Leonardo DiCaprio is now a bonafide Oscar winner. Pfft, none of this “nominee” business prefacing his name anymore. And what’s come from his Oscar-winning role in The Revenant? Oh, many delightful things. His beautiful longtime friendship with Kate Winslet? We could watch it for days. His parents by his side during this awards season? Absolutely lovely. His words about the environment in his acceptance speech? Amazing. But, damn, did you know that his P*ssy Posse is still a thing?
Well, technically it is, in a kinda, sorta, not really kind of way. In case you didn’t know, Leo runs with the same dudes he’s been running with for decades. That’s right, DECADES, which just goes to show how young they were when it started, how old they are now, and how it’s too ridiculous for words, and needs to be over with already. But we digress.
Their gang consists of any combination of Leo, Tobey Maguire, Kevin Connolly, Lukas Haas, Vincent Laresca and Richie Akiva, FYI, but things have changed. Nope, 40-year-old married dad of two Maguire hasn’t opined that they should squash their little gang; rather, the gang’s name has reportedly changed — to The Wolf Pack.
According to NYMag.com, Leo met his pack at a nightclub after he won his Oscar and they were heard chanting their new name.
“They (apparently) called themselves ‘The Wolf Pack,'” said a source. “The crew was literally howling like wolves all night. They kept chanting, ‘Wolf Pack, Wolf Pack, Wolf Pack!'”
They enjoyed a few drinks, Leo puffed from his vape pen, then he left. But before the car pulled away, a couple of people reportedly rushed out to bring him what appeared to be a bottle of bubbly and THE OSCAR HE SO LOVINGLY WATCHED GET ENGRAVED. But he remembered his vape pen because he’ll never forget it or his posse. A golden statue that he’s been waiting for for most of his career but has only been in his life a few hours? Whatever.
The howling and the chanting shouldn’t be surprising because, hello, wolves. But, really, don’t you just NOT name your group of friends and just be? We suppose “Wolf Pack” is less offensive than “P*ssy Posse” but that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing. The dichotomy of Leo’s party-boy persona and his save-the-earth image is baffling. Here’s hoping when DiCaprio howled with his wolves, he at least did it with a bit of shame for all the endangered actual wolves.