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Johnny Depp's Tonto Look Was Inspired By His Great Grandmother

July 3rd, 2013 5:00pm EDT
Johnny Depp as Tonto in The Lone Ranger
While Johnny Depp's Pirates of the Caribbean character Capt. Jack Sparrow may have been inspired by Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards (who even played the character's dad in the third and fourth films in the series), the actor has revealed that the inspiration for his Native American character Tonto in The Lone Ranger came from somewhere a bit closer to home.

Depp says that it was his great grandmother -- part Native American herself -- who was his inspiration, and he instructed the film's make-up artists to make him resemble her.

"I saw my great grandmother [as the model for Tonto]...
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8 Things To Know About 'The Lone Ranger'

July 2nd, 2013 12:00pm EDT
The Lone Ranger & Tonto
On July 3, Disney is going to march out a film that they certainly hope is a hit. With an astounding budget and plenty of big name stars it can be easy to get lost in a pool of popcorn butter. The Lone Ranger has been around for a hell of a lot longer than you think, coming from a time when people listened to the radio (and I mean in places other than their cars). As anything that is exceptionally old there is a whole lot going on under that wrinkly surface (the appeal of this piece with the seniors is going to be through the roof) with plenty of stories and information that theaters full o...
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'The Lone Ranger' Review: Johnny Depp Is More Jack Sparrow Than Native American Warrior Tonto

July 2nd, 2013 7:36am EDT
'The Lone Ranger'
Okay, maybe I missed something here. I have never seen the television show "The Lone Ranger" but I do know that it's about this dude who wore a mask, had a BFF named Tonto and rode around on his horse Silver, saving folks from bad guys in the old West.  

To the best of my knowledge, the show was not a comedy. It was a serious western.

So you can imagine my surprise when I sat down to watch "The Lone Ranger" and found it filled with one joke after another - and not very funny ones. 

That's right guys and girls, this is an action comedy, at least according to the press notes... And there i...
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Jerry Bruckheimer Celebrates Walk Of Fame Honors With Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise And More

June 25th, 2013 10:50am EDT
Jerry Bruckheimer Honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of F
Film maker and TV producing legend Jerry Bruckheimer was surrounded by a multitude of celebrities as he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Monday.

Stars and famous faces from his films were in attendance included Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise and Isla Fisher to name a few. All were in hand to support and celebrate with the film icon.

Jerry O'Connell, Marg Helgenberger, Jon Voight and Martin Lawrence attended the ceremony, as did the producer's wife Linda.

Depp made a speech in honor of the moviemaker, who he has collaborated with on the Pirates of the Caribbean franch...
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Fans Flock To 'The Lone Ranger' Premiere To Get Glimpse Of Johnny Depp

June 23rd, 2013 8:56am EDT
The Lone Ranger Premiere
The big event and talk of the town this weekend was the world premiere of “The Lone Ranger” at Disney's Adventure Park in Anaheim, California. The star studded event drew tons of celebrities to the red carpet, including what seemed to be a record number of fans that watched on – estimated at some 3,000 people.

Johnny Depp who turned 50 on June 9 highlighted the event alongside Co-star Armie Hammer who plays the Lone Ranger. Johnny Depp of course plays the Lone Ranger's sidekick Tonto in the upcoming blockbuster.

Check out a few pictures of Hollywood's big premiere over the weekend.

“The...
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Johnny Depp Surprises Fans At 'Lone Ranger' Screening In Oklahoma

June 22nd, 2013 3:39pm EDT
Johnny Depp
On Friday, Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp gave fans in Oklahoma a thrill by turning up unannounced at a screening of his new movie The Lone Ranger.

The 50 year-old actor sent locals into a frenzy when he stepped onto the red carpet at Carmike Cinemas in Lawton with LaDonna Harris, a member of the Comanche tribe and president of Americans For Indian Opportunity group, on his arm.

Last year, Depp was made an honorary member of the Comanche tribe thanks to his portrayal of the Lone Ranger's Native American sidekick Tonto in the Disney adaptation of the classic TV show.

Speaking at the s...
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Johnny Depp's Scary Fall From Horse During 'Lone Ranger' Shoot Captured In Behind-The-Scenes Video

June 18th, 2013 7:54pm EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp escaped serious injury when a stunt went wrong on the set of his upcoming film The Lone Ranger.

The star, who plays the Native American Tonto in the Disney adaptation of the classic TV show, was riding his horse Scout alongside Armie Hammer during an action scene when his saddle came loose and he lost his grip.

A new behind-the-scenes video released by the movie studio shows Depp falling off his horse while riding at full-speed during the shoot, narrowly avoiding being trampled by Scout, who appears to try and avoid hurting the actor. The crew rushed out to aid the fallen star...
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Happy 50th Birthday Johnny Depp!

June 9th, 2013 11:00am EDT
Johnny Depp
We'd like to wish Johnny Depp a happy 50th birthday today. Yes, you heard that right, Johnny Depp is half a century old! 

Johnny Depp was born June 9, 1963 in Owensboro, Kentucky. Just to give you an idea how long ago that was (sorry Johnny), JFK was assassinated that year, gasoline was 29 cents a gallon and Martin Luther King gave his famous "I have a dream" speech.

Besides being one of Hollywood's biggest movie stars ever, Depp still remains one of the world's most hottest men – it seems he's been on that list for decades now. To all the fathers out there…  If your teenage daughter has ...
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Fan Names Fossil After Johnny Depp

May 20th, 2013 4:36pm EDT
Edward Scissorhands
A scientist has named a fossil after Johnny Depp after he saw a resemblance to Edward Scissorhands.

David Legg, a british scientist from Imperial College London, discovered a 505 million-year-old fossil that appears to have been an ancestor of lobster and scorpions. The fossil had large, scissor-like claws.

Legg thought the claws looked like the titular character in Edward Scissorhands, and decided to name it Kooteninchela deppi after the movie's star.

Legg says, "When I first saw the pair of isolated claws in the fossil records of this species, I could not help but think of Edward Sciss...
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Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Spotted Together At Rolling Stones Concert

April 29th, 2013 4:07pm EDT
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
The on-again, off again pair Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were spotted together and holding hands at a Rolling Stones surprise concert in Los Angeles Saturday.

Photographers snapped the couple wading through the crowd, fingers interlaced. Last year, Depp split with long-time partner Vanessa Paradis after 14 years together. It was immediately speculated he was with Heard, who co-starred with Depp in The Rum Diary.

Heard split with girlfriend Tasya van Ree last June, and was not rumored to be dating anyone other than Depp.

The two stars refuse to comment on their relationship, keeping fans ...
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Johnny Depp To Play The Big Bad Wolf In 'Into The Woods?'

April 29th, 2013 9:26am EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is in talks to join the big-screen adaptation of the musical "Into The Woods," playing a sexy variation of the Big Bad Wolf.

Back in February, Meryl Streep was confirmed as the movie's evil witch, while other rumored casting includes Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Christine Baranski as the wicked stepmother and Patrick Wilson as Prince Charming.

If Depp lands the part, it will mark his first singing role since starring in Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd."

"Nine" and "Chicago" director Rob Marshall, who worked with Depp on "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," will take char...
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Third And Final Trailer For Disney's 'The Lone Ranger' Promises Lots Of Action

April 19th, 2013 11:14am EDT
The Lone Ranger
Disney's third and final trailer for this July's surefire blockbuster The Lone Ranger was released on Thursday and it looks awesome!

Johnny Depp, who stars in the film as Tonto, and director Gore Verbinski were on hand at this year's CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where movie theater owners gather to get the latest info on upcoming films and technology, to share 20 minutes of footage of the film with cinema bosses. Unfortunately we'll all have to wait until July 3 to see any of that footage.
 
Based on the characters that were introduced by Detroit's WXYZ radio in 1933, the story begins with the ...
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Johnny Depp Thrilled To Become Part Of Comanche Tribe

April 12th, 2013 8:23pm EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp was thrilled when Comanche Nation leaders invited him to become an honorary member of their tribe while he was filming The Lone Ranger in New Mexico last May.

Depp, who plays Native American hero Tonto in the upcoming Disney adaptatoin, says being adopted into the tribe was "possibly the greatest memento" he could've received.

The sacred ceremony was held at the Albuquerque home of LaDonna Harris, a prominent Native Amercian activist.

"When the request came in, I couldn't believe it. It was an honor beyond all honors..." Depp says. "The name they chose for me, Mah-Woo-Meh, me...
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Ke$ha Says She Had 'Eyeball Sex' With Johnny Depp

April 3rd, 2013 1:02pm EDT
Ke$ha
Ke$ha claims Johnny Depp had "eyeball sex" with her at the benefit concert for hurricane Sandy last year.

The controversial singer claims the most famous person to have ever chatted her up is Hollywood legend Johnny, who made eyes at her from across the room last year. She revealed: "Me and Johnny Depp had eyeball sex at the benefit concert for Sandy in LA. We never really talked - we just had eyeball sex."

The 26-year-old star also admitted to getting "s**tfaced" with superstar Rihanna when the pair embarked upon their Last Girl On Earth Tour in 2010.

Ke$ha said: "Rihanna's a really co...
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'Lone Ranger' Producers Fined Over Crew Member's Death

March 26th, 2013 8:16am EDT
Lone Ranger
Producers behind Johnny Depp's new film The Lone Ranger have been fined by California's health and safety watchdog group over the death of a crew member on set last year.

Welder and water safety expert Mike Bridger died in September after reportedly suffering a heart attack while working inside a large liquid tank.

An investigation into the tragedy was launched by officials from the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and now the organization has issued a number of fines to chiefs at Silver Bullet Productions.

The fines, amounting to $61,445, were handed out for a series of vi...
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Johnny Depp To Play Whitey Bulger In 'Black Mass'

February 4th, 2013 8:54am EST
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is taking on the tumultuous past of notorious gangster Whitey Bulger in a new biopic about the Boston crime lord.

Rain Man director Barry Levinson will helm the movie, Black Mass, which chronicles the life of James 'Whitey' Bulger, who was on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Most Wanted List for almost two decades.

It will be based on the book Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob by Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerald O'Neill.

Bulger, who was reportedly the inspiration for Jack Nicholson's ruthless crime boss...
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Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2013

January 3rd, 2013 11:08am EST
Brad Pitt
The biggest and most memorable event of 1963 was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, its 50th anniversary will be marked on November 22. The civil rights movement was in full swing as Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech and the Vietnam conflict had begun. Gas was 29 cents a gallon and the average cost for a new home was $12,560.

Also that year, the Beatles released their first album 'Please Please Me.' Notable films released in 1963 were The Great Escape, From Russia with Love, The Birds, Cleopatra and The Pink Panther. Popular TV shows included, The A...
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2012 Celebrity Breakups

December 15th, 2012 9:00am EST
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
Every year some of our favorite famous couples decide it isn't working out for them anymore and they break up. Sometimes fans are surprised by the announcement, and other times we wonder why it didn't happen sooner.

One of the most shocking splits was Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. The actress stunned fans over the summer when she announced her five-year marriage to Cruise was over, and she filed to legally end the union on June 28, citing "irreconcilable differences" for the split.

Katie will receive $400,000 a year in child support for the couple's daughter, Suri. The payments will con...
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10 Best Actors of 2012

November 25th, 2012 5:00pm EST
The Hunger Games
2012 has been a great year in Film, especially for giant box office hits like The Hunger Games, The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and The Twilight Saga-Breaking Dawn Part 2. Regardless of film size though, we are thankful for the following actors because they blew us away, whether it was in a lower budget Indie or a Box office sensation (or both, in some cases!)

1.) Jennifer Lawrence- Oh, where do we possibly start with you? Your 2012 performances have been outstanding, not that it’s any surprise, because after we saw you in Winter’s Bone, we knew there was nothing you couldn’t d...
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12 Actors & Actresses Who Are Really Good Singers

November 21st, 2012 11:54am EST
Anne Hathaway
A few select actors and actresses are able to do it all, including act and sing. The truly talented are stand outs in Hollywood, demonstrating their vocal skills on and off the big screen.

Anne Hathaway recently wrapped up her new film, a big-screen adaptation of hit stage show Les Miserables, and in December moviegoers will get the chance to hear her musical talents. She has also shown off her commanding theatrical voice on shows such as "Saturday Night Live."

Check out more stars who can sing...

Gwyneth Paltrow sang in "Duets" and also "Country Strong." She's blonde, beautiful and ta...
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One Direction Invited To Johnny Depp's Home For 'Jam Session'

November 14th, 2012 9:00am EST
One Direction
One Direction recruited Johnny Depp as their sixth member over the weekend after they were invited to visit the Hollywood star and his super-fan daughter.

The actor reached out to the pop group while they were in Los Angeles and asked them to come to his house to meet his daughter Lily-Rose, who is a huge fan of the band.

The young stars were thrilled when they got the chance to see the enthusiastic musician's home studio and have a jamming session with him.

A source tells British newspaper The Sun, "Johnny found out One Direction were in town and, after making a few calls, they came ...
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Professor To Sue Johnny Depp After Fight With Bodyguards

November 3rd, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Johnny Depp
A California professor has been given the go-ahead to sue Johnny Depp over a scuffle with the actor's bodyguards.

Robin Eckert, who teaches at the University of California Irvine's medical school has been given permission to seek punitive damages from the Pirates of the Caribbean star thanks to a new ruling from a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge.

Eckert, 53, claims she was roughed up by Depp's minders at an Iggy and the Stooges concert at the Hollywood Palladium last December.

She also alleges the bodyguards attempted to take her iPhone, which contained confidential informatio...
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Johnny Depp Lands Publishing Deal With HarperCollins

October 16th, 2012 8:33am EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is moving into the publishing world after signing a new deal.

The Dark Shadows star has teamed up with bosses at HarperCollins Publishers to launch an imprint named after his production company Infinitum Nihil, meaning "Nothing is forever."

One of Depp's first projects is set to be The Unravelled Tales of Bob Dylan, which will be based in part on interviews with the musician by best-selling historian Douglas Brinkley.

In a statement, the actor says, "I pledge, on behalf of Infinitum Nihil, that we will do our best to deliver publications worthy of peoples' time, of peoples...
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Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman & 5 Other Longtime Famous Couples Who Split Up

October 8th, 2012 6:00pm EDT
Danny DeVito & Rhea Perlman
The news that Danny DeVito, 67, and Rhea Perlman, 64, split after a staggering 30 years together shocked fans around the world this morning. The couple, who have three children together, met after Rhea saw the actor in a play in 1971. They got married in 1982.

No reason was given for the split, but according to AARP, extramarital affairs for people 45 and older are relatively rare. So the odds that Danny or Rhea met someone else is likely not the cause of their break up.

Some relationships just fizzle out over time. Sometimes a couple's personal issues intensify. Most typically, a husband...
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2012 Summer Blockbusters - The Winners & The Losers

September 8th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
The Avengers
Sometimes the task of getting people to flock to the movie theatres during the summer months can be tricky, as some would rather soak up the rays from the sun instead of those coming from the projector. But if the soothing sensation of a cool, dark room isn't enough to attract the audience, what is? Here's a recap of this summer's hits and misses at the box office.

The season kicked off big time with "The Avengers," which brought in a record $207.4 million during its first weekend. Performances by stars such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson brought life to Iron Man,...
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Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' Prompts Film Location Fight

August 25th, 2012 5:35pm EDT
The Lone Ranger
The Mayor of Moab, Utah has blasted Bureau of Land Management officials for upsetting producers of Johnny Depp's new The Lone Ranger movie over a filming sequence.

Dave Sakrison admits he was dismayed to hear that movie bosses had told his staff that they would never return to film in the area surrounding the southern Utah town after clashing with BLM bosses over a permit.

According to local newspaper the Moab Sun News, the conflict occurred last month when a cavalry charge sequence was altered at the last minute to feature more extras, prompting an on-site BLM official to grumble about...
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10 Stars Who Have Been Injured On The Job

August 19th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man
Early this week, production was halted on the set of "Iron Man 3" after its star Robert Downey Jr. injured his ankle while performing a stunt. Marvel Studios confirmed this Thursday, saying there will be a short delay in film production. With all the things going on in movie sets and concert stages, being a star can sometimes be hazardous. Here are 10 other celebrities who were hurt while performing their jobs.

During the filming of "The Green Lantern," Ryan Reynolds separated his shoulder and he popped it back into place during the scene. He told People magazine, "My last injury was ...
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Alice Cooper Invites Johnny Depp To Join Him On Tour

August 16th, 2012 10:38am EDT
Alice Cooper
If Johnny Depp wants to get away from it all - and move on from his split from longterm partner Vanessa Paradis - he may want to consider going on tour with rocker Alice Cooper.

Depp played with Cooper at a show in London last year, and the rocker has issued an open invitation to join him on stage in a larger capacity.

Cooper said, "Johnny came to Hollywood to play guitar. He didn't come as an actor at all... I always say to him, 'If you really want to go out on tour, let me know and you can come with us.' I wouldn't be surprised if he did."

In recent months, Depp has been dabbling more ...
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Johnny Depp To Play Dean Martin In New Biopic?

August 14th, 2012 4:53pm EDT
Johnny Depp
Singer Dean Martin's daughter has put Johnny Depp at the top of her wish list to portray her father in an upcoming biopic.

Deana Martin's memoir, Memories Are Made of This, is set for a big screen movie adaption, directed by Joe Mantegna, who played the iconic star in 1998 HBO movie The Rat Pack.

The 63 year old, who is also a musician, has already recruited actress Jennifer Love Hewitt to portray her in the film, after running into the actress during a concert in the Big Apple last year, and Deana admits the casting was a dream come true.

She tells the New York Post, "I was performin...
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Vanessa Paradis Hinted At Heartache Before Breaking Up With Johnny Depp

August 12th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Vanessa Paradis
Merely two days before she announced her split from Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis gave an emotional interview about the pain of heartbreak. After months of break up rumors, the stars confirmed the end of their 14-year relationship in June.

Both have remained silent since the split; however, the French singer gave an interview to Harper's Bazaar magazine just two days before the breakup news hit headlines, and she hinted at trouble in her personal life.

Paradis commented, "Love is the strongest and most fragile thing we have in life. Nothing is ever for sure, but when something in love do...
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