Johnny Depp will receive the first ever Distinguished Artisan Award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, Local 706, at their awards ceremony, as announced today by guild President Susan Cabral-Ebert. The awards ceremony, returning after a hiatus of 10 years, will be held on February 15, 2014, at Paramount Studios. Joel Harlow, Depp’s make-up artist, will present the award. Lifetime Achievement Awards will be bestowed to Academy Award® winners Gail Ryan and Dick Smith. Additional awards will honor nominees for outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. Final ballot online voting closes on February 11.
Johnny Depp is engaged to wed his actress girlfriend Amber Heard, according to reports.
The Pirates of the Caribbean hunk began dating his The Rum Diary co-star following the breakdown of his 14-year relationship with Vanessa Paradis, the mother of his two children, in the summer of 2012, and the couple stepped out hand-in-hand as Depp promoted his blockbuster The Lone Ranger last year.
Now sources tell Celebuzz.com the pair is planning to wed after Depp popped the question to the beauty on Christmas Eve.
Another insider tells Us Magazine.com, “The proposal happened a while ago. She just didn’t wear the ring.”
Representatives for the famously private couple have yet to respond to requests for a comment, but Heard was photographed wearing a sparkler on her ring finger earlier this week (begs13Jan14).
If rumours of the engagement are true, it will be Depp’s second marriage – he wed Lori Anne Allison in 1983, but they split after two years.
The 50 year old was previously engaged to actresses Jennifer Grey, Sherilyn Fenn and Winona Ryder, while he also dated supermodel Kate Moss.
Bisexual Heard, 27, has never been married, but she enjoyed a longterm relationship with photographer Tasya van Ree until their split in 2011.
Actor Johnny Depp is in new talks to portray notorious crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger in an upcoming biopic.
The star was originally cast in Black Mass in February, but dropped out in May after he was reportedly asked to take a $10 million pay cut due to budget constraints.
Rain Man director Barry Levinson was initially attached to direct the film, but Out of Furnace filmmaker Scott Cooper is now reportedly in talks to rewrite and direct the movie about the Boston gangster, who spent almost two decades evading capture after he was placed on the Federal Bureau of Investigation ‘s (FBI) Most Wanted List.
Black Mass isn’t the only film based on Bulger’s life story in development. Matt Damon is also set to star as the crime lord in a new project directed by his pal Ben Affleck, while Twilight actor Peter Facinelli is set to star in a TV adaptation of Edward MacKenzie and Phyllis Karas’ book Street Soldier: My Life as an Enforcer For Whitey Bulger and the Boston Irish Mob.
The first trailer for the new Johnny Depp flick Transcendence was released earlier this week by Warner Bros. The actor will star as Dr. Will Caster, an artificial intelligence scientist who creates a super computer capable of sentient thought. Scary thought? In the trailer Depp’s character says: “The path to building super intelligence requires us to unlock the most fundamental secrets of the universe.” Transcendence is scheduled for release in theaters on Apr. 17, 2014.
Alice in Wonderland 2 is officially a go. Disney has announced that Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska will return for the sequel to Tim Burton’s live-action adaptation of the story. The two played the Mad Hatter and Alice, respectively. James Bobin will direct the film.
Disney set the sequel for May 27th, 2016. The studio also announced that Jon Favreau’s live-action take on Jungle Book will release on October 9th, 2015.
A woman has baked an “almost life-sized” Johnny Depp cake for a competition.
Lara Clarke, an amateur baker from Brownhills, West Midlands, made the Pirates of the Caribbean-inspired creation for the Cake International competition in Birmingham.
“He’s basically made of Rice Crispies, marshmallows and icing. His head is made from a block of solid white chocolate, which I’ve carved,” she said.
She added that it had taken her about 90 hours to design and make the cake which is 5ft 5in (165 cms) high. Read more>>
The star-studded official video for Paul McCartney’s “Queenie Eye” makes it premiere on Vevo. he Making of Queenie Eye takes a look at how McCartney crafted his new music at Abbey Road Studios, and includes appearances from Johnny Depp, Tom Ford, Meryl Streep and Chris Pine. In the video, McCartney is seen sharing stories from his Beatle days and how “Love Me Do”was recorded.
Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp reunited with his former supermodel girlfriend Kate Moss on the set of Paul Mccartney’s promo shoot in London for his latest track.
The Pirates of The Carribean star and Moss split in 1998 after dating for four years, but they got together again when they were both invited to appear in The Beatles legend’s promo for his new song Queenie Eye.
It will be the first time the former couple appears on screen together since the split.
A source tells Britain’s Daily Record, “There were a whole host of celebrities taking part. It was a really mixed bunch. Meryl Streep and Gary Barlow were in the studio and there was an audience on set. But the big talking point was Kate and Johnny.
“They try to avoid one another in public as there have been raw emotions in the past, but neither could say no to Macca. They only have little roles, but it’s the first time they’re appearing on screen together since their split.”
Sir Elton John is reportedly convinced Johnny Depp and Lady Gaga will be the next power couple.
The British singer is close friends with Gaga, who is godmother to his sons Zachary, two, and eight-month-old Elijah. He apparently recently invited the flamboyant singer out for a meal under the pretence of discussing work, but brought Hollywood icon Johnny along too in the hope sparks would fly.
‘Elton was determined to hook up Johnny and Gaga,’ an insider told National Enquirer. ‘While the meeting was under the guise of a future musical collaboration, Elton is convinced the two superstars would make an amazing power couple even though they’re both dating other people right now.’
Johnny is romancing Amber Heard at the moment, while Gaga has been dating Taylor Kinney for two years.
The two stars apparently got along well while with Elton, who took them to West Hollywood restaurant Craig’s at the end of last month.
‘Johnny and Gaga hit it off immediately,’ the source claimed. ‘They bonded over music, flirted a little and basically got to know each other. By the end of the night, they’d already made plans to see each other again. Elton just sat there grinning.
‘He thinks Johnny and Gaga are destined to be together.’
Elton apparently believes Taylor is too immature for Gaga, although it’s unknown why.
Although Elton and Gaga have been close for years, he recently hinted there have been some problems in their relationship. She has been focusing on the release of her third record ARTPOP this year, so hasn’t always had time for her friends.
‘I’d like to be able to talk to her right now, but I can’t get through to her,’ Elton previously admitted. ‘And there are times when you have to listen. When your persona begins to take over your music and becomes more important, you enter a dangerous place. Once you have people around you who don’t question you, you’re in a dangerous place.’