James Van Der Beek Jokes About College Bribery Scam’s Code Name: ‘Operation Varsity Blues’

ET Canada | 3/12/2019 | Staff
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James Van Der Beek is weighing in on the sweeping college admissions scandal —for a very good reason.

On Tuesday morning, news surfaced that at least 40 individuals, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, are being indicted for allegedly paying thousands of dollars in order to get their children admitted to elite U.S. colleges like Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and USC.

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According to ABC News, this sweeping investigation was dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues,” which prompted Van Der Beek, 42, to retweet the news and comment: “If only there was a succinct turn of phrase these kids could have used to inform their parents they were not desirous of their life path…”

This tweet is a clever reference to the 1999 teen drama “Varsity Blues”, which starred Van Der Beek. In one particular scene, his character is arguing with his father over the merits of playing high school football. Amid the heated exchange, he proudly states the famous line: “I don’t want your life!”

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Regarding the bribery scam, a spokesperson told ET that Huffman was arrested on Tuesday morning without incident...
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