Amber Heard says Johnny Depp ‘screamed and threw phone at her face over poo in bed row’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Amber Heard, 36, has alleged that Johnny Depp, 58, hit her in the head with a mobile phone after he accused her friends of leaving poo in his bed. The actress resumed giving evidence in court yesterday after a week-long break in the defamation trial.

During the trial, Amber has alleged that throughout their relationship, Johnny has physically and sexually assaulted her. 

The Pirates of the Caribbean star has denied his ex-wife’s accusations. 

Today, Amber spoke about an alleged incident in May 2016, one month after the two hadn’t seen each other. 

She says that at the time, the marriage was over and “falling apart in front of our eyes”. 

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The star said that Johnny’s mum had just died, and, wanting to see her, he came and visited her in her LA home. 

Amber explained that at first, the situation was “relatively peaceful”. 

She further claimed that Johnny was “inebriated” but not “incoherent”. 

The actress then stated that Johnny started talking “about the faeces again”, saying one of her friends had left it in his bed, which she went on to deny. 

Hearing this from the top of the stairs, Johnny “bolted” down and started “screaming”, calling the friend “every imaginable name you can call and LGBTQI person”.

Amber continued: “When he was done he said ‘you want to have my woman, you want to have my b***h? You take her, you can have her’. 

“With that he pulls his arm back with my phone and throws it at my face, hit me, it felt like my eyes.”

Amber then claimed that Johnny was “yanking” her around the room. 

Michael Caine’s warning detailed by Midsomer Murders’ Annette Badland ‘just extraordinary’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Annette has played plenty of memorable characters on TV over the years, including fan favourite Fleur Perkins in Midsomer Murders since 2019.

She also played Babe Smith in EastEnders up until 2017, where her character put a curse on her family after they threw her out of The Queen Vic.

She has also been busy behind the bar as no-nonsense landlady Mae at the local pub of Richmond Football Club in Apple TV’s award-winning show Ted Lasso.

Her other roles include Mrs. Glenna Fitzgibbons in the first season of Outlander, and villainous slitheen Margaret Blaine in the BBC’s Doctor Who.

Aside from all her acting endeavours, Annette is also taking part in a fundraiser for Diabetes UK, which will see her swim 22 miles (the equivalent distance of the English Channel) over the course of this month.

 Donate to her fundraiser on behalf of Diabetes UK here: https://swim22.diabetes.org.uk/fundraising/annette1425#share-page

Madonna, 63, stuns as she puts on busty display in plunging black corset weeks after split | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The next snap shows the star leaning back in the chair as an assistant tended to her blonde tresses.

Holding on to one of her legs, madonna wrote: “I’ll teach you how to…” followed by a clown emoji.

She went on to share a series of pics from her night out, revealing she had opted for a plunging, black corset which she paired with the lime-coloured shorts and brightly patterned shirt.

Leaning in a doorway, the superstar stuck her tongue out as she captioned the snap, “Cooling off…”.

Johnny Depp’s lawyer addresses why actor has avoided eye contact with Amber Heard in trial | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The defamation trial between Johnny Depp, 58, and Amber Heard, 36, resumed on Monday and cross-examination of the actress began. Mr Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, 37, began questioning Ms Heard and addressed why the Pirates Of The Caribbean star has appeared to avoid looking at his ex-wife throughout the trial so far.

Ms Vasquez said: “Mr Depp has not looked at you once this entire trial, has he?”

Ms Heard responded: “Not that I have noticed, no.”

Mr Depp’s lawyer then questioned: “You know exactly why Mr Depp won’t look back at you, don’t you?”

“I do,” the actress replied.

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Ms Vasquez continued: “He promised you, you would never see his eyes again.”

Ms Heard replied: “He cannot look at me. He can’t.”
 
Asked about her accusations that Mr Depp was an abuser, the Aquaman star continued: “He is an abuser… and you can look either of us up online and see who’s being abused.”

Ms Vasquez later played an audio clip of a 2016 meeting between the pair in San Francisco after Ms Heard filed for divorce and obtained a restraining order against Mr Depp.

His lawyer then probed Ms Heard: “He kept that promise hasn’t he?”

Mr Depp is suing Ms Heard over the op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in 2018.

His lawyers say the article falsely implies he physically and sexually abused her while they were together.

He has denied all accusations and is suing Ms Heard for $50 million, saying she defamed him when she claimed she was a victim of domestic abuse.

Ms Heard has countersued for $100 million, arguing that Depp smeared her by calling her a liar.

Her attorneys have argued that she told the truth and that her opinion was protected free speech under the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.

The trial continues. 

‘Genuine mistake’ Chloe Madeley defends husband James Haskell after women’s rugby backlash | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Chloe Madeley has taken to Instagram to defend her rugby-player husband James Haskell, branding his recent remarks on the subject of rugby a “genuine mistake.” The daughter of Good Morning Britain’s Richard Madeley, 34, took to Instagram after her beau made a list of the most-capped front-row forwards at the weekend, but missed off women’s player Rocky Clark.

He was then corrected by rugby star Simi Pam, before telling her to “have a day off”, which saw the sportsman come under fire for his response.

Haskell went on to issue a three-minute apology on Instagram with his wife also rushing to defend him.

In view of her 250,000 followers, Chloe replied to a fask asking: “Thoughts on backlash to James’ ‘have a day off’ tweet? The reaction is totally [over the top ] in my opinion!”

She wrote: “My thoughts are that I have a very privileged, historical and contextual view of this entire situation that not many other people have and if they did, I think both the mistake (the original post) and their reactions to said mistake (the comments beneath the post) would make a hell of a lot more sense.

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“This is why you want to be careful getting swept up in social media uproar, when you don’t know the whole story…

“First of all, I have watched GBR, specifically James, Alex and Mile, since day one, invest incredible amounts of time, money and effort into promoting Women’s Rugby to an exceptionally high standard, not just a charity appearance here and there.

“Not just a virtue signal. Genuine efforts to get involved and make it something bigger.

“They aren’t messing around. They push it BOTH front and centre AND behind the scenes.

She went on to brand the list’s exclusion of women as a “mistake”, claiming that it was “innocent.”

Chloe wrote: “It was a genuine mistake made by James’ colleagues and friends, who also fight the good fight for women’s rugby, on the front line, everyday in their lives and work.

“So to come off stage and see those friends and colleagues being reprimanded for such an innocent mistake, obviously led him to make a dismissive comment to the critic.

The next slide went on: “Saying ‘Have a day off’ obviously isn’t the best way to handle the situation, probably would have been better to say, ‘Oh, you’re right, we’ll change it to ‘MEN’S RUGBY’ now, but when the person who is leading the charge has also been championed and applauded publicly by the team, and knows exactly how much they do for women’s rugby, it likely felt like a very public slap in the face for, well, a very innocent mistake.”

Kay Mellor dead: Writer of Fat Friends and The Syndicate dies aged 71 | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Kay Mellor, who wrote hit TV series including Fat Friends, The Syndicate, Girlfriends and Band Of Gold, has died aged 71. 

A spokesperson for her TV production company, Rollem Productions, confirmed the sad news. 

A statement said: “It is with profound sadness that we announce the untimely and sudden passing of our beloved friend, mentor and colleague Kay Mellor on Sunday 15th May 2022. 

“We have lost a phenomenal talent and a true luminary. We ask that you please respect the privacy of the family and friends at this time.” 

‘End of an era’ Sally Nugent hints at ‘surprises’ on Dan Walker’s last BBC Breakfast stint | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Sally Nugent, 50, has marked Dan Walker’s, 45, last day on BBC Breakfast with an emotional statement and teased that a few “surprises” were “on the way”. Sally has sat beside Dan on the red sofa since October when she replaced Louise Minchin.

Dan is leaving the morning show after six years to join Channel 5 as a presenter on 5 News.  
 
Taking to Twitter this morning, Sally shared a behind-the-scenes snap of herself and Dan with a few members of the crew.

The presenting duo smiled at the camera in the bittersweet snap.

Sally penned in a caption to her 145,000 followers: “End of an era.  

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“Join us on ⁦BBC Breakfast with ⁦@mrdanwalker for the last time. One or two surprises on the way.”

Many of Sally’s friends and followers took to the comments to wish Dan all the best.

BBC co-star Victoria Fritz gushed: “Aw. Such a nice photo of you all.”

Jon Kay wrote: “Farewell @mrdanwalker. You’ve been brilliant on BBC Breakfast.

Dan also shared the snap on his own Twitter and proclaimed: “Love this lot.”

As Dan headed to the BBC Breakfast studios this morning, he confirmed he had only managed less than three hours sleep the night before.

Dan told fans: “I did just two hours and 46 minutes of sleep.  
 
“So, not the best prep for the final day! But hopefully it will be a fun one.”

He also paid tribute to his colleagues and revealed that he was “armed with cakes” to mark his departure.

Dan said: “Here we go then, final stroll into BBC Breakfast, it’s a glorious morning here in Salford.

“I’m armed with cakes for the team who have been an absolute pleasure to work with over the last six years.”

BBC Breakfast airs at 6am on BBC One.

Victoria Beckham says ‘thin is old-fashioned’ despite strict diet as David loves new look | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

David and Victoria have four children altogether, including three sons that they welcomed before daughter Harper.

Their eldest son Brooklyn Beckham, 23, got married to actress and model Nicola Peltz in a lavish wedding in Miami last month.

Their second eldest child Romeo, 19, appears to be following his dad’s footsteps on the football pitch.

Meanwhile, 17-year-old son Cruz has taken inspiration from his Spice Girls mother and appears to be pursuing a career in music.

Victoria Beckham appears on the cover of GRAZIA’s Luxe Issue, out Tuesday 17 May.

Richard Osman ‘sadly’ missed out on dream job due to ‘terrible eyesight’ in health woes | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Author of crime novels, producer, comedian and primetime TV presenter Richard spoke about how he was close to his grandfather Tom “Fred” Wright, who was a policeman.

Richard said during the Who Do You Think You Are? episode that “so much of what I am I owe to him”.

He told Radio Times: “I would love to have been a detective like my grandfather.

“Sadly, I have a condition called nystagmus that means I’ve got terrible eyesight, so it was never a possibility.”

‘I love you too’ Dan Walker gushes over BBC colleague as he bids goodbye in emotional post | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

Dan Walker, 45, and BBC meteorologist Matt Taylor, 45, have shared a poignant exchange on social media as Dan bids farewell to BBC Breakfast. Matt posted a sentimental message to Dan, recalling all the “fun” times they had while working together.

Weatherman Matt wrote on Monday night: “We say [goodbye] to my BBC Breakfast twin @mrdanwalker tomorrow.

“From walking behind Rory McIlroy on the first hole at the British Open, to fish and chips in Llandudno, waking him with a tea in Enniskillen and video messages during Strictly.

“Kind. Generous. Fun!  

“I’ll miss you fella.”

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Dan was clearly touched by the message and responded: “I love you too.”

To which Matt pleaded: “Then don’t leave us!!!

“Happy to phone at 3am each morning should you miss it too much.”

Today is set to be an emotional day for Dan as he hosts his final BBC Breakfast after being a fixture on the show since 2016.

He went on: “For those asking how I got here, I did just two hours and 46 minutes sleep. 

“So, not the best prep for the final day! But hopefully it will be a fun one.”

Hundreds of Dan’s friends and fellow BBC stars took to the comments to wish him well.

Zoe Ball penned: “Have an excellent last day Dan. It’ll be emotional.”

Jenni Falconer echoed: “Ah, end of an era. Have a great last day! Big love.”

His Strictly co-star Adam Peaty said: “Have a great one mate!”

And Sky Sports presenter Simon Thomas added: “Good luck mate. You’ve been brilliant.”

BBC Breakfast airs at 6am on BBC One.