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Why Leonardo DiCaprio Took His Mom to the Oscars
Best actor winner Leonardo DiCaprio took his mother as his date to the Oscars tonight because when he was growing up in east Los Angeles, his parents took him to auditions every day after school, he told ABC's Robin Roberts. DiCaprio described himself as an "overly ambitious" child who had his
Leonardo DiCaprio Wins His First Oscar for 'The Revenant'
After five Oscar nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio finally walked off the stage Sunday night with the coveted gold trophy. The actor, who was a favorite to win, took home the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in "The Revenant." "The Revenant" led in Oscar nominations this year with 12.
Why This Is Leonardo DiCaprio's Year to Win an Oscar
After six nominations, Leonardo DiCaprio seems poised to finally take home his first Oscar tonight. The 41-year-old actor received his first nomination nearly two decades ago at age 22 for "What's Eating Gilbert Grape." Earlier this year, he picked up his fifth acting nomination and sixth overall
Will Leonardo Finally Win the Oscar This Year?
Leonardo DiCaprio must be hoping the fifth time is the charm. The 41-year-old actor received his fifth Oscar nomination today for "The Revenant," and this year he is favored to win. It would be his first Academy Award. The star reacted graciously to his nomination. "I am so grateful to the Academy
Aaron Rodgers makes real difference
MADISON, Wis. -- This postseason, Aaron Rodgers may well be the most-watched man in the NFL. Last Sunday, with his Green Bay Packers one play away from the offseason, Rodgers deftly avoided Bears defensive end Julius Peppers and hoisted a 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb . The desperate heave
Brutal Elephant Slaughter Funds African Conflicts
Rebels and militias across Africa have discovered the illegal trade in elephant ivory. Coveted in Asia, their tusks bring in handsome sums that are funding wars across the continent. Many game wardens hardly stand a chance against the slaughter. The eight game wardens from the Kenya Wildlife
Africa Losing the Battle against Rhino Poachers
As a growing number of endangered African rhinos are poached for their horns, officials and activists are scrambling for ways to halt the slaughter. Suggestions have included pre-emptively cutting off or poisoning their horns, or even deregulating their trade. But nothing promises to quell the
Charles Taylor Sentenced to 50 Years in Prison
African warlord Charles Taylor was sentenced to prison for 50 years today for "using so-called "blood diamonds" to fund rebels in Sierra Leone who killed and mutilated tens of thousands during that country's civil war. The presiding judge at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in the Hague said the
Charles Taylor , African Warlord, Convicted for Role in Sierra Leone Atrocities
Former Liberian President Guilty of 'Aiding and Abetting' in Landmark Decision for International Court
American Graffiti Artist Brags About Diamond Mural Prank
A California graffiti artist who goes by the name Above is not ashamed to say it was a lie. He told an arts organization in Johannesburg, South Africa, he was going to paint for them an enormous mural that would read, and “Diamonds are a...