Scandal Sheet

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

November 17, 2017
by Jen McDonnell

Gal Gadot Charms in GQ

Gal Gadot GQ Cover

-Have you read Gal Gadot’s GQ profile yet? I wanted to save it until I had time, because it’s a Caity Weaver article and those deserve to be savoured. This one did not disappoint.  From Gal bringing Caity an egg salad sandwich to reluctantly teaching her how to fight, I was thoroughly charmed by all of it.

-Holy moly, Justice League might not even break $100M this weekend. Just a few days ago it was tracking at $110M.

-Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian were married in New Orleans yesterday and guests included Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, Tina Knowles, Kelly Rowland, La La Anthony, Colton Haynes, and Anna Wintour. The ceremony sounded amazing. Beauty and the Beast theme! Reception tables named for her Grand Slam titles! Tennis trophies party favors! New Edition performances!

-Jay-Z wrote a NYT op-ed about Meek Mill and the flaws in the criminal justice system. I don’t know why his sentencing didn’t make more waves this week. It’s clearly over the top and there is something shady going on with that judge.

-SNL’s Bill Hader and his wife Maggie Carey have filed for divorce after 11 years of marriage.

-Speaking of splits, Jennifer Hudson ended her relationship of 10 years – and received a protective order against him.

-Another woman on the Transparent set has accused Jeffrey Tambor of sexual harassment. Besides his future on Transparent, I wonder if this is going to affect the new season of Arrested Development.

-Go hug you mom; Nashville has been cancelled (again).

-A second grader took on Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton and founding fathers trivia.

-The only thing I thought about when reading this story of how fashion editors mocked the what Vanity Fair’s new editor-in-chief, Radhika Jones, wore on her first day was “where do *I* find tights with foxes on them?!?” Look at them — they’re spectacular!

-Stephen Colbert pressed Ben Affleck on Hollywood harassment. And yet, no one will ask him about his own brother…

-Mad Men producer Marti Noxon (who also worked on Buffy and UnREAL) cane forward to back writer Kater Gordon‘s sexual harassment claims against Matthew Weiner, calling him an “emotional terrorist“.

-Greg Berlanti reportedly met with CW casts and crews this week amid the Andrew Kreisberg harassment claims. How. Is. He. Not. Fired. Yet.

-This is a good review of Better Things and the struggle to acknowledge that it had its best season yet — with Louis C.K.’s involvement.

-Aubrey Plaza, Judy Greer and more make their Easy debut in the new season 2 trailer.

November 16, 2017
by Jen McDonnell

Jessica Chastain On Hollywood’s Game


-Jessica Chastain is stunning on the cover of Town & Country — and she’s her usual ballsy, outspoken self in the interview. I’m still not convinced that her character in Molly’s Game is all that great (I can’t wait until reviews from female critics land), but I love when she says “I think the industry is beginning to examine itself and how it has perceived female roles. I’m seeing a lot of really interesting discussions, and I do think it’s changing.” But my favourite part is the end, when the male interviewer notes: “Just when I ask if she would like to have children, Chastain says our time speeding around Manhattan is up, and she bids me a cheery farewell.” Ha!

-Speaking of women who give no f*cks in interviews, this one with Shonda Rhimes is a delight!

-While most male comedians have been noticeably quiet on the Louis C.K. front, I appreciated with his pal Sarah Silverman had to say.

-This is a great piece on how late night isn’t equipped to tackle Louis C.K. because the call is coming from inside the house.

-The floodgates, they be open. Sylvester Stallone and his former bodyguard have been accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl in 1986. He has denied it.

-Now Al Fraken? Dammit.

-The CW had time to announces Black Lightning’s premiere date and their show’s winter return dates, but still no confirmation that they’ve fired Andrew Kreisberg? Hmmmm….

-Whoa: Transparent writers are reportedly exploring a season 5 without Jeffrey Tambor.

-Johnny Depp is front and center in the next Fantastic Beasts? Ugh.

-In ‘not all guys are scum’ news, Drake stopped a concert to scold a guy in the crowd: “Yo, stop that shit. If you don’t stop touching girls I’ll come out there and f**k you up…If you don’t stop putting your hands on girls I’m gonna come out there and f**k you up myself.”

-Gillian Anderson gives good Twitter.

-So does Mark Ruffalo.

-I think it’s kind of cute that Prince Harry and Prince William will cameo as stormtroopers in The Last Jedi.

-This is a really good profile on Cardi B. She’s refreshingly candid about how this sudden music success is freaking her out.

-Looking at the last 20 Sexiest Man Alive picks, anyone seeing a problem here?

-Are The Weeknd and Bella Hadid back on?

-Why yes, I WOULD like to watch George Clooney in an adaptation of Catch-22, thankyouverymuch.

-Is Joss Whedon throwing shade at his own movie? He “liked” several tweets criticizing Justice League’s villain. (I honestly don’t think celebrities realize that we can see what they’ve liked on Twitter or Instagram with just one click. It’s baffling.)

-Congrats to Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale, who just welcomed baby No. 2.

-Jenna Fischer gushing about John Krasinski is a lot. Like, it’s almost too much. I wonder how Emily Blunt felt reading her new book?

-Meanwhile, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt‘s new horror movie A Quiet Place is reportedly a near-silent film.

November 15, 2017
by Jen McDonnell

THR’s Actress Roundtable Includes Lawrence, Blige, Chastain and More

 Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Mary J. Blige, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney and Saoirse Ronan.

-The Hollywood Reporter’s (too white) actress roundtable includes Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Mary J. Blige, Jessica Chastain, Allison Janney and Saoirse Ronan.

-The reviews are in for Justice League, and they are not good.

-The X Files’ next season will premiere Wednesday, January 3 on Fox. That’s way earlier than anyone anticipated.

-My goodness, I enjoyed Pink’s Carpool Karaoke. She’s a great car singer and seems like a good egg.

-Wait, are Dakota Johnson and Chris Martin dating? How did I miss this?!?

-Ben Affleck joked about the Hollywood sexual assault scandal in an interview and it did not go over well.

-Gal Gadot cleared up those rumours that she got Brett Ratner fired from the Wonder Woman sequel.  “Everyone knew what was the right thing to do. But there was nothing for me to actually come and say because it was already done before that article came out.”

-Also, that Medium story that was floating around last night about her friend being raped turned out to be fake, so stop sharing it.

-More than two dozen members of One Tree Hill’s cast/staff/crew have now come forward to condemn the harassing/demeaning environment of the show.  And yet showrunner Mark Schwahn hasn’t made a public statement yet — and seems to still be running E!’s Royals. [Update: he finally got suspended.]

-Meanwhile, Sophia Bush calling out E! is the type of quality content I live for.

-Terry Crews detailed his alleged sexual assault by agent Adam Venit.

-Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick accused of sexual assault by a third woman.

-Five actresses revealed how a CSI casting pro urged them to disrobe in paid auditions.

-Rose McGowan says she’ll plead not guilty to those felony drug charges.  I think she has a strong case. The whole thing is shady. Alleged residue?

-Blake Shelton was named People’s sexiest man alive and Twitter was like “nah.”

-I’m cautiously intrigued by the news that Taraji P. Henson will star in the new, gender-flipped version of Nancy Meyers’s What Women Want.

-Miranda Kerr is expecting a baby with Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel.

-I can’t wait to play the Hallmark movie drinking game!

-I don’t particularly think This Is Us is a good show, but I do like that it features so many crying men.

-The season 4 finale of You’re the Worst airs tonight, and FX just announced that they’ve renewed the show for its fifth and final season. I’ve struggled to get through this season, but I’m hopeful it will get better now that they get to end it on their own terms.

-Brad Pitt is reportedly “determined to have a fully resolved” custody arrangement with Angelina Jolie soon.

-How many times has Outlander been on the cover of EW? It’s getting weird now.

-The first footage of Deadpool 2 is a Bob Ross spoof. Ok.