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The Rum Diary

10 Years Later, Thompson Still Leaves Legacy of Freedom, Fear and Loathing

Travis Irvine | Posted 04.22.2015 | Books
Travis Irvine

Like most Midwestern college students, I wasn't encouraged to read Hunter S. Thompson in high school (something about making drugs look too fun.) So I discovered him through the guys who already had several of Thompson's books, as well as "Gonzo fist" tattoos and their own cigarette holders.

Johnny Depp Spent Nearly $50K On Amber Heard's Christmas Gift

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 12.26.2013 | Celebrity

Amber Heard must have been extra nice this year, because boyfriend Johnny Depp didn't cut any corners with finding her a super extravagant Christmas g...

Johnny Depp's Ex Moves On

Posted 01.18.2013 | Celebrity

As sad as Johnny Depp's breakup from Vanessa Paradis was, we were kind of delighted to see him with "The Rum Diary" co-star Amber Heard. What, they ma...

Books For Your Star Sign

Madeleine Crum | Posted 05.15.2012 | Books

It's a cheesy pick-up line and common tattoo theme that makes regular appearances in the backs of girlish magazines. It's in the sky, in the news and ...

Jo Piazza

Aaron Eckhart Credits Johnny Depp For Making 'The Rum Diary' | Jo Piazza | Posted 01.08.2012 | Celebrity

Aaron Eckhart stars in "The Rum Diary" with Johnny Depp, but he actually prefers Fyodor Dostoyevsky to Hunter S. Thompson. He grew up in the Church of...

Director Bruce Robinson Uncorks The Rum Diary

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 01.05.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

The Rum Diary is veteran English writer-director Bruce Robinson's wild and wonderful first new feature in twenty years (!), as well as his explosive adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's very early, long-unpublished novel.

Johnny Depp's Big Life-Threatening Scare

Posted 01.02.2012 | Entertainment

"The Rum Diary" was such a passion project for Johnny Depp that he nearly gave his life to make it. Not that it was on purpose. Depp, who stars in ...

Weekend Box Office: Puss in Boots Makes Muted Number-One Debut, While Timberlake/Seyfried's In Time and Depp's Rum Diary Underwhelm

Scott Mendelson | Posted 12.30.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Dreamworks seems to have paid a price for their risky release date, as Puss in Boots debuted with a comparatively soft $34 million over the weekend. We'll find out for sure on Monday if it broke the Halloween opening weekend record.

Hunter S. Thompson, Johnny Depp, and Me: A Healthy Dose of Disrespect

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.28.2011 | Home
Regina Weinreich

For me, the best part of this meandering cartoon movie is a sight gag with Depp's Paul Kemp riding atop his sidekick photographer Bob Sala (Michael Rispoli) in an open vehicle, up and down, up and down over cracked cobblestones on bumpy streets.

Shopping For Undies

Posted 12.28.2011 | Celebrity

Amber Heard bought sexy back on Wednesday as she shopped for lingerie in Soho. Taking her time browsing the store's intimates, Heard donned a white ro...

Movie Review: The Rum Diary

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.28.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Rum Diary is like a lengthy drinking binge of a movie: It's fun for a while, seems to offer more meaning than it actually does -- and leaves you wishing it hadn't ended so badly.

Drinking To Excess

Posted 12.27.2011 | Entertainment

While Johnny Depp may have been remembering his friend this past week, his performance in the buzzed-about "The Rum Diary" is perhaps the most fitting...

Amber Heard, Betsey Johnson and Behati Prinsloo Talk Halloween, Keith Richards and 'The Rum Diary'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Getty Images Last night, at the Playboy-hosted premiere of "The Rum Diary" at MoMA, attendees were excited to see Johnny Depp, Amber Heard and the fi...

Johnny Depp's Surprising Move | Posted 12.26.2011 | Entertainment

Johnny Depp had a rock star moment during a recent visit to Austin, Texas....

Amy Lee

Johnny Depp Talks Hunter S. Thompson At 'Rum Diary' Event | Amy Lee | Posted 12.25.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- In a fedora and sunglasses, Johnny Depp, one of Hunter S. Thompson's closest friends and star of "The Rum Diary," the new film adapted fro...

Not For Sober Minds

Posted 12.21.2011 | Entertainment

Thanks to Johnny Depp's savvy house-searching, we're about to enter the peculiar, inebriated mind of the late Hunter S. Thompson once again. "The ...

PHOTOS: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Get Flirty

Posted 12.12.2011 | Entertainment

In 1998, Johnny Depp found a manuscript amongst a pile of old artifacts he was searching through while visiting the home of his good friend Hunter S. ...

Johnny Depp's 'Crazed Hallucination'

Posted 10.26.2011 | Entertainment

"Now all of this may look like some crazed hallucination," Johnny Depp, as Hunter S. Thompson stand-in Paul Kemp, says, "but it's all true... I think....

PHOTO: Johnny Depp's Boozy Romp

Posted 10.16.2011 | Entertainment

One of Johnny Depp's most beloved (if by a cult audience) roles came in the adaptation of his friend Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing In Las Ve...

PHOTOS: 10 Best Travel Quotes Of All Time

Black Tomato | Posted 09.19.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

As the excitement for the upcoming release of the film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's "The Rum Diary" builds, here at Black Tomato we have been in...

Johnny Depp Films "The Rum Diary" In Puerto Rico

Celebrity Gossip & News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Johnny Depp left his hotel in Puerto Rico earlier today and headed over to the set of The Rum Diary. His fans might be very excitable, but Johnny's be...