Saturday, April 20, 2024

Hillary Clinton Hollywood Fundraiser Replaces Scandal Plagued Leonardo DiCaprio with Justin Timberlake


Leonardo DiCaprio‘s charity scandals and problems with lawsuits over “Wolf of Wall Street” have come back to bite him. Hillary Clinton’s campaign has replaced him as host of a Hollywood fundraiser on Tuesday with Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel.

Despite winning the Oscar this year, DiCaprio is mired in scandals regarding his own charity, the Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation, and lawsuits and arrests concerning the funding “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The latter stretches all the way to Malyasia, where suspicious murders have been tied to missing funds that were used to finance the hit movie.

Clinton’s campaign says DiCaprio had to bow out because he’s finishing a documentary called “The Turning Point” for a premiere at the Toronto Film Festival. But that’s a rather lame excuse since the movie is being made by Fisher Stevens and Martin Scorsese’s documentary team, is mostly done and isn’t even playing in Toronto for three weeks. It’s hoped that it’s not the snoozer that “The 11th Hour”– DiCaprio’s last spiel on climate change– was. DiCaprio could easily have hosted a Tuesday lunch in Los Angeles for dignitaries. It’s not like he flies commercial. He’s well known at this point for using private plans like they’re taxis.

Clinton doesn’t need the tsuris of DiCaprio’s bad publicity right now. Timberlake and Biel are squeaky clean, lovely, and he can always sing a little. Maybe he’ll sing “Bye Bye Bye” to Donald Trump!


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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