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Celebrities React To Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Verdict

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Fellow celebrities have taken to social media to express their support and opinions on the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation verdict.

Stars sound off on Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial verdict

Jury members in Johnny Depp’s defamation case against Amber Heardhave ruled in favor of the actor’s claims.

After weeks of testimony from the pair as well as outside witnesses, Depp, 58, won all three counts of his bombshell defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, 36, on Wednesday after a Virginia jury substantiated the claim that his ex-wife sullied his reputation and damaged his career when she wrote in the Washington Post in 2018 about becoming a “public figure representing domestic abuse” following the couple’s split in 2016.

In November 2020, a London judge sided against Depp in his libel suit against the Sun after the outlet published a story in 2018 calling him a “wife beater.”

Depp later filed suit against Heard individually, with allegations of defamation stemming from her WaPo essay, which she wrote in partnership with the ACLU. Subsequently, Heard countersued Depp with similar claims — including that Depp’s attorney Adam Waldman defamed her when he told the Daily Mail that she set up her ex-husband with false domestic abuse claims when the police came to their apartment in May 2016.

Heard was awarded $2 million in damages for Waldman’s remarks. She was ordered to pay $15 million.

As the verdict was read on Wednesday, celebs took to social media to express their thoughts on the outcome of the trial.

Who’s supporting Johnny Depp:

Donald Trump Jr. wrote, “Believe all women … except Amber Heard. $15,000,000 in compensatory and punitive damages to Depp, and perhaps a case that could end the effective rabid femminist [sic] notion that all men are guilty before being proven innocent that we’ve seen as of late. She’s just that terrible!”

Valerie Bertinelli tweeted “Elon and his bots will be very busy today   #JusticeForJohnnyDepp” after the verdict was read.

She then followed up: “I REALLY shouldn’t be wading into this but multiple accounts that I follow & respect (lawyers, journalists) don’t like this verdict, so it gives me great pause. But I’m confused because we saw her caught in multiple lies on the stand. Honest question, what am I missing?”

Reality TV personality, singer and alleged onetime Trump Jr. mistress Aubrey O’Day tweeted, “there ya go … when the dust settles, JD 15m (the punitive damages will be capped), Amber 2m. Lesson learned … keep your ex’s name out yo mouth!”

Musician Ryan Adams commented on Depp’s statement on Instagram, contributing celebratory emojis of a red heart, praise hands and fire.

Ashley Benson also commented on the statement with several praise hand and red heart emojis, and posted her own personal update on Instagram — depicting a recent image of Depp captioned “YESSSS,” alongside four black heart emojis.

Victoria Brynner, daughter of Yul, added heart emojis on Depp’s statement via Instagram, and shared her own post featuring a photo of Depp and the comment: “TRUTH !”

Former host of “The View” Sharon Osbourne made herself available for comment on Piers Morgan’s TalkTV show, saying, “Wow, it wasn’t what I was expecting. I mean, I wanted Johnny to win but I didn’t expect him to.”

Who’s supporting Amber Heard:

Meanwhile, Amy Schumer shared a cryptic Gloria Steinem quote on Instagram: “Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke … She will need her sisterhood.”

Who’s supporting neither:

But many seem happy to see the highly publicized trial end.

“Someone won!!!!” former talk show host Ricki Lake commented. During the trial, she tweeted how she “absolutely adored” working with Depp in “Cry-Baby,” describing the actor as “soft-spoken” and “gentle.”

“I need a timeline cleanse,” tweeted “Bill & Ted” star Alex Winter minutes after the verdict was read. He later added, “As goes the internet goes the world, and today it’s dripping with gleeful, misogynistic contempt.”

Source: nypost.com

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Shakira Faces Eight Years In Jail And £19million Fine Over £12m Tax Fraud

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Spanish prosecutors have recommended that the singer Shakira be imprisoned for eight years and two months for tax fraud, the Spanish newspaper El País reported.

They also said she should pay a fine of $23.51 million (23.7 million euros), El País reported.

Spanish prosecutors first filed charges against Shakira in 2018, saying she failed to pay $16.3 million (14.5 million euro) in tax there.

Prosecutors said Shakira was spending so much time in Spain — as she was dating the Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué — that she owed the country tax, El País reported.

Shakira and Piqué announced their separation after 11 years last month.

Shakira rejected a plea deal with Spanish prosecutors earlier this week and opted to take the case to trial.

The “Hips Don’t Lie” singer’s publicists said in a statement that she “trusts her innocence and chooses to leave the issue in the hands of the law,” according to Billboard.

Shakira said since the investigation started she had been legally residing in the Bahamas, El País reported. She said she was not living in Spain, Reuters reported.

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Nicki Minaj Disses Kanye West At Essence Fest: ‘We Don’t f*ck With Clowns!’

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Last night Nicki Minaj headlined Essence Festival in New Orleans where she performed her career-spanning hits along with the latest songs like ‘We Go Up’ , and ‘Seeing Green’.

Kanye West’s collaboration ‘Monster’ a song that undoubtedly skyrocketed then 27-year-old Rapper’s career would be expected as a no-brainer part of the setlist. But Nicki took a left turn last night, as soon as the DJ started playing the track from Kanye West’s 2010 album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy , Nicki cut him off.

Nicki exclaims while cutting the track which also included Rick Ross and Jay-Z as guest features “Wait hold on hold on….I’m Monstered up..I’m Monstered Up….We don’t f*ck with Clowns”. Minaj’s announcement was met with cheers from fans during the show.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, the fans of both artists are deducing that Nicki’s act might be the cause of Kanye linking up with her archenemy Cardi B on her song ‘Hot Sh*t’ which was released just yesterday. Check out some of the reactions below:

Apart from the above incident, Nicki’s performance was on par as she brought out her mentor Lil Wayne as a surprise guest , both performed their latest collaboration ‘Seeing Green for the first time ever. Along with it Weezy performerd his hit ‘A Milli’ , Truffle Butter’ and more.

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2022 BET Awards: Complete List Of Winners

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WIZKID FEAT, JUSTIN BIEBER & TEMS wins the award for Best Collaboration #BETAwards 

The BET Awards are back for their 2022 edition, with Taraji P. Henson hosting Culture’s Biggest Night for the second year in a row. The show airs live on BET Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET/PT from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater.

Doja Cat leads the pack of BET nominees with six, dominating the music categories with nods for album of the year, best female R&B/pop artist, female hip-hop artist, video of the year, best collaboration and the BET Her award. Drake and Ari Lennox follow suit with four nominations each.

Performers during the star-studded show include Lil Wayne, Lizzo, Jack Harlow, Roddy Ricch, Babyface, Chance the Rapper, Chlöe, Doechii, Ella Mai, Fireboy DML, Giveon, Joey Bada$$, Maverick City Music x Kirk Franklin, Latto and Muni Long.

The 2022 class of nominees is selected by BET’s Voting Academy, which is comprised of entertainment professionals in music, television, film, digital marketing, sports journalism, public relations, influencers and creative arts.

Find the full list of winners below:

Album of the year

WINNER: An Evening With Silk Sonic, Silk Sonic
Back of My Mind, H.E.R.
Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, The Creator
Certified Lover Boy, Drake
Donda, Kanye West
Heaux Tales, Mo’ Tales: The Deluxe, Jazmine Sullivan
Planet Her, Doja Cat

Best female R&B/pop artist

Ari Lennox
Chlöe
Doja Cat
H.E.R.
WINNER: Jazmine Sullivan
Mary J. Blige
Summer Walker

Best male R&B/pop artist

Blxst
Chris Brown
Givēon
Lucky Daye
WINNER: The Weeknd
Wizkid
Yung Bleu

Best female hip-hop artist

Cardi B
Doja Cat
Latto
WINNER: Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Saweetie

Best male hip-hop artist

Drake
Future
J. Cole
Jack Harlow
Kanye West
WINNER: Kendrick Lamar
Lil Baby

Best group

WINNER: Silk Sonic
Chlöe X Halle
City Girls
Lil Baby & Lil Durk
Migos
Young Dolph & Key Glock

Best collaboration

WINNER: “Essence,” Wizkid Feat. Justin Bieber & Tems
“Every Chance I Get,” DJ Khaled Feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk
“Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug
“Whole Lotta Money” (Remix), Bia Feat. Nicki Minaj

Best new artist

Baby Keem
Benny the Butcher
WINNER: Latto
Muni Long
Tems
Yung Bleu

Video of the year

WINNER: “Family Ties,” Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Kiss Me More,” Doja Cat Feat. SZA
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
WINNER: “Smokin Out the Window,” Silk Sonic
“Way 2 Sexy,” Drake Feat. Future & Young Thug

Video director of the year

WINNER: Anderson .Paak a.k.a. Director .Paak
Benny Boom
Beyoncé & Dikayl Rimmasch
Director X
Hype Williams
Missy Elliott

Dr. Bobby Jones best gospel/inspirational award

“All in Your Hands,” Marvin Sapp
“Come to Life,” Kanye West
“Grace.” Kelly Price
“Hallelujah,” Fred Hammond
“Hold Us Together (Hope Mix),” H.E.R. & Tauren Wells
“Jireh,” Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music
WINNER: “We Win,” Lil Baby X Kirk Franklin

BET Her

“Best of Me (Originals),” Alicia Keys
WINNER: “Good Morning Gorgeous,” Mary J. Blige
“Have Mercy,” Chlöe
“Pressure,” Ari Lennox
“Roster,” Jazmine Sullivan
“Unloyal,” Summer Walker & Ari Lennox
“Woman,” Doja Cat

Best international act

Dave (U.K.)
Dinos (France)
Fally Ipupa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Fireboy DML (Nigeria)
Little Simz (U.K.)
Ludmilla (Brazil)
Major League DJz (South Africa)
Tayc (France)
WINNER: Tems (Nigeria)

Best movie

Candyman
WINNER: King Richard
Respect
Space Jam: A New Legacy
Summer of Soul
The Harder They Fall

Best actor

Adrian Holmes, Bel Air
Anthony Anderson, Black-Ish
Damson Idris, Snowfall
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
Forest Whitaker, Respect | Godfather of Harlem
Jabari Banks, Bel Air
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
WINNER: Will Smith, King Richard

Best actress

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Coco Jones, Bel Air
Issa Rae, Insecure
Jennifer Hudson, Respect
Mary J. Blige, Power Book II: Ghost
Queen Latifah, The Equalizer
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Regina King, The Harder They Fall
WINNER: Zendaya, Euphoria | Spider-Man: No Way Home

YoungStars award

Akira Akbar
Demi Singleton
WINNER: Marsai Martin
Miles Brown
Saniyya Sidney
Storm Reid

Sportswoman of the year award

Brittney Griner
Candace Parker
WINNER: Naomi Osaka
Serena Williams
Sha’carri Richardson
Simone Biles

Sportsman of the year award

Aaron Donald
Bubba Wallace
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Ja Morant
LeBron James
WINNER: Stephen Curry

 

 

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