AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonBut it wasn’t the singing that scared Depp – or any of his character’s numerous gory murders. It was a flashback to young Sweeney’s happy life before he was sent to prison by Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman). It’s arguably the most normal scene in the movie, and both Depp and Burton could hardly stomach it. “I think that was the weirdest thing I ever had to shoot,” Depp told The Associated Press in a recent interview. “(Burton) literally was sobbing. He left the set of his own movie.” Burton said the extreme melodrama of the scene was difficult to watch. “That’s when I knew (Depp) was a great actor, because that was terrible,” the 49-year-old director said. “That was so bad.” Mediation ordered on Oscars’ owner Lawyers will decide who gets these Academy Awards. A Los Angeles judge has ordered mediation in a lawsuit over two Oscars presented to legendary actress Mary Pickford and a third given to her former husband, Charles “Buddy” Rogers. A trial would be held next year if the mediation ordered Friday fails. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is suing heirs of Rogers’ second wife, Beverly, to prevent the public sale of the statuettes. The Academy claims that under its bylaws it gets first chance to buy the Oscars for $10 each. Pickford won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1930 for “Coquette.” She received an honorary Oscar in 1976. Rogers won a humanitarian award Oscar in 1986. Brandy won’t be charged in death The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office said Friday that it will not charge Brandy in a deadly December 2006 freeway crash. Spokesman Nick Velasquez said there is “insufficient evidence” for a jury to find the 28-year-old actress-singer guilty of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter beyond a reasonable doubt. The decision runs counter to a recommendation from the California Highway Patrol that Brandy, whose real name is Brandy Norwood, be charged in the Dec. 30, 2006, crash. Brandy was driving on a Los Angeles freeway when traffic slowed and her Land Rover smashed into the back of a Honda. That car was involved in several other collisions. The driver, 38-year-old Awatef Aboudihaj, died in the crash.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It’s over. Or it will be soon. The marriage of Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn, that is. The two are splitting up after 11 years, they announced Friday, according to People. Their rep, Mara Buxbaum, confirms that the couple, who have two teenage children, will be going their separate ways. Those are the only details available so far. Flashback scene hardest for Depp In a career that has included drunk pirates and a scissor-handed recluse, Johnny Depp says the strangest scene he’s ever filmed is a simple flashback in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” The movie is the sixth collaboration for Depp and director Tim Burton – and one of their riskiest. It’s based on Stephen Sondheim’s bloody Broadway musical about a murderous barber, and Depp had scant singing experience.