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Johnny Depp, awaiting verdict, appears at the Royal Albert Hall in London
Hollywood star Johnny Depp, awaiting a decision in a US defamation case involving his ex-wife and actress Amber Heard, made an unscheduled appearance at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday during a rock concert , his second in as many nights. Depp appeared with English guitarist Jeff Beck to perform a range of musical covers, including John Lennon’s ‘Isolation’, a track they collaborated on and released in 2020, in the northern English city of Sheffield , surprising the crowd.
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. The all-American action-adventure from Paramount and Skydance is set to collect $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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