Back in May, a very big controversy erupted over some very small dogs.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were accused of smuggling their Yorkshire Terriers into Australia so that the pooches could live with them while Depp filmed the fifth installment in the apparently never-ending Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
Things got ugly fast.
Amber and the pooches made a daring escape, and now it seems all is well between Johnny and the Aussies.
Of course, it's the kind of bizarre story that can follow a celeb for the rest of his career, so it's no big surprise that the topic came up over the weekend during a press conference at the Venice Film Festival, where Johnny was promoting his much buzzed-about comeback flick Black Mass.
“I killed my dogs and ate them under direct orders from some kind of, I don’t know, sweaty, big-gutted man from Australia,” Depp replied when asked about the alleged pup smuggling.
Naturally, the bizarre response prompted instant media speculation as to whether Johnny was drunk or stoned or simply suffering from a lack of oxygen to his brain due to decades of scarf abuse.
We may never know for sure, but the good news is several attendees at the fest say Depp and his new bride were all over each other at several screenings.
So it looks the rumors about Johnny and Amber breaking up can be put to bed (for now). However, the rumors about Depp devouring small pets as an eff-you to Aussie authority figures are just getting started.