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‘Pirates of the Caribbean 6’: Johnny Depp to return as Captain Jack Sparrow with new female lead?

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Hollywood star Johnny Depp might be in the middle of a heated legal battle with ex-wife Amber Heard, but that’s not going to stop the heartthrob  from taking over the silverscreen or even his hamper his professional prospects. Depp might just be reprising his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the sixth installement of the mammoth ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ franchise.

Depp had first portrayed the iconic role back in 2001 in Disney’s ‘Pirates Of The Carribean: The Curse Of The Black Pearl’, the first film of the brand. According to We Got This Covered, a Disney executive has been lobbying for the actor’s return. These revelations were made in the ongoing court case between Depp and Heard. Ironically, in 2016, it was rumoured that Disney wanted to ‘distance’ themselves from Depp, after the allegations made by Amber Heard went public.

The script of the new film is being written by Pirates writer Ted Elliott along with Chernobyl writer Craig Maizin. However, not much is known about the plot, apart from the desire to cast a female star as the lead.

Earlier, We Got This Covered had reported that Captain Jack Sparrow would be replaced by a female pirate named Redd, “a revamped character in the popular Disneyland attraction who’s also a meet-in-greet park character.”

According to fan choices, popular names like Daisy Ridley and Karen Gillan have been making the rounds, however no official confirmation has been made by the studio so far. Needless to say, both the actresses make for an excellent cast in a franchise which is desperately seeking a fresh start. If the makers are interested to continue to draw audiences for the new sequel, a fresh face remains imperative for the same.

The previous film ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ was the lowest grossing film in the franchise. 

Photos of Heard’s face, covered in bruises, allegedly inflicted by Depp by throwing his phone at her, began to do the rounds on the internet in 2016. Depp denied the accusations, but Heard received a 5 million dollar payout from the actor upon signing a non-disclosure agreement, as part of the couple’s divorce settlement. 

“Since their divorce, Mr Depp has continued to publicly harass Ms. Heard and attempted to gaslight the world by denying his abuse,” Eric George, Heard’s lawyer, said in a statement. “It is long past time for Mr Depp’s despicable conduct to end. Today, we presented to the court irrefutable evidence of Mr Depp’s abuse. It is regrettable that it will take a judge to finally end the persistent harassment of Ms Heard by Mr Depp, but Ms Heard will take whatever action is necessary to vindicate the truth.”

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Stream Gladie’s New Thank You Card EP

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Gladie — the new-ish project fronted by Cayetana’s Augusta Koch — released their debut album, Safe Sins, at the beginning of the year. They followed it up a few months later with the Orange Peel EP and now, a couple months after that, Gladie have put out another new EP, Thank You Card., which contains two new tracks and a cover of the Weakerthans’ “Plea From A Cat Named Virtute,” which (coincidentally?) was also covered by PUP for the recent Save Stereogum compilation. Check out the EP below.

The Thank You Card. EP is out now.

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‘Who Wants Me Dead?’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Lifetime thriller

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The upcoming release of Lifetime’s new thriller, ‘Who Wants Me Dead?’, finds the main character Carlyn taking up the responsibility of taking care of her niece, Zoey, until she realizes there’s another person who wants that role because of Zoey’s inheritance. The film is also known as ‘The Daughter Stalker’ and ‘Long Lost Sister.’

Release date

‘Who Wants Me Dead?’ is set to release on January 17, 2020

Plot

Carlyn was separated from her estranged sister Nikki in foster care and they haven’t seen each other for a while. After the death of Nikki, Carlyn finds out that according to Nikki’s will, she’s named to be the guardian of Nikki’s adopted daughter Zoey. Moving across the country to make sure her sister’s wishes were made true, Carlyn realizes that Zoey was left a huge inheritance. She also finds out that someone else wants custody of the now rich child and won’t let Carlyn be an obstacle anymore.

Cast

The main cast of the thriller includes Karynn Moore (‘Jane by Design’), Rosalie McIntire (‘My Killer Client’), Juliet Rusche (‘Underdog’) and Robert Adamson (‘Young and Restless’) The movie also stars Jade Harlow, Catherine Carlen and Billy Armstrong.

Karynn Moore

Actress Karynn Moore walks the red carpet at the world premiere of ‘Farmed and Dangerous,’ a Chipotle/Piro production at DGA Theater on February 11, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Chipotle Mexican Grill)

Karynn Moore is known for her role as Regina Crane on ABC Family’s ‘Twisted’, ‘The Devil Within’ (2010), and ‘Water for Elephants’ (2011). She plays the role of Marilyn in ‘Who Wants Me Dead?’

Robert Adamson

Robert Adamson attends CBS Daytime Emmy Awards After Party at Pasadena Convention Center on May 5, 2019, in Pasadena, California. (Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

Robert Gillespie Adamson is most popularly known for his role as Noah Newman in ‘The Young and the Restless.’ His other roles include Phil Sanders in ‘Hollywood Heights’ and Charles Antoni on  ‘Lincoln Heights.’ He plays the role of Corey in ‘Who Wants Me Dead?’

Creators

‘Who Wants Me Dead?’ is directed by Lisa France (‘Getting On’), produced by The Cartel and written by Sandra Bailey.

Trailer

The trailer of the movie has not been released yet. Lifetime has posted a promo of the upcoming thriller. You can check it out here.

Where to watch

Catch the thriller, ‘The Daughter Stalker’, on January 17 on Lifetime.

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Bobby Shmurda’s crimes: After weapon charges and murder conspiracy, will he be released from jail on August 4?

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Ackquille Jean Pollard aka Bobby Shmurda is back in the news. To refresh your memory, the American rapper and songwriter signed a deal with Epic Records after his song ‘Hot —–‘ was placed at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014. His debut EP ‘Shmurda She Wrote’ was released on November 10, 2014. However, on December 2014, the musician was arrested during a raid at Quad Studios in Manhattan.

According to XXL Mag, the raid uncovered 21 guns, crack cocaine and marijuana. In 2016, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced to seven years in prison, which was eventually reduced to five years.

Now, Twitter is speculating that he might be released soon. According to Capital Xtra, previous reports suggested that the rapper may be released in December 2020. A Twitter handle @OnnThinIce posted: “Bobby Shmurda’s website has updated with a countdown that ends on August 4th at 8:00 PM EST. Could we be seeing Bobby home in the next couple weeks?” The speculations just kept growing there on.

One excited fan wrote, “Bobby Shmurda’s comeback music video will break the internet. It will be a cultural reset. There’s no way around this.”



 

Another speculated, “Bobby Shmurda has a parole hearing scheduled for August 2020 and his conditional release date is scheduled to be August 4th 2020.”



 

One fan wrote, “Apparently Bobby Shmurda is getting out tomorrow, on God, if that blue fitted decends from the heaven like Thorz hammer when Captain America  summon it In Endgame 2020 will be saved.”



 

Another announced, “ITS ALMOST TIME FOR BOBBY SHMURDA DAY.”

One commented, “Bobby Shmurda getting released bouta be the finale of 2020.”



 

One even said, “#ReplaceEllen with Bobby Shmurda.”

On June 3, 2014, Shmurda was arrested and charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon. The police alleged that the rapper was flashing a gun in an apartment when they went to investigate and had tried to hide the weapon in the couch. Shmurda was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, reckless endangerment and drug and gun possession, according to a Billboard report. The report also states Shmurda was held on $2M bail.

According to a 2016 New York Times report, the rapper was accused of being a leader in GS9 or G Stone Crips, a violent street gang in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, who according to the police was responsible for one murder and several shootings. Investigating on the gang for alleged murder and shooting indiscriminately at crowds in public places were going on long before Shmurda rose to fame. As per the report, after spending over a year and a half in jail awaiting trial, Shmurda pleaded guilty to conspiracy and weapons possession in a deal with prosecutors, three days prior to the beginning of jury selection.

The report further states, Justice Abraham Clott promised Shmurda a prison sentence of seven years in return for his guilty plea. Clott asked him if he possessed a loaded 9-millimeter handgun on June 3, 2014, in an apartment in Brooklyn and meant to “use it unlawfully”. Shmurda answered, “Yes, your honor.” A 2014 New York Times report details that more than a dozen people were arrested that time. “Details of the investigation, and charges, were expected to be unsealed on Thursday in State Supreme Court in Manhattan”, said Kati Cornell, a spokeswoman for the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for New York City. According to the report, the agency, along with the New York Police Department’s Brooklyn South Violence Reduction Task Force, had been on a long-term investigation that “centered on shooting and narcotics trafficking”, Cornell had said.

According to a recent report by TMZ, Shmurda, after his release, plans to drop new music and help at-risk youngsters lead a better life. The same report quotes his mother saying, “Bobby also wants to produce a documentary about his life, which he hopes will also be used as an educational tool for troubled youth.” His mother visited him every two weeks but that was halted due to the pandemic. According to TMZ, she speaks to him on the phone often and says “Bobby’s optimistic the parole board will spring him.”

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