Depp embraced by Comanche tribe
Johnny Depp has been made an honorary member of the Comanche tribe. Depp is in New Mexico, shooting the film adaptation of “The Lone Ranger.” He plays “Ranger” sidekick Tonto in the film.
Comanche Nation tribal member LaDonna Harris said Tuesday that the tribal chairman presented Depp with a proclamation at her Albuquerque home May 16. She said the Comanche adoption tradition means she now considers Depp her son. Harris said Depp seemed humbled.
Harris said she had read in interviews that Depp identified himself as being part Native American, so she thought it would be fun to adopt him – a tradition she says is common in Comanche culture. She ran the idea past her adult children, and they agreed.
Gran reminded prince it was his day
Always listen to your grandmother. Prince William tore up the official guest list for his wedding after Queen Elizabeth II told him that it was his day, a new documentary revealed Tuesday.
William described the moment in which he was handed a list and realized he didn’t know a soul on it.
“There was very much a subdued moment when I was handed a list with 777 names on – not one person I knew or Catherine knew.” he recalled in the ITV1 documentary. “I went to her and said, ‘Listen, I’ve got this list, not one person I know – what do I do?’ and she went, ‘Get rid of it. Start from your friends and then we’ll add those we need to in due course. It’s your day.’ ”
William spoke of his grandmother, saying, “I would like to take all of her experiences, all of her knowledge and put it in a small box and to be able to constantly refer to it,” he said.
‘Spinal Tap’ actor stable after collision
Actor Michael McKean, who portrayed the lead singer in the movie “This is Spinal Tap,” was injured when he was struck by a car in New York City.
A McKean spokeswoman, Harriet Sternberg, said the actor suffered a broken leg.
Emergency officials said McKean was struck at West 86th Street and Broadway in Manhattan just before 3 p.m. Tuesday. McKean was taken to St. Luke’s hospital. Police said he was in stable condition. They had no further details.
McKean also played Lenny on the hit television show “Laverne & Shirley.” He’s currently starring in the Broadway production of Gore Vidal’s political drama, “Best Man.”
The birthday bunch
Actress Joan Collins is 79. Actor Charles Kimbrough is 76. Actress Lauren Chapin is 67. Actor-comedian Drew Carey is 54. Rock musician Phil Selway (Radiohead) is 45. Singer Jewel is 38. Actor Adam Wylie is 28.