Jessica Biel is guest-starring on the premiere of TV show New Girl tonight. Check out the 5 Fast Facts on Biel to find out everything you may or may not know about the star – from her sexy scandal on 7th Heaven to her celebrity boyfriends of the past, to her finding love with a former N’Sync boy.
1. She’s a New Girl On the New Girl Show
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Jessica Biel makes a brief return to the small screen as Zooey Deschanel’s rival on New Girl. Daily Mail reports:
The first episode of the fourth season – premiering on September 16 – will feature the cast attending a wedding, and Jessica will play the character of Kat. She will be a rival for Zooey’s character – Jess – as the pair of them will be vying for the affections of Reid Scott’s character, who will also guest star as the best man at the wedding.
Aside from their on-screen rivalry, in real life, Deschanel is actually crazy about Biel, telling E!:
She’s amazing. I mean talk about like, she’s beautiful, she’s really funny, she is so nice. She’s a hell of a dancer. This girl I mean she could do anything. I would vote for her for president if she ran.
The two will reportedly have a dance battle on New Girl.
2. Biel Reportedly Did a Nearly Nude Photo Shoot to Get Fired from 7th Heaven
When Biel was 18 years old, she posed for a very sexy spread in Gear magazine and she reportedly did it in hopes that she would get fired from her sitcom 7th Heaven. 7th Heaven was a squeaky clean show about a large family whose dad was a reverend. In her photo shoot with Gear, she was basically naked and producers were not happy, so Biel ended up getting taken off the show. She returned for a few random episodes in the series, but she was gone.
In her interview with Gear, while she was doing the photo shoot, she said she hoped that her sexy shots would get her fired. Biel stated:
I hope so … I’m leaving, period. I’ll find a way to get killed if I have to.
She was then asked who would win in a fight, her or her character on 7th Heaven. Biel replied:
I’d kick her fucking ass. I’d kick the shit out of her and then she’d apologize for hurting my fists.
3. She Wakes Up Next to Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were married in 2012 in Italy, but it was a bumpy road to the altar. The two were spotted at a Golden Globes party in January 2007 for the first time and in May 2007, it came out that the two were in love. But, it wasn’t all sunshine and rose (much like any relationship). She Knows writes:
The pair broke off the relationship in fall 2010, amid rumors that Timberlake had cheated on Biel with Olivia Munn and his Friends With Benefits co-star Mila Kunis. Friends of both actresses denied anything happened.
Though the rumors were denied, a shirtless photo of Justin Timberlake in Mila Kunis’ phone was leaked at a later date. Nonetheless, in June 2011, things seemed to be back on track and Timberlake was professing his love to Biel in the media.
4. Biel Is Actually a Vocalist
Biel didn’t start her career strictly in acting. Vocals were actually her focus and that’s what Biel originally got trained in. At age nine, she appeared in several musical productions in her hometown, playing lead roles in shows like “Annie,” “The Sound of Music,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Who would love to see Biel do a duet with her hubby Timberlake?
5. Her Boyfriend on 7th Heaven Became her Boyfriend in Real Life
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Adam LaVorgna was in the movie I’ll Be Home for Christmas with Biel and starred as Robbie Palmer, Biel’s boyfriend on 7th Heaven. Biel and LaVorgna got together in 1998 and then they broke up in summer 2001. Robbie Palmer left 7th Heaven shortly after that.
Biel also dated Derek Jeter and actor Chris Evans for several years.