Connect with us


Johnny Depp Wore A Shirt From A Fan In Toronto & The Story Has All The Feels



Johnny Depp was spotted in Toronto on Monday, giving fans a show to remember, but he also made one group of people quite proud and humbled.

This is the first time the actor has been seen in Toronto since the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trials took the world by storm.

After a long battle between the pair, the judge finalized the jury verdict in their defamation battle. According to the final verdict, Heard now owes her ex-husband $10.35 million, which includes both compensatory and punitive damages, for her piece in the Washington Post describing her experience as a victim of abuse without naming Depp as the abuser. The jury also awarded Heard $2 million in damages, finding Depp liable in one of three claims of defamation raised by Heard, in that the op-ed was not, in fact, a “hoax.”

Nevertheless, Heard is now appealing the $10.35 million verdict and is blaming “court errors.”

This court case was so famous around the world that there is now a movie about it. So, if you find yourself confused by the Depp VS Heard timeline, you’ll be able to watch it on Tubi, and it’s called Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial.

On another note, Depp performed at Meridian Hall in Toronto on Monday with guitar legend Jeff Beck as one of their North American tour stops.

But what was quite magical was what happened behind the scenes before the Johnny Depp concert in Toronto.

Beth Tremblay and her son, Atticus, who are fans of Depp, were able to interact and meet the singer/actor backstage. Now, meeting a celebrity backstage could be exciting to some, but for Tremblay, it meant a lot more.

Tremblay is Wolastoqew, originally from Neqotkuk First Nation in New Brunswick, and her father is the Grand Chief of the Wolastoqiyik.

“Our people are trying to get the name of the river back to her original namesake,” she told Narcity. The river in New Brunswick formerly called Wolastoq is currently named the Saint John River, and it flows from Northern Maine into Canada.

Johnny Depp with Beth Tremblay and her son, Atticus.

Johnny Depp with Beth Tremblay and her son, Atticus.Bethany Chauntelle | Facebook

According to Global News, back in 2021, the Wolastoqey First Nations chiefs formally requested that New Brunswick change the name of the Saint John River back to Wolastoq.

As a result, Johnny took the shirt from Tremblay and Atticus, admired it, saying, “Wow, beautiful, gorgeous, thank you so much,” and eventually put it on. Don’t worry, Jeff Beck also got a T-shirt.

“We are beyond grateful to get the opportunity to meet Johnny Depp before the concert started yesterday. He is a kind open-hearted man,” Beth stated.

Jeff Beck holding his shirt.

Jeff Beck holding his shirt.Bethany Chauntelle | Facebook

“I am humbled and honoured to have met Johnny and have him represent our people and our cause,” she concluded.

Also, if you would like to donate to the revitalization and movement to save their Wolastoqey language, there’s an active fundraiser on GoFundMe. They have raised over $42,000 and their goal is $50,000.

“‘Wolastoq’ means, Beautiful and Bountiful River in our Wolastoqey language,” Tremblay said.

Keeping this in mind, Tremblay wanted to give Johnny a shirt that meant so much to her. “First Nation people are actively reclaiming traditions and languages to revitalize our culture and responsibilities to Mother Earth,” the fan claimed.


Tina Turner survived an abusive relationship with Ike and death of two sons




Tina Turner escaped an abusive relationship to find true love with her second husband, Erwin Bach.

The singer, who passed away aged 83 on Wednesday following an unspecified illness, was in a relationship with the record executive for 38 years. The pair married in 2013.

Tina had publicly praised Erwin for helping her find happiness after fleeing from her first marriage to husband, Ike Turner, which was plagued with physical and emotional abuse.

Ike first met Tina when she was a vulnerable teenager named Annie Mae Bullock. He renamed her Tina, and went on to form the musical duo, Ike & Tina Turner. According to Tina, he micromanaged her career, withheld her finances and beat her while she was pregnant.

After filing for divorce in 1978, Tina was left in debt and had her children to support. She went on to establish a successful solo career.

The songstress met Erwin in 1985 when he was working as an executive with EMI. The pair had an instant connection the moment they met, when he arrived to collect her from Düsseldorf airport.

She said Erwin had taught her how “to love without giving up who I am”, and that he had never been intimidated by her fame or success. He even donated a kidney to her in April 2017, which saved her life.

Writing in her book, Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, Tina said: “Falling in love with my husband, Erwin, was another exercise in leaving my comfort zone, of being open to the unexpected gifts that life has to offer.

“The day I first met Erwin, at an airport in Germany, I should have been too tired from my flight, too preoccupied with thoughts of my concert tour. But I did notice him, and I instantly felt an emotional connection.

“Even then, I could have ignored what I felt — I could have listened to the ghost voices in my head telling me that I didn’t look good that day, or that I shouldn’t be thinking about romance because it never ends well. Instead, I listened to my heart.”

Tina’s spokesman confirmed she died “peacefully” at home and added: “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model. With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many artists of subsequent generations.”

[ via ]

Continue Reading


Tina Turner: legendary rock’n’roll singer dies aged 83




Tina Turner, the pioneering rock’n’roll star who became a pop behemoth in the 1980s, has died aged age of 83 after a long illness, her publicist has told the PA news agency.
Turner affirmed and amplified Black women’s formative stake in rock’n’roll, defining that era of music to the extent that Mick Jagger admitted to taking inspiration from her high-kicking, energetic live performances for his stage persona. After two decades of working with her abusive husband, Ike Turner, she struck out alone and – after a few false starts – became one of the defining pop icons of the 1980s with the album Private Dancer. Her life was chronicled in three memoirs, a biopic, a jukebox musical, and in 2021, the acclaimed documentary film, Tina.

“Turner’s musical character has always been a charged combination of mystery as well as light, melancholy mixed with a ferocious vitality that often flirted with danger,” scholar Daphne A Brooks wrote for the Guardian in 2018.
Turner was born Anna Mae Bullock on 26 November 1939 and raised in Nutbush, Tennessee, where she recalled picking cotton with her family as a child. She sang in the tiny town’s church choir, and as a teenager talked – or rather, sang – her way into Ike’s band in St Louis: he had declined her request to join until he heard her seize the microphone during a Kings of Rhythm performance for a rendition of BB King’s You Know I Love You.
She had suffered ill health in recent years, being diagnosed with intestinal cancer in 2016 and having a kidney transplant in 2017.

‘I was just tired of singing and making everybody happy’ … Tina Turner performs at the O2 Arena, London, in 2009. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

… as 2023 gathers pace, and you’re joining us from Ghana, we have a small favour to ask. A new year means new opportunities, and we’re hoping this year gives rise to some much-needed stability and progress. Whatever happens, the Guardian will be there, providing clarity and fearless, independent reporting from around the world, 24/7.
Times are tough, and we know not everyone is in a position to pay for news. But as we’re reader-funded, we rely on the ongoing generosity of those who can afford it. This vital support means millions can continue to read reliable reporting on the events shaping our world. Will you invest in the Guardian this year?
Unlike many others, we have no billionaire owner, meaning we can fearlessly chase the truth and report it with integrity. 2023 will be no different; we will work with trademark determination and passion to bring you journalism that’s always free from commercial or political interference. No one edits our editor or diverts our attention from what’s most important.
With your support, we’ll continue to keep Guardian journalism open and free for everyone to read. When access to information is made equal, greater numbers of people can understand global events and their impact on people and communities. Together, we can demand better from the powerful and fight for democracy.

[ via ]

Continue Reading


Gerald Castillo, ‘Saved By the Bell’ and ‘General Hospital’ Actor, Dies at 90




Veteran stage and screen actor Gerald Castillo, who appeared in major TV series including “Saved By the Bell,” “General Hospital,” “Hill Street Blues,” “M*A*S*H” and “Dallas,” died May 4 at his home in Houston. He was 90.

Known for his work as Major Slater on “Saved by the Bell” and Judge Davis Wagner on “General Hospital,” Castillo developed a following for his roles in the two series.

Born in Chicago on Dec. 23, 1932, Gerald studied acting and stage direction at the Goodman Theater. Following his education, he acted on stages all across the nation, performing opposite Sherman Hemsley, Rita Moreno, Jessica Tandy, James Broderick and Jeanne Crain. After performing with Hemsley, “The Jeffersons” star convinced Castillo to pursue a film and TV career in Los Angeles.

Castillo then appeared in several feature films, including “Delta Force II,” “Kinjite,” “Death Wish IV,” “State of Emergency,” “Through Naked Eyes,” and “Above Suspicion.”

Castillo also guest starred in several TV series, including “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Hill Street Blues,” “M*A*S*H,” “Dallas,” “Knots Landing,” “The Jeffersons,” “Night Court,” “Simon and Simon” and many more.

The screen and stage performer also worked as a stage director at numerous theaters in Los Angeles and Ventura County, including the Santa Paula Theater.

Castillo’s wife of 36 years, Danya Quinn-Castillo noted, “Many of the actors he worked with remember him as a charismatic and insightful director who would jingle the change in his pocket while he pondered a scene, then leap onto the stage to work out the blocking or whisper in an actor’s ear. He was revered for providing the support and guidance that allowed actors to fully develop their characters on stage.”

In 2012 he retired from acting and moved to Houston.

He was predeceased by his only child, daughter, Lisa Palmere.

Castillo is survived by his wife, grandson Brian Palmere, granddaughter Stephanie Palmere, great-grandson Allen Palmere and his twin brother, Bernie Castillo.

[ via ]

Continue Reading