Sunday, April 21, 2024

Leonardo DiCaprio Pledges $7 Million More to Ocean Conservation


Actor Leonardo DiCaprio just pledged $7 million more to ocean conservation projects, in addition to the $3million he already has donated to the Oceana Foundation. DiCaprio made the announcement this morning at the US State Department conference on the Oceans. The actor brought his mother and several family friends (unsure if supermodels were involved) to discuss the serious subject of how to protect the world’s oceans and their inhabitants. DiCaprio makes the donations from his private foundation. Unfortunately, there’s no way of knowing more on that subject because the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation is not free-standing. It’s part of a fund that doesn’t break down numbers. So we’ll just take everyone’s word for it. DiCaprio is undoubtedly serious about his commitment to ocean conservation and renewal. It’s not as fishy as it sounds.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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