Johnny Depp topped a Forbes list of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood for a second year in a row after a series of box office flops.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star brought in just $2.80 (£2.20) at the box office for every dollar paid to him by production companies.
It means nearly half the total profit of Depp’s latest films were used to pay his salary.
His latest box office flop Alice Through the Looking Glass grossed only $77m (£60m) in the US and $300m (£236m) worldwide.
The gross production cost of Tim Burton’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s 19th century classic was $170m (£134m).
The Disney film premiered at the same time as Depp’s high-profile divorce from Amber Heard was announced, following allegations of domestic abuse.
Some critics saw viewer numbers as a revolt against the case, while others mentioned the actor’s fading public appeal.
“Fans want their stars to be magnetic, and to the people in Middle America, Johnny Depp is just weird,” said one Deadline critic.
Depp’s latest two predicted blockbusters also suffered poor box office returns.
Last year’s action-comedy flop Mortdecai made $47m (£37m) out of a $60m (£47m) budget, while his 2014 poorly reviewed sci-fi thriller Transcendence nearly broke even.
Will Smith ranked second on the Forbes list, returning just five times what he earned following the release of his NHL drama Concussion and heist caper Focus.
Forbes’ list did not take into account his latest superhero venture Suicide Squad, whose poor reviews by both critics and comics fans did not prevent it from making seven times its budget.
The only woman featured in Forbes’ top 10 is Eat Pray Love star Julia Roberts.
The actress’ 2015 adaptation of the Argentine thriller The Secret in Their Eyes made less than double its production cost.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Sandler and Bradley Cooper also feature in the top 10.
Rihanna captured in a heated argument with Billionaire Boyfriend in Mexico
A month after it was reported that Rihanna, 30, had split from her billionaire boyfriend Hassan Jameel, 29, the pair were spotted together on vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on Friday.
In one photo, Rihanna points her finger at Jameel, her other hand holding a blunt, clearly in the middle of making a point.
In another photo, Jameel clutches his chest—a move many may recognize as the signature “I’m lying my ass off to you right now” move.
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And in the final photo, Rihanna, Queen of House Fenty and Pope of the High Holy Church of No Fucks Given, looks either distressed or completely over it. Again, blunt in hand.
The couple had reportedly split last month, with a source saying Rihanna has ‘broken his heart’.
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Bieber’s engagement news: Selena Gomez unbothered
Following the news that Justin Bieber is reportedly engaged to Hailey Baldwin, it appeared that Selena Gomez wasn’t bothered about the news.
While fans are still freaking out about the possible, rumored engagement of Bieber and Baldwin, Gomez was seen in New York, on a yacht with her friends.
According to several social media fan accounts, Gomez appeared to be more chill than she’s ever been.
Jelena-shippers are probably a little upset right now, especially as Bieber and Gomez’s latest reunion gave the world hope that they might finally make their relationship work.
Prior to starting up his relatively new relationship with Baldwin, reports claimed that Bieber was keen to win Gomez back. The on-again-off-again couple, who have gotten back together several times over, were rumored to have ended their romance for good earlier this year, with Bieber hanging out with Baskin Champion to allegedly try to make Gomez jealous. His ploy seemingly didn’t work, and it wasn’t long before a single Bieber started spending time with his other ex, Baldwin.
When Bieber and Gomez parted ways in March 2018, a source told E! News that Gomez was ready to move on, saying, “Selena realized even though he’s made some positive improvements, they just aren’t a perfect match right now.”
However, this reportedly wasn’t the case for Bieber, with a source claiming to People, “He thinks and talks about Selena all the time—the chapter with her is definitely not finished… They weren’t getting along and decided to take a break.”
However, it seems as though Bieber is finally moving on from Gomez.
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