December 30, 2000 - USA Today's
Mike Clark picked The Beach as the #2 Worst Movie of 2000. Clark panned
The Beach saying, "Leonardo DiCaprio walked on the warm sand but still
hit an iceberg in this bomb that turned Alex Garland's praised novel into
something less than the potboilers people read on the beach. Less fun than
diving head-first into coral, the film takes place on a so-called island
paradise, but its most memorable shot is of shark-mangled human limbs."
29, 2000 - The New York Post's Cindy Adams tells readers psychic Maria
Papapetros of New York predicts success in 2001 for Robert Downey Jr. and
Leonardo DiCaprio... Good company Leo?!
December 28, 2000 - Roger
Friedman of Foxnews.com reports Leo DiCaprio screened Lasse Hallstrom Chocolat
for the cast and crew of Gangs of New York in Rome last week as a Christmas
present for the What's Eating Gilbert Grape? director.
December 17, 2000 - News
of the World has a shot of Leo checking out a centerfold of The Gangs Of
New York co-star Cameron Diaz, which actually turned out to be a fake picture
after he asked a local to translate the text.
December 18, 2000 - Leo Dicaprio
checking his email in The Beach has been named Entertainment Weekly's Worst
Net Related Movie Denouement of 2000.
December 17, 2000 - Don's
Plum is being released at the Berlin Film Festival in February despite
Leonardo DiCaprio's efforts to block it. The film focuses on group that
meets every Saturday night at a coffee shop for wild banter and featured
Leo, who at the time was friends with the producer, David Stutman. Things
soured between the two and after a lawsuit by Stutman, only got worse.
December 11, 2000 - More
details on the $45 million dollar lawsuit levied against Leo as the Daily
News reports Roger Wilson's lawyer, Richard Zuckerman, expects depositions
in the case to start soon after the new year. Leo's lawyer, Paul
Callan, calls the claims of Wilson "fabricated" and that he's looking forward
to vigorously defending his client. Callan praised the dismissal of Leo
aiding and abetting an assault describing it as "utterly false."
December 10, 2000 - Manhattan
appeals court has given the go-ahead to a $45 million lawsuit against Leonardo
DiCaprio by Roger Wilson, 41, over a street fight the two had over Elizabeth
Berkley. The suit contends Leo encouraged friends to attack Wilson on March
December 5, 2000 - The Birmingham
Post reports Sophie Marceau had a icy reaction to Leonardo DiCaprio wanting
to co-star in a movie with her, saying "What is he, 13 or 11? Perhaps I
could play his nanny."
December 5, 2000 - More details
during an online chat from Ted Casablanca concerning his blind item, that
many feel could be Leo, though the timeline may be an issue: "I'm not the
only one who has revealed his legs as of late, though he wishes they were
befier." Don't know if this tidbit helps anyone though.
December 4, 2000 - Rav Singh
asks "I wonder if it was from Gisele?" referring to Leo's new phone ad
which shows a text message saying, "When are you coming back."
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