Billie Lee: Replacing Kristen Doute on Vanderpump Rules? Accusing Entire Cast of Transphobia?!

Folks, be happy that the cameras are currently rolling for Vanderpump Rules Season 7 because it sounds like sh-t is really hitting the fan in West Hollywood this week.

The drama began with rumors that Kristen Doute had been fired from the show due to her inability or unwillingness to stir up unnecessary drama with her castmates.

If you watched last season, you know Kristen seemed to be content in a stable, committed relationship and wasn’t getting blackout drunk nearly as often.

In other words, she committed each of the reality star cardinal sins, and no one was surprised by news that she’d been banished to Vander-purgatory to await the endtimes in the company of Vail Bloom and Laura Leigh.

“She’s just not crazy Kristen anymore,” one production source bluntly stated.

Kristen denied that she’d been demoted to “friend of the castmates” status, but the rumor resurfaced this week with some new and intriguing details:

According to Radar Online, Kristen will be replaced as a full-time cast member by SUR newcomer Billie Lee.

“She did extremely well,” the source said about Billie Lee’s first season on the show.

“All of the cast loves her — and so did the ratings!”

Of course, it appears the source delivered that quote ahead of the Twitter war that began playing out between Billie Lee and the rest of the cast last night.

It seems the ladies of SUR will be hosting a Tuesday night event at the restaurant called Girls’ Night In.

(What happened to James Kennedy’s See You Next Tuesday? Fingers crossed that shaved ferret got sh-tcanned, too!)

Billie Lee apparently felt that she had been left out of the gathering, and she made her feelings clear in a very irate tweet:

“When yo coworkers don’t include the only trans girl in GIRLS night at your own job! On the night you work! #rudeAF #TransIsBeautiful.” she wrote.

Billie Lee Tweet

As you can see, it appears that Billie Lee was indeed invited to the event, which may be why Kristen and company were so vehement in defending themselves:

“You better check yourself before you wreck yourself,” Doute tweeted, adding:

“It’s not your event. Don’t make this about something it’s not. #NoH8 … We are not hateful people and ABSOLUTELY support the LGBTQ community. A person is a person is a person.”

Katie Maloney echoed the sentiment, tweeting:

“I’m completely supportive and will always be supportive of the LGBTQ community … EVERYONE is invited and welcome tomorrow!”

It’s possible that Billie Lee was genuinely offended by what she perceived as prejudice among her castmates — but it’s equally possible that she’s stirring up drama to give the people what they want.

And if that’s the case, the girl might have a very bright future at Bravo.

Watch Vanderpump Rules online for more on reality TV’s most dysfunctional framily.


John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett: ALREADY Breaking Family Courting Rules?!?

John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett are wasting no time at all.

Falling in love and planning a family?

Sure, maybe. We guess.

But we mean it more along these lines:

John David Duggar and Abbie Burnett are wasting no time at all… in breaking family courtship rules. Uh-oh!

As any celebrity gossip follower likely know well, the Duggars are a rather strict family.

We don’t mean this as a statement of judgment, just a statement of fact: Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have put strong guidelines into place for their loved ones.

These include making a relationship official via a courtship announcement, such as the one John David and Abbie made last week; along with requirements that you cannot kiss before marriage and even cannot go anywhere while courting without a chaperone.

And one source now claims that this new couple managed to break BOTH these rules after just a few days of courting.

The Facebook group titled “Duggar Family News: Life is not all pickles and hairspray” has shared multiple photos on its account of Duggar and Burnett taking a trip last Tuesday to Walmart.

This was the same day on which they announced their courtship.

According to an onlooker, John David and Abbie were NOT accompanied by a chaperone, for starters.

But… wait! It gets even more scandalous:

“My source also says that it looked like John grabbed Abbie’s ass before he noticed there were other shoppers around and moved just before this photo was taken,” reads the controversial post on this side, adding:

“My source also says he whispered to Abbie after he walked past a lesbian couple. Doesn’t Jesus condemn whispering? It’s rude!”

(NOTE: Does Jesus condemn whispering? We’re actually asking.)

John David has often been seen as one of the more rebellious of Jim Bob and Michelle’s children.

There’s even been talk that he may be the first relative to simply walk away from reality television.

We can’t verify that rumor just yet, but we can say that this relationship is serious enough that John David and Abbie have opened both a Twitter account and an Instagram account.

The first two photos in this article are taken from the latter.

“The Razorbacks lost, but I’m still feeling like a winner!” John David wrote as the caption to the second picture above; it has already been Liked over 21,000 times.

Fans, meanwhile, seem unconcerned about John David and Abbie’s possible rule-breaking.

They’re just happy the 28-year old has finally found love.

“So happy you found your girl, John David! You guys seem like such a great fit… she’s everything I thought your girl would be,” wrote one Instagram user, whole anothed added

“John, you have such a big smile these days! You and Abbie make a cute couple.”

Burnett lives in Oklahoma and works as a nurse.

And her potential in-laws seem pretty psyched that she’s in their son’s life.

“John David brings our hearts so much joy and we’ve watched him faithfully pray, wait, and trust God for the right girl to come along!” said Jim Bob and Michelle in a statement, adding:

“Now, a beautiful relationship has blossomed between the two of them. We can’t wait to see what the Lord will do in the future.”

Click PLAY below to watch the first interview between John David and Abbie:


Kristen Doute: FIRED From Vanderpump Rules?!

Vanderpump Rules is unique among Bravo shows, in that the cast has endured very little restructuring over the course of their six seasons on the air.

Producers added Lala Kent and James Kennedy, and certain SUR folk have seen their roles diminished over the years (we miss you, Peter), but with the exception of flash-in-the-pan Vail Bloom, no one has been full-on fired from the show.

Until now?

Radar Online is reporting today that Kristen Doute will no longer be a full-time cast member as of the show’s seventh season, which is currently filming.

The reason? Well, if you watch the show, we probably don’t need to tell you.

In fact, if you were to ask a diehard Vanderpump fan what Kristen got up to this past season, you’d probably be met with the same blank stare that you’d get from someone who’s never seen the show.

That’s because Kristen has completed her transformation from “pasta”-fuelled, paranoid firebrand to tedious, chain-smoking bystander.

Aside from one trumped-up storyline in which she allegedly hooked up with James while on vacation in Mexico, Kristen was little more than vegetarian window-dressing this season.

An insider tells Radar that Kristen’s newfound maturity and relatively drama-free relationship with Brian Carter have caused viewers to lose interest in her life.

And since she wasn’t exactly a fan favorite to begin with, the feeling among producers is that they won’t be receiving many complaints about Kristen’s reduced role.

“She’s being downgraded to a ‘friend’ of the cast,” says the source, adding:

“She doesn’t have a lot of drama in her life these days.”

There are a few important takeaways here:

1. Carter is dude’s last name?! We’ve never heard anyone call him anything else!

2. You can be boring or unlikeable in the world of reality television, but you can’t be both.

For six seasons, viewers looked on in horror as Kristen cheated on her doting boyfriend with her best friend’s man, verbally assaulted her “lessers” at SUR, sabotaged an ex’s relationship, and — perhaps worst of all — unleashed James Kennedy on the world.

Her behavior was appalling, but at least she kept things interesting.

The unfortunate drawback for Kristen is that it’s hard to keep that pace up forever.

And if she’d spent the first six season endearing herself to fans instead of repulsing them in droves with her vile behavior, she could probably settle into a role as the show’s dull but affable hanger-on.

Instead, she’ll now serve as a walking exposition machine, forever prompting her more compelling friends with questions like “So what’s going on with you and so-and-so?”

Doute recently responded to the rumors with a tweet reading:

“I hate giving that trash bag tabloid any attention. But that is #fakenews”

We’re guessing Kristen is getting by on a technicality on that one, as she hasn’t really been fired, merely demoted.

For their part, Bravo has declined to comment on the situation, so it’s safe to say you’ll be seeing far less of Ms. Doute in season seven.

Watch Vanderpump Rules online to relive Kristen’s wilder days.


‘Vanderpump Rules’ Star Scheana Marie Hooking Up with ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ Guy

“Vanderpump Rules” star Scheana Marie’s bathing suit says it best — now that she’s hooking up with another hot reality TV star … in Hawaii — yeah, “Living My Best Life” definitely applies here. Scheana and “Bachelor in Paradise” star Robby…


Jessa Duggar Comes Clean: I Broke One of My Family’s Major Rules

It’s no secret that the Duggars adhere to a very strict code of conduct.

In fact, next to the sheer size of Jim Bob and Michelle’s brood, following rules is what they’re most famous for.

Duggar women are especially constrained, as every aspect of their day-to-day life – from clothing to interpersonal relationships – is strictly governed by regulations that are determined and enforced first by their parents, and then by their husbands.

Some of the Duggar girls have married men who are less strict than their father, which is why, for example, Jinger Duggar is allowed to wear pants.

But there are certain rules that are consistent throughout the faith-based community to which the Duggars belong.

And now it looks as though Jessa Duggar may have inadvertently violated one of those rules.

For reasons that won’t surprise anyone who’s familiar with their belief system, the Duggars are staunchly opposed to the consumption of alcohol.

Getting liquored up isn’t conducive to remaining perfectly chaste and modest at all times, and thus, booze is strictly off-limits to all Duggars, women in particular.

So you can imagine the shock among fans this week when Jessa Duggar revealed that she has, in fact, sampled the devil’s brew.

In an interview with Jessa that resurfaced and was published by In Touch Weekly, the 25-year-old revealed that she has imbibed on more than one occasion.

Though she was careful to note that she never allowed alcohol to pass through her lips intentionally.

“Not on purpose,” Jessa replied when asked if she’s ever had a drink.

“We’re really heavily in politics, and sometimes, it’s one of those fancy, ritzy events and they serve you what you think is punch, and it’s not,” she added.

“You’re like, ‘Oops, yeah, that wasn’t punch.’ That was champagne or something.”

Jessa didn’t say what her next move was in those situations, but we assume she guzzled the rest of the glass, then headed straight to the bar, where she bellows for more.

We kid, of course. 

Obviously, Jessa is no fan of the hooch, and we’re sure she’s in no hurry to break with the rest of her family on the issue of spiritous beverages.

Besides, Jessa is mom-shamed enough these days.

Imagine if word got out in the fundamentalist community that she enjoys a glass of wine from time to time!

There’s a good chance she would literally be crucified.

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


Josiah Duggar: Already Rebelling Against Jim Bob’s Rules! (Exclusive)

Before they leave the nest (which occurs only after they’ve married), Duggar children are forced to abide by a very strict code of conduct.

And we use the word “children” very loosely here, as 28-year-old twins Jana and John David Duggar are still bound by Jim Bob and Michelle’s stringent regulations.

Longtime fans of the show know that the rules of the house run the gamut from the famous Duggar dress code to strict courtship guidelines that prohibit virtually all forms of romantic physical contact before marriage.

Once Michelle and Jim Bob’s offspring meet The One, however, the parameters change immediately.

The men become heads of household and govern as they see fit, whereas the women are now subservient to their husbands, rather than their father.

(Needless to say, the Duggars won’t be racking up awards for their progressive views on relations between the sexes anytime soon.)

Not surprisingly, some of the more rebellious Duggars have been quick to take advantage of the freedom afforded them by marriage.

Jinger Duggar started wearing pants after receiving permission from her husband, Jeremy Vuolo.

Apparently inspired by their sister’s courageous act of sartorial defiance, Jill and Jessa Duggar followed suit and purchased some Levi’s of their own.

Yeah, they’re not exactly smashing the patriarch, but it’s a baby-step toward independence.

Sources close to the family say Jim Bob is less than thrilled with this gradual loss of control over his daughters, but he’s even more concerned with the next threat to his authority.

Yes, it seems the next Duggar to marry is also planning to cast off the shackles of Jim Bob’s oppression, and in doing so, he might set a precedent that could a major shift in the balance of power within the family.

Last month, Josiah got engaged to Lauren Swanson following a very brief courtship.

Wedding plans are currently underway, and it seems those who know him best are already bracing themselves in expectaton of Josiah asserting his independence in a way that will bring him into direct conflict with Jim Bob.

A former Duggar employer spoke with The Hollywood Gossip excluisively and informed us that Josiah is set to be his family’s biggest rule-breaker yet:

“Josiah is gonna be the next one to bust out. He’s a little bit crazy,” the source tells us.

“He’s a 90-mile-an-hour guy. He drives 90 miles an hour, he moves 90 miles an hour, he thinks 90 miles an hour.”

The insider recalls a recent incident in which Josiah neglected his father’s orders and nearly caused a tragedy as a result:

“He almost killed a couple people one day with a car,” our informant says.

“This is a car they bought from one of the sales over there. It had a banged in front end, he got in at just – 90 miles an hour off the back of a roll-off truck right into another car.”

The disaster apparently came as no surprise to those who are familiar with 21-year-old’s reckless ways.

Of course, Josiah has been throwing caution to the wind and disregarding his family’s cherished customs for years now.

When he announced his relationship with Lauren, Josiah became the first of his generation to engage in multiple courtships.

Yes, as longtime fans of his family will remember, Josiah courted Marjorie Jackson back in 2015.

The relationship ended abruptly and without any sort of public explanation.

Asked about the reaction to the unexpected breakup in the Duggars’ community, our source says one leading theory emerged:

“Folks used to think he was gay,” the insider tells, adding, “I don’t guess he is.”

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


Lauren Swanson: Is Josiah Duggar’s Fiancee Breaking the Family Rules?!

It’s only been a month since the world learned that Josiah Duggar is engaged to Lauren Swanson, but it looks like the young couple is already tossing aside some of his family’s most strictly-enforced rules.

In fact, if you’re one of the more devout Duggar fans, you may want to sit down for this one…

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you – Lauren’s shins:

Yes, that outfit might not seem particularly revealing, but by Duggar standards, it’s downright risqué.

The famous Duggar dress code dictates that all unmarried women must wear skirts with hems that fall safely below their knees.

In the interest of playing it safe, Josiah’s sisters typically wore floor-length skirts and dresses.

As you can see from the photo below, Lauren has mostly followed suit.

But on her recent trip to San Antonio with Josiah and family, Lauren favored a slightly less conservative look:

“Enjoyed a beautiful evening in San Antonio on the river walk, and checking out the Alamo with Lauren and the family!” Josiah captioned the photo.

Typically, Duggar kids aren’t allowed to have social media profiles until after they’re engaged, but a special exception has been made for Josiah due to the fact that this is not his first relationship.

Josiah courted Marjorie Jackson back in 2015, but the romance ended abruptly and without explanation.

Fans still aren’t sure what led the couple to call it quits, but the breakup helped bolster Josiah’s reputation as being much more progressive than his siblings and taking an almost-modern view of dating and relationships.

The fact that his girlfriend feels comfortable wearing playing fast and loose with the Duggar dress code has only cemented that view of the 21-year-old reality star:

“Pls let her wear whatever she wants! You seem to be the cool Duggar!” commented one fan on Josiah’s photo.

“A woman should be able to express her self anyway she want! There is nothing wrong with a good pair of jeans! Break free from this ridiculousness!”

As In Touch Weekly points out, planning for Josiah and Lauren’s wedding is already underway, and it seems Si can’t wait for the big day.

On a recent outing, he and Lauren were chaperoned by his younger brother Jason.

Josiah posted a pic of the excursion with a caption reading, “Third wheel problems.”

We guess Jinger’s not the only rebel in the family!

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


Jeremy Vuolo to Jinger Duggar: Forget About Jim Bob’s Rules! (Exclusive)

It’s been eighteen months since Jinger Duggar married Jeremy Vuolo, and to say a lot has changed in the reality star’s life in that time would be to put it very mildly.

These days, Jinger is pregnant with her first child, and it seems she has every intention of following in her sisters’ footsteps and raising a large family with husband Jeremy Vuolo.

But in many ways, Jinger is living a life that’s very different from those of her siblings, and likely very different from the one her domineering father, Jim Bob Duggar, had envisioned for her.

Much has been made of Jinger’s departures from her family’s stringent code of conduct.

The most obvious way in which the 24-year-old has flouted her father’s rules is by disregarding his famous dress code.

Yes, as you’ve likely heard, Jinger has been wearing pants.

That may not sound like a big deal, but after a spending her entire childhood in mandated below-the-knee skirts, we imagine Jinger got quite a thrill out of slipping on her first pair of Levi’s

Of course, that’s the only way in which Jinger has defied her upbringing and forged her own identity.

Jinger’s parents have reportedly expressed concerns about everything from her decision to relocate to Laredo, Texas to hthe fact that she was married to Vuolo for over a year before she announced her first pregnancy.

(It’s not uncommon for Duggar daughters or women who marry into the family to conceive on their honeymoons.)

A former employee of the Duggars spoke with The Hollywood Gossip exclusively and revealed that Jinger’s husband has encouraged her not to fear her father and to live a life that aligns with her own values, not Jim Bob’s.

“Jinger, she’s off on her own trip, and I’m kind of glad, because she’s been hemmed up so long for many years,” the insider tells us.

“She just needed to spread her wings and realize that God still loves her and there is a life after all that seclusion.”

Not surprisingly, rumors about Jim Bob clashing with Vuolo have been common over the course of the past year, and Vuolo likely knew that he was making a powerful enemy when he encouraged Jinger to break her father’s rules.

But it seems Jeremy realized that Jinger could never be entirely happy living under her Jim Bob’s thumb. 

“When you put someone in a bubble like that and they get out – she went rampant, totally rampant,” says our source.

“Her husband said, ‘This is the way it’s going to be – I’m the boss of this family. You’re not doing anything wrong by wearing pants or showing your arms.'”

The insider tells us that he still gets regular updates about the Vuolos from friends who live in laredo, and he’s pleased to report that Jinger has found happiness in her new life.

“I just worry about some of them kids,” he tells us.

And our source has a prediction about which of Jim Bob’s offspring will be next to rebel against their strict upbringing:

“Josiah’s going to be the next one to bust out,” he says.

We’re sure that’s something that many Duggar fans will eagerly look forward to.

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