Some pretty crazy stuff can – and often does – go down when you’ve been famous since you were a hot young Hollywood teenager and now have more money and freedom and influence than you know what to do with. Unlike most of the global population, you can buy nightclubs just so your band can perform there and, no matter how awful you are, there’s still the chance that Alice Cooper will join you on stage. You can make increasingly cringe-induing movies because you and your best buddy have enough of a reputation that film studios will throw money at you because why not?This classic celebrity story has recently been the daily routine of Johnny Depp, whose eccentricities have gradually evolved from wearing way too many accessories to spending millions of dollars to shoot Hunter S. Thompson’s ashes out of a cannon to rather less savoury and increaingly unhealthy allegations about his personal life. As more and more details are revealed about his messy separation from his ex-managers (as if there wasn’t a enough drama after his divorce), it seems there is an endless supply of bizarre stories circulating about the actor.

Apparently, in an unsual move for a world renowned actor, Depp doesn’t even bother to learn his lines any more.

According to a report by The Hollywood Reporter that explained a number of issues his ex-managers have about his sense of entitlement, Depp wears an earpiece and keeps an assistant on a retainer of hundreds of thousands of dollars each year to read him his lines through a radio, so that won’t need to waste time memorising them.

This revelation was included with a list of other absurd expenses – including “14 residences, 45 luxury vehicles, 70 collectible guitars and enough Hollywood memorabilia to fill 12 storage facilities” – that Depp’s ex-managers released as evidence that they were not responsible for the misuse of his fortune and that, in fact, he had spent it all himself on ridiculous stuff.

Depp maintains that it was his ex-managers’ poor ability to handle the situation that has led to him being approximately $40million in debt, reportedly saying, “Why didn’t they drop me as a client if I was so out of control?”

Rather than accept any responsiblity for the things he bought (but somehow simultaneously made it clear that it was almost definitely his fault), Depp defended his spending by saying, “It’s my money. If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it’s my thing.”

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