10:31 AM, Oct 10, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A new video by the Environmental Policy Alliance mocks Hollywood celebrity Leonardo DiCaprio for being "just another celebrity hypocrite" when it comes to the topic of climate change:
"Leonardo DiCaprio wants you to know how much he cares about the environment. Just last month, at a UN climate summit, Leo reminded the world that he is 'not an expert' but still has a lot of important things to say. For instance, he dubbed climate change 'humankind’s greatest challenge,' calling on the UN to 'make history' by taking 'decisive, large-scale action' with 'courage and honesty,'" reads a press release accompanying the video's release.
Unfortunately, Leo fails to live up to his own words. Far from taking a “courageous” stand against climate change, Leo travels around the world in super yachts and private jets. Meanwhile, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), on whose board Leo sits, advocates for strict vehicle emission standards and aggressive carbon dioxide regulations.
We’ve created a new online video to add a little dose of “honesty” to the conversation. The video, which can be viewed here, highlights Leo’s hypocrisy on climate issues. Some examples include:
· Leo celebrated the World Cup this year in style aboard the Topaz, a super yacht. At 482 feet, it is the fifth biggest yacht in the world and gets appallingly low gas mileage.
· Said yacht is owned by United Arab Emirates sheik Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, whose family’s $150 billion fortune is derived mostly from the oil Leo’s has said we need to “keep in the ground.”
· Leo has flown from New York to Sydney by fossil-fueled private jet, even as he warns the world of an impending climate crisis.
· The actor plans to travel to space aboard Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, one launch-land cycle on the Galactic has five times the carbon footprint of a flight from Singapore to London.
· Leo has a knack for acquiring carbon-intensive mega mansions. Since February, he’s bought three properties totaling $23 million, including a $10 million apartment in New York that runs almost exclusively on the fossil fuels he thinks are destroying the planet.
Click here to view our video. Click here to learn more about Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental hypocrisy.
Big Green Radicals is a project of the Environmental Policy Alliance (EPA), which exists to educate the public about the real agenda of well-funded environmental activist groups. The EPA receives support from individuals, businesses, and foundations.
9:46 PM, Oct 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The host gushed at the sight of President Obama. The setting was a Democratic fundraiser at the home of Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow.
"You’re so handsome that I can’t speak properly," Paltrow told Obama at the fundraiser in her backyard.
The Hollywood star wished the president had even more power to accomplish even more things. As the pool report phrased it:
11:43 AM, May 9, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Beverly Hills has banned fracking. Which makes it "the first municipality in California to prohibit the controversial technique for extracting natural gas and oil from underground rock deposits," according to Reuters.
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A top of advisor to President Barack Obama is in Los Angeles to try to get Obamacare written into scripts of TV shows and movies. Valerie Jarrett explained in an appearance on Top That! on PopSugar.com:
"That's the cool thing," a host said to the presidential advisor. "You've been reaching out to people that are, you know, outside of the norm of what the president might work with. Who else are you working with? Like celebrities, personalities, things like that?"
7:37 AM, Jan 10, 2014 • By JERYL BIER
The federal agency that oversees the Voice of America is seeking someone to produce a TV entertainment show to be broadcast in Iran in the Farsi language that includes "Hollywood news" and "other interesting aspects of life on the West Coast of the United States." The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), whose board members include Secretary of State John Kerry, is
9:06 AM, Sep 6, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
One industry badly hit last month was "the motion picture and sound recording industry," according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. From the jobs report released this morning:
Within information, the motion picture and sound recording industry lost 22,000 jobs in August, following a gain of 8,000 in July.
11:14 AM, Jun 28, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
According to a recent Gallup poll, 42 percent of Americans believe that the Affordable Care Act will make their family's financial situation worse. Almost half of those surveyed believe that it will make the nation's overall health care situation worse.
4:58 PM, May 13, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Via the pool report:
Pool was ushered into Harvey Weinstein's 5 story West Village town home for POTUS's remarks to the assembled donors. The ground floor room contained 8 tables of 8, covered in white linen with roses as a centerpiece.
Several White House staffers were seated at the tables including Dan Pfeiffer and Jay Carney. Patrick Gaspard was standing in the right side of the room (POTUS's) right.
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On Barack and Michelle Obama's schedule for today, this event is listed:
6:26 PM, Jan 8, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama will tomorrow host a screening of the sitcom 1600 Penn, according to the White House.
"Later in the afternoon, the President will host cast and crew members of the television show 1600 Penn for a screening at the White House," reads Obama's schedule. "This screening is closed press."
1:39 PM, Dec 31, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama was so impressed with Anne Hathaway's performance as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises that he described her as "spectacular… the best thing in it." Hathaway was "leather-clad" in the movie, according to the Telegraph
12:22 PM, Dec 25, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Actor Jackie Chan has committed to visiting the rogue Iranian regime, according to a report from the Iranian outlet ISNA. The story is headlined, "Jackie Chan: I will definitely come to Iran."
"International action superstar, Jackie Chan said he would definitely visit Iran," the report reads. "In his short interview with Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA) reporter in Malaysia, Jackie Chan said he had tried so many times to come to Iran in past years."
Makers of Zero Dark Thirty scrutinized. 12:15 PM, Dec 18, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In response to a report that classified information had been leaked to the makers of the Hollywood movie Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal, Congressman Peter King, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, says he's concerned.