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Originally posted 05/26/2013 03:40PM
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Originally posted 05/18/2013 08:15AM
Johnny Depp was already a pretty unique guy. And now he can further boast that he's the only actor to have an obscure, extinct creature that lived half a billion years named after him.
A 505-million-year-old fossil discovered recently has been named Kooteninchela deppi because of its scissor-like claws, which reminded the scientist who discovered it of Depp's character from the 1990 movie Edward Scissorhands.
"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," the scientist, David Legg, said on the website of London's Imperial College (see an image of the creature there). "Even the genus name, Kootenichela, includes the reference to this film, as 'chela' is Latin for claws or scissors."
Originally posted 05/07/2013 04:00PM
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Originally posted 12/09/2012 03:00PM
Johnny Depp and Jennifer Love Hewitt are re-imagining stories, both classic and bizarre, in upcoming movies.
Depp will help give life to Miguel de Cervantes's famed character Don Quixote in a modern-day film for Disney, Deadline.com reports. The actor is set to produce the movie about the hero of La Mancha, but no word yet on whether he'll be acting in the project.
Hewitt will executive produce a Lifetime movie based on a post from Heather Gattuccio's blog Derfwad Manor, Deadline.com reports. In the blog post, the happily married mother dreams of polygamy with A-list stars. The movie tells a new version of the story of a bored homemaker's fictional blog about her own polygamy but when she starts getting noticed for her online presence, she must keep up the charade.
Originally posted 12/03/2012 07:15AM
Johnny Depp rocks!
The Lone Ranger actor joined Alice Cooper on stage at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday.
"Johnny was in great spirits," a fellow concertgoer tells PEOPLE. "He was really happy and at ease, especially on stage with the rest of the band."
During their performance, Depp and Cooper played several cover songs including The Doors' "Break On Through (To the Other Side)," The Beatles' "Revolution" and Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady."
Depp – who stepped out solo – was enjoying a "guys night" and wasn't "with any ladies," the source adds.
– Jessica Herndon
Originally posted 10/28/2012 10:45AM
Spy satellites and evil forces are just a few of the elements that will be found in complex new roles for Bradley Cooper and Johnny Depp.
Cooper has been tapped to join Emma Stone in Cameron Crowe's new film, Deep Tiki – a film that combines Hawaiian mythical folklore, love and war – Deadline.com reports.
Depp has signed on to play the lead role in Transcendence, which will mark the directorial debut of Inception cinematographer Wally Pfister, set to begin shooting next year, the Hollywood Reporter says. The plot has Depp's character being sucked into an evil computer that he created.
Originally posted 10/04/2012 04:40PM
Originally posted 09/12/2012 05:20PM
Johnny Depp waved to fans, looking calm and casual as he made his way down the red carpet last week at the Toronto International Film Festival.
It could have been just another premiere – another work obligation, another red carpet – for the actor, except he wasn't promoting himself or even a movie he worked on.
By his side: someone who is not a celebrity, but has been thrust into the spotlight nonetheless. In the same week PEOPLE printed a first-look at his new memoir, Life After Death, Damien Echols, one third of the so-called West Memphis Three, stood beside Depp at the Canadian premiere of the Amy Berg-directed documentary, West of Memphis, which Echols produced with his wife, Lorri Davis, about the the 1993 murder case.
Originally posted 08/16/2012 08:00PM
In typically cryptic fashion, Vanessa Paradis has expounded further on the disintegration of her life with Johnny Depp – saying a person can be very much in love yet still very unhappy.
"Love is the strongest and most fragile thing we have in life," the singer-actress, 39, tells Harper's Bazaar in its September issue. "Nothing is ever for sure, but when something in love doesn't work from the beginning, it's never going to work. Don't push it."
Originally posted 08/12/2012 02:00PM
In her first interview since her split with Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis is asked about her longtime former partner.
The question triggers a rebuke.
"I don't want to talk about him," she tells the summer edition of French Elle while promoting her latest film, Cornouaille. "Who said that artists should sell their soul, expose everything about themselves? … It's my duty to promote this movie, and my albums, but can you imagine what it feels like to see people making a business out of your pain."
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