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Amber Heard Calls For Mistrial In Johnny Depp Legal Battle

Amber Heard has called for a mistrial in her continuous legal battle with Johnny Depp. Depp won his libel lawsuit against Heard, which accused his former spouse of defaming him after an op-ed she wrote that said he was an abuser. Depp was awarded $15 million in damages, while Heard was awarded $2 million in her countersuit for compensatory damages.

The long-running legal battle began after Depp sued News Group Newspapers for calling him a “wife-beater” based on the op-ed that Heard published in The Washington Post. Depp lost that trial, then sued Heard for $50 million over libel related to the op-ed. Depp claimed that Heard’s op-ed cost him multiple film roles, including Pirates of the Caribbean 6 and the part of Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts franchise. The trial took place in Virginia starting in April 2022 and concluded in June 2022, with Depp winning the case, seemingly bringing it to a close.
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In a new development for the ongoing legal battle between Heard and Depp, the actress has filed (via EW) for a mistrial to be declared and a new trial ordered, citing that one of the jurors in the trial was not the one who was summoned. According to the filing, two people (a 77-year-old and a 52-year-old) with the same last name lived at the same address where the original summons was sent. The older individual was apparently the one summoned, but Heard’s team alleges that the younger individual showed up and sat on the jury. As per Virginia state law, safeguards are reportedly in place to prevent these kinds of mix-ups, prompting the call for a mistrial from Heard, who cited her right to “rely on the basic protection … that the jurors in this trial would be individuals who were actually summoned for jury duty.”

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Heard released a statement after she lost the trial, saying she was “disappointed” and called the verdict a “setback” for women who speak up against domestic abuse. Depp also issued a statement, saying that he was “humbled” by the verdict and that “a new chapter has begun” for the actor. Heard’s legal team already stated that they intend= to appeal the verdict, saying that the actress had strong grounds in doing so, although another factor is that Heard simply cannot afford to pay the damages she now owes Depp.

The Depp/Heard trial has been a contentious one, punctuated by being on live TV, causing a media storm of coverage that has continued to unfurl. The possibility of a mistrial is an interesting twist to the case, but based on the legal reasoning behind it, it’s questionable if it would impact the current verdict in the public’s eye. Johnny Depp has seemingly been vindicated and is on his way to getting back to work, while Amber Heard’s reputation appears to be on the downturn, compounded by her recent interview on Dateline, which didn’t appear to help her case. While no ruling has been made on the filing as of yet, it’ll be interesting to see how much of an impact it makes on the current outcome of the case.

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Source: EW

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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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