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Ashley Jacobs Keeps Hanging Out with Alleged Rapist Thomas Ravenel

According to a couple of disturbing recent reports, Thomas Ravenel does not know how to take “NO” for an answer.

Similarly, it now seems as if Ashley Jacobs simply can’t bring herself to say “NO” to Thomas Ravenel.

Allow us to explain…

As loyal Southern Charm fans know well, Jacobs and Ravenel dated throughout most of Season 5.

They were a very serious couple for several months, but the relationship seemingly came to an end in mid-August.

Jacobs didn’t get into specifics upon confirming this news, but she did say the following on social media:

“I don’t want to comment but there are just some things I’m trying to handle privately.

“Before I say too much, I love Thomas and I’ll always love Thomas. I’ll always care about him.”

So at least Jacobs was up front about her feelings, even when it appeared as if the romance was over for good.

For whatever reason, however, Jacobs has been unable to quit Ravenel.

Just a month after the aforementioned break-up, sources wrote that the reality stars had gotten back together, having hunkered down for an entire weekend in the middle of Hurricane Florence.

We guess natural disasters can lead to unexpected developments in many different ways.

But it’s worth mentioning at this point that Ravenel has straight up been accused of rape by two different women.

A former nanny is on record as saying Ravenel threw her on a bed and forced himself upon her (while his infant daughter slept in the next room); while the daughter of a woman with whom Ravenel went on a date in 2015 has said the same thing about her mom.

The accusations are damning.

Ravenel has denied each allegation, but he was actually arrested on a charge of assault and battery in relation to the nanny’s charge just last month.

Still, none of this seems to matter to Jacobs.

This past weekend, onlookers spotted Jacobs and Ravenel at dinner at Obstinate Daughter on Sullivan Island in Charleston, South Carolina.

Does this mean the pair is gettng it back on for certain? No.

However, reports indicate that Ravenel put his arm around his ex while they sat with another couple at the bar.

That makes things sound fairly romantic, no?

As for the time before this when Jacobs and Ravenel were seen together in a similar setting, a source told People Magazine:

“They looked like they were having a great time. If they are still split, you never would have known, but at the same time they weren’t showing any PDA or anything.

“They looked friendly, like friends having a good time out together.”

Ravenel, meanwhile, was granted a $ 20,000 personal recognizance bond after her arrest and was ordered to turn in his passport, avoid contact with the victim and not leave South Carolina.

Following the news, Bravo confirmed that Ravenel will not be returning as a cast member for season 6.

But he had previously beaten the network to that punch, playing the victim on Twitter and writing:

I’m not doing the show anymore.

In the contract they have the right to fictionalize your story.

They took advantage of me. I decided I’ve got too much to lose and informed them I’m not coming back.

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Audrey Roloff Shares Ember’s Birth Story, Keeps It Very Real

Audrey Roloff is nothing if not an open book.

The former Little People, Big World cast member talks often about her faith and her family and how the two nearly always intertwine.

The mother of one also talks about parenthood on a frequent basis, ever since welcoming daughter Ember into the world in September of 2017.

Now, in a very personal and impressive blog post, Audrey has opened way up about her actual birthing experience.

It's a bit graphic in detail and you can read the full entry HERE.

But we've shared a handful of excerpts below in order to help Audrey relay her experience to the fans and followers who are either interested or who may even benefit from this kind of information…

1. This is How Audrey Opened Her Lengthy Post:

Audrey in labor
I am just now finally getting around to sharing her birth story. WOW! It has taken me an entire year to finish it. Sigh. Guess that’s just reality as a new mom, going through two remodels, writing our first book, keeping always more and beating50percent a float, while trying to maintain sanity and some resemblance of a social life. The past year has been exhausting, thrilling, tearful, and full of treasured moments. But perhaps the most treasured moment was September 10th, 2017

2. I Will Not Be Sugar Coating the Messy Reality of Birth…

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So Audrey warned, prior to getting into said details as follows: “By the time I was 10 days overdue, I was trying whatever the internet suggested about naturally inducing labor. Pineapple, spicy food, bouncing on the ball, taking baths, long walks, raspberry leaf tea, acupuncture, and sex, but still no baby. I remember reading comments on social media, and even receiving texts from friends, who had some opinions about my desire to wait for our baby to come naturally… Of course. I would not put our baby in danger if I did indeed need to be medically induced. But I also knew lots of women who were impatiently or unnecessarily induced early, and I wanted to avoid that. So I kept surrendering and trusting in God’s timing for our daughters birth.”

3. She’s Finally on the Way!

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“I woke up at 2:30 am to what I thought was just intense cramping. I had experienced some pretty intense cramping the past couple of nights so I didn’t think too much of it at first, but after a few minutes I quickly realized this was different. MUCH different. This was the blinding ambush. IT WAS TIME!!! I reached over into my nightstand drawer and grabbed a sharpie to write my life mantra on my arm – ALWAYS MORE. I knew that this day, more than any other day, I needed to be reminded that I ALWAYS had MORE strength, endurance, and hope through Christ.”

4. What They Decided:

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“Jeremy and I wanted our labor and delivery experience to be a calm, low stress, and intimate experience between the two of us. That meant no family, friends, or cameras in the delivery room. We wanted to bring our daughter into the world together without having to think or worry about anything or anyone else. Just Jeremy and I, intimately experiencing the most defining moment of our lives together.”

5. More Specifics:

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“Our birth plan was essentially to have a low-intervention, unmedicated birth at the hospital with the help of our doula Echo, essential oils, prayer, and a jammin’ Spotify playlist.”11

6. Why Did She Opt for an Unmedicated Birth?

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“I didn’t want labor to solely be something I went through, while Jeremy watched from a chair. I wanted for him to be an active participant. I wanted for him to feel needed and important during the whole process – and he was. Laboring with Jeremy was was the most intimate, unifying, God-empowering, thing we have ever done together.”

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Roseanne Barr Keeps Trying to Claim She Isn’t Racist

Roseanne Barr sat down and spoke with Sean Hannity on Fox News on Thursday night.

We understand if you shudder at the mere reading of that sentence.

The comedian was on hand, of course, to discuss how her reputation has plummeted to an all-time low following a Tweet she wrote several weeks ago that compared former President Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett to an "ape."

Jarrett, of course, is African-American, although Roseanne has previously alleged she didn't know this.

In the wake of this heinous comment, which wasn't exactly the first time Barr came across as insensitive to other races or ethnicities, ABC canceled the revival of her sitcom.

It has since announced that a spinoff centered around her character's fictional family, The Conners, will premiere in the fall.

(Presumably, the new sitcom will focus on this family reacting to the death of the Roseanne character.)

Speaking to Hannity, Roseanne was at times contrite; at times defensive; and at times defiant.

"I made a mistake, obviously. It cost me everything. My life's work, everything. I made a mistake and I paid the price for it," she said early in the interview.

Barr went on to say that the Tweet was never meant to be "political" in any way, firing back at critics who dared to call her racist.

"Everyone started saying I was a racist, which is like the worst thing you can call a Jewish person, especially someone like me, who grew up with Holocaust survivors," she said, continuing:

"And because of that fact, I took a vow to my religion to my god that I would always fight extremism on either side, right or left."

If this has been the case, Roseanne has had an unusual way of fighting said extremism.

Barr told Hannity she felt she was "fighting the right by being really left," referring to her 2012 run for the presidency as a socialist candidate and added:

"Then I slowly woke up and both extremes are not where my values are. My values are in the middle," she said.

Later in the chat, Roseanne expressed interest in speaking to Jarrett… or maybe working out a way to find a “teachable moment” in an encounter with her.

“I’d want her to hear my voice, that I am so sorry,” she said.

Jarrett, previously, has said she has no real interest in hearing from Barr.

Also previously, Roseanne had chalked up her Tweet to stupidity, not racism.

Do you think Roseanne deserves forgiveness? Or does she just totally suck and should go away as quickly as humanly possible?

Take a look and a listen to her interview with Hannity right here if it will help you decide.

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James Van Der Beek Keeps It “Real” with Home Birth Photo

James Van Der Beek appreciates his Instagram followers.

He’s grateful that you enjoy looking at his page and checking out the images.

But he understands in this one special case. He won’t blame you at all if you choose to look away from his account for a few moments.

The former Dawson’s Creek star has shared a photo on social media that is really unlike any celebrity photo you’ve ever seen on these platforms.

The picture features Van Der Beek cradling his newborn daughter Gwendolyn … but when we say newborn, we mean NEWBORN.

The child is still attached to her umbilical cord.

Van Der Beek has taken fans inside his wife’s home birth, giving everyone a very up close and awfully personal view of what it’s like to partake in this sort of miraculous event.

“The category is: Home-Birth Realness,” opens the father of five before in his caption to the following picture, warning the “squeamish” to divert their eyes. 

We’ll emphasize that warning once again prior to publishing the photograph.

Ready? You sure?

Okay, here you go…

Van Der Beek continues in his message, listing everything you see above:

“Messy bed, Plastic sheeting underneath old sheets, Old towel crumpled on the floor, Vomit bag (unused), Inflatable birthing tub (also unused), Shirtless Dad, Boy in Spider-Man pajamas.”

(NOTE: This final item is easily our favorite. We love the idea of this adorable toddler just wandering around while his mother gives birth in his house to his sister.)

Concludes the actor:

“Happy, healthy baby, Happy healthy Mom in her own shower right after giving birth, Water bottle And . . . placenta in a mixing bowl (I warned you).”

It’s true.

He did warn us.

But most followers have reacted in amazement to such a picture, even thanking Van Der Beek for truly keeping it real.

Wrote one impressed individual, with the Instagram handle @kimberlys40:

Wow you are truly an amazing woman! @vanderkimberly and this is the most beautiful picture I have ever seen. Congratulations to the both of you and to your beautiful family.

The Dawson’s Creek alum and his wife, Kimberly Van Der Beek, welcomed their fifth child on Friday, June 15.

He and the wellness blogger are also parents of Olivia, 7, Joshua, 6, Annabel Leah, 4, and Emilia, 2.

James conrirmed the arrival of little Gwendolyn on Sunday via a photo of the family fawning over its latest addition.

“These last few days, as I’ve enjoyed the privilege of making smoothies I know my older kids will like, making my wife red raspberry leaf tea to ease her uterine contractions, spending ‘boy time’ with my son and getting my two year-old down for a nap in the way only I know how… I’ve been sick about something,” he wrote.

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He then referenced the VERY controversial White House policy of separating children from their immigrant parents:

“As I write this, kids are being ripped from the arms of their parents. By our government.

“For the kid’s benefit? No – the opposite – as a purposeful display of cruelty to deter would-be illegal border crossers AND legal asylum seekers (its happening to both).

“And it wouldn’t be honest to wax poetic about my new-baby bliss without speaking up against this atrocity.”

Concluded the veteran actor:

A crime against humanity is a crime against us all.

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Raccoon Scales Skyscraper, Keeps Entire Internet on Edge

The MPR Raccoon is safe!

We repeat: The MPR Raccoon is safe!

As anyone with an Internet connection knows, it was a tense night on Tuesday for those who tracked the unexpected actions of this creature, who sky-rocketed to viral fame thanks to a climb we're guessing he really wanted to make.

The animal was discovered by employees at Minnesota Public Radio (hence the hashtag "#MPRraccoon"), whose building sits next to the 23-story office tower in St. Paul that this raccoon decided to scale after he got scared by a window cleaner.

Climbing higher and higher, the critter apparently realized after awhile that he couldn't simply jump down without risking life and limb…

… so he simply kept going.

My picture from the 13th floor around noon. Hope he makes it down OK! #mprraccoon, read the caption to this amazing photo.

When maintenance workers attempted to coax the raccoon down, he became frightened and scampered so far up the skyscraper that he was out of reach of any human helper.

At various points, the raccoon stopped for a break, sitting on ledges directly outside the windows of various workers and Twitter users.

To wit:

"He is on the ledge on our floor," explains the above individual, who snapped a rather adorable photo of the animal and added:

"He seems to be doing well. We’ve been told that the building has live traps on the roof and are trying to get him to go up there. We all just have to keep our fingers crossed.. #mprraccoon."

Indeed, an entire World Wide Web crossed its collective fingers, unsure how this saga would end, not especially anxious to see a raccoon plummet to his death off the side of a tall building.

(It's here where we must acknowledge the power of a cute face. Because, let's face it, raccoons aren't exactly the most cuddly creatures around.)

Local television station KARE11 in Minnesota started streaming the raccoon’s movements on Tuesday evening, while MPR was constantly updating its story throughout the day on Twitter and Facebook.

The story even reached national levels of attention with a segment on Good Morning America, which we've included below.

So… did MPR Raccoon reach the roof and the live trap set there with cat food safely?

YES!

The animal will soon be released into the wild and we'll be forced to scour New York City for the next milkshake squirrel in order to track down the next four-legged Internet sensation.

Check out footage of this wayward raccoon below!

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