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Rihanna might regret featuring Johnny Depp in Savage x Fenty show

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It looks like Rihanna has become the latest powerbroker to sign on to actor Johnny Depp’s reputational-rehabilitation tour-post-defamation trial victory lap.

It’s no surprise that Depp would jump at the opportunity to be co-signed by one of the most chic, successful and beloved women on earth. But what’s in it for Rihanna?

It’s no surprise that Depp would jump at the opportunity to be co-signed by one of the most chic, successful and beloved women on earth. But what’s in it for Rihanna?

On Thursday, TMZ broke the news that Depp will be a “surprise” guest in Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Vol. 4 fashion show, which is set to stream on Amazon Prime on Nov. 9. Depp’s appearance will reportedly be pre-taped, providing one of the show’s “star moments.” Depp is the first male to be given such an honor.

Because nothing says “cool and chic” like an aging, grizzled movie star with a history of allegations of domestic abuse. (Depp has denied allegations of abuse; in his defamation suit against former wife Amber Heard a jury found Heard liable for three counts of defamation and Depp liable for one count of defamation.)

TMZ also reported that Rihanna and her team actively sought Depp’s participation in the Fenty show, and that “both sides were super excited to make it happen.”

As is wont to happen these days, this little morsel of news set off an immediate internet firestorm — especially because Rihanna is herself a survivor of domestic violence. (In 2009, her then-boyfriend, Chris Brown, was arrested after physically attacking her. He eventually pleaded guilty to felony assault.) Some people (aka Johnny Depp Stans) were elated by the news of Depp’s cameo, seeing Rihanna’s desire to work with the actor as confirmation of his innocence — as though Rihanna’s survivorhood inherently affirmed Depp’s. Others, predominantly Rihanna fans, expressed horror and confusion as to why the entrepreneur and artist would use her platform to boost Depp’s. The decision struck some as especially befuddling in light of the fact that she had previously cut ties with model Draya Michele for making a joke glamorizing domestic violence in 2020.

Rihanna’s choice to feature this particular dude at this particular moment is certainly head-scratching. Here’s a guy who texted his friends about the ways in which he would brutally murder his ex-wife, and what he would do to her “rotting corpse.” A guy who a U.K. court ruled could not challenge the court’s rejection of his lawsuit against a news publisher that labeled him a “wife beater.” This guy is the face of a size-inclusive women-centric lingerie brand? In the year of our lord 2022?

But Rihanna is a businesswoman; the billionaire mogul behind Savage X Fenty and Fenty Beauty. Nothing sways people’s values in a late-stage capitalist society quite like a big fat paycheck. And right now, Depp is an in-demand moneymaker, someone that the rich and famous have heartily embraced back into the fold.

In a way Depp’s return to prominence as an anti-hero idol in this particular moment makes sense at a time when everything that was old and out is new and in again. After years trapped in isolated pandemic land, people are angrier, more cynical and more nihilistic. The post-9/11 “indie sleaze,” I-don’t-give-a-f— aesthetic is making a comeback, and with it, a greater desire to push back on any narrative that feels too easy. Depp is complicated, edgy, and occupies the liminal space between perpetrator and victim. He’s cultural catnip.

Depp’s return to prominence as an anti-hero idol in this particular moment makes sense at a time when everything that was old and out is new and in again.

At the end of the summer, Depp made a surprise appearance at the MTV Video Movie Awards, playing the channel’s mascot, the Moonman. He also was tapped to direct a biopic produced by Al Pacino, and the same month he signed a seven-figure, multiyear deal with Dior to continue as the face of its men’s fragrance, Sauvage. (According to WWD, the fragrance saw a “hearty increase in sales” after Depp won the defamation suit against Heard in June.) Even the costumes of Jack Sparrow, Depp’s character in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” got a financial boost. It’s possible Rihanna is just jumping on the bandwagon, hoping her gamble pays off.

The only question that remains is whether Rihanna misjudged her audience. The outcry has been loud from at least a segment of her target demographic. A lot of women don’t want their sexy and affordable lingerie with a side of sleazy alleged abuser. I guess we’ll see if they continue to buy what Depp — and now, Rihanna — is now selling.

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Why Johnny Depp’s Great Nightmare On Elm Street Return Never happened

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Johnny Depp got his launch in Wes Craven’s classic slasher Agony On Elm Street, but unfortunately observers missed out on his New Agony return.

While Johnny Depp was willing to duplication his part for a Agony On Elm Street effect, unfortunately, observers missed out on this gem due to an doubtful issue.

As a director, Wes Craven was noway short of whim-whams. The horror legend made his mark in the kidney with Last House on the Left and The Hills Have Eyes, a brace of bleak, unstinting 70s exploitation pictures that hid sharp social commentary under a lot of tense set- pieces, horrible spear, and hopelessly dark plot twists.

Over the decades, Craven continued to review the horror kidney with ballot- spawning slasher masterpieces like Scream and Agony On Elm Street as well as further outré chow similar as The Serpent and the Rainbow and My Soul to Take. still, Craven’s unerring whim-whams was shaken at one unanticipated point in his outstanding career.

Luckily, this did n’t deprive observers of a horror classic. still, Craven’s query did mean that horror suckers missed out on a potentially memorable scene that noway made it into the Agony On Elm Street series despite the director’s ambitious plans.

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Jenna Ortega’s Biggest Regret? Wednesday Scene Fans Can’t Stop Talking About

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Despite the ultimate fan love she received for the viral Wednesday dance, the actress seems to think she could have done better.

Quickly becoming one of Netflix‘s biggest hits ever, Wednesday is marching through Twitter threads, TikTok videos, and Instagram reels and garnering views and likes months after the premiere. All of this thanks to the show’s most popular scene — the Wednesday dance to The Cramps’ Goo Goo Muck at the school disco at Nevermore.

However, speaking with Entertainment Tonightat the Golden Globes ceremony, the show’s main star Jenna Ortega revealed that she isn’t fully satisfied with the final result.

“There was so much I could have done and should have done. So, the fact that anyone has shown any appreciation or even tried it themselves is unfathomable to me,” the actress said, commenting on the Wednesday dance’s viral popularity.

Ortega choreographed the dance herself, somehow managing to combine improvisation and old goth moves. Besides, she also revealed that she had to film the scene while having coronavirus — something that the actress and the production were heavily criticized for.

Still, despite Ortega’s apparent regrets, the dance scene is probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Netflix’s Wednesday. This all started with a TikTok edit that popularized the dance, but with a high-pitched remix of Lady Gaga‘s Bloody Mary instead of the original soundtrack.

Now, Netflix has greenlit Wednesday for a second season — and even used Bloody Mary to promote the upcoming sequel, apparently nodding to the viral song choice. The premiere date for Wednesday season 2 is yet to be announced.

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Jenna Ortega’s love life: Is the ‘Wednesday’ star dating anyone?

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After the enormous success of ‘Wednesday’, everybody wants to know everything about its star Jenna Ortega.The 20-year-old actress has increased her popularity, and with that, it usually comes curiosity about her personal life, especially if she is dating anyone.

In the series, Ortega’s character is in the middle of a love-triangle between Tyler and Xavier, and fans also wish to see a relationship between Wednesday and Enid. However, while Ortega has grown up in the public eye, she has been very protective of her personal life.

As she is set to appear in a romantic comedy with her co-star Percy Hynes White, who recently has been accused by several women of abuse on Twitter (neither the actor or Netflix has addressed them so far), many wonder if they’re romantically involved. Check out what we know.

Does Jenna Ortega have a boyfriend?

As far as we know, Ortega isn’t dating anyone at the moment. However, fans have speculated that Ortega and Hyne White could be an item because she invited him as her date for the Golden Globes. However, anything is confirmed and they can just be friends.

On the other hand, per Netflix Life, J-14 magazine reported that Ortega left the Globes after-party with ‘The Fabelmans’ star Gabriel LaBelle. Certainly, that doesn’t mean anything either but it’s another rumor that is around.

Also, as we said before, Ortega has always been private about her love life. In the past, she has been linked with actor Asher Angel and singer Jacob Sartorius. But, per Capital FM, Ortega denied that she dated any of the guys she has been linked to online during a podcast appearance in 2019.

Per the source, when asked what the craziest thing she ever heard about herself was, she said: “Probably relationships. According to the internet, I dated like six guys, [but I] dated none of them.”

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