Disneyland ride inspires film

Anaheim, Calif. -- Johnny Depp joined about 1,500 guests at Disneyland for the premiere of his new action adventure film "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl."

"This is surreal," Depp said as he arrived on a 900-foot-long red carpet Saturday to the screams of fans. He was joined by producer Jerry Bruckheimer and co-stars Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush and Keira Knightly.

The movie is named after Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean water ride, and the premiere was the first ever at the theme park.

"This is where the idea of the movie originated, this is where the inspiration came from and this was the right place for the premiere," said Richard Cook, chairman of Walt Disney Studios.

The movie opens nationwide July 9.

Snoop's team scores for charity

Long Beach, Calif. -- Rapper Snoop Dogg's charity basketball game at his former high school brought rapper-producers Warren G and Soopafly together with professional basketball players like Washington Wizards' Bryon Russell and Juaquin Hawkins of the Houston Rockets. Snoop's team won 124-114.

Proceeds from ticket sales went to Snoop Dogg's Save a Life Foundation and the high school. Tickets were $10.

"I just always like to come back and let them know where I came from," said the rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus. "I walked through these same streets."

Snoop Dogg is starring in a new MTV comedy show and is set to appear in a film based on the 1970s police show "Starsky and Hutch."

First black Miss Florida named

A 21-year-old student at the University of Central Florida became the first black woman to win the Miss Florida pageant Saturday night, The Associated Press reports.

Miss City Beautiful Ericka Dunlap, of Orlando, won a $12,000 scholarship and will represent the state at the Miss America pageant.

"This is a wonderful mark in history for the state of Florida," Dunlap said after the pageant in St. Petersburg.

Dunlap said she planned to encourage cultural inclusion during her reign as Miss Florida.

She's a senior studying communications and said she planned to go to law school and become a sports and entertainment attorney.

Just what the doctor ordered

Single and unemployed, Scott Foley is getting a booster shot from NBC's "Scrubs," eonline reports.

The actor has been tapped to reprise his first-season role as Elliot's (Sarah Chalke) neurotic boyfriend Sean for six episodes in the upcoming season, NBC says.

The producers wanted to bring the Felicity alumnus on full time, according to TV Guide, but he had already committed to starring in Tony winner Richard Greenberg's "The Violet Hour."

Foley's follow-up to "Felicity," NBC's woeful comedy "A.U.S.A.," was nixed by the network in May, the same day his wife, Jennifer Garner, filed for divorce.


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