Bradley Cooper wants Tom Buchanan role in 'Gatsby'
March 14th, 2011
12:22 PM ET

Bradley Cooper wants Tom Buchanan role in 'Gatsby'

Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan are already locked in for "The Great Gatsby," but there's one more actor dying to be a part of director Baz Luhrmann's upcoming 3-D spectacle: Bradley Cooper.

In a new interview with the New York Times, Cooper lobbies for the role of Tom Buchanan, the cocky blueblood husband of Gatsby's (DiCaprio) love interest, Daisy (Mulligan).

"To me, he's the best character in the book. He's so complicated," says the star of "The Hangover – Part II." "He's xenophobic, he's an alcoholic, but he also understands some profound stuff about class. Whoever plays it has to take a gentle hand, because it could so easily be stock, where he’s a rich jerk you don't identify with at all."

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'Great Gatsby' to get 3-D treatment
February 21st, 2011
12:10 PM ET

'Great Gatsby' to get 3-D treatment

Director Baz Luhrmann will take the Jazz Age into the modern age now that reports have been confirmed that he'll shoot his version of "The Great Gatsby" in 3-D.

As Marquee reported last month, Luhrmann said he had workshopped the project in 3-D but hadn't yet committed to using the technology. Now, a deal has been struck to shoot "Gatsby" in 3-D in Sydney, Australia, writes the Hollywood Reporter.

The film will star Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway and Carey Mulligan as shallow Daisy Buchanan. Mulligan is said to have beat out actresses Keira Knightley, Blake Lively and Scarlett Johansson for the coveted role.

Pre-production on Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" is set to begin next month, with shooting slated to start in August.

Do you think the movie should get the 3-D treatment?

Leo DiCaprio loves 'The Millionaire Matchmaker'
January 31st, 2011
01:26 PM ET

Leo DiCaprio loves 'The Millionaire Matchmaker'

Looks like a certain Hollywood millionaire is a titanic fan of Patti Stanger.

"At Laker game, I hear a voice: 'Love your show.' It's gorgeous Leonardo DiCaprio," the "Millionaire Matchmaker" star tweeted on Sunday. "I have officially died and gone to heaven."

She's not the only one. Following that tweet, one of Stanger's followers wanted in on the action and asked to be added to Stanger's database if DiCaprio becomes a client.

"Uh, that would be 'no,'" responded Stanger, "because he already has the hottest Jewish girl alive: Bar [Refaeli]."

Indeed, Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Refaeli, 25, has been dating DiCaprio, 36, since 2005. But it's nice to know that if things don't work out, he's got Stanger to help him get back into the dating game.

"The Millionaire Matchmaker" airs on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

Ed Westwick added to J. Edgar Hoover biopic
January 12th, 2011
03:56 PM ET

Ed Westwick added to J. Edgar Hoover biopic

Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar Hoover biopic just got a new cast member: "Gossip Girl" star Ed Westwick.

Deadline.com reports that the 23-year-old British actor has signed on to play Agent Smith, a clean-cut operative hired by Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio) to write his biography. But things suddenly turn tricky when Smith gets a little too close to the truth.

Meanwhile Charlize Theron, who was attached to play Hoover's personal secretary Helen Gandy, has decided not to do "J. Edgar" in favor of playing the Evil Queen in the live-action fairy tale "Snow White and the Huntsman." Director Eastwood is reportedly eyeing Naomi Watts and Amy Adams as her replacement.

Meanwhile, Vulture reports that Theron is also being wooed to appear in Ridley Scott's upcoming "Alien" prequel. Scott is said to be casting Swedish "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" star Noomi Rapace in the lead, but Theron is being considered for the part of sexy fortysomething crew member Vickers.

Leo DiCaprio donates $1 million to Wildlife Fund
November 23rd, 2010
10:08 AM ET

Leo DiCaprio donates $1 million to Wildlife Fund

Leonardo DiCaprio is putting his money where his tweet is.

After devoting much of his Twitter page to tiger conservation awareness, the actor has committed $1 million to the World Wildlife Fund and will attend a summit for the cause this week.

According to a WWF press release, the number of tigers across Asia dropped from 100,000 at the start of the last century to as few as 3,200.

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Leo DiCaprio was a passenger on the troubled Moscow-bound jet
November 22nd, 2010
03:36 PM ET

Leo DiCaprio was a passenger on the troubled Moscow-bound jet

He may have played a con man who pretended to be a pilot, but Leonardo DiCaprio had nothing but praise for the real one of Delta Flight 30.

A spokesperson for the “Titanic” star confirmed to CNN that the actor was on a troubled flight to Moscow on Sunday when the plane was forced to return to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City after it suffered engine trouble.

“En route to attend the Tiger Summit in St. Petersburg, Leonardo DiCaprio was one of the passengers aboard Delta Flight 30,” the actor’s rep  told CNN. “[DiCaprio] wishes to commend the actions of the pilot and flight crew in bringing the plane to a safe landing.”

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