Kate Winslet’s book The Golden Hat: Talking Back To Autism comes out today. In 2009, Kate narrated a documentary from Iceland about Margret Ericsdottir and her son Keli Thorsteinsson’s experience with a severe form of non-verbal autism; Keli cannot speak. Kate and Margret became close friends and founded a charity. Proceeds from The Golden Hat will benefit their foundation...

The Golden Hat features photographs of many of Kate’s famous friends and colleagues including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, George Clooney, and Angelina Jolie posing with her old hat. Kate insists however that she doesn’t actually know most of them and that she was as surprised as anyone else when they said yes to her project:

"The truth is, I don't really know these people. They're not my friends. I am just like everyone else … I don't really know that many famous people, that's not my life. I'm a mum, I go to work, and then I'm a mum. It really was a case of bribing people for phone numbers."

Yeah, but, she does know Leonardo DiCaprio. And Leo, even Leo, for his friend Kate, agreed appear in her book and answer the question:

If you could only say one thing, what would it be?

Leo’s response:


Gwyneth Paltrow went on, and on, and on.

But that’s not the point. The point is...

How f-cking hot is Leo in this shot (scanned from my copy of this week’s Entertainment Weekly)? It might be my favourite photo of him ever.

Also attached - Kate in London yesterday outside her hotel and on the weekend with her boyfriend Ned ROCKNROLL.

Click here for more on Kate’s book and her stories on some of her celebrity volunteers.