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Kenya Moore Lashes Out After Being Ghosted by Friends and Family!

Even though Kenya Moore is out of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, she’s still living her life. Plus, she has a baby on the way.

But apparently people weren’t RSVPing or reserving gifts for her baby shower, which caused Kenya to go into an epic rant.

She feels like she’s being ghosted by her entire social circle, and she might just cancel the party.

Over the weekend, former The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore vented her fury with a not-so-vague post on Instagram.

“#Etiquette101,” Kenya began her diatribe.

“If you cannot attend a monumental life changing event,” she instructed her followers. “It’s nice to send a gift anyway,”

Kenya then asked: “Or it’s about class?”

She did, at least, make it clear that her outrage isn’t over a lack of gifts being purchased — it’s the principle of the matter.

“It’s not about a dollar amount,” she clarified. “It’s to show you care.”

Kenya continued: “The same way the person cared to invite you to share a moment in their life.”

“RSVP literally means RESPOND PLEASE in French,” she educated her fans.

“So if you get an invitation,” she cautions. “Respond with a yes or no if you will be attending.”

it seems very clear that she sending a wildly unsubtle message to her friends and family.

According to Kenya Moore’s BuyBuyBaby registry, discovered by RadarOnline, Kenya had reason to be upset.

She had 73 items on her gift registry.

Of them, at the time that she made that post, not even 5 of them had been selected. That number is reportedly up to 7 as of Wednesday.

Some of Kenya’s suggested gifts were pricey.

She listed a UPPAbaby VISTA 2018 Stroller for $ 929.99 and a Doona Infant Car Seat/Stroller for $ 499.99.

But Kenya didn’t expect thousand-dollar gifts from everyone. She also listed $ 7.99 bib sets and a simple blanket for $ 29.99.

RadarOnline reports that Kenya feels totally snubbed over her baby shower.

“Kenya is devastated none of her real friends are showing up for her and buying gifts off her registry,” the insider explains.

The source goes on to say that Kenya feels “embarrassed,” and “heartbroken” over this slight.

“And,” the insider adds, Kenya is also “mad.”

It’s not like one person forgot to RSVP. She feels like she’s being ghosted by her entire social circle.

“This is a big deal to her,” the source explains.

Of course! She’s waited all her life to find the right man and to have this baby.

“And,” the insider continues. “She feels like those close to her have let her down.”

She feels like they just don’t care about this major milestone in her life.

“She’s beyond furious,” the source dishes.

And it’s possible that, if she feels that no one is coming, she might just cancel.

Kenya’s husband, Marc Daly, has reportedly offered to purchase the entire list of gifts — all 73 items, as an appeasement.

He hopes to “calm” her, the insider explains.

The source adds that if it will “make her happy,” he’d be happy to do it.

Plus, he wants to head off any fighting over this “and keep the shower as planned.”

“Kenya thinks that’s sweet,” the insider admits. 

If you sense a but coming, you’re absolutely right.

“But,” the source continues. “She wants an authentic shower.”

If she just wanted a bunch of stuff, she could have gone online and ordered it her own rich self.

Kenya, the insider says, wants a real shower, the kind that comes “with everyone she knows coming to bow down.”

She wants to feel like they’re there to honor her “and tell her how beautiful she looks.”

After her rant about good manners, perhaps she will get her wish.

But she may always feel haunted by the thought that they only came and bought gifts because she shamed them into it.

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Derick Dillard Lashes Out After Jazz Jennings Rebuffs Anti-Trans Attacks

Former Counting On star Derick Dillard seems unable to stop his bigoted social media attacks on trans teen TV star Jazz Jennings.

Fortunately, Jazz doesn’t care what Derick thinks, which is what the kids call a big mood.

But even though Jazz is doing her level best to ignore his hate, Derick is firing back and doubling down on his claim that Jazz’s very existence is some form of child abuse.

Derick Dillard still doesn’t have a job, and some wonder if that might be why he has so much extra time to tweet hateful things about Jazz Jennings and the trans community.

In a recent interview, Jazz, who underwent gender confirmation surgery known as bottom surgery in June, said that she has a don’t-feed-the-trolls approach to Derick’s vitriolic tweets.

She says that he’s just trying to elicit a reaction, and that she’s not going to give him what he wants.

A Twitter account that appears to primarily exist to attempt to engage with various celebrities asked Derick if he has a response.

Derick, seemingly thirsty for the attention, was only too happy to reply.

“I just speak out against child abuse, and especially those who promote it, because it’s the right thing to do,” Derick claims in a tweet.

“It’s just absolutely awful,” he has decided. “And should not be celebrated.”

Obviously, parents supporting their trans children are doing the literal opposite of child abuse.

But if you think that it’s hypocritical for a member of the extended Duggar family to make Derick’s statement, you’re not alone.

Fans laid into Derick on the subject of child abuse.

Fans had some serious questions for Derick.

“Do you think blanket training is child abuse?” asked on person on Twitter.

Blanket training, a practice of teaching months-old babies to obey their parents by using pain and fear, is advocated by Michael and Debi Pearl.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are tied to this abusive practice.

“You should speak out against Michael and Debi Pearl. Children have actually died at the hands of parents upholding the Pearls view of ‘child rearing.’ That’s child abuse,” says another tweet.

“Teaching parents how to physically abuse infants and children,” the tweet continues. “Speak out against them.”

But the practice of hitting babies to break their will at a young age isn’t the only child abuse scandal in the Duggar family.

“You seemed to have no problem appearing on a TV show of a family that forced their sexually abused daughters to appear on Fox News,” accused another tweet.

The tweet went on that the girls were forced “to say that none of them even knew what their brother was doing to them because they were all asleep, when the police report told a different story.”

Another tweet also brought up Josh Duggar, asking: “So, when are u gonna speak up about your in laws promoting child abuse by protecting ypur brother in law?”

That tweet continued: “Or does that not matter because they believe in God? You’re a hypocrite and a hateful man. You don’t get to hide behind god as a way of disguising that.”

Child abuse is an extremely upsetting subject. Countless children every day live in fear of a family member or supposed “caregiver.” The world does not do enough to protect its children. 

Fortunately, Jazz, who will be 18 on October 6, 2018, has a loving and supportive family who have cheered her on as a girl and as an advocate.

We only wish that more transgender children received love and support instead of responses like Derick’s.

While Derick’s anti-trans attacks on Jazz saw him booted off of Counting On, the good folks over at The Ashley note that I Am Jazz begins airing its fifth season in 2019.

It sounds like she’s right to ignore Derick’s social media vitriol. She doesn’t need it to stay relevant — but he does.

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Bill Cosby Loses Temper, Lashes Out With Obscenities in Court

Months before his retrial, Bill Cosby got up on stage and joked about the accusations against him.

Bill Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault. He’s not laughing now. In fact, he reportedly lashed out and screamed obscenities in the courtroom.

So much for the kindly facade that he worked so hard to maintain for all these years, huh?

As it turns out, a rich and once-beloved celebrity can be brought to justice in this country.

All that it takes to acquire justice is a dedication prosecution team, a massive shift in cultural awareness of sex crimes, and, oh, sixty accusers.

Despite that, everyone was unsure of the verdict until it was handed down. And it sounds like Bill Cosby was really taken off guard.

According to multiple witnesses, Cosby’s surprise turned to outrage when the prosecution suggested that he be locked up before sentencing out of fear that he could flee the country.

When the prosecutor pointed out that they didn’t think that any amount of money could guarantee that Cosby would show up to be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison, the disgraced comedian reportedly stood up and yelled:

“I don’t have a private plane, you a–hole!”

Interesting to hear about standing and yelling, since Cosby has been shown as looking feeble and nearly blind … though some believe that his alleged infirmity was a calculated act to elicit sympathy.

Despite Cosby’s outburst, the prosecution’s argument that bail should be revoked did not convince the judge.

Cosby has shown up for every previous court appearance, and so the judge declared that it was unlikely and improbable that Cosby would flee the country to live out the rest of his days as a fugitive.

But the judge did acknowledge that it’s possible, so the disgraced comedian is confined to house arrest and will have an ankle monitor so that law enforcement can monitor his location and movements.

When Cosby is sentenced, even if his sentences are set to run concurrently, he is expected to spend the remainder of his life beyond bars.

Twitter’s response to Cosby’s reported antics reflected both satisfaction … and exasperation.

“The gig is up – not too disabled to rant and yell at DA in response to his guilty verdict!”

A lot of people are angered that Cosby would allegedly fake being frail in the hopes of getting a sympathy acquittal.

“Bill Cosby interrupting post-conviction court proceedings to curse out his prosecutor and yell that he doesn’t own a plane is my ‘quit while you’re ahead’ cue for this news cycle. See y’all later.”

Sometimes, the news can be frustrating as hell.

Cosby’s conviction is for the assault of only one of his many, many accusers.

He was convicted for three counts of sexual assault against Andrea Constand, dating back to an incident in 2004.

Unfortunately, most states have a statute of limitations that tragically prevents survivors of sexual assault from seeing justice done.

But many see Andrea’s court victory against Cosby as a blow for all of his accusers.

Considering that his sentence is, as we mentioned, expected to keep him imprisoned for the rest of his life, some feel that it is enough.

(Even though it isn’t the sort of vindication that would come with dozens of convictions)

We hope that, when this is over, that these women receive the peace and closure that they deserve.

Cosby’s outburst doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s willing to drop his carefully cultivated image of a frail, kindly man.

It may be that he simply lost himself in anger over his conviction and over the prosecutor who made that happen’s desire to put him behind bars sooner rather than later.

Even if, at this point, courting public sympathy can no longer do him any practical good, he may continue to assert his innocence out of habit.

Everyone wants to be liked.

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Ellen Pompeo Lashes Out: How DARE You Blame Me for Grey’s Anatomy Firings!

Ellen Pompeo is not here for anyone’s BS, she would like to make that clear.

Just a few hours after news broke that two of her long-time co-stars on Grey’s Anatomy would not be returning for Season 15, the series lead has broken her silence.

Has she wished the best to Sarah Drew and Jessica Capshaw, both of whom were let go for creative reasons by ABC?

In private, we have no doubt.

In public, however, Pompeo jumped on Twitter last night to call out a report that blamed her for these actresses getting fired.

How did this claim even come about?

In January, Pompeo signed a two-year deal with Grey’s Anatomy, worth over $ 20 million.

Deadline then ran an article yesterday that strongly implied this impacted the show’s budget in such a way that fellow stars had to be cut, writing:

“The decision not to bring back Capshaw and Drew comes on the heels of the blockbuster new Pompeo pact that gave her a significant salary increase, paying her as much as $ 20 million a year.”

The 48-year old actress was quick to respond to this allegation.

“I’m a big girl @DEADLINE can take shots at me if they want but to the fans please don’t fall into that trap,” she wrote on Twitter, adding of the decision to dismiss Capshaw and Drew:

“This is above my pay grade.”

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She also found it ironic, and very irritating, that this report came out on International Women’s Day, also Tweeting in response:

“Its unfortunate that @DEADLINE chooses to try to pit women against each other on #InternationalWomensDay #shameonyounotme.”

Drew played Dr. April Kepner on Grey’s Anatomy for nine seasons; Capshaw came on board a decade ago as Dr. Arizona Robbins.

Both women have released statements (below) of remorse and gratitude in light of their unwanted career moves.

The show’s co-showrunner, Krista Vernoff, also shared a lengthy statement defending Pompeo against the publication.

She Tweeted the following on Thursday evening:

The suggestion … that our cast changes are in any way related to Ellen Pompeo‘s salary renegotiation is wrong and hurtful and misguided.

It smacks of an old, broken, patriarchal notion that women must be pitted against each other and that one woman’s success will be costly to others.

Ellen Pompeo has not only advocated passionately for her fellow cast members, she has taken the time to educate women worldwide as to how to advocate for themselves and that must not now be twisted.

Vernoff had previously said of Drew and Capshaw:

“It has been a joy and a privilege to work with these phenomenally talented actresses.”

As for Drew and Capshaw’s mature responses to their firings, the former wrote this upon learning the news:

Thank you for all of the love. I know you’re sad. I’m sad too. I haven’t really had the time to process this information.

I’ve been with it for less than 48 hours, so I’m not ready to say my thank yous and give an all encompassing statement about my 9 years here. That will come later.

For now, I’d like to say: I love you, and I love April, and her story isn’t over yet. And the really good news (for me, at least) is that I’m here on set shadowing one of my favorite people, Kevin McKidd, with my beloved Grey’s family all this week and next, so I get to process all of my feelings surrounded by the community that has nourished and nurtured me for almost a decade.

For that, I am grateful.

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And here is Capshaw’s similarly emotional statement:

For the past ten years I have had the rare privilege of not only playing Arizona Robbins but also being madly in love with playing her.

Arizona Robbins is kind, intelligent, funny, insightful, bold, playful, fierce and really good at her job.

She was one of the first members of the LGBTQ community to be represented in a seres regular role on network television. Her impact on the world is permanent and forever. Forever.

I am grateful that I have gotten to bring her to life and for the life that she has brought to me.

I am sad to see her go but I am consoled by the idea that she will continue to live on and on in all of our consciences and our imaginations. Shonda [Rhimes], thank you for the ride on this incredible rollercoaster.

Everyone associated with the show (from fans to crew members) agrees that this news is far from ideal, but it’s silly and ignorant to blame Pompeo for it.

(Also worth noting: ABC has not even renewed Grey’s Anatomy beyond this season.)

Always a thoughtful person, we’ll let actor Jesse Williams have the final word for now:

Sarah and Jessica are easily among my very favorite people and coworkers, so this news fuckin sucks.

Their immense talent speaks for itself but it’s them as people that I’m so grateful to know, privileged to have worked with and learned from.

To say they’ll be missed is a massive understatement. Luckily for all of us, we’ll get to see these artists continue bringing compelling and complex characters to life for many moons to come! #OurWorkIsForever

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Williams’ character of Jackson was married to Drew’s April Kepner and the two had a baby named Harriet together.

No details have been revealed about how both characters will be written off the series.

But they’ll be missed. Greatly.

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Meghan Markle’s Brother Lashes Out: She Abandoned Her Family!

We’re just over three months away from the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

As expected, royal obsessives the world over are already giddy with anticipation.

Sadly, just as unsurprising is the fact that opportunists and con artists are coming out of the wood work hoping to exploit Meghan in her remaining days as a civilian.

And some of them are members of her immediate family.

It all started when Meghan’s half-sister, Samantha Grant, threatened to publish a tell-all.

Amazingly, it looks like she managed to land a publisher, but it sounds like the book won’t be loaded with the bombshell revelations the public is hoping for.

Meghan and Samantha reportedly haven’t had any contact with one in well over a decade, and sources say they weren’t close with one another for several years before that.

So unless you’re hankering for some insights into Meg’s high school study habits, the book probably won’t do much for you.

Just last month, the sketchy sibling started going by Samantha Markle and managed to score a deal with TLC to produce a special about Meghan.

And now it seems she’s not the only member of the Markle clan who’s looking to line their pockets.

Apparently, Meghan also has a half-brother named Tom Markle Jr.

In addition to having a name that sounds like an anagram for a Harry Potter villain, Tom is apparently even more shady than Samantha.

Rather than threatening to share Meghan’s secrets with the world, he took the more direct route of asking Meg for money for a personal security detail, and then publicly calling her out for abandoning her family when she refused.

In a recent interview with In Touch, Tommy Marks shared the contents of the email he received from Meghan’s lawyers that basically told him to go do his panhandling elsewhere.

“My lawyer had a phone meeting with her lawyer, and he emailed me some of [Meghan’s] direct words. She said, ‘That’s distant family and I don’t know those people,'” Tom told the tabloid.

“That’s pretty harsh,” he adds calling the email “a slap in the face” and “below the belt.”

“I spent a lot of time with her growing up,” Tom says.

In the emails, Tom asks Meghan and Buckingham Palace officials to “take some action to protect [him],” which apparently meant not only security services but protection from what he claims are inaccurate media reports.

“There was a time where people were following me around at work, taking pictures and posting horrible stories about me and my family saying I’m a white supremacist, a drug addict and a dealer, all this crap that just isn’t true,” Tom tells In Touch.

“My attorney was reaching out to her people and the palace to basically [help us] try to get a retraction for all these false stories in [countries] where there are different laws.” 

Reps for Harry were apparently more polite than Meghan’s lawyers, telling Tom, “We are so sorry to hear you have been having a tough time with the media.”

Of course, they still didn’t offer him any sort of assistance with the problem.

We’re assuming Meghan is currently being trained in how to tell someone to shove off using proper royal decorum.

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Scott Baio Lashes Out at Nicole Eggert, Sexual Abuse Allegations

Scott Baio made his voice heard on Good Morning America today.

Loudly and defiantly.

Faced with allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior by former Charles in Charge co-star Nicole Eggert, Baio sat across from Amy Robach on Wednesday and strongly defended actions.

(Eggert said last week on social media that Baio molested her back when she was 14 years old and he was 26.)

“The story seems to change quite a bit and I can’t keep up with it quite honestly,” Baio  Robach on GMA, expounding as follows:

“I don’t know if you’ve ever been on a sitcom set but on any given day… there are teachers, parents, family, crew, producers, my dad.

“So how any of this could have happened is absolutely impossible and I don’t know how anybody can believe what she’s saying when her first allegation of having sex when [she] was 17 proved to be 100 percent false.

“And her story keeps changing. She makes up new things.”

Baio quickly replied to Eggert’s allegation by admitting the co-stars had sex, but he said Eggert came on to him and he said the intercourse took place when she was 18 years old.

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Were there any sexual encounters when Eggert was underage?

“Absolutely nothing,” Baio said today, adding:

“And I find it interesting that the moment that her first allegation that we had sex when she was 17 – which is not true – as soon as that was proven to be 100 percent false she comes up with a new story where something happened once a week for years.”

Indeed, Eggert has said Baio molested her from the age of 14 through the age of 16, approximately.

She told Megyn Kelly this week that Baio “penetrated” her with his finger inside his garage, just before her 15th birthday.

“And that is when the sexual touching and abuse started, after that,” the actress told Kelly.

“I was very young. And it was shocking, a little. I had never experienced anything like that before, either.”

She claims Baio warned her not to tell anyone because he would go to jail and the show on which they both starred would be canceled.

But the actor denies every part of this allegation.

He says that he and Eggert only had sex once and that she was 18 at the time.

“Nicole and I were friends after our only sexual encounter,” he told GMA, continuing:

“She aggressively sought me out because she wanted me to be her first so she would be good for her boyfriend. Those are her words.”

Despite the claims and the obvious bad blood that exists now, Baio says that his time on Charles in Charge “was great” and that Eggert was a “talented girl.”

“We had a great time on the set. Everybody liked each other. Everybody got along.

Is he concerned that Eggert might go to the police with her allegations?

“No,” he replied. “Why would I have a concern over something that I didn’t do?”

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90 Day Fiance: Luis Lashes Out, Threatens to Sue TLC!

Oh, boy.

This past season of 90 Day Fiance had its ups and downs for all of the relationships, but one of the new 90 Day Fiance stars is so unhappy that he’s publicly ranting against TLC and the show’s producers.

And he’s also announced his intention to sue.

Molly Hopkins is 41 years old. She’s an American — specifically from Georgia.

26-year-old Luis Mendez is Dominican.

He and Molly met and fell for each other outside of the US, when she was on a trip and when he was working in a bar.

The two of them decided to not only pursue their relationship, but to go on 90 Day Fiance so that the rest of the world could watch the highs and lows of their relationship.

Oh, and so that they could make a little cash.

And one of the big concerns that Molly had was seeing how good of a stepfather the more-than-slightly younger Luis would be to her daughters, one of whom is 7 and the other of whom is 16.

In addition to the all-important test of whether or not Luis would fit in with Molly’s family …

(After all, your kids should always take precedence over your romantic pursuits)

… The couple had a few hurdles to cross. Molly Hopkins has a shady criminal history that mostly involves what we’ll delicately describe as reasons why you don’t want to ride in a car with her.

Also, Luis would have to get along well with more than just Molly’s family. His romance with Molly needed to click when they were living together.

(Sometimes, what’s sexy and romantic on vacation turns into an annoyance back at home, in the real world)

Finally, some wondered if the younger man who had tended bar in Santo Domingo was really interested in Molly Hopkins for romantic reasons … or if he was using her, hoping to land legal residence in the United States.

As we already told you, Molly Hopkins and Luis Mendez did get married.

But married isn’t the same thing as happily ever after, folks.

See, after the couple got married — which they apparently did without informing TLC of the event, which kind of defeats the purpose of appearing on the show in the first place — things went south.

The two separated, only reconcile before the Tell All special was filmed.

But then the husband and wife seemed to have trouble again. 

At the beginning of January, Molly told Luis that she was filing for divorce.

That is part of what has led to Luis Mendez’s dissatisfaction, we assume.

But that’s not the focus of his rant, which he posted to social media:

“TLC is a piece of s–t.”

Wow, tell us how you really feel.

“They only use the immigrant people for make million dollar, they don’t pay to us in the first 90 days and they destroy our lives with bad fame.”

That’s quite an accusation.

“But I don’t receive any money, only the American people bc we are trash for them.”

He added another message with similar points … and expressed a strong desire to take legal action.

“Immigrant people only are trash for TLC. I want to meet a lawyer in NYC to sue those bastards.”

Now, it seems that he’s complaining about money. 90 Day Fiance stars are paid for their work, but in comparison to other reality salaries, it’s not all that much.

We should point out that, although countless companies employ immigrant labor and pay them less than they deserve, that isn’t necessarily what’s behind this.

You need a work visa in order to work in the US if you are not an American citizen. It’s possible that they aren’t legally permitted to pay Luis until he gets one.

Now, if there’s been anything improper in terms of paying him, maybe Luis can get that money through a lawsuit. But our guess is that Luis just needs to have a work visa.

It sounds like he’s complaining about his portrayal on the series. That … well, he presumably signed a contract saying that he can be edited in any way that the show sees fit. Tough luck.

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