Johnny Depp, 50, Is Officially Engaged to Amber Heard, 27

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It's official! Johnny Depp has announced his engagement to Amber Heard after a couple of years of semi-secretly-maybe-probably dating her and almost-definitely-probably breaking up his longterm relationship for her.

Actor Johnny Depp is engaged to marry actress Amber Heard, who he calls "a Southern belle and sweet as can be and very good for me" in an interview with NBC's "Today" show to air on Friday.

The 50-year-old "Pirates of the Caribbean" actor confirmed the news days after he was spotted wearing a woman's engagement ring on his left index hand, which set off speculation that he was to wed Heard.

Heard, a 27-year-old Texas native, co-starred with Depp in 2011's "The Rum Diary." The following year, Depp split from his long-time partner, the French actress Vanessa Paridis, with whom he has two children.


Which is all fine and good—I think it's important to remember that a breakup is almost never the "wrong" decision, and even "good" partnerships end sometimes. Also, while it isn't particularly helpful to stigmatize large age gaps like Heard and Depp's (my parents were 14 years apart and they ruled at marriage!), it's always important to lodge a small critique against the idea that women have an expiration date and men don't. So here you go. I critique thee. Small-ly. [Reuters]

Nick Cannon did the worst job talking about stuff:

"All the racists in here make some noise," Cannon says to the audience. "I'm right there with you. I'm racist too. Yes, I am a racist, I'll say it. I stereotype. There's a stereotype for reasons. I'm prejudice. All prejudice means is pre-judging. Yes, I pre-judge people, I do. If I meet somebody from India, I assume they house smell like curry."

Cannon goes on, "My Asian friends, I don't let them walk my dog. Because they might wok my dog! I'm racist! I am. If I see a middle-aged white man in some sweatpants by a school, pedophile!"

Oh dear. Something's gone wrong. [E!]


Jennifer Love Hewitt doesn't give a shit about losing her "baby weight."

"I really thought I was going to be super consumed with trying to get my body back to the way it was before, and now that I'm a mom, I'm like I don't want to be that girl again because that girl didn't have a baby and didn't have a great husband and didn't have this blissful existence that I'm having now," Hewitt gushed to Us Weekly at the Pea in the Pod event in Beverly Hills on April 1.

Though she's not focused on shedding the pounds, Hewitt is trying to be healthy for her baby girl and get back into shape at the same time.

"I've been doing Zumba, and I've worked it out so the baby's been doing Zumba with me," she revealed. "We dance together, and I carry her as a weight so we've been having fun that way. The body takes about six months to fully come back so I haven't wanted to injure myself so I've been swimming because it's low impact on my system."


Yes to health-focused exercise! [Us]

  • Kevin Sorbo is mad because none of you paid attention to his Kermit Gosnell God-movie. [Deadline]
  • Paulina Gretzky was on a golf magazine in her bra. [E!]
  • Haylie Duff is engaged. [People]
  • Shailene Woodley looked totally pretty in Madrid. [JustJared]
  • Lorde says everyone always tells her to smile more. [E!]
  • Danny Pintauro got married! [Us]
  • A Jeopardy contestant accused Alex Trebek of wearing a sweatshop-made suit. [E!]
  • Hilary Duff loves her baby. [E!]
  • Idina Menzel would like you to please shut up about Adele Dazeem. [JustJared]
  • Janeane Garofalo says you should eat toothpaste in a crisis. [TheCut]
  • Bryan Cranston is writing a memoir. [Deadline]
  • ready set DANCE

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I used to be a huge Johnny Depp fangirl (mostly because I'm also a huge Tim Burton fangirl so the two intersect) and I am now just incredibly... over him. I won't say he "sold out" because that's a stupid nonsense phrase, but it seems like he isn't really that interesting on screen anymore. I think he's stopped trying and he's phoning in most of his performances nowadays.