5 things to know this morning: Jason Bateman's controversial comments, 'Survivor' winner named, and Cynthia Nixon's political bid takes a hit

Good morning! Catch up on your pop culture news with our roundup of today’s top stories — so far. 

1. Arrested Development interview prompts backlash
Jason Bateman and other male stars on Arrested Development have been roundly criticized for defending Jeffrey Tambor’s verbal harassment of co-star Jessica Walter during an interview with the New York Times. Read more >


Jason Bateman’s comments have sparked controversy. (Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Jason Bateman’s comments have sparked controversy. (Photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images)

2. Cynthia Nixon’s election bid flounders
Former Sex and the City star and New York gubernatorial hopeful Cynthia Nixon fell far short of the 25 percent of Democratic convention votes needed to get on the ballot. Nonetheless, the actress has said she plans to continue campaigning. Read more >


3. Survivor sees its first-ever tie
For the first time in 36 seasons, Survivor has ended with a tie, with contestants Wendell and Domenick getting an equal number of votes from the tribal council. Ultimately, one of the men emerged victorious after Laurel was tapped to cast the deciding vote. Read more >


4. Former Bachelorette says she was assaulted during filming
Meredith Phillips, who was the second Bachelorette, has alleged that a masseuse hired by one of the show’s producers drugged and sexually assaulted her. Phillips says she kept quiet about the incident to “protect the franchise.” Read more >

5. Chrissy Teigen trolls Trump
Chrissy Teigen had a priceless (and very smug) reaction to a federal judge’s ruling that President Trump can’t block his critics on Twitter. The model and cookbook author has been on POTUS’s blocked list for nearly a year. Read more >


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