Jenelle Evans: Is She Finally Getting Fired from Teen Mom 2?!

Can you imagine working with Jenelle Evans?

Seriously, just take a moment to sit back and really let yourself think about what it would be like to go to work and have to deal with this girl.

It would be absolute madness, right?

And that's what MTV has been putting up with for years.

It's honestly kind of shocking that she hasn't been fired yet, considering everything she's done and how she behaves and just who she is as a person.

But could the firing still be coming?

1. What a Mystery

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For real though, why does Jenelle still have a job?

2. Well …

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We all know why — because she brings that trashy reality show drama like no one else.

3. Real Talk

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We’d be lying if we said that Jenelle’s craziness isn’t a huge part of why Teen Mom 2 has been so popular over the years.

4. On the Other Hand …

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But at what cost?

5. Criminelle

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What other job would be cool with employees showing up to work high and doing heroin with their sketchy boyfriends while on the clock?

6. Garbagenelle

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What other job would allow employees to scream and cry while working, and even refuse to work at all while still getting paid?

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Ryan Edwards: Leaving Rehab Early to Finally Meet His Son?

Last week, we reported on the news that Ryan Edwards had checked into rehab after struggling with an opioid addiction for several years.

Shortly thereafter, the world learned that Edwards' wife, Mackenzie Standifer, had given birth to a son.

Jagger Edwards is the couples' first child together, but sadly, Ryan missed the birth due to his continued treatment.

As painful as the thought of missing his son's first weeks on the planet must have been, it was widely assumed that Edwards would remain in treatment in order to ensure that he receives the kind of help he needs.

Sadly, it doesn't look like that will be the case …

1. Taking the Right Steps

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While Edwards was aware that he would miss Jagger’s birth by checking into treatment, it seems he was also aware that his situation required immediate action.

2. Joyous News

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Fortunately, Mackenzie delivered the baby with no complications. She was accompanied in the delivery room by her mother.

3. Jen and Larry In the House

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Ryan’s parents, Jen and Larry Edwards, were also in the hospital the day the baby was born.

4. Ryan’s Hope

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Insiders say the impending arrival of his son helped motivate Ryan to seek help.

5. Plenty of Reasons

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Of course, the fact that Ryan has been arrested three times in the past 18 months and is very keen on avoiding jail time probably also factored into his decision.

6. Easier Said Than Done

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Ryan initially planned to remain in treatment for a minimum of three months, but now it seems his plans have changed …

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Mackenzie McKee: My Mom Is FINALLY Done With Chemo!

There was a time when it looked as though Mackenzie McKee would replace Farrah Abraham on Teen Mom OG.

Ultimately, the show’s producers decided to go in a different direction, casting Bristol Palin and Cheyenne Floyd instead.

But fan interest in Mackenzie and her family remains at an all-time high.

Fortunately, we’ve been able to keep up on the latest developments with the McKees thanks to Mackenzie’s social media posts and a recent Where Are They Now? Teen Mom special that checked in on the family.

As you may recall, Mackenzie’s mother, Angie Douthit, suffers from stage 4 cancer.

Both Angie and Mackenzie have made the courageous decision to offer regular updates during this intensely difficult time in hopes that they might serve as an inspiration to others who are struggling.

And this week, Angie was finally able to share some good news with fans in the form of the video below.

In the clip, Douthit triumphantly rings a bell to celebrate the end of her intravenous chemo treatments.

“I got to ring the bell!” Angie wrote on Instagram.

“I wore my Wonder Woman shirt because I wore it to my first chemo treatment and thought it only fitting to wear it to my last IV chemo treatment.”

She went on to demonstrate the humor and optimism that have endeared her to so many Teen Mom fans over the years:

“(Yes, I wore it to school all day too!) I was the first one to ring the new bell that wasn’t even mounted to the wall yet. Ringing the bell signifies that I’m finished with all my rounds of chemo.

“Although I’m still taking a chemo pill everyday, I’m through with IV chemo.”

Proving once again that she’s an almost impossibly selfless person, Douthit stated that one of her favorite parts of completing this stage of treatment was seeing how happy it made her husband:

“Brad and I celebrated last night with dinner at his favorite restaurant,” she wrote.

“Watching him be so relaxed and celebrating brought joy to my heart. God has been so good.

“I haven’t been very sick from the chemo, I’m still working, and I still have my eyelashes lol,” Angie continued.

“It was 18 weeks of being carried by the love of God… I have no control over my future,” she added.

“None of us do. But, we can relax and be calm knowing our big God is in control because he loves us so much!”

The post is a far cry from the one Angie wrote back in June, in which she opened up about how much she was dreading the chemotherapy process.

“This morning we leave at 7:30 to begin another new journey,” Douthit wrote at the time.

“IV chemo… As I’ve shared before, I dread chemo. However, God revealed to me that if I never had to go through IV chemo I would never fully understand cancer.”

Sadly, Angie is not out of the woods yet, but the thoughts and prayers of millions are with her as she completes her recovery.

Here’s hoping for another upbeat update in the very near future.


Maci Bookout: Ryan Edwards Is FINALLY Being a Dad to Bentley!

If you’ve been keeping up on the tumultuous life of Ryan Edwards, then you’re probably aware that Maci Bookout’s baby daddy has been having an extremely rough go of it lately.

Granted, most of his problems are self-created, but that doesn’t make the situation any less painful for everyone involved.

And sadly, no one has suffered quite as much as Ryan’s son, Bentley.

As you may know, Maci obtained a restraining order against Ryan earlier this year, which prohibited him from having any contact with the 9-year-old.

That may sound harsh, but considering Ryan had threatened to kill her husband, Maci was really left with little choice.

And we’re not even getting into Ryan’s many drug arrests and persistent refusal to seek treatment.

At first, it seemed to be one of those situations that would simply never improve.

But miraculously, it now looks as though Ryan has re-entered his son’s life — with a lot of help from Maci.

“Bentley has gotten older and is kind of understanding a little bit more about what’s going on. I don’t want to say they’ve gotten closer, but I think that it’s gotten healthier only because I think it relieves some of the pressure from each of them,” Bookout, told Us Weekly in a recent exclusive interview.

“Bentley was a child, like, wondering what’s really going on,” she added.

“I think if the right steps are taken from here, then it will end up good.”

Maci went on to say that she’s struggled with how much information she should share with Bentley, torn between wanting to protect her child and wanting him to know the truth:

“You don’t want to smother them, but you also want to make sure that they come to you with anything that they’re thinking or feeling or any questions that they may want answers to,” she said.

“It’s really just a matter of keeping the line of communication open and also making sure that we aren’t telling too much or giving too much of our feelings or opinions,” Maci added.

“It’s more about information, rather than speaking about his dad because at the end of the day, Ryan is still his dad,” Bookout concluded.

“Neither one of us want to ever put some sort of barrier between the possibility of a better relationship when it comes to Ryan and Bentley.”

Needless to say, this is the first good news on Ryan we’ve received in quite some time.

And it sounds like we mostly have Maci to thank for it.


Laura DeMasie: Jana Duggar’s Alleged Girlfriend FINALLY Addresses Relationship Rumors

If you’re a Duggar fan, then you’re likely aware that Jana Duggar is single.

Jana’s marital status is a big deal among Duggar obsessives, as most of the women in her family are well on their way to spawning a legion of flannel-clad fundies by the time they turn 28.

There are many theories as to why Jana might still be single.

And of course, very few of them take into account such eminently logical explanations as “she hasn’t met the right guy,” or “she might just prefer being single.”

Instead, every few weeks a new theory emerges to explain why Jana insists on bucking the family trend, and most of them involve some scandalous secret that the Duggars are supposedly going to great lengths to keep buried.

The latest has to do with Jana’s longtime friend Laura DeMasie.

Given the amount of time these two spend together and the fact that they’ve both defied expectations by remaining single, we suppose it was only a matter of time before fans began speculating that Jana and Laura are dating.

And if it were true, it would be a deeply satisfying narrative:

Two women in a male-dominated frontier finding solace in one another’s arms, like some sort of reality-TV version of a Willa Cather novel.

But of course, the Duggars are not deriving as much pleasure from the Jana-Laura love story as the rest of us.

Asked point-blank on Twitter this week if Jana and Laura are romantically involved, the ever-outspoken Derick Dillard replied simply, “uh no.”

Apparently, that wasn’t blunt enough for one fan, who replied:

“Derick you should have put just ‘no’ the ‘uh’ implies you don’t know lol, so this is not confirmation for the masses.” 

That led Laura to speak out on the matter herself:

“How about this then: no,” she replied.

Jeez, you would’ve thought someone accused her of something truly scandalous, like preferring Applebee’s to Chili’s.

Jana still hasn’t spoken out on the matter, but that’s at least partially due to the fact that partially due to the fact that as an unmarried Duggar woman, she’s not allowed to use social media.

So for now at least, we guess the Jana-Laura love story is dead and buried.

Fortunately, Duggar fans will always have their fan fiction.


Justin Theroux Finally Speaks on “Gentle” Jennifer Aniston Split

No one told Justin Theroux his life was gonna be this way.

His job isn’t a joke. The guy definitely isn’t broke. And his love life, when it comes to Jennifer Aniston, was not DOA.

But the marriage was put to sleep back in February of this year, as the famous couple ended their union after two and a half years.

Did it die a slow and painful death, though?

The former Leftover lead has said next to nothing about his split from America’s Sweetheart, remaining almost entirely mum on the topic until speaking to The New York Times for an article that went viral on Saturday.

“The good news is that was probably the most – I’m choosing my words really carefully – it was kind of the most gentle separation, in that there was no animosity,” the 47-year old told the publication.

He added:

“In a weird way, just sort of navigating the inevitable perception of it is the exhausting part.”

That perception, of course, is that someone cheated.

Or there was some huge and ugly falling out.

Or, of course, that Aniston just wants to get back together with Brad Pitt and this romance was destined to fail.

Theroux and Aniston must have known that this is the sort of stuff people would say once they announced their divorce, so at least they were prepared to deal with the fallout.

In reality, however, Theroux says here that the break-up did not come about due to any one significant issue.

Rather, there were many small cracks that eventually led to an unfixable fissure.

“These are actually in reality small events that take place,” he said, explaining as best he could to The Times:

“But everything can feel like 10 on the Richter scale if you make the headline big enough and salacious enough.”

Sources at the time mostly blamed the split on different lifestyles and different visions of the future.

Aniston wanted to live full-time in Los Angeles, for example, while Theroux preferred New York.

Now, seven months later, Theroux says he’s adjusting well, noting that breakups in Hollywood are different because of what he refers to as a “kind of carny lifestyle” with frequent scenery changes.

“[It] doesn’t have that seismic shift of an ordinary couple, where everything is, like, you have to tear a baby in half,” he said.

“Neither one of us is dead, neither one of us is looking to throw hatchets at each other. It’s more like, it’s amicable. It’s boring, but, you know, we respected each other enough that it was as painless as it could be.”

That really is pretty boring.

Yet it also makes sense.

It must be challening to keep a spark lit when each half of the couple has such a busy schedule and is traveling so often.

“It was heartbreaking only in the sense that the friendship would not be the same, as far as just the day to day,” he concluded.

“But the friendship is shifting and changing, you know, so that part is something that we’re both very proud of.”

For her part, Aniston has clapped back against most of the BS out there.

“It’s pretty crazy,” she said in August. “The misconceptions are ‘Jen can’t keep a man,’ and ‘Jen refuses to have a baby because she’s selfish and committed to her career.

“Or that I’m sad and heartbroken.”

Having dealth with rumors about her womb and her love life forever and ever, Aniston rightfully went off this summer as follows:

First, with all due respect, I’m not heartbroken.

And second, those are reckless assumptions. No one knows what’s going on behind closed doors. No one considers how sensitive that might be for my partner and me.

They don’t know what I’ve been through medically or emotionally.


Joe Alwyn FINALLY Opens Up About Dating Taylor Swift

There was a time when the idea of Taylor Swift stepping away from the spotlight in favor of a more pedestrian existence would have seemed absurd.

Following the release of her 1989 album, Swift was one of the most visible people on the planet, and the adoration from her legion of fans seemed to be mutual.

In those days, it seemed impossible to imagine Swift living a more low-profile existence.

Even if she had wanted to, the idea that the singer would be able to evade the prying eyes of the social media hordes seemed unfathomable.

But somehow, Taylor Swift has managed to execute the world’s most unlikely disappearing act in recent months.

In fact, Taylor’s love life — once a subject of rampant tabloid scrutiny — has been something of an enigma as of late.

We know that Taylor is dating Joe Alwyn, but prior to this week, neither party had spoken publicly about the relationship.

The London-based actor recently gave an interview with British Vogue in which he finally acknowledged that he’s dating Swift.

But if you were hoping for a slew of details about the ups and downs of life with Taylor, you may be sorely disappointed.

Alas, it seems Alwyn is just as keen as Swift on the idea of keeping their romance on the DL:

“I’m aware people want to know about that side of things,” Joe said when asked about Taylor.

“I think we have been successfully very private and that has now sunk in for people … but I really prefer to talk about work.”

Joe’s cryptic comments seem to confirm a longstanding rumor about the couple — namely, that he doesn’t want his private life to distract from his career.

Though he’s certainly not as a big a name as Taylor, Joe has been receiving a lot of attention for his film work in recent months.

While dating Taylor doesn’t seem to have harmed any of her ex’s careers, it makes sense that Joe would prefer to focus attention on his work and not his love life.

As for Taylor, she has ample reason to keep this relationship as private as possible.

After all, the opposite approach has backfired on her on numerous occasions.

So for now, Taylor and Joe are both attempting to keep this thing as quiet as possible.

That said, if they break up, you can be sure Taylor will be quick to deliver a few dozen scathing breakup ballads.