Leonardo DiCaprio

Jim Carrey Signs With New Manager

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In October of last year the partnership between Jimmy Miller and Eric Gold— Jim Carrey managers for many years, came to an end.

Now according to the website “The Wrap” Jim Carrey has signed with Rick Yorn’s LBI Entertainment and it’s still represented by WME.

“Yorn represents an impressive list of movie stars, including Jonah Hill, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and DiCaprio. The strength of his client list stands out in particular because it is such a small firm. To remedy that, Yorn has hired Thor Bradwell and Chris Donnelly from WME, bringing on rising stars like Diana Agron, as well as Martin Scorsese. He also hired former independent agent Ilene Feldman.”

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Robert Downey, Jr. Named Hollywood’s Most Valuable Star

Actor Robert Downey, Jr. has been crowned as Hollywood’s Most Valuable Star for the second consecutive year in a new magazine poll.

The Iron Man actor retained his place at number one on the Vulture.com top 100 list, earning him the title of ‘The King’ by website editors, who took into account factors including film box office takings, studio value, and likability with fans and critics alike for the countdown.

He beat out Leonardo DiCaprio, who ranked second, followed by The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence in third.

Sandra Bullock and Brad Pitt rounded out the top five, while Will Smith, Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks all ranked in the top 10.

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New Leonardo DiCaprio Special From Eventbookazines on Sale Now!

“I lived in every capital of Europe, collecting jewels, hunting big game, and painting a little,” Leonardo DiCaprio smoothly says as Jay Gatsby in the new film sensation The Great Gatsby-out May 10. The same sentiment of grandeur can be said for Leonardo DiCaprio’s own life.

In a changing world filled with one-hit actors and fleeting overnight celebrities, DiCaprio has remained on top as a Hollywood star in every sense of the word for the last fifteen years.

In 1998, when Titanic was christened the top grossing film of all time, there wasn’t a newsstand that didn’t feature his photograph on a magazine cover. Thanks to DiCaprio’s star making role in Titanic, Hollywood had found a new cinematic sensation.

Ever since his performance in Titanic, everything Leonardo touches turns to “gold,” and fortunately

for him, he has never been shy to make edgy film choices. With his recent back-to-back trio of critically acclaimed hit films—Inception, J. Edgar, and Django Unchained—and now the seasons highly anticipated The Great Gatsby (with The Wolf of Wall Street waiting in the wings), Leonardo is officially acknowledged as being a true “movie idol.”

With this lavishly illustrated Event Bookazines, New York Times best-selling DiCaprio biographer Mark Bego pens the ultimate publication leading you on the epic journey that has been the life of one of Hollywood’s most shining stars. This is a read for fans and enthusiasts alike. This is “Leonardo DiCaprio”.

Big Stars to Add to Film’s Soundtrack

Lady Gaga and Prince are writing new songs for director Baz Luhrmann’s version of The Great Gatsby, according to one of his stars. Actress Adelaide Clemens let it slip in a recent interview that the two pop superstars have “approached” the moviemaker with a view to supply songs for the soundtrack of the film, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.

She tells IndieWire.com, “They have some new music that’s going to be added to the film. Some pretty huge artists have approached Baz and are writing songs for the film, and I don’t think Warner Bros. are going to turn down Prince and Lady Gaga knocking down your door… I don’t know if I’m allowed to say that.”

Luhrmann has a little time to play with if he is to revamp his soundtrack – The Great Gatsby’s Christmas Day release has been pushed back by six months. The original trailer for the film, which was released earlier this year, featured Jay-Z and Kanye West’s No Church In The Wild.

‘Great Gatsby’ Trailer Released

An official trailer has been released for director Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” featuring Leonardo DiCaprio. The film also stars Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan and in the trailer Maguire shares dialogue over scenes of a lavish party in the roaring ’20’s. “New York, 1922,” Maguire says. “The tempo of the city had changed sharply, the buildings were higher, the parties were bigger, the morals were looser and the liquor was cheaper. The restlessness approached hysteria.”

Jay-Z and Kanye West’s track “No Church in the Wild” is heard in the background as revelers shake the dance floor surrounded by balloons and confetti. A cover of U2’s “Love is Blindness” by Jack White is also featured in the trailer.

‘Titanic’ Hits Another Milestone

Director James Cameron‘s classic romance cruised past the $2 billion mark in overall ticket sales.

The 1997 epic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, was re-released in 3D earlier this month to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the tragic cruise liner.

And, after raking in $11.6 million in America during its opening weekend and a whopping $88.2 million overseas, the film’s total haul now stands at $2.03 billion.

Only one other film has achieved greater monetary success. Cameron’s 2009 blockbuster Avatar, which earned a total of $2.8 billion.

Titanic 3D: Leonardo DiCaprio Embarrassed By Titanic Performance

Leonardo DiCaprio cringed in embarrassment when he recently revisited his 1997 blockbuster Titanic.

Director James Cameron and DiCaprio’s co-star Kate Winslet stepped out in London on Tuesday night for the premiere of a new 3D version of the film.

DiCaprio never made it to the red carpet, but Cameron revealed his former leading man was left red-faced when he recently re-watched the film.

Cameron said: “I wish Leo could be here but he’s shooting a film.

“It would have been great for Leo to be here, to be part of the celebrations. I didn’t show him the whole film but I showed him 18 minutes of it a few months ago. It was a good reunion for us but great to watch his reaction.

“He couldn’t believe it. He said to me, ‘I’m such a young punk. Look at me.’ He was practically crawling under the seat. It was a good moment.”

Oz Ruby Slippers Find Their Way Home: Major Acquisition for Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has acquired a pair of the 
iconic ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Actor 
Leonardo DiCaprio led a group of “angel donors” whose gifts to the Academy Foundation enabled 
the purchase. In addition to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, a component fund of CCF 
Environmental and Humanitarian Causes, donations came from producer-director Steven 
Spielberg and Terry Semel, co-chair of LACMA and the former chairman and CEO of Warner 
Bros. and Yahoo!, along with other donors. 
“The ruby slippers occupy an extraordinary place in the hearts of movie audiences the world 
over,” said Bob Iger, president and CEO of the Walt Disney Co. and chair of the capital campaign 
for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. “This is a transformative acquisition for our 
collection.” 
“Leo’s passionate leadership has helped us bring home this legendary piece of movie history,” 
added Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “It’s a wonderful gift to the Academy museum project, and a 
perfect representation of the work we do year-round to preserve and share our film heritage.” 
These slippers, known as the “Witch’s Shoes,” are in the most pristine condition of the four pairs 
of ruby slippers known to exist. It is widely believed that these are the slippers Judy Garland wore 
in close-ups and insert shots, most famously when Dorothy clicks her heels three times to return 
to Kansas. They are called the “Witch’s Shoes” because they are likely the pair seen on the feet 
of the Wicked Witch of the East after Dorothy’s house falls on the witch. 
After production of the film ended in 1939, the ruby slippers were stored on MGM’s Culver City lot 
for the next three decades. Several pairs of slippers were discovered in 1970 by costumer Kent 
Warner while he was preparing for that year’s historic auction of MGM costumes, props and other 
production-related items. One pair of slippers was sold at the auction and was donated 
anonymously to the Smithsonian in 1979. 
Warner kept the finest pair – the “Witch’s Shoes” – in his private collection for more than a decade 
before selling them at auction in 1981. They were sold again in 1988 to another private collector, 
and have been displayed publicly only a handful of times in the years since, most notably at the 
National Portrait Gallery and the Library of Congress. The 2012 sale to the Academy was handled 
by auction house Profiles in History. 
Last October, the Academy and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced plans to 
establish the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures inside the historic May Company building, 
currently known as LACMA West. The building has been a Los Angeles landmark since its 
opening in 1939, the same year “The Wizard of Oz” premiered.