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Johnny Depp Accused Of MORE Bad Behavior — Star Allegedly Attacked Crew Member On Movie Set!

WTF is going on with Johnny Depp??

First we were shocked to hear the accusations of domestic abuse from Amber Heard. Then his former manager claimed in court documents he was spending a literal fortune on wine.

Now from the film set of his latest film, we have an accusation that seems to involve aspects of both: an insider on the set of Depp’s new film tells Page Six he assaulted a crew member after drinking all day.

Related: Depp Dumped Immediately By New Lawyers — Oof, Not A Good Look!

LAbyrinth, a film about the Biggie Smalls murder investigation, had shut down a street in downtown El Lay for filming — a very costly process — when Depp allegedly “took over directing” and the set became “toxic.”

The insider claims:

“Johnny’s friends were in the scene, and it just turned into way more than it should have been.”

Apparently the star had cast two friends as a cop and a homeless man (Depp is playing real-life detective Russell Poole) and wanted to keep rolling well past when the filming permit had lapsed.

After time could no longer be extended, the insider says a location manager told director Brad Furman they absolutely had to shut down:

“Brad interjected, ‘Tell that to Johnny Depp!'”

The location manager did just that, confronting the star who had allegedly been “smoking and drinking all day on set” and telling him:

“This is the last shot.”

That’s when the insider says Depp got right in the crew member’s face, yelling:

“Who are you? You have no right!”

When he responded he was just doing his job, Johnny reportedly took a swing at him.

Related: Amber Heard Donates Over $ 1 Million From Divorce Settlement To Children’s Hospital

According to the insider, he either didn’t make contact or did but very gently. So it’s unclear if he meant to hit him for real.

The source does say Johnny yelled:

“I’ll give you $ 100,000 to punch me right now!”

The crew member apparently just stood there — what else could he do? — until Depp was pulled away.

Furman released a statement defending his star, saying:

“Johnny Depp is a consummate professional, great collaborator and a supporter of other artists. He always treats the crew and people around him with the utmost respect. Movies can be stressful, and nonevents often become exaggerated. We all love stories — there isn’t one here.”

Right. Fistfights and day drinking. Totally normal work stuff.

What do YOU think of this latest Johnny Depp story??

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Farrah Abraham to Film Movie Based on Her Life: Yes, Really

Brace yourself, because we’ve got some great news here.

Some really wonderful, just truly terrific news about our girl Farrah Abraham.

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No, she’s not coming back to Teen Mom OG to terrorize producers and provide us with weekly dramatic nonsense, and no, she didn’t miraculously become a reasonable, somewhat normal human being.

This is actually way better than any of that.

What Farrah is doing, believe it or not, is turning her life story into a feature film.

“Uh, wait,” you may be thinking. “We already saw her life story on the screen, it was called Teen Mom and it was amazing.”

Good point, friend, but you’re missing a few key facts here.

One, she’s not just making a movie out of her life story, she’s making a movie out of her life story as described in her memoir, My Teenage Dream Ended.

Farrah Abraham Prom Photo

Two, it’s not going to be Farrah herself being awful on TV, it’s going to be a dramatized version of Farrah on … well, probably TV still.

We can’t imagine this would ever get a theatrical release, if she even follows through with making it at all.

Nope, this definitely feels like a made for TV movie, more specifically a Lifetime movie.

Honestly, this project has Lifetime movie written all over it. So much that if this was the 90s, Tori Spelling would be starring as Farrah.

Oh, and the third reason this is much different (and obviously way better) than Teen Mom is that Farrah put a whole lot of stuff in her book that never made it on that lovely reality show.

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For instance, did you know that when she was dating Derek Underwood, Sophia’s late father, he snuck into her bedroom one night after her family had gone to bed?

And that her father, Michael, caught them having sex, and he chased Derek out of the house with a knife?

She wrote that the whole thing “was really all his fault for trying to have sex with me in my house,” so she tried to make him bail her dad out of jail.

He wouldn’t do it, so to compromise, she had him buy her $ 50 worth of makeup.

That’s just a tiny example of the kind of ups and downs that made up their relationship.

They frequently broke up and got back together, and she wrote that before his death, he’d started shoplifting and doing drugs.

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She said that she never even told him that she was pregnant, that she’d meet up with him to chat but kept deciding that it wasn’t the right time.

He passed away in a car accident when she was eight months pregnant.

She really struggled with his death — that’s something we definitely saw on Teen Mom — and that’s the whole meaning behind the title of her book.

Farrah claimed that she and Derek had always planned to get married and have kids, and that even though they were dealing with all that teenage drama, she held onto the dream that when she had the baby, everything would work out.

Obviously it did not.

Anyway, we first heard the news about the movie version of all this when Farrah posted a little flyer on Instagram.

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It’s a casting notice for a movie “based off a true story, New York Times Best selling book and international sensation, Farrah Abraham.”

She calls it “a memoir and international story that has touched many lives world wide.”

In a quick statement to In Touch, she confirms that “I’m currently doing private castings and getting ready to make a memorable feature film.”

“I look forward to have many fans who supported me through Teen Mom be part of the film.”

According to the flyer, at this point, she’s only looking for actors who already have IMDb pages, so if you were hoping to break into the business by acting in Farrah’s life story, sorry about that.

View Slideshow: Farrah Abraham: From 16 & Pregnant to Live Stream Cam Girl!

But if you’re a young actress who’s already got her foot in the door and who thinks she can pull off dialogue about how your water breaking smells like your late boyfriend’s semen …

Well, you just may be in luck.

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Best Celebrity Movie Couples (Who Never Dated IRL)!

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have so much onscreen chemistry, it’s crazy to think they’ve never really been in love!

(Some Titanic superfans still think they’re lying about it! LOLz!)

But they aren’t the only pair who were able to fool us in multiple movies.

See all the movie stars with cinematic OTPs (below)!

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Melissa McCarthy Worked Hard On MAJOR Weight Loss For A New Movie Role!

Surprise! Melissa McCarthy has lost a TON of weight!

The famous Bridesmaids actress is turning in a very new direction with her next career project, a film coming out in October called Can You Ever Forgive Me?, and part of the difference comes in what we’ll all see on screen: a much thinner Melissa!

Related: Melissa Shows Off As A Metallic Maven!

The talented actress is playing a down-and-out author who turns to crime to pay the bills in this movie (set to open on the 19th of October), and to make it happen for the part, McCarthy lost a whopping 75 pounds!!!

Of course, she downplays the whole thing.

In the past, she has said about her weight and general health and fitness (below):

“I’ll be up, I’ll be down, probably for the rest of my life. The thing is, if that is the most interesting thing about me, I need to go have a lavender farm in Minnesota and give this up. If I, off the top of my head, name 20 of the most amazing women in my life, it’s all shapes, sizes, ages, colours, jobs. I can only go off my reality. What people pass off as ‘normal’, I just have to keep in my head that it’s bullshit.”

Well then!!

Ch-ch-check out the trailer to her new movie set to come out in six months (below):

Looks inneresting!!

And she looks SOOOO different, doesn’t she?!

What do y’all think, Perezcious readers?!

Let us know in the comments (below)!!!

[Image via Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.]

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Man Gets Head Stuck in Movie Theater Seat, Dies

We know the above headline is likely to make you laugh.

But this is a serious matter.

This is the story of a real tragedy that took place in Great Britain.

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According to various news outlets, a 24-year old father named Ateeq Rafiq was seeing a movie in Birmingham, England on March 9 when he dropped his cellphone between two reclining seats.

When Rafiq bent down to pick up the item, the footrest on the electrically-powered seat clamped down on his head, reports the Birmingham Mail newspaper.

The horrific incident took place at Vue Cinema at Star City, the outside of which is pictured below.

Said a spokesperson for the venue in a prepared statement:

“Following an incident which took place on Friday 9 March at our Birmingham cinema, we can confirm that a customer was taken to hospital that evening.

“We are saddened to learn that he passed away on Friday 16 March.

“A full investigation into the nature of the incident is ongoing. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family who have our full support and assistance.”

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How could this possibly have happened?

A source familiar with the situation described what transpired thusly when speaking to the aforementioned publication:

“The Gold Class seats are electric reclining seats. He bent down to look for his phone.

“At this point the leg-rest was in an upright position. But as he stuck his head underneath to have a look, the footrest clamped down onto his head. He was stuck.

“His partner and staff tried to free him but couldn’t. The chair leg-rest was eventually broken free and he managed to get out.”

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From there, Rafiq was taken to a local hospital.

He passed away several days later from injuries sustained in this freak accident.

The victim’s family is devastated by the loss, says sister-in-law Fatima Arzo to The Daily Mirror.

“We are grieving and completely in shock. My sister is in pieces,” she told the newspaper, adding:

“We are grateful to everyone who tried to help him, and at the moment we are praying and trying to come to terms with the fact we lost a loved one.”

vue seats

The cinema complex at Star City where this took place features 25 screens, including three Gold Class rooms where the emphasis is on comfort and luxury.

Reads the official website:

“The Gold Class ticket price includes complimentary popcorn during your film and is strictly for over 18’s, offering luxury seating with a fully licensed bar and an enhanced viewing experience.

“Gold Class customers are welcome to visit the Gold Class bar to enjoy a drink before and during the screening.”

Our thoughts go out to the family of Ateeq Rafiq.

May he rest in peace.

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The Spice Girls Will Now Reunite For… An Animated Superhero Movie!?

Finally, a Spice Girls reunion even Victoria Beckham can commit to!

Variety reports that all five members of the group have signed on for an animated superhero movie working off their signature “girl power” message. Sources say each character will be voiced by a Spice Girl and will feature a special “girl power” unique to her personality.

Related: Spice Girls Are NOT Performing At Royal Wedding!

Geri Halliwell, Melanie C, Mel B, Emma Bunton, and even the elusive Easy V have all signed off on their likenesses being used for the project, which is being shopped around to potential production partners.

The news comes as sweet relief to fans who have been relentlessly teased with talk of a Spice Girls reunion tour over the past few months. While the potential tour ended up being squashed by *someone*, the bandmates made it clear they had met to “explore some incredible new opportunities together.”

We guess they settled on becoming the next Avengers? We’ll take it!

[Image via Sony Pictures.]

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Shown in Bed in Steamy Movie Teaser

Lifetime is coming out with Meghan & Harry: A Royal Romance. That's right, folks. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's romance, portrayed on screen for your viewing consumption.

They've released a short teaser trailer (which you can see below) and, despite its brevity, there is so much in it.

And it looks surprisingly steamy.

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Our first big takeaway from the trailer is that the actress whom they selected to portray Meghan Markle has a surprising likeness to her.

Parisa Fitz-Henley is a stunningly beautiful actress, and she could almost be MegMar's sister.

The real Meghan seems to be plagued with opportunistic siblings who are more interested in making trouble for her by speaking to the media than they are in celebrating her happiness.

While Murray Fraser, the actor portraying Prince Harry, is a handsome ginger man, he doesn't seem to almost trick viewers at certain angles in the same way that Fitz-Henley does.

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Looking at her in this trailer, you might swear that she's the real deal.

(Part of that, admittedly, is the wig)

Our second big takeaway from this trailer is that … it looks like it's very much a Lifetime film.

Not to be mean, but a lot of what we see in the trailer looks less like the setting of a royal romance and more like … what people would like to imagine is the most romantic.

So … the sorts of dates that you'd see on The Bachelor.

That's a product of a few factors.

One, this royal couple has always been fairly private about their romance. As private as you can be when the whole world is watching, anyway.

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A lot of their real-life dates have taken place behind closed doors. Producers had to make do with guesswork.

Two, they're trying to tell a romantic story and cash in on fans of the real thing as well as on hate-watchers or those who will tune in ironically.

Three, this is a Lifetime movie, and they're not going to break the bank on this, folks.

Before you ask, no, Murray Fraser is not the actor who impersonated Prince Harry on I Can Marry "Harry" … which continues to be one of the most controversial reality shows of all time.

That actor was Matthew Hicks, who had previously worked as a Prince Harry impersonator, which is one of the most niche jobs that one can possibly imagine.

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Murray Fraser is a real actor — in fact, he and Parisa had such a good time on the set of Meghan & Harry: A Royal Romance that they've been posting on social media about wanting to work on another project together.

Not all actors who play love interests get along so well.

In fact, a lot of actors find it awkward to interact with those with whom they've filmed bedroom scenes.

We never thought that we'd say this, but Lifetime is really pushing the envelope, here.

Bedroom scenes — including, as you'll see in the teaser, naked bedroom scenes — aren't unheard of, obviously.

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But portraying a royal couple in the nude and in bed together is going to ruffle some feathers.

Not only is the British Royal Family an important symbol for the United Kingdom (well, at least, for the British), but they're treated reverently in certain ways beyond how one might treat a politician or mascot.

Remember, there are still monarchists in this world (really) who believe that the European royal lines were divinely ordained.

Not everyone is going to take kindly to seeing a royal couple portrayed like this:

That said, some people don't like the real couple. Remember, Meghan Markle was targeted by a racist hate crime.

A website linked to the terrorist group Daesh claims to have Meghan Markle's nudes and sexts and has threatened to release more unless the UK withdraws its troops from the Middle East.

Which … is not going to happen for a lot of reasons. Mostly because Parliament does not actually set policy based upon the electronic activity of a future duchess. Who knew?

(It's also not going to happen because the claims that they have video of her pleasuring herself with a pig's foot sounds … super fake, for various reasons)

This May, you can tune in to Lifetime to watch someone's fanfiction of MegMar living out the dreams of a lot of girls who grew up in the '90s.

Also this may, you can actually watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry get married. That's on the 19th.

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Set Pics! Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Lifetime Movie

A royal love story! Lifetime is giving fans an inside look at their upcoming film about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance.

As previously reported, Parisa Fitz-Henley and Murray Fraser will play Markle and Harry, respectively. Fitz-Henley is known for her role on NBC’s Midnight, Texas and Netflix’s Jessica Jones. Fraser, meanwhile, landed his first role last year in the ITV mini series The Loch. The Lifetime movie will follow Markle and Harry from their first meeting to going public with their secret romance to their engagement.

Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance premieres on Lifetime May 13 at 8 p.m. ET, days before the real-life Markle and Harry tie the knot at St. George’s Chapel on May 19.

Scroll through to see photos from the film and check back for updates closer to the premiere date!

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