Scandal Sheet

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

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

Milo Ventimiglia-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.

June 22, 2017
by Jen McDonnell
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Chris Pine Pops Up in Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later

-Here’s the Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later trailer. Holy crap on a stick, is that Chris Pine?!?

-Also, this bit about Chris Pine in the Charles Taylor interview is great: “I don’t know why he isn’t getting every leading role there is. He’s gorgeous, he’s charming, he’s got a great level-headed presence, and what he does in Wonder Woman is amazing. He is there to show her off. That is really the mark of someone who knows how to act in front of a camera: I am going to step back a bit and let my co-star shine.”

-Meanwhile, I took this Buzzfeed quiz where you create a BLT and discover your perfect Chris, and I got Chris Evans. I’m very ok with that.

-JFC… Bill Cosby wants to hold seminars on how to avoid sexual assault accusations. Don’t assault people. There, I’ve just written his whole script for him.

-Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler reunited for a “Really?!?” segment last night on the Late Show. Really.

-Also, Amy Poehler has a theory about Daniel Day Lewis’ retirement. It involves potato chips and misunderstandings.

-I had very little interest in seeing Rough Night, but the trailers for Girls Night have me psyched. Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and the cast are featured in an upcoming episode of Carpool Karaoke and the preview is great.

-Ron Howard has officially taken over for the Hans Solo movie. According to EW, Lord & Miller were leaning into the comedy and allowing the stars to improv (which is what one does when one hires actors like Donald Glover and Phoebe Waller-Bridge), but writer and Star Wars veteran Lawrence Kasdan wanted them to stick to the script. The kicker at the end of this article though…

-Also, who will get the finished film’s directing credit?  How will residuals be apportioned? Will Lord and Miller even be allowed to attend the premiere?  The directors guild is going have an interesting time figuring this one out.

-NASA is not impressed with GOOP’s $120 bio-frequency healing sticker packs.

-Alison Brie is doing some hard posing and smizing at the Glow premiere, but Dave Franco‘s presence makes it all better.

-It’s been a rough news week. Hey, here’s Justin Trudeau hugging an enthusiastic unicorn puppet for CBC Kids.

-The weirdest part about the Downton Abbey movie announcement is all the articles in which the cast seems surprised. “Well, tell my agent, because we’re still waiting to know.”

-Transformers: The Last Knight suffered a franchise-low opening day.

-Naomi Watts‘ new Netflix series Gypsy is not getting good reviews.  THR says “maybe watch episodes 1, 7 and 10. Skip the rest. You won’t miss much and you might enjoy it.”

-Taylor Swift put her music on streaming services and just made almost $400,000 in one week.

-HBO wants you to watch The Leftovers series finale so much, they put it up on YouTube for free. (I adored it, but if you didn’t watch the series you’ll be lost.)

-Alexis Bledel, who did the best work of her career in The Handmaids Tale, will return as a series regular in Season 2 (which has been extended to 13 episodes from 10). Which probably means no more new Gilmore Girls for quite some time…

-I’m kinda glad Jennifer Lopez is going back to her romantic comedy roots. That’s where I like her best (outside of Out of Sight, but that felt like a fluke).

-This is a great read about a Facebook group of tens of thousands of Brendan Fraser fans. Surprising, sweet fandom shit like this makes me weirdly happy.

-John Cho ponders death and romance in the Columbus trailer. Yes! John Cho in as the romantic lead in everything, please!

-Look at our girl Tatiana Maslany co-leading a movie alongside Jake Gyllenhaal. Look at her!!

June 21, 2017
by Jen McDonnell
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Game of Thrones Trailer: Winter Is Here

-The new Game Of Thrones trailer for season 7 teases multiple battles and confirms that winter is finally here.

-After two high-risk pregnancies, Kim Kardashian is reportedly hiring a surrogate. I know nothing about how much surrogates cost, but doesn’t this seem like not a lot?

-George Clooney is having a moment. The new dad just sold his Casamigos tequila brand to beverage giant Diageo – for one billion dollars!

-Kate Beckinsale, 43, is dating 21-year-old actor Matt Rife. Get it, girl.

-Holy shit, this is messy. Phil Lord and Chris Miller (of The Lego Movie and the 21 Jump Street) were ejected from the Hans Solo movie after clashing with LucasFilm President Kathleen Kennedy. To leave a project when there’s just three weeks of shooting left because of “creative differences?” Ron Howard is reportedly among the directors in talks to take over.

-There are a lot of new faces on The THR 100 (The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the most powerful people in entertainment), including Barry Jenkins, Reese Witherspoon and Patty Jenkins.

-Miley Cyrus says she was the one who gave Instagram the idea to disable comments on some posts.

-Jesse Williams‘ divorce from Aryn Drake-Lee is getting messy. The Grey’s Anatomy star is fighting for joint physical custody and says his estranged wife refused his request for more time with their two children.

-This is a great piece on Sofia Coppola‘s The Beguiled controversy, and what we should expect from white directors.

-Drew Barrymore makes a very brief cameo in SZA’s music video for the very good song “Drew Barrymore”.

-This is pretty damn admirable: Law & Order: SVU star Mariska Hargitay is fighting to get all of America’s backlogged rape kits tested.

-Amy Poehler and Jimmy Fallon played “Are You Smarter Than a Smart Girl?”  (Spoiler alert: they are not.)

-Prince Harry revealed he suffered regular panic attacks after the death of his mother and recalled the emotional difficulty of walking behind his mother’s coffin. “I don’t think any child should be asked to do that, under any circumstances. I don’t think it would happen today.”

-If a show dumps six cast members, is it still the same show? NBC’s Taken is about to find out.

-Shocking report: diverse casts are bringing in serious box office cash.

-My Best Friend’s Wedding came out 20 years ago today! I still dig this movie – despite the fact that it’s based on people who make a marriage pact for if they’re still single by the time they’re 28(!). The best part about it is how the three people in the love triangle are basically monsters, and the movie never lets you forget it.

-Damon Lindelof is developing a Watchmen TV series for HBO. After what he did with The Leftovers, I’m willing to give this a chance.

-ATX’s panel for Sweet/Vicious has landed on YouTube. How did I never realize that the main actress is Bryan Cranston’s daughter?!

-EW has some exclusive new Blade Runner 2049 footage.

-Miles Teller fights PTSD in the Thank You for Your Service trailer.