Leonardo DiCaprio gives 7m for conservation
Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged $7 million for "meaningful conservation projects" over the next two years.
The 'Wolf of Wall Street' actor spoke at the State Department's Our Ocean Conference in Washington on Tuesday, to decry "the Wild West on the high seas" and called for moves to curb "plundering the ocean and its vital resources" as he vowed to make a hefty donation from his self-titled foundation for "meaningful conservation projects" over the next two years.
He said: "[I'm] here as a concerned citizen of this planet who believes this is the most important issue of our time.
"What we need is sustained activism and courageous political leadership. We cannot afford to be bystanders in this pre-apocalyptic scenario."
The 39-year-old actor went on to speak of his sadness in the changes he has seen to Australia's Great Barrier Reef in recent years.
He said: "Since my very first dive in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia 20 years ago to the dive I got to do in the very same location just two years ago, I've witnessed environmental devastation firsthand.
"What once had looked like an endless underwater utopia is now riddled with bleached coral reefs and massive dead zones."
Leonardo DiCaprio with 50 women
Leonardo DiCaprio was joined by 50 women for a party at Pacha nightclub in Buzios, Brazil.
The 'Wolf of Wall Street' actor - who is in South America watching soccer's World Cup tournament - reportedly hired out Pacha nightclub in Buzios on Thursday, where he was joined by 30 females who were flown in and given accommodation at his expense, and another 50 ladies who live in the wealthy tourist resort.
A source said: "e really had gone all out on it and spared no expense. It was a really lavish party.
"Some of the girls taught him a dance to Valesca Popozuda's hit Bejinho no Ombro - 'Little Kiss on the Shoulder' - and he loved it so much he kept asking the DJ to play it again and again.
"He didn't really cosy up to any one girl in particular. He was really sociable and kept wandering from one woman to the next.
"He seemed keen to have a good time with all of them."
After the club closed, the partying continued for the 39-year-old star - who has been dating lingerie model Toni Garrn for a year - and he took some of his group, including former Brazilian 'Big Brother' star Marien Carretero and Playboy model Mari Silvestre, back to his lavish yacht to continue the festivities, which went on until the following evening.
The source added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "At 4am he took some of the girls back to his borrowed £400million superyacht which was anchored nearby. They were still partying at 6pm on Saturday evening."
The luxury yacht boasts eight floors, three pools and even two helipads.
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