Johnny Depp Was "Manipulated, Blackmailed" By Amber Heard, The Actor's Pal Claims In New Op-Ed

Posted on Mon May 30th, 2016 11:25am PDT       By X17 Staff

If this is true, this is so sad!

Johnny Depp's comedian pal Doug Stanhope is coming to the actor's defense in a new op-ed for The Wrap, and he claims to have first hand knowledge of the ways in which Amber Heard was manipulating and blackmailing the Pirates of the Caribbean star in the days leading up to their explosive split.

Stanhope visited with the downcast A-lister just hours before the blonde bombshell claimed he hit her with a cellphone, and revealed that his famous pal divulged Heard's plans to destroy him during the meeting.

"We assumed initially that his dour mood was because of his mother's death the day before. But he opened up in the most vulnerable of ways that it was not only his mother, but that Amber was now going to leave him, threatening to lie about him publicly in any and every possible duplicitous way if he didn't agree to her terms. Blackmail is what I would imagine other people might put it, including the manner in which he is now being vilified," he wrote.

Apparently, those closest to the father-of-two were never the Texan starlet's biggest fans, but they kept quiet out of fear Johnny would cut them out of his tight inner circle. Once they told him that they had "watched [Heard] manipulate and f‑‑k with him for years," the former heartthrob reacted with mixed emotions.

"He seemed dumbstruck that nobody had ever come clean about this and he thanked everyone for being honest. [Depp] still pronounced his love for Amber," although he "was presciently aware that she was going to pull off some kind of ruse. He hadn't slept in days with anxiety. You'd call him a paranoid if you didn't know better. But he knew better and he was right. Everything Johnny had told us that she'd been threatening had actually come to be. It blew up in the news, raced through the Internet like a plague and blew up on Twitter.… People are swarming with torches on social media," Stanhope continued.

In the end, Depp predicted exactly what would come to pass.

"Abusing women is bulls‑‑t. Johnny doesn’t abuse anyone. And he told me that day ahead of time that she'd pull some kind of s‑‑t like this. Johnny Depp got used, manipulated, set up and made to look like an a‑‑hole. And he saw it coming and didn't or couldn't do anything to stop it," he concluded.

Wow! We're not sure what to believe anymore.


Do You Believe That Amber Is Blackmailing Johnny?
Do You Believe That Amber Is Blackmailing Johnny?
Yes - multiple people have come forward to say he would never hit a woman.
No - it seems like his friends are trying to make it seem that way.


Jaden Smith Kicks It In Calabasas Amid Drama With His Parents Over Pill-Popping Girlfriend Sarah Snyder

Posted on Mon May 30th, 2016 11:10am PDT       By X17 Staff

We're surprised Galileo Jaden isn't grounded!

Jaden Smith ventured out to run some errands around his Calabasas neighborhood over the weekend, and his girlfriend Sarah Synder wasn't in tow, which is a good thing considering what we've seen of her drug abuse and bad behavior.

In case you missed it, the budding Instagram darling was photographed with multiple Xanax bars on her tongue in a now-deleted social media post, and was shown snorting lines of cocaine in a home video that surfaced last month. She's not exactly the girl we think Will and Jada want as their son's love interest.

Then again, if Jaden follows through with his latest plan to disappear forever, this problem situation kind of solves itself. "That's why I choose to live my life the way that I live now, in society, because by the time I turn 30, I will be completely gone, and it will be a 100 percent mystery of where I am and what I'm doing," he recently declared.

Maybe he should take his problematic girlfriend with him into hiding so she doesn't have to keep embarrassing herself?! Just a thought!


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Gigi Hadid Shows Off Her Shrinking Midriff While Partying At The Nice Guy

Posted on Mon May 30th, 2016 9:50am PDT       By X17 Staff

She's looking a tad too thin lately...

Gigi Hadid partied it up with some girlfriends at The Nice Guy over the weekend, and the supermodel showed off her rock hard abs in nothing but a bomber jacket and funky track pants. Her shrinking frame could be the result of stress from the death threats she's been receiving from an unidentified man on Twitter, or those pesky body shamers could have finally gotten to her.

In case you missed it, some weirdo has been threatening to kill Cara Delevigne, Taylor Swift, Gigi and a bunch of their squad via social media. "people gon die they're gon die die die die!" he wrote to Gigi. How creepy! You'd think she would shell out some dough to hire security until they can track that creep down? She should at least bring boyfriend Zayn Malik out with her for protection!

We asked her for the low down on her scary stalker in the below video. Check it out!


Kylie Jenner Denies Reports That Tyga Owes Her $2 Million

Posted on Mon May 30th, 2016 8:05am PDT       By X17 Staff

Or she's just too proud to admit it!

Kylie Jenner might already have a new boyfriend, but she showed her loyalty to her ex by shooting down a report claiming Tyga owed her nearly $2 million from the time that they were together. "Lies lies lies," she tweeted after the story surfaced.

"Kylie had been bankrolling Tyga for well over a year and she’s finding herself short on cash as a result," a source dished to Radar. "He was shocked when she asked to be paid, telling her he thought the money was a gift, not a loan. He’s a total loser and owes her over $2 million," the source added.

Kris Jenner was allegedly even dragged into the situation to help recover her daughter's dough!

"Kylie had no choice but to admit it all to Kris, who absolutely hit the roof. She threatened to go after him if Kylie didn’t ditch him. She was always helping him, paying his legal bills when he was getting out of his record contract and she funding most of his latest album, which flopped,” the insider dished.

T-Raww had so many car repos, tax liens, and evictions during their relationship... we kinda don't buy Kylie's denial!

This financial chatter clearly isn't bothering her, though, as she's too busy posting sexy Instagram selfies like the one below!

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X17 EXCLUSIVE - Caitlyn Jenner Wears Her Sunday Best To A Pal's Baby Shower

Posted on Mon May 30th, 2016 7:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

Caitlyn Jenner was snapped arriving at a friend's baby shower in Santa Monica on Sunday, and the transgender starlet rolled up in her purple Porsche and showed off her long legs in a blue dress with a very high slit. Loves it! Though maybe a little bit more hairspray would have made this look 100% glam -- Cait's tresses were all over the place when the wind picked up.

Cait was joined by BFF Ronda Kamihira, and son Brandon Jenner and his wife Leah arrived shortly thereafter with daughter Eva James in tow. We have a feeling reality TV cameras might have been rolling at the event, and we can't believe that she's already shot two full seasons on I Am Cait. Where has the time gone?

This week marks the one-year anniversary of Cait's debut as a woman, so hopefully the former Olympian has some plans with the fam...


Pregnant Megan Fox And Hubby Brian Austin Green Have Completely Reconciled

Posted on Mon May 30th, 2016 6:30am PDT       By X17 Staff

Megan Fox and husband Brian Austin Green hung out with their sons, Noah and Bodhi in Malibu on Sunday, and all signs are pointing to them being back together. As you know, the duo are expecting their third child together, and though Megan filed for divorce last year, it seems like they've since reconciled.

The 30-year-old actress shocked fans last month when she debuted her baby bump at CinemaCon in Las Vegas and confirmed that she was pregnant, and Us Weekly reports that she's “changing her mind a little bit” about finalizing the divorce. “Megan was the one that wanted the divorce and Brian has done everything to try to convince her otherwise,” the source tells the mag. “She hasn’t called off the divorce just yet, but it’s heading in that direction. They are both very excited about a new baby and having it together.”

Fox recently gushed to Extra, “I feel great. I love being pregnant, which is, a lot of women don’t feel that way, it is really uncomfortable… by the way. It is painful at parts. I feel the overall process is an amazing one. I feel so productive creating a human person that I’m so excited to meet because I know that I have such a spiritual connection to them, so I can’t wait to meet this new member of my family."


Kanye West Lashes Out At Photographers After Double Date With Kim, Chrissy Teigen And John Legend

Posted on Mon May 30th, 2016 6:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian met up with John Legend and Chrissy Teigen at Nobu in Malibu on Sunday, and both couples brought their children along for the double brunch date, which lasted over two hours. After rocking a skintight orange dress the previous day, Kim kept it casual in a green jacket and black pants, but Chrissy gave us a peek at her incredible post-baby body in a pair of incredibly short shorts. Work it, ladies!

What should have been a nice, mellow afternoon by the beach turned a bit ugly when a few photographers crowded Kimye on the way out of the restaurant, prompting the rapper to lash out, in typical angry Kanye fashion. Nori was already in a bad mood, and it seems like her daddy was on the same page. Yikes!


Reese Witherspoon's Daughter Ava Phillippe Shows Off Her Unique Style

Posted on Sun May 29th, 2016 11:59am PDT       By X17 Staff

Ava Phillippe may look just like mom Reese Witherspoon, but her style is nothing like the Oscar winner's!

Over the weekend the 16-year-old ran errands at Brentwood Country Mart, and she showed off her pink hair and rocked a very goth-inspired outfit. Bringing back chokers, eh? That's like something from the Cruel Intentions days! Interestingly enough, Reese is totally fine with her teen daughter's outfits -- in fact, she's even taken styling advice from her!

“She’s so much cooler than I am,” Reese told Us Weekly in a recent interview. “She’s very cutting-edge, and she knows a lot about fashion, and she has her own sense of style, which is amazing. We try to kind of confer about new styles. She tells me whether or not I can wear things.”

Meanwhile, Reese was snapped hiking in Pacific Palisades with her two sons, Deacon, 12, and Tennessee, 3. The trio were joined by the family's two largest dogs (Ava's French bulldog was not present), and it seems like they had a blast...


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Do You Believe That Amber Is Blackmailing Johnny?
Do You Believe That Amber Is Blackmailing Johnny?
Yes - multiple people have come forward to say he would never hit a woman.
No - it seems like his friends are trying to make it seem that way.