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Scientist Immortalizes Johnny Depp
2013-05-16 13:08:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Johnny Depp, actor in the upcoming Lone Ranger film, is being immortalized by one scientist who is a big fan of the Hollywood movie star. David Legg, who carried out his research as part of his PhD in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London, named a fossil he discovered in honor of Mr. Depp. The 505-million-year-old fossil called Kooteninchela deppi belonged to a distant ancestor of lobsters and...

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2008-11-28 16:12:42

A diamond bracelet and a ring worth more than $125,000 and loaned to actress Winona Ryder for an event in Madrid are missing, the New York Post said. Ryder reportedly borrowed the Bulgari jewels to wear to a Marie Claire magazine party this week, then said she left them with her hotel's front desk for safe keeping. Now, it seems, they are missing, the Post said. The French magazine Voici said there is no security camera footage showing Ryder handing over the baubles to the hotel staff and...

2008-09-09 00:00:00

He became famous playing a loud, obnoxious teenage girl in a pink tracksuit. But now Little Britain star Matt Lucas, 34, may be heading to the Westcountry to play a very different role to the foul-mouthed Bristolian Vicky Pollard. The comic has reportedly been snapped up to star as both Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee in Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland. He is said to have caught the eye of the director while filming Little Britain USA. An insider told The Sun newspaper: "Tim...

2008-08-17 18:00:29

Dance master Matthew Bourne launched his world premiere of his new production - Dorian Gray - in Plymouth last night. This is Bourne's first new production in three years and sees Oscar Wilde's gothic fable transformed into a darkly seductive dance theatre by the acclaimed choreographer and artistic director. Best known for his adaptations of classics - Swan Lake, Nutcracker, The Car Man, Edward Scissorhands and Play Without Words, Bourne now turns his vibrant imagination to this...

2008-08-08 00:00:26

And hundreds of Plymothians will have the chance to get themselves seen by an audience of millions on the silver screen by starring as extras in the film. A casting event is taking place in Plymouth this week, from which 250 extras will be chosen. Shooting will take place in the city in September for two weeks, and the hunt is now on for extras to take part in scenes set in Victorian times. The name of the Disney/Burton film has not been publicly confirmed. However, an industry source...

2008-08-04 00:00:14

By Amol Rajan Take the fantastical realm of Lewis Carroll's Wonderland, add the eccentric imagination of Hollywood director Tim Burton, and where do you end up? Plymouth. The Devon port will this week host auditions for 250 extras for Burton's forthcoming blockbuster based on Carroll's 1865 novel, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. Scenes will be filmed in the locale in September. Burton has chosen the western city because of the ease with which it will accommodate his plans for a...

2008-07-24 12:00:47

Australian actress Mia Wasikowska reportedly is in final negotiations to play the title character in Tim Burton's big-screen version of Alice in Wonderland. Wasikowska started out on the Australian TV series All Saints and was a regular on HBO's psychiatry drama In Treatment. She will soon be seen in the films Defiance and Amelia. The Hollywood Reporter said Burton and Disney chose the actress to play the heroine in the film adaptation of Lewis Carroll's children's classic Alice in...

2005-09-12 08:45:00

TORONTO -- Johnny Depp, the chameleon-like actor who has played so many different roles that he may not have a self, says he's finally found a role he wants to stay in: the buccaneer Captain Jack Sparrow. Sequels frighten Depp, but he said the chance to reprise his role as the suave Sparrow in the next two editions of "Pirates of the Caribbean" was too delicious to pass up. For an actor who has received far more critical praise than box office success, it is not about the money. "More than it...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
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