Amber Heard is pictured on May 27, leaving Los Angeles Superior Court court, after giving a sworn declaration that her husband Johnny Depp threw her cellphone at her during a fight, (AP/Richard Vogel)

Amber Heard is pictured on May 27, leaving Los Angeles Superior Court court, after giving a sworn declaration that her husband Johnny Depp threw her cellphone at her during a fight, (AP/Richard Vogel)

Scoop: More lurid details in Heard-Depp divorce case

Here’s what’s happening in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard divorce battle — and it isn’t pretty.

On Thursday, In Touch reported that Heard had a video of Depp “having an epic meltdown” that would ruin his career if it were released, and the New York Post’s Page Six released details of an episode when Depp allegedly attempted to smother Heard with a pillow.

Heard’s friend told the Post that she received a text, prompting her to rush to the couple’s Los Angeles home, where she found Heard with “a cut and bruised lip, a swollen eye and a chunk of hair missing from the top of her head.” The friend also said: “This incident really stuck with me because she confided in me that day that she feared for her life after an intoxicated Johnny tried to suffocate her with a pillow.”

People published photos of a beat-up Heard, and Entertainment Tonight reported on series of 2014 texts between Heard and Depp’s assistant Stephen Deuters (four months after the pair’s engagement) in which they discuss an alleged incident in which Depp kicked Heard, and Heard mentions it wasn’t the first case of violence against her.

Meanwhile, gossip bloggers are skeptical about public comments from Depp exes Vanessa Paradis and Lori Anne Allison that say he would never be violent.

Stay tuned.


There’s no more love story for Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris.

The pop superstar, 26, and DJ-producer, 32, have called it quits after dating for 15 months, Us Weekly reported.

The news comes shortly after the duo celebrated their anniversary with a tropical getaway (documented on Twitter), and a 2016 Vogue story in which Swift said, “I’m in a magical relationship right now.”

On May 20, Harris (whose birth name is Adam Wiles) was injured in a car accident in Los Angeles;

Swift, who was last photographed with Harris (driving in Los Angeles) on May 5, made no public comment after the crash.

Swift has previously been linked to Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas and Taylor Lautner. Harris previously dated Rita Ora.


On Wednesday after a murder and suicide at UCLA, actress Debra Messing apologized for tweeting a selfie promoting Katie Couric’s “Under the Gun” documentary meant to bring awareness to the issue of gun violence, but that some called a case of a “narcissistic self absorbed celebrity.”


Actor Justin Long is 38. Actor Zachary Quinto is 39. … Comedian Wayne Brady is 44. … TV host Andy Cohen is 48, … Comedian Dana Carvey is 61. … Actor Dennis Haysbert is 62. … Actor Jerry Mathers (“Leave It to Beaver”) is 68. … Drummer Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones is 75. … Actress Sally Kellerman is 79.

— Staff, wire reports

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