It has been a rough few years for Johnny Depp, between his contentious divorce from Amber Heard, his mother's death and multiple multimillion lawsuits, not to mention a barrage of unflattering reports about his wild lifestyle and spendy ways.
The 55-year-old sat down with The Rolling Stone to give his side of the story, though he kept mostly mum regarding Heard because of an NDA they signed as part of their divorce settlement.
Over a three-course wine-and-hash-fueled meal of pad Thai, Peking duck and gingerbread with berries, Depp spilled his guts to the Rolling Stone. (The reporter camped out with Depp for three days to get the full scoop).
ON FINANCES: Of the $650 million he has made on films almost all of it is gone, he reveals. He is suing The Management Group, run by his former manager Joel Mandel and his brother Robert. Among the allegations Depp floated: $7 million was given without his knowledge to his sister Christi, his assistant Nathan Holmes was given $750,000 without his approval and handed the IRS $5.6 million in late fees. He has filed a $25 million suit against them. TMG is countersuing, alleging Depp spent $2 million per month.
ON HIS EMOTIONAL STATE: "I was as low as I believe I could have gotten," Depp says in the profile of losing his mother and going through a divorce at the same time. "The next step was, ‘You’re going to arrive somewhere with your eyes open and you’re going to leave there with your eyes closed.’ I couldn’t take the pain every day."
ON HIS UPBRINGING: After describing his mother as "on phenobarbital at 12," he said, "Yeah, there were irrational beatings. Maybe it's an ashtray coming your way. Maybe you're gonna get clunked with the phone." Depp pauses. "It was a ghost house – no one talked. I don't think there ever was a way I thought about people, especially women, other than 'I can fix them.' "
ON HIS ANGER MANAGEMENT: "I poured myself a vodka in the morning and started writing until the tears filled my eyes and I couldn’t see the page anymore," he recalls of the terrible post-death-and-divorce period. "I kept trying to figure out what I’d done to deserve this. I’d tried being kind to everyone, helping everyone, being truthful to everyone. The truth is most important to me. And all this still happened."
Actress Heather Locklear has been released following a three-day hold at a psych ward, according to reports.
The 56-year-old was hospitalized over the weekend after allegedly threatening to shoot herself. Several units were sent to her home to respond because after a domestic violence incident in February, she reportedly threatened to shoot police officers if they came to her home again.
Locklear made the threat after her fiancé Chris Heisser cheated on her, reports allege. When her parents intervened, she reportedly attacked them.
According to the 911 tape first secured by TMZ, her mother told the dispatcher that she was suicidal and was "looking for a gun to shoot herself."
She was ultimately put on a 5150 hold, which allows patients to be held for 72 hours against their will.
LOVE ISLAND STAR SOPHIE GRADON DIES AT 32: Sophie Gradon, a former contestant on Love Island, has died at age 32. "At about 8:27 p.m. yesterday (June 20) police attended a property in Medburn, Ponteland, where sadly a 32-year-old woman was found deceased," the Northumbria Police said in a statement to People. Police told the outlet the cause was not considered suspicious.
JOSH BROLIN SPEAKS OUT ON DIANE LANE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Josh Brolin is speaking out about an ugly incident in his past. In 2004, months after the pair married, the Oscar-nominated Diane Lane called the police and accused Brolin of hitting her. He was charged with spousal battery and then released on $20,000 bail. "There was a misunderstanding at their home," a publicist representing the couple said in a statement. "Diane called the police. Josh ended up being arrested for the lowest-end misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. Diane did not want to press charges and asked them not to arrest him, but in cases involving the possibility of any physical contact, the police have to arrest first, ask questions later. They are home together and are embarrassed the matter went this far." In an extensive interview with The New York Times, Brolin said there was "no explaining" the incident. "God, I’ve never been so careful with my words. Ever. Maybe in all 50 years. And there’s no reason for me to be other than there’s no explaining it," he told the paper. "Do you know what I mean? The only person who can explain that would be Diane, and she’s chosen not to, so I’m O.K. with that. I was more reactive, I was more, ‘People need to know the truth.’ Whatever I say is going to sound like compensation for a perpetrator," he continued. "I’ve gotten to a place where all that matters is that I have control over my behavior, and at that time, it was a little more chaotic."
ZOEY DEUTCH CONFIRMS THAT JAMES FRANCO IS A BAD KISSER: Zoey Deutch is kissing and telling. Deutch, who starred opposite James Franco in Why Him, said the actor was a "meh" smoocher. She dished on Watch What Happens Live! With Andy Cohen. When the host prodded her for more info, she admitted the kiss was "very not memorable" and that he had bad breath.
MEGHAN KING EDMONDS SHARES PIC OF HER TWINS: Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King Edmonds welcomed twins, sons Hayes and Hart, on June 5. She posted a close-up shot of them snuggling together and napping. King Edmonds welcomed the babies with retired baseball player Jim Edmonds. The couple are parents to 18-month-old Aspen. Edmonds has four children from a previous marriage.
DJ JAMES KENNEDY REMIXES LUANN DE LESSEPS’ "MONEY CAN’T BUY YOU CLASS": Bravo crossover! The Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps and Vanderpump Rules star DJ James Kennedy have produced a remixed version of de Lesseps’ "Money Can’t Buy You Class" in honor of San Francisco Pride, where she’ll perform this weekend. She told People: "It was so fabulous to collaborate with James in L.A., he’s a doll."
Kim Kardashian has made a triumphant return to Paris Fashion Week! Kardashian has not popped up for fashion week in the City of Love since her brutal 2016 robbery at gunpoint.
Husband Kanye West accompanied her. They were there to support friend Virgil Abioh, who released his debut menswear collection for Louis Vuitton.
Kardashian kept it exceedingly simple, donning a casual blue shirtdress with cargo pockets and accessorizing with a simple thin band on her ring finger. Since her robbery, during which she was held at gunpoint by five burglars who stole $10 million worth of jewelry, she’s been low-keying it in the jewelry department.
Sony Pictures Classics said that it will move forward with its planned release of Boundaries, in which he plays a supporting role, even as it criticized his remarks about the First Family as "abhorrent, reckless and dangerous."
In response to immigrant children being separated from their parents at the U.S.- Mexico border, Fonda sent out a tweet in all caps saying "WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE" to get Melania Trump’s attention. He added that he should be put in a cage with pedophiles, which sparked shock and outrage.
A spokesperson for Barron's mother Melania Trump called the tweet "sick and irresponsible" while Donald Trump Jr. noted the difference in industry reactions to Fonda and Roseanne Barr, whose highly successful titular reboot was canceled when she issued a racist tweet.
On Wednesday, Fonda apologized for the tweet after garnering blowback from both sides of the aisle.
Model Lydia Hearst has broken her silence about the allegations Chloe Dykstra has leveled against her husband, Chris Hardwick. ICYMI, last week Dykstra accused Hardwick of abusing her when they were together. She didn’t name him, but fans connected the dots, and since then, Hardwick has been ousted from his talk show on ACM, Talking with Chris Hardwick, and has backed out of and been fired from speaking engagements.
"This is not a statement in defense, this is a statement of defense," Hearst tells People in an exclusive statement. "Defense for all the women who have been sexually abused, raped, trafficked, and tortured; defense of all the people who this movement was started for. Over the last year the #MeToo movement has rightly aimed a spotlight directly on women whose stories needed to be told. As someone who has been involved in toxic relationships in the past, I know first hand the importance of sharing these stories and do not take this situation lightly."
"I have made the decision to come out in support of my husband not out of obligation, but out of necessity to speak the truth about the person I know. Chris is nothing but loving and compassionate and is the only person who has stood by me, never judged me, helped me heal, and feel whole. To defend my husband would be giving credence to any of these accusations. I will not do that. Chris Hardwick is a good man," she adds. "I remain in complete support of my husband, and I believe that the truth will always win. #TimesUp because I know my truth and I believe in due process."
Hearst, 33, and Hardwick, 46, got married in 2016.
JACKIE CHAN, JOHN CENA TALK COLLAB: WWE champ and rising film star John Cena attended the Shanghai International Film Festival in part to meet with (and speak at the panel with) Jackie Chan. They are working together on Project X, a Chinese-funded film using all local crews in China. Scott Waugh also stars. Chan tells The Hollywood Reporter: "In the film, both characters start off as quite normal guys, both retired military and not superheroes." Soon they team up to fight what Chan describes as the "true" enemy. Cena said: "His process never stops. It’s going to be so special. Not only will we make a good movie, I’m going to learn so much."
'ROSEANNE' SPINOFF 'THE CONNERS' ORDERED BY ABC: The Conners will carry on without Roseanne Barr. Variety is reporting that ABC has ordered a "Roseanne" spinoff starring original cast members John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert, Lecy Goranson and Michael Fishman. The new series, "The Conners," will debut this fall and take over the 8 p.m. timeslot that "Roseanne" had been slated to occupy.
MUDBOUND PRODUCER COMPLETES FINANCING FOR FILM VIA CROWDFUNDING: Movie Collective, a new indie film company founded by Cassian Elwes (the producer of Mudbound, Lee Daniels’ The Butler) and filmmaker Marcus Markou (Papadopoulos & Sons), has managed to seed its first project via crowdfunding. The campaign raised more than $700,000 by giving investors a 15.6% share of the company. They used Crowdcube for the campaign. Rebecca Hall and Angelica Huston star in the movie, titled Utopia Road. Shooting will begin this summer. In total 528 people invested. Do you contribute to crowdfunding campaigns?
FIRST LOOK AT JOHN MALKOVICH IN THE ABC MURDERS: The BBC and Amazon are sharing the first look at John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot in the upcoming adaptation of the Agatha Christie novel, The ABC Murders. Broadcasters also announced new additions to the cast: Shirley Henderson, Kevin McNally and Gregor Fisher. Filming is underway.
DARIA REBOOT WORK RUMORS HEAT UP: MTV has launched MTV Studios with the goal of reviving classic shows for other platforms. (Like Netflix’s reboot of Bravo’s Queer Eye). First up is Daria, dubbed Daria and Jodie, from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt writer Grace Edwards. Details on when and where the show would be available are still being hammered out. The original aired on MTV from 1997-2002. MTV is also said to be rebooting Aeon Flux and The Real World. Are you ready for a Daria reboot?
HURRICANE HEIST PRODUCERS TEAM UP WITH SUPERKOMBAT CEO ON ACTION LABEL: Producers Moshe Diamont (Black Dalia) and Christopher Milburn (Outcast) are teaming up with Superkombat Fighting Championship CEO Eduard Irimia to launch an action-centric film and TV label, SuperFilm. The company will have a presence in L.A., London and Bucharest.