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Questlove Shows Sympathy for Jimmy Fallon, ‘When You Lose Someone It’s Always Sad’

Questlove just suggested to our photog … Jimmy Fallon’s mom has either passed away or it’s about to happen. We got “The Tonight Show” band frontman leaving the Director’s Guild in West Hollywood Saturday and asked him how Jimmy’s doing after…

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Josh Duggar Will “Always Be Josh the Molester” in Hometown, Source Says (Exclusive)

For many, the mere mention of the name Josh Duggar conjures thoughts of appalling abuse and unforgivable impropriety.

Back in 2015, fans of the ostensibly wholesome Duggar clan were stunned by the news that Josh had molested five young girls, four of whom were his sisters.

Almost as shocking as the acts themselves were the reports that his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, had helped Josh avoid prosecution for his crimes.

After several advertisers cut ties with the show, TLC eventually canceled 19 Kids and Counting, the reality series that had made the Duggars famous.

The network received a considerable amount of criticism for taking its time to cancel the show, and it was widely assumed that TLC would cut ties with the Duggars for good.

Needless to say, many were astonished when it was announced that a second Duggar reality series entitled Counting On had been picked up by TLC.

Execs promised fans that Josh would never appear on the show, but many were still outraged, including it seems, the residents of the Duggars’ hometown of Tontitown, Arkansas.

A source who was formerly close to the several members of the Duggar family tells The Hollywood Gossip exclusively that Josh ill likely be able to escape his reputation amongst his neighbors.

“Maybe someday Josh will get beyond it somehow, but he’ll probably always be Josh Duggar the molester,'” the insider tells us. “That’s what they call him.”

The former Duggar associate believes that much of the outrage stems from Jim Bob and Michelle’s decision to help Josh avoid prosecution. 

Ironically, the source says, that decision may have resulted in longer-lasting (though far less severe) consequences for Josh and his family than any punishment that would have been handed down by a judge.

“Jim Bob and them kept it under wraps for so long that the statute of limitations ran out,” says the source. “But as a juvenile [Josh] probably wouldn’t have suffered much under the law anyway.” 

Whetever the case, Duggar fans have turned a blind eye to some considerable misdeeds over the years, but it seems unlikely that they’ll ever be accepting of Josh making a return to television.

Jim Bob is reportedly aware of this, but that doesn’t mean Josh is entirely removed from the family media empire.

“If you notice, they’re starting to bring Josh around a little more, and they’re starting to include him a little bit more, and I don’t know whether TLC had anything to do with that, but people are interested,” says the insider.

Jacks up their ratings a little bit, I’m sure.”

As for whether or not the family would ever put Josh back in front of the cameras, the source says Jim Bob is too savvy to attempt such a move.

“They’re pretty big on not allowing that,” the insider tells us.

“And if they did bring him back, they would probably lose ratings. It would just be a negative … They don’t even really like it when [Josh’s wife] Anna is on there.”

Meanwhile, Josh is reportedly living a life that’s very much removed from his family.

Having apparently given up on trying to earn the forgiveness of his neighbors and former friends, Josh has thrown himself into a line of work that doesn’t require him to interact with the public.

“He’s got his car business, that’s pretty much all he does is just cars,” says the insider.

“He goes to a different church, he goes to a pretty liberal church, in fact,” the source adds.

If you watch Counting On online, you’re likely aware that the church is the center of the Duggars’ community.

Josh’s decision to attend separate services with a more liberal-minded congregation likely deepened the existing divide within his family.

Of course, it’s possible the decision wasn’t Josh’s to make.

Perhaps the ever-image-conscious Jim Bob didn’t like the idea of sitting in a pew next to a son who’s strayed so far.

Whatever the case, the situation serves as yet another reminder that life on the Duggar compound is not as serene as it appears to be on TV.

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Kesha Tweets Out Support for Taylor Swift: Truth is Always the Answer!

Ever since Kesha released “Praying” and awed the world with her dazzling vocals, we’ve been rejoicing at her return to music.

(Her whole album, Rainbow, is out now in case you haven’t listened to it yet)

But Kesha’s doing more than music, these days — and is reaching out to Taylor Swift for the best possible reason.

Kesha’s accusations against the songwriter and record producer known as Dr. Luke (real name Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald) are very well known.

She waged a legal battle in an attempt to break away from him so that she could make music that wasn’t under his supervision.

The reason that she wanted to get away? Ten years of alleged mental abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse at his hands.

Tragically, the court ruled against Kesha, refusing to set her free of her contract, which effectively put her career in limbo.

It’s sort of unclear, at the moment, what ties — if any — Dr. Luke has to Kesha’s current music and the proceeds from it.

Nobody thinks that Kesha might be working with him, of course.

While our woefully inept legal system might not be equipped to hold Dr. Luke accountable, he was effectively tried and convicted in the court of public opinion.

Like, everybody hates Dr. Luke. And nobody kept their opinion quiet, either.

You had Adele speaking out about him. You had Taylor Swift sending Kesha’s legal fund a quarter of a million dollars.

Sony, the company involved in all of this, was absolutely horrified. Reports said that Sony was searching for a legal way to terminate their own ties with Dr. Luke.

But it’s Taylor Swift’s silent but powerful contribution to Kesha’s cause that we want to talk about.

Because while Taylor Swift may not have suffered to the degree of what Kesha describes for a decade, Taylor Swift has been embroiled in a recent legal battle.

And that battle has been over her own sexual assault.

Taylor Swift accused a radio DJ named David Mueller of groping her back in 2015.

Specifically, Mueller allegedly slid his hand up and grabbed Taylor’s bare butt, leaving her too stunned by the grope to immediately respond.

(That sort of “freezing up in shock” response is pretty common in response to a lot of sexual assaults)

Do worse things happen every single day? Absolutely.

Is crime relative? Is evil relative? No.

You don’t get a pass for stealing a car just because somebody else stole a person, and you don’t get a pass on grabbing somebody’s butt without permission just because someone else spent a decade under the thumb of a controlling abuser.

Mueller lost his job after Taylor went public with her accusation, and he then tried to sue her over it.

A judge tossed out the suit against Taylor Swift just last week, which was widely celebrated even by the people who’ve forsaken Taylor Swift in recent years.

Taylor Swift still has a court date today, however, for her own countersuit against Mueller.

And this is where Kesha comes in:

Kesha, whose star is once again on the rise, tweeted out her support to Taylor just a few hours ago:

@taylorswift13 i support you always, and especially right now and admire your strength and fearlessness. truth is always the answer.”

That’s beautifully said and also publicly said.

While hopefully Taylor’s case shouldn’t need any help, every voice raised up against things that are awful — whether it’s sexual assault or the terrifying white nationalist rally over the weekend — helps.

Every good voice matters.

Speaking of Kesha’s good voice, by the way … have you heard her album yet?

She released Rainbow on Friday and it soared to the #1 spot (where it remains).

As much as we loved Kesha’s dancier club trash music from 2009 (and we really, truly love a lot of that), she’s moved on and we totally respect that.

We’re not going to review her whole album right here for you, but you should seriously go check it out.

She has a duet with Dolly Freaking Parton.

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Katy Perry: What?!? I’ve ALWAYS Loved Taylor Swift!

Katy Perry has no idea what you’re talking about.

She’s probably giving you a quizzical side-eye right about now.

She doesn’t know why you think she ever feuded with Taylor Swift. What a crazy notion!

In a new interview with Australia’s Today show, the singer was asked – yes, once again – about her relationship with Swift.

Despite rarely even saying each other’s names in public, the rivalry between these artists has been near the center of the celebrity gossip universe for years, ever since Swift released the diss track “Bad Blood.”

It was pretty clearly written about Perry, with whom Swift allegedly has a beef due a disagreement over backup dancers back in the day.

While promoting her latest album, Katy said Taylor tried to “assassinate my character” and made it sound as if the feud was only just beginning.

But then the public sort of took Swift’s side… and then Swift made the ultimate passive-aggressive power move against Perry… and Katy quickly changed her tune.

“I love her, I always have,” Perry told the Australian interviewer. “We’ve had our differences, but I just continue to say, ‘God bless her on her journey.’”

That’s very cute of Katy to say.

As the first song off her new record, Perry unveiled what most people assumed was her own diss track, seemingly clapping back at Swift via the single “Swish Swish.”

It wasn’t well received, however.

After receiving negative feedback for the way she went after Swift all these years later, Perry did a 180 several weeks ago and now talks as if the two are soul sisters.

“I am ready to let it go,” Perry said on a recent installment of the Thrive Global Podcast, adding:

“I forgive her and I’m sorry for anything I ever did, and I hope the same from her. There’s a lot of other things out there in the world that people need to be focused on.

“God bless her on her journey. God bless her. Honestly.”

Somewhere (and we really don’t know where because she’s gone social media silent for nearly a year now), Swift and her team must be having quite a good laugh over all this flip-flopping.

Taylor has managed to win her war against Perry without ever mentioning her by name.

Seriously, go back and look at all the stories The Hollywood Gossip and other websites have written about this rivalry.

Try to find one instance in which Swift mentioned Perry or even hinted strongly that she had any problem with Perry at all.

Go ahead. We’ll wait.

You just may not want to hold your breath while you investigate.

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Kim Kardashian on Caitlyn Jenner: She’s a Part of Me. Always.

Kim Kardashian is not a huge fan of Caitlyn Jenner these days.

Quite simply, she thinks her stepfather is a liar, saying as much on a late-season episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians in response to what Caitlyn wrote about Kris Jenner in her controversial memoir.

In this book, Caitlyn claimed Kris knew all about her transgender tendencies from the beginning of their marriage and also that she took advantage of him financially.

Such assertions have put a severe damper on Caitlyn's relationship with Kim and her sisters.

"If you turn on my mom and you continue to bash us, I can’t… spend time with someone who doesn't care about my mother,” Kim even told Caitlyn a few months ago, threatening to “come” for her if she kept slamming Kris.

This set the stage for Kim's appearance on The View on Monday morning.

Asked about the fireworks between herself and Caitlyn, Kim acknowledged she hasn't spoken to Caitlyn in the last couple of months – but also expressed hope that they would mend the rift soon.

“She’ll always be a part of me,” Kardashian said on air. “We’re not that kind of family. We’re just taking a breather. We’ll get it together. It’ll work out.”

Labeling sections of Caitlyn’s memoir as “hurtful” and “unfair,” Kardashian proceeded to tell Whoopi Goldberg and the hosts:

"I was a little shocked by putting things out there that just weren’t true or didn’t make sense or were hurtful when I feel, at the end of the day, my mom and Caitlyn had a 25-year relationship, and you just have to have some respect for it."

That's a reasonable sentiment, don't you think?

“I don’t want to discredit her feelings or her account, but when all of us there were witnessing some things and seeing things really different, it was just a little bit surprising to me,” she said, concluding:

"She’ll always be my stepdad and always be a person that raised me and taught me so much in life.

"I’ll never forget what Caitlyn instilled in us as kids and was a part of who I am today."

Check out the video below to see the full extent of Kim's comments.

Think she's being fair to Caitlyn? Or is it impossible to even pick a side when all parties involved are seeking fame, fortune and attention?

Kim kardashian on caitlyn jenner shes a part of me always
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