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The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank

Seems little Johnny Depp is a victim again:

DEPP: 'I CAN'T STAY IN RIOT-RAVAGED FRANCE'

Hollywood star JOHNNY DEPP is so shocked by the riots raging through France, he's considering abandoning his home in the country.

The FINDING NEVERLAND heart-throb moved to Europe when life in Los Angeles became too violent.

He has since divided time between the two continents - but he fears France will be scarred permanently by the current troubles.

He says, "It's insane, that setting cars on fire is the new strike.

"I went there (to France) to live because it seemed so simple.

"Now it's anything but. I don't know how they'll recover from this."

Oh my gosh... There were riots in the same country with him. The horrors.

This guy should really come to New Orleans. He whining that he saw some riots on TV from his palatial french villa and we're still finding bodies down here. If this is how he reacts to a few riots, he'd be calling suicide prevention if he lived down here. Reality sinks huh Johnny?

What a freaking self-absorbed idiot.


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Comments (63)

Did the article say how far... (Below threshold)

Did the article say how far away from him the car-burning, etc., was? If people burned cars a few blocks up the street from me, I'd change ZIP codes, too.

--|PW|--

This is why I don't pay att... (Below threshold)
edmcgon:

This is why I don't pay attention to actors' political comments.

Poor Johnny, he thought Fra... (Below threshold)
epador:

Poor Johnny, he thought France was SIMPLE! There's the real problem. I wonder if this will have an effect on his politics, this awakening to the real world...

hey, johnny depp can do wha... (Below threshold)
betsy:

hey, johnny depp can do what he wants. stay/ leave whatever. you sound jealous that you dont live in a palatial french villa, but hey if you looked like johnny and could act like johnny, bet you would live in one in a heart beat! leave the guy alone, he's allowed his comments like everyone else! betsy

And we're allowed to call h... (Below threshold)
Mikey:

And we're allowed to call him the pasty-faced wuss we think he is, betsy.

Ain't free speech a hoot? It goes every which way.

He wouldn't last an hour he... (Below threshold)
Hershey:

He wouldn't last an hour here in Iraq.

Wow! This is kind of sad, r... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Wow! This is kind of sad, really. I hope it doesn't effect his creativity. You know, the ability to read a script and regurge the lines verbatim when the cameras are rolling.

Maybe he can get a nice fix... (Below threshold)
JAT0:

Maybe he can get a nice fixer-up in the Quarter with Sean Penn! I seem to remember Penn scouting out the real estate not long ago by boat.

JohnnySeanDeppPenn, esqs.
No. 15 Burbon Street

you guys are SOOO funny! te... (Below threshold)
betsy:

you guys are SOOO funny! tell me you arent serious about one guys comments.... maybe you should ALL go to france and solve their problems since you have ALL the answers!!!

Give me a break Paul...I ca... (Below threshold)
B Payne:

Give me a break Paul...I can't believe you are using ContactMusic.com as a source. They are one of the worst rags out there for taking things and twisting them around. Especially when they didn't do the interview themselves and never show it in true context.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/films/articles/20960768?source=Evening%20Standard

Depp and Paradis moved to France to bring up their children because he said LA was too violent. Has he become disenchanted after the recent riots and curfews that spread out from Paris? "It's insane that setting cars on fire is the new strike. It takes a lot away. I'm sure it'll clear up to a certain degree, but now we are based back in LA because I have work here. I went there [to France] to live because it seemed so simple. Now it's anything but. I don't know how they'll recover from this."

Yeah I think if my partner was French I would choose France over LA hands down. It's not uncommon for people to live where there partner is from. DUH!!! It's a beautiful country and yes, I am sure there is less violence there than in LA even with these riots. I would raise my kids there verses LA in a heartbeat if I had the money. The fact remains however that he never gave up his home in the States and has no intention of doing so. I think that speaks for itself. Who wouldn't be upset if these things were happening in the country where they live??? Will he give up his home in France because of it, not a chance. People over look the fact that they were already living in France when their children were born. They didn't move there for that reason...it was an added bonus.

I would raise my kids th... (Below threshold)

I would raise my kids there verses LA in a heartbeat if I had the money.

Oh crap -- now I'm gonna have to chip in and payday's still a week off.

[dialing 911] Hello? Grampa... (Below threshold)

[dialing 911] Hello? Grampa busted out of Atascadero again and he's been doing shots of Schapps before noon.

Darleen Grampa is toast, on... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Darleen Grampa is toast, one hopes he gets mental help.

Okay, B. Payne, so I read t... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

Okay, B. Payne, so I read the link you provided. Prior to getting to the paragraph you cited from the web article you have to go through the description of Depp's pre-Paradis self-destructive behavior in his earlier life. So, I guess since he has had an epiphany, cleaned himself up and now has a family Depp is privileged to stand aghast that his life in France is not quite the way he wrote the script. Funny how his take on the riots "raging" through France does not jive with the spin of the French government itself. He makes me laugh. I hope he finds piece of mind in a third piece of property in Switzerland.

Poor Poor Johnny Depp. Mayb... (Below threshold)

Poor Poor Johnny Depp. Maybe he should try moving to the Moon, I heard there aren't anyone Isloamfacists there burning cars.

Shut-up and stop whining. I... (Below threshold)
samantha:

Shut-up and stop whining. If he wants to leave he can.

By the way, you're the idiot if you call Johnny Depp "self-absorbed". He's probably one of the least self-absorbed celebrities out there.

Give me a break B Payne!</p... (Below threshold) Opps, Sorry here is the CNN... (Below threshold)
ordi:
You all need help! Why do ... (Below threshold)
Kasja:

You all need help! Why do you people care so much about where he lives and shit! omg! you are th kind of people that start rumors and ruin peoples lives! its people like you that should become an actor or actress and see what its like! i would move too!

B Payne wrote:D... (Below threshold)
ordi:

B Payne wrote:

Depp and Paradis moved to France to bring up their children because he said LA was too violent.

What I think most posters are actually referencing and or laughing about Depp is his Anti-American statement he made which is FAR more than LA is too violent.

He said: 'America is dumb, it's like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive'

It appears that Depp did not realize the USA is not the only place the 'Human Condition' exists. He looked down his 'Elite' nose and thought he and France was SO SUPERIOR. Sucks for him to be proven WRONG! The Human Condition all over the world are basically the same.

Kasja wrote: you are th ... (Below threshold)
ordi:

Kasja wrote: you are th kind of people that start rumors and ruin peoples lives!

Aren't statements like this where rumors that ruin peoples lives start?

LOL

I don't know Kasja, I can s... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

I don't know Kasja, I can see your frustration. I mean, there are the sane folks like yourself who sympathize with the very difficult and challenging lives these actors lead. And then there are their detractors like myself on this thread who you recognize as needing professional help because our lives of ease and financial independence leave us deaf to the discerning insights on any topic about which these suffering thespians choose to speak.

What I cannot understand ab... (Below threshold)
avaroo:

What I cannot understand about Johnny Depp is how he could not have known how serious the problems and the discontent of French muslims are. It makes the news here, does it not make the news in France? Is it possible that he didn't know that first, second and third generation immigrants in France are living in such deplorable conditions?

Johnny Depp for president! ... (Below threshold)
Elmo:

Johnny Depp for president!
Asshatville needs ya Johnny.
Janine Garafolo for Veep.
Start a new politcal party ......
2 Whiney Little Beeches.

Johnny Depp has vowed to defy any smoking ban imposed in Britain and attacks similar enforcements in his native America.


Let look at the bigger pict... (Below threshold)
Neo:

Let look at the bigger picture here.

This story is emblematic of the future of those who try to run away from the problems of the world.
First the US is too dangerous, then France. This (at least in the mind of Jacques Chirac anyway) is a major public figure, a celebrity, declaring that both Western superpowers are too dangerous to live in. So where does Depp (or anyone on the loony Left) go now that these two safe havens aren't safe ? Depp is experiencing first hand the future of those who flee from the world's problems (like Iraq). Depp can run, but he can't hide. A life on the run from those who will not negotiate.

First they came for the Republicans, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a Republican;
Then they came for the conservatives, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a conservative;
Then they came for the libertarians, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a libertarian;
Then they came for the moderates, and I did not speak out--
because I was not a moderate;
Then they came for me--
and there was no one left to speak out for me.

omg!!!11!11 u ppl hear r s... (Below threshold)
Beth:

omg!!!11!11 u ppl hear r so old if u dont luv johhny depp he is so hott!!!

y r thr so many old ppl here!! i thot this wuz apossed 2b a cellebritty sight!!!

OMGGGG!!1!!! get a life & brain!! me & betsy gott one!!!
LOLLMAOMG!!

opps i mean me and betsy an... (Below threshold)
Beth:

opps i mean me and betsy and kajsa have 1 brain!!1!

OMG, Beth, you're hysterica... (Below threshold)
Maggie45:

OMG, Beth, you're hysterical!! LOL

Hmmmm.He ... (Below threshold)
ed:

Hmmmm.

He wouldn't last an hour here in Iraq.

You must be joking. He wouldn't last an hour here in New Jersey!

:)

I can't believe you people ... (Below threshold)
Tracy:

I can't believe you people are bashing on Johnny like this! He is just being honest! You really need to leave him alone.

Just a comment to Beth: I'm... (Below threshold)
Tracy:

Just a comment to Beth: I'm a Johnny fan too, but you really need to think before you type. Email me and we can talk.

I am going to make the hera... (Below threshold)
Golen Greg:

I am going to make the heralded call that Beth is being sarcastic. Thank you

Beth do biggem funny. Make ... (Below threshold)
Elmo:

Beth do biggem funny. Make ha ha.

France, and the whole of... (Below threshold)
drm rootkit:

France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they've forgotten all about it. I'm afraid that the American culture is a disaster.
Johnny Depp

Ha Ha! /nelson

If the Johnny fans are any ... (Below threshold)
epador:

If the Johnny fans are any indication, it doesn't look like another slap of reality in the face will wake him up to the real world after all.

i laugh, because you know, ... (Below threshold)
betsy:

i laugh, because you know, everyone here who has written an opinion for OR against johnny depp would scream like little school girls to be able to meet him! he's cool, he's an actor, get over yourselves!

i laugh, because you kno... (Below threshold)

i laugh, because you know, everyone here who has written an opinion for OR against johnny depp would scream like little school girls to be able to meet him!

For some reason this comment made me giggle.

Like a ... little ... oh, $#!t, she's right.

The most amazing thing to m... (Below threshold)
billy:

The most amazing thing to me about the article is that there is an audience that supports this industry. I don't get it with the hollywood gossip scene.

A close second to the above is that anyone ever gave a damn...not to mention all the damn took to build this thread.

zoinks.

A self absorbed idiot? Elit... (Below threshold)
Cindy Walton:

A self absorbed idiot? Elite nose? You know it takes a pretty self absorbed egotistical winny baby brat to sit around and pick through the statements of one person, a pretty great person, who decided to escape the arena of idiots running this country and decided to speak out for what he believes. The bottom line folks is he is an American citizen still and is afforded the right of free speech, if you don't like what he has to say, don't listen, but please and I say this with all due respect, get on a plane go to DC and continue to kiss the butt of the real idiot in all this, the one whos running this country.

Iam a fan of Johnny Depp a... (Below threshold)
kathy:

Iam a fan of Johnny Depp and I will always be.He is a human being who is taking care of his family.LA a violent place to raise kids and I would live in France too.So leave him alone.He is a good actor who doesn't matter if he win a award or not. I don't why we are sending are young people to Iraq because the people in DC wants them there a war that will never end

BetsyUh... I was b... (Below threshold)

Betsy

Uh... I was born and raised in El Lay, with family members involved in The Industry going back to the 1920's.

Sorry, but "celebs" are people... mostly alternative world people...but just people. I feel no need to "squeel" about an actor of all people.

Well, I would squeel if I saw the likes of "celebs" Rodney King or OJ, but I don't think that was what you're talking about.

Kathy, are you saying that ... (Below threshold)
epador:

Kathy, are you saying that you an't imagine a single place between Paris and LA (in the US) that is safer from crime and has decent educational and artistic opportunities? Because that's what good ol' JD said.

Now this thread got so long, partially because of JD's fame and fandom, and partly from the attitude he's expressed that basically puts a burr under every saddle and kicks in the mouth every US fan he has, because he'd rather badmouth his country than make an effort and sacrifice to better it.

I love his acting, but his level of societal integrity is greatly undeveloped.

He is not badmouthing his c... (Below threshold)
Tracy:

He is not badmouthing his country! He's just telling the truth. LA is violent and personally, I wouldn't want to raise my kids there either. People move out of the country all the time for one reason or another. Why is this any different?

Look, the guy moved to Fran... (Below threshold)
Mischa:

Look, the guy moved to France to get away from all the craziness in Los Angeles for a reason. He's had many reasons in the past. And btw, I am from New Orleans, all of that is over us now, and half of the lunatics that ride out New Orleans are now in Texas, don't get me wrong, because there has been no crime sense they have evacuated from the Superdome. I have also been to Europe as well, and there has been many strikes that I've seen. I've been to Amsterdam and there was a trash strike on hold for a couple of days, and junk was lying around everywhere, but still, the mind of the city was peaceful because it's Europe, and there is no crime in Amsterdam. That's just like me choosing 'Holland' over US. He's as normal as anybody in this message board, people need to worry about themselves, and not where he lives. Ok, and saying he's self-absorbed.. now that's crazy because he's not Paris Hilton. If people keep worrying about wat he does, or where he goes, they need to re-locate themselves to a new message board. He's acting just like everybody else did when they evacuated for Hurricane Katrina, to be safe! Being able to take care of yourself, is a normal thing. Get a life, and learn to worry about yourself. It's an important lesson in life, because every breath is a blessing.

Boys, girls...He j... (Below threshold)
leelu:

Boys, girls...

He just a guy who dresses up and plays 'let's pretend' for a living.

He's not worth the heat, light & noise. None of 'em are.

To Leelu! He just a guy who... (Below threshold)
Kasja:

To Leelu! He just a guy who dresses up and plays 'let's pretend' for a living.

He's not worth the heat, light & noise. None of 'em are.
yeah but he is also the one who gives us entertainment! so yeah...hes sooo hot! I liked benny and Joon(Y)

ok, lets see.... johnny dep... (Below threshold)
betsy:

ok, lets see.... johnny depp wants to leave france. if no one want him, ill gladly take him in.

johnny depp wouldnt last a day in iraq...would any of us? unless i hid behind a rock i know i wouldnt!

j.depp for prez? no thanks, ill stick with his movies, seen most.

johnny cant move to the moon.... air people air.

CNN or not, i dont believe everything i read or hear, sorry news guys!

rumors sux.... got any?!(admit it we love them!)

darleen, i never said anything bad about celebs, if i were offered the job..sign me up.


and remember....we all scream like little girls!

sorry guys, im out for good! it was fun byeeee!

Kasja,we're talkin... (Below threshold)
leelu:

Kasja,

we're talking about his political acumen here, not his acting C.V.

Or hadn't you noticed?

I can't believe that for pe... (Below threshold)
Terri:

I can't believe that for people who are supposedly intelligent and free-thinking that some pathetic electronic rag that twists comments and ruins lives all because of 'entertainment' can make you write so much dross. Who gives a flying f*** who said what and who thinks what, when we don't even know what the truth is.
Some of the comments have made me cringe at how childish they are when it is clear that an 'adult' has written them.
How about getting your own feet on the ground and concentrate on your own life instead of making churlish comments about others.
My rant is complete - I can't believe I've lowered myself to respond to the inane crap that has been posted.

Personally, I wouldn't want... (Below threshold)
Tracy:

Personally, I wouldn't want him for president either! lol! This is the man who said that he wanted to saturate Afghanistan in liquid LSD...nope. Sorry Johnny! Love ya man!

Once again, Johnny is not b... (Below threshold)
Tracy:

Once again, Johnny is not badmouthing his country: "I am an American. I love my country and have great hopes for it. It is for this reason that I speak candidly and sometimes critically about it. I have benefited greatly from the freedom that exists in my country and for this I am eternally grateful."

its his family not ours. it... (Below threshold)
Kasja:

its his family not ours. its his opinion not ours. its his decison not ours. its his and his kids safety not ours! So why does it matter this much? think about it! if u had kids and lets say u live in brazil! but u see some stuff that disturbes u and gives you the need to leave considering your childrens life at stake. What would u do? stay because someone is going to make fun of it or leave becuase it could be your childs life at stake?

and to Leelus last reply. Y... (Below threshold)
Kasja:

and to Leelus last reply. Your the one who said that he was playin pretend for a living so maybe u should consider the issue alittle more than you have.

Hah, perhaps he's not being... (Below threshold)
Marissa:

Hah, perhaps he's not being the bravest, but he has kids to worry about and dispensable cash to burn, so I don't see the problem if he wants to do his own thing.

Plus, that means that there could possibly be some grain of truth in the rumors that he's moving to Weston, CT, the home of friend Keith Richards, and a town that is literally 15 minutes away from my house.

I just love the way some of... (Below threshold)
Nobody:

I just love the way some of you are saying that Depp needs to get in touch with reality, or whatever. Johnny has lived in four different countries, and has worked in numerous others. He's also been through the mill several times. He knows a lot more about reality and life than you people seem to think.

I agree with the nobody per... (Below threshold)
Kasja:

I agree with the nobody person. Email me we can talk!

I'd love to [email you]! Is... (Below threshold)
Nobody:

I'd love to [email you]! Is there a way to post your email privately here? I don't particulary want to put mine here.

Whatever my email is baby_p... (Below threshold)
Kasja:

Whatever my email is [email protected] or if u have msn add me on tehrer! thanks!

To Nobody...lol

'America is dumb, it's like... (Below threshold)
ruby:

'America is dumb, it's like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive,' he said.

'My daughter is four, my boy is one. I'd like them to see America as a toy, a broken toy. Investigate it a little, check it out, get this feeling and then get out,' said the star of the off-beat films Edward Scissorhands and Dead Man.

Depp slammed George W. Bush's administration for its criticism of French opposition to the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

'I was ecstatic they re-named 'French Fries' as 'Freedom Fries'. Grown men and women in positions of power in the U.S. government showing themselves as idiots,' he told Stern.

Posted by: ordi at November 19, 2005 03:16 PM

jesus christ, that one just keeps coming back to bite hime doesnt it? i mean sorry but shit, that was like 2 years ago. get the fuck over it, this is one of the dumbest sites iv ever read. he did sound like a total dick when he said that moving out of france thing, maybe he should just stop talking to the press. i suspect however that its a false statement because he lives out in st tropese somewhere and as far as i know there havent been any riots there.

I totally Agree with Ruby. ... (Below threshold)
Kasja:

I totally Agree with Ruby. that was a while ago and u kno what! who cares! JD can say whatever the hell he wants! if it offends u in some way than sure u can gte mad but still...Get over yourselves!

So Go Ruby...lol... (Below threshold)
Kasja:

So Go Ruby...lol

you're the freakin' self-ab... (Below threshold)
jackie:

you're the freakin' self-absorbed idiot! johnny is probably the least self absorbed celeb out there! i met him at a premere once and he was so nice to me!!! he was...what's the word...charming; not only with his looks, but with his words; he's funny, cute and nice!! you're a jerk

Is it true that Johnny Depp... (Below threshold)
rachel:

Is it true that Johnny Depp is moving to Connecticut???




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