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

October 11, 2017
by Jen McDonnell
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Harvey Weinstein Fallout Contines

Man, I take a few days off to go to Italy and Hollywood literally implodes! The long-heard whispers about Harvey Weinstein turned into published articles that ended up being even more explosive than expected, according to the latest reports. It can’t be overstated how much of a power player he is in the industry, and how big of a deal this is. Heavy hitters like Gwyneth Paltrow, Heather Graham, and Angelina Jolie have joined his accusers, while Hollywood heavies like Kate Winslet, Meryl StreepLena DunhamGeorge Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Glenn Close, Julianne Moore, Judi DenchMark Ruffalo, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, and Ben Affleck have spoken out against him.  Look at that list. And it’s growing by the hour. This thing is not going away. 

Of course, as great as it is for Hollywood to finally (finally!) speak up, many of those doing so are problematic. Winslet’s next movie is with Woody Allen; Pitt was in a relationship with both Paltrow & Jolie and apparently never came forward; Affleck talked about changing the culture but stays silent on the allegations surrounding his brother Casey (and dated Paltrow after her alleged incident took place but he still didn’t know?); Damon is said to have helped suppress a story about Weinstein in 2004 (which he denies). 

If anything good comes from this (besides Weinstein’s fall from grace), it’s that Hollywood finally seems ready to talk about this stuff. Terry Crews shared a story about being groped by an exec, it came out that Hayley Attwell was defended by costar Emma Thompson after Weinstein allegedly called her “a fat pig” onset, and a writer on The Originals told a story on Twitter about the time Supernatural’s Jensen Ackles protected her from harassment by a powerful agent. If this teaches us anything, it’s that Hollywood (especially its men), can no longer be silent and let this crap happen. 

October 5, 2017
by Jen McDonnell
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Harrison Ford Interview Goes Viral

-I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen Harrison Ford laugh this much. He should only be interviewed by this woman forever.

-Holy crap, all those whispers about Harvey Weinstein might actually be published soon?!?   UPDATE:  The NYT was the first one to drop an article and OH MY GOD.

-Wow, I didn’t even recognize Winona Ryder on the cover of Marie Claire UK. Her face is great — why screw with it in Photoshop?

-The teens from Stranger Things might be dating and I’m totally shipping it.

-Kesha once again praised Taylor Swift for being supportive throughout her legal battle with music producer Dr. Luke

-Jesus, now the guy who played Standford on SATC is dragging Kim Cattrall. This just gets better and better! (For the record, I’m still #TeamKim.)

-Justin Theroux would like his neighbour to stop bugging him. Or at least wear pants.

-Ariana Grande talked about about touring after the “traumatic” Manchester bombing  in a new interview with Coveteur.

-Kate Winslet revealed her The Mountain Between Us co-star Idris Elba has “a thing for feet“. I can work with that…

-Oprah and Ellen went grocery shopping together, which went about as well as you’d expect.

-Julia Roberts looks amazing on the new cover of Harper’s Bazaar.

-Meanwhile, Julia managed to act out 26 of her films in less than 10 minutes on James Corden‘s show.

October 4, 2017
by Jen McDonnell
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Chrissy Teigen Opens Up About Postpartum Depression, Egg Freezing

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-Chrissy Teigen is on the cover of InStyle, in which she reveals that she and John Legend are looking to add one more child to their family via IVF.

-I’m going away for a week and I’m really starting to worry that I’m going to miss more of the SATC cast dragging each other. The latest is Kim Cattrall saying of Sarah Jessica Parker: “I don’t know what her issue is. I never have,” and says her relationship with her costars was “toxic.”

-Jimmy Kimmel continues to kill it with his monologues. In his latest, he says he has no time for those who claim it’s too soon to talk about gun legislation.

-When I read The Goldfinch, I was not picturing Ansel Elgort as Theo.

-Gabrielle Union spoke out about her fertility struggles, admitting ‘I’ve had 8 or 9 miscarriages.’

-Viola Davis and Larry Wilmore are teaming up for a new show on ABC called Black Don’t Crack, written by Insecure producer Regina Hicks. My god, that entire sentence is glorious!

-Add Brooke Shields to the list of women with creepy Trump stories. She says he called her right after his divorce saying “I really think we should date because you’re America’s Sweetheart and I’m America’s Richest Man.”

-Glee’s Mark Salling pleaded guilty to child porn possession and will serve 4-7 years in prison.

-Sam Smith is dating the guy who played one of the jocks in 13 Reasons Why and I love it so much.

-Jenny Slate may join Michelle Williams and Tom Hardy in the superhero flick, Venom.  This thing just gets better and better.

-The Real Housewives have a bad rep, but Bethany Frankel chartered four planes filled with supplies and EMT and sent them to Puerto Rico.

-There’s lots of talk about ABC’s new shows getting soft ratings last night, but The Mayor was up against This Is Us and still managed to  nearly double its timeslot comedy competition and tied CBS’s Bull among A18-49 at 9:30 p.m, while retaining 80% of  its lead-in.

-Here’s the first U.S. trailer for B.P.M., which dramatizes AIDS activism in early 1990s Paris. This got raves at Cannes and TIFF.

-Is it weird that I’m disappointed that Kate Winslet is working with James Cameron again? Cause I kinda am.

-It doesn’t help that I’m already disappointed in her for doing Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel, which just dropped its first trailer.