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12 years ago
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12 years ago
Johnny Depp's 7 year old daughter, Lily Depp, was hospitalized for nine days, after coming down with a 'mystery illness.' It is now revealed that the mystery illness was in fact an E. coli infection. E.coli is a type of food poisoning that is commonly caused by improperly cooked meat, unpasteurized milk or water contamination. It is a bacteria which normally lives inside the intestines where it helps break down and digest food. But certain strains can get into the blood causing a rare but very serious infection. A source close to Johnny said:

Everyone gasped when we were given the real reason for her illness. It was touch and go for a while.

This has of course shaken up what appears to be a very close family. It was reported that Johnny and Lily's mother, Vanessa Paradis, held a bedside vigil for their daughter in the hospital. He has spoken in the past about what it means to him to be a father:

I just want to watch my kids grow up and make
sure they're healthy and happy, they are the greatest
thing that has ever happened to me. I never thought it
was possible to feel such profound, deep love. Being a
dad has given me great strength, great perspective,
great calm. More than anything - I love being with
my family.
12 years ago

Principal photography has begun in London on "Sweeney Todd"; starring Johnny Depp in the Tim Burton directed screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller.

The DreamWorks Pictures and Warner Bros. co-production presents Depp as Sweeney Todd, a man unjustly sent to prison, who vows revenge not only for that cruel punishment but for the devastating consequences of what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to reopen his barber shop, he becomes the Demon Barber of Fleet Street who "shaved the heads of gentleman who never thereafter were heard from again."*

"I've always wanted to do a musical and 'Sweeney Todd' is my favorite," said Tim Burton. "Stephen's blend of humor, horror and emotion is something that has always connected with me."

"Sometimes a story or stage production has to wait a long time until the right people come together to turn it into a motion picture," said Stephen Sondheim. "That's what has happened with 'Sweeney Todd' and I'm excited as well as confident that it will be a first-rate and startling movie."

This will be the sixth collaboration between Depp and Burton who worked previously together on Corpse Bride, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Ed Wood, Edward Scissorhands and Sleepy Hollow. Depp comes fresh from completing the third Pirates of the Caribbean film in the Academy Award nominated role of Captain Jack Sparrow

Johnny as Sweeney Todd
12 years ago
12 years ago

whoah that photo is rather freaky lol
thanks for all the info

x x x

Todd vs Depp
12 years ago

never thought Johnny would look like this, i have only seen it in my dreams (not really,just can`t imagine him this way) still is hot though

                                                                                                 peace out


12 years ago
Johnny Depp as a singing serial killer . My , my , my....Is there nothing he can't or won't do...? Dark and eccentric as ever . I love it.
12 years ago
Looks like he wants to chop up the cameraman and put him into a meat pie, actually ....heh....or maybe he's just trying to get into character .
12 years ago
i think its the evil red eyes that makes him look so strange lol x x
12 years ago

It's what makes him the ultimate actor! To be able to don the skin of the character he portrays! Nothing makes a movie better than when it appears real life! Can you imagine what he must have been going through finding out that his daughter was ill?

I hope that everything is back to normal with Lily Rose and the Depp family!

Love & Peace

12 years ago

That picture is creepy! He is definitely getting into the skin of the character lol

I'm sure Lily Rose is making an excellent recovery, especially with such a devoted father, wish her all the best

12 years ago
Depp to play Mercury?

Is Johnny Depp playing the late Freddie Mercury in a film biopic? Possibly, according to Queen guitarist Brian May.

In a statement on his official website, May wrote, "Discussions are at an early stage. Johnny Depp is fantastic. He would be a worthy counterpart for Freddie on screen."

The project is said to be funded by Tribeca Productions, the company owned by Robert De Niro which also funded the Queen stage musical We Will Rock You.

Depp is no stranger to rock, having based Captain Jack Sparrow on Keith Richards and playing guitar in his own band, but Mercury isn't his first choice of biopic. Being interviewed in 2005, he expressed a wish to play Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett.

12 years ago
That's according to Q music. I love Freddie Mercury and Queen but I doubt that it's actually going to happen
12 years ago

Hmmmm....Nope...Can't really picture it....but I love 'em both .

Missin' you , Freddie .

12 years ago

Gee, he's always got something in the works! How does he do it? I'd watch anything that he has a part in acting or creating!

Love & Peace
12 years ago

Wow, I found a Johnny Depp treasure trove of interviews!

12 years ago

Hey! Look at the new smiley!  Argg, why is the rum always gone?

I'm lovin you Johnny!

12 years ago
Oh, I'm lovin' that smiley . Heh. Thanks for alerting me to it...and thanks for the interview link . FINALLY saw the Actor's Studio interview , incidentally . My god , he is SO much like my brother . Great stuff.
12 years ago

Woohoo love that smiley!!!

Haven't seen him on inside the actor's studio yet

12 years ago

  So THAT'S where all the rum has gone!

Chetna's been drinkin' it all!

Capt. Jack is NOT going to be a happy Pirate! In fact he'll be an Irate Pirate! He might make you walk the plank!  But, don't worry...Johnny's sister, Debbie (the big teaser) and I, (his imaginary lover...) will be waiting below in a dinghy thingy...and rescue you! Because YOU have all the RUM!      Arrrgh!

12 years ago

Mata , I tell you honestly , I WISH Johnny and I were related . He truly is SO much like my brother...and having seen him interviewed on Inside The Actor's Studio , I couldn't help but feel a strange sort of familiarity and understanding . I'm struggling so hard against the word "connection" . That seems so pretentious . I just feel , somehow , that I can identify with the man . So strange .

Now...., where's the rum....?

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Johnny to play posioned ex spy
12 years ago

Johnny Depp to Play Poisoned Ex Spy  1/13/07

Johnny Depp is rumored to be starring in a new movie about poisoned ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, after Warner Bros bought the film rights to a book on his murder.

Depp's production company Infinitum Nihil is to make the movie for Warner Bros, sparking rumors Depp himself will take the lead role.

British police are still investigating the death of Litvinenko last year (06) after traces of lethal polonium-210 radiation were found in his body when he was admitted to London's University College hospital three weeks before he died.


12 years ago

Here ya go, Debbie Depp! Here's to being somehow connected!

SAM! Thanks for the info about who he'll be playing...I watched a good program on TV about that whole Russion Spy adventure and it sure will make a good movie! Especially with the Pro Bro!

Love & Peace & bloody daggers!

12 years ago

Certainly interesting to see Johnny as a Russian....but who'll be taking on the role of Putin , I wonder....? I've heard rumours that he was linked to that strange incident....and he was formerly of the KGB , after all , wasn't he...?

On a lighter note , strangely enough , I have been called Debbie Depp by friends who've said I do go on a bit too much about him...

12 years ago

I LOVE Spy vs. Spy . Used to nick my brother's Mad mags just for that purpose . Well, that and the little cartoony things in the corners....and the folding thingy at the end....

12 years ago

Hey Mata good to know you'll be there when I go

The Litvinenko story was all over the papers here and you had to feel for the guy as initially it looked like he might make it after all. Some of his friends also died/ vanished in rather dodgy circumstances...

11 years ago
04 June 2007 10:20:08
Depp plunders prizes at MTV awards
Johnny Depp won MTV gong for best performance
Captain Jack Sparrow was the big winner at the MTV Movie Awards as Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest was named best movie and its star, Johnny Depp, won for best performance.
Depp joined Pirates producer Jerry Bruckheimer to accept the Golden Popcorn trophy.
"This is the man who did it all right here, Johnny Depp," Bruckheimer said at the ceremony in Universal City, California. "Without him, we wouldn't be here."
"I'd like to thank this man and Disney for not firing me first," Depp quipped.
11 years ago
Interview with
11 years ago
DEPP ''How can a guy with gold teeth sell toothpaste? It's like a bald man selling shampoo''
Armando Gallo/Retna

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Before Pirates, you'd never reprised a character in a sequel. You got swallowed up by the bed in A Nightmare on Elm Street, so —
JOHNNY DEPP: Yeah, that ruled me out of any of those sequels. [Laughs] The only other sequel I'd ever thought about was Edward Scissorhands. There may have been no need to revisit that story, but back then I just wanted to play him again. It's the same thing with Captain Jack, ultimately. I just wanted to play him again.

Did the bashing a lot of critics gave the last Pirates movie surprise you?
God, no. After the first one was a success, I was sure that the critics were going to have to snap around and start taking potshots. It's in the rule book: You must take a dump on the second film. And with this one, they're probably going to do the same thing and maybe even go below the belt. Which is cool. Why not? There are worse things in life.

Of all the licensed merchandise that has spun off from the Pirates movies, has there been anything so far that seemed so surreal, you just said ''Hold on a second''?
There were only a couple of things that I thought, Now we're stepping over the line. I drew the line at hygiene products. It just seemed wrong. Like Captain Jack toothpaste, for example. How can a guy with gold teeth sell toothpaste? It's like a bald man selling shampoo. And cold cuts would be weird: Captain Jack hot dogs, bologna — things like that.

Early in your career, you resisted the idea of being on lunch boxes and thermoses. Do you ever wonder what your 21 Jump Street-era self would think if he saw you on a box of Pop-Tarts?
The Jump Street guy — that was 20 years ago, and I didn't have a lot of the perspective or experience or distance or sense of humor that I do now. Being able to embrace the absurdity of it, as opposed to fighting tooth and nail for somebody to represent you with some degree of integrity or whatever — I mean, that's a ludicrous notion. You can only do your work, and your work represents whatever you want it to represent. I've arrived at a certain place where I just go: You know what? I don't care. It's freeing.

You were instrumental in persuading Keith Richards to make a cameo in At World's End. What was it like to work with Jack Sparrow's spiritual godfather?
The anticipation was mad. Everybody was like, ''Is he going to do it? Is he going to do it?'' And then whammo, he arrived at 8 o'clock in the morning, totally prepped and ready to go. Obviously, Keith Richards — the guy invented charisma. But what I didn't expect was he was going to be such a great actor. I started calling him ''Two-Take Richards.'' It was like this gunslinger who arrived in the town, charmed all the women and impressed all the men, and then split.

The success of these movies has obviously boosted your clout in Hollywood. Is that something you've felt or does it seem very abstract?
The idea of status or where one stands in the competitive marketplace — that kind of thing is really foreign to me. It's one of those arenas of ignorance I really prefer to stay in. I've had people say some of the strangest things I've ever heard in my life: ''Do you know how much you've made?'' ''This is where you are in the power...'' It just doesn't make sense to me. I just feel glad that I still get jobs to where I don't have to sell out or sell my soul. [Pauses] Although maybe I sold my soul already. I don't know, it's hard to tell.

After several years of playing Captain Jack, is it a relief to finally be taking on a new role in [the Tim Burton-directed musical] Sweeney Todd?
I wouldn't say it's a relief necessarily, although having the safety cushion of another character was nice because it saved me some degree of depression saying goodbye to Captain Jack. But Sweeney Todd is a great challenge. I did a musical, Cry-Baby, back in 1989, but I didn't sing. It wasn't my voice. So here I'm challenged with these amazing melodies of Stephen Sondheim. That was kind of a bugger to deal with. But I think we got there. [Laughs] At least I haven't been fired yet.

11 years ago

How can a guy with gold teeth sell toothpaste? It's like a bald man selling shampoo.

That quote is everywhere on the web now . Good for him , says I . The guy has always had SO much integrity....and he's been in the business long enough now not only to call the shots but to laugh at the lunacy of it all . True , his younger , angrier , more rebellious self would protest that he sold his soul when he allowed Captain Jack to be made a franchise as they had made him in 21 Jump Street but hey...he loves the character he's made and it's all been under his own terms , so....good on ya , mate .

11 years ago

Yeah I agree Debbie, it's definitely on his terms and he knows where to draw the line

11 years ago
Ah he's a legend. In every thing he's done.
11 years ago
he more than legend through my eyes
Hereeeeee's Johnny...
11 years ago

My favorite star...

One little kid was getting his picture taken while laying on Winnie the Poo's star... It was tempting to lay down beside Johnny's star...but, my daughter said that she'd have me committed.

Love & Peace

11 years ago

Hollywood, California

We decided not to go on the tour and headed across California to Arizona and spent the day at the Grand Canyon. I figured Johnny might be there rather than in Hollywood, anyway.

Love & Peace 

11 years ago

Hello girls I'm back! Great photos Mata! Bet you had a "grand" time at the Canyon and that Johnny would heartily approve

11 years ago

Depp to play Mercury?

OMG!  That would be AWESOME!

11 years ago

Hey thanks for all the info.

11 years ago

Welcome to the Depp group, Pallavi!  I'd offer you some rum but...someone drank it all! We won't name names.

Love & Peace

11 years ago
It's a great group.

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11 years ago

Welcome Pallavi!

Mata, rum all gone eh?

11 years ago
Hi Chetna
11 years ago

Well, speak of the...rum! Hi Chetna, would you happen to have a spot?  

Can you tell that I've ad me portion already?   Oops, I've tipped.

11 years ago

Hi girls My supplies I'm afraid, are perenially low

Mata, like your new pic, the hat is very fetching

And it's official, Captain Jack has captured the British psyche (highjacked it more like it lol):

Captain Jack tops poll

Captain Jack Sparrow in the hit Pirates of the Caribbean movies has been voted the UK's favourite big-screen character.

Captain Jack, played by heartthrob Johnny Depp, beat Star Wars' villain Darth Vader into second place in the poll of 4,000 movie fans.

James Bond, played by Daniel Craig in the most recent spy thriller Casino Royale, is third in the survey by Total Film magazine.

11 years ago

Thanks, Chetna... about my hat.

The UK has great taste in stars. Even though Capt. Jack is a pirate, he's got a big, lovable heart!

Love & Peace

11 years ago

Mata, the UK better have taste, me living there lol

From Variety: Depp returns to Hunter Thompson
Johnny Depp will produce and star in Warner Independent's adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's autobiographical 1959 book The Rum Diaries. Depp will play Paul Kemp, a freelance newspaper journalist in 1950s Puerto Rico who is surrounded by a group of self-destructive lost souls. Thompson wrote the novel when he was 22, before he developed his trademark ''gonzo'' style of writing. Though written in 1959, Rum Diaries was not published until 1998. Depp is producing with Graham King, who acquired rights to the book for his GK Films and Depp's Infinitum Nihil. Bruce Robinson (Withnail and I) will write and direct the adaptation. Depp previously starred in a movie adaptation of Thompson's 1972 novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The actor just finished shooting Sweeny Todd and is expected to start work on Rum Diaries after he wraps Shantaram, Mira Nair's adaptation of the novel about an Australian drug addict who returns to a life of crime after escaping to India. Last week, it was announced that Depp's production company was working with King's GK Films on a movie adaptation of the 1960s supernatural soap opera Dark Shadows.

11 years ago
Cool! Thanks, for the info, Chetna.
11 years ago

Jan. 14, 2008 | 04:25 PM EST Johnny Depp 'Overjoyed' by Golden Globes Win The Sweeney Todd star speaks out after Sunday night's press conference

They may not have been on hand to take home their Golden Globes on Sunday night, but Hollywood's top actors – including Johnny Depp and Daniel Day-Lewis – expressed gratitude for the honor Monday.

Johnny Depp – best actor in a comedy or musical for his turn as the murderous barber in Sweeney Todd – thanked everyone from his costar to his family. He released the following statement:

"I would like to thank my beloved friends at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for bestowing such an honor on me. It is a humbling experience, especially in the company of such talent. For many years the HFPA has supported my work and for that I have always been truly grateful. While this is indeed a happy day for me, I am overjoyed at the recognition the film as a whole is receiving. Tim [Burton] is a dear friend and a true artist whose vision and skill inspire us all. He is a genius. Without his unwavering trust and support, I would not be anywhere near where I am today."

"Also, big thanks and respect to Helena [Bonham-Carter], whose simply staggering performance as Mrs. Lovett is a wonder to behold. I must send a behemoth salute to the wonderful crew and cast of Sweeney Todd and all at Dreamworks/Paramount and Warner Bros. Pictures. In addition, I'd also like to extend my sincere gratitude to, first and foremost, my cherished friend and agent of forever ago, Tracey Jacobs; the extraordinary man and producer, Richard Zanuck; the mastermind Stephen Sondheim; and, of course, my precious family, Vanessa, Lily-Rose and Jack, for all of their love, support and pure and absolute happiness everyday. Overall, I believe it to be a proud achievement for everyone involved and on behalf of us all, I thank you."
11 years ago
What a sweethear! Congrats Johnny
11 years ago

The guy is graciousness itself...and it's so true what he says about Tim Burton . He truly saved him from 21 Jump Street and allowed him to become the talented, unique , amazing actor he is today . Thanks from me as well , Mr. Burton .

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11 years ago
Well said Debbie! Kudos to Tim Burton!
Jude, Johnny & Colin to Assume Heath's Last Role
11 years ago
Jude, Johnny & Colin to Assume Heath's Last Role | Heath Ledger
It is taking three top names Jude Law, Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell – to step into Heath Ledger's final role, in the unfinished movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, according to a rep for Law.

Speaking to
the BBC, Law's spokeswoman confirmed that the three actors would play Ledger's role of Tony. She was unaware, however, as to how the part would be restructured in the film, which deals with magic.

Ledger, 28, was still shooting the $30-million movie, directed by Terry Gilliam and
costarring Christopher Plummer, when he was found dead from an accidental overdose of prescription medicines on Jan. 22.

The BBC speculates that the production will retain its original footage of Ledger, with Law, Depp and Farrell each playing different versions of Tony.

The weekend before Ledger's death, he and Plummer had both completed the London portion of the movie's shoot and were due to continue filming the following week in Vancouver, Canada. Production
was suspended when the tragedy struck.

At the time the production left England, Plummer told PEOPLE, "Heath was in very high spirits. He was just enjoying himself tremendously. It's a rather fanciful script, and he was wonderful in this role."
11 years ago

 I don't get it...

 How can all three of those actors be taking the Knight's Tale guy...Keith, what'sis puss's place in that movie?

 Did I miss something? Why would there be different versions of the part for this Tony dude...and how do you get the resemblance between Johnny and those other two guys...bushy brows and blue eyes?

11 years ago

Well it's a rather fantastical story, so I'm guessing the other 3 will be either playing different parts of Tony's personality or it'll be Tony's imagination/ fantasies....

Love Terry Gilliam and what a great gesture from him and the 3 actors to keep Heath's final movie going. RIP Heath

11 years ago
Magic is another possibility of course...
Knight's Tale
11 years ago

I loved Heath in that movie. And any movie that has Johnny Depp in it will be worth the watch. It is sad about Heath.
Isn't it nice that you can now see what the last post was about so you don't need to bring up a new window? I love Care2! Hope my tracking starts working again.

I'm not crazy about beta but having the reply on the same page is a definite plus
11 years ago

Johnny Depp steps in to finish Heath Ledger film

Oscar nominee Johnny Depp arrives at the 80th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood (Reuters)


LONDON (Reuters) - Work on Heath Ledger's last film, suspended due to his death by accidental overdose in January, has resumed after three Hollywood stars agreed to play his character, director Terry Gilliam said on Monday.

Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law will step in to complete Ledger's unfinished role in the movie "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," portraying various incarnations of his character, but Ledger's presence in the movie will also be maintained.

"Since the format of the story allows for the preservation of his entire performance, at no point will Heath's work be modified or altered through the use of digital technology," the film's producers said in a statement.

"Each of the parts played by Johnny, Colin and Jude is representative of the many aspects of the character that Heath was playing," they added.

Gilliam said filming on the British-Canadian production, due for release next summer, had resumed in Vancouver "with the blessing and support of Heath Ledger's family."

Ledger had just finished shooting scenes for the movie in London before his death. Newspapers have reported that the story involves a magical mirror that takes people into different dimensions, allowing Gilliam to switch between actors.

"I am delighted that Heath's brilliant performance can be shared with the world," Gilliam said. "We are looking forward to finishing the movie and, through the film, with a modicum of humility, being able to touch people's hearts and souls as Heath was able to do."

"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" is described as a modern-day fantasy adventure and has a budget estimated at $30 million.

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This is going to be COOL!
11 years ago

"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus," portraying various incarnations of his character.

The story involves a magical mirror that takes people into different dimensions.

OK, this movie sounds like it's right up my crazy alley! Sounds fascinating! Thanks, for posting more information about it, Chetna.

Hope everybody's good and here's some Johnny news
10 years ago

Tuesday, 02 September 2008

Johnny rocks out
Johnny Depp performed with his band The Kids in Florida

We're more used to seeing Johnny Depp commanding attention on the big screen, but the Hollywood star took a backseat when he returned to his musical roots over the weekend.

The Oscar-nominated actor reunited with his old rock band, The Kids, for the Sheila Witkin Memorial Concert in Florida. Watched by long-time girlfriend Vanessa Paradis and their nine-year-old daughter Lila Rose, as well as a screaming of 2,500-strong crowd, the 45-year-old strapped on a guitar and sang back-up vocals during a 90-minute set, reports E!

The concert was in honour of The Kids' late manager, who was well known in the South Florida music scene. All proceeds from the gig go to the Dan Marino Foundation, which helps children with special needs.

Johnny joined The Kids when he was a high school student in Miramar, Florida, and moved to Los Angeles with them in search of a record deal. After the band broke up, he decided to pursue a career in acting, although he has retained his passion in music. He recorded a solo album, played guitar on two Oasis songs, as well as in Chocolat and Once Upon A Time In Mexico soundtracks.

10 years ago

Doing a good deed in style as always, bless you Johnny... Just wish they'd posted a picture from the gig not a red carpet one!

10 years ago

Johnny was amazing!!! Him and The Kids really rocked the house. I've seen many videos and clips on Youtube. And they were Great. And this was for a good cause. A job well done.

Until next time.... Johnny you're an "Angel"
Peace be with you.

10 years ago

Huge heart....Huge talent.....and feckin' gorgeous. Now why can't I find a guy like that? Lovin' ya, Johnny.

10 years ago

Emily you got pics of the gig Debbie, feckin gorgeous is right

10 years ago

Thanks, Emily, Chetna and tracking wasn't working! I missed the news about the band get together. He looks like he had a lot of fun.


10 years ago

Hey Mel, how's it going? Happy New Year!!! Did anybody watch the Golden Globes? I saw some highlights on the news and Johnny presented an award! Looked very dapper and slightly nervous, didn't waste time and just read out the nominees and announced the winner. I'll scout for a picture

10 years ago


Hahaha...Awwww...He looks so humble and embarrassed....Gotta love him....and has anyone else noticed how his Cherokee roots show more and more with time....?...That's what keeps him so grounded in this mad career he's chosen...or, perhaps,has chosen him....?....The wisdom and down-to-earth nature of his native heritage. Admirable.

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This post was modified from its original form on 15 Jan, 21:05
10 years ago

Debbie, you saved me some scouting! (which I uh, forget to do lol) Cheers!

10 years ago

Ha....Yep,found the pics but missed the actual moment.DANG, why didn't anyone tell me he would be on ! Ah, well. You're welcome,Chetna.

10 years ago

Hi Debbie and Chetna.  Thanks for the picture of Johnny.


I've been wondering when that Public Enemies movie is going to show!?


Is anyone else experiencing Depp withdrawal symptoms? I'm anxious to see him in anything now! My granddaughter has been enjoying Edward Scissorhands, Chocolate Factory and Corpse Bride DVD's...but she and I have been getting into Guitar Hero since C-mas. Our fret fingers are sore!





10 years ago

I had no idea he was presenting either, I thought I'd check out the highlights to see how "Slumdog Millionaire" did and there he was and I squealed lol! I do seem to be experiencing some withdrawal symptoms as well but the tv listings have hinted that Barber will be showing on satellite soon so that should keep me going. No shortage of Johnny news though, check this out girls

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Depp and Paradis to marry?
Rumours abound that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis are set to marry.
Depp and Paradis to marry?
Rumours abound Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis are to marry

Rumours abound that Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis are set to marry. reported that the couple, who have two children, Lily Rose and Jack, could get hitched as early as the spring.

The website suggested that the ceremony will take place in the grounds of their sprawling estate in France.

Rumours of a forthcoming wedding were sparked when Pirates of the Caribbean star Depp was spotted looking for an engagement ring in California.

A source told "They're a very private couple. It's no surprise they'd want to celebrate at their home."

The couple have been together 10 years.

Depp has previously said that he wouldn't want to marry as it would spoil his partner's "beautiful" name.

"It would be such a drag to stick her with Paradis-Depp. It's like a flat note."

This post was modified from its original form on 17 Jan, 2:43
Here's Johnny!!!
10 years ago

It was nice to see Johnny at the GGA.... He's soooo Gorgeous!!!. Can't wait to see him in Public Enemies. Like the pics... Did you see him on Youtube???

Johnny's brother
9 years ago

The other very talented Mr Depp

Johnny might be a superstar, but his half-brother Daniel is now being feted in his own right with his debut novel, says Elizabeth Day

Elizabeth Day Elizabeth Day The Observer, Sunday 22 March 2009


Daniel Depp is sitting on a dirty sofa sipping a cup of coffee in the back room of a private members' club in London. "My brother and I have totally different lifestyles," Depp says, taking in his surroundings. "Of course," he adds, deadpan, "mine is much more glamorous."


Loser’s Town

Simon & Schuster,



The brother in question is the actor Johnny Depp, he of the cheekbones and soulful eyes, the three Academy Award nominations and star of such acclaimed films as Edward Scissorhands and What's Eating Gilbert Grape. He has two children with Vanessa Paradis, the French singer, and divides his time between France, America and the Bahamas. As siblings go, it's a lot to live up to.

Which may explain why 55-year-old Daniel Depp, Johnny's older half-brother – the two of them share a mother, Betty – has forged a different path. Never tempted by acting, Daniel read classics at university before becoming a teacher. He taught English literature and history to middleschool pupils in San Jose, California, for 10 years and then set up a production company called Scaramanga Bros with Johnny, eventually co-writing the script for a film called The Brave, which starred his brother and was nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1997.


Ultimately, though, he became disillusioned by Hollywood and started to write for himself. His first novel, Loser's Town, a detective crime thriller in the vein of James Ellroy, has just been published. An insider's view of the grimy side of Hollywood, the novel prompted a bidding war and foreign rights have already been sold in Canada, Hungary and France. Kirkus Reviews has called it "a sharp-tongued debut", paying tribute to Depp's "wicked behind-the-scenes awareness of Hollywood's inherent absurdity ".


And what about Johnny – did he like it? "He said he liked it," says Depp with a shy smile. "You never quite know. When I first said this was what I wanted to do, I spoke to John and said, 'People are going to say it's about you.' And he said, 'Don't worry about it, just go and do it.' He was my biggest supporter."


For the record, although one of the book's characters is an actor called Bobby Dye, the resemblance to Johnny Depp seems restricted to "a tangled mass of longish brown hair" and eyes that are "brown and a little sad – a fact much commented upon in the teen magazines". At least, one hopes that is the extent of the similarity. Bobby Dye spends much of his time getting into scrapes with underage girls and snorting drugs with his Russian supermodel girlfriend.


Inevitably, there was much speculation that Depp had only got a book deal because of his more famous younger brother. Did he foresee the critical sniping? "Oh yeah, of course they were going to say that. That's fine. It's going to happen. My perspective is, you know, read the book, then if you don't like it, you're entitled to your opinion." He says he debated with his agent whether to publish under a pseudonym, but "the name gives this book a certain veracity. I don't want to be seen as cashing in on the name … but you gird your loins and you get through it. "


And there is no doubt that Daniel Depp has first-hand experience of fame, of its surreal proportions and its fragile hysteria. He admits that two of the scenes in the book – one where Bobby Dye's car is immobilised by a stampeding horde of screaming teenage girls; another where Dye gets mobbed by fans at a film premiere – were taken from real-life situations with Johnny.


Johnny's brother continued
9 years ago

Is it difficult seeing the madness of celebrity engulf someone you love? "Of course it's hard. You can't go out to lunch any more and giggle because you're worrying about getting breadcrumbs on your tie. The whole idea of being a public figure is a pretty awful thing. I'm very protective of John. We're protective of each other."


This, he says, is partly as a consequence of an unstable childhood. Daniel's parents divorced when he was four, leaving his waitress mother Betty to raise him and his younger sister, Debbie, single-handed. He says he was "never close" to his biological father, who died 25 years ago. Betty remarried, to John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer, who adopted her two children and went on to have two more– Christie and Johnny, who is 10 years younger than Daniel.

Originally from Owensboro, Kentucky, the Depps moved around a lot as John senior struggled to find work. "We moved every 15 minutes," says Depp. "We were this family of chronic malcontents. I worked out once that I lived in 75 different homes. It was pretty awful. You learn to be resourceful, but it's isolating. It certainly contributed to my writing and reading habits. You wind up being by yourself and you miss the intimacy of close friends."


The experience drew the two brothers together and they remain extremely close. Daniel dedicated Loser's Town to his brother and much of it was written in Johnny's house in France. Although tied by an emotional bond, there is little physical resemblance between the siblings. Daniel is a rotund, bearded man with tiny hands, dressed in shades of moss-green.


He seems to have a total lack of vanity: his spectacles are square and unfashionable; the bracelet looped around one wrist turns out to be a bit of old climbing rope. He says people ask him all the time about what it's like to be the brother of a heartthrob and I suspect he is too perceptive not to acknowledge the subtext, namely that most people expect Johnny Depp's brother to be a bit more of a looker.


"I'm not a particularly good-looking guy so there's always going to be people who are better-looking than me," he says. "The fact is that one of them is my brother, but he's one of a gazillion people who is. It would be totally pointless to be envious of him." There is something endearing about such straightforwardness. Later, I ask him which of his characters he is most like. He falls into a silent contemplation for several seconds. "The whores." For a moment, the thought crosses my mind that he is making a point about selling himself for commercial gain. But then I remember that there are no prostitutes in Loser's Town. "But there are no whores in the book," I say, mystified.

"No, no," he replies. "The horse." The plot does, indeed, include a horse, which is described as a sad-faced animal with none of the qualities of "a top- dollar quarter horse". For some reason, it does not surprise me that Daniel Depp should see himself thus.

Hey, thanks Chetna!
9 years ago

That's hilarious! The interviewer thought he said the whores, and he was saying the horse.   I googled him, and he's a very nice looking man! That humble quality must run in the family. I'll read his book. I have an unopened DVD of The Brave sitting right here on my desk. I can't watch it because it's from Britain and it plays on a different system, dang it! My niece ordered it for me online and we didn't know that the video systems were different.


But I did just get Dead Man. So I'll watch it maybe tonight.


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The Depp's are supposed to have Cherokee blood, wonder which side of the family is Native American?

9 years ago

Dead Man is a fantastic,artistic,unusual film.Johnny should do more Westerns...concentrate more on his Native American roots.It certainly does seem to be what keeps him...and his brother...centered and unspoiled.

As for The Brave....heh....well,I was admittedly staring too much and salivating too much to really know what went on in that film.Heh....I can be so shallow when I want to....which isn't very often... I heard it was Johnny's first...and,he claims....his last directorial attempt.I wasn't aware his brother also had a hand in it.I think the Cherokee comes from the mother's side.Johnny is certainly very close to her....

9 years ago

Hi Debbie! Then that would be the reason that Daniel is red skinned, when Natives are in the sun they turn red, right?


I was looking through the You Tube videos...and can you imagine, someone uploaded a series of videos of The Brave. I've only watched three so far, here's the 3rd. It's got Marlon Brando and Johnny as Raphael making the arrangement.  Wow, it is dark and intense, a bit avant-garde. Shows the desperation of an impoverished young Native and to what extent he'll go to raise the standard of living for his family.  I love him so much!


Where's that rum, damn it?

Aww, I'm an idiot!
9 years ago
9 years ago

Watching bits of it now on youtube.Beautiful,heartbreaking film.I've gotta get this one somehow.Dark...Intense...Avant-garde....Yes...Reminds me of a Spokane Indian writer...Young guy....Sherman Alexie....Lived on a reservation in Washington...the state....Great stuff.....

9 years ago

Ooh, you 2 have been posting loads! Let me catch up then Ya, the horse thing was funny and Daniel Depp is not bad looking at all! Johnny and him evidently share a great bond, doesn't that make our Johnny even more lovable And yep, talent sure runs in the family.

I haven't seen The Brave or Dead Man, will have to remedy that. Hey Melissa, you can still send that DVD my way since it looks like you didn't find anywhere else... I have to tell you though, I have watched bollywood dvd's for the american market before (I believe you use NTSC across the pond) by simply twidling with my TV settings (we use PAL over here) and it worked a treat. So maybe you can try that out.

Debbie, loved the Fibonacci sequence poetry by Sherman Lexie, thanks for sharing

Ok I'm to youtube to get that Johnny fix

9 years ago

OK, I'll send all four videos to you Chetna, The Brave, Ed Wood, Arizona Dream and Before Night Falls. Which ever you already have, just give it to someone who wants them, send me a private message with where to send them.


We can watch Bollywood videos, but they still have to have a format for the DVD players we use here in the States. In fact we just watched Om Shanti Om, which was a lot of fun to watch...but subtitles have to be read fast, for fast Hindi dialog!  I love the choreography and dance scenes. It was funny how they mixed English (US phrases, actually) in with the Hindi language. When it mentioned reincarnation...I had to see it.


If I tried to fiddle with the TV menu, it'd probably explode!

9 years ago

Thank you! I'll NM you just now. Will watch the dvd's then drop them off at my local Oxfam shop, that way some other fan gets to watch them and the money will go to a good cause.

So you watch Bollywood movies too! I like the arty stuff but I do watch some of the commercial masala from time to time - I did see OSO, it was good fun. My hindi is average so I can sort of get by without subtitles... although if they're available, I won't spurn them  

Oh and don't fiddle, we'd rather you didn't blow *rum*

9 years ago

I'll probably watch Paraneeta this weekend, watched Fire a couple of weeks ago, and it was sad but quite interesting and had it's uh...strange moments. That guy who watched TV in front of the old mother was unbelievable! A little rat! I felt sorry for him but he ruined it for everyone.


Going to check out my messages...


Love & Peace

9 years ago

Hi everybody!! I know I've been AWOL for a while, I hope you had a good summer and here's some Depp-a-licious news

Pirates embark on new adventure
Johnny Depp portrays Captain Jack Sparrow in 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'
Disney said a new Pirates of the Caribbean film is on the horizon.
Johnny Depp sailed onstage on a pirate ship at the Anaheim Convention Centre to help announce the forthcoming installment of Disney's blockbuster film franchise.
He was welcomed with a rousing standing ovation.
Depp will reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, slated for summer of 2011. It's the fourth in a series.
Dressed as Sparrow, Depp staggered around the stage and embraced Walt Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook, who announced the news to about 5,000 fans on hand for the D23 Expo, Disney's answer to Comic-Con.
In his presentation of upcoming Disney films, Mr Cook also announced that Depp would play Tonto in an upcoming big-screen adaptation of The Lone Ranger.

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