TLC Pulls 19 Kids and Counting After Child Molestation Controversy

Posted on Fri May 22nd, 2015 9:53am PDT       By X17 Staff


UPDATE:
TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting after allegations that one of the show's stars, Josh Duggar, molested at least five young girls, reports TMZ.

Yesterday former TLC reality star Mama June Shannon went on a rant about the network's decision to continue airing the show after the molestation reports popped up online this week. As you may know, Shannon's show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was cancelled last year after reports surfaced that she was dating a convicted child molester, Mark McDaniel. McDaniel also allegedly molested Shannon’s own daughter, Anna Cardwell.

The other day In Touch Weekly obtained a copy of a police report that shows Duggar was investigated for multiple sex offenses against five underage girls, some of which may have been his younger sisters. The reports, which were hidden since 2006, show that Duggar confessed to his father, Jim Bob Duggar, who then waited over than a year to contact police about the incident.

Shannon is so mad she's threatening to sue the network, and she told TMZ yesterday, “I read that the Duggar family said, this happening with their son brought them closer to God and each other. So they’re saying it’s ok to have family touch time? Hell no." When one of Shannon's Twitter followers wrote, "#honeybooboo got x'd for june ASSOCIATING w/a child molester. One of #19Kids IS a child molester and #tlc runs a marathon," Shannon replied, "exactly ... But I wasn't dating one and no they r going to not cancel them it's f****ed up @TLC."

As far as the Duggar family's attempts at damage control, Josh, 27, posted the below statement on his Facebook page on Thursday:
    "Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. 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."

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar added in their own statement:
    "Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives. When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before. We pray that as people watch our lives they see that we are not a perfect family. We have challenges and struggles everyday. It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God’s kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us — even though we are so undeserving. We hope somehow the story of our journey — the good times and the difficult times — cause you to see the kindness of God and learn that He can bring you through anything."

We don't even know what to say, other than we'd be happy if both of these shows stayed off the air forever...

 

Justin Bieber Is Secure Enough In His Manhood To Wear A Skort

Posted on Fri May 22nd, 2015 9:10am PDT       By X17 Staff


This isn't our favorite look, but then again anything JB wears is cool with us!

Justin Bieber took care of some last minute errands ahead of shooting his "Where Are U Now" music video yesterday in Beverly Hills, and the Canadian crooner wasn't the least bit embarrassed to rock a white shorts/skirt combination with bright blue sneakers and a black fedora. We guess when you're the world's biggest heartthrob, you've got more than enough confidence to pull off any ensemble!

The Biebs practically broke the Internet yesterday with his carpool lip synching video with James Corden, and we think his upcoming music video is going to break the iTunes charts. Speaking of breaking things, Selena Gomez's heart must be broken over Justin's new romance with British Model Jayde Pierce. It can't be easy to watch your ex move on, and it seems like the lovebirds might be getting serious, as we've spotted them multiple times in the last couple days.

Life is good when you're a hot, super rich pop star!

 

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS - Khloe Kardashian Has A Late Night Date With Rick Fox!

Posted on Fri May 22nd, 2015 8:10am PDT       By X17 Staff


And when we say late night, we mean into the wee hours of Friday morning!

Khloe Kardashian, 30, and former NBA star Rick Fox, 45, met up at Casa Vega in Studio City around 11:45pm on Thursday evening, and the duo and stayed until 1:30 a.m. When our X17 photographers asked Rick if he's dating the sexy reality starlet, he replied, "Khloe's a good friend," but that seems rather late for a platonic catch up session.

Not only is Rick a tall baller (just like Khloe likes!), but they're both single, and she was dressed to impress in skintight pants and heels. Our X17 photographers on the scene tell X17online exclusively, "Khloe and Rick were DEFINITELY on a date. We haven't seen her with French [Montana] in a while and she was very flirty with Rick before the two got in their cars and went their separate ways."

Rick was last linked to AnnaLynne McCord back in February and he was previously with actress Eliza Dushku for several years. Rick was married to Vanessa Williams from 1999–2005, so he's definitely got a thing for babes in the biz! We'll be watching these two...

 

Matt Bellamy Shows Off His New Girlfriend On The amFAR Red Carpet

Posted on Fri May 22nd, 2015 7:25am PDT       By X17 Staff


Matt Bellamy definitely has a type! We can't believe how much the Muse rocker's new girlfriend Elle Evans looks like former fiancee Kate Hudson...

On Thursday evening Matt and his new bae attended the amfAR 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala event in Cannes, and the smitten couple even shared a quick smooch on the red carpet. The duo have been dating since March, and they made their first public appearance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival last month. Around that time it was reported that Evans had not yet been introduced to Bellamy's son Bingham, but seeing as he's bringing her out to big parties in Cannes, we're guessing that's changed!

And speaking of gorgeous girls, every star in Cannes was at the amFAR event last night ... Click the gallery below to see more pix of stars like Paris Hilton, Michelle Rodriguez, Zoe Kravitz, Sienna Miller and Diane Kruger!

 

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Kendall Jenner Is A Vision In Purple At amFAR Gala

Posted on Fri May 22nd, 2015 6:53am PDT       By X17 Staff


Kendall Jenner pretty much stole the show at the amfAR 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala event in Cannes on Thursday night, and it wasn't just because of her gorgeous purple Calvin Klein dress!

The 19-year-old stunner, who was joined by fellow model pals like Hailey Baldwin and Gigi Hadid, spent quite a bit of time chatting with singer Rita Ora, who famously dated Kendall's older brother Rob (and pissed off most of the Kardashian family after the two broke up). In case you forgot, Rob claimed Rita cheated on him with "20 dudes" and slammed her on Twitter, and the feud escalated from there. Rob later tweeted, "I posted what I posted to keep myself from taking her back. Every time she messed up, I took her back for over a year now. I just had to do that to make her hate me."

Well, he certainly didn't make her hate Kendall! Good to see that there's no bad blood between the ladies...

 

EXCLUSIVE - Kim And Kanye Visit Bruce Jenner In Malibu

Posted on Thu May 21st, 2015 4:11pm PDT       By X17 Staff



Kim Kardashian and Kanye West visited with Bruce Jenner Thursday afternoon for an hour and a half, as cameras rolled, taping either Keeping Up With the Kardashians or his/her upcoming reality show about the former Olympian's transition to female.

The power couple arrived at Bruce's hilltop Malibu home around noon, with a couple white TV crew vans following.

Kim gained support from Bruce fans when she emerged as her step-dad's strongest supporter. The bodacious babe says it was her hubby Kanye, however, who turned her around and helped her understand Jenner's plight. He told her, "Look, I can be married to the most beautiful woman in the world, and I am. I can have the most beautiful little daughter in the world, and I have that. But I’m nothing if I can’t be me. If I can’t be true to myself, they don’t mean anything." Jenner says since then, Kim has been "by far, the most accepting, and the easiest to talk to about it [his gender transition]."

Oh, to be a fly on the wall (or a reality TV crew member) in that house today! Can't wait to see the footage!

 

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Kim Kardashian Puts Her Little Princess In A Black Tutu For Dance Class

Posted on Thu May 21st, 2015 1:05pm PDT       By X17 Staff


North West is seriously TOO cute. Or should we say tutu cute?

On Thursday Kim Kardashian took her nearly two-year-old daughter to the dance studio in Los Angeles, and though she carried her adorable little girl for the first few minutes, the celebritot seemed to want to walk in on her own. Gotta love that Nori is an independent woman! And that sweet little smirky side-eye? We die!

We've seen Nori in pink, white and black tutus, but this biker-meets-Black Swan look is definitely our fav. You KNOW mama Kim picked out the duo's matching leather jackets on purpose, and it looks like the curvaceous reality starlet wanted to send everyone a message with the words emblazoned on the back of her own jacket. Yup, we get it -- you belong to Kanye!


Kim's sister Kourtney was also there with her daughter Penelope, who was wearing a pink outfit and a giant Happy Birthday hat. She doesn't turn three until July 8, but daddy Scott Disick does turn 32 in 5 days...think he'll be partying at a club or home with his fam?

 

Leann Rimes Goes Casual As Tensions With Brandi Glanville Simmer Down

Posted on Thu May 21st, 2015 12:50pm PDT       By X17 Staff



LeAnn Rimes ventured out to visit a friend in Studio City yesterday, and it doesn't look like she was anticipating having her photo taken, because she was wearing frumpy workout clothes and her hair was done in messy braids. We're honestly surprised the vain singer would leave the house like this!

In news we never saw coming, it appears the current Mrs. Cibrian and former Mrs. Cibrian have called a truce. Brandi Glanville tweeted to her followers to be nice to her TV actor ex and her children's stepmom. "PLEASE No more bashing of @EddieCibrian or @leannrimes on my time line- I will unfollow these people if I follow them at all.-#4mykids on&up," she wrote on her account.

"“It’s really nice and very weird because the tide has been smooth for a little while now. It worries me that something crazy’s about to happen because usually it ebbs and flows. I hope it continues to stay cool like this," the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star recently told In Touch.

We're gonna hold our breath and see how this one plays out!

 

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