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If you watch a lot of reality television, then you’re probably aware that the genre is somewhat ironically named.
There’s no question that it qualifies as “television,” but the “reality” part is a bit more dubious.
Take Maci Bookout’s storyline on the latest season of Teen Mom OG, for example:
Much of Maci’s recent drama on the show has revolved around her continuing conflict with Ryan Edwards, the father of her oldest son, Bentley.
If you’re a fan of the series, then you’re likely aware that Ryan has struggled with heroin addiction.
Edwards checked into rehab immediately after marrying Mackenzie Standifer last summer, and though he’s reportedly been sober ever since, his co-parenting relationship with Maci has continued to suffer.
Or so MTV producers would have us believe.
According to the show, Maci and Ryan are locked in a custody battle that’s tearing both of their families apart.
But eagle-eyed viewers believe the whole thing has been orchestrated for the sake of bringing some additional drama to the show’s current season.
At one point the audience was led to believe that Ryan went several weeks without seeing Bentley following a Father’s Day fight with Maci.
Those who have studied the show closely and cross-referenced its version events with the posts on Ryan’s Instagram page claim that that’s quite clearly not the case.
“Maci’s storyline this season is total BS,” one fan wrote.
“Go figure lol. Here are some pictures with dates proving that Bentley has been able to see his dad and grandparents regularly since July. Tomorrow’s episode takes place at the end of October where Ryan supposedly hasn’t seen him since Father’s Day.”
And it seems that’s not the only instance of dishonesty on the part of the show’s cast and producers.
“The show also plays fast and loose with timelines,” wrote one commenter before citing several examples from the most recent season.
“There were several scenes with Cate and Tyler that made it appear it was the same day or same week but the color of their house went back and forth several times from blue to white back to blue so it was clear that the scenes were out of order and done further apart than what the storyline suggested.”
Like we said, every reality show manipulates the events of its subjects’ lives in order to craft coherent storylines, but it seems Teen Mom OG producers have been rather sloppy about it this season.
And the show’s producers appear to have committed a cardinal sin by underestimating the intelligence of their viewers.
Watch Teen Mom OG online to join the search for glaring continuity errors.
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Kim Zolciak-Biermann may not be a regular on The Real Housewives of Atlanta anymore, but that doesn’t mean she’s done bringing drama to the ATL.
Much to the chagrin of some of her castmates, Kim has been making appearances as a “friend of the Housewives” this season, and lately, her feuds from the show have been spilling over onto social media.
On Sunday night’s episode, Kim claimed that Kandi Burruss once propositioned her for sex.
Burruss took to Twitter to state quite bluntly that no such exchange ever occurred:
“I’m sick of these b-tches lying on me,” she tweeted.
“@Kimzolciak I have NEVER wanted you or your box. And stop swearing on your kids while you’re telling lies. Lying ass bitch. Somebody’s really reaching for a permanent peach here… This is my house. You’re just a visitor!”
Yes, Kandi basically pulled rank, reminding Kim that she’s been stripped of her Housewife status and is now just a lowly guest on the show.
Kim, of course, has never been one to back down from a fight, and she stuck by her claim … albeit not in terribly convincing fashion.
“If anybody is lying it’s you @Kandi You and your husband are full on swingers f–king all kinds of girls and can NEVER admit it. And bitch if it weren’t for me there would be no house. Remember I built this house!” Zolciak-Biermann tweeted.
“If anybody is lying, it’s you”?
That’s something people who are lying say.
Zolciak’s claim came during a conversation with Sheree Whitfield, in which she asserted that Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker, attempted to lure her into a threesome.
“The elevator’s not going to the top floor if you’re willing to share your man,” Kim remarked.
This all comes on the heels of Kim’s ugly feud with Nene Leakes, which has also delivered plenty of bonus drama on social media.
Nene fired the latest shot in epic fashion last week, saying of Kim:
“I think if you cut her open, worms and slimy nastiness will come out of her. I think she is a slimy, nasty person for real.”
Tell us what you really think, Nene!
Both of these situations seem likely to get worse in the weeks to come, which is probably exactly what Zolciak wants.
In all likelihood, Kandi hit the nail on the head when she remarked that Kim is a woman who desperately wants “a permanent peach”
Watch The Real Housewives of Atlanta online to relive all of this season’s wildly entertaining drama.
We’re only a few days into 2018, but it’s already been a hectic year for the Duggar family.
Things got off to a promising start with the announcement that Jinger Duggar is expecting her first child.
It wasn’t long, however, before the Duggars were facing down yet another scandal, this one having to do with their beloved TLC reality show, Counting On.
For the past several months, reports that Counting On would be canceled by the network have been circulating non-stop on social media.
Some insiders have blamed declining ratings.
Others have insisted that the show was canceled because of Derick Dillard and his transphobic tweets.
Whatever the reason, there was a time when it seemed apparent that the Duggars would not be returning TLC.
The time when a new season should have been announced came and went without any official word from the family or the network.
Just as fans were beginning to give up hope, however, Jana and Joy-Anna Duggar were spotted filming at a beauty salon near their hometown of Tontitown, Arkansas.
Sure enough, shortly thereafter, the Duggars official fan blog–operated by two close family friends–announced that Counting On will be returning to television on February 26.
Fans rejoiced, but it now looks as though their celebrations may have been premature.
Thus far, the blog post from the Duggars’ friends is the only “official” mention of the show’s return.
There’s been no advertising, no word from TLC, not even any social media posts from the Duggars themselves on the subject.
Needless to say, it’s a bit odd that with just weeks remaining until the premiere date, there hasn’t been so much as a teaser trailer from TLC.
And that’s not the only reason to belive fans may have been misled:
As several fan sites have pointed out, the camera crew filming Jana and Joy-Anna is the only production staff that’s been spotted in Tontitown.
With a population of less than 2,500, not much occurs in the town without the knowledge of its residents.
Locals say the whole county usually knows when the Duggars filming, but this time around, they’ve spotted just one relatively small procuction crew.
The odd situation has resulted in a number of fan theories:
Some believe that the Duggars are misleading fans, hence why an announcement was made with the family’s approval, but not by any of the actual family members, thus allowing them to back away from the statement if it proves inaccurate.
Others suspect the Duggars are transitioning toward a self-produced web series, which would explain the lack of promotional material and reduced production staff.
Still others think that TLC has simply cut production costs in response to lower ratings, which has resulted in a smaller production staff, a reduced number of episodes, and limited marketing.
Whatever the case, it seems that there have been some considerable changes in the relationship between the Duggars and the network that made them famous.
And we’re guessing that one way or another, those changes will be readily apparent come February 26.
Watch Counting On online for more on reality TV’s most famous family.
Remember how Cardi B and Offset’s wedding could be worth $ 1 million as a TV deal?
Well, one woman’s claim — that Offset is responsible for getting her pregnant — threatens to put those plans on hold.
Offset denies it, and so does Cardi B. Is this woman a schemer? Nuts? Or … telling the truth?
Cardi B and Offset are a — if not the — 2017 breakout power couple of the music industry.
Offset is part of the southern hip-hop group, Migos. And thanks to her smash hit, “Bodak Yellow,” Cardi B doesn’t really need much of an introduction.
Their engagement news was exciting (and came the same year that they became an item), but one woman is making herself part of that story by claiming that Offset knocked her up.
At the very least, this woman — Celina Powell — does appear to be pregnant.
She even posted this photo of her sonogram as evidence.
Celina included a caption to her photo:
“The past few months have been a complete mess … but I finally found enough strength to open up about what’s going on.”
At the beginning, it seems like an ordinary pregnancy announcement.
“Yes I am expecting and yes she’s a GIRL. My whole life is changing and right now it’s definitely for the better.”
And here’s where she drops the bomb shell:
“I’m not sure what the future holds but I hope @offsetyrn and I work this out for the sake of Karma Lee Cephus.”
Celina even admits that her track record doesn’t inspire confidence when it comes to her naming her baby daddies.
“I know y’all like ‘this b–ch done faked hella pregnancies’ but this time there’s NOOO doubt.”
Apparently some men who are not Offset have suggested that they might be the father, but Celina is quick to “correct” them on Twitter.
“All these WEIRDOS claiming my child. But I guess you need a come up. MY child dads is @OffsetYRN point blank period.”
Yes, what kind of weirdos would possibly make wild claims about a child’s paternity! We can only imagine Celina’s shock and indignation.
Speaking of Celina Powell’s indignation, she also attempts to paint Offset as a deadbeat dad, tweeting:
“At the end of the day, I’m still going to go thru this pregnancy by myself.”
Which is, apparently, how she decided on her baby’s name.
“I wish things were different but that’s exactly why my child’s name is KARMA. But I’ll nevaaa leave your side baby, unlike your daddy..”
(If you’re gonna name your baby after just retribution, you might as well go all the way and name them “Nemesis.” Or not)
So, what do Cardi B and Offset think about all of this?
Not much, apparently.
TMZ reports that Cardi B and Offset aren’t buying it, and that Offset says that he’s never even met this woman.
And apparently the alleged FaceTime video that appears to show Celina and Offset talking is the result of a prank call.
We have to imagine that, though Offset is no stranger to baby mamas, Cardi B takes comfort in the knowledge that Celina Powell has claimed other famous men as her baby daddies in the past.
Namely, Fetty Wap and Chief Keef.
Clearly, Cardi B and Offset have a pretty solid relationship.
Not only does she appear to be unfazed by allegations about Offset’s wandering penis, but she feels so comfortable with him that she doesn’t mind pretending to film a sex tape with him.
That infamous Cardi B sex tape was actually just the two of them messing around and dry-humping on camera.
Honestly? They seem to have such a cute relationship. Good for Cardi.
Ever since the world learned that Joy-Anna Duggar is pregnant with her first child, speculation that the 20-year-old is lying about her date of conception has run rampant.
Joy says she got pregnant just days after marrying Austin Forsyth.
Fans believe she’s lying with the full support of her family.
The Duggars strictly forbid just about all forms of physical contact prior to marriage, so the revelation that one of Jim Bob and Michelle’s daughters got pregnant out of wedlock would be hugely damaging to the family’s wholesome image.
Joy and Austin have admitted to breaking “courtship rules” in the months leading up to their marriage, but the Duggars dating guidelines are so strict that that could mean they simply held hands for too long.
When Joy announced her pregnancy with an Instagram photo, many fans voiced their opinion that she appeared to be further along than the 3-month point that she claimed.
The fact that she spent much of the past month avoiding the spotlight only seemed to lend further credence to claims that she’s not being entirely truthful about the timeline of her pregnancy.
Joy was absent from the Duggars’ Thanksgiving photo, and she didn’t appear in any of the pics the family posted for Christmas.
Yesterday, she posted the above photo to Instagram, along with a caption reading, “Christmas date night!”
It was the first pic she posted in which her midsection is visible since November 11.
That’s a major break from Duggar tradition, as Joy’s older sisters thoroughly documented every step of their pregnancies on social media.
Naturally, fans were quick to put Joy’s latest photo under a microscope in order to determine if she’s any further along than she claims.
(Joy claims she got pregnant in May, and she’s stated that she’s expected to give birth in February.)
Radar Online had the photo examined by Dr. Sean Henry, a gynecologist and women’s health blogger, who, it should be noted, has not treated Joy personally.
“She looks like 32 weeks or so,” Dr. Henry tells the site.
That’s roughly two weeks further along than Joy claims she is.
Can Dr. Henry make such an exact determination simply by looking at a single photo?
It’s a question that’s currently being hotly debated amongst Duggar fans on social media.
And it’s one that likely won’t be resolved until Joy gives birth–and perhaps not even then.
Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.
Earlier this month, we learned that Javi Marroquin will soon be deployed for a second tour of duty with the United States Air Force.
Now, however, a prominent member of the Teen Mom 2 family is suggesting that Marroquin is being less than honest and playing up the possibility of deployment as a means of garnering attention and sympathy.
Javi is currently dating Briana DeJesus, and it seems Bri’s cantankerous mother, Roxanne, is not a supporter of the relationship.
According to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup, Roxanne recently implied that Javi is lying about shipping out on another tour of duty.
“How many times can you say ‘I’m being deployed’ and not get deployed,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
“Stop using deployment as a tool for sympathy. But it’s a good storyline… GTFOH.”
The idea of Javi misleading fans in such a brazen fashion may sound absurd, but this isn’t the first time he’s been accused of being less than honest with regard to his service.
This also isn’t the first indication that Javi is strongly disliked by his girlfriend’s family:
In the clip above, Briana’s sister, Brittany DeJesus, makes her feelings about Javi quite clear.
At one point, Brittany refers to Marroquin as her sister’s “raggedy-ass” boyfriend.
When asked by a follower if likes Javi, Brittany replies, “Is that a joke?”
The clip was posted shortly after Brittany unfollowed Javi on Instagram.
Brittany and Briana both have yet to comment on their mother’s accusations, but TM2 fans are abuzz, many of them wondering why Javi would be dishonest about his deployment.
As several have pointed out, Marroquin has a history of lying in order to raise his public profile.
In fact, Kailyn Lowry says her relationship with Javi began under false pretenses.
It seems that when they met at a Delaware mall several years ago, Javi pretended not to know who Kailyn was, despite the fact that she’d already gained a modicum of fame as an MTV reality star.
Kail says it wasn’t until several years later that she realized Javi had misled her.
She now believes he married her in large part for the notoriety that he knew would come with the relationship.
Javi has yet to comment on those accusations, but needless to say, if they’re accurate, then it seems he’s not the kind of guy to be held back by his scruples, and Roxanne’s allegations become all the more plausible.
Watch Teen Mom 2 online for more from Javi’s checkered past.
Earlier this week, Jenelle Evans stunned fans when she tweeted that hter husband, David Eason, had battled cancer.
It was the first time that Evans had mentioned Eason's thyroidectomy and radation therapy, and many were confused as to why she waited so long.
After all, it's not as though Jenelle is the quiet type.
Evans says she simply wanted to protect her husband's privacy, but at least one person close to the situation thinks this is another case of Jenelle bending the truth to suit her needs…
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2. The Wrath of Jenelle
3. The Big Sick
4. Calling BS
5. A Fair Point…
6. Jenelle Claps Back
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