George Jung, Real-Life Drug Smuggler Johnny Depp Played in ‘Blow,’ Dies at 78

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Author: Just Jared

George Jung, the drug trafficker Johnny Depp played in the 2001 movie Blow, has sadly passed away.

George‘s passing was confirmed on his social media on Wednesday afternoon (May 5). He was 78-years-old.

“R.I.P. #georgejung Passed passed away this morning in his hometown of #weymouth #massachusetts #bostongeorge #the last #outlaw,” the caption on his Instagram post read.

On his Twitter, his death was announced along with a quote from Blow, which recently turned 20-years-old.

“May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face, and the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars,” the tweet read. “1942-2021.”

George was a major player in the United States cocaine trade back in the ’70s-’80s, as part of the Pablo Escobar-founded Medellín Cartel.

He was arrested in 1994 and stayed in prison for 20 years before being released in 2014.

George‘s life story was turned into the movie Blow by late director Ted Demme, with Johnny playing a younger version of George navigating the drug smuggling world.

We have sadly lost all of these stars in 2021.

Mads Mikkelsen Won’t Be Playing ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Gellert Grindelwald The Same Way as Johnny Depp

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Mads Mikkelsen is taking over the role of Gellert Grindelwald in the next Fantastic Beasts movie, replacing Johnny Depp, who played the iconic character for the past two films.

In a recent interview with Total Film, the 55-year-old Danish actor is revealing what the transition will be like and how he’s making his Grindelwald different from Johnny‘s portrayal.

“This is obviously a more direct comparison because it’s the next film,” he shared with the magazine. “So we have done a few bridges that will allow us to recognize it, but we’ve also said we have to make it our own.”

Mads added that mirroring Johnny‘s intensity in his own performance wasn’t going to work.

“I have been a fan of Johnny Depp since I saw him as a young man, and to try to bring his intensity and his way of doing it into my work is a no-go,” he said. “I have to find my own, because his is unique, and I just have to let that be, and find a different path.”

This isn’t the first time Mads has opened up about taking over the role. See what he said earlier this year…

Amber Heard’s Legal Team Seeks to Dismiss Johnny Depp’s $50 Million Defamation Lawsuit

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Amber Heard is hoping that the $50 million defamation lawsuit filed against her by ex-husband Johnny Depp will be dismissed by the court.

Depp previously lost his legal battle in the UK, where he sued a newspaper for calling him a “wife beater.”

Amber‘s lawyers filed a supplemental plea with the court, saying that the judgment in the UK proves that the statements made by the actress are true.

Click inside to read the statements from the filing…

“Giving full effect to the UK Judgments necessitates a finding that statements in the op-ed published in the Washington Post are true – Mr. Depp committed domestic violence against Ms. Heard on many occasions, causing her to fear for her life,” Amber’s lawyers wrote in the filing (via Deadline).

They added, “Therefore, as a matter of law, Depp cannot prevail on any of his claims, and Depp’s Complaint against Ms. Heard should be dismissed in its entirety.”

The trial will not start until April 11, 2022 if it does end up going in front of the judge.

Did you see that Amber has been replying to Johnny‘s fans on Twitter?

Johnny Depp’s $50M Defamation Suit Should Be Tossed Because Of UK “Wife Beater” Ruling, Amber Heard Says

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Author: Dominic Patten

Johnny Depp’s recent failure to secure an appeal in the “wife beater” verdict against him in Britain is now causing legal ripples on this side of the Atlantic. Flying the flag of international law, Amber Heard’s lawyers say the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s Stateside $50 million defamation lawsuit against the Aquaman actress should be […]

Johnny Depp Makes an Appearance in Spain as Lawyers Drop New Evidence in Amber Heard Case

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Johnny Depp is currently in Spain to promote a movie and there’s also some news about his case against ex-wife Amber Heard.

The 57-year-old actor was seen attending a photo call for his movie Minamata during the 2021 BCN Film Festival on Friday (April 16) at Casa Fuster Hotel in Barcelona, Spain.

Some big news in Johnny‘s legal fight with Amber was also revealed that day. His lawyers have released new police testimony and bodycam footage that they say proves Amber was lying about a fight she claims happened.

Amber has alleged that Johnny threw a phone at her face and trashed their kitchen during a fight in May 2016. Two sets of cops visited the apartment that night and the first set of cops gave new depositions in which they say they didn’t see any injuries or evidence of a crime. The other set of cops had bodycams and there doesn’t appear to be any damage to the apartment in the video.

Johnny‘s lawyer told Daily Mail, “Amber Heard and her friends described a chaotic, messy crime scene but the newly released LAPD bodycam videos unambiguously show that the penthouse was utterly undamaged and that their testimony was one more grandiose lie.”

Last month, Amber dissed Johnny‘s lawyer on Twitter after her victory in court.

Amber Heard Has Been Replying to Johnny Depp Fans on Twitter

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Amber Heard is personally replying to her ex-husband Johnny Depp‘s fans who have been sending her negative messages on social media amid the former couple’s ongoing legal battles.

In case you missed the news last week, Johnny lost his attempt to have a retrial in the “wife beater” case in the UK. There still is the defamation case in the U.S. that will happen this year.

Amber took to Twitter last week to diss Johnny‘s lawyer by calling him short and now she’s also sending messages to fans who are saying things to her.

One fan replied to the diss and said, “I’d rather be short than an abusive gold digger.” Amber responded and said, “It’s good to be realistic with your goals.”

She also wrote back to two other fans of Johnny. Keep reading to see them all.

Click inside to see all of the messages that Amber Heard sent…

Amber Heard Disses Johnny Depp’s Lawyer on Twitter After Her Victory in Court

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Amber Heard clapped back after Johnny Depp‘s lawyer tweeted about her and tried to discount her allegations against her ex-husband.

It was reported on Thursday (March 25) that Johnny was denied a retrial in his “wife beater” case in the UK.

Adam Waldman, who was previously on Johnny‘s legal team, tweeted after the news was announced and said, “12/15/15 allegation ‘I had bruised ribs. Bruises all over my body, bruises on my forearms from trying to defend the blows. I had 2 black eyes. I had a broken nose. I had a broken lip.’ Justice Nichols – I believe her. UK Appeals Court – we believe him. But oops … PHOTO SHOOT!”

Included in the tweet were two photos of Amber posing on the beach.

Amber responded to the tweet and said, “Yes Mr Waldman, I may be wearing makeup on this occasion but on every occasion you will still be short.”

It was reported in October 2020 that the judge in Johnny‘s U.S. libel case against Amber threw Waldman off the case after it was found that he allegedly gave confidential information to the press.

Read what Amber‘s legal team said in response to the latest news.

Amber Heard Responds to Johnny Depp’s Denial for UK Appeal in ‘Wife Beater’ Trial

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Amber Heard‘s reps are responding to the news that Johnny Depp was denied an appeal in the UK trial against the use of the phrase “wife beater.”

Depp requested a retrial back in December for his 2020 libel claim against The Sun over an article calling him a “wife beater” amid his ex wife’s allegations against him, which a High Court judge found was “substantially true.” Today, he was denied.

Amber‘s reps responded, “We are pleased — but by no means surprised — by the Court’s denial of Mr. Depp’s application for appeal. The evidence presented in the UK case was overwhelming and undeniable. To reiterate, the original verdict was that Mr. Depp committed domestic violence against Amber on no fewer than 12 occasions and she was left in fear of her life. The verdict and lengthy, well-reasoned Judgment, including the Confidential Judgment, have been affirmed. Mr. Depp’s claim of new and important evidence was nothing more than a press strategy, and has been soundly rejected by the Court.”

Amber revealed a lot of bombshells on the stand and one of her emails to Depp was actually read aloud in court.

Johnny Depp Denied UK Appeal Trial in ‘Wife Beater’ Case

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Johnny Depp has been denied a chance for a retrial in the UK.

Depp requested a retrial back in December for his 2020 libel claim against The Sun over an article calling him a “wife beater” amid his ex wife Amber Heard‘s allegations against him, which a High Court judge found was “substantially true.”

Today, a judge denied that ruling, and his lawyers issued a statement in response.

“The evidence presented at last week’s hearing (the appeal of Mr. Depp vs. News Group Newspapers LTD) further demonstrates that there are clear and objective reasons to seriously question the decision reached in the U.K. court,” Joelle Rich of Schillings Partners told THR. “Mr. Depp looks forward to presenting the complete, irrefutable evidence of the truth in the U.S. libel case against Ms. Heard where she will have to provide full disclosure.”

His lawyers argued last week that Amber has failed to pay charitable donations from her divorce settlement with him, which was supposed to total $7 million.

Meanwhile, Amber‘s lawyers have responded to the claim that she pocketed the divorce settlement.