Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

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Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Showbiz Gossip

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La: Rumours are swirling that Warner Bros executives are sweating over the latest incarnation of Willy Wonka.

Apparently, JOHNNY DEPP'S version of the kooky chocolatier in the upcoming Tim Burton film Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is reminding preview audiences of MICHAEL JACKSON.

Depp plays the weird recluse with a large pair of false teeth, white face make-up, long brunette bob and freaky personality ( and the Jacko comparisons have been flying around the web.

Not good news for movie execs who are having to promote the classic but decidedly creepy kids' tale. However, Depp revealed that the megastar wasn't a factor in his research for the character.

UK: It's a pricey game for DAVID BECKHAM getting out of the doghouse. Goldenballs surprised his wife with a bit of bling for their sixth wedding anniversary.

Becks is rumoured to have presented Victoria with a pounds 20,000 white-gold Cartier ring to mark the occasion.

A source told the Daily Mirror: "He presented her with a stunning ring, during a romantic dinner in Singapore. …

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