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Joy-Anna Duggar: All the Men in My Family SUCK!

Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth welcomed their first child, a baby boy named Gideon, back in February.

But since reality television takes time, we’re just now seeing all the good baby stuff on Counting On.

We’ve seen Joy-Anna talk about her plans for a home birth, and then when she went into labor, we saw her dramatic rush to the hospital once her midwife told her the baby was breach.

She ended up having a c-section, a little Gideon turned out not to be so little — at birth, he weighed 10 pounds and 3 ounces.

After watching all that on the show, we’re now at the point where we get to see Joy and Austin actually caring for their new baby.

And as you can see in this new clip from this week’s episode, it’s turning out to be a little more difficult than they thought it would be!

As the video begins, the new parents are preparing to give their son a bath in the kitchen sink, and they say that he usually enjoys the process.

Joy, who’s looking about as exhausted as you’d expect the mother of a newborn to look, also says that she’s been having to wake Gideon up during the night to feed him, because he doesn’t wake up to eat on his own.

A producer tells Austin that when his own kid was born, he was “freaked out” for the first few nights, and Austin could relate to that.

“The first week it was, ‘Is the baby breathing?'” he recalls. “I would just lay there and see if I could hear it, and multiple times I got out of bed, you know, making sure it was breathing.”

“I think I’m finally coming to the realization that there’s always going to be something for the rest of my life, and the rest of his life.”

Because, as he acknowledges, “that’s just part of my job as a dad.”

When Joy has her turn to speak with producers, she admits that “Being a mom is, in a lot of ways, easier than I thought and then, in a lot of ways, harder than I thought.”

She says that she knows her mom, good ol’ Michelle Duggar, “had gone through a lot with all of us kids,” but that she didn’t think having a kid of her own would be “that hard” because she’d always helped to take care of her siblings.

“It’s given me a whole new appreciation for moms out there that have kids,” she adds.

Next, Austin reveals that he’d never changed a diaper before his son came along, but that since Joy had a c-section and wasn’t as able to “get out of bed much,” he had to step up and take care of business.

He actually says that Joy only changed about five diapers during the first two weeks, so it sounds like he really was taking over diaper duty.

“Austin really stepped up,” Joy confirms, “especially since I had a c-section. I couldn’t really hardly get up at all by myself.”

“He had to help me up and I mean, do all the dirty work, for me and for the baby, and just … I mean, he’s amazing.”

And then, and this is the super interesting part, she adds that “I haven’t ever seen a guy give so much of himself for his wife.”

It’s interesting because the Duggar family is very, very close, and Joy has seen a lot of interactions between married couples.

There’s Jim Bob and Michelle, Josh and Anna, Jill and Derick, Jessa and Ben, Jinger and Jeremy, Joseph and Kendra, Josiah and Lauren …

So in all of those marriages, she’s never seen a man take such good care of his wife?

Also, Austin took care of his kid and his wife after his wife had a pretty major surgery, which is great, obviously, but it’s also just what a spouse should do, you know?

Is she saying that the men in her family wouldn’t take care of their children if their wives weren’t able to do it?

Because that kind of sounds like what she’s saying.

Come on, Duggars, if you can’t do better, at least do the bare minimum.

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Modern Family to Kill Off Major Character on Season 10

Some may say that Modern Family is the funniest show on television.

But there will be nothing funny about one of the upcoming storylines on Season 10 of the beloved ABC program.

According to co-creator Christopher Lloyd, the first half of the upcoming season will feature a significant character death.

That’s certainly something new for the series.

“We’re handling some bigger life events in this season,” Lloyd told Entertainment Weekly today, adding as a tease:

“We do deal with a death, which is certainly a topic that families have to deal with, and on television, it’s not easy to do because that’s a heavy subject. But at the same time, it would seem unusual for a family not to go through it.”

As you might expect, Lloyd isn’t about to divulge the identity of the corpse.

But he does say that it will “significant character on the series” and the death “will be a moving event – and an event that has repercussions across several episodes.”

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Modern Family stars Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Julie Bowen, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Eric Stonestreet, Ariel Winter, Sarah Hyland, Rico Rodriguez, Nolan Gould and Aubrey Anderson-Emmon.

It has maintained the same cast throughout its duration on the air.

It also set a record by winning five straight Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy Awards.

The sitcom is heading into its final contractual season, meaning this very well could be the show’s final season.

Lloyd, however, hopes this won’t be the case.

“There’s goodwill on both sides to make it happen, but there’s also complicated matters that have to get worked through, and there’s a time constraint on it, because we can’t have it take too long,” he says. 

“I’m hoping that that doesn’t make the whole thing go away, but I think there’s a decent chance we’ll see it happen.”

Lloyd continued as follows:

“From our standpoint creatively we’ve gotten excited writing this season and changing the lives of the characters – some in a significant way – and it’s made us think, ‘Wow, there’s a lot to explore in the lives of these characters.’

“They’re in many ways such different characters than they were five or 10 years ago when we started and they’re just as interesting and just as funny. So our standpoint was, ‘Well, if we can do another season, we may as well.’

“I’m hoping that we have some news on that [soon], and if it winds up that we tried and just couldn’t make it work, we will have a great final season for sure.”

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Modern Family Season 10 premieres on Wednesday, September 26 at 9/8c.

Our best guess is that Phil’s father, played by the amazing Fred Willard, is the one who kicks the proverbial bucket.

As for what else fans can expect from upcoming episodes?

He told EW the following:

“There is a significant change in the dynamics of the family that people maybe thought was going to happen at some point down the line that is happening sooner than expected.”

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Duggar Family: Seriously, Can Someone Marry Jana Already?

If you follow the Duggar family closely, then we probably don’t need to tell you that Jana Dugger is still single.

Normally, it wouldn’t be a big deal that a 28-year-old woman had yet to find Mr. Right, especially when that woman has as much going on in her life as Jana.

She’s a reality star, as well as an expert gardener and home repair enthusiast.

She pitches in with flipping houses and cars as part of the family business, and she serves as a second mother to her many, many younger siblings.

But Jana was raised in a family that believes procreation is a woman’s primary reason for being.

And so the efforts to marry Jana off are becoming more and more ambitious with each passing year.

The Duggars haven’t gone so far as to create a profile for Jana on Christian Mingle, but some fans think they came pretty close with their latest Facebook post:

“Our sweet Jana! She loves to serve others and has a heart of gold!” Jim Bob and Michelle captioned the photo above.

Yes, she loves to serve others almost as much as she hates close-ups.

Seriously, what’s going on with this picture?

Drone surveillance cameras get closer to their subjects than this.

Are they trying to find a suitor for Jana without her knowledge and using some sort of Melania-style body double for the pics?

We guess that might work.

After all, single Duggar women aren’t allowed to use social media, which means Jana has never known the joy of scrolling through a timeline and growing increasingly angry that all her high school friends are taking cooler vacations than she is.

We kid, Jana doesn’t have any high school friends — she never went to high school!

In all seriousness, this is probably just the Duggars offering what may be a much-needed self-esteem boost to their eldest daughter.

After all, it can’t be easy to be the single girl in a family that prioritizes marriage and procreation above all else.

Some folks think the Duggars want Jana to remain single so that she can continue to help around the house.

That may have been true at one point, but as their youngest kids reach maturity, Jim Bob and Michelle would probably like to see Jana start a family of her own.

But at least they’re taking the time to show her some appreciation in the meantime.

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Noah Brown: Rhain IS Taking My Last Name, No Matter WHAT My Family Says!

On Wednesday, August 15, Alaskan Bush People star Noah Brown married Rhain in a heartwarming wedding ceremony.

Some “fans” of the show and the family have never liked Rhain, and rumors began to surface that Rhain wasn’t allowed to take Noah’s last name.

Noah has come forward to clear things up, once and for all.

Noah Brown spoke to RadarOnline to lay this rumor to rest.

“Rhain is my wife,” Noah affirmed.

Not that there was any doubt — but, especially for newlyweds, that statement can feel powerful.

“And,” Noah continued. “She is my wife for life.”

Noah then makes it clear: “and of course she will be taking my last name.”

Noah cannot help but gush about his new life.

“It feels wonderful to be married,” Noah shares.

He mentions that his wedding date was a long time coming.

“Rhain and I were engaged for over a year,” he reminds fans, before repeating: “And we are finally married.”

He really loves saying it. That is so cute.

He says that the feeling of being married has really improved his life.

“It is like this huge weight has been lifted,” Noah says.

They’re no longer engaged and deciding when and where to get married or trying to work out any of those details.

Noah concludes: “We can finally focus on being husband and wife.”

Good for them!

Obviously, not ever woman who marries a man then goes and changes her last name to match his.

Some hyphenate. Some simply leave their names as they are. It depends on many factors, but ultimately comes down to personal preference.

Changing a name can be a troublesome and time-consuming and expensive process. It was probably a lot simpler a century ago when few women were gainfully employed or owned property.

Sometimes, it can take a new bride some time to change her name — remember, you have to change things like deeds and bank accounts in the process.

Just because someone hasn’t raced to do so instead of going on her honeymoon doesn’t mean that she’s never changing her name. We shouldn’t jump to conclusions.

Noah has been something of a black sheep in his family, which is probably why he gets more grief from fans and viewers than Bam Bam does.

Both sons fell in love and moved on with their lives, but Noah was always a little weird (yes, even weirder than his siblings).

The kid who’s a little goth isn’t going to thrive out in the wilderness, folks. He’s a grown man and he’s allowed to live his wife.

Some fans turned their ire on Rhain, even accusing her of “copying” Noah’s sister Rain’s name, because Rhain’s birth name is Ruth.

Folks, people can change their names any time that they like. 

We’re not sure why people think that Rhain would want to copy her now-husband’s sister’s name. Noah dragged Rain on Instagram just a couple of months ago.

Also, Rain Brown’s full name is Merry Christmas Kathryn Raindrop Brown. How would you even begin to “copy” that?

We’re so glad that Noah and Rhain found each other and we hope that they continue to enjoy their wedded bliss.

Fans (and so-called “fans”) will continue to say whatever they like about Noah and Rhain, but the further removed from reality television that Noah is, the less that these haters can touch them.

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Jill Duggar Announces Birth of Another Family Baby!

Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard are already parents to Israel and Samuel, and have taught their boys all about “God’s plan for sex” using a hate-filled children’s book.

It turns out that this fundamentalist take on sex education came just in time, because the Dillard family had another baby on the way.

Now, Jill has gleefully announced, the new baby has been born.

“So excited for another Dillard baby!! …” Jill wrote on Instagram beside a black-and-white photo of the newborn.

The baby, of course, is not hers.

Jill’s post continued: “Congrats @deena.dillard and @justdand.”

Those are Denna and Dan Dillard, her in-laws through her husband, Derick.

She also shared her nephew’s name, writing: “We can’t wait to meet baby Jax!”

Jill concluded her congratulatory post with the hashtags: “#firstDillardcousin #jaxonmichaeldillard”

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Jax’s mom also had some happy words to share.

“We are so excited to introduce Jaxon Michael Dillard to the world,” Deena writes on Instagram.

“He came at 9:11pm on Sept 5th,” Deena shares. “He weighs 6lbs 7oz and is 19 inches long.”

“He’s absolutely perfect in every way,” Deena gushes. Awww!

“During our skin to skin time,” Deena adds. “@justdand prayed the sweetest prayer of thanksgiving and blessing over our little family.”

“We are so grateful for God’s sweet blessing of Baby Jax,” Deena concludes.

Not content to write an Instagram post, Jill also took to her family blog to congratulate Deena and Dan.

“We are so excited for Dan and Deena (Derick’s brother and sister-in-law) on their new arrival!” Jill writes.

“Israel and Samuel are thrilled to have their first Dillard cousin,” Jill adds. “And we are so excited to have our first Dillard nephew!”

Jill reveals that they haven’t seen little Jax in person yet, but writes: “We all look forward to meeting him soon!”

“Y’all are such great parents already and we are so happy for you,” Jill writes to the new parents. “Welcome to this wonderful parenting journey!”

Jill and Derick and Deena and Dan are no strangers to congratulating each other.

“I would like to wish my sister-in-law @jillmdillard the happiest of birthdays!” Deena wrote on Jill’s birthday, back in May.

Though Derick’s bigoted attacks had gotten the couple in trouble, Deena sang Jill’s praises, writing: “She is a wonderful mother who loves Jesus so much!”

Deena even praised Jill and Derick’s missionary work, adding: “She’s even willing to raise her kiddos in the most challenging conditions in order to bring the Gospel to the nations.”

“We are blessed to know her,” Deena concluded at the time.

Derick and Jill are controversial, even compared to other Duggar family couples.

Their missionary work raised some eyebrows from fans who are concerned about their parenting — and from others who want to know why the couple is always begging fans for cash.

Derick’s transphobic attacks on fellow TLC star Jazz Jennings were not only despicable (what grown man tweets attacks on a teenage girl?), but ended the couple’s reality television career.

A lot of fans — even those who genuinely like Derick and Jill despite everything — aren’t confident that they know what they’re doing when it comes to raising children.

But it’s nice to see them celebrate a normal family milestone. They have their very first Dillard nibling! Maybe their kids will be close with Jax.

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Keeping Up with the Kardashians Recap: A Literal Family Feud

This season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians has featured one very prominent feud between family members.

Loyal viewers have watched as Kim Kardashian and Khloe Kardashian have teamed up and tried to bring down Kourtney Kardashian due to her lack of committment to hanging with her siblings.

On Sunday night, however, a different kind of family feud broke out.

A literal family feud broke out.

Because these same siblings and their loved ones were featured on… you guessed it by now probably… FAMILY FEUD!

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All did not go smoothly leading up to this special appearance, however, as Kris Jenner discovered that the family’s opponent, Paris Hilton and her relatives, had dropped out just 24 hours prior to taping.

Talk about a major crisis!

Why not Kanye West and his family, Kim suggested quickly, almost as if this had been the scripted plan all along?

So it was then decided: Kanye, Kim and his cousins would take on Kris, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and their cousin Cici Bussey.

Due to the uneven numbers, Jonathan Cheban was asked by Kim fly out from Miami at 4 a.m. to participate on Kris and Khloe’s squad.

There was just one problem wth this plan, Khloe pointed out:

“Love Jonathan and all but he’s not a Kardashian.”

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Others agreed and, therefore, on the day of the taping, a suggestion was floating for Kris Jenner’s mom, Mary Jo, to take Jonathan’s spot on the show.

“Jonathan should not be on our team,” Khloe said, to which an annoyed Kim shot back:

“How do I break the news to Jonathan that he’s not gonna play, and he just got on a plane at the drop of a dime.”

(Editor’s Note: This may, literally, have been the biggest First World Problem of all-time.)

Could Cheban just go on Kim and Kanye’s team?

“Jonathan’s a big boy … I’m not going to kick one of my family [members] off TV,” the rapper replied. “It’s their first time on TV.”

“Jonathan gets on TV all the time.”

To conclude this enthralling debate, host Steve Harvey stepped in said producers could put Kris and MJ on the same mic and have an uneven number of teammates.

Upon losing against her own family, Kim directed the blame right at Kanye’s cousins, saying:

“Kanye’s cousins sunk it for us, not gonna lie.”

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Elsewhere, Kourtney and Scott Disick went at it.

HARD.

The former was angry about the latter introducing his young girlfriend, Sofia Richie, to the ex-couple’s three children.

“So last night we got home, the kids were there. So, of course, they met my girlfriend,” Scott told her simply.

Kris then appeared to take Scott’s side.

“I don’t understand why she can introduce her boyfriend to the kids but you can’t introduce your girlfriend,” she told him.

The latest disagreement between these exes featured Scott accusing Kourtney of being “overly controlling.”

This is a word she REALLY hates being used against her. The mother of three defended herself as follows:

“We have rules. Kids need rules. It’s not hard.”

In a confessional, Kourtney added that being controlling or not has nothing to do with the situation.

“He gets everyone on his side and tries to play the victim,” she explained.

In the end, Scott did apologize for not giving Kourtney a heads up about the meeting between Mason, Reign, Penelope and Sofia.

As a result, the episode’s second feud came to a rather quiet conclusion.

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Mac Miller Update: Family Releases Statement, Awful People Blame Ariana Grande for Rapper’s Death

As previously reported, tragedy has once again struck Hollywood.

Around noon on Friday, authorities, responding to a call from an unknown individual, arrived at the San Fernando Valley home of Mac Miller and found the rapper dead.

He was 26 years old.

As of this writing, the likely cause of death is a drug overdose.

The artist had been well known and respected across the music industry ever since his debut album in 2012… but he was perhaps better known of late for his long-term relationship with Ariana Grande.

This romance ended in May, with sources saying that Miller’s substance abuse issues played a significant role in Grande deciding it was time to part ways.

Just a week later, Miller was arrested for drunk driving.

Shortly afterward, in July, he an interview to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 on Apple Music in which he referred to himself as a “self-destructive depressed drug user.”

But he also assured fans at this time that he was doing okay and that he was “happy” for Grande, who he dated for two years.

Just over a month later, Miller is dead.

“Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26,” his family said in a statement provided to multiple outlets.

“He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for your prayers. Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time

Elsewhere, Warner Bros. Records added the following:

“Mac was a hugely gifted and inspiring artist, with a pioneering spirit and sense of humor that touched everyone he met.

“Mac’s death is a devastating loss and cuts short a life and a talent of huge potential, where the possibilities felt limitless.”

The Los Angeles Fire Department has confirmed that first responders were dispatched Friday after an 11:42 a.m. call about a medical complaint at a residence in Studio City, California.

They did not transport anyone from the scene, making it safe to assume that Miller had passed away before they arrived.

“I just wanna go on tour,” Miller Tweeted on Thursday. “The show is going to be special every night. I wish it started tomorrow.”

Meanwhile, while music heavyweights mourn Miller’s passing (“Great man. I loved him for real. Im completely broken. God bless him,” Tweeted Chance the Rapper), a handful of terrible trolls out there are blamng Grande for what has transpired.

They somehow think the singer is responsible for Miller’s addiction and for driving him to this fatal place due to their split.

In the wake of this tragedy and upon seeing what these awful people were writing on her Instagram page, Grande disabled Comments for a period of time.

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She appears to have now turned them back on.

And if she is checking, we sincerely hope she sees that the supporters out there far, far, FAR outweight the misguided haters.

“The amount of tweets blaming Ariana Grande for what happened to Mac Miller is disgusting, his addiction and lack of help is what drove this to happen, don’t point the finger and blame,” wrote on fan.

And another chimed in as follows:

“Just noticed Ariana Grande disabled comments on her Instagram account after a barrage of Mac Miller-related comments. Recognize the true problem here, rather than using someone else as a scapegoat & continuing the cycle.

All so sad & nauseating.”

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Following Mller’s aforementioned crash and DUI arrest, someone on the Internet dared to blame Grande for the rapper’s fate.

She wasn’t having it.

“I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel that they need to be,” clapped back the singer, adding:

“I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety & prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming / blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his s— together is a very major problem.”

That is oh so true.

And also so not the point right now.

A young man is dead at the age of 26.

It’s a tragedy.

This is especially the case when you consider what Miller said in a documentary a few years ago:

“I’d rather be the corny white rapper than the drugged-out mess who can’t even get out of his house. Overdosing is just not cool. You don’t go down in history because you overdose. You just die.”

May he rest in peace.

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