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Johnny Depp on How He Navigates the Dark Shadows of the Internet

One of our favorite Hollywood Foreign Press Association reporters Ruben Nepales has a cool interview piece with Johnny Depp. He leads with several interesting observations made by the reluctant mega-star about dealing with the white noise of the Internet.

While 13-year-old daughter Lily-Rose thinks it’s weird that she has various Facebook and Web fan sites, dad takes it a step further, deeming the phenomenon “somewhat ugly.” He says both she and 10-year-old brother Jack have access to the Internet, but that when it comes to the wild-west standards of Web journalism, he tries to occasionally give them a friendly heads-up:

“They are able to read truths, lies, fiction and rumors. This whole thing has become this mulch of fodder. I’ve decided to just stay hush-hush about anything and everything. If the rumors spin, let the rumors spin.”

Johnny disclosed that he talked to Jack and Lily-Rose about the [Vanessa Paradis] split rumors: “I had to sit my kids down. I said, ‘Look, this is part of an occupational hazard for me and your mom. It’s out of our hands so don’t believe a word. Certainly, don’t go looking for it.’”

Depp also laughs off the inaccuracy of online real estate reporting. “I’ve been buying houses all over the globe for years now and I haven’t seen one of them,” he joked. “Hopefully, I haven’t paid for them.” Ha ha. Yes, hopefully Depp is not one of those Hollywood celebs we will later read about as having been victimized by a personal manager.

For more of Nepales’ May 6 press conference coverage, click here.

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