Pirates of the Caribbean

Rumored: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Engaged

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.

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Johnny Depp — Woman Bakes Lifesize Jack Sparrow Cake!

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>>


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Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Summer 2015 Launch Date Delayed

Pirates of Caribbean 5 was originally planned to hit theaters in the summer of 2015. The reason for the delay according to producer Jerry Bruckheimer was due to issues with the script. Bruckheimer says that the film was supposed to start shooting in March. Johnny Depp is returning to his role as Captain Jack Sparrow.

The official title of the film is expected to be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Bruckheimer says:

We have an outline everyone loves but the script is not done.

The same team behind the Pirates films was also behind The Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger cost an estimated $250 million to make and could force Disney to take $190 million write-down. With the production team under pressure after that high-profile failure, Disney is hoping to keep the cost of the new Pirates movie under $200 million.

Sources say that the original script was said by the studio to be difficult to follow and expensive to make. The screenwriter for the original script is Jeff Nathanson and he is currently working on his second attempt at the script.

Source:Hollywood Reporter

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Lone Ranger’ Ambushed at Box Office, Disney May Face Loss

LOS ANGELES – “The Lone Ranger,” Walt Disney Co’s big-budget western starring Johnny Depp, performed below expectations on Wednesday night, raising the possibility that the movie could saddle the media giant with a loss on the film.

The film, which cost an estimated $225 million to produce, generated $9.7 million during Wednesday showings, falling well behind “Despicable Me 2” from Comcast’s Universal Pictures, which sold $34.3 million at the domestic box office, according to studio estimates.

Both films opened with limited showings on Tuesday. For the two-day period, “Despicable Me 2” generated $39 million and “The Lone Ranger” saw $11.7 million.

Disney estimates “The Lone Ranger” will sell $45 million for the Wednesday through Sunday July Fourth holiday weekend, below industry experts’ initial forecasts of $60 million to $70 million over the five days.

“If it does end up grossing less than $50 million over the five-day stretch, it will most certainly go down as a misfire,” said Jeff Bock, senior box office analyst for Exhibitor Relations, which tracks movie box office prospects.

The film’s poor opening is a black eye for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, director Gore Verbinski and star Depp, the trio behind Disney’s ultra-successful “Pirates of the Caribbean” series.

Disney made their prior success a key part of marketing the current film, and Depp’s international appeal still could help the film’s overseas box office.

“The Lone Ranger” is an action remake of a 1930s radio show and television series in the 1950s. Armie Hammer plays John Reid, the lawman who dons a mask to fight injustice in the Old West. This time, though, it is the Lone Ranger’s Native American sidekick Tonto, played by Depp, who takes center stage.

Critics have not embraced the movie. Among 110 reviews compiled on the Rotten Tomatoes website on Wednesday, just 25 percent recommended the film.

Gitesh Pandya, editor of the website Box Office Guru, estimates the film will generate $100 million in domestic ticket sales.

A $60 million opening over its first days would have generated a modest profit, according to Tony Wible, a managing director of Janney Montgomery Scott who follows Disney.

With that opening, he estimated the film would generate $180 million in domestic ticket sales and give Disney total revenues of $370 million from foreign, video and other sales.

Studios and theaters generally share box office receipts.

Disney spent $225 million to make the film and an estimated $100 million to market it.

A Disney spokesperson was not available for comment on the studio’s outlook for the film’s profitability.

“The Lone Ranger” is the latest entry in Disney’s strategy of spending more on fewer films to build franchises from big budget movies that can generate continued revenues from sequels, merchandise and outlets like its theme parks and TV properties.

The company found such success with Marvel superhero films “The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3,” and with Pixar’s “Monsters University,” but wrote down $200 million when sci-fi epic “John Carter” flopped last year.

The studios will update the box office results over the weekend.

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Johnny Depp Separates From Vanessa Paradis

Johnny Depp has officially separated from Vanessa Paradis, his partner of 14 years.

The couple has been dogged by split rumors since the beginning of the year, with gossips indicating the pair had grown apart and speculation continued to grow as both Depp and the singer played coy about the status of their relationship.

But now the parents of two have finally called it quits.

A statement released to Entertainment Tonight by the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s publicist reads, “(They) have amicably separated. Please respect their privacy and, more importantly, the privacy of their children.”

Depp and Paradis began dating in 1998 but never married. They have two children, Lily-Rose, 13, and Jack, 10.

Native American Tribe Formally Adopts Johnny Depp

Actor Johnny Depp has been formally inducted into the Comanche Nation as the newest member of the Native American tribe.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star has touted his unique ancestry over the last several years, recently revealing his great-grandmother was a Cherokee Indian.

And now, as Depp portrays Comanche Nation fictional character Tonto in a movie reboot of classic western TV series The Lone Ranger, organisation officials have invited the actor to embrace his family history and become an official member of the tribe.

LaDonna Harris, the president of Americans for Indian Opportunity, says, “Johnny is reprising the historic role of Tonto, and it seemed like a natural fit to officially welcome him into our Comanche family.

“I reached out, and Johnny was very receptive to the idea. He seemed proud to receive the invitation, and we were honoured that he so enthusiastically agreed.”

The 48-year-old accepted the honour at Harris’ home on Wednesday in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he is currently on location shooting the action-adventure film.

Depp, wearing ripped jeans and eyeliner, arrived bearing gifts as a customary sign of appreciation for the tribal elders and he subsequently took photographs with several members of his adopted family.

And Harris admits the group had a lovely time getting to know the movie icon, adding, “Welcoming Johnny into the family in the traditional way was so fitting. He’s a very thoughtful human being, and throughout his life and career, he has exhibited traits that are aligned with the values and worldview that indigenous peoples share.”

It’s not the first time Depp has met with tribal officials while shooting The Lone Ranger – the actor took part in a summit with Navajo leaders on the set of the movie to make sure they were OK with him filming on sacred land.

Depp and co-star Armie Hammer held a meet-and-greet with Navajo Nation elders Ben Shelly and Rex Lee Jim in April and swapped gifts and posed for photos.

Shelly said, “He was respectful, along with very patient with picture taking. It was a great honour and privilege to meet Johnny Depp and we are honoured the movie is being filmed here on the Navajo Nation.”

Disney’s Epic Adventure "The Lone Ranger" Begins Production

Production has commenced on location in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado on Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ epic adventure “The Lone Ranger.” The film reunites the filmmaking team of the first three “Pirates of the Caribbean” blockbusters—producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski—with Johnny Depp, who created Captain Jack Sparrow in his iconic, Academy Award®-nominated performance and contributed the voice of the title character of Verbinski’s Academy Award-winning “Rango.”

Depp plays spirit warrior Tonto in “The Lone Ranger,” with Armie Hammer (“The Social Network,” “J. Edgar”) starring in the title role. Depp and Hammer are joined by a prestigious international cast which includes Tom Wilkinson, two-time Academy Award nominee (“Michael Clayton,” “In the Bedroom”) and Golden Globe® and Emmy® winner (“John Adams”); William Fichtner (Jerry Bruckheimer’s productions of “Armageddon,” “Pearl Harbor” and “Black Hawk Down”); Emmy Award-winner Barry Pepper (TV’s “The Kennedys,” “True Grit,” “Saving Private Ryan”); James Badge Dale (“The Grey,” TV’s “The Pacific” and “Rubicon”); Ruth Wilson (television’s “Jane Eyre” and “Luther”); and two-time Academy Award nominee and six-time Golden Globe nominee Helena Bonham Carter (“The King’s Speech,” “Alice in Wonderland”). The film is slated to open on May 31, 2013.

“The Lone Ranger” is a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.


Adam Ant Wants Johnny Depp Role

Adam Ant wants to take over from Johnny Depp in the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ movies.

The ‘Prince Charming’ singer says the Hollywood actor has stolen his look from the 80s for his role as Jack Sparrow in the movie franchise and thinks he would be the perfect replacement should Johnny ever quit.

He told UK daytime TV show ‘Loose Woman’: “Johnny Depp acts like a pirate; I am a pirate and I’ve always been a pirate. He does a good job, but when he gets a bit tired I think I’ll have a crack at that, I’d love to.”

While he is keen to appear on the big stage, Adam is currently concentrating on his music career and will soon be doing his first tour for 15 years.

Adam Ant: Early 80s look.

The musician – who has made no secret of his personal struggles in the past, including a battle with anti-depressants – says he is confident he has put his problems behind him and put on a good show.

He said: “I think the physical side of things – my hero was Muhammad Ali, and he was a sportsman so the idea is.I’ve never taken drugs – that’s the only reason I can do anything. Because I think that’s the biggest problem in my business, in entertainment business in general. And because there’s so much boredom; two hours on stage, twenty-two hours of getting in trouble. But I’ve always liked the work and the work is its own reward for me.”

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