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Johnny Depp accuses Amber Heard of assault in London libel trial, why Halle Berry is apologizing and Kanye West borrowed millions from the government

Plus, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood cancel tonight's Facebook Live concert due to a COVID-19 scare
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Johnny Depp, right, wearing a protective mask arrives at the Royal Court of Justice, in London, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Johnny Depp is suing a tabloid newspaper for libel over an article that branded him a "wife beater." On Tuesday, a judge at the High Court is due to begin hearing Depp's claim against The Sun's publisher, News Group Newspapers, and its executive editor, Dan Wootton, over the 2018 story alleging he was violent and abusive to then-wife Amber Heard. Depp strongly denies the claim. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali)

From federal money lining the pockets of the rich and famous, and an A-lister saying sorry for insensitive comments about a possible film role, to exes rehashing old arguments over a lawsuit against a British tabloid and a canceled live show, there is no shortage of drama in today's Hollywood headlines.

Forbes finally declared him a billionaire, but a padded bank account didn't stop Kanye West from borrowing between $2-$5 million dollars from the government during the pandemic for his Yeezy clothing line. 

Records show the money came from the Paycheck Protection Plan, which was meant to help small businesses keep employees on payroll during slow times because of COVID-19 shutdowns. 

Kanye's company claims it used the forgivable loan to save 106 jobs. 

Meanwhile, Kanye just finalized a 10-year deal to create a Yeezy Gap apparel line, all while announcing (again) that he's running for president.

Across the pond, Johnny Depp's libel trial kicked off today in London with some fireworks. 

The actor is suing The Sun newspaper for saying he beat his ex-wife, Amber Heard. 

The 57-year-old actor admitted in court that he's taken every drug known to man, but insists he's not the "horrible monster" he said that Heard made him out to be.

Heard was photographed with bruises on her face in May of 2016 while leaving Los Angeles Superior Court, after giving a sworn declaration that her husband Johnny Depp threw her cellphone at her during a fight Saturday, striking her cheek and eye. 

Depp testified today that Heard was actually the abusive one and testified that she severed the top of his finger by hitting him with a vodka bottle, according to The Sun, which published photos Depp released of his injuries.

While Depp made no apologies today, it was a different story for Halle Berry.

The actor said she was sorry to fans for considering a role as a transgender man in an upcoming film. She brought up the role during an Instagram Live interview, where she called the film a "female story" because it was about someone transitioning to male, and used female pronouns to describe the character.

The backlash was fast and harsh, leading Berry to say she now realizes she should not have considered the role, and that the transgender community should have the opportunity to tell their own stories.

Those hoping to hear from Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood tonight will have to wait.

The country music power couple have postponed tonight's Facebook Live concert because someone from their team may have been exposed to COVID-19. 

The couple issued a statement on social media saying Brooks has also postponed two of his "Inside Studio G" shows, where he gives fans a behind-the-scenes look at the processing of creating his new album and life on the road. 

Both Brooks and Yearwood said they are feeling fine, but they plan to quarantine for two weeks so they don't accidentally expose anyone else to the virus.

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