Johnny Depp Sups With Tom Waits at Prospect; Tony Bourdain Visits a Pre-Flood Miss Pearl’s

Depp, at a recent Rum Diary screening; Bourdain in April.

Today in celebrity-stalking news: The great Johnny Depp was recently in town for a Q&A; at UC Berkeley about his upcoming film The Rum Diary — which, like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, is based on a novel by Depp's late friend and idol, Hunter S. Thompson. Berkeleyside reports that he dined first with friend Tom Waits at Prospect. [Berkeleyside via Tablehopper]

And where did Anthony Bourdain have his pre-show meal before his appearance last week at the Paramount in Oakland? Miss Pearl's Jam House, where chef Eddie Blyden sent him out some bone marrow. In a sad sidenote, the restaurant has been closed since Saturday, right after Bourdain's visit, due to flooding in Jack London Square. [Tablehopper]