Scandal Sheet

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

April 24, 2014
by Jen McDonnell

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis Are Proud New Parents

Olivia Wilde baby Otis


-Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis welcomed a son named Otis, who we can only presume is the funniest, most attractive baby in history.

-Don’t you dare insult George Clooney‘s friends! He will deliver a verbal smackdown and then he’ll follow it up with official statements confirming his verbal smackdown skillz!

-Rihanna and Drake are reportedly getting serious. My heart just pooped its pants.

-I think Jezebel’s click-baity headline about Tori Spelling faking her marriage troubles for TV isn’t really backed up by the article, but it does bring up some eyebrow-raising points about the timing. Their camp’s response isn’t exactly definitive, either.

-Did Katy Perry hook up with Jared Leto at Coachella? But I thought she hooked up with Diplo at Coachella? I can’t keep up with Katy’s vagina.

-Also, Katy’s new video debuted today. Eesh!

-Does it bum anyone else out to learn that Lupita Nyong’o is in talks to join Disney’s Jungle Book, especially the day after the People cover? Maybe it’s just ’cause I recently rewatched that Chris Rock bit at the Oscars about how black people can only play animals in animated films…

-An L.A. judge is refusing to release Chris Brown back out into the world, making him by new hero.

-This review of The Other Woman made me laugh out loud. (“It seems like a dreadful missed opportunity that they didn’t call this ‘Right, Fellas?: The Movie.’ Someone in marketing was not keeping his [probably his] eye on the ball.”) Also, a movie with three female leads doesn’t pass the Bechdel test? Ugh.

-I hate Taylor Swift’s shorts here, though I do applaud her sudden and total transformation into a New York hipster.

-I really want to see this documentary on TV showrunners, which follows Joss Whedon, JJ Abrams, Jane Espenson, Ronald D. Moore, Kurt Sutter and more.

-Anthony Bourdain did a Parts Unknown episode on Vegas (just in time for my visit next weekend!). His riff against EDM is pure gold. “Are we just old, or are we non-douchey?”

-Is there anyone in the Pretty Little Liars cast that James Franco hasn’t been in bed with?!

–This spoof script for the now-infamous Game of Thrones scene is perfect. It mocks both the scene and the controversy surrounding it.

-Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Joe Lo Truglio married his girlfriend in front of the most awesome collection of wedding guests ever.

-Beyonce topped Time’s 100 Most Influential People list and celebrated with a new video.

-Look how happy new dad Idris Elba looks! Adorabs.

-Avril’s response to the totally valid criticism that her new video is racist? “LOLOLOL!!!” Seriously, someone needs to do an intervention with this woman and remind her that she’s no longer 15.

-Lake Bell announced her pregnancy by showing up to an event in an awesome maternity jumpsuit.

-I’ve heard nothing but amazing things for the UK show My Mad Fat Diary, but American remakes are usually never a good idea. You can watch the original here.

-Speaking of American remakes, here’s the first photos for Fox’s Broadchurch adaptation Gracepoint. I want to be skeptical of this because the original was so good, but the stills look moody and right.

-In other news concerning rain-drenched TV shows, Netflix just announced that the final season of The Killing will debut on August 1. That show totally won me over last season (and then lost me again in the season finale). Still, that prison scene with Peter Sarsgaard might have been the best thing on TV last year.

-Lily Allen is calling out Beyonce, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Lorde in her new video because she’s kind of the worst.

-This is nuts: The woman who created the Vampire Diaries books, L.J. Smith, was fired from the series a few years ago and is now completing her version of the books through fan fiction.

-Yes to this article about the latest Parks and Recreation plot development. I spent a lot of the last episode praying it was all a dream sequence.

-Here’s the new Sin City: A Dame to Kill For trailer. Grantland called it “bro-steppy,” which is perfect.

-Cameron Diaz and Jimmy Fallon created a game called “roller golf” and it was pretty amazing.

April 23, 2014
by Jen McDonnell

Lupita Nyong’o Is More Beautiful Than You

Lupita People cover

-People magazine redeemed itself by choosing Lupita Nyong’o as this year’s Most Beautiful Person. Flawless!

-Gwyneth Paltrow is having a rough week. Not only was she just dethroned by Lupita, but she also had to get a restraining order against a guy who conned his way into her London house.

-Justin Bieber wants to delay his DUI trial (he’s on vacation with his mom in Japan, after all…).

-Speaking of that Japanese vacation, Bieber had to apologize for posting a photo from his visit to a Japanese shrine honouring convicted war criminals.

-Jon Hamm just called Bieber a “shithead.” Just when I thought I couldn’t love him more…

-Congrats to Jodie Foster, who wed photographer girlfriend Alexandra Hedison. The pair have been dating since last summer.

-James Franco says that Kanye West wants him and Seth Rogen to perform “Bound 3″ at the wedding (and by doing so, he might have accidentally revealed the wedding’s location).

-EW’s series finale coverage continues to impress. This week, the Friends creators look back at its ending.

-Speaking of Friends, Courteney Cox talks about her directorial debut Just Before I Go.

-Madonna voiced her opinion on some really random things for Buzzfeed.

-Belated congrats to Matt Bomer, who got secret-married three years ago.

-B.J. Novak thinks social media is making us all better writers. LOLZ YOLO SMH

-Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz is developing a new series for Netflix.

-The ladies of Orange Is the New Black get the cover treatment in next week’s EW. Meanwhile, the show has released the first scene from the season premiere. Piper be crazy!

-Speaking of new scenes, here’s the opener of Parks and Rec’s season finale.

-I guess all that Fockers money has dried up; Teri Polo just filed for bankruptcy.

-Julia Louis-Dreyfus got naked and pretended to have sex with a clown for GQ. Yay?

-Allow Mischa Barton to introduce you to the concept of a rectangle of cleavage.

-John Malkovich is getting his pirate on in this new promo for NBC’s Crossbones. The series is from the guy who created Luther, so I’m in.

-Billy Bob Thornton says he and ex-wife Angelina Joliecheck in on each other all the time.”

-Sad: a Bachelorette contestant has died in a paragliding accident.

-I assumed this was a joke but it appears to be legit: the How I Met Your Mother spin-off cast Meg Ryan as Future Greta Gerwig. Expect lots of When Your Mother Met Harry headlines.

-News of a new Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie makes me happier than it should.

-”I’d like to do a job where I don’t have to tie women to beds.” Dream big, Jamie Dornan!

-Alicia Silverstone‘s new parenting book is anti-vax, anti-diaper, anti-logic.

-I like to believe that every time Scott Speedman gets cast in a movie, an angel gets its wings.

-Here’s the first trailer for The Immigrant, starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner.

April 22, 2014
by Jen McDonnell

Olivia Wilde Calls Her Baby Bump a ‘Badge of Pride’

Olivia Wilde Lucky

-Olivia Wilde talks about the advantages of being pregnant (“I’m like ‘double D, hello!’”) and why she’d rather play a murderer than a femme fatale in the new issue of Lucky.

-In other magazine news, Kristen Bell, Nia Long, Minnie Driver and Jenna Dewan Tatum are among the stars who stripped down for Allure’s annual naked issue.

-Congrats to Drew Barrymore, who gave birth to her second daughter today. (I LOVE the name Frankie for a girl.)

-This People article on Jessica Biel’s new restaurant is under a section called “Great Ideas,” which is clearly mislabelled.

-Chris Messina wants people to stop asking him questions that imply his character is too hot to be dating Mindy Kaling‘s character, which makes me love him.

-Speaking of Mindy, I really like this article on why she — not Lena Dunham — is the body positive icon of the moment.

-Oprah and Gayle‘s relationship is “bizarre” and “unhealthy,” says O’s ex-stepmom.

-Courteney Cox nixed any talk of a Friends reunion during her visit to Letterman.

-Leonardo DiCaprio is reportedly next in line to play Steve Jobs in a film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin.

-There’s lots of headlines today about Sorkin “apologizing” for The Newsroom, but if you actually read his (very Sorkinesque) speech, you’ll realize he mostly just said he was sorry that we didn’t get it.

-Josh Charles can’t keep it together in the blooper reel from his Sorkin spoof with Amy Schumer.

-Laura Prepon is denying those rumors she’s dating Tom Cruise, saying that people “make up stuff” because they’re Scientologists.

-Ariana Grande went to the White House and forgot her pants. She must be so embarrassed!

-We have to wait until Christmas 2015 before we see Amy Poehler and Tina Fey‘s big screen reunion.

-Meanwhile, Amy Poehler pretended to be Pitbull on Billy on the Street, and it was amazing.

-If you show teens Mean Girls today, they’ll freakin’ love it.

-Selena Gomez deleted all traces of Kendall and Kylie Jenner from her Instagram and unfollowed them. She also unfollowed Taylor Swift. What does it all mean, guys?!?

-I’m really not feeling Katie Holmes’ hair here.

-Also, here’s Vanity Fair’s piece on how Katie is trying to reinvent her career.

-American Idol contestant Molly Swenson is denying rumours that she’s dating Ian Somerhalder, for some reason. If anyone ever wrote a false report about me dating Ian Somerhalder, I’d tattoo that report on my forehead.

-Lindsay Lohan‘s rep says the sketchy interview in which she supposedly drank vodka and talked about dating a married man is totally fabricated.

-Also, there’s lots of talk that she lied about the miscarriage.

-This is my journey of feels for Jaime Lannister, captured in GIFs.

-Speaking of Game of Thrones, I really liked this summary of the controversy and why THAT scene matters.

-George R.R. Martin wasn’t too impressed with that scene either.

-Here’s a behind-the-scenes video from James McAvoy‘s Details cover shoot. His look at 1:32 nearly killed me. Oh, and Fassbender‘s in there too if you’re into that sort of thing.

-The David Foster Wallace estate has come out against the biopic starring Jason Segel.

-”I’m not childless…I can have a kid any second, if I want,” says Cameron Diaz, who clearly doesn’t know what childless means.

-A lot of predictably terrible singles came out today, including Miranda Kerr’s and Corey Feldman’s. The worst might actually be Avril Lavigne’s Hello Kitty song though, which I was convinced was fake until well after the 1-minute mark.

-Speaking of terrible songs, Steve Coogan has really strong feelings about “The Lady In Red.”

-In other regrettable music news, the preview for Katy Perry’s “Birthday” video is kind of weird.

-R. Kelly‘s housekeeper sued him for sexual harassment. They reportedly settled out of court.

-Anyone else noticing that Amber Heard is starting to morph into Johnny Depp?

-Jennifer Lawrence is in that awkward stage when you’re trying to grow out your short hair and it isn’t really working.

-I can’t believe it took this long for footage of a teenaged Emma Stone singing ”We Belong” and “Bitch” to see the light of day.

-Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan play a divorced couple who head to Paris after being screwed out of their pension by their company’s new owners in this trailer for The Love Punch.

April 21, 2014
by Jen McDonnell

Emma Stone Calls Andrew Garfield “Incredibly Important” In Vogue

Emma Stone Vogue cover

-I’m not quite sold on the styling for the cover photo, but Emma Stone looks amazing in the pages of Vogue, in which she talks about Googling herself and dating Andrew Garfield.

-Meanwhile, we’ve gotten to the giddy point of the Amazing Spider-Man 2 junket, where Emma is amusing herself by repeatedly calling out Andrew Garfield on his answers. Her ribbing of him and Jamie Foxx during the Unscripted interview was hilarious.

-Emma wants to star in the next season of True Detective with Kristin Wiig, which sounds kind of amazing.

-Lindsay Lohan‘s reality series (which won’t be renewed, not surprisingly) ended last night on a sad note. The former actress said she revealed her celebrity sex list because it was part of her AA steps,  and claimed that she missed two weeks of the show’s shoot because she’d suffered a miscarriage.

-Johnny Depp‘s new movie didn’t just belly flop at the box office; it cracked its head on the bottom of the pool and had to be dragged out unconscious by the lifeguard.

-Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have a painting of Brad Pitt over their bed, as you do.

-Kristen also demonstrated her daughter’s awesome dance moves on Ellen.

-Congrats to Idris Elba, who’s son Winston was born last week.

-Kirsten Dunst seems to think the casting couch is a myth, saying directors only hit on actresses who “court that stuff” — which seems like a nicer way of saying they’re asking for it.

-Kylie Minogue looks gorg on the cover of Vogue Australia.

-Are Richard Gere and Padma Lakshmi dating on the DL until his divorced is finalized?

-Chris Brown‘s trial on that assault charge has been delayed until later in the week.

-The Scandal bloopers made more sense than the actual finale.

-Speaking of Scandal, my Tumblr feed was filled with “bye Felicia” comments after Thursday night’s messy episodes of both Scandal and The Vampire Diaries, but that was nothing compared to the reaction to Game of Thrones’ controversial scene last night. Not only was the scene in question terrible and undid a lot of great character development, what’s worse is that the director and actors interpreted it in a way that’s totally different from how it came across onscreen.

-Not all shows sucked last week. Orphan Black’s season premiere was great! Too bad the ratings didn’t reflect the hype.

-Laura Prepon is returning to Orange is the New Black full-time because Tom Cruise can make anything happen.

-Bradley Cooper and Suki Waterhouse are still together, which means I’m going to keep confusing her for his daughter whenever I see photos of them.

-Uma Thurman was engaged to Elle Macpherson’s ex but they’ve broken it off – again.

-Tina Fey is the new face of Garnier beauty, which is lovely.

-Stella McCartney Instagrammed a photo from a recent “girls’ night out” and it pretty much featured every famous woman ever. Do you think Gwyneth Paltrow deigns to talk to Nicole Richie? Or does she just pretend she’s not there?

-Meanwhile, Gwyneth‘s GOOP is bleeding money and $1.5 million in debt.

-There are lot and lots of whispers and reports about Lea Michele and Naya Rivera being at each other’s throats on the Glee set.

-Rolling Stone’s article on the paparazzi is fantastic. I love love love that they call out Halle Berry for going to that celebrity pumpkin patch every year and Ryan Reynolds’ sponsored shots.

-More lawsuits are expected to be announced on the heels of the Bryan Singer allegations. This thing is getting messy.

-The White House won’t respond to the Justin Bieber deportation petition because of priorities ‘n stuff.

-Here are the first images of Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender in their new adaptation of Macbeth. I watch Fish Tank this weekend — in which Fassy plays a creepy pedo — and now I can’t really look at him.

-Speaking of Marion, here’s her trailer for The Immigrant, co-starring Joaquin Phoenix.

-Vampire Diaries Paul Wesley won’t do shirtless scenes. I wonder if his female costars get the same sort of freedom?

-Joss Whedon dropped a big gift on fans today: he released his new film In Your Eyes for only $5 on Vimeo.

-The trailer for Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys has arrived.

-I’m actually pretty intrigued by the new season of True Blood thanks to the latest promo, which is saying something.

-Angelina Jolie talks about respecting Sleep Beauty’s source material in the new Maleficent featurette.

-Vogue is cutting off human tire fire Terry Richardson after a model tweeted a screenshot of a text he sent her promising a Vogue photo shoot if she slept with him.

-A fake Daft Punk appeared during Arcade Fire’s final Coachella set because why not?

-Julia Roberts opened up about her half-sister’s death from an apparent overdose.

-Neil Patrick Harris had the perfect response to a fan who interrupted his Hedwig and the Angry Inch performance.

-Mark Ruffalo is heavily featured in the new trailer for The Normal Heart. No complaints here!

April 17, 2014
by Jen McDonnell

Is Laura Prepon Dating Tom Cruise?

Laura Prepon in Orange Is the New Black

Laura Prepon in Orange Is the New Black. (Netflix)

-Is Tom Cruise secretly dating fellow Scientologist Laura Prepon? This makes me weirdly bummed out.

-In happier Laura Prepon news, The Orange Is the New Black season two trailer has arrived!

-This makes me wonder why I don’t follow Val Kilmer on Twitter.

-James Franco continues to implode before our eyes. He just called a New York Times theatre critic a “little bitch.”

-19 months after announcing their split, Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler. And now our pain begins anew!

-Speaking of Parks and Rec stars, Ben‘s Letters to Cleo shirt AND his Catan-esque game will both make an appearance in the season finale. Score!

-Judging by these new photos, Adam will be sticking around in the next season of Girls. Thank goodness; he and Ray are pretty much the only interesting people left on that show.

-Miley Cyrus is really bummed about her hospitalization, guys.

-It looks like Anna Paquin will make it into X-Men: Days Of Future Past after all.

-Speaking of X-Men: Days Of Future Past, director Bryan Singer has been accused of sexually abusing 17-year-old boy. (His lawyer says the lawsuit is “completely without merit.”) Does this mean we shouldn’t go see the movie? Because I have a really hard time staying away from anything that involves James McAvoy.

-Gwyneth Paltrow (who once said she’d rather die than let her kids eat Cup-of-Soup), served tacos and hot dogs topped with Fritos at her son’s birthday party. Gasp!

-Meanwhile, Gwyneth and the CEO of GOOP have consciously uncoupled.

-The Good Wife’s Emmy campaign has gone negative. Love the show, hate this strategy.

-Harvey Weinstein and Scott Rudin‘s former underlinings talk about who was worse to work for. They both seem kind of horrible.

-The Cannes lineup has been announced and there are a few great surprises (Ryan Gosling‘s directorial debut! Lots of Canadians!) and a few not-so-great ones (like the lack of Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent).

-There’s more trouble for Columbus Short (who plays Harrison on Scandal). His wife has filed for divorce, claiming he threatened to kill her and then commit suicide.

-This Scandal Monologue Mad Libs is perfection.

-Speaking of perfection, here’s the honest trailer for The Wolf of Wall Street.

-Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce face a grim future in trailer for The Rover.

April 16, 2014
by Jen McDonnell

Miley Cyrus Shares Hospital Selfie

Miley Cyrus selfie

Cyrus tweeted a message to fans from her hospital bed, apologizing for a canceled concert. “Kansas I promise I’m as heartbroken as you are. I wanted to badly 2 b there 2night. Not being with yall makes me feel s—tier than I already do.”

-Miley Cyrus‘ camp would like you all to know that her hospitalization had to do with an allergic reaction and had nothing to do with excessive partying, mmm-kay???

-Jon Hamm washes away his Don Draper stink with this totally adorable Sesame Street clip.

-Did Katy Perry hook up with Diplo at Coachella?

-Donnie Wahlberg deserves some serious brownie points. He helped Jenny McCarthy change the news surrounding her by popping the question.

-It’s not everyday that a celebrity’s suicide attempt involves a severed penis.

-You know, if I was going to trust anyone to whip Justin Bieber into shape, it’d be The Office’s Craig Robinson so I approve of this friendship.

-I just assumed that it was the work of a bored intern, but it turns out William Shatner really has been live-tweeting CW shows. He started doing it for Supernatural because he likes building up small sci-fi shows, and then it just snowballed. This explains why he and Sam Witwer are always tweeting at each other (adorably, I should add).

-Channing Tatum may play Gambit, which would be a lot more exciting if Gambit wasn’t THE WORST.

-Amy Schumer and Josh Charles did an Aaron Sorkin spoof set in a fast food restaurant and it’s perfection. If you’re in Canada you may have to Hola/Media Hint/TunnelBear/whatever to get around the geo-blocking, but it’s totally worth it.

-Paul Walker‘s brothers will stand in for the late actor’s final scenes in Fast & Furious 7.  One of them really looks like him.

-The cast of Roswell is reuniting at the ATX Television Festival and it makes me way more excited than what’s probably acceptable. If I find out that Katherine Heigl was intentionally not invited, my head might actually explode.

-This is an awesome oral history of the 8 Mile rap battles.

-“Wait, I have a cameo? I didn’t know that.” James Franco isn’t exactly up to date with what’s happening in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

-Save the cheerleader, save the world? Not anymore. Hayden Panettiere was NOT asked to appear NBC’s Heroes reboot. (Their loss. She was the only reason I kept watching Nashville for way longer than I should have.)

-Beyonce posted a thigh-riffic vacation photo on Instagram, possibly to make us all forget about that thigh gap crap from earlier.

-Here’s the latest trailer for Elizabeth Banks’ Walk of Shame. Does it make me a bad feminist for wanting to watch the crap out of this?

-The ridiculous Star Wars set photo analyzing can begin…now.

-EW’s examination of series finales continues. Today, it’s Dawson’s Creek, which remains one of my favourite series finales of all time even though I had stopped watching the show years before.

-Brace yourself: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding is near. “It’s about high style and high fashion.”

-Dina Lohan pleaded guilty to a DUI and is looking at community service.

-Taye Diggs was spotted on a date with a model but I’m just going to go ahead and pretend that he and Idina Menzel are still together because I clearly need more time to process this.

-FX just renewed The Americans. ::happy dance::

-Speaking of The Americans, Keri Russell looks lovely in a new magazine spread.

-Given my recent propensity to devour YA books, I’m kind of shocked I haven’t read If I Stay, but the new trailer with Chloe Moretz intrigues me.

-Dax Shepard was on Ellen and he took credit for our new love of sloths.

-Anthony Mackie keeps pushing for a Wonder Woman movie and making me love him even more.

-This is weird: a clip for Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past will play in the closing credits of Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man 2.

-All of the X-Men: Days of Future Past trailers have been on point, but this final one pulls into the lead by upping the snark factor.

April 15, 2014
by Jen McDonnell

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny Flirt on Twitter

Gillian Anderson David Duchovny


-David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are tweeting at each other and it’s giving me all the squees.

-Robert Downey Jr. has also joined Twitter. This is all good news.

-Ice Cube is back-tracking after saying some stupid shit about being “robbed” at the MTV Movie Awards because Paul Walker got the “sympathy” vote. Simmer down, buddy. It’s not the Oscars.

-Do you think Robert Pattinson has a clause in his contract that he’ll only do Cronenberg movies if they include scenes of limo sex? Here he is getting it on with Julianne Moore in the trailer for Map to the Stars.

-Brandy was engaged, but now she’s not.

-Oopsie! Lindsay Lohan was reportedly spotted drinking vodka at Coachella.

-Kelly Osbourne and Paris Hilton got into a fight at Coachella as if it was still 2005 and they were both relevant.

-In other icky Coachella news, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were reportedly spotted getting cozy there.

-Is anyone else really looking forward to seeing Leonardo DiCaprio get mauled by a bear? Just me?

-Alec Baldwin, when someone like Tracy Morgan is expressing concern for your well-being, it’s time to rethink your life.

-Zac Efron has great abs! He’s dating his costar! There’s nothing to see here, folks!

-This season’s Mad Men is continuing all those Megan Draper/Sharon Tate connections, proving that the writers are straight up trolling us now.

-Meanwhile, here’s a rundown of every Canadian that has ever appeared on the show.

-Drew Barrymore’s baby shower attracted lots of stars, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon and Cameron Diaz.

-The international trailer for Annie is out, and there are huge Cameron Diaz-sized bites all over the scenery.

-Meanwhile, Cameron has said a lot of weird shit during her promo tour for The Other Woman.

-Here’s the first trailer for NBC’s remake of Rosemary’s Baby starring Zoe Saldana.

-Um, who knew that Paul Rudd was this ripped?

-I fear that the Spice Girls thing is going to follow Emma Stone around for the rest of her life.

-Amber Heard was spotted enjoying a girls night out that may or may not have been her bachelorette party.

-The Goldfinch just won the Pulitzer so I guess I’m going to have to finally finish that damn book. Here’s a look at who could star in the movie adaptation.

-The reviews of Fargo, which premieres tonight, are wildy mixed.

-Did Kevin Connelly sub-tweet at Adrian Grenier and Jeremy Piven for missing the Entourage wrap party?

-I love Lake Bell so much I’m going to give her a pass for going topless on the cover of Esquire. It’s only because In A World was crazy good.

-This week’s EW had a great feature about series finales, in which they interviewed a bunch of past showrunners. Here, Vince Gilligan expands on his approach to the Breaking Bad ender.

-Maya Rudolph‘s upcoming variety show sounds great. Andy Samberg and Kristen Bell will be on her first show.

-The woman who Laura Prepon‘s Orange Is The New Black’s character is based on is speaking up. I really like Piper Kerman‘s response at the end.

-Andrew Garfield really likes being naked and doesn’t think there’s a problem with that, ok you guys?

-Here’s a trailer for Paul Haggis’ Third Person starring Mila Kunis, Liam Neeson and James Franco.

-Childish Gambino is mad at his label and wants out of his record contract. Come back to Community!!

-Mark your calendars, ladies: Magic Mike 2 will hit theatres July 3, 2015.

-Jenny Slate‘s film Obvious Child was a big hit at Sundance this year, and the trailer proves why.

-Despite reports, CBS says “there are no discussions” with Chelsea Handler for late-night.

-I was a little unsure when Ben Affleck was cast in Gone Girl, but he’s kind of perfect as Nick in the first trailer. This might end up being one of those rare instances where the movie is better than the book.

April 14, 2014
by Jen McDonnell

Once Upon A Time’s Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas Wed in Intimate Ceremony

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas in Once Upon A Time

Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas in Once Upon A Time. (ABC)

-Once Upon A Time stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas just found their real-life happy ending: the expectant couple got married on Saturday.

-Speaking of weddings, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter got married to Lauren Kitt.

-In other big life changes, Mike Myers and his wife Kelly Tisdale have a new baby girl adorably named Sunday Molly.

-Jenny McCarthy wrote a ridiculous op-ed in which she tries to backpedal by saying “I am not anti-vaccine.” Does she not realize that we can all just Google her past comments?

-Despite reports, Sean Penn and Charlize Theron are not engaged. Well, not “yet” anyway.

-Jimmy Fallon reportedly narrowly escaped a bar brawl — and ended up buying everyone shots.

-Bryan Cranston, as Walter White, helped a young man ask a girl to prom and it was kinda awesome.

-Speaking of awesome, this is a great way to start the week: by watching Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart play The Newlywed Game

-Prince William made a crack about needing another baby blanket and the entire world freaked out, but then Kate Middleton was spotted drinking wine so everyone collectively unclenched.

-Fashion wunderkind Tavi Gevinson is going to guest-star in next week’s Parenthood.

-”Fetch” isn’t going to happen, but Lindsay Lohan is really pushing hard for “quiche.

-This is so weird: Johnny Depp will testify in his fake ex-girlfriend’s murder case.

-Lily Allen continues to break my heart. Following her dumb comments on feminism, she’s now said she will calm her onstage antics in response to her husband’s request.

-Get ready to feel really old: Say Anything is 25 today.

-Oprah interviewed Pharrell Williams, and he started to cry when talking about “Happy.” He’s so damn cute!

-Lupita Nyong’o hit one million Instagram followers yesterday and posted a total charming (though squeal-y) reaction video.

-Justin Bieber was a no-show at his assault trial in Toronto today.

-Bieber wasn’t too busy to join Chance the Rapper as a surprise guest at Coachella, though.

-Speaking of Coachella, weekend one was an endless parade of celebrities dressing like douches, photo-bombing the norms, and making cameos in each other’s sets.

-The best thing to come out of weekend one’s Coachella is this video of Leonardo DiCaprio dancing to MGMT’s set.

-During his Reddit AMA, James Van Der Beek picked the episode where he thought Dawson’s Creek officially jumped the shark. I would have gone with the one where his dad dies because he was eating ice cream while driving, but his pick was pretty solid too.

-Speaking of Reddit AMAs, Harrison Ford did one this weekend and was in a surprisingly good mood.

-Taylor Swift crashed a bridal shower, but at least she had enough forethought to bring a KitchenAid for a gift.

-The fact that Penn Badgley just joined Twitter probably makes me way too happy.

-I love that the new season of Orphan Black is getting such great reviews. ”Season one gave us a reason to watch, season two gives us a reason to stay.”

-Speaking of TV, stupid Twitter totally spoiled the stupid twist on stupid Game of Thrones. At least these funny tweets about the big event made me slightly less rage-y.

-In other TV that I missed, a familiar face popped up on last night’s Mad Men. Unfortunately, it didn’t help the ratings. The episode was the least-watched season premiere since 2008.

-I couldn’t watch GoT or Mad Men because I was too busy covering the MTV Awards. The show was kind of a mess (even more so than usual). Jessica Alba pulled a John Travolta and mispronounced Zac Efron’s name, and they didn’t even get the Best Kiss category right.

-The best thing about the MTV Movie Awards was all the new movie trailers and clips it premiered. We got a cute new look at The Fault in Our Stars, new trailers for Blended and Edge Of Tomorrow, and clips from Transformers: Age Of Extinction and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The best was probably this new clip from X-Men: Days Of Future Past, though.


April 11, 2014
by Jen McDonnell

Did Beyonce Give Herself a Thigh Gap on Instagram?

Beyonce thigh gap

-Just when I thought the phrase “thigh gap” was finally fading from the lexicon, Beyonce goes and stirs it all up again with this terribly Photoshopped Instagram pic.

-This headline suggests that Andrew Garfield got “uppity” when asked about his relationship with Emma Stone, but I think he handled himself just fine in the video.

-Jimmy Kimmel sent Drake out on the street to interview people about how much they hate Drake.

-Speaking of Kimmel, he’s going to do a special episode following next week’s Scandal finale. In preparation, he aired the final segment of his telenovela Scandal spoof.

–I guess Justin Long and Amanda Seyfried are still a thing.

-I really liked this article on Jennifer Garner’s transition from ass-kicker to maternal figure (though I think she should go back to ass-kicker — maybe on TV).

-Watch Stephen Colbert talking about feeling sorry for whatever poor sucker ends up getting that Letterman job.

-Josh Charles was tweeting lyrics from my favourite Broken Social Scene song last night and I was worried my heart couldn’t take it.

-Speaking of BSS, here’s  founder Kevin Drew‘s new video for “Mexican Aftershow Party.”

-This casting breakdown story is perfection.

-Oh, here we go: Selena Gomez fired her manager parents.

-Watch the first clip from Girl Meets World and join the rest of us in wondering what the hell happened to Ben Savage’s nose.

-Colin Firth is aging really, really well.

-Aw nuts. Allegiant is being split up into two movies. Not only does it suck that these transparent cash grabs are becoming a big trend, but Divergent hasn’t really been successful enough to justify this. Plus, the final book SUCKS.

-The Simpsons parody of those comically stingy Mad Men promos is great.

-Speaking of Mad Men, here’s a refresher guide in case you forget where last season ended up.

-I wouldn’t have expected AT&T to be the ones to come up with the best True Detective spoof yet…

-The late Philip Seymour Hoffman hunts a terrorist in the new A Most Wanted Man trailer.

-It was a busy week for Reddit AMAs. Robe Lowe’s was “literally” perfect, and Peter Dinklage talked a lot about hummus — and took a question from the girl who played Hilary of Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

-Jack Bauer is back in the extended 24: Live Another Day trailer.

-Last night’s Parks and Rec reaches season 3 levels of awesomeness.

-Chris Martin is winning the PR war by looking incandescently happy in his first public appearance since the split announcement. Gwyneth, not so much.

-Minnie Driver quit Twitter after a photo of her in a bikini spurned a lot of hateful comments.

-Here’s a trailer for Decoding Annie Parker, a cancer story starring Samantha Morton and Aaron Paul. That wig!

April 10, 2014
by Jen McDonnell

Emma Roberts Gets Wild for Elle Canada


-I love the giraffe bathing suit Emma Roberts is sporting on the cover of Elle Canada– and I never thought I’d say that about a one-piece.

-Well, this is a twist: Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie have reportedly decided to call off their divorce.

-Rihanna and Drake have graduated to showing affection in public. Squee!

-Speaking of PDAs, apparently Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s conscious uncoupling means they can still hold hands.

-Meanwhile, a new report claims Chris was the one who pushed to announce their split, while Gwyneth was fine continuing to pretend they were happy.

-Why in the world would anyone dress how Adam Levine wants them to?

-Fashion whippersnapper Tavi Gevinson interviewed Miley Cyrus for the latest issue of Elle.

-Tom Hardy manages to look both hipstery and menacing on the new cover of Esquire. I didn’t think that was possible. Bravo, sir!

-Naya Rivera and Big Sean have called off their engagement – and his people are blaming her “violent fits.” That’s convenient.

-Meanwhile, the split’s already gotten nasty, with her accusing him of stealing a Rolex.

-It’s a bad week for Glee stars’ relationships. Chord Overstreet and Halston Sage have also split.

-This kids’ song from the guys from The Walkmen and The National is way better than any kids’ song deserves to be.

-Julia Louis-Dreyfus responded to the Constitution error on  her Rolling Stone  cover — and did an admirable job of pretending not to care that people were more focused on spell-checking than looking at her naked body.

-Michelle Williams‘ new Louis Vuitton ads are stunning.

-This is a great Q&A with Jon Hamm: “People are like, ‘I want to be like Don Draper.’ You want to be a miserable drunk?”

-Jennifer Garner says her family has noticed a difference with the paps since #NoKidsPolicy became a thing.

-I love and adore the yellow dress Emma Stone wore to the Amazing Spider-Man 2 premiere.

-Emma‘s dream of meeting a Spice Girl just got a little closer to reality. She Facetimed with Mel C and it was adorable.

-David Letterman says he’s “flattered” that CBS chose Stephen Colbert to replace him, and Colbert returned the compliment. CBS, meanwhile, clarified that Colbert won’t be doing his usual character.

-Jon Stewart has nothing but love for Colbert’s next move: “He’s wonderful in Colbert Report, but he’s got gears he hasn’t even shown people yet.”

-Don’t feel bad for Craig Ferguson — he’s probably going to get rich off this anyway.

-Just when I thought I couldn’t love Anna Kendrick more, she tweets about the Step Up movies.

-Katherine Heigl sued a pharmacy chain for $6 million because they tweeted an unauthorized image of her. Is that a thing?!

-Of course Jason Segel and Katie Holmes haven’t been dating for 3 years.

-I think it’s kind of a weird fit for Amy Poehler to be shilling for Old Navy (especially since all their previous commercials feature has-beens), but the adlibs for her latest ad are pretty great.

-Oh good lord. Kimye’s Vogue cover is on track to outsell Beyonce’s.

-It’s possible that this photo of Bruce Campbell and Nathan Fillion just broke the internet.

-The final red band trailer for 22 Jump Street slays me. I’m so in with this movie!