Leonardo DiCaprio recently told a German newspaper that he’s taking a break from acting.
“I’m a little bit drained,” the “Django Unchained” star told Bild. “I am now going to take a long, long break. I’ve done three films in two years and I’m just worn out.”
Despite what he says, I hear it’s not just that he’s tired. Sources close to the actor tell me that he also wants to focus on his personal life. “Leo wants to go out and hit the town and travel to exotic places with his friends and date,” a source said.
His rigorous work schedule contributed to the November demise of his relationship with Victoria’s Secret model (and Chicago native) Erin Heatherton.
“They were really cute and happy with each other,” the source said. “But both their work schedules took a huge toll on their relationship — especially Leo’s. They felt like they had no choice but to split because they couldn’t find the time to be together.”
Now that Leo’s taking a long hiatus from making movies, he has time for love. “He’s in no rush to get married, but he definitely wants to find a new leading lady.”
Armstrong owed Oprah
Lance Armstrong came off looking like a big loser in his interview on the OWN Network, but Oprah scored big.
I’m told that Oprah persuaded Lance to do the interview by reminding him that she helped him launch his Livestrong Foundation on her talk show in 2005. After Lance appeared on the show, Oprah viewers set the single-day sales record for the yellow bracelets by purchasing 900,000.
“She has a good rapport with him, but she wasn’t surprised at how arrogant he came off in the interview,” said a source, “It’s ironic how things have come full circle. In the new interview, Lance told Oprah that walking away from his beloved Livestrong Foundation was the most painful part of the doping scandal.”
Lance’s cocky demeanor in the interview did little to restore his tarnished image, but Oprah did score 3.2 million viewers, giving her struggling network the boost that it desperately needs.
Confidential to Kim: Beyoncé doesn’t like you!
Kim Kardashian recently spoke out, denouncing reports of a feud between her and the superstar singer. My source says that they’re not actually feuding — Beyoncé just doesn’t like Kim.
“Beyoncé has true talent and has worked hard her entire life to get where she is in her career,” the source said. “She has little respect for Kim, who made a name for herself by doing a sex tape.”
During Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne tour, Beyoncé did her best to avoid Kim.
“She knows it’s not good for her image to associate with someone like Kim,” says the source. “She was cordial and nice to her, though, because she’s a classy person. So of course Kim is going to say she’s sweet.”