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Gerard Depardieu is new face of watch firm - report

March 25th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Gerard Depardieu is new face of watch firm - report
French actor Gerard Depardieu has signed on as the new face of Swiss watch manufacturer Cvstos, according to new reports.

The Green Card star, who became a Russian citizen last year (13), is featured in a publicity photo on the company's Facebook page, sporting a jacket with the Russian state symbol of a double-headed eagle and a watch with an identical golden eagle on the dial.

Reports suggest he will front new 'Proud to be Russian' adverts for the Jetliner automatic Eagle of Russia watches.

Gerard Depardieu warned by police over restaurant bust-up - report

January 9th, 2014 3:20am EST
Gerard Depardieu
French actor Gerard Depardieu was reportedly given a warning by police after allegedly throwing water on the owner and patrons of a restaurant near his home in southern Italy.

The Green Card is said to have argued with a restaurant owner in the town of Leece, where he owns a home, over noise coming from the eaterie.

According to Italy's ANSA news agency, the 65 year old allegedly threw water on the restaurateur and a number of guests, prompting a call to police.

Officers reportedly issued Depardieu with a warning, and urged him not to confront the owner again.

The Particle wins big at Moscow film festival

June 30th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Gerard Depardieu
Turkish director Erdem Tepegoz's The Particle was the toast of the 2013 Moscow International Film Festival after taking home the event's top prize in Russia on Saturday (29Jun13).

The drama, about a woman who shares an abandoned apartment with her mother and disabled daughter, earned the best film trophy, the Golden St. George, as well as an acting nod for its lead star, actress Jale Arikan.

South Korean filmmaker Jung Young-heon landed the best director honour for his movie Lebanon Emotion, which centres on a man mourning the death of his mum, while Alexei Shevchenkov picked up a prize f...

Gerard Depardieu loses his license for drunk driving

June 21st, 2013 2:55pm EDT
Gerard Depardieu
French actor Gerard Depardieu has been banned from the roads in his home country and handed a fine at the conclusion of his drunk-driving case.

The Green Card star, who became a Russian citizen in December after leaving France in a dispute over tax, was found to have been three times over the country's drunk-driving limit after falling off his scooter in Paris in November.

The case went to court and he was found guilty of the drunk-driving charge during a hearing in the French capital on Friday.

Depardieu, 64, who was not in court to hear his fate as he is currently filming on location i...

Lawyer Claims Gerard Depardieu's Drunk Driving Charge Is Illegal

May 26th, 2013 8:07am EDT
Gerard Depardieu
A lawyer for Gerard Depardieu has argued the actor's drink-driving charge is illegal because his client was "not completely sober" when informed about it.

The Cyrano de Bergerac star crashed his scooter in Paris, France in November and was allegedly found to be three times over the country's legal alcohol limit.

Depardieu's lawyer Eric de Caumont appeared in court in the city on Friday and claimed that Depardieu, who missed the hearing because of filming commitments, had been drinking Champagne before he fell off his vehicle and was still too drunk to understand what was going on when he ...

Gerard Depardieu's New Russian Home Goes Up In Smoke

April 4th, 2013 10:12am EDT
Gerard Depardieu
Gerard Depardieu's move to Russia has been dealt a massive blow after the complex which houses his new apartment burned down on Wednesday.

The Green Card actor was granted Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin in December following a dispute in his native country over plans to raise taxes on wealthy citizens, and he was subsequently given an apartment in Chechnya by the territory's leader Ramzan Kadyrov.

However, the property complex went up in smoke on Wednesday when one of the tower blocks in Grozny caught fire. Flames devastated the building, which houses a five star hotel ...

Tina Turner Seeking Swiss Citizenship

January 27th, 2013 9:39am EST
Tina Turner
Tina Turner is set to surrender her U.S. passport and become a Swiss citizen.

The Proud Mary singer, who was born in Tennessee, has lived in Kuesnacht, just outside of Zurich, since 1995.

She recently petitioned the local council to grant her citizenship, and now she is to be made a legal resident of the country as soon as state and federal officials sign off on the order.

The 73 year old's spokesperson, Karin Rhomberg, tells local newspaper Zuerichsee-Zeitung, "Tina Turner will therefore also give back her U.S. citizenship."

The decision is expected to be finalized by the end of th...

Vladimir Putin Grants Gerard Depardieu Russian Citizenship

January 3rd, 2013 8:31am EST
Gerard Depardieu
French actor Gerard Depardieu has been granted Russian citizenship amid an ongoing dispute with politicians over a tax hike in his homeland.

The Green Card star moved to the Belgian village of Nechin, just minutes from the French border, after the government pushed ahead with plans to introduce a 75 percent tax on millionaires to help boost France's ailing economy.

Depardieu was criticized by French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault over the move, but he has the support of another world leader as Russia's President Vladimir Putin has cleared the star for a Russian passport.

A statement...

Gerard Depardieu Detained In Paris For Driving Scooter Drunk

November 30th, 2012 8:26am EST
Gerard Depardieu
French actor Gerard Depardieu was detained in Paris on Thursday after allegedly driving drunk and crashing his scooter.

The Green Card star was questioned by police officers after falling off his vehicle on Thursday afternoon and slightly injuring his elbow, according to Reuters.

He reportedly failed a sobriety test and was escorted home.

The incident comes three months after he was involved in a scooter accident with another motorist while cruising around the capital.

The driver later filed legal papers accusing Depardieu of assault and battery.

A 'Very Scared' Gerard Depardieu Justifies Punching Motorist In Paris

August 21st, 2012 10:20am EDT
Gerard Depardieu
Last Wednesday, French actor Gerard Depardieu got into an altercation with a motorist after his scooter collided with another vehicle.

The actor is now filing a counter-complaint against the motorist he is accused of punching during the traffic incident. The motorist originally filed a legal complaint against the 63-year-old star at the local prosecutor's office.

Depardieu admits he hit the unidentified man. He explained to local radio network RTL, "It was more a case of fear than anything else. My reaction was a bit over the top but I was very, very scared. That's it. Full stop. That's ...

Gerard Depardieu Accused Of Assault

August 16th, 2012 11:05pm EDT
Gerard Depardieu
French actor Gerard Depardieu has been accused of assault and battery following an alleged altercation with a motorist in Paris.

The Green Card star was reportedly cruising around the capital on his scooter on Wednesday when it collided with another vehicle, sparking a confrontation between the two drivers.

On Thursday the unidentified male filed a legal complaint against the 63 year old at the local prosecutor's office, alleging Depardieu hit him during the altercation, according to Reuters.

Gerard Depardieu Deems Fellow Frenchmen 'Smug'

March 16th, 2012 11:21am EDT
Gerard Depardieu
Eccentric French actor Gerard Depardieu has blasted his fellow countrymen, branding them "arrogant" and "smug".

The Green Card star is to play the lead role in the biopic of France's disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has been accused of sexually assaulting a chambermaid and was questioned by police over an alleged prostitution ring.

Depardieu knows exactly how to play the scandal-hit Frenchman, because Strauss-Kahn displays traits he abhors in his countrymen.

The actor tells Swiss chat show RTS, "He's not loveable. I think he's a bit like all the French, a bit arrogan...

Gerard Depardieu Loves Slaughtering Animals & Eating Pate With Fidel Castro

March 9th, 2012 12:00pm EST
Gerard Depardieu
Animal rights activists have launched a furious broadside at veteran actor Gerard Depardieu after he confessed he "loves" to slaughter livestock for food.

The French star has risked controversy by revealing he enjoys killing animals to cook in his kitchen, and only struggles with pigs because they remind him of a pet dog.

In an interview due to air on Friday, he tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "I love meat and I love animals. I love to kill something and make a good dish and share it, like love. I am always nice with the animals. But the only animal that is hard to kill is a pig ...

2011 - The Year In Review, August

January 1st, 2012 4:00pm EST
2011 - The Year In Review
The usual serenity of the summer months was shattered this year when Kate Winslet cheated death in a devastating inferno at Richard Branson's luxury island home, and a string of British stars appealed for calm as widespread rioting broke out in the U.K.

Winslet was vacationing at Virgin boss Branson's Necker Island retreat when lightning struck the property, sparking a huge blaze which gutted the home. Her party of 20 miraculously escaped unscathed - and Winslet was later hailed a heroine after it emerged she carried Branson's 90-year-old mother from the property during the drama.

As unre...

The Top Viral Videos Of 2011

December 29th, 2011 4:00pm EST
Rebecca Black
What would the year be without viral videos taking over the Internet to give random people their 15 minutes of fame? Here are the Top Viral Videos of 2011.

Rebecca Black's Friday video made the rounds on social websites thanks to its production values and... well, how bad it was. Then Tosh.0 picked up on it, and by that weekend (after Friday, Friday) it was on the homepage of Yahoo! under the title "Is YouTube Sensation Rebecca Black's 'Friday' The Worst Song Ever?" It currently has 15 million views on YouTube, Rebecca got to meet Katy Perry, and then she made another song no one really ...

Biggest Celebrity Scandals Of 2011

December 21st, 2011 8:00am EST
Arnold Schwarzenegger
There were a lot of celebrity scandals this year. From fathering a love child to cheating on a wedding anniversary and beating up a spouse, 2011 was chock full of philandering and criminal activities.

The year isn't over yet, and celebrities like to go out with a bang, so anything could happen in the next couple of weeks.

Check out the biggest scandals of the year...

Arnold Schwarzenegger's Secret Affair

Bad: Arnold Schwarzenegger had an affair during his marriage to Maria Shriver. Really bad: His mistress was his employee. Unforgivable: He fathered a son with the employee and kept it...

Review: Sweet And Simple 'My Afternoons With Margueritte' Has Its Heart On Its Sleeve

September 16th, 2011 10:00am EDT
My Afternoons with Marg
It’s amazing how the French can make things so simple even in the face of complexity. "My Afternoons With Margueritte" does contain complex relationships and turbulent pasts, but still puts as it’s face a story about learning to live and love through the magic of reading. (And no, it’s not an 'Afterschool Special!')

Gerard Depardieu plays local lummox Germain, an oafish man who is considered by most, including his friends and overbearing shut-in mother, to be the village idiot. He eats too much, drinks too much and spends most of his time doing inane tasks like defacing a local monument...

Gerard Depardieu Explains Airplane Incident

September 13th, 2011 9:05pm EDT
Gerard Depardieu
Gerard Depardieu is still baffled by the fuss his recent toilet trouble onboard a delayed flight caused, insisting fellow passengers lied about his behavior after the actor was banned from using the restroom.

The Green Card star tried to discreetly pee in a bottle when his plane to Ireland was delayed on the runway in his native France, but some urine spilled over onto the floor and Depardieu was asked to get off and board another jet as cleaners were called to mop up the mess.

But, speaking out for the first time about the toilet drama, the actor is adamant he was given no other choice b...

Gerard Depardieu No Longer Interested In Big Budget Hollywood Films

August 27th, 2011 9:00am EDT
Gerard Depardieu
Gerard Depardieu has hinted his Hollywood career is over after confessing he never liked America's big-budget projects.

The French actor, who starred in films like "Green Card," "1492: Conquest of Paradise" and "The Man in the Iron Mask," insists he has no plans to make another starry Tinseltown film because they don't inspire him.

Depardieu says, "I have experienced the enormity of American productions with huge budgets and a galaxy of assistants. That's too much for me.

"There is no place left for what is spontaneous or natural."

Gerard Depardieu's 'Jet Stream' Incident Blamed On 'Prostate Problems'

August 19th, 2011 8:41am EDT
Gerard Depardieu
French actor Gerard Depardieu relieved himself into a bottle on a plane on Tuesday evening because he's suffering "prostate problems," according to his friend Edouard Baer.

The 62-year-old star, who was travelling with fellow actor Baer, boarded a flight from Paris, France to Dublin, Ireland but was caught short when it was delayed on the runway.

He was told by the cabin crew that passengers were not allowed to visit the bathroom until after take-off - so he urinated in an empty bottle towards the rear of the plane. Urine splashed onto the floor, prompting the plane's pilot to taxi back...

Anderson Cooper Loses It During Gerard Depardieu 'Jet Stream' Report

August 18th, 2011 2:41pm EDT
Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper has covered the toughest news stories with dignity and professionalism but his straight-laced facade has come undone. The CNN anchor recently lost his composure while doing a segment on actor Gerard Depardieu.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Academy Award nominated French actor Gerard Depardieu did the unthinkable.

He urinated on a public plane and NOT in a bathroom. Apparently, he had to relieve himself and couldn't wait 15 minutes for the seatbelt sign to go off. Therefore, he went to the back of the plane, grabbed a bottle and handled his business.

According to...

Gerard Depardieu Urinates On Plane Just To Prove A Point

August 17th, 2011 10:38am EDT
Gerard Depardieu
According to the Superficial, French actor Gerard Depardieu, 62, was on a CityJet flight from Paris to Dublin that was delayed on the tarmac when he asked to use the bathroom.

After being told he had to wait until takeoff, he reportedly relieved himself in the aisle.

"I will only confirm that he, in effect, urinated in the plane," a spokeswoman for the Air France-KLM subsidiary told AFP.

The carrier joked about the incident on Twitter on Wednesday morning. “As you may have seen on the news, we are busy mopping the floor of one of our planes this morning," the airline wrote. "We’d also li...

Quentin Tarantino To Receive Special Prize At Cesar Awards

January 22nd, 2011 9:30am EST
Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino will be the guest of honor at the Cesar Awards in France next month when he will be honoured for his career achievements.

The "Pulp Fiction" moviemaker, whose filmography also includes the "Kill Bill" franchise and "Reservoir Dogs," will be hailed "a great international artist" at the 2011 event in Paris.

News of the French recognition comes one week after Tarantino was celebrated at the Critics' Choice Awards for his ability to marry music and film on the big screen.

Meanwhile, Algerian film "Of Gods and Men" will be the main contender at France's equivalent of the Osc...

Gerard Depardieu Helped With Robert De Niro's Erection Problem

September 13th, 2010 4:30pm EDT
Gerard Depardieu
Gerard Depardieu came to Robert De Niro's rescue when he failed to keep an erection during a scene for Italian epic 1900 - by solving the problem with a concoction of Tiger Balm and water.

De Niro was required to become sexually aroused for one particular scene in director Bernado Bertolucci's movie but he struggled with the task and was forced to turn to his French co-star Depardieu for advice.

The Cyrano de Bergerac actor shared a secret solution involving traditional Chinese heat rub Tiger Balm - allowing the then 33-year-old De Niro to perform without any further issues.

However D...

Gerard Depardieu Admits To Smashing Up His Car

December 24th, 2009 5:00pm EST
Gerard Depardieu
Veteran French actor Gerard Depardieu could face a charge of criminal damage after allegedly telling police he drunkenly smashed up a car parked outside his Parisian home.

The Green Card star was reportedly spotted by passersby on Sunday night "swaying and staggering" in the French capital's Left Bank District while heading towards his luxury townhouse.

Depardieu then allegedly stopped at a vehicle parked outside a nightclub close to his home, and repeatedly kicked the car's doors and smashed the windscreen with a punch. He is then said to have "walked calmly" away from the damage.


Mega Oscar Diary

February 23rd, 2009 9:22am EST
Sean Penn
Before we get started on the Mega Oscar Diary, let's go to a few random ramblings from the cadre of pre-shows around the dial:

-Philip Seymour Hoffman's hat probably came with a matching set of fingerless gloves.

-Those who were unable to see the Los Angeles CW affiliate's pre-show missed this exchange.

-The CW's Female Host: What is the role you'd love to do next. If you could do anything following 'The Wrestler' what would it be?

-Mickey Rourke: (Slowly eyes her up from head to toe with a knowing smile and walks off.)

-I know a lot of people care about fashion, ...

Gerard Depardieu Buries His Son

October 17th, 2008 3:01pm EDT
Gerard Depardieu
Gerard Depardieu's son Guillaume was laid to rest in Paris, France on Friday in a ceremony that attracted some of the country's biggest stars.

The 37-year-old actor passed away on Monday at the Garches hospital after suffering from a bout of pneumonia.

His family was joined by mourners including directors Luc Besson, Claude Berri, actors Nathalie Baye and Laura Smet, and France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy as they paid tribute to the star during a ceremony in the Paris suburb of Bougival.

Guillaume's own music was played during the memorial service; the songs were recorde...

Gerard Depardieu's Son Dies Of Pneumonia

October 13th, 2008 1:26pm EDT
Gerard Depardieu
French actor Gerard Depardieu's son Guillaume died on Monday at the Garches hospital near Paris. The 37 year old passed away after a severe bout of pneumonia.

He was filming new movie "L'Enfance d'Icare" in Romania when he suddenly fell ill and was taken to the Garches hospital at the weekend but died early on Monday. His father's publicist, Artmedia, says, "He caught a virus which gave him a very severe pneumonia."

Guillaume Depardieu had a severe motorbike accident in 1995, and had a leg amputated. He was known for his films as well as for his time in prison for drugs offenses.

Gerard Depardieu's Son Jailed

June 27th, 2008 9:03am EDT
Gerard Depardieu
The son of legendary French actor Gerard Depardieu has been sentenced to two months in jail for drunk driving.

Guillaume Depardieu was ordered to spend two months behind bars on Thursday after he was caught driving a scooter while intoxicated. He was not in court to hear the verdict. The actor was accused of being four times over the legal limit when he was stopped by police in February in Paris after attending a party. The 37-year-old, who previously lost a leg in a motorbike accident in 1996, will appeal the decision, according to his legal team.

The Depardieu family has faced...

Gerard Depardieu Guilty Of Attacking Photographer

April 17th, 2008 9:14am EDT
Gerard Depardieu
Legendary French actor Gerard Depardieu has been forced to pay compensation to a photographer after he was convicted of attacking him. The Oscar-nominated star was ordered to pay paparazzo Dario Orlandi $1,275 after an Italian court found him guilty of injuring the photographer.

Orlandi told the court how Depardieu head-butted him after spotting him taking pictures while out on a shopping trip in Florence, Italy, in 2005 - leaving him unable to work for four days.

A judge told the court the Italian court that the Green Card star, who was not present at the hearing, would be requ...

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