Christina and Tarek El Moussa Mark Split-erversary with Moving Instagram Posts

Who says a couple can’t break up and still get along?

Even if that break up involves on person pulling out a gun and the other person later dating a mutual friend?

Approximately one year ago, Christina and Tarek El Moussa announced their split.

It was a surprising confirmation for HGTV viewers that had spent the past few years watching Christina and Tarek successful renovate homes on Flip or Flop.

The couple share two little kids and at least appeared to get along pretty well on screen.

But we learned shortly after their separation that all was not perfect.

In fact, Tarek actually stormed off into the woods with a gun in the spring of 2016 after he and his wife got into a serious argument.

Concerned for Tarek’s safety, Christina called the police.

All was eventually sorted out (Tarek said he wanted the gun to keep wild animals away); no charges were filed; but the marriage was basically over.

In their statement announcing as much, Christina and Tarek assured fans that they would remain friends and that raising their two young kids would be a priority.

It’s the same things all famous people say when they go their separate ways.

But the El Moussas actually meant it!

Neither side has bad-mouthed the other over the past several months, even after Christina dated family contractor Gary Anderson for a bit.

And they are co-parenting their son and daughter like champs.

To make the anniversary of their public split, both sides of this ex-couple wrote something important on Instagram.

“You do not get to choose the events that come your way nor the sorrows that interrupt your life,” reads an excerpt from the pastor David Crosby’s book Your Pain is Changing You, shared by Christina.

“They will likely be a surprise to you, catching you off guard and unprepared.

“You may hold your head in your hands and lament your weak condition and wonder what you ought to do.”

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“Couldn’t agree more,” Christina wrote alongside the message above, which also includes the words:

To suffer, that is common to all. To suffer and still keep your composure, your faith, and your smile, that is remarkable.

She used the hashtag “#KeeptheFaith,” as well.

Tarek, meanwhile, posted a quote from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling.

It reads:

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

This is a reference to how the beloved author was famously way down on her luck before selling her first Harry Potter book.

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Tarek, for his part, has now overcome two different cancer diagnoses, as well as this divorce.

“This quote really stood out to me,” Tarek told his followers, adding:

“We’ve all faced obstacles and for many they were so horrific they hit the lowest point of their life with no future in sight….when you are at the bottom you feel nothing but pain, misery and despair.”

He concluded:

“Even though you can’t see the light at the bottom it still exists and as time goes on that light starts to shine.

“Once that light starts to shine take the opportunity to reevaluate who you are and what you want to be. Take it as an opportunity to bounce back and be stronger than ever.

“In my opinion, rock bottom is an opportunity to start over and do it right!”

We all could learn a lot from Tarek and Christina El Moussa, which is a sentiment we never imagined we’d express a year ago.


Joe Jackson Posts Bizarre Video Message to Blanket Jackson

It's been a tumultuous few weeks in the life of Blanket Jackson.

The youngest son of Michael Jackson lost his primary guardian when his grandmother, Katherine Jackson, declared that she was physically unable to continue caring for him.

Fortunately, the situation was resolved quickly, and Blanket is currently under the care of his uncle T.J. Jackson.

But fans and loved ones remain concerned for the 15-year-old whose young life has sadly been characterized by tragedy and instability.

One of the concerned parties is Blanket's controversial grandfather, Joe Jackson.

Joe typically keeps a low profile these days, but he emerged on Twitter last night to post a photo of Blanket, as well as a video message for his grandson.

“Hello, Blanket! This is Joe Jackson,” the 89-year-old says in the clip below.

“Your health is… I don’t know what. You’re like your father. Now I understand why your father had you wear masks all the time ’cause news people was bothering him so much."

Jackson adds:

"I want you to stay healthy and stay off those bikes. Don’t ride, now. But anyway, tell your brothers I said hello and stay clean and healthy."

That portion of the video left some fans confused, as it was Prince Jackson who suffered a motorcycle accident last week, and his Blanket has only one brother and one sister, Paris Jackson.

Obviously, Joe can be forgiven for being a bit disoriented as he approaches the age of 90.

But while Jackson doesn't seem to be particularly worried in the clip, his remarks about Blanket's health have prompted concern amongst fans.

Watch Joe's video message below:

Joe jackson posts bizarre video message to blanket jackson

Chelsea Houska: Cole DeBoer Posts Sweet Tribute on Their One Year Wedding Anniversary!

It sometimes seems like Chelsea Houska, the best mom of the Teen Mom franchise, can’t catch a break. She makes a responsible decision, but trolls slam her for “poisoning” her baby. Go figure.

But she’s not letting that get her down. Instead, she’s taking time to celebrate the good things — like her one year wedding anniversary!

And Cole DeBoer posted the sweetest anniversary tribute. Awww!

Not all of the moms on Teen Mom 2 make the best life choices.

That kind of goes with the territory when you’re talking about people who each decided to become a mom in high school.

One area where the stars really seem to struggle is choosing

Like … Briana DeJesus, who seems to have a subconscious attraction to deadbeat dads.

Remember when she shared that Luis Miguel had never even seen their baby, Stella? Which means that she’s made that same mistake twice now.

Or, worse, there’s Jenelle Evans, who tends to choose men who honestly don’t seem like they’re qualified to be parents.

To be fair, we wouldn’t trust Jenelle Evans to watch over a houseplant, so we guess that her romantic history is just story after story of water finding its own level.

These days, though, Chelsea Houska seems to have figured out how to tell the good ones from the bad. Cole DeBoer seems to be a good guy, and he’s even handsome.

He’s definitely sweet — because look at the anniversary tribute that he posted!

That photo might look like it’s out of a fairytale, but we’ve seen other pics from this same wedding photoshoot before.

Cole didn’t leave it at just a 

“1 year ago on this beautiful day I married my amazing perfect wife. Happy anniversary @chelseahouska I love you”

It’s not long or poetic — because he’s not trying to impress his followers with how creative he is, or whatever.

He’s just speaking from the heart, but over social media — which is very different from the performative romance that you see a lot of the time from social media stars and their loved ones.

(Which is all part of the gig and can also be very sweet; we get it)

These two are crazy about each other and, honestly, we wish them the best. Not that they seem to need a lot of luck.

Chelsea Houska married Cole DeBoer on October 1st, 2016.

The first wedding anniversary is a big deal because it’s your first.

Other, later milestones become much bigger deals.

But we think that they’ll get there.

In addition to being crazy about each other, these two seem like an actual good fit.

Sometimes mixed families can leave out someone, but contrary to how MTV sometimes portrays Chelsea’s life, she and Cole absolutely make time for Chelsea’s daughter, Aubree.

It’s an editor’s job to make things more interesting, and since Chelsea isn’t an out-of-control redneck or whatever, we get that editing out context so that it looks like Chelsea’s ignoring Aubree probably seemed like a good idea.

Even if it’s not accurate.

Chelsea Houska has previously stated that she could keep doing Teen Mom 2 for years and years.

Obviously, “Teen Mom” sounds like a misnomer at first — but you have to remember that they did become mothers as teenagers.

That’s not something that ever goes away in your life, you know? It’s a decision that frames your destiny. That’s a dramatic way of phrasing it, but … yeah.

Still, Chelsea’s done well for herself despite numerous disadvantages along the way. We, at least, look forward to seeing where she — and Cole — are in a few years.


Kylie Jenner Posts New Photos; Is That a Baby Bump?!

Kylie Jenner is pregnant, and between that and the 10 Year Anniversary Special of Keeping Up With The Kardashians that aired last night, that’s more or less dominated Kardashian news over the weekend.

But Kylie did more this weekend than just being the subject of endless questions and speculation. She also threw a birthday party for her bestie.

And there were pictures — meaning that we now have the most recent photos of Kylie Jenner. How much is she showing?

When we first heard that Kylie Jenner is reportedly pregnant, we heard that Kylie has been posting older photos of herself, or simply keeping her abdomen out of the frame, in her most recent photos.

(It doesn’t matter how many reputable news sources say it — we gotta remind you that it’s reportedly the case until Kylie herself is like “btw guys I’m 20 and pregnant”)

That makes sense.

For all of her curves, Kylie is still a very skinny girl when you’re talking about any part of her save her boobs and butt.

Even if pregnancy doesn’t cause her to put on weight throughout her body (though Kim’s pregnancies did), Kylie would have one hell of a time hiding a baby bump.

Especially given her usual wardrobe.

But if all of the Kylie photos that we’ve seen recently have been months old to hide her baby bump, what about the new pictures from the weekend?

Jordyn Woods is Kylie’s bestie, and she wasn’t going to let Jordyn turn 20 without celebrating the occasion.

Kylie shared the photo above and the photo below on Sunday (though both images are likely from Saturday, which was the day of Jordyn’s birthday).

First, there’s the pic with Jordyn Woods and the giraffe.

Jordyn looks so good, you guys. But that’s not the point.

Kylie is lifting up her shirt a little, casually, and touching her abdomen.

Which … more than anything, feels like she’s just teasing people pretty deliberately.

(We know that the celebrity bubble is a real thing, but not even Kylie could manage to totally ignore the news that she’s preggo — true or not)

But, from what we see of her belly, there, it looks like her regular ol’ flat tummy, right?

Then there’s this pic:

She’s not exactly in a bikini there, but Kylie’s posing from the side — as if flaunting how flat her tummy still is.

Maybe we’re reading too much into this, here — maybe this is just how she stood to fit in the photo with her friends.

The focus of the day was, we’re sure, on Jordyn Woods since she was the birthday girl.

As with the zoo photo, though, Kylie isn’t exactly baring her midriff.

Both photos can be read as innocuous, both can be read as nods to the pregnancy news.

And even if it’s about the news, you have to wonder:

Is Kylie flaunting how small her tummy is because she’s proud of staying so slim through being pregnancy, like Sarah Stage’s pregnancies?

is Kylie showing off how she looks because she’s laughing at the people who think that she’s pregnant?

Looking at those pics, though, it’s really no wonder that some fans don’t think that Kylie Jenner is pregnant.

Disbelief can come from genuine suspicion.

it can also come from a place of wanting to believe that someone didn’t make such a poor life choice.

Resources aside, Kylie is 20 years old and has her whole life ahead of her.

Getting pregnant with her rebound guy after dating for just a few months … well, you can see why plenty of people would be relieved to hear that this was all a very elaborate joke, actually.

But … don’t count on it.


Elsie Hewitt Tweets After Alleged Ryan Phillippe Assault, Posts Graphic Photos

Elsie Hewitt is accusing Ryan Phillippe of assault, and her tweets from around the time of the alleged assault hint at significant turmoil. 

A 21-year-old model, Hewitt filed a civil lawsuit against Phillippe, 43, for allegedly kicking, punching and throwing her down the stairs.

The alleged incident occurred July 4.

Phillippe denies the incident, and on Tuesday, authorities closed the criminal investigation into the matter without filing charges.

The actor’s rep said in a statement:

“As a staunch advocate for the health, well-being and equality of women, Ryan is completely devastated [by] these false allegations.”

“Domestic violence is an incredibly serious issue and fabricated and proven false claims should not be used to unjustly slander the falsely accused.”

“The claims are false.”

Not so, says Hewitt, who claims that on July 3, Phillippe had left a party after “being ignored [by Hewitt],” and all hell broke loose after.

Hewitt alleges that she went to his house with a friend to pack up her things in the early hours of July 4, and a physical altercation ensued.

On June 29, Hewitt tweeted that she was “having a [really] ugly day.” The following day, she cryptically tweeted: “[Why are you] texting me.”

A day after the alleged assault, the model tweeted: “At the end of the day your word is your only clout but everyone’s a f–king liar anyway, so.”

“I woke up and ate a huge bowl of pasta at 10am and the whole time I ate it I was like wtf elsie but I still didn’t stop and now I feel sick.”

On July 6, she tweeted: “[You] know there’s something wrong when you’d rather sit in silence than sit there with music,” later adding:

“Completely f–king broken [right now]. That is all.”

Hewitt claims that she saw Phillippe – whom she had been dating since April but split from in July – “repeatedly abusing” drugs.

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Specifically, “a panoply of legal and illegal drugs, including without limitation: cocaine, ecstasy, psychedelic mushrooms, and steroids.”

The model says Phillippe “increasingly combined these drugs with excessive alcohol consumption,” and that it impacted his behavior.

As a result, he “often exhibited symptoms attendant of drug and alcohol abuse, including mood swings and bouts of anger.”

A source close to the star, however, claims it was Hewitt who was under the influence July 4, and that he did nothing wrong.

“Elsie showed up to Ryan’s house uninvited and under the influence a few days after he had broken up with her,” a source told People.

“She physically attacked Ryan.”

“She caused a scene and refused to leave his home. As she was removed from the premises, she claims she fell and injured herself.”

Hewitt Bruise

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department says Hewitt requested and was granted an emergency protective order.

The order expired July 12.

A report on the incident was forwarded to the Los Angeles City Attorney, who decided not to file criminal charges, as we stated above.

Keith Fink, Hewitt’s lawyer, dismisses any suggestion that his client had filed the suit simply as a means of obtaining fame and money.

She claims he “violently threw her down his staircase as hard as he could” and then “tossed her down the stairs a second time.”

Hewitt also supplied a number of photos of bruising and injuries (above, below) that she alleges she suffered as a result of the altercation.

Hewitt Bruise Too

Hewitt was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with injuries, and police issued the emergency protective order and filed a report.

She claims that she suffered significant chest wall pain, abrasions and severe bruising, and is asking for $ 1 million as a result.

Again, there are two sides to this story, and Ryan’s is that these injuries were not sustained as a result of anything he did to her.

The photos may be provocative, but it’s important to note that he denies this as the case is still playing out in the legal system.

Stay tuned.


Chester Bennington’s Widow Posts Video of Him in Great Mood with Family 36 Hours Before Suicide

Chester Bennington appeared happy and engaged with his own family less than 2 days before his hanging suicide … based on a video his widow shared. Talinda Bennington posted a video of Chester hanging out with one of his sons eating jelly beans…


Chester Bennington’s Widow Posts Video of Him in Great Mood with Family 36 Hours Before Suicide

Chester Bennington appeared happy and engaged with his own family less than 2 days before his hanging suicide … based on a video his widow shared. Talinda Bennington posted a video of Chester hanging out with one of his sons eating jelly beans…


Farrah Abraham Posts Random Lingerie Pic, Fans Recoil in Abject Terror

Farrah Abraham is no stranger to controversy, but even by her standards, she’s been kicking the proverbial hornet’s nest left and right lately.

Latest case in point? This “sexy” image …

Yes. Worth a thousand words, is it not?

The 26-year-old Teen Mom: OG firebrand donned a busty lingerie-style one-piece and sat in poolside swing over Labor Day Weekend.

Why? Does Farrah need a reason?!

Abraham’s ensemble leaves little to the imagination, as she looks like she’s about to partake in … well, we’ll leave THAT to the imagination.

Fans weren’t impressed, however.

Recoiling in shock and/or laughter to her scarlet locks and cleavage-baring outfit, Farrah followers lit her up online in response.

“Why are you walking around in your lingerie? Seriously have respect for yourself!” one critic said, apparently never having met Farrah.

Another repulsed commenter added:

“Ewww! Seriously Farrah! You look disgusting. Lingerie is meant for the bedroom not outside where other people can see you #growup.”

The combination of the hair and the outfit, along with the onset of September, led to more than a few Halloween comparisons a well.

“Really Farrah you ready for Halloween!” one fan said, while another hater blasted her: “Damn, you look like you ate the Little Mermaid.”

Ouch. People have no chill.

As always, Abraham’s “plastic” appearance took some flak as well, as her growing chorus of critics lamented how … different she looks.

“No plastic would look good on you. You were so cute before the surgeries,” the comment read, though the biggest criticism was yet to come.

Not that we ever advocate dragging a celebrity online, but if there were a valid topic to debate with Farrah, it’d be regarding her parenting.

Does this kind of thing set a good example?

Abraham, of course, is the mother of an eight-year-old daughter, Sophia, so when we hear about Farrah’s vaginal rejuvenation and such?

It’s not not wonder what message she’s sending by hyping up such events in her life, or posting this kind of material to titillate the masses.

Farrah, one follower observed, “could have been a role model for young girls but you decided to run for the fame and make it all about you.”

Another added, along similar lines, that being a mom has never been a priority for her, and this is “Poor Sophia being left with a nanny again.”

That last comment is probably inaccurate, and Farrah is homeschooling Sophia so they can go to more events … but the point remains: 

This is not the first time Abraham has come under fire, especially when it comes to being a good role model, and it will not be the last.

Not that we expect it to faze her.

“I think it’s just best to ignore negativity and only welcome positivity in your life,” said Abraham in a recent interview on this very subject.

“I think that shows for Sophia and hopefully myself over the years and I’m just really happy about that,” the reality star told Us Weekly.

While ignoring the loudest, most negative voices is certainly a good strategy to survive life in the public eye, it still begs the question:

Is she leading a life that her daughter would be proud of? And should she be doing more to encourage positivity on a daily basis?

A blanket disavowal of responsibility and blaming of haters may not suffice once Sophia gets older and begins to question her life decisions. 

Just saying. Food for thought.