Diamond In The Rough: Johnny Depp Performs With The Black Keys At MTV Movie Awards

Tonight’s MTV Movie Awards show has thus far been difficult to watch. The show portrays a totally backwards world — one where Charlie Sheen and Paris Hilton are somehow relevant again, but Ryan Gosling‘s performance in Drive is passé; where Russell Brand is considered “edgy”; and where vomitous “musicians” LMFAO can win awards.

Amongst all the faux-comedy, awkward award presentations, and excuses to air commercials for Axe body spray and the next season of Teen Moms, there lay a diamond in the rough: Johnny Depp performed with bluesy garage-rock stalwarts The Black Keys.

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Johnny Depp To Receive MTV Generation Award At MTV Movie Awards

For nearly four decades now, Johnny Depp has been the definition of Hollywood cool, bringing his own iconic style to life on the small screen (in “21 Jump Street), in cult faves like “Ed Wood” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” and in big-screen smashes like “Sleepy Hollow,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and, of course, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.

So, in recognition of his achievements — and all that classic cool — Depp will be honored with the MTV Generation award at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards, broadcasting live on Sunday, June 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California.

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CFDA Awards 2012: Fashion Industry Fete to be Broadcast for the First Time

The Council of Fashion Designers annual CFDA Awards will be broadcast, in its entirety, for the first time in history on June 5.

Whoop-de-do, right? Well, yes, it really is a big whoop. This is the 50th anniversary of the awards, Johnny Depp is getting the first Fashion Icon award given to a male and Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers will be hosting.

But don’t rush to set your DVRs. The show will air on Style.com, one day after the June 4 event at Lincoln Center. Until this year, the show was closed to TV cameras and the news was reported afterwards with only short video clips available online.

Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA says, “We are thrilled to be able to share American fashion’s biggest night with the public for the first time and to be working with Style.com on this incredible project. This is an amazing opportunity to expand our audience as we open this exclusive industry event to fashion lovers around the world.”

THR predicts that, just like the Met Museum’s Costume Institute Gala, live streamed this year on the Met’s website, there will be gobs of celebrities wearing gorgeous designer ensembles at the big event and on the red carpet.

Last year Lady Gaga was the big draw. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen were on hand, and so were Kanye West, Kristen Dunst, Gerard Butler, Sofia Coppola, Ashley Greene, Jessica Alba, Kathy Griffin, L’Wren Scott, Anderson Cooper, LA’s own fashion star Cameron Silver, Naomi Watts, Kerry Washington, Tory Burch, Rachey Roy, Joy Bryant and Marcia Cross.

Fash Track’s old pal Tim Blanks (we were in the New York and Paris Fashion Week trenches for a decade) will be the anchor for the carpet arrivals. Lexus and Swarovski are sponsors of the broadcast and the awards.

We just can’t wait to see what Johnny Depp, now an official member of the Comanche nation, will wear to win his prize — and what Meyers will say about his outfit.

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Johnny Depp’s message for Dad on APWA Lifetime Achievement Award 2012

Johnny Depp surprises his Dad, John Depp Sr. with a video congratulating him on the Florida Chapter APWA Lifetime Achievement Award in Tampa April 5th, 2012!

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MTV Movie Awards 2012: Johnny is nominated for “On Screen Transformation”

Johnny is nominated in the Categorie “On Screen Transformation” for his cameo in “21 Jump Street”

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Lifetime Achievement Award in Tampa

Johnny Depp surprises his Dad, John Depp Sr. with a video congratulating him on the Florida Chapter APWA Lifetime Achievement Award in Tampa April 5th, 2012 with these words:

“Hi, good afternoon

Pop this is for you

It’s me, Johnny, your son

I wanted to take this moment to congratulate you and salute you upon receiving this very prestigious award and for the recognition of your dedication to your work and to the people and the way you have conducted yourself over the years with a grace and a dignity and integrity and a fairness to all people whether low on the totem pole or upper echelon, you have been respectful to everyone I have ever seen you come into contact with and you have been, well, an amazing Pop, certainly and you have been an amazing inspiration to me especially in that regard

You have also been a great inspiration in the fact that you have really giant biceps, your arms really are huge and I was always sort of plagued by that as a child, people were afraid of your arms, they were afraid of your physique and I always wondered why I never had those kind of giant arms like you had Anyway on another subject, back to the situation at hand, I am very proud of you for receiving this long overdue lifetime achievement award. I am extremely proud to call you dad and I am extremely proud to be your son and as far as other accolades in your life, the one you received a long, long time ago – and we have known each other a very long time, since birth I suppose – not your birth, mine, – is that you won the lifetime achievement award from those of us who love you and worship you and respect you, a long, long time ago – and your arms are really big, they really are I mean they are really impressive ; anyone who is sitting around my Pop, just go and have a feel, go have a squeeze of his biceps, it’s unbelieveable it truly is he’ll be alright with it, just go ahead, just have a squeeze and then give him a shake of the hand , give him a hug from me, alright. I miss you Pop and I am so proud and so happy for you, I love you, you take care, speak soon congratulations.”

Johnny Depp A Doctor!!!

Yes it has finally happened! On Sunday May 13th Johnny will receive an honorary Doctorite from Western Kentucky University.

Dr. John Christopher Depp, will have a Doctorate of Fine Arts.

The degree is in honor of his study and understanding of theater and preforming arts and sciences, also including his musical talent and ability. Individuals of national or international prominence whose contributions have enhanced society as a whole.Nominations for honorary degrees are solicited from the campus community, and recipients are selected by a committee of faculty members. Western Kentucky University awards honorary degrees to individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the University, the state, the nation, or the world. Recipients of honorary degrees will be recognized for their general excellence and for their extraordinary achievements in areas of human endeavor which reflect the ideals and objectives of the University.

The degree will be presented to Johnny by Professor by Cheryl Stevens the Dean of Science and Engineering at WKU.

The University is located close to Johnny’s hometown Owensboro. The Commencement Ceremony will take place at 2:30pm at RiverPark Center .

President Gary Ransdell of the univeristy will be presiding.

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Fashion Icon Award

As ironical it may sound, the CFDAs (Grammys of fashion) plan to honor Johnny’s – as he calls it – “no style-style” with this year’s “fashion icon award” for his “eccentric legacy of ‘wacky hats’ and ‘watch chains'”. 

Johnny is the first guy to receive this award, but who else if not Johnny, who looks hot even in a potato sack, should get it?

The awards show will be held June 4th at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and hosted by Seth Meyers.

Read more at Rollingstone.com and NYmag

 

Academy Awards: Rango – Best Animated Feature

Rango won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.

5 awards for Hugo:  Best Cinematography, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Art Direction, Best Visual Effects

Congratulations!!

 

Gore Verbinski’s speech:
“Thank you so much, this is crazy. Someone asked me if this film was for kids and, I don’t know, but it was certainly created by a bunch of grownups acting like children and we just had the best time. I want to thank the real-world chameleon, Mr. Johnny Depp, and the entire cast for coming out and playing. To the artists, “Crash” McCreery, Jim Byrkit, Hal Hickel, Tim Alexander, John Knoll, everybody at BlindWink and ILM who put so much passion into every frame, and to the early believers: John Logan, Graham King, Brad Grey, and everyone at Paramount who really let us try something different. And to my beautiful wife and my family who inspire me every day with their smiles and laughter. It doesn’t get any better than this, thank you.”
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Johnny up for 2 Kids Choice Awards!

Favorite Movie Actor: Pirates 4 – On Stranger Tides

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie RANGO

Voting starts on the 24th of February
Show Airs LIVE on Saturday, March 31, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT)

Fingers crossed!

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