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Amy Duggar: I’ve Been Kicked Out of My Own Family!

We’re about to take you back to the dark days before Josiah Duggar began rebelling against his father’s strict rules and harsh disciplinary tactics. 

We’re talking way, way back to a time when no Duggar women wore pants — a time when if you wanted to find someone with the last name Duggar who wasn’t completely under Jim Bob’s thumb, you had to leave the Tontitown compound and travel to the Fayetteville home of Ms. Amy Duggar-King.

Newer fans of the family might not even remember cousin Amy, as her role in the Duggar media empire has been severely diminished in recent years.

And sources say that’s no accident.

According to Radar Online, Amy Duggar is now forbidden to publicly associate with her famous aunt, uncle, and cousins in any way.

She reportedly was not invited to Josiah Duggar’s bachelor party that took place over the weekend, and she does not expect to be invited to his wedding.

Furthermore, Amy has been asked to remove all photos of her cousins from her social media accounts and to refrain from speaking with the press about Jim Bob, Michelle, or their offspring.

In effect, like Josh Duggar before her, Amy has been exiled from the famous branch of her family.

“Amy is not allowed to talk about the Duggars anymore,” a source tells Radar.

“Amy went through her Instagram and had to delete all the pictures she had with her cousins.”

Insiders say Amy is heartbroken by the request, and despite her considerable humiliation she “still loves” her entire family.

Of course, this isn’t the first time that there have been reports of serious strain in Amy’s relationship with Jim Bob.

When Amy married Dillon King back in 2015, the Duggars attended the ceremony but left the reception almost immediately, per Jim Bob’s orders.

The father of 20 was reportedly upset by the fact that his niece had decided to allow alcohol and dancing at her wedding.

In a 2016 interview, Amy revealed that she’s only allowed to see her cousins at their home in Tontitown, as they’ve been forbidden from going to visit her in Fayetteville.

“It’s a rule,” she said at the time.

“f I want to spend quality time with them, I have to come see them.”

Insiders say that even though Amy has long known that Jim Bob does not approve of her lifestyle, she’s stunned by the latest steps he’s taken to cut ties with her completely.

Asked to comment on the situation by Radar today, Amy replied simply, “No comment.”

We’ll have further information on this developing story as more information becomes available.

In the meantime, watch Counting On online to relive Amy’s contentious relationship with her famous uncle.

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Jacob Roloff Labels Reality TV “Ridiculous,” Details Split from His Family

Note to Little People, Big World viewers:

If you’ve been holding your breath for the last few months, waiting for news that Jacob Roloff is set to return to his family’s reality show, then you may go ahead and exhale.

Because the news has been confirmed and Jacob is on his way back to this TLC series?

No.

Because he likely never will be and there’s no point in risking suffocation at this point.

We’re nearing the two-year anniversary of Roloff stunning fans by announcing his resignation from Little People, Big World.

He did so in July of 2016 by saying he was sick of “storylines [being] drawn up” about him and his relatives, hinting strongly that the program was scripted.

Jacob went on to cite “ridiculous talking points” that producers asked cast members to mention, while labeling his loved ones as “characters” in this misleading drama.

With these statements, Roloff left the world of reality television and has spent the past several months traveling around the Pacific Northwest with his fiancee and two dogs.

Over time, however, Jacob slowly made up with his family and has now opened up about his time in front of the camera.

This is what Jacob writes in his new book, “Out to See,” in regard why he left the show:

Among so many things, I simply did not want this ridiculous reality TV to use up so much of my time, lest it leave too deep an imprint on my ability to influence the world otherwise.

I did not want this imposition to become my identity, and so I rebelled in the manner that I did, and eventually exited the show.

Let no one ever accuse Jacob Roloff of not being a profound individual.

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Jacob also touched on his series departure last May, while expounding last June about the ways he’s grown up since making this decision.

“I remember at that time, I was causing strife,” Roloff said last summer about the previous summer, adding:

“I said inflammatory things. Even as I said those things, I would admit that in about a year, I’d probably regret some of this.”

Jacob went on to admit that he “rebelled” as a teenager and “left the show and left the religion I was brought up with, and I left it in a pretty flamboyant way.”

But now? 

Now he loves to spend time with his niece and nephew and parents and there are no hard feelings between any of them.

Still, we read excerpts from his memoir and can’t fathom he ever shows up on front of a camera again.

“The entire concept of reality TV is strange because, as a viewer, you are subscribing to a particular illusion – that you are witnessing and being let in on the secrets of the subjects’ lives,” he writes.

“In reality you are being shown a shallow character and only what someone else approves of, in relation to narrative and talking points.”

Wait… WHAT?!?

Jacob is saying that what we see on reality television is not exactly true reality? We’re stunned!

Concludes Jacob in this passage:

“This was my meaning in saying the ‘Roloff Characters’ in the past; not that the real people are characters or deliberately acting; but whichever Roloff you think you know is… sculpted specifically to entice and convince you to keep this channel on.”

Welp, now we’ve heard everything.

There’s no way this applies to Keeping Up with the Kardashians at least.

That show depicts each of those sisters precisely as they really are, with no editing and no scripts involved at all.

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Khloe Kardashian: Ordered Back to Los Angeles by Her Family!

Khloe Kardashian did her best to enjoy Memorial Day Weekend just a few days ago.

She really did.

The reality star shared multiple precious photos of herself and her daughter on Snapchat, for example, one of which featured Khloe in the obligatory red, white and blue.

In another Tweet, meanwhile, Kardashian posted an old picture of her firstborn, including with it a caption that marveled over both motherhood and how quickly times goes by.

“I sometimes, still can’t believe im a mommy!!! I’m so so thankful for such a blessing!! True is the sweetest ever! I got my bestie for life!” wrote a very excited and very happy Khloe.  

She added: “Thank you Jesus for my angel.”

And then, in regard to the picture below, Kardashian wrote:

My baby bunny. She was only 2 weeks in this pic. Why is the time flying!! She will be 7 weeks tomorrow.

So… everything seems very good with Khloe, doesn’t it?

She’s clearly loving this whole parenting thing, right?

But there’s still the whole issue of Tristan Thompson and how he cheated on her many times and whether or not she’s finally ready to dump his sorry ass.

Despite some strong hints that she’s prepared to walk away, Khloe has not yet come right out and said she’s moving away from Cleveland and putting that romance in her rearview mirror.

Much to the chagrin of her famous family members.

“Everyone is understanding of her situation and they are all trying to be there for her, but obviously want her home,” a source told E! News this week, adding:

“They are letting her have her space in Cleveland and keep her routine, but wish they could have more moments together as a family unit and have True around more.”

Khloe moved to Ohio a few weeks prior to giving birth.

The move was always meant to be temporary, even before news of Thompson’s cheating scandal broke.

She’s now been there for about three months and no one knows when or if she’ll go back to California full-time.

“Everyone hopes she will come back to Los Angeles once True is a little older,” this E! News insider concludes.

Still, it’s unclear if Kardashian agrees… although it’s very clear she’s sick of strangers telling her what to do.

“People spend too much time finding other people to blame, too much energy finding excuses for not being what they are capable of being,” Khloe recently said, continuing to go off as follows:

“People these days are focused so much on someone else’s life instead of their own.

“They love to give advice but are not living the advice that they are offering. Most of the ones giving advice are in no place to give anything at all. Focus on your own world.

“I’m sure there’s cracks there that need your attention. We all got em.”

In conclusion?

“Misery loves company,” Khloe wrote of various social media users.

“People can’t stand for someone else to flourish and be happy. Nowadays people thrive off ones downfall rather than their success. Sadly.”

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Duggar Family Courtship Questionnaire: Revealed! Bizarre!

One of the most heavily-scrutinized aspects of life in the Duggar clan is the courtship process by which young people find suitable spouses.

Casual dating, premarital sex, and divorce are all forbidden in the Duggars' world, so there's a lot riding on every courtship.

Despite all that, the process moves fast — very fast.

Often, Duggars get engaged just a few weeks after they begin courting, and they're married a few weeks after that.

So perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise that the family has its mate selection protocol down to a science.

Thanks to the folks over at Free Jinger, as of today, we know more about the process than ever before, and as you might expect, the whole thing is intensely creepy.

Without further ado, here are some of the more bizarre highlights from the list of 423 questions (!!!) that are presented to potential Duggar suitors.

It's believed that both male and female courtship partners are forced to fill out the questionnaire, and of course, the responses are reviewed by Jim Bob himself:

1. Do you ever seek advice from others?

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This is the very first question in the very first section, entitled “Life Influences”. If your answer is anything other than “the lord and savior JC,” ya best just keep it moving.

2. Who were your role models and heroes? For what reasons?

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We’re still under the “Life Influences” heading here. Again, if you’re answer doesn’t start wth “J” and end wth “-esus of Nazareth,” then don’t let the door hit you.

3. You are the result of the influence of which people?

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Is it us, or is this just a weird way of repeating the previous question? The list is 423 questions long, JB, maybe you could trim the fat a little.

4. What personality traits and/or strengths do you see in women/men you know that you would desire for your wife/husband to possess?

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This one provides a great opportunity to troll Jim Bob with an answer like “the ability to shotgun a 12-pack of Bud Light Limes on a nude beach in San Tropez.”

5. What do you read?

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Obviously, this is 100 percent a trap question. The Bible is the only answer that won’t have you cast out like Satan himself. Feel free to answer “the Harry Potter series” if you want to see steam shoot from a grown man’s ears.

6. Would you be willing to die for Christ? If you’re not dying daily, how can you be so sure you would then?

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Now we’re in the “Spiritual Life” section, and we think it’s safe to say things will be getting a lot more abstract from here on out. It’s okay to encourage your spouse to engage in a certain activity every day, but it should be something like making homemade mac and cheese … not, ya know, dying.

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Duggar Family: Response to Arkansas Abortion Law Stuns Fans

Earlier today, the Supreme Court cleared the way for the nation’s most restrictive anti-abortion law to go into effect.

The justices declined to hear an appeal against the Arkansas law, which would severely limit the ability of doctors to provide medication-induced abortions to their patients.

The law has been the subject of intense debate on social media, and many are wondering what the state’s most famous abortion opponents have to say.

But surprisingly, thus far, the Duggars have been silent on the matter.

Yes, despite previously comparing abortion to the Holocaust and spearheading fundraising efforts for anti-choice protesters, not one of the Duggars has commented on today’s developments.

The silence, of course, speaks volumes, and both fans and critics alike are wondering when and how the family will finally make a statement.

The Duggars have a long history of political engagement, and they’ve gone on record as saying they won’t be satisfied until abortion is prohibited on a federal level.

So while they likely don’t view today’s ruling as a total victory, they almost certainly see it as a major step in the right direction.

Most surprising of all is the fact that Jill Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard, has not yet spoken out on the matter.

Dillard’s controversial political views have made him a divisive figure in recent months.

In November of 2017, Dillard was fired from the Duggar’s reality show, Counting On, after making statements that many construed as transphobic on Twitter.

Jill quit the show as a gesture of solidarity, and Derick’s views have lurched even more to the far-right in the time since his business relationship with TLC came to an abrupt end.

It was widely expected that Derick would have much to say about today’s events, but thus far, he’s keeping his views to himself.

In the meantime, others are making their voices heard on the matter.

“Arkansas is now shamefully responsible for being the first state to ban medication abortion,” Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement issued this afternoon.

“This dangerous law also immediately ends access to safe, legal abortion at all but one health center in the state. If that’s not an undue burden, what is?” she added.

“This law cannot and must not stand. We will not stop fighting for every person’s right to access safe, legal abortion.”

Laguens points out that if the law is permitted to take effect, two of the three facilities that perform abortions in Arkansas would likely be forced to close.

On the other side of the political spectrum is Family Council Executive Director Jerry Cox, who issued a statement in support of the law:

“This is very good news for people who care about the safety of women in Arkansas,” Cox said adding:

“This is a pro-life victory not only for the women of Arkansas, but for women across the nation. I’m sure other states will be looking at Arkansas and considering following our example.”

Today’s development comes on the heels of attempts by Arkansas lawmakers to institute a ban on abortions after the 12-week mark of a pregnancy.

That effort was blocked by a federal appeals court.

We’ll continue to be on the lookout for the official Duggar response to today’s appeal rejection.

In the meantime, watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.

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Kanye West Makes an Enemy of Whitney Houston’s Family

Kanye West should just go ahead and pose naked at this point.

Are we dying to see the rapper’s most private of parts? No.

But if the artist is looking to make headlines and garner attention, he’d be far better served at this point to just follow the lead of wife Kim Kardashian

… as opposed to doing all the nauseating nonsense he’s been doing for the last several weeks.

It all started shortly after West confirmed he had a pair of albums coming out this summer.

From there, he returned to Twitter and rambled on and on about making America great again, while making his affectionfor President Donald Trump well known to all.

Then, he said black people chose to be slaves.

We figured this was the lowest point to which Kanye could sink, and some may understandably argue that is remains the case.

However, such an asinine comment was not personal in the way his latest actions are personal.

To what are we referring? 

West actually went ahead recently and paid $ 85,000 for a photo that depicted Whitney Houston’s bathroom on the day she died of a drug overdose.

(The iconic singer’s body was found in the bathtub of her hotel room on February 11, 2012.)

The disturbing snapshot features a sink and vanity area covered in drug-covered spoons and drug paraphernalia.

Why would Kanye want this haunting image?

Because he used it as the cover photo for for Pusha T’s album “DAYTONA.”

Gross, right?

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Houston’s cousin, Damon Elliott, certainly thinks so.

“To do something for a publicity stunt to sell records, it’s absolutely disgusting,” Elliott tells People Magazine of the photo, adding:

“It hurt my family and my daughter. It’s petty. It’s tacky.”

Yeah. We can easily see why.

Elliott actually worked with Kanye on a Keyshia Cole track and said he was stunned to learn the musician made this decision.

“I’ve watched the train wreck happening, but I didn’t think he’d go this far in invading someone’s family privacy,” says Elliott, referencing West’s recent rants and raves on social media.

Elliott wants West to apologize and to replace the inappropriate album cover.

And if Kanye ever calls and the two can chat? What would Whitney’s cousin say?

What were you thinking? Did you think this through? And if you did, why did you do this?

Because you’re hurting people. It knocked the wind out of me last night. When someone passes, you try to mourn and move on and remember the good times.

Amen. And… obvious, right?

To everyone except Kanye West.

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