Johnny Depp attends 21st annual Comanche Nation Fair in Oklahoma–new pictures!

Johnny Depp spent his Saturday in Lawton, Oklahoma,where he attended the 21st annual Comanche Nation Fair and served as Grand Marshal of the parade. Johnny was officially adopted into the Comanche Nation last spring; LaDonna Harris, who sponsored his adoption, rode beside him during the parade. Johnny also spoke to tribal youth and spent a couple of hours signing autographs and posing for pictures. Many of those pictures wound up on Twitter, and we thank the lucky photographers and subjects for sharing them! The photo at left was taken by zurey zantoz; to see photos of Johnny as Grand Marshal of the Comanche Nation parade, CLICK HERE.

Many thanks to emma, FANtasticJD, zurey zantoz, KenDoll_Marie, kimberly annaye, Sarah Everitt, and Dorkyshygirl10 for sharing pictures. You can read more about Johnny’s appearance at the Comanche Nation Fair on the Zone’s News & Views forum.

Alas–Johnny Depp will NOT appear in Wes Anderson’s THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, director says

Turns out those reports of Johnny Depp’s appearance in Wes Anderson’s next film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, were not accurate: in an interview with the Huffington Post today, Anderson carefully dismissed that story as an Internet rumor run amuck, dashing the hopes of Deppheads everywhere who were looking forward to this project. Here are the director’s own words:

Q: Your next movie is The Grand Budapest Hotel, which is reported to star Johnny Depp?

ANDERSON: It’s not Johnny Depp.

Q: Oh, it’s not?

ANDERSON: No. There’s a lot of… You know, the Internet has a way of announcing things on its own [laughs]. You will find that even though I’m very aware of the cast that has been announced on its own devices, you’ll never find me saying who’s in the movie. Or, as far as I know, anybody else. I really don’t know where it all comes from. In fact, Johnny is somebody who I would love to work with at some point, but he’s not going to be in this movie.

The Zone is among the many media outlets which accepted the story of Johnny’s appearance in The Grand Budapest Hotel, which originated on Twitch.com and Deadline.com, as true. We apologize to our readers for inadvertently misleading them. Hopefully the longed-for Anderson-Depp collaboration will take place someday, but it won’t be in next year’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

The Zone thanks Emma for breaking the news; you can read more about this story on the Zone’s News & Views forum. The full Huffington Post interview with Wes Anderson is available HERE.