Scandal Sheet

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

December 5, 2017
by Jen McDonnell
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Zendaya Covers InStyle

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-Zendaya looks amazing on the cover of Instyle. Is there nothing she can’t pull off? (Oh wait, I just saw the horse dress. Never mind.)

-Chance The Rapper is very good at Twitter.

-Kate Hudson declared her love for music producer Danny Fujikawa in an Instagram post.

-Ben Affleck reportedly rented an Upper West Side apartment for Lindsay Shookus that costs $28,000 a month. But isn’t she an SNL producer? Couldn’t she rent her own apt?

-This article about how Meghan Markle is everything Ivanka Trump wishes she could be is just perfect. *chef’s fingers kiss*

-Selena Gomez is the most followed person on Instagram — and she just switched her account to private.

-God bless Vulture for diving deep into an investigation on the muscular Korean guy spotted with Lindsay Lohan.

-Beyonce and Jay-Z are just messing with us at this point.

-Katherine McPhee crashed a wedding and then reportedly called the bride a “loser” for kicking her out. Charming.

-Filming was suspended on Blake Lively‘s new movie after she hurt her hand.

-Every year, IndieWire’s David Ehrlich does a 13-minute montage of the year’s 25 best movies. I missed so many!

-God bless John Oliver for grilling Dustin Hoffman over sexual harassment allegations and refusing to back down. When Hoffman starting to say “Well, there’s a point in her not bringing it up for 40 years” I actually yelled “NOPE!!” out loud. (Oliver’s reaction of “Oh, Dustin” and putting his head in his hands was probably better.)

-Also, according to Terry Crews, Hoffman’s agent is Adam Venit, who Crews accused of groping him.

-Meanwhile, this is a great piece on the utter failure of male apologies this year.

-Gabriel Byrne says that Kevin Spacey‘s behavior shut down the Usual Suspects filming for 2 days. “It was only years later that we began to understand that [filming] was closed down for a particular reason and that was because of inappropriate sexual behavior by Spacey.”

-More allegations have come out against Prison Break/iZombie actor Robert Knepper. They’re awful. He denied all allegations, adding “Until I can sit down and have a dialogue with my accusers, managed not by the press but by an impartial mediator, I have nothing further to say on this matter.” How about a judge? Would a judge work?

-Netflix FINALLY cuts ties with Danny Masterson amid rape allegations. He’ll be written out of The Ranch. He released a statement about it, proclaiming his innocence.

-Despite not being super impressed with his behaviour at TIFF, I was starting to root for Armie Hammer. And then he had to go and Milkshake Duck himself by saying the only reason he wouldn’t work with Roman Polanski is because “there’s going to be drama” and that judging what he’s done is “a gray area.”

-It feels like something big is about to break with Bryan Singer, no? His production company is vacating the Fox lot after his firing. Meanwhile, he says he was fired from the Freddie Mercury biopic because he was taking care of an ill parent.

-I recommend reading this Daily Beast interview with the guy who runs the blind-item site Crazy Days and Nights. He had blinds about Weinstein, Spacey, and Lauer for years.

-I didn’t ship them on the show, but Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton and Natalia Dyer are a pretty darn cute couple IRL.

-This sweet Mark Hamill story might be my fave celeb story I’ve read in a while.

-I’m really glad I’m not the only one who still isn’t over the fact that the CW crossover turned all our heroes into Nazis. NAZIS!

-Here’s the international trailer for The Last Jedi.

December 4, 2017
by Jen McDonnell
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Tiffany Haddish Dishes on Taylor Swift’s Potluck Dinner Party

-Tiffany Haddish continues to be the perfect talk show host. On today’s Ellen, she talked about getting invited to Taylor Swift‘s potluck dinner party. (“She can cook. Like the chicken was BOMB! And she made cornbread. BOMB!”)

-Ed Sheeran says that Beyoncé changes her email address EVERY single week. Frankly, I’m more surprised that she uses email…

-Meanwhile, here’s the duet Ed and Beyonce released last week.

-Demi Lovato is doing everything right. If I was famous, I too would cast Jessie Williams in my music video and fill it with hot sex scenes.

-The woman who played Gail on Dawson’s Creek keeps posting old behind-the-scenes pics from the show and I am NOT OK!

-TV did right by its female superheroes last week, and was all the better for it.

-The very best part of this weekend’s SNL was the “Welcome to Hell” song.

-Well, this is the best possible House Of Cards outcome: The 8-episode final season will star Robin Wright, without Kevin Spacey.  No one loses their job, and Wright gets to end the series as the HBIC.

-As soon as the Kevin Spacey news hit, a lot of attention shifted to director Bryan Singer. (Google their names together — rumours and settlement whispers about Singer have been floating around for years, with Spacey’s name often associated). So lots of eyebrows raised when production on Bohemian Rhapsody (the Freddie Mercury biopic starring Remi Malek) was halted on Friday because Singer failed to show up.  Now comes confirmation that he’s been officially fired from the movie, with THR reporting that Singer and Malek repeatedly clashed due to Singer’s repeated unexplained absences and culminated in a confrontation “which, while it did not become physical, did involve Singer throwing an object.”

-One of Danny Masterson‘s alleged sexual assault victims says a Netflix executive told her this weekend that higher-ups at the company don’t believe the four women who have accused Masterson of rape. Then the exec’s wife wrote the woman a truly terrible email — from her Disney corporate account! For a company as savvy as Netflix, they keep stepping in it with this one.

-A Penguin editor resigned after actress Charlyne Yi accused him of harassment, which he vigorously denied on his blog. So she responded with Tweeting out some serious receipts.

-Gross. Matt Lauer is seeking $30 million from NBC after firing over sexual misconduct allegations.

-This is a good question: why isn’t Hollywood rallying around Terry Crews?

-Meek Mill’s request for a bail hearing has been denied. Seriously, how has this judge not been recused yet? This is nuts.

-It’s HILARIOUS that the New York Times is trying to explain what a shipper is.  I first heard the term when The X-Files was airing — the first time around. Also, I disagree with their assessment that shippers only like non-canon couples. This is a way better explainer.

-Steven Soderberg his having some issues with his Godless series. First, critics seemed disheartened that it was marketed as a Wild West centered around two badass widows, but turned out to be a dude-focused Deadwood rip-off. Now he’s denying plagiarism claims.

-Justin Theroux plays a sexually frustrated astronaut on this week’s At Home With Amy Sedaris. This seems like good content.

-I’ve never watched the TV show The Exorcist, but the fact that the showrunner responded like this to reaction of a gay kiss makes me want to:  “I saw a couple of homophobes on Twitter and my response is, ‘Good, f*ck you. I’m glad you didn’t like it, I’m glad it ruined the show for you. You shouldn’t have good things in your life.’”

-Avengers: Infinity War has become the most-viewed trailer in 24 hours of all time with 230 million views.

-I haven’t been excited by an NBC show for years, but this Good Girls trailer has Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman robbing a grocery store so I’m in.

-Christina Hendricks also shows up with Gillian Anderson in the Crooked House trailer.

-Bill Hader is a world-class assassin in the first trailer for HBO’s Barry.

-Speaking of new HBO shows, True Blood and Six Feet Under creator Alan Ball‘s new series Here And Now has a trailer.

-The first Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom teaser features Bryce Dallas Howard in shoes that aren’t heels. So yay!

November 30, 2017
by Jen McDonnell
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Selena Gomez Talks Reuniting with Justin Bieber, Staying Friends with The Weeknd

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-In her new Billboard cover Selena Gomez claims she still has a “true friendship” with The Weeknd after their split: “We ended it as best friends.”  She also talks about her and Justin Bieber finding their way back to each other: “I’m 25. I’m not 18, or 19, or 20. I cherish people who have really impacted my life. So maybe before, it could have been forcing something that wasn’t right. But that doesn’t mean caring for someone ever goes away.”

-Speaking of reunited celebs, Chris Evans and Jenny Slate are officially back on according to People, which is as official as it gets.

-Blake Shelton is denying rumours that he had a secret meeting with Paul Ryan. Not very sexy, Sexiest Man Alive.

-Lady Bird star Beanie Feldstein wants people to stop complimenting her weight loss. (I realized about halfway through the movie that she’s Jonah Hill’s sister and then that was all I could see.)

-Ha! HBO’s Confederate is now “not actively being worked on.”

-Vogue gave Michael B. Jordan the 73 Questions treatment.

-As Weinstein et. al. fall, why are we still waiting on a reckoning for R. Kelly?

-The screenwriter of ‘Rachel Getting Married’ and ‘The Mummy’ claims sexual assault by Russell Simmons, who now says he is stepping down from Def Jam.

-Meredith Vieira once said she found a “bag of sex toys” in Matt Lauer‘s office.

-In the new THR actors roundtable, Tom Hanks says “there are predators everywhere.” He added, “I think eventually everybody who has a production office is going to have a code of ethics and behavior. If you don’t follow these, you will not work here.”

-Adam Driver, who basically redefined “emo,” admitted he has no idea what that word means.

-I really liked this interview with Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, talking about how every job she was offered after that had the word ‘girl’ in its title. She found herself having to tell people, “I can write for someone who’s got a penis and a set of balls. Even if he’s just got one ball and a penis, I can write for that guy too.”

-Here’s our first look at Jon Hamm in Good Omens as Angel Gabriel.

-Armie Hammer demonstrated how hard it is to dance on film when there’s no music.

-I may have watched this clip of Drake being surprised by the JumboTron a ridiculous amount of time today…

-Speaking of great clips, here’s Kelly Clarkson in Carpool Karaoke. I love the part where her husband surprises her.