Before Johnny Depp can get around to promoting his work playing infamous Whitey Bulger in "Black Mass," he first has to clear things up about his own criminal activity — namely violating Australian quarantine laws by  smuggling his and wife Amber Heard's two tiny Yorkshire terriers into the country, earning the ire of one overzealous politician.

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So how did all of that turn out? "I killed my dogs and ate them under direct orders from some kind of, I don't know, sweaty, big-gutted man from Australia," he  joked during a press conference at the Venice Film Festival. At least I hope he's joking. Yorkies don't really make much of a meal. 

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