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The Internet Reacts to Jessica Biel’s Anti-Vaxxer Comments

[programming note — I’m taking a few days off. Be back June 19th!]

Jessica Biel was spotted out having a good time with Justin Timberlake last night when her anti-vaxx views hit the fan. She then made an  an Instagram post, and claimed that she is “not against vaccinations” and that her “concern” with the bill “is solely regarding medical exemptions”. Except, as many people have pointed out, the bill she’s fighting doesn’t stop doctors exempting children who have genuine medical reasons. It’s designed for people to stop trying to bribe their doctors for a BS exemption. This is not her first time talking about this, and it still makes no sense.

-Twitter reacted harshly to Biel’s statement. Also, she’s probably the anti-vaxx actress Mindy Kaling referenced in her book, right??

Cuba Gooding Jr has turned himself in and is now in custody after the actor was accused of forcefully touching a woman’s chest while they were at a club.

Justin Bieber decided that maybe picking a fight with Tom Cruise wasn’t his best idea ever.

-Despite having a massive following on Instagram, Selena Gomez is so over the platform’s negativity she deleted the app from her phone.

Idris Elba has a new hobby — stunt car driver.

Nicholas Sparks didn’t want a club for gay students at his prep school. Let’s just stop reading romance from white dudes.

Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Amazon show Too Old To Die Young starring Miles Teller is confusing critics — mostly because they were only given the 4th and 5th episode to screen.

Bryan Singer has agreed to pay $150K to settle a rape allegation made against him stemming from an incident on a yacht in 2003.

-Several actors have been disqualified from Emmys voting for breaking the rules.

-I know it’s ridiculous, but I’m here for the Keanu Reeves and Angelina Jolie romance rumours!

-In today’s “humanity is doomed” news: The creator of the Chernobyl series on HBO is asking people to stop taking sultry selfies at the nuclear disaster site.

-The Orphan Black storyline will continue with Tatiana Maslany voicing a new podcast series.

-This is fun: Daniel Radcliffe has joined the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt interactive special.

-I adore this feature on 25 episodes that changed television.

Keira Knightley stars in the Official Secrets trailer.

Kim Kardashian: Attorney at Law?

Kim Kardashian Lawyer Vogue

-In her new Vogue cover storyKim Kardashian says that she’s studying to be a lawyer and plans to take her bar exam in 2020. I know everyone’s making fun of this but the woman is clearly intelligent enough, and she seems really passionate when talking about prison reform in the interview. She’s also eager to talk about Kanye West‘s mental health, saying “Right now everything is really calm. But we can definitely feel episodes coming, and we know how to handle them. For him, being on medication is not really an option, because it just changes who he is.”

-Console your teens: despite all the rumours, Selena Gomez is not dating a guy Niall Horan from 1D.

-Oof, the hubris of actors. Lori Loughlin reportedly thought the DA was bluffing so she rejected their first plea and now faces additional, more serious  charges.

-Looks like the US media is dealing with the royal rumours with some distraction tactics. People’s new cover story is all about William and Harry growing apart, while Us Weekly is focusing on Kate‘s strong bond with the Queen.

-Meanwhile, Meghan Markle continues to gather Hollywood heavyweights in her corner. Her latest supporter? Oprah! While promoting her Apple series on mental health that she’s partnering with Prince Harry on, Oprah said “I think she’s being portrayed unfairly, and I feel that if people really knew her they would know that she is not only everything we perceive of her in being graceful and dynamic in holding that position, but she just has a wonderful, warm, giving, loving heart. I think it’s very unfair.”

-In a new op-ed for Time, Angelina Jolie calls for the support of Afghan women’s rights and more female representation in Afghan government delegations during peace talks.

Jeremy Renner is getting an Avengers spinoff show on Disney+. I’m not sure if anyone is actually clamoring for more about Hawkeye, but it sounds like it ill focus on the comic character Kate Bishop. The streaming service is rumoured to be launching in Nov.

Emma Stone fangirls over BTS in her SNL promos.

-This season of The Good Fight has been phenomenal, but it’s about to get better when Christine Baranski and Audra McDonald perform a Prince duet. I love everything about that clip.

Chris Hemsworth says a kind-hearted fan returned his photos from Miley and Liam‘s wedding after they were accidentally sent to her. The most adorable part of this story is that the pictures were on film, taken with an actual camera!

-I’m sort of excited for the return of Game of Thrones on Sunday. But I’m VERY excited for the return of Gay Of Thrones, the hilarious recaps by Queer Eye’s Jonathan.

-This Twitter thread on surreal celeb encounters is a delight. (Jackee Harry won with this response.)

-Foster the People and Imagine Dragons were beefing? Not gonna lie, I kind of thought they were the same band.

-I’m so glad that Special — the new Netflix show about a disabled gay man — is getting good reviews. I worry it’s going to be lost in the mix (especially because searching for “special” on Netflix results in a sea of comedy specials).

-I’m both happy and skeptical about Barry getting renewed for season 3 at HBO. Happy because season 2 is currently amazing; skeptical because the show went from asking “can this guy be redeemed?” to asking “when will this irredeemable guy get caught?” and I don’t know how long they can stretch that.

-We’re 100 days out from the new Lion King movie, so Disney dropped another trailer.

What’s Really Going On Between Prince William and Prince Harry?

-Pop culture writer Nicole Cliffe tweeted a speculative thread about the royal scandal  this weekend and it is one big pot of piping hot tea!

-Speaking of interesting Twitter threads about the royals, this is a good one on Meghan Markle’s coverage.

-So I guess those rumors that Emma Roberts has moved on from Evan Peters are true. She was photographed holding hands with Garrett Hedlund.

-This is a really interesting look at all the lawsuits surrounding Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” and the age of pop plagiarism.

-Meanwhile, Grande dined at one of my fave Montreal restaurants yesterday, and dropped a bisexual-teasing video today.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin‘s big April Fool’s joke was a fake ultrasound image, which went over REAL well with his fanbase. .

-Congrats to Issa Rae, who got engaged to her longterm boyfriend.

Chris Martin and Dakota Johnson are still a thing? This will never not surprise me.

-HBO debuted a new new Game of Thrones promo this weekend.

Lupita Nyong’O has handled the controversy surrounding her inspiration for her Us character so, so well.

-Weirdly, I somehow follow a lot of people on Twitter who watch WWE, so I was a bit aware of how badly wrestlers were being treated. But this segment on John Oliver‘s Last Week Tonight was eye-opening.

-A Los Angeles police spokeswoman says a “huge” manhunt is underway to find the suspect who shot and killed rapper Nipsey Hussle on Sunday afternoon.

-This would *suck*: Lana Del Rey says she accidentally dropped her laptop in the studio and lost all the song files from her new album that was ready for release in the next few months.

-For the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Strangers With Candy, Stephen Colbert, Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello look back on the early days of their friendship. I still can’t really believe that show made it on air. I loved it but it was so. out. there.

-This is good casting: Cillian Murphy is currently in talks to star alongside Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place 2.

Mark-Paul Gosselaar says he fired his mom as his manager when he was 19 and realized she didn’t know what she was doing.

-In today’s “networks need to know when to let shows die” news, Emily Bett Richards has announced she’s leaving Arrow before the end of its run. I think this bums me out even more than the announcement that the show will end with a 10-episode season because I thought they could wrap it all up well, but now it’s going to be a mess. Stephen Amell said he warned execs last year that he was done after this current season so my guess is the show was writing them both out (because her character is so integral to his story), while trying to figure out ways to keep the series going without its two leads, which is why there’s been a trillion new characters introduced this season. But when they realized the newbies weren’t catching on with the audience, they decided to scramble together a short final season and convinced Amell to do another 10 episodes for the crossover — but by then Rickards had already booked another gig.

-In any case, Amell’s IG post about her leaving is very sweet — and seems to have riled up the comic fanboys, so that’s always a plus.

-Speaking of superhero TV, Legends of Tomorrow returns tonight! I love that they tried to make the guy who played Biff in Back to the Future the big bad – but then they all fell in love with the actor so now he’s just a regular character.

Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini deal with grief in the trailer for Netflix’s new show Dead to Me.

-The cast for Jim Jarmusch‘s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die is insane: Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, and Selena Gomez.