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Amber Heard Says She Has Settled Defamation Fight With Johnny Depp

Amber Heard says she has settled her defamation fight with ex-husband Johnny Depp. In May, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor took Heard to court for a $50 million defamation lawsuit. The highly publicized trial was a result of Heard’s 2018 op-ed piece for The Washington Post. In her essay, Heard details her experience as a victim of sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood, describing herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.” Though Heard did not directly refer to Depp by name, he claimed the piece greatly affected his personal life and career, citing the essay for being the reason he lost roles. Depp and Heard’s relationship was on full display during their public trial in a Virginia courtroom this year, where the jury sided in Depp’s favor, awarding him $10 million, and Heard $1 million.

While both parties appealed the verdict, now Heard reveals she has settled her defamation defamation fight against Depp in a statement posted to Instagram. Heard notes her disappoint with the American legal system, claiming her “unprotected testimony served as entertainment and social media fodder.” The jury’s decision will remain in place, with both Depp and Heard paying their share of what is due. See Heard’s statement below:

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What’s Next For Amber Heard’s Career

Amber Heard In Aquaman

The latest update from Heard seems to indicate the end of a years-long legal battle between the two. In 2020, a similar trial took place in the U.K., seeing Depp sue British tabloid paper The Sun for a piece in which they called him a “wife beater.” Heard also testified, though Depp lost the libel suit. After the verdict was announced in the 2022 trial, Heard filed for a mistrial, which the judge denied. Depp’s legal team also put out a statement celebrating the settlement (via THR), saying they “are pleased to formally close the door on this painful chapter for Mr. Depp, who made clear throughout this process that his priority was about bringing the truth to light.”

While a movie about the trial, Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial, has already dropped on Tubi, both Heard and Depp are slowly making their way back to acting. Heard will return as Mera in DC’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, though much speculation has surrounded her role in the film. Although Heard claimed that her scenes were significantly cut due to negative press,the then-president of DC Films, Walter Hamada, swiftly denied those rumors while testifying during the trial. She also will play a New York psychiatrist in In the Fire. Depp, who’s had one of the most prolific careers in Hollywood, will make his return as King Louis XV in Maïwenn’s period piece, Jeanne Du Barry, to be released in 2023.

It’s clear that both Heard and Depp want to put the past behind them. Hopefully, the media frenzy that surrounded the case will not overshadow the highly-anticipated next installment of Aquaman. It will be interesting to see if Heard’s legal troubles will affect the film’s success, but with the dust finally settled between her and Depp, and the movie a year away, there is a chance both Heard and Depp will be able to move from the media circus and resume their careers.

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Source: Amber Heard, THR

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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