Controversy

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Kendall and Kylie’s Metallica shirt gets surprising response from James Hetfield

Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s most recent publicity stunt-slash-merchandising opportunity came in the form of a series of unauthorized T-shirts featuring classic album covers superimposed with photos from the girls’ Instagram feeds. The Jenner sisters called their pseudo-vintage shirts “repurposed,” and took from the likes of The Doors, Ozzy Osbourne, Tupac, and Notorious B.I.G.–before outrage (and […]

Fixer Upper scandal, Flip or Flop divorce rumors mark unexpected reality TV turn for HGTV’s powerhouses

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HGTV’s shows are normally a bedrock of good vibes and chill presenters, but the Fixer Upper scandal and Flip or Flop divorce controversy have both rocked the network in consecutive weeks. HGTV’s public statements on the matter offer a picture of calm, though their lack of detail has sometimes left fans wondering what’s really going on behind the scenes. Keep reading for the latest on both stories…

Fixer Upper controversy continues: Pastor addresses anti-gay remarks; Chip Gaines calls for respect

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The first Fixer Upper controversy in the show’s four-year history continues to swell, as the head of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ church has addressed his remarks regarding homosexuality, gay marriage, and conversion therapy practices. Pastor Jimmy Seibert talked about himself, his church, and the Gaines’ membership in a brand-new interview; keep reading for his thoughts on the continuing issue.

HGTV, Chipper Gaines offer responses to Fixer Upper anti-gay allegations: ‘Do everything in love’

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The Chip and Joanna Gaines anti-gay rumors have been swirling for days, thanks to the controversial views of their mega-church’s pastor. Now, HGTV has offered a brief statement of support of the LGBT community, in an effort at clarifying matters. In addition, Chipper Gaines himself took to Twitter with a series of statements that didn’t address the issue directly, but appeared to assuage the fears of many fans. Read on for the two statements!

FLIP OR FLOP Tarek and Christina seminars under fire for alleged deception

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The long-running and highly successful string of Tarek and Christina seminars that the Flip or Flop duo have promoted for years is coming under attack from an unexpected enemy: their fans. Some disgruntled followers of the HGTV power couple are speaking out against Tarek and Christina, accusing them of deceptive business practices and claiming that the Tarek and Christina seminars aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.

Is Keeping Up With The Kardashians canceled? Fake robbery allegations complicate tidy reality narrative

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Yesterday’s bombshell report that Kim Kardashian might have faked her Paris robbery in order to generate better ratings for the twelfth season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians has spawned a host of controversy and gossip. Most prominent among the many rumors now surrounding the show is a question once unthinkable where the first family of reality TV was concerned: is Keeping Up With The Kardashians canceled? Read on for the latest, including E!’s official statement regarding the halt in production, and the specifics of the fake robbery allegations.

Footage of Donald Trump on ‘The Apprentice’ reportedly shows racial slurs, more ‘lewd and sexist’ behavior

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Just days after footage of Donald Trump describing sexual assault went public, a pair of television producers alleged “far worse” footage of the Republican presidential nominee. According to the producers–and several people who worked on the show–clips from his time as host of The Apprentice involve Trump dropping racial slurs and making female contestants cringe from lewd remarks.