Johnny Depp was completely drunk onstage at the HFAs: cute or sad?

Johnny Depp got completely drunk last night at the Hollywood Film Awards. He did not walk the red carpet, so I don’t know if he was drunk upon arrival or drank too much backstage. Whatever the case, this isn’t the first time Johnny’s been wasted in public. It is troublesome that he chose to get sloshy and present at an awards show. He presented the Documentary award to producer Shep Gordon for Supermensch. Johnny wasn’t just a little toasty in a cute, charming, “Oh, Johnny!” sort of way. He was flat-out swaying at the mic, cursing, and slurring his words. Here’s a video of Johnny’s speech:

Amber Heard did not attend the HFAs with Johnny. They’re not broken up or anything. Last week, People published a puff story about Johnny and Amber’s date night, which was super romantic even though he wore his rat-chewed hat. Amber doesn’t mind Johnny’s gross fashion, so she may think drunk Johnny is cute.

Mike Myers covered for Johnny backstage. Myers told the Hollywood reporterIt was very rock ‘n roll, which is very appropriate for Shep Gordon.” Sure.

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  1. outstandingworldcitizen says:

    “…he wore his rat-chewed hat…” Fell out.

    That said, I completely forgot about the HFAs. Anyways, this is embarassing. My goodness. He needs rehab. I love Johnny. Maybe he’s going through something. Maybe he needs to dump that untalented famewhore of a fiance. I just can’t. A slurring mess. arrgh!

    • MrsB says:

      Makes me really sad 🙁 Especially at his age, nothing cute about that.

      • denisemich says:

        so the bottom fell out of Johnny Depp. For years, he has hinted he was a closet alcoholic (at least). I guess the door opened and he fell the F*** out. Why are we surprised? Oh, because he looks so good.

        Still a beautiful man.

      • outstandingworldcitizen says:

        Agreed. Nothing cute at all. Certain my comment didn’t imply that it was. I think things have gone completely left since he left Vanessa or she left him. I guess like most addicts he’s head strong and maybe Amber can not influence to go to rehab. That’s when ultimatums happen. However, she rather- it seems – him go to this event alone because…Am I blaming her? No. But does it show a lack of support to someone who needs an intervention.

        A little off topic. Watching “A Most Wanted Man” with the great Phillip S. Hoffman. This is sad.

      • Mary Mary says:

        Drunk is never cute, on anyone. Amazed that the Hollywood set sat in the audience and laughed at

        Were they amused but embarrassed?


      • MrsB says:

        @outstanding Oh, I didn’t think you were implying that at all. I agree with everything you said. My comment about it not being cute was more an answer to the title of the post than to your comments. 🙂

      • Havana says:

        @Mary Mary Seems like they laughed with him and not at him since he was joking.

    • serena says:

      I agree with everything you said..

    • sherlockapple says:

      This worries me. I agree. He most likely needs rehab.

      I know, I know…getting drunk at a party, albeit a televised awards show, is no cause for alarm. However, if you have been a JD fan for as long a time as I have, you KNOW that, even if he was totally shi*faced, he could *always* compose himself. This is a rare occurrence for him to be so out of control, especially while working.

      I hope he’s okay and I hope he gets help.

    • homegrrrlll says:

      I dunno. He acts drunk, like to have an “interesting” personality. I would have to
      bet this is his pseudo rock n roll posturing.

  2. velourazure says:

    I know this is Hollywood and all, but c’mon. The award recipient is Johnny’s “good friend” and he can’t stay sober long enough to present him an award? Sloppy, dude, sloppy.

    • koko says:

      +1, Exactly what I was thinking. Present the award and then start the celebrating. This doesn’t make him look “cool” just stupid.

    • SnarkySnarkers says:

      Right!? You had ONE JOB! Can you imagine if you showed up to work drunk? Hollywood is so entitled and out of touch sometimes its painful.

    • Havana says:

      His good friend was laughing and seemed pleased so what is your problem?

      • qwerty says:

        No he wasn’t. He was smilng since he was obv. aware all the cameras were on him but it doesn’t look like he thinks it’s amusing, he’s rather concerned imo. People behind him are not exactly rolling on the ground either

      • Havana says:

        @qwerty He said he thought it was “rock n roll” and did you mute the sound? Because the audience were laughing.

      • velourazure says:

        People often laugh out of embarrassment and discomfort, not necessarily because they are pleased…..

      • manta says:

        Yes, considering the good friend in question has been Alice Cooper manager/producer for decades, spent quite an amount of time around people like Hendrix and Joplin, I hardly think a drunk on stage is a shocking or embarrasing novelty to him.
        I can’t tell from the clip if he’s concerned but after so many years in the showbiz cesspool, it’s safe to say he’s passed the embarrassment phase.

      • delia says:

        Alice Cooper is as straight edge as you get lifestyle sides. That dude doesn’t even allow his kids to curse in his presence.

      • Sozual says:

        Applause to @manta. The whole thing is sad, but yeah if that is the guys history I am sure he is concerned not embarrassed.

      • jenn12 says:

        If I showed up drunk to a job, I’d be fired. Be a professional; it is disrespectful to everyone involved with the awards show and must be humiliating for his kids.

      • manta says:

        To delia.
        Well that must be the case now but he has been very open and talked in various interviews about his “one bottle of whisky a day” days, what it was to start in the biz under Joplin’s and Morrison’s wings, his cure etc…
        So again Depp like that on stage wasn’t probably the most shocking thing Gordon ever endured, and I’m not sure he felt that disrespected (the rest of the audience is another story).

      • Havana says:

        @jenn12 Humiliating for his kids? Please, this is no big deal for them. People are only talking about it online.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      Pathetic. Get a grip, Depp, or go to rehab – you’re just embarrassing yourself. You’ve got the time and the money. No excuses.

      Alcoholics take hostages.

    • Cici says:

      I read from Eonline that some of the big names like Angie and Depp weren’t even there for the ceremony, just showed up to give an award and left immediately afterwards. So Johnny didn’t even get drunk at the ceremony but instead arrived drunk/drugged/whatever he was.

  3. Lucinda says:

    My initial thought was that he has always been shy and hates public speaking. I’m sure a drink before the speech turned into too many drinks before the speech. Then I saw someone make essentially the same comment on the site where I first read this, so I know I’m not alone in thinking this. It doesn’t make it any more appropriate and if he weren’t famous, it’s the kind of behavior that gets you fired. Nonetheless, this is consistent with who he has always been.

    • BNA FAN says:

      JD has been falling down drunk in the streets for many years, long before he met AH. His body guard has been seeming holding him up many times. This time his drunk actions were seen on national tv.

    • SnarkGirl says:

      Agreed. He has been pretty open (well, for Johnny Depp) about his discomfort with being in the public eye as just himself, so one or two “relaxing” drinks could have easily become three, four, or five.

      Still, getting *that* sloshed is not a good sign. It would be such a waste to see him throw his life and talent away on booze.

    • VanCityLioness says:

      Yeah and I’ve always gotten a sense that Johnny is as healthy as his romantic partner is. I think that’s why things with Vanessa were great for as long as they were because she was the healthiest person he had ever been with. Johnny always gave me the impression that he’s got some major co-dependency issues, JMHO though. I’m not a doctor. Who knows what’s up with him these days.

      • littlestar says:

        That’s a really interesting theory and I have to agree with it, it makes a lot of sense. I have a feeling Heard is a user, so she doesn’t have good intentions when it comes to Johnny.

      • LOL! says:

        What part about Vanessa is healthy? She was arrested by hashis possetion in Canada years ago, she drinks a lot of wine as every french does and smokes as much as Johnny.
        and even her new boyfriend is a (former?) drug addict too
        when Johnny was with Vanessa he was seen drunk several times, there are videos of him being carried by his bodyguard and even falling down drunk outside a bar in LA

      • Eleonor says:

        There’s a huge difference between drinking wine at table while you are eating and being a drunk mess.
        I pretty much enjoy wine (I am Italian and I live in France, so I am in a happy place for fancy wines!) but I’ve never got wasted.

      • She was arrested in Quebec almost 20 years ago well before her kids were born and has had no incidents since so I won’t hold that against her and her current partner, Benjamin Biolay, philandering jerk that he is in recovery last I heard.

      • brianna says:

        I have a feeling Heard is using as well… You can see it in her eyes in pap photos, my best guess is that she is using opiates.

    • Maddie says:

      I can understand the need for a drink to calm your nerves but most people with half a brain would know not to over do it when just about to jump up on stage in front of a massive audience.

      To add to this, no matter how nervous, Depp is an old pro at this. He has been in the industry for long enough to find other ways of coping with 5 mins on stage. I therefore don’t buy this having anything to do with nerves.

      I’m also not convinced he is a fully fledged alcoholic but whenever we have seen him do things like this, it’s usually been because something bad is happening in his private life. Last time was followed by the announcement of his split from Vanessa Paradis.

      • qwerty says:

        Yep, cmonn people it’s not his 1st time on stage, his totally hammered with ro real reason.

        Disagree about the last part though, he missed several weeks I believe of shooting a film a few years back – or rather, asked for it to be postponed – due to “personal reasons” which abviously cost the production a ton of money and that was before he & Vanessa confirmed they split. I blame alcohol.

    • Isabelle says:

      It is also consistent with him saying he was drinking to much just a few years ago. Remember he was trying sobriety? He came off not as only drunk but very drunk. Shy onstage or not, he shouldn’t be sloppy drunk if he is trying to stay off of the booze. He shouldn’t be drinking, if his goal is too give it up.

  4. anna says:

    Can’t blame him, seeing how utterly meaningless this award ceremony is.

    • cr says:

      It may be ‘meaningless’, but it’s still a professional industry appearance. Not a good thing Johnny, not a good thing.

      • I think it just gives industry people the excuse they were looking for to not hire him for parts. Despite his flops in recent years I think he was still getting jobs out of industry sentimental attachment. This incident may have sped up his trip into Hollywood oblivion.

      • Havana says:

        @VanCityLioness Johnny will always be respected and hired by people in the industry. He’s very well-connected. This won’t effect his career one bit.

      • Uh, Havana,(Amber, J.Depp’s agent, obsessed fan, whoever you are) you do realize that people no longer want to see this pathetic aging guy in movies and the majority of his movies in the last 5 years have flopped? Let me logic it out for you. Hollywood can’t afford to put him in movies and besides if he’s going to show up drunk at an event he was presenting at that has to rub people the wrong way and if his ability to remain sober is called into question that will also raise the insurance rate of any film that decides to cast him in a role. J.Depp is 50, has films bombing left and right and then drunkly presents at an awards show? That just told every producer in Hollywood he isn’t worth it. He was given a chance to get his act together in the late 90s and early 00s and did and was blessed with a second chance because he had box office draw. He no longer has that so why would any producer bother?

      • Havana says:

        @VanCityLioness Yeah he is pathetic because he is aging! People no longer want to see him? Is that why they are actually still going to see his movies in spite of bad reviews and press? Yes, his latest movies still made money even if it was not enough for them to break even. The majority of his films in the last 5 years? Please, it’s only his last 4 movies that flopped. Two of his movies made a billion dollar in the last 5 years.

        Johnny’s got his own production company. He can do any movie he wants. Do you really think he’ll ever run out of projects to do? He is not at the mercy of anyone in Hollywood. Did you look at his list of upcoming projects? Hollywood “put him” in a lot of high profile projects. He is a professional and respected actor in Hollywood, nobody who worked with him ever said a bad word about him and he never showed up on set drunk so do you really think that Hollywood would “stop hiring him” because he was drunk at some event?

        Hollywood seems to “afford” “putting” him in movies judging by all the high profile projects he’s got lined up.

        It’s really hilarious that you are talking about one of the biggest players in Hollywood like that though. Poor Johnny must be running out of offers 🙁

    • bettyrose says:

      MTE. It’s really no different than getting sloppy drunk at a party packed with your BFFs

      • cr says:

        Is it though? This is a televised awards ceremony, not a post awards party.
        I read where CBS wants this to be more like the Golden Globes, so yes, more of a fun event, with alcohol. But I don’t think they meant having the presenters being drunk or ‘altered’.

      • lisa2 says:

        These are not children at a frat party. Grown ass adults. At some point when you are offered alcohol and you have had enough say NO.. and if you are not able to distinguish when you have had enough.. DO DRINK

      • bettyrose says:

        Eh, it’s an industry event where everyone knows each other, and JD is one of the more famous people in the room. Who does he need to impress? These aren’t exactly accountants struggling to put their kids through college.

      • Laura says:

        He might not really need to impress anyone but I wouldn’t want Les Moonves pissed off at me. I’m sure he has more sway in Hollywood than Johnny does.

    • lunchcoma says:

      Sure, it’s meaningless, but he didn’t need to agree to present if he really didn’t want to do it. He might be among friends, but he’s also on television.

    • jenn12 says:

      If you accept a job, you should be professional about it. If the award ceremony is meaningless, don’t do it.

      • Havana says:

        Presenting an award is a job? He didn’t act like it was meaningless, he obviously just had a few too many drinks. Shep Gordon thought it was appropriate and rock n roll so you are really in no place to be so butthurt about it.

      • jenn12 says:

        Uh.. butthurt? I am not the one racing up and down this thread to convince everyone that Johnny is perfectly fine and showing up to a job drunk and stoned is acceptable. Yes, it is a job, and one that no one forced him into. He’s unprofessional and no verbal fit that you pitch is convincing anyone otherwise.

  5. Birdie says:

    If this was a woman people would bash her so much and call for rehab. I find it embarrassing, he was supposed to honour someone. He burped on stage and they cut it out. ClAAssy.

    • Zapp Brannigan says:

      If this was a woman it would be career over, she would be too much of a liability for the studios.

      I buried a relation last month that drank himself to death, he had liver failure and it was an 18 month countdown to his death. This is Johnnys future.

      • JWQ says:

        Career over if it were a respectable career, but if she were fine working in unknown theatre productions and b-movies at best, then she would be fine! She would be ridiculed by everyone, and hired only for the chance of having a scandal that would make the project end in newspapers/blogs/whatever! (looking at you Lindsey Lohan)

      • SilkyP says:

        I was thinking the exact same thing. If he would be a woman, he would have been done for. But because he is Johnny Depp, he can get away with murder. I was amazed how he has been getting role after role in spite of his films flopping consistently over the past few years. I wouldn’t be surprised if now, after this serious incident of showing up drunk at an event, he will still be excused because he is Johnny Depp the ‘arty eccentric’ and such a sweet and nice man.

      • AntiSocialButterfly says:

        I sympathize completely. Both my father and his mother drank themselves to death in the last, IDK, 20-25 years, and my closest in age brother is well on his way to the same end. It sucks hugely, and is utterly emotionally exhausting.

    • lisa2 says:

      Not even about a woman. I could name a few celebrity men that some of the people here defending Johnny would hang out to dry. Calling them bad fathers attacking their relationship.. Hell if that was Brad Pitt his detractors would be calling Child Protection services. something those crazies have done in the past. Ben Alfleck would get it too.

      I get that Johnny may be shy and uncomfortable at these event. But he has the option of saying NO.. and if this is infact a friend they would understand. But because it is a friend he should have been the professional he is and did the thing and be done. IT was only a few minutes. Not an interview. And he didn’t need to read from a prompter. As a friend he could have just said what he wanted.

      It was sad seeing this Iconic man look and behave that way. No excuses.
      Johnny is not a child nor is he new to this thing. 25+ years. He knows this business.

      • cr says:

        This is it, he’s been in the business long enough that if this sort thing makes him uncomfortable (something I completely understand) you can either say no or work with people to help you get more comfortable with certain aspects of your job that you may have to do, such as public speaking , etc.

    • delorb says:


      Exactly. And if it were a woman of color, people would be saying that she should NEVER work again!

      • hunter says:

        I really don’t see where color would play into it.

        I’m all for pointing out inequality and gender is a reasonable issue here but honestly I really don’t think race is. And I’m kinda race-y so I feel like that’s saying a lot.

    • sarah says:

      A woman would be kicked out of Hollywood as we speak but with a guy it’s “poor Johnny he has a fear of public speaking” or “i would be drunk too if they made me attend a pointless award show”.
      Tonto is too old to be pulling this schtick.

      Did you see any woman of colour? the award shows are always 99% lily white with maybe 1 token but this year Zoe & Halle were busy I guess.

    • Artemis says:

      It happens with Aniston, she’s ‘drunk’ at every ceremony when she’s too giddy. It happened to Bisset and Zellweger too. It’s different, it’s quite obvious. As usual.
      Dude is a MESS. No two ways about it.

      • ann says:

        Yeah, Aniston had her arms on the stand where the microphone was to hold herself up and slurring her words one time. I was waiting for her to fall down. She still gets a little gooned on late night talk shows and awards, but seems to have smartened up a little after that big mistake. Hopefully, Johnny sees his tape and realize he clearly has a problem with alcohol.
        I did think it was funny many years ago when Guns n Roses won an award. They were drinking up a storm figuring they wouldn’t win and were pretty hilarious on stage. Anybody remember that?

    • chelsea says:

      They’re already calling him to go to rehab. If you think a undependable untreated alcoholic of either sex will somehow continue to get work, think again. Remember Ron Silver?

    • bettyrose says:

      Wait, doesn’t Jennifer Anniston routinely show up sauced at these things? I don’t think it’s a gender issue as much as a respect issue. If Meryl Streep made a public appearance blotto, it might be cause for concern, but who cares what the 40-something party kids do?

      • Yep–she was the only other celeb I thought about that routinely shows up tipsy and slurry–not as bad as Johnny, but she gets defended a lot about that.

      • lisa2 says:

        I don’t know if Aniston is drunk at these events or if it is just she nervous and inarticulate.

      • I have a theory that Jen Aniston is a lightweight despite years of drinking. The difference is that Jen Aniston is usually what I would call “a little tipsy” or functionally drunk. She still goes up there and does what she needs to do without any fuss…slurry words yes, but she doesn’t take up too much time rambling and she isn’t swaying or falling down drunk. Only one time did she go up there a little more drunk than usual (mind you not J.Depp wasted) and I think she realized the error of her ways afterwards and if I recall didn’t she apologize or at least make mention of it in an apologetic manner? She’s never been this level of wasted at an awards function.

    • outstandingworldcitizen says:


      One of the last bastions of feminism. No snark intended. If a woman was shit faced on stage and still viable, she’d be screwed. Johnny can still get roles so “it’s Rock and Roll.” My arse.

  6. minx says:

    When he was a family guy he could be rough around the edges and still sort of charming. If he lived in the suburbs he’d be dumping the first wife and driving the red convertible.

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      He already did, but I think he has officially crossed a line with his alcohol dependence. Scary stuff, I say, having descended from a long line of alcoholics ( two I know of in the last three generations, drank themselves to death- I think he is heading in that direction).

      • minx says:

        My husband’s father was an alcoholic, died before I ever met him. My husband partied a lot in college but I think he was frightened of turning out like his father, so he quit and hasn’t had a drink in 31 years.
        Johnny is too old for this.

      • Havana says:

        He didn’t dump his “wife”.

  7. Anastasia says:

    Wow, you weren’t kidding. How was he standing up? I kept expecting him to completely tip over. And then vomit. How embarrassing.

  8. **sighs** says:

    Methinks there was some drugs going along with the drinky drink.

    • hunter says:

      Yup, my guess is a benzo or three to “take the edge off” had a POW-WOWZA triplicating effect on any alcohol already consumed. Can take a person by surprise.

    • Falkor says:

      Oh yeah, I totally agree. That is the face of booze + benzos.

  9. Annie says:

    Not cute the older a man gets to be a drunk mess in public. There’s something so indignified in that. Not sure if Johnny has gotten the memo yet, but he’s not 30 anymore. His career has been going downhill for years. If he can’t live his last few good years as a leading man with grace, he should just quietly retire.

    I know it’s not easy watching all these new leading men waltzing in, taking all the attention and adoration he used to get, but becoming the Young Forever Drunk Uncle of Hollywood makes the whole thing sadder to watch, not fun. Hopefully he does some soul searching soon. There is nothing sadder than watching aging stars struggle with getting older and replaced. Everyone gave shit to Renee Zellweger for her new face. Men get desperate in more different, sad way: leaving the wives for women half their age, dressing and acting like idiots, and boozing it up.

    • someonestolemyname says:

      It’s embarrassing , yes, but Johnny has always boozed it up so I don’t think it’s some mid life crisis. Johnny just likes to party and drink sometimes, he has been drunk on stage before, just not quite as drunk

    • Havana says:

      Stop. You are overacting. Drinking has nothing to do with age, he likes his booze, always did and he won’t stop because “he’s not 30 anymore”.

      Johnny couldn’t care less whose hot and whose not in Hollywood, he always said that people will get sick of him and go to the next guy. He’s wise and knows how the game works.

      He gets drunk because he likes to have fun.

    • A. Key says:

      “Young Forever Drunk Uncle of Hollywood”

      lolol, well when you put it that way, it becomes amazing actually, do it for our laughs man 😀

  10. someonestolemyname says:

    It was Johnny being drunk Johnny. Hahaha
    He looked handsome through all that drunkenness and slurring. Damn. LOL!

  11. AntiSocialButterfly says:

    I had to turn the vid off by 30 seconds. My embarrassment for him was actually physically uncomfortable.

    This is a man with a serious addiction problem. To let yourself, standards, self-respect and composure go in such a public way really is a cry for help. IMO. Totally sh!tfaced. Horrible.

    • themummy says:

      Me, too! I made it to a minute and ten seconds and I was just cringing with secondhand embarrassment. I honestly could not watch another second. I figure I got the point…the very embarrassing point. That isn’t just drunk–that is completely, sloppily trashed.

    • OhDear says:

      Yeah, I think he needs help at this point.

    • SnarkySnarkers says:

      This is like borderline Anna Nicole wasted. I could not make it all the way through either. He reminds me of that really sloppy drunk old dude at a bar who can’t take a hint and keeps talking to/hitting on you and your friends.

    • Artemis says:

      34 seconds here. I might try and watch it in 10 second slots so I can recover.

    • Isabelle says:

      Yep…& it seems to have got worse in these last few years, since he split with Vanessa.

    • The Other Katherine says:

      Agreed. The only people I’ve seen IRL get wasted prior to speaking in public are big-time alcoholics. Very, very sad.

    • Falkor says:

      He certainly seems more like he’s trying to drown or hold down some serious demons rather than just having a good ol’ time. His eyes have that look of internal struggle.

  12. Annie says:

    Not like this though, in public, embarrassing himself. He’s old now. It’s not cool anymore. Stumbling around, slurrings his words while wearing Stephen Tyler meets Neville Longbottom’a grandma’s wardrobe. It’s sad. He’s like the Old Drunk Uncle who lived his whole life as a “musician”, riding motorbikes, being cool as hell, has had substance abuse problems all his life though, has had too many drunken nights that one morning he woke up, he was 50+ and realized that aging while being the Cool Guy has been a bitch, because young cool guys don’t find him cool, and older people grew out of that phase a long time ago. So he’s there, alone, embarrassing himself at family reunions, while people awkwardly fake smile while hoping he doesn’t piss himself.

    He’s such a cliche at this point.

    • Lady D says:

      Maybe he’s gunning for the Tiger Blood throne.

    • Artemis says:

      It was never cool tbh. He was a violent drunk when young and restless. Now his issues translate into late night jamming sessions with that creep Marilyn Manson and performing onstage with him, drunkingly falling over in the street etc etc.

      Your last sentences are just golden 😀

    • Havana says:

      Blah blah bleh. Typical hater making a big deal out of nothing and making it seem as if he hit rock bottom.

      He was just drunk. He was not trying to be “cool” It’s ok to call a 51 yo man “old” but it’s not ok to call a woman of that age “old” huh?

      He really couldn’t care less about aging. He is still cool and looks great.

      Young cool guys actually find him cool and they found this cool, the audience was laughing and so was this honoree.

      • cr says:

        So expressing concern that he shows up drunk to present an award is being a ‘hater’? Interesting rationalization thought process you’ve got going there.

      • Havana says:

        @cr No, overreacting and talking as if it’s the end for him is being a “hater”.

      • Falkor says:

        Why are you looking at the crowd to determine if this is all just a jolly good time? If you’re a fan, look into his eyes. Look at the man himself and see that he is not okay. It doesn’t matter who laughs or who doesn’t. Career longevity shouldn’t be the worry here, the man should be the worry. He does not look well and there’s some bad shit behind those eyes.

      • Someonestolemyname1 says:

        People must not have watched a lot of award shows,because over the years many actors, actresses have gone on stage drunk, or high.

        I remember Elizabeth Taylor once and she laughed it off afterwards.

      • Falkor says:

        A lot of actors do it. A lot of actors have serious problems. Crazy how that works.

      • jenn12 says:

        Didn’t Elizabeth Taylor have to go to rehab several times for addictions?

    • ichabod says:

      @Annie – Thank You for “slurrings his words while wearing Stephen Tyler meets Neville Longbottom’a grandma’s wardrobe” – hilarious and sadly true.
      I watched the HFA’s last night and was cringing from the the very second Johnny Depp stepped out on stage .. even before it became glaringly obvious he was drunk/drugged or both. There were soooo many things wrong I don’t even know where to begin. The worst part was the disrespect to Shep Gordon who appears to be a beautiful and caring man and even as he came on stage he was holding Johnny up with his smile and with his arms (and Johnny seemed only concerned with his costume and pocket hanky). The focal point should have been Shep who has been the supporter for so many others and this award was his turn to shine and be honored by his peers.
      Johnny was ridiculous and he needs help. I feel for his children.

      • Havana says:

        Actually that’s not really true, he was wearing a SUIT with a few scarves thrown in. Shep Gordon is a good friend of Johnny, he was not disrespected, he is used to rock stars being drunk worse than that. He was laughing during the intro and then said it was appropriate and rock n roll. Johnny was just standing there when Mike Myers was speaking, what else is he supposed to do?

        You need help because you are really overreacting. He was drunk and not ridiculous. Don’t feel for his kids because they most likely didn’t watch the show and are used to him being drunk, just like other kids are. They love their daddy.

      • jenn12 says:

        Okay, the kids thing… are you SERIOUS? The kids know their dad gets falling down drunk on a regular basis, everything is fine! Nothing to see here! Children love their alcoholic parents but it doesn’t mean it’s healthy to be around. He was too drunk to stand up. The only good thing is that he hopefully was being driven around by a chauffeur.

      • Havana says:

        @jenn12 Did he ACTUALLY fall? Did he throw up? NO. I don’t think he falls down drunk on regular basis. I don’t think he gets drunk like that everyday.

      • jenn12 says:

        Havana, you just said people should stop overreacting because the kids are used to seeing their dad drunk and still love him. I have no idea what JD does every day and neither do you. It’s cool to be a fan, but it doesn’t mean that you should excuse poor behavior. And I would say it for anyone who showed up like that.

  13. your majesty says:

    I thought he said that he stopped drinking in 2012? Oh well.

    • AntiSocialButterfly says:

      But he didn’t continue to profess the same in 2014.

    • Artemis says:

      He also said he did blockbuster for his children, to secure their futures (after doing a million Pirates films) and during the split with VP it was said she made him to do it. Now he’s acting in a little indie film ‘Into the Woods’. Oh wait…

      • Havana says:

        @Artemis Into The Woods is actually not a big movie, its budget is 50 million and he only got 1 million for it.

      • Artemis says:

        Disney production? Check. Funky outfit? Check. Overpaid? Check (the money was for 1 WEEK of work). Into to the Woods is also a film that needs to make money, it’s NOT a small movie. It’s not because the budget is smaller that the intent of making money is not there.

        Per Vanity Fair

        The boarding system is a win-win for the people on either side of the process—stars still get to make money, we get to see these stars ham it up in giant movies they might not otherwise touch—but a nightmare for the people actually responsible for making the movies happen. Is it worth torturing the costume designer to whisk Johnny Depp in and out of every scene within 10 days, if that means you can add an extra $20 million at the box office? Nobody in the industry was available to answer our hypothetical, because they were too busy thinking of all the yachts they could buy with that extra $20 million.

      • Havana says:

        @Artemis And? That doesn’t make it a blockbuster and it’s actually predicted to make 147 miilion in the US alone so..

  14. Kaylah says:

    I could have given him a “pass” if he was just a nominee and didn’t think there would be any reason for him to be on stage but he was a presenter. This is is sad and at over 50 slurring your words & swaying from side to side is not cute in any way.

    • minx says:

      I think that’s a good point. He was not there to accept, but to present, and he was a distraction.
      I couldn’t watch much, it was mortifying.

      • libertyIII says:

        I figure he was acting… he sounded quite a bit like Jack Sparrow, but then again, who knows? I doubt he was really drunk.

  15. VanCityLioness says:

    What an example to set for your kids, dude. I thought J.Depp gave an interview last year that he gave up drinking? He’s done this on and off for years but it’s never been cute, funny or “rock and roll.” I think J.Depp’s got a drinking problem but nothing anyone can do until he decides to get help. I think the reason for the drinking though is problems with Amber at home. They may not be breaking up but I always got the feeling that his drinking and drugging was worse when he had problems at home or if he was banging Kate Moss.

    • Havana says:

      His kids know about his drinking. Him and Amber were cozy at some bar the other day so no.], no trouble in paradise.

      • delia says:

        It’s not about the kids knowing- it’s about not being a dumb ass and setting an example for them. I mean we are talking bare minimum expectations here where you don’t act like a complete idiot on a televised awards show and you make it through five minutes of public speaking. He has a lot of down time, buck up for those five minutes of on time.

      • Falkor says:

        Oh, the kids know he has an alcohol issue? What a relief! As long as the kids *know* then it can’t possibly hurt them! Sound logic.

      • Havana says:

        @delia It was just a meaningless award show that not even half of the people in the US watched. Get over it.

        @Falkor No, the kids know that daddy likes to drink and have his fun. He doesn’t have an alcohol issue.

      • Falkor says:

        Yeah… I’m not convinced you know that, but you sure are, so power on.

      • The kids know their dad drinks but that doesn’t make it okay. Also let’s not forget that both Amber and J.Depp are actors and that People Mag’s ass kissy photo op means nothing. There could be trouble in paradise, or not. Johnny has a trend of getting drunk like this when all is not well in his personal life. That’s all I’m saying. I suggest you lay off the kool-aid. You’re a fan, I get it but we’re all entitled to our opinions.

      • Havana says:

        @VancityLioness They were spotted and not photographed.

      • Sure it was. You’re very gullible Havana.

  16. Leslie says:


  17. tinyfencer says:

    Am I the only one who thinks it was not alcohol, but something else in his system?

    • VanCityLioness says:

      Nope. Well I think it’s booze mixed with something else. I get the feeling he popped a few xanax with his booze. Maybe he did a coke bump but he looks like someone who did some additional downers.

    • sean says:

      Clearly something else. Xanax is a good guess. I was thinking Vicodan or Oxy were possibilities as well. Vodka and Vicodan together are…impressive.

    • Sea Dragon says:

      I’m not drug savvy but I did pick up on a little something else. I’d figured he mixed jack with some mary jane and the latter kicked in just as he had to present.

    • Falkor says:

      I’m thinkin’ there were benzos in the mix.

  18. Miss M says:

    Sad and unprofessional. If I was the recipient of that award I would be a bit upset to receive my award from him.

    • Laura says:

      Completely. Not something I would expect 30 year veteran of show business to do.

      • Sofia says:

        “Oh what an honor to receive this award from Johnny Depp… oh wait a minute, maybe not, maybe this is just embarrassing for all”.

        He can do whatever he wants in private, but this is a professional commitment, there’s no excuse for this level of entitlement. I say this because it seems to me that some celebs when get really big feel they can choose not to follow some “rules”, because they are special and above manners of all kind with no consequences. Ugh!

    • MountainRunner says:

      Yep. I feel embarrassed for him. Totally lacking class, JD.

    • Havana says:

      Well, the recipient of that award seemed pleased and happy. Mike Meyers said his intro was “Very rock n roll which was very very appropriate for Shep Gordon.”

      • Miss M says:

        He was pleased and happy for receiving the award and for being a pro!

      • Miss M says:

        He was pleased and happy for receiving the award and for being a pro! Obviously, he was not going to show he was not upset, even if he was…

      • Falkor says:

        Maybe he’s happy not because Depp was a shitfaced mess, but because he won an award. Crazy thought, I know.

      • Havana says:

        @Miss M And how do you know he was not pleased with Johnny’s intro? He obviously liked it judging by his words.

        @Falkor Did I say that he was happy because Depp was drunk?

      • Falkor says:

        Why are you defending Depp with every response? Does dude pay your bills or what? Sorry to break it to you, but he messed up. Humans mess up and Depp is human, not some infallible demi-god. You can’t spin this.

  19. InvaderTak says:

    He needs help before he gets in too deep. He looks and acts like he’s on his way to RDJ-land.

    • Bill says:

      i agree. @invatak! he is making a fool of himself. he needs to dump the gold digger amber and get in rehab

  20. abby says:

    It’s sad but I also think this is who Johnny is. It was easy to forget with the more stable, family-oriented image he had during the Vanessa years. And while I have no doubt that his family is still his priority, it feels as though Johnny has lost his focus. Sure, even with Vanessa every now and then he was carried home drunk from a bar but it was always played down and poo-pooed – IDK, maybe nothing ever really changed but he was smarter with his PR and he and Vanessa were a compelling couple with enough star power to smother any gossip.
    But it’s because we’ve seen him carried home a few too many times that this cannot simply be a one-off, imo.
    This is like a flashback of the Johnny from the past – you know, the drugs and alcohol, hotel-room destroying ol’ Johnny.
    Amber H. may be a famewhore to some degree but if she sticks around she’s going to have her hands full.
    All the best to both of them.

    • Laura says:

      +1. Well said.

    • katenotkatie says:

      I can’t decide if his life was more stable overall with Vanessa or if the whole family man image obscured the fact that this kind of behavior carried over from the 90s and never really stopped. I tend to think that Johnny had some healthier, happier years with Vanessa when their kids were younger and he had his huge comeback following POTC, but maybe he couldn’t sustain it after several years. Regardless, his career probably can’t take another big-budget bomb and he really can’t afford to be showing up to televised events totally sloshed. It’s really not cute anymore, Johnny, if it ever was. You’re not 33 anymore, and it’s not 1995. The man needs to ditch the Barbie doll fiancee and get himself together if he wants to keep working and earn back some respect.

      • AntiSocialButterfly says:

        I think this has been a long-standing and escalating problem. I think Vanessa probably put some pressure on him to not be so overt about it. Now that he shattered his own family, probably spending less time with his children, he has lost that stability.

      • Havana says:

        @AntiSocialButterfly Shattered his family? His kids are living with him. Vanessa is the one away from them.

      • Havana says:

        He presented awards drunk before? Didn’t know that! Pretty sure he was not trying to be “cute” by being drunk but okay..

        He doesn’t need to ditch a woman he’s in love with to please you.

      • Havana both Vanessa and Johnny are sharing custody of the kids. They live with him and their mother.

  21. Marianne says:

    Cute or sad? Definitely sad.

    I don’t care who you are or how old you are, its really unprofessional and disrespectful to present that way. Get drunk after if you like.

  22. Emily C. says:

    He’s a walking midlife crisis. I don’t feel sad for him; he was one of Roman Polanski’s staunchest defenders, said having his photo taken in a magazine photo shoot was like being raped, and dumped the mother of his children for a very much younger woman. Also he’s been making terrible movies solely for the money for quite a while now. Whether he was cool or not in the past, he’s gross now.

    • sarah says:

      thank you!
      He was so arrogant about defending Polanski too. I saw the video & officially said “Nope, not gonna be his fan anymore.” Karma really is a b!$ch.

    • katenotkatie says:

      I adored Johnny for years, but I can’t deal with him anymore, for all the reasons stated above. Once he and Vanessa were done and he picked up with Amber Heard, I lost all respect for him.

    • Sofia says:

      Didn’t he say in an interview that he kept making films because of his kids (this was around the “Tourist” film I believe). Isn’t this the same man who owns an island? He is one of those cases where we can say he is a sellout. There’s no artistic integrity, just dollars. I can’t stand the lack of integrity in general. And he is a good actor (maybe debatable), it’s a shame.

    • Havana says:

      He’s still “cool” and this just makes him cooler. Your comment is gross, he is a very nice and good man. Nobody ever said a bad word about him and there’s no reason to hate on him.

      He apologized for comparing photo shoots to being raped. What else do you want?

      He didn’t “dump” the mother of his children, they broke up amicably and he said nothing but great things about her after the break up, they are still friends and on good terms. She moved on with another man right after the break up but of course you don;t have any problem with that.

      Amber is almost 30 years old, she is not a child. They are in love and they couldn’t care less what people on gossip sites think.

      • JWQ says:

        “There’ s no reason to hate on him”: there IS a big reason to hate on him if he takes the side of Roman Polanski! Obviously that’ s the only thing you didn’ t find an excuse for among the list Emily C. did. Do you have a good story about how awesome JD is for defending a child rapist as well? Because I would love to hear it! And don’ t bother with the “it was not rape rape” or “the child seduced him” or “the girl was not a virgin” arguments, we have already heard them all and they are disgusting!

        Lastly, if they don’ t care about people gossiping about them, why would you?

      • The Other Katherine says:

        Havana, regarding whether Johnny and Amber care about what people on gossip sites think, do you have insight into this because you’re one of their PR flacks?

      • Havana says:

        @JWQ Oh yeah let’s hate on him for one thing and forget the long list of wonderful things he did!

  23. Angee says:

    This is Shep’s moment and JD just slurred and stumbled all over it. Someone in charge should have stopped him from going on. Not cute. REALLY disrespectful.

    Hey Johnny, detox is calling.

    • lisa2 says:

      I think that is the thing. I was someone else’s moment. Not his. But he was there to honor someone else. Now the memory of that is not about Shep.. but Johnny.

  24. M.A.F. says:

    He’s become a parody of himself.

    • Havana says:

      Not really. He was just drunk. Ugh these comments.

      • Jane's Wasted Talent says:

        Then please go away. Are you his pr, to keep posting contradictions to every thread? We get it, you disagree. But once you pass your saturation point your message becomes ineffective, and indeed, generates backlash.

      • jenn12 says:

        I don’t have a dog in this fight (ugh, hate that expression) but I am bewildered at your insistence that showing up to a job too inebriated to do said job is excusable. He has two kids old enough to be on the internet and who can watch their father being a public spectacle (if it was a woman, they would be calling BCW). There are people struggling to get work and here is a rich actor who can’t even be respectful enough to wait to get drunk until after the work is done?

      • Havana says:

        @jenn12 This was not work, honey, he was just presenting an award. If he showed up drunk on a movie set now that would be disrespectful and unprofessional. His kids know how he is. Don’t worry about them.

      • jenn12 says:

        Yes, Havana, it IS work. Presenting at an awards show is work. Knowing your parent is an alcoholic doesn’t make it any easier. How do you know they’re fine? I understand you have the right to your opinion, but I stand by mine. You don’t show up to present an award drunk. It doesn’t matter what awards show it is, he agreed to do it. A major star like him doesn’t do tiny little shows, and if he does, it would be humble and courteous to not do it drunk. You can be his fan without making excuses for poor behavior.

      • Havana says:

        @jenn12 JLO was drunk and flubbed her lines at the same event. What do you have to say about that?

      • Kitten says:

        Havana-you’re gonna hurt yourself with all this Depp-stanning. Seriously. Calm down, girl, because you’re WAY over-invested in this.

      • jenn12 says:

        Havana, never saw JLo that wasted, but would feel the exact same way.

  25. sarah says:

    He is a 51 year old man with 2 kids & this is how he’s acting? Johnny completely upstaged the actual award winner & made a fool of his cliched self.

    • Havana says:

      Is he supposed not to drink or what? He upstaged the actual winner by presenting him? What a cliched comment.

      • jenn12 says:

        He is not supposed to drink at a job he voluntarily contracted to do. It is disrespectful. And no child should have to look at a parent in that state.

      • Havana says:

        @ jenn12 He is not supposed to drink? Why was there drinks then? Why did JLO present drunk? Get over yourself please. Did that meaningless forgettable show really effect your life?

      • jenn12 says:

        So if there’s a huge buffet, we should assume he will eat 9 steaks, 10 potatoes, etc?

  26. Jana says:

    What a tremendous role model for his children…he can’t stay sober for an awards show? It’s 2-3 hours of your day, drink afterwards and spare your family this embarrassment.

    • Havana says:

      He wasn’t really the only drunk celebrity there. There was drinks and that’s why he got drunk.

      • Anastasia says:

        Do you work for Depp or something?

      • Falkor says:

        Could be Amber, surely she doesn’t have much going on. Whoever it is, Havana sure thinks Depp is oh-em-gee kewl you guis and you should all think so or you’re a jelli h8r!

      • Havana says:

        @Anastasia No, do you think he cares about what some random strangers online think?

        @Falkor Yeah it’s not like if Amber is working on a movie right now. She sure has a lot of free time.

      • Falkor says:

        Yes, yes, you’re busy and important 😉

  27. TheCountess says:

    Ugh. Grow up, old man.

  28. mytbean says:

    It’s sad to say but I think he’s already suffering from some degenerative symptoms as a result of his long-term alcohol abuse. Films and interviews where he seems to be sober(ish) are still riddled with slurred speech and slow drunken feel. A tiny side note written into POTC to explain his wobbly haze – Jack Sparrow’s character was supposed to have suffered heat stroke.

    He’s an alcoholic, no doubt. But it’s possible that he seems drunker than he is sometimes The people in the crowd (that they focused on anyway) were not in the least bit put off by his demeanor. This is who he is in his scene. Hollywood has a culture of alcoholism.

    As for his relationship with Amber… I can totally see this scene playing out while they were doing their initial mating dance:

  29. SilkyP says:

    Here’s what I think is going on, and though it is speculation, I have seen very similar things going on in my family. Johnny is an alcoholic and has been for years. He explicitly denied this in the Rolling Stone interview from a few years ago, which only confirmed it for me because one of the most marked characteristics of addiction is DENIAL. He cleaned up because he fell in love with a beautiful young woman, and she probably made it a condition in order for them to have a relationship. At first it was worthwhile because being in love and in lust makes up for the loss of the addictive substance. But sooner or later the high of being in love wears off and life confronts a person with difficulties. And there have been difficulties lately for Johnny and his girlfriend (my guess is that they are separated at the moment, also because he is overdosing on scarves again in his dressing). That’s when the former addict falls back into his old ways of coping, meaning returning to the addiction. Lesson learned (or not): denial of the seriousness of the addiction and quitting an addiction for someone else (a new love), doesn’t work! Johnny needs to admit that he is an addict and seek help.

    • Sara says:

      alcoholics deny being alcoholics. that is true. non alcoholics do that too though. that is really a weird bit of proof you have there. did you ever kill someone? no? thats that serial killers say.
      i have no doubt that Johnny has problem with his alcohol intake and i would not be surprised to hear he is addicted, but this “denying means its true” is rather silly.

      • jenn12 says:

        He most definitely has a scarf issue….

      • Havana says:

        @ jenn12 He can wear as many scarves as he pleases. It is none of anyone’s businesses.

      • SilkyP says:

        @ Sara You are right: the fact that someone denies being an alcoholic doesn’t prove in itself that they are in fact alcoholic. However, when you combine this denial with behavior that proves the opposite (showing up drunk at an awards show, falling down drunk in the streets), it is another story. Johnny has addressed the drinking issue of his own accord in the Rolling Stone interview of 2013, saying that he stopped drinking because he ‘had gotten out of it all that he could’, that ‘he and alcohol were getting along maybe too well’, that he used to drink ‘just to calm the circus in his head’, that he had to stop drinking at a certain point to deal properly with his separation from Vanessa and because he had to be there for his children. After talking like this about drinking at length and basically making clear that it was problematic, he then continued to say that in spite of all this he was ‘not an alcoholic’. This is the kind of denial that makes me think that he definitely HAS a drinking problem. I hope he will acknowledge it himself now and get help this time.

      • jenn12 says:

        Havana, you’re on a celebrity forum where people state opinions. Surely my dislike of Depp’s fashion doesn’t bother you THAT much?

  30. Koala says:

    He just needs to get back with Winona. He’s obviously been drowning his sorrows because she was the one true love of his life. I’ll never give up on them.
    *breaths heavily*

  31. Stacey says:

    Just pathetic. Everything about him lately is the cliche of an older man becoming a parody of himself. The leaving the mother of your children for some 20-something. The bad career choices.

    • Havana says:

      I think what’s pathetic is assuming the worst things about someone you don’t really know. How exactly is he becoming a parody of himself? Because he’s aging? He broke up with “the mother of his children” amicably and said nothing but nice things about her after the break up, he said they are still friends and on good terms which means he didn’t “leave” her. His fiancée is almost 30 years old by the way.

      • Cheesy says:

        His fiance is almost 30 years old? If you use that logic, then Johnny’s almost 55 years old. She is not 30 years old, so that is meaningless.

      • Havana says:

        @Cheesy His fiancée is almost 30 because she is 28, meaning she is in her late twenties. You can’t say that Johnny is almost 55 years old when he is 51 years old. It’s not the same.

  32. SilkyP says:

    Another speculation of mine based on what I have seen with people I knew who struggled with addiction: If Johnny Depp and his girlfriend Amber Heard broke up recently, his extreme behavior at the event could be a desperate way of trying to get her back. Addicts who are in a co-dependent relationship will often go to extremes when they are left by their partner. And often the partner cannot resist this ‘cry for help’ (unbelievable as it may seem to others) and goes back to the unhealthy relationship. The same dynamics can be seen in violent relationships, where one of the partners is abused but goes back again and again.

    • resti says:

      Maybe you are right cause you make some pretty good points in general.But according to PEOPLE they were together the previous night looking all loved up.There is absolutely no sign of a possible separation except some stupid rumours about her and Tatum.But we’ll see what’ll happen next.I can only hope that it was just a bad night for him and that he doesn’t have any issues with alcohol or with his personal life.I always admired him for being so down to earth and so nice and it’s really depressing watching him like this.

    • Havana says:

      Nope. They were just seen recently being all lovey dovey.

  33. iheartjacksparrow says:

    He’s been saying he and Amber were getting married in Autumn. Maybe he realized that Autumn is almost over, and he’s going to have to marry the the obvious famewhore, or she is pressuring him because time is running out.

  34. HoustonGrl says:

    This is just tacky. Nothing cute about being sloshed in this situation.

  35. Veronica says:

    It’s more forgivable when you’re in your early twenties and still getting the irresponsibility out of you. If it occurs later in life, you don’t try to play it off as “appropriate” but eat the humble pie to admit the social faux pas. It’s never really cute at any age, but it’s especially glaring when positioned against the backdrop of an obvious, ongoing mid-life crisis that destroyed his marriage, has him engaged to a woman nearly half his age, and dresses him like an indie hipster band reject. I have seen few actors destroy their sex appeal as rapidly he has in the past two years.

    • Havana says:

      Destroyed his marriage? What marriage? Vanessa didn’t want to get married and she was the one who wanted to end the relationship.

      He is with a woman who is almost 30 years who loves him, they’ve been together for 3 years now.

      He was just drunk, he likes to drink. Way to make a big deal out of something that many people experience.

      • Anastasia says:

        Many people experience? No, I have never been drunk while presenting an honor/award to someone on stage. I have never been almost unable to speak or focus in front of an audience. He was totally unprofessional. It’s one thing to have a drink or two to relax just a bit, but this is sloppy DRUNK. He looked like he was standing on the deck of a ferry in choppy waters. I kept expecting him to fall over.

        Nope, many people do not do that.

      • Cheesy says:

        Most places recognize common law marriage, Vanessa legally would have been considered Johnny’s common law wife.

      • Veronica says:

        I’m pretty sure we can use “wife” to describe a woman who was in a decade plus relationship resulting in two children, with or without the legal documentation. Now, he’s a 51 year old dating a woman in her late twenties. It couldn’t be more of a textbook mid-life crisis cliche than if he started driving her around in a red convertible.

        And for the record, I come from a city reknowned for its drinking culture. We’ve practically got a reputation for being an entire population of functional alcoholics given how much it’s woven into pretty much every social interaction here. I’ve still never shown up stumbling drunk to work.

      • SilkyP says:

        @Havana ‘He was just drunk. he likes to drink.’ This must be the most ignorant remark I have ever heard. Get yourself informed about the characteristics of alcoholism. Johnny is an alcoholic. He is in denial and it is starting to interfere with the rest of his life. It will get worse. People like you downplaying the seriousness of what is going, help to make it worse.

      • Havana says:

        @Anastasia That’s probably because regular people don’t present awards. Some people get drunk much worse than that. Just because you never experienced it, it doesn’t mean others didn’t/don’t.

        @Veronica Sorry but no, being in a love with a younger person does not mean that he’s going through a midlife crisis.

  36. zut alors! says:

    I am rather enjoying Havana’s whack-a-mole style reaction to every post criticizing Johnny. How about the rest of you?

    • cr says:

      It’s amusing/sad in its own way. And I guess its moved on to ‘everyone gets drunk in public’ so what’s the big deal. I can’t tell if it’s trolling just to troll, or just really, really in denial that maybe Johnny might have some issues and apparently can’t deal with that as a fan.
      ETA: I’ll note that many commenters on here have been fans of Johnny and aren’t ‘haters’ as Havana has asserted. But this appearance continues a pattern of behavior that indicates he’s still got a lot of issues that he’s not dealt with. And it stopped being funny and excusable a long time ago.

      • Peppa says:

        Super fan, maybe? Idk, I actually like Johnny Depp a lot but his behavior in the last couple years has turned me off a bit. This person seems to have their head in the sand.

      • Tulip says:

        Havana (since you probably will read this): We get your point. Nothing wrong with what you said. Everyone has their own opinion, but your opinion would have more weight if you didn’t try to convert nearly every poster who disagreed with you.

        Some of us are going to be as stubborn as you are.

    • jenn12 says:

      That whack a mole comment has me laughing out loud- that and the one about people being as stubborn in their beliefs as she/he is in his/hers. Definitely the whack a mole comment, which I warn you I want to steal. As for the rest, I never cared about Depp one way or the other, but this crazy insistence that he was just drunk, it’s no big deal that he was beyond inebriated at an awards show, who cares if he’s unprofessional, his kids don’t even care…. WTF?

      • Tulip says:


        Steal away 😉

      • zut alors says:

        If I were a drinking woman, and downed shots every time Havana posted a rebuttal, I’d be at Johnny’s level of drunkenness. I’d probably be dizzy too and exhausted from all that running from post to post in this thread.

      • jenn12 says:

        I’m dizzy just from seeing all the rebuttals. Hope the guy learns to love himself half as much as he/she loves Depp.

    • Bill says:

      yep! or a teen lol i used to like depp untill pirates four was god awful and the rest of the bombs. lol now hes a embarrassment and sad really

  37. Girl using brain says:

    Bug deal. He popped a pill, had a few too many drinks and made an ass of himself in public. WE’VE ALL BEEN THERE.

    Im more interested in the timing if it since I just started reading rumors last week that Amber has been hooking up with Channing Tatum (I think it was….).

    • Havana says:

      I agree with the first sentence but the cheating rumors are 100% false.

      • Hmmmmm says:

        How could you possibly be able to say that you know 100% ? That’s just not a realistic statement…

      • Havana says:

        @Hmmmmm Because Johnny & Amber were just spotted together a few days ago, reportedly being all over each other?

    • Izzy says:

      No, actually, not all of us have been there. This was an industry function, and he actually had a job to do, and he was drunk off his a– while doing it. Many of us have managed never to show up drunk at work or a work-related event. It’s called professionalism.

      Oh wait, you’re Havana in disguise aren’t you?

      Johnny Depp was free to get as loaded as he liked, but if he jad any professionalism or class, he should have waited until after he presented to finish getting wasted

      • Havana says:

        So anyone that defends Depp is me?

      • Girl using brain says:

        No, not Havana. Just disagree with all the clucking by the Ms. Kravitz types who are offended at a celebrity who did nothing more than indulge a bit too much at a public function. He probably felt like an idiot the next day. And then moved on. Maybe you should too.

        And I’m not some Depp fan girl. I personally find his “hobo pirate” look ridiculous. But go ahead and feel superior with all your “professionalism”.

  38. Greek Chic says:

    I love Johnny Depp but that was embarassing… Some comments are exaggerating or maybe i don’t know much about his life…Sure, if he’s an alcoholic he should go to rehab, but is he or was that a bad moment? It was unprofessional and his people should have protected him…

    I don’t know, i enjoy drinking once in a while and i’ve become drunk sometimes in my life, especially when i was in a college student…If someone would saw me a little drunk one night at a college party would say that i should go to rehab too and i am an alcoholic? Of course, it wasn’t an event that i had to be professional like JB but i am sure me and my friends have done and said things that are embarassing and we regret them now. Thank god i’m not famous 😉

    • Cheesy says:

      This was not a party. This presentation was televised and watched by millions of strangers. I’ve been known to kick back a few too many at times too, but I would never show up to give a presentation sloppy drunk no matter how nervous I was.

      • Havana says:

        They should not have served drinks then. Millions of strangers? Go see the low number of views the show got.

  39. Meg says:

    I think its sad after he gets engaged to a 28 year old. Clearly a late in life mid life crisis is going on

    • Havana says:

      Yeah because being with a younger person who clearly means and that he has problems and is going through something!

  40. caitrin says:

    I NEVER saw anything “cool” about this arrogant, pretentious, entitled, smug, self proclaimed “artist,” and he is and less less appealing every year. (Over 20 years ago, he had some memorable roles, but *he* wasn’t the cool people he played, the screenwriters were the ones who invented the edgy, interesting characters he took on.) In interviews, he is unfailingly pretentious at best, going on about his “art”, his own island, his money, or his outrageous comment about paparazzi taking photos of him being “like rape.” (Of COURSE he later apologized; if he hadn’t, he would have lost his reputation and roles. Doesn’t mean he changed his mind about his statement, just that his PR people told him to retract.) Now, after his passionate defense of child rapist Polanski, I find him unbearable–as I do anyone who could defend such behavior as Polanski’s. (I wonder: would Johnny feel safe leaving his OWN very young daughter w Polanski, alone? Because if not, he is a hypocrite, too.) Nothing “cute” about alcohol abuse, esp in a professional setting, while presenting an award to another colleague (a “friend”)–absolutely unprofessional and disrespectful, and clearly disturbing. (Btw, to the very few people saying how completely awesome, cool and wonderful he is, and that he is not an alcoholic b/c everyone at these Hollywood parties drinks, and that people who express any concern about his drinking are “haters”—-oh, never mind.)

    • Havana says:

      “arrogant, pretentious, entitled, smug, self proclaimed “artist,” ”

      Are you sure you are talking about Johnny Depp?

      “(Over 20 years ago, he had some memorable roles, but *he* wasn’t the cool people he played, the screenwriters were the ones who invented the edgy, interesting characters he took on.)”

      Yeah it’s not like he had a lot of ideas for these characters and made them what they are.

      “In interviews, he is unfailingly pretentious at best, going on about his “art”, his own island, his money, ”

      Are you sure you’ve actually seen/read enough interviews with him? He rarely talks about his art, island and money.

  41. Vvvoid says:

    He is a nice guy. My friend’s dad was in a band with him in the early 90s and he took us to a theme park once. He was so much fun and so kind, he loved kids even thenband my friend has video from that day of Johnny spinning him around in a circle. I was so young but I remember having a little crush that day. In sure he’s a good dad. It’s sad to see him like this, he is a good person from what I know.

  42. Tulip says:

    I think Shep hung around enough celebs (Janis Joplin and Hendrix ffs) to know when one is in a bad spot. Even if Johnny had no problems, getting this drunk (or baked, or both) is not something that would bring back good memories for this man. So for that reason alone, this stunt was tacky.

    I don’t care that he’s older and has kids. Growing older is a b*tch and while a lot of people have muzzled themselves (or have been muzzled by others), very, VERY few people age gracefully. I don’t think people on this board are better than him when it comes to aging, and their comments strike me as bitter (because he can act out and not get punished for it).

    As for kids, he SHOULD be a better role model. But I’ve mixed feelings on this subject, since kids can be thoughtless and say some pretty vicious things to you even if you’re living like a saint. If nothing else, he can hear his kids’ words and at least feel that he deserved them. It’s twisted, but how many parents can honestly say that they deserved the harsh words that their kids handed out to them, without warning? Especially when one is a teenager?

    To wrap things up, he shouldn’t have done this IMO, because of Shep (which I covered in the first paragraph). That, and no one else was allowed to get that plastered on camera-(seriously, these events are tedious for everyone, so then let them all get drunk and act out on the stage, or none of them-at least be fair about it.)

  43. ichabod says:

    @caitrin and @Tulip – I AGREE ^^
    On this one night, Shep Gordon shouldn’t have been placed in the position of being the supporter of little boy Johnny with his warm hearted smile and caring arms and basically keeping him from further embarassing himself and everyone else with his disturbing behavior.

  44. funnybone says:

    What has become of professionalism?

  45. serena says:

    That’s totally sad… this midlife crisis is taking too long, hope it isn’t depression.

    • Havana says:

      Getting drunk = having a midlife crisis? Was he having a midlife crisis when he was younger too? Because he always liked to drink.

  46. jenn12 says:

    I can’t believe that header on this: “cute or sad”? Seriously? What’s cute about being falling down drunk, especially when you’ve criticized others for it? What’s cute about being so unprofessional? It’s cute that his poor kids have to see him like that? He’s Hasselhoff with the burger, but onstage. It’s not cute to be a raging alcoholic, who needs to drink so badly that he can’t wait until AFTER the job. What’s next- Amanda Bynes raves like a lunatic due to her mental illness: cute or sad? I’ll give you a hint…. SAD.

    • Havana says:

      You actually think his kids saw the show? Calm down, honey! It was not the Oscars or an important awards show. And how exactly did he seem like a “raging” alcoholic? If anything he’s a very nice drunk.

      • jenn12 says:

        Sweetpea, do you really think someone at school didn’t grab his kids and say, “Man, I saw your dad and he was really drunk?” They’re teenagers and that’s the 1st thing they want to do. Anyone who gets this falling down plastered when he has a job to do has serious issues. I already saw you all over this thread, insisting that showing up to a professional obligation bombed out of his mind is perfectly fine and being drunk is okay as long as you’re a nice drunk. A raging alcoholic means a serious alcoholic, not a mean one, though maybe that’s specifically an expression that I use. It’s sweet that you’re such a huge fan, but blinders and all? My kid worships Hope Solo. That doesn’t mean she isn’t guilty of domestic violence. So if you go to a doctor’s appointment for a consultation and it’s not the day you’re going to have surgery or a checkup, it’s cool if he’s drunk because it’s a lesser appointment? Come on.

  47. whatsmyname? says:

    There is nothing cute about this. It’s disrespectful and completely unprofessional. If he doesn’t like doing these things he shouldn’t have done it, he was only presenting and could have said no. It’s not like he didn’t know he would be up on stage. And the excuses being made for him are dumb as hell. He can get as drunk as he wants but on certain occasions it’s not appropriate. If he got drunk afterwards no one would care and he should have done just that instead.

  48. Tippy says:

    That was painful to watch.

    If Johnny doesn’t get help, he’ll most likely drink himself into an early grave.

  49. Ginger says:

    I saw about a minute of this video yesterday and then turned it off. I won’t watch it again. I was embarrassed for him. It was very nice of Mike to try and cover for him but come on. The dude is a father and this was a professional appearance….so bad on him for his kids and bad on him for presenting drunk in a professional setting among his peers. Not good. It reminds me of the one person that drinks too much at the office Christmas party then has to go back to work on Monday where everyone will ridicule them. I can’t help but wonder if Johnny needs serious help with his drinking.

  50. Meow says:

    Johnny likes to drink. I bet 99% of the people posting here have been drunk in public . The only difference is that they aren’t on TV.
    He actually reminded me of dear old Keith Richards on the HFA show.
    I bet Keith won’t care if Johnny was drunk on TV.

    • cr says:

      When I see excuses like “we’ve all been drunk in public’ I can’t help wonder what that person’s life is really like.
      No, we’ve not all been drunk in public, and even if posters here were drunk in public I’m hoping that it wasn’t for for a professional appearance.
      And as pointed out repeatedly, that’s one of the main issues people are having with this event, he was drunk while doing his job, not while he was in the audience, or a known winner who would have to get up there do a little winner’s speech, but on the job. That’s not a good thing, no matter what profession you’re in.

      “dear old Keith Richards’ Really?

      • Havana says:

        Wow, get over it already. Why are you so butthurt as if he showed up to your dinner?

      • Falkor says:

        Havana, you calling anyone butthurt is just too much irony.

      • jenn12 says:


      • Havana says:

        @Falkor I’m a fan defending someone I’m passionate about. They are not a fan of anyone involved and they are being so OTT over something that hardly hurt them one bit.

      • Falkor says:

        It’s absolutely fine to be a passionate fan! Truly, if Johnny is in a bad place with the drinking (not saying he is or is not), he needs people like you in his corner to rally around him. But there’s a difference between having an opposing opinion and debating in a calm, respectful manner and trying to shove your opinion down peoples’ throats. Your responses do not invite debate and you yourself are being quite OTT. It is totally fine to like him and support him and be a fan, he survives off of people like you. But people are 100% more likely to hear you out and listen to where you’re coming from if you are calm with your presentation and if you’re at peace with the fact that no celeb is infallible. You are entitled to your view and everyone else is too.

  51. Dawn says:

    I have to say that I’ve always been a huge fan of his, I have seen almost every movie the minute it comes out but this was bad. I know he is a terribly shy person but after fifty years on the planet there has to be a better way to handle that then just getting loaded. That is all I have other then he is still my favorite actor but he seems to need some help with the booze.

  52. Jayna says:

    How disrespectful to the man receiving the award whom you have the honor of presenting it to, and you make a joke of it by being flat-on-your-face drunk. It was his night and Johnny made it a mockery of it.

    • Havana says:

      Yeah it’s not like that man is his friend and he was laughing and said it was very rock and roll and appropriate. If the man was not disrespected, you don’t have to be.

      • Falkor says:

        Um, yeah, giving an award drunk is disrespectful, the etiquette on that one is pretty clear. This was the award recipient’s moment and Johnny made it his. He’s not an evil, terrible, bad monster of a man for doing so, but it wasn’t polite.

      • Havana says:

        @Falkor Sorry but it’s not his problem that people focused on him instead of focusing on someone they don’t know. He didn’t make the moment his. The people and the media made it seem that way by only talking about how drunk he was.

        Shep Gordon is actually famous now thanks to Johnny.

      • Falkor says:

        Johnny Depp is a big fish, if he gets sloppy and presents an award, that’s what the headlines are going to be. Shep Gordon is a bit part in all of this, the story getting coverage is Johnny’s faux pas. That’s just the way it is, celebrities have less room for screw-ups because people are watching and waiting for the next star to implode. It’s shitty, but it’s the nature of the beast.

    • jenn12 says:

      Being courteous to Johnny and not pointing out how drunk he was shows a lot better manners than Johnny did. I’m sure they didn’t want to start anything. I do not get how presenting an award to someone at a show is not a professional obligation. He’s not a struggling actor; he has choices. No one forced him to do this job, and no one forced him to show up drunk and stoned. It is unprofessional, period.

      • Havana says:

        Are you delusional or what? How many times do I have to say that Shep Gordon was laughing his butt off? Why would he point out how drunk Johnny was? Do you think he is crying about it right now or what? We get it you think it was “unprofessional” that he was drunk at an event where everyone was drunk. Move on with your life now.

      • jenn12 says:

        Um.. yeah. I don’t actually dislike Depp, you know. And I’m not the one racing up and down the thread, passionately insisting that my opinion is the only true one, so perhaps you should move on instead of me. It’s an opinion on a celebrity forum and you have the right to yours, but others have the right to theirs, including me. Who is this “we”? Pretty much everyone here thinks Depp was unprofessional at best. Mine was one of the more polite opinions. I’m not screaming for CPS to take his kids, etc. But he was at a job and acted unprofessionally, whether or not you agree.

      • Jamie says:

        “Pretty much everyone here thinks Depp was unprofessional at best.”

        Pretty much everyone? Not really, some people here are on his side.

  53. TOPgirl says:

    Johnny doesn’t look happy like he use to. Must be because he’s dating a younger woman who’s probably using him only for his fame and money. And, his ex-wife has moved onto bigger and better things in life rather than waiting around for him to marry her.

    • lisa2 says:

      I don’t think it is fair to blame Amber for Johnny’s behavior. She was not there. And really is he that immature that this woman can make him do something he doesn’t want to do.

      It is too easy to point to Amber. She has not been seen drunk or inappropriate at an event.

      I think this all comes down to being watched. Johnny has not been watched really. There are celebrities that have every moment of their lives watched and analyzed. People follow every move. Word. Action. Johnny’s life off the screen has not been overly analyzed. People use to talk about him living in France and keeping his kids out of LA. Then we find out that Johnny and his family have in fact been living in LA longer than people knew. People said Johnny was only about the work. Then he says clearly he takes the big money. People claimed that when he was filming the Tourist he kept his family out of sight and such.. the truth was his family was not there so yeah they were out of sight. People said he and Vanessa were the ideal couple. Then they broke up.

      People are watching Johnny more. And like people that you finally watch you see things that are not what you expected. This has probably been Johnny for years. It is just that people were not watching him.

    • Havana says:

      He actually looks happier than ever these days. And why would he be unhappy because a younger woman is madly in love with him? Oh yeah that’s the reason they are together. She’s not using him for anything, she never even talks about him publicly to get attention.

      It’s funny that you call Vanessa his “ex-wife” and then you say she was waiting for him to marry her. She didn’t want to get married, he would have married her if she wanted to.

      And how exactly did she move on to onto bigger and better things in life? Did you not see the drug addict she’s dating now?

  54. LaurieH says:

    My first impulse is to be judge-y, but I’m going to refrain. Clearly, Johnny was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. And yes, it’s painful to watch someone act that way in that kind of environment (a party is one thing; on stage with a job to do on national TV is another). That said, who knows what’s going on in his life that has him turning to drugs or alcohol. He’s had issues with this in the past, which he dealt with, but it seems he may have fallen off the wagon. That doesn’t just happen; something causes it and, unless he chooses to talk about it, we can only speculate. Life is hard. People deal with it in many different ways; some constructive, some destruction – some a combination of both. Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses and moments of both. Clearly, this was a moment of weakness for him. I will just leave it at that.

  55. Dr.Funkenstein says:

    Unprofessional. That’s the bottom line. He’s not a teenager, so it’s not so easy to excuse. This strikes me as a bit of ingratitude and lack of respect to the industry and the fans that made him a wealthy man. Careful, the door that opened to all that fame swings both ways, John.

    • Havana says:

      You are talking as if he showed up like that on a movie set and not an awards show.

      • iheartjacksparrow says:

        @Havana – You really need to come back to Earth from whatever planet you’ve been visiting. I think we have all figured out that you believe Johnny is God’s gift to humanity, but the reality is that he’s just a plain human being who makes mistakes. Your non-stop posts trying to rationalize and/or make excuses for his clearly absurd behavior is becoming laughable. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, and nothing you write is going to change those opinions when your idolatry is clouding your perception of him. Making a complete fool of himself in front of his industry peers was and is unacceptable. And I have heard from people that he does show up drunk on movie sets.

      • JenniferJustice says:

        Presenting at an awards show is a job. They are usually paid what’s called a “talent fee” and even if he weren’t paid monetarily, they are paid in other ways as well – freebies, give-aways, clothes, parting favors, etc. that add up to a pretty penny. He took a job and should be responsible about it. And what about respecting the industry that made you? I see his antics as disrespectful, arrogant, and immature. It’s no secret that Johnny’s drinking and drugging made the making of last Pirates movie challenging to say the least.

      • Jamie says:

        @JenniferJustice Wow, get over it already. You are still whining about something that nobody there was complaining about?

        Shep Gordon was not disrespected, if anything he should thank Johnny for making him famous now.

  56. lisa2 says:

    I have no doubt thing will improve greatly before he has to promote Into The Woods.. Disney is not going to like this.. he is not Jack Sparrow.

    Look for an appearance where he is clean and on point. Maybe an award show.

  57. Karen says:

    I love Johnny. I couldn’t care less about the awards and tuned in just because I heard he would be presenting. It was unbelievably awkward to watch and I really was waiting for him to throw up, drop the mic, or fall over. Just awful.

    He has admitted many times to having issues with alcohol. When he was promoting The Lone Ranger and covered Rolling Stone he said he had quit drinking through his separation with Vanessa to stay clear-minded and there for his kids. Those days are apparently over.

    It seemed like he was committed to sobriety. For the past two years or so, if he was pictured at an event he was holding an alcohol-free beer or publications made a point of saying he was drinking an alcohol-free drink. Sad to see he fell of the wagon and hoping he gets back on.

  58. Izzy says:

    People were laughing at him, not with him. He seemed too wasted to know the difference.

    • Jamie says:

      Uh, not really. They were laughing when he was joking and being funny. They didn’t laugh when he was trying to be serious.

  59. Falkor says:

    I don’t know who “the media” are, but it’s been mentioned here more than once.
    eta: To clarify, I meant Jen’s drunken antics have been mentioned here. I don’t think it’s polite to present an award to someone else while sloppy, be it Jen, Johnny, god, or the kids it’s never a good look. It’s a turd in the punchbowl party foul move.

  60. BlackBetty says:

    Depressing to watch. You couldn’t get away with this in most industries.

  61. skippy says:

    I agree Sal.

  62. Paul says:

    Ahh just embarrassing!!!!

  63. ToodySezHey says:

    Lmao…stars get sloshed at award shows. It happens. Remember the Oscars when Jacqueline Bisset gave her messy drunk acceptance speech? Where was all the hue and cry for how “umprofessional” she was or the hoopla for her to go to rehab?

    The reason everyone is losing their minds is that Celebitchy has had their pitchforks out for Johnny ever since he and Vanessa split, cuz how dare he leave Vanessa for try hard Amber?

    Meanwhile these same people are probably Brange fans and Brad Pitt did the same thing as Johnny- grew apart from his wife/partner , met a younger woman and fell in love and decided to be with her.

    90 percent of these comments are ridiculous.

  64. JenniferJustice says:

    Regarding the title of the article – cute or sad? It’s neither cute nor sad, but highly irresponsible. If you accept a job (and, yes, it is a job), you should fulfil your duty sober! There’s a time and place to party and it’s not when you’re suppose to be representing and as in this case, presenting.

  65. Jamie says:

    Yes he was wasted not sure why people are being so anal about it. No one died or got hurt, police were not called. Children were not involved. Jeez it’s like he committed the crime of the century the way some people are commenting.

    Not sure what you are yacking about ‘new wife, back to old habits’ Is he married ? the last wife he had they divorced in the 1980s.

    Just because you become a certain age does not make you bulletproof to getting wasted and/or making an ass of yourself. When you actually grow up and experience the world you will find that out.

    As for the example he is setting for his kids I am hoping they learn from his example. Don’t get wasted when you are a celebrity people will judge you for every indiscretion because you are not allowed to be human and make mistakes.

    If it weren’t for Depp doing what he did then there would be very little publicity for the awards. No doubt they are grateful for the distraction. From all reviews apart from Depps presentation the only other one that is being talked about is Ben Affleck talking about his penis. Other than that it was nothing more than yet another self involved love fest for Hollywood.

    Being drunk should have been a compulsory.

  66. MAC says:

    I swear I read an interview where he said Amber helped him get off the booze and he only drank non acho beer?
    He needs an intervention. I hope his children are not exposed to a father like this !!

    If Vanessa wrote a book that would actually be worth reading.

    • KK says:

      Ok? So he only drinks once in a while now. Let’s not talk as if he gets drunk like that everyday.

      There was an European Vanity Fair article recently that talked about how Vanessa chased him for years before they were together and how she trapped him and then cheated on him while they were together.

      She can’t talk about anything because she’s the actual bad guy.

  67. stacat1 says:

    FIRST of all, it was the HFA’s…..bigger jokes than GGs. Everyone who is required to attend that –needs to be BOMBED. that is all.
    the HFAs need to go.

  68. Moi says:

    Love you Johnny, you’re one of the kindest human beings I’ve ever met.

    “Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things are the cultivated. For these there is hope.”.