Johnny Depp Promises His “Lone Ranger” Won’t Be As … Racist

“I remember watching it as a kid, with Jay Silverheels and Clayton Moore, and going: ‘Why is the f**king Lone Ranger telling Tonto what to do?’ I liked Tonto, even at that tender age, and knew Tonto was getting the unpleasant end of the stick here. That’s stuck with me. And when the idea came up [for the movie], I started thinking about Tonto and what could be done in my own small way try to — ‘eliminate’ isn’t possible — but reinvent the relationship, to attempt to take some of the ugliness thrown on the Native Americans, not only in ‘The Lone Ranger,’ but the way Indians were treated throughout history of cinema, and turn it on its head.”

Johnny Depp talks about his reinterpretation of “The Lone Ranger,” which will be directed by Gore Verbinski, the man behind the camera for the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series. The twist on the classic “Ranger” story? That Johnny, who is actually part Native American, will play Tonto, the lead role. The secondary role, The Lone Ranger, has yet to be cast but both Ryan Gosling and Armie Hammer have both been rumored for it. We say: yes! [Huffington Post] Continue reading

Johnny Depp Slimes His Fans At The Nick Kids’ Choice Awards

When Johnny Depp stepped up to the podium at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on Saturday night to accept his award for Best Movie Actor, he said, “You guys are the future. Take good care of us.” And then proceeded to slime the audience. You can’t do that on television, indeed. Also, anyone think it’s interesting that the kids’ choice was someone close to the age of 50? Even if he is a hot hot hottie. [People] Continue reading

“Pirates Of The Caribbean 4″ Looks Mermaid-tastic

 

Behold, the trailer for “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” The rest of the interwebs is excited about it because Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz seem to have a love/hate flirtation going on as they search for the fountain of youth, even though Johnny has said Jack Sparrow is gay. I am excited about it because … it’s a mermaid movie! A genre that should be much more common. Continue reading

How Badly Did “The Tourist” Bomb Last Weekend?

I was pleasantly surprised by the Golden Globe nominations, with one jarring exception: “The Tourist.” Why the hell would Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp get Best Actress/Actor nominations for a movie critics have agreed is a huge stinker? The movie totally bombed at the box office this weekend, pulling in a (relatively) measly $17 million while the third “Narnia” installment earned $24.5 million. For the record, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and “Cop Out” had stronger openings this year. [Huffington Post]

A while back, we were totally psyched for this movie because we thought Johnny and Angelina would create some fireworks. We thought, “Will they fall in love? Could they be the next Brangelina? Oh, and there’s a naked shower scene?” But there’s zero chemistry to be found on screen. Many critics say the only thing to come out on top from the flick is the Venice tourism bureau. Keep reading »

Don’t Even Try To Call Johnny Depp

“We have Internet and stuff like that because I think that’s the safest form, well, most interesting form of communication. I just don’t like phones. I just don’t like them … being reachable all the time.”

Johnny Depp tackles the rumor that he’s a Luddite at “The Tourist” premiere [OMG Yahoo] Keep reading »

Angelina Jolie On How She And Johnny Depp Are Alike

“It turns out we are both a bit reclusive. That’s why our paths had never crossed – neither of us attends many parties or goes out very much. Neither of us seems to take ourselves too seriously. And maybe there’s something about being in a place in your life where your family is so central to you that you have a good perspective on it all. You appreciate the work, and when you are there you focus and give it your best, and then when it’s done you go home to your family. Your life is full off-set and you have this nice balance. Johnny is like that and I’m like that, too.”

Angelina Jolie talks with the Daily Mail about similarities — besides being insanely attractive — she shares with “Tourist” co-star, Johnny Depp. In other Jolie news, Chelsea Handler, good friend of Jennifer Aniston, went off on a bizarre Angelina tirade in a recent stand-up act, calling her the c-word and homewrecker and a bunch of other stuff, because I guess she thinks it’s, like, 2005 or something. [via Daily Mail and Huffington Post] Continue reading