Egypt Independent: Arts-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/Culture/rss.xml en Johnny Depp ordered to stay away from wife over abuse claim http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2469971 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2016/05/28/501184/johnny_depp_ordered_to_stay_away_from_wife_over_abuse_claim_video.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Johnny Depp was hit with a restraining order yesterday after his wife appeared in court with a black eye, accusing the Oscar-nominated star of assaulting her.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Amber Heard, who filed for divorce in Los Angeles earlier this week and is seeking spousal support from the 52-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star, says she is the victim of repeated attacks by Depp.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Heard submitted pictures to the court showing a bruise on her face that she claims was inflicted during a fight between the couple on Saturday and said she feared Depp might harm her.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&ldquo;During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me,&rdquo; she said in a sworn statement</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>She added that Depp has a &ldquo;totally acknowledged public and private history of drug and alcohol abuse&rdquo; and that she was scared of his temper.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Celebrity news website TMZ published a picture showing Heard with bruising around her right eye. It reported that the actress says it was taken shortly after Depp hurled his iPhone at her face on Saturday night.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&ldquo;Heard claims after he allegedly hit her, he offered her money to stay quiet, but instead she filed for divorce first thing Monday morning,&rdquo; TMZ said.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>It added, however, that Heard declined to file charges against her husband when police showed up at their residence on Saturday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Ordeal</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The website said Heard alleges she is facing an immediate threat of harm from Depp, even though the actor is in Europe promoting his new film Alice Through the Looking Glass, which was released on Friday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carl Moor ruled after reviewing 40 pages of evidence behind closed doors that Depp was banned from coming within 100 yards (91 meters) of Heard. The order will be reviewed on June 17.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Another of Heard&rsquo;s attorneys, Joseph Koenig, said in a courthouse hallway that his client was dealing as well as possible with her recent ordeal.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&ldquo;She&rsquo;s having a hard time, it&rsquo;s been a long few days,&rdquo; Koenig said.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Heard stayed in an attorney conference room around the corner from the courtroom while she awaited the ruling.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Depp&rsquo;s attorney, Laura Wasser, declined to comment other than to say the petition was granted in part and denied in part. She did not elaborate.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The couple&rsquo;s separation came less than a week after the death of Depp&rsquo;s mother, Betty Sue Palmer, at the age of 81.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The pair, who have no children together, have been embroiled in a spat with Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce since Heard failed to declare the couple&rsquo;s two dogs when they arrived in Queensland state a year ago.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Joyce, who is also the agriculture minister, threatened to have Pistol and Boo put down unless they &ldquo;buggered off back to the United States&rdquo; for breaking Australia&rsquo;s strict quarantine laws.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Bisexual past</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Actress-model Heard last month admitted falsifying her immigration arrivals card and was placed on a US$720 one-month good-behaviour bond.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Her divorce petition asks that she keep the couple&rsquo;s house, a Range Rover and custody of the dogs, TMZ said.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The petition listed their date of separation as Sunday, two days after Depp&rsquo;s mother died.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&ldquo;Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life,&rdquo; People magazine quoted Depp&rsquo;s representative as saying in a statement.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&ldquo;Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly.&rdquo;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Depp and Heard met on the set of the 2011 film The Rum Diary, when Depp was still in a relationship with the French actress Vanessa Paradis, mother of his son Jack and daughter Lily-Rose.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>They married in a small, private ceremony in Los Angeles in February of last year before celebrating with a larger event on Depp&rsquo;s private island in the Bahamas.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Celebrity news website Page Six, citing unnamed sources close to the pair, said the marriage hit the rocks after just three months.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Depp &ldquo;quickly grew tired of Heard&rsquo;s enchantment with Hollywood glitz,&rdquo; it said, and became increasingly suspicious over her bisexual past and closeness to her lesbian friends.&nbsp;</div> Sat, 28 May 2016 13:41:00 +0000 AFP 2469971 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2016/05/28/501184/johnny_depp_ordered_to_stay_away_from_wife_over_abuse_claim_video.jpg Tom Ford’s upcoming movie ‘Nocturnal Animals’ set for November release http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2469962 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2016/05/28/501184/tom_ford.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>The release date for Tom Ford&rsquo;s upcoming film &quot;Nocturnal Animals&quot; has been announced, reports Deadline.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The film will be released in limited US theatres on November 18. It will open in further theatres on November 23, the day before Thanksgiving, before going wide on December 9.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Fashion designer Ford has based the film on Austin Wright&rsquo;s novel Tony and Susan, which tells the story of an art gallery owner who is haunted by her ex-husband&rsquo;s novel, a violent thriller that she believes has been written as a veiled threat to herself.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The movie stars Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Ellie Bamber and Laura Linney.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Nocturnal Animals will be Ford&rsquo;s follow-up to his directorial debut A Single Man, released back in 2009.</div> Sat, 28 May 2016 11:23:00 +0000 AFP 2469962 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2016/05/28/501184/tom_ford.jpg Justin Bieber sued over riff in smash hit 'Sorry' http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2469933 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/04/11/501184/justin.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>Canadian pop star Justin Bieber and the co-writers of his 2015 smash hit &quot;Sorry&quot; are being sued for allegedly stealing a vocal riff from another artist who said she used it on her own song a year earlier.<br /><br />In a complaint made public on Thursday, Casey Dienel, an indie artist who performs under the name White Hinterland, accused Bieber of infringing her copyright to the song &quot;Ring the Bell&quot; by using a &quot;virtually identical&quot; riff without permission.<br /><br />Among the other defendants are the producer Skrillex and Vivendi&#39;s Universal Music Group. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Nashville.<br /><br />Spokespeople for Bieber, Skrillex and Universal had no immediate comment or did not immediately respond to requests for comment.<br /><br />Dienel said &quot;Sorry,&quot; which appears on Bieber&#39;s album &quot;Purpose&quot; and has more than 1.42 billion YouTube views, adopted the &quot;specific and unique characteristics of the female vocal riff&quot; from her song, sampling it for the first eight seconds of &quot;Sorry&quot; and several times thereafter.<br /><br />She said even The New York Times Magazine noted the riff&#39;s distinctiveness, when it praised Bieber&#39;s song for its &quot;cooing arpeggio that feels like a gentle breeze on your brain&quot; in a March 13 article titled &quot;25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going.&quot; Bieber&#39;s song ranked No. 1.<br /><br />Dienel also said she reached out to Bieber to discuss a resolution, but he &quot;ignored&quot; her claims and refused to talk.<br /><br />The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages, including from profits generated by &quot;Sorry.&quot; Dienel&#39;s &quot;Ring the Bell&quot; appeared on White Hinterland&#39;s album &quot;Baby.&quot;<br /><br />It is common for well-known singers to be accused of stealing song ideas from other composers.<br /><br />Kanye West was sued last week for allegedly taking part of his 2013 song &quot;New Slaves&quot; from a 1969 song by a Hungarian rock singer. Led Zeppelin&#39;s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page face a June 14 trial over whether they stole opening chords for their 1971 song &quot;Stairway to Heaven&quot; from a 1967 instrumental.<br /><br />The Bieber case is Dienel v. Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp et al, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, No. 16-00978.</p> Fri, 27 May 2016 13:02:00 +0000 Reuters 2469933 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/04/11/501184/justin.jpg ‘The Fast and the Furious’ to be re-released in cinemas to celebrate 15th anniversary http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2469912 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2016/05/27/504802/the_cast_of_the_fast_and_the_furious_2001.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>&quot;The Fast and the Furious&quot;, the first ever film in the franchise of the same name, is set to be re-released to mark the movie&#39;s 15th anniversary.<br /><br />Fans will be able to see the film on the big screen once again when it is released in around 1,500 cinemas on Wednesday June 22, the date when the original movie opened back in 2001.<br /><br />The original story follows a police officer in Los Angeles tasked with infiltrating and breaking up the street-racing scene, only to find himself hooked on the illegal sport.<br /><br />The film was a surprise hit at the time &mdash; partly due to a cast of mainly unknown actors and actresses &mdash; and has gone on to spawn six sequels to date.</p><p>The original film featured male actors Paul Walker and Vin Diesel alongside female leads Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. All went on to successful screen careers, although Walker sadly died in a car accident in 2013.<br /><br />The seventh sequel, Fast 8, which will see Charlize Theron joining the cast, will open on April 14, 2017.</p> Fri, 27 May 2016 01:10:00 +0000 AFP 2469912 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2016/05/27/504802/the_cast_of_the_fast_and_the_furious_2001.jpg