Vanessa Paradis - French singer, model and actress Vanessa Paradis who became a child star with her single "Joe le taxi" arriving at Los Angeles International Airport wearing a green top, jeans and a black jacket in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 25th August 2014
Johnny Depp turned 51 on June 9. Here's 10 facts you probably didn't know about the 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' actor.
You won’t believe it, but Johnny Depp turned 51 years old yesterday! Yep, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor is starting to get on a bit, but he’s still just as much of an enigma as ever. We’ve managed to root out a few facts about the secretive star over the years, here’s ten facts we’ve dug up about Johnny Depp that you probably didn't know.
Johnny Depp turned 51 on June 9
He was good friends with the late, great Marlon Brando
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With a witty observational script, amusing characters and a jazzy sense of life in New York, this feels like an old-fashioned Woody Allen movie, even though Allen merely costars in it. Instead, it was written and directed by leading actor John Turturro, with an easy-going charm that's irresistible even if it feels vaguely dated. And despite its potentially controversial premise, the film is so gentle that it's unlikely to ruffle many feathers.
Turturro stars as Fioravante, a florist whose life hasn't gone as planned. His one-time mentor Murray (Allen) has just been forced to close his grandfather's rare-book shop, and with too much time on his hand has started working on Fior's life. Murray thinks Fior could make a living as an escort, and sends him on a date with his dermatologist (Sharon Stone). When that goes well, a string of wealthy clients follow, including the man-eating Selima (Sofia Vergara). But one of Murray's friends is more reluctant: the devout Avigail (Vanessa Paradis) is a widowed rabbi's wife who can't have contact with other men. As she and Fior begin a tentative friendship, there might be something meaningful developing. Then a jealous community cop (Schreiber) notices that something is amiss.
As a director, Turturro keeps the scenes grounded in real situations that centre on the characters rather than the machinations of the plot. This offers a lively depiction of this neighbourhood as a melting pot of African-Americans, Italians and Hasidic Jews who are part of each others' lives. Some of this might feel a bit contrived (Murray also adopts a sprawling black family), but the interaction is jaggedly funny and packed with a generous stream of honest emotion.
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Johnny Depp has praised his fiancé whilst appearing in two interviews. He described actress Amber Heard as "wonderful" and "very good for me" whilst sporting a large diamond "female engagement ring".
Johnny Depp appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman on Thursday night (4th April) and discussed his engagement to actress and model Amber Heard. In a recent Interview with Today, Depp further discussed their relationship and praised Heard as "wonderful" and "very good for me."
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp became engaged on Christmas Eve 2013.
Johnny Depp's interview with Letterman was dominated with conversation about his engagement and particularly his jewellery as Depp has been wearing, for the last week, a large diamond ring.
Fioravante is paid to sleep with beautiful women, what could get stale?
The trailer has been released for upcoming comedy drama Fading Gigolo, the movie that sets out to test one man's endurance of having someone find and pay for women to sleep with him. It's actually skint florist worker Fioravante who gets paid for sex though, as the movie twists the common assumptions of prostitution.
John Turturro's Fioravante Is Paid To Sleep With Beautiful But Lonely Women.
John Turturro's character decides to accept a rather unusual job offer from his friend Murray (Woody Allen) who recently learned that his dermatologist and her friend were looking for a stranger to try out new sexual experiences with. After Fioravante consents, Murray charges the women $1,000, sends his friend to carry out his assigned task whilst keeping a portion of the cash for himself.
Strapped for cash, handsome but middle-aged bookshop worker Fioravante decides to accept an offer of an unusual job from his friend Murray, who recently had a brainwave after his dermatologist and her friend admitted to wanting a new sexual experience with a stranger. Murray charged them a huge $1,000, offering the modest Fioravante the chance to be a male escort for a large paycheque while keeping a portion himself. After realising that he quite enjoys the experience of worshipping single and lonely women in the bedroom, Fioravante continues his exploits with Murray and ends up meeting a particularly shy woman named Avigal. Consumed by loneliness, Avigal seeks comfort and recognition, but just how deep does her solitude go?
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Beyonce will feature in H&M's summer campaign.
Beyonce has been unveiled as the new face of the Swedish fashion brand H&M and will feature heavily in the chain's global summer campaign. Rumors first arose when the R&B superstar was spotted posing for a tropical shoot in the Bahamas in the New Year, while her dancer Kimberly Gipson tweeted, "First day of trial in the Bahamas! H&M all set . go," before deleting the tweet, presumably after getting an ear full from an H&M executive.
Now, Beyonce has announced her collaboration with the brand. "I've always liked H&M's focus on fun and affordable fashion. I really loved the concept we collaborated on to explore the different emotions of women represented by the four elements - fire, water, earth and wind. It was a beautiful shoot on a tropical island," she said in a statement. For the new campaign, Beyonce - who released her new track Bow Down/I Been On to mixed reviews this week - was shot by photography duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinnodh Matadin in the Bahaman capital city of Nassau. A new television ad has been directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the man behind videos for the Rolling Stones, U2 and Madonna, while Standing On The Sun provides the soundtrack.
The 31-year-old reportedly had a hand in the design process of the summer pieces, which includes a bodycon dress, a flowing sun dress and a bikini. "What makes these pieces even more special is that Beyoncé herself had input into the design, and they are full of her own personal style," said Ann-Sofie Johansson, head of design at H&M.
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In the new campaign for the line, the former long-term girlfriend of Johnny Depp poses in outfits and accessories made from environmentally sustainable materials such as organic cotton and recycled polyester. "I like being part of something like the Conscious collection at H&M. I try my best to shop consciously, and vintage is very much part of my wardrobe," Vanessa explained in an official statement. "I love the style and it works in an eco-friendly way because I like to use and reuse old clothes." H&M are no stranger to big names considering the budget nature of their clothes, in fact, their cheap products have enabled them to turn enough profit to pay the biggest stars to wear their clothes. Previous models include Lana Del Ray and David Beckham.
Coinciding with the campaign will be the launch of a Conscious garment collecting initiative at H&M. Customers will be able to bring unwanted garments from any brand into any H&M store within the UK and Ireland. The Conscious collection will be available in March.
Photographers are warned of 'copyright infringement' as they snap Woody Allen, Jill Scott, Vanessa Paradis and John Turturro on the set of 'Fading Gigolo' in New York City. John, who is the director, writer and star of the comedy movie, can be seen rushing about on the set trying to get everything ready for the next scene. He is then seen discussing something with Vanessa who is sporting a rather sophisticated bob haircut.
Paris, 1910. Delivery guy Raoul, and his friend, ladies' man Emile, are accidentally let loose in a laboratory belonging to a professor. Their monkey friend, Charles, spills various potions everywhere and the result is a mutant sized flea! Don't worry though, the newly christened Franc, wouldn't hurt, well, a fly. He's a gentle soul with a huge musical talent.
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