Leonardo DiCaprio refused to be filmed for ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’


Leonardo DiCaprio was recently at the Cannes Film Festival. He didn’t have anything to promote, he was just there to party. He did one good thing – he attended the amfAR gala and donated some big space-travel thing. But the rest of the time he was just doing some down-market partying, often in the same venues as, like, Justin Bieber and Paris Hilton. No joke. What I’m trying to say is that even though Leo’s game is pretty tight when it comes to whom he associates with professionally, he still needs to work on his partying game. I bring this up because yesterday, Page Six claimed that Leo refused to be filmed for Keeping Up With the Kardashians… while he attended a summer party being DJ’d by Brody Jenner.

Leo DiCaprio, along with Paris Hilton, refused to be filmed for “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” while partying on Sunday at Los Angeles daytime bash XIV Summer Sessions, which is perhaps most famous for its guests getting carried away with Champagne spraying.
There was a made-for-reality-TV scene as Brody Jenner was DJ-ing at the party, with his progressively weirder-looking dad, Bruce Jenner, fist-pumping (“Jersey Shore”-style) by his side in the DJ booth, along with brother Brandon Jenner.

A spy said, “Leo didn’t want to be filmed for ‘Keeping Up’ and didn’t want to arrive until filming was over.” Leo joined his close pal Lukas Haas and a group for a Mexican-themed party for Frankie Delgado.

Also refusing to be filmed with the Kardashians was the one-time reality star and ex-Kim Kardashian best friend Paris Hilton, who has recently launched her own DJ career.

[From Page Six]

I thought this was just a random story, but no, it really happened. US Weekly confirmed with their sources that the event was for Frankie Delgado’s birthday, and that Bruce Jenner was in attendance and Brody was deejaying. The KUWTK crew was there. And Leo and Lukas Haas were in attendance. A source told Us Weekly: “The organizers know how Leo feels about cameras, so they gave him a heads up. He didn’t want to be filmed for the show, he wouldn’t have wanted to be filmed for anything, but especially not that one.”

While Us Weekly reiterates that Leo and his boys waited until the KUWTK crew had finished filming, I do have to ask: why is Leo attending such down-market parties these days? I mean, I guess “good for him” for refusing to be on camera, but I think it’s weird that Leo and Brody Jenner are effectively running in the same social circle.


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  1. Kiddo says:

    I guess a party is a party.

  2. starrywonder says:

    I love that Leo who goes and parties everywhere was like nah not going to be filmed for KUWTK. BTW I am still laughing at people calling Kanye and Kim’s wedding busted Z list.

  3. Rando says:

    Good on him for not going in until the reality crap was done.

    • Mindy says:

      Um……Really. He wants to party with them but pretend he doesn’t on camera -hypocrite. This pathetic “man” in my opinion is lower then any of that bunch. In all honesty what separates Leo from Kim? They are both actors one in realty and one in movies. Reality shows are acting – in fact probably better acting then the movies. Please don’t tell me you believe that reality shows are actually reality?

      • eliza says:

        Lol. Well I know this for sure, Leonardo is heads and shouldrrs above any Kardashian acting wise.

      • lunchcoma says:

        Maybe he just doesn’t want to be part of someone else’s business pursuits? I have a friend who owns a small business who I love dearly, but I’m not volunteering to participate in her (hilariously cheesy) commercials.

      • Nympha says:

        You’re kidding, right? (And I’m not talking about reality shows being not real.)

      • Khadija says:

        I hate how Leio gets a pass on his sketchy behavior. Hes a 38 year old who has spent his life preying on naive barely legal girls who he openly cheats on. Women are just vaginas and boobz to him. And if the women were older I would have no problem dismissing it as a consensual 6 month meaningless romp but these girls are so ypung their brains arent fully developed yet (the human brain hits full maturity at 25/26.). Many dont stand a chance against seduction by a childhood crush whos also superstar with unlimited resources with which to win you. Some get a career boost but I suspect that most will be spilling tales of their regrets a few decades from now.

        Having said that, the guy is infinitely more talented than the Kardashians. And atleast his money isnt made off exhibitionism and self-whoring. He is no where near as gross and trashy as the Klan, I mean they occupy thir own level of Disgusting.

      • Marigold says:

        You need to look up the definition of hypocrite. There’s nothing wrong with his not wanting to be on camera. I’m no Leo but if my friend was like “we’re going to a party where they’ll be filming for a reality show”, I’d steer clear of that camera, if I went at all. It doesn’t make me a hypocrite. Acting for your job is one thing; relaxing at a party is another. He probably doesn’t like mixing the two.

      • Rando says:

        @Mindy: ” In all honesty what separates Leo from Kim?”

        What separates is actual talent, Oscars, class, privacy, and not having a sex tape. Unlike the Trashyians.

        And if I were Leo, I wouldn’t want to be seen with that riff raff either.

  4. Patty Cake says:

    I don’t see why any celeb would petty things such as a class status determine who their friends will be. It’s good that Leo has a mind of his own and will attend a party if it’s for a friend, regardless I he’s z status. As for him not wanting to be filmed on KUK , I don’t blame him. Who wants to be on a show with a family that has no class and next to nointegrity. I wouldn’t want to be caught dead next to Lucifer’s home girl.

    • Patty Cake says:

      I have some really bad typos here due to typing from my phone. It deletes a lot of words. What I meant was that, I don’t see why any celeb would be so petty when it comes to things such as a class status. I mean, anyone with good moral fiber, would not allow some made up Hollywood class system determine who their friends will be. It’s good that Leo has a mind of his own and will attend a party i of a good friend, regardless if his friend is considered “Z Status.” As for him not wanting to be filmed on KUWTK , I don’t blame him. Who wants to be on a show with a family that has no class and next to no integrity. I wouldn’t want to be caught dead next to Lucifer’s home girl.

  5. dorothy says:

    I’m assuming like most people he has standards and ‘those’ people don’t.

  6. Patricia says:

    Maybe he doesn’t have some kind of god-complex about himself and he doesn’t see himself as so much better than others. It makes me like him more knowing that he is down with spending time and partying with all different types of people.
    Not all accomplished actors believe their own hype and not all people judge and categorize others as “in my set” and “beneath me”.
    Life isn’t high school.

  7. ickythump says:

    A bit rich for “One Night in Paris” Hilton not to be filmed for this show – who’s she kidding?

  8. shelley says:

    I think it’s hilarious that Paris refused to be filmed. She will take any opportunity to throw some shade at her one-time personal assistant and gopher girl, Kim. To quote Paris, “LOVES”! She will never let Kim forget who she used to be, which was a hanger-on and star-f-cker.

  9. Shiksa Goddess says:

    I would have loved to see Leo and Bruce fist pumping side by side.

  10. GeeMoney says:

    I don’t blame him… good for you, Leo.

    And I’m surprised that Paris turned down a chance for free publicity.

  11. Gia says:

    I think Leo has always been going to downmarket parties. Remember, he LOVED the show ‘Jersey Shore’ and his super lame Cochella dance moves. That’s the scene he loves. He just knows how to fly under the radar…

  12. Eleonor says:

    Probably he has run out all of supermodels on the market, he has to look for c-listed, or not yet suprmodels.

  13. Bridget says:

    Leo’s always been a little downmarket on his party scene, he just does a great job of hiding it.

    • TX says:

      When I lived in LA I used to see him at Hollywood parties all the time ( I was in my early 20s, mind you, the appropriate age for that mess)…he may be a good actor, but that doesnt change the fact that he is a creepy Hollywood scene guy. Always has been, appears as though he always will be.

  14. Nev says:

    please….because he’s soooooooo above them?!!!!!!

  15. Jay says:

    If I was going to a party and found out there’d be filming for, say, the news, I’d probably avoid it too. Why’s this a big deal? Actors act on camera and promote on camera. It doesn’t mean they won’t want some down time.

  16. paola says:

    I didn’t know Kim was Paris’s stylist. Now I understand A LOT things!

  17. Jen2 says:

    I can understand not wanting to be photographed for this show (who would really), but why is he at the event in the first place, knowing its purpose, if not to party with the “common folk”? DiCaprio just likes hanging out and he seems to not care who with, which is cool, but he seems to want to keep the fact that he associates with this particular crowd somehow secret, but since he is there, then there should be no reason to hide. Hell, he parties with Bieber, (Cannes), so don’t get the sudden “you can’t take my picture” snobbery.

    • Jay says:

      How is staying away until the cameras are done snobbery? It’s not like he was saying “get that camera out of my face.” (The word “refused” in the headline is inaccurate. “Avoided” would be more accurate.) It said he didn’t feel like being filmed for anything and that doesn’t seem unreasonable. You’re assuming he was trying to avoid the association, but maybe it was just being on TV he wanted to avoid.

  18. AlexandriaTheGreat says:

    But watch him end up dating Kendall next…especially if she scores a VS contract *yuck*

  19. itsetsyou says:

    You gotta give it to Leo – he has wisely surrounded himself with people who help him instead of ruining his reputation! As for his partying, I don’t think that will ever change anyway. I think he’s just bored and goes partying to escape his boredom.

  20. Ice says:

    Why would you if you were a big name? Let the K clan get paid extra for you showing your face on their abysmal show?

  21. DrFunkenstein says:

    I knew there was a reason I love this guy.

  22. Andrea says:

    Creepy hollywood scene guy or not I applaud him for not involving himself with the kardashian mess. I can’t watch anymore of that show; they treat each other terribly.

  23. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    And, at some tiny theatre in Cabo, Jennifer Aniston is secretly enjoying Malificent with the locals.

  24. Moi says:

    Never been a Leo fangurl, but he looks very sexy in that header pic. He’s a man now. He’s 3 months younger than I am, yet I always thought of him as a boy. That picture is….changing my perception.

  25. Huh. It’s that easy, is it? To be a DJ?

    1. Release sex tape
    2. Get famous for like, 10 seconds
    3. Source DJing stuff. Or use someone else’s that is willing to let you stand there and pretend to be using it properly
    4. Business cards
    5. Have big douchebag party that requires “party promoters” (wtf do they do, really)

  26. Inna says:

    He didn’t want to be filmed because he was
    With his longtime boyfriend Lukas Haas.

    They have been a couple for many years.

    Just google them and Lukas is always there, when Leo is “dating” young models.

    • Caz says:

      yes. The Hass rumour has never gone away.

      Wouldn’t anyone in their right mind choose not to be filmed for anything to do with the Kardashians?

      Brody’s “career” must be on the downward slide if he’s now publicly involved.