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Johnny Depp gives up alcohol

June 19th, 2013 3:20am EDT
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Johnny Depp has turned his back on alcohol after declaring, "I pretty much got everything I could get out of it".

The movie star, who played hard-drinking pirate Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, insists he has been sober and alcohol-free for 18 months after years of enjoying fine wines and spirits.

He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I investigated wine and spirits thoroughly, and they certainly investigated me as well, and we found out that we got along beautifully, but maybe too well.

"I don't have the physical need for the drug alcohol. No, it's more my medica...

Johnny Depp becomes firm friends with West Memphis Three member

June 18th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp has developed a strong friendship with Damien Echols ever since the West Memphis Three member was released from prison.

The actor supported Echols' case for freedom for years and was among the celebrities celebrating when his pal emerged victorious, after 18 years behind bars, in 2011 - and Depp was one of the first people the convicted killer visited upon his release.

The movie star cooked up a comfort food feast for Echols, revealing, "I thought if I had just got out of the pokey (prison) after 18 years, I'd want some f**king Tater Tots (fried potato bites), man. I'd want so...

Johnny Depp mulls retirement in a decade

June 18th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp is considering retirement when he hits 60 in a decade - because he'd like to spend his twilight years living life.

The movie star, who turned 50 earlier this month (Jun13), admits he's sick of constantly being "on the run" from the paparazzi and he has grown tired of having to "sneak in through the kitchen or the underground labyrinth of the hotel," so he has an exit strategy.

He tells the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine, "I can't say that I'd want to be doing this for another 10 years.

"I think while I've got the opportunity and the desire and the creative spark to do th...

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...

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 ...

Gary Barlow scoring West End musical

June 7th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Gary Barlow
British pop star Gary Barlow has signed up to compose the score for a revamped stage version of Johnny Depp's Hollywood movie Finding Neverland.

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has enlisted the Take That singer to write new songs for a musical based on the 2004 film, which starred Depp as Peter Pan playwright J. M. Barrie.

A 2012 theatre adaptation of Finding Neverland was met with lacklustre reviews, but Weinstein is convinced Barlow can turn the show around and reveals he has already come up with five songs, which will join existing numbers by composer Scott Frankel and lyricist Michael Ko...

The Lone Ranger premiere proceeds to be donated to American Indians

May 30th, 2013 8:41pm EDT
The Lone Ranger
The producers of Johnny Depp's upcoming Western The Lone Ranger are donating proceeds from the film's Los Angeles premiere to the American Indian College Fund (AICF).

The adventure epic, in which Depp stars as Tonto, the Lone Ranger's Native American sidekick, was filmed on Indian land and featured Comanche tribe leaders as consultants, who assisted script supervisors and set designers.

And to honour the project's heavy Native American links, studio executives at Walt Disney Pictures are showing their appreciation and thanks by opening the film's first screening to the public in an effort...

Johnny Depp takes Amber Heard out for dinner with a Rolling Stone

May 24th, 2013 3:11am EDT
Johnny Depp
Actress Amber Heard rubbed shoulders with rock royalty on Thursday (23May13) as her rumoured boyfriend Johnny Depp took her to dinner with Keith Richards.

Heard and Depp have been romantically linked since his 14-year relationship with Vanessa Paradis broke down last year (12), and they fuelled speculation when they were spotted holding hands at the Rolling Stones' surprise show in Los Angeles last month (Apr13).

Heard got up close and personal with the real thing on Thursday evening when she and Depp went out to eat with the band's guitarist Richards at L.A. restaurant Ago.

Neither Hear...

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...

Fossil named after Johnny Depp

May 20th, 2013 3:01am EDT
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp has had an extinct sea creature named in his honour.

British scientist David Legg, from Imperial College London, recently discovered the 505 million-year-old fossil, a distant ancestor of lobsters and scorpions which had scissor-like claws, and decided to call it Kooteninchela deppi after drawing inspiration from the actor's classic movie Edward Scissorhands.

He explains, "When I first saw the pair of isolated claws in the fossil records of this species, I could not help but think of Edward Scissorhands. Even the genus name, Kootenichela, includes the reference to this film, a...

Jake Gyllenhaal & Chris Pine considering royal roles in Into The Woods movie

May 15th, 2013 8:52pm EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal
Chris Pine and Jake Gyllenhaal are reportedly in talks to join Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep in the movie adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical Into The Woods.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two actors will make their onscreen singing debuts if they sign on to play fairytale princes in the project.

The film, which will feature new Sondheim songs, will be shot in London this autumn (13).

The cast so far features Streep playing The Witch, Depp The Wolf and British comedian James Corden as The Baker.

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Ke$ha Says She Had 'Eyeball Sex' With Johnny Depp

April 3rd, 2013 1:02pm EDT
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...

'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...

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...

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...

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...

Johnny Depp's New Role: Guitarist For Alice Cooper

December 3rd, 2012 11:37am EST
Johnny Depp on stage with Alice Cooper
Alice Cooper fans got a surprise during a recent concert in Los Angeles. Those who weren't too stoned to notice were greeted with an appearance from Johnny Depp!

According to People, the actor best known for his role as Captain Jack , appeared on stage with a guitar, looking rather pirate-like in a cowboy hat decked out with feathers and a few million beaded necklaces around his neck.

Depp is used to the the stage. The actor had his own band for a while. Plus, back in the summer, he performed with Aerosmith. He's also been rumored to have showed up on stage with Marilyn Manson and with th...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

The First 'Lone Ranger' Trailer Is Here!

October 3rd, 2012 9:17am EDT
Lone Ranger
After months of anticipation, and one much-buzzed about tease at Comic-Con, the world was finally treated to the first trailer for Johnny Depp's high octane western "The Lone Ranger" last night.

And all we can say is: Hi-Yo Silver! And Away!

Of course, there were a few surprises in the trailer, the main one being that the star of the film seems to be neither Armie Hammer (who plays the titular masked vigilante) nor Depp (who plays his unexpectedly fierce Native American partner Tonto) but rather an assortment of lovingly filmed trains. The trailer does play out just a little bit like the...

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,...

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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