Johnny Depp named People Magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" for 2009!

Congratulations to Johnny Depp, who is featured on the cover of People Magazine as their Sexiest Man Alive for 2009! This is the second time JD has won the honor; his first award was in 2003, the year Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl hit theaters. “Bringing the fun with him wherever he goes–whether it’s onscreen in fizzy roles like Captain Jack Sparrow [. . .] or at home with his family on their private Bahamian island–[. . .] Johnny Depp [. . .] reigns as Hollywood’s most irresistible iconoclast,” notes People. The magazine adds that JD “has joined an elite club of two-time Sexiest Man Alive title-holders. Only Brad Pitt and George Clooney have matched the feat.”

The Zone thanks SqueakyDoor for breaking the news and Tracy and Alice Springs for photographs. To see a larger version of the People cover, CLICK HERE, and to see a different photo of Johnny from the People photoshoot, CLICK HERE. You can read a lively discussion of the Sexiest Man Alive honor on the Zone’s News and Views forum. Naturally the Zone’s members heartily concur with People’s decision. Cheers! –Part-Time Poet

BREAKING NEWS–Johnny Depp attends Museum of Modern Art Tribute to Tim Burton

The photo at left shows Johnny Depp at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City tonight for their Film Benefit: A Tribute to Tim Burton, a fundraiser co-hosted by Johnny and Helena Bonham Carter. The co-hosts and the honoree all wore black for the occasion: Johnny is wearing a black shirt open at the collar, a black three-piece suit (with a black-and-white bandana in his back pocket), and blue-tinted glasses, and Helena is wearing an embellished tea-length strapless black gown and black boots. To see a photo of the trio, CLICK HERE, and to see a larger version of the portrait of Johnny, CLICK HERE. The Zone thanks all our members who have shared photos.

The Museum of Modern Art is hosting a major exhibition of Tim Burton’s work from November 22, 2009 through April 26, 2010. Congratulations to Tim! –Part-Time Poet