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Johnny Depp signs 7-figure deal with Dior after defamation trial victory

Johnny Depp has inked an endorsement deal worth seven figures with French fashion house Dior, a source close to the actor confirmed to Fox News Digital Tuesday. The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star will be the face of Dior's cologne Savauge as part of a multi-year agreement, sources told TMZ. The gossip site reported that Depp, 59, hammered out the deal after fashion photographer Greg Williams attended one of Depp and English guitarist Jeff Beck's concerts in Paris.

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Johnny Depp has celebrated his defamation case victory with a surprise £50,000 visit to a Birmingham curry house.Earlier this month, it was confirmed the actor, 58, had won his libel battle against his ex-wife Amber Heard in a courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia.Depp was in England as the verdict was read, joining rock star Jeff Beck on his UK-wide tour and on Sunday night, the festivities continued.The Pirates of the Caribbean star is reported to have hired out Varanasi on Broad Street, Birmingham, where he spent a cool £50,000 on food and drink at the upmarket food venue with his entourage in tow.Depp is said to have spent approximately three hours inside the restaurant in "good spirits", hugging and showing affection to other diners.Alongside his entourage, the actor dined on a "banquet" of food including "butter chicken, king prawn bhuna, paneer tikka masala and lamb karahi".The group are also said to have enjoyed "a few drinks of wine, champagne and all sorts".After chatting with staff members, the Edward Scissorhands star ordered the same food once more to take back to his hotel room and left a "large tip" before exiting the venue.Of Depp's unexpected visit, Varanasi owner Mohammed Hussain said: "They came in through a secret entrance and we sat them in a private room"I won't disclose how much it cost but the figures I have seen £50,000 are not far off the mark at all."We had to cancel existing diners' reservations, so it does cost a fair bit to hire out the entire place but it was an amazing experience."They spent a lot of money, it's a big venue to hire out, but they never even looked at the bill.