Matt Lauer Has to Pay HOW MUCH in Annette Roque Divorce?!

In November of 2017, Matt Lauer was accused of serious sexual harassment in the workplace, which included an allegation of rape. He was fired.

Annette Roque is divorcing him, and now we know what she’ll be getting in this hefty settlement.

Lauer is absolutely furious over how much he’s losing.

Us Weekly has the scoop on how much Matt Lauer’s divorce will cost him.

“He’s going to be forking out around $ 50 million in a settlement,” the insider reveals.

That is not the same thing as receiving $ 50 million in liquid currency. Only about half of that is cash.

“She will receive the horse farm,” the source explains.

Roque will also receive “their current residence and a one-time payment of $ 25 million.”

That’s a nice sum. It’s no surprise that Roque is keeping the house after she booted Lauer out of it.

“There will be no child or spousal support and they will split the costs for the kids,” the insider adds.

Lauer and Roque have three children together.

Jack is 16. Romy is 14. Their youngest, Thijs, is 11.

(Please do not make fun of kids’ names — they did not choose them)

So it sounds like they’ll be working hard to co-parent on an equal basis.

Incredibly, Lauer apparently feels like he got a raw deal.

“Matt is furious,” the insider reports. “He is essentially handing over half of his net worth to Annette.”

Isn’t that literally how divorce is supposed to work?

“He could fight for a better deal in court,” the source admits.

Lauer knows that he could contest this arrangement, “but that would only result in dragging this out longer.”

He wants to avoid a (divorce) war of attrition, the source says, “and negative headlines.”

Ugh. This isn’t the first time that we’ve heard people say that Lauer is obsessed with media coverage of his divorce.

But it gets worse.

“He is ready to move on with his life,” the insider reveals.

We’re sure that the various women at NBC whose careers may have been discouraged or sabotaged by his sexual harassment wish that they had so easily been able to move on.

What’s worse, though, is that Lauer actually thinks that people want to see him on TV again, the source says, “and truly believes that a television comeback is possible.”

Well, that’s gross. Remember, Lauer didn’t get fired for being a serial cheater. He was fired for sexual harassment. He was accused of rape.

There are a lot of people who believe that all rapists belong behind bars — at least.

It takes a hell of a lot of audacity for someone who has tens of millions of dollars and his freedom (post-divorce) to whine about dividing assets.

It takes nothing short of hubris to try to restart your television career after you’ve been exposed as a sex monster.

Good for Annette Roque for getting what was owed to her, though.


Jessa Duggar Posts Photos of Kids, Gets Roasted For Bad Parenting

Another day, another Duggar parenting controversy.

This time, it’s Jessa’s turn once again, as the mother of two is being harshly criticized for some innocent photos that appeared on her Instagram page this week.

“I’ve never known another little boy who’s more in love with mowers, tractors and skid steers,” Jessa captioned this pic of her unfortunately-named 2-year-old, Spurgeon.

“It makes his day if he gets to sit in the seat and ‘drive’ it.”

Not surprisingly, dozens feigned concern so that they could tear Jessa apart for allowing her eldest to play on farm equipment.

Obviously, the machine isn’t turned on, and the boy was being supervised, but that’s the sort of Duggar criticism that doesn’t even surprise us anymore.

What does surprise us is the fact that fans took issue with this photo of baby Henry enjoying a snooze:

“When this kid is deep in with his chubsy toddler hands behind his head,” Jessa captioned the pic.

“It’s literally just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.”

Surely, Jessa can’t be criticized for a photo of a sleeping toddler, right?


Jessa got positively roasted for this pic, and shockingly, it wasn’t for her use of the word “chubsy.”

No, her followers had beef due to the fact that little Henry appears to be wearing a diaper.

When one follower remarked that the 1-year-old “should be out of diapers by now,” Jessa violated the Duggar rules by actually replying to an online critic.

Even more surprising is the fact that she was totally polite and good-natured in her response:

“My philosophy is that if they aren’t able to do the whole thing from pulling their pants down and getting themselves on the toilet, to pulling their pants back up, and washing their hands, then they aren’t ready,” Jessa replied.

“Otherwise it feels like it’s actually the parent who’s potty training and doing all the work. Lol!

“I’ve been around kids, and I’m aware of the signs of readiness. My two-year-old is getting close, but not quite there, so we’re not rushing it.”

Yes, Jessa says not only is Henry not potty-trained, his big brother isn’t either.

And she doesn’t care what you think about it!

And of course, legions of Jessa’s fans rushed in to help her slay the troll, even the original commenter probably got the point after the first few hundred clapbacks or so:

“My 3 1/2 yr old is just now starting. Each child is different,” wrote one fan.

“You are the mom and you will know when he’ready. Hope you and Ben are doing well. You have beautiful happy boys!”

Obviously, Jessa gets slammed pretty much every time she posts a pic of her kids, so she’s probably used to it by now, but seriously folks — it’s getting out of hand.

There are so many valid reasons to criticize the Duggars that we really shouldn’t get bogged down nit-picking their parenting choices.


Wendy Williams: I Deserve an Emmy More than ANYONE!!

There’s no better talk show host in the business than Wendy Williams … according to Wendy Williams.

So when the 2018 Emmy Award nominees were announced and Wendy received a whopping zero nominations, she was totally perplexed.

She just can’t understand how someone could watch her show and not shower her with accolades.

In an interview with Elle, Wendy Williams questions why she wasn’t nominated for an Emmy for her talk show.

“Who’s a better talk show host?!” Wendy asks.

We don’t think that she’s looking for answers; she would probably be offended by suggestions. She is asking this rhetorically.

“Don’t have one! Don’t have one!” Wendy insists. “Will probably never get one.”

“But it’s okay,” Wendy says. “You know why? Because I’ve got the power of the people.”

She means that her show is watched by many people, which she — despite her disbelief over a lack of nominations — values more than she values an award.

“This show is exactly what I would be watching if I [weren’t] doing it,” Wendy says. “There’s nothing out there forced.”

True. But, as many people, even those who watch top-notch scripted shows that were snubbed, have noticed, your average awards show voters are not the same as your average viewer.

“I do the show from a place of good,” Wendy says. “With a kind heart. And nobody to pay my bills. I can’t get slick.”

Some would question how that part about a kind heart could be true, since Wendy mostly seems to revel in the misery of the rich and famous.

“I need this job. I didn’t grow up rich,” Wendy says. “I like it here on TV. With finery.”

“I’m saying what I think,” Wendy says, defending the things that she says on television. “What I think, a lot of people think. They’re just too afraid to say it.”

That sounds an awful lot like what certain demographics said about Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign.

Not everyone’s first thought is the worst possible thing that they could say.

Admittedly, sometimes, Wendy does speak the truth.

At other times, though, she says ridiculous things that no reasonable person with the facts would ever believe.

We’re talking about a woman who had the audacity to accuse Britney Spears of being a bad mother just months ago. Absurd.

Wendy also spoke on her show about her birthday.

“When you turn 54,” Wendy says. “A lot of times you don’t have a lot of people around you that you used to know or the people that nurtured you to get to that age do you know what I mean?”

“So,” Wendy announces. “My mom and dad are here, my best friend flew in from California. She’s in the office on my couch laying back.” 

“My sister Wanda is coming,” Wendy says. “Our son, Kevin, he’s 17 and he’s in Chicago now on business.”

Some are kind of at a loss to think of what sort of business a 17-year-old could possibly have, unless he’s looking at colleges.

“You look for the things that make you happy,” Wendy says. “It’s not about gifts after a certain age.”

Wendy Williams is estimated to have a net worth of about $ 60 million. So … we’re not sure what her family could possibly buy her.

Also speaking on her show, Wendy says that she’s very happy in her relationship.

“My husband and I still hold hands,” Wendy reveals. “And we love each other very, very much.”

Less than a year ago, Wendy Williams stood by her husband amidst ugly cheating rumors.

“I turned a messy little radio career into this mess,” Wendy says. “I feel very, very happy.”

Well, she’s successful, so she should be happy.

But … being happy and having a show that deserves an Emmy are not the same thing. Though the shows most deserving of awards are not always nominated.


Natalie Negrotti Comes Out as Pansexual!

Natalie Negrotti is a former NFL cheerleader who rose to fame on Big Brother. Recently, she has been a competitor on The Challenge: Final Reckoning.

Now, Natalie has publicly come out as pansexual and revealed that she is dating a woman. Congratulations, Natalie!

This happy milestone was somewhat marred by the fact that one of her costars had more or less outed her recently. Yikes.

MTV’s The Challenge: Final Reckoning is the thirty-second season of The Challenge. Feel old yet?

After Kaleigh Morris outed effectively outed her — incorrectly referring to her as a lesbian.

Backed into a proverbial corner, Kaleigh came out as pansexual on Tuesday, July 17’s airing of The Challenge.

Sexuality is complicated and not everyone is comfortable with every label, but pansexual means that a person is attracted to people without regard for gender.

Though bisexual is a more common label, some feel bogged down by the label’s baggage. That is a personal preference either way.

Natalie spoke to Us Weekly about coming out, first opening up about what it was like to be outed by a costar.

Kaleigh had believed that Natalie was part of a “mean girl” incident on the show. Kaleigh did not believe her denials, and retaliated in a cruel way.

“She did it in a really malicious way, and that’s what really hurt me,” Natalie explains.

“The way she did it,” was vicious. Natalie continues. “She was saying, ‘She doesn’t even like d–k, she likes p–sy. She’s a lesbian.’”

Gender isn’t the same thing as genitals, so characterizing a lesbian in that way isn’t necessarily accurate, but that seems to be the least of Kaleigh’s issues from what she had to say.

“I’m not a lesbian,” Natalie clarifies. “I’m pansexual.”

Natalie Negrotti Pride Instagram Story

“She outed me in a really aggressive way and kept going,” Natalie says.

“It was really homophobic in a way,” Natalie explains. And she’s right. “To me, that’s getting gay shamed.”

Outing can make people lose their livelihoods or even their lives. Yes, even in 2018.

And while Natalie is fortunate enough to not be in that situation, she did receive a homophobic backlash on social media.

“Then there was a whole bunch of people that started gay-shaming me,” Natalie says. “Calling me a ‘d-ke,’ going on my social media and attacking me for being gay.”


“It’s been a 28-year battle for me,” Natalie explained, describing how she had taken so long to come out. 

“I wanted to set a standard because you can’t do that,” Natalie says of outing people.

“There are so many teenagers and kids that commit suicide every year because they get outed inappropriately.”

“She took something that was mine and made it her own, and she did it really in a nasty way,” Natalie explains. “Outing someone is not right and I want to set that standard … I wanted to come out in the right way.”

It should be a big moment that a person chooses, not something that someone else does out of revenge.

“I wanted to turn it into something positive,” Natalie says. “So that viewers that are going through the same thing that I’ve gone through don’t have to go through it for 28 years.”

That is so good of her.

Natalie has also made a series of not-so-subtle Instagram posts, including the tag #20gayteen — a common tag this year within the LGBTQ+ community to remind people that there is goodness within the political nightmare of our times.

“Accepting myself as I was designed led me to the day I stopped trying to fit into a world that never really fit with me and gave me the chance to blossom into the person I am today,” Natalie wrote in one post’s caption, tagging it: “#selflove.”

On Twitter, natalie shared another message.

“I came out with my story to share my truth with those who are battling the same thing I did,” Natalie says.

Natalie Negrotti Love IG

She then asks fans: Do not throw hate at anyone for their actions.”

In other words, don’t troll Kaleigh. What she did was wrong, but Natalie only harped on it because she wants people to understand why it’s wrong.

“I wanted to use my platform to educate people who are not informed,” Natalie says. “Let’s spread love and education not hate”

Good for her!