Date: 26th April 2001

Johnny Depp Set to Play Tabloid Gossip Columnist

JOHNNY DEPP is set to get his revenge on celebrity gossip columnists - by becoming one of them.

The EDWARD SCISSORHANDS (1991) star, who is frequently the subject of gossip columns, is reported to be in talks to play top New York columnist AJ BENZA in a new biopic.

Benza, who has just published his first book FAME: AIN'T IT A BITCH, spills the beans about his five years dishing the dirt on the stars as a showbiz columnist on the New York Daily News. Benza quit his job when he started dating a model and found himself the subject of tabloid gossip, and he's now in talks to turn the book into a movie about his life. (LE/WN/NFA)

Source: WENN