Kate Winslet set to reunite with James Cameron in ‘Avatar’ sequels

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It’s been two decades since the release of Titanic, but Kate Winslet is set to collaborate with James Cameron again in the upcoming sequels to his blockbuster film Avatar.

“Kate and I have been looking for something to do together for 20 years, since our collaboration on ‘Titanic,’ which was one of the most rewarding of my career,” said Cameron. “I can’t wait to see her bring the character of Ronal to life.”

The first of four sequels to Avatar is expected to open in theaters on December 18, 2020.

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The 2009 fantasy film made $2.8 billion dollars worldwide during its run, making it the highest grossing movie of all time, surpassing Cameron’s previous Oscar-winning epic, Titanic, starring Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Titanic is celebrates its 20th anniversary this December.

Winslet will next be seen in The Mountain Between Us, opposite Idris Elba, which opens in theaters this Friday.

Is there anyway Leo can get on board (no pun intended) with these sequels? That would make this reunion complete!

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A girl can dream *sigh*

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DiCaprio and Scorsese’s Theodore Roosevelt biopic in the works

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The long-awaited Theodore Roosevelt biopic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese is finally happening.

Paramount Pictures is set to distribute Roosevelt, based on the life of the 26th President of the United States.

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DiCaprio, along with Jennifer Davisson, will produce through Appian Way (DiCaprio’s production company.

For more information, check out Variety’s article.

‘Hand in Hand’ hurricane relief telethon raises over $44 million

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The star-studded “Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Relief,” which aired live on 15 networks Tuesday night, raised over $44 million for those affected by recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

In a live broadcast from New York City, Los Angeles, Nashville and San Antonio, the hurricane relief telethon featured appearances from celebrities including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Robert De Niro, Oprah Winfrey, Cher, Justin Timberlake, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, Tyler Perry, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and Matthew McConaughey.

Stevie Wonder, Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly, Usher, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, CeCe Winans and Miranda Lambert were a few of the musicians who performed during the event.

Beyoncé, a native of Houston, urged viewers to donate in an emotional plea for unity and raise the awareness of climate change in a pre-recorded message.

“During a time where it’s impossible to watch the news without seeing violence or racism in this country, just when you think it couldn’t possibly get worse, natural disasters take precious life, do massive damage, and forever change lives, leaving behind contaminated water, flooded hospitals, schools and nursing homes,” she said.

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“And countless families are now homeless. In my home town city of Houston, people need food, clothing, cleaning supplies, blankets, shoes, diapers, and formula for babies. And, of course, clean water. The elderly need wheelchairs and kids new books and toys so they can continue to dream. It doesn’t matter if you’re from Third Ward or River Oaks, we’re all in this together. Seeing everyone of different racial, social, and religious backgrounds put their own lives at risk to help each other survive, restored my faith in humanity.

“Please, give what you can. The effects of climate change are playing out around the world every day. Just this past week, we’ve seen devastation from the monsoon in India, an 8.1 earthquake in Mexico, and multiple catastrophic hurricanes. Irma alone has left a trail of death and destruction from the Caribbean to Florida to southern United States. We have to be prepared for what comes next.”

Houston rapper Bun B and Scooter Braun organized the hurricane relief benefit

For more information on how to donate, visit Hand in Hand’s website.

Watch the “Hand in Hand” in its entirety below.

Kate Winslet on her best ‘Titanic’ memory

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It’s been nearly 20 years since the world fell in love the love story of Rose and Jack in 1997’s Titanic, and then the friendship between costars Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio has been a love we will never let go of.

While promoting her new film The Mountain Between Us at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, Winslet reminisced with Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE on the bond she shared with the cast and crew of the Oscar-winning film, especially with DiCaprio.

“I remember so much of it like it was yesterday,” she said.

“I think the most special thing, the best memory I have, really was the cast and the lovely crew. For me that’s one of the best things about being in this business is getting to work with incredible technicians who are always great, committed, professional, fun people to spend time with and to go to work with, and we really had that on Titanic. And, of course, I walked away with one of the greatest friendships of my life in my back pocket, which is Leo. We know each other in a very unique way, I think, because of the experience we both had on that film and having to take care of one another.”

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Watch the fill clip of Kate Winslet’s interview below.

 

 

 

 

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.