Derick Dillard: TLC Refused to Pay My Son’s Medical Bills!

Here we go again.

Now that Derick Dillard has been fired by TLC, he seems to have an awful lot of time on his hands.

And unfortunately for all of us, he’s decided to fill his idle hours with obnoxious social media tirades.

One would think that Derick might have learned his lesson about venting his frustrations on Twitter.

After all, it was an online tirade directed at Jazz Jennings that got Derick canned in the first place.

But it seems Der’s Twitter fingers remain itchy, and he just can’t help himself from engaging in the sort of public debates that never change anyone’s mind, and serve zero purpose except to bring him further attention.

Sometimes he hides his aggression with passivity such as when he invited Jazz out for coffee earlier this week.

(What teenage girl doesn’t want to grab a latte with the grown-ass man who’s been harassing her on social media?!)

Derick is very easily baited, and fans seem to be having fun rattling his cage these days:

“Your job is to protect your kids, not use them as meal tickets,” one follower tweeted at Dillard earlier this week.

“Does that mean I shouldn’t have gotten the hospital lunch while my son was in the NICU for two weeks?” Derick responded in what appears to be an attempt at humor.

Now, this is the first time that Derick revealed baby Samuel was in the NICU after his birth, but that revelation was quickly overshadowed by Derick griping about how TLC didn’t cover the unexpected hospital bills:

“We even requested that they help with some of the medical expenses from the birth that they made a pretty penny on, but they refused to help cover any of those costs,” he tweeted.

“It was close to a year before we made the last medical payment.”

Fans, understandably, were not outraged by the fact that Derick’s former employer – who pays millions to his family each yeat – does feel compelled to cover every surprise expense that arises in his life:

“Welcome to the real world, that is how it is done,” one person commented.

“Most of us plan our families around the ability cover medical costs, food, shelter, clothing, etc. TLC paid you for appearing on the show. It isn’t their responsibility to pay costs from choices your family made, failed home birth.”

“Wait. They asked TLC/the production company to pay them money over and above what was spelled out in their contract? That’s… not how it works,” wrote another.

“Man, he is really salty about being fired,” remarked a third.

We imagine Jim Bob’s not too thrilled with all this, as his official stance has always been that the family’s primary objective in becoming television stars was to spread their spiritual message, not get rich.

He’s always maintained that the money is just a bonus that he and his many children could take or leave.

Needless to say, the revelation that Derick is still stamping his feet over the fact that a cable network didn’t pay for his son’s medical bills kind of runs counter to the “salt of the earth” image Jim Bob has worked so hard to cultivate.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family, and log on to Twitter anytime to watch Derick slowly lose his mind.


Jessa Duggar Reveals Son’s Health Condition, Gets Criticized For Negligence

Jessa Duggar just can’t seem to catch a break lately.

It seems that ever since Jill Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard, was fired from Counting On, the scrutiny of Jessa and her family has only intensified.

On social media, Jessa has remained as famous as ever amongst obsessive Duggar fans.

Unfortunately, these days, her interactions with her followers tend to be strangely hostile.

More often than not the negativity takes the form of critical comments about Jessa’s parenting.

In recent months, Jessa has been slammed by fans for everything from failing to properly homeschool her children to putting them in harm’s way by living to close to a highway.

Needless to say, followers have devoted a shocking amount ot time to combing through her social media posts in search of something to get angry about.

Sometimes, however, the outrage stems not from a minor background detail in a photo on Jessa’s Instagram, but from comments she’s made on her family’s popular reality show.

And it seems a minor revelation Jess made on this week’s episode has the Duggar faithful all whipped up into a frenzy. 

“When Henry was about three months old, he had what appeared to be ‘cradle cap,'” Jessa told the camera.

“But I tried a lot of different washes, lotions, creams, and things like that, and then I started to figure it out that this was actually eczema and probably an allergy.”

She added that the problem is persistent, and that she and husband Ben Seewald are often forced to take action in order to stop Henry from making things worse:

“Henry has some pretty bad flare-ups on his head and in his neck creases and so we have to keep socks on his hands to keep him from scratching it,” Jessa added.

Apparently, a sizable percentage of the Counting On audience is made up of medical professionals, and many of them feel that Jessa is to blame for her son’s condition:

“I just saw the episode of Henry and his eczema allergy. I saw you eating eggs, and eggs can also be a huge flare up,” wrote one viewer on Mrs. Seewald’s Instagram page.

“My son has eczema too, we found out it’s a wheat, egg, and soy allergy,” wrote another.

“Cut gluten, dairy, and sugar,” advised a third, cautioning that scents and lotions Jessa is using might also be making the problem worse.

We’re sure most of these folks intended to be helpful, but the tone often comes off as a but smug and scolding – especially since Jessa already addressed these possible causes in Monday’s episode:

“I’m trying to address what’s irritating his stomach and trying to eliminate things from my diet to see what’s up,” she said on the show.

“I’ve cut out all inflammatory foods: gluten, dairy, corn, nuts. It’s just a matter of figuring out what it is.”

So there you have it, folks – Jessa seems to have access to the same medical information as the rest of us.

But we’re sure that won’t keep you from offering unsolicited advice.

Watch Counting On online to find more reasons to get on Jessa’s case!


Ellen DeGeneres Gifts Jimmy Kimmel a Hospital Room Named in His Son’s Honor

There's more to Jimmy Kimmel than interviews with Stormy Daniels or with The Bachelor favorite Bekah Martinez. He's a husband and a father.

He's opened up on his show about his son Billy's serious congenital heart problems that require multiple surgeries.

As you'll see in the sweet video below, Ellen DeGeneres has found a beautiful and meaningful way to honor his son's health battle.

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Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen DeGeneres affirm their friendship.

The two then discuss Jimmy Kimmel's young son's ongoing health battle. He was born with genetic heart disease.

Congenital heart problems can often be serious or even fatal, but Billy has undergone surgeries in an attempt to save his lie.

It's hard on Jimmy Kimmel and his wife. It's harder still on Billy.

When Ellen shares that she's about to spring one of her famous surprises on Jimmy Kimmel, he looks genuinely surprised.

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(Here, we see Jimmy Kimmel pinching his hand in an attempt to use acupressure to prevent himself for crying. Ellen tells him that the pressure point is for headaches. He's so goofy)

As it turns out, the wonderful surprise that Ellen has for Jimmy and his family is that she's had a hospital room named after Billy.

It is named in honor of him, not in memory — Billy is alive, folks.

It's a sweet move. Cynical critics might describe it as an "empty gesture," but it's not like Ellen can just magically heal Jimmy's son. This is a sweet thing to do.

And Ellen had another surprise for Jimmy Kimmel — she had some of his son's nurses from the hospital in the audience.

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Jimmy Kimmel has brought his son onto the stage with him as he continues to share Billy's health battle with audiences.

His candid sharing of that part of his life has made him one of the most vocal supporters of health care reform.

Many point to his moving, tearful monologues when they talk about the need for universal health care — that no one and especially no child should be condemned to die because they aren't rich.

Jimmy Kimmel of course, is rich enough to afford his son's treatments.

Any other family would have to try crowdsourcing or bankruptcy in an effort to save their baby's life.

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During his interview with Ellen, Jimmy Kimmel opens up about how emotional he gets.

As we mention, he shares that he sometimes pinches an acupressure point on his hand as an effort to hold back tears.

Ellen corrects him — acupressure points can sometimes have multiple purposes, but the point that he pinches to no avail is supposed to help with headache relief.

So, you know, no wonder that doesn't work for him.

Also, his teary eyes are a refreshing dose of emotional honesty in a society that tries to tell men that they're not supposed to cry.

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As you can see in the video below, both Jimmy and Ellen are delights.

But you probably already knew that.

(Of course, people who think that Ellen DeGeneres is part of the "deep state" that the US doesn't have in the first place probably think that Jimmy's part of the same nonexistent organization)

Watch this sweet video — and hear Jimmy Kimmel's anecdote of crying at someone else's wedding when he worked as a DJ.

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Rob Delaney Reveals Young Son’s Tragic Death

Rob Delaney is a well-known comedian, most recently recognized for his role as co-creator, writer, and actor on Catastrophe. He’s also known for his humorous political observations on Twitter.

Now, however, Delaney is taking to social media to share grim news of a very personal nature.

His very young son, Henry, has passed away at two-and-a-half years old. Heartbreaking.

On Friday, February 9th, Rob Delaney took to Facebook to share a post that must have been astonishingly difficult to write:

“I have very sad news. My two and a half year year old son Henry has passed away.”

Devastating news.

“Henry had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, shortly after his first birthday, following persistent vomiting and weight loss.”

Horrible at any age. Unspeakable when it’s happening to a baby.

“He had surgery to remove the tumor and further treatment through the early part of 2017.”

Unfortunately, that did not fully resolve the problem.

“Then the cancer returned last autumn and he died in January.”

“My wife and Henry’s older brothers and I are devastated of course.”

Of course.

“Henry was a joy. He was smart, funny, and mischievous and we had so many wonderful adventures together, particularly after he’d moved home following fifteen months living in hospitals.”

Henry had just started his life anew, it seems.

“His tumor and surgery left him with significant physical disabilities, but he quickly learned sign language and developed his own method of getting from A to B shuffling on his beautiful little bum.”

Children can be amazingly resourceful in the face of overwhelming obstacles.

“His drive to live and to love and to connect was profound.”

“I am astonished by the love-in-action displayed by Henry’s mom and his brothers.”

And he credits them with giving him purpose as he goes on.

“They are why I will endeavor to not go mad with grief.”

This is perhaps a reference to Rob Delaney’s struggle as an alcoholic. He has been sober for 16 years this month.

“I don’t want to miss out on their beautiful lives. I’m greedy for more experiences with them.”

That is such a healthy sentiment.

“The NHS nurses and doctors and the home carers and charity workers who helped our family survive Henry’s illness will be my heroes until the day I die. I am desperately sad right now, but I can say with authority that there is good in this world.”

Rob Delaney is American but currently lives in London. 

“If you’d like to help other families in the UK with very sick children, please make a donation to Rainbow Trust ( or Noah’s Ark ( in Henry’s name or in the name of someone you love.”

Hospice is sad enough, but hospice services for children is … bleak. Such services need all of the resources that they can get.

“Our family would be in much worse shape right now if it weren’t for them. I would also urge you to take concrete and sustained action to support the NHS, however you can. Do not take it for granted.”

The NHS, the UK’s single-payer healthcare system, comes under attack by politicians who — like those who oppose Obamacare in the US — seek to dismantle universal health services.

Rob Delaney ends his heartbreaking post with a plea.

“Finally, I ask that you respect my family’s privacy regarding this matter. I have nothing else to say that I haven’t said here.”

Of course. What could anyone ask beyond what he has shared? Why would anyone want to force him to speak about this?

“Thank you, beautiful Henry, for spending as much time with us as you did. We miss you so much.”

Rest in peace, Henry.