Johnny Depp is going to help run a publishing imprint.
Already on the list of books is one about Bob Dylan, "The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan," which aims to set the record straight on the songwriter's enigmatic life and career and will be complied and based in part on interviews with Dylan by best-selling historian Douglas Brinkley.
Depp's imprint will share its name with his production company, Infinitum Nihil, meaning "Nothing is forever."
The imprint will be part of HarperCollins Publishers, which announced Monday that Depp will seek "authentic, outspoken and visionary ideas and voices."
"I pledge, on behalf of Infinitum Nihil,
that we will do our best to deliver publications worthy of peoples' time, of peoples' concern, publications that might ordinarily never have breached the parapet,"
Depp said in a statement released by HarperCollins.
"For this dream realized, we would like to salute HarperCollins for their faith in us and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship together."
Just think: you can submit and actually get rejected by Johnny Depp! How cool is that? (From the AP wires)
- Clark Gregg is returning to the world of "The Avengers" in the television spin-off "Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D."
Not even an apparent on-screen death can keep Gregg and his no-nonsense S.H.I.E.L.D. alter-ego Agent Coulson away from the action for long. In "The Avengers," Gregg's murder helps unify the superhero members of the team and spurs them to save the world from Loki and his intergalactic accomplices.
"I thought it was something I wasn't going to get to do again," Gregg admitted at New York Comic-Con over the weekend.
The television show will reunite Gregg with Joss Whedon, who directed "The Avengers." Whedon will executive produce the series and co-write the pilot. Work on the show is underway for ABC, which, like Marvel, is owned by Disney.
News that makes my co-worker, Eric, happy:
Scarlet Johannson has broken up with NYC ad exec, Nate Naylor. So she is a single lady once again. "On the market" as crass Eric would say. Ah, not so fast, Eric. In June she was seen very happy with Bradley Cooper.
(Johnny Depp's Hollywood Star photo by Dan Leveille)
Just because I like the tune: