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Johnny Depp Headed Back to the Poorhouse

In keeping with Hollywood's recent campaign to spoil all of our fun, Terry Rossio, who co-wrote the three Pirates of the Caribbean movies, says all those crazy rumors swirling around upcoming fourth film are false, "including the so-called record 50 million dollar payday for Depp." (Other debunked gossip includes Tim Burton signing on as director and Sacha Baron Cohen joining the cast.) According to Rossio, "studios are way too protective of their franchises for that sort of thing." Also, according to us, studios are way too lame for that sort of thing.

Original 'Pirates' Scribe Says Pirates 4' Rumors Are Bunk [Playlist]

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