Leonardo DiCaprio may take a break from acting because filming three movies in two years has left him exhausted, according to MSN.com.
Sounds like a great time to get the band back together.
DiCaprio's latest film, "Django Unchained," is among this year's Oscars favorites. He's also starring in two upcoming films, an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" directed by Martin Scorsese.
DiCaprio told Germany publication Bild, "I'm a little bit drained. I am now going to take a long, long break."
Good idea. Go to the beach. Have a fruity drink with an umbrella in it. We'll be here when you get back.
When asked about his hiatus, DiCaprio suggested he plans to focus on his environmental activism. "I would like to improve the world a bit." During the interview, the star also revealed he speaks some German and actually practiced with his Austrian/German co-star Christoph Waltz while they were making "Django Unchained."
BEYONCE FOOLED AMERICA: Turns out that Beyonce's big, wonderful rendition of the national anthem at President Obama's inauguration on Monday wasn't live after all. Word leaked Tuesday that the singer was lip-synching.
This is terribly disappointing. It's kind of like hearing that Whitney Houston didn't really sing live at the 1991 Super Bowl either.
Beyonce kind of shot herself in the foot on this one. She posted a photo Sunday to Instagram, showing her in a recording studio with the sheet music to "The Star Spangled Banner" in front of a microphone attached to a recording device. In another photo, she sits in front of recording equipment while members of the Marine Corps Band stand clutching sheet music behind her.
The band at first confirmed that Beyonce was lip-synching, then issued a statement saying they didn't know whether she was or not. The London Times reportedly verified on Tuesday that Beyonce wasn't really singing. Various members of the press seated just below the podium commented that it didn't look like Beyonce was singing, nor was the President's Marine Corps Band really playing, even though band director Colonel Michael J. Colburn was conducting energetically and the band members mimicked blowing into their instruments.
I feel used.
This isn't the first time this sort of thing has happened. At President Obama's 2009 inauguration, cold weather and wind meant that a live performance by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Itzhak Perlman had to be nixed in favor of a recording. But there are no previously known cases of a singer lip-syncing the national anthem during an inaugural performance.
Reports said that Kelly Clarkson, who performed "My Country, 'Tis of Thee," did indeed sing live.
"We don't know why Beyonce decided to use prerecorded music," a spokesperson for the Marine Corps Band told the Washingtonian on Tuesday. "All music (for inaugural ceremonies) is prerecorded as a matter of course, and that's something we've done for years and years. The Marine Band did perform live throughout the ceremony but we received last-minute word that Beyonce wanted to use the recording."
Later in the day, the band backed off that statement. Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Gregory Wolf said that because there was no opportunity for Beyonce to rehearse with the Marine Band, it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill advised. Instead they used a pre-recorded track for the band's portion of the song.
"Regarding Ms. Knowles-Carter's vocal performance," Wolf's statement continued, "no one in the Marine Band is in a position to assess whether it was live or pre-recorded."
Really? The band didn't know? Did he say that with a straight face?
A representative for Beyonce did not respond to requests for comment.
ARNOLD WANTS HIS WIFE BACK: Arnold Schwarzenegger says he still loves estranged wife Maria Shriver and still hopes for a reconciliation.
According to the Associated Press, the actor and former governor of California told a German newspaper Monday he spent Christmas with Shriver and the couple's children.
Schwarzenegger, 65, said, "We're not fighting any war. I still hope for reconciliation; I still love Maria."
I'm guessing the maid wasn't there on Christmas.
Shriver, 57, who was married to the actor for 25 years, filed for divorce in 2011 after discovering her husband fathered a child with the family's housekeeper, Mildred Baena.
That's incredible and really, really hard to believe. They really still name people "Mildred?"
In his 2012 memoir "Total Recall," Schwarzenegger wrote about how the news came out.
"The minute we sat down, the therapist turned to me and said, 'Maria wanted to come here today and to ask about a child -- whether you fathered a child with your housekeeper Mildred,'" he wrote. "I told the therapist, 'It's true.'"
He also wrote about Shriver asking him years earlier if the maid's child was his, which he denied at the time.
"I realized there was little doubt that he was my son," he wrote.
Right. The kid was lifting weights and talking with an accent from the time he was 2 years old.
He wrote about wanting to reconcile with Shriver. "You can call this denial, but it's the way my mind works."
Shriver hasn't commented publicly on the idea of reconciliation.
LINDSAY LOHAN IS TOO GOOD FOR TELEVISION: Lindsay Lohan has turned down a lucrative offer to appear on "Dancing with the Stars," according to TMZ.
That's right -- actors who appear in classic films like "Scary Movie 5" don't do reality television, you guys.
Sources close to Lohan told TMZ Lohan received several offers to join the DWTS cast this upcoming season, offers that maxed out at $550,000.
But Lohan -- who reportedly has serious financial troubles -- declined, telling friends she'd never consider doing reality TV. She wants to stick to films.
Which, you know, makes sense since so many directors are courting her for so many big roles.
A rep for "Dancing with the Stars" told TMZ "We don't comment on casting."
BRENT MUSBURGER HAS TO LOVE THIS: Katherine Webb will star in a new reality show called "Celebrity Diving."
No, I'm not making this up. Yes, they really are doing a show about celebrities jumping into a pool. No, I don't know that there has ever been such a ridiculous idea tried on television since "Cop Rock."
TMZ reported Tuesday that the reigning Miss Alabama USA -- also known as the girl Brent Musburger made famous during the college football national championship game -- will be a contestant on the upcoming ABC show "Celebrity Diving."
That's right -- she'll be in a swimsuit. That sound you hear is Brent Musburger frantically reprogramming his DVR.
TMZ said the cast will include Detroit Lion Ndamukong Suh, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Nicole Eggert, Kendra Wilkinson, Louie Anderson, Drake Bell, Chuy from the E! Network, and Keshia Knight Pulliam.
Right -- Ndamukong Suh is still playing in the NFL and has a huge contract. The Lions must be thrilled he'll be throwing himself headfirst into a pool for cash and prizes.
JANUARY 23 IN HISTORY
Wednesday is Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2013. There are 342 days left in the year.
1789: Georgetown University was established in present-day Washington, D.C.
1845: Congress decided all national elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
1932: New York Gov. Franklin D. Roosevelt announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.
1933: The 20th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the so-called "Lame Duck Amendment," was ratified as Missouri approved it.
1937: Seventeen people went on trial in Moscow during Josef Stalin's "Great Purge." (All were convicted of conspiracy; all but four were executed.)
1943: Critic Alexander Woollcott suffered a fatal heart attack during a live broadcast of the CBS radio program "People's Platform."
1950: The Israeli Knesset approved a resolution affirming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
1960: The U.S. Navy-operated bathyscaphe Trieste carried two men to the deepest known point in the Pacific Ocean, reaching a depth of more than 35,000 feet.
1964: The 24th Amendment to the Constitution, eliminating the poll tax in federal elections, was ratified.
1968: North Korea seized the Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, charging its crew with being on a spying mission. (The crew was released 11 months later.)
1973: President Richard Nixon announced an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War, and would be formally signed four days later in Paris.
1977: The TV mini-series "Roots," based on the Alex Haley novel, began airing on ABC.
1985: Debate in Britain's House of Lords was carried on live television for the first time.
2003: The government of Kuwait said a Kuwaiti had confessed to the shootings of two U.S. defense workers that left one dead. (The assailant, Sami al-Mutairi, was convicted and sentenced to death, but an appeals court commuted the sentence to life in prison.) Actress Nell Carter died in Beverly Hills, Calif., at age 54.
2008: Tens of thousands of Palestinians poured into Egypt from Gaza after Palestinian militants used land mines to breach a barrier dividing the border town of Rafah.
2012: Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich clashed repeatedly in heated, personal terms in a crackling campaign debate in Tampa, Fla. In a rare defeat for law enforcement, the Supreme Court unanimously agreed to bar police from installing GPS technology to track suspects without first getting a judge's approval.
Actor Gil Gerard (70), actor Rutger Hauer (69), singer Anita Pointer (65), actor Richard Dean Anderson (63), rock singer Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) (60), Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (60), Princess Caroline of Monaco (56), singer Anita Baker (55), actress Mariska Hargitay (49), actress Tiffani Thiessen (39), rock musician Nick Harmer (Death Cab for Cutie) (38).