The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is getting old at this point – too many people throwing water over their heads for attention without actually giving back. The celebrities involved, however, seem to be making actual donations, and Leonardo DiCaprio has gone and outdone the lot, because he’s not only done the challenge, but he donated $100,000 to the cause.
As Leo wrote on his Facebook page accompanying the video:
“Hello from Lake Athabasca, we’re here learning about the Canadian tar sands. We took a moment to join the #IceBucketChallenge movement in support of the ALS Association. My friends Chief Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation challenges Dave Collyer, president of Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, Chief Courtoreille of the Mikisew Cree First Nation challenges Mark Little of Suncor Canada, and Sierra Club President Michael Brune challenges Shell CEO Ben van Beurden. And me? In addition to a donation from my foundation, I challenge Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper.”
Good for Leo for being so awesome and actually ponying up some real money. More celebs should follow in his footsteps.
August 26, 2014 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
The story of what went down at an Ibiza nightclub between Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber last weekend just keeps getting better and better. We know that Orlando swung and Justin ducked, but more stuff keeps coming out of the woodworks that takes this tale to almost urban legend level. Like, for instance, the fact that Lindsay Lohan was there and tried to break the fight up, and that Leonardo DiCaprio was also there, but he actually cheered Orlando on.
From The Mirror:
Eyewitness Anastasia Skolkova, a former journalist from Spain, was the first person to break the story by posting a video on Facebook and Twitter, showing Bieber and Bloom rowing outside of a restaurant in Ibiza.
Speaking exclusively to The Mirror she said: “I went there with friends for dinner. We were on the table next to Orlando Bloom and Leonardo DiCaprio. There was also Lindsay Lohan, Puff Daddy and Erick Morillo at the restaurant. Justin said something when he came in which was aimed at Orlando, who then jumped onto a sofa to try and get at Justin. It was amazing. Everyone stood up and started watching like it was a show and clapping.
“There were actually two moments when it turned violent, it wasn’t just the one punch thrown. DiCaprio was flipping out and Lindsay Lohan was trying to call them. Justin’s face was amazing. I posted the video on Facebook so people would know about it and it’s a very crazy video. We filmed the fight and took a lot of photographs and have had offers from all over the world. It has just been crazy. I used to work as a journalist so I know how it works but I didn’t expect the response I got.”
LOL, I love how desperate this woman is to act like she’s anyone at all. Girl, no one cares about your video, we care about the actual fight. The “interest” is in the story, not you. Make your money and pipe down.
In any case, thank goodness Leo D. has some sense and was cheering Orlando on. Yeah, yeah, I know it’s immature and violence solves nothing in a wider context, but JB can used being knocked down a few pegs. After all, he’s always threatening to do it to others and acting like a big hard man who loves to fight, so he should be thrilled, right? A quick smack around the face would do him well. Might snap him back to reality.
August 1, 2014 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Leonardo DiCaprio seems to be living it up this summer, hanging out on yachts, doing karate on the beach, and now apparently having a water gun fight with his friends. Nevermind that Leo is 39 years old and filthy rich but still looks like a Yeti, he’s loving the sun! And why shouldn’t he? Life is good when you’re famous and loaded, isn’t it?
This is totally the new “Leonardo DiCaprio walking” meme, by the way. Can’t wait to see all the things he’s Photoshopped into.
July 30, 2014 at 5:30 am by Jennifer
Can we all just take a second to try and figure out what in the hell is going on with Leonardo DiCaprio? I know the ladies think he’s a total stud, but uh… what’s happening? Why is he morphing into Jack Nicholson? Anyone?
July 8, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
Leonardo DiCaprio is at the point in life when a man bun is worth aspiring to. Is this all Jared Leto‘s fault? Either way, Leo took his current model piece, 21-year-old Toni Garrn, to Bora Bora recently for some fun in the sun, and it looks like they had a great time.
There’s not much else to this story – but do you need anything else when Leo DiCaprio has a man bun? I don’t think so. It’s sort of hilarious how anti-commitment he is and how she keeps going through all these models nonstop. In my head, it’s all because he is meant to be with Kate Winslet and he can’t commit to anyone but her… and yep, that’s 100% realistic, I’m sure.
April 16, 2014 at 9:30 am by Jennifer
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts hold annual award shows and it’s really just another excuse to marvel at celebs’ red carpet looks. From Brad and Angie’s matching tuxedos to Lily Allen’s interesting hairdo, I bring you the BEST, WORST, and most WTF looks of the 2014 BAFTA Awards.