Vv Magazine’s industry insiders and undercover scenesters fill you in on the best first-hand gossip from Hollywood, the media, and everything in between. A column that will make you lust for more… who are we talking about? We don’t tell – but we see and hear things and like you, we gossip about it. Check in every Wednesday for the latest from Scene & Heard!
CBC’s Next Round Of Scandals Begin!
Juice Factor: 7/10
And we thought this gossip column was scandalous! Mainstream Canadian media might have a reputation for confusing unbiased opinions with bland coverage, but our most trusted news sources keep giving us reason to believe they’re the suburban swingers of the press circuit – underneath the khakis there are A LOT of secrets. Amanda Lang of The Exchange with Amanda Lang is the latest CBC host to face accusations of unethical work behaviour. Welcome to post-Jian-Ghomeshi-scandal Canada, everyone! CBC has their hands full this week responding to accusations that Lang squashed network plans to run stories that would throw shade at RBC – a bank that had funded one of her speeches. Oh, like that kind of stuff doesn’t happen all the time, right? Let’s head over to Global right now…
Leslie Roberts, The Latest TV Host To Fall From Grace?
Juice Factor: 8/10
The Toronto Star’s investigation into Global’s Leslie Roberts’ behind-the-scenes financial payoffs for getting clients from his public relations firm Buzz PR on the network led to the news anchor getting suspended from his positions on News Hour and The Morning Show “indefinitely.” Do you feel used, manipulated, and deceived yet? You will soon!
A Canadian Paper That’s The Real Next CBC Of Scandal?
Juice Factor: 10/10
A high-profile investigative journalist in Toronto is currently holding off on publishing a story that’s already in the works about a major newspaper that employs an extremely influential contributor who works directly with major brands on the PR side to promote their products and public images. The fact that this journalist not only benefits financially from her brand associations but actually makes a significant amount of her income from them is more than just a conflict of interests issue with the publication – especially since they claim to disclose any staff and freelancers’ perks to their readers. Oops. Canada, you scandalize us!
Are Rape Jokes Okay Yet… Or Ever Again? And What About Boobs While We’re Asking?
Juice Factor: 8/10
Meanwhile, in Hollywood, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made Bill Cosby rape jokes at the Golden Globes. We were laughing before we had the chance to ask, “Too soon?” Unfortunately for Jeremy Renner, it’s apparently too late for bad and obvious boob jokes. The actor took to Twitter to remind everyone “not to take this shit so serious” after his off-the-cuff comment about Jennifer Lopez’ boobs being the real “globes” of the ceremony received mega social media backlash. While the peanut gallery debated over whether or not Renner’s joke was qualified as sexual harassment, we filed it under “just not funny.”
Is Beyoncé Pregnant? Vanity Fair’s Terrifying Breaking News…
Juice Factor: Even we don’t know what to think anymore.
Everyone from Vanity Fair to Us Weekly dedicated high-profile online stories this week to worldwide speculation that Beyoncé is pregnant with her second child after the singer posted an Instagram beach vacation photo of herself with a pregnant belly made out of sand. Headlines everywhere read, “Is Beyoncé pregnant?” — mainly because the editors themselves had absolutely no idea what the answer was, but couldn’t pass up a chance to capitalize on your Google searches. After reading about 20 articles by some of the world’s top entertainment writers all showing off their ability to describe in detail what they see before them in an Instagram photo of Beyoncé, we can confidently confirm that 20/20 vision seems to be the highest marker of journalistic integrity these days. But what do we know? We write a gossip column…
Zooey Deschanel Is Pregnant!
Juice Factor: 9/10
Just when you thought Beyoncé was the only womb left capable of procreating and the fate of the human race depended on it, Zooey Deschanel saved the day! The New Girl star is pregnant with her first child with boyfriend Jacob Pechenik who she met last August. Phew! Although the actress’s baby news has yet to induce a media frenzy that even rivals the last time Beyoncé ate a cracker, we’re very happy for her and her expecting family.
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