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Lamar Odom is finally getting back together with his one true love.
No, not Khloe Kardashian.
We just realized how you may have gotten that impression.
Instead, however, Odom has confirmed that he’s actually agreed on a deal to revive his basketball career.
Not in the NBA, though.
“I have some good news to share with you on this beautiful day from The Netherlands. My heart literally warms up now I can finally share with you all that I’m returning to play Basketball,” Odom captioned an Instagram post on Thursday afternoon, adding:
“I will be playing in China! God is good!”
Wow. We didn’t expect to hear this announcement.
Heck, the last we had heard about Odom, he was involved in a shootout while hanging out at a Hooters.
Odom hasn’t played professionally since his stint with the Clippers in 2012-2013.
About two years after hanging it up, seemingly for the last time, Odom nearly died.
As you likely know by now, he overdosed while inside a Nevada brothel — and it was believed, for a decent period of time afterward, that he might not even walk or talk again.
“Thanks lord for giving me another chance in life and thank you fans for your the love and support during all those hard years,” Odom continued in today’s post.
“Never give up on yourself and keep believing that only god can create the miracles you’re hoping for.
“Basketball and my children have always been the light in my life and this is where my focus is right now.”
Odom had previously teased his move to China in a since-deleted Instagram post on July 10, writing at the time:
“Happy & proud to announce that I have signed a global management contract with my new @NinetyPlusOfficial family.
“I feel so happy to be writing new episodes of my life in another country that’s so huge in basketball. I am so grateful to have you all as my supporting fans through my ups and downs.”
Odom averaged 13.3 points per game and 8.4 rebounds per game during his NBA career.
He was among the more versatile players in the league, although he never fulfilled his potential due to an ongoing drug addiction.
The same thing could basically be said about his marriage to Khloe.
It lasted a little over four years and it was marred by multiple instances of Odom either falling off the wagon, cheating or doing both at once.
To this day, sources will claim that Odom is still trying to win Khloe back over, as he’s never shied away from discussing his strong feelings for her.
If that romantic ship had not sailed before, however, it certainly hasnow.
Because ain’t no way Khloe is taking her daughter all the way to China. Sorry, Lammy.
Matt Roloff really does seem to be moving on from life on the farm.
Over the past several weeks, it’s been made more and more apparent that the Little People, Big World patriarch is ready to expand his professional and personal horizons past the place he’s called home for decades.
For as long as we’ve known Matt certainly, he has lived and worked on Roloff Farms.
But the past few episodes of this TLC reality series have crystallized the problems in this arrangement, as both Matt and his ex-wife have complained about living in such close proximity to each other.
The future of the farm truly does appear to be in question, especially when Amy comes out and makes remarks such as the following:
“I don’t know what the future of the farm really holds… it’s a challenge sometimes with Matt and I living on the farm together, being divorced and everything.”
Amy made that statement on the most recent installment of Little People, Big World.
Making matters even more intriguing and complicated in terms of where the farm and its owners are headed?
Matt has confirmed that he’s headed south!
Roloff recently said he’s moving to Arizona for at least part of the year.
Insiders have reported that Matt and girlfriend Caryn Chandler purchased a home there, prompting speculation that the couple is engaged or may soon be engaged.
But we’re not here to wonder about the state of this romance.
We’re here to talk more at length about Matt bidding farewell to his farm.
Despite the weather being very nice in Oregon right now, for example, Roloff is spending time in Arizona, writing as a caption to the first Instagram photo above:
“Hi all my Arizona friends… anyone that missed my last book signing at the Barnes and Nobel in Surprise AZ … or if we ran out of books before you got yours. I’ll be there again tomorrow (sat 6/30) from 11am – 1:30).
“This time there should be plenty of books (hopefully). And I’ll sign your copy and do a meet n greet.”
Matt is referring to the children’s book “Little Lucy Big Race” that he wrote and released last year.
He really seems to be embracing the life of an author, adding a pretty huge announcement to this caption:
“Also we are in the planning stages of a multi city book reading tour in August. Stay tuned we may be in Your city soon!”
Wow. How exciting, right?!?
Also also how worrisome if you don’t want to see Little People, Big World change in any way.
When you consider Roloff making money via signings and book sales, along what seems to have been a long-planned move away from his farm, it becomes hard to imagine this show remaining the same.
Matt is yearning to move on. Amy is involved in a serious relationship with Chris Marek.
Nearly every family member is making major life decisions these days.
So here’s an idea:
Perhaps TLC should spinoff either Jeremy and Audrey Roloff; or Zach and Tori Roloff; or even both couples at once.
Just because Amy and Matt may wish to move on, this doesn’t mean the Little People, Big World universe has to end.
Who among us would not be rapt by a series that focuses on how these twosomes are raising precious little Ember and/or precious little Jackson?
We certainly would be.
Attention, good people of the Internet.
Jessa Duggar would like your attention.
The veteran reality star took to her Instagram Stories page on Friday and addressed the elephant in the room, which isn’t really an accurate description of the rumors surrounding Jessa these days.
It’s more apt to say she addressed the alleged fetus in the womb.
Indeed, chatter has been ongoing for weeks now that Jessa is pregnant with her third child, despite already have a two-year old and a one-year old at home.
This would be an unusual development for some women… but for a Duggar woman?
No judgment or anything, you just never know with this family.
“Jessa is definitely pregnant and will be making an announcement in April,” a source close to the family told five weeks ago.
Lo and behold, it is now April — and Duggar did just jump on social media to say she has a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT.
She’s really expecting again?!?!?!?!?!?
“Bc I’ve been asked if I’m hiding a bit of a bump… BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Yes!” Duggar captioned a photo of herself in a baggy sweatshirt yesterday, adding:
“But it’s currently a shrinking bump rather than a growing one. #postpartum #baggyshirts #thanksforasking.”
Jessa gave birth to a son named Henry on February 7 of last year and also has a toddler named Spurgeon at home with husband Ben Seewald.
It wouldn’t surprise us one bit if the couple eventually adds to its brood with another boy or girl, but not this soon.
Heck, Jessa may not be anxious to keep cranking out kids at all if she’s gonna keep getting dragged online for the most basic of acts.
Shortly before she joked around on Instagram, Jessa posted a video of her young sons running around outside without shoes on.
“Toddlers. So cute to watch them discover all the little details in their world!” Jessa captioned the VERY innocent video.
And then she sat back and watched and horrible trolls yelled at her for being a bad mother because the kids weren’t wearing shoes.
You tell us: Did Jessa deserve crap for this footage?
In a new TLC video, it’s true that Jessa beamed as her younger sister described her experiences as a first-time expectant mother.
“It’s so much fun talking to Jinger,” said Jessa, adding:
“She’s been going through this pregnancy journey and she’s been drawing out all of the different things she’s experiencing.”
Jessa also joked that her sibling better make sure to “enjoy those extra calories!”
Does this mean she’s anxious to get pregnant herself and gobble up as much food as possible?
Not really. Don’t be fooled.
“There’s days where it feels like we have just hardly any time in the evening together,” Jessa said in a Counting On preview in response to Ben mentioning having another child.
Again, we’re certain this will happen someday.
But that day is not today. We doubt it will be tomorrow, either.
P.S. Nice joke, Jessa!
You got us with it! And it made us laugh out loud!
Always nice to see when celebrities can have fun with the many rumors floating around out there about them.
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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?
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?
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.
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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.