Johnny Depp, Vanessa Paradis relationship on rocks?
Daybreak Daily’s afternoon stroll through the pop-culture world finds a potential split, Deadheads who certainly will insist they’re not part of the pop-culture world, other things, and the mystery music video.
SPLIT? That appears to be the route for Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, per People, "Multiple sources tell PEOPLE in this week's cover story that the relationship is all but officially finished." http://bit.ly/wL0vEo
BILLY KREUTZMANN: The Grateful Dead’s co-drummer opens up to Rolling Stone about Jerry Garica in a fascinating Q&A. “He was a true artist and I can tell you he wasn't really happy playing in the Grateful Dead at the end. I hate to say that. I know the audience is going to hear me say that and go, "Oh, that's not true," but if people really think about some of the shows that were there in the last year and some of the troubles that poor Jerry had, they know that I'm not BS'ing.” http://bit.ly/Aqpepu
OPENING TOMORROW: Why, it’s none other than the Sundance Film Festival, and expectations are high, per the Los Angeles Times, “The country's most prominent film festival is coming off one of its most robust markets ever, as more than two dozen independently produced movies landed distribution deals last January. More encouraging to sellers, not a single movie in this year's high-profile premiere and dramatic competition sections arrives in the resort town with a deal in place.” http://lat.ms/y9Hp3u
NOT A WATCHER: But maybe you are, so here you go, per PerezHilton, “Despite her summer tweets saying she did NOT want to be the new Bachelorette, looks like Emily Maynard accepted the deal after all!! But on one condition!! ABC has to go to HER!!” http://bit.ly/ye6rQJ
PRESIDENT COLBERT: Or something like that, per the Huffington Post (with video), “In a new ad, the organization now run by Jon Stewart made its most bold statement yet: it will "destroy" Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and their Super PACs "with a merciless ad torrent so fierce they'll wish they'd never been incorporated." http://huff.to/w60Phx
THIS IS HOW IT’S DONE: This is how it’s done for some folks, anyway, per Access Hollywood, “Pop star Bruno Mars was cleared of a felony cocaine possession case on Wednesday, after his attorneys told a judge the Grammy-winning pop star stayed out of trouble and met other conditions of a plea deal.” http://bit.ly/ymm5U9
BIG FOOT: It returns tonight, per People, “Last year, all eyes were on Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler as they settled into their new roles as American Idol judges at the start of season 10. But as the show ramps up Wednesday night (8 p.m. ET) with the judges' panel intact, all eyes this year should be on the talent – or lack thereof – as televised auditions begin.” http://bit.ly/xhElx5
LUKE, I AM YOUR FATHER: And you will have no siblilngs, per E!, with great background information, “George Lucas probably wouldn't mind using the Death Star's planet-destroying laser on all the fanboys who keep blasting him for constantly tweaking his original Star Wars trilogy.” http://eonli.ne/yrmYUI
STILL GETTING’ IT DONE?: Per an Us Weekly exclusive, “(Next month) marks the three-year anniversary of Chris Brown's infamous assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna. And it turns out that the exes -- forcibly separated after the beating by court order -- could very well be spending that "anniversary" together. As multiple sources confirm in the new Us Weekly, Rihanna, 23, and Brown, 22, have secretly been hooking up for nearly a year.” http://bit.ly/yBUE2a
CHILLING: And actually quite disgusting, per Radar, “Currently facing 28 years in prison for the murder of a Peruvian student, Joran van der Sloot relayed details of his troubled background and life before his arrest in a chilling handwritten letter to police.” http://bit.ly/wf2SIs
AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video. http://bit.ly/3QdA4k
--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)
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