Happy Birthday Johnny Depp!

johnny_deppOn this day in 1963 , John Christopher Depp II was born in Owensboro, Kentucky. John who later would become the sexiest man alive and  a world renown actor with a  knack for taking on the most challenging and interesting characters to ever grace the big screen. Depp is now 45 years young and one thing has remained the same in all those years, he is hot. Hot, Hot, Hot, and Hot.

With that out of the way, I wish you a  big Feliz cumpleanos or Happy Birthday, Mr. Johnny Depp. 3 cheers for the man who does not age. I’m not complaining, I just find it peculiar. Never change a thing sweetheart. “Public Enemies” looks amazing.

Charlize Theron named United Nations messenger of peace

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Oscar-winning South African-born actress Charlize Theron was named a United Nations messenger of peace on Friday, with a special focus on ending violence against women.

Messengers of peace, of which there will now be 10, are celebrities mainly from the fields of film, music, literature and sport who are charged with promoting U.N. activities and ideals through public appearances and media contacts.

Theron, 33, won an Academy Award for her role in the 2003 movie “Monster,” in which she played serial killer Aileen Wuornos, who came from a background of violence and abuse and was executed in Florida in 2002.

In the 2005 film, “North Country” she played a woman who fights back against sexual harassment. She has been in dramas like “The Cider House Rules,” thrillers such as “The Italian Job” and the special-effects filled “AEon Flux.”

Theron, named by Esquire magazine last year as its “Sexiest Woman Alive,” has also been involved in charitable causes such as putting mobile health clinics in rural areas of her native South Africa where access to care is limited.

She had her own experience of domestic violence at the age of 15 when her mother fatally shot her alcoholic father as he threatened the family in a drunken rage.

Designating her a messenger of peace, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “You have used your voice, compassion and special relationship with the public to create a better world.”

The other messengers of peace are actors George Clooney and Michael Douglas, musicians Daniel Barenboim, Midori Goto and Yo-Yo Ma, authors Paulo Coelho and Elie Wiesel, equestrian Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein and naturalist Jane Goodall.

(Reporting by Patrick Worsnip; editing by Chris Wilson)

“Full House” Remake Planned

Full HouseWith NBC’s Knight Rider most likely canceled and other shows getting dropped like bad habits it only makes sense the networks would be looking for a sure thing, well, John Stamos thinks he’s got the answer… (Drum roll please) Get ready for the “Full House” remake! That’s right! The show that launched the Olsen Twins is coming back! I doubt the Mary Kate and Ashley will be gracing the new show, however, former cast members Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin (pictured below) are slated to return. Hell, with Bure and Sweetin in the line up, the show just might have a chance! Stay tuned, or not.

 

Cameron Bure

Jodie Sweetin

Jack Black Proves Too Fat For Tux

PEOPLE:

Jack Black looked dapper in a well-tailored tuxedo Wednesday night, as he attended a black-tie gala in honor of good pal Ben Stiller. But, he admitted, suiting up was a “humiliating” – and hysterical – ordeal.

“I only found out yesterday that this thing was black tie,” the comedian told the audience at the American Museum of Moving Images Salute to Ben Stiller in New York. “And I’ve got to say that I hate black tie. I was going to say screw it. I was just going to wear my jockies and trench coat.”

What changed his mind?
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Michael J Fox Jams With ‘The Who’


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It was a once in a lifetime opportunity, even for a beloved celebrity of Michael J. Fox’s caliber, Wednesday November 5th when Fox got to play with The Who. Even Michael acknowledged the monumental moment when he addressed the crowd at his annual A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson’s event, saying:

“”This is almost worth getting Parkinson’s for!” Michael J. Fox declared as he took the stage to play guitar with The Who in New York City Wednesday night.

The actor – who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 – rocked out to the legendary band’s “Magic Bus,” trading licks and windmill guitar riffs with Pete Townshend.”

People

With Fox’s wife Tracey Pollan by his side, MJF has a lot to celebrate lately. Ryan Reynolds recently ran the New York Marathon raising $79,000 for Michael’s Parkinson foundation; and Ryan was front and center with his newlywed bride, Scarlett Johansson at the event. Also Michael is celebrating the election of Barack Obama into Presidential office:

“At the event, Fox spoke of his delight at the election of Barack Obama as president and hope he would be more forthcoming into looking into stem cell research to find a possible cure for Parkinson’s. He said: ‘I’m positive that one of the first things that Obama is going to do … is revisit the George W. Bush’s ban on stem cell research. I’m really excited.’”

Daily Mail

I really hope so MJF! Michael is probably best remembered for his role as Mary McFly in the “Back to the Future” series of films but was also a staple on the series “Family Ties,” in which he played a very lovable young republican named Alex P. Keaton (I can almost hear Alex making plans for a Palin campaign in 2012.) Regardless of their political leanings Fox’s characters have always been infused with the actors’ great sense of humor and I’m hopeful research will advance at a pace great enough to keep him around for many more generations to enjoy.