Jenn and Kary are back to discuss the 2005 smash hit, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”. Learn why chewing gum is really gross; the dangers of life in Loompaland; and why you can’t run a chocolate factory with a family hanging over you like an old, dead goose!
Absolutely great news, guys! While circumstances prevent me from distributing the Deppheads and Hiddlestoners podcast through the usual platforms, it seems my “Goodbye for now” post was a bit premature. We will continue on as before, with new podcasts becoming available each Wed night/Thurs morning- the only change being where we can be found.
Until further notice, last night’s episode (#29) will be the last one on Spotify, Google Music, Amazon Music, etc. All future episodes will be posted here, and on our Deppheads and Hiddlestoners group page on Facebook. Unfortunately, I’m having a little trouble with Instagram at the moment, but eventually we should be available there as well.
In the coming weeks, we will be making some adjustments and changes all around. Please let me know what you like, what you don’t, and feel free to make suggestions. As always, I thank all of you for your continued support, but moreso for the love and loyalty given to the whole reason I started all of this- Johnny Depp and Tom Hiddleston.
I regret to bring y’all a bit of bad news on this lovely spring/summer morning. The Deppheads and Hiddlestoners podcast has been growing steadily since the New Year, and for that I am so, so grateful to every single one of you that spent your time and energy here with us- every week or only once, it truly means more to me than you will ever know. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, at least for a little while.
We’ve had some “staffing issues” recently, and my co-host’s already considerable responsibilities have, once again, grown. That, combined with me moving the studio to a different location and also taking on greater responsibilities lately, leaves both of us patently unable to continue our weekly downloads at this time. It breaks my heart, but tonight’s podcast will be the last for a while, until I can resituate, re-evaluate and hopefully reinstate the weekly downloads that I hope you’ve loved listening to as much as I’ve loved recording.
But with every cloud there’s a silver lining… just a small sliver of light in the darkness, if you will. If all goes according to plan, and I can stay pretty close to the timeline I’ve set, we should be back up and running- hopefully by Samhain/Day of the Dead/Fall Celebration/Halloween, but absolutely no later than Yule/Winter Solstice/Christmas. IF, and at the moment that’s a mighty big IF, all goes well and according to plan.
This blog will remain up and running, and I give my word not to let too much time slip by between posts. I’ll also be saying my until-we-meet-again’s at the end of this last podcast. So I “hope to see you there” as they say, and I hope you will stick around and check the blog for updates from time to time. Who knows… maybe I’ll surprise you!
This journey we’ve begun is nowhere near finished yet. With a little time, patience and energy, we will be back on track and better than ever. So to each and every one of you- a huge and heartfelt thank you from Barry and me for the last six months, a wish for your prosperity and happiness, and of course… JUSTICE FOR JOHNNY DEPP!!!!!! Y’all have a wonderful summer, and I’ll see ya on the flip side.
As promised, here’s a much better use for the song than what was done on the Loki series. I do apologize that the picture quality isn’t great.
So, Johnny’s testimony is complete, and I think now is the time to discuss it. From minute one of cross examination, Johnny was incredibly patient and good humored with Amber’s lawyers, sincerely attempting to answer their questions as honestly and completely as possible. However- “Poke the meekest dog enough and he will bite.” Several times during cross, Johnny’s impatience showed through in the way he condescendingly repeated one lawyer’s name (Rottenborn), to asking if the court really wanted him to answer the questions he was being asked, and if so, why he was being continually interrupted, to asking the lawyer to repeat a particularly embarrassing question.
Kind of hard to blame the man. Amber put him through hell, lied about it, belittled him, debased him, abused him, physically and emotionally scarred him, then tried to turn HIM into the monster, all the while continuing psychological attacks by saying things like, “I didn’t punch you, I hit you. You’re fine. Stop whining.” “Okay so you can terrorize me by yelling but its not okay for me to throw things? Grow up.” And my personal favorite, “Go ahead and tell whoever you want. Nobody will believe you.” And after all of this, losing the Pirates and the Grindelwald franchises, being ostracized from American made films, labeled a wife-beater, and generally having been beaten down in every way that a man can be, he has to listen to these lawyers pick and choose what part of his testimony suits them? I understand it is their job but, frankly, I think not.
Even through all of this, every evening before leaving the courtroom, you can see Johnny getting out his sharpie markers and making preparations to meet his fans. Through it all, his love for us has never wavered, nor has his dedication to us faltered. You want the true measure of this man? All you have to do is observe him with his fans for a few, because whether it’s 15 minutes or 3 hours, he gives that last fan the exact same courtesy that he did the first. And that, my friends, is a true gentleman, with a gentleman’s heart.
I must say, it has been hard watching Johnny give testimony at his defamation suit these last two days. He has been brutally honest about everything from his fascination with Amber at their first meeting on the set of The Rum Diary to his drug and alcohol use, to the abuse he suffered at her hands. He never allowed his emotions to get the better of him, however, during the past two days of inquisition.
Cross examination started late today. Amber’s lawyer was on point, as bad as I hate to admit it, using what little time he had today to narrow the focus of the jury to strictly what was stated in Johnny’s complaint. Basically, this is not about who abused whom, but about the article Amber penned in 2018, talking about her experience as a victim of abuse.
In short, she never mentioned Johnny by name, only citing the difficulties she has faced in recent past. Not enough to call for immediate dismissal of the case, but they are apparently hoping enough to give the jurors pause. Also was mentioned the joint statement, written by lawyers and signed by both Johnny and Amber, stating that their relationshio was “volatile”, and no false charges of abuse had ever been stated by either party.
So, I’m gonna throw my two cents in- Heard’s lawyer seems to think that, because of the document signed in 2016 during their divorce, that states that no false charges of abuse had been stated, Johnny’s case is moot. My opinion? Bullshit. At the time of the divorce, in 2015-2016, the statement might have been true. However, the article published in 2018 that is the focus of this case was written 2 years later, and is not subject to the first document’s criteria.
All I can say is good luck, but we all know Johnny’s in the right. As Always and forever JUSTICE FOR JOHNNY DEPP!!!!!!!!