A stunning photo of Johnny Depp by Brigitte Lacombe graces the cover of the December 11, 2009 issue of Entertainment Weekly–with the headline “Best of the Decade, 2000-2009.” Wow! The magazine honors 15 “Entertainers of the Decade,” but Johnny’s name heads the list: “From acting maverick to box office pirate king, the man behind Captain Jack ruled the first 10 years of this century,” EW writes. Inside the must-have issue are more treasures: a two-page article called “My Essentials” written by Johnny, in which he names his favorite films, music, and books; a paean to Johnny’s career written by Chris Nashawaty; and a spectacular full- page portrait by Ms. Lacombe.

To see a larger version of the Entertainment Weekly cover, CLICK HERE, and to see a version of the cover photo without lettering, CLICK HERE. The Zone thanks Mrs Pink for breaking the news; thanks also to Mrs Pink and AnaMaria for photos. As Entertainment Weekly says on their cover, Congratulations, Johnny! –Part-Time Poet

BREAKING NEWS–Johnny Depp nominated for a Grammy!

Congratulations to Johnny Depp and Douglas Brinkley, who received a 2010 Grammy nomination in the category of Best Album Notes for their extensive and beautifully written commentary for Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson–Music from the Film. The CD is available from Legacy Recordings.

The 52nd Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, January 31, 2010, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A full list of Grammy nominations is available on the website HERE.

The Zone thanks Theresa for breaking the news; you can read more about JD’s Grammy nomination on the Zone’s News & Views forum. –Part-Time Poet