Feb 28, 2021
Amber Heard plagued by rumors ‘she’s been fired from Aquaman 2 and could be replaced by Emilia Clarke’
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AQUAMAN star Amber Heard has been subject to a swell of rumors she has been "fired" from the second movie instalment.
Websites The Blast and We Got This Covered have also reported how Amber, who last year testified in The Sun's libel victory against her ex Johnny Depp, is tipped to be replaced by Game Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke.
The source is said to have told Brisbane-based Sausage Roll, "Amber Heard did not pass her physical examination.
"She’s put on some pounds and is in terrible shape.
"There is a clause in her contract which says she is required to be in good form ahead of shooting and she violated that."8The Texas native, 34, is alleged to have been ditched from her role as Mera after failing a fitness testCredit: AP:Associated Press 8Sources have claimed that by doing so, the Texas native 'violated' the terms of her contractCredit: Getty Images
The US Sun has gone to Amber and Emilia's reps for comment, as well as those for Warner Bros.
In the first movie instalment, Amber, 34, played Mera, wife of the DC Comics superhero Aquaman.
Rumors she would vacate the role for the Warner Bros Pictures spin off were first fuelled in December 2020, in a Forbes report stating London native Emilia, 34, would take on the role.
The report referred to the Daenerys Targaryen actress and said: "She also signed on to replace Amber Heard as Mera in Aquaman 2."8The as yet unconfirmed reports come after Amber bravely testified against Johnny Depp after he launched an unsuccessful libel case against The SunCredit: Getty Images - Getty 8Game Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke is reported to be lined up to replace Amber as MeraCredit: HBO
Despite the claims, movie bosses have yet to speak out on the casting publicly, so as yet it is pure suggestion.
Indeed, Warner Bros Pictures publicly announced they would stand by Amber following the court case outcome - while they decided to boot Sweeney Todd actor Johnny from the Fantastic Beasts sequel and replace him with Mads Mikkelsen.
We Got This Covered website also claims Warner Bros insider Daniel Richtman has told how the replacement rumor has "no basis in truth."
Yet this has not stopped fans of the American superhero movie, directed by James Wan, airing their views.8Forbes Magazine's report in 2020 claimed the Daenerys Targaryen actress would take on the role of DC Comics hero Aquaman's wifeCredit: Home Box Office 8Warner Bros Pictures claimed Amber would have their full support following the explosive court caseCredit: AFP - Getty 8The film's bosses meanwhile booted Johnny Depp from his role in the Fantastic Beasts sequel after the verdictCredit: Getty Images - Getty Most read in CelebrityDOING IT FOR THE KIDSOlivia Wilde forced to form Covid 'bubble' with ex Jason Sudeikis'SHE ADORES HIM'Lady Gaga 'will pay hero dogwalker's $97,000 medical bill after shooting'CEASEFIREJill Duggar and husband attend her brother Justin's wedding despite family feud'IT'S BAD'Jenelle Evans 'can't walk' after spinal cord procedure that 'felt like a dagger''IT'S A SHAME!'Teen Mom Briana DeJesus ripped for 'going plastic' after old pic resurfacesLatestACHO SERVICEEmmanuel Acho will host Bachelor finale after Chris Harrison steps down
One took to Twitter to comment: "Amber Heard fired from #Aquaman, great day today."
Another posted: "AmberHeard got fired from #Aquaman 2. Well, good."
A Twitter user then pleaded: "So if Amber Heard is gone from Aquaman 2. PLEASE @wbpictures."Amber Heard arrives at Aquaman premiere in a mermaid-like gown complete with a swimming cap
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot Stands Behind CPD Supt. David Brown, Angrily Shoots Down Rumors Hes On His Way Out
CHICAGO (CBS) — Frustrated at being asked to address unsubstantiated social media rumors for the second time in a week, Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday angrily denied that Chicago Police Supt. David Brown is on his way out, and upbraided reporters for asking her about “outrageous and preposterous” gossip.
“David Brown is the superintendent of this Police Department today, tomorrow, in the future, done. We are done. We are done,” Lightfoot said after she was asked about rumors of the superintendent’s ouster.READ MORE: DePaul University Will Require COVID-19 Vaccines For Any Students Who Will Be On Campus In Fall
“He’s doing his job, and so this constant, ‘He’s going to Dallas. He’s leaving,’ it’s just nonsense, and it’s destabilizing, and frankly it’s insulting,” she added. “When we get to a point where there’s no sussing and vetting of rumors before they are presented as fact, what you’re asking me or the superintendent or others to do is to disprove a negative, because you guys have bought into something that’s just silly,”
The questions about Brown came just days after Lightfoot took to Twitter to shoot down salacious and dubious social media chatter about her personal life, as well as claims that she was resigning.
“Our city doesn’t have any time for homophobic, racist and misogynistic rumors, today or any day,” Lightfoot tweeted on Sunday from her personal account. “It’s shocking and disappointing to see some media members and verified Twitter handles are peddling this trash as truth.”
The mayor was clearly still perturbed by those rumors on Wednesday as she was asked about Brown.READ MORE: Stalled Debate Over Civilian Oversight Of CPD Leads To Tense Exchange Between Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez
“Let me just hopefully drive a nail in that coffin once and for all. What’s clear to me is that people who don’t like how we’re moving forward and breaking up the status quo are trying to spread ugly, offensive, and false rumors in order to create chaos, and some of you are taking the bait,” she said.
The mayor also admonished reporters for giving any credence to such rumors in the first place.
“When you see this madness circulating on social media, you don’t have to be like fish and bite at every piece of chum that’s cast on the water. Some of this stuff that’s out there that you guys take as legitimate is outrageous and preposterous on its face,” she said.
“You’re not doing a service to anybody by giving credibility to nonsense, you’re not, and frankly I think it delegitimizes the role of media,” she added “We need a vibrant thorough media in this city that pushes all of us, that holds all of us accountable, but you’re not doing that when you roll around in the depths of cesspools created by anonymous people on social media.”
When reporters pointed out Brown has rarely spoken in public in recent weeks, in the wake of the fatal police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, the mayor said the city’s top cop has been “appropriately present at the right places at the right time.”MORE NEWS: Rev. Lawrence Sullivan, Pastor Of Christ The King Parish, Asked To Step Aside Over Decades-Old Sex Assault Allegation
“He has been out in the community. He has been talking with a whole range of different stakeholders. He has been out there at roll calls, and doing what I think the superintendent must do, who is still forming relationships with a range of different people,” she said. “Standing up and holding a press conference in full regalia isn’t necessarily leadership. Leadership is the things you do, the quiet things you do sometimes, to build real authentic relationships, to be there for people that are in need, to be present when presence is called for, and that is the way that David Brown leads, and I support him a thousand-plus percent.”