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December 27, 2004 - Leonardo DiCaprio attended 'The Aviator' UK Premiere at Leicester Square in London, England on December 19th. Check out pictures from Abaca, FilmMagic, CelebrityPhoto, RexFeatures, GettyImages, (premiere / afterparty), and WireImage (premiere / afterparty).

December 27, 2004 - 'Entertainment Tonight' caught up with the stars including Leonardo DiCaprio to ask what their favorite holiday moments are. Video at et.tv.yahoo.com has since been removed.

December 27, 2004 - The Mirror reports that while in London for 'The Aviator' premiere, Leonardo DiCaprio started off in the West End restaurant Cipriani on Saturday, before heading to Pangaea. He then took his posse to Soho members' bar Kabaret's Prophecy where he stayed until the wee small hours. A club spy discloses: "Leo was one of the last men standing in Kabaret's Prophecy when it closed."

December 27, 2004 - The New York Daily News reports Leonardo DiCaprio and his buddy Tobey Maguire have been sued by a producer who claims the two actors blocked the release the 1995 film 'Don's Plum' they starred in.

December 27, 2004 - 'Access Hollywood' anchor Billy Bush told The New York Daily News' Lloyd Grove that he was advised by PR rep Ken Sunshine to expect an apology from his client, Leonardo DiCaprio.

December 27, 2004 - Leonardo DiCaprio stars as Howard Hughes in the Martin Scorsese film, "The Aviator," which dipicts Hughes' early years. A profile of the film and interview with Leo online at ktla.feedroom.com has since been removed.

December 27, 2004 - Leonardo DiCaprio run-in with Billy Bush has the actor vowing not to appear in 'Access Hollywood' again, a source tells The New York Post. "Leo told pals he thought Bush was an idiot and his questions and interview manner were insulting," the spy revealed. "Leo said he'll never appear on 'Access Hollywood' again." Instead, DiCaprio is planning to give face time to Bush's competition at 'The Insider', the less-abrasive Pat O'Brien. 

December 27, 2004 - Leonardo DiCaprio posed for portraits on November 20th at Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, California. Check out pictures from WireImage.

December 20, 2004 - Leonardo DiCaprio was photographed outside The Concorde in Hollywood on December 8th.

December 20, 2004 - Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere of 'The Aviator' at The Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on December 14th. Check out pictures from Abaca, FilmMagic (page1 / page2), RexFeatures, GettyImages, and WireImage (page1 / page2).

December 20, 2004 - The New York Daily News spoke with Leonardo DiCaprio at the premiere of 'The Aviator', where he talked about John Kerry's presidential loss. "I did my best for Kerry," DiCaprio said. "I went out and spoke about environmental issues. I'm glad I did it." But, he added, "the people have spoken."

December 20, 2004 - Leonardo DiCaprio tells 'The Early Show' about his new role as wealthy recluse Howard Hughes in his new holiday release 'The Aviator'. Watch the interview here.

December 20, 2004 - 'Aviator' star Leonardo DiCaprio tells The New York Daily News: "[Howard Hughes] was a true American icon, but a really complex figure in American history. He's like a test case: What happens when you give a man everything in the world?"

December 20, 2004 - Billy Bush irked Leo DiCaprio at the recent L.A. premiere of 'The Aviator' with his lowbrow line of interrogation about the star's nude scene. DiCaprio vents to Entertainment Weekly: "That's all it's come down to. My naked butt."

December 20, 2004 - What guided Leonardo DiCaprio in playing the eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes in 'The Aviator'? "There are actual Hughes private diaries on his life and other research that we came up with," DiCaprio tells The New York Daily News. "There are memos that went on for days. There were diaries of basically Hughes when he was locked away in the screening room. And he went on for days about how his lunch should be delivered and how cans of soup should be opened. So that was really the inspiration."

December 13, 2004 - When 'Extra' correspondent Jerry Penacoli sat down with Leonardo DiCaprio, it was clear 'The Aviator' star has even grown to look a little like Howard Hughes off screen, too. "Yeah, he's rubbed off on me with the hair, I guess," Leo admitted, but insisted that's where the resemblance ends. "That's it. I could not lead that man's life." Read more and watch a video clip here.

December 13, 2004 - Leonardo DiCaprio answered questions from the audience during the Q&A following the Variety Screening Series 'The Aviator' at the ArcLight Theater on Tuesday (December 7) in Hollywood, California. Check out pictures from GettyImages.

December 13, 2004 - 'The Insider' reports Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire were spotted taking in a Sunday night showing of 'A Very Long Engagement' at the Regent Showcase in Los Angeles.

December 13, 2004 - For several years after 'Titanic', photographers dogged Leonardo DiCaprio's every move, and gossip columns portrayed him as a brat who roamed with a "posse" of even brattier pals. But DiCaprio says that was a bad rap. "I got labeled for a while as a guy who goes out a lot," he says. "With anyone who gets immediate, intense fame, the media labels them as soon as possible. They can't be mysterious or multidimensional, they need to be categorized. 'He's a hero, she's a slut, he's a drug addict, he's a club kid.' [Clubbing] was one facet of an array of things I was doing."

December 13, 2004 - Leonardo DiCaprio will be on 'The Early Show' on Thursday (December 16).

December 6, 2004 - 'Entertainment Tonight' was at the big Hollywood premiere of 'The Aviator' at the world-famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre. "I am so excited about this movie," Leo said. "It's a throwback to the type of movies that were done in the '30s -- a great, grand movie." Video at et.tv.yahoo.com has since been removed.

December 6, 2004 - Leonardo DiCaprio talks with "Today" host Katie Couric about his role as Howard Hughes in the forthcoming movie, "The Aviator.' Watch the interview online at MSN.com.

December 6, 2004 - Leonardo DiCaprio is blasting rumors that heís split with longtime companion Gisele Bundchen. "I've made it a policy never, ever to talk about my private relationships, but I am in a relationship ó have been for a long time," he told Britainís Hello magazine. "I will say that Gisele is a wonderful, wonderful human being. I think that first and foremost in a relationship you have to be friends with the person." He also says his standard for women is his mom, Irmelin: "The best I can hope is to find a woman who has half the qualities that my mother has."

December 6, 2004 - Leonardo DiCaprio tells 'Extra' correspondent Jerry Penacoli that 'The Aviator' is a personal labor of love. "I was compelled to play this man in all his eccentricities and complications," Leo said, explaining his fascination with Howard Hughes. "It's been a passion of mine for ten years now." Read more and watch a video clip here.

December 6, 2004 - Leonardo DiCaprio was on hand for Friends of NPi Present Screening of 'The Aviator' on December 2nd at The Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California. Check out pictures from FilmMagic and GettyImages.

December 6, 2004 - A survey commissioned by Warburtons to mark the launch of its new Cheese Flavour Crumpets has found Leonardo DiCaprio declaring "I'm the king of the world!" in 'Titanic' the cheesiest line in movie history. Read more.

December 6, 2004 - ContactMusic.com reports that 'The Aviator' star Leonardo DiCaprio feels he had a similar experience to Howard Hughes following the release of the 1997 blockbuster 'Titanic', but Hughes' descent into self-imposed exile still interests him. "Well, what fascinated me...is how someone with everything cannot necessarily lose it all, but lose the will and the ability to lead a normal life, which is a very scary concept," he explained. "I mean, after Titanic I had a couple of years of feeling very estranged from the world. But not nearly to the extent of Mr Hughes - he locked himself in a hotel room for the last 15 years of his life. I don't want to say I identified with him. Certainly I identified with his unwavering need for perfection, as far as his aviation was concerned, and his movie-making was concerned. It's something I strive toward, in acting."

December 6, 2004 - Leonardo DiCaprio will be on 'Oprah' and 'Larry King Live' today.

December 6, 2004 - Leonardo DiCaprio, No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani and her husband Gavin Rossdale of Bush were amongst those attending the Los Angeles premiere of Martin Scorsese' 'The Aviator' at the Mann's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday (December 1). Check out pictures here.

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