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Johnny Depp: ‘When was the last time an actor assassinated a president’

Johnny Depp knew his comments to his British audience were going to spark controversy, even as he said them. The actor was speaking to an audience in a British theater Thursday when he made a vague reference to John Wilkes Booth assassinating a president, The Telegraph reported.

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Depp was taking questions at the Cinemageddon at the Glastonbury Festival after introducing his 2004 film “The Libertine.” Deciding to discuss American politics, Depp brought up the subject of President Donald Trump.

“Can we bring Trump here?” he asked.

The crowd booed and yelled “No,” CNN reported.

“I’m not insinuating anything -- by the way, this will be in the press and it will horrible,” Depp said. “But when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?”

Responding to loud cheer, Depp then said, “I want to clarify. I’m not an actor. I lie for a living.”

President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by Booth, an actor, in April 1865.

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The Secret Service is aware of Depp’s comments, staff assistant Shawn Holtzclaw told CNN.

“For security reasons, we cannot discuss specifically nor in general terms the means and methods of how we perform our protective responsibilities,” CNN reported, citing a statement from the Secret Service.

Depp played Trump last year in a spoof called “Funny or Die Presents Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie,” CNN reported.

Jada Pinkett Smith disputes accuracy of Tupac Shakur film

Rap legend Tupac Shakur would have been 46 on Friday, and childhood friend Jada Pinkett Smith took to social media to dispute the accuracy of her relationship with the late singer in the new film “All Eyez on Me.”

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“Forgive me ... my relationship to Pac is too precious to me for the scenes in ‘All Eyez on Me’ to stand as truth,” Pinkett Smith posted on Twitter.

Pinkett Smith tweeted eight times, disputing several scenes featuring her relationship with Shakur, who was gunned down in Las Vegas in 1996.

"The reimagining of my relationship to Pac has been deeply hurtful," Pinkett Smith tweeted.

However, the actress did not find fault with the actors who portrayed her and Shakur -- Kat Graham and Demetrious Shipp Jr., the Los Angeles Times reported.

"You both did a beautiful job with what you were given. Thank you both," she wrote.

L.T. Hutton, who produced “All Eyez on Me,” told TMZ that he was disappointed in Pinkett Smith’s criticisms. He said that he and the filmmakers took some liberties because they were trying to show who Shakur was, TMZ reported.

Hutton said that he studied Pinkett Smith’s words about Shakur in interviews, and believes she was fairly represented, TMZ reported.

Pinkett Smith ended her Twitter barrage with a tweet directed at Shakur, the Times reported.

"Happy birthday Pac, you are cradled in my heart for eternity,” she tweeted. “I love you."

Karrueche Tran gets restraining order against Chris Brown

Actress Karrueche Tran was granted a five-year restraining order against former boyfriend Chris Brown, USA Today reported.

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A judge in Santa Monica, Calif., on Thursday, granted the “Claws” actress’ request. Tran shared threatening text and voicemail messages from Brown, USA Today reported. Brown did not attend the hearing but was represented by his attorney, David Gammill.

In documents obtained by E! News,  Brown was ordered to stay 100 yards from Tran's home, work, job and vehicle, and not contact her by any means. He also was  ordered not to destroy personal property, disturb the peace, keep [Tran] under surveillance, impersonate (on the internet, electronically or otherwise) or block her movements.

The documents also ordered that Brown must pay the lawyer fees and attend a 52-week batterer intervention program, showing written proof of completion to the court.

Tran said Brown had physically threatened her and demanded that she return diamond rings and other gifts, USA Today reported.

"He said if no one else can have me, then he's gonna 'take me out,'" she claimed. "I have text messages from December 2016 to January 2017, where he's made several threats, including beating me up and making my life hell."

The couple dated on and off from 2011 until roughly 2015. During their relationship, Brown was on probation after pleading guilty to his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend RIhanna.f

Elizabeth Banks apologizes for comments about Steven Spielberg

Actress Elizabeth Banks is sorry. Very sorry.

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Those were the words Banks used in an apologetic tweet Thursday directed at director Steven Spielberg, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Tuesday night during the Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards, Banks said Spielberg had never directed a film featuring a female in the lead role. Banks was making her acceptance speech for winning the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film.

“I went to ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Jaws' and every movie Steven Spielberg ever made and, by the way, he’s never made a movie with a female lead,” Banks said.

The attack by Banks, who was directed by Spielberg in the 2002 film "Catch Me If You Can,” drew an immediate reaction, with one guest yelling out “The Color Purple,” the 1985 film directed by Spielberg and starring Whoopi Goldberg in the lead role.

“I framed my comments inaccurately,” Banks posted on Twitter. “I want to be clear from the start that I take full responsibility for what I said and I’m sorry.”

WATCH: 'Black Panther' trailer released

The trailer for Marvel's highly anticipated film "Black Panther" aired during Game 4 of the NBA playoffs Friday night.

The world premiere gave fans a nearly two-minute tease of the superhero movie that will be in theatres Feb. 16, 2018.

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According to a profile on Marvel's website, Black Panther's real name is T'Challa, and he is a "royal descendant of a warrior race" who is a "brilliant tactician, strategist, scientist, tracker and a master of all forms of unarmed combat."

Marvel also posted an official "Black Panther” movie poster on its Facebook page Friday.

Diane Keaton honored with AFI Life Achievement Award

 Diane Keaton was delighted as old friends and new stars turned out Thursday night as the longtime actress received the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award.

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The ceremony for the 45th annual ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Variety reported. Keaton, 71, won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her performance in “Annie Hall,” and also won a Golden Globe for “Something’s Gotta Give.”

Woody Allen, who starred with Keaton in eight movies including “Annie Hall,” “Manhattan” and “Love and Death,” made a rare appearance in Los Angeles to present Keaton with her trophy.

“Diane Keaton and I go back a long way,” Allen said. He roasted her looks, style and men who, he said, were the “most charismatic men in Hollywood and they always dumped her.”

Allen’s fun jabs were only the beginning, as comedians Martin Short and Steve Martin helped out in the roast.

Martin recalled some of the advice Keaton gave him, Variety reported: “Being nice doesn’t cost you anything whereas giving to charity does.”

Jane Fonda said she wore a white suit to honor Keaton. “[White] is not just the color of Donald Trump’s cabinet,” Fonda said in one of the night’s few political comments. 

Al Pacino recalled working with Keaton in the three “Godfather” movies. He said she told him, “Whatever you do, don’t say you’re an artist.” Then he told Keaton in an emotional voice, “You’re an artist, you’re a great artist.” 

Keaton threw away her prepared speech saying it was all too much, Variety reported. “Tonight is astonishing. I am not going to give a speech,” she said. 

Instead, she sang “Seems Like Old Times,” a throwback to her “Annie Hall” performance.

 

‘Wonder Woman’ breaks box office records, makes history

“Wonder Woman” continues to dominate global box offices since its release Friday and shows no signs of slowing down.

Forbes reported that the film about the Amazonian warrior is the highest-grossing comic book superhero movie in history with a female lead. 

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According to Variety, the movie set a record for the biggest U.S. opening weekend for a female director, with $100.5 million in North American box office receipts in the three days since its release. It tops $85.1 million grossed by director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

Related: Texas movie theater hosts women-only ‘Wonder Woman' screening

Globally, the film has done even better. Variety reported that the film has made $122.5 million in 55 international markets, making the movie’s global opening $223 million.

Director Patty Jenkins celebrated the news Monday on Twitter.

“I want to send out the deepest and sincere THANK YOU to all of you who made this so. YOU have helped us make change,” she wrote.

Attorney filing complaint over theater's female-only 'Wonder Woman' shows

A Texas theater’s plan to host two women-only “Wonder Woman” screenings next week has drawn nationwide attention from those praising its female empowerment message, responding to the theater’s smart-aleck responses to people who complained about it and celebrating Austin Mayor Steve Adler for his witty public response to a man who objected to it.

But grumblings over the screenings are beginning to turn into complaints that the theater may be violating the city’s equality laws.

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Albany law professor Stephen Clark, a gay lawyer specializing in sexual orientation and employment law, said the women-only showings at the downtown Austin Ritz theater, and the theater’s posts about it, rubbed him the wrong way.

“I’m a specialist in anti-discrimination law, so I was fairly certain that this was not lawful,” he said. “If they were trying to do a gay-only ‘Brokeback Mountain,’ I would feel the same way.”

The Washington Post first reported Thursday that Clark filed a complaint with Austin’s Equal Employment and Fair Housing Office. He told the American-Statesman on Friday that he had first sent the city a complaint online and is now drafting a formal written complaint. The Statesman has requested from the city all other equal employment complaints filed regarding the screening.

Austin city code bans a public accommodation — which specifically includes a movie theater — from limiting its service or goods on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification or other factors. It also bars such places from advertising or posting any published statement that indicates services will be limited to certain people.

City code doesn’t spell out a specific punishments for violating the provisions, but says city staff may try to resolve equality issues via “informal methods” or refer the case to the city attorney for prosecution.

The theater’s statement that it would staff only women employees the night of the screening could also be problematic, Clark suggested.

Clark said he originally shrugged off the screening, figuring it was a one-time deal in a city far away from his corner of New York. But he said the Drafthouse’s snarky Facebook posts and suggestion that it would add showings and cities to the event led him to move forward on the complaint.

“Their attitude was really off-putting to me…the suggestion that anybody who pointed out to them that this was illegal was misogynistic or insecure,” he said. “Granted, a number of the men posting were nasty, but if you’re the one hosting the event and you’re already teetering on the edge of illegality, you might dial back the rhetoric.”

Chloe Grace Moretz apologizes for film promo accused of body shaming

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz apologized after promotional material released for her upcoming animated film was accused of body shaming women.

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According to the Hollywood Reporter, Moretz, 20, said she talked to producers for the film “Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs about a billboard that appeared last week at the Cannes Film Festival.

The ad showed a tall, thin woman in red heels standing next to a shorter, heavier version of herself holding her heels, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The tagline promoted a Snow White who was no longer beautiful, according to the newspaper.

Social media users criticized the ad Wednesday and Moretz apologized, saying she stands behind the film's script. She said the film held a powerful message for young women.

The film's company, South Korea-based Locus Creative Studios, did not immediately return an email seeking comment, the Hollywood Reporter reported.

Gal Gadot, Lynda Carter meet at ‘Wonder Woman’ premiere

Two are more wonderful than one.

Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter met, embraced and posed for photographs at Thursday’s premiere of “Wonder Woman” in Hollywood, ETOnline reported.

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Carter, 65, made the Wonder Woman character famous during its television series run from 1975 to 1979. Gadot is starring in the movie version, which debuts nationally on June 2. The two women reunited at the Pantages Theatre, along with the film’s director, Patty Jenkins.

"I am the bearer of the torch and now I'm passing it forward to Gal and to Patty," Carter told ET. "I spoke with Patty early on and I couldn't wait to meet Gal. The three of us share some sisterhood by living and breathing this character."

"I just love her very much so," Gadot told ET. "She is such a special women and a unique person and it's always great to see her, especially tonight where she's going to see the movie for the first time. And my heart is going crazy."

Carter admitted she was nervous before watching the film.

"I can't breathe. I am so excited," she said. "I really want you all to embrace this. This is another way to look at her. It doesn't mean to abandon me or abandon the way that I had her, the way that I played her. This is just another way to look at Wonder Woman.”

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