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Marjorie Jackson: Josiah Duggar’s Ex Shocks Fans With Scandalous Pics!

Back in June, Josiah Duggar married Lauren Swanson in the sort of massively-attended wedding his family has become known for.

In many ways, it was the typical Duggar nuptial event.

But there were several important differences.

For one thing, Josiah and Lauren’s wedding was even more well-documented than the usual Duggar wedding, with TLC crafting the big day into a Counting On season premiere event that ran for longer than two hours.

On top of that, Josiah’s not your typical Duggar.

He’s often regarded as the family’s resident rebel, and that’s especially apparent in his love life.

You see, unlike his other married siblings, Lauren is not Josiah’s first love interest. 

If you’re a longtime Duggar aficionado, you might remember Marjorie Jackson from Josiah Duggar’s first courtship.

Their relationship came to an end abruptly and for reasons that remain mysterious.

Of course, folks who have paid close attention to Marjorie’s Instagram page in recent weeks think they may have solved the mystery.

Marjorie recently posted the above pic on Instagram.

“Knocked out a little worldwide travel within a few blocks over the weekend…” she captioned the photo.

“Now I’m ready for a trip to the REAL Trevi fountain, NYC, and Eiffel Tower. Anyone up for a weekend trip?” 

Now that may not seem very scandalous — and it’s not — but it would certainly be enough to shock the Duggar clan.

Las Vegas? Shorts on an unmarried woman?! 

Why doesn’t she just slaughter a goat and take the carcass to a Marilyn Manson concert as her date?!

Marjorie doubled-down on her scantily clad attire with the above photo of herself in Arches National Park.

“The arches in Moab were bea(Utah)ful!! #offthebucketlist #roadtrip,” she captioned the pic.

Yes, folks were less shocked by Marjorie’s horrendous pun than by her exposed calves.

After all, that sort of thing is a major violation of the Duggar dress code.

All this willfulness has left fans wondering — was Marjorie 86’ed because she refused to comply with the rules of Josiah’s family?

Or is she celebrating the fact that with Josiah off the market, her connection to reality TV’s most conservative clan is well and truly severed?

Either way, it looks as though Marjorie is thoroughly enjoying life post-Duggar!

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Jenelle Evans: New Evidence of Child Abuse Shocks Fans!

Over the years, Teen Mom 2 fans have watched in stunned horror as Jenelle Evans ranted, raved, and terrified her love ones with her infamous temper.

But as shocking as Jenelle's tantrums have been, it's possible that the greatest threat to her children's health and safety is not Evans' anger, but rather her negligent tendencies.

In the past week, several new pieces of evidence have emerged which seem to indicate that Jenelle is not performing the basic duties that the law expects of her as a mother.

The outcry from those who follow her on social media has been intense, and many believe Evans is soon to lose custody of her children.

1. One Bad Mom

Peace jenelle evans
Over the past two weeks, video evidence of Jenelle neglecting her kids coupled with some truly repugnant behavior on Teen Mom 2 has led fans to the conclusion that it’s time for CPS to intervene.

2. Couldn’t Care Less

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Of course, Jenelle claims there’s no cause for concern, but that’s always her response to fan outrage.

3. All In a Day’s Work

Jenelle and her pills
On the show, Jenelle received a visit from the local sheriff in response to child abuse claims. Viewers were shocked, not only because Evans refused to allow him in the house, but also because she apparently keeps dozens of pill bottles within reach of children.

4. Effing Up in Real Time

Jenelle and sons
But while her behavior on TV has been predictably appalling, many viewers believe Jenelle recently became her own worst enemy by posting even worse evidence of her own shoddy parenting on social media.

5. Pool Crisis

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It all started when Jenelle began posting photos of her backyard pool. Many fans noted that she had failed to comply with local laws by erecting a fence around then pool.

6. The Fenceless

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Jenelle seemed unconcerned and continued posting pics like this one that show her lounging near a fence-free pool. But, of course, the most damning evidence was yet to come …

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Donald Trump Shocks Reporters with Unprecedented Propaganda Video

North Korea is infamous for its state-run propaganda videos. Many of them, for years, have featured shoddy graphics of the destruction of America.

But when a curiously well-produced propaganda video started playing at the Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un peace summit, most reports assumed that it was Kim's doing.

But it was not. The propaganda video was produced by the White House. And it is very, very controversial.

Kim jong un and donald trump

Reporters watched in confusion as the video began.

The narration is in English and the video is in high quality.

Though the video that we have included has English narration, the video played there was in Korean.

The images, though, depict North Korea as some sort of paradise. Children skip along happily in Pyongyang.

And throughout the video, Trump and Kim Jong Un are shown, back to back, in a manner that The Washington Post likened to how running mates are portrayed in political ads.

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The video also features familiar images of nuclear missiles launching with cataclysmic results.

Except that the video features an alternative future, in which North Korea modernizes into something idyllic and almost out of science fiction.

After four minutes, the video looped — and played the same video again, but in English.

This was when reporters realized that the United States government had just provided a propaganda reel to one of the world's most oppressive regimes. 

Donald Trump himself came out and confirmed 

"I hope you liked it,” Trump announced to the press. “I thought it was good. I thought it was interesting enough to show. … And I think he loved it."

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The video was produced, specifically, by the National Security Council.

As Anderson Cooper quips: "I guess everyone's a producer these days."

But little jabs like that may distract from how seriously many Americans are taking this video.

Many, from everyday citizens to reports, remarked that they have never seen anything like this from an American President.

The White House proudly posted this video on its Facebook page, provoking the scorn and outrage of Americans.

"WOW! People need to wake up, are u kidding me?" one concerned citizen writes. "This is the scariest video I have EVER seen."

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That same commenter continues: "If u don't know what the definition of PROPAGANDA is, I encourage you to look it up and then make the connection with this video and the very definition of propaganda. 45 needs to be stopped before it's too late."

Another commenter notes that the video's style looks familiar, writing: "How much did we pay for this BS? Looks like the Hunger Games or Scientology propaganda."

To be clear, they're saying that it looks like something out of The Hunger Games' fictional universe, not like the films themselves.

"This is bizarre," another wrote. "I don’t understand why this was produced."

Presumably, someone imagined that it was a good idea.

"This started playing on my news feed." another commenter shares. "I thought it was a satire film…. that commentary. But then I realized it was posted by the white house! Lmao….."

They continue: "I can't believe I'm still shaking my head 500+ days into this presidency. This isn't an episode of the apprentice!"

"You have got to be effing kidding me!!!!!!" another writes. "This is so obviously an ego stroker for both of these 'leaders'!!!"

Some commenters, however, felt that this propaganda video was a fine or even wise move on Trump's part.

"Wow there are alot of Crybabies on here," one remarked.

"How could anyone be upset about the hopes for PEACE."

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It is important to note that one can support the idea of talks with North Korea and still strongly object to how they are carried out.

"I'm so proud of our President," another commenter said, adding: "Thank you."

Another had a strongly worded message for a slew of their fellow Americans, writing: "Haters, so-called experts, liberals: YOU NEVER GOT THIS FAR."

Why does the video have such cheesy qualities? That is unclear.

Perhaps by design — it may be that experts figured that it would appeal to Kim Jong Un. But it may be that the people who made it thought that this is what a good propaganda video would look like.

The larger issue is that it exists at all.

Kim kardashian and donald trump

Americans are accustomed to very limited propaganda, from military flybys at sports games to essentially every film of television show that features the military.

This video, however, is on another level. It looks almost satirical, but it is not funny.

Is whitewashing one of the modern world's biggest monsters and mass-murderers the path to true, lasting peace?

Some Americans would suggest that, even if it is, is it worth our souls in the process?

Somehow, Trump's meeting with Kim Kardashian was less controversial.

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Jet Li: Frail Appearance Shocks Fans as Actor Battles Hyperthyroidism

It wasn’t all that long ago that Jet Li was one of the most recognized action stars on the planet.

We suppose that’s why so many on social media are expressing their shock over the actor and stunt specialist’s comparatively frail appearance nowadays.

That’s Li on the right, and as you can see, it’s somewhat difficult to believe that the 55-year-old was still starring in stunt spectaculars like The Expendables 3 just four short years ago.

The photo above was posted by Twitter user Simón, who captioned it:

“So, apparently, Jet Li is suffering from ‘hyperthyroidism and spinal problems’ and this is him now.”

He later added:

“Jackie Chan and Jet Li were like Gods to me when I was little. It’s so sad to see Li like this.”

Li mostly keeps a low profile these days, but sources close to the actor have confirmed that he is still battling hyperthyroidism.

Jet Li Photo

According to TMZ, Li also suffered numerous “serious leg and spine injuries” during his career.

In recent years, Li’s condition has reportedly deteriorated to the point that he finds it difficult to stand for long periods of time.

Li first revealed that he’s been diagnosed with hyperthyroidism back in 2013.

“I’m in pain, but I’m not suffering. I’m happy,” Li said in an interview at the time.

Aside from his appearance in The Expendables 3 and the occasional social media post, he has apparently steered clear of the spotlight as much as possible over the past five years.

Today, fans from all over the globe are sending thoughts and prayers to Li and his family.

Jet Li Image

While the father of four has turned away from acting in recent years, he clearly still enjoys the support of a very loyal fan base.

For many, the reactions to Li’s appearance brings to mind the shock with which fans responded to photos of actor Val Kilmer looking frail after battling cancer.

Like Li, Kilmer was an icon of strength and swagger for those who came of age in the 1990s and early-2000s.

And in both cases, one gets the impression that the stars were so convincing in their portrayals of invincible heroes that any reminder of their mortality is bound to be greeted with astonishment.

These days, Kilmer s reportedly cancer-free and considering a return to acting.

Here’s hoping Li’s treatment meets with similar success.

Our thoughts go out to the action icon and his family during this difficult time.

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Joy-Anna Duggar Rocks Short Skirt, Shocks Fans

These days, much attention is paid to the “rebel Duggars” – those offspring of Jim Bob and Michelle who have rejected some of the more asinine rules that characterized their ultra-strict upbringings.

But there’s a contingent of the family’s loyal basis that’s far more interested in the stories of Duggars like Joy-Anna, who have eagerly adhered to just about every single aspect of the fundamentalist belief system with which they were raised.

These fans saw their faith tested with reports that Joy-Anna got pregnant before getting married to Austin Forsyth, but most have stood by her side and dismissed the allegations of premarital sex as unfounded rumors.

While her sisters have taken to wearing pants, sporting nose rings, and even flaunting temporary henna tattoos, Joy-Anna Duggar has mostly stuck to the conservative customs and traditions that have helped to make her family famous.

She married young, started a family right away, and for the most part, she adheres to the rules of the famous Duggar dress code.

Of course, while Joy might be a wife, mother, and Duggar first, she’s still a 20-year-old young woman.

Which means fans shouldn’t be shocked if she occasionally gives in to the temptation to show a little calf.

The above photo of Joy, along with her husband, Austin Forsyth, and son, Gideon, appeared on Instagram over the weekend.

“Happy Mother’s Day to my lovely bride! She never has ceased to amaze me with her character and love for our Savior!” reads a caption posted alongside the pic.

Joy and Austin share a joint Instagram account, so we’re gonna go out on a limb and assume he wrote that one.

Of course, it’s not the loving husband’s kind words that have captured fans attention but rather, Joy’s attire.

If you’re a longtime fan of the family, then you’re no doubt aware that Duggar women generally favor floor-length skirts made of heavy fabrics like denim.

The fact that Joy is sporting a just-below-the-knee hemline in a lighter fabric is being taken by many as an indication that she’s slowly parting ways with her family’s infamous dress code.

Of course, it’s worth noting that Joy is still adhering to the Duggar guidelines for “modest dress” here.

Jim Bob’s daughters are instructed to wear long skirts, but the preference for floor-length is the result of an abundance of caution.

Joy is still sticking to the rules here, but many fans think this pic signals the start of a slow move toward greater independence.

Comments on the photo have been mostly complimentary, which might be enough to nudge tomboy Joy toward taking a greater interest in fashion – even if that means disregarding some of her family’s famous guidelines.

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

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Man Uses Alligator for Gender Reveal, Shocks Chrissy Teigen

File this under the Welp, We've Never See THAT Before category…

A couple in Louisiana gathered together many friends and family members this week in order to reveal the gender of their unborn child.

But they didn't use any balloons or cakes to surprise everyone (themselves included) with this piece of information.

They used an alligator.

Seriously.

Mike “T-Mike” Kliebert and Rebecca Miller are both trained alligator handlers and they took full advantage of their skills in this unique area by inviting one of their favorite reptiles to their party.

In the following footage, which has been viewed over 7 million times on Facebook, Mike feeds the alligator a small watermelon.

You can see the creator's mouth snap shut, prior to blueberry Jell-O pouring out forth, thereby indicating that Mike and Miller are having a little boy.

Hooray, right?!?

Family and friends are seen cheering along with the husband and wife.

The clip has gone viral because, well… you did read that a man used an alligator to reveal his baby's sex, right?

Among those who commented on the video was Chrissy Teigen, who has never met a social media moment she did not fully embrace.

"aaah yes the classic jello watermelon alligator snap gender reveal, who could ever get enough of these precious moments," she wrote in response to the reveal.

For whatever it's worth, meanwhile, the alligator is named Sally and has appeared in American Horror Story and is set to appear in upcoming movie Louisiana Caviar starring Katharine McPhee and Richard Dreyfuss.

What does the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries think of this stunt?

It does not recommend using alligators for gender reveals.

“It wasn’t harmful to the animal,” a spokesperson told The Huffington Post.

“But we discourage and don’t condone anyone using an animal as exhibition piece. Also, it is not wise to have a dangerous animal in such a demonstration so close to humans, especially children."

That's a fair point.

Watch the footage now:

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Jill Duggar SHOCKS with Nose Piercing!

It’s barely been two weeks since Jill Duggar was spotted wearing pants, and she’s already flaunting another of the Duggar family’s strict rules.

(Good for her!)

This time, it’s something that might startle even a more mainstream family: a facial piercing!

The Duggar family is famous for their strict, fringe lifestyle.

They’re part of the “quiverfull” movement, believing that they need to produce as many offspring as possible to effectively serve as weapons against the “evils” of, you know, other people.

Jim Bob Duggar and his family believe that women are effectively the property of their fathers until they are married off to a suitable husband, who then controls her life.

Before marriage, the Duggars are only allowed to go courting with chaperones, and famously aren’t allowed to front hug before they tie the knot.

They’re diehard Christian fundamentalists who believe that society has been “corrupted” by non-Christian values.

Which is why they don’t really allow traditional entertainment in their homes. In many ways, their children are entirely dependent upon family and their likeminded religious community for socialization.

Which means that the children don’t really understand that there’s another way to live — not in anything more than an abstract way — until they’re older.

By then, they’re already thoroughly immersed in the Duggar way of life and might be afraid to change anything.

But we sometimes see little hints of rebellion from the Duggar girls.

For many monhts, now, Jinger Duggar has dared to wear pants. We don’t know that it’s technically a progressive move, since her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, allows it.

Vuolo famously stated that: “Jesus does not save people to make them wear skirts.”

That’s a very succinct theological view and it comes into total conflict with Jim Bob’s beliefs.

Much more recently, Jill Duggar’s been sporting pants. Outside of the Duggar family, that wouldn’t have been controversial since the dawn of the 20th Century. But it’s kind of a big deal.

But not as big of a deal as this:

That is not an unfortunate and strangely lustrous pimple on her nose.

That is a piercing.

Specifically, a stud.

Normally we’d be making a joke along the lines of: “When Michelle Duggar told you to go out there and get yourself a stud, this isn’t what she meant.”

But we cannot imagine Michelle Duggar saying anything of the sort, even in jest.

A nose piercing isn’t just out of the ordinary for the Duggars, it’s very likely forbidden.

The Duggar’s are opposed to body-modification like tattoos, what with one’s body being a temple and all of that.

We can’t think of a time that they’ve specifically railed against nose piercings, but the only piercings that we’ve ever seen on one of the Duggar girls has been their ears. And just the single spot, too.

Sometimes, nose rings are a sign of rebellion, particularly for people who have never gotten to make real choices before. But usually they’re just decoration, because it’s that person’s body and they can decorate it however they like.

As you can see from this sampling, fan reactions were mixed:

“Good girls going wild a nose peircing ????”

“1ST JEANS NOW A NOSE STUD GOOD FOR YOU JILL”

“Wow u have a nose ring??!!”

“LOVIN’ the nose ring!!!!!!”

“Leviticus 19:28, ‘Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.'”

“Love the nose stud! Glad you realized that you can wear jeans and have a piercing and still be a Christian.”

“Put those eyes back in your head before they run away from you!!! Stupid nose piercing. Did you use your grifting money to buy it? Tell your freeloading, grifter husband to get a job!!!”

We have to admit that, though we don’t agree with that last one, the jab at Derick made us chuckle. Especially since Derick Dillard was fired for his ongoing tirades against Jazz Jennings.

Anyway, good for Jill for decorating her face however she likes.

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Joy-Anna Duggar Shocks Fans With HUGE Baby Bump!

As you’ve likely heard by now, Joy-Anna Duggar is pregnant with her first child.

And the question of exactly when she conceived has unexpectedly developed into the latest Duggar scandal.

According to her family’s official timeline, Joy got pregnant during the early days of her honeymoon, immediately after she married Austin Forsyth back in late May.

That would put her at roughly five months pregnant.

Based on her latest photo, however, many fans now believe that Joy is either carrying multiples, or she’s much further along than five months.

We don’t have much to go on, as while her sisters posted regular Instagram updates during their pregnancies, Joy-Anna has surprisingly taken a hiatus from social media in recent months.

Fans believe it’s part of an attempt to conceal the fact that Joy got pregnant much earlier than her family claims, but thus far those efforts have proven unsuccessful.

That’s the first photo of Joy’s baby bump to emerge in the past month.

Interestingly, the image didn’t appear on one of the Duggars’ social media pages, but on the Instagram page of a family friend named Ashley Salyer.

The Duggars still seem to be doing their best to prevent new photos of Joy’s belly from going public.

Prior to Salyer’s post, the only recent photos of Joy were a close up that showed only her face, and a candid baby bump photo that appeared on a Facebook fan page.

Of course, all the secrecy is lending credence to what had, until recently, seemed a wild rumor.

Joy’s efforts to keep her distance from social media is causing once skeptical fans to reexamine the evidence and concede that there’s a good chance Joy may have gotten pregnant before marriage.

For one thing, Joy and Austin admitted to breaking courtship rules prior to their engagement.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean they engaged in premarital sex.

Joy-Anna’s family is so strict that unmarried couples can violate the rules of courtship simply by holding hands for too long or spending time together without a chaperone.

Still, the fact that Joy and Austin alluded to breaking the rules but didn’t go into specifics might point to a premarital moment of weakness.

Also suspicious is the fact that Joy and Austin rescheduled their wedding, deciding to exchange vows in May of this year, rather than October.

Could it be that Joy broke the news to her parents, and they scrambled to make new arrangements in hopes of hiding the fact that she’d gotten pregnant out of wedlock?

If so, you can be sure the Duggars will continue to try and keep that secret buried.

But based on the latest photo of Joy, they may not be able to for much longer.

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

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Jinger Duggar Shocks Fans With Jeremy Vuolo PDA

Back in November of 2016, Jinger Duggar married Jeremy Vuolo in front of 1,500 of her closest friends and relatives.

Now, as they approach their one-year anniversary, the young couple is still going strong.

But while Jinger has developed into the same sort of doting wife as her mother and older sisters, she’s also undergone a number of other changes that no one in her family would have ever predicted.

These days, Jinger is known as her family’s resident rebel.

And while her acts of defiance may seem incredibly tame to those of us outside of Tontitown, Arkansas, within Jinger’s inner circle, there’s been much fretting and pearl-clutching over the 23-year-old’s apparent disinterest in following in the footsteps of the other women in her family.

Jinger’s most obvious form of rebellion has been the rejection of her family’s strict dress code.

Before Jinger got hitched, all of Jim Bob and Michelle’s daughters continued to wear below-the-knee skirts at all times (even while playing sports or engaging in other outdoor activities) even after leaving the house.

Jinger not only wears pants, she’s been known to rock shorts on occasion and short (by Duggar standards) skirts:

That’s a photo that Jinger uploaded on Instagram this week, and while her hemline might fall a little higher than her parents would like, it’s a much more subtle form of rebellion that has fans talking.

Jinger captioned the photo with lyrics from the 1965 song “L-O-V-E” by Nat King Cole:

“L is for the way you look at me O is for the only one I see V is very, very extraordinary E is even more than anyone that you adore can,” she wrote.

Sure, it’s not like Jinger is quoting Cardi B, but many longtime Duggar obsessives are still taken aback by her choice of song.

Why? Well, Jinger’s family generally eschews all forms of secular music.

Those familiar with the Duggars’ belief system say that non-religious music isn’t expressly forbidden, but note that young people are “strongly discouraged” to stick with hymns, and even Christian rock is considered potentially problematic.

“A song other then church music? Jinger u rebel!!” wrote one Instagram follower on Jinger’s photo.

“Gasp you’ve heard of this song?” commented another.

Like we said, Jinger’s not exactly scrawling Slayer lyrics on her walls in goat’s blood-red paint, but she’s still sending a message that the life she plans to live is not the one her parents mapped out for her.

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

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