Titanic Reunion with Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane at Charity Auction Gala!

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Jack Dawson, Rose DeWitt Bukater and Cal Hockley are back together again 20 years later!

Titanic stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet and Billy Zane reunited at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (LDF) charity auction gala in St. Tropez Wednesday night.

On Instagram, Zane posted a picture with his Titanic costars. “Gangs back together. Now we’re saving icebergs. Go figure.. @katewinseltofficial @leonardodicaprio @leonardodicapriofdn.”

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the epic blockbuster which continues to make our hearts go on with the love story of Jack (DiCaprio) and Rose (Winslet), and the villain we love to hate, Cal (Zane).

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DiCaprio and Winslet, who also costarred in Revolutionary Road, auctioned off a chance to have dinner with them to support Leo’s foundation and a GoFundMe campaign that Winslet has been active with. The private dinner will be at a restaurant of their choosing in NYC this October or November.

DiCaprio and his environmental foundation hosted the annual event to raise money to protect Earth’s health and all inhabitants, which focuses on six major areas: Wildlands Conservation, Oceans Conservation, Climate Change, Indigenous Rights, Transforming California, and Innovative Solutions.

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The gala featured appearances by Tobey Maguire, Tom Hanks, Sean Penn, Cate Blanchet, Jared Leto and Prince Albert II of Monaco. Lenny Kravitz and surprise guest Madonna were the musical performers of the evening.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese to team up again for new film

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese will team up again for an upcoming film project.

Variety has reported that the Oscar winning duo will work together on the movie adaptation of the true-crime thriller “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.”

Filming may begin in Spring 2018, as Scorsese will begin working on the Netflix original movie The Irishman, starrring Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci, which is expected to begin production this September.

Scorsese and DiCaprio have previously worked together on movies The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Shutter Island (2010), The Departed (2006), The Aviator (2004), Gangs of New York (2002) and the short film and The Audition (2015) with DeNiro and Brad Pitt.

Darlene Cates, mother in ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,’ passes away at age 69

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Darlene Cates, the actress best known for her role as the mother in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape has passed away.

Her daughter, Sheri, shared the news on Facebook: “It is with a bitter-sweet heart that we share that our precious wife, mother, and Gaga, Darlene Guthrie Cates, was called Home, somewhat unexpectedly, peacefully in her sleep Sunday morning, March 26th.”

Cates was cast as Bonnie Grape, the matriarch in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, after being discovered on a segment on the talk show Sally Jessy Raphael, that focused on her struggles with obesity.

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The 1993 film starred Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio, who earned his first Oscar nomination for his performance.

Cates went on to make appearances on TV in Picket Fences, Touched by an Angel, and the made-for-TV movie Wolf Girl.

RIP

 

 

‘Titanic’ flying scene voted top movie kiss

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winselt’s kiss in James Cameron’s blockbuster film Titanic has been voted the best movie kiss of all time, in a poll by the TLC network.

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The scene where Jack Dawson (DiCaprio) takes Rose DeWitt Bukater (Winselt) “flying” on the bow of the doomed oceanliner has become one of the most iconic moments in cinematic history since its release in 1997.

 

Leonardo DiCaprio to present at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards

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Leonardo DiCaprio will be a presenter at the Golden Globe Awards this Sunday!

The news was [finally] announced on the Golden Globes’ official Twitter page on Wednesday night.

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DiCaprio is a three-time Golden Globe winner. He was honored last year with a Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for his role as Hugh Glass in The Revenant.

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He has previously won for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama and Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street, respectively.

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The 74th Golden Globes will air live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, January 8 at 8PM EST/5PM PST on NBC.

 

‘Titanic’ released in theaters 19 years ago today

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James Cameron’s blockbuster film Titanic was released 19 years ago today.

The film which opened on December 19, 1997, starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as third class passenger Jack Dawson and first class passenger Rose DeWitt Bukater, respectively, whom fall in love on the doomed ocean liner.

Titanic sailed up the charts to become a box-office success. It is currently the second highest-grossing film of all time, with a total of $2.1 billion. It was re-released in 3D in April 2012 to coincide with 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and the 15th anniversary of the film.

Titanic went on to win four Golden Globe Awards and 11 Academy Awards, both of which included Best Director and Best Picture.

 

Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Romeo + Juliet’ 20th Anniversary

On November 1, 1996, Baz Luhrmann’s updated version of William Shakespeare’s tragic love story Romeo + Juliet was released and became a pop culture phenomenon with the MTV generation.

It was also the film that made Leonardo DiCaprio a star and gave him the status as a heartthrob, until the release of Titanic the following year which catapulted him into the stratosphere.

The film also starred Claire Danes as Juliet (to Leo’s Romeo), John Leguizamo, Harold Perrineau, Brian Dennehy, Paul Sorvino and Jesse Bradford.

Read Entertainment Weekly’s September 1996 article on Romeo + Juliet here.

Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate-change documentary ‘Before the Flood’

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s new climate change documentary Before the Flood is in theaters today.

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Still from Before the Flood trailer

Here is a review from The Guardian:

“DiCaprio travels the globe (while cautiously conceding the carbon footprint issue – it is avowedly “offset” with a voluntary carbon tax payment) examining our fossil-fuel addiction, including emerging powerhouses such as India who now resent the idea of being denied the energy-consumption prosperity that the US has already enjoyed. The answer seems to be, of course, enforcing the 2015 Paris agreement, developing wind and solar power – although revisionist arguments for nuclear are not touched upon – and also a carbon tax. A shift in public opinion has to be achieved to change the political classes’ opinion: DiCaprio concludes with a ruminative walk-and-talk interview with President Obama himself, more interesting than his apparently wordless photo-op with the Pope. A serious, substantial piece of work.”

DiCaprio with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary of State John Kerry and Piers Sellers at the NYC premiere of Before the Flood, October 20th, 2016. Photo via Leonardo DiCaprio’s Instagram account.

Before the Flood will also premiere on the National Geographic Channel on October 30th.

Check out the trailer below.

‘Captain Planet’ movie to possibly be produced by Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way

Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way, is reportedly partnering up with Paramount to produce a Captain Planet movie with Jono Matt and Glen Powell set to write the script, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“Captain Planet and the Planeteers was a TV show that aired from September 1990 to December 1992. It centered on five young people from around the world who were given magical rings that had the power to control natural elements. United, they can summon Captain Planet, a superhero who helps them fight against environmental evils.” (Rebecca Ford and Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter)

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