Month: May 2012

Pics of Johnny in the Mint

Thanks to Suzanne Allison, I could update the galleries with many pictures of Johnny at different events doing some music (drums and guitar) the last months, together with Marilyn Manson, Bill Carter, Bruce Witkin and many others. Pictures used with courtesy of Suzanne Allison, they were posted at her Facebook. Click the icons below!

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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, 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 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 Adopted Into Comanche Nation

Actor Johnny Depp, who will play Tonto in the upcoming film version of The Lone Ranger, has been adopted by the Comanche Nation.

The character of Tonto, in this latest telling of the story, is said to be Comanche—a bit of information that LaDonna Harris, an esteemed Comanche who is president and founder of Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO), found very interesting. “Johnny is reprising the historic role of Tonto, and it seemed like a natural fit to officially welcome him into our Comanche family,” Harris said, according to a release. “I reached out, and Johnny was very receptive to the idea. He seemed proud to receive the invitation, and we were honored that he so enthusiastically agreed.”

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Total pics at JDOrg

OK, this is totally random…but I just did a count of the images in the JDorg galleries because of a thread in the forums, and this is what I found out (and did not expect)

photoshootings: Januar 2009: 1506 //  Mai 2012: 1.704

appearances:  Januar 2009: 10286 //  Mai 2012: 17.256

magazine scans:  Januar 2009: 3262 //  Mai 2012: 4.485

moviepics:   Januar 2009: 2562 //  Mai 2012: 3.621

screencaps:  Januar 2009: 18782 //  Mai 2012: 50.094

means a total of Januar 2009: 36398 //EDIT: Mai 2012: 77160


wow. far over 75.000 total pics. Johnny pics. Incredible.

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Forbes List 2012

Johnny Depp has made it on this year’s Forbes Celebrity 100 List which ranks the most powerful celebrities in the world. He’s on place 56.

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They will also be doing a live webcast, featuring the Forbes writers who put this year’s list together. If you are interested in joining, click here





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Entertainment Weekly, May 11, 2012 – Into the Shadows

Title: Into the Shadows

Author: Anthony Breznican

Publication: Entertainment Weekly

Issue: May 11, 2012

IF EDWARD SCISSORHANDS COULD MEET Barnabas Collins, the Nosferatu-clawed vampire from the new Dark Shadows movie, they’d have a lot more in common than just the world’s most dangerous handshake. Both are troubled, cadaver-white creatures who have extreme difficulty blending in with normal society. They’re also the cinematic bookends of a friendship between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp that spans two decades and eight movies. Dark Shadows (rated PG-13 and out May 11) is the duo’s latest look at the lifestyles of the weird and infamous, a horror comedy inspired by an eccentric 1966-71 supernatural soap opera they both adored as boys. The theme of this one is like a gothic Norman Rockwell painting, heartwarming and bloodcurdling at the same time. Its message: No one is truly alone if he has family. Or-in vampire terms-blood of the familial kind is thicker than blood of the drinkable kind.

While the poor character from 1990’s EdwardScissorhands was utterly alone and dependent on the kindness of strangers, Barnabas is blessed with being a full-blown paterfamilias. The vampire, upon awakening from a 200-year slumber, inherits a rogues’ gallery of relatives who acquired the wealth he helped create before being buried “alive” (or whatever you call what he is). When Barnabas is unearthed by construction workers in the swinging year of 1972, contemporary Collins matriarch Elizabeth (Michelle Pfeiffer), her untamed daughter Carolyn (Hugo’s Chloe Grace Moretz), her ne’er-do-well brother Roger (Jonny Lee Miller), and his dead-people-seeing young son David (Gulliver McGrath) not only welcome their undead ancestor back into the fold but also help reestablish him as a pillar of their coastal Maine town—even though he occasionally eats some of the townsfolk.

If Scissorhands was a reflection of Burton and Depp’s youthful insecurities, Dark Shadows (which is being distributed by Warner Bros.—like ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, a division of Time Warner) could be a metaphor for the comfort and closeness they’ve fostered. “I feel as though he’s my brother,” Depp says. “It’s a weird understanding, this kind of shorthand we have. I truly understand him, I think, just as well as anybody can. He certainly knows me as well as anybody can.”

Over the years they’ve widened their circle to include several regular collaborators, such as producer Richard Zanuck, costume designer Colleen Atwood, composer Danny Elfman, and frequent costar Helena Bonham Carter, who has two children with Burton and plays a boozy, Ronald McDonald-haired family psychologist in Dark Shadows. “A film family is a family, and it’s a beautifully dysfunctional family,” says Burton, who explored that concept with Depp in 1994’s schlock-moviemaker biopic Ed Wood. “It’s kind of positive on one hand, but everyone has their issues, too.”

Success for their new $125 million fantasy will depend on an even broader extended family—the filmgoers around the world who’ve always turned out to support the peculiar pair’s peculiar movies.

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