Scandal Sheet

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

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.

June 20, 2017
by Jen McDonnell
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Was Gal Gadot Underpaid for Wonder Woman?

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-Look, I’m all for pointing out the Hollywood pay gap, but that Elle article that went viral this morning about how Gal Gadot earned $300k for Wonder Woman while Henry Cavill made $14 million for Man of Steel was complete BS. Cavill’s deal included other movies and back-end. Gadot’s initial pay is industry standard (Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans made roughly the same for the first Thor and Captain America movies, respectively, and RDJ made $500k for the first Iron Man). The real money will come with the sequel, and she hasn’t even signed that deal yet so she basically has Warner Bros by the balls.

-I love Sarah Michelle Gellar, but this is a bad tweet.

-Holy shit, Warner Bros. has confirmed Bachelor in Paradise has been cleared in the misconduct investigation, and they are RESUMING PRODUCTION. No one thought ABC would even attempt to salvage this show, let alone this season.

-Miles Teller denied being arrested for public intoxication in San Diego this weekend. And then the San Diego brought out the receipts.

-Sadness: Prodigy, half of the incredibly influential Queensbridge rap duo Mobb Deep, has died at 42 of to Sickle Cell complications. Nas, QTip, Nicki Minaj, Chuck D and more have posted their condolences.

-Jenny Slate was spotted at the movies with Jon Hamm. She’s really living her best life right now…

-Lorde apologized for a Guardian interview in which she said that maintaining friendships with famous people is “like having a friend with an autoimmune disease.”

-Angelina Jolie met with young survivors of sexual violence today on her humanitarian trip to Kenya.

-Gwyneth Paltrow says she gets GOOP advice from Walmart’s e-commerce guy. Seems about right.

-Kim Kardashian responded to those blackface allegations associated with her makeup line’s new marketing, making a lot of excuses before saying she’s “learned from it.”

-Elle Fanning was on Kimmel last night and told the story of how she ended up having Robert De Niro and his entire family over for Easter dinner, and they just ordered a bunch of pizza.

-Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis says he’s done with acting.

-Stephen Amell had a little fit on Twitter today because people were making fun of his belly at the Jays game (try being a woman on the internet, you delicate flower, you), but then Robbie Amell shut him down the way only family can. Twice.

-Johnny Depp emails have been made public, and they reveal he knew he was in financial trouble (but still refused to fly commercial because that would be “a f**king nightmare of monumental proportions.”)

-Michael Keaton, Dylan O’Brien and Taylor Kitsch star in the American Assassin trailer. Um, what the hell happened to Taylor Kitsch’s career?

-Lily Collins battles anorexia in the trailer for Netflix’s To the Bone. It’s the directorial debut of Marti Noxon from Buffy and UNreal, and the supporting cast is stacked (Keanu Reeves,  Lili Taylor, Carrie Preston).