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

June 27, 2017
by Jen McDonnell
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Serena Williams Slays in Vanity Fair

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-Serena Williams and her belly bump look amazing on the cover of Vanity Fair, where she talked about how fast her life changed. “If you would have told me last year in October or November that I would have a baby, not be pregnant but have a baby, I would have thought you were the biggest liar in the world.” She also talks about finding her partner Alex Ohanian, and it was a total rom-com meet-cute.

-Mariah Carey upgraded her infamous “I don’t know who that is” when talking about her ex, James Packer, and it was glorious.

-Justin Trudeau hung out with the cast of X Men in Montreal. James McAvoy fanboying is a wonderful thing.

-George Clooney, Mark Ruffalo, Dylan McDermott, Dermot Mulroney and Robert Downey Jr all auditioned for Brad Pitt’s role in Thelma & Louis.

-This is a fascinating inside story of how TMZ quietly became America’s most potent pro-Trump media outlet. Between this and Us Weekly’s new slant, it’s hard out there for a gossip lover.

-Ryan Reynolds once saved his nephew’s life because he had taken a baby CPR course.

-Congrats to The Flash’s Danielle Panabaker, who just got married.

-Taylor Swift finally resurfaced on social media — to talk about sports?

-I stopped watching Pretty Little Liars in the first season and tried to catch up before tonight’s finale by reading this list of all the ridiculous things the show has done. Someone was drugged at the dentist and woke up to find a note hidden in her tooth?!? I should have never quit.

-Colin Trevorrow probably won’t suffer the same Star Wars fate as Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

-Glee’s Chris Colfer claims he was visited by an alien, who was insanely cute.

-I really liked this interview with TV’s best music supervisors about how they picked their Emmy submissions.

-Robert Pattinson plans a heist in the trailer for Good Time. The accent is tripping me up, but critics at Cannes went crazy for his performance in this.

June 26, 2017
by Jen McDonnell
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Charlize Theron Gets Tough in W

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-Charlize Theron previews her ass-kicking role in Atomic Blonde in the new issue of W. She talks about the only bar fight she’s ever been in, accidentally punching Teri Hatcher in the face, and getting injured on set.

-There’s a lot of talk today about the scorched-earth interview T.J. Miller gave THR in the wake of his last episode of Silicon Valley. He’s way not enough of a household name to have this kind of attitude. He comes off terribly, takes a few swipes at costar Thomas Middleditch and burns a ton of bridges. Fargo’s Allison Tolman made a good point on Twitter: what would have the response been if an actress made those types of comments? Katherine Heigl was crucified for much less.

-Beyoncé and Jay Z’s twins have finally left the hospital.

-Brad Pitt is probably not dating Sienna Miller or Elle McPherson. What other attractive, age appropriate blonde can we throw at him?

-Courteney Cox says she’s given up on fillers. Hallelujah!

-Bruno Mars was looking real sleepy at the BET Awards last night.

-Meanwhile, Chris Brown and Migos reportedly had an altercation after the BET Awards.

-Keanu Reeves and Jimmy Fallon playing “Whisper Challenge” led to Jimmy saying “cock” on TV so that’s fun.

-China’s box office rescued Transformers from disaster, continuing a trend of bailouts. The robots-in-disguise sequel collected $69 million in the U.S., a franchise low, but hit $123 million in China, a franchise high there.

-War for the Planet of the Apes is getting really good reviews. Like really, really good. Huh.

-Now that Netflix has started cancelling shows, they just can’t stop. Girlboss is the latest casualty.

-One of Johnny Depp‘s former manager backs up Amber Heard’s accusations against the actor. Well, if a man says it happens I guess everyone can believe her now, right?

-Here are more details about what really went down in the Hans Solo movie. An interesting tidbit: Lucasfilm decided to bring in an acting coach for Alden Ehrenreich when they were not entirely satisfied with the performance (acting coaches are not unusual — bringing one in that late into production is.)

-Gossip Girl alum Penn Badgley will star in Lifetime’s adaptation of Caroline Kepnes‘ You. Oh, this is GOOD casting. He can play creepy yet strangely sympathetic well. Of course, this adaptation is going to live or die by who they cast as the female lead.

-Meanwhile, Penn Badgley and Domino Kirke celebrated their new marriage with another wedding.

-The new season of The Good Place will have a clam chowder fountain, which kind of sounds lovely.

-The writers for the new season of X Files have been revealed: Darin Morgan is back, but sadly no Vince Gilligan and Frank Spotnitz — and no women! Come on.

-Idris Elba slays in new preview for Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower.

-The Bellas take their show on the road in first trailer for Pitch Perfect 3.

June 23, 2017
by Jen McDonnell
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Milo Ventimiglia Strikes a Pose for GQ

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-Milo Ventimiglia is looking fine in the new issue of GQ. Just fine.

-Johnny Depp apologized for joking about assassinating Trump. So I’m guessing he will now lose jobs because of this like Kathy Griffin did. What’s that? None of that is happening? Huh.

-In news that will shock no one, Will Ferrell revealed that Mariah Carey isn’t the easiest person to work with. This is a hilariously diplomatic conversation. “She was on our set and, yeah…things happened. And didn’t happen.”

-Jennifer Lawrence, Jon Hamm and more stars urge support for Planned Parenthood.

-Jamie Foxx was on the Graham Norton Show, where he told a hilariously awkward story about running into his daughter’s friends at a club.

-Kim Kardashian launched her new KKW Beauty line today—and sold out every single contour kit in under 20 minutes. That’s $14 million worth of goods. Say what you will about her, but girl’s got some business sense.

-Jessica Williams shuts down a Tinder date in the trailer for the new Netflix comedy Jessica James.

-I kinda love that Kirsten Dunst calls Jesse PlemonsLandry.” She is us.

-Shonda Rhimesresponse to Bill Cosby makes me love her. More.

-The LA Times gives us an inside peek at Gwyneth Paltrow‘s first wellness summit.

-It’s been a rough week. Let’s all chill and watch Aubrey Plaza get high with nuns.

-I’m really that Kumail Nanjiani’s The Big Sick isn’t opening here until next weekend. Curses!

-Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman plays the first African-American Supreme Court justice in the Marshall trailer.