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Elon Musk visited Amber Heard regularly at midnight when Johnny Depp ‘was not at home’, says actor’s concierge

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Johnny Depp’s concierge, who worked at the actor’s Los Angeles apartment building, testified in London High Court on Friday, saying he had witnessed Elon Muck make regular late-night visits to Amber Heard in her California penthouse when the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor was away. 

Alejandro Romero said the Tesla billionaire would come over “a few times a week” between 11 pm and Midnight “when Mr. Depp was not at home” during the ninth day of the libel trial The Sun’s publisher News Group Newspapers (NGN) and its executive editor over the April 2018 article which alleged he was violent towards former spouse Heard during their tumultuous three-year marriage. 

“From March 2015 onwards, Ms. Heard was visited regularly late at night, at around 11 pm to midnight, by Mr. Elon Musk,” he said. “For his initial visits, I would receive a call from Ms. Heard who would tell me to give Mr. Musk access to the garage for the building and then send him up to the penthouse. After he had made a few visits, Ms. Heard provided Mr. Musk with his own garage remote and a fob to Mr. Depp’s penthouse. I believe he visited Ms. Heard a few times a week and he would always visit when Mr. Depp was not at home.” 

Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the 8th Annual HEAVEN Gala presented by Art of Elysium and Samsung Galaxy at Hangar 8 on January 10, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

He also added that did not notice any bruises, cuts or swelling on Heard’s face after the incident where the ‘Aquaman’ actress alleged Depp attacked her at the penthouse on May 21, 2016. “On Wednesday 25 May Ms. Heard approached me to ask for the key to her unit, which I gave to her,” he said. “We did not discuss anything else at this time. Ms. Heard stood approximately three feet away from me during our conversation. I did not notice any bruises, cuts, swelling, red marks or any other injuries of any kind to Ms. Heard’s face.”

When The Sun’s lawyer, Alejandro Romero, tried to suggest if there was a possibility that the concierge “got the dates all muddled up,” he said that he remembered that it was March 2015 when Musk made the first visits because “that was when Mr. Depp injured his hand… that’s how I remember exactly the year.” He said that the SpaceX billionaire in the building on the same day he found out that the actor has lost part of his finger. It has been widely reported that Depp sustained the gruesome injury after a row with Heard. 

When he was asked by Depp’s lawyer David Sherborne why he had such a ‘clear memory’ of the injury to the actor’s hand Romero said a friend of his was “a big fan of Mr. Depp and he was concerned about him not being able to play the guitar, that’s how I remember, and then the same day I saw Mr. Musk.”

While Depp has claimed that Musk was having an affair with his wife before they divorced, the latter has claimed that he started dating Heard only after the couple legally separated. “I wish to confirm again that Amber and I only started going out about a month after her divorce filing. I don’t think I was ever even in the vicinity of Amber during their marriage!” Musk told Page Six.

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BTS week is coming to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will welcome BTS for a week of shows

BTS, the biggest band in the world, is making its home at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon all next week. The K-pop band is set to perform all five nights.

It wasn’t all that long ago that BTS took over The Tonight Show. Fans no doubt remember Jimmy Fallon giving the band a tour of New York City, holding the “Subway Olympics,” and the massive Grand Central performance of their single “ON.”

Now the boys are back for another late-night takeover. Fallon announced that the band will appear starting Monday, Sept. 28. Things will kick off with a performance with some help from Fallon and The Roots. Then fans will be treated to a new song every night.

There is no doubt that “Dynamite” will be among the songs the band performs for the Tonight Show audience. The band’s first song recorded completely in English was an instant hit, setting records and giving BTS its first number-one single in the U.S.

The other songs will come as a surprise to those who tune in. The BTS Army will surely have requests and predictions but we won’t know for sure until next week when the band closes out each episode of The Tonight Show.

BTS continues to have a rewarding relationship with late-night television

It hasn’t been easy for late-night television shows during the pandemic. Without a studio audience and without live guests, it has been difficult to differentiate shows and prevent things from becoming stale.

Jimmy Fallon and others have done their best and have already gone above and beyond what fans could have expected. But The Tonight Show is making the wise decision by turning to BTS to create a special event and giving late-night TV a shot of energy.

Nearly every late-night show has featured BTS as interview guests and/or musical performers. And every time that has happened, the audience has expanded. BTS boasts the most dedicated and caring fanbase in music and it shows anytime the band provides a live performance.

The Tonight Show knows this better than almost anyone and it surely factored into the decision to invite the band for a week of shows. And while the pandemic will prevent Fallon and the band from interacting in person, the week will nevertheless be a must-see event. BTS knows how to put on a show and The Tonight Show has mastered the remote format.

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon airs weeknights on NBC at 11:35 p.m. You can also stream the show on Peacock, watch on the NBC website or app, or on Fubo TV.

Will you be watching the latest BTS late-night takeover? What are your predictions for the songs the band will perform? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Hey ‘Mandalorian’—Cool It with the Jedi Lore in Season 2

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At this point in 2020, The Mandalorian Season 2 is one of the few bright spots left in the waning days of a disastrous year. Truly, my favorite show of 2019 could come back with a season that’s just 90-minute episodes of Din Djarin chasing Sebulba across the Dune Sea to “Yakety Sax” like an intergalactic Roadrunner cartoon and I’d probably be into it. I need to make it crystal clear that I’m happy with whatever showrunners Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni give me. I just want to get away to a galaxy far, far away! But, all that being said, there’s one hope I have for Season 2: I hope they take it easy on all the Jedi lore.

So far all we officially know about Season 2 is what we’ve already seen in the trailer. And in that trailer, we get what seems to be the mission statement of the season: our hero Mando has been tasked with delivering Baby Yoda to his home planet, back into the arms of a “race of enemy sorcerers” known, as sung in the ancient folk songs of Mandalore, as Jedi. And while that voiceover plays, we get a glimpse of someone who may be one with the Force (although it’s entirely likely that Sasha Banks is playing someone else entirely).

Sasha Banks in The Mandalorian teaser
Photo: Lucasfilm

This is a big deal for The Mandalorian the show as well as the Mandalorian the man. Compared to a whole lot of other Star Wars movies and shows, The Mandalorian was pretty atheist. It focused heavily on the scum and villainy of the universe, fitting for a show with a notorious bounty hunter in the lead. The show’s only connection to the Force was one adorable green moppet with a higher calling (and, yeah, that last-minute Darksaber reveal). With Mando tasked with taking the child back to his people, Season 2 could become a relative Jedi jamboree.

That should not be the way.

Of course, this all boils down to personal preference—and personally, I prefer my Star Wars with minimal Jedi entanglement. But I do believe this preference is justified a bit because of not only when The Mandalorian is set in the timeline, but the specific vibe of the entire show. To be blunt about it: The Mandalorian is an original trilogy show—the 1977 to 1983 trilogy—in every way.

The Mandalorian Season 2 - Din Djarin on speeder bike
Photo: Disney+

The Star Wars canon has become so Jedi focused over the past 20 years that it’s easy to forget just how few of them were featured in the original Star Wars movies. Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Emperor Palpatine. That was it for three movies, and really, that was it until the release of The Phantom Menace in 1999 (unless, of course, you count expanded universe additions like Princess Leia and her children, Mara Jade, and—of course—Ken, the Jedi Prince). But the first three movies, all the Star Wars we ever thought we’d get for a long time, had only a handful of Force users.

The prequel trilogy—1999 to 2005—and subsequent animated spinoffs shifted the balance in the opposite direction. Gone were a lot of the smugglers and scoundrels that populated the original trilogy, replaced with hundreds of Jedi, Sith, Dark Jedi, the Inquisitorius—the galaxy was filled with Force users! The stories, naturally, became even more about magic and mysticism, a bit more sword and sorcery-y.

STAR WARS: EPISODE II-ATTACK OF THE CLONES, Hayden Christensen (left, green lightsaber), Samuel L. Jackson (front, center)
Photo: Everett Collection

Note: I don’t think this is a bad thing. I love Star Wars: The Clone Wars, I love Ahsoka Tano, I love Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, I love Darth Maul’s transformation from disposable villain to evil mastermind, and I love all of the Jedi mythology that was unearthed in Star Wars Rebels. These aren’t bad things! They’re just different things—and so far, The Mandalorian has very definitively been one of those things.

Set five years in-continuity after Return of the Jedi, The Mandalorian takes place roughly 28 years after Palpatine ordered the execution of every single Jedi, from youngling to master, in the galaxy. Palpatine so thoroughly declared the Jedi “fake news” that most of the galaxy has completely forgotten that a literal army of space wizards once kept the peace. When the Armorer tells Din Djarin about the Jedi in the Season 1 finale, you get the impression that this is the first time he’s hearing the word. It’s fascinating, and it gives The Mandalorian a unique, outsider, uninformed angle on Jedi lore that I hope they don’t squander by forcing in a bunch of Jedi info dumps.

The Mandalorian Season 2 - Din Djarin and Baby Yoda
Photo: Disney+

Because right now, while The Mandalorian does feel like an “original trilogy” show, it feels even more like a totally original take on Star Wars. Prior to The Mandalorian, every show and movie had centered on either the Jedi or the Rebellion. The only exceptions to that are a handful of Clone Wars episodes and possibly Solo: A Star Wars Story, although that film tells the origin story of a great hero of the Rebellion. No Star Wars anything has focused so strictly on what’s going on over there, outside of the war between Jedi and Sith and the struggle between Rebellion and Empire. I’m excited to see the show continue to venture out into the franchise’s wild west!

All this being said, of course The Mandalorian Season 2 is going to have Jedi moments, just like it’s going to have Imperial and Rebel moments. We see all that in the trailer. And you better believe I am stoked as hell to see live-action Ahsoka Tano, the most important character in the Star Wars saga to never appear in live-action up until now. But I hope The Mandalorian, even on its quest to find Baby Yoda’s home, lets the Jedi stuff simmer in the background. Keep it special. Leave us wanting more Ahsoka. Don’t answer all of Din’s questions about the Force right away. Keep it mysterious and as vague as can be, just like in the original trilogy. That feels like the way, to me.

But also, as I said, if you want to de-age Din Djarin by a few decades and turn the show into Mando Babies, like… whatever. Just entertain me.

Stream The Mandalorian on Disney+

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SNEAK PEEK: Preview Marvel’s FANTASTIC FOUR #24

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Hey, remember that time Iceman replaced the Human Torch as a member of the Fantastic Four? No? Well, Johnny Storm sure remembers! And now it’s time to let everybody else in on the secret of the Fantastic Four story we were never supposed to talk about!

Written by: Dan Slott

Art by: Paco Medina

Cover Art by: Nick Bradshaw

Marvel’s First Family hits shelves September 30th!

 

SNEAK PEEK: Preview Marvel’s FANTASTIC FOUR #24

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