So, if you haven’t heard by now, Leo DiCaprio and Bar Rafael are dunzo.
So who’s Bar banging now?
None other than pro surfer Kelly Slater. Who, many folks have pointed out, is also who Giselle Bundchen jumped into bed with after she split with the What’s Eating Gilbert Grape star. (Sorry, but everyone else is referring to him as the Titanic star when they write that sentence, and I wanted to be different.)
Isn’t this also the same dude Cameron Diaz ran to when she split with Justin Timberlake?
This guy has the rebound sex routine down pat. He should start teaching seminars.
October 23, 2007 at 9:31 am by Evil Beet
FishbowlLA editor Kate Coe has an interesting article in Grist this week, regarding total hottie Leonardo DiCaprio’s new eco-documentary, The 11th Hour. She attended an LA press conference for the event, and posed a simple, yet challenging, question to Leo and the producers: “Is this a union film?”
The filmmakers seem flummoxed by my question. “It’s a documentary,” they offer. “It’s an independent film.” “It’s so low budget.”
None of which prevents a film from having a union crew, I point out. And having a union crew would seem to fit this film’s progressive agenda.
At this point, the rest of the press seems sort of embarrassed by the exchange — it’s so rude!
Attempting to explain my question, I remind the filmmakers that they just finished talking about how people should be aware of their choices. That they are advising consumers to avoid rainforest wood, sweatshop clothing, and chemical additives. To me, that also means watching films that have been produced in an ethical way.
DiCaprio stresses that any profits he gets from the film will go into nonprofit organizations — which is nice, but Hollywood bookkeeping is notorious for ensuring that even very popular films don’t turn a profit.
The producers then explain that it was just them and the editor and Leo in his mother’s garage, and everyone else was a volunteer. They latch on to this: Volunteers! Good! People really cared! Did we mention it was in Leo’s mother’s garage? The press sheet does include a disclaimer that its long list of credits is not contractual.
Kate goes on to make an interesting point:
So what, you may be thinking. It’s a good cause, and DiCaprio seems like a good guy. If people wanted to volunteer to help him out, what’s the harm? Besides, those Hollywood types can afford to skip a paycheck or two.
That may be true. But as I see it, it’s impossible to discuss — and attack — climate change without addressing issues of social class and economy. Encouraging conscious consumerism without addressing the underlying class and labor issues is irresponsible — no matter how green the product, how progressive the process. And it is, if you ask me, irresponsible to put out an “environmental” film that doesn’t quite follow the rules.
Rules like this:
* According to Kate McGuire of California’s Department of Industrial Relations, no one may work without pay (volunteer) for any organization other than a registered nonprofit or a state agency. Nor may any volunteer take the place of any paid worker.
* The Directors Guild of America confirms that no DGA member may work without pay on any production, volunteer or not, and that the Guild was not approached by the production company to work out a low- or no-budget contract option. IATSE (the technicians’ union), the Teamsters, the Writers Guild — all have similar provisions, and none was approached by the production.
* The Screen Actors Guild is tough on members who violate the bylaws — some even get expelled. DiCaprio, as a SAG member, worked on this film under a union contract made with Eleventeen Productions, an arm of Tree Media Group, the Conners sisters’ production company. His Pension & Welfare benefits were paid, as well. Other union members may not have been so lucky.
August 30, 2007 at 1:17 pm by Evil Beet
Because Leonardo DiCaprio looks sexy as hell smoking on the set of his new movie, Revolutionary Road, co-starring Kate Winslet. The film is set in the 1950s, and Winslet plays his wife. That little bitch gets to make out with him take after take after take … twice in a lifetime! Not fair!!
Also, is it just me, or can you make out the outline of Leo’s package in this pic? And I’m not talking about the briefcase …
May 30, 2007 at 10:25 pm by Evil Beet
April 3, 2007 at 6:19 am by EvilT
We reported back at the end of January that Leo was fair game but I’m sad to report that seems not the be the case. He’s back with the girl who we thought had dumped him.
Jerusalem AP took a quick time-out from being bombed to report:
Leonardo DiCaprio arrived in Israel with supermodel Bar Refaeli this weekend, creating a paparazzi storm… They apparently hoped to slip into the country unnoticed on a night flight from Frankfurt, Germany, on Sunday, but the plane was also carrying a group of Israeli entertainment reporters on their way back from a press junket in Ireland.
Well that’s just bad luck. And it would be hard to hide the fact you were Leo DiCaprio and you happened to be chillin’ with a 21 year-old supermodel. Even with a ballcap on.
March 12, 2007 at 12:07 pm by Spiteful Lars
I suppose I should be making a concerted effort to care about the SAG awards right now, but, thankfully, there is much more exciting news on the gossip horizon!
According to “press reports” (in fairness, I cannot find the source for the life of me, but who needs a source for great news like this?), Leonardo DiCaprio got his ass dumped by his girlfriend of six months, Israeli model Bar Rafaeli. The paper breaking the story is supposedly Britain’s News of the World (again, can’t find anything on their website, but whatevs), who quotes a source as saying that Bar couldn’t keep up with Leo’s crazy par-tay lifestyle: “Bar is a professional model so she has to be healthy and look great every day, so there is no way that she could keep up with that kind of decadent lifestyle. When they were apart she worried about what he was up to and in the end decided it would be easier and less painful just to say enough is enough.”
Sheesh. Clearly this girl needs to take lessons from Kate Moss, who manages to look great and get high every single day! (Although News of the World also reports that Moss is about to be dumped by client Rimmel, as her age is starting to show.)
There are a few lessons to take from this. The first is that anyone can get dumped, even if you’re Leonardo Freaking DiCaprio. The second is that, if and when you do get dumped, it’s unwise to take refuge in a bottle of self-tanner and then attend the SAG awards. Lastly, and most important, Leo is now single and vulnerable! Time to move in for the kill, ladies!