Johnny Depp arrives in Lawton, Oklahoma for THE LONE RANGER screening–new photos!

Wearing a colorful new medallion emblazoned with the likeness of his character Tonto, Johnny Depp walked the red carpet in Lawton, Oklahoma arm-in-arm with his adoptive Comanche mother LaDonna Harris today. The occasion was a special screening of The Lone Ranger for the Comanche Nation. Photos of Johnny greeting fans are available HERE.

The Zone thanks emma and Theresa for sharing the photos; you can read more about Johnny’s visit to Lawton on the Zone’s News & Views forum.

“A beautiful 14 years together”–Johnny Depp talks to EXTRA about his breakup with Vanessa Paradis

In a candid and relaxed video interview with Extra‘s Terri Seymour, Johnny Depp addressed, among other subjects, the breakup of his 14-year relationship with Vanessa Paradis (which was officially announced one year ago). The interview took place during The Lone Ranger press junket at Bishop’s Lodge resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Here’s a transcription of that conversation:

Q: You also have spoken recently about becoming single. Has that been a strange adjustment for you?

JOHNNY DEPP: You know, the strangest thing is just that — in terms of adjustment — is just making sure that everybody’s okay. That’s really everything. You make sure first your kids are okay, and that they understand that it’s normal; there’s no reason to get sort of weird and hate each other. I think, you spent a beautiful 14 years together, you know . . . a couple of great kids. That’s win-win.

Q: In Rolling Stone, you said you can’t see yourself acting in ten years’ time. Please tell me that’s not true! You’re not going to go into retirement, are you?

JOHNNY DEPP: (slowly) Nah . . . I don’t know about retirement. I do love the process, I really do love making characters and making movies. But . . . yeah. I mean, sometime in the next ten years, you probably just want to kind of . . . be able to look around a little more. Wander a bit, you know. Maybe experience some degree of anonymity somewhere, or —

Q: Do you think that would ever be possible?

JOHNNY DEPP: — Or fish. Or . . . I don’t know.

Q: So, you are amazing as Tonto. How much fun was it for you to play him?

JOHNNY DEPP: Oh, it was great fun. Great fun. Because there are so many different sides to the character.

The Zone thanks emma for sharing the video; you can read more about The Lone Ranger on the Zone’s News & Views forum. The full Extra video interview is available HERE.

Jerry Bruckheimer to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday–congratulations!

Cheers to super-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who will receive the 2,501st Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a ceremony on Monday, June 24 at 11:30 a.m. Guest speakers at the ceremony will be Johnny Depp, star of Mr. Bruckheimer’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and the upcoming The Lone Ranger, and Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of the Walt Disney Company. Wow!

Mr. Bruckheimer’s star will be located at 6838 Hollywood Boulevard in front of El Capitan Theatre — an ideal place for a man whose films have earned six Oscars and 41 Academy Award nominations (to date). “Millions have enjoyed Jerry Bruckheimer’s films and television productions. His blockbuster movies continue to transport audiences around the world into his fascinating productions,” stated Leron Gubler, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President/CEO and emcee of the star ceremonies. “We are proud to have him be a part of our legendary Walk of Fame!”

The Zone thanks emma for sharing the news; you can read more on the Zone’s News & Views forum.

Congratulations to Mr. Bruckheimer on this well-deserved honor!