Johnny Depp

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Johnny Depp's Former Lovers Rally Around Him

Winona Ryder, Vanessa Paradis speak up

(Newser) - Two former romantic partners of Johnny Depp came to his defense Wednesday in his libel suit against British newspaper the Sun, dismissing claims that he was violent or abusive. Actresses Vanessa Paradis and Winona Ryder offered supportive statements for the actor, who's suing the tabloid paper's publisher, News... More »

Johnny Depp Finally Has a Reason to Join Social Media

He tells fans to stay strong in 'hellish monotony'

(Newser) - Johnny Depp joined Instagram Thursday and urged his fans not to succumb to the "hellish" conditions of isolation. The star—who quickly amassed more than 2 million followers—posted a photo of himself surrounded by candles with the caption, "Hello everyone... filming something for you now... gimme a... More »

Johnny Depp Sues Tabloid for Libel

'The Sun' claimed he beat his now-ex, Amber Heard

(Newser) - In 2018, a British tabloid said Johnny Depp lost the top of his middle finger after in the middle of an "alcohol and drug-addled rage" against ex-wife Amber Heard in 2015, before their divorce. Depp says that's not true, and is suing News Group Newspapers, publisher of the... More »

Depp's Latest on Heard: She Pooped in My Bed

Actor firing back at ex-wife, saying she was the 'perpetrator' and he was the 'victim'

(Newser) - The ball was in Johnny Depp's court, and he just hurled it. Following a $50 million defamation lawsuit the 55-year-old actor filed earlier this year against ex-wife Amber Heard, the 33-year-old actress offered her rebuke in the form of an April motion outlining what she says was a litany... More »

Amber Heard's New Claim: I Was Abused by 'the Monster'

Actress alleges ex Johnny Depp became 'delusional and violent' when drinking, on drugs

(Newser) - The Johnny Depp–Amber Heard saga churns on. Last month, the former slammed the latter with a $50 million defamation lawsuit , with Depp insisting Heard's claims of domestic violence were a "hoax." Now the 32-year-old actress is outlining those abuse claims, with a motion filed Thursday that... More »

Depp Hits Ex With Huge Lawsuit

The actor claims her 'false' claims hurt his career

(Newser) - Johnny Depp is suing ex-wife Amber Heard for no less than $50 million for allegedly defaming him with domestic-abuse allegations, People reports. Calling her claims a "hoax," Depp's lawyers say she "purported to write from the perspective of 'a public figure representing domestic abuse' and... More »

Fantastic Beasts Finds an Audience

$62.2M debut for the latest JK Rowling installment

(Newser) - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald charged right out of the box-office gate and dethroned The Grinch by a tally of $62.2 million to $38.1 million. While that's a lesser haul than the $75 million Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them debuted with domestically, the sequel... More »

Crew Member: Johnny Depp Punched Me Twice on Film Set

Former 'City of Lies' location manager files lawsuit against actor

(Newser) - A film crew member is alleging in a lawsuit that Johnny Depp twice punched him on the Los Angeles set of a movie about the killing of the Notorious BIG, the AP reports. The lawsuit filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court by location manager Gregg "Rocky" Brooks... More »

Johnny Depp and His Squandered $650M Fortune

'Rolling Stone' dives into Depp's downward spiral after his divorce, lawsuits, excessive spending

(Newser) - Johnny Depp hasn't been doing well. That may be an understatement after reading Stephen Rodrick's profile in Rolling Stone , based on a bizarre series of all-night, sometimes offensive interviews in which Depp reveals how he spiraled into extreme depression after his marriage to Amber Heard ended , he sued... More »

Johnny Depp Apologizes for 'Bad Joke' About Assassination

'It did not come out as intended'

(Newser) - Johnny Depp has responded to uproar over his joke about assassinating the president . "I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor taste about President Trump," he says in a statement to People . "It did not come out as intended, and I intended no... More »

Johnny Depp Jokes About Killing Trump

'When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?'

(Newser) - Johnny Depp is in England, but the Secret Service might want to chat with him when he returns to the US: The actor joked about assassinating President Trump to a crowd at the Glastonbury festival Thursday night, the Guardian reports. Depp starting discussing the president while taking questions from the... More »

Baywatch Sinks Like the Rock

Pirates of the Caribbean sails away with top spot

(Newser) - It was smooth sailing to the top spot at the box office for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, but the waters were choppier for the much-derided Dwayne Johnson comedy Baywatch. Studio estimates on Sunday say the fifth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise commandeered... More »

Suit: Sex Scenes Were 'Factor' in Heard-Depp Divorce

Heard says they were inserted in film without her permission

(Newser) - What caused Johnny Depp's explosive divorce from Amber Heard? According to the producers of one of Heard's movies, the film's sex scenes played a role. The producers of London Fields, as yet unreleased, are suing Heard for allegedly refusing to promote it. They say she "falsely"... More »

Depp Willing to Be SNL's Next Trump

'Alec's done all of the work, I can just copy him'

(Newser) - Alec Baldwin has suggested his stint as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live will be short-lived , but don’t fret: Johnny Depp is willing to take over. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres that aired Thursday, the actor did a short impression of the president before saying he'd be... More »

Ex Managers: Johnny Depp Is 'Habitual Liar' With $2M-a-Month Lifestyle

Suits and countersuits have been filed between the actor and TMG

(Newser) - Johnny Depp's former business team is calling the star "a habitual liar" after Depp said in an interview that his one-time managers "clearly let him down," the AP reports. Depp sued The Management Group in January for more than $25 million, charging fraud and negligence. TMG... More »

Lawsuit: Depp Spent $3M on a Cannon for Writer's Ashes

He also blew $30K a month on wine, former managers say

(Newser) - Johnny Depp spent more than $3 million on a cannon to blast Hunter S. Thompson's ashes over Aspen, Colo., spent $30,000 a month on expensive wines, and apparently just wasted much of the rest of his income, according to a lawsuit filed by his former managers. The lawsuit,... More »

Johnny Depp Sues Managers for $25M

Alleges firm failed to pay taxes, overspent; managers blame his 'profligate spending'

(Newser) - Johnny Depp sued his former business managers Friday alleging they mismanaged his earnings throughout a lucrative period of his career, although the company says the actor's spending is to blame. Depp's lawsuit filed against The Management Group seeks more than $25 million, reports the AP , alleging it failed... More »

This Is the Most Overpaid Actor—Again

Johnny Depp's last 3 films did not do well at the box office

(Newser) - For the second year running, Johnny Depp is Hollywood's most overpaid actor, per Forbes ' annual list. Depp's last three movies (including Alice Through the Looking Glass, which totally bombed) returned just $2.80 at the box office for every $1 he was paid. The rest of the... More »

Kevin Smith Flick Getting Very, Very Bad Reviews

Critics of 'Yoga Hosers' take issue with editing, script, and plot

(Newser) - If you were planning to see Kevin Smith's Yoga Hosers this weekend, keep in mind that critics almost universally hate it. The movie has a low 22% rating at Rotten Tomatoes , though audiences are much kinder, at 63%. The movie is actually a family affair: Smith's daughter stars... More »

Amber Heard Gives Full Divorce Settlement to Charity

$3.5 million will go to combating violence against women

(Newser) - The Amber Heard-Johnny Depp divorce saga has ended with a peaceful settlement —and a stinging retort to those who accused Heard of being after Depp's money. Heard announced Thursday that she is giving the entire $7 million settlement to charity, People reports. "As described in the restraining... More »

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