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The Odd Reason Johnny Depp Is In China

June 26th, 2014 3:01pm EDT
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With China growing as a desired market for Hollywood, it's not out of the ordinary for stars like Johnny Depp to drop by and promote their latest flick. However, Depp just visited China without a film to talk about.

Depp will take part in a reality talent show titled "Chinese Dream" for its season finale. The actor will apparently choose the ultimate winner and whisk them away to Hollywood for the time of their life.

Johnny agreed to the appearance while he was in the country to promote his latest movie, Transcendence. The film's opening weekend in China actually beat out the film's perfo...

James Franco hires sex coach for The Adderall Diaries

June 7th, 2014 11:30am EDT
James Franco hires sex coach for The Adderall Diaries
James Franco has reportedly hired a dominatrix to coach him for 'The Adderall Diaries'.

The 36-year-old star is preparing for his role as a drug-addicted writer in his new movie, which is based on the true-crime memoir of the same name by Stephen Elliott, with the help of an S&M expert from New York City.

The actor is said to be especially worried about his raunchy sex scenes with his stunning co-star Amber Heard and wants them to be as realistic as possible.

A source told The Daily Mirror newspaper: "'The Adderall Diaries' is James' baby. His production company picked up the script and ...

Vanessa Paradis would back showbiz daughter

June 7th, 2014 4:20am EDT
Vanessa Paradis
Vanessa Paradis would support her daughter if she wanted a showbiz career.
The singer-and-actress shot to fame in her native France aged just 14 with hit song 'Joe Le Taxi' and though she'd prefer her to live a "normal" life, she couldn't imagine denying her own 14-year-old daughter Lily-Rose of her dreams should she choose to go down the same route.
Quizzed whether she would let the teen follow in her footsteps, Vanessa said: "Answering that question is complicated. I would love for her to be able to live a normal life... But at the same time, if the desire to become an artist is as real a...

Edgar Wright in talks to direct Depp in Night Stalker

May 29th, 2014 3:10am EDT
Johnny Depp
In-demand moviemaker Edgar Wright hasn't wasted any time finding a new job after departing the Ant-Man film last week (ends23May14) - he is in talks to take charge of Johnny Depp's new Kolchak: The Night Stalker remake.

Wright quit Ant-Man, citing creative differences with the film's producers, after spending years developing the script for the film, and now he's close to signing on to direct Depp in the actor's latest passion project.

Sources tell Wright will commence work on the remake of the '70s movie and series spin-off imminently, with Depp set to play the titular detec...

Amber Heard relaxes by riding

May 28th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Amber Heard
Amber Heard feels "normal" riding her horse.
The 'Rum Diary' actress - who is engaged to Johnny Depp loves hanging out with her beloved pet Arrow when things in her life are getting "crazy" and says she instantly relaxed when spending time with her equine pal.
She said: "Just standing here makes my blood pressure go down. When I'm in L.A., I come ride her five times a week. No matter how crazy things get, Arrow will immediately get me back to normal."
The 28-year-old beauty used to relax by driving her beloved Mustang, but got rid of the vehicle as it was so recognizable to photographers.

Johnny Depp in negotiations for Houdini role

May 27th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
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Johnny Depp is in talks to take on another real-life role after showing interest in a new Harry Houdini biopic.

Dean Parisot's The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero reimagines the master illusionist and escape artist as an occult investigator, and is based on William Kalush and Larry Sloman's book of the same name, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Depp is currently portraying Boston, Massachusetts gang boss Whitey Bulger in new film Black Mass and he also famously portrayed John Dillinger (Public Enemies), J.M. Barrie (Finding Neverland) , Ed Wood (Ed Woo...

Amber Heard has 'trailer park' temper

May 27th, 2014 10:20am EDT
Amber Heard
Johnny Depp has been warned about Amber Heard's temper.
The 28-year-old actress - who is engaged to the heartthrob movie star - has revealed her closest pals often alert her paramours about her fiery side, claiming she can become extremely rowdy when angered.
She said: "Whenever my old friends meet someone I'm involved with romantically, they immediately warn them, 'She may look refined, but when she's angry, she can go trailer park really fast.' "
'Pirates of the Caribbean' star Johnny, 50, is thought to have popped the question to Amber over Christmas last year and confirmed their engagem...

Benedict Cumberbatch replaces Guy Pearce in Bulger biopic

May 21st, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Guy Pearce
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has replaced Australian actor Guy Pearce in Johnny Depp's Whitey Bulger biopic.

Pearce was billed to play the Massachusetts gangster's brother Bill in the film, Black Mass, but unexpectedly quit the project last month (Apr14).

Cumberbatch and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty star Adam Scott have been added to the cast of the movie, which is based on the book Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil's Deal.

Director Scott Cooper has started filming in Boston.

Joel Edgerton, Dakota Johnson and Juno Temple are also part of the all-star cast.

Do These Hollywood Actors Look Better Or Worse With Facial Hair?

May 7th, 2014 3:00pm EDT
Ben Affleck
Facial hair can make a man look sophisticated or like a slob. Charming or a creep. Dozens of A-list actors in Hollywood have tried a beard on for size, so tell us – do these guys look better or worse with their facial hair?

For Argo, Ben Affleck made like a hockey player and kept a beard for "the playoffs," AKA awards season. He shaved it off at an Oscars after-party when his film won Best Picture.

George Clooney, like Ben Affleck, grew a "producer beard" while Argo was striving for awards. He also rocked just a moustache for a bit, but for the last year or so he's been clean-shaven.

The Best Dressed At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art's Costume Institute Gala

May 6th, 2014 12:00pm EDT
The Best Dressed At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art's Costume Ins
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala is one of the season's hottest events where celebrities parade around in fancy gowns and mingle with stars bigger than them.

During Monday night's event in New York City, British model Cara Delevingne, singer Rihanna, fashion designer Stella McCartney and actresses Kate Bosworth and Reese Witherspoon posed together on the red carpet in monochrome and pink ensembles.

They were just a handful of the the stars who strutted their stuff in front of a slew of photographers who snapped away from every angle.

Check out some of the be...

Johnny Depp Will Not Testify In Murder Trial

April 26th, 2014 9:03pm EDT
Johnny Depp Will Not Testify In Murder Trial
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp will no longer be required to testify at a murder trial after lawyers agreed he was not in a relationship with the accused.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star was served with legal papers relating to the case while attending a film premiere in Los Angeles earlier this month.

Nancy Lekon stands accused of killing a pedestrian with her car in 2009, and she has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Lekon claims to have been in a relationship with Depp, and her lawyer had hoped the actor would reinforce her insanity plea with his testimony.

However, Depp is n...

Johnny Depp buys Amber Heard Ernest Hemingway book for birthday

April 25th, 2014 4:20am EDT
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Johnny Depp splashed out $210,000 on a limited-edition book for Amber Heard's birthday.
The 50-year-old actor forked out on the massive sum on a rare Ernest Hemingway short story collection called 'In Our Time' to mark his fiancée's 28th birthday on Tuesday (04.22.14).
The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star also bought his literature-loving partner several 18th Century poetry books and a leather-bound diary, taking the grand total of his expenditure up to $235,000.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Johnny's head-over-heels in love with Amber and isn't scared of grand gestures to show just how ...

Has Johnny Depp Lost His Box Office Appeal?

April 21st, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Has Johnny Depp Lost His Box Office Appeal?
Despite the fact that Johnny Depp is arguably one of the most popular movie stars in the world, his fame rests on the monetary draw of his movies prior to 2010.

Depp for many years held the enviable position of being the type of actor who could draw moviegoers to his latest project just by name alone. Now, with "Transcendence" his fourth flop in a row, will big budget studios still continue to use him as a major player, or will this once mega-star be backburnered to supporting roles?

The actor's latest big-budget sci-fi epic "Transcendence" opened to a dismal $11.5 million from 3,455 loca...

Johnny Depp has never searched for himself on Google

April 17th, 2014 1:20am EDT
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Johnny Depp has never googled himself.
The 50-year-old actor claims he's "pathetic" at all things technology-related and stays away from the internet because he worries he might read an upsetting rumour about himself.
He told Tele 2 Semaines magazine: "I've never googled myself and I never will! I would be too scared to discover lies and horrible things written about me."
The newly-engaged star, who is set to tie the knot with his 'Rum Diary' co-star Amber Heard, also admits his children Lily-Rose, 14, and Jack, 11, roll their eyes at him whenever he attempts to help them with school projec...

Johnny Depp: Age gap with Amber isn't an issue

April 16th, 2014 10:20am EDT
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Johnny Depp doesn't think the age gap between him and his fiancée Amber Heard is an issue.
The 50-year-old actor believes the 27-year-old screen beauty, who he fell for on the set of 'The Rum Diary', has a lot to teach him about life and insists she's often the one "inspiring" and educating him, despite him being 23 years her senior.
Asked whether the age difference is ever a problem, he replied: "I don't think so. I've got a lot of life experience, certainly, but I don't feel like I'm looking down on her. Or being her mentor. I actually feel like she's the one inspiring me!"
Johnny - who ...

Amber Heard celebrates bachelorette party?

April 15th, 2014 3:20pm EDT
Amber Heard
Amber Heard has sparked speculation her wedding to Johnny Depp is just weeks away.
The 'Rum Diary' actress enjoyed a glitzy girls' night out - rumored to have been her bachelorette party - with a small group of friends in New York City on Saturday night (04.12.14).
A source told the New York Post's Page Six that the 27-year-old actress and four friends went to see 'Queen of the Night' at Simon Hammerstein's Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel.
The insider said the girls, who were dressed "to the nines," dined on lobster, drank wine, and had "the best view in the house of a sexy Chinese...

Johnny Depp hopeless with technology

April 14th, 2014 4:20am EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is hopeless with modern technology.
The 50-year-old actor - who has children Lily-Rose, 14, and Jack, 11, with former partner Vanessa Paradis - says his kids have learned not to ask him for help with their homework because he can only advise on music or history.
He said: "As far as technology... let me put it to you this way.
"My kids are smart enough to not come to me for any questions about the computer, even homework for that matter.
"Unless it's got to do with history or the future or music, I'm good.
"If it's math and all that, I'm down the road."
The 'Transcendence' star a...

Keira Knightley eyeing up The Typist film role

April 13th, 2014 2:05pm EDT
Keira Knightley
Keira Knightley is considering a role in Fox's adaptation of 'The Typist'.

The 29-year-old actress is in talks to star in the forthcoming film based on Michael Knight's 2010 book of the same name, which chronicles the early rehabilitation of the Pacific Theatre of the Second World War.

The screen beauty said: "There's a book called 'The Typist' which the lovely people at Fox are kindly trying to develop for me. My agents found it and gave it to me to read. It has two really good female roles in it, so we shall see."

Knightley was catapulted to the spotlight following her role in 'Bend It...

Johnny Depp served with legal papers at film premiere - report

April 13th, 2014 12:30pm EDT
Johnny Depp served with legal papers at film premiere - report
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp was served with legal papers relating to a murder trial as he attended the premiere of his latest movie in Los Angeles on Thursday.

The star was served while he attended the red carpet screening of new sci-fi film Transcendence at the Regency Village Theater, according to

The website's editors report the legal papers relate to the upcoming trial of Nancy Lekon, who is accused of killing a pedestrian with her car in 2009, and has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.

Lekon reportedly claims to have been in a relationship with Hollywood heartthrob D...

Johnny Depp to testify in murder trial

April 12th, 2014 3:20pm EDT
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Johnny Depp has been subpoenaed to give evidence in a murder trial.
The 'Transcendence' star was reportedly served with legal documents at the movie's premiere in Los Angeles on Thursday (04.10.14), ordering him to testify in a criminal case involving a female limousine driver.
Nancy Lekon is accused of hitting a pedestrian, dragging her for a mile and killing her in downtown LA's Skid Row in 2009.
Her lawyer wants the 50-year-old star to help him prove she is insane, as upon being arrested she told police officers that she was in a relationship with Johnny, who is engaged to actress Amber ...

Johnny Depp Receives Subpoena In Bizarre Murder Case

April 12th, 2014 9:05am EDT
Johnny Depp Receives Subpoena In Bizarre Murder Case
Imagine attending a premiere for your new film and receiving a suppoena for a murder case. That's what happened to Johnny Depp on Thursday in Hollywood.

The actor was hitting the red carpet for his upcoming movie "Transcendence" when he was served papers to appear in court to testify for a woman named Nancy Lekon.

According to, Lekon has been charged with murder for allegedly driving a limo in the Skid Row section of Los Angeles in 2009 when she hit a pedestrian and killed her. She pled guilty by reason of insanity.

Lekon's public defender intends to use Depp as part of his defen...

Johnny Depp isn't cool at home

April 11th, 2014 11:20pm EDT
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Johnny Depp admits he often gets in trouble with his teenage daughter.
The 'Transcendence' star insists his relationship with daughter Lily-Rose, who is set to turn 15 next month, is very normal and she doesn't think he is cool despite his celebrity status.
The actor told 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' on Friday (04.11.14): "All that cool stuff is going on that 15-year-old girls ... All that stuff. So she could be the sweetest thing in the world, which most of the time she is, and suddenly I'm in trouble for something."
But he added: "She's a sharp kid, very sophisticated, super intelligent and...

Vanessa Paradis nostalgic about the past

April 11th, 2014 10:20am EDT
Vanessa Paradis
Vanessa Paradis feels nostalgic about the past.
The singer-turned-actress, who split from Johnny Depp in 2012 after a 14-year relationship, has briefly opened up about her romance with the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor, revealing she still has fond memories of their time together.
Probed by France's Marie Claire magazine about whether she regrets the past, she coyly replied: "These things are too personal. I don't want to spill my soul to a magazine, and moreover, I'm very lucky.
"I don't know if I'm really melancholic because I like to live in the present and make the most of the posit...

Johnny Depp to reform rock band

April 10th, 2014 4:20am EDT
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Johnny Depp is planning to reunite with his old band.
The 50-year-old star is reportedly planning on putting his acting career on hold so that he can get back together with his former band The Kids, who he split from 30 years ago.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "It's something he's wanted to do for a while.
"He's a frustrated rocker and for all the success he's had as an actor, he still wishes he could make it in the music world."
The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor is said to have been encouraged by his new fiancée Amber Heard, who he met on the set of 2011 film 'The Rum Diary', to recl...

Paul Bettany: 'Transcendence technology is just decades away'

April 9th, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Paul Bettany
Paul Bettany is convinced the eerie technology featured in his new movie Transcendence will be commonplace within his lifetime.

In the film, Johnny Depp plays a terminally ill scientist whose mind is uploaded to a computer, granting him power beyond his wildest dreams - and his 42-year-old co-star believes the story isn't as far fetched as some people think it is.

Bettany tells WENN, "I spoke to a professor at Cal Tech (the California Institute of Technology). He's a brilliant man. When I walked into the room he was looking at a slice of the human brain whilst listening to Wagner.

"I ask...

Johnny Depp wants more children

April 8th, 2014 9:20pm EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp wants to have more children.
The 50-year-old actor, who already has Lily-Rose, 14, and Jack, 11, with his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, admits he loves kids so much that he'd happily have 100 more.
He told Entertainment Tonight: "I love kids. I have two, and they're perfect. Man, I'd make 100. But I've got the easy gig, right?"
Meanwhile, the 'Transcendence' star recently popped the question to his 27-year-old girlfriend Amber Heard, but he admits he will be leaving the wedding planning to his beau.
He said previously: "I think that I would be better at making women's shoes ...

Johnny Depp recalls bad jobs

April 5th, 2014 6:20am EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp was a terrible telemarketer.
The 'Transcendence' star tried out a multitude of jobs before finding fame as an actor, but none was less suited to him than selling pens to strangers over the phone because he felt ashamed of forcing people into a "scam".
He recalled: "I marketed pens - on the phone. But the beauty of the gig was that you had to call these strangers and say, 'Hi, how ya doing?' You made up a name, like, 'Hey, it's Edward Quartermaine from California. You're eligible to receive this grand-father clock or a trip to Tahiti.'
"You promise them all these things if they ...

Johnny Depp: Amber Heard 'very good' for me

April 3rd, 2014 9:20pm EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp believes Amber Heard is "very good" for him.
The 50-year-old actor thinks his 27-year-old beau, whom he recently got engaged to, brings out the best in him and he finds her "wonderful" and beautiful.
He told "She's a wonderful girl. She's sharp as a tack. A southern belle and sweet as can be, and very good for me."
The couple first sparked rumours they had got engaged in January after the 'Transcendence' star reportedly popped the question over the Christmas period.
However, Johnny insists he'll be leaving the wedding planning to the blonde beauty because he's "real...

Vanessa Paradis feels younger

April 3rd, 2014 4:20am EDT
Vanessa Paradis
Vanessa Paradis feels younger than ever.
The 41-year-old actress - who split from long-term partner Johnny Depp after 14 years together in 2012 - recently chopped her long locks and says her dramatic new look has given her a new "energy".
She said: "You do feel different... You do, you do, you do.
"It changes... it does give you an energy, more younger than older."
The French actress - whose rumored new boyfriend John Nollet is believed to have cut her hair - has been working on her first English language film, 'Fading Gigolo', alongside Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara and Woody Allen, and des...

Johnny Depp blasts reality shows

April 2nd, 2014 4:20am EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp hates reality shows.
The 50-year-old actor is terrified of the modern world's obsession with material goods and reality star icons, and believes the shallow craze will be the downfall of society in a few years' time.
He mused to Interview magazine: "It's really frightening. And when you see all this stuff that goes on in the commercials - the endless commercials - people yelling down your gob, 'Buy this, do this, this will save you, this will fix you.'
"Everything can be a reality show now. Imagine what's it going to be in 20 f***ing years, man."
Johnny - who is engaged to Amber...

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