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Kate Gosselin Sends Kids Off to School Amidst Custody Controversy

Six kids.

Two new grades.

And one proud and sentimental mother.

Amidst yet another battle with her awful ex-husband, Kate Gosselin has shared a fresh photo of her sextuplets, but it’s not just any photo.

It wasn’t snapped on just any day.

It was taken on the first day of eighth grade for Aaden, Joel, Alexis and Leah; and the first day of their senior year in high school for 17-year olds Mady and Cara.

“Feels like school never ended,” Kate wrote as a caption on Instagram. “And they’re already back! #SeniorYear #EighthGrade #ProudMom.”

As we’re certain many readers will note, the heartwarming photograph is missing two kids: Hannah and Collin.

In 2016, Kate revealed that her now-14-year-old son had moved out of her Wernersville, Pennylvania residence to enroll in an education program that teaches “life skills” to help him overcome his “educational and social challenges.”

She hasn’t said much about Collin since, which has angered and confused many celebrity gossip followers.

This is what Gosselin admitted a couple years ago about Collin, though:

“There’s a fairly fluid diagnosis of what those needs are, but he needs to learn certain strategies to help him deal with things.

“This has been a struggle we’ve had for a very long time, and it’s one I’ve dealt with on my own.”

What about Hannah, however?

This is where the aforementioned controversy with Jon comes into play.

The teenager has been spending a lot of time of late with her dad, which is encouraging we guess.

For years, it seemed as Jon was an absentee father at best; a total deadbeat and bankrupt dad at worst.

Now, though, Jon has seemingly gone in the opposite direction when it comes to Hannah at least, as he wrote on social media that this daughter now lives with him “permanently.”

Except she doesn’t. Not according to Kate.

“[Kate] maintains full custody of all eight of her kids,” a source familiar with the situation told People Magazine this week, further confounding everyone who follows this situation.

Why would anyone actually follow this situation anymore?

That’s a fair question.

It’s almost impossible to remember that Jon and Kate rose to fame back in 2007 when TLC debuted the series Jon & Kate Plus 8; it chronicled the crazy lives of this couple and their eight kids.

In June of 2009, however, the Gosselins announced they were splitting, surprising absolutely no one who had watched them fight, scream and yell at each other for years.

Ever since, Jon and Kate have battled in public and in the press over their children and over which of them sucks more.

In 2015, Jon filed for full custody of Hannah, but he was denied.

We’re glad she’s getting along better with her father these days, but we still feel sorry for Hannah and her siblings.

Because Jon is still her father.

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Paris Jackson Apologizes for Harper’s Bazaar Cover Controversy

Paris Jackson recently confirmed her sexuality, and drew accusations of hypocrisy for appearing on a magazine cover in Singapore, where being gay is criminalized.

Paris was called out by members of her own community for appearing to endorse a country whose laws regard her very existence as a crime.

Others rose to Paris’ defense, and she issued an apology.

After Gay Star News called out Paris on what they saw as a betrayal of the LGBTQ+ community by one of its own, Paris was quick to apologize.

“i didn’t know,” Paris tweeted, quoting the article. “i am sorry.”

“i was grateful for the opportunity,” Paris added, explaining why she had done the cover photo to begin with.

She is a young model. Despite her fame, she is 20 years old, and being on the cover of a magazine is still a big deal.

“But,” she said. “i’ll delete the post now.”

“i don’t want to be hypocritical or hurt anyone,” Paris continued on Twitter.

Of course she doesn’t! She’s a good person who always lends her voice to good causes and to marginalized communities.

“And my support for my fellow LGBTQ+ community comes first,” Paris affirmed. “Before my love for fashion and gratitude for this opportunity.”

It’s good that she has her priorities in order.

Paris finished that tweet with: “Again, i’m sorry.”

Paris had more thoughts, and it’s god that she shared them — because this is thought-provoking.

“I would like to add though,” Paris tweets. “That someone that is openly a part of the community being on the cover in a country against the community, should be celebrated.”

Representation is important, and a major first step towards acceptance.

Paris asks: “isn’t that a step forward?”

“Again,” Paris reiterates. “I am deeply sorry.”

Paris isn’t getting defensive, but she’s explaining why she took the gig and questioning some of the criticism, which is extremely fair.

“I didn’t mean to be hypocritical or hurt anyone,” Paris makes clear.

In a follow-up tweet, she does have one other line.

“Also,” Paris writes. “That article is ridiculously mean.”

That happens sometimes — some celebrities are nasty people. But is that sort of meanness deserved in Paris’ case?

Paris was on the cover of a magazine. If she were in an ad hyping up tourism for Singapore — or Dubai or, for some reason, Chechnya, this criticism would make a lot more sense.

But a magazine cover is not an endorsement of a country.

And representation can be so important. Paris heard supportive messages from countless fans, including the LGBTQ+ community and folks from Singapore.

When your own country’s laws are against you, seeing someone like you on a magazine cover can give you a spark of hope. Hope can mean survival.

It’s hard to see how Paris was doing a bad thing, there.

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Woman Tweets Airline Meet-Cute, Sparks #PlaneBae Controversy

Twitter has erupted in controversy, folks.

Not over the color of a dress or the sound of a word this time, but over the right to one's privacy while on board an airplane.

Earlier this month, a Twitter user named Rosey Blair was flying to Dallas when she asked a young woman if he would switch seats with her so that she could sit next to her boyfriend.

The woman obliged, moving just one row up, right in front of Blair, and paving the way for a viral meet-cute.

Indeed, Blair proceeded to live-Tweet the interactions and the exchanges between this man and the man who took the window next along her side, sparking an unexpected controversy across social media.

Was Blair just being funny, providing a few chuckles for her followers by chronicling a pretty cool turn of events?

Or was she being way creepy for invading the privacy of these individuals?

Scroll down, learn more and decide for yourself.

1. Here We Do…

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First, Blair explained what had just transpired and what she HOPED would subequently transpire. She got followers ready for what was to come.

2. Total Flirts!

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It’s happening! It’s really happening! These fitness buffs hit it off before the plane even took off.

3. Vegetarians Unite!

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They share the same taste in food and in working out and their arms are SO close to touching. This is true love!

4. Oh, It Is TOTALLY On Now

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Trust us, fellas: when a woman puts her hair down, she is getting down to business.

5. So. Much. Closer.

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Let me just zoom in here and make a diagram so you fully understand the proximity of arms here. They are very close to each other!

6. We’re Gonna Need ALL-CAPS for This

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A protein board, people! They’ve zoomed past drinks and are already sharing a meal together!

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Van Lathan Slams Josh Denny’s N-Word Usage After ‘Straight White Male’ Controversy

Comedian and Food Network host Josh Denny has come under fire for his recent comment that “‘Straight White Male’ has become this century’s N-Word,” and his convo with TMZ’s Van Lathan only added fuel … when Denny used the racial slur multiple…

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