Johnny Depp Seeks Poker Winnings From Alt-Rock Band
Movie star Johnny Depp has been mentioned as possibly the greatest actor living; apparently he's not too bad at poker either, and he takes his cards as seriously as his performances.
While on the set of the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean", Depp engaged in numerous poker games with cast and crew to pass the time off camera. Among his companions in the card games were the members of the indie rock band We Were Scientists.
The band members were starstruck to be interacting with Depp on a personal level, and it seemed to them he was as much in awe of their music as they of his acting. He impressed bass player Chris Cain with the idea that " he's always dreamed of being a rock star."
But, as the game progressed, the band members found themselves taking a beating at Depp's hands. Now Depp is claiming the band collectively owes him $28,000. In their defense, the band says they weren't able to focus on poker due to the excitement of meeting and playing with Depp.
Lead singer Keith Murray said they were not the only participants fleeced by Depp, asserting that there were rumors that Orlando Bloom had lost over $800,000 to Depp.
Still, Bloom's debt may have been settled, and neither the presence of other debts nor any light-headedness the band felt in Depp's presence would excuse a legal debt.
Perhaps We Were Scientists should have borrowed from Thomas Dolby, and, when playing Depp, "Blinded Him With Science." Looks like Captain Jack Sparrow has pirated himself another pile of treasure.
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