Johnny Depp

  1. Entertainment

    Johnny Depp Visits School in Response to 9-Year-Old Fan’s Call for “Mutiny” Against Teachers

    Today in publicity stunts that make us even bigger fans of Pirates of the Caribbean actor Johnny Depp -- who was already awesome for being a talented winemaker, honorary Kentucky Colonel, and close personal friend of Hunter S. Thompson before the author's death: When a nine-year old British schoolgirl named Beatrice Delap wrote "Captain Jack Sparrow" a letter asking him to come to her school to help the students stage a 'mutiny' against the teachers, Depp came to her classroom, dressed in full pirate gear. Delap's letter: "Captain Jack Sparrow, At Meridian Primary School, we are a bunch of budding young pirates and we were having a bit of trouble mutiny-ing against the teachers, and we'd love if you could come and help. --Beatrice Delap, aged nine, a budding pirate." The Daily Mail reports:

    She said that she was then asked by the star to make herself known from the assembled pupils once he arrived, and gave her a cuddle. Beatrice marvelled: 'He gave me a hug and he said, "Maybe we shouldn't mutiny today 'cos there are police outside monitoring me."'
    Video of Depp's swashbuckling classroom appearance below:

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  2. Entertainment

    First Trailer For Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Is Weird, Mentions Zombies

    So as you surely know by now, it turns out that the Pirates of the Caribbean movies weren't a trilogy. And what better time than the just-ended San Diego Comic Con to unveil the first trailer for the upcoming fourth film in the franchise. Well, maybe trailer isn't really the right word. It's more like an awkward chat with Johnny Depp, wherein we apparently play the role of a young, patronized child. As uncomfortable as the whole methodology behind the trailer is, here are some major takeaways: Mermaids, Fountain of Youth, Zombies!

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  3. Entertainment

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Author Scripting Tim Burton Film Dark Shadows

    Seth Grahame-Smith, author of both Pride and Prejudice and Zombie and the more recent but equally ridiculous Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, is about to get one more reason to be beloved by the eccentric geek community: He has been chosen to write the script for the next big Tim Burton-Johnny Depp collaboration, Dark Shadows. The film is to be based off the gothic soap opera series of the same name that ran on ABC in the last 60s and early 70s. Perhaps as cool as the fact that such an out-there writer earned this opportunity is the way in which he earned it.

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  4. Entertainment

    Smoking Caterpillar Robs Alice in Wonderland of G Rating

    Alice in Wonderland is hitting theaters today, on regular screens, in 3D, and IMAX 3D. We haven't seen it yet, but we are cautiously optimistic: On the one hand, the beauty of Lewis Carroll's story came from its wit and logic puzzles, not from cr8zy holograms and Johnny Depp as a presumably roguishly sexy Mad Hatter (and early reviews have been mediocre); on the other hand, the trailer did look pretty cool, and Alice in Wonderland seems hard to totally bungle.

    Oddly enough, this Alice in Wonderland is rated PG; the original, 1951 Disney animated Alice in Wonderland had a G rating when it was rereleased in 1974. (MPAA ratings didn't exist until 1968.) What accounts for the discrepancy? A certain smoking caterpillar has a lot to do with it, apparently:

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  5. Weird

    All of Alice in Wonderland, One Tattoo

    Medway, MA-based tattoo artist Holly Azzara has condensed the story of Alice in Wonderland -- from rabbit hole to Cheshire Cat to Red Queen -- into one glorious full-back, double-sleeve tattoo.

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