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Inside Johnny Depp’s family life – from troubled childhood and couch surfing to fame and kids

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Johnny Depp has been in headlines across the world amid his legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard, but what is the famous actor’s family life really like?

The Pirates of the Caribbean star was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, in 1963 and is the youngest of four children.

His father, John Christopher Depp, was a civil engineer, while his mother, Betty Sue Palmer, was a waitress.

The family often moved home throughout Depp’s childhood as he previously said his mother’s “feet were on fire”, and she couldn’t seem to settle anywhere for long.

The 58-year-old had quite a troubled upbringing as the family struggled to deal with his mother, who was both abusive and suicidal.

Depp has described the daily turmoil he and his three siblings, along with his father, had to endure throughout their lives as his violent mother hounded them.

The family moved to Florida when Depp was just seven-years-old, and they lived in a motel for almost a year before his father found a job.

In 1978, when the actor was 15-years-old, his father decided he could no longer stand the abuse and packed his bags, leaving the family as he departed for work one morning.

As a teenager, Depp became more unruly and began experimenting with drugs as early as 14-years-old.

He told People Magazine in October 1994 that he started smoking at the age of 12, lost his virginity around 13, and “did every kind of drug there was by 14.”

During this time began to shut himself off from the rest of his family and found solace in music, practising his guitar in his bedroom.

Johnny Dep as kidJohnny Dep as kid (Image: WENN)

In 1979 at the age of 16, Depp dropped out of high school to pursue his musical dreams.

He was tight on money and lived out of friends’ cars for several months before moving to LA in 1983.

It was here that his good friend Nicholas Cage encouraged him to try his hand at acting.

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By the age of 22, Depp landed the leading role in 21 Jump Street, which launched him to fame.

The Golden Globe-winning actor shares two children with his ex-girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, whom he dated from 1998 to 2012.

Vanessa was married to Johnny Depp between 1998 and 2012 (Image: Getty Images)

Depp has always held his children in great esteem and has spoken about his family in countless interviews.

In a 2013 interview with Rolling Stone, he said: “With my kids, they’re told 75 times a day that they’re loved. One thing I know is they feel loved and secure and happy and needed and necessary and a part of something.”

Lily-Rose Depp

Lily-Rose Depp is Johnny’s eldest child with Vanessa Paradis. She was born in 1999 in her mother’s home country of France.

Like her dad, Lily-Rose has chosen a life in the spotlight and began pursuing an acting career from an early age.

Lily-Rose Depp is the daughter of actor Johnny Depp and Vanessa ParadisLily-Rose Depp is the daughter of actor Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis (Image: Corbis via Getty Images)

She has starred in a number of films, including the period dramas like 2016’s The Dancer and 2019’s The King, where she starred opposite her then-boyfriend Timothee Chalamet.

Aside from her acting Lily-Rose has also made a name for herself as a model, working with brands like Chanel throughout the years.

Jack Depp

Jack Depp is Johnny’s youngest child and only son with Vanessa Paradis.

Jack, who was born John Christopher Depp II on April 9, 2002, has shied away from the spotlight, much to his father’s delight.

Jack with dad Johnny (Image: Lily Depp/Instagram)

People are often blown away by Jack’s similarities to his father and also shares some of his interests, such as music.

Johnny told the Philippine Daily Inquirer in 2014: “My boy Jack has always been a very talented draftsman.

“He draws really super well. He also plays music very well. He’s got a good feel for that. Aside from school plays and things, he hasn’t shown any desire to become an actor. Whew.”

Jack Depp is seriously ill (Image: Getty)

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Chicago prosecutor drops sex abuse charges against R. Kelly

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R. Kelly arrives for a hearing on sexual abuse charges in Chicago on May 7, 2019.Kamil Krzaczynski / AFP via Getty Images file

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told reporters that her office believes “justice has been served” against Kelly, who has been convicted in federal court.

An Illinois prosecutor dropped 10 charges of sex abuse against the singer R. Kelly on Monday, saying the cost was one of the factors she weighed in her decision.

Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, is already serving a 30-year prison sentence on charges of federal racketeering and sex trafficking after he was convicted in New York last year.

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx told reporters that her office believes “justice has been served” with the two convictions. She said her office’s “limited resources and court time” were the ultimate factors, noting that it found the accusations to be credible.

“Mr. Kelly is looking at the possibility of never walking out of prison again,” Foxx said.

Kelly is set to appear Tuesday in Cook County Court, where the charges will be formally dropped. The state has accused Kelly of sexually abusing four people, three of whom were minors.

Foxx announced the state’s case in 2019, saying the incidents occurred from May 1998 to January 2010. Kelly had faced three to seven years in prison for each charge if he were convicted.

The women in the case were identified in the indictment only by their initials. Multiple women have come forward with allegations over the years.

Lifetime aired a six-part docuseries, “Surviving R. Kelly,” in January 2019 in which multiple women alleged Kelly subjected them to mental, physical and sexual abuse. Foxx urged potential victims to come forward to speak with her office about possible criminal activity after the series.

Foxx said Monday that she consulted with the women in the indictment before she decided to drop the charges, acknowledging that some might be disappointed.

“I know firsthand how difficult it is for you to tell your stories,” Foxx said. “Four years ago, I stood at this podium and shared my story of having been a survivor and my full understanding of what it means to have to go before strangers to discuss what is arguably one of the most horrific experiences one could have. And these women, all of them Black, came forward, believing that they would be heard.”

Kelly also faces state charges in Minnesota, where he has been accused of soliciting a minor for sexual purposes and engaging in prostitution with a minor.

In the New York case, Kelly was convicted on nine counts of racketeering and sex trafficking. Jurors found that he set up a criminal enterprise that enabled him to recruit and transport underage girls for sex.

Months later in Chicago federal court, he was convicted on six counts of sexual exploitationand enticement of a minor. He is scheduled to be sentenced on those charges Feb. 23.

Kelly’s attorneys have said he plans to appeal both federal convictions.

Source: NBC NEWS

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50 GB Of Unreleased Michael Jackson Songs Stolen And Leaked

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Renowned music engineer Brad Sundberg’s laptop was stolen this week during a break at one of his “In The Studio With MJ” events in Brussels, leading to the leaks of several unreleased songs by the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Sundberg’s laptop contained a significant amount of unreleased material by the iconic singer, predominately from the late 1980s and early 1990s. He would play them for fans who attended the events over the years.

The stolen songs, which were recorded during Michael’s “Bad” and “Dangerous” eras, have now surfaced on various online platforms, causing a frenzy among the fans. This is not the first time that unreleased material by Michael has been leaked, but under the circumstance of the theft, it’s certainly the most shocking and disappointing.

Fans have urged others to refrain from sharing or downloading the leaked songs, as they were not intended for public release and may contain unfinished versions of the tracks, as well as damage any plans for potential future releases.

We at MJWN are deeply saddened by the events. We hope those involved will be brought to justice. We will not be posting any links to the stolen material, nor naming the songs that have been leaked.

Michael’s Estate has yet to release a statement on the matter.

Source: MJWN

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‘Addams Family’ Tv Actress Lisa Loring Dead at 64

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Lisa Loring, the first Wednesday in 1964's 'The Addams Family', dies at 64

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