Scandal Sheet

Scandal Sheet is your daily source for pop culture/entertainment news and celebrity gossip written by Jen McDonnell

March 27, 2017
by Jen McDonnell

Samira Wiley Got Married

-Congrats to OITNB’s Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli, who are officially married! (I’ve got nothing but love for any wedding outfit that includes a cape.)

-Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner were looking very cosy with the fam this weekend.

-This article wondering why male critics are so baffled by Big Little Lies is asking all the right questions.

-Speaking of BLL, Shailene Woodley will have one year probation for her pipeline protest, but she still encourages people to take a stand.

-This photo made me feel really bad for Justin Bieber.

-And this video made me feel really bad for Selena Gomez.

-I assumed Aaron Sorkin‘s comments in which he appeared to be unaware of Hollywood’s diversity problem were sarcastic, but then I remembered this. And this. So yeah, he just sucks. It’s crazy that someone who writes the most self-aware characters has none of that self-awareness himself.

-Katey Sagal opened up about welcoming her ‘beautiful miracle’ Esme via surrogate when she was too old to carry a child.

-CHIPS may be a flop, but it’s the latest reminder that Michael Peña is a Hollywood unicorn that should be protected at all costs.

-Tired of police destroying evidence of your sexual assault? Tatiana Maslany introduces the Sexual Assault Survivor’s Utility Belt!

-Dammit, Fallon, Migos, The Roots, and classroom instruments might actually make me like “Bad and Boujee.” I resisted for so long!!

-One Direction’s Liam Payne is a dad now.

-It’s stupid that they didn’t release the full Red Nose Day Love Actually scene on iTunes in North America and raise a ton for charity. No one is waiting two months to watch it on NBC.

-Speaking of Red Nose Day, James Corden and Take That were very cute.

-I am very glad Bravo Canada has picked up The Handmaid’s Tale. Yay!

-Terrence Howard now says being abusive is not part of his history. Wait, we can do that??! In that case, I most certainly did not take belly-dancing for a year and end up at a recital wearing nothing but undergarments and a sheer skirt….

-Between David Milch joining True Detective’s third season, and Katie Cassidy returning to Arrow as a regular,  I literally don’t understand any of today’s TV announcements.

-The Justice League trailer is here, and it’s kind of a mess.

Sony’s upcoming Spider-Man universe won’t be connected to the MCU. But wasn’t he introduced in the last Captain America movie? Ugh, so confusing. At least the new trailer is cute.


March 24, 2017
by Jen McDonnell

Emma Thompson Once Rejected Donald Trump

-Emma Thompson recalls the time Donald Trump asked her out: “I didn’t know what to do with myself.” Her cackle at the beginning of this story is epic.

-I probably shouldn’t have laughed at this story about reality TV contestants who emerged from a year in the wilderness only to discover the show was cancelled 7 months ago, but I’m not a very good person.

-Amy Schumer dropped out of that live-action Barbie movie, which seems like a good idea on her part.

-In response to that stupid criticism about how skinny he is, Chris Pratt joked he’s a very healthy T-Rex skull.

-Nikolaj Coster-Waldau says that Game of Thrones Season 7 ice stunt was “embarrassing” for the show’s creators.

-For anyone hoping Vanessa Hudgens will someday reunite with Zac Efron, don’t hold your breath. She says “I completely lost contact with him.”

-According to Page Six, Hollywood can’t stand Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell because they overshare. I mean, I think it’s really weird that they crusade to keep their family life private while simultaneously shoot commercials about their happy family life, but they’re still cute AF, y’all.

-Mariah Carey waded into the Nicki Minaj vs Remy Ma feud. No good can come from this.

-Cory Booker and Mindy Kaling flirted over Twitter and the internet is shipping it HARD.

-Is it the beginning of the end for Us Weekly?

-Here’s the first trailer for Queen of the Desert, starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, and Robert Pattinson.

March 23, 2017
by Jen McDonnell

Chris Pratt Is Keeping It Real

-Chris Pratt wrote a Facebook post about how normal his life is.

-Speaking of notes that made me laugh,  Damon Lindelof’letter to critics that he included with The Leftovers screeners is hilarious. He drops references to Joss Whedon and Fleabag, he avoids telling critics how to do their jobs, and then he wraps it up by lightly shading Matthew Weiner.

-Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly speaking again – but only about the kids.

-Ryan Gosling explains why he laughed when La La Land had the Best Picture Oscar taken away. “I thought there was some kind of medical situation, and I had this worst-case scenario playing out in my head. And then I just heard Moonlight won and I was so relieved that I started laughing.”

-The new NYT profile on John Mayer is titled “John Mayer Knows He Messed Up. He Wants Another Chance.” Well, he’s a rich white dude so I’m guessing he’s got at least another dozen coming…

-Kate Winslet opened up about being bullied as a child: “They “teased me for wanting to act. Locked me in the cupboard. Laughed at me.”

-Wait, the Love Actually reunion will air tomorrow in the UK?! I wonder if I can book a boardroom for when this thing hits the web so I can squee over it in peace?

-David Boreanaz has already signed on to his next TV role. After eight years on Buffy/Angel, and then 12 on Bones maybe he should just sleep for a bit?

-The new Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, exec produced by Selena Gomez, is getting glowing reviews.

-This is a good piece on how Hollywood is getting way too much credit for tiny gestures towards LGBT inclusivity.

-Remember Maggie Rogers, the NYU music student who blew Pharrell Williams away with her demo? Now she’s killing it on James Corden’s show and getting New Yorker profiles. Put her new EP in your ear holes right now!

-Oh god, the full trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale is devastating. This is going to be a hard watch given the current climate.

-The red band trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri might be the best trailer I’ve seen in a long, long time. I think I fell a little bit in love with Frances McDormand just watching it. (I was already in love with Sam Rockwell. Obviously.)