Leonardo DiCaprio Responds To Angry Critics & More L.A. Buzz

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This week's best L.A. headlines include a pricey piece of film history and Leonardo DiCaprio's defense of The Wolf of Wall Street. Read on to see what other local stories caught our eye.
The Huffington Post shed some light on what L.A. could look like in 20 years — and if you're picturing a smog-ridden mess of freeways, think again. With a slew of green development projects in the works, the future actually looks quite bright for Angelenos. Check out renderings of 20 proposed plans, including a park over the 101, the L.A. to S.F. high-speed rail, and amazing redesigns of landmarks like Union Station and LACMA. (Huffington Post)
How much would you pay to own a part of Hollywood history? How about $110,000? That's how much a three-piece suit worn by Orson Welles in Citizen Kane sold for at a recent auction. Other items up for grabs included a hat from Gone With the Wind and costumes from The Sound of Music. (L.A. Times)
Los Angeles Magazine rounded up the 18 most anticipated L.A. restaurant openings of 2014, including a bakery in Culver City, a Top Chef Masters alum's new restaurant, and a San Diego transplant. (Los Angeles Magazine)
Is there a better combination than fashion and film? We think not, which is why we loved learning about Laura and Kate Mulleavy's favorite classic movies. The design duo behind Rodarte chose their top 10 Criterion releases — their impeccable list includes Silence of the Lambs and Beauty and the Beast. (Criterion)
While The Wolf of Wall Street has enjoyed plenty of box office success, critics have argued that it glorifies corruption and greed. But the film's star Leonardo DiCaprio has something to say about that: "I hope people understand we’re not condoning this behavior, that we’re indicting it," he told Variety. He also spilled about working with Scorsese and what drew him to the film. (Variety)

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