19 posts categorized "LEONARDO DiCAPRIO"

Aug 30 2014
The Night Jann Carl Kissed Me Comments (0)

Jann-CarlOkay, no kissing, but she did say my name!

Back in 1998, just before I launched the teen magazine that would take up 14 years of my life, I was editing one-shot issues on celebrities, everyone from Madonna to Princess Diana (one million sold of an updated version that we published a few days after her death) to Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Leo magazine was made up of about $10,000 worth of never-seen images shot of a teen Leo. The shooter was nice to deal with, and seemed to have had great access to an array of young stars. After we published, I received an irate phone call from a girl demanding to know how I'd gotten the photos. When I explained we'd bought them from the photographer and named him, she simmered down. 

That irate caller was Soleil Moon Frye.

For that Leo issue, I was asked to appear on E.T.

They never quite understood the idea of a one-shot magazine, thinking instead we were launching a regular magazine that would be about Leo every month. I gave up trying to explain and let them have their way.

It was a thrill, even though I was mortified to be seen at my peak weight of [mumbles digits]. I remember being in a room, not even a real studio, and being asked a few questions, then that was it. The night it was aired, I was excited that Jann Carl actually said my name (not just IDing me as the editor). I worried about how I looked, so I asked José if I looked fat.

Infamously, he replied: “...Bloated.”

He wasn't lying!

Video after the jump...

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Jun 13 2014
Need To Know: The Wonderful World Of Rape + Hillary's Married To Her Response + Jake's Great White Way + The GOP's Empty Ambition Tour + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAngelina Jolie says Maleficent has a rape scene. GYLLENHAAL

*widget boy cultureIraq descends into chaos; U.S. and Iran weigh options.

*widget boy cultureHillary gets defensive on her gay marriage evolution.

*widget boy cultureCrist endorsed by HRC in FL gubernatorial run.

*widget boy cultureJake Gyllenhaal to Broadway!

*widget boy cultureHotwire in hot water with One Million (Douchebag) Moms.

*widget boy cultureGrace Jones documentary on the way.

*widget boy cultureYour invitation to welcome Madonna home to NYC! (30 years ago)

*widget boy cultureHarrison Ford gets banged up on Star Wars set.

*widget boy cultureNew House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy: “Empty ambition.”

*widget boy cultureLeo DiCaprio is not into Bieber.

*widget boy cultureOutword piece on kiddie book The Princes and the Treasure, featuring gay marriage.

Princes Treasure gay marriageThe book is out—way out—now, on Amazon.

 
Jan 12 2014
Golden Moments Comments (0)

Golden-Globes

The best Golden Globes takes so far are from Mia Farrow (above), who was not even gonna try with the Woody Allen tribute, and from Colton Haynes (below), whose closet door isn't glass but is instead a handy bedsheet.

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I think Amy and Tina are insanely suited to this kind of thing and it was gratifying that Amy finally won a goddamned award for "Leslie Knope."

It was nice that Jackie Bisset won her first award ever for anything, though she kicked off a lot of long, uncomfortable pauses in acceptance speeches, as well as long journeys from disadvantageous seating.

I was happy for Leo DiCaprio; just saw and loved Wolf of Wall Street (great movie about terrible people I wish all died at the end), the second movie in which he's ever  impressed me. 

Amy Adams was incandescently amazing in American Hustle, so I'm on board with that win, too.

I'd never so much as heard of Brooklyn 99 before, so I'll have to seek it out.

Michael Douglas's "mincing" comment was annoying, but what do you expect from the son of Natalie Wood's rapist? He was totally overrated in the totally overrated Behind the Candelabra.

I'm dying that Steve McQueen called Sarah Paulsen the "Bette Davis of America." Dude, Bette Davis was the Bette Davis of America and there is no connection there. You'd be better off calling Jared Leto the Bette Davis of America.

I'll update this as the show draws to a close, but...what did you think?

 
May 06 2013
WIN IT: THE GREAT GATSBY Prizes! Comments (37)
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To enter (U.S. residents only), please comment this blog with your choice for the most amazing literary classic you read in school. I'll pick 3 of you at random to win 1 week from today at 5PM EST.
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Apr 04 2013
The Great DiCaprio Comments (3)
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The first Great Gatsby posters are in. Check out the main poster plus the individual character one-sheets. Are you looking forward to this movie?

 
Feb 07 2013
Need To Know Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureLiberace & Scott Thorson: Together again! PreviewScreenSnapz001

*widget boy cultureBoy Scouts of America still assholes.

*widget boy culture55% of America not still assholes.

*widget boy cultureMegan & Grace Phelps join Libby in leaving Westboro.

*widget boy cultureMarc Jacobs still in love with his own body.

*widget boy cultureBETTE MIDLER BROADWAY TIX ON SALE FEB 17!

*widget boy cultureTRICK OR EAT: Hustling season 2 finale is here.

*widget boy cultureGov. Pat Quinn (D-Illinois) implores passage of equality.

*widget boy cultureBradley Cooper & Leo DiCaprio kick it shirtless.

Bradley-Cooper-Leonardo-DiCaprio-shirtlessShoulder to shoulder? I prefer knee to knee.

 
Mar 26 2012
The Closest Thing To Perfect That I've Ever Seen? Comments (11)

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Star's special The Best, Worst & Most Shocking Plastic Surgery special says the above guy is the perfect man—a combination of Hollywood's best attributes. To see who makes up his features (and to see his female counterpart), keep reading...

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Jan 24 2012
Herein Lie The Snubs Comments (3)

PreviewScreenSnapz002"Shit! He got robbed."

I was knee-deep in Madonna recapping this morning when the Oscar nominations were announced—some real surprises in there, including only two nominees for song (suck it, Elton John), a full five nominees for animated feature (but no Gnomeo & Juliet, so...maybe David Furnish & Elton John can 69-suck it!), no recognition for Bill Cunningham New York, no Leo DiCaprio (yet STILL no space for Michael Fassbender) and quite a few more.

Here is what I heard from the ultimate Oscars expert, Nathaniel from The Film Experience Blog:

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