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Johnny Depp, awaiting verdict, takes the stage with Jeff Beck in England
Hollywood star Johnny Depp, awaiting a decision in a US defamation case involving his ex-wife and actress Amber Heard, appeared on stage at a rock concert in the city of Sheffield on Sunday , in the north of England, surprising an unsuspecting crowd. Depp appeared with English guitarist Jeff Beck to perform a series of musical covers, including John Lennon’s “Isolation,” a track they collaborated on and released in 2020.
Box Office: ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Debuts at Stratospheric $124 Million
Tom Cruise may have pulled off one of the most daring stunts of his career – getting audiences to go to the movies for something that doesn’t involve superheroes. “Top Gun: Maverick” scored blockbuster ticket sales in its opening weekend, grossing $134 million from a record 4,732 North American theaters. Paramount and Skydance’s all-American action adventure is set to gross $151 million through Monday, defying expectations while setting a new record for Memorial Day opening weekends. That’s thanks to dazzling reviews, doses of nostalgia, and Cruise’s return to the cockpit to perform real aerial stunts as pilot Pete “Maverick” Mitchell.
“Triangle of Sadness” wins the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival
“Triangle of Sadness”, a film by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, won the Palme d’or for best film at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, the festival announced. “When we started making this movie, I think we had one goal: to really, really try to make a movie that was exciting for the audience and to bring in challenging content,” Ostlund said.
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