Scandal Sheet

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

June 24, 2016
by Jen McDonnell

Gillian Anderson Talks Aging Gracefully

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-In her New Beauty cover story, Gillian Anderson says “I think in Europe, in general, there’s a sense that women who age naturally can be beautiful, whereas I’m not so sure that’s the perception in America.” Let’s all move to Europe!

-Calvin Harris said a lot of stuff (A LOT) on Instagram about his split from Taylor Swift.

-Nicolas Cage and wife Alice Kim have separated after 11 years of marriage.

-A Step Up TV show is coming to YouTube and it will feature Channing Tatum. This news has been brought to you from inside my brain.

-Meanwhile, Channing got candid about his sex life with wife Jenna Dewan: “For lack of a better term, we don’t hate-f**k each other. That’s just not what we do…We get down!”

-Anton Yelchin’s tragic death has prompted a $5 million class-action lawsuit against Jeep.

-In honour of The Devil Wears Prada’s 10th anniversary (yikes!), Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt are spilling secrets from the set (including how fragile Anne was because then-boyfriend Raffaello Follieri didn’t want her working). I still love that movie (although Andy’s friends are garbage people.)

-Speaking of female-fronted comedies that made a huge impact at the box office, the new Ghostbusters movie is tracking for a low debut. Come on ladies, let’s all band together and make this movie huge!  Even if it’s not very good, we need to combat this kind of crap.

-Chris Brown is being sued again for assault. Must be a day that ends in ‘y’.

-Amber Rose apparently has a new talk show, judging by this promo. Burn it all down.

-Aziz Ansari wrote this great piece for the NYT and then tweeted: “Trump wants to ban Muslim immigrants like my parents. I wrote a piece for @NYTimes telling him to go fuck himself.”

-Another good read: Lena Dunham‘s Lenny interview with Sheryl Sandberg.

-British celebrities are not happy about the Brexit. Neither, surprisingly, is Lindsay Lohan.

-Mr Robot Season 2 is now 12 episodes instead of 10, which might be the perfect TV season length.

-Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning star in the new American Pastoral trailer.

June 23, 2016
by Jen McDonnell

Ben Affleck Doesn’t Regret Bill Simmons Interview

-Ben Affleck‘s appearance on Bill Simmons‘ new show was, um, interesting. And by interesting, I mean slurry. I haven’t watched the full episode yet but apparently he appeared lucid until the Tom Brady segment. As The Hollywood Reporter so delicately put it,  his rant “detoured to such extremes that one could only speculate on additional conditions encouraging it.”  Whatever was the cause, his appearance certainly raised eyebrows (which, according to this clip, his face no longer seems able to do).

-Affleck later posted on his Facebook page that it’s one of his favourite interviews — but he said “f*ck” 18 times “when 12 probably would have been sufficient.”

-That interview in which Tom Hiddleston reportedly called Taylor Swift “an absolute delight” is a total fake, says his rep.

-Meanwhile, Taylor and Tom danced and cuddled at the Selena Gomez concert last night and seemed perfectly comfortable with all the cellphone cameras pointed their way. (As Lainey so eloquently put it, they’re “the first couple of dancing like everyone’s watching.”) They also didn’t shy away from the paparazzi as they were leaving.

-Congrats to Katherine Heigl, who announced she’s pregnant. (She says she’s due in January but seeing as she already knows it’s a boy, I’m guessing she’s actually further along than just two months.)

-Just in case you didn’t already love Viola Davis, she says she wanted to pepper spray Jared Leto for the scary crap he pulled on the Suicide Squad set.

-Lindsay Lohan and her fiance made their red carpet debut this week. I went to a Pride screening last night of Mean Girls and she Skyped in, and I was pleasantly surprised by how coherent and witty she was. She confirmed that she’s recording a new album, but when someone congratulated her on her engagement, she laughed it off. Hmmm…

-Oh, Ghostbusters movie. I want to love you, but this theme song is…damn.

-The “church” of Scientology says it wants to open a massive Hollywood media complex, but it may just be a fundraising scam. Which is *exactly* the plot of Hilary Liftin‘s Movie Star.

-Blake Lively‘s The Shallows is 85% fresh right now because critics are loving it – and I don’t understand life.

-Anna Kendrick and James Corden sang their way through the stages of a relationship in an epic, one-shot skit. This is basically a condensed version of her musical The Last Five Years.

-Angelina Jolie reportedly wants to sell Chateau Miraval, but Brad Pitt want to keep it. (Sidenote: the best thing about my trip to France was hearing a snobby wine expert begrudingly admit that their Miraval  rosé is quite lovely.)

-Adele‘s 25 is finally coming to Spotify tomorrow, seven months after its release.

-Even Mr Robot is getting its own an aftershow.

-I love this essay by Casey Wilson on how women aren’t permitted to be angry in public like men are.

-Honestly, I’m surprised it took this long for Taylor Lautner to realize he’s more of a TV guy than a movie guy.

-This is a long but interesting read about Seth Meyer’s evolution as a late night host.

-Alert your mom: Tom Hanks is back as Robert Langdon in a new trailer for Inferno.

June 22, 2016
by Jen McDonnell

Jenna Dewan Says She and Channing Tatum Are “Really Boring”


-Jenna Dewan poses in a bikini on the cover of Women’s Health with a giant arrow pointed at her abs. That’s the stuff of my nightmares. In the interview, she talks about being a vegan around her vegetable-hating hubby, and how her social media posts are not exactly true to life. “Instagram is just a highlight reel. Ten percent of the time, Chan and I have a lot of fun. Ninety percent, we’re really boring.”

-It didn’t take long for Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes‘ camps to make Claudia Jordan backpedal hard on her comments about them dating. Sorry, no take backsies!

-This is an interesting look at Taylor Swift’s artistic growth (or lack thereof).

-Speaking of great reads by MTV News, this piece on Blake Lively’s enduring fame is both savage and awesome. “There’s a particular freedom from anxiety that comes with looking at Blake Lively, as if her pleasant blankness could be contagious. ”

-Meanwhile, Blake “never meant to offend anyone” with her post about Oakland booty.

-Gwyneth Paltrow says she’s intentionally trolling with some of the items she features in GOOP. Sure, Jane.

-Demi Lovato‘s Twitter break lasted less than a day. But she vowed to “coming back more honest than ever” so lucky us, I guess?

-There is a celebrity dating app?? It behooves us all to sign up immediately and screencap everything we see. BEHOOVES US!

-These photos of Fergie remind me that she’s still my favourite royal. Or royal adjacent.

-Aaron Sorkin is going to mansplain about screenwriting in a new online course. Who’s going to be the one to break it to him that this means he’ll have to use the Internet?

-I want great things for Archie Panjabi’s career. I’m not sure Blindspot is it.

-Not gonna lie: the idea of Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan rekindling their romance makes me so giddy that I’m just going to block out all the obvious signs why this story seems super fake.
via Tumblr user louiseblue1-”She doesn’t have the range” is my new favourite meme. They’ve been floating by on my Twitter TL all day and have never failed to make me guffaw.

-Selma Blair has apologized to fellow passengers after her outburst on a flight. I’m still worried. I love that girl. Besides being Cecile Caldwell and Vivian Kensington, she was in this dumb little movie called Kill Me Later that I’ve watched no fewer than 30 times. True story.

-Mr. Robot, The People v. O.J. Simpson and UnREAL lead the nominations for the TCA Awards (aka – the Emmys but with taste).

-Matthew McConaughey says “fake boobs” are overrated. Well, it’s better than “time is a flat circle.”

-Wait, so critics actually don’t hate Independence Day: Resurgence? I did *not* see that coming.

-Ouch! Uma Thurman has a few broken bones after being thrown off a horse.

-Bryan Cranston joined the Power Rangers movie. Hasn’t this thing been already shooting in Vancouver for a while? And also — what?

-Speaking of Power Rangers cast members, Elizabeth Banks says she auditioned to play Mary Jane in 2002′s Spider-Man, but she was deemed too old at the ancient, decrepit age of 28.

-After all the sad Prince news, here’s a glimmer of hope: a DNA test proved a Colorado inmate is not late singer’s son.

-Angelina Jolie condemned the Orlando shootings during a speech at the U.S. State Department yesterday.

-Harrison Ford ate — and liked! — scrunchions.

-The Hollywood Reporter released its first ranking of Hollywood’s most powerful execs, creatives, stars, directors and reps. Shocking report: they’re almost all white dudes.

-I love how much fun the Game of Thrones cast seems to have behind the scenes.

-Speaking of behind-the-scenes TV instagrams, I feel like OITNB’s Kimiko Glenn might be wearing the Sandro dress I just bought, greatly lessening my buyer’s remorse. (Which will undoubtedly grow again once my Visa bill arrives.)

-This is a really great interview with one of the stars of OITNB but DO NOT CLICK until you’ve watched the whole season. (And if you have, do you need a hug?)

-I really enjoyed this Anthony Bourdain interview. How is he 60?!

-HBO has canceled Vinyl, probably because no one watched it. Also, it was terrible.

-Here’s a new trailer for HBO’s Divorce with Sarah Jessica Parker. It’s from the same person who created Catastrophe so I’m all in.