Celebrity Smackdown: Amanda Peet vs Jenny McCarthy | NeuroLogica Blog | Circa July 21, 2008

I have bemoaned in the past the celebrity culture in which we grant more weight to the opinions of celebrities than they deserve. It seems to be part of human nature to idolize and hero-worship. It can be benign, even healthy. Young athletes idolizing the talent and hard work of sports stars may be spurred …

Jenny McCarthy is furious at Amanda Peet over vaccine comments | Circa October 1, 2008

Jenny McCarthy's not backing down. The Mommy Wars have gone Hollywood. Jenny McCarthy is snarling at Amanda Peet after Peet called parents who refuse to vaccinate their children "parasites." McCarthy, who claims that her son has "recovered" from his autism, is campaigning for "green" vaccines. Peet is a spokeswoman for Every Child By Two, a campaign co-founded by former first lady …

Pop Tarts: Jenny McCarthy Slams Amanda Peet Over Vaccines | Fox News | Circa May 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES – Actress and new mom Amanda Peet referred to parents who choose not to vaccinate their children as “parasites” in a recent interview. But despite her public apology aimed at parents of autistic children who believe that vaccines may have caused the illness, Jenny McCarthy hasn’t forgiven or forgotten."She (Peet) has a lot of [nerve] to come forward …

Celebrity Science Smackdown: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Amanda Peet Team Up Against Jenny McCarthy – AiPT! | Circa August 1, 2013

I was a teenager in the ’90’s, so I watched my fair share of the dating show Singled Out. After his popular resurgence, it’s still difficult for me to reconcile today’s geek-glorifying Chris Hardwick with the guy who snidely paired up enthusiastic youngsters on the basis of individual body part shapes nearly two decades ago. Through …

Amanda Peet gets her shot on | Salon.com | Circa JULY 15, 2008 

ver since Jenny McCarthy appeared on "Oprah" last September blaming her son's autism on vaccines, I've wondered when another celebrity mom would speak up to defend immunizations. Enter actress Amanda Peet, who costars with David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in "The X Files: I Want to Believe," which debuts later this month. The mother of 18-month-old Frances, Peet is now …

Amanda Peet vs. Jenny McCarthy? | E! News | Circa July 11, 2008

Fri., Jul. 11, 2008 6:00   Amanda Peet may want to avoid running into Jenny McCarthy any time soon. Why? Well, because the two disagree big-time about childhood vaccinations. While McCarthy and boyfriend Jim Carrey recently led a march in Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about alleged toxins in children's vaccines, Peet and her screenwriter-novelist hubby David Benioff have made sure to keep …