PIRATE JOHNNY WALKING THE PLANK
After sailing through five Pirates of the Caribbean flicks that raked in more than $4 billion, JOHNNY DEPP is being scuttled by studio bigwigs. Disney exec SEAN BAILEY says the series with Johnny as goofy Capt. Jack Sparrow has run its course and become stale. Honchos “want to bring in a new energy and vitality” to the next movie, so they’re going to ditch
Depp. Bailey didn’t mention if Johnny’s recent troubles were the problem. The star’s
ex-wife AMBER HEARD has accused him of violent abuse, he’s sued his money managers who claimed he guzzled $30Gs worth of wine a month, and he’s lost weight, looking haggard and near death’s door.