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Johnny Depp decries the media ‘beast’

Megastar Johnny Depp says he has mostly learned to tame the media “beast” which constantly stalks him — but makes no bones about what he would do if the paparazzi overstepped the mark. And while acknowledging the demands of global fame, the 47-year-old former “enfant terrible” also lamented the “voyeuristic sensationalism” of modern media culture. “I’ve had various relations with paparazzi over the years. Basically, I understand the beast,” the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star told AFP in an interview. “If I’m either at a premiere or something like that, it’s their gig and they’re going to take photographs. But
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Rolling Stone publishes Lennon’s final interview

Three days before he was gunned down, John Lennon complained about his critics — saying they were just interested in “dead heroes” — and talked optimistically about his family and future, musing that he had “plenty of time” to accomplish some of his life goals. Lennon’s final interview was released to The Associated Press by Rolling Stone on Wednesday, the 30th anniversary of the musician’s death. The issue using the full interview will be on magazine stands on Friday. While brief excerpts of Jonathan Cott’s interview with Lennon were released for a 1980 Rolling Stone cover story days after Lennon’s
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