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December 6, 2006 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
LEONARDO DiCAPRIO is so prominent in the season's top films that his fingerprints are even on "The Good Shepherd," in which he doesn't appear. Toward the end of the upcoming Matt Damon drama, a CIA agent discovers that a woman he helped dispatch is pregnant. It's a small turn, but it makes the scene -- and the agent's actions -- more emotionally resonant. Yet the "Good Shepherd" pregnancy line wasn't in Eric Roth's screenplay, nor was it dreamed up by either Damon or director Robert De Niro.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell and Steven Zeitchik
Over a 20-year career making stylized, often genre-tinged films, Danny Boyle has been known to look at a well-worn area in new and dynamic ways. With a potential Steve Jobs movie, he could be taking on a worthy subject. The British auteur is in talks to helm Sony Pictures' much-buzzed, sometimes-bumpy Jobs biopic that "The Social Network" scribe Aaron Sorkin has adapted from Walter Isaacson's comprehensive biography, The Times has confirmed. Boyle would replace David Fincher, the "Social Network" director who appears to have moved off the project.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
The success of the Oscars telecast depends on a lot of factors: Was the host funny? Did the musical numbers go on forever? But the single biggest reason for the success or failure of the show is whether the nominated movies were popular with fans and whether a lot of stars were nominated. So with that in mind, how do this year's nominees stack up in terms of drawing power? Oscars 2014: Complete list of nominees On the plus side, three of the movies that got multiple nominations  were -- or are -- huge box office hits:  "Gravity," "American Hustle" and "Captain Phillips.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Harrowing survival stories have provided the backdrop for a number of star turns in recent years, including "Captain Phillips," "All Is Lost" and "Gravity. " Now Leonardo DiCaprio is getting in on the act. DiCaprio's next film will be "The Revenant," a gritty 1820s revenge thriller to be directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Babel") for New Regency and released by 20th Century Fox. Based on the novel by Michael Punke, "The Revenant" tells the story of Hugh Glass (DiCaprio)
BUSINESS
March 15, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
If Leonardo DiCaprio needs to take a breather after his hard-fought Oscar battle, he can retreat to the Palm Springs estate he recently bought for $5.23 million. Set on 1.3 acres in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, the renovated 1963 estate designed by architect Donald Wexler was once owned by Dinah Shore , the big band-era singer, television show host and avid golfer who died in 1994. The 7,022-square-foot Modernist showplace has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, wooden ceilings, a massive stone fireplace and a sunken bar in the living room.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Leonardo DiCaprio will be pulling double duty at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, as a nominee and now as a presenter. Alongside "The Wolf of Wall Street" star, who is up for best actor in a musical or comedy, Drew Barrymore has also been tapped to hand out a prize. DiCaprio and Barrymore join previously announced presenters Ben Affleck, Kevin Bacon, Julie Bowen, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Jimmy Fallon, Colin Farrell, Tom Hanks, Chris Hemsworth, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Lawrence, Melissa McCarthy, Channing Tatum, Uma Thurman, Emma Watson and Reese Witherspoon, among others.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
If Leonardo DiCaprio needs to take a breather after his hard-fought Oscar battle, he can retreat to the Palm Springs estate he recently bought for $5.23 million. Set on 1.3 acres in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, the renovated 1963 estate designed by architect Donald Wexler was once owned by Dinah Shore, a big band-era singer, television show host and avid golfer. The 7,022-square-foot Modernist showplace has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, wooden ceilings, a massive stone fireplace and a sunken bar in the living room.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Harrowing survival stories have provided the backdrop for a number of star turns in recent years, including "Captain Phillips," "All Is Lost" and "Gravity. " Now Leonardo DiCaprio is getting in on the act. DiCaprio's next film will be "The Revenant," a gritty 1820s revenge thriller to be directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu ("Babel") for New Regency and released by 20th Century Fox. Based on the novel by Michael Punke, "The Revenant" tells the story of Hugh Glass (DiCaprio)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Sometimes it seems like Leonardo DiCaprio is just working his way backward through the 20th century. After all, he played J. Edgar Hoover in 2011, starred as Jay Gatsby in May and now, per this Hollywood Reporter item , could tackle the role of Woodrow Wilson in a new film about the 28th president. (Throw in mid-century suburban ennui in “Revolutionary Road” and his modern-day real-life investor in the upcoming “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and the DiCaprio filmography looks a lot like a portrait of the last 100 years of American life.)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 2013 | By Rebecca Keegan
A guest at a charity auction at Cannes has paid 1.2 million euros ($1.5 million) for a trip into space with Leonardo DiCaprio. AmFAR, a nonprofit devoted to AIDS research, held the auction Thursday night at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc as part of its 20th annual Cinema Against AIDS event at the French film festival. The winning bidder paid to travel into orbit on a Virgin Galactic spaceship in a seat next to DiCaprio's sometime in 2014. PHOTOS: Cannes Film Festival 2013 DiCaprio, who is at Cannes promoting "The Great Gatsby," was in attendance at the charity event, which also included a dinner and fashion show.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
After the first few days of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, some of the 90,000 people in attendance each day no doubt left the desert feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and yet exhilarated, with significant moments burned into their brains. Some highlights from Weekend 1: -- Jay Z and Diddy join forces with Nas Nas celebrated the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking rap album "Illmatic" accompanied by guest performers Jay Z and Diddy. "I bet this album is older than some of y'all out there," the 40-year-old Nas said as he surveyed the crowd, and indeed, he was correct.
BUSINESS
March 15, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
If Leonardo DiCaprio needs to take a breather after his hard-fought Oscar battle, he can retreat to the Palm Springs estate he recently bought for $5.23 million. Set on 1.3 acres in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, the renovated 1963 estate designed by architect Donald Wexler was once owned by Dinah Shore , the big band-era singer, television show host and avid golfer who died in 1994. The 7,022-square-foot Modernist showplace has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, wooden ceilings, a massive stone fireplace and a sunken bar in the living room.
BUSINESS
March 7, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
If Leonardo DiCaprio needs to take a breather after his hard-fought Oscar battle, he can retreat to the Palm Springs estate he recently bought for $5.23 million. Set on 1.3 acres in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, the renovated 1963 estate designed by architect Donald Wexler was once owned by Dinah Shore, a big band-era singer, television show host and avid golfer. The 7,022-square-foot Modernist showplace has floor-to-ceiling glass walls, wooden ceilings, a massive stone fireplace and a sunken bar in the living room.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2014 | By Elaine Woo
Scott Kalvert, a director who made music videos for performers such as Will Smith and Cyndi Lauper and directed a teenage Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1995 film "The Basketball Diaries," died Wednesday at his Woodland Hills Home. He was 49. His death is being investigated as a suicide, according to the Los Angeles County coroner's office. No other details were given. Kalvert began directing music videos in the late 1980s, scoring a massive hit with his first major assignment, "Parents Just Don't Understand," based on the Grammy-winning song by hip-hop artists DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Will Smith.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2014 | By Jevon Phillips
Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the year nominees for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The male and female performance categories also echo the academy's choices as Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Amy Adams ("American Hustle"), Bradley Cooper ("American Hustle"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf of Wall Stre et ")
ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
With one mispronunciation on stage at the Academy Awards, John Travolta created a wildly popular meme - and seemingly an entirely new person - when he introduced "Let It Go" singer Idina Menzel by a name that sounded more like "Adele Dazeem. " The flub was instantly commemorated on social media, and Travolta eventually expressed his embarrassment in an emailed statement on Tuesday afternoon, but he stopped short of saying what exactly caused him to make a mess of the singer's name.
BUSINESS
December 30, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Leonardo DiCaprio has sold his beach house compound in Malibu for $17.35 million. The leading man had leased out the oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired property in 2012 at $150,000 a month for the summer. Then about a year ago he put it up for sale at $23 million. The compound contains three recently remodeled homes on less than half an acre. There are a total of seven bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in an undisclosed number of square feet. Outdoor features include a beach-facing deck with a transparent guardrail, a spa, fire pit, gardens and lawn.
NEWS
February 11, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: The Hollywood Reporter's Nominees Night on Monday at Spago in Beverly Hills attracted guests including actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o, Ethan Hawke, Bruce Dern and Steve Coogan; directors David O. Russell and Alfonso Curson, producer Harvey Weinstein, Viacom's Sumner Redstone, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and more Hollywood VIPs. Leto continued turning heads on the red carpet as he has with his iconoclastic choices throughout awards season, wearing a Lanvin blazer with a hat perched atop his flowing locks.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
Apple's chief financial officer Peter Oppenheimer will retire at the end of September after 18 years at the company. "His guidance, leadership and expertise have been instrumental to Apple's success, not only as our CFO but also in many areas beyond finance, as he frequently took on additional activities to assist across the company. His contributions and integrity as our CFO create a new benchmark for public company CFOs," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook in a statement posted on the company's website . "Peter is also a dear friend I always knew I could count on. Although I am sad to see him leave, I am happy he is taking time for himself and his family.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
John Travolta may not be able to pronounce Idina Menzel's name, but he appears to be able to type it. During the Oscars telecast on Sunday, the actor infamously mangled the “Let It Go” singer's name, referring to her as “Adele Dazeem” and instantly becoming the subject of global mockery. Two days later, the “Pulp Fiction” star broke his silence, saying he was embarrassed about the mistake. "I've been beating myself up all day,” he said in an emailed statement. “Then I thought...what would Idina Menzel say, She'd say, Let it go, let it go!
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