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Gossip websites crashed after hoaxers claimed that Hollywood hunk Johnny Depp had been killed in an accident. The fraudsters mocked up a CNN page saying he had died in a car crash. The reports alleged that wreckage was found outside Bordeaux, in France, and pictures showed a guard rail embedded in the car. It was reported that the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s body was lying nearby among booze bottles.
“The police suspect that alcohol was the cause of the accident,” the Daily Star quoted the hoaxer as saying. Twitter users forwarded the bogus report and grieving fans jammed the Internet with one search engine reporting 13million hits. Computer experts claimed Johnny’s ‘death’ was the most searched subject in the world. But last night the bemused actor, 46, assured fans: “I’m alive and well.” “He’s fine,” insisted his spokesman Robin Baum.
Johnny is alive, and so is this website. Sorry for the lack of updates. Life is being a little busy to me and Annie, but soon the updates will be back as normal.
About the rumours, this isn’t the first time a hoax kills Johnny. This happens before, twice. In 2004, a CNN news bulletin declaring Depp dead in an alcohol-related SUV accident spread online. In 2007, the web doubted Depp’s existence once again when reports spread that Vanessa Paradis found him dead in his apartment, in Paris.
Ever since Michael Caine infamously name-checked Johnny Depp and Philip Seymour Hoffman as potential cast members for the next “Batman” movie, he’s been on notice. According to Caine, who’s currently making the rounds promoting his upcoming film “Harry Brown,” he hasn’t been on the receiving end of any details regarding Christopher Nolan’s next foray in the Bat-universe… but that doesn’t mean he isn’t interested in where the franchise goes next.
MTV Movies Editor Joshua Horowitz caught up with Caine during the Toronto International Film Festival (where the “news” first got started last year) to pick his brain about the next “Batman” movie and joke about the scoop that rocked the ‘Net.
“There is nobody, there’s no script, there’s nothing,” Caine told MTV News of the status of the next “Batman” movie. “It can’t possibly be made before 2011 because ‘Inception’ is such a big picture.”
“[They] won’t tell me anything because I said this before,” laughed Caine of the no-tell policy surrounding him after last year’s Depp/Hoffman story. Nevertheless, Caine offered this bit of “news”—before admitting that it could be wrong, and he’d be in trouble all over again.
“Johnny Depp is great in anything, but there is no Johnny Depp in this Batman,” he smiled. “They tell me in no uncertain terms.”
Source: MTV News
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is all set to narrate an upcoming documentary about the famous band The Doors. The renowned band, which made waves in the 1960’s with songs like ‘Riders on the Stor’ and ‘Light My Fire’, are still loved for their classic songs. However, the band had a tragic end, as its vocalist Jim Morrison died of a drug overdose, after which the band eventually split in 1973.
The Charlie and The Chocolate Factory actor will be narrating Tom DicCillo’s flick, which has been titled ‘When You’re Strange’, reports the Screen Daily. Although, the flick premiered at the Sundance Film Festival with a narration track by DiCillo, Depp has been signed up to narrate an updated version.
“Johnny saw the film early on, we showed him an early cut and he responded very strongly to the subject matter,” Contactmusic quoted producer Peter Jankowski, as saying. Meanwhile, ‘The Doors’ have sold around 80 million albums worldwide.
At the Television Critics Association press tour today, Nickelodeon’s President, Cyma Zarghami, announced big plans for SpongeBob SquarePants, as the animated series celebrates its tenth anniversary. This will include a new special episode, “SpongeBob vs. The Big One”, which will feature a very big guest star – Johnny Depp. Depp will play the king of surfing, Jack Kahuna Laguna, or JKL.
A clip from the episode was shown, in which SpongeBob and his friends watch in awe, as JKL walks from his small hut onto the beach – carrying the world’s longest surfboard, which keeps going and going and going, as it comes out of the hut’s door. The buff, blond JKL stoicly stands there as SpongeBob and the others heap words of praise on them – and then proceeds to surf a ridiculously huge wave, as dolphins majestically swim alongside him. Says JKL to the amazed SpongeBob, “That was your first lesson.”
Also announced was a live cast reading of SpongeBob at the Sundance Film festival on January 18th. There will also be a primetime documentary special for the 10th anniversary, discussing the history of SpongeBob SquarePants and the show’s impact on pop culture.
RUSSELL Brand is thrashing out a deal to appear in Pirates of The Caribbean 4 — as Captain Jack Sparrow’s brother.
The deal to play Jonathan, younger brother of Johnny Depp’s character, could be worth £5million.
It would catapult Brand, 33, into the Hollywood A-list less than a week after resigning from his Radio 2 show over the Andrew Sachs phone row involving him and Jonathan Ross.
A source said: “There couldn’t be a role more perfectly suited. There’s a lot of Jack Sparrow in his mannerisms and behaviour. Depp’s accent isn’t a million miles away from Russell’s either.
“Russell joining the Sparrows alongside Johnny and Keith Richards as their dad will complete the ultimate on-screen pirate family.”
Brand, based in Los Angeles for the next few months working on new films and a Comedy Central special, has already formed a close relationship with Disney.
In his first US theatre show since the Radio 2 scandal, he took a swipe at Sachs’s granddaughter, burlesque dancer and model Georgina Baillie — who was at the centre of the phone storm.
He told the audience in West Hollywood: “Burlesque and erotica – I’ve been rethinking it of late.”
Johnny came out to No. 1 Cosmo’s 25 Sexiest men!
Johnny Depp, 45, has topped the poll with his distinctive looks. He has 2 children with Vanessa Paradis.
Johnny Depp has been voted the ultimate heartthrob in a poll of the world’s 25 sexiest men.
The 45-year-old Pirates Of The Caribbean star took first place in the Cosmopolitan survey, followed by George Clooney and Jake Gyllenhaal.
The honour comes just months after Depp was voted Britain’s favourite actor in a separate poll.
James Bond star Daniel Craig took fourth place, with Brad Pitt coming in fifth.
Also making the top half of the list were James McAvoy, Justin Timberlake, Will Smith, David Beckham, Wentworth Miller, Christian Bale and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Politicians David Cameron and David Milliband failed to score in the reader’s survey, which can be read in the November issue of the magazine.
A business group had to pay $12,000 in relation to producing an ad that used a photograph of “Public Enemies” star Johnny Depp without permission.
The Downtown Oshkosh Business Improvement District had to reimburse the Oshkosh Northwestern newspaper and the Buyers Guide $12,000 for having to reprint Experimental Aircraft Association guides that included the ad.
District Manager Maureen Strauss said a local resident photographed Depp, but the group did not seek Universal Studios’ permission to use Depp’s image. Local officials brought it to the group’s attention after publications containing the ads had already been printed.
Earlier this year “Public Enemies” filmed in numerous Wisconsin communities, including Oshkosh.
After playing a pirate in “Pirates of the Caribbean” series, versatile Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is set to play the Mad Hatter in the film version of “Alice in Wonderland”. Thesun.co.uk reports the movie will be shot in 3D and Depp teams up with his friend and collaborator, director Tim Burton. The two have worked together on six movies.
A source said: “Burton has had designs on ‘Alice In Wonderland’ since before he was famous. He has a knack for turning what seem like stories for just kids into gripping, spooky fables loved just as much by adults. He’s held out on doing ‘Alice’ till he got a big enough budget. Now this film is financed by Disney so money won’t be a problem.”
Unknown actress Mia Wasikowska will play Alice. Production will start next year and the release is planned for the summer of 2010.