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TLC Pulls ’19 Kids and Counting’ Amidst Josh Duggar’s Child Molestation Controversy

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Thankfully, TLC decided to step up to the plate and do the right thing by immediately removing 19 Kids and Counting from its schedule after Josh Duggar‘s history of sexually abusing underage girls (and his parents’ attempts to cover all that up) came to light this week. There’s no word as to whether the show is cancelled for good, and before all that, TLC was actually running a MARATHON of the show, full of episodes that focused a lot on Josh, so… take from that what you will.

Here’s the statement TLC released:

“Effective immediately, TLC has pulled all episodes of 19 Kids and Counting currently from the air. We are deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time.”

Of course, they can’t legally say anything else about it, and there is precedence for this since they also cancelled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after Mama June was letting a convicted child molester have access to her children, but WTF is wrong with these families? I honestly can’t deal.

Oh, and here’s another disgusting element to this whole thing: police have actually destroyed the records regarding Duggar’s crimes, because that’s totally what law enforcement does?

On Thursday, May 21, a spokesperson for the Springdale Police Department confirmed to Us Weekly that local circuit Judge Stacey Zimmerman signed for the offense report from 2006 to be expunged.

The records allegedly contained information of Duggar’s suspected molestation of the girls when he was 14 years old. According to TMZ, the now-destroyed investigation documents said Duggar allegedly fondled the breasts and genitals of the females.

Meanwhile, local Arkansas paper, the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, obtained a copy of the report on Thursday. The paper said the report was “heavily redacted” and did not include the identities of the kids involved.

I’m glad the kids’ names have been redacted – the victims should always be protected. But protecting this sick piece of shit and his equally sick parents? No, just NO.

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Ellen DeGeneres Releasing A Gender-Neutral Clothing Line

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Regardless of your sexual preference or even your religious beliefs, I’ve never really met anyone who has a problem with Ellen DeGeneres or flat-out doesn’t like her. After all, what’s not to like? She’s incredibly kind, loves animals, she’s hilarious… need I go on? Ellen is awesome, and everyone of every colour, age, and background seems to agree (though I’m sure I’ll have one or two of you correct me on that in the comments section). Anyhow, she’s doing something else that’s awesome now: releasing a gender-neutral clothing line called ED, along with a bunch of lifestyle items.

Here’s Refinery 29′s scoop:

Her new lifestyle brand, ED, features all things Ellen, including a clothing collection — slouchy sweaters, soft T-shirts, sleek bomber jackets, casual blazers — made for the rest of us. And, by “the rest of us,” we mean women who don’t want to deal with the bullshit of fast-fashion trends and hard-to-wear silhouettes, women who want to look good without sacrificing comfort. It’s what Ellen does best.

In addition to the style staples, ED is introducing housewares, and each piece bears the Ellen touch. From pillows and throws to serving ware, table settings, and bar accessories, classic simplicity — plus her love of animals! — runs throughout.

Nice. I don’t particularly dress like Ellen from head-to-toe, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a good basic when I see one. A crisp, tailored shirt? Sign me up.

I’m sure there’ll be an audience for this, so good for Ellen.

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Can Kylie Jenner Actually Sing?

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Okay, so this is a bit of a weird one. You know how a few months back, I said Kylie Jenner might be bringing out a single? That seemed – for the time being, anyway – to be a bit of a joke. Have you ever been more grateful for bad humour in your life? I don’t think so. But now she’s posted a Snapchat of herself “singing”, and people are freaking out. Can Kylie Jenner actually carry a tune, or was she actually lip syncing to a portion of a Pia Mia song, as many have claimed? What’s HAPPENING?

I think it’s pretty safe to say that Kylie will never be the next Katy Perry, and frankly, I don’t think this is her voice at all, but homegirl is desperate for attention any way she can get it, so of course she’d be all too happy to let people believe it’s her

Also, she did like, 1 bar, so you can’t even really tell what her voice is like anyway, if it was hers. Not impressed.

What do you guys think?

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Casey Wilson Welcomes A Baby Boy

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Casey Wilson and Happy Endings creator David Caspe got married last year, and then Casey got pregnant, and now they have a baby! Casey gave birth to the couple’s first child, a little boy, this week, it’s been reported.

We don’t really know much else – no name, when he was born, etc., but we do know that Casey’s probably thrilled not to be pregnant anymore, considering she had a really rough pregnancy, from the sounds of what she told Fit Pregnancy in this month’s issue.

“I felt tired and sick and in a fog, like an extreme hangover, until about week 16. I thought, ‘Surely, this is the worst part of parenting.’ Then I remembered when I was 15 and my mom said I couldn’t go out, I pulled two giant brass wall sconces out of the wall with my bare hands. There are rougher waters ahead, I fear.”

Despite her rough first trimester, the Happy Endings alum couldn’t wait to become a mom. “I thought I wanted a girl, but I almost felt relieved when I found out I was having a boy,” she told the mag. “Having lost my mom, and having had such a close mother-daughter relationship, I felt like somehow, I wasn’t ready for a girl.”

Congrats to them – I love me some Casey Wilson (and Happy Endings!) so I’m happy for her!

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Is Brad Pitt A Secret Bisexual?

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Okay, so this is a strange one (and a bogus one, considering the source), but I try to be an equal opportunity gossip blogger, so we’re gonna talk about it. Brad Pitt is apparently bisexual, meets men to sleep with on the internet, and Angelina Jolie not only knows about it, but she’s totally fine with it. Following so far?

From Star Magazine:

Hollywood insider Hesham “Sham” Ibrahim, who has been a long-time traveler with the same social circles as Brad and Angelina, exclusively told Star, “I don’t want to define Brad Pitt’s sexuality, but whatever it is, he’s into guys.”

And his sexuality with men isn’t a new thing. Sham toldStar that Brad’s bisexuality has been going on for close to 10 years and even spoke about two of his male hookups. Cameron Fox, who did adult films and was an all-American looking adult-film actor, was contacted by Brad on a website called RentBoy.com nearly a decade ago. The two were supposed to meet at a hotel in Monterey, California. “When [Cameron] got there, an assistant met him in the lobby and took him to a room. Sure enough, there was Brad Pitt,” Sham tells Star. “Brad took one look at him, gave him a thousand dollars and asked him to leave. Cameron wasn’t as attractive as he appeared to be in his pictures. I guess Brad has picky taste.”

Sham also heard reports that this was a common case if his men weren’t up to his expectation. But when he did find one he liked, Brad seemed to have a routine down to the last detail. “They said he seemed to have the whole scenario pretty much worked out,” Sham says.

Well, that certainly sounds… not that hard to believe, actually. Angelina herself is bisexual and used to be into some freak shit (wearing a vial of blood around her neck, kissing her brother and the like), so I do feel like Brad’s alleged proclivities wouldn’t be all that shocking or scandalous to her. However, do I think he actively finds dudes on RentBoy when he’s an international superstar? Like he wouldn’t know someone in the industry already who could keep shit on the low? Come on.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Tells The Terrible Truth About Sexism In Hollywood

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We seem to be publishing a lot of “well, this won’t come as a surprise” stories, and here’s another one. We all know women are discarded pretty quickly in Hollywood once they pass a certain age, and Maggie Gyllenhaal has only confirmed it yet again. You see, she recently auditioned for a role as the lover of an older man… only to be told that she’s too old for it. Uhh… what?

From The Wrap (via People):

“There are things that are really disappointing about being an actress in Hollywood that surprise me all the time,” Gyllenhaal told the site. “I’m 37 and I was told recently I was too old to play the lover of a man who was 55.”

Despite the remark making her feel bad, Gyllenhaal has been able to laugh it off and still holds out hope for women in Hollywood. 

“A lot of actresses are doing incredible work right now, playing real women, complicated women,” she said. “I don’t feel despairing at all. And I’m more looking with hope for something fascinating.”

So, 37-year-old Maggie Gyllenhaal is too old to be the lover of a 55-year-old man? What kinda bullshit is this? Why is it that male actors are always marketable until they’re crotchety as hell, but women past 40 get a hard time? I mean, there are some amazing actresses over 40 who are doing their thing, as Maggie points out, but still. So disappointing.

Reminds me of this amazing Amy Schumer sketch:

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Josh Duggar Has Been Molesting Underage Girls

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Raise your hand if you’re shocked that the Duggar family is super fucked up. No one? Didn’t think so. Josh Duggar, one of the family’s 19 weirdo kids, has been charged with molesting underage girls… including his sisters. Yikes.

From TMZ:

The story was broken by In Touch Weekly, but TMZ has confirmed with law enforcement that Josh Duggar — who was around 14 at the time —  was the alleged molester against 5 girls starting in 2002.

According to the police report, Josh fondled the genitals and breasts of the girls, some of whom were sleeping, but sometimes they were interacting with him … in one case reading a book.

There was another reported incident 9 months later. According to the police report, the police were not immediately contacted. Instead, Jim  Bob, the dad, met with church elders and agreed Josh should be put in a treatment program.  The police report says Josh’s mom, Michelle, said it wasn’t really a treatment center … they simply sent Josh to a guy who was remodeling a building to do manual labor.

In 2006, the family was scheduled to appear on “Oprah,” and before the show someone sent an email to Harpo warning that Josh had molested girls. Harpo forwarded the email to a hotline, which triggered a police investigation.

Cops wanted to question Josh, but Jim Bob lawyered him up and Josh declined the invitation.

Josh, who is now 27, apparently cannot be charged because the statute of limitations has run.

As for the Duggars, one of the family members told investigators, “this entire incident had brought the family closer to God” … this according to the police report.

Oh yeah, did I mention that the Duggar parents covered this whole thing up for YEARS? Real Christianly of them, supporting sexual assault in the name of God. But then, I suppose those values only apply when it’s convenient for them. Fuck the Duggars, and this molester. I can’t believe he’s just going to get away with it. Ugh.

And one more thing – did you know that this guy is a father? Lovely!

UPDATE: He’s apologized for his crimes.

“Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Duggar, now 27, said in a statement to People magazine. “I hurt others, including my family and close friends.”

“I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing, and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life … I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions. I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.”

Let us not forget, either, that his parents lied about him being in counseling and they’ve been more concerned with protecting Josh than their daughters. Fuck the Duggars.

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