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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 Anonymousreply 14118 hours ago

Betty White.

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by Anonymousreply 106/23/2020

Betty White.

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by Anonymousreply 206/23/2020

Tom Hanks

Angela Bassett

by Anonymousreply 306/23/2020

Pierce Brosnan

For DLers, it's inconceivable that he would continue to love his wife and stay with her after she gained weight.

by Anonymousreply 406/23/2020

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

by Anonymousreply 506/23/2020

I can think of someone, because no on actually cares enough to bother people with all the scandals. Why bother?

by Anonymousreply 606/23/2020

[QUOTE] Tom Hanks

Chet Haze would like a word with you, R3.

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by Anonymousreply 706/23/2020

r5 I was about to mention him, but he tarnished his record with this public feud with Vin Diesel

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by Anonymousreply 806/23/2020

Jennifer Aniston, although I don't know about all the husbands.

by Anonymousreply 906/23/2020

Allison Janney and Viola Davis seem to be well liked. (A commercial just played on Amazon for their 'Troop Zero' movie.)

by Anonymousreply 1006/23/2020

Meryl Streep

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by Anonymousreply 1206/23/2020

Dick Van Dyke

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Mark Ruffalo

by Anonymousreply 1406/23/2020

Jodie Foster seems well behaved.

by Anonymousreply 1506/23/2020

Colin Powell

by Anonymousreply 1606/23/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1706/23/2020

Kylie Minogue

by Anonymousreply 1806/23/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1906/23/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2006/23/2020

Bonnie Raitt

Diane Keaton

Tracey Ullman

Jane Curtin

Rosanne Cash

Ken Burns

Stephen Colbert, so far

And, of course, the late, great John Prine.

by Anonymousreply 2106/23/2020

Perhaps scandal adjacent with all that weird gay stuff in the Holy See...

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by Anonymousreply 2206/23/2020

[quote] Dick Van Dyke


by Anonymousreply 2306/23/2020

Maggie Smith

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Jim Parsons

Johnny Galecki

Bob Newhart

Eric McCormack

Sean Hayes

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus

by Anonymousreply 2706/23/2020

Sarah Paulson

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Minnie Pearl

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Danny Devito

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James Marsden

by Anonymousreply 3106/23/2020

R11, you might want to scratch Saint Meryl off your list.

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by Anonymousreply 3206/23/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3306/23/2020

[quote]Maggie Smith

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. We’d 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. I’m still amazed that anyone can be so inventive in the ways they can demolish you, but she did. She’s a brilliant actress, but she has a history of doing this. I was told by someone that every single job she’s ever done, she’s done it to someone. And I suffered six months of it. I couldn’t resign because then I’d regard it as a terrible failure, and that she had won, but I often wished that they’d 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 Anonymousreply 3406/23/2020

R33, this is DL. Public drunkenness, nasty drug habits, bed hopping and caddish/slutish behavior are not considered scandalous.

by Anonymousreply 3506/23/2020

I don't know about Paulson, R28. She's pretty well known for sleeping her way up the ladder.

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by Anonymousreply 3706/23/2020

R36 Hmmm, who was she sleeping with? That's a pretty broad statement with no back-up.

by Anonymousreply 3806/23/2020

[quote] She’s a brilliant actress, but she has a history of doing this. I was told by someone that every single job she’s ever done, she’s 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 Anonymousreply 3906/23/2020

Jeffrey Wright

Daniel Craig

Mark Strong

Mark Rylance

Damien Lewis

Alfre Woodard

by Anonymousreply 4006/23/2020

Found this. She called him "Richard E. Can't" which is, yeah, funny, but demolishing.

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by Anonymousreply 4106/23/2020

Rosie and Joy Behoove herself.

by Anonymousreply 4206/23/2020

So, question for the room.

This is about Ellen, isn't it? They are trying to get Portia back, aren't they?

Her slaves?

by Anonymousreply 4306/23/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4406/23/2020

Um, R44, that was Mia Farrow, not Diane Keaton.

by Anonymousreply 4506/23/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4606/23/2020

R46, stop defending her.

by Anonymousreply 4706/23/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4806/23/2020

R38, are you new here?

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Richard Madden

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Lee Remick?

by Anonymousreply 5106/25/2020

Paul Rudd

by Anonymousreply 5206/25/2020

[Quote] an explanation of what that means would be helpful.

"Difficult color, green."

"Sir King Bensley."

by Anonymousreply 5306/25/2020

Keanu Reeves owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 5406/25/2020

Martin Short

Steve Carrell

Melissa McCarthy

by Anonymousreply 5506/25/2020

Angela Lansbury

by Anonymousreply 5606/25/2020

Martin Short got bad press when that plastic surgeon he spoofed offed himself.

by Anonymousreply 5706/25/2020

Judi Dench

by Anonymousreply 5806/25/2020

Have you seen Tracey Ullman's bit about Judi Dench getting away with light mischief because she's Dame Judi?

by Anonymousreply 5906/25/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 6006/25/2020

Nicollette Sheridan 😍

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Mel Brooks

Dan Rather?

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Faye Dunaway

thread closed

by Anonymousreply 6306/25/2020

R38 'pretty broad' is not how I see Paulson

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Sissy Spacek

Henry Winkler

by Anonymousreply 6506/25/2020

R52- Except for the fact that Paul Rudd is a GAY BOY.

by Anonymousreply 6606/25/2020

Matt Damon.

by Anonymousreply 6706/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 6806/25/2020

Sandra Bullock. She dated a freaking Nazi lover and even that didn't do shit to her reputation.

by Anonymousreply 6906/25/2020

Ellie Kemper-But, I wouldn't be surprised if cancel culture people eventually rip her apart for being a Veiled Prophet Ball queen.

by Anonymousreply 7006/25/2020

R33 lol I remember that. It was hilarious as fuck and IIRC, didn't he accidentally spit on Elizabeth Hasselbeck.

by Anonymousreply 7106/25/2020

R61 the drama with Marc Cherry slapping her doesn't count?

R69 adopting a black kid helps.

by Anonymousreply 7206/25/2020

Bryan Cranston

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2 Powerhouse black women who are GODDESSES!

by Anonymousreply 7406/25/2020

Elijah Wood. Aside from being asexual I can’t really recall him ever having scandals or anything bad said about him.

by Anonymousreply 7506/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 7606/25/2020

Abe Vigoda

by Anonymousreply 7706/25/2020

R74 Riri has had plenty of scandals 🤨

by Anonymousreply 7806/25/2020

Also, half the country hates Beyonce for her "militant black" performance at the Super Bowl.

by Anonymousreply 7906/25/2020

Dolly had the scandal about her supposedly having had sex with an underage boy. The Enquirer did a story or two on it.

by Anonymousreply 8006/25/2020

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 Anonymousreply 8106/25/2020

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.

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No one said Julie Andrews ?

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Because they are boring people

by Anonymousreply 8406/25/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 8506/26/2020

R70 - "Veiled Prophet Queen" is literally the most bizarre Illuminati/Secret Society thing I have ever heard about.

by Anonymousreply 8606/26/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 8706/26/2020

Carol Burnett

Mel Brooks

Danny DeVito

by Anonymousreply 8806/27/2020

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 Anonymousreply 8906/27/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9006/27/2020

r90 this Vibe article from 2001 is a good read on the Destiny's Child fiasco.

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Youtube Destiny's Child on Wendy Williams' radio show.

by Anonymousreply 9206/27/2020

Valerie Bertinelli

by Anonymousreply 9306/27/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9406/27/2020

R92, people who use "Youtube" as a verb need to be given a timeout.

by Anonymousreply 9506/30/2020

Tina Turner (post-Ike), everyone loves her.

by Anonymousreply 9606/30/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 9706/30/2020

Robert Wagner.

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At least the other ladies got to sing a lot, unlike the Pussycat Dolls.

by Anonymousreply 9906/30/2020

What about the Beyonce, Jay-Z, Solange elevator scene?

by Anonymousreply 10006/30/2020

R98 -- except that he killed his wife, sure, nothing bad about him.

by Anonymousreply 10106/30/2020

And fucked the butler.

by Anonymousreply 10206/30/2020

R95, come on; "a timeout" was once a new phrase too.

by Anonymousreply 10306/30/2020

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.

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sing LEAD.

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Eva Green

Janelle Monae

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Yvonne Strahovski

Julianne Moore

Alex Skarsgård

Cillian Murphy

Alexis Bledel

They seem to be pretty good least to my knowledge

by Anonymousreply 10706/30/2020

Sally Field.

by Anonymousreply 10806/30/2020

Steve Martin

Carl Reiner

Catherine O’Hara

Eugene Levy

by Anonymousreply 10906/30/2020

The extra lovely and clever Dan Levy.

by Anonymousreply 110Last 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 Anonymousreply 111Last Wednesday at 5:13 PM

Miss Julia Roberts

by Anonymousreply 112Last Wednesday at 5:18 PM

George Clooney.

by Anonymousreply 113Last Wednesday at 5:59 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 Anonymousreply 114Last 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 Anonymousreply 115Last Wednesday at 6:33 PM

[quote] George Clooney. Not yet, anyway.

Fixed r113.

by Anonymousreply 116Last 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 Anonymousreply 117Last Thursday at 10:06 AM

He was in his thirties, though. He knew what was what.

by Anonymousreply 118Last 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 Anonymousreply 119Last 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 Anonymousreply 120Last 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 Anonymousreply 121Last Thursday at 10:34 AM

Tom Hanks is widely rumored to be a functioning alcoholic and a bit of asshole chez lui.

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by Anonymousreply 123Last Thursday at 10:36 AM

QE II gets very little bad press.

by Anonymousreply 124Last Thursday at 10:37 AM

Pierre Cardin - 98. Can't think of any smears.

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by Anonymousreply 126Last Thursday at 10:41 AM

Lillian Gish

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Connor Jessup

by Anonymousreply 128Last Thursday at 1:39 PM

Ms. Olivia Colman

by Anonymousreply 129Last Thursday at 1:44 PM

Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Dan Levy, Annie Murphy

by Anonymousreply 13020 hours ago

None of those are celebrities.

by Anonymousreply 13120 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

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by Anonymousreply 13220 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 Anonymousreply 13320 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 Anonymousreply 13420 hours ago

R133, a heavy smoker IS a drug user.

by Anonymousreply 13520 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 Anonymousreply 13619 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 Anonymousreply 13719 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 Anonymousreply 13819 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 Anonymousreply 13919 hours ago

R137, that's hardly a 'scandal'.

by Anonymousreply 14019 hours ago

R33 After The View incident Devito and Clooney created a limoncello drink.

by Anonymousreply 14118 hours ago
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