Jinger & Amy Duggar Bury the Hatchet … But Why Were They Feuding In the First Place?

Back in November of 2016, Jinger Duggar married Jeremy Vuolo at one of those massively-attended ceremonies that have become a common occurrence in Springdale, Arkansas in recent years.

With few exceptions, the Duggars marry very young, and they invite hundreds of guests to their weddings, including, of course, their many siblings and other familial relations.

But as fans pointed out following Jinger’s wedding, one of the most famous members of the extended Duggar clan was not in attendance at the ceremony or the reception.

In fact, Amy Duggar was 1,300 miles away in Las Vegas.

As you might imagine, Jinger’s ultra-conservative family are no great fans of Sin City, and many assumed that Amy’s choice of vacation destination was her way of flipping the bird to Jim Bob and company,

Adding fuel to the fire of a major feud was the revelation that Jinger stopped following Amy on Instagram.

As In Touch Weekly points out, the Duggar obsessives of Reddit went wild when they noticed that Amy was posting selfies from Vegas as Jinger was saying “I do” in Arkansas.

“Maybe Jinger and Amy had a falling out,” one fan speculated.

“I actually bought the plans excuse. Duggar weddings are always announced like two months prior,” remarked another, referring to Amy’s explanation that she was merely attending to a prior engagement.

“They could’ve easily bought tickets to another destination before that.”

“I think the family is huge enough now that having every person attend every event is getting increasingly unlikely,” a third fan noted.

“There is no rift between me and my cousins at all. It was just wrong timing,” Amy told Entertainment Tonight at the time.

“We already had something scheduled.”

But fans weren’t buying it. 

In addition to the fact that Jinger had cut ties with her cousin on social media, the whole situation came on the heels of reports that the Duggars were no longer allowed to talk to Amy, per Jim Bob’s orders.

This week, Jinger began following Amy on Instagram again, but for many, even that’s not sufficient proof that she’s been welcomed back into the family.

After all, Jinger’s reputation as the family rebel is well-deserved., and if anyone were to defy Jim Bob’s commands and get in touch with Amy, it would be her.

In all likelihood, Jinger never harbored any ill will toward Amy at all.

It’s a fact that Duggar wedding dates are often kept secret until just weeks before the wedding, and Amy may have already made other plans.

What seems far more likely is that she was ordered to end her relationship with Amy and is now going against Jim Bob’s wishes.

Keep an eye on this situation, folks.

The feud may be over, but there’s a good chance the drama is just beginning.


Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott Try to Bury Breakup Rumors with PDA Pic

In a little over a week, sweet baby Stormi Webster will turn 6 months old. Yes, really.

In the mean time, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott just had their GQ cover, but they’re not limiting their PDA to magazines. They’re also cozying up on social media.

After rumors of the two breaking up after a massive fight, this may be an effort to silence those stories.

Kylie Jenner used her social media savvy to build her brand — and an (almost) billion-dollar makeup empire.

But Travis Scott is no stranger to social media. He even still uses Snapchat!

And it was on Snapchat that the rapper shared a cuddly PDA photo of him with Kylie.

The black-and-white photo is simply captioned “first ferdi.”

While Ferdi can be short for Ferdinand, in this context, it is simply slang for “a very cute-ass boy.” We’re not joking.

Kylie Jenner Cuddles with Travis Scott on Snapchat

Recently, Kylie and Travis were reportedly in a heated argument.

It was said to have started while the two were having dinner, with the young couple leaving dinner in a huff after only 45 minutes.

According to eyewitnesses, the situation seemed to have deteriorated further once they returned to the hotel room, because Travis apparently left the hotel room in a hurry.

In fact, it was even speculated that Kylie had kicked Travis out for the night, but that was purely speculation.

A lot of people have felt that the couple who conceived just weeks after they began dating and whom many believe are only together because of Stormi are just not a great match.

So, are they trying (and failing) to make it work just to remain together for Stormi’s sake?

As part of her interview for their recent GQ cover, Kylie wrote that it is “normal” for them to get “in a little fight” from time to time

“When we fight, it’s usually just because we’ve been away from each other for too long and we didn’t see each other for, like, two weeks,” Kylie explains.

That sounds pretty toxic. Isn’t absence supposed to make the heart grow fonder?

“And we have Stormi now,” Kylie says. “And I can’t travel with her. She’s too young. So it’s harder to see each other.”

So, usually, Kylie stays at home with Stormi while Travis goes on tour to rap, and apparently to do his best DoodleBob impression.

If this very normal dynamic between the two of them is really causing them to fight, then it probably speaks to deeper, underlying issues, right?

We don’t know what these arguments are about on the surface.

But couples who argue a lot — and we cannot stress enough that, no matter what you saw or heard on teen dramas, that is not healthy — tend to have unspoken reasons for disagreements.

Maybe it’s just Kylie missing Travis or vice-versa.

Or maybe it’s Kylie resenting that her life has been totally transformed while Travis goes on tour whenever he wants to.

Kylie continues to avoid showing her baby’s face in order to punish fans who made up rumors about her having a different baby daddy.

Being a celebrity and a parent can lead to a lot of difficult choices, including how much exposure — if any — a baby should receive.

But Kylie and Travis may feel, as many fans believe, that they are obligated to stay together for Stormi’s sake.

Being a parent comes with a host of obligations, but staying in a toxic relationship is not one of them.

Sure, this sweet, cuddly photo that they shared might mean that they’ve made nice … but, realistically, how long is that going to last?


Taylor Swift and Katy Perry: Did They Finally Bury the Hatchet?!

It feels like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry have been stuck in this petty feud forever, doesn’t it?

Like, yes, it has been literal years since the first became mortal enemies, but still, it’s really been dragging out.

It’s been over three years now since Taylor released “Bad Blood” — and since she revealed that it was about a fellow pop star.

“For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not,” Taylor said in a 2014 interview. “She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, ‘Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?'”

She said that the previous year (2013 if you’re keeping up, which means that this feud is nearly five years old) “she did something so horrible” that made her realize “Oh, we’re just straight up enemies.”

“It had to do with business,” she explained. “She basically tried to sabotage an entire arena tour. She tried to hire a bunch of people out from under me.”

In all the time since this whole mess began, we learned what really happened: there were some backup dancers who toured with Katy, and then they toured with Taylor.

Before they went on tour with Taylor, Katy told them that she’d be touring again soon too, so if they wanted to work with her again, to be sure to work that out in their contracts with Taylor.

So they did, and when it was time for Katy’s tour, they left Taylor’s.

That’s it. That’s what this whole dumb thing is about.

Things sort of simmered for a while — they both acted shady here and there, or they did things that were perceived to be shady.

But earlier this year, Katy finally retaliated by releasing a diss track of her own in “Swish Swish.”

And after she released the song, she spent a whole, whole lot of time talking about Taylor.

She accused her of trying to “assassinate my character,” and she hinted that “karma” would be coming for her.

“There is the law of cause and effect,” Katy said in one interview. “You do something and there’s gonna be a reaction. And trust me, daddy, there’s gonna be a reaction.”

Then, in a podcast she did to promote her new album back in June, she said that she was “ready to let it go.”

“I forgive her and I’m sorry for anything I ever did, and I hope the same from her,” she said. “I think it’s actually, like, I think it’s time.”

“There are bigger fish to fry, and there are real problems in the world. You know what I’m saying? I love her, and I want the best for her.”

“Maybe I don’t agree with everything she does,” she continued, “and she doesn’t agree with everything I do, but I just really, truly want to come together in a place of love and forgiveness and understanding and compassion.”

And according to some new reports, it looks like they’ve finally been able to do that!

Taylor has been spotted in Miami this week, filming a music video for her song, “End Game.” And according to several people who spotted her, one of her backup dancers looks a whole, whole lot like Katy.

A source spoke with E! News and confirmed that Katy did film with Taylor, and that they made up while they were both in Miami.

We guess we’ll see if it’s true when the video comes out, but we do know that Katy was down in Florida earlier this week on her tour, so it’s definitely possible she could have set aside time to hang with Taylor.

So could it be? Is the dumb pop star feud of the century finally over?!

And if it is, is anyone else just a little disappointed?


Donald Trump: Did NBC Execs Try to Bury Billy Bush Tape?

Throughout his controversial run for the White House, Donald Trump has maintained an unusual relationship with NBC and its on-air talent.

Back in the early aughts, the network helped the GOP candidate maintain his household name status with The Apprentice.

But shortly after his presidential campaign kicked off in June of 2015, NBC severed ties with Trump in response to the real estate mogul’s outrageous statements about immigrants from Mexico.

It seemed as though Trump and NBC would remain at odds for the remainder of this election season, but in the past few weeks, the relationship between the real estate mogul and the struggling network took an odd turn.

First, Today anchor Matt Lauer was accused of displaying a pro-Trump bias during September’s Commander-in-Chief Forum.

Shortly thereafter, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon was widely criticized for helping to humanize Trump in a jocular interview loaded with softball questions.

Not long after that, NBC Nightly News anchor and debate moderator Lester Holt took serious flak for allowing Trump to interrupt Hillary Clinton and generally run rough-shod over the evening’s format during the candidate’s first head-to-head debate.

Many believed that NBC was guilty of overcompensating, so as not to appear at odds with a candidate who was never expected to become a major party nominee, and whom the network butted heads with early in his primary run.

Then, last week, one of the biggest bombshells of this election year dropped in the form of footage in which Trump appears to boast about acts of sexual assault.

Once again, NBC was directly involved.

The shocking video (seen below) featured Trump bragging about groping and harassing women in a conversation with Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, while on the set of the long-running soap opera Days of Our Lives.

Days and Access are both NBC properties, and Bush was a longtime employee of the network.

The fact that the footage was released by the Washington Post (after allegedly being leaked by an Access staffer) and not by NBC has resulted in yet more criticism for a news department that’s been under fire for much of this campaign.

NBC fired Bush from the Today show yesterday, but many feel that the fact that execs knew about the footage months ago and chose not to release it will leave the network with a black eye from which it may never recover.

Now, however, there’s reason to believe that NBC had every intention of releasing the tape, but planned to do so at a later date, so as to have a greater impact on the outcome of the election.

According to TMZ, NBC execs knew about the footage for quite some time (some say for more than a decade), and as several of them are no fans of Trump’s they planned to release the video at a time when it would do the most damage to his campaign.

After the tape went public, Access Hollywood aired an edited version of the video, in which offensive comments made by Bush were cut out.

It seems there was initially a plan for Access to release the tape in its entirety, though how the show would’ve aired footage so damaging to Bush without causing irreparable harm to its own reputation remains unclear.

Interestingly, there are reports that NBC is angry that it allowed itself to be scooped with its own footage, but plans to take advantage of another opportunity to stick it to the Donald.

A former employee of the network recently confirmed the existence of footage of Trump using the “n-word” during his time on The Apprentice.

There may be significant legal hurdles, but at this point, releasing the tape would allow NBC to achieve the twin goals of restoring faith in its objectivity and hurting Trump’s chances of getting elected.

It seems that if the network has its way, there may be one more October surprise in store for Trump.