Jessa Duggar: Is Her Family Hiding Her From the Public?
by Tyler Johnson on August 20, 2019 at 8:24 pm
It’s been a busy summer for the Duggar family. In addition to countless pregnancy announcements, the Counting On clan has been forced to grapple with the death of Mary Duggar, as well as the usual barrage of criticism and mini-scandals. But perhaps the story that’s piqued the most interest in the past few months is the disappearance of Jessa Duggar. Now, when we say disappearance, we don’t mean that her whereabouts are entirely unknown. We’re sure Jessa’s friends and family have some idea where she is. The public, however, is totally in the dark with regard to Jessa’s locale. Back in May, Jessa welcomed her third child following a complicated delivery. In a video released by TLC, Jessa revealed that she had an “unexpected” home birth after planning to deliver in a birthing suite at an area hospital. “I was not expecting to go early,” the reality star said, revealing that her due date was still more than two weeks away. Both mother and baby were said to be in good health following the stressful delivery. But after that a curious thing happened — Jessa disappeared. To be fair, she only disappeared off of social media, but still — two months without a peep? At a time when she would notmally be posting endless baby pics? It’s not surprising that rumors about Jessa suffering health issues havs been circulating on social media. Thus far, there’s been no official word from her family, but many have taken Jim Bob and Michelle’s latest post as confirmation that Jessa will be laying low for the foreseeable future: Yes, that’s a photo of Jessa’s husband, Ben Seewald, riding a carousel with his eldest son. In the caption, the Duggars praised Ben’s parenting skills, writing: “Love these guys! Ben, you are such a wonderful dad to Spurgeon, Henry, and Ivy!” But fans were quick to point out that Jim Bob and Michelle almost never post pics of their son-in-laws without their wives. And many took the photo as cause for concern: “What is wrong with Jessa?” one fan asked. “Hope everything is ok with Jessa! She hasn’t posted in a while,” another commented. The Duggars were quick to reply, writing, “She is doing great! Busy taking care of her little ones!” It’s a perfectly reasonable response — but it’s important to bear in mind that the Duggars don’t have the greatest reputation when it comes to being truthful with the public. View Slideshow: Ivy Jane Seewald: See ALL Her Precious Photos!
Audrey Roloff Shares Gender Reveal Pics: It’s a Boy!
by Hilton Hater on August 20, 2019 at 7:57 pm
Audrey Roloff and Jeremy Roloff aren’t just expecting a baby in January. We now know they are expecting a baby boy, following the couple’s exciting gender reveal a few days ago. “Still can’t believe we are having a baby boy,” wrote Audrey after the major news was broken, adding: “Ember is very excited to meet “baby brah” (brother) and of course so are we. But now…. what to name him….” LOL, hold on, Auds. We’ll deal with that issue shortly. For now, we just wanna click through the multitude of gender reveal photos you just shared on Instagram, okay? Great! Thanks! Let’s do this… 1. Singing the… Blues We’re feeling blue! For the most amazing and special of reasons, you guys! 2. In Gleeful Shock “Still can’t believe we are having a baby boy,” wrote Audrey to open her caption to this collage of images. 3. Such Family Excitement And she added: “Ember is very excited to meet “baby brah” (brother) and of course so are we. But now…. what to name him….” 4. The Scientific Evidence And here’s the proof! We’re not doctors, but we presume this sonogram proves Audrey and Jeremy are having a boy. 5. Yummy Paint HA! Look at little Ember in this photo. We sure hope that blue paint is edible. 6. It’s a Boy, Guys Audrey and Jeremy kept things a little more serious with this simple snapshot of their sonogram. View Slideshow
Ellen DeGeneres Defends "Down-to-Earth" Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
by Simon Delott on August 20, 2019 at 7:20 pm
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are vocal environmentalists who have been accused of hypocrisy for taking a private jet. Sir Elton John already defended the royal couple, and he did not mince words when slamming the shameful tabloids. Now, Ellen DeGeneres is adding her voice into the mix. Take a look: Ellen took to social media to speak her mind about Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and their use of a private jet to travel to Nice. “Portia and I met Prince Harry and Meghan in England,” Ellen reminds her fans and followers. Portia DeGeneres, known as Portia de Rossi in her acting credits, is of course Ellen’s wife. Ellen goes on to explain that they met with the royal couple “to talk about their work on wildlife conservation.” “They were the most down-to-earth, compassionate people,” the comedian and talk show host recalls. Ellen goes on to urge anyone reading her message to have empathy for the Prince and Duchess. “Imagine being attacked for everything you do,” Ellen suggests. British tabloids have been particularly vicious to Meghan, and all royals live under a microscope. She concludes that it’s almost impossible to do anything if you’re judged “when all you’re trying to do is make the world better.” That is an extremely fair point. The criticism leveled at Harry and Meghan is a familiar one. They are both passionate about the environment, and yet they took a private jet in order to travel. By virtue of their royal lifestyle, they are naturally going to have a larger carbon footprint than your average citizen of the planet. In this instance, they took a private jet to Nice to visit Sir Elton John, who is of course a family friend of Prince Harry’s. The music legend also staunchly defended the pair after tabloids decided to create a fuss over their mode of transportation. “I am deeply distressed by today’s distorted and malicious account in the press,” Sir Elton John announced. He clarifies that the drama was “surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s private stay at my home in Nice last week.” No one wants to see their friends excoriated and accused of hypocrisy in the media. That is extra true for someone who may feel indirectly responsible because the story involves visiting them. “Prince Harry’s Mother’ Diana Princess of Wales was one of my dearest friends,” Elton reminds the world. The incomparable singer makes it extremely clear that he is solidly in the royal couple’s corner. “I feel a profound sense of obligation to protect Harry and his family,” he writes. Elton wants to shield them “from the unnecessary press intrusion that contributed to Diana’s untimely death.” That is one hell of a defense. It’s one thing to stand up for your friends. It’s another to remind the entire British tabloid industry that you blame them for your friend’s death. Why would someone take a private jet if they claim to care about the environment? As we mentioned, this sort of accusation of “hypocrisy” is leveled at celebrity environmentalists all of the time. It’s not a good-faith argument. It’s instead a question intended to silence voices calling for change. In reality, we all exist within society. That doesn’t magically stop as we use our words to lobby for positive change. No one realistically expects Meghan and Harry to fly like peasants on a commercial plane, but they sure love giving them a hard time. View Slideshow: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Make Red Carpet Debut… AND MEET BEYONCE!
Javi Marroquin Speaks Out Following Lauren Comeau Split: I’m Losing Everything!
by Tyler Johnson on August 20, 2019 at 7:10 pm
On Monday, we reported on the surprising news that Javi Marroquin and Lauren Comeau had called it quits following a nasty fight at the couple’s home in Dover, Delaware. Police were called to the scene, but when Javi’s 911 call was released earlier today, it raised more questions than it answered. It turns out Javi called the cops not on his fiancee, but on his sister. Yes, according to the tape obtained by Radar Online, Marroquin requested that police remove his sister, 31-year-old elementary school teacher Lidia Marroquin, from his home. “I’m trying to get someone out of my house. I’m trying to go to sleep, but they won’t leave,” Javi tells the dispatcher. Asked for the identity of the unwanted guest, Javi (who identifies himself by his legal name of Jose) reveals that it was none other than his older sis: Javi Marroquin 911 Call It’s an unexpected turn of events, and not only because Lidia has appeared on Teen Mom 2 in the past, and she and Javi seemed to have a close relationship. It had been widely assumed that Javi called the cops on Lauren. While that didn’t turn out to be the case, insiders confirm Lauren was involved in the messy events of that night, and she and Javi are no longer together. Needless to say, there’s still a lot of mystery surrounding the case. We’ll continue to keep you updated as new information rolls in, and with any luck, we’ll eventually figure out what the hell happened that night. In the meantime, check out the latest update from Javi himself. Marroquin posted the photo below to his Instagram page on Tuesday, seemingly in order to send the message to fans that all is well. Of course, some fans think it’s a bit early for inspirational quotes. “If you ever feel like you’re losing everything, remember that trees lose their leaves every year and they still stand tall and wait for better days to come,” reads the whiteboard that appears in Javi’s pic. We get that he’s trying to be optimistic, but the timing is a bit strange for a quote about better days ahead. Javi and Lauren got engaged back in June, but insiders say that’s definitively over now. Both parties have been tight-lipped about the events of this past weekend. Marroquin’s ex-wife, Kailyn Lowry, has been respectful of the couple’s privacy, but she did issue a statement on the matter: “Even though I’ve said things in the past, it’s not my place to comment on their relationship or issues,” she told Us. “I wish him the best whether they’re together or not.” We’ll continue to provide updates on this developing story as new information becomes available. View Slideshow: Javi Marroquin 911 Call Revealed: I Have a Gun But She Won’t Leave My House! [UPDATED
Hannah Brown Signs on For Another Reality Show
by Hilton Hater on August 20, 2019 at 6:30 pm
Figuratively speaking, Hannah Brown fell off the reality television horse this summer. She wrapped up her run as The Bachelorette by dumping a fiance who had been lying to her and then got rejected by a runner-up who basically chose Gigi Hadid as his girlfriend. Brown has even admitted her life of late has been a chaotic struggle. And yet… Hannah proved to be one tough and strong-minded cookie as The Bachelorette throughout Season 15. Which may explain why she is refusing to just sit around and feel sorry for herself. She may have fallen off the aforementioned figurative horse, but now she’s ready to get back up on it all over again! This is all a long-winded way of saying the following: Brown has signed on for another ABC reality show! Multiple outlets have reported she will join the cast of Dancing with the Stars this fall! The full cast will be revealed on Wednesday, August 21 on Good Morning America, but we have the above information on very strong authority. It shouldn’t really come as a huge surprise, either, considering Dancing With the Stars has an impressive history of selection the stars of Bachelor Nation. Over the years, Trista Sutter, Melissa Rycroft, Jake Pavelka, Sean Lowe, Joe Amabile, Nick Viall and Chris Soules have all competed on the series after spending time on The Bachelor or The Bachelorette. Now, you may be wondering, does Hannah have any dancing background? Yes, actaully! She was crowned Miss Alabama USA in 2018 and the talent she used to win the crown? Jazz dance! Brown could also probably just use the distraction right about now. She broke up with Jed Wyatt after it came out that he sort of had a girlfriend at the same time he was wooing her on The Bachelorette. She then asked out Tyler Cameron, who accepted her invitation and then did go out with Hannah at least once — and who has since been seen going on multiple dates with Hadid. They even took a vacation together. As a result, the reality star recently opened up about her struggles post-Bachelorette. “Honest policy: I’m struggling,” Brown said in an Instagram post. She then continued in far more detail: “Life is so different. Since last August, I’ve been a pageant queen, a Bachelor contestant, and the Bachelorette. “I’ve been in love with multiple people, I got engaged, I broke off an engagement, and I shared it all with millions of people. “My faith has been questioned by thousands who don’t know my heart, and my transparency with my decisions has labeled me promiscuous. “Simultaneously, I’ve become a role model for young women and started bigger conversations around faith, and sex.” The future Dancing with the Stars competitor said she was living on her own for the first time and “shuffling through this life of next steps with press, media, and opportunities galore.” It really does sound like she’s having a hard time with all that’s happened to her over the past several weeks and months. “I miss my friends and family who have watched my life explode,” she added in this same post, going on: “I feel guilty because I don’t have the time or emotional capacity to fill each of them in on my life right now. I can’t keep up with the people who matter most, because I can barely keep up with my own life right now.” However, Hannah emphasized she is not complaining about the past year of adventures. “The woman who has emerged would shock the mirror-image young girl from a year ago. I have so many blessings to be thankful for.” Hang in there, HB! We can’t wait to watch you on Dancing with the Stars! View Slideshow: The Bachelorette Stars: Where Are They Now?