Posted: June 05, 2018
By Najja Parker, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Fans are concerned about Johnny Depp’s health after a picture of him appearing “ill” surfaced online.
Over the weekend, the star posed with a fan while in Russia for a performance with his band The Hollywood Vampires. Dressed in dark sunglasses and a hat, Depp, who had no facial hair, looked visibility thinner compared to previous appearances.
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Many of his supporters noticed the change, some commenting under the image that he was unrecognizable. Several Instagrammers also called him “sick,” “skinny” and “weak.” Some even offered prayers and kind words.
Although the reason for the look is unclear, some speculated that he may be preparing for a new film. One person wrote, “Definitely he changed his look, maybe he is getting ready for a new movie.” Another said, “He’s not sick he said he’s doing this for a movie.”
On the other hand, a few thought Depp, 54, looked his age. “He’s just a man showing his age. Been there done that haha,” someone replied.
According to People, the entertainer is healthy. “Johnny is having a great time on the tour playing with the guys,” a source told the publication.
Depp has been performing with the band, which includes rock legends Joe Perry of Aerosmith and Alice Cooper, since 2015. Their current tour runs through July.
Even a pirate can have a sensitive side.
Sick children at a hospital in Brisbane, Australia, hospital got a heartwarming surprise visit Tuesday from Capt. Jack Sparrow himself, Johnny Depp.
According to the Australian Broadcasting Corp., the "Pirates of the Caribbean" star took a break from filming the latest movie in the franchise to cheer up patients at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital. The 52-year-old actor, decked out in full pirate gear, even took selfies with many of the young fans.
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Rachel Bennett was with her 7-year-old son, Max, who spoke to Depp.
"[Depp] was going from room to room seeing all the kids who couldn't get out of bed," Bennett told ABC.
Max said meeting the star of his favorite films made his day.
"He was funny. ... He tied a knot in his hair to make a beard; that was my favorite part," Max said.
Bennett called Depp's gesture "really beautiful."
"He came on the condition that he wasn't pushed along and crowded by adults, and he could spend as much time as he wanted with the kids," she said. "He was here for the kids."
It really was a pirate’s life for Johnny Depp at Disneyland Wednesday night.
Depp had a major surprise for riders on the Disneyland version of “Pirates of the Caribbean.” He blended in with the audio-animatronics on the ride, dressed in full Captain Jack Sparrow garb.
He appeared in one of the village scenes, getting as close as the water would let him to the boats full of riders.
The videos were quickly loaded onto social media.
This isn’t the first time Depp has donned his pirate hat in public. In 2015, he took time while filming in Australia to visit a children’s hospital.
Last year, he also appeared in Disneyland as one of his other famous characters. Depp interacted with park guests via video link as the Mad Hatter as a promotion for “Alice Through the Looking Glass.”
Actor Johnny Depp’s former management company, TMG, has filed court documents claiming that Depp lived an “ultra-extravagant lifestyle,” spending millions every month that “he simply could not afford,” before firing TMG last year.
It’s the latest development in an ongoing legal battle between the “Pirates of the Caribbean” star and his ex-managers, Joel and Rob Mandel.
Depp filed a $25 million lawsuit in January against the Mandels, alleging professional negligence, breach of contract and fraud in the disappearance of a large part of his $650 million fortune, according to People.com.
The Mandels fired back earlier this week in their countersuit, detailing huge expenses that they claim explain how Depp has spent millions.
They contend Depp’s lifestyle cost $2 million a month, including $300,000 a month for 40 full-time employees and $30,000 a month for expensive wines, Variety reported. The suit alleges Depp spent $18 million on a luxury yacht and millions on an expensive art collection
The Mandels also said in court documents that Depp has spent more than $75 million to buy and renovate 14 homes around the world, including a chain of Bahama islands and a 45-acre French chateau.
The Mandels’ lawyer called Depp’s spending a “compulsive spending disorder, which will be proven in this this action through a mental examination,” according to Variety.
But Depp’s attorney said the actor has not spent nearly as much as he’s made, and the business managers took much more than their share, People reported. He also contends that Depp’s wild expenditures are actually savvy business investments.
Depp’s latest film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” opens later this month.
Captain Jack Sparrow left the high seas for a special meet and greet.
But it wasn’t some look-alike.
It was Jack Sparrow himself, er, make that Johnny Depp.
Depp, who has been known to visit hospitals around the world dressed as his pirate alter ego, stopped by BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver, Monday to bring smiles to the patients and their families.
He spent more than 5 ½ hours meeting with kids from the oncology, general pediatrics and neurology areas.
The starstruck children and parents said that he never broke character and spent time making each child feel special.
The hospital treats 86,000 children each year and is the province’s only full-service acute care pediatric hospital.
Johnny Depp’s behavior on the red carpet for the premiere of his latest film “Murder on the Orient Express” was questioned Saturday night after several news outlets reported the actor showed up drunk.
The British newspaper The Sun reported that the actor “allegedly reeked of booze” when he appeared on the red carpet and his security team had to “practically hold him up” as he made his way down the press line.
Other outlets, The Daily Mail and The Mirror, alleged that Depp was guided down the red carpet past fans and slurred his words when interviewed.
“At one stage he even seemed to forget the name of his co-star (and the film’s director) Kenneth Branagh,” The Mirror reported.
A source told The Sun that Depp was spotted out partying in London the night before the premiere and said, “Johnny was having a big old night and was told off for smoking three times while inside. He was annoyed people were staring at him, too.”
Depp’s rep has not yet commented on the rumor, though another source reportedly said that Depp was “not drunk” despite the bad press.
“These reports are completely false. Johnny was not drunk at the premiere. He came straight from set to the premiere,” a source told “E! News.”
“His security was maneuvering him around the carpet as he has done for years.”
“Murder on the Orient Express” premieres in theaters on Nov. 10 and stars several of Depp’s previous co-stars, including Penelope Cruz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Leslie Odom Jr., Josh Gad and Judi Dench.
Actor Johnny Depp’s bitter legal feud with his former business team at The Management Group is intensifying after TMG filed foreclosure actions Monday on five Depp properties in the Los Angeles area to collect on an unpaid loan, according to court documents.
The agency said “The Pirates of the Caribbean” star owes them nearly $5 million from a 2012 loan, which Depp stopped making payments on after parting ways with TMG and on advice from his legal team, People Magazine reported.
“Depp paid interest and some principal payments under the TMG/Depp Note until he terminated TMG as his business manager on March 14, 2016,” the Los Angeles state court filing said, according to Deadline Hollywood.
“Today’s improper foreclosure action is the latest ... efforts to intimidate Mr. Depp into dropping his lawsuit,” Depp’s attorney Adam Waldman told People.
Waldman told the magazine TMG will not get Depp’s properties, “and they know it.”
“We will move for sanctions for this latest publicity stunt,” Walsdman said.
Depp sued TMG for fraud last February in a $25 million lawsuit claiming the the agency was attempting to foreclose on his main home.
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