Lady Gaga tops DoSomething.org’s list of the Top 20 Celebs Gone Good for the second year in a row, according to the site.
The list, compiled by the volunteer organization, ranks celebrities according to their charitable work and donations.
The “Born This Way” singer held on to her No. 1 spot thanks to her anti-bullying efforts, like her Born This Way Foundation. Gaga is followed by fellow pop star Justin Bieber.
Bieber, who sat at No. 10 on last year’s list, nabs second place in 2011. He launched the Believe Charity Drive, benefiting music education and children’s cancer, and also encouraged fans to participate in Pencils of Promise, which raises money for new schools.
George Clooney comes in third place, followed by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Will and Jada also aren’t the only power couple who give back. Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore (despite splitting up in November) and Brangelina also made the list.
(Flying solo, Nick Cannon makes the list without wife Mariah Carey.)
For the full list, visit DoSomething.org.
Lindsay Lohan may soon be headed to jail, but she’s willing to do whatever it takes to party during her final days of freedom.
The New York Post reports the troubled actress, 25, crashed her way into an after party for the premiere of Leonardo DiCaprio‘s new flick, J. Edgar, Thursday in Los Angeles, and caused such a scene that other celeb guests felt “uncomfortable.”
Though the Mean Girls star insisted she had an invite to the bash, she argued with security at length and dropped multiple celebrities’ names in an effort to get inside. The paper cites one source who heard the actress tell security “I have to go and see Leo.”
“Eventually they let her in, but she made everybody uncomfortable,” the source told The Post. “She was aggressive and random, storming around. She tried to get to Leo, but he was surrounded by his security and a posse of his friends. Clint [Eastwood] and Leo and Dustin Lance Black were talking, and Lindsay sent one of her aides over, demanding to get a photo with them, but security shooed them away.”
Lohan’s late-night exploits will soon have to be put on hold, as the star has until Wednesday to turn herself in to authorities to begin a 30-day jail sentence.
Sentenced Wednesday by judge Stephanie Sautner, Lohan — who shot a series of “tastefully done” photographs for Playboy earlier this week — waived her right to a hearing for violating her probation and agreed to new terms set forth by the L.A. County judge.
This time around, the actress is ineligible for house arrest or electronic monitoring, but will avoid serving an additional 270 days in jail if she performs 12 days of community service and attends four psychotherapy sessions before December 14.
Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood is returning to his roots, according to Entertainment Weekly. Look out, Brad Pitt – the 81-year-old actor is reportedly in talks to star in an upcoming baseball drama.
We can thank Beyonce’s unborn baby for Clint’s potential new role. According to Deadline, her pregnancy forced Eastwood to postpone directing his remake of “A Star is Born,” in which Beyonce’s been cast.
With some extra time on his hands, sources tell reporters that the Hollywood legend is circling the movie “Trouble With the Curve,” in which he’d play an old baseball scout who convinces his daughter to go on the road with him.
Eastwood last graced the silver screen in 2008 hit “Gran Torino,” which earned $148 million at the box office.
“When I did ‘Million Dollar Baby’ I thought, ‘Well, this would be a nice one to quit on,’ and then ‘Gran Torino’ came along,”. “They’re not writing a lot of really great material for guys my age. In lieu of that, I would just prefer to stay behind the camera. But if a great role came along, yeah, I would do that. But actors are like boxers — they stay too long sometimes.”
The Eastwood-directed “J. Edgar,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, hits theaters on November 9.
In the span of his 18-year career, Leonardo DiCaprio has grossed more than $1 billion at the box office. And yet, the 36-year-old actor tells the October issue of GQ that money isn’t what motivates him to pursue new projects.
“Throughout my career, I never knew which movies of mine made money and which didn’t. When Titanic came out, people would say, ‘Do you realize what a success this is?’ And I’d say, ‘Yeah, yeah, it’s a hit.’ The [money] stuff never mattered to me until I was into my thirties and got interested in producing,” he says. “But even now I say that unless you want to prove that you can carry a film with your name, continuously trying to achieve box-office success is a dead end.”
DiCaprio — who began romancing Gossip Girl’s Blake Lively this spring — hopes to follow in Clint Eastwood‘s footsteps and transition into directing.
“If I did direct, I would try to have the same no bulls–t approach to it as [Eastwood] and his crew have,” he tells GQ. “Seriously, there are no frills on his set. It’s a small, tight-knit crew.”
Eastwood, who directed DiCaprio in this November’s J. Edgar, thinks the Inception star would be fantastic behind the lens.
“A lot of guys falter when they get in that chair. John Wayne — he found it overpowering,” Eastwood, 81, says. “But for somebody who’s relaxed and understands other actors and likes the process, it’s kind of simple.”
Adds DiCaprio: “I would imagine it’s really a game of deciding what to keep your attention on, as opposed to the twenty other things I’m sure people want you to pay attention to.”
The October issue of GQ hits newsstands nationwide September 20.
Leonardo DiCaprio is environmentally conscious, but he’s also a movie star.
The “Inception” actor has shelled out over $100,000 for the 2012 Fisker Karma hybrid, possibly the most sought-after hybrid car on the market.
The Los Angeles Times reports on DiCaprio’s new ride, noting that the star is upgrading from his practical Toyota Prius, which can go from zero to sixty in 10.1 seconds. The Karma can get there in 5.9.
And of course, Fisker Karma looks a little better.
Car designer Henrik Fisker told Reuters in 2009 that seeing DiCaprio with his Prius helped inspire his new hybrid.
“He could have bought any car in the world,” Fisker said, “and I remember seeing that on television and thinking to myself, you know, when you’ve got a guy who could buy any Ferrari or Rolls-Royce and he’s buying a Prius, you know something is changing dramatically.”
The car, which is sold out until early 2012, debuts at the end of this month. After DiCaprio gets the first set of keys, Al Gore and Colin Powell will reportedly have their own Karma hybrids.
Despite its outrageous price tag, the Fisker Karma hybrid isn’t even the most expensive hybrid car out there. That would be the Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid, which will set you back about $845,000. It may be a lot, but just think how environmentally conscious you’d be!
In Hollywood, you always have to expect the unexpected.
An A-list celebrity could become a nobody in a year, and that nobody from a year ago could be the coolest thing since sliced bread now (funny how that works). But the guys who stick around and make a name for themselves rack in some major millions.
Forbes has released their list of the five highest-paid actors in the past year. Guess who made the cut?
Let’s count ’em down and see what they made:
5. Tom Hanks ($35 million): Hanks’ latest film, Larry Crowne, didn’t do his career justice, earning less than $100 million. But the actor still makes some serious bucks from voicing Woody in Toy Story. The franchise’s third film was the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. Hanks next project is starring opposite Sandra Bullock in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
4. Will Smith ($36 million): Lately, Smith has put his own career on the back burner in order to focus on his children’s budding careers. He produced The Karate Kid, which starred son Jaden, and is developing a remake of Annie for daughter Willow. Smith did however pick up a nice big paycheck this year for Men in Black III, slated for a May 2012 release.
3. Adam Sandler ($40 million): While he brings on the laughs, he’s laughing all the way to the bank. Sandler’s films may not be a critic’s fave, but his most recent film, Just Go With It, earned $214 million at the global box office.
2. Johnny Depp ($50 million): Depp came in first on this list last year, but got knocked down this time around. He is known for putting his own quirky, and sometimes scary, spin on every role. Whether he’s tackling an animated film or being a drunk, hot pirate, his movies bring in the cash. Depp’s next role is in Dark Shadows, directed by, you guessed it, Tim Burton.
1. Leonardo DiCaprio ($77 million): The actor shot up to the top from last year’s No. 5 ranking. Between Shutter Island and Inception, DiCaprio had an excellent 2010. Aside from creating buzz because of his romantic life with Blake Lively, this year he’ll star in J. Edgar, a film about the famous FBI director, directed by Clint Eastwood.