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Leo Likes Free Stuff, In A Big Way

1/12/2007 7:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

leo dicaprioLeonardo DiCaprio will take your free stuff, but don't you dare ask for a photo in return!

The incident went down at a Golden Globes gift suite on Thursday. At 5:15 PM, Leo entered the suite at the Friars Club in Beverly Hills, which was packed with over 40 vendors offering free items; including jewelry, handbags, shoes and barbecues. Leo's publicist tells TMZ his client was there to support Global Green, an environmental organization that had a booth in the suite.

DiCaprio was there with his girlfriend, supermodel Bar Refaeli. Also in tow-- someone carrying two huge empty duffel bags. The drill at this event is for the celebrity to load up on free stuff in exchange for taking photographs with the various vendors. The vendors then use the photos to market their products and everyone wins. But that wasn't the case with Leo.

The Golden Globe double-nominee informed the muckety-muck running the show, that no one was to take his picture. He then 'shopped' til the duffel bag guy dropped, cherrypicking the free stuff without giving anything in return. Leo would ask Bar if she wanted jewelry, and stated that certain handbags would be perfect for his mother.

The only snag came when the "Titanic" star was approached by designer-to-the-stars Glenn Laiken. Our spies, who overheard the conversation, say that Laiken, who owns Alandales mens clothing store, told Leo, "I would love to make a custom shirt for you, but I understand you don't want any photos taken." Our sources say that Leo dismissively responded, "We have many other people here to see. I may be back." DiCaprio turned away and never came back to Laiken.

Leo's rep insists the star was there to support his environmental cause, and people offered him the free stuff. He also says DiCaprio was told by Global Green that his picture would not be taken. Leo signed dozens- if not a hundred- autographs, which in of itself has market value.




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"Leo's rep insists the star was there to support his environmental cause, and people offered him the free stuff."

Handy he just happened to have the duffel-bag lackey there, then!

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This is sickening! The greed is awful and he should be ashamed of himself. I certainly will not be giving to any of the charities he supposedly supports! I hate all these hollywood types that claim to be do-gooders just for their public images.

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Joe Notyerbuzness    

What a tool!

If your reading this Leo - you suck!

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Leave him alone, TMZ. He does more philanthropy and environmental work than anyone else in your stinking production office would ever DREAM of....guaranteed.

Go pick on your usual crops of Beverly Hills brats and boors.

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god damn that guy is the worlds biggest douche bag. seriously.

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What a dick.

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And yet another reason for me to think he's totally useless and talentless! Thanks for verifying that!

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Glee (I'm baaaaack)    

"Leo signed dozens- if not a hundred- autographs, which in of itself has market value."

Um hello, why didn't you put near the top instead of the last line

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connie jo stephenson    

He should be ashamed of himself for accepting anything free. He makes enough money to buy anything he wants. Personally, I refuse to buy ANYTHING from any company that gives free swag to rich people who can afford to pay. They need to give their charity to those in need - not super rich assholes.

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Mad Balls    

sorry , nothing bad to say about my boy , Leo . Dickheads . He is the new Orson Welles minus the binge drinking , gout and lardass . Keep 'em guessing , Leo . You are Badass -- this from the guy who coined the term . Dickheads .

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leo, leo, leo, who the fuck does he think he is. isnt that just like rich people always wanting something for nothing stupid fag

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X Brittany Fan !    

Leo Here is a site so you can move........ Lots of Moving Boxes...... CHEAP

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Scott Dred    

This is the typical hypocrisy of these activist celebrities. I wonder how many natural resources went into the making of all the "free stuff" Leo DiCaprio ran off. I thought Mr. Global Green and his parents were suppose to be hippies. As I remember them, the only things hippies ever wanted was peace and love!

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