DiCaprio to swop Hollywood for Mars?

Is Leonardo DiCaprio really aiming for Mars?

While interviewing US President Barack Obama and climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe at the South By South Lawn talk on climate change on Monday, the 41-year-old US actor (right, with Mr Obama and Ms Hayhoe) let slip that he had signed up for a shuttle trip to Mars.

At one point, Ms Hayhoe brought up the importance of not getting overwhelmed by all the reports. Then she joked: "As long as we haven't signed up for the trip to Mars. I don't want to know if anybody has, I think you're crazy."

To which DiCaprio responded with an "I did", eliciting a comment from Mr Obama that "(DiCaprio) will acknowledge he's crazy".

DiCaprio was possibly referring to the trip to Mars planned by Canadian-US inventor Elon Musk, which will not take off until 2025.

Stefani looks to childhood for new show

US singer Gwen Stefani has shared the inspiration behind her animated show Kuu Kuu Harajuku, which airs on US children's network Nickelodeon.

"I loved make-up and hair and dressing up, and fantasy and playing house. I was so into all that stuff," said the 47-year-old.

"It's fun to be able to now put everything I love into something I think all little girls will love."

The show follows five girls - Love, Angel, Music, Baby and G - who form a band HJ5 as they live in their fictional Harajuku world. It premiered in the US this week.


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