In a somewhat shocking ruling, the judge in Johnny Depp’s defamation lawsuit against The Sun ruled against Depp. I didn’t really expect Depp to win, but I expected that ruling because The Sun’s headline calling him a “wife-beater” was protected regardless of if it was true but instead High Court Judge Andrew Nicol ruled that the things Amber Heard said about Depp were true.
I honestly find it hard to believe Depp would be stupid enough to bring this lawsuit if he had actually done the things he was accused of by Heard and repeated by The Sun.
The most shocking thing to me, personally, is Nicol’s opinion that Heard’s admission that she physically assaulted Depp carried no weight.
In my view no great weight is to be put on these alleged admissions by Ms Heard to aggressive violent behaviour. It is trite to say, but nonetheless true, that these conversations are quite different to evidence in court. A witness giving evidence in court does so under an oath or affirmation to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Questioning can be controlled by the judge. Questions which are unclear can be re-phrased. If a question is not answered, it can be pressed (subject to the court’s control) and if still unanswered may be the proper object of comment. None of those features applied to these conversations which, in any event, according to Ms Heard had a purpose or purposes different from simply conveying truthful information.
He also believed Amber Heard’s story that a tiny dog did a human-sized poo in Depp’s bed.
For what it is worth, I consider that it is unlikely that Ms Heard or one of her friends was responsible. Mr Depp had left that night for his property in Sweetzer. As long as he was away, it was Ms Heard who was likely to suffer from the faeces on the bed, not him. It was, therefore, a singularly ineffective means for Ms Heard or one of her friends to ‘get back’ at Mr Depp. Other evidence in the case showed that Boo (one of the two dogs) had an incomplete mastery of her bowels after she had accidentally consumed some marijuana. Ms Heard gave evidence that Boo had in the past defecated on the bed and that she herself had cleaned it up rather than leave that task to Ms Vargas.
He didn’t really comment on Vargas’s testimony that she saw it, was familiar with Heard’s dog poo and in her opinion, it was clearly not the dog that s**t the bed here.
Depp has said he intends to appeal the verdict.
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It seems like nowadays we only ever see comic book adaptations.
The highest-grossing movie of all time, Avengers: Endgame, is a superhero movie featuring every superhero we’ve been subjected to in the past decade except for those dark, gritty DC ones.
On TV, we face a true smattering of superheroes, including Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, Black Lightning, Titans, Young Justice, and more. And that’s just from one company and studio.
Outside of DC and Marvel and their massive exploits this past decade (well, Marvel especially), non-Big Two studios have had their own successes. Amazon Prime’s adaptation of Vertigo’s The Boys is such a hit that people are even forgetting how trash of a company Amazon is.
Meanwhile, FOX cancelled Lucifer, before Netflix brought it back for a final season, before announcing its end, before then renewing it for a whopping sixth season. All because Tom Ellis is sexy as hell and his abs make us forget about the problems of the world for a bit.
And next year promises to deliver us the long-awaited TV adaptation of Vertigo’s Y: The Last Man, from Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra, on FX. Yes, it’s finally happening – after over a decade of development hell, we’re finally going to get to see Yorick Brown and Ampersand on the small screen, presumably sandwiched between Atlanta and the billionth season of Archer.
All this to say, it’s been a great few years to be a comic book fan who loves seeing his favorite series adapted to something other than blockbuster movies. However, there’s been one notable comic book missing from this love.
I speak, of course, of Bill Willingham’s Fables.
Fables, which was originally published through Vertigo Comics from 2002 to 2015, is one of the most legendary non-superhero comics in history.
It follows the classic characters of fairy tales – from Snow White and Little Red Riding Hood to Prince Charming and the Big Bad Wolf – who flee their mythical homes to escape a savage villain named the Adversary. They move, of course, to the Upper West Side of New York City.
Taking place centuries after their arrival and near-total assimilation into the fabric of Manhattan, Fables tells stories involving some or all of the characters, from small one-off romantic flings and comedic tales to longstanding epics.
It’s a series filled with so much heart, humor, and wit that it’s impossible to resist.
And with DC Comics now finally – finally – publishing larger collected editions of the series, from a gorgeous Absolute Edition collecting the first thirty issues to a wonky, oversized compendium collecting the first fifty, it may finally be time to consider adaptation.
After all, the series is hot right now, hotter than it’s been in a good solid decade. Why not capitalize?
If the above premise sounds familiar to some avid TV watchers, there may be a reason why. While Fables has never been adapted, ABC did air a crummy seven-season show that aired for the better part of the 2010s.
Yes, Once Upon a Time, a mediocre show starring the never-mediocre Jennifer Morrison, definitely featured many of the same plot points as Fables, the largest difference just being a move to Maine rather than staying in Manhattan.
Worst part of it is? ABC premiered Once Upon a Time like three years after it had originally greenlit an adaptation of Fables, in the late 2000s. So the show was probably picked up, stripped for parts, then put back down so ABC could claim original concept.
If it sounds like I’m reaching, just remember: after much prodding, the show’s creators did admit to having read a few issues of Fables here and there. Not that it matters much to comic creator Bill Willingham, who replied that it didn’t much matter to him.
So, you might be thinking, if there’s always Once Upon a Time, then why do you need an exact translation of Fables to the screen? Is the comic not enough?
Well, listen. While Bill Willingham’s scripts to Fables are near-untouchable (at least for the first half of the series), and Mark Buckingham’s pencils tight and flawless, the series has been gone for five years now.
And if we’re being honest, we can acknowledge that in the series of 150 issues (which for comics is absolutely insane, when most creator-owned series last like thirty to forty issues tops) there are seventy-five wonderful ones followed by seventy-five less-innovative ones.
So there are still stories to tell in this universe. Telltale Games demonstrated this in 2013, when they put out their serial storytelling smash hit The Wolf Among Us, starring series favorite Bigby Wolf.
A self-contained story, The Wolf Among Us was a treat to fans both new and old alike, as we played as everyone’s favorite wolf detective.
It was a hot burst of energy, both for the now-defunct Telltale Games and for the original series to boot, but it also brought a fresh and interesting perspective to the premise.
And this is what a television adaptation can do. Fables is one of the richest, most well-developed worlds in comics, a virtual goldmine that would write itself due to its episodic, short anthologized storytelling format.
I get that Marvel and DC adaptations are popular, because since 2008 superheroes have been hot as hell. But television networks have a chance to change the game completely here.
As a Vertigo property, like The Boys or Y: The Last Man, a Fables adaptation would be much cheaper to license. It’d be free from the larger editorial oversight of a Disney or Warner Bros., who are trying to incorporate all media into their larger visions for their biggest characters.
And you’ve got yourself a whole storyboard laid out for you already, over a hundred and fifty issues worth.
No, while it’s good to see many independent and creator-owned comics get their hay-day currently, it’s time we all gave Fables the flowers it so clearly deserves and bring it to the small screen (since a movie adaptation would be crazy stupid).
Don’t let the world lose out on TV Bigby Wolf, world. Please don’t.
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Hannah Ferrier has expanded her crew.
In the most precious and adorable way possible.
On Monday, November 2, the recently-ousted Below Deck Mediterranean star jumped on Instagram and revealed that she had given birth to a daughter, Ava Grace Roberts, at the end of October.
The newborn is Hannah and partner Josh's first child together.
"Madam has arrived! Josh and I are so happy to welcome to the world our little girl - Ava Grace Roberts," Ferrier confirmed today.
Little Ava was "Born on the 26th of October. She is already a little menace that has captured our hearts forever."
Ferrier revealed she was expecting in June, telling followers that she was five months along at the time.
"You are already my favourite adventure," she captioned her a snapshot on Instagram, which featured her smiling while cradling her growing baby bump.
As for Josh?
"He's over the moon," the then-mother-to-be told The Daily Dish this summer. "He's so excited."
Last week, the reality TV star wrote a mini tribute to her child's father, and the long-term love of her life.
"2 year anniversary with my gorgeous man," she said online. "Words can't express how much I am looking forward to this next chapter."
And now that chapter has begun!
The pregnancy announcement, meanwhile, came just several days after Ferrier was given the boot from Below Deck Mediterranean Season 5.
She found herself in the middle of a scandal in August after bosun Malia White reported the veteran chief stewardess for having unregistered Valium and a vape pen in her possession on the vessel.
Captain Sandy Yawn then fired Ferrier from The Wellington crew on a controversiial episode of the Bravo program.
For her part, Hannah admitted she could have been more open about the pills.
But also insisted she wasn't doing anything wrong and certainly doesn't have a substance abuse problem.
"It's anti-anxiety medication. It's like, it's five milligrams of Valium! It was just disappointing," she said after the episode aired.
On Twitter, Ferrier emphasized that the Valium was "prescribed" and the CBD product is "legal in Spain."
"If I could do it all over again, I would've just declared them as soon as I came on board," the Below Deck Med OG told E! News in August.
"It was definitely not something that was intentional. I wasn't trying to hide anything."
Now, at least, Ferrier has something to focus on aside from her professional takedown.
Wrote Vanderpump Rules' Scheana Shay, who recently announced that she is pregnant with her boyfriend Brock Davies, in response to the baby news:
"OMG CONGRATS!!!! I can't wait to come visit and have our babies be friends!!!!"
Kary Brittingham, Anastasia Surmava, Hannah Berner, Tracy Tutor and Brandi Redmond have all sent their well wishes, too.
Allow us to now do the same:
Congratulations to Hannah Ferrier!
Christina Aguilera is making a bit of a comeback. We’ve been seeing more and more of her lately, and I am into it!
I always wondered why she basically disappeared a bunch of years ago, when she had so much hotness to keep bringing, but I guess she made her money, had her kids and didn’t need to bother. She comes from a celebrity era where she could basically be invisible rather than posting her daily antics like the celebs of today.
Since she’s still a celebrity and child star, she’s likely coded to love having that audience, and despite the social media big taking some time to rook her in, she’s been rooked in and we appreciate it!
I mean she is 40 years old in December, so her generation is a little slow moving but they all eventually give into the allure of interacting or producing daily content with her fans, I mean their business really relies on it.
I assume these are some pics for Halloween, that look a bit too much like art being sold at some obscure booth at your local Comicon where that weird lady from the Midwest sells her airbrush alien paintings, you know the kind, but she’s also a sexy devil in some latex and is letting the Genie out of the Bottle because it was rubbed the right way.
It is a little weird because it looks like a drawing or cartoon and not a person, but Aguilera is a legend and still hot enough to stare at doing whatever it is she is doing here!
Welcome back X-Tina!
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Emily Ratajkowski made her big Vogue pregnancy announcement last week with her self shot, Lena Dunham directed video. I guess she knew she couldn’t come up with anything scarier than a collaboration with Lena Dunham that involves a (soon to be) child, so for this Halloween she went the good ol’ dress up as a celebrity route!
EmRata stripped down and recreated Demi Moore’s pregnancy cover photo from back in 1991 for Vanity Fair, which was shot by Annie Leibovitz when Demi was pregnant with her second child, Scout Willis.
Demi was clearly a fan of the homage Emily paid and shared the costume with her fans!
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We love a good Halloween costume and despite the global pandemic keeping everyone pretty much at home, a lot of celebrities who still have the spooky spirit inside of them went out to parties and or stayed at home and made horror movies like Heidi Klum.
I personally love seeing celebrities pay homage to or try and replicate other celebrities, it just brings the whole Hollywood dick sucking contest to a head and I find it really amusing, so some of these picks are biased based on that theme, deservingly so.
Here are the top 10 Best Celebrity Halloween costumes and a big round up of the rest of the gang in the gallery below!
Ratched is a new series by Ryan Murphy that stars his longtime collaborator Sara Paulson as Nurse Ratched, a character from the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Hailey made her version of Ratched a little sexier by wearing a latex nurses costume.
I don’t think I’ve ever even seen Annie so I don’t really know who Miss Hannigan is, but when I first saw these photos of January Jones in her robe, I thought she was dressed as Silence of the Lambs Buffalo Bill. So she’s on the list!
Lady Gaga barely dressed up for Halloween but she did make an attempt with this new voter propaganda video when she dressed as an influencer, trying to influencer your vote! I hate it but I love it, guys, she stuffed her butt for this.
Kaia Gerber used Halloween to finally claim actor Jacob Elordi as her boyfriend, by dressing up as the well known photo of the King himself and Mrs. Pricilla Presley. Pretty well done!
Rita shared her Halloween look and mentioned that she hadn’t originally planned to dress up, but got FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) after looking at photos on Instagram so she put this look together!
To be honest, this is the best Sofia has ever looked. That’s all I’ll say about that.
Josie Canseco just bringing one fantasy to life after another, first she gave us sexy victorian barmaid and for Halloween she became the sexiest version of Zelda ever!
Bella and her friend did a little Tim Burton collaboration with this Beetle Juice meets Edward Scissor hands experience with her version of Lydia Deetz, but if Lydia showed almost a bit too much pubic bone…
Noah Cyrus and Tana Mongeau have had an on again off again relationship for some time and were happy to see them come back together to recreate an iconic moment in pop culture, Kim and Paris in matching metal dresses.
Tana also gets another honorable mention here for her attempt at Reese Witherspoon’s Legally Blonde character, Elle Woods:
J.Lo looks pretty amazing as 80’s Madonna and she took the time to give A.Rod a shoutout, Like a Virgin style, saying: “Didn’t know how lost I was until I found you … @arod” – I was going to make a Spanish Lullaby a La Isla Bonita style but wont out of fear of being cancelled, kinda like Rita Ora’s FOMO, only FOGC?
See the full Celebrity Halloween photo dump in the gallery below!
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Heidi Klum is known for going all out with her Halloween costumes each year and usually has a massive party to celebrate. This year she’s back in Berlin with her husband and decided to let her creativity flow through another medium this year.
The supermodel enlisted the help of her kids and close friends to create her own horror movie where she stars as a few different characters throughout. Her kids, including Leni, got dressed up as zombies and chased their mother around the house during filming and we can see some behind the scenes work on Heidi’s body paint in the videos below.
Here is the final result!
Some behind the scenes action!
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Kendall Jenner threw herself a birthday party to celebrate turning 24 during Halloween weekend and somehow managed to forget that COVID existed. She invited basically half of Hollywood to the event which was held at her mother Kris Jenner’s house that had been totally redecorated into a spider web. Of course, the internet is mad that she threw a careless birthday party in the middle of the pandemic but she’s not the only one!
The birthday girl dressed up as her best version of Pam Anderson from Barbed Wire, complete with a latex bodysuit, fishnets, a blonde wig and Pam’s classic pencil thin eyebrows. The party had her sister Kylie arrive in a full length snake print bodysuit and a cobra headpiece. Kendall does look like a “super spreader” in more ways than one in this outfit, but I’m talking about the video of her blowing all over an essential worker as he holds her birthday cake. Priceless.
Kendall wasn’t the only star to channel the great Pam Anderson this year, Dynasty star Elizabeth Gillies also posed as the iconic star, but less Barbed Wire, more MAC. Liz took her top off and had some body paint done on her back to mimic her MAC Viva Glam photo from back in 2004, this time encouraging her fans to vote!
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Just last week, Khloe Kardashian debuted another new face, alarming and confusing fans.
That wasn't her only appearance, and her look at a recent family gathering had fans asking who she was.
Caitlyn Jenner turned 71 last week -- her birthday is October 28.
She marked the occassion with a celebration, one that included gal pal Sophia Hutchins and daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner.
While fans were stunned to see Kourtney, Kim, and especially Khloe at the gathering after a lot of bad blood, it was Khloe's face that ended up stealing the show.
"WTF did Khloe do to her face?" asks one commenter. "She was naturally beautiful."
"Kourtney's the only one rocking her original face," another observes.
One very shady comment simply asks Caitlyn: "Who's sitting on your left?" With this zoomed in version of the photo, the answer is clearer:
"Khloe needs to stop trying to look something she's not," asserts a commenter. "[Love] her but she's tripping with her looks."
"What the f--k has happened to Khloe's face?" another demands to know.
Another fan reiterates: "Seriously, what is going on with Khloe's face?"
"Sophia Hutchins looks like Ivanka Trump, OMG," reads a very shady, even downright mean, comment.
It is important to note, by the way, that we didn't have to go fishing for comments, or pick and choose which ones to snip out.
These are easy to find after scrolling through the boosted-to-the-top celebrity/verified comments. We didn't have to single out any ... with one exception.
"Why is Denise Richards there?" is the funniest shade that we've seen in a while, and we're not even sure which person it's about.
It could be about Khloe or it could be about Sophia, or even someone else.
Honestly, though Denise is famously beautiful, she is nearly 50, so this is an almost ambiguous bit of shade. Masterfully crafted.
Khloe has given a whole new meaning to the term "face journey" this year.
Whether it's the result of photo-editing software like Facetune, or cosmetic procedures, or simply lighting and makeup ...
... The world agrees that Khloe's face looks radically different from one photo to the next.
Khloe is no stranger to makeovers. A decade ago, she looked very different than she does now.
But her "revenge body" makeover is a little different than the day-by-day facial transformations that she seemingly undergoes.
In fact, one set of Khloe's photos from this year prompted politicians to seriously discuss a law requiring that celebrities label when their photos are doctored.
You know how the FTC requires Instagram ads to be labeled as such because celebrity endorsements are a huge business?
There's talk -- in some places, including the UK -- of implementing a similar mandate for touched up photos on social media -- when the poster is famous, at least.
Because if you see two photos of Khloe a week apart and don't recognize them as the same person, know that you are not alone.
Obviously, Khloe has every right to sculpt her flesh prison however she pleases, and that includes changing how her face looks -- in person or on social media.
But fans are concerned at the psychological factors that drive Khloe and others to warp their appearances beyond recognition.
Want to look different? No problem. But if you're chasing an unattainable goal of a "perfect" look and making yourself into a caricature, maybe you'd be better off in therapy.
Ciara literally just had her third child with her husband Russell Wilson but it doesn’t look like any postpartum depression stopped her from getting into the Halloween spirit this weekend!
The singer started the Halloween weekend off by dressing up and paying homage to her friend and fellow new mom, Nicki Minaj. She then switched costumes and gave our girl Meg Thee Stallion a should out, recreating Meg’s album cover and filming a video her her rapping to the WAP artists song off her album Girls in the Hood.
Her final look was inspired by Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy album cover and Ciara had her son, Baby Future, play the role of Cardi’s boo Offset. Cardi B was a pretty popular costume this year with Aubrey O’Day even joining in to pay homage to the rapper!
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Bella Hadid is channeling her inner artist or muse for this year’s Halloween. The model had her make-up artist transform her into one of the late pop artist Roy Lichtenstein’s pieces. It looks like Bella was inspired by the well known Drowning Girl painting and put together a video showing off her look. She also put together a little backstory to go with the video and explains her actions in video below:
POV: your new Lichtenstein piece came in and she…uh…came to life last nite….. she won’t stop seducing you thru the security camera until you let her in through the front gate…. if you don’t open up …you know exactly what she’ll do…. she’ll trap you in her art …forever ….. eternity in the frame of doom? or eternity with her….choose your fate
Bella is a Libra, so of course she didn’t stop at just one Halloween look, she went full glam the following night and gave us her best Poison Ivy. The model did a pretty good job too, she looks just like your girl Uma Thurman in her tight green bodysuit complete with poison ivy leaves and a bright red wig!
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We've known for a long time that the relationship between Kailyn Lowry and Chris Lopez is rocky, to say the least.
But for most of that time, it was widely assumed that Chris was the bad guy.
That still might be the case, but it recently became clear that the situation is far more complex than we initially realized.
Kailyn was granted a restraining order against Chris last year, but it now looks as though he wasn't the only aggressor in the relationship.
We now know that Kailyn was arrested in September after she allegedly assaulted Chris.
You're probably already aware that Kail has been quite vocal in her criticism of Chris over the years.
Over the weekend, Lopez decided to speak out on the situation as well.
But in a surprise move, he chose to publicly forgive Kail for her aggressive behavior.
"Today I decided to forgive you," reads a meme posted by Lopez.
"Not because you apologized or because you acknowledged the pain that you caused me, but because my soul deserves peace."
As is so often the case with this sort of post, Chris didn't go into specifics or menyion Kail by name.
But for most of his followers, it was abundantly clear whom he was talking about.
These days, the majority of Chris' social media content is in some way related to Kail.
Ane it seems his latest is no exception.
In case there were any lingering doubts that Lopez had forgiven Lowy, he unveiled a letter he had written go her during a recent Intsagram Live session.
Lopez held the letter up to the camera and fans who took a screenshot were able to decipher some of the text.
“Kail I appreciate how you wear your heart on your sleeve. The way you’ll do anything for your kids," Lopez wrote.
"How outgoing you are. How you interact with people," he continued.
“How independent you are. How you try to include me in your life… How you hustle," Lopez went on.
"You gave birth to my first born. Your music taste. Giving me your time. Your perspective.”
Needless to say, it sounds as though he's eager to bury the hatchet.
According to court documents, Kail is accused of attacking Chris upon learning that he had cut Lux's hair without permission.
“Christopher advised that on 9/04/2020… he was struck by his ex-girlfriend, Kailyn Lowry, several times with a closed fist," reads a filing from Lopez's lawyers.
“Christopher stated that Kailyn and his mother had arranged to have a custodial swap for Lux Lowry at his residence.”
They claim that Lowry “returned to the residence and started attacking him [and] punching him several times on the head and upper torso because she did not want the child’s hair cut.”
Amazingly. Kail and Chris seem to have reached some fort of uneasy truce, and those custody swaps are still taking place.
Creed and Lux spent Halloween with their father, but they were back at Kail's house by Sunday night.
So despite the fact that Kail and Chris have each accused the other one of assault, it seems they've been able to put their kids' needs first.
Here's hoping it stays that way.