JOHNNY DEPP PLANS TO APPEAL RULING IN BRITISH LIBEL CASE
LONDON (AP) – Johnny Depp’s lawyer describes a British court’s ruling against his client in his libel case against a tabloid “as perverse as it is bewildering.” Jenny Afia says the judgment is “so flawed that it would be ridiculous for Mr. Depp not to appeal this decision.” Depp had sued The Sun newspaper after it labeled him a “wife beater.” Justice Andrew Nicol said he believed Depp had abused ex-wife Amber Heard. The Sun calls the decision a “stunning victory for press freedom.” Meanwhile, Depp is suing Heard for $50 million in Virginia over a domestic violence essay she wrote for The Washington Post. She wrote about her experience but did not name Depp. That trial is due to start next year.
‘TALK’ HOST EVE SAYS SHE’S LEAVING SHOW TO FOCUS ON FAMILY
LOS ANGELES (AP) – There’s change ahead for daytime TV’s “The Talk.” Eve, a co-host for four seasons, says she’ll leave at the end of December. The actor and singer says she wants to focus on expanding her family. Eve has been hosting “The Talk” from London, where her husband lives, since the show’s current season began in September. Eve says further uncertainty of travel because of a new U.K. coronavirus lockdown led to what she calls a difficult decision to leave “The Talk.” CBS says the door is open to Eve’s return as a guest co-host or guest. No replacement was announced for Eve, who had joined the show after Aisha Tyler exited.