other people love her.
Kate is on the cover of the latest Glamour magazine in an effort to promote another movie I won’t see, The Mountain Between Us.
No one really cares about that. All anyone cares about is Kate and her current relationship with the great Leonard DiCaprio.
“You don’t even want to know the last conversation we had, because it was so funny and made me laugh so much. We found ourselves saying to each other, ‘Can you imagine if the world really knew the stupid things we say?’ I’m not going to tell you what we actually talk about, but yeah, we’re very, very close and sometimes we do quote the odd Titanic line back and forth to each other, because only we can, and we find it really funny.”
We’ve solved it, ladies and gentlemen. We have solved why Leo only keeps his models for a year before trading them in for a new model. It’s because he’s always going to love that ’75 BMW. The new models might come with better features and they’re more put together and showy, but no one ever gets over their first car.
Sorry, Lorena Ray, you’re just another placeholder until Winslet divorces Ned Rocknroll (yes, that is his legal last name, not me dismissing him as some unimportant nobody in the music industry). He’s trying to distance his feelings by going with a brunette model this year, but you can’t fool us, Leo. Not when you’re calling Kate in the middle of the night and whispering sweet Titanic lines into her ear.
Leo and Kate aren’t meant to be together forever.
Or until Kate decides that there isn’t enough room on the door for Leo and let’s go.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese are just one of those great film duos. Like Tom Hanks and Steven Speilberg, Bill Murray and Wes Anderson, or Johnny Depp and Tim Burton (if you’re feeling vulgar), Leo and Marty do some of their best work together. Think about it, the list includes Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed, Shutter Island, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Those are probably some of my favorite films from either of those guys that isn’t Goodfellas or Blood Diamond (what can I say? I really like Blood Diamond. Fight me.). The dynamic duo has announced their latest team up.
The title of the new Leo/Marty joint has a mouthful of a title: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. That sounds right up both of their alleys. Leo already played a duly appointed federal mah-shal in Shutter Island. It’s based on a bestselling book by David Grann, who also wrote The Lost City of Z, which was made into a critical darling film this year.
The movie naturally follows the early days of the FBI in the 1920s. The investigation has the feds in pursuit of a killer targeting Osage nation members to get the oil under their land. Sounds perfect right? It’s probably not going to break any profanity records, but I’ll probably go see it, especially if Leo does a stupid accent.
Not every child star goes off the rails.
Sure, we know the stories of Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan, and even Miley Cyrus has certainly turned some heads at times.
But many child stars manage to maintain solid careers, become role models, and do some great work for charity.
Here are a few who turned out to be pretty respectable - and pretty normal.
1. Daniel Radcliffe
2. Mayim Bialik
3. Anna Chlumsky
4. Neil Patrick Harris
5. Hilary Duff
6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt
In news that should surprise no one, Leonardo DiCaprio is single again. He had been dating model Nina Agdal for about a year. Hey, good for her, she made it an entire year.
According to a Page Six source, “they remain close friends.” Of course they do. Leo may have a lonely night or two where he needs a “close friend.”
Leo will now turn his attention to a different model. Maybe he’ll go after Playmate of the Year Brook Power. Or how about Bella Hadid? If she’s still mad about Selena Gomez and The Weeknd, dating DiCaprio would be a good form of revenge. Or maybe a combination of Hadid and Emily Ratajkowski.
Basically, this is Leo’s world. And we’re just living in it. Hoping he leaves a model or two for the rest of us.
Luckily, this one is now available.
Accidents can happen any time and anywhere and nobody is exempted. Even the rich and famous celebrities do experience it when they least expect it. And the unexpected sometimes happen during filming.
Hollywood celebrities, notably the men, sometimes like to do the difficult action scenes themselves with no double. But things can go wrong at times leaving them injured.
Get to know here who among the popular male Hollywood celebrities had experienced getting injured on the set.
It was during the filming of Rocky IV that lead actor Sylvester Stallone got hurt. And it happend during an important scene between Rocky Balboa and Ivan Drago played by Dolph Lundgren.
The unfortunate scene happened when Lundgren hit Stallone in the chest during a climactic fight. Stallone actually instructed the well-built actor to knock him out but Lundgren hit him so hard resulting in the swelling of his pericardial sac which then began pressing against his heart. The actor was then airlifted to St. John’s in Santa Monica, California where he stayed in intensive care for nine days.
At first, Stallone’s insurer Lloyd’s of London did not want to pay his medical bills. It was only after watching the footage of the fight scene that they were convinced about what happened to the actor.
Injuries sustained by actors on the set should be covered by insurance, according to Curtis Quay. Their health insurance will help pay for their medical bills while undergoing treatment.
The year 2009 was not so lucky for Channing Tatum as he got into a minor accident. The actor was filming a scene for “The Eagle” in Scotland where he should wade through icy water. In between takes, he had to be kept warm and a crew member was tasked to mix boiling water and river water and pour it into Tatum’s wetsuit.
After the shooting wrapped up that day, Tatum wanted to indulge in one last splash of warm water. Unfortunately, the crew member assigned to him forgot to mix the hot water with cold water. That incident led the actor to partially suffer from burns including his private parts. He was immediately brought to the hospital which was an hour away and was bandaged up.
Best actor Leonardo DiCaprio also had his share of injuries on the set. One time, he accidentally cut his hand when he slammed it into a glass during a scene where he was having a heated monologue for the movie Django Unchained released in 2012. But instead of asking for medical attention right away, the actor continued the scene and used his real injury to improve on his acting. When you get to watch the film again, you now know that it was his own blood that he used to smear across his face while playing the role of Kerry Washington.
The dashing actor, George Clooney, is not exempted from accidents. He, too, hurt his spine in 2005 while filming for Syriana. And it was not a simple injury as he was expelling spinal fluid from his nose when that happened.
Clooney related to Rolling Stone magazine in 2011 that his spinal injury caused severe migraines and even prompted him to think about ending his life. He said he was not able to move then while on the hospital bed with an IV in his arm describing his condition as similar to suffering from a stroke.
Alan Thicke’s dead and that sucks. Now lets look back at some moments in Growing Pains history. Such as the time Leonardo DiCaprio starred in its final season.
Before Titanic blew up his star, and before What’s Eating Gilbert Grape gave him buzz, Leonardo DiCaprio appeared on the 1990s sitcom. He starred in the final season in 1991 as Luke Bower. DiCaprio played the homeless teen who had been taken in by the Seaver family.
DiCaprio’s role lasted 23 episode. While I can’t say if he had star quality on the show because I don’t have a time machine, one actor must’ve sensed it. That was actor Jeremy Miller.
Miller played Ben Seaver, the blonde-haired little brother in the family. Was there jealousy? Yeaaa, there was.
“There was a little bit of competition there. It bothered me a little bit that the network felt necessary to bring him in rather than focusing on my character, who had now grown up and could now take over for Mike as the rapscallion. That was a little weird.”
One dude went on to win an Oscar, the other dude needs to be Googled because I have no idea what he’s doing.
RIP Alan Thicke.
Tom Hardy doesn’t have one yet, but he’s gonna real soon thanks to Leonardo DiCaprio. DiCaprio predicted that Hardy would land an Oscar nomination for his role in The Revenant. Tom Hardy in return bet a tattoo of the winner’s choosing that he wouldn’t. Well, one Oscar nod later it looks like Tom Hardy is about to get inked.
What tattoo did Leo choose? Tom Hardy told Esquire:
“He wrote, in this really shitty handwriting: ‘Leo knows everything.’ Ha! I was like, ‘OK, I’ll get it done, but you have to write it properly.'”
We often imagine celebrities as leading perfect lives - when you're rich and famous, what problems could you possibly have?
But the truth is, stars can suffer as much as anyone. Mental illness, as they say, does not discriminate.
Many celebs have been open about their struggles with mental health, helping to end the stigma that once surrounded conditions such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.
1. Demi Lovato
2. Leonardo DiCaprio
3. Lena Dunham
4. Robin Williams
5. Justin Bieber
6. Angelina Jolie
Can you imagine anyone other than Tom Hanks as Forest Gump? What about anyone besides Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller?
You won't believe what actors actually turned town those roles. In fact, we've got a list of 24 actors who passed on iconic roles -- sometimes for better, and sometimes for worse.
Check them out below!
1. Michelle Pfeiffer, Silence of the Lambs
2. Al Pacino, Star Wars
3. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Clueless
4. Leonardo DiCaprio, Boogie Nights
5. Johnny Depp, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
6. Lindsay Lohan, The Hangover
This week, Leonardo DiCaprio was bestowed with a prestigious award for his environmental activism by New York nonprofit Riverkeeper.
Awesome. Except that he arrived to the city via private jet.
Maybe not so awesome.
The actor was in France for the Cannes Film Festival when he jetted off to NYC, and then returned to the South of France the next day in another private jet.
Needless to say, many fans weren't thrilled, because that's a lot of gas for just one dude.
Nevertheless, DiCaprio's rep explained that the Oscar-winner was due back in Cannes to speak at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala and had few options for transportation.
“He was asked to speak at both Riverkeeper and amfAR events, but the only way to attend the two fundraisers was to hitch a ride with flights that were already planned," the rep told Us Weekly.
"Leo helped both events raise millions, donated his own funds, auctioned off his house and had speaking roles in both programs.”
Yeah, but still. The optics.
During the gala, DiCaprio auctioned off a stay at his Palm Springs home for $336,000, which benefitted the charity.
DiCaprio dedicated a good portion of his acceptance speech at the Academy Awards this year to the subject of climate change.
"Climate change is real. It is happening right now," he told the audience. "It is the most urgent threat affecting our entire species."
"We need to support leaders around the world… who speak for all of humanity... I thank you all for this amazing award tonight. Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take this award for granted."
After the speech, he received a standing ovation and the adoration of environmentalists everywhere.
Past hookups always have a knack for finding their way back to you, amiright?
Maybe the desert heat gave these two the love fever, because Leonardo DiCaprio was seen cozying up to Rihanna last night during Coachella festivities.
The two both attended Neon Carnival, an event held near the music and arts festival in Indio, California.
"Leo slipped into the party incognito and was dancing and singing to 'No Scrubs,'" a source told People. "He knew every word!"
"A couple tables over Rihanna was dancing with a couple girlfriends," added the source. "Leo saw her and made his way over to say Hi."
Early last year, eyewitnesses claimed they spotted Leo and RiRi making out during a party at the Playboy Mansion.
In the months that followed, the tabloids went bonkers with Rihanardo news, alleging that they'd been hooking up for years, were living together and even got pregnant!
Rihanna finally shut it all down by denying any kind of dalliance with Leo.
"It sounds like you should stay away from the blogs because they will screw you every time," Rihanna told a reporter.
"I'm so busy right now that I just don't have a lot of time to offer a man, so it wouldn't even be fair to be thinking of pulling someone into this life.
"But if I did, he would have to be man enough to not be scared."
Hrrrrmmm. Does Leo think he's man enough now?
I know this Oscar post is a little late but you know what they say. Screw you! Anyway, on Sunday night, Leonardo DiCaprio finally won that Oscar he’s been searching for. If you bottled up his tears from past years, there would have been enough to erode a piece of gold into an actual statue.
Granted, the award seemed a little tainted. You could definitely make a very compelling argument that he handedly deserved that trophy and no one would argue that point in the least, but we’ll never know if this was a pity Oscar or not.
Either way, Leo doesn’t care. He got his golden statue. His post-Oscar speech to his friends probably went something like, “The Pussy Posse rides tonight!” And then a 25-year-old model rode him reverse cowboy into the sunset.
It's the grand finale to Awards Season 2016, and what a delight the red carpet was tonight in Hollywood.
Nominees who passed for Disney characters! Gowns that resembled loofahs! That bear that nearly ate Leo!
Let's thumb through some of tonight's looks, shall we? Those most pleasing to the eye, and those who - according to one tweet - look as though their owners "went HAM at Michael's."
1. Jennifer Garner: 2016 Academy Awards
2. Leonardo DiCaprio: 2016 Academy Awards
3. Cate Blanchett: 2016 Academy Awards
4. Tina Fey: 2016 Academy Awards
5. Kerry Washington: 2016 Academy Awards
6. Reese Witherspoon: 2016 Academy Awards
It's that time of year again.
On Sunday night, millions will tune in to watch pretty people take home gold statues, and Hollywood will expect us to take it all very seriously.
This year, that's harder than ever as ignorant snubs for films like Straight Outta Compton, Creed, The Hateful Eight, Carol, and Diary of a Teenage Girl make it clear that the average Academy voter is more concerned with nominating films that fit the bill for traditional Oscar fare than with honoring the year's best and most memorable films.
As a result, we're left with one of the least populist, most awards-bait-stuffed Best Picture fields in years.
Sure, the Academy threw the average Joe Popcorn Bucket a bone with Mad Max: Fury Road, but with the exception of the film doesn't stand a chance in any of the major categories (it might not even take home any technical awards).
So while there are many strong contenders this year (For the love of God, see The Big Short, Brooklyn, and Room, if you haven't already.), there are probably more than a few big nominees you haven't seen, and there might be a few you've never even heard of.
Regardless, many of us will drunkenly toss a $20 into the pot and fill in some bubbles before hunkering down to see if anyone trips on the red carpet. (Don't let us down, J-Law!)
That's why we've assembled the list below to provide you with all the information you'll need to fleece your friends on Hollywood's biggest night.
Of course, if you really want to play it safe, just find some uninformed sucker and bet him that all the night's acting prizes will go to white people.
Unlike minorities working in the film industry, you're sure to win big!
1. Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
2. Best Actress: Brie Larson
3. Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone
4. Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander
5. Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight
6. Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short
Art is something to be enjoyed by the masses. It doesn’t matter your class, your family situation, your race, your religion, or your level of intelligence, art is out there to inspire, allow people to emote, and ultimately bring the generations together to experience a corporate oneness that isn’t experienced often enough.
While preferences and ideas of what is actually art vary from person to person, everyone can agree on the fact that everyone has their art and sees it as valuable. Each to his own, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What is beautiful to you may not have the same effect on another, but it doesn’t negate the fact that it is beautiful in the grand scheme of things.
Many celebrities are masters of a certain form of art. This doesn’t mean they can appreciate another form. Park West Gallery is a fine art gallery that knows this to be true. They take pride in showing the varying creative genius of the world and they often have the biggest of names in to purchase a little slice of artistic genius to take home with them.
Though there is no shortage of celebs who collect masterpieces, here are some celebrities who love to collect fine art.
Leonardo Da Vinci…or Leonardo DiCaprio rather, is well known for his love of fine art. Though he doesn’t have any Da Vinchi’s in his collection, he does own Salvador Dali originals, and Oscar Murillo originals. This quite impressive considering it takes a significant amount of money to own masterpieces created by artists of that magnitude.
It really comes as no surprise that DiCaprio collects…he’s one of the best actors and most artsy of souls in Hollywood. He is very careful about the roles he plays so he is probably just as selective about the art he collects. All in all, he really seems to appreciate the depth of personage that comes with creating a work of art.
Again, it comes as no surprise that Brad and Angelina are art collectors. This philanthropist couple has a wide love and appreciation for all of humanity, and with the money and position they hold in Hollywood, why wouldn’t they adourn their homes with the most beautiful works of art to ever be brought to existence?
Evidently, Brad is more about it than Angelina, who would rather the money be given to charity, but sometimes it’s okay to indulge. The couple owns a painting by Neo Rauch that apparently cost them a million dollars. One could see why Angelina would rather the money be reappropriated. Oh well, give the proceeds of your next movie away. That will make up for the difference and then some.
In the end, art inspires and brings people to another place. It’s likened to be a spiritual experience by many. If the rest of the world had the money, they too would probably buy it and decorate their homes with it. Alas, everyone must resign to viewing it in museum observatories instead of from their couches at home. What a bother.
#BoyfriendGoals: Taylor Kinney!
After the Internet exploded with Leo’s peculiar reaction to Lady Gaga, fiance Taylor Kinney reportedly confronted the Best Actor!
A source dishes to Radar Online, “Taylor was not going to let anyone make fun of his future wife, even if they are an A-list actor.”
“Are you kidding? I’m so proud! Proud of my girl,” the 34-year-old actor excitedly tells US Magazine.
Leonardo DiCaprio played coy when asked about it!
“Oh lord – that’s trending, huh? I just didn’t know what was passing me, that’s all!”
If you say so, boy!
More Gaga and Leo!
While Amber Rose and estranged husband Wiz Khalifa put their issues aside to take son Sebastian to the park, Kylie Jenner got some shopping done at Barney's New York in Beverly Hills.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy premiered The Revenant, which has been nominated for a few Golden Globe and SAG Awards.
Hailee Steinfeld performed at KISS 103.5's Jingle Ball in Illinois, while Kristen Stewart and Kesha were spotted separately at LAX.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio: 'The Revenant' Premiere
2. Hailee Steinfeld: 103.5 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2015
3. Kylie Jenner Shops at Barney's New York
4. Kesha Catches a Flight Out of LA
5. Paul Rudd Runs Errands in Soho
6. Cara Delevinge Parties at Scala Nightclub in London
Father Time is undefeated, as the old sports adage says. Accurately, too.
Sooner or later, every one of us gets older, right? Some of us just do it better than others. That's putting it mildly, especially in Hollywood.
Case in point? These 19 famous people - or pairs of famous people, to be more accurate - who you won't believe are the same age!
Then check in the mirror to see how gracefully you're aging. Or don't.
1. Lindsay Lohan and Dianna Agron
2. Kate Upton and Selena Gomez
3. Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Zolciak
4. Jon Hamm and Jared Leto
5. June Shannon and Jennifer Love Hewitt
6. Tobey Maguire and Russell Brand
Famous celebrities are not at all one dimensional people. As a matter of fact, most of them have gained their popularity because of their multi-dimensional personalities and skills. There are a whole lot of Hollywood personalities that also have a mild obsession with collecting fine art.
If you’re interested for interest’s sake in just who are a few of the top collectors in Hollywood, then you’ve come to the right place. Here is a quick summary of the top five Hollywood personalities who have been known to nurture a small fetish through collecting very expensive fine art pieces. If you’re interested in browsing fine art yourself, then you could check out what Park West Gallery has to offer.
Sean Combs – Hip-Hop Artist/Entrepreneur
Mr. Combs has been sighted at several art galleries around the world making some very expensive purchases. He is clearly a person that actually seeks out certain pieces. In recent years, Sean Combs has probably spent over a quarter of a million on art alone. He also recently put one of his homes on the market, and has stated that the artwork will go along with the house. Maybe he needed a clean slate to begin the journey of decoration all over again…
Leonardo DiCaprio – Actor
Well known for his acting abilities, Leonardo DiCaprio is also quite well known for his taste for fine art. The actor hosted a fine art fundraiser, and raised over thirty eight million dollars in just a few hours through a friendly auctioning process. That money went straight to a wildlife charity, and he promptly turned around to buy more art. He reportedly purchased one piece worth seven hundred thousand dollars, and said that he “just couldn’t help” himself.
Jay-Z – Hip-Hop Artist/Entrepreneur
Music mogul Jay-Z has been an opened admirer of fine art for the length of his career. Even the lyrics of his songs refer to a couple of the paintings he owns. He has also shot a recent video that showcases the faces of several elites well-known in the art world. Jay-Z has stated openly his love for Andy Warhol’s art.
Elton John – Legendary Pop Star
Not only has Elton John created a beautiful collection of music during the years he has been in the business, but he also has an eye for the finer things in visual arts. His passion is photography. He and his husband, David Furnish, have an amazing collection of photographs that center around portraits, famous individuals, and varying sorts of obscure fashion.
Madonna – Also Legendary Pop Star
Madonna sports an art collection estimated to be worth around one hundred million dollars. No big deal. It’s just Madonna. A couple years ago, she sold one of her pieces for 7.2 million dollars, and gave the money to charity for girls education in Afghanistan and Pakistan. She has a piece by Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Fernand Leger.
Yep, there are two Leonardo DiCaprios, and the second one looks like he just stepped off the Titanic—very much alive. Is this real or have we manifested a double due to our combined psychic longing for more Leo?
Nope, it’s really just some guy who’s been blessed with spectacular genes and a built-in ticket to fame (at least 15 minutes of it). His name is Konrad Annerud, and he’s a 21-year-old bartender whose resemblance to Leo has made him a local attraction, and has allowed him to amass about 59,000 Instagram followers (the true measure of fame).
A single glance at any one of his many Instagram photos makes clear just how close the resemblance is: it’s almost eerie.
Take a look:
A photo posted by Konrad Annerud (@konradannerud) on Oct 28, 2015 at 4:55am PDT
A photo posted by Konrad Annerud (@konradannerud) on Aug 21, 2015 at 3:54pm PDT
So how does Little Leo feel about looking like one of the world’s most famous and well-loved actors? Well, for starters, don’t call him Little Leo.
He said it’s usually gratifying to look like the star, but that it can get annoying at times.
“It can be quite annoying sometimes when people call me ‘Leo’ instead of my real name. But it’s fun to look like him, I mean, he’s handsome.”
Love that subtle compliment to himself there. Well done, Konrad. Well done.
Konrad admits that traveling is probably the worst part of sharing a face with 90s-era Leo:
“When I was in Italy this summer, I almost felt like shaving my hair off. It was very chaotic; people were yelling ‘Leo’ and wanted to take photos with me all the time. It was one of the craziest things I’ve ever experienced.”
I gurss it could be worse, Konrad.
As for us, we have so many questions. For one, is he planning to be a model/actor/work in entertainment at all? Is the world big enough for two Leos?! Does he also wear a man bun and have a horde of model ex-girlfriends? Would HE have survived the sinking of the Titanic?
But most important, he should find himself a Kate Winslet look-alike and reenact that terrible death scene (the wooden door could TOTALLY have fit both of them, guys). I smell an alternate ending.
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You've heard of a rags-to-riches story, right?
How about multiple stories of those who were born with very little, but who then used their drive, their talents and, yes, their good looks to make like Scrooge McDuck.
These celebrities may not be swimming through a room of actual gold. But they are no longer struggling to make ends meet, either.
1. Justin Bieber
2. Leighton Meester
3. Selena Gomez
4. Scarlett Johansson
5. Shia LeBeouf
6. Nicki Minaj
If you've ever wondered what your favorite star would look like toothless, wonder no more. Here are 19 celebrities without teeth. Get ready to be grossed out.
1. Anne Hathaway
2. Kristen Stewart
6. Jennifer Lawrence
Cinema has the ability to transport us to totally new places. Whether it’s the stunning cinematography or a plot that creates a character from a city, we can get lost in places we wish to visit when we watch a good film. From the bright lights of Tokyo to the relaxing beaches of Naples — get lost in these six unique cities and the wonderful films that explored them.
Tokyo, Lost in Translation
Lost in Translation is littered with beautiful cinematography and was filmed in Tokyo’s Shinjuku and Shibuya — two of Tokyo’s most colourful and busiest districts. The journey through the Japanese capital experienced by Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray is filled with streets covered in neon pictographs, high-rise hotels and many elements that make for a visually stunning film with a great storyline to boot.
Thailand, The Beach
Post-Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio on a beach. Sounds good enough, right? Well luckily for us, the film was more than Leo’s good looks, and explored the stunning island of Krabi, Thailand. From the lush jungles, blue lagoons and gorgeous beaches, the scenic island played a pivotal role in the film’s success, and further shows the power of locations and cinematography in film.
Ischia, Italy: The Talented Mr. Ripley
Beautiful people in beautiful clothes in a beautiful location — pretty much the perfect description for The Talented Mr. Ripley. The acclaimed film, which stars Jude Law, Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow, takes us on journey through Italy, stopping at Venice, Naples, Tuscany, Rome and San Remo. Talk about a Roman Holiday! The cliffside views, ancient ruins and picturesque beaches add to the mysterious plot of the film, creating a rather dreamy atmosphere.
While Trainspotting focuses on the poverty-stricken lives of heroin addicts in the 90s, the Edinburgh backdrop provides a beautiful juxtaposition to the rough lives of these characters. The high energy storyline, set amongst Edinburgh landmarks (the famous opening scene was filmed on Edinburgh’s Princes Street), is one of the few films that presented Edinburgh to the world, and still manages to have an allure even with its dark storyline.
Udaipur, India: The Darjeeling Limited
The colorful and cultured landscape of India gets the Wes Anderson treatment in The Darjeeling Limited. This dramedy about family and the ties that bond them contains rich visuals of Udaipur, as the travelers discover the beauty of this foreign land.
For any Francophile, Amélie is the perfect movie to explore the beauty of Paris. The quirky film starring Audrey Tatou really shows what it is like to live in Paris — specifically in the Montmartre neighborhood. From stone-skipping at the picturesque Canal Saint-Martin, to walking down the cobblestone streets, Amélie truly feels like the ultimate Parisian experience for girls everywhere.
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