Johnny Depp almost died making "The Lone Ranger."

Depp appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman" this week to talk about the movie, in which Depp plays Tonto.

According to the Huffington Post, Depp's saddle came loose while filming a scene in which his horse was jumping over some small obstacles and he found himself hanging onto the mane for dear life as the horse continued running. Depp knew he had a decision to make, as E! Online detailed. He could either drop off the horse and hope for the best, or stay clinging to it until someone wrangled it.

He dropped. "Landed on my back, hit the deck pretty hard," Depp said. "The one thing that saved me was the horse's instinct to lift his front legs.

That horse just saved a studio a lot of money.

Depp is taking a break from making films to make a pirate-themed album featuring the likes of Iggy Pop, Macy Gray and Courtney Love.

MEGAN FOX REUNITES WITH MICHAEL BAY: Megan Fox and Michael Bay have buried the hatchet.

Bay announced on his website that Fox will star in his reboot of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" franchise.

"TMNT: We are bringing Megan Fox back into the family!" he wrote, according to Us Weekly.

Get ready for Megan Fox washing turtle shells in slow motion while wearing a bikini.


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Fox appeared in Bay's first two "Transformers" movies before he replaced her with model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in the third installment, "2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon." That came after Fox slammed her role in the first film, telling Entertainment Weekly in 2009, "I'm terrible in it. It's my first real movie and it's not honest and not realistic. The movie wasn't bad, I just wasn't proud about what I did."

Let me get this straight: Cars turning into giant talking space robots who fight each other isn't realistic? Obviously they didn't mention that little detail when they hired her.

According to Us Weekly, in 2010, Fox told Wonderland magazine that Bay is "like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous madman reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So, he's a nightmare to work for."

I can't imagine why calling a director "Hitler" wouldn't get an actress many jobs.

Bay said he wasn't hurt by Fox's name-calling "because I know that's just Megan. Megan loves to get a response. And she does it in kind of the wrong way. I'm sorry, Megan. I'm sorry I made you work 12 hours. I'm sorry that I'm making you show up on time. Movies are not always warm and fuzzy."

Fox, 26, will play April O'Neil, a human friend of the Ninja Turtles. Bay will produce and "Wrath of the Titans" Jonathan Liebesman will direct.

TAYLOR SWIFT SPOTTED WITH BRITISH SINGER: Taylor Swift may already have another victim ... er, boyfriend.

Swift was seen out with British singer Tom Odell on Thursday night in London, according to E! News.

Apparently, the pair had drinks at the Florists Arms pub in Bethnal Green, East London, then went to the members-only Groucho Club in Soho, according to the Mirror.

Odell is a 22-year-old singer-songwriter known for writing penning songs inspired by heartbreak, notes the Mirror. One of his most popular hits is "Another Love," about someone he fell for while in school.

Oh God ... make it stop, already.

On Wednesday, he scooped up the Critics' Choice Award at the 2013 Brit Awards, where Swift performed "I Knew You Were Trouble" while recent ex-boyfriend Harry Styles of One Direction watched from the audience.

According to the Huffington Post, the two connected last month when Swift got flirty with Odell on Twitter. The 23-year-old singer gushed about his talent and he replied with "xx" (kisses).

Oh God ... please, please make it stop.

The British singer was asked about the flirtatious tweets with Swift during an interview with Spinner this week.

"Maybe she is," he responded, when asked if he thought she was flirting. "Quite nice. She's a pretty girl. Perhaps. I don't know. I've never met her before, so it's strange, flirting with her. But if she is, then cool. I should have flirted more back, maybe."

Perhaps you two should start writing songs about each other right now, and get it over with.

He and Swift were apparently introduced backstage at the Brit Awards.

Odell, who covered Swift's "Trouble" during a recent BBC appearance, is also a fan of her work. "Taylor Swift is a really intriguing character in music in that she's one of the biggest pop stars in the world and yet I think her songs are brilliant, I really do," he told Spinner. "I think she writes really dark lyrics ... I think she's a lot more real than people think she is."

Please, please, PLEASE?

MILA KUNIS MOVING IN WITH ASHTON KUTCHER: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are moving in together, according to Us Weekly.

That sound you just heard was Demi Moore, peeling out after snatching another 22-year-old guy off the street.

A source supposedly said the "Oz the Great and Powerful" actress has been staying at Kutcher's 9,000-square-foot mansion in the Hollywood Hills while her home is being remodeled, but now the move may become permanent. "Ashton's male roommate is moving out to make room for her," one source told Us Weekly. "They really are perfect for each other," added another.

Last month, the Sun (the tabloid, not the fireball in the sky) reported Kunis and Kutcher are moving to London together while the 29-year-old actress films "Jupiter Ascending." They were reportedly house-hunting in the Marylebone neighborhood, where Kate Hudson and Guy Ritchie both have homes.

Us Weekly said that, though Kunis hasn't talked much about her relationship with her former "That '70s Show" co-star, she did tell Playboy she wanted kids and to be a "present mom" one day.

"I want to be a producer," she said, during the interview with James Franco. "That's really what I want, because I love this work in a weird, sick way. But I also want a life. I want a family--just, like, one day, not tomorrow." She said her career forces her to wait. "I'm never in the same place for more than two months. How am I ever going to have a family like that? You have to make compromises."

Kunis and Kutcher have been seeing each other since last April, four months after his split from Demi Moore.

'TWILIGHT' ACTOR SENTENCED: "Twilight" actor Bronson Pelletier pleaded no contest to charges of public intoxication, related to the December incident when he got allegedly liquored-up and urinated in the middle of a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport.

Maybe he couldn't find the men's room.

Nevertheless, a judge sentenced Pelletier to two years probation this week and was ordered to attend 52 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, according to TMZ.

Pelletier previously denied letting loose at the airport ... until TMZ posted a video clearly showing him committing the deed.

FEBRUARY 23 IN HISTORY

Saturday is Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2013. There are 311 days left in the year.

1836: The siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas.

1848: The sixth president of the United States, John Quincy Adams, died in Washington, D.C., at age 80.

1861: President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrived secretly in Washington to take office, following word of a possible assassination plot in Baltimore.

1863: British explorers John H. Speke and James A. Grant announced they had found the source of the Nile River to be Lake Victoria. (This finding was disputed by Speke's colleague, Richard F. Burton, who felt that proof was lacking, but the lake is now considered the Nile's source.)

1870: Mississippi was readmitted to the Union.

1903: President Theodore Roosevelt signed an agreement with Cuba to lease the area around Guantánamo Bay to the United States.

1927: President Calvin Coolidge signed a bill creating the Federal Radio Commission, forerunner of the Federal Communications Commission.

1945: During World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi.

1954: The first mass inoculation of children against polio with the Salk vaccine began in Pittsburgh.

1965: Film comedian Stan Laurel, 74, died in Santa Monica, Calif.

1970: Guyana became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations.

1981: An attempted coup began in Spain as 200 members of the Civil Guard invaded Parliament, taking lawmakers hostage. (However, the attempt collapsed 18 hours later.)

1992: The XVI Winter Olympic Games ended in Albertville, France.

2003: In West Warwick, R.I., relatives of the victims of a deadly nightclub fire were allowed to walk up to the charred rubble to pray and say goodbye. Norah Jones won five Grammys, including album and record of the year.

BIRTHDAYS

Actor Peter Fonda (73), Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff (70), musician Johnny Winter (69), rock musician Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) (61), singer Howard Jones (58), actress Kristin Davis (48), actress Emily Blunt (30), actress Dakota Fanning (19).

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