Scoop: Depp’s daughter defends him after abuse allegations

Lily-Rose Depp defended her father, Johnny Depp, who is accused of domestic abuse by his wife Amber Heard, who filed for divorce from the actor last week. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan, File)

Johnny Depp’s 17-year-old daughter has defended him after his wife raised allegations of domestic abuse.

In an Instagram post Sunday, Lily-Rose Depp calls her father “the sweetest most loving person I know.” She didn’t specifically reference the allegations but says Depp has “been nothing but a wonderful father to my little brother and I, and everyone who knows him would say the same.”

Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, is divorcing him. On Friday, she said in a Los Angeles court that Depp had been physically and emotionally abusive throughout “the entirety of our relationship.” She appeared with a bruise on her right cheek.

A judge barred Depp from contacting Heard until a June 17 hearing.

Lily-Rose Depp is an actress and model. Her mother is Vanessa Paradis, Johnny Depp’s former partner.

‘Glee’ actor charged with child porn possession

Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy “Glee,” was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child pornography.

The 33-year-old actor was charged with two counts, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Federal officials said he has agreed to surrender to authorities Friday, at which time he’s also expected to be arraigned in federal court.

His publicist did not immediately respond to phone and email messages.

Salling was arrested at his home in Shadow Hills last December after Los Angeles police officers and federal agents seized a laptop, hard drive and flash drive they say contained images and videos depicting child pornography.

Record dance rained out

Torrential rain has dashed hopes in Romania of setting a Guinness Book world record for Greece’s famous sirtaki dance.

Romanians were attempting to break the world record for the dance made famous in the 1964 movie “Zorba the Greek” before a storm struck this Black Sea port on Saturday.

Organizers declared the attempt a washout, then had a change of heart and called people back to the beach in the port, 250 kilometers (156 miles) east of Bucharest.

The current world sirtaki record was set in Volos, Greece, in 2012 when 5,614 people danced.

Happy birthday

Golden State Warrior Harrison Barnes is 23. … Actress Jennifer Ellison is 32. … Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer is 40. … Singer CeeLo Green is 41. … Actor Mark Sheppard is 51. … Guitarist Tom Morello is 51. … Wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts is 60. … Actor Clint Walker (“Cheyenne”) is 88.

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