JOHNNY DEPP FILES NEW DOCS CLAIMING HE DIDN’T HIT AMBER HEARD: Johnny Depp has filed legal documents citing new evidence that he claims proves he never hit Amber Heard, TMZ reports. Heard floated abuse allegations against Depp amid their contentious divorce.
RAY ROMANO’S FIRST STAND-UP SPECIAL TO BOW ON NETFLIX NEXT WEEK: Ray Romano will land on Netflix in two weeks with his first stand-up special in 23 years. The premiere has been set for February 5th. Dubbed Right Here, Around the Corner, the special was taped during two sets at New York’s Comedy Cellar and the Village Underground. Netflix released the first trailer on Tuesday.
KEVIN BARNETT DEAD AT 32: Stand-up comedian Kevin Barnett has died at age 32. Barnett’s passing was announced by The Stand comedy club, and Chelsea Peretti shared the tweet, with the comment, “I am so sad.” Details surrounding his death were not released at press time.
AMY SCHUMER MOCKS FYRE FESTIVAL: Amy Schumer is hopping on the Fyre Festival-mocking bandwagon following the release of Netflix and Hulu’s documentaries about the failed event. The pregnant Schumer showed a shot of Fyre’s “luxury” tents (aka disaster relief tents), surrounded by trash. “My baby shower was LIT! Thanks girls!” Schumer, 37, captioned the shot.
KARL LAGERFELD TOO ‘TIRED’ TO ATTEND CHANEL PARIS SHOW: The 85-year-old Karl Lagerfeld was MIA at Chanel’s two shows at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. The label’s longtime creative director was expected to take a bow, but his longtime studio director Virginie Viard emerged instead. “For the traditional greeting at the end of the show, Mr. Lagerfeld, artistic director of Chanel, who was feeling tired, asked Virginie Viard, director of the creative studio of the house, to represent him and greet the guests alongside the bride,” Chanel said in a statement to WWD. The show was a hit though; supermodel Kaia Gerber, 17, reportedly dominated the runway, donning a pink floral off-the-shoulder gown with feathered embellishments on the sleeves and hips, a beehive and bright red lips.