Sideshow: Depp diving into book publishing

Posted: October 17, 2012

Nothing is forever. Except, perhaps, good literature. That's what Johnny Depp is banking on with his new book imprint, Infinitum Nihil ("nothing is forever"), which he's launching in partnership with HarperCollins Publishers.

The company, says Depp, will scour the heavens and earth to find "authentic, outspoken and visionary ideas and voices" for the imprint.

"I pledge, on behalf of Infinitum Nihil, that we will do our best to deliver publications worthy of people's time, of people's concern, publications that might ordinarily never have breached the parapet," Depp said.

Depp already has snagged a high-profile project, The Unraveled Tales of Bob Dylan. An official memoir of sorts, the book will have Dylan set the record straight about his extraordinary life in interviews with mega historian Douglas Brinkley.

Beyoncé to Super Bowl

Sixteen-time Grammy winner Beyoncé will do her thing at the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII halftime show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Feb. 3, the NFL and CBS announced on Tuesday. "The Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show is the most-watched musical event of the year," says a news release.

Phila. sweatpants city?

It seems like the world can't take enough fashion jabs at us. Not only are we known for cheesesteaks and the Liberty Bell, but Philadelphia is the nation's top per capita consumer of sweatpants. The data comes courtesy of Experian Simmons. And according to its research, Philadelphians bought the most sweatpants for the second year in a row. (New York is seventh, Los Angeles is eighth, and Pittsburgh is third.) What? We've got the Philadelphia Collection. We've got FBH Philadelphia Fashion Week. We have our very own Center City Vogue-sanctioned Fashion's Night Out. We have Joan Shepp and Knit Wit. We have our own Intermix. Tory Burch hails from here. We are the bomb!

- Elizabeth Wellington

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