The Duggar family has one new member, along with a reminder of its most infamous member’s ongoing legal battles. Anna Duggar’s sixth baby, daughter Maryella Hope, was born yesterday morning, or exactly five months before the start of Josh Duggar’s jury trial for fraud. For some reason, the Duggars didn’t mention the latter connection in their announcement of Maryella’s birth.
The tragic death of Dominique Lanoise, better known as the 600 Lb Mom of TLC’s documentary special, continues to resonate almost eight years on. But what about Dominique Lanoise’s daughters — the six young women who cared for their mother and struggled to get Dominique to change her ways?
JEZEBEL – If you’ve got good weather on this Thanksgiving day, you might take the time to go outside, drop trou, and turn your nethers sunward. That’s the advice of butthole sunning sensation Metaphysical Meagan, whose viral post advocating the practice is the thing clogging up your social media feeds this week but that you haven’t dared click on at work
CELEBITCHY – Scarlett Johansson is still standing by Woody Allen, despite Vanity Fair giving her a chance to revise and extend her earlier defense of him and despite Scarlett’s own acknowledgement that defending Allen is in turn not believing women when they accuse powerful men of sexual assault
DLISTED – It turns out that Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough are not returning to America’s Got Talent because of some eyebrow-raising arguments with the show’s producers over its treatment of allegedly racist and sexist comments the women both received and overheard
VOX – And speaking of Thanksgiving Day acknowledgments (non-butthole sunning sensation category), consider these stories of “4 young Indigenous people on what ‘home’ looks like today: Living away from home doesn’t weaken your ties to the land or to your community”
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – “Teen Mom 2 Season 9B Episode 28 Recap: Blowies, Birthdays & Broke Baby Daddies”
REALITY TEA – “Below Deck Star Captain Lee Rosbach Says Simone Mashile Shouldn’t Have Worn Garter Around Drunk Charter Guest; Simone Accuses Him Of Victim Shaming”
LAINEY GOSSIP – People — both subscribers and not — are still laughing at the technical difficulties that plagued the launch of Disney+ earlier this month, but Disney itself is laughing best. The company’s stock closed “at a record high” on the last day of trading before Thanksgiving, and it remains “the first real challenger to Netflix for streaming dominance”
THE BLEMISH – Oh, and Disney almost certainly tried to get rid of all the Baby Yoda GIFs earlier this week, for reasons passing understanding but which boil down to “They really are that stupid.” The GIFs are back up now — but for how long…
THE BLAST – The Real Housewives of New York star Tinsley Mortimer has shared the photos of her now-fiancé Scott Kluth proposing to her in Chicago a few days ago. The Water Tower is a beautiful edifice, but as far as romantic Chicago spots go it ranks somewhere between a Soldier Field parking lot and the gorilla house at Brookfield Zoo
GO FUG YOURSELF – One more Thanksgiving-appropriate post for your holiday enjoyment: Here’s a lengthy list of cocktail and mocktail recipes suitable for today’s festivities whether you’re having a grand time or suffering a full-scale shitshow. Happy Thanksgiving!
It’s now been over a week since federal agents raided Josh Duggar’s used car lot as part of an unspecified ongoing investigation. With more questions than answers available to the public, the dominant question has become: Are the Duggars still on TV? Or could this potential new scandal be the reason Counting On gets canceled and the Duggars get removed from the airwaves for good?
It sure sounds like this pair is spending plenty of time together on the DL — but are Kylie Jenner and Drake together? Or are they just meeting in hotel rooms occasionally and also better at keeping secrets than, say, Justin Timberlake on a movie set? It sure *sounds* like Kylie and Drake have something going on; keep reading for the latest.
It looks like the Las Vegas drama between Ray J and Princess Love is finally over — but their marriage will continue. We’ve gotten confirmation of Princess Love and Ray J back together (for now, at least), after Ray abandoned his daughter and pregnant wife, then quit social media following an apology some fans regarded as inadequate.
DLISTED – If you find yourself reading a lot of Wendy Williams lesbian takes over the next few days, it’s because the woman herself doth protest too much. Wendy took a few minutes on her show to respond to a piece of gossip — and respond quite ardently! — about how she’s now BFFs with Whitney Houston’s former lover to respond that she is not lovers with Whitney Houston’s former lover, something no one was insinuating in the first place
REALITY TEA – Lala Kent is claiming she has “no idea” why her fiancé Randall Emmett is all of a sudden fine with appearing on camera as part of the Vanderpump Rules cast for the upcoming eighth season. Randall himself has said that the reason is perfectly obvious and understandable
CELEBITCHY – Kim Kardashian may indeed have a “billion-dollar idea” with her Spanx knockoff, but she’s hustling so hard and her people are tossing around the phrase “billion-dollar idea” so fervently that she just looks more and more like the younger sister. Maybe there was some truth to the rumors that Kim is insanely jealous of Kylie’s $600 million makeup line sale earlier this month
JEZEBEL – Since the Mr. Rogers biopic is coming out there are now a ton of stories coming out about how Mr. Rogers himself was not a saint and should not be canonized. And I agree that no one should be thought of as perfect, but my favorite part of this counter-narrative is his widow Joanne Rogers presenting evidence in the form of “He used to get me to laugh by farting”
THE ASHLEY’S REALITY ROUNDUP – If you have a spare $795,000 sitting around, you can own the Brown family compound from Alaskan Bush People. And if you’re really imaginative, you’ll find a way to turn it into a West Coast version of Curse of Oak Island and start your own reality TV franchise
THE BLAST – Headline of the week contender: “Botched Doctors Refuse To Amputate This Twerker’s Messed Up Butt”
LAINEY GOSSIP – Justim Timberlake maybe cheated on Jessica Biel with Alisha Wainwright over the weekend, and now he and Jessica Biel’s PR people are working overtime to assure the public that those photos of Alisha’s hand on Justin’s leg were the worst part of a momentary lapse in judgment
VOX – Evidently The Top Entrepreneurs podcast host Nathan Latka is maybe a secret-in-the-open con man? This would be an even more interesting story if it didn’t involve swindling tech bros, one of the most swindle-worthy of all groups of people
GO FUG YOURSELF – “Taylor Swift Leads The Rest of the AMAs Red Carpet: My favorite part about watching the AMAs was the surprising number of crowd shots in which the people were pretending to know the song they were listening to, and visibly bungling the words”
THE BLEMISH – Now TI would like us all to believe he was just kidding when he said he accompanies his daughter to the gynecologist and demands to receive status updates on her hymen
For at least the second time in as many years and to the delight of his family, the Mendeecees release date has been pushed up unexpectedly. The Love & Hip Hop New York star is now scheduled to return home before the end of the year. But one result of Mendeecees Harris’ many release date changes is rumors that at some point he snitched to get either a lighter sentence before going to prison or a reduced sentence once he was there.