He's no star ...
Johnny Depp reckons he's no great movie pinup -- he just has a "weird job."
Arriving for the premiere of his latest movie, "Finding Neverland," at London's Leicester Square, Depp played down his movie star image as fans lining the red carpet screamed his name. "I wouldn't say I'm a heartthrob," he said, as his wife, French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis, looked on. "I just have a very weird job."
Depp, has been touted to win his first Oscar for his role as "Peter Pan" creator J.M. Barrie, but the 41-year-old actor dismissed such talk. "That's not my job to think about that, but if people want to say that, that is really sweet," he said.
Co-star Kate Winslet, who plays the mother of the four young brothers who inspired Barrie to write "Peter Pan," also gave a knock to Depp's reputation as a movie hunk. "Everybody asks me this, whether I'm slightly annoyed that I didn't get to kiss Johnny Depp," said Winslet, 29. "We would have laughed."
Hey, Jude ...
Jude Law and Sienna Miller were predictably all over each other at the world premiere in London of their new movie "Alfie." But Miller was quick to dismiss speculation the two are getting married, reports Ananova.com.
"We're very happy -- things are great," she said, before denying that the couple are engaged. "I don't understand why some newspapers wrote that."
Hogg heaven ...
Burt Reynolds and Willie Nelson are in final negotiations to join Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott and Jessica Simpson in the big-screen version of "The Dukes of Hazzard," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Reynolds would play the evil Boss Hogg, a role played in the original CBS show by the late Sorrell Booke, a Buffalo native. Nelson would play Uncle Jesse, played in the show by the late Denver Pyle.
Douglas honored ...
Actor Kirk Douglas will never be forgotten in Palm Springs, Calif., the desert city, where he lived for more than 40 years.
The Palm Springs International Film Society and International Film Festival has honored the 87-year-old "Spartacus" star by naming a six-block stretch near the city's airport after him.
Douglas' son, Joel, moved to the city two years ago and began a drive to name the street after his father.
The dedication ceremony was attended by Douglas, his wife Anne, and their three surviving sons, including Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas. Also present at the ceremony were U.S. Congresswoman Mary Bono, the wife of the late Sonny Bono, who started the film festival as the city's mayor; crooner Robert Goulet; Jack Valenti, former head of the Motion Picture Association of America; and "Entertainment Tonight's" Mary Hart.
A good Ialian ...
Country-music star Tim McGraw wore a tux and left his cowboy hat at home when he was honored by the National Italian-American Foundation Gala in Washington, D.C., last weekend.
Past honorees have included Christopher Reeve and Muhammad Ali.
"My mother's family is Italian," McGraw said at the invitation-only party.
Standing by her man throughout the reception was McGraw's wife, singer Faith Hill, looking immaculate in a black gown.
"I brought my mother," McGraw added. His mom, Betty Trimble, reports that her maiden name is D'Agostino and the family came from Bologna and Naples.