Laura DeMasie: Jana Duggar’s Alleged Girlfriend FINALLY Addresses Relationship Rumors

If you’re a Duggar fan, then you’re likely aware that Jana Duggar is single.

Jana’s marital status is a big deal among Duggar obsessives, as most of the women in her family are well on their way to spawning a legion of flannel-clad fundies by the time they turn 28.

There are many theories as to why Jana might still be single.

And of course, very few of them take into account such eminently logical explanations as “she hasn’t met the right guy,” or “she might just prefer being single.”

Instead, every few weeks a new theory emerges to explain why Jana insists on bucking the family trend, and most of them involve some scandalous secret that the Duggars are supposedly going to great lengths to keep buried.

The latest has to do with Jana’s longtime friend Laura DeMasie.

Given the amount of time these two spend together and the fact that they’ve both defied expectations by remaining single, we suppose it was only a matter of time before fans began speculating that Jana and Laura are dating.

And if it were true, it would be a deeply satisfying narrative:

Two women in a male-dominated frontier finding solace in one another’s arms, like some sort of reality-TV version of a Willa Cather novel.

But of course, the Duggars are not deriving as much pleasure from the Jana-Laura love story as the rest of us.

Asked point-blank on Twitter this week if Jana and Laura are romantically involved, the ever-outspoken Derick Dillard replied simply, “uh no.”

Apparently, that wasn’t blunt enough for one fan, who replied:

“Derick you should have put just ‘no’ the ‘uh’ implies you don’t know lol, so this is not confirmation for the masses.” 

That led Laura to speak out on the matter herself:

“How about this then: no,” she replied.

Jeez, you would’ve thought someone accused her of something truly scandalous, like preferring Applebee’s to Chili’s.

Jana still hasn’t spoken out on the matter, but that’s at least partially due to the fact that partially due to the fact that as an unmarried Duggar woman, she’s not allowed to use social media.

So for now at least, we guess the Jana-Laura love story is dead and buried.

Fortunately, Duggar fans will always have their fan fiction.


Colton Underwood Addresses Haters: You Just Don’t Get It…

Colton Underwood has never entered a woman.

But the brand new Bachelor has now entered the world of reality TV show fandom…

… and he’s getting a first-hand look at how ugly it can be.

Earlier this week, ABC confirmed that Underwood would anchor the 23rd installment of this beloved franchise.

The decision was expected, yet it still landed with a giant thud in the eyes of many long-time viewers.

That guy, really?!? many residents of Bachelor Nation said in response.

Words such as “boring” and “vanilla” and “holy Hell, does he lack any ounce of charisma?!?” were thrown around by critics of the move online.

Underwood, it now seems, is aware of the response his selection generated.

This is 2018. He’s obviously on the Internet and using social media and is trying to keep perspective on why some folks may be less than enthralled over watching his journey next year.

In the end, he seems to think, they are simply ignorant.

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On Thursday morning, Colton Tweeted the following:

People hate what they don’t understand & try to destroy it. Only try to keep yourself clear and don’t allow that destructive force to spoil something that to you is so simple, natural & beautiful.

Was he referring to the criticism that has come his way in the last 48 hours or so? It’s very safe to understand.

A lot of people out there are mocking his choice to remain a virgin, with some even thinking he’s deep in the sexual closet.

We aren’t about to go there of course. We have no idea what Colton’s life has really been like and we are not about to judge the way he is choosing to live it.

All we know at the moment is that Underwood is saying all the right things.

That is, all the same things that Bachelors before him have also said.

“That’s what I’m looking forward to the most, is getting engaged and then getting married shortly after that,” Underwood told Michael Strahan on Good Morning America this past Tuesday.

He added that he wants to marry a “good, passionate” person — and it doesn’t even matter if she’s into sports.

Will it matter if she’s done the horizonal hula before?

If she’s gotten down and dirty in bed?

If she’s done the reverse cowgirl or taken it doggy style or plowed more than one guy in a week or something?

We don’t think so.

Underwood has given no indication that the sexual proclivities or history of his potential fiancee will play any role in whether or not she can win him over.

Colton also doesn’t want to imply that he wouldn’t be done for some hand relief or crotch fondling next season.

“Being a virgin doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time,” he has told People Magazine. “It doesn’t mean you can’t be passionate and romantic and sexual still in your relationship.


Leah Messer Addresses All Those Pregnancy Rumors

Leah Messer is pregnant, people!

The Teen Mom 2 star shared the following photo on Instagram this week, which basically served as confirmation of this amazing news.

See it for yourself and then join the many social media users who have already sent Messer their very best wishes…

Wait, what’s that?

This picture is NOT evidence that Messer is expecting her fourth child?

Already the mother to Adalynn, Aliannah and Aleeah, Messer posted the above image on Instagram and wrote along with it as a caption:

Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening! Self confidence is a super power! #aaa #love #liveyourstandard

For whatever reason, based simply on these words and the snapshot featured here, fans leaped to the conclusion that Messer was with child.

Just consider the following comments left in response to the picture:


Is that a a baby bump???? You’re sooo beautiful!!

I see a baby bump too.

Def Preggo I’m sure she will spill the beans in a couple months. Hopefully this baby daddy will stay this time.

Yes, these very self-assured statements were made simply because some people looked at the lead image in this article.

So… is it true? Is Leah Messer really pregnant again?

In a word? No.

In a few more words, written on Instagram by Messer herself?

“You guys are sweet and NOOOOO I’m not pregnant. What the,” she responded to this speculation, including three face palm emojis with her reply.

With rumors circulating about the wombs of both Leah and Maci Bookout, the latter re-Tweeted a funny comment made by a Teen Mom fan on Twitter, who sarcastically congratulated both women on their babies-to-be:

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We also love that.

Messer, meanwhile, is in love with a new man, which may be another reason why folks think she’s expecting.

She now has someone with whom she may want to raise another child and his name is Jason Jordan.

He’s a little bit older, but the relationship is now serious enough for Leah and Jason to have made it Instagram official.

These two do look pretty cute together here, don’t they?

Still, wedding bells are not about to ring for the MTV personality.

No baby showers are planned.

With three kids at home already and a relatively new man in her life, we’re pretty sure Messer has enough going on in her life without adding another tiny human being to her brood.

Does this mean she’ll never be pregnant again? No, we’re not saying that.

We’re just saying she isn’t pregnant right now.


Demi Lovato Publicly Addresses Overdose Nearly Two Weeks After Hospitalization

Demi Lovato is now publicly speaking out herself about her near-fatal overdose almost two weeks ago, saying she hasn’t beaten her addiction … and wants to focus on sobriety. The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer posted an open letter on social media Sunday…


Julie Chen (Kind Of) Addresses Les Moonves Scandal on The Talk

For a co-host of The Talk, Julie Chen does not have very much to say.

On Monday afternoon, viewers tuned in to this lame program in order to see what the long-time anchor would say about husband Leslie Moonves.

Moonves, of course, is the embattled CBS CEO who is accused of sexually harassing and abusing a minimum of six years during his tenure in the entertainment business.

In a damning story by Ronan Farrow in the New Yorker, Moonves is painted as a Hollywood executive who abused his power on multiple occasions over the years.

For example, Emmy-nominated actress Illeana Douglas, likely best known for her role on Six Feet Under, told Farrow that Moonves once forcibly kissed her and pushed her onto a sofa.

She eventually exited the awkward situation, but was then punished by the network for not going along with Moonves' gross behavior.

She is one of a multitude of women who relay similar stories to the aforementioned publication.

In response to these allegations, Moonves has flat out admitted to making women feel uncomfortable over the years, but denied ever pressuring them to do anything against their will.

Chen, meanwhile, said the following on the day these accusations came to light:

I have known my husband, Leslie Moonves, since the late ’90s, and I have been married to him for almost 14 years.

Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader.

He has always been a kind, decent and moral human being. I fully support my husband and stand behind him and his statement.

She had to address the topic to open the latest episode of The Talk, though, right?

Yes. And she did. Sort of.

"Some of you may be aware of what’s going on in my life the past few days," Chen said, adding:

"I issued the one and only statement I will ever make on this topic on Twitter, and I will stand by that statement today, tomorrow, forever."

Oh, so that's it? Really?!?

This is a topic that goes far beyond Moonves, of course, as countless Hollywood stars and higher-ups have been accused of similar crimes and actions.

CBS is in the middle of investigations the allegations against Moonves and we can't imagine there's any way he keeps his job.

Check out Chen's lame response to the scandal here.

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R. Kelly Addresses Sex Abuse Accusations in 19-Minute Song

We have all read horror story after horror story about R. Kelly.

He allegedly seduces much younger women, isolates them, grooms them to accept abuse, and keeps them captive using violence and starvation to control them.

Multiple women who have come forward have also accused him of having groomed some women for this role since they were underage.

R. Kelly is being sued for sexual battery and false imprisonment.

Additionally, the #TimesUp movement has called to #MuteRKelly in an effort to force him out of the entertainment industry.

R. Kelly has now responded in a truly bizarre way.

Early on Monday, out of nowhere, he dropped a 19 minute song.

The song is titled "I Admit." In it, he seems to beg people to pity him. He also mocks the accusations against him and laments that they are endangering his career. He also name-drops an investigative reporter.

Take a look at these truly bizarre lyrics.

1. It begins with his sob story

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The accusations against R. Kelly aren’t about him being “imperfect.” They’re about him allegedly abusing and terrorizing women and underage girls. Childhood struggles are sad, but not an excuse for monstrous deeds as an adult.

2. R. Kelly tries to minimize the criticisms against him

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Sleeping with fans is fine. Allegedly keeping them locked up and isolated while punishing them with violence and starvation is not.

3. Here’s the chorus

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While many people would be happy to hear him say these words in a deposition, interrogation room, or a courtroom, as a chorus, it’s mocking his accusers. And that is intentional.

4. Here, he sounds like he’s bragging

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R. Kelly will seem to brag about his sex life more than once. You might think that a man accused of running a sex cult of brainwashed women would present a humble face to the world to avoid suspicion. R. Kelly does not.

5. He again wants listeners to feel sorry for him

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Difficulty reading — whether it’s illiteracy or dyslexia — is definitely a sympathetic struggle. But this seems like a transparent ploy to elicit sympathy in the face of the harrowing accusations against him.

6. And now he’s back to bragging

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Perhaps he hopes to convince listeners that if he is “confessing” (these sound more like boasts) to these actions, surely he has not done anything worse.

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Briana DeJesus Addresses Pregnancy Rumor, Has Final Word on Javi Marroquin

Is she or isn’t she?

Is the Internet about to explode or isn’t it?

Following several days of rumors about the state of her womb, Teen Mom 2 star Briana DeJesus aimed to answer both of these questions in just two sentences over the weekend.

Earlier this month, DeJesus got fans of this MTV franchise buzzing and wondering when she Tweeted the following:

“My life literally just took a turn just now and I’m like uhhhhhhhh what now.”

This clearly could have been a reference to just about anything.

But many folks out there took it as a reference to Briana being pregnant because… well… would that really come as a surprise?

The Teen Mom 2 universe has been especially nutty of late — with Javi Marroquin announcing girlfriend Lauren Comeau is pregnantTyler Baltierra often talking suicide; and David Eason and Jenelle Evans simply existing.

Considering DeJesus dated Javi for a few months and considering anything is possible between these two, one couldn’t help but wonder if the ultimate storyline was about to fall into the show’s lap:

TWO pregnancies, one baby daddy.

So… have Briana and Javi given us the sort of content about which celebrity gossip website can typically only dream?


“I’m not pregnant nor do I want to be,” DeJesus wrote on her Instagram Story on Saturday, concluding this short message with an apparent shot at Marroquin:

“Nor do I care about anyone from my past life.”

We’re just assuming this was a shot at Marroquin, that is.

Based on the timing of Comeau’s pregnancy, it’s safe to assume that Javi cheated on Briana with his ex-girlfriend-turned-current-girlfriend-turned-baby-mama.

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DeJesus herself has hinted at this possibility, although she’s also claimed that she is thrilled that she isn’t the one carrying Marroquin’s latest child.

“I don’t really care what he got going on cause I’m just happy I didn’t get stuck in Delaware,” Briana previously said when asked to comment on Marroquin’s baby news.

DeJesus, of course, only joined Teen Mom 2 last year, following a brief stint on Teen Mom 3… but she hasn’t wasted any time in making a major, scandalous impression.

From dating Javi to feuding with Kailyn Lowry, she’s unafraid to speak her mind and unafraid to ruffle the feathers of those who have been on the series for far longer than she been a part of it.

She also has two kids of her own already:

1. A daughter named Nova who was born on September 9, 2011 and procreated by ex-boyfriend Devoin Austin II.

2. A daughter named Stella who was born on July 2, 2017 and procreated by some dude named Luis Hernández.

DeJesus doesn’t talk about either baby daddy much and is basically raising these toddlers on her own.

And while she appears to have bitter feelings toward Marroquin based on what she wrote above, she claimed the opposite to Us Weekly just a few weeks ago:

“I’m happy for them. I wish them nothing but the best,” she said about Javi and Comeau and their impending kid, adding:

“All he wanted was a family and he got it. So good for him. Like I said, I’m sending my best wishes and have no hard feelings.”

But is that ALL she said?

Click below to find out!


Samantha Bee Addresses Ivanka Trump Insult C-ntroversy

Last week, comedian and late night host Samantha Bee apologized after referring to Ivanka Trump as a "feckless c-nt."

Conservatives, still licking their wounds from Roseanne's cancelation and eager for payback, raised their voices online. Even Trump demanded Bee's firing.

On Wednesday night, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee's newest episode began with a cold open in which Bee addressed the controversy.

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During Full Frontal's cold open, Samantha addresses the camera and her audience with a somber tone.

"You know, a lot of people were offended and angry that I used an epithet to describe the president's daughter and adviser last week."

She referred to Ivanka as feckless, meaning that she is irresponsible, but that was not the word that had people up in arms.

"It is a word I have used on the show many times hoping to reclaim it."

In most English-speaking countries, the c-word does not carry the scandalous weight that it does in the United States. Clearly, Bee would like for that to change.

"This time I used it as an insult."

Generally speaking, you can't reclaim a word while also hurling it at people you dislike. She admits her error.

"I crossed the line, I regret it and I do apologize for that."

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For those who are puzzled as to why her description of Ivanka was controversial at all, Bee explains exactly why.

"The problem is that many women have heard that word at the worst moments of their lives."

This, folks, is how one describes a slur. For the LGBT+ community, there's an f-slur and a t-slur, among others. For many black people around the globe, that word is the n-word.

Naturally, people against whom a slur would be used are generally allowed to use it, as it does not mean the same thing coming from them.

But not all women are eager to hear the c-word, in any context.

"A lot of them don't want that word reclaimed, they want it gone. And I don't blame them."

She would never want to be part of making any woman relive the suffering of her past, whether it's from creepy catcallers on the street or from a toxic partner or family member.

"I don't want to inflict more pain on them."

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Don't worry — even though this cold open was not really designed to entertain, she has some good lines.

"I want this show to be challenging and I want it to be honest, but I never intended it to hurt anyone."

Well …

"Except Ted Cruz."

Famously, Bee teamed up with Michelle Branch for "Goodbye Ted Cruz" after Cruz dropped out of the 2016 Presidential primaries, a spoof on Branch's classic "Goodbye To You."

Bee also acknowledged that women weren't the only ones who took issue with her use of language.

"Many men were also offended by my use of the word."

And …

"I do not care about that."

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Samantha laments that the episode that aired and its many important topics were overshadowed by four simple letters.

"I hate that this distracted from more important issues."

Among other things, Full Frontal writer Ashley Nicole Black's mother appeared during a segment of the episode that will probably never air again. That's so unfair.

"I hate that I did something to contribute to the nightmare of 24-hour news cycles that we're all white-knuckling through."

Every day is a… wait, she already said nightmare. Remember when checking Twitter was fun?

"I should have known that a potty-mouthed insult would be inherently more interesting to them than juvenile immigration policy."

Samantha talked even further about the issue of ICE separating children from their parents at the border, including asylum seekers who are abiding by the law.

"I would do anything to help those kids. I hate that this distracted from them. So, to them, I am also sorry."

You can really hear her adorable Canadian accent when she says soorry, there. But that's not the point.

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Before the (jokingly censored) opening music plays, Samantha Bee has just a few more words of advice.

"If you are worried about the death of civility, don't sweat it."

Her job is not to be polite, particularly not to those who are in power.

"I'm a comedian. People who hone their voices in basement bars while yelling back at drunk hecklers are definitely not paragons of civility."

But she reiteratest hat she regrets using the c-word.

"I am really sorry that I said that word."

She shares another thought.

"But you know what? Civility is just nice words. Maybe we should all worry a little bit more about the niceness of our actions."

Those are wise words.

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Will Smith FINALLY Addresses Jada Pinkett Smith Divorce Rumors

It seems like no one can ever leave Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith alone. When it isn't those pesky swinging rumors, it's divorce rumors.

Will  has had it up to here with people speculating that his healthy marriage is on its last leg.

So he's slamming haters and speculators in a new rap. Take a look!

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You may not be aware, but Will Smith appears to be some sort of social media savant. He's a natural.

This is, suffice it to say, unusual in his age demographic. Will is 49.

But as much of a delight as he is on Instagram, it's a new YouTube video that he shared this week that has our attention.

It has been 13 years since his last album, Lost and Found.

But now he's giving fans a preview of his new song, "To the Clique."

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In the video, Will raps:

"20 years of swag y'all just witnessed, let me remind everybody who Will Smith is."

Sometimes, people need a reminder of who you are and why you are so famous.

Fans on Twitter were especially amused by one line in particular.

"Rappers make it rain; if I throw my money up, s–t, I'd probably kill a stripper."

What has people's attention isn't an apparent joke about killing a sex worker.

Rather, people love the reference to Will's hard-earned wealth.

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But it is one line in particular that has the attention of those who have heard rumors about his marriage.

"20 years of swag y'all just witnessed, stop the divorce rumors and mind your damn business,"

You know what? That is a very, very fair line.

Will and Jada have been married since December 31, 1997.

People born on that day are almost old enough to drink (legally).

In regular marriage years, that is a very long time to be married. In Hollywood years, they may as well have been married for centuries.

20 years of swag is right. Dang.

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It's been a little more than a year since the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast reunion.

But that series was very early in Will's career.

Since then, how many blockbusters has he had? How many other films — like the gripping biopic, Concussion — has he poured his considerable talents into for the right reasons?

He has a lot of reason to brag.

His marriage to the gorgeous and talented Jada Pinkett Smith is just one of those.

Their entire family is a national treasure.

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There are a lot of bad parents in the world, and that includes celebrities.

But Will and Jada just seem to get things right. It's no wonder that their children are so amazing and creative and such beautiful souls.

Recently, Willow Smith admitted to her mother that she had struggled with self-harm in the past.

Jada responded with calm and compassion. She's a role model for other parents out there who might overreact in a way that discourages their children from coming to them with other problems.

The freedom that Will and Jada have given their childen to be themselves has halped them to be extraordinary human beings.

It's no wonder that Will name-drops his wonderful family in "To the Clique."

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Nev Schulman Addresses Sexual Harassment Charges as New Details Emerge

Earlier this week, fans of the popular MTV series Catfish were stunned by allegations of sexual misconduct directed at Nev Schulman, the show’s affable creator and host.

It wasn’t the first time that Schulman was accused of behaving inappropriately with a member of the opposite sex, but for many Catfish viewers, the news was shocking nonetheless.

After all, Schulman has made a career of being an advocate for vulnerable people – women, more often than not – who have been mistreated in the context of romantic relationships.

For many, to think that he would be capable of taking advantage of a power imbalance and harassing a woman who trusted him would be tantamount to admitting they’ve been fooled.

At first, details about the allegations against Schulman were somewhat hazy, but today, the 33-year-old addressed the situation for the first time as new information about the charges against him became public.

Though she has not yet confirmed that she is the accuser, several media outlets have identified Ayissha Morgan as the woman who lodged the complaint against Schulman.

Morgan appeared on a 2015 episode of Catfish, and she has since uploaded several YouTube videos detailing the mistreatment she allegedly suffered at the hands of one of the show’s hosts.

“I don’t think you’re a lesbian,” Morgan recalls the host saying.

“I was like, ‘Oh why do you feel that way?'” she says in one of her videos.

“And he was just like, ‘Because I just feel like you haven’t met the right guy yet. Do you think I’m attractive? Have you ever had sex with a guy?'”

Morgan says that when she replied in the negative, the host responded:

“Well I think you should try it, I have a big dick, I would tear your ass up.”

Schulman has issued a statement denying that any such conversation ever took place:

“The behavior described in this video did not happen and I’m fortunate that there are a number of former colleagues who were present during this time period who are willing to speak up with the truth,” he writes.

“I have always been transparent about my life and would always take responsibility for my actions — but these claims are false.”

An anonymous source has corroborated Schulman’s claims, telling E! News:

“The videos include a lot of things are that are disprovable, including the timeline and specific production details. The behavior she describes is inconsistent with Nev.”

Currently, production on Catfish is indefinitely suspended as MTV investigates the allegations against Schulman.

We’ll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.