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Bristol Palin: DONE With Teen Mom OG? Demanding Her Own Show?!

It's only been two months since Bristol Palin joined the cast of Teen Mom: OG, but it seems the daughter of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is already looking to move on from the show.

We suppose it shouldn't come as a huge shock that Bristol doesn't feel much in the way of loyalty toward her employers, given that her mother just up and quit being in charge of a whole ginormous state in the middle of a term.

It seems the apple really didn't fall far from the tree in this case, and like her famous mom, Bristol believes she's destined for TV mega-stardom.

Of course, it's anyone's guess as to why she thinks that, as thus far audiences have been as indifferent toward Bristol as they are toward Sarah.

The Palins seem to have a distorted view of just how fascinating the rest of the world finds them, and in Bristol's case, that egomania is resulting in some intense conflicts with her Teen Mom bosses and co-stars …

1. Back In Action

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After spending some time away from the spotlight, Bristol is returning to public life in a huge way — with a starring role on one of TV’s most popular reality shows.

2. Big Shoes to Fill

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When the time came to replace Farrah Abraham, TMOG producers reportedly felt pressured to do something big.

3. Times Have Changed

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The original girls (the OGs, if you will) were unknowns when the show started, but now they’re full-blown stars with millions of social media followers. Unless the new additions to the case existed on a similar plane of popularity, they would likely be viewed as disappointments.

4. All-Star Casting

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So it was that Morgan J. Freeman and company focused on two established talents — The Challenge star Cheyenne Floyd, and Bristol Palin, who was once the most famous teen mom in the country.

5. Big Bucks Bristol

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Production insiders say Bristol is already being paid more than any of her co-stars, and it looks as thought the investment is not paying off for producers.

6. A Little Late

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What the top brass at MTV failed to consider is that Bristol’s fame peaked ten years ago, a time when much of the current TMOG audience was in elementary school, and thus, generally indifferent toward matters of national politics.

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Farrah Abraham Lands Spot on MTV Reality Show … With Her Ex Simon Saran

It’s been almost ten months since Farrah Abraham was fired from Teen Mom OG.

The reasons for her dismissal vary, depending on whose version of events you believe, but whether it was Farrah’s work as a camgirl or her notoriously horrendous attitude that got her canned, the upshot remains the same:

Ms. Abraham is no longer a cast member on the show that made her famous.

But that doesn’t mean she’s through working for the network that gave her her big break.

According to The Ashley’s Reality Roundup is currently in her second week of filming for MTV’s Ex on the Beach Season 2.

She’ll be joined on the notoriously drama-packed series by her most volatile ex, Simon Saran.

The news may come as a shock to TMOG fans, as when Farrah and Simon broke up, it was not on the best of terms.

In fact, these two took shots at each other on social media for months after they parted ways.

Now, they’ll do battle and plot revenge hookups with other pseudo-celebs on the sunny beaches of Malibu.

According to The Ashley, Saran revealed his involvement with the show in a recent social media post.

And we think it’s safe to say he sounded less than enthused about the experience.

 “MTV appearance, f-ck it, why not,” Saran wrote on Instagram this week.

In a way, this is a double-reconciliation of sorts for Farrah.

In addition to crossing paths with Saran again, Farrah is once more working with Viacom, the network that owns MTV.

It’s a bit of an unexpected reunion as Abraham sued Viacom for wrongful dismissal after she was fired from TMOG, and as far as anyone knows, that suit was never settled.

Maybe the company decided to throw her a one-off gig as part of her severance package.

Or maybe they’ve finally figured out what fans have known all along — obnoxious as she may be, Farrah is ratings gold.

Whatever the case, we applaud the decision to re-introduce one of the most memorable trainwrecks in the history of reality TV.


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Tyler Perry Offers Acting Gig to Job-Shamed Cosby Show Actor Geoffrey Owens!

Former Cosby Show actor Geoffrey Owens made a reluctant return to the spotlight this week in what we are calling a Reverse Alex-From-Target situation.

Inexplicably, the actor was shamed and ridiculed for working a normal job as a cashier in between acting gigs.

Now, Tyler Perry has reached out to Owens to offer him a job in television again.

Geoffrey Owens had to step away from his job as a cashier at Trader Joe’s after becoming the center of national attention.

But Tyler Perry has reached out on Twitter to offer him a new job.

#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week!” Perry tweeted.

“Come join us!!!” He offered.I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs.”

Perry makes it clear that he has respect for non-acting jobs, calling them “the measure of a true artist.”

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In case you’ve forgotten what this was about, Geoffrey Owens rose to national attention this week after he was recognized and photographed while working as a cashier at Trader Joe’s.

He is most famous for having played Elvin Tibideaux on The Cosby Show from 1985 to 1992.

Many were surprised to see him working a normal job. Some people assume that once a person has had a major television role, they are set for life.

This led some people, including Fox News, to shame him for taking this job, assuming that he had carelessly spent a massive TV fortune.

(If we’re picking on former Cosby stars, absolutely everyone can think of a man more deserving of ire)

Thankfully, those hateful messages were very effectively shut down.

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There are two important things that everyone seeing this story should keep in mind.

One, Geoffrey is not some washed up former actor. He’s still an actor.

Just last year, he was on Fox’s Lucifer (which was famously saved earlier this year along with shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Expanse — the next season will air on Netflix).

Two, it is totally normal for actors — among other artists — to have regular jobs between or during their art gigs.

Only a very small percentage of actors, writers, and others are able to coast along on the wealth gathered from just a few projects. 

It’s great that Perry reached out, especially since Geoffrey could no longer work as an anonymous cashier.

But the biggest takeaway that we should all have from this situation has nothing to do with the realities of the acting world.

Many believe that you have the right to photograph anything that you see in public. That may be so, but snapping a photo is not the same thing as sharing it.

Whether your cashier is attractive or looks like a famous actor or just has weird hair, you do not have the right to broadcast their image across the internet.

None of us ever know what photos of ours may go viral, so we should be extremely careful that we’re not potentially dragging an innocent person into the spotlight.

Please have good manners. Please treat cashiers, and others, with the respect and dignity befitting fellow human beings.


Josh Duggar Dares to Show His Face Online, Expects Us to Forget the Stuff He Did

We hate to say it and we really hate to see it, but…

… Josh Duggar is back in our lives.

He’s not on television again. And he isn’t actually saying anything.

But whatever.

Any Josh Duggar is too much Josh Duggar, in our educated and totally accurate opinion, at least.

The disgraced ex-reality star, who has admitted to both cheating on his wife AND molesting his sisters, was featured in a photo shared by that same wife, Anna Duggar, on Monday.

As you can see above, Anna used the occasion of Labor Day to shove her husband stupid face back into the lives of her followers, writing as a caption to a family photo:

“Hope you are having a #HappyLaborDay and spending it with ones you love most! We spent some time with family [and] friends at #FarmlandAdventures today!”

This is the second time in just a few weeks that Anna has posted a photo that include Josh.

Back in early July, the ex-TLC personality actually gushed over Josh in a caption to the photo immediately above.

“June was an exciting month for our family,” Anna wrote, explaining why as follows:

“Marcus, Michael and I are are officially a year older + Josh and I celebrated our 10 year engagement anniversary!”

She then singled out Josh in particular and added:

The past 10 years have been a wonderful adventure. So thankful for God’s redeeming grace and His blessings to us along the way, especially our 5 M’s!

Yes, a wonderful adventure.

That certainly is one way to describe what Anna and Josh have gone through.

Their relationship hit a tiny snag back in May of 2015 when it came out that Josh had inappropriately touched two of his siblings when he was a teenager.

This was a rather unfathomable scandal at the time, especially by the standards of the Duggars, who think it’s a sin to even look at your girlfriend in shorts before she becomes your wife.

(And even then… it’s probably questionable.)

We later learned that Duggar was also an Ashley Madison client and used the website to find women with whom he could sleep.

None of these women were his wife, in case that wasn’t clear. Josh was outed as a serial cheater and subsequently went to rehab for an alleged sex addiction.

The couple has five kids together and we feel worse and worse for Anna with each passing day.

It’s as if she’s a member of some cult and simply cannot leave it for any reason.

But that’s not what Anna says.

She has credited God and her faith for helping her forgive Josh and move on from these crazy scandals, once saying in a Counting On confessional:

“For my heart, it was like how could this happen in our marriage. Josh was my first love, he’s my one and only.

“My only hope was to cling to my faith because I know if I went off of what I was feeling I would turn a mess into a disaster.

“So in the stun and in the shock of everything, I was praying to God, ‘Help me to know how to respond to all of this.’ I didn’t know what to do.

“I knew we needed help and I was just praying that God would give the help and the wisdom that we needed to take the next step.”