Celebrities Who Have Never Had Scandal or Bad Press
What celebrities are either universally adored and never get bad press, or are famous but never get bad press (they may not be adored but they are household names)?
Dolly Parton seems to be a universally adored celeb who escapes bad press, while Lily Tomlin seems to be a famous person that people have neutral (to good) feelings about that escapes bad press. Any others?
|by Anonymous||reply 141||18 hours ago|
For DLers, it's inconceivable that he would continue to love his wife and stay with her after she gained weight.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/23/2020|
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/23/2020|
I can think of someone, because no on actually cares enough to bother people with all the scandals. Why bother?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/23/2020|
[QUOTE] Tom Hanks
Chet Haze would like a word with you, R3.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/23/2020|
r5 I was about to mention him, but he tarnished his record with this public feud with Vin Diesel
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/23/2020|
Jennifer Aniston, although I don't know about all the husbands.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/23/2020|
Allison Janney and Viola Davis seem to be well liked. (A commercial just played on Amazon for their 'Troop Zero' movie.)
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/23/2020|
Jodie Foster seems well behaved.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/23/2020|
R8 can't say I blame him. Vin is a dick.
R14 i could have sworn Mark had some controversy a few years ago for making inappropriate jokes on Graham Norton.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/23/2020|
Benedict Cumberbatch has kept his public image pretty clean. The only things I've heard about him that might qualify as scandalous is that he dumped his longtime girlfriend Olivia Poulet when his career took off so he could take advantage of the hotter women who were coming his way, and that he smokes dope. But that's pretty average.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/23/2020|
Mark Ruffalo was one of many celebrities who decided to bait British Jews last year when he signed a letter alongside holocaust revisionists and general all round cranks arguing that not only was Jeremy Corbyn NOT an antisemite, Jews were lying about him.
The guy's a crank.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/23/2020|
Stephen Colbert, so far
And, of course, the late, great John Prine.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/23/2020|
Perhaps scandal adjacent with all that weird gay stuff in the Holy See...
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/23/2020|
R11, you might want to scratch Saint Meryl off your list.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/23/2020|
I hate to be a contrarian but then again this is DL....
Didn't Danny DeVito show up on The View drunk from Limoncello he over indulged in with Clooney?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/23/2020|
The Importance Of Being Earnest was my worst acting experience of all time, because I was tortured by (co-star) Maggie Smith the entire time. Wed worked together previously on film Suddenly Last Summer, a Tennessee Williams play, with Rob Lowe and Natasha Richardson, and we all got on well. But Maggie was unhappy with the production, and I became the scapegoat, her victim. Im still amazed that anyone can be so inventive in the ways they can demolish you, but she did. Shes a brilliant actress, but she has a history of doing this. I was told by someone that every single job shes ever done, shes done it to someone. And I suffered six months of it. I couldnt resign because then Id regard it as a terrible failure, and that she had won, but I often wished that theyd fire me. After the first three months, I no longer gave a fuck, and finally started to enjoy myself. But before that, well, it was just horrible. Urgh!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/23/2020|
R33, this is DL. Public drunkenness, nasty drug habits, bed hopping and caddish/slutish behavior are not considered scandalous.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/23/2020|
I don't know about Paulson, R28. She's pretty well known for sleeping her way up the ladder.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/23/2020|
R36 Hmmm, who was she sleeping with? That's a pretty broad statement with no back-up.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/23/2020|
[quote] Shes a brilliant actress, but she has a history of doing this. I was told by someone that every single job shes ever done, shes done it to someone.
What is "doing this" and "done it" supposed to mean? REG says that Dame Maggie has inventive ways of demolishing him but an explanation of what that means would be helpful. Do you have the full quote? I know that actors can get thrown by uncooperative cast mates especially if there is a power dynamic. Like everyone I like her, but I've always admired REG a lot.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/23/2020|
Found this. She called him "Richard E. Can't" which is, yeah, funny, but demolishing.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/23/2020|
Rosie and Joy Behoove herself.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/23/2020|
So, question for the room.
This is about Ellen, isn't it? They are trying to get Portia back, aren't they?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/23/2020|
R21 You'll need to remove Diane Keaton.
Back in the 1980's she threw a tantrum on a plane that had a delayed take-off and wanted to be let off the plane.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/23/2020|
Um, R44, that was Mia Farrow, not Diane Keaton.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/23/2020|
R45 Sorry it was Diane Keaton - its in Andy Warhol's diaries. But I suppose if you've heard of Mia Farrow doing the same thing then its clearly a problem with celebrities.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/23/2020|
Robert Redford. Some rumblings of alcoholism and his divorce but all very vague innuendo. Really scandal free especially for such an A list handsome star.
R44 She has said she’s terribly afraid of flying, so it could have been much more of a fear/phobia thing (depending on why the plane was delayed — engine problems ?) than a divaaa thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/23/2020|
[Quote] an explanation of what that means would be helpful.
"Difficult color, green."
"Sir King Bensley."
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/25/2020|
Keanu Reeves owns this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/25/2020|
Martin Short got bad press when that plastic surgeon he spoofed offed himself.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/25/2020|
Have you seen Tracey Ullman's bit about Judi Dench getting away with light mischief because she's Dame Judi?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||06/25/2020|
[quote]Have you seen Tracey Ullman's bit about Judi Dench getting away with light mischief because she's Dame Judi?
Yes, where Judi is shoplifting liquor from the store. Hilarious.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/25/2020|
R38 'pretty broad' is not how I see Paulson
|by Anonymous||reply 64||06/25/2020|
R52- Except for the fact that Paul Rudd is a GAY BOY.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||06/25/2020|
I'm not so sure about Jodie Foster, r15. She glass closeted it for way too long and her strident defense of Mel Gibson is offputting.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||06/25/2020|
Sandra Bullock. She dated a freaking Nazi lover and even that didn't do shit to her reputation.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||06/25/2020|
Ellie Kemper-But, I wouldn't be surprised if cancel culture people eventually rip her apart for being a Veiled Prophet Ball queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||06/25/2020|
R33 lol I remember that. It was hilarious as fuck and IIRC, didn't he accidentally spit on Elizabeth Hasselbeck.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/25/2020|
R61 the drama with Marc Cherry slapping her doesn't count?
R69 adopting a black kid helps.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||06/25/2020|
2 Powerhouse black women who are GODDESSES!
|by Anonymous||reply 74||06/25/2020|
Elijah Wood. Aside from being asexual I can’t really recall him ever having scandals or anything bad said about him.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||06/25/2020|
Beyonce had bad press back in the Destiny's Child days with band members who left or were kicked out and the drama and stories about her manager father being a shady asshole.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||06/25/2020|
R74 Riri has had plenty of scandals 🤨
|by Anonymous||reply 78||06/25/2020|
Also, half the country hates Beyonce for her "militant black" performance at the Super Bowl.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||06/25/2020|
Dolly had the scandal about her supposedly having had sex with an underage boy. The Enquirer did a story or two on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||06/25/2020|
I think there are a lot of cases of celebrities who have a scandal, but it pretty much gets forgotten years later. Or, people remember the scandals, but they don't make a big deal of it.
I was thinking about the Ted Danson and Whoopi Goldberg affair scandal and the scandal where Ted wore blackface at a comedy event. Some online sites have recently brought up that scandal, but most people don't care enough to crucify Ted and Whoopi.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||06/25/2020|
R24 We've been hearing gossip over the last 20 years about Maggie Smith being difficult with her co-workers BUT I believe allowances should be made for her age, illnesses and two troubled marriages.
There was a Youtube (video which I can't find today) where she's unnecessarily arch and rude to a pushy member of the public.
Nowdays, media (such as the one below) chase her in order to publicise misunderstandings and expose their own foolishness.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||06/25/2020|
No one said Julie Andrews ?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||06/25/2020|
Because they are boring people
|by Anonymous||reply 84||06/25/2020|
[Quote] allowances should be made for her age, illnesses and two troubled marriages.
Nonsense. Don't bring you issues to work - that's a fair expectation.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||06/26/2020|
R70 - "Veiled Prophet Queen" is literally the most bizarre Illuminati/Secret Society thing I have ever heard about.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||06/26/2020|
[quote]No one said Julie Andrews ?
Julie Andrews has had lots of bad press
When she showed her funbags in the movie 10. That was very scandalous.
When she made a big stink about the Tony nominations for Victor/Victoria and refused her nomination.
She's admitted to swearing a lot, which is scandalous when children are around her
|by Anonymous||reply 87||06/26/2020|
Julie Andrews (gasp) swears? Oh, big fucking scandal. And she showed her tits in S.O.B., not 10. And they were quite lovely. I hate that just because an actress wants to try new things, she should be crucified because she's more known for two family films.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||06/27/2020|
r76 Beyonce did get bad press back then because of the favoritism shown to her in Destiny's Child, her father was their manager and her mom was their stylist.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||06/27/2020|
r90 this Vibe article from 2001 is a good read on the Destiny's Child fiasco.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||06/27/2020|
Youtube Destiny's Child on Wendy Williams' radio show.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||06/27/2020|
yeah, Beyonce's dad was a ruthless manager. Completely. But I think she fired him eventually? There was tons of drama about that "group". It really should have been called "Beyonce featuring two other chicks".
|by Anonymous||reply 94||06/27/2020|
R92, people who use "Youtube" as a verb need to be given a timeout.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||06/30/2020|
Tina Turner (post-Ike), everyone loves her.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||06/30/2020|
[quote]We've been hearing gossip over the last 20 years about Maggie Smith being difficult with her co-workers BUT I believe allowances should be made for her age, illnesses and two troubled marriages.
Even as a "civilian" I would think it more remarkable to reach 85 years of life WITHOUT having two troubled marriages and illnesses of some consequence.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||06/30/2020|
At least the other ladies got to sing a lot, unlike the Pussycat Dolls.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||06/30/2020|
What about the Beyonce, Jay-Z, Solange elevator scene?
|by Anonymous||reply 100||06/30/2020|
R98 -- except that he killed his wife, sure, nothing bad about him.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||06/30/2020|
R95, come on; "a timeout" was once a new phrase too.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||06/30/2020|
r99 LeToya and LaTavia didn't get to sing lead when they were in the group, except LeToya did once and LaTavia twice (or she rapped a little). Once Mathew kicked those two out and replaced them with Farrah and Michelle it was more of the same until Farrah dropped out. Once they were a trio it was decided to divide the solo lines up more because as Beyonce once said "now all of us CAN sing".
The original lineup with Toya and LaTavia had great harmonies and a nice blend.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||06/30/2020|
They seem to be pretty good eggs...at least to my knowledge
|by Anonymous||reply 107||06/30/2020|
The extra lovely and clever Dan Levy.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||Last Wednesday at 4:45 PM|
Is it a scandal if you spend your life in the closet (Julie Andrews and late husband, Blake Edwards)?
If you're a secret drinker (Tom Hanks) or pothead (Jennifer Aniston)?
If you defend and associate with indefensible anti-Semites (Jodie Foster) or sexual predators (Diane Keaton)? Or are just being "a loyal bud?"
If you build a superstar career and and remain married for decades, even while you bedded down with your male leads for many, many years and many, many different movies? Is that a scandal, Meryl?
I guess not, if nobody really cares about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||Last Wednesday at 5:13 PM|
Tom Hanks is much beloved and the rumors that he is a closet alcoholic are only discussed on gossips sites and DL. One day at work I said that I didn't like him because I think that he's phony and that "Forrest Gump" was a piece of shit. I thought they were going to lynch me right then and there.
Keanu Reeves is also much beloved. Even people who consider him a bad actor still like him. When I first moved to LA a co-worker asked me if I wanted to go to a party at Reeves' house. Of course I did. After about an hour not seeing him we asked where he was. We were told by one of his friends or his people that he was out of the country. I think one of the reasons he is so likable is that he never gave a shit about being famous.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||Last Wednesday at 6:04 PM|
I have never heard anyone say anything bad at all about Michael J. Fox, regardless of whether they liked his acting.
I've heard Sigourney Weaver can be curt but she seems professional overall and I don't recall hearing any stories about her ever making an ass out of herself.
Tom Holland is still pretty young but he's kept pretty focused and seems to be a nice person.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||Last Wednesday at 6:33 PM|
[quote] George Clooney. Not yet, anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||Last Wednesday at 7:58 PM|
Henry Winkler also seems never to have landed in hot water, which, given what a big deal he was back in his, er, Happy Days, seems like a testament to not being an ass.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||Last Thursday at 10:06 AM|
He was in his thirties, though. He knew what was what.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||Last Thursday at 10:09 AM|
R118, yeah, but it seems an awful lot of stars have managed to act like idiots well past their 30s.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||Last Thursday at 10:30 AM|
According to all my friends in the industry, Winkler is the real deal and one of the best guys to ever work with. If you even bring up his name, their eyes light up.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||Last Thursday at 10:32 AM|
[Quote] yeah, but it seems an awful lot of stars have managed to act like idiots well past their 30s.
Did they become stars in their thirties?
|by Anonymous||reply 121||Last Thursday at 10:34 AM|
Tom Hanks is widely rumored to be a functioning alcoholic and a bit of asshole chez lui.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||Last Thursday at 10:36 AM|
QE II gets very little bad press.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||Last Thursday at 10:37 AM|
Pierre Cardin - 98. Can't think of any smears.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||Last Thursday at 10:38 AM|
Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy
|by Anonymous||reply 130||20 hours ago|
None of those are celebrities.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||20 hours ago|
[quote]Benedict Cumberbatch has kept his public image pretty clean. The only things I've heard about him that might qualify as scandalous is that he dumped his longtime girlfriend Olivia Poulet when his career took off so he could take advantage of the hotter women who were coming his way, and that he smokes dope. But that's pretty average.
Not So Fast, Tom Ryan
|by Anonymous||reply 132||20 hours ago|
Everybody seems to love Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy, even back from their SCTV days. (I'm not sure they qualify as top-tier celebs, at least not before Schitt's Creek.)
John Candy is another one from SCTV (sadly forgotten) who people adored. He was only 43 when he died while on location for a movie. He actually turned down offers from Saturday Night Live because he was so loyal to the SCTV gang, but enjoyed some film success with John Hughes, Mel Brooks, and others. He was a heavy smoker and obese, but not a drug user or heavy drinker, and he left behind a wife and children. A very decent man.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||20 hours ago|
For the eldergays: Jimmy Stewart, Fred Astaire, James Cagney, Donald O'Connor (except for the alcoholism), Jane Powell, John Saxon, Barbara Bel Geddes, Deanna Durbin, Dean Stockwell, Margaret O'Brien, Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Joel McCrae, and Audrey Hepburn (despite her skeletons)...
|by Anonymous||reply 134||20 hours ago|
R133, a heavy smoker IS a drug user.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||20 hours ago|
Danny DeVito? Rhea divorced him due to chronic infidelity.
However, Henry Winkler is supposedly the nicest man in Hollywood.
It is easier to think of scandal ridden rather than innocents. Human nature and publicity work that way
|by Anonymous||reply 136||19 hours ago|
Don't Henry Winkler and Tom Hanks have some kind of feud over Hanks getting the other fired from directing a movie years ago? I have to think I read that here, (along with receipts of course). They can still both be good guys though, shit happens.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||19 hours ago|
R137 yeah it was Turner and Hooch ...but shit happens , even to the best of people.
Hanks also guest starred in a very late era Happy Days episode, I have no idea whether the animosity reaches that far back or not.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||19 hours ago|
John Candy supposedly smoked 5 packs a day. As a former smoker I can't even imagine.
Uncle Buck rules. "Take this quarter, go downtown, and have a rat gnaw that thing off your face! Good day to you, madam."
|by Anonymous||reply 139||19 hours ago|
R137, that's hardly a 'scandal'.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||19 hours ago|
R33 After The View incident Devito and Clooney created a limoncello drink.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||18 hours ago|