Sony Exec Calls Angelina Jolie a “Spoiled Brat”

Maleficent Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie’ in Maleficent. (Photos: Disney Enterprises, Inc.)

-Please tell me you’ve read the hacked emails from Sony execs Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin fighting over Jobs and Cleopatra! If and when those movies get made, I guarantee they still won’t be as entertaining as the emails about them. Rudin (who, by all accounts, isn’t exactly sweetness and rainbows himself), calls Angelina Jolie a “minimally talented spoiled brat.” And that’s just the beginning!

-In other weirdness that has surfaced as a result of the hack, Sony is planning a Men in Black/21 Jump Street crossover. Oh, and they have no idea what they’re doing with Spider-Man. Also, there’s a hilarious email trail about Seth Rogen complaining about having to edit The Interview (but it’s spoiler-y).

-It turns out that Diddy and Drake‘s big fight was about the song “0 to 100/ The Catch Up” which was just nominated for two Grammys. Yawn. Turns out if Drake isn’t fighting over Rihanna, I don’t care.

-Here’s another plausible– if incredibly depressing — Serial theory.

-Despite my conflicting feelings about it, Fargo is probably going to end up on my Top 10 list of the year (coming soon!) because it was just so damn different. Next year is shaping up to be even better: Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons (Landry!) just signed on.

Lena Dunham wrote an eye-opening piece about the disturbing response she’s gotten from writing about her sexual abuse.

Freida Pinto and Dev Patel have broken up after six years together and love is dead.

-The Screen Actors Guild nominations were pretty underwhelming on the television front (with the exception of Tatiana Maslany finally being recognized). There were more shockers in the movie categories, including Selma and Gone Girl being snubbed, and the fact that Jennifer Aniston’s campaign actually worked. (I’m going to a Selma screening tonight that features a Q&A with the director and star — can’t wait!)

-In other movie award news, Harvey Weinstein suddenly remembered that he forgot to launch an Oscar campaign for The Immigrant, starring Marion Cotillard.

Scarlett Johansson is a big fan of breastfeeding. I hope that information somehow enriches your life.

Avril Lavigne has an undisclosed health problem but she doesn’t want to talk about it, mm-kay?

-This writer hilariously tried to lose a guy in 10 days like Kate Hudson did in the movie and it made me laugh so hard my sides now hurt.

-Speaking of Kate Hudson, it sounds like she and Derek Hough are actually a thing.

Aaron Paul continues to be the cutest, most loving husband ever.

Columbus Short blames his Scandal exit on his struggles with drug abuse. Gee, ya think?

-I really liked this defense of TV hatewatching. “No one truly hatewatches something they actually hate. What they hate is the execution, not the premise, which means that hatewatching is engaging with the potency of the idea versus the potency of its reality.”

-Speaking of shows that are hatewatched, Olivia Munn defended Aaron Sorkin‘s handling of the campus rape discussions.

-Also, Munn spent most of her Letterman interview trying not to flash the nation.

-Yay! Felicia Day wrote a book!

-Grantland’s oral history of Boogie Nights is not only an amazing read, it also looks super cool.

Martin Freeman has a dance party (and a tea party) in his new SNL promos.

Shonda Rhimes delivered a very powerful speech about glass ceilings at today’s THR Power Women event. It’s worth watching all eight minutes.

-Every year, The New York Times Magazine produces a series of videos that features famous people doing little scenes. This year’s nine smooch-filled vignettes includes romantic pairings between Benedict Cumberbatch and Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and Laura Dern, Rosario Dawson and Jenny Slate, and Shailene Woodley and Jack O’Connell.

Mark Ruffalo interviewed Jessica Chastain and it was all kinds of charming.

-I really, really like the Foo Fighters‘ Sonic Highway show on HBO, but this critique of its lack of women is on point.

-The Mad Max: Fury trailer is chocked full of insanity. I want this movie in my eyeballs right now!

Jen McDonnell is an entertainment freelancer and social media specialist. She put her celeb stalking skills to good use as managing editor of Likes: pop culture, celebrity dirt, guilty pleasure TV, George Clooney, cheese. Dislikes: people who use 'begs the question' incorrectly. Follow Jen on Twitter @jen_mcdonnell. Follow Jen

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