Selena Gomez Gives Justin Bieber a Birthday Shout-Out

Though the newly single Justin Theroux broke his Instagram silence to message Selena, Selena’s giving a shout-out to a very different Justin.

Justin Bieber, of course. Thursday was his birthday. 

Selena is using her legendary Instagram clout to wish her on-again boyfriend a happy birthday … somewhat cryptically.

Yes, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber are really back together, despite the hopes of many fans and, apparently, all of Selena’s family that she not repeat past mistakes.

But the world is meant to believe that Justin Bieber has totally transformed. That he no longer suffers from alleged substance abuse and addiction that his own management worried would claim his life.

That he’ll no longer partake in the terrible, juvenile, and often illegal behavior for which he was so infamous just a few years ago.

Apparently, Justin Bieber is way more into his religion these days. Which reportedly has led Selena to feel that God has blessed their reunion.

And now, Selena has posted this.

That polaroid which is affixed to Selena’s beautiful forehead in this photo is a picture of the Biebs.

In case fans somehow missed it, though, Selena Gomez posted this caption.

“March 1, 1994 someone I know that happens to be super cool was born. Boom.”

Justin Bieber was, of course, born on that date.

He is now 24 years old and getting yet another chance at happiness with one of the most talented and exceptional human beings on the planet.

We hope that he counted his blessings.

And we can’t imagine what he wished for when he blew out his candles — what more could he ask for?

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber recently celebrated Justin’s once-deadbeat father’s wedding with him in Jamaica.

Not only were the two practically joined at the hip for this happy occasion, they also spent time joined at the lips.

“They were kissing and hugging throughout the morning,” E! reports about Jelena’s tropical makeout.

The details make it all sound very romantic.

“He rubbed sunscreen all over her back, and they enjoyed the pool and being outside…”

What matters isn’t what fans think of Justin or their reunion, but how Selena feels about all of this.

“They looked extremely happy.”

Awww, good for them!

As for those who accuse Selena of repeating past mistakes, well, E!‘s insider claims that this is something else.

“Everything is so different this time around.”

Well, they’ve both lived their lives and grown as individuals since they last broke up.

“This time around, Justin is behaving like a gentlemen and showing how much he cares about her.”

That’s certainly very nice to hear. We hope that it lasts.

“He’s is a lot more open about his feelings towards Selena, which has been a big sign of him maturing.”

Awwww! Very different from the guy who couldn’t express his affections unless he was drunk whom Selena describes in her song, “Sober.”

Obviously, the renewed closeness of this couple has led to rumors.

Some have claimed that Selena Gomez is pregnant with Justin Bieber’s baby — she is not.

In the light of Selena’s ongoing struggle with Lupus, a devastating autoimmune disorder that caused her to get a kidney transplant last June and which continues to threaten her life, those rumors are almost cruel.

But, bittersweetness aside, this was a wholesome post by Selena.

We hope that she and the Biebs enjoyed his 24th birthday.


Joy-Anna Duggar Gives Birth: Did She REALLY Get Pregnant Before Marriage?!

Earlier today, the world learned Joy-Anna Duggar has welcomed her first child, a boy named Gideon.

Fans were mostly congratulatory in their response to the news, but perhaps inevitably, a scandal that the Duggars would prefer to forget about reared its ugly head in the wake of the announcement.

As you may recall, when Joy first announced that she was expecting her first child, many questioned her claims about her date of conception.

Joy claimed that she got pregnant during her honeymoon, but fans had their doubts.

Rumors of a “shotgun wedding” were everywhere during Joy’s pregnancy, and many believed the truth would come out when the child arrived.

But now, little Gideon has entered the world, and the debate rages on:

Did Joy-Anna and Austin Forsyth violate her family’s strict courtship rules?

As you probably know, Duggars are permitted virtually zero physical contact with the opposite sex prior to marriage.

At this point, Jim Bob and Michelle are almost as well-known for their hard-line stance against premarital sex as for the massive size of their brood.

Duggars who have yet to say “I do” are not allowed to kiss, be alone together, or hold hands for more than a few seconds.

Needless to say, the family’s wholesome reputation would take quite a hit if it turned out that Joy and Austin went so far beyond the guidelines as to sire a child before their wedding.

So while the idea of Joy-Anna lying about the date of her conception may sound absurd, it’s not hard to see why she might be motivated to do so.

Conspiracy theorists were convinced that Joy’s lie would be exposed when her baby arrived well ahead of schedule.

Tabloids went so far as to consult with doctors, many of whom examined photos and concluded that Joy was further along than she claimed to be.

And yet, today, little Gideon entered the world 39 weeks after his parents were married.

Which means in all likelihood, Joy got pregnant in late May or early June of 2016.

Her wedding was held on May 26.

So why aren’t the Duggars doing an online victory lap today?

Well, there are several reasons for that.

The first, and most obvious is that it would be coarse and crass to use the birth of a child as a “told you so moment.”

They deserve credit for taking the high road in not doing so.

On top of that, the family policy toward gossip is simply not to address it publicly.

Whether the news is good, bad, or neutral, if the announcement didn’t come directly from the Duggars, it’s a safe bet the Duggars won’t talk about it.

The third reason why you’ll likely never hear a word from the Duggars on the issue of Joy’s conception date is simple:

According to those who know them best, the Duggars simply want this mess to go away.

The fact remains that Joy-Anna and Austin did confess to breaking courtship rules, and Joy-Anna giving birth near her due date doesn’t definitively prove that she didn’t get pregnant a few days earlier than she would have us believe.

Despite all of that, the Duggars are no doubt conscious of the fact that they scored a minor victory over their detractors today,

But they’re probably also aware that to gloat would be to tempt their critics to do some digging.

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


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Amazon Customer Gives Beach Ball 2-Star Rating, Explains Why

Looking for a fun way to kill a few minutes.

Go read some Amazon reviews.

There are few better sources of hilarious material than seeing what average people out there think of various products.

We have a case in point below.

Scroll down to read one man's hilarious account of his ENORMOUS beach ball and find out why he gave it a mere two stars…

1. It’s a Behemoth!

Its a behemoth
This is the product in question. It’s the largest beach ball we’ve ever heard of and, frankly, we’re a little frightened of it.

2. This is What It Looks Like

This is what it looks like
It’s a lot taller than the average human being. It’s a lot taller than ANY human being.

3. This is What It Costs

This is what it costs
Include shipping, for those who somehow are not Amazon Prime members, and it comes to over $ 100. For a beach ball.

4. This Guy Purchased the Ball… and Almost Immediately Regretted It

This guy purchased the ball and almost immediately regretted it
It costs $ 100 and it took two hours to inflate. Already seems like a huge waste of money, even before the whole wind-picking-up thing happened.

5. There It Goes!

There it goes
We’re sorry for this guy that he had a bad experience with the ball, but we’re glad for the sake of the Internet, which was treated to this beautiful prose in his review.

6. The Ball is Durable

The ball is durable
This guy can say that much. But durability only goes so far if one can’t play with the toy, you know?

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