Scandal Sheet

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

February 24, 2017
by Jen McDonnell

Amal Clooney Gives Us a Glimpse Of Her Baby Bump

-George and Amal Clooney stepped out for the first time since announcing their pregnancy.

-Ahead of what is sure to be a political Oscar ceremony, this is a good read on what it means to be a celebrity in the age of Rump.

-So Norman Reedus and Diane Kruger are still a thing, huh?

-Karl Lagerfeld continues to be a total dick by calling Meryl Streep cheap for allegedly wanting to be paid for wearing his Oscars gown.

-Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali is already having a big weekend. He and his wife just welcomed a baby boy.

-Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron are going to costar in a romcom because that’s totally believable.

-Is it weird that there are a bunch of Girls reviews out already, even though the show doesn’t air until Sunday? I guess they didn’t want us to miss the episode (which is reportedly great) amid all the Oscars noise.

-I like this theory: the longer Adam Scott’s beard is, the less likable his character will be.

-The ladies of Mad Men reunited at a book party last night.

-This has never happened before: Jordan Peele’s Get Out is the first modern horror movie with a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes on its opening day.

-Justin Bieber swears he didn’t pee his pants in public. Mmm-kay.

-I’m so weirdly proud of Jake Gyllenhaal for getting such rave reviews on Broadway. He’s just keeping his head down, doing good work, and making me happy.

-Patrick Stewart says he didn’t realize he wasn’t circumcised until his wife told himHugh Jackman‘s reaction is all of us.

February 23, 2017
by Jen McDonnell

Beyonce Pulls Out of Coachella

-Beyonce had to back out of Coachella due to doctor’s orders, and ticket holders are PISSED.

-I’m one of those people who would not be heartbroken if La La Land wins Best Picture, but damn this screenshot of a scene from Moonlight’s screenplay makes its case well.

-Today’s brutally honest Oscar voter is a producer who may be a bit racist (but hey! He loves Moonlight!) His thoughts on Dev Patel: “He really seems like he’s needy as an actor and just wants you to like him, but he shouldn’t be that needy — he’s grown up to be a really handsome, sexy dude, with this mid-range brown color, so everyone loves him.”

-UNreal’s Shiri Appleby directed this Funny or Die short starring Tyler Posey.

-These stories about Madonna‘s legendary Oscars parties are pretty great. Both Jennifer Lawrence and Eddie Redmayne have puked at one!

-Gilmore Girls’ Lauren Graham is heading back to TV with a new sitcom on Fox.

-I typically avoid horror films, but Jordan Peele’s Get Out is getting such rave reviews I might have to see it.

-I really like this article about how there’s a total lack of comfort TV these days. From mindless shows like Burn Notice to family-oriented fare like Gilmore Girls, that stuff just doesn’t exist anymore.

-Matt Reeves is back to directing The Batman. I’d love to know how that shook down.

-Shia LaBeouf once again shut down his Trump art project after reports of gunshots in the area.

-Nick Cannon has a new son named Golden.

-Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, and Bill Nighy star in the new Their Finest trailer.

February 22, 2017
by Jen McDonnell

Angelina Jolie and Kids Teach Us How to Eat Bugs

-Does Angelina Jolie even need a publicist? Her very selective outlet choices this week suggests no – even though there is a definite shift towards family talk and kid exposure. She even cooked and ate bugs with her kids for the BBC.

-George Clooney says he and Amal will limit their travel to dangerous places now that twins are on the way. He also insists they spend more time together than we know (“People think we are never together, but we have not been separated for more than a week.”)

-George also says he’s tired of Trump and Bannon’s hypocrisy, reminding the world that they are part of the “Hollywood elite.” (“Donald Trump has 22 acting credits. He collects $120,000 a year in his Screen Actors Guild pension fund…Steve Bannon is a failed film writer.”)

-David Cross and Amber Tamblyn announced their new daughter and made fun of celebrity baby names at the same time.

-Harrison Ford came dangerously close to colliding with an American Airlines plane in newly released video.

-David Cassidy, who just revealed he’s battling dementia, says he “never had a relationship” with his daughter, Arrow star Katie Cassidy.

-Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom will be starring in a dark comedy with Adam Pally? Put it in my eyeballs now!

-The secret Oscar voter interviews are starting to trickle out, and they’re horrifying as usual. The first one features an actress who HATED Arrival (“It just sucked”), had a hard time voting for Best Actress (“I liked none of them”), and had strong thoughts on the foreign film category (“Germans are not funny!”). The second voter, a publicist, took a more measured approach, but still had some strong opinions (“Let me tell you, I did not understand The Lobster — it made me nuts”). Do Academy members even like movies?!

-The Honest Trailers crew took on this year’s Oscar nominations. I love the Fences bit.

-So what are the chances Matt Damon is going to “crash” Jimmy Kimmel‘s opening monologue at the Oscars? 97%?

-A huge Hollywood initiative has launched to battle gender inequality. There are big names connected to this.

-Gwen Stefani spent a lot of time during her Seth Meyers interview gushing about Blake Shelton. Sigh.

-This Iron Fist featurette explains a lot more about the show than the trailers did.

-Charlie Hunnam pulls the sword from the stone (which sounds dirty but sadly isn’t) in the new King Arthur trailer.

-Here’s the trailer for First They Killed My Father, a Netflix film directed by Angelina Jolie. Her 15-year-old son Maddox has an executive producer credit on this thing.

-Jason Segel and Rooney Mara investigate the afterlife in The Discovery trailer. Seriously Hollywood, does she have to be cast in EVERY movie??