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November 24, 2015
by Jen McDonnell

Jennifer Lawrence is Your Entertainer of the Year

Jennifer Lawrence has been named the 2015 Entertainer of the Year by EW.

Jennifer Lawrence has been named the 2015 Entertainer of the Year by EW.

-Entertainment Weekly just named Jennifer Lawrence Entertainer of the Year. Not surprising — and much deserved (I assume it was a close race between her and Chris Pratt). You know what this means, right? The 2015 best-of lists are starting! It really is the most wonderful time of the year…

-Meanwhile, Jennifer Lawrence elevated all of our #squadgoals by hanging out with Adele and Emma Stone last night.

-Usually Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt standing next to each other would make for a banner day, but their bad hair is too distracting to fully embrace the yum.

-In today’s ‘Hollywood Has Run Out of Ideas’ news: Kevin Bacon will star in a Tremors TV show, and  Tom Cruise is in talks to star in a reboot of The Mummy.

-In other Cruise-adjacent news, Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are still a thing, in case anyone cares.

-Kaley Cuoco tattooed an ill-advised giant bug on her back to cover up her ill-advised wedding date tattoo.

-A 7-year-old schooled the Star Wars cast on trivia during Jimmy Kimmel‘s last night.

-The best part about THR’s actors roundtable was that it taught me that Mark Ruffalo‘s first acting gig was on Canadian drama Due South!

-Geek gods/awesome human beings Felicia Day and Jonah Ray just signed on to the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 reboot.

-There’s a Friday Night Lights musical happening and Scott Porter is playing Coach and Mae Whitman is publicly petitioning for a part and I need to move to LA right now!

-Apparently the CW has given up on ratings since it’s ordered more Crazy Ex-Girlfriend which has been coming in as low as 0.2 in the demo. (My guess is they just don’t have anything else to pair Jane the Virgin with.) They also ordered more iZombie — but not a full season, which is a shame. That show is like the network version of Jessica Jones (in a good way).

-Gwyneth Paltrow‘s kids get to eat at places like The Lion on the regular and now I hate my life.

-Sherri Shepherd has been ordered to keep paying child support for the baby she had via surrogate — even though she wants nothing to do with the child and claims her ex only went ahead with the pregnancy plans to wring money out of her.

-Justin Bieber has pulled out of a series of appearances this week due to “personal reasons.”

-I really like Sepinwall’s new article on the advantage of episodes vs. serialization on TV.

-Set your DVRs: Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans will assemble on Jimmy Kimmel tonight.

-I’m not gonna lie; I spent way too much time examining Kylie Jenner’s face in the first photo of this feature.

-This is a great piece on season 2 of The Leftovers, which has somehow managed to win me back after I gave up on the first season by getting really, really weird. As the writer of this piece tweeted, it’s like they said “What if Lost could be super weird & fucked up & not write to act breaks & not worry about ratings?”

-I didn’t even know Samantha Bee had a new show coming out but I’m so in!

-Adam Pally plays house with an unstable one-night stand in the Night Owls trailer.

November 23, 2015
by Jen McDonnell

Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello’s Wedding Photos

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-Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello showed off so many photos from their weekend wedding. SO. MANY. PHOTOS. It’s kind of great that they shared them all on social media instead of selling them, though.

-I barely watched the AMAs last night but I did manage to catch Anna Kendrick’s hilarious acceptance speech so I feel like I’m winning.

-Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj insists she wasn’t shading Jennifer Lopez by staying stone-faced while JLo danced to her music. Mmm-hmmm.

-Speaking of shading JLo, Mariah Carey claims she was “just being honest” when she once said “I don’t know her,” which makes it even shadier! Bless. (Though I still love Jennifer Lopez. She owns my heart if only because she once did an epic interview in which she shaded Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna.)

-Hello, indeed. Everyone was expecting Adele’s new album to do well but I don’t think anyone was anticipating 2.3 million in the first 3 days in the US alone. I guess all those worries about how it not being available on streaming sites would hurt her sales were bupkis.

-Meanwhile, someone at SNL leaked the raw mic feed from Adele‘s performance, and her isolated vocals are stunning.

-I watched a few episodes of Jessica Jones this weekend. Wow. It’s not perfect, but the way it’s playing with issues of consent and female agency is impressive. From having a man telling her to “smile” (taking something every woman has been ordered to do — usually by strangers — to its most terrifying extreme) to having very few people believe her story of abuse, this is some important, intense storytelling.

-Welp. Hackers are trying to blackmail Gigi Hadid with her own photos.

-The Walking Dead finally revealed Glenn’s fate last night — and broke the show’s rules in the process.

-Meanwhile, this is HBO’s teaser art for the new season of Game of Thrones. Every show I watch right now seems to be playing with not-really-dead TV characters and I’m kind of done with it. Joss Whedon needs to teach these young pups about stakes and consequences.

-The Game did an interview about his ridiculous NSFW Instagram photos (complete with ridiculous NSFW hashtag). How does this get a free pass but Instagram immediately removes any hint of a nipple?!

-The trailers for Chris Hemsworth‘s new whale movie are ruining my life. Looks like it’s tough on him, too.

-In his new Vanity Fair cover story, Chris talks about the pressure of delivering box office result for giant movies. “When something costs $150 million and it doesn’t work, it’s your face, it’s your fault.” Really? ‘Cause Michael Fassbender, Bradley Cooper, Bill Murray, Zac Efron and countless other white dudes seem to be surviving their flops just fine. But Sandra Bullock and Angelina Jolie‘s movies tank, and hands start wringing.

-Speaking of which, the Hollywood Reporter has a new piece on how the failures of Our Brand Is Crisis and By the Sea  might spell the end of the Hollywood “favour” movie.

-The Hollywood Reporter’s actors roundtable is more diverse than last week’s one on actresses. Even more interesting, check out how different the tone is for each story.

-Andy Richter’s response to the NYT story about celebrities favoring not-hot nannies to keep husbands faithful is gold.

-Aaron Carter tweeted some madness this weekend about how Michael Jacksonpassed down the torch” to him. Wut?

-Gillian Anderson reprises her Hannibal role for a super creepy PETA ad.

-Justin Bieber serenaded Selena Gomez on Friday night. Make of that what you will.

-Ugh. Just when I resolved to not watch any more superhero shows (especially since I’m back on the Arrow train after it totally got its groove back), The CW goes and releases a new trailer for Legends of Tomorrow (debuting Jan. 21) that is admittedly epic. Resistance is futile.


November 20, 2015
by Jen McDonnell

Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Janet Jackson is Life!

-Joseph Gordon-Levitt is killing it this week. His lip-sync of “Rhythm Nation” is a beautiful thing. He also showed off his drumming skills.

-In other late-night antics, Bryan Cranston sang about mortgages and credit scores in his grown man boy band on James Cordon’s show.

-Oof. I’m guessing Jimmy Fallon’s Esquire cover story interview was conducted before all the gossip surfaced. I assume NBC PR isn’t thrilled with his opening anecdote.

-Fox is going to stop reporting overnight ratings – which is a bold move. Personally, I still think they’re important for indicating people’s viewing priorities, but whatever.

-The trailer for Shameless season 6 is here. As much as I liked the last season I was going to drop this one because #peakTV, but then in the promo Dylan McDermott takes off a pair of panties with his teeth and goddamit I’m back in!

-Speaking of peak TV, I was following a Twitter convo between TV critics about all the shows they have to catch up on before compiling their year-end ‘best of’ lists, and one of them put it all in a Google doc. I think I watch too much TV, but I haven’t seen half of these.

-People is confirming that Kate Beckinsale has separated from her husband Len Wiseman.

-Tyra Banks quit her own daytime talk show after just two months.

-When the NYT’s Maureen Dowd started reporting on sexism in Hollywood, an executive dismissively told her she should “call some chicks.” So she did, and the result is a pretty amazing article.

-Jenny McCarthy should not be allowed to publicly discuss any medical issue ever again, k?

-Go to this site, type in the password “XPhiles” and enjoy the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it spoilers. I totally blocked out the fact that Mulder and Scully have a son named William.

-Melissa McCarthy plays Kristen Bell’s worst nightmare in the new trailer for The Boss.