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Hollywood icon Johnny Depp thrilled fans with his guitar work, when he caught up with old mates from rock band The Kid at Club Cinema in Pompano Beach.
The occasion was for the Sheila Witkin Memorial Reunion Concert in memory of Ms Witkin, a catalyst supporter of rock music in South Florida.
Fans were kept waiting until after midnight today to find out whether Depp could keep up with the Kids' guitar-centred power pop - and he impressed amid screams from the packed floor.
The Kids played in South Florida clubs during the 1980s.
Accompanied by a gal pal, the former Simple Life starlet appeared to be in good spirits, as she smiled for the paparazzi before loading herself in the passenger seat of her friend’s ride.
News broke yesterday that the BBC is looking to set up a new US division in Los Angeles next year, headed up by Jane Tranter, the woman responsible for making sure that shows like the revamped Doctor Who, Life on Mars and Spooks: Code 9 made it to screens in the first place. According to those in the know, the division - to be called BBC Worldwide West Coast - would concentrate on development and production of shows not only for the BBC, but also for US and international television. Rumored to be joining Tranter in the new offices is another familiar name, Doctor Who executive producer and current head of drama at BBC Wales, Julie Gardner. Suddenly you have to start wondering whether Gardner's trip to Comic-Con last month was less promotion and more a scouting trip to see whether or not she'd enjoy the weather.
While none of the above has been confirmed by the BBC - who, instead, are firmly "no comment"ing the story away - this can't be taken as any real confirmation about the American Who rumors. But still: With two such Who-heads involved in the setting up of the division, it would make sense to launch it with a special episode or two of one of the BBC's biggest hits in years, wouldn't it?
There are reports that Queen Latifah (real name Dana Elaine Owens) and her long time partner Jeanette Jenkins are planning on adopting a baby at the end of the year.
A source told the National Enquirer that they “are hoping to have a little one by Christmas, they’re trying to keep it quiet because they don’t want to jinx the whole thing.”
But unlike other stars, 38-year-old Latifah has said numerous times she would adopt a baby in the U.S.
Earlier this year she said, “I can understand why people go outside the U.S. You can adopt someone here, and the birth parents have three years to come back and get that child. That’s terrifying, [American children] can use just as much assistance as someone from around the world. I want to do something here.”
She added, “I’ve always wanted to have [children] and adopt. When I was little, I remember seeing TV shows and a child would be adopted and be happy. I just always felt like there are so many kids out there who need a parent.”
There is also reports the couple want to get married now it is legal in California, although they never officially announced they are a couple.
In case you weren’t already on VMA overload from all the incoming star wattage (Tokio Hotel! The Hills Cast! Zac Efron!) here’s two more confirmed guests who’ll be handing out a Moonman: Nickelodeon stars Drake Bell and Josh Peck.
The Drake & Josh co-stars recently went head to head at the 2008 Kids' Choice Awards, with Drake ultimately taking home the title of Favorite Male TV Actor. And while the real-life besties play step-brothers/rivals on the show (like Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, but without the fake rap video) they’re not about to let a little friendly competition turn them into the male/Nickelodeon equivalent of The Hills‘ Lauren and Heidi. (Or ARE they?)
Still, must be a relief for the boys to hit the VMAs as presenters and not direct competitors this time around. And since they’ll be on the same team, that means they can turn their full attention to more important matters. Like beating out Tokio Hotel's Bill Kaulitz in the category of Biggest Lady Killah.
I hope they don't do anything lame to try to be "shocking" or whatever.
edit; added for awesomeness:
"It was just something fun, easy and lighthearted," Heidi told Extra at last night's Pepsi 500 Running Wide Open Party. "It was a great video."
The blonde bombshell, who endorses Republican candidate John McCain for president, apparently has her sights set on the White House. When she was quizzed about who McCain will choose as his vice president, the female half of Speidi revealed her lofty political goals.
Such a shame!