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Warner Bros Creating Whole New Universe So Leonardo DiCaprio Can Play the Joker

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.

Got it?

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 Relief: Which Celebrities Donated?

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

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JJ Watt's relief fundraiser had an initial goal in the six digits. It has currently raised over $10 million and the amount continues to clim as donations pour in.

2. Jennifer Lopez and Alexander Rodriguez

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J Lo and A-Rod have each donated $25,000. They have also used their celebrity status to encourage their followers to donate to the Red Cross.

3. DJ Khaled

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In addition to sending his prayers to the people of Houston, DJ Khaled has also donated $25,000 to aid those ravaged by Harvey.

4. Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj announced that she was donating $25,000 when she shared Kevin Hart's message.

5. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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Dwayne Johnson donated $50,000 and shared Kevin Hart's plea.

6. Kevin Hart

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Kevin Hart is said to be the first major celebrity to donate, putting up $50,000. He's also encouraged other celebrities to do the same.
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Blake Lively Used to Send Leonard DiCaprio Pictures of Her Doll, a Not-Crazy Thing Normal People Do

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:

It’s probably not this one, right?

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.

Leonardo DiCarpio and Kate Winslet Quote ‘Titanic’ Lines to Each Other for Fun

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 Can’t Quit Each Other

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.

24 Child Stars Who Didn’t Go Totally Insane

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

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Harry Potter grew up well, you guys. Daniel Radcliffe has gone on to be a part of a long list of projects since the final Harry Potter film, including his role in the BBC series, A Young Doctor's Notebook, where he starred opposite Jon Hamm. He's also managed to remain a level-headed and respectable guy.

2. Mayim Bialik

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Once her role as Blossom Russo ended, Mayim Bialik went on to live a pretty normal life. She went to college and did well, earning a PhD in neuroscience before returning to television to play a scientist on TV. Now, she's Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, and she's also known for being an awesome role model.

3. Anna Chlumsky

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We'll never forget Anna Chlumsky as Veda on My Girl. She took a break from acting after that and focused on school. She earned a degree from the University of Chicago, and later worked as an editorial assistant for a HarperCollins science fiction-fantasy imprint before making the decision to return to acting. Now, she can be seen on HBO's Veep.

4. Neil Patrick Harris

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Neil Patrick Harris was adorable as Doogie Howser, and he went on to become a successful actor known for roles such as Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother. More than that, he's supported a long list of charities and organizations.

5. Hilary Duff

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Hillary Duff has remained both successful and respectable as an actress and musician since her early days as Lizzie McGuire. Now, she stars as Kelsey Peters on TV Land's Younger.

6. Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who was best known for his role on 3rd Rock from the Sun, went on to have a respectable acting career with no major scandals along the way.
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Leonardo DiCaprio is Model Hunting Again After Nina Agdal Split

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.

Rooftop season ready 👙🍹😋

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Ready for the summer 💙🌝

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Take me back to Mexico 🍹🌴🌸 @ruvenafanador

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4 Popular Male Celebs Who Got Injured While Filming

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.

Sylvester Stallone

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.

Channing Tatum

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.

Leonardo DiCaprio

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.

George Clooney

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.

Remember When Leonardo DiCaprio Appeared on ‘Growing Pains’?

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 Lost A Bet With Leonardo DiCaprio And Has To Get A Shitty Tattoo Now

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If there’s one thing people love, its celebrities and their shitty tattoos. From Ben Affleck’s tramp stamp to Mandy Moore’s sperm tattoo, it’s always a good time.

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.'”

Thank, Leo.

26 Celebrities Who Suffer From Mental Illness

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

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Demi Lovato has been open about her struggle with bipolar disorder, cutting and bulimia. "I never found out until I went into treatment that I was bipolar," she told People when she was 18.

2. Leonardo DiCaprio

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Leonardo DiCaprio suffers from OCD, which he drew upon while playing Howard Hughes in The Aviator.

3. Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and anxiety, and even incorporated OCD into her character on Girls. She has taken medication for her conditions and told fans on Instagram that exercise helps immensely.

4. Robin Williams

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Funnyman Robin Williams suffered from depression, paranoia and anxiety and tragically took his own life in 2014. However, his widow Susan said her husband's death was a result of Lewy Body Dementia, a form of neurodegenerative dementia that causes mood instability, hallucinations and impaired motor skills.

5. Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber admitted to taking Adderall for ADHD, but recently quit because it gave him anxiety. Early in 2016, he canceled meet-and-greets with fans, saying they left him feeling "drained and unhappy" and "mentally and emotionally exhausted to the point of depression."

6. Angelina Jolie

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The movie star admitted that she used to cut herself as a teen. “I went through a period that when I felt trapped I would cut myself. I have a lot of scars,” she told OK! magazine.
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24 Actors Who Turned Down Iconic Roles

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

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It's true. Maybe you can't imagine anyone other than Jodie Foster as Clarice in Silence of the Lambs, but Michelle Pfieffer was actually offered the role first. She turned it down because it was too violent.

2. Al Pacino, Star Wars

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Are you sitting down? Because it's nearly impossible to imagine anyone other than Harrison Ford, but Al Pacino was actually offered the role of Han Solo on Star Wars.

3. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Clueless

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That's right. Sarah Michelle Gellar passed on the role of Cher in the movie Clueless, which eventually went to Alicia Silverstone. Gellar focused on slaying vampires instead.

4. Leonardo DiCaprio, Boogie Nights

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Leonardo DiCaprio probably made the right choice with this one. He turned down the role of Dirk Diggler on Boogie Nights so he could instead star in a little film called TITANIC.

5. Johnny Depp, Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Um, seriously? Try really hard to imagine Johnny Depp as Ferris Bueller, you guys. Doesn't work, does it? It's a good thing he turned down that role, because nobody other than Matthew Brokerick could be Ferris Bueller.

6. Lindsay Lohan, The Hangover

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Who knows what might have happened if Lindsay Lohan hadn't turned down the role of Jade on The Hangover? Instead, that part went to Heather Graham.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Takes Private Jet to Accept Environmental Award

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.

Leo Wins!

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.

Leonardo DiCaprio & Rihanna: BACK TOGETHER for Coachella??

Past hookups always have a knack for finding their way back to you, amiright?

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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? 

Leonardo DiCaprio Finally Won That Oscar. Was It a Pity Oscar?

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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.

2016 Academy Awards Red Carpet: A Feast For The Eyes

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

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Presenter Jennifer Garner (in Versace) at the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

2. Leonardo DiCaprio: 2016 Academy Awards

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If Best Actor nominee (as of press time, the award has not yet been handed out) does not win, then...someone must change his name to Susan Lucci.

3. Cate Blanchett: 2016 Academy Awards

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Best Actress nominee Cate Blanchett slayed in a feathered Armani gown with Tiffany & Co. jewels at the 88th Annual Academy Awards on February 28th. However, a few viewers thought Blanchett looked like she "went HAM at Michael's." Rude.

4. Tina Fey: 2016 Academy Awards

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For the 88th Annual Academy Awards, presenter Tina Fey wore an Atelier Versace gown with a Bulgari sapphire and diamond necklace that belongs on the neck of the Duchess of Cambridge.

5. Kerry Washington: 2016 Academy Awards

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Presenter Kerry Washington wore Atelier Versace to the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

6. Reese Witherspoon: 2016 Academy Awards

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Reese Witherspoon wore Oscar de al Renta with Tiffany & Co. jewelry to the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.
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2016 Oscar Predictions: Will Spotlight Outshine The Revenant?

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

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Perhaps the biggest lock of the night. Leo's over-the-top work in The Revenant (the Academy loves man tears) coupled with a relentless PR campaign designed to remind us how grueling the shoot was (the man ate A REAL BISON LIVER...for some reason) all but guarantees him his first Oscar. Plus, voters are probably sick of all the memes about how he hasn't won one already.

2. Best Actress: Brie Larson

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Brie Larson's tour-de-force performance as a kidnapping victim in Room is one for the ages. Expect the Academy to get it right with this one.

3. Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone

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Creed proved that old Sly's still got some fight left in him. The performance is deserving, but it's his status as the sentimental favorite that'll win Rocky the gold.

4. Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander

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Alicia Vikander was the best part of The Danish Girl. Most critics have rightfully dismissed the film as beautifully-shot fluff, but Vikander's star-making performance sticks with you.

5. Best Original Screenplay: Spotlight

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Once a favorite for Best Picture, Spotlight seems to have lost some steam in recent months. Expect the Academy to toss the critical darling a bone in the form of a screenplay prize.

6. Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short

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The Big Short accomplished the nigh-impossible feat of making the nitty-gritty of the 2008 housing market collapse accessible to the average viewer. Even more impressively, the adaptation of Michael Lewis' nonfiction best-seller is legitimately laugh-out-loud funny. Any film with the audacity to have Selena Gomez break the fourth wall to explain collateralized debt obligations to the audience deserves a writing award.
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Celebrities Who Collect Fine Art

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.

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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.

Brangelina

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.

Taylor Kinney REACTS To Leonardo DiCaprio’s Mockery Of Lady Gaga’s Win!

#BoyfriendGoals: Taylor Kinney!

After the Internet exploded with Leo’s peculiar reaction to Lady Gaga, fiance Taylor Kinney reportedly confronted the Best Actor!

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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.

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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!

 

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Kylie Jenner & More: Star Sightings 12.17.2015

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.

OK bai.

1. Leonardo DiCaprio: 'The Revenant' Premiere

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Leonardo DiCaprio at the Premiere of 20th Century Fox And Regency Enterprises' 'The Revenant' at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 16, 2015 in Hollywood, California.

2. Hailee Steinfeld: 103.5 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2015

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Hailee Steinfeld at 103.5 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2015 presented by Capital One at Allstate Arena in Rosement, Illinois on December 16th, 2015. Hailee Steinfeld

3. Kylie Jenner Shops at Barney's New York

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Kylie Jenner leaves Barneys New York in Beverly Hills, CA on December 16th, 2015.

4. Kesha Catches a Flight Out of LA

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Kesha catches a flight out of LAX in Los Angeles, CA on December 16th, 2015.

5. Paul Rudd Runs Errands in Soho

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Paul Rudd is spotted walking around New York's Soho neighborhood on December 16th, 2015.

6. Cara Delevinge Parties at Scala Nightclub in London

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Cara Delevingne and girlfriend St Vincent enjoy a night out at Scala club in London on December 16th 2015
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19 Stars We Can’t Believe Are the Same Age (#5 is Mind-Blowing)

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

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Dianna Agron of Glee is 29. Lindsay Lohan is too. Only one of them is a first round draft pick in your office Celebrity Death Pool.

2. Kate Upton and Selena Gomez

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Starting life as a Disney star might have done Selena Gomez good. She and Kate Upton are both 23 but one looks far older than the other.

3. Kourtney Kardashian and Kim Zolciak

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We're stretching just a little with this one - Kim is 37, while Kourtney won't be 37 until April - but still ... Kim is 37?! Kourtney will be 37 in April?! With nine kids between them, we're not sure which is the bigger shocker.

4. Jon Hamm and Jared Leto

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Mad Men's Jon Hamm and Dallas Buyer's Club's Jared Leto will both be 44 by the end of 2015. Maybe it's the long hair that keeps Leto looking so Jordan Catalono-like.

5. June Shannon and Jennifer Love Hewitt

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June Shannon and Jennifer Love Hewitt are both 36 years old. Yes, Mama June from Honey Boo Boo is somehow only 36 ... while we can't believe our longtime crush JLH is 36 already. One feels like she's 36 going on 56 and the other, 36 going on 26. Ah, life.

6. Tobey Maguire and Russell Brand

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Tobey Maguire and Russell Brand are both 40 years old. Which one surprises you more?
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Five Hollywood Personalities Who Collect Fine Art

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

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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.

Swedish Doppelgänger Looks Exactly Like 90s Leonardo DiCaprio: See The Crazy Photos

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 14, 2015 at 9:22am PDT

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A photo posted by Konrad Annerud (@konradannerud) on Aug 21, 2015 at 3:54pm PDT

FREAKY.

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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11 Stars Who Went from Rags to Crazy Riches

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

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Justin Bieber was born to a single, teenage mother. If Usher did not find Bieber's impressive videos on YouTube, who knows where he would be right now.

2. Leighton Meester

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Leighton Meester starred on a show about very rich young people... but the actress born in a federal prison to her mother Connie, who was serving a 10-year sentence for drug smuggling. The beauty has credited her experience with making her "very non-judgmental and open-minded."

3. Selena Gomez

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In an interview with Elle magazine, Selena thought back to how she grew up poor, saying, "I can remember about seven times when our car got stuck on the highway because we’d run out of gas money."

4. Scarlett Johansson

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Speaking on her youth, A-lister Scarlett Johansson told The Daily Mail one time: "It's nice to have money. I didn't grow up with it so it's nice to have it."

5. Shia LeBeouf

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Shia LeBeouf is weird. He also does not come from money. Here's what the actor once told Parade magazine: "My dad and my mom were both artists who never found an audience for their artwork. And so I lived in poverty. Now that I'm not poor, I know that is what it was. Like Hemingway said, you can’t write anything if you’ve never been shot at or been gorged by a bull, you know? So I look back at that stuff and I’m grateful. It’s like scars. You become proud of them."

6. Nicki Minaj

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"I never want to go back to being poor." So Nicki Minaj has said about her childhood. She grew up in Trinidad and then New York.
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19 Celebrities Without Teeth That You Can Never Unsee

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

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Scale of 1 to OMG, Anne Hathaway with no teeth is OMGOMGOMG.

2. Kristen Stewart

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From fangs to no teeth at all, Kristen Stewart still doesn't smile.

3. Ellen

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This is what Ellen will look like in another 30 years. Get ready, Portia.

4. Rihanna

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Rihanna is missing teeth AND eyebrows here. Both are very, very important. Very.

5. Adele

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Did you know that teeth are important in the resonation of sound? Thank god Adele actually has teeth.

6. Jennifer Lawrence

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Our bestie Jennifer Lawrence has probably cracked up at this picture of herself no less than 8 times. That's why we love her. She can take a joke.
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Cities and The Cinema: 6 Films That Explored Beautiful Places

 

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.

Edinburgh: Trainspotting

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.

Paris: Amélie

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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