Rob Delaney Pens Powerful Essay on Late Son’s Cancer Battle

Early this year, Rob Delaney’s young son tragically died. His 2-year-old son fought and lost a battle against a fatal brain tumor.

Now, eight months later, the still-grieving comedian has released the first excerpts of his book, which he had been writing when it looked like his son was going to make it.

This is heavy, powerful stuff, and very much worth reading.

On Medium, Rob Delaney shares pieces of the book that he has written about his late son.

“I may wish Henry wasn’t in the hospital and it may make me f–king sick that my kids haven’t lived under the same roof for over a year,” Delaney writes in one excerpt.

“But I’m always, always happy to enter the hospital every morning and see him,” Delaney says. “It’s exciting every day to walk into his room and see him and see him see me.”

“The surgery to remove his tumor left him with Bell’s palsy on the left side of his face, so it’s slack and droops,” he describes. “His left eye is turned inward too, due to nerve damage.”

“But the right side of his face is incredibly expressive, and that side brightens right up when I walk into the room,” he writes.

“There’s no doubt about what kind of mood he’s in, ever,” Denaley continues.

“It’s particularly precious when he’s angry because seeing the contrast between a toddler’s naked rage in one half of his face and an utterly placid chubby chipmunk cheek and wandering eye in the other,” Delaney explains.

He goes on to say that it “is shocking in a way that makes me and my wife and whatever combination of nurses and/or doctors are in the room laugh every time.”

“And when he smiles, forget about it,” Delaney beams. “A regular baby’s smile is wonderful enough.”

In contrast, he writes: “When a sick baby with partial facial paralysis smiles, it’s golden. Especially if it’s my baby.”

Delaney also speaks of the earliest signs of his son’s illness, which began normally enough — with Henry vomiting in 2016. Babies do that sometimes.

What made it worse was that he continued to do so.

“Henry was losing weight,” Delaney writes. “Every time he vomited I would freak out. I would feed him so gently, so slowly, and assume I’d done something wrong when he vomited.”

Delaney blamed himself over the medical mystery. “Why, if I’d been able to feed Henry’s ravenous, feral older brothers, couldn’t I feed him?”

“My baby was getting smaller,” Delaney writes. “And that is a f–ked up thing to see.”

“I would often start crying whenever he threw up,” Delaney admits. “I would try not to cry in front of his older brothers and fail.”

“And they’d ask why,” Delaney continues. “And I would say it was because I was scared.”

It was only after a friend suggesting seeing his child’s pediatrician that Henry, still a baby, was given an MRI.

The doctor already suspected that a mass might be forcing Henry to vomit uncontrollably, but did not say the word “tumor” until Rob Delaney said it first.

Henry ended up having drastic brain surgery — the one that resulted in his aforementioned lazy eye and partial facial paralysis. But it was not enough.

Delaney shares that he wrote about these experiences before his family got the worst news of their lives.

“The above was part of a book proposal I put together before Henry’s tumor came back and we learned that he would die,” Delaney explains.

Understandably, “I stopped writing when we saw the new, bad MRI.”

“My wife and his brothers and I just wanted to be with him around the clock and make sure his final months were happy,” Delaney writes. “And they were.”

He adds that he’s putting his writings out there for his intended audience — other parents of very sick children.


Britney Spears Explores Berlin with Sons During Kevin Federline Child Support Battle

Britney Spears doesn’t subscribe to the “More Money, More Problems” theory … or so it seems ‘cause she’s having a helluva time with her 2 sons in the midst of a child support battle with Kevin Federline. The singer and her 2 sons — Sean and…


Jenelle Evans Risks Her Son’s Life In Terrifying Road Rage Incident

Several months ago, reports of an insane road rage incident involving Jenelle Evans began to circulate online.

As time went on, the rumors got more and more ridiculous, to the point that they would have been impossible to believe — if this were anyone other than Jenelle Evans we were talking about.

Sources claimed Jenelle pulled a gun and chased the other driver to his home.

They said there was a standoff at the man's house that could have turned deadly.

And perhaps most shocking of all, witnesses revealed that Jenelle risked the life of her son Jace, who was riding shotgun the entire time.

Now, we're seeing footage of the incident for the first time, and it seems the chase was every bit as terrifying as we'd been told:

1. Jenelle and Jace on the Road

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We now know that Jace Evans was seated next to his mother while she pursued another driver during a shocking road rage incident. Footage from the altercation has left fans stunned.

2. Her Story

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Jenelle says another driver cut her off, and she became irate due to the fact that he could have killed her son. So being the reasonable creature that she is, Jenelle responded by further endangering Jace.

3. Keeping Mum

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Jenelle has mostly kept silent about the incident, presumably for legal reasons.

4. Angry Evans

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But she’s hinted that fans will learn the truth once MTV releases footage of the incident.

5. Along For the Ride

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Yes, a presumably frightened Teen Mom 2 camera crew was in tow and managed to capture most of the incident on camera.

6. Judgement Day

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Now, the big day has finally arrived. Does the video evidence exonerate Jenelle or condemn her? Check it out and decide for yourself …

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Jenelle Evans Endangers Son’s Life in Horrific New Video

Jenelle Evans … doesn’t the girl ever need a break from being just the absolute worst?

Like, shouldn’t there be at least a few days out of the year when she goes “Man, maybe I should just chill today and take some naps instead of actively trying to make myself look like the biggest jackass in all the Carolinas”?

You’d think so — it really does seem like it would be tiring — but you’d think wrong.

Jenelle has proven time and time again that she has the stamina and the know-how to be awful every minute of every day, and with this new little scandal, she’s doing just that.

See, there’s been a whole lot of focus on her pool lately, what with all the talk about her lack of a pool fence and the possible legal ramifications she may face for being dumb about it

There’s also been a whole lot of focus on Kaiser, what with the most recent round of abuse allegations and CPS investigations.

So considering that, it just makes sense that Jenelle would feel like sharing a video featuring both Kaiser and the pool, both perfectly safe, would be the thing to do.

But alas, it was not, because Jenelle shared this video instead.

The video shows Kaiser jumping into the shallow end of the pool, without a life jacket or floaties or an adult catching him.

In her caption, Jenelle explained that “Now that Kaiser can swim, he loves to throw in his toys and dive!”

Which is sweet, and we’re glad he seems to be having a good time, but still, the video is just a little bit terrifying.

Kaiser is clumsy in his diving — you know, because he just turned four — and the way he jumps in, it really looks like he could be badly hurt.

And while David Eason is creeping nearby, it still looks like the poor kid flounders a little too long before working his way back up to the surface.

Maybe we’re making a big deal out of nothing though, right?

Maybe this is just how lots of people get their kids feeling comfortable with swimming.

But if we’re wrong about how scary this is, then most of the commenters on the video are wrong too.

“How deep is that?” one of her followers asked. “Cause I just saw an almost broken neck there. Jesus Christ.”

“Probably be a good idea not having him dive straight down at the shallow end …” another person pointed out.

Many, many people told her that he shouldn’t be diving straight down at the shallow end of the pool, and several insisted that he could have broken his neck, too.

The video even earned some criticism from her actual fans — one wrote “Normally I would think everyone was just being a crybaby but that jump did make my heart sink. Sorry!”

“I’m not one to really care what someone else is doing with their own child, but this made me say ‘OMG’ out loud,” another normally chill person told her.

This outrage was enough for Jenelle to do one of her traditional early morning Twitter rants, so you know it hit home.

Over there, someone tried to tell her how dangerous diving into the shallow end is, but you know she didn’t listen.

“Yeah so let me have Kaiser dive in the deep end where he can’t swim?” she responded. “You need to recheck your common sense.”

It was suggested that perhaps she didn’t let him dive in at all, but she said “Why not?! We are scuba divers… why wouldn’t we want Kaiser to learn that?! Wow, lol.”

And then when a follower said that perhaps Kaiser should learn to swim better before getting into diving, she replied “Lmfao he knows how to swim….”

Which is funny, because just a few minutes before that she said that he couldn’t.

She finished her little rant with “Not arguing with y’all at 6am,” even though that’s what she’d been doing, and she deleted her tweets.

Classic Jenelle, right?

Look, whether you love her or love to hate her or hate to hate her but still can’t quite look away, this is all ridiculous, right?

But hey, that’s our girl!


Kailyn Lowry Posts Precious New Photo of Her Three Sons!

Even though Kailyn Lowry says that her kids are done filming Teen Mom 2 … sort of … fans can still see plenty of her beautiful boys on social media.

Kailyn just put up a series of gorgeous family snaps with her precious sons.

Fans were absolutely over the moon and could not stop raving about the photos. Though a few so-called fans made truly horrifying comments. …

This whole photo looks so good!

Kail herself looks absolutely amazing, and as you’re about to see, fans took notice.

And her boys are all growing up so quickly!

Isaac Elliot Rivera, her oldest boy, is 8

Lincoln Marshall Marroquin, her son with the infamous Javi, is 4

And then there’s Lux Russell Lowry, who is still a baby at just 11 months.

(Theyr’e so adorable!)

“Cute family picture,” one fan commented.

This picture should be framed or put in a canvas beautiful looking great Kail!!!!!!!,” another fan gushed.

“Such handsome boys!” reads another comment. “Beautiful family photo.”

Like we mentioned, some fans and followers were throwing heart eyes at the mother of three.

“You’re looking fit!” one noted. “Are you doing anything in particular?”

Fans continued to shower the family with compliments, with one writing: “Beautiful momma of 3 handsome boys.”

“Oh my goodness how lovely [red heart emoji] your little boy is so adorable,” another says. “I have one that age too.”

She … she has three little boys of three different ages. We have no idea whether that commenter referred to Isaac, Lincoln, or Lux.

“I love you [purple heart emoji] and your boys are so cute,” a fan wrote. “Lux is adorable Lincoln and Isaac are getting so big you’re such an amazing mother.”

“Great pic,” another declared. “And the boys are getting so big!”

(Lux just turned 11 months old last week!)

Unfortunately, not all fans had the most positive things to say.

“Lux out here lookin like Fabio w that hair,” one wrote.

Now, that one is sort of ambiguous, but though it should be flattering, some people use Fabio comparisons as a “subtle” way of demanding that a boy or man have shorter hair. Ugh.

Other comments were downright racist.

“All different colours as well. That’s so embarrassing,” wrote one inexcusably vile commenter. “3 kids, 3 different dads, 3 different colours. Major thot alerttt.”

If you’re fixating on the racial makeup of children in a family photo, you’re being racist. Be better.

“Gosh lux looks like he doesn’t belong,” wrote one commenter, as if racism is a fine thing to express. “The other two are gorgeous though very good looking boys well done kail doing a great job.”

(Kail looks especially good this summer, and we know that Kail never photoshops her bikini pics)

Other fans had comments that were sort of strange compliments.

“I think it’s so neat that when you look at the boys as a group they don’t overly look alike,” began one comment.

That person continued, writing: “but as soon as you add YOU to the photo they all look similar to you. It’s like you’re quite literally the piece that holds the puzzle together”

Like we said, it’s not exactly an insult, but it’s super weird to say.

“They are very adorable and you are rocking motherhood,” writes a much more straightforward fan. “Even if we don’t see it all on tv, single mom of 3 boys is a tough job. You make it look like a dream job.”

That is very high praise for the gorgeous mother of three.


Jessica Simpson: Mom-Shaming Fans FREAK OUT Over Son’s Broken Arm

Wagging a judgmental finger at famous mothers is a favorite activities among internet trolls, and Jessica Simpson seems to be one of their favorite targets as of late.

Jessica has been mom-shamed repeatedly and for a wide variety of alleged offenses.

Haters have criticized Simpson for allowing her daughter to wear makeup.

They’ve whined that she’s too busy taking selfies to properly care for her kids.

But mostly, they’ve lambasted Jessica for allowing her husband to be too rough while playing with 4-year-old son Ace.

The latest outrage stems from the video below that Jessica posted on Instagram earlier this week.

She captioned the clip:

“A broken bone doesn’t hold this kiddo down #waterproofcast #ACEKNUTE”

This being the internet in 2018, fans proceeded to immediately lose their freakin’ minds.

“Why do u do that wow! So ridiculous!” wrote one hyper-articulate follower.

“Love you, Jess, but why throw a kid with a cast on? Even in water,” commented another, while a third described the stunt as “the most ridiculous thing to be doing as a parent.”

But don’t worry, Jess has her defenders, too.

And man, are they hoping she’ll call them up and ask to be besties.

“Your son obviously has great air sense (athletic body control while executing inverted aerial maneuvers). The fact that his arm is in a protective cast is not an issue at all,” wrote one such sycophant.

“His arm is not used in executing the maneuver other than being a balancing device. Your critics are probably not very experienced in this maneuver,” the aqua-batics expert continued.

“And he executed it with fins on??! He’s got talent and obviously as the parent you know his talent and lack of risk!!”

It’s one of those comments that reminds you that whether you’re talking politics or literally any other topic under the sun, there is no room for centrism on the internet.

Either your’re calling CPS on Jessica or praising her son’s “inverted aerial maneuvers.”

So we’re gonna do something truly subversive and fall somewhere in the middle on this:

The stunt was fine and probably perfectly safe, but we can see how it might shock fans who have never seen something similar.

Now can we all get back to talking about how drunk Jessica is all the time?

That’s much more entertaining.


Kate Middleton and Prince William Announce Son’s Christening Date!

For the record:

Meghan Markle is not pregnant. Do not believe everything that you read.

But this doesn’t mean there isn’t some major Royal Baby news to announce.

Prince William and Kate Middleton confirmed on Wednesday that their eight-week-old son will be christened on Monday, July 9.

Remember Prince Louis?!?

His exciting birth has almost been forgotten about amidst the excitement of Prince Harry getting married and Pippa Middleton telling the world that she is pregnant with her first child.

But he’s still here, still adorable and about to take a significant step in his life.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are pleased to announce that the christening of Prince Louis will take place on Monday 9th July at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace, London,” Kensington Palace said in a statement this morning.

Following in the very cute footsteps of his brother and sister, Louis’ service will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, who christened Prince George in October 2013 and Princess Charlotte in July 2015.

This same man most recently officiated Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on May 19.

Three-year old Charlotte was christened at Sandringham’s St. Mary Magdalene church in Norfolk.

This is the the same church where her late grandmother, the beloved Princess Diana, was also christened.

The ceremony for four-year old George, meanwhile, was held at St. James’s Palace‘s Chapel Royal.

The Chapel Royal, where Louis’ service will also be, also happens to be where the Duchess of Sussex had her own baptism earlier this year.

Don’t worry. There won’t be a quiz on this later.

At the moment, no further details are known about the christening, but you can expect the Royal Family to release some lovely portraits from the happy day.

Kate and William presented their third child’s name to the world in late April.

He is officially His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge, with Louis having been the middle name of Queen Elizabeth II’s youngest child, Prince Edward (otherwise known as Edward Antony Richard Louis).

We haven’t heard a whole lot from William and Kate about their son since they welcomed him into the world, not since William said that the newborn was sleeping relatively well.

That must be quite the relief.

This may be the last update we receive for awhile, though, as William and Middleton have done an outstanding job of shielding their kids from the public.

It’s always a huge deal when one is born and we get to enjoy a number of photos such as the ones above and below.

But then Kensington Palace works with the couple to make sure no paparazzi have access to various private family areas and the proud parents themselves do everything possible to ensure this same sort of privacy.

They only choose occasions such as this christening to share news with their millions of fans around the world.

Which is how it should be, right?

We’d love to have new Louis photos everyday, but the kid should absolutely grow up in as much peace as possible, given his circumstances in life.


Alan O’Neil Dies; Sons of Anarchy Actor Was 47 Years Old

Alan O’Neil, a veteran actor best known for his role on the final two seasons of Sons of Anarchy, was found dead on Wednesday night.

He was 47 years old.

According to TMZ, O’Neil’s body was found in the hallway of her Los Angeles apartment this week, with all appearances indicating that he died very suddenly.

The actor reportedly had a history of heart problems and was also a heavy smoker.

Moreover, TMZ reports, O’Neil struggled over the years with alcohol and drug abuse.

An autopsy will be conducted at some point in the near future to determine cause of death, but law enforcement sources say no foul play is suspected at this time.

A veteran actor who has made a living in this industry since the 1990s, O’Neill is likely best known to American audiences for the role of Hugh on the aforementioned FX hit.

He portrayed this excommunicated member of the IRA for seven total episodes and even appeared on the series finale in 2014.

However, O’Neil’s longest run on a series took place in Ireland’s Fair City, on which he portrayed a main character named Keith McGrath.

He had just been cast in a horror film called Charlie Lives: The Family’s Return prior to his tragic passing.

“My good friend Alan O’Neill died today….we worked together on The Sons Of Anarchy…my condolences to his family,” actor Timothy V. Murphy Tweeted in response to O’Neil’s death this evening.

“So sad to hear of the passing of Alan O’Neill who played ‘Keith’ in Fair City,” actor Seamus Power wrote, continuing:

“Always enjoyed working with him. Rest In Peace old pal.”

“Thinking of him, his family and friends…and all his fans. Rest easy,” added a fan on social media.

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This very sad loss comes just one month after another Sons of Anarchy star, David Labrava, revealed on that his 16-year-old son, Tycho Spelis Chiusano, had taken his own life after battling depression.

“Never in a million years would I think I would be posting this,” he wrote on Instagram in mid-May, adding at the time:

“This is my boy Tycho. He took his life a couple of days ago at 16 years old.

“He suffered from a depression we couldn’t see because he was a happy young kid. I am broken.”

Elsewhere, back in 2012, Sons of Anarchy Johnny Lewis was found dead at age 28.