TV ALERT–Johnny Depp to appear on CBS SUNDAY MORNING on June 30th; on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE and CBS THIS MORNING (with Charlie Rose) on July 1st!

Zoners will be giving their DVRs a real workout in the next few days, as Johnny Depp has three major interviews scheduled to promote The Lone Ranger. First, Johnny will appear with director Gore Verbinski on CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood on June 30th for an interview with journalist Lee Cowan. In most markets, CBS Sunday Morning airs at 9 a.m., but in the Pacific time zone, the program may begin as early as 6:30 a.m., so do check your local listings; it would be a shame to miss this.

On Monday, July 1st, Johnny will appear on CBS This Morning for an interview with show co-host Charlie Rose (yes, the one and only Charlie Rose). CBS This Morning airs from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Later that night, Monday, July 1st, Johnny will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which airs on the ABC network at 11:35 p.m. His Lone Ranger co-star, Armie Hammer, will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live the following evening, July 2nd.

The Zone thanks FANtasticJD and Theresa for breaking the news; you can read more about Johnny’s television appearances on the Zone’s News & Views forum.

Johnny Depp has dinner with Amber Heard in Moscow

What does an A-list superstar do after attending the exciting red carpet premiere of his latest film in an exotic European city like Moscow? Why, sample the local cuisine, of course! That’s exactly what Johnny Depp did after The Lone Ranger premiere on Thursday; he took Amber Heard to dinner. Amber wore an elegant claret-red floor-length gown with a halter top. A larger photo is available HERE; security chief Jerry Judge is walking behind Johnny and Amber.

The Zone thanks Evochka for sharing the photo. You can read more about Johnny’s visit to Moscow on the Zone’s News & Views forum and the Pit General Discussion forum.

Johnny Depp appears on THE LATE SHOW with David Letterman

Johnny Depp appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman last night, promoting The Lone Ranger — “the movie is wildly entertaining,” Dave told his audience more than once. The pair talked about fatherhood and what’s it’s like to turn 50 (“just another decade,” they agreed), as well as the rigors of shooting The Lone Ranger and Johnny’s respect for the Native American community. Johnny also confided an unusual aspect of his acting process:

JOHNNY: There’s two things that I have a problem with. One is that I never read screen direction — (Dave bursts into laughter) — which is the stuff that tells you what to do.

DAVE: Wha– how can that be possible?

JOHNNY: Well, I’d rather not know what they want me to do. (Audience laughter.) I’d rather just figure something out.

DAVE: So you just — you’re kind of just guessing at what they want?

JOHNNY: No, I’m just sort of winging it, at what I want.

DAVE: (after a moment’s thought) It’s worked so far.

Fans who missed last night’s show can find a video of the entire June 27th program currently posted on The Late Show website HERE, but viewing may be restricted for those outside the U.S.

The Zone thanks humiliatedgrape, bascan333, and Cyn for sharing video clips; you can read more about Johnny’s appearance on The Late Show on the Zone’s News & Views forum.