Johnny Depp's love life may be on the fritz, but he's still number one in America's heart. According to a recent poll done by Harris Interactive, the actor's been voted America's Favorite Actor for the second year in a row. The poll surveyed 2,237 adults online for a week in early December with Mr. Depp leading the pack -- and it's really no surprise (I mean, it's Johnny Depp!). Runners-up in the poll included Denzel Washington and Clint Eastwood, both tying for second. Tom Hanks, George Clooney, and Harrison Ford also earned notable placements. The list was also open to female stars, but only Sandra Bullock made it into the top ten, which is a shame, given all the dynamic female talent in the industry (especially lately). For a full list of the top ten contenders, click here. - Huffington Post
Reports are circulating that there might be a new man in Taylor Swift's life...in the form of Zac Efron! The hunky star was spotted having a flirty dinner date with the country superstar at the L.A. Italian eatery, Pace. A fellow diner at the restaurant told Us Weekly that the duo "were deep in conversation and very giggly." So could this be the start of a new romance? It's definitely possible, but maybe not as probable as we would like. An insider countered the suggestion, saying, "They were in L.A. doing press stuff together, and after they were done, they decided to grab dinner," while another source added, "Taylor thinks Zac's cute…[but] they are on totally different wavelengths." So unsurprisingly, I have no idea what to believe about all this, but I think they would make an adorable couple. Plus, T-Swift is going to need more inspiration for future albums and Efron would be the perfect muse. Let the romance speculation commence! - US
Grey's Anatomy star Sarah Drew delivered a baby boy on Wednesday night, weighing a healthy 7 lbs., 4 oz. Her rep confirmed the exciting news exclusively with People magazine, saying, “She and her husband, Peter Lanfer, are in love with him!” So what kind of crazy, outlandish name did the actress decide to name her little bundle of joy? The boy's name is Micah Emmanuel Lanfer, which is actually pretty adorable. Congratulations to the newbie parents! - People
On Friday, a judge sided with filmmaker Woody Allen in his lawsuit against former business partner Jean Doumanian and her boyfriend and business partner, Jacqui Safra. Allen is suing both Doumanian and Safra, claiming they cheated him out of profits on eight movies since 1993, including Bullets Over Broadway, Mighty Aphrodite, Everyone Says I Love You, Deconstructing Harry and Small Time Crooks. According to The Associated Press, Justice Ira Gammerman disagreed with the defendants' position that the films were an extension of a three-picture agreement they had with Allen in computing profits. The case is scheduled to resume today.
Newspapers reported Sunday that Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger could be headed for knighthood. The News of the World and the Sunday Times both reported that Jagger will be knighted by Queen Elizabeth in her honors list next weekend, but a spokeswoman for the British government told Reuters they never comment on honors until they are published.
Eminem reportedly brought in his old car, a purple Ford Mustang, for trade-in last week at a Detroit-area dealership. According to the AP, Eminem's uncle brought the car in to Russ Milne Ford while the rapper waited outside, where one of the workers recognized him. Russ Milne said it is considering selling the car and donating the proceeds to charity. Unfortunately, the car's $7,000 stereo system and Cobra tires were removed prior to the trade.
Former teen idol Johnny Depp is in talks to star in two action pics for producer Jerry Bruckheimer. The two-picture deal with the Walt Disney Co. would have Depp working with Bruckheimer on Takedown and Pirates of the Caribbean, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Depp last starred in the historical thriller From Hell by director Albert Hughes.
Fritz Lang's 1927 expressionist film Metropolis will premiere at the Film Forum in New York on July 12, Variety reports. The new version, a digitally restored 35mm print, premiered at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival as a work-in-progress, with the final reel of footage still unrestored.
It looks as though Brad Pitt's big-budget sci-fi epic The Fountain is set to begin production soon after a change of co-financiers. The film, budgeted at upwards of $70 million, will be directed by Darren Aronofsky from a script he co-wrote with Ari Handel. The film is being produced by New Regency and Warner Bros.
New Line Cinema is in talks with Antz scribe Todd Alcott to write the live-action adaptation of the adventure series Samurai Jack. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be directed by Rush Hour 2's Brett Ratner.
Two songwriters have filed a lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia against Britney Spears, her publishing company, Zomba, and her record company, Jive Records, claiming they own the copyright to a song on her Oops!...I Did It Again album. According to Sky News, Michael Cottrill and Larry Wnukowski say they wrote the song "What You See Is What You Get" in 1999 and want recognition for the tune.
Herman Cohen, the originator of the teen fright flick, died of throat cancer at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on June 2, Reuters reports. Cohen produced the 1957 cult classic I Was a Teenage Werewolf, which launched the late Michael Landon's career. Cohen went on to produce six more teen horror pictures, including I Was a Teenage Frankenstein and How to Make a Monster. Cohen is survived by a brother and sister.