Kim Kardashian Makes Major Family Announcement

Kim Kardashian has something important to say.

In a public statement on Thursday, the former sex tape star told the world that “it’s time to move on.”

Was she confirming that Khloe Kardashian has finally decided to dump Tristan Thompson, about a week after learning that he’s been cheating on her left, right and every direction in between?


Nothing that dramatic.

Instead, Kardashian was announcing that she and her siblings have chosen to shut down all DASH locations.

If you’re wondering what the heck this refers to, well… that does a long way toward explaining why the storefronts will cease to exist.

“After nearly 12 years, my sisters and I have decided to close the doors of our DASH stores,” the mother of three wrote on her app of her family-owned clothing stores, adding:

“We opened our first store as a family in 2006 and since then we have made so many lifelong memories.

From opening locations in Los Angeles, Miami and New York, to having our Dash Dolls spin-off show, it’s been such a huge part of our lives.”

Concluded Kim in this post:

“We’ve loved running DASH, but in the last few years we’ve all grown so much individually.

“We’ve been busy running our own brands, as well as being moms and balancing work with our families. We know in our hearts that it’s time to move on.”

At one point, in an attempt to help DASH be a successful business, E! even greenlit a show titled DASH Dolls, which hilariously focused on the employees that worked in these stores.

It only aired one season.

Kim, of course, is right.

Kylie Jenner is the main name and face of a cosmetics company that has somehow been valued at a billion dollars.

Khloe Kardashian has her own denim line.

Kourtney, meanwhile, is about to launch a new line with younger sister Kylie, titled “KOURT X KYLIE.”

And insiders tell TMZ that Kim will soon come out with her own “intimates and swimwear” line.

This may explain why Kim has been posing in bikinis so much of late.

In a final tribute to the legacy of DASH, Kardashian also wrote the following yesterday evening:

“We love our DASH Dolls and are so grateful for the amazing memories – and we have to give a special thanks to the DASH employees and all of the incredible fans and customers who have supported us throughout the years!

“We couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you to everyone!”

On top of their personal professional obligations, the Kardashian-Jenner sisters have other reasons to be occupied these days.

Other adorable reasons, that is!

Kim and Kanye West now have three kids under five years old at home.

Kylie gave birth to her first daughter in February.

And then Khloe gave birth to her first daughter just two weeks ago.

The sisters have come a VERY long way since they opened that first DASH location.

It’s actually sort of amazing all we’ve watched them go through in a decade-plus, isn’t it?


Audrey Roloff and Jeremy Roloff: Brace Yourselves for Our “BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!”

Earlier this month, we reported that Audrey Roloff had huge news to share about her daughter, Ember Jean.

We weren’t kidding.

If anything, we were being literal because Audrey informed Instagram followers that her six-month old was in the 90th percentile for weight.

But now Audrey and her husband say they have truly huge news to share about themselves, and also little Ember, at least to some extent.

“BIG ANNOUCEMENT!!!! Read till the end,” Audrey just teased as the opening to a very long caption that accompanied the photo above.

The Little People, Big World star then built up to the big news before dropping the bombshell:

“Over the years Jeremy and I have received thousands of comments, messages, and e-mails containing questions about dating, long distance, purity, conflict, love, and how we prepared for marriage.

That being said, it is so liberating to finally be able to share this exciting news with all of you…. WE ARE WRITING A BOOK!!!!”

Yes, an actual book!

They won’t be the first members of their semi-famous family to do so, as Jacob Roloff is actually coming out with his second book soon.

But Audrey and Jeremy’s book will be rather unique, it sounds like.

“The book is essentially our love story. We are spilling never before told tales from our dating journey, and all the ups and downs and ins and outs of our love story,” Audrey explains, elaborating as follows:

“The pages are filling up with our failures and successes, what we learned from dating and long distance, and how we prepared more for our marriage than our wedding.

“We cant wait to share what we’ve learned from our own dating journey in order to equip our readers to build Godly relationships from their first date to “I do” and beyond.”

About a month ago, Audrey shared a story of her romance with Jeremy in just three sentences.

But it’s safe to assume this memoir will be longer than that.

“For the past few months we’ve been deep in the trenches of writing… mostly in our pajamas, hibernating in our house, postmating curry for dinner, and typing away late into the night while Ember is asleep,” Roloff continues.

“The book writing process is not for the faint of heart, but we are so eager to share this labor of love with all of you!”

Thankfully, Audrey says she and Jeremy aren’t actually writing the book.

They are, of course. But they also are not.

“We would so appreciate your prayers for this book,” she says, adding:

“Our hope is that the Holy Spirit would inspire our writing and (when the time comes) your reading!

“We acknowledge that God is the author of our love story and this book, we just want to be faithful and creative narrators.”

The only downside to this project?

We may be hearing less frequently from the beloved couple over the next few weeks or even months.

“In order to finish strong, we’ll be taking a bit of a social media hiatus so that we can really focus on writing,” concludes Audrey.

“Don’t worry, we’re not going away forever, we just need to unplug for a bit so we can do some deep work.

“Turn on post notifications so you are notified when we come back!”

Will do, for sure.

The only question now, which we leave open to all Little People, Big World fans is this:

What will Audrey and Jeremy title their memoir?


Josiah Duggar: Rumors of Gay Affair Resurface Following Courtship Announcement

Earlier this month, we learned that Josiah Duggar is courting Lauren Swanson.

The couple shared the news with fans in a video message posted on Facebook, and both seemed positively giddy about beginning the process that the Duggars describe as “dating with a purpose.”

News of a Duggar courtship is always greeted with excitement from the family’s legion of obsessives, but in this case, there’s been a pervasive sense of deja vu sweeping across the family’s fan pages.

The reason, of course, is that Josiah has been down this road before.

Yes, back in 2015, Josiah courted Marjorie Jackson, but in an unprecedented move, the couple parted ways just a few weeks after their relationship went public.

Five of Josiah’s siblings are married and every one of them wed the first person they courted.

Josiah and Marjorie parted ways with no explanation, which naturally led to speculation that they broke up for reasons that the Duggars would prefer to keep quiet.

The split took place at a time when the Josh Duggar sex scandals were still making tabloid headlines, but Marjorie would have known about that situation before she entered the relationship.

Duggar fans ran wild in their effort to come up with a reason why these two might have broken tradition by ending their relationship, and the best they were able to come up with by way of an “explanation” was that Josiah is secretly gay.

Some even went so far as to insist he was caught carrying on an affair with another young man, which prompted Marjorie to end the relationship.

These conspiracy theorists cite two pieces of “evidence,” one of which is patently ridiculous, while the other might–might–serve as an indication that Josiah engaged in some sort of sexual behavior that the Duggars would deem unacceptable.

First, the absurd:

Some Duggar fans believe Josiah is gay because he often wears pastel-colored clothing.

Yes, that’s seriously a theory that grown-up adults have espoused on Duggar message boards.

Like we said, not exactly rooted in hard science.

The other theory, however, might have some legs.

Around the time that his courtship with Marjorie ended, Josiah attended an Institute for Basic Life Principles cadet training program, which was reportedly not unlike the sex addiction treatment that Josh attended after getting caught cheating on his wife.

The Duggars’ response to what they deem sexual deviancy is generally to ship the offending party off for militaristic reprogramming.

We have no way of knowing if that’s what Josiah was forced to endure, but it’s certainly more compelling evidence than pastel clothing.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.


Jinger Duggar Pregnancy Announcement: Her Family Reacts!

Yesterday, Duggar fans received news they’ve been anticipating for over a year:

The family announced that Jinger Duggar is pregnant with her first child.

Jinger married Jeremy Vuolo 14 months ago, and Duggar women typically get to work on making babies shortly after the vows are exchanged.

Rumors of Jinger being secretly pregnant began to circulate almost immediately, but for reasons that still aren’t entirely clear, Jinger and Jeremy decided to wait.

Obviously, they don’t owe anyone an explanation, and fortunately, it seems fans and family members are too busy celebrating to ask for one.

The Duggars and their in-laws took to social media yesterday to share their elation over Jinger and Jeremy’s joyous news.

Interestingly, first up was Jill Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard.

Derick was recently fired by TLC after expressing some wildly controversial views on social media.

This week, however, he’s been all positivity, wishing Jinger and Jeremy all the best on Instagram:

“Congratulations Jinger and Jeremy on expecting your first child! We are so excited for y’all and know you’ll make excellent parents! Israel and Sam are getting at least 43% more cousins in 2018 and they be excited like WOOO!!!” Derick wrote.

Yes, Derick is now using “urban slang.”

We guess that’s an indication of his excitement.

Not to be outdone, another of Jinger’s brothers-in-law Ben Seewald, who pointed out just how rapidly the Duggar clan is expanding:

“3 weddings in less than a year’s time, with @jeremy_vuolo & @jingervuolo, @austinandjoyforsyth, Joe & Kendra! 3 new babies (all boys) born in 2017, Henry, Samuel & Mason! And now… 3 new babies due in 2018! Boys or girls, what are your guesses?” Ben asked his followers.

On their official Facebook page, the Duggars themselves offered up the following message of congratulations:

“Congratulations Jeremy and Jinger!! We are so excited and can’t wait to meet this little one!”

Some fans are disappointed by the fact that the Duggars clearly have no intention of explaining why Jinger took so much longer than her other married siblings to start a family.

But for now, the Vuolos are clearly only interested in receiving one kind of message from fans–words of congratulations.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.


Jinger Duggar Pregnancy: Fans Demand an Announcement!

Just three months after getting married, Kendra Caldwell is pregnant with Joseph Duggar’s baby!

Plenty of people are congratulating the couple, including fans and fellow Duggars.

But seeing Jinger Duggar celebrate the good news has fans demanding to know when Jinger will make a pregnancy announcement of her own.

You certainly don’t have to be a member of the Duggar fertility cult to face expectations that you’ll get pregnant and have a baby soon.

Plenty of people from normal families dread the holidays and family gatherings because they’re tired of questions about when they’ll put their uterus to work because some other relative wants grandkids or niblings or whatever.

Obviously, that’s not fair — your body is your own, and you don’t owe anyone grandbabies.

With the Duggars, however, these expectations are taken to greater extremes.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have 19 children. 19.

They expect for all of their brood to not only continue to live their lives by Jim Bob’s fundamentalist beliefs about male supremacy and rejecting most of society, but also to follow their parents’ footsteps in having as many children as possible.

In other words, Jim Bob and Michelle are expecting literally hundreds of grandchildren.

Joseph Duggar and Kendra Caldwell got married back in September.

It’s December and Kendra is already pregnant with the couple’s first child.

Considering that the average fertile couple has to try for about a year to create a viable pregnancy, that’s pretty fast. (That’s average, though, meaning that some people take a couple of years and others get it on the first try)

While Joseph and Kendra perhaps didn’t conceive as quickly as Joy-Anna and Austin (who may have broken courtship rules and had a shotgun wedding), that’s still fast.

The Duggars, of course, gave Joseph and Kendra’s good news a very public shout-out. Jinger said:

“Congratulations, Joe and Kendra. We’re so excited for you guys.”

Jeremy Vuolo added: “We cannot wait to meet the little one. We’re so grateful to God for giving you a little baby so soon. We love you guys, and hope to see you soon.”

When fans saw Jinger Duggar publicly congratulate her brother and her sister-in-law on their pregnancy, they had questions.

Namely: why was 19-year-old Kendra Caldwell having a baby before 23-year-old Jinger Duggar?

In the real world, those would both be somewhat young ages for pregnancy. Actually, with a 19-year-old, you can lose the “somewhat.”

Fans took to Facebook to offer their hopes, prayers, and encouragement that Jinger and Jeremy will become parents.

One fan wrote: “Praying for you Jinger. Hope you get pregnant soon. Your babies will be gorgeous too”

Another asked: “When is Jinger going to announce she’s expecting?”

That second comment may be a reference to the commonly held belief that Jinger Duggar is already pregnant.

Of course, other fans were quick to remind people that Jinger and Jeremy may be taking their time.

Jinger Duggar wears pants — because Jeremy Vuolo allows it. She also listens to (gasp!) secular music.

It may be that she and Jeremy are using some form of birth control.

It’s also possible that they’re just … not pregnant. They’ve been married for, like, a year. They may just have bad timing, or one of them may struggle with fertility issues. It happens.

The only thing that we know for sure is that fans pushing Jinger to get pregnant soon isn’t going to do any good.


Ne-Yo & Wife SLAMMED for New Pregnancy Announcement!

Ne-Yo has a big announcement — and it’s not just that he’s decided to go vegan. (That too, but … we’ll see how long that lasts)

He and his wife are expecting a baby!

Normally, this would get nothing but an outpouring of congratulations from fans. Instead, Ne-Yo’s fans are taking him to task. But why?

Ne-Yo and Crystal Smith Pregnancy Announcement 2017

Yes, though Ne-Yo announced back in August that he was going to adopt a vegan diet (no meat and also no eggs or dairy or animal products of any kind — the kind of diet that might make most of us wake up in a cold sweat), he now has a bigger announcement.

He and his wife, Crystal Smith, are expecting a baby!

Which, you would imagine, would be cause for celebration by his fans. That’s the usual response.

This isn’t Ne-Yo’s first child or the couple’s first child.

Ne-Yo, a singer and songwriter with a lengthy music career, has other children from a previous relationship.

First, he had what turned out to be a false alarm.

In 2005, his then-girlfriend, Jesseca White, gave birth. Though she named the boy Chimere (after Ne-Yo’s actual middle name), Chimere turned out to not actually be Ne-Yo’s.

Awkward, right?

In November of 2010, Ne-Yo and Monyetta Shaw welcomed their first child, Madilyn Grace Smith.

In October of 2011, Ne-Yo and Monyetta’s second baby, Mason Evan Smith, was born.

We’ll get back to Ne-Yo’s relationship with Monyetta in a moment, because there’s more to say about it, and it’s the key to his fans’ ire.

Though Ne-Yo and Monyetta had two children together, Ne-Yo ended up breaking off their engagement.

These days, he’s with — and married to — Crystal Smith.

They were married in early 2016, just a couple of months before Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. was born.

(Yes, Ne-Yo’s real name is Shaffer Chimere Smith)

And just yesterday, on Wednesday, Ne-Yo took to Instagram to share the exciting news!

So … why are his fans upset with him?

See, back when Ne-Yo was engaged to Monyetta (the above photo is of him and Monyetta, in case it’s been so long that you’ve forgotten that they looked like together), after they Mason, they made an agreement.

Monyetta would get her tubes tied and Ne-Yo would get a vasectomy.

(Incidentally, vasectomies are very safe surgeries, not particularly invasive, have short recovery times, and are totally reversible. The same cannot be said of having one’s fallopian tubes tied, unfortunately)

But though Monyetta underwent the surgery, Ne-Yo did not fulfill his end of the deal.

Oh, and he ended their engagement.

Fans are outraged that, now that he’s with Crystal Smith, he’s happily having more children … while Monyetta physically cannot.

If he wanted more children, they wonder, why didn’t he realize that before Monyetta had surgery?

There’s a lot of shadiness, though we can’t say that this surprises us coming from Ne-Yo, who thinks that Chris Brown is a victim. Ugh.

There were some comments of congratulations under the announcements, but the less positive reactions really catch your eye:

“What a scumbag. That’s control at its worst. You watch this chick be tying her tubes soon cos of a new promise.”

If Ne-Yo makes a habit out of this, yes, it will be much worse.

“Don’t get why u made ur other baby mama burn her tubes just to move on n keep having kids … that’s just plain ole mean smh nice music but an a–hole in real life.”

There are a lot of skilled artists and creators who are terrible people. It’s sad but it’s the way of the world.

One lengthier comment had a more nuanced view:

“With all due respect and no shade to any of them, but as a woman I feel for his ex. @neyo should not have broached such sensitive/personal subject if he knew he wasn’t fully invested in their relationship. Obviously @monyettashaw trusted him hence she went along with it when he didn’t.”

The same commenter continues:

“I understand nothing is guaranteed and mistakes were made. However, I am yet to see a public apology from @Neyo to his ex, since he made it all our business by breaking up with her on Instagram.”

That is a very good point.

“He has all the characteristics of a bully and I don’t think I will view him differently until I see a public apology to his ex.”

That’s a fair standard to set.

Still, congratulations are in order for Crystal Smith, at least. She’s more than just an extension of her husband, folks.

“Don’t get why u made ur other baby mama burn her tubes just to move on n keep having kids … that’s just plain ole mean smh nice music but an a–hole in real life.”

“With all due respect and no shade to any of them, but as a woman I feel for his ex. @neyo should not have broached such sensitive/personal subject if he knew he wasn’t fully invested in their relationship. Obviously @monyettashaw trusted him hence she went along with it when he didn’t. I understand nothing is guaranteed and mistakes were made. However, I am yet to see a public apology from @Neyo to his ex, since he made it all our business by breaking up with her on Instagram. He has all the characteristics of a bully and I don’t think I will view him differently until I see a public apology to his ex.”


Meghan Markle: Quitting Suits Ahead of Engagement Announcement?!

Almost from the day the world learned they were dating, rumors that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are secretly engaged have been circulating non-stop on social media.

Royal watchers seem split on the issue, with one side arguing that Harry has yet to pop the question, and the other insisting he’s already put a ring on it, and he and Meg are just waiting for the right time to make an announcement.

Whatever the case, the latest news on Meg’s career is sure to bolster theories that the couple will be publicly taking the next step sometime before the year is out.

According to The Daily Mail, Meghan has quit her job on the USA network legal drama Suits in order to turn her attention toward her upcoming wedding and future royal duties.

Sources close to production tell newspaper that Meghan has informed her bosses that she won’t be returning for the show’s eighth season, and is instead planning to relocate to the UK in December.

Many have already jumped to the conclusion that Markle’s departure date is an indication of a holiday wedding.

“Meghan knows she can’t really act at the same time as being a princess and is happy to make this career sacrifice,” an insider tells the Mail.

As for how she’ll spend her time after leaving Hollywood behind, the source says Markle plans to carry on the proud royal tradition of philanthropy:

“She really enjoys her charity work with Unicef and will broaden out her charity commitments when she becomes a full-time royal,” the insider claims.

A different tipster says Meghan’s decision to essentially leave her career behind is every bit as significant as it seems:

“Her decision to give up the biggest role of her career would mean a lot,” says the source.

As for exactly when Harry and Meghan are planning to get married, there’s still no offiail word.

But of course, there have been plenty of theories.

“They’ve spoken about their marriage plans openly with each other, and friends and family around them are pretty much thinking about wedding attire already,” says one insider.

Yes, it appears even Harry’s inner circle is in the dark about when he and Meg are planning to tie the knot.

We’re starting to think these two are just enjoying keeping a secret.


Kylie Jenner Pregnancy Announcement: Finally Happening?!

If you’ve been anywhere near an internet-enabled device in the past three weeks, then by now you’ve almost certainly heard the news that Kylie Jenner is pregnant with Travis Scott’s baby.

Actually, that last part has been called into question thanks to Tyga’s claims that the baby is his, but while the paternity debate might rage on for the foreseeable future, there’s no doubt that Kylie is indeed knocked up.

Which is weird, because thus far, she’s made no official announcement to that effect.

Yes, despite all of the media coverage surrounding Kylie’s baby bump, the 20-year-old has yet to confirm that she’s expecting.

Kylie, of course, is a master of public relations (you don’t amass 100 million Instagram followers just by having big lips), so many fans have assumed she’s planning to break the news in memorable fashion.

But is she?

After all, Kylie is savvy enough to know that her method of making the big announcement is sure to be overshadowed by the news itself.

As a result of that fact, it seems she’s decided to confirm her pregnancy using the same medium that she always uses to communicate with fans.

“Kylie will announce her pregnancy on Instagram in the next week or so,” a source close to the situation tells Radar Online.

“And she believes that she is going to break the internet when she does.”

Despite recent reports that Kylie is “freaking out” about becoming a mom, the insider insists that she couldn’t the reality star has never been happier.

So why the low-profile in recent weeks?

Well, that may have to do with Kylie’s obsession with physical “perfection.”

The source says Kylie is “terrified” of how fans will react to her weight gain.

We understand the inclination toward self-consciousness, but we think Kylizzle should give her faitful followers more credit on this one.

Not only have they proven time and again that they’re unconditionally devoted to their queen, but some of them might be even more excited about this news than she is.

We doubt anyone is looking to bash Kylie for the changes in her appearance.

And if anyone tries it, they’ll promptly be torn limb-from-limb by more diehard Kylie aficionados.


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