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On The Duggars, (White) Privilege, And Religion As The Worst Crutch Ever

An unapologetic rant

When you become a parent, everything doesn’t change immediately, or over night. One thing I’ve noticed is that, while the big adjustments might take time, there are some little things that seem to change almost immediately. For me, one seemingly small thing was that I couldn’t stomache certain news stories anymore. Most of the time I have to change the channel when a baby’s body is found somewhere, or when I hear about young children being abused. It’s like my body just cannot handle that reality, whereas before I would feel shocked or angry, but it wouldn’t sit with me like it does now. So it’s hard for me to write about this, but I’ve gone from wanting to ignore this story, to reading more and more about, to being disgusted and now just plain pissed off. So fine. Let’s do it. Let’s talk about the fucking Duggars.

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‘The Osbournes’ Reboot TV Series Is Dunzo

The reboot is "not going to happen"

Back in November we learned that VH1 was planning a reboot of The Osbournes that would revive the reality TV series that made the family stars in the early ’00s and redefined reality TV that featured celebrities. Today we learn that those Osbournes reboot plans are dead. As I understand it, a lawsuit sprung up shortly after the reboot plans were announced last year that ultimately gave the network cold feet and forced them to cancel plans for reviving the show. I know I was very much looking forward to seeing The Osbournes back on the air … but, alas, it wasn’t meant to be. More »

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‘Real Housewives’ Star Kim Richards Talks To Dr. Phil About Her Recent Arrest For Public Drunkenness, ETC.

“I knew what I had done."

Last week we learned the sad, yet not at all surprising news, that Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards got arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel for a list of crimes including trespass, police battery and public drunkenness. Today we learn the also not-at-all surprising news that television charlatan and exploiter extraordinaire Dr. Phil McGraw managed to rope Kim into appearing on his show so that he can benefit from her legal woes. Kim, who seems all too happy to allow vampires to prey on her weaknesses, was likely happy to take him up on his offer to appear on his TV show Dr. Phil. Ugh. More »

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Kim Richards Of ‘The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ Was Arrested For Being A Drunken Mess

Charges include trespass, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and public drunkenness

Kim Richards spent most of the just completed season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills trying to defend herself from constant allegations and concern that she fell off the wagon after she showed up to a fellow castmember’s home while high on prescription drugs. Right up to the final reunion special that just aired earlier this week, Kim maintained that she has been completely sober. Last night, Richards was arrested at The Beverly Hills Hotel on charges ranging from trespass to public drunkenness after police determined she was intoxicated. It would appear that the fears over Kim‘s sobriety, or lack thereof, have been realized again. More »

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This Family Photo Shows Us What Teresa Giudice Looks Like In Prison

The Real Housewife

It’s been a few months since Real Housewives of New Jersey reality TV star Teresa Giudice went to prison to serve out her sentence for felony fraud and tax evasion but today we get our first look at what Teresa looks like as a federal prisoner. Those of you familiar with Giudice on RHONJ know that, altho tackily gaudy, Teresa likes to look glam pretty much all the time. The Giudice family photo you can see below, splashed on the cover of this week’s issue of Us Weekly magazine, shows us a different, more greasy-haired Teresa. If you’ve been waiting for an update on the RHONJ jailbird, your day has arrived. More »

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Members Of Bobby Brown’s Family Are Filming A Reality Show About Bobbi Kristina’s Medical Drama

Bobby Brown will not appear on this show

UGH. While Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s medical condition remains unchanged (she is still unresponsive, on life support, with organs failing), we are hearing today that members of Bobby Brown‘s family have figured out a new way to cash in on BK‘s medical drama for their own ends. For weeks now, Bobby‘s family members — namely his sisters Leolah and Tinahave been giving interviews to anyone who will ask (and pay, I’m guessing) about Bobbi Kristina‘s health … they’ve been doing this so much that Bobby had to issue an official statement asking the media to stop talking to his family about his daughter. Today we learn that the Brown sisters, Leolah and Tina, and Tina‘s son Shayne are currently filming a reality TV show that will focus on the emotion and speculation surrounding BK‘s failing health. Ugh. I bet you didn’t think the Brown family’s exploitation of Bobbi Kristina‘s tragedy couldn’t get any lower. More »

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First Look: Bravo Has Released A First Trailer For ‘The Real Housewives Of New York City’ With Bethenny Frankel’s RETURN

"Be cool. Don't be all, like, 'uncool'"

Back in October we learned officially that former original Real Housewives of New York City castmember Bethenny Frankel would be returning to the show for the upcoming 7th season and today we get our first look at Bethenny back on the show with her RHONY castmates. Bethenny is jumping back onto the show with some old friends/enemies (Ramona Singer, LuAnn de Lesseps and Sonja Morgan), a few castmembers who joined the show since her departure (Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson and Kristen Taekman) and one new castmember joining this season (Dorinda Medley). As you can see below, the first trailer for the upcoming 7th season of RHONY looks amazing … and it appears that Bethenny fits right back in with the drama seamlessly. Click below to watch the trailer, see new promo images of the season 7 cast and meet the newest New York City housewife Dorinda. Oh man, the new season looks gooood! More »

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The Cast Of ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Season 20 Has Been Revealed

Michael Sam, Rumer Willis, Patti LaBelle and MORE

The 20th season of Dancing with the Stars, which is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year, will premiere on Monday March 16 and today, we learn which stars will be competing for the mirror ball trophy. The 11 contestants who have signed up for the new season of DWTS were revealed this morning on ABC‘s morning talk show Good Morning America and includes legendary singer Patti LaBelle, Hunger Games actress Willow Shields, singer/actress Rumer Willis and NFL hopeful Michael Sam. Click below to see the full list of Dancing with the Stars season 20 contestants and see who YOU think you will be rooting for this season. More »

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Watch: Darion’s Mom Steals The Show On ‘Friends To Lovers?’

That's So Janai
More Alive at 65!

Last April, I attended Darion‘s mom’s 65th birthday party here in LA and, wouldn’t you know it, the festivities were filmed for Darion’s new reality TV show Friends To Lovers? As you can see in the video clip above, Janai‘s birthday party is finally shared with the world … which gives us further proof that Darion‘s mom needs to be on TV. I had such a great time with Janai, Darion and all of our friends at her party and you can see some of the fun we got up to together. Enjoy this clip and please know, this is but a tiny taste of all the fun that comes with being friends with Darion and Janai <3

UPDATE: If the embed isn’t working, you can watch the video HERE.

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‘The Real World: Skeletons’ Is Ridiculously, Totally Addictive

Please tell me I'm not the only one watching this.

If you’re like me, you’ve given up on MTV‘s The Real World many times over. But, dammit, they got me back this season and I have to confess to being a loyal viewer of this show, which has been running since the beginning of time. I rolled my eyes when I saw the commercials for The Real World: Skeletons because it was just painfully obvious that the producers were reaching into their bag of tricks to figure out how to make the show more dramatic. It worked. It’s dramatic, and incredibly interesting. Click inside for more!

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