November 30, 2002 - The Las
Vegas Sun reports Leonardo DiCaprio has left these parts to promote his
upcoming holdiay releases, 'Catch Me if You Can' with Tom Hanks and 'Gangs
of New York,' with Cameron Diaz and Daniel Day-Lewis. But DiCaprio will
return to town. He is going to team with "Gangs" director Martin Scorsese
for what is tentatively called 'The Aviator' -- a biopic on Howard Hughes.
The movie is due out in 2003.
30, 2002 - Pro skateboarder Harold Hunter is blabbing about his boldfaced
buddies. Hunter, who starred in Larry Clark's "Kids," dishes to Skateboarder
magazine that Leonardo DiCaprio used to host orgies packed with morally
challenged models. "I'd be trying to flirt with some girl, and she won't
go for me," Hunter said. "Leo would be like, 'Yo, if you don't go for Harold,
I'm not gonna go for you.' The girl be all, 'Come on, Leo, don't be like
that!' They all wanted Leo so he'd be like, "You got to get with Harold
first.' I just told them, 'Hey girl, while you playin' with me, just think
about Leo.' I wound up with mad girls like that."
November 28, 2002 - Steven
Spielberg reveals that Leonardo DiCaprio "got really sick" before the 'Catch
Me If You Can' prison shoot in Montreal. "He insisted on working through
it," so the "visual suffering" reflected how he really felt. Read more.
November 27, 2002 - Extra
TV has an exclusive sneak-peak at 'Catch Me If You Can'.
November 26, 2002 - A blind
item in Filth2go.com asks: "Could it be that two oft-whispered-about male
heartthrobs had a secret rendezvous right here in Hollywood? So say
people who work at mannly cineplex in Tinseltown. When that hot young
actor (now he's buff, now he's not) showed up to see Bowling for Columbine,
he told the theatre staff that he'd be joined by a friend. Oh, what
a tangled web we weave, since within moments, the double-trouble actor
slipped in the side door and joined his bud in the back row. I hear
that they canoodled during the documentary, and, honey, if I got a photo
of that, there’d be no question that it was the real deal."
November 26, 2002 - Both
Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese had praise for Leonardo DiCaprio at
the Directors Guild Theatre in New York. "You might only want 40 percent
from him and he's giving 100 percent all the time," Spielberg said. "You
have to work to modulate him." Read more.
November 23, 2002 - Leonardo
DiCaprio is back in the media spotlight. Hordes of screaming fans recently
welcomed the actor to Japan for the premiere of 'Gangs of New York'. rogers.com has since removed the video.
November 23, 2002 - Rolling
Stone asked Toby Maguire: "I bet your pal Leonardo DiCaprio has given you
some pretty sage advice." Toby replied, "What I've learned from him has
been by way of example. He remains a very generous, unaffected guy."
November 22, 2002 - Leonardo
DiCaprio is teaming up with Robert De Niro in the film, "The Good Shepherd."
DiCaprio will play the part of a CIA agent while De Niro will mark his
second turn as director, Variety reports. De Niro is also expected to take
on a small role in the film.
November 22, 2002 - New York
Post's Liz Smith writes, "Hard to realize that our handsome and adorable
young hero, Mr. DiCaprio, was so upset, nervous and beside himself at having
to do the ABC interview that the next day he threw up. Barbara can't figure
out why. She remarks that Leonardo has done just the opposite of most celebrities;
that is, kept his secrets and not been overexposed. She says, 'I found
him a sensitive and insightful young man.'"
November 22, 2002 - While
Leo DiCaprio is claiming to be single, the "Gangs of New York" star attended
the Halloween party Hugh Hefner threw at his L.A. mansion - and DiCaprio
left with a production assistant at the E! Entertainment network
named Jennifer Paulsen.
November 21, 2002 - Las Vegas
Review Journal reports Tobey Maguire brought a chef with him to the Palms'
anniversary party over the weekend. One night while Maguire and pal Leonardo
DiCaprio were playing in the high stakes salon, Maguire's chef used the
kitchen at Garduño's restaurant to make up Tobey's favorite sandwich.
November 21, 2002 - The Las
Vegas Sun reports a low-profile high-roller named R.J. Cipriani played
a practical joke on a scruffy looking Leo DiCaprio during his recent visit.
November 21, 2002 - Frank
DiGiacomo profiled Leo DiCaprio's new movie 'Gangs of New York'. Read more.
November 21, 2002 - "Not
much..." This is movie star Leonardo DiCaprio's answer when Barbara Walters
asks him what he has learned about success and failure? Pressed for more
expression, DiCaprio -- anchored protectively for this interview between
his "Catch Me If You Can" co-star Tom Hanks and his director Steven Spielberg
-- manages to muster up, "I think ultimately, success is good. Failure
not so good ... uh ..."
November 21, 2002 - Leonardo
DiCaprio attended the photo call for the promotion of his new movie, 'Gangs
of New York' on Wednesday (November 21) in Tokyo, Japan.
November 20, 2002 - The Mirror
reports Leo DiCaprio insists he is thinking of settling down and starting
a family. "I was a little bit of a Don Juan in the old days. But I'm certainly
not like that anymore," he says. "I want a kid some day and I would love
to have a wife I feel comfortable with. But it has to be the right person,
where you're both independent to a point where you can go off to Alaska
at a moment's notice with your friends and it won't be an issue."
November 20, 2002 - The New
York Daily News reports Bill Clinton probably contemplated another run
for office, this time in Japan, when he stepped off a plane in Tokyo yesterday
and found hundreds of screaming teenagers. Then he discovered that the
mob was waiting for a guy who once interviewed him - Leonardo DiCaprio,
who's over there to promote 'Gangs of New York.'
November 19, 2002 - The Las
Vegas Review Journal reports at the Palms anniversary party in Rain:
Leonardo DiCaprio's security was spotted evicting KTNV-TV, Channel 13 anchor
Cathy Ray and husband John, and Mercedes of the Mark & Mercedes Show
(KMXB-FM, 94.1) and husband Matt so DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and pals could
have the table.
November 18, 2002 - The Las
Vegas Review Journal reports Leonardo DiCaprio's coziness with "Real World"
cast member Arissa Hill had the rumor mill in high gear during the Palms'
anniversary weekend. It was "just conversation," she said Saturday by telephone.
"I just met him on Thursday. We are not an item. I think he's a nice guy
-- normal. He said he watches the show all the time." Read
November 18, 2002 - The New
York Post reports Paris-based Mauboussin jewelers enlisted Manhattan model
wrangler Danny A to send free watches to his party pals Leonardo DiCaprio,
Tobey Maguire, P. Diddy and Mark Wahlberg.
November 18, 2002 - The New
York Post reports DMX will be joined by friends Mary J. Blige and the Lox
at his fifth annual 'Thanksgiving Dinner with DMX,' which feeds about 400
families every year with meals from Copeland's restaurant in Harlem. DMX
is also launching the Mary Ella Foundation, named after his late grandmother,
which gives out $500 scholarships and computers, clothing, and shoes to
November 16, 2002 - Las Vegas
Review Journal reports Leo DiCaprio and his posse were spotted celebrating
his 28th birthday with a memorable bash Thursday night in the "Real World"
(high roller) suites at the Palms. First they dined at N9NE, the Palms'
November 16, 2002 - Leonardo
DiCaprio was spotted locking lips with a species far less attractive than
his usual leading ladies - a gorilla. The kiss was part of his promotion
for the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, an organization attempting to protect
the species, for which he serves as a patron. Leo says, "I'm truly honored
to be a patron of this organization. They do so much good for a vanishing
species that we have truly taken for granted."
November 12, 2002 - Why is
Leo liplocked with a gorilla? It's DiCaprio in the mist, on Tuesday's 'Access
November 12, 2002 - A judge
has ruled that a date should be set in Roger Wilson's $45 million case
against Leonardo DiCaprio. Wilson alleges DiCaprio instructed friends to
attack him outside a New York bar in 1998 after his girlfriend, Showgirls
star Elizabeth Berkley, rebuffed the star's advances.
November 8, 2002 - E! Online's
Ted Casablanca reports Leonardo DiCaprio was spotted hangin' alone in the
Ivar's green room all night long.
November 8, 2002 - The New
York Daily News reports ever since Leonardo DiCaprio featured three works
by East Village painter Scott Burton on his Web site, Burton has been selling
art almost as fast as he can make it. A couple of canvases he put up at
Kanvas on Ninth Ave. fetched a quick $75,000.
November 1, 2002 - New York
Post: It will be hard to avoid Leonardo DiCaprio at the multiplex: His
two new movies - "Gangs of New York" and "Catch Me If You Can" - will open
within five days of each other.
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