Shannen Doherty: My Cancer Will Be with Me Forever!

Shannen Doherty has been such an inspiration for the past couple of years, huh?

It was all the way back in August of 2015 when we learned that she’d been diagnosed with breast cancer, and ever since then, she’s pretty much been a total hero.

Or a “cancer slayer,” as she calls herself.

Things were rough for her from the get-go — her cancer diagnosis was revealed in a lawsuit against her former manager, who had failed to obtain insurance for her.

Since she didn’t have insurance, it took her longer to get in a visit with her doctor, and if she’d been able to get medical attention earlier, her cancer may have been caught earlier.

If that had happened, she may have avoided all the chemotherapy and radiation she went through this past year.

Thankfully, even though Shannen did seem to have a rough time for a long time, she announced in April that the cancer was officially in remission.

And now, since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she’s taking some time to share another one of her inspirational messages, along with a heartbreaking photo:

“This image is so personal to me,” she said of the picture above. “I had started chemo. Was using a cold cap in hope to not lose my hair.”

“End result was clumps in my hands.”

Shannen wrote that “I was sick, felt like I was losing myself. Gained people and lost people. Got weak and got strong. Felt ugly and yet more beautiful inside than I had ever felt before.”

“I remember this like it was yesterday, like it was a minute ago.”

“Cancer has so many phases,” she explained. “Shock, denial, acceptance, anger, resentment, rebellion, fear, appreciation, beauty. Remission.”

“Even then, the phases keep coming. Cancer is with you forever.”

Because, she wrote, “Those who have experienced it know that even after you’ve kicked it’s ass, it still impacts you, in good ways and bad.”

“You still go thru the roller coaster of emotions. You still need support and love. And you can still grasp life and live, live live.”

It’s such a strong message, and it’s clear that she’s touched a lot of people with it.

If you check the comment section on her photo, it’s full of people who have battled cancer or who have loved ones with the disease, and it’s clear that Shannen is a bright light in all that darkness.

“I’m struggling right now,” one person wrote to her. “Stage 4 Metastasis Breast Cancer. Been Battling 2 years now. It’s so mentally draining. I just try and focus on the good.”

“My 5 year old son is my strength. Thank you for sharing your journey. I’ve always been a fan and now I feel so connected.”

“Lost my wife to cancer 5 weeks ago today at 48 years old,” another person commented. “I’m a broken man and miss her so much … we were married 27 years together 33 years my world she was.”

“I know the day her hair fell out was her worst feeling through her fight. Keep strong Shannen.”

Another Shannen fan simply wrote “My battle started in 1972… and I am still here sweetie … and so are YOU!”

We’re not crying, you’re crying.

Just kidding, literally everyone is crying.

Thank you, Shannen, for this and for all that you do.


Anna Duggar: I Hope Jana Stays Single Forever!

If you’re a fan of her in-laws’ media empire, then you’re probably familiar with Anna Duggar as the long-suffering wife of former reality star and known sexual predator Josh Duggar.

While some have accused Anna of enabling her husband’s repugnant misconduct, for the most part, she’s as beloved as Josh is hated.

Anna is primarily viewed by fans as one of Josh’s many victims.

She’s mostly remained silent on her decision to stay with Josh despite his infidelity and numerous sex crimes, but her defenders insist that Anna is left with little choice, as divorce is strictly forbidden in the fundamentalist community in which she lives. 

It’s been said that Anna’s family is even stricter than the Duggars with regard to their fringe evangelical beliefs, and many believe that’s another reason the mother of five has stood by her husband.

The Duggars appear to have been Anna’s main source of support throughout the scandals of the past several years.

And there’s one Duggar daughter in particular with whom Anna seems to have formed a special bond.

Anna and Jana Duggar are said to be extremely close, and insiders have reported that recent difficulties have only made their friendship even stronger.

Over the past week, several fans in online forums have noted that it’s been exactly one year since Anna made a remark about Jana that garnered a mixed reaction at the time.

Jana is still single at 27, a fact that’s considered highly unusual in a family in which girls are taught that procreation is their sole reason for being, and most young women become mothers in their early twenties.

As a result of not having any children of her own, Jana has served as an endless source of support to her family, and Anna even went so far as to state that she’s happy her eldest sister-in-law is unattached.

“Jana has been such an encouragement and such a rock this past year of my life. She is such a treasure,” Anna remarked on Counting On, adding:

“Selfishly, for right now, I’m so thankful that I’ve had her as just a shoulder to cry on. Someone to just laugh with, cry with, pray with. She’s such a treasure.”

Yes, Anna indicated that she’s “selfishly” happy that that particular “treasure” is single, and despite several Jana courtship rumors, that’s still the case one year later.

Many fans have taken to social media to wonder aloud if Anna still feels that way, but thus far, there’s been no response from Josh’s beleaguered wife.

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


Kendra Wilkinson: Hugh Hefner Changed My Life Forever!

As we all learned either late last night or early this morning, Hugh Hefner has passed away. Overall reactions could not be more mixed, but the man was a legend and has left a lasting legacy on American culture.

The very first thing that crossed our minds when we heard the news was: What has Kendra Wilkinson said?

The former Girls Next Door star was once one of Hugh’s very young girlfriends, and she’s already released a statement.

Hugh Hefner was a complicated man who left a complicated legacy.

On the one hand, he was part of a cultural push for sex positivity.

He was a longtime proponent of gay rights.

He was a lifelong philanthropist and a strong advocate for free speech and the First Amendment, and has been awarded honors in recognition of his work against undue censorship.

On the other hand, one of his philanthropic activities was supporting a fundraiser by Jenny McCarthy and, yes, it was anti-vaxx. Chelsea Houska’s haters will love that, but most don’t.

Most significantly, Hugh strikes many as an enduring symbol of everything that is wrong with gender dynamics in the modern world.

To many, he represents the commodification of women for male viewing pleasure — without reciprocation.

In fact, even his (very public) personal life had him as an older, wealthy man surrounded by young, beautiful women who, um, “attended to” him.

While there’s nothing inherently wrong with that arrangement, he represents a widespread power imbalance between genders and that very understandably rubs a lot of people the wrong way.

Kendra Wilkinson, who was once one of those “attendants,” has always been very passionate about her views on Hugh.

Though of course Kendra Wilkinson has expressed her feelings — which we have for you in a moment — about Hugh Hefner’s passing …

… It’s pretty clear that she had been bracing herself for this news for quite some time.

In fact, just about one year ago, Kendra Wilkinson expressed her fear that Hugh Hefner would die.

As in, she talked about her constant anxiety about checking social media one day and getting some dreadful news.

“I mean, I worry every day. He’s at that age and I’m not going to lie, every day I open up my social media and I pray that I don’t see what we think might happen.”

Even now, Kendra feels a powerful affection for the man.

“He honestly is my family. I don’t even know how to say it. He’s an angel to me in my life. The day that comes will be devastating for me and my family.”

(We somehow imagine that Hank Baskett will cope … but he probably won’t say that in front of Kendra)

She said all of that last October, when Hugh was still 90.

Now that Hugh has passed away, Kendra is speaking out again.

In a statement to People, Kendra Wilkinson says Hugh Hefner transformed her life forever.

Hef changed my life. He made me the person I am today. I couldn’t be more thankful for our friendship and our time together. I will miss him so much but he will be in my heart forever.

He absolutely changed her life.

After essentially being part of his harem (that seems like the most honest way to describe it, no judgments here), Kendra was then a reality star.

She even got her own spin-off.

There’s no question that her life wouldn’t have gone that way without Hugh Hefner giving her that first reality platform.

Considering what a real piece of work Kendra Wilkinson’s mom seems to be, in some ways, Kendra’s temperament was determined long ago, you know?

But her life — her standard of living, her fame, her job, her income — would almost certainly not be the same if she’d never been Hugh Hefner’s … “friend.”

We hope that she’s coping alright.

In contrast, Holly Madison’s view of Hugh Hefner has been the polar opposite of Kendra’s.

Kendra and Holly were with Hugh, side-by-side.

Their wildly different takes on the man and their time with him has resulted in an intense feud between the two.

We somehow suspect that Hugh’s passing is not going to create peace between Kendra and Holly.

If anything, it might make their differences even more insurmountable. Opinions about the departed tend to become more polarized, not more nuanced.

But Kendra and Holly are both probably very okay with that.


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Farrah Abraham SLAMMED by Simon Saran: She’ll Be Alone Forever!

Remember when it looked like Farrah Abraham and Simon Saran were actually really in love?

Seems like a lifetime ago now, doesn’t it?

In reality, it’s been less than two months since Farrah and Simon went down to Jamaica together for romantic dinners on the beach and selfies that inspired pregnancy rumors.

But it might as well be decades with the way they’ve been behaving lately.

They had some sort of falling out — it’s hard to say what exactly happened, but we first suspected an issue earlier this month when Simon announced he was done with Teen Mom.

He’s always loved trolling every single cast and crew member imaginable, so for him to give up such a hobby seemed suspicious.

Shortly after he made his statement, Farrah confirmed that their relationship had taken a turn in — what else? — an insane Twitter rant.

She claimed that Simon “is not in my life and really is hurt I moved on,” she called him “pathetic” and “jealous” and accused him of “stalking” her.

Around the same time, he shared some photos of himself looking awfully friendly with a new lady, then tweeted that after he posted the pictures, Farrah sent him a cease and desist letter.

Her lawyers have since admitted that the letter was sent, but Farrah said it wasn’t because she was jealous that he moved on.

Instead, she said that he’s been “ruining business deals” for her, “stalking social media,” and “saying lies about me, my parenting, and other scandalous things.”

She also claimed that he’d been reaching out to her friends and family in an attempt to keep track of what she’s up to.

But, in a new interview with E! News, Simon is, once again, giving his side of the story.

And the whole thing is just getting uglier by the minute.

“Given that I have respect for her dad, I’ll let her slide,” he begins. “I don’t need drama in my life at this point.”

“She can say what she wants, but we all know who the real one is and who the fraud is.”

“I have no hard feelings against Farrah,” he continues. “We are just from two different worlds. She likes the fake life, I want what’s real.”

“I wish her the best for her and much success in all her future endeavors.”

In response to Farrah’s claims that he’s been stalking her, Simon explains that “Her friends reach out to me and give me an update on her. She’s very confused.”

“Her friends know that she screwed up big time by losing me.”

But is there a chance they’ll get back together again, like they eventually always do?

“No,” he says. “I think we are better off going our separate ways. There’s no loyalty in that woman.”

“She’d rather make a buck then to keep someone around who actually cared about her. She will forever be alone.”

It’s harsh, but it doesn’t sound like he’s being shady at all here. It sounds like he’s sharing his experience with her, and like he’s being honest about how awful it was.

If you want shade, you’ll have to look to Twitter — there’s plenty of it over there!

In response to one of Farrah’s statements about how she “made” Simon, he wrote “You made me? How? You went from selling dildos and finger banging equipment to having a high end furniture store front I put on for you.”

There’s the Simon we know and kind of love sometimes!

He also answered a few questions about Teen Mom in general.

For instance, he claims that the moms make $ 300,000 per season, and that while he and Farrah’s father have “always been good,” her mother “is the worst example of a human being in American History.”

He also claims that Larry, one of the show’s executive producers, “makes fun of Gary’s weight. Laughs with other crew members that he needs an extra plane ticket to seat him.”

He adds that “Larry is a piece of sh-t.”

Surprisingly, Simon also alleges that one of the grossest scenes in Teen Mom history, the one where Matt Baier tried to pressure Amber Portwood into marrying him in Las Vegas, “was fake.”

As for Farrah’s outlook on the latest round of her feud with Simon, she told E! “I’m so happy I’ve separated myself and won’t be harassed or stalked by him further.”

Don’t bet on it, girl.


Kylie Jenner to Tyga: Goodbye… FOREVER!

Kylie Jenner has erased Tyga from her life.

In a figurative sense. In a romantic sense. And now, in a literal sense.

A few months ago, during her hot heyday with the rapper, Kylie got a lower case “t” tattooed on her right ankle.

She didn’t say very much about the etching at the time, but the meaning was undeniable:

The reality star and the rapper were involved in a very serious relationship and Kylie wanted to make it clear that she was Tyga’s girl forever and ever.

It was a somewhat sweet and seemingly permanent gesture.

But life has come at Kylie pretty fast.

Several weeks after her split from the unsuccessful artist, Jenner has transformed this “t” tattoo into a script “la” tattoo.

We assume the edited mark is a shout-out to the city of Los Angeles and not the state of Louisiana – but mostly we assume it was one of the few easy options Jenner had for turning her little “t” into something legible.

Kylie and Tyga broke up in April.

Not everyone believed the split would last, however.

“They tend to take little breaks all the time and then get back together,” one insider said to People Magazine. “It’s definitely possible they’ll work things out again.”

We guess it remains possible.

Yet it seems awfully unlikely, as evidenced by Jenner’s latest gesture.

In early June, Tyga released what sounded like a Kylie Jenner diss track, rapping that his ex-girlfriend had “it bad” for him and implying that Jenner was annoying obsessed with their relationship.

He’s also hinted rather strongly that he’s better off without Kylie, likely adding fuel to her let’s-delete-this-stupid-tattoo-and-be-free-of-all-Tyga-reminders-in-my-life fire.

The couple had been together for about three (occasionally contentious) years at the time of their break-up.

We haven’t heard any rumblings of Tyga dating anyone new since ending things with Jenner, but Kylie has publicly moved on with another random musician: Travis Scott.

However, there’s been chatter that Scott has cheated on Kylie MANY times, leaving her heartbroken and very upset.

Upset enough to go crawling back to Tyga?

We don’t think so, not at this point, not after the changing of her tattoo.

That’s as big of an EFF YOU as one can really deliver to an ex-lover… although getting the tattoo in the first place would seem to be as strong of an I LOVE YOU as one can utter to this same ex-lover.

So you never really know, we guess.

Would anyone truly be shocked if these two got back together?