Thursday, November 29, 2007

Johnny Depp Gets Over His Fear Of Singing, Talks About Almost Quitting Sweeney To Be There For Lily-Rose, And He, Helena and Tim Were Spotted Dining

Sally Grover - Celebrity News Service News Writer

Los Angeles, CA (CNS) - Johnny Depp considered quitting Hollywood when his daughter fell ill.

The actor, whose eight-year-old daughter Lily-Rose was hospitalized after reportedly contracting the E.coli bacterial infection earlier this year, insists nothing matters more to him than his family.

Johnny, who also has a five-year-old son Jack John with long-term partner Vanessa Paradis, said, "I wasn't sure if I would be able to come back. My kids and my girl - nothing else matters in life. My kids are very grounded, not monster-like at all. We keep discipline under control."

"When I was younger I used to play a lot of practical jokes and I p****d my mother off. But the greatest advice I ever got was from her, 'Don't take s**t from anybody. Ever.' And that has stuck with me and I hope my kids never, ever have to take s**t off anybody either."

Johnny, who postponed filming new musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" when Lily-Rose was ill, also revealed he was nervous about his singing scenes in the movie.

He is quoted as saying, "I think I was probably more frightened than anyone. I've never even tried karaoke. It scares the hell out of me. I've never been that drunk - and I've been drunk. I didn't know if I could sing. I did these demos in my friend's garage studio because I didn't know if I could hit a note and to be honest I really didn't. I tried to use Iggy Pop as my inspiration."

"Someone is probably weeping after watching my performance."

I'll be crying after Sweeney--- Because it was so WONDERFUL!!! Don't worry, we all love you Johnny!

And go to for the story and pictures of Johnny, Tim and HBC going out to eat at Cipriani.
I love HBC's Johnny's (and Tim of course!) outfits, as always!
It's always great to see my favorite people!

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