Punxsutawney Phil: Groundhog Day Soothsayer Set to Nail 2017 Forecast … Maybe

Punxsutawney Phil, the prognosticator to end all prognosticators, is getting hyped as s–t to make his annual Groundhog Day prediction.

What will he tell us early Friday morning?

The man, the myth, the Rust Belt legend without whom Groundhog Day would not be a thing is just hours away from doing HIS thing:

Making his annual prediction at daybreak LIVE from the western reaches of Keystone State, to lay out how 2018 will shake out weather-wise.

Will there be a shadow sighting, thus signaling six more weeks of winter? Or no shadow, and therefore, an early spring on the horizon?

Only Punxsutawney Phil knows for sure.

February 2, of course, is when this affable, rotund mound of profound knowledge emerges from Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa.

He either sees his shadow or he doesn’t. It’s as simple as that, yet the stakes at the midway point of winter (exactly!) could not be higher.

A hell of a lot is riding on this s–t, given that if there is a shadow sighting, we’re looking at six more weeks of bitter cold and icy precipitation.

No shadow? Then it’s early spring, people!

Awesome as that sounds (and increasingly likely, if you buy into the whole Chinese climate change hoax), we wouldn’t wager on this.

Historically, the odds just aren’t that great.

In 120 years, Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an “early spring” a sparing 18 times, not a shock since he lives in the Northeast U.S.

Not to mention, one of those times was 2013, when record snowfall totals proceeded to pound much of the U.S. not even a week later.

On the flip side, he’s been on top of this s–t since.

Following the aforementioned debacle, which even led to a lawsuit by one Ohio county, he came back with back-to-back shadow sightings. 

Both preceded extremely wintry weather in 2014-15. In 2016, Phil did not see his shadow and North America saw its warmest winter ever.

Last year, he again saw his shadow and winter roared on with a vengeance as predicted. Suffice it to say, P-squared is back, b-tches.

Hopefully, Punxsy decides to turn in early and get some rest tonight, because we need him to bring his A-game tomorrow morning.

Happy Groundhog Day!

The current forecast for Friday a.m. in the Weather Capitol of the World is mostly cloudy and a chilly 14 degrees, for what that’s worth.

How it plays out is anyone’s guess, so just sit back, think about your favorite lines from Groundhog Day the movie and bask in the glory.

Early spring or not, this quintessentially American holiday is a great chance to get outside, have fun and enjoy the spectacle of winter.

Come on, it’s the second day of February, probably the most dismal point in the entire calendar year. We all need this right now.

And for that, we thank Phil.



Josh Duggar: Put on Display in Duggar Family 2017 Collage!

The Duggar family’s New Year’s post has fans and followers up in arms.

It’s not the inclusion of Anna Duggar or her new baby, Mason, that has fans talking — well, arguing — in the comments.

The controversy lies at the feet of Josh Duggar, who’s featured in their 2017 collage as if he were a normal guy and not, you know, a disgraced pervert.

The New Year might not be astronomically significant. One could, in theory, pick any random day and decide that it’s the “New Year.” Various cultures and faiths have their own calendars with their own beginnings.

But there are still quite a few superstitions about the New Year. A lot of people set goals for themselves (it’s as good a time as any, right?).

Ideally, you’re supposed to not begin a new year by repeating your past mistakes.

Apparently, the Duggars didn’t get the memo.

Because they rang in 2018 with this spread of photos. Notice who’s featured pretty prominently?

The Duggars captioned the picture, celebrating family milestones:

“2017 – 3 new grandbabies, 2 beautiful weddings, 1 new son-in-law, 1 new daughter-in-law, birthdays, anniversaries, and a whole lot of love!”

They briefly celebrate their blessings through a religious lens, and express optimism for the future.

“The Lord has been good to us in 2017! We can’t wait to see what 2018 holds!!”

But, in case you missed it — because they did not address it at all — here’s the photo from the lower right-hand corner of that collage:

Say what you will (seriously) about Josh Duggar, but … at least you can see both of his hands in this photo.

That’s something.

So, Josh and poor Anna are showing off their kids, including the couple’s fifth child, newborn Mason Garrett. 

But displaying Josh so prominently was bound to be controversial. The guy’s a cheater — and that’s the least of his wrongdoings. The guy molested his little sisters.

Though most fans are unwilling to “move past” a guy’s history of sexually preying upon young girls, some fans like seeing Josh Duggar and say that they support him.

Some fans were delighted to see Josh brought out of hiding, even in photo form:

“Awww I miss Josh and Anna. God bless them. Happy New Year for the Duggar Family’s,” one wrote.

Others, however, weren’t so eager to pretend that Josh is just a “normal” member of the Duggar family.

“Josh belongs in prison, not on that couch, especially with children around,” one commenter announced.

Even those who don’t feel that Josh belongs in prison for offenses committed when he was a minor believe that he has issues that could only be resolved with actual, non-bogus therapy:

“He obviously has a sexual problem and acts out even as an adult.”

The comments about Josh just keep coming.

“Josh was old enough to know better and he cheated on his pregnant wife and put her through hell.”

That same fan continued: “It’s [Anna’s] choice to stay with him [but] I worry about her and the kids for their safety and happiness.”

A lot of people worry about Josh’s children. A lot worry about all of the Duggar children, for a lot of reasons.

This 2017 collage comes on the heels of the Duggar Family putting Josh Duggar on display in their Christmas photo.

But they hid Joy-Anna’s baby bump. In their world, a pregnancy that began before a wedding is apparently more shameful than a sexual predator.

The Duggars were blasted for that, too. Just as they were for including Josh at Thanksgiving. As one fan wrote at the time:

“Hope Josh kept his hands to himself at Thanksgiving and that no girls fell into a tryptophan nap. He loves those sleeping girls!”

It looks like the Duggars are doubling down on Josh in 2018. Just one of many terrible decisions that they’ve made.


Celebrities Who Died in 2017: In Memoriam

Below is a tribute to celebrities we have lost in the year 2017. These entertainers are gone, but will never be forgotten by their fans!

1. Mary Tyler Moore

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The legendary, beloved former sitcom star lost her battle with a number of health ailments at the age of 80.

2. Chris Cornell

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May Chris Cornell rest in peace. The famous musician died in Detroit at the age of 52 in 2017.

3. Tom Petty

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Tom Petty has passed away at the age of 66. The rock legend wrote dozens of iconic hits over four decades in rock n’ roll. R.I.P.

4. Bill Paxton

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At 61 years old, the beloved actor died of a stroke after having heart surgery in February.

5. Charlie Murphy

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Charlie Murphy has passed away. He was best known for his work on Chappelle’s Show.

6. Chester Bennington

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Chester Bennington of Linkin Park fame has died. The singer was just 41 years old.

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Mariah Carey Nails Rehearsal, Soundcheck for New Year’s Eve 2017 Performance

Mariah Carey didn’t cut any corners ahead of her NYE redemption performance in Times Square … ‘cause she just completed a full soundcheck and rehearsal. Mariah wrapped her rehearsal and soundcheck Sunday afternoon in NYC, where she’s hours away…


14 Worst Celebrity Couples of 2017

Some celebrity couples like to keep their relationships away from the prying eyes of the media, and then there are the ones who love the attention so much that they will do anything to create intrigue. 

Below, we have rounded up some of the worst celebrity couples of 2017. 

Who made the cut?

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1. Derick Dillard and Joy Anna Duggar Dillard

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This pair continued to try and use GoFundMe to fund their lifestyle, and it looks like they will continue to do the same in 2018 since Derick has been axed from Counting On after some downright awful comments about fellow TLC star, Jazz Jennings.

2. Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright

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History repeated for Jax Taylor in 2017. He proved there’s absolutely no way he can remain faithful to anybody. Cheating on Brittany was the final straw for many fans, but not for Brittany. It seems like the pair are very much still a thing and it’s all going to end in tears.

3. Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna

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This duo continued to dominate the headlines in 2017 and things were nastier than ever before. With Rob leaking nudes of Chyna, it paved the way for them to part ways, but will it be for good?

4. Dean McDermott and Tori Spelling

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This pair has never been a strong couple. With cheating allegations, bickering and doing just about anything to get some attention, they have long been the butt of many jokes. In 2017, it was reported by Daily Mail UK that Dean spoke to his ex-wife, Mary Jo Eustace said that Dean said he threw his life away for Tori. Yes, they are still one of the worst couples around! Tori would be wise to stop having kids because it sounds like Dean is looking for a way out.

5. Scott Disick and Sofia Richie

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Scott Disick’s relationship with Sofia Richie may seem like some sort of power play to help Disick get back at Kourtney Kardashian, but it seemed to get serious in the latter part of 2017. Sofia would be wise to cut the Disick off and go into 2018 without him by her side.

6. Katie Maloney and Tom Schwartz

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These Vanderpump Rules stars will never learn. Even in marriage, they cannot seem to stop arguing with each other, and it’s becoming tiresome to watch on the Bravo series. There has been fresh rumors that Tom has cheated on Katie, and that will be addressed on the series in 2018.

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Celebrity Break-Ups: Who Entered Splittsville 2017?

Oh well.

These famous relationships were fun while they lasted, weren't they?

Read all about the twosomes that went their separate ways in 2017…

1. Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna

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Did you really think they’d last? Click the above headline for details on this messy split.

2. Tarek and Christina El Moussa

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The HGTV stars split in May of 2016, but divorce papers were filed in January of 2017.

3. Jemime Kirke and Michael Mosberg

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This Girls star is back on the singles prowl once again. Click above to read more.

4. Mackenzie McKee and Husband

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The Teen Mom star split from her husband amidst allegations that he cheated on her. What a douche, right?!?

5. Cuba Gooding Jr. and Sara Kapfer

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The marriage is over. We wish both sides the best of luck.

6. Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac

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Scarlett Johansson is single again after splitting from her husband of a couple years. His loss, right?!?

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13 TV Shows That Circled The Drain in 2017

There are some TV shows that are just terrible – and we've rounded up the 13 worst ones of 2017. 

Have a look below and let us know if you agree…

1. Pretty Little Liars

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This Freeform drama was awful for years before it came to a grinding halt in 2017. How did it end? With a whole lot of questions. A sequel series is already in the works at the network. Gulp.

2. Kevin Can Wait

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The show was never great, but it only got worse when Erinn Hayes was swapped out for Leah Remini. The show is down considerably, so it seems like the controversial decision only made the show worse.

3. Ray Donovan

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Showtime’s creatively challenged Ray Donovan tried to inject some life back into the show by killing off Abby. While the reveal was well-executed, it quickly fizzled out and there were just awful sub-plots left to tell for the characters.

4. Scandal

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ABC’s frothy drama series opted to make the lead character the most unlikable woman on television. There are no redeeming qualities about Olivia Pope, and it’s dragged down the rest of the series with it.

5. Marvel’s Iron Fist

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Marvel’s Iron Fist is the fourth entry to the Marvel Netflix TV universe, and it’s without a doubt one of the worst shows around. The show lacked focus, excitement and any characters that were worth getting attached to.

6. 9JKL

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9JKL follows a divorced actor who lives in apartment 9J, while he has family members in 9K and 9L. Despite a solid cast, the writing was astonishingly bad and there are no laughs. We’d rather watch paint dry than spend more time in this building.

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Teen Mom: The Most Insane Feuds of 2017, Ranked!

From on-camera brawls to social media feuds and even legal threats, the cast of Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 sure went hard this year.

Engagements. Breakups. Marriages. Babies. 

Moments that made you cringe because they were so painful, or smile ear-to-ear. Scenes that were fights, or made you fight back tears.

The past 12 months really had it all, and as such, were likely the most entertaining in the history of this long-running reality TV franchise.

Below, we look back at some of the MTV gang's most explosive feuds of 2017, and however you might rank them, this much is undeniable:

There were no shortage of them.

NOTE: We’ve saved the best for last, so as you recap the year that was, grab a hat and hold the f–k onto it, ‘cause it only gets wilder …

25. Briana DeJesus vs. Leah Messer (and Others)

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When Briana DeJesus joined the Teen Mom 2 cast earlier this year, she was not welcomed with open arms. In fact, she quickly became persona non grata at her first get-together with the cast – with one exception. Jenelle Evans, Briana said, “is the only one who was acting like her s–t ain’t stink. Plus she was the only one who wasn’t acting fake and choosing sides.” Leah Messer’s response was to “pay no attention to those who try to bring you down … they’re just envious of where you are and how well you’re doing.”

24. Maci Bookout vs. Taylor McKinney

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Maci Bookout and Taylor McKinney’s relationship has produced three kids, and they seem very happily married … most of the time. Like, 85 percent of the time. Bookout alarmed fans with this confession earlier in the year that revealed some trouble in paradise: “Eighty-five percent of the time we’re good to go … Fifteen percent is hell. All of our stress and emotions, we take out on each other. When the cameras leave, we’ll drink and freak out. It’s always literally the smallest things. It’s such small stuff but it blows up. It’s not going to go away.” Yikes.

23. Matt Baier vs. Amber Portwood … The Eruption

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Things neared a boiling point between Amber Portwood and Matt Baier after he vowed that would never marry her … because she wouldn’t marry him on the spot in Las Vegas, obviously. “I will not marry her,” he said. “I will not marry her now, ever! I’m not gonna let her [brother] dictate my life. That f—king f—got. She wants to marry her brother. That’s who she wants to marry. F—k her. She just humiliated me on TV. I’m done!” Matt, who was livid at Amber’s reasoning for not eloping in Vegas – her brother Shawn not being present – went on to tell a producer, “I don’t care who you have to give oral pleasure to, keep the Amber and Matt wedding thing off [the air]. She just embarrassed me in front of 12 million people.” We’re pretty sure you did that to yourself, Matt …

22. Jeremy Calvert vs. Brooke Wehr

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Brooke Wehr was never a Teen Mom 2 cast member, but due to her mercurial relationship with Jeremy Calvert, her impact was felt just the same. Earlier this year, the couple’s engagement ended after Brooke accused Jeremy of cheating on her with multiple women, one being a Teen Mom 2 producer, another being her best friend, and a third possibly being his ex-wife Leah Messer. Oh yes. Brooke even shared a screen shot of a text message conversation between Jeremy and the best friend as proof, while Calvert responded in a drunken stupor that yes, maybe he did sleep with Brooke’s best friend, but … only because Wehr slept with some other guy first. Or, as he put it, Brooke was “f-cking his brains out, every day,” and he was single, so “my dick was happy to do whatever the f-ck it wanted to do, and it did.” Shocking that these two didn’t work out.

21. Jenelle Evans vs. David Eason

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Lately, it’s been Jenelle Evans and husband David Eason against the world, but at times this year, they were at each other’s throats as well. Arguments between the two were commonplace throughout the most recent season of Teen Mom 2, and one particularly heated argument resulted in them calling off their wedding … the night before the wedding. (They ultimately got married as planned.) Bad tempers are one thing, but the most troubling aspect is that David has been accused of mistreating/abusing Jenelle’s son Kaiser because he reminds him of Kaiser’s dad, Nathan Griffith. He also doesn’t get along with her mom, at all, further driving a wedge between the Evans women.

20. Chelsea Houska vs. Adam Lind

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Perhaps the longest-running feud of the franchise, Chelsea Houska and Adam Lind face off mostly through their lawyers these days, because the derelict of society can’t stay out of trouble or pay child support. He was recently arrested for domestic violence against his current fiancee, leaving his ability to parent Chelsea’s daughter Aubree or his other daughter Paislee (with Taylor Halbur) seriously in doubt. Guy also uses meth and steroids we’re told.

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