We're all used to famous types starting their own record labels; everyone from Ellen DeGeneres to Lily Rose Cooper (née Allen) has one. But what about having your own publishing imprint? HarperCollins has just announced that Johnny Depp will be in charge of a new imprint for it called Infinitum Nihil, which means "nothing lasts for ever", and shares its name with his production company. Perhaps publishing imprints are the new must-have. The US chef Rachael Ray and the comedian Chelsea Handler have them too.
The Avengers movie has topped the American box office for the second week in a row, taking $1 billion in its first 19 days.
Did I want to tell friends and a multitude of strangers what's on my mind every hour? To acquaint the world, electronically, with my every passing thought? Did I want to spend days thinking up brief, 140-character, smart remarks and posting them online? I didn't. But the Young Turks in Features talked me into it. Sign up here, they said, write a self-description, stick in a photo and send your first tweet – so I did.
Johnny Depp has purchased the rights to create a movie version of 70s TV show 'The Night Stalker'.
What's it like be a 15-year-old playing a pirate in a Hollywood blockbuster alongside Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz?
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck follows up The Lives of Others with a romantic tribute to the kind of glamorous crime caper which Cary Grant starred in 50 years ago.
Readers review this week's big film
The first 20 minutes of this are among the funniest and most brilliant of any animated movie I've seen. Johnny Depp voices, superbly, a hapless bulging-eyed chameleon named Rango who stumbles upon authority after lying – with his forked tongue – about an heroic past as a gunslinger. The drought-afflicted desert town of Dirt makes him their sheriff, though it's a poisoned chalice given that the place is actually run by a wily old tortoise who sounds (and looks) like John Huston. The script, by John Logan, unfolds a classic Western tale that leans heavily on the plot of Chinatown. Gore Verbinski and his visual consultant Roger Deakins work marvels, both in the animal characterisation and the parched desert scrubland where most of it takes place. What children will make of in-jokes about Hunter S Thompson and Clint Eastwood is anyone's guess, but they should enjoy the magnificent setpieces – one chase involving a giant metal-beaked hawk is priceless – while Johnny Depp's puckish, free-associating spiel has an eccentric charm all of its own. It's one of his greatest roles.
Readers review this week's big TV series
Hollywood actor Johnny Depp surprised schoolchildren when he made a shock appearance as Captain Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean.
As feature cartoons keep audiences flocking to cinemas, Hollywood studios hastily roll out more
Nicolas Cage's turn in Bad Lieutenant is the latest example of movie overacting. But, says Leigh Singer, hamming it up on film is an art form in itself – we should admire and enjoy it
The actor is going to hell and back to star in a dramatisation of the life of Dante
Set in the celebrity-studded enclave of the Hollywood Hills, the novel sees a private investigator hired by an A-list actor who is receiving a series of chilling death threats from an obsessive fan.
Despite the copious blood and guts, Tim Burton's musical is a strangely moral tale
Hollywood's most rock 'n' roll movie star, Johnny Depp, flew into London to wow the crowds at last night's premiere of Tim Burton's latest Gothic creation, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.