In “feeling old yet?” news, the movie Titanic is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Can you believe that? The movie’s stars, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane and Leonardo DiCaprio, reunited on Tuesday at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation St. Tropez Gala in France. Billy shared a photo of the trio on Instagram, with the caption, “Gangs back together. Now we’re saving icebergs. Go figure…”
Billy donated one of his paintings for a charity auction during the event, which sold for almost $117,000. He posed with his art and Kate for another Instagram post. Time has been very good to these two. Kate, who is 41, looks absolutely amazing.
The auction item that generated the most interest was a dinner with Kate and Leo in New York City. Proceeds from the auction will go toward both the foundation’s causes, as well as a GoFundMe campaign that Kate supports through her Golden Hat Foundation to help a young mother in the U.K. to pay for her cancer treatment.
The assembled crowd for the gala, which included Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto, Tom Hanks and Emma Stone, were entertained by Lenny Kravitz and Madonna, who performed hits including “Ray of Light” and “La Isla Bonita,” as seen in some grainy fan footage.
— Madonna Nation (@MadonnaNation) July 26, 2017
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation which is “dedicated to the long-term health and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants,” has made more than $80 million in grants to environmental causes since its formation in 2008 but exists under a shroud of controversy, with the the U.S. Department of Justice investigating alleged funding for the organization that came from the embezzlement of more than $3 billion from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund. Leo also got some heat in May of 2016 for behavior not befitting the frontman of en environmental charity, when he took a private jet from New York to France to collect an environmental award. Whoops. I do hope the money raised at this week’s gala goes where it’s needed.
Full disclosure, I am not a fan of Titanic. There, I said it. However, the story of how it got made is interesting, if you’re into Hollywood history, and I’m sure there will be lots more to come as the official December 19 anniversary of the movie’s original release gets closer.
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