Scandal Sheet

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

February 16, 2017
by Jen McDonnell
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Nicole Kidman Defends Her Kooky Style

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-In her new Edit cover story, Nicole Kidman says even her daughters were mocking her weird SAG Awards dress. “My eight-year-old said, ‘You’re wearing that?’ My six-year-old was like, ‘What’s on your shoulder?!’”

-The first photo from the Love Actually reunion special for charity shows Sam and Joanna talking to Daniel on THE bench and I’m all tingly.

-Matt Damon says he can’t offer George Clooney much parenting advice because twins are intense.

-Robert De Niro and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. are offering $100,000 reward to anyone who can prove vaccines are safe.

-Regis Philbin explains why Kelly Ripa doesn’t talk to him anymore. “She got very offended when I left. She thought I was leaving because of her.”

-I really like this profile of Amy Heckerling, who speaks candidly about the triumphs & frustrations of the female director in Hollywood.

-Review is returning March 16. I give this news 4 stars!

-News I love: Constance Wu is in talks to star in the adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians.

-In news I hate: Mel Gibson confirmed he’s in talks to direct the next Suicide Squad movie.

-James Franco seems at his most James Franco-y in the trailer for The Institute. That’s not a compliment.

February 15, 2017
by Jen McDonnell
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Scarlett Johansson Doesn’t Believe in Monogamy

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-In a new chat with Playboy, Scarlett Johansson says monogamy goes “against instinct.” In the interview, which seems to have taken place before she announced her split from hubby Romain Dauriac, she says “I might be skewered for that, but I think it’s work…The fact that it is such work for so many people — for everyone — the fact of that proves that it is not a natural thing.”

-Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali is looking all kinds of great on the cover of THR, where he shares his journey to becoming a Muslim.

-How exactly did Vogue think the world would respond to Karlie Kloss dressed as a geisha in 2017?! She’s since apologized.

-Not surprisingly, Christine Baranski had no problem looking disgusted at Trump’s inauguration in a scene for The Good Fight. Meanwhile, the show is getting good reviews.

-There’s a Love Actually reunion happening for a British charity – a 10-minute comedy skit with a confirmed cast that so far includes Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Bill Nighy, Liam Neeson and Rowan Atkinson.

-Even Pedro Pascal can’t convince me that the camo trend is a good idea, but I appreciate his attempts.

-Warner Bros. is seriously courting Mel Gibson to direct the Suicide Squad sequel? Seriously?!? Be better, Hollywood.

-Ashton Kutcher testified today at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on how to put an end to modern slavery and everyone came to the chilling realization that Kelso is better at talking to Congress than the President of the United States…

-As the world continues to burn, Colbert is staring to beat Fallon in the rating.

-Sofia Vergara filed a suit yesterday to block ex Nick Loeb from using their frozen pre-embryos.

-M.I.A. makes it clear she’s not Rihanna, Madonna, Mariah, or Ariana Grande in her new song.

-Nice: Kumail Nanjiani‘s Sundance hit The Big Sick will be released this summer.

-Michael K. Williams talks about feeling typecast in this weird and awesome video. Why isn’t he in everything?!

-Robert Pattinson has been making weirdo fashion choices all week and he’s never been more interesting.

-Alanis Morissette is having a rough go of it. First, her manager admitted to stealing $7M. Now, a robber stole $2M worth of jewelry from her Brentwood home.

-Fact: Mariska Hargitay and Chris Meloni reunions will never get old.

-Emails released in Kesha‘s lawsuit against Dr Luke reveal that he allegedly bullied her about her weight.

-Mae Whitman is returning to our TV screens and suddenly the world feels a little bit better.

-I liked this interview with 11 of the 683 new Academy members about what it’s like to have a say in who wins an Oscar.

-Speaking of interesting industry articles, here’s a good look at how each of the six major studios greenlights films now that studio owners are reluctant to give that authority to just one person.

-The LAPD may have ruined Sandra Bullock’s case against her alleged stalker by “illegally searching” his home.

–Here’s the first trailer for Dean, starring Demetri Martin, Gillian Jacobs and Kevin Kline.

 

 

February 14, 2017
by Jen McDonnell
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Rachel Lindsay Named ABC’s First Black Bachelorette

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-Rachel Lindsay has just been cast as the first black Bachelorette and people have lots of opinions, ranging from it’s beyond overdue to it’s too little, too late. Meanwhile, she’s already downplaying it, saying “Even though I’m an African-American woman, it’s no different than any other Bachelorette.”

-Harrison Ford has been involved in another airport incident after he flew too close to a passenger plane while piloting his private plane.

-Here’s the trailer for Apple’s reality series with Gwyneth Paltrow, which is like Shark Tank but with more apps and Jessica Alba.

-Ryan Murphy called Glee’s feud between Lea Michele and Naya Riveraa shitstorm of difficulty.” He added, “There were many boys on our show that didn’t get along and you never hear about that. You never hear about that in our culture.” I’m listening…

-Speaking of Ryan Murphy and feuds, here’s the latest trailer for his new show.

-Wow. When the final ratings come out, there’s a chance SNL will be the No. 1 broadcast series of last week in the A18-49 demo.

-Mandy Moore is having a moment. She stars in the Dawes’ new music video, and Vulture just called her presence on This Is Us “a stroke of ingenious casting.”

-Hugh Jackman shared a personal sunscreen PSA after another skin cancer treatment.

-Is Angelina Jolie finally getting a publicist?

-If you’re not already OD’ing on all the Girls press this week, I really liked this writers roundtable.

-Kerry Washington might be in the next Deadpool movie.

-Robert Pattinson should probably go ahead and burn this sweater.

-I don’t watch TVD anymore, but this BTS clip is very cute.

-They just released the trailer for Everything Everything and it’s giving me all the squees! I adored that book. (The author tweet replied to me yesterday, which also squeed me up.)