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Amy Roloff Tries to Squash Family Feud Rumors

Over the past two weeks, various members of the Little People, Big World family have been sharing various photos online.

They’ve all been very cute and awfully precious because they’ve featured relatives enjoying the holidays together.

But there’s been something missing.

Or, rather, there has been someone missing from any photo that featured Jeremy Roloff and any photo that featured Audrey Roloff.

It’s true. Have you not noticed it?

None of the images shared by members of the Roloffs has depicted both Audrey AND Jeremy in the same shot.

Take note of the snapshot posted above by Amy, for example.

And also the one below, posted by her ex-husband, Matt.

For this reason, and a few others, some fans of this TLC program have been wondering if there’s a rivalry between Jacob and Audrey.

They don’t follow each other on Instagram and they definitely have contrasting views on life.

Jacob is not religious. He travels around the country with his girlfriend and dogs and doesn’t seem too anxious to settle down in one place.

Audrey is VERY religious. She adores her life at home with husband Jeremy and new daughter, Ember.

Is it possible these two have been unable to find any common ground on which they can get along?

Certainly.

But Amy has responded to chatter over any sort of feud with a simple fact.

Why weren’t Audrey and Jacob together at any point over the holidays? Simple, she wrote to followers on social media:

“To clear it up: Jeremy and Audrey were out of town for New Years.”

Oh. Okay then.

The alleged hatred that may or may not exist between Audrey and Jeremy marks one of the few controversies to surround the Roloffs.

For the most part, these loved ones have appealed to viewers over the years because they get along so well with each other.

There’s rarely any drama.

Late last year, however, some insiders claimed there was tension between Amy and Matt (see below) due to the latter’s relationship with Caryn Chandler, who started dating the family patriarch despite also knowing Amy pretty well.

Audrey has also received some backlash for the sort of marriage advice she gives on a constant basis.

Will these reports and rumors have any impact in upcoming episodes?

Will the Roloffs get along differently when the new season premieres?

We’re anxious to find out.

(In other words: Hint, hint, TLC… bring the show back ASAP please!)

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Jinger Duggar Pregnancy Announcement: Her Family Reacts!

Yesterday, Duggar fans received news they’ve been anticipating for over a year:

The family announced that Jinger Duggar is pregnant with her first child.

Jinger married Jeremy Vuolo 14 months ago, and Duggar women typically get to work on making babies shortly after the vows are exchanged.

Rumors of Jinger being secretly pregnant began to circulate almost immediately, but for reasons that still aren’t entirely clear, Jinger and Jeremy decided to wait.

Obviously, they don’t owe anyone an explanation, and fortunately, it seems fans and family members are too busy celebrating to ask for one.

The Duggars and their in-laws took to social media yesterday to share their elation over Jinger and Jeremy’s joyous news.

Interestingly, first up was Jill Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard.

Derick was recently fired by TLC after expressing some wildly controversial views on social media.

This week, however, he’s been all positivity, wishing Jinger and Jeremy all the best on Instagram:

“Congratulations Jinger and Jeremy on expecting your first child! We are so excited for y’all and know you’ll make excellent parents! Israel and Sam are getting at least 43% more cousins in 2018 and they be excited like WOOO!!!” Derick wrote.

Yes, Derick is now using “urban slang.”

We guess that’s an indication of his excitement.

Not to be outdone, another of Jinger’s brothers-in-law Ben Seewald, who pointed out just how rapidly the Duggar clan is expanding:

“3 weddings in less than a year’s time, with @jeremy_vuolo & @jingervuolo, @austinandjoyforsyth, Joe & Kendra! 3 new babies (all boys) born in 2017, Henry, Samuel & Mason! And now… 3 new babies due in 2018! Boys or girls, what are your guesses?” Ben asked his followers.

On their official Facebook page, the Duggars themselves offered up the following message of congratulations:

“Congratulations Jeremy and Jinger!! We are so excited and can’t wait to meet this little one!”

Some fans are disappointed by the fact that the Duggars clearly have no intention of explaining why Jinger took so much longer than her other married siblings to start a family.

But for now, the Vuolos are clearly only interested in receiving one kind of message from fans–words of congratulations.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.

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Duggar Family 2018 Predictions: A Baby For Jinger & So Much More!

Well, a new year is upon us, which means new goals, new opportunities and–if you're a member of the Duggar family–lots of new marriages and babies.

Yes, not a year goes by that the Counting On clan doesn't get a little larger, and this year, they're off to a hell of a start.

Just today we learned that Jinger Duggar is pregnant with her first child, and she won't be the only member of the extended Duggar fam to bring a little one into the world in 2018.

Jump in for a full rundown of what you can expect in the months to come from reality TV's most controversial family:

1. A Baby For Jinger!

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By Duggar standards, it’s been a long wait! Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo were married for well over a year before they announced that she’s expecting. No word yet on when the bundle of joy is due, but Jinger won’t be alone in shopping for maternity clothes…

2. A Bundle of Joy For Joy

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Joy-Anna Duggar is expecting her first child VERY soon. She hasn’t revealed an exact due date, but some fans believe Joy will deliver before the end of January.

3. Kendra and Joe’s Become Mom and Dad

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Yes, Joseph Duggar and wife Kendra Caldwell also have a little one on the way. And believe it or not, the list of Duggars who may be expanding their families in 2018 still isn’t done.

4. A Third Baby For Jill?

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Some folks believe Jill Duggar will be making a pregnancy announcement any day now. it would be the third child for Jill and husband Derick Dillard.

5. A Courtship For Jana?

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It’s widely believed that after years of searching for Mr. Right, Jana Duggar is involved in a courtship with Caleb Williams. Fans are hoping she’ll make a big announcement sometime in the next few weeks.

6. And What About John David?

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You heard it here first! Our Duggar insider says John-David is involved in a low-key courtship with a woman who lives in Texas. (Fortunately, JD owns his own single-engine plane for easy traveling.) Will he announce his romance in 2018? Only time will tell! And of course, that would be far from the biggest surprise the Duggars have in store this year…

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19 Truly Insane Things BANNED By the Duggar Family

The Duggar family's unusual dating rules have been well documented, and have been well before the family was embroiled in scandals.

It was an abrupt and stunning fall from grace when Josh Duggar's child molestation history – and rampant adultery – was first exposed.

Yet, despite his hypocrisy, and the fact that everything about them has been under more scrutiny, the Duggars weathered the storm.

TLC axed 19 Kids & Counting, only to come back with Counting On, and you can count on them never backing down from their beliefs.

When it comes to their core convictions, they stand firm.

Their belief system certainly takes a certain kind of conviction in order to practice, too, since their list of rules for love and life is not short.

Despite talk of Joy-Anna Duggar breaking courtship rules, and signs of hope like Jinger wearing shorts, these guidelines ain't no joke.

Here are 19 things the Duggars specifically do not allow …

1. Dates Without Chaperones

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The Duggar parents often accompany their kids on dates in order to maintain “accountability” and “keep things from going in the wrong direction,” per Jim Bob. The girls are fine with this, as being alone with men puts them in grave “moral danger.” When the parents aren’t available, their older siblings will often tag along, making every date a group date and a family affair.

2. Non-Group Texts

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Even in the kids’ late teens and early 20s, mom and dad are creeping on their text messages. When Ben Seewald jokingly wrote to fiancee Jessa, “Give me a ring,” Jim Bob actually jumped in on the group text, writing “No ring yet.” With a smiley face emoticon. Seriously, he did that. Whatever you think of him, Jim Bob needs his own Instagram so he can start posting screen shots of this stuff.

3. Hugs on the Chest

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This moment you see here between Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard would not have been permitted until the couple was married. Side hugs are the preferred method of PDA in order to prevent any further temptation or “hanky panky,” as has been well documented on 19 Kids and Counting. The Duggars love their side hugs so hard … though not too too hard, lest they lead to full-frontal hugging. And any touching beyond that? Save it for your wedding night.

4. Alcohol

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This is probably an obvious one if you know anything about the Duggars. The family does not smoke or drink. They do, however, enjoy the occasional sugary dessert or getting high on life and love.

5. Romance Novels

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Safe to say the Duggars are in the minority, having not read Fifty Shades of Grey (the movie adaptation of which they won’t be seeing either, we’re guessing). The Bible warns not to “think about gratifying the pleasure of the flesh,” so instead the family studies Christian text and not E.L. James’ erotic fiction. The Duggars’ option is probably 1,000 times better-written, we will give them that much.

6. Modern Music and/or Dancing

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Avert your eyes, Michelle Duggar! The family matriarch feels that dancing encourages “sensual” feelings, while Jessa Duggar has said that she feels modern music promotes “sex, drugs, all that type of stuff.” Instead, the family chooses to play gospel music together.

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Josh Duggar: Put on Display in Duggar Family 2017 Collage!

The Duggar family’s New Year’s post has fans and followers up in arms.

It’s not the inclusion of Anna Duggar or her new baby, Mason, that has fans talking — well, arguing — in the comments.

The controversy lies at the feet of Josh Duggar, who’s featured in their 2017 collage as if he were a normal guy and not, you know, a disgraced pervert.

The New Year might not be astronomically significant. One could, in theory, pick any random day and decide that it’s the “New Year.” Various cultures and faiths have their own calendars with their own beginnings.

But there are still quite a few superstitions about the New Year. A lot of people set goals for themselves (it’s as good a time as any, right?).

Ideally, you’re supposed to not begin a new year by repeating your past mistakes.

Apparently, the Duggars didn’t get the memo.

Because they rang in 2018 with this spread of photos. Notice who’s featured pretty prominently?

The Duggars captioned the picture, celebrating family milestones:

“2017 – 3 new grandbabies, 2 beautiful weddings, 1 new son-in-law, 1 new daughter-in-law, birthdays, anniversaries, and a whole lot of love!”

They briefly celebrate their blessings through a religious lens, and express optimism for the future.

“The Lord has been good to us in 2017! We can’t wait to see what 2018 holds!!”

But, in case you missed it — because they did not address it at all — here’s the photo from the lower right-hand corner of that collage:

Say what you will (seriously) about Josh Duggar, but … at least you can see both of his hands in this photo.

That’s something.

So, Josh and poor Anna are showing off their kids, including the couple’s fifth child, newborn Mason Garrett. 

But displaying Josh so prominently was bound to be controversial. The guy’s a cheater — and that’s the least of his wrongdoings. The guy molested his little sisters.

Though most fans are unwilling to “move past” a guy’s history of sexually preying upon young girls, some fans like seeing Josh Duggar and say that they support him.

Some fans were delighted to see Josh brought out of hiding, even in photo form:

“Awww I miss Josh and Anna. God bless them. Happy New Year for the Duggar Family’s,” one wrote.

Others, however, weren’t so eager to pretend that Josh is just a “normal” member of the Duggar family.

“Josh belongs in prison, not on that couch, especially with children around,” one commenter announced.

Even those who don’t feel that Josh belongs in prison for offenses committed when he was a minor believe that he has issues that could only be resolved with actual, non-bogus therapy:

“He obviously has a sexual problem and acts out even as an adult.”

The comments about Josh just keep coming.

“Josh was old enough to know better and he cheated on his pregnant wife and put her through hell.”

That same fan continued: “It’s [Anna’s] choice to stay with him [but] I worry about her and the kids for their safety and happiness.”

A lot of people worry about Josh’s children. A lot worry about all of the Duggar children, for a lot of reasons.

This 2017 collage comes on the heels of the Duggar Family putting Josh Duggar on display in their Christmas photo.

But they hid Joy-Anna’s baby bump. In their world, a pregnancy that began before a wedding is apparently more shameful than a sexual predator.

The Duggars were blasted for that, too. Just as they were for including Josh at Thanksgiving. As one fan wrote at the time:

“Hope Josh kept his hands to himself at Thanksgiving and that no girls fell into a tryptophan nap. He loves those sleeping girls!”

It looks like the Duggars are doubling down on Josh in 2018. Just one of many terrible decisions that they’ve made.

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This Kardashian Family Photo Raises Two Major Questions

The Kardashians and Jenners have unveiled a new holiday card…

… actually, allow us to amend this statement:

Most of the Kardashians and Jenners have unveiled a new holiday card.

In an image shared across the social media accounts of all featured above, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner, Khloe Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashian all are posing for the camera.

(Most are doing so in very serious and dramatic fashion for some reason, too.)

But no Internet user out there cares very much about these women.

They only care about the one woman NOT in the picture.

We speak, of course, about Kylie Jenner.

Just like she was absent from the Kardashian Christmas card, despite rumors that she would reveal her pregnancy on the final version, Kylie is absent from this family photo as well.

And lest you think her absence is just something celebrity gossip sites are fixated on, as we attempt to stir up controversy where there is none, consider what Kourtney wrote as a caption on Instagram:

When you can’t find the rest of the family for the photo …

This is clearly a reference to Kylie’s whereabouts.

The 20-year old is expecting her very first child with semi long-time boyfriend Travis Scott.

But Kylie is yet to say a word about the bun in her oven, choosing instead to basically go radio silent on Twitter and Instagram ever since the news went viral.

This decision has irritated her followers, many of whom just wish to send Jenner their best wishes. They cannot do so, however, until she actually verifies the pregnancy herself.

Heck, the choice to keep mum has even led to a few crazy theories, such as some speculating that Kylie is Kim’s surrogate… and others thinking she has already had the baby.

We doubt either of these rumors are true.

But Kylie is Internet savvy.

She should realize that her ongoing silence on the issue is simply generating more and more chatter.

Why doesn’t she just set the record straight? Why doesn’t she confirm the news and announce her due date and watch the congratulations roll in?

There are two possibilities:

  1. She is just incredibly ashamed over this whole development and remains in some kind of denial.
  2. This is all part of a media strategy to be mysterious and quiet and then spring her baby bump (or the baby itself!) on folks once anticipation has reached its peak level.

For the record, we hear Jenner is due in February and is having a girl.

Elsewhere, with Khloe also expecting and Kim said to welcome her third child via the aforementioned surrogate, there’s a new rumor out:

Could Kendall Jenner ALSO be pregnant?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

The above selfie has people wondering because maybe, possibly there’s a baby bump there.

The model, though, has denied this crazy theory, joking online in response that she just “likes bagels” and, we guess, recently ate some.

We likely believe her.

But take another look at the family photo at the outset of this article.

Kendall is standing in the back, her belly covered up by the relatives in front of her.

Could this be because she’s hiding something?!?

We’re just asking.

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Kanye West is Almost Smiling in This Family Photo!

Kim Kardashian has shared a new picture on her Instagram and Facebook pages, and it’s worth noting for two reasons:

1. It features Kim, her husband and both of their kids, something we do not see very often.

2. Kanye West is smiling in the snapshot. Or at least smirking! For real!

See for yourself:

Amazing, right?

Kim shared the photo along with a very simple caption that read “Happy Holidays.”

It’s nothing too special or newsworthy, but this is Kim Kardashian and this is social media, so the photo has been Liked over 72,000 times in just a few hours on Facebook.

Kardashian and West have actually lived a mostly quiet life in 2017.

They concluded last year on quite the low note, of course, with Kim getting robbed at gunpoint in Paris and then Kanye suffering a nervous breakdown mere weeks later.

These traumatic events left both stars shaken.

For a few months afterward, divorce rumors plagued Kimye, as multiple outlets and tabloids wrote that these incidents were simply too much for the couple to handle.

Word spread that the pair were drifting apart.

There was even a rumor just this month that Kardashian was ready to file for divorce.

We aren’t buying it, however. Why would we?!?

First of all, Kanye just gifted his wife with over $ 500,000 in stocks, which does not seem like the actions one would take if one were about to get a divorce.

Second, Kanye actually struck some poses for the family Christmas card, as you can see above.

He didn’t make the cut for the final version, which left us a little confused and concerned, but still. There’s one final, very strong reason to believe this romance is doing just fine.

And that reason is this:

Kim and Kanye will soon welcome child number-three!

As has now been confirmed by Kardashian herself, a surrogate is pregnant with the baby because doctors deemed it too dangerous for Kim to give birth for a third time.

She actually may be due any day now.

Would Kardashian and West really make this plan if there was any doubt about their romance?

If they believed for one second that they weren’t staying together?

We think everyone knows the answers to these questions.

Over the next couple months, meanwhile, Kim and Kanye will welcome their child… Khloe Kardashian will give birth… AND Kylie Jenner will give birth.

So while 2017 was actually pretty tame as far as this famous family goes, it’s already pretty clear that they’ll be back to making headlines of every kind in 2018.

Buckle up.

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Beyonce & Jay-Z’s “Family Feud” Video is Stunning in Every Way

We've marveled at Lemonade. We've widened our eyes in shock at the admissions on 4:44. Beyonce and Jay-Z have given the world a musical tour of their marriage at its worst.

Until now, however, we've only heard Beyonce and Jay-Z use their art to tell the story separately.

As you'll see in the video below, "Family Feud" may be the Beyonce/Jay-Z collaboration that we've all been waiting to see.

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Whether you hold up Beyonce as a paragon of musical talent or consider her good but overrated (if you do, don't say so out loud, or you'll summon the wrath of the beyhive), you have to agree about this:

Beyonce may have reinvented the art of music video storytelling.

The production value. The concept. The costuming. The motifs. The way that color scheme and lighting match the narrative of the music.

All of those are ways in which top-quality music videos excel and captivate their audiences.

Beyonce took things a step further with Lemonade

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And now, she's bringing that storytelling excellence to bear with Jay-Z's "Family Feud."

Jay-Z was unfaithful to Beyonce.

His infidelity is no secret, and has not been since Beyonce took us all on a powerful artistic journey with Lemonade.

Only by working through that with her, by going to therapy, by analyzing his actions was Jay-Z able to begin repairing his relationship with Beyonce, which had been corrupted by lies.

In this video teaser, church is front and center — which is what you'd expect from a Christian couple talking about wrongdoing and marriage.

Beyonce family feud confessional

We have to talk about the rich symbolism and the wardrobes, folks. And there's more to it than "church clothes."

We see Beyonce clothed in black, at once like a pope, a judgmental nun figure, and also reminiscent of a Sith Lord.

Stationed above Jay-Z, she stands — and glowers, condemning him.

When he sits in the confessional, however, we see Beyonce in a more welcoming outfit, with the white cloth pauldrons and cape coming out of them better suggesting angel wings than a nun's habit.

Here, she appears ready to listen to what he has to say. Before? She seemed ready to strike him down with her fury and grief.

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At the same time, we've seen flashes of another couple during all of this.

It seems likely that the man, though definitely not played by Jay-Z, is meant to represent him.

In the video, this man and woman are making out, seemingly in the throws of passion … until the woman stabs him.

Yeah. It's intense.

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As powerful as the narrative and visual metaphors are, we are most of all overwhelmed by Beyonce.

She has this mighty presence on screen that dominates your focus.

When she's dressed as a regal, powerful woman, that effect is magnified.

The video below is just the teaser. For the full thing, look on Tidal.

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Carrie Fisher’s Family Came Together for Christmas for Debbie Reynolds’ Tradition

Carrie Fisher’s family was under one roof this Christmas …  a year after the deaths of Carrie and her mother, Debbie Reynolds – and they did it out of tradition. Todd Fisher — Carrie’s brother — tells us the entire family was together…

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