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Attention, Counting On fans:
You can stop sending Abbie Burnett and John David Duggar congratulations now on their engagement…
… and start sending them wedding gifts instead.
If you think you’ll be snagging an invite to their big day, that is.
Just a few weeks after Burnett and Duggar surprised followers by announcing their plans to marry, we think we now know the date on which they will exchange vows (and kiss for the first time ever).
A few astute Internet users have actually tracked down Abbie and John David’s wedding registery, which includes a few items at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
If you look at the top-left corner in the screen shot below, you’ll see that the “event” at which this gift is meant to be presented is…
… January 19, 2019!
That seems to be it. That appears to be the John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett wedding date.
Makes sense, right?
The couple got engaged in July and will now be getting hitched in January, which is just about the usual short period of time members of this famous family usually wait between proposal and wedding.
Duggar and Burnett confirmed to the world that they were courting back in late June.
Many fans had been concerned about John David because he’s ancient by Duggar standards (28 years old) and had not yet settled down with a mate.
But that has all changed now.
Abbie works as a nurse and lives in Oklahoma.
She says she “connected” with the reality star at a church event in her home state… and things blossomed from there.
“It’s been a wonderful journey thus far,” John David said back upon revealing his courtship to critics and supporters.
Fast forward just one month and Duggar and Burnett had the following to say:
“Wow! We are engaged! This feels even more real than before! It was a special moment to share together.
“The proposal and the ‘YES’ really solidified that we want to spend the rest of our lives together. One of the most amazing things about following Christ is being able to trust Him to direct your path and lead your life.
“We are so thankful that He led us to one another. Now we need to start thinking about a wedding!”
Aside from going straight from courting to planning a wedding, Burnett and Duggar have been making headlines of late for breaking a ton of rules lately.
For example, they’ve been caught going on unchaperoned dates and even grabbing each other’s butts at Walmart.
They’ve also been skipping church and Abbie has been far more active on social media than is typically allowed within the confines of the Duggar family rules.
But whatever it takes to get John David married off and procreating, right?
How else will this cult keep its bloodline going?
Michael Jackson was the closest thing to a father figure that Dave Dave, who was born David Rothenberg, ever had. Dave even spoke at MJ’s funeral.
Dave, who survived a horrific attack decades ago and was an inspiration to others, has passed away.
Once known as “burn boy” for the injuries that covered 90% of his body, Dave was 42 years old.
“Dave died of heat exhaustion on the 15th of July,” Dave’s friend Justin revealed on Instagram.
Justin, who goes by Lil’ Eric and has worked with celebrities like Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, shared this grim news.
“Our friendship started with a hug,” Justin tells RadarOnline. “And that his how he started every friendship.”
“He got that from his father figure, Michael Jackson,” Justin explains.
“Michael taught him to love unconditionally,” Justin says. “And he did.”
Justin took to Instagram to explain how he made this tragic discovery.
“Last night, I called my good friend Dave,” Justin writes. “And his mother picked up the phone and we talked.”
There is no good way to find out that your friend has died.
“It wasn’t what I expected or who I expected,” Justin admits. “But she told me that Dave had passed away on July 15th.”
This is only now going public.
“I am going to be talking to her today,” Justin continued on Instagram. “She was very tired last night.”
“And there will be a funeral/memorial I will be attending sometime in the near future,” Justin wrote at the time.
“I know dave had a lot of people who loved him,” Justin says. “And knows of his story from the early 80s.”
In 1983, David’s father doused him in kerosene and set him on fire. The burns covered 90% of his body.
Michael Jackson was a friend and a father figure to Dave, who changed his name to Dave Dave after surviving the tragic ordeal.
Justin acknowledges that he and Dave were different people.
“The one thing that we had in common was we didn’t have many friends,” Justin says. “People that we could trust and he knew that and felt that about me and I knew that about him.”
“He talked to my mother several times on the phone,” Justin shares. “And was a very close friend of mine.”
This is just heartbreaking.
Justin writes: “He was helping me with promotion with my career and other things as we was preparing for his own music and working together.”
“I am deeply saddened today,” Justin writes. “And my friend will be missed by many I’m sure.”
To compound the tragedy, it’s been noted that Dave’s burn injuries make him extra vulnerable to heat exhaustion.
In other words, one might argue that he died from the injuries he received back in 1983.
“He was loved by many,” Justin writes to his followers before addressing his late friend. “And I thank you for being apart of my life and being my friend Dave !!!!”
“RIP brother,” Justin concludes.
Justin also shared a couple of photos from Dave Dave’s memorial.
“My amazing friend,” Justin writes on Instagram. “It was great getting together to meet everyone today.”
“Your memorial was beautiful,” Justin shares. “Your mother has given me many hugs.”
We are sure that he was a tremendous comfort to her.
“As I got to meet your other friends your ‘energy’ was beautiful,” Justin shares in reference to this image.
“I am posting this with your mother and your uncle and Marna in your mother’s house,” Justin shares.
He tagged the late Michael Jackson in the photo. Dave had spoken at Michael Jackson’s funeral.
“I thank everyone who loved my friend,” Justin writes. “He was amazing and touched so many lives!!!!! Including mine.”
“Thank you,” Justin concludes. “Always in my heart. My brother I love you”
Barbara Evans has been outspoken when it comes to her daughter Jenelle Evans’ husband David Eason, who she believes is dangerous.
David’s own mother tells a different story, however, telling Barb off in a lengthy missive shared exclusively with The Hollywood Gossip.
According to Barbara, David is a violent, aggressive, hot-tempered, controlling yahoo – with a penchant for firearms, no less.
Bit of a worrisome combination right there.
On the Teen Mom 2 reunion on Monday, August 13, Jenelle Evans didn’t show up, but Barbara did – and she didn’t hold back.
Babs openly speculated on MTV that Jenelle no-showed the reunion because her husband wouldn’t let her out of his sight.
“I don’t feel Jenelle is OK,” Barbara said.
“I’m just so so so worried.”
Due to David Eason’s aggression and love of guns, Barbara even said, “I’m going to be the first one shot cause I live closest.”
“It scares me,” she said of living in fear of him.
“He could come over and kill me any time.”
Scary stuff … but complete nonsense, according to another figure who claims she knows him – and his family – better than Barbara:
David’s mom, Mary Jo Eason.
Having heard several versions of this same, savage theme from Barb (above), Mary Jo has had just about enough, telling THG:
“I don’t like to comment on all of this because someone will be there to tell me they know more than I do about my own son!”
“My son does not beat Jenelle or boss her around! He doesn’t beat the children!” she adds, before addressing Babs directly:
“Barb you know he doesn’t! Tell the truth and shame the devil! You should be trying to help your daughter and her family.”
“You never say anything nice,” she says, pointedly directed at a woman she believes lies, manipulates and distorts the truth.
“You hated David from the start … you would rather be on that stupid show then [sic] be a loving parent and grandmother!”
(Jenelle has echoed this sentiment recently, accusing her mom of using her for fame and alleging that Barbara is the real child abuser.
The younger Evans also called 911 on Babs last winter, claiming that her mom had harmed or was going to harm son Jace.)
Mary Jo, she says, is “there every week,” while Ensley, David and Jenelle’s young daughter, “doesn’t even know [Barbara].”
“How can you keep right on saying horrible things about my son? They are happy and you can’t stand it! I’m so sick of so many lies!”
“Our children and grandchildren don’t deserve to be pawns in your nasty games!” Mary Jo continues, pleading with Barbara to stop.
“I’ve always been nice to you and your daughter and your grandchildren. How about try to put love and understanding and help in their lives.”
“Family and love for your family is all that matters,” Mary Jo pleads. “Please be honest and stop your vendetta.”
“You are only a year older than me. Don’t you know with each passing day our time in this Earth gets shorter.”
Damn. Now she’s getting deep.
In closing, David’s mother wants Barbara – and everyone else – to think before they repeat what they think is true.
There are usually multiple sides to a story, but she implies that Barb (and the media) only follow one narrative.
“All of you that keep saying things because you just think them should search your heart and soul and stop,” she concludes.
“David is my son and I know him better than all of you that don’t! I’m sure I’ll have to delete this but I have to speak up for my son.”
“He loves his family.”
Well, there you have his side of the story. Do you believe her? Or is David every bit the dangerous person Barbara alleges?
John David Duggar and his fiancee Abbie Burnett are doing things a little bit differently when it comes to their relationship.
So much so, in fact, that some observers have wondered if the Duggar family’s famed courtship rules even apply to him.
Just one month after announced to the world that they’re courting, the couple had another exciting announcement to make:
They’re engaged! To be married! Already!
“Wow! We are engaged! This feels even more real than it did before! It was a special moment to share together,” Duggar and Burnett said.
Not that the Duggars are known for dragging their feet when it comes to romantic relationships, but this one took place at light speed.
And raised more than a few questions.
“The proposal and the ‘YES’ really solidified that we want to spend the rest of our lives together,” John David, 28, added.
“One of the most amazing things about following Christ is being able to trust Him to direct your path and lead your life.”
With all due respect to Him, the one calling the shots here seems to be John David – to a degree rarely seen in his family.
THG’s sources on the ground at the compound tell us that John isn’t a fan of Jim Bob, and he’s showing his indepedence.
An eyewitness claims to have seen the couple on an unchaperoned date, upon which Abbie Burnett was wearing shorts.
Shorts! Two courtship rules shattered in one day!
The Duggar fan Facebook page, Duggar Family News: Life Is Not All Pickles and Hairspray, was the first to break that exclusive.
One of the Picks n’ ‘Spray admins posted:
“I just heard that John and Abbie were spotted today unchaperoned at the Tontitown Grape Festival… and Abbie was wearing shorts!”
Alas, there is no photo evidence to back this claim – “I put you who want to play sleuth in charge of finding a photo,” the post read.
Still, that particular page is not in the business of lying, and it basically confirms what we already know anyway at this point:
John David just does not care.
Think about it. He’s rarely, if ever, seen on TLC’s Counting On, the family’s reality series which basically pays everyone’s bills.
Unlike his siblings who feel comfortable living that Duggar life, he’s content doing his own thing, personally and professionally.
It was John David who decided to court Abbie in secret, we’re told, out of the spotlight, so that he could live his life as he saw fit.
Now, reportedly, the rest of the young adult Duggars want time off or to quit TV altogether, inspired by their brother’s example.
A gender dynamic can’t be overlooked. John David can clearly get away with things his sisters can’t, including his twin Jana.
Whereas Jim Bob effectively denies the Duggar girls’ careers and lives at his discretion, his son can (within reason) assert himself.
That’s a topic for another time, but as far as John is concerned, it sounds like the family “rules” for dating simply don’t apply to him.
A month-long courtship before proposing is bonkers even in Duggar terms. There’s no way they didn’t court in secret for some time.
Moreover, you can bet there are as many unchaperoned dates as he sees fit, because all his chaperones are filming Counting On.
Think about it.
If you watched Monday night's Teen Mom 2 reunion special, then you're well aware that it was a night to remember for Kailyn Lowry — just not in a good way.
Kailyn nearly fought with Briana DeJesus on two separate occasions.
The incidents were so severe that others on set later revealed that they felt unsafe.
It was enough to bring to mind the violent antics of former cast member David Eason, who was fired from the show last year.
Now, David is coming after Kail in a big way and demanding that MTV fire the beloved fan favorite.
But as Eason attacks Lowry, someone else is hurling some shocking allegations his way.
And the situation could have major repercussions for everyone involved …
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3. Reunion Rager
4. A Strange Obsession
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It’s been almost six months since David Eason was fired by MTV, but apparently, Jenelle Evans’ repugnant husband is still pissed about being unceremoniously kicked to the curb.
In fact, pretty much every time the network makes a major personnel decision, Eason takes to social media to throw a public temper tantrum.
When Bristol Palin joined the cast of Teen Mom OG, David whined on Facebook in embarrassing fashion.
So it should come as no surprise that he has much to say about MTV’s decision to partner up with one of the most infamous “actresses” on the planet.
In case you haven’t heard, Lindsay Lohan is set to star in a new reality show about her nightclub in Mykonos, Greece.
Sources say the series was inspired by Vanderpump Rules, and Lindsay will preside over the proceedings in the fashion of that show’s titular star.
Of course, Lisa Vanderpump is a successful businesswoman with decades of experience as a club owner, and Lindsay Lohan is what would happen if you injected a bloated liver with a newly-discovered strain of super-herpes, but we digress.
Anyway, David is not happy about his former home network’s decision to work with Lindsay.
“WOW! Lindsay Lohan,” David wrote on Facebook.
“MTV sure does love the drama. Great way to get some views, put the craziest person you can find on her own program!”
He went on to rag on Lindsay for her past substance abuse issues and compare her to one of the network’s most notorious former stars:
“I’m such a bad person but you go hire Lindsay??? WTF, that girl is gonna run off with your gear and sell it for cocaine!” Eason wrote.
“I mean everyone has their ups and downs in life but that’s more downs than ups! She will be MTVs new Farrah, only worse!”
Well, David would know all about a life that’s “more downs than ups.”
His own prodigious list of deep valleys includes such ignominious low-lights as marrying Jenelle Evans, doing drugs with her while she was pregnant, and having CPS called to his home 20 times in a single year.
Oh, and let’s not forget Eason’s homophobic tirade that got him fired from Teen Mom 2.
But please, David, tell us more about how Lindsay Lohan is the worst.
Compared to you, she’s an upstanding pillar of the global community.
If it weren’t sad to the point of being tragic, it would actually be impressive that you’ve managed to make Lindsay freakin’ Lohan look good.
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