Anna Faris is Now Dating a Cinematographer!!!

Anna Faris New Couple Alert He’s a Cinematographer!!

10/18/2017 4:22 PM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

Anna Faris is back on the dating horse and just like when she met Chris Pratt, this hookup started at work … TMZ has learned.

We’re told Anna’s now dating Michael Barrett … a 47-year-old cinematographer with credits on “Ted,” “About Last Night,” “Zookeeper,” and most recently “Overboard” … which stars Anna. 

There were no signs of romance during production earlier this year, but fast-forward to September when we know they were spending more time together. They were spotted together in Malibu at Neptune’s Net, and witnesses tell us they looked very couple-y.

And just this week, they hit up a Pacific Palisades restaurant TWICE, with more reports of PDA.

Chris and Anna fans no doubt remember they met in 2007 on the set of “Take Me Home Tonight.”

Anna’s new pairing comes 2 months after she and Chris announced their separation. It was clear they were ready to move on when they quickly stopped wearing their rings

We’ve reached out to Anna’s camp, so far no word back.

Johnny Depp Sues Lawyers for Malpractice

Johnny Depp Sues Lawyers for Malpractice

10/17/2017 5:14 PM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

Johnny Depp claims the law firm that represented him for years betrayed him by conspiring with his financial manager who Depp claims fleeced him out of $40 million.

Depp is suing the highly respected entertainment law firm, Bloom Hergott Diemer Rosenthal LaViolette Feldman Schenkman & Goodman, LLP … claiming the lawyers allowed TMG — Depp’s financial managers — to essentially rob him blind.

Depp has TMG, but now he says his law firm were in cahoots with TMG, which took out enormous loans unbeknownst to debt and secured by the actor’s movie residuals. When the residual payments were made to Depp, they were diverted to repay the loans.

The suit claims the law firm built in its fee in the loans and skimmed the money off before Depp was entitled to his money.

And the suit claims the law firm knew fully well what TMG was doing but never alerted Depp.

And get this … Depp claims during his long relationship with the firm he’s paid them tens of millions of dollars in attorney’s fees, yet the firm never had him sign a retainer agreement.

Kurt C. Peterson — the attorney representing the firm tells TMZ … “The Firm disagrees with Mr. Depp and his counsel on the law and the facts, and intends to defend the lawsuit vigorously.” 

Harvey Weinstein to TWC Board, ‘I’m Sorry, I Have a Real Problem’

Harvey Weinstein to Board ‘I’m Sorry … I Have a Real Problem’

10/17/2017 1:28 PM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

Harvey Weinstein was apologetic and contrite during the Board of Directors meeting Tuesday when he resigned under pressure from the Board … sources connected to the meeting tell TMZ.

We’re told there was no screaming, no yelling, no anger. Harvey Weinstein told the Board, “I have a real problem,” and then apologized for the “trouble and confusion” he caused TWC.

We’re told Weinstein, who was on speaker phone from Arizona, told the Board he needed to build a new life and move on.

Our sources say everyone sounded conciliatory … partly because the handwriting was on the wall.  The Board made it clear Weinstein had a legal obligation to resign from the Board after it ratified his firing from TWC. He did just that.

Harvey, we’re told, was “peaceful” during the meeting and Bob was subdued.

We’re told the sense of the Board is that Harvey Weinstein will not force his firing to arbitration or court. 

Our sources say both Harvey and Bob Weinstein have an overriding interest in making sure Colony Capital succeeds in restructuring the company — money. The each have roughly 21% equity interest in TWC, and if the company fails, they walk away with nothing.

As one source put it, “Harvey and Bob have a huge stake in making sure Colony Capital can put Humpty Dumpty back together again.”