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While the Bahamian International Film Festival hosted Amber Heard and an opening night screening of The Rum Diary, Johnny Depp opted out and headed to an Iggy Pop concert in LA. Duly deserved playtime – for sure. But what should have been a leisurely good time for Depp – as opposed to clocking some work time like Heard – has turned police involvement ugly.
TMZ reports that Depp’s bodyguards are facing accusations of having tackled a disabled woman who ventured a little too close to the Pirates of The Caribbean alum.
The developing legal fracas entails a filed police report made by Robyn Ecker, 52, “claiming she was celebrating her husband’s birthday at the Iggy Pop concert — treating him to $600-a-pop seats at the Palladium… and Johnny was seated right beside her, surrounded by bodyguards.”
“Ecker claims she was having a blast, dancing her face off … when she accidentally strayed a little too close to Johnny’s table,” TMZ tells us.
From Ecker’s accounts, told to LAPD, Depp’s overzealous thugs pounced — grabbing her wrists and taking her down!
And yes, Ms. Thing was drinking a bit!
Curiously enough, no word of what her alleged disability is other than to assume that she is a challenged dancer.
For all we know she could have looked like she was experiencing convulsions, causing Depp’s team to want to rush in and protect him from bodily harm by her flailing fit.
For sure there will be litigation by the accuser. Cuz, let’s face it – it has a smell of it already.
I bet he wishes he had taken his ass to the BIFF screening now…
And on a sidenote, here is a list of winners:
BIFF 2011 winners are:
RESTLESS CITY (USA) / Director: Andrew Dosunmu
Best Feature: AMOS (The Bahamas) / Director: Karen Arthur, Thomas Neuwirth
Best Short: FIVE BONES (The Bahamas) / Director: Tyler Johnston
*Honorable mention to TALL TALE OF AN ACCIDENTAL TOURIST (The Bahamas) / Director: Jason Evans
Spirit of Freedom: Narrative
VIPS (Brazil) / Director: Toniko Melo
*Honorable mention to BETTER MUS’ COME (Jamaica) / Director: Storm Saulter
Spirit of Freedom: Documentary
MARATHON BOY (USA/UK/India) / Director: Gemma Atwal
*Honorable mention to ZERO PERCENT (USA) / Director: Tim Skousen
HOMECOMING (USA) / Director: Gursimran Sandhu
2011 BIFF Audience Awards
Best Narrative Feature: BETTER MUS’ COME (Jamaica) / Director: Storm Saulter
Best Documentary: ON THE WINGS OF MEN (USA/The Bahamas) / Director: Calvin Dwight Harris
Blonde beauty Heather Graham is one of our favorites. She can work a photo-op with grace, professionalism & style. Never missing a beat! Never loosing her smile. The 8th annual Bahamas International Film Festival was no exception. Diva sashayed in, where she was to collect her Career Achievement award, and her eye contact got our shutter button popping!
Clad in a red asymmetrical off-the-shoulder cocktail dress, the Boogie Nights actress dashed into the complex, post having din-din at Nobu Paradise Island, just in the nick of time to pose up a storm before taking a seat front and center alongside famed critic Jeffrey Lyons.
Whenever in doubt, throw us a lady in red et voila, c’est tout!
Due to our time in the Bahamian sun we would’ve argued that Graham ain’t old enough to be the recipient of a Career Achievement award, but as the name implies it’s about the career – not her age.
And one look at her bio, and her film work in the pipeline, and one rightly realizes Graham’s awards comes well earned.
She’s been all over the place… We are partial to her comedic turn on Scrubs. Genius!
Her upcoming projects include: Cherry, costarring James Franco and Dev Patel; a Ramin Barani project costarring Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid; TV movie Little in Common alongside Gabrielle Union, as well as a string of films presently listed in pre-production.
Work it out, diva! And congrats on your award.
Day two of the Bahamas International Film Festival turned into a home welcoming for Bahamian native and “X-Men: First Class” cast member Zoe Kravitz. The night then redirected into a Q&A with Jeffrey Lyons, at the Atlantis Screening Room, where the young thespian tackled a bevy of questions from her family roots (don’t make like you don’t know who those folks are) to trying to make her own money, honey.
And to commemorate her steady fast-track in the world of cinema, Kravitz received the Rising Star Tribute award as one of the young stars to watch out for on the big screen.
The evening was additionally accented by Kravitz having celebrated her 23 birthday, just the day before.
How’s that for a multi one-two punch?
Now, we being the gluttonous folk we are, we’d have taken the opportunity and gone one step further by having a cake brought out by a bunch of hot Bahamians to put it over the top. (Don’t you dare judge us!)
Kravitz took to the stage and appeared at ease with a bevy of questions thrown her way, ranging from her career choices and making her way in the world to working for her own paycheck and being in a waiting room with a room-full of tall leggy blondes.
At 5.2, that could potentially be daunting, but clearly not to high a hurdle.
We happen on seeing the NYC resident at a variety of events in Gotham and are fully aware of her low-key yet casual approach to the hoopla of media interest – at times shunning it altogether.
It can be trifling at times, we know…
But we must say that hearing her speak of her auditioning practices and what motivates her professionally, in the way of what roles to pursue, some of which, she says, are not always intended for someone of her background, was intriguing.
No silver spoon is ever without its own trials & tribulations.
We also simply adored her choice of attire – a white cropped sleeveless top paired with a long black skirt slit on the side and black stilettos. A perfect compliment to her new super-cropped bangs.
Congrats to Kravitz on her award and a happy belated birthday, girl. And may you get many more!