Ann Curry Breaks Silence on Matt Lauer Misconduct, Firing

Ann Curry did her best to take the high road on Wednesday.

Sitting down with CBS This Morning to address a number of topics, Curry was asked early on about her former colleague, Matt Lauer.

Despite sharing a desk for many years, it was an open secret that Curry and Lauer never exactly got along well.

When Curry was fired five-plus years ago by NBC, most insiders believed it was Lauer who forced her out – and most viewers noted that she didn’t really acknowledge her co-anchor during her farewell address on air.

Fast forward to November of 2017… and Lauer getting fired under even more scandalous circumstances.

He’s been accused of sexual harassment and misconduct and even rape.

Some people remain shocked by these charges, truly taken aback that Lauer could even do such things.

But Curry is not one of these people.

“I can tell you that I am not surprised by the allegations,” the veteran journalist said flat-out this morning.

“Do you believe that Matt Lauer abused his power?” Norah O’Donnell asked.

Replied Curry, afraid of saying too much:

“Now I’m walking down that road and I’m trying not to hurt people. And I know what it’s like to be publicly humiliated.

“I never did anything wrong to be publicly humiliated and I don’t want to cause that kind of pain to somebody else.”

Fair enough, of course.

Like we said above, she really did try to take the high road.


“I can say that – because you are asking me a very direct question – I can say that I would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed,” Curry continued.

“I would be surprised if someone said that they didn’t see that. So, it was verbal sexual harassment.”

Matt Lauer and Ann Curry dressed as Prince William and Kate Middleton for Halloween in 2011.

Lauer was let go bt NBC in late November after a colleague accused him of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

At the time, NBC News Chairman Andy Lack sent an email to employees just moments before Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb broke the news on the air.

(Kotb has since replaced Lauer as Guthrie’s permanent co-host.)

Since the initial accusation, multiple reports have been published that alleged Lauer sent underlings sex toys, asked them to perform sex acts and even forced himself on a woman in his office on at least one occasion.

A day after his ousting, Lauer issued the following apology:

There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry.

As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.

Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed.

I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.

Lauer has said very little since then.

Sources say he’s just hanging out around his home in the Hamptons and spending time with his kids.

We can’t imagine he’s ever hired in the television industry again.

And if this is the case, we’d just like to say one thing:



Roddy White Predicts Falcons Return to Super Bowl, Julio Jones Breaks His Record Next Year

Legendary Falcons receiver Roddy White has 2 bold predictions — Atlanta’s going back to the Super Bowl … and Julio Jones will have a record-setting season next year!!! TMZ Sports got the 4-time Pro Bowl WR at LAX Friday night and asked for his…


Roddy White Predicts Falcons Return to Super Bowl, Julio Jones Breaks His Record Next Year

Legendary Falcons receiver Roddy White has 2 bold predictions — Atlanta’s going back to the Super Bowl … and Julio Jones will have a record-setting season next year!!! TMZ Sports got the 4-time Pro Bowl WR at LAX Friday night and asked for his…


Travis Scott FINALLY Breaks Silence on Kylie Jenner Pregnancy

Travis Scott has done it at last.

He has spoken out on the baby Kylie Jenner is allegedly expecting as a result of the rapper and the reality star having had unprotected sex about six or seven months ago.

But did Scott actually say anything of substance?

Did he reveal his baby mama’s due date? Or the gender of the impending child? Or verify his relationship with Kylie is still going strong?

Or, heck, even acknowledge the 20-year old is pregnant?!?

Simply put: no, no, no and no.

“I don’t want to talk about that. They’re just guesses. Let them keep fishing,” Scott told Billboard this week when asked about becoming a father.

Doesn’t exactly sound like someone excited to welcome a new life into the world, does it?

Yes, the celebrity gossip community is “fishing” for information on Kylie’s pregnancy.

But this just means various rumors are floating around; from wondering whether Jenner is Kim Kardashian’s surrogate…to whether she contemplated an abortion… to whether she’s actually already had the baby.

You would think Scott or Jenner would want to clear this chatter up. To set the record straight.

For whatever reason, they are remaining totally mum on the topic instead.

Is this their right? Absolutely.

Does it make us sound hypocritical, that we’re so often mocking Kylie for being too open with her life… and now we’re giving her a hard time for staying private?

Not really.

Pregnancy is a HUGE deal!

With so many outlets having confirmed this news, no one is wondering any longer whether Kylie will have a baby this spring.

Instead, her silence has simply caused us to wonder just why she’s being silent.

She could release a brief statement and then go into hiding if she so desired.

But is she simply embarrassed by her baby bump? Could she be considering adoption for the child and then pretending that she never even had it?

No one knows.

No one even knows if Scott and Jenner are still together or if they broke up over Christmas, as has been bantered about.

For his part, Scott admitted to Billboard that he sees Kanye West “everyday,” but claimed the two never really talk about romance or parenthood.

He started dating Jenner in early 2017 and she’s supposedly due in February or March.

This would mean Kylie got pregnant just a couple months into the relationship, which makes us believe it was an accident.

This doesn’t mean Jenner won’t love her daughter or that everything won’t turn our great in the end.

But it would explain the awkwardness at play here; Scott is just 25, Kylie is just 20 – and both are focused on their careers.

We somehow doubt they really want a baby right now.

But she’s coming, guys. Pretty soon, in fact.

So you better embrace that fact, get used to talking about it…and prepare to shower that child with all the love in your heart.


Alaskan Bush People: Gabe Brown Breaks Social Media Silence!

Back in late November, we were all warned of an Alaskan Bush People imposter catfishing people as Gabe Brown.

That warning came via his little sister, Rain Brown, who has been acting as the unofficial spokesperson for the Brown family thanks to her powerful social media presence.

Well, after a long absence, Gabe Brown appears to be back on Instagram, folks. The real Gabe. And he has a new photo to prove it.

This selfie was the last that we saw on social media of Alaskan Bush People star Gabe Brown.

Posted back in August of 2017, it was followed by an absence of several months. To be fair, though, his hiatus didn’t come out of nowhere.

In a series of now-deleted Instagram videos, Gabe suggested that he was considering stepping back from the internet while he battled a broken heart.

“I might quit social media altogether the only friend I wanted to follow me in the first place I guess blocked me I do appreciate all the friends I’ve made trying to regain my best one I lost.”

That sounds devastating.

“But after FB it’s just not very fun anymore not good bey just see y’all later keep up the cool posts God bless you all have fun and laugh often your Instagram friend Gabe. Lots of love to everyone.”

In the past, as in this photo, Gabe had made light of romantic misfortune.

This particular image, posted only weeks before his final selfie, was captioned:

“My romantic evening for one I have these too often lol.”

Clearly, though, he found it hard to move on after rejection and we guess that being on social media either no longer held any interest or was simply too painful.

Or, perhaps, both.

Gabe Brown shared this blurry selfie out of nowhere on January 2nd.

He captioned his triumphant return to social media:

“I’m back [grinning emoji] moohaha”

(We think that the bit at the end was supposed to be a gregarious or even playfully sinister laugh, like muahaha or mwahaha, rather than sounding like the laughter of a nefarious cow)

That’s great news!

Fans and followers were quick to welcome Gabe back with open arms, commenting:

“Welcome back I’ve missed talking with you.”

“Nice to see you back on IG we all have hard times but you have the strongest family bond there is.”

Welcome back I would love to chat with you.

“So glad. I’m so sorry about your mom. My mom passed in 2002. I no how hard it can be. Love the show and you.”

Some kept it short, sweet, and purely positive:

“Hi Gabe!! Happy New Year!”

Considering that Rain had clarified that Gabe was going through some tough times when she warned of the imposter, this is good news.

Good news for fans, sure, because they’re happy to get updates on Gabe’s well-being.

But also good news, in that it may be a sign that Gabe’s emotional health is in a better place.

He’s putting himself out there again, and that can only be a good thing, right?

We think so.


OutDaughtered: Adam Busby Breaks Silence on Divorce Rumors!

it’s hard to watch OutDaughtered and not get emotional. You get attached to the adorable children. And plenty of viewers adore the parents, Adam and Danielle Busby.

But has this couple’s marriage been torn apart by fame, six young children, one health crisis after the next, and the normal forces that tear couples apart?

That’s been the rumor. And now, Adam Busby is speaking out.

Adam Busby and Danielle Busby are stars of OutDaughtered.

In addition to an older girl, the two of them are the parents of the only all-girl quintuplets in the US.

Their oldest, Blayke, is a 6-year-old who loves pink.

The quintuplets are two years old.

Ava, the first of the quintuplets, is a quiet but observant little girl who is very attached to her mother (meaning that she would be especially impacted by a split).

Olivia is fun, goofy, loves to dance, and sometimes causes trouble.

Hazel is an adorable redhead who can be very affectionate but also a bit volatile. (Honestly, though, except for hair color, that’s all toddlers)

Riley is assertive and has a particularly close bond with her father, Adam. (Meaning that a split would also be especially taxing on her)

Parker is the most talkative and has the beginnings of leadership qualities — as much as a two-year-old can exhibit, anyway.

So, overall, OutDaughtered‘s premise is basically how Jon & Kate Plus 8 started, but without the dawning realization that the mother is an absolute monster who shouldn’t be allowed near a houseplant.

But … are Adam and Danielle headed down the same path — to splitsville and eternal drama — as the Gosselins?

Rumors have been circulating that the couple was having problems — problems beyond Hazel’s eye condition or Adam’s postpartum depression, we mean.

Marital struggles.

And the kinds of marital issues that could lead the two to split.

It’s not hard for most fans to imagine the sudden leap from one child to six children, all young and five of them with some degree or another of health problems (all of the quintuplets have a heart murmur, which is being treated with meds).

One fan tweeted:

“Why is it that almost every couple that gets a reality show on @TLC end up getting a divorce? If @AdamBuzz and @DanieBuzz decide to get one I’m done with that network!!!”

We’re not sure if that’s a viewer who’s just sick and tired of falling for a TV couple and feeling crushed or if she’s personally affronted by divorce (presumably the former).

But Adam shut down divorce rumors with one simple tweet, which quoted that text:

“Guess you will be a lifelong @TLC viewer. The D word isn’t in our vocabulary. I love my wife more than the day i said ‘I DO.’ We are the real deal.”

Setting aside all jokes about the couple not being allowed to say “dick” or “damn” or whatever your D-word of choice might be … that should be a source of profound reassurance to fans of the couple and of the series.


Farrah Abraham Breaks Down: I Can’t Get Along with My Mom!

Today's the big day — the new season of Teen Mom OG premieres tonight!

After a few painful months, we'll finally be reunited with Amber Portwood, Maci Bookout, Catelynn Lowell, and Farrah Abraham.

It can't come soon enough, can it?!

On this new season, we'll get to see Amber's breakup with Matt and, we presume, the beginnings of her new relationship with Andrew Glennon.

Like, there's no way we won't see any pregnancy stuff, so go ahead and get psyched about that.

We know from the sneak peeks we've seen so far that much of Maci's storyline will center around Ryan Edwards and his drug problems, so that'll be interesting.

As for Catelynn and Tyler, they've got that neat new house of theirs they've been fixing up, the childrens' clothing line, and they've even been talking about having another child!

It seems like MTV is still filming the cast members, too, so there's a chance we'll see the issues that caused Catelynn to check into rehab earlier this month.

And Farrah?

Well, judging by the teasers for this season, we'll see her coordinating her big move from Austin to L.A.

But with this new sneak peek she shared on her Instagram page, it looks like we'll be seeing many more emotional moments, too.

In the clip, Farrah is having dinner with her daughter, Sophia, her father, Michael, and his girlfriend, Amy.

She's talking to Michael and Amy about the difficulties of being a single mom — it sounds like she and Sophia are staying with them during the moving process, and like Sophia will continue to stay with them for a bit while Farrah gets everything settled for them in L.A.

"I totally appreciate how easy it is to live with you guys," Farrah tells them, while Amy assures her that Sophia will be the "number one priority."

"You know, you're appreciative and we feel lucky," Amy says — in case you didn't notice yet, Amy seems like a real gem.

Farrah then tells her that "it's a privilege to have your family get along, I just really haven't been used to that."

And then she starts crying.

"It's sad I can't stay at my mom's house," Farrah says before breaking down completely and hiding her face in a napkin.

Michael tells her that it's OK, and that they're there for her, and Amy looks on with sympathy. Sophia gives her mom a big hug.

It's actually, if you can even believe it, a really sweet family moment. With Farrah Abraham.

Is her mother really so awful that she brings out all that nastiness in Farrah? It seems like a good possibility.

With Michael and his girlfriend, she seems calm, and even a little bit sweet. Is this the real Farrah?

Will we even get a chance to figure it out, if she really has been fired from the show?

Whatever the reason behind all this, check out this new side of Farrah in the video below. But brace yourself, because it sure is bizarre:

Farrah abraham breaks down i cant get along with my mom

Derick Dillard Breaks Silence on TLC Firing

Derick Dillard has something to say about his firing from TLC.

Last week, the now-former Counting On star learned that the cable network wanted no part of him, not after Dillard used multiple Tweets to slam Jazz Jennings.

Jennings is the 17-year anchor of I Am Jazz, a series that chronicles her life as a transgender teenager.

As a supposedly dedicated and devout Christian, Dillard doesn’t support such a lifestyle… and he’s been vocal about this stance on social media.

“I pity Jazz,” Dillard recently Tweeted on the topic, adding:

“4 those who take advantage of him in order 2 promote their agenda, including the parents who allow these kinds of decisions 2 be made by a child.”

This was not Derick’s first time going after Jennings, either.

“What an oxymoron… a ‘reality’ show which follows a non-reality,” Dillard, unprompted by anything Jazz did or said, wrote in August.

‘Transgender’ is a myth. Gender is not fluid; it’s ordained by God.

In response to one of the faces of Counting On going after another face of its network, TLC released the following statement on November 12:

We want to let our viewers know that Derick Dillard has not participated in Counting On for months.

The network has no plans to feature him in the future.

We want to reiterate that Derick’s personal statements do not reflect the views of the network.

TLC is proud to share the story of Jazz Jennings and her family and will continue to do so.

So that was that.

Following weeks of chatter that TLC was done with Dillard, executives made it official.

And sides were subsequently taken on Twitter:

Now, several days later, Dillard has broken his silence over his official ousting.

“Thank you to all those who have supported us and given us so many words of encouragement recently. God bless you all!”

He also Tweeted a proverb yesterday:

“A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22)”

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So it sounds like Dillard is refusing to let TLC’s decision, along with its public upbraiding, bring him down.

He’s quoting the bible and also another controversial reality show star to get him through this difficult time.

You remember what Duck Dynasty’s Phil Robertson once said, don’t you?

Derick apparently lives by these contradictory words; that you can find someone’s lifestyle to be sinful, yet somehow also claim you have nothing against the person living in this manner.

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Members of Dillard’s own family don’t exactly agree, however.

“You might not agree with someone or their lifestyle but you SHOULD be compassionate and show God’s love regardless to everyone,” Amy Duggar Tweeted a couple days ago.

It was clear just what – or who, we should say – she was referencing with this message.

To her credit, it should be noted, Jennings hasn’t even said anything this combative in the wake of the Derick Dillard scandal.

“In the face of constant ignorance and hatred I prefer to disregard negative opinions and continue moving forward with love,” she wrote shortly after Derick’s latest insult.

Dillard could learn a lot about the person he thinks is an affront to God.