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

May 19, 2016
by Jen McDonnell

Ariana Grande Defends Selena Gomez and Fellow Female Pop Stars


**NOTE: I”m on vacation for the next week so no updates until May 30th. Behave yourselves, kittens!***

-Damn Ariana Grande for continuing to do super feminist interviews and making me kinda love her. My world is askew.

-Not making nice with fellow pop stars in Demi Lovato in this new interview, in which she talks about Taylor Swift: “There are women that I don’t get along with, and that’s fine. My thing is, don’t brand yourself a feminist if you don’t do the work. I have an immense amount of respect for women like Lena Dunham…or Beyonce, who make amazing political statements through their work.”

-Kanye West went on an epic 8-minute rant about, well, everything on Ellen this week.

-We have now reached peak Leonardo DiCaprio.

-Speaking of odd talk show appearances, Dax Shepard told Jimmy Kimmel a story about jerking off into a plastic cup while in traffic after getting a vasectomy. Remind me again how private he and Kristen Bell are….

-I love how a bunch of publications are tearing down the men who are butthurt about the new Ghostbusters. Esquire’s piece is my favourite mic drop. Preach!

-Super private couple Alexis Bledel and Vincent Kartheiser dared to have baby a while ago and not tell us. But how are we supposed to judge her post-baby bod now?! (Also, I have a weird story about Kartheiser from when I was an extra on a movie. It involves spaghetti. I’ve already said too much.)

-Now it makes sense why Neighbors 2 is being praised by critics for its feminist slant; Lena Dunham consulted on the script.

-Here are the new shows you’re probably going to want to avoid this fall, judging by this week’s upfront presentations.

-Speaking of the upfronts, today was the CW’s turn. Supergirl is staying on Mondays (but how much they’ll get to use Calista Flockhart remains a question), and they’ve already confirmed a Supergirl, Arrow, Flash and Legends of Tomorrow mega-crossover (ugh). Weirdly, the new show that seemed to get the critics most hyped is their Archie adaptation Riverdale, which is being compared to Twin Peaks. Here are some of the new show trailers.

-When is Kate Hudson going to stop talking about her killer body? Just give me some sort of timetable I can look forward to.

-Here’s the trailer for Kristen Stewart’s Personal Shopper, which just debuted at Cannes.



May 18, 2016
by Jen McDonnell

Hollywood’s Leading Ladies Cover THR

Hollywood Reporter actress roundtable

-Kerry Washington, Sarah Paulson, Jennifer Lopez, Julianna Margulies, Regina King, Constance Zimmer, and Kirsten Dunst share the spotlight on cover of The Hollywood Reporter for their annual actress roundtable. I’m not sure about the “diva” cutline but I can’t wait to carve out some time to watch that video! For now, these highlights will have to do.

-Speaking of great covers, your pretend boyfriend Oscar Isaac is on the cover of the new Rolling Stone.

-The Good Wife spinoff at CBS’s streaming service is a go. I…what…huh?

-This is an excellent, exhaustive piece by Vulture on the economics of Peak TV. “Kevin Costner was offered $500K per episode to do a series for one of the big three streaming networks… He passed.”

-Kate Beckinsale and Michael Sheen lovingly recreated their teen daughter’s birth on her 17th birthday, which doesn’t sound embarrassing at all.

-Shocking report: Blake Lively is not good at jokes.

-Allow Mariah Carey to demonstrate what to do when you have nothing nice to say.  Also, “I need a key light and you’re not giving me one” is my new favourite phase.

-Zac Efron says he used to Google himself every morning. Sure, Zac. “Used to.”

-The Office’s Jenna Fischer was reportedly replaced on a show because she had “bad chemistry” with Matthew LeBlanc. Who has bad chemistry with Pam?!

-Robin Wright continues to be the HBIC.

-The way Laverne Cox is looking at Katherine Heigl in this photo makes me love her even more.

-It’s official: wanting to be like Kim Kardashian can legit kill you.

-On-again, off-again couple Emma Roberts and Evan Peters just hit the off switch again.

-Drake and Jimmy Fallon took the mini Drake meme to a whole new level this week.

-Screw the haters; I like the new Ghostbusters trailer. The fact that the main villains seem to be MRAs is just gravy.

May 17, 2016
by Jen McDonnell

Kristen Stewart’s New Film Booed at Cannes

-Kristen Stewart‘s new film Personal Shopper was booed at Cannes – but critics loved it (and Cannes is pretty boo-happy to begin with). She’s already brushed off the boos.

-Meanwhile, Kirsten Dunst‘s run of fashion hits in Cannes continues.

-This is a great read on how Blac Chyna beat the Kardashians at their own game. It had me hooked as soon as I read “The Lannisters of Calabasas.”

-More trailers for fall TV have landed, this time from Fox and ABC. On ABC, Conviction and Speechless intrigue me, while I’m here for Adam Pally and Leighton Meester in Fox’s Making History.

-Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas teamed up for the latest edition of Carpool Karaoke.

-You live, you learn. Alanis Morissette’s business partner stole more than $4 million from her.

-Well this is terrifying. Someone (who clearly has never watched Revenge) robbed Madeleine Stowe at gunpoint in her home.

-Ruh roh. A ton of Rogue One spoilers may have just leaked.

-Rebel Wilson is suing a publisher over an article that she lied about her age.

-The Arrested Development Easter egg in Captain America: Civil War is all kinds of wonderful.

-Adrien Brody doesn’t want our silly “fodder” about Allen/Cosby/Polanski to get in the way of his “art.”

-During a Reddit AMA, The Walking Dead showrunner was brave enough to answer a question about the show’s “dumpster-fire-abortion of a finale”.

-War is hell in the trailer for Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.