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World Cup

The World Cup began yesterday, to much worldwide excitement. The opening ceremony included a performance from Pitbull, J.Lo, and Claudia Leitte, as well as some dancing trees, which are part of today's adorable Google doodle! Following the ceremony, it was time for the game — but not before a moment of panic when Brazilian footballer Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior appeared to twist his ankle in the warm-up. However, he recovered in time for the World Cup opener, and Brazil pulled out a 3-1 win against Croatia. While the U.S. team won't have it's first game until Monday, there are still plenty of games to check out before then.

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Orange is the New Black

Season two of "Orange is the New Black" was released today, and many are scrambling to binge on the entire season so they can avoid spoilers. As with all Netflix-produced shows, once a season is up, you can watch the entire thing all at once. It's a great feature if you want to watch the season at your leisure, without waiting week to week for new episodes; it's not-so-great when the internet ruins everything. A helpful reminder: when asking your friends if they've seen the new season, a simple "Have you watched the new 'Orange is the New Black' episodes yet?" will suffice. Don't say, "Oh my gosh, have you seen the episode where Piper dies?!" (BTW, Piper probably doesn't die.) It'll be tough navigating the internet spoiler-free for the next few weeks, so good luck out there.

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Reading Rainbow Kickstarter

"Reading Rainbow" was suddenly on everyone's mind this week when LeVar Burton announced a Kickstarter on Wednesday. The goal? To raise $1 million in order to revive "Reading Rainbow" and bring interactive books and video field trips to kids everywhere. It would also help classrooms in need. Burton made the Kickstarter a generous 35 days long — but was shocked when it surpassed its goal on the first day. Burton released an emotional video thanking everyone for their donations. Then he embarked on a press tour, where he's done everything from a Reddit AMA to interviews with media outlets like People Magazine. Check out more about the Kickstarter here.

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Will Ferrell and Chad Smith Have a Drum-Off

Back in February, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith challenged funnyman Will Ferrell to a drum-off after the latter appeared on link aggregator site Reddit for a Q/A. The cause? Charity. The rationale? Apparently they're often mistaken for each other (but Smith as Ferrell more so than Ferrell as Smith), so they two agreed determine which of the two men is the real Chad Smith. The competition finally took place this week on The Tonight Show. I won't spoil the winner here but it's pretty epic — as well as the result of a good cause — so check it out.

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The Jay Z/Solange Elevator Incident

I can't talk about pop culture news this week without mentioning The Elevator Incident. TMZ released security footage of Jay Z, Beyonce, and Beyonce's sister, Solange, in a hotel elevator during the Met Gala. In the video, Solange physically attacks Jay Z (and because of this, if you somehow haven't seen the video yet, I'd warn you not to watch if you're sensitive to violence). It would be newsworthy if something like this leaked and it involved any celebrity, but because this involved Beyonce, Jay Z, and Solange, it seemed like every single person in the world had something to say. Cue theories about what went down and why! However, Beyonce and co. have already released an official statement essentially saying: we're over it, and you should be, too.

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