The daily gossip: Johnny Depp is dating a lawyer who represented him, Bryce Dallas Howard was pressured to lose weight for Jurassic World, and more
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Johnny Depp is dating a lawyer who represented him
Constantly filing defamation lawsuits is a great way to meet people, according to Johnny Depp. The Pirates of the Caribbean star is dating Joelle Rich, an attorney who represented him in his U.K. trial, according to Us Weekly and TMZ. Rich is currently married with two kids, but she's apparently in the process of getting divorced. She wasn't involved in Depp's recent case against ex-wife Amber Heard, but she defended him in his previous libel lawsuit against The Sun over an article calling him a wife beater — a case he lost, by the way. Rich was in the courtroom during the Heard trial to show "support," Us Weekly reports. The news comes after Depp fans had speculated he was dating Camille Vasquez, a lawyer who represented him in the Heard trial. That ended up not being true, but all you conspiracy theorists out there get partial credit.
Bryce Dallas Howard was pressured to lose weight for 'Jurassic World Dominion'
Hold on to your butts: Bryce Dallas Howard has some more Jurassic tea to spill. Speaking with Metro, the actress revealed she was pressured to lose weight before starring in Jurassic World Dominion. "I [have] been asked to not use my natural body in cinema," she said, alleging this "came up again" before the franchise's latest film. "We need to ask Bryce to lose weight," Howard recalled unidentified people, presumably producers at the studio, saying. But Howard says director Colin Trevorrow shot this request down. "He was like, 'There are lots of different kinds of women on the planet, and there are lots of different kinds of women in our film,'" Howard said. As a result, the actress noted she was able to do "so many stunts" in the film "that wouldn't have been possible if I had been dieting." She previously revealed she was paid "so much less" for the trilogy than co-star Chris Pratt. Were these producers actually from the Jurassic era?
Tiffany Haddish says she lost 'all my gigs' after child sexual abuse lawsuit
It turns out having your name in a headline with the phrase "child sexual abuse" is kind of a job-killer. Tiffany Haddish tells TMZ she has "lost everything" after she was recently sued for child sexual abuse. "All my gigs, gone," she said. "Everything, gone." An anonymous woman and her brother recently sued Haddish, alleging she and comedian Aries Spears recruited them to star in sexually suggestive skits when they were children. One of the skits was titled "Through a Pedophile's Eyes," and it involved Spears playing a pedophile who leers at and massages a 7-year-old boy in his underwear. Haddish was accused of sexual abuse of a minor and sexual battery, though the lawsuit was dropped this week. But Haddish told TMZ, "I don't have no job," and when the TMZ reporter was so bold as to suggest the situation was "stressful," she laughed and shot back, "You think?"
'America's sweetheart' Lori Loughlin gets her 1st post-prison movie role
At least one TV network plans to have mercy on Lori Loughlin. The Full House star has landed her first movie role since serving two months in prison over the college admissions scandal. She's been cast in Fall Into Winter, a movie at the Great American Family network. Loughlin, who worked with the Hallmark channel frequently before the scandal, returned to acting last year with an appearance in Great American Family's When Hope Calls Christmas special, and Great American Media CEO Bill Abbott tells Variety "she's America's sweetheart, regardless of whatever happened." Abbott also declared that Loughlin "has a track record of doing the right thing in the world at large, aside from whatever happened. I don't know the details." That's right: Her record's totally spotless if you simply don't count the fraud!
Pierce Brosnan on who will be the next James Bond: 'I don't care'
Pierce Brosnan is bored — very bored — by your James Bond speculation. The former Bond star spoke with GQ and not-so-eagerly weighed in on which actor might take on 007 next. "Who should do it? I don't care," he said, bringing some real "Harrison Ford talking about Star Wars" energy to the Bond franchise. Brosnan went on to say that "it'll be interesting to see who they get, who the man shall be," though just in case you thought he was being sincere, GQ wrote that he said that "in a tone that indicates it's maybe not actually that interesting." Daniel Craig said farewell to the role with last year's No Time to Die, though Brosnan suggested he wasn't the biggest fan of that finale. "I love Skyfall," he said. "I'm not too sure about the last one." Coming from the guy who was in Die Another Day, though, the phrase "Bonds in glass houses" comes to mind.