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Johnny Depp Gets Unfavorable Decisions on Jury Instructions

Jurors in Johnny Depp’s $50 million defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard can not consider whether Adam Waldman, a former attorney of Depp’s who was kicked off the case, had free speech protections when he made allegedly defamatory statements about Heard. In a key ruling on jury instructions, the judge overseeing the case sided with […]

Johnny Depp Testifies He Helped Amber Heard Land ‘Aquaman’ Role

Johnny Depp on Wednesday testified in his defamation trial against Amber Heard that he helped secure for his ex-wife her breakthrough role as Mera in Aquaman by talking to Warner Bros. executives who were concerned about Heard’s legal troubles in Australia, where the movie was shot. Heard in 2016 was prosecuted in Australia for illegally […]

Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard Trial Peels Back Secrecy on Hollywood Decision-Making

Through five weeks of trial in Johnny Depp’s defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, one mystery with a multimillion-dollar question mark has lingered: How much were Depp and/or Heard’s careers harmed by the actors allegedly defaming each other? Hollywood insiders, typically tight-lipped on dealings in the industry, have taken the stand largely to push back […]

DC Films Chief Denies Amber Heard’s ‘Aquaman 2’ Claims

Amber Heard was almost booted from the Aquaman sequel. But according to DC Films chief Walter Hamada, her job wasn’t imperiled for the reason the actress has claimed, and the studio did not reduce her role along the way. Hamada testified at Johnny Depp’s $50 million defamation lawsuit on Tuesday that the studio considered for […]

Amber Heard Cross-Examination Begins, Confronted With Recordings and Photos at Defamation Trial

Lawyers for Johnny Depp aimed on Monday to undercut Amber Heard’s credibility, placing front-and-center in their opening salvo on cross-examination an audio recording of Heard saying that people would never believe that she was the abuser in their relationship. The evidence was shown to jurors in Depp’s $50 million defamation trial against his ex-wife Heard […]

Amber Heard Details Sexual Abuse Claims Against Johnny Depp to Jury

Amber Heard, who’s spent more than half of her defamation trial listening to ex-husband Johnny Depp portray her as the abuser in their relationship, wrapped up her second day of testimony Thursday in tears, recounting an incident in which she claimed she was beaten and raped by the actor. Heard recounted a March 2015 incident, […]

The Art — and Ordeals — of Showing Tattoos in TV and Movies

In preparation to star as Mötley Crüe rocker Tommy Lee in Hulu’s Pam & Tommy, Sebastian Stan needed tattoos — lots of them. Thirty-five, to be exact. To pull it off, he went to special effects house Autonomous FX before shooting and had his body scanned and measured; he was then covered in plastic wrap […]

‘Aquaman 2’ First-Look Footage Revealed by Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. released some first-look footage from Aquaman and the Lost City on Friday. In a compilation video titled “The World Needs Heroes,” the studio featured clips from its upcoming assortment of superhero films. The Aquaman sequel footage is the shortest of the bunch, with brief shots of star Jason Momoa in front of ancient […]

Jason Momoa Reveals New Aquaman Costume

Jason Momoa on Sunday sent fans into a tizzy when he shared the first look at his new Aquaman costume for his upcoming DC superhero sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. “Second round. New suit. More action. #aquaman Aloha,” the actor wrote on Instagram, along with pictures of his suit from the first film and […]

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to Star in Dystopian Thriller ‘By All’ for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has signed on to star in a dystopian crime thriller titled By All that has Steve Caple Jr. attached to direct. Warner Bros. has acquired the film, which was being developed by Legendary Entertainment and the Gotham Group, as a potential franchise starter for its Aquaman star. The story kicks off in […]

Jason Momoa Creeped Out Liam Neeson and Al Pacino When He Got to Hollywood

Before he was a massive superstar, Jason Momoa was just another actor in Hollywood trying to make it in the business. And like most, he was easily starstruck when he arrived in town. Visiting Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday, the Aquaman actor chopped it up with guest host and friend Anthony Anderson, discussing his upcoming […]

‘Aquaman 2’ Is Titled ‘The Lost Kingdom’

James Wan has unveiled the title for his upcoming Aquaman sequel. The film will be called Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, the filmmaker revealed Thursday. The upcoming project stars Jason Momoa as Aquaman, with Amber Heard expected to return as Mera and Patrick Wilson back as Orm. The original Aquaman, released in December 2018, grossed […]