John David Duggar: Angry at Jim Bob Over Greed & Reckless Spending (Exclusive)

John David Duggar keeps a fairly low profile compared to his more famous siblings.

Unlike so many of his brothers and sisters – including his twin, Jana Duggar – John David seems relatively uninterested in the reality TV spotlight.

The presumption amongst fans has always been that the 28-year-old simply has other ventures to pursue.

John David is a pilot; he does construction and maintenance work on properties owned by his father, and he volunteers with his local police and fire departments.

Without question, the man has a very busy schedule.

But it seems that’s not the only reason that he takes a dim view of his parents’ unquenchable thirst for fame.

According to a former employee of the Duggars’ who spoke to The Hollywood Gossip exclusively, John David has emerged as his family’s moral compass in recent years.

Which means that when John David is distancing himself from his parents, fans who are drawn to the Duggars by their wholesome values should pay close attention.

“When John David doesn’t want to be a part of it, then you know that it ain’t right,” says the insider.

“John David is a good guy, and he’s in a good spot. He gets to do what he wants to do.”

And apparently, he wants to do these days is keep a safe distance between himself and some of his father’s worldly impulses.

“There’s things that Jim Bob does that John doesn’t think are right,” our source tells us.

“Some of his real estate transactions, some of the equipment that he buys – a lot of this stuff, Jim Bob doesn’t really need, but he thinks he does.”

In the past, we’ve reported on allegations that Jim Bob is a “high-class hoarder” who’s reckless with his finances.

Now, it seems John David has taken issue with his father’s profligate ways, not only because they conflict with the Duggars’ Christian values, but also because Jim Bob’s constant consumption is threatening to bury the family in debt.

“He’ll go to an auction and he’ll come home with a bucket truck that he got for $ 4,000, then he’ll realize that it needs $ 8,000 worth of stuff to fix it,” says our source.

“And John, he gets kind of tired of that. There’s a lot of stuff that Jim Bob does that John doesn’t agree with, but now that John’s up and in the world, that’s his right.

And it seems the conflict between father and son goes beyond financial matters and into the Freudian realm, as Jim Bob sees John David as a threat to his familial dominance.

“[John David] is old enough now that he can pick and choose what he wants to do, and that just kills Jim Bob, because he doesn’t have that ultimate control,” the source tells us.

“He’s losing his control factor. He’s got control over the little ones while they’re there, but he realizes that soon they’ll be big and gone, and he’ll lose that.”

Concluding on a note of levity, our source jokes:

“And then he’ll have to deal with Michelle on a full-time basis!”


Jill Duggar & Derick Dillard: Slammed For Lavish Spending, Rude Behavior

Another day, another Duggar controversy.

This one involves the family’s least popular couple (with the possible exception of Josh and Anna), Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard.

Derick has been fired by TLC for making transphobic comments, but the move hasn’t affected the Dillards’ public profile … or their spending habits.

Despite the fact that Jill and Derick have been asking for money from fans and appear to be living on handouts these days, the couple continues to live as they did when they were the stars of a successful television series.

The Counting On cash was divided many different ways, so the Dillards weren’t fabulously wealthy, even at the height of the show’s success.

But now, as they attempt to feed two children while relying on nothing but charitable donations, it seems Jill and Derick have made no changes in their personal finances.

For example, over the weekend, Jill was a member of a friend’s wedding party.

Like the other bridesmaids, she wore gold shoes, and many fans were quick to point out that the proponent of “modest attire” likely spent a pretty penny on the fancy footwear.

The above photo was posted on Derick’s Instagram page, and like everything the former reality star does these days, it attracted a good deal of criticism:

“I’m sorry but if my husband ever bullied any child i dont think i could stand by him,” wrote one fan.

“My husband is an Officer and a Military Man he works his ASS off for his family !!! Stop being beggars and people won’t give a damn what type of shoes u wear,” commented another.

Obviously, criticizing Jill for expensive-looking shoes (that may have not actually been expensive) is a bit nit-picky, but we suppose when your money comes from fans, fans are allowed to talk trash.

And gilded heels aren’t the only questionable decision the Dillards have made in recent weeks.

Sources say Jill and Derick were spotted at the Silver Dollar City amusement park earlier this month, where they acted the part of spoiled, entitled celebrities.

Onlookers claim Derick cut lines, was rude to staff, and even rammed a stroller with his children in it into a crowd of people were standing in his way.

Not very godly behavior from a man who’s currently working to become a minister.

But don’t worry–something tells us life after reality TV will mighty humbling to Derick.

Watch Counting On online for more from the controversial Dillard clan.


Johnny Depp: Spending Thousands on Kardashian Collectibles?!

As you may have heard, Johnny Depp has some money problems.

In fact, some have gone so far as to claim that Johnny Depp is broke.

It’s important to clarify that we’re talking “Hollywood broke” here, and not “regular person broke.”

Depp still owns a chain of private islands, and – fun fact for your next dinner party – the average American welfare recipient doesn’t own even one private island. 

So even though he’s squandered all that sweet Pirates treasure, there are no mayonnaise sandwiches in Johnny’s future.

Still, the question of how in the hell he managaed to blow all that cash continues to captivate fans, and the answer is satisfyingly bonkers.

Court documents filed by Depp’s former management team, TMG, reveal that Johnny’s spending habits are as eccentric as … well, everything else about him.

Depp is suing TMG for allegedly mishandling his funds and allowing him to blow all his cash.

The group is countersuing, claiming Depp did it to himself and is now on a quest to permanently damage their reputation.

TMG says Depp spends an average of $ 2 million a month, including a jaw-dropping $ 30,000 a month on wine.

Depp tried to claim that the ultra-top shelf vino is an investment, but TMG lawyers hilariously pointed out that you can’t call it an investment if you drink it right away.

Of course, Depp’s ridiculous spending isn’t limited to high-end housewife juice.

The actor also blows a ton of cash on properties he rarely visits, antique cars he rarely drives, and bizarre collectibles … including a couch that’s housed some of the world’s most famous asses.

Yes, according to the latest round of filings from TMG, Depp once spent $ 7,000 on a couch that eas prominently featured on several episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

We would love to report that Depp is a closet Kard clan fan, but it doesn’t seem that that’s the case.

The couch was a gift for his daughter, who apparently is obsessed with the first family of reality TV.

We’re sure the Kardashians were glad to hear it, especially since Kim says she was “obsessed” with Depp when she was in her teens.

The Depp-Kardashian connection brings to mind those moments when you see, like, Jerry Seinfeld chatting up 2 Chainz and Snooki courstide at a Lakers game.

If you’re rich and famous, you really don’t need to have anything else in common.


Adam Lind: Spotted Spending Time With Daughter Amidst Drug Scandal

If you watch Teen Mom 2 online, then you’re probably aware that Adam Lind won’t be winning any father of the year contests in the near future.

Lind has been creating problems for his daughters and their mothers for years, but in the past few, he seems to have stepped his game up, finding new and interesting ways to hit rock bottom.

The most recent controversy surrounding Lind has had to do with allegations of hard drug use.

The embattled reality star’s second baby mama, Taylor Halbur, is fighting for custody of their daughter, and court documents reveal that Lind tested positive for meth following a supervised visit with his youngest daughter.

The drug doesn’t stay in one’s system for very long, so it was easy for Halbur’s lawyers to argue that Lind was high while he was visiting his daughter.

Not a good look for a guy who’s already provided several seasons’ worth of televised evidence that he’s not the world’s most devoted dad.

Amazingly, however, it looks as though Halbur’s efforts to have Lind stripped of his custody rights haven’t paid off … yet.

The above photo was posted to Lind’s Facebook page earlier this week, and it appears to show his youngest daughter, Paislee, enjoying some time in a kiddie pool with his two bulldogs.

The image caught some by surprise, as it was widely assumed that the court would suspend Lind’s visitation rights as a result of the inflammatory claims made by Halbur.

There’s no word yet on whether Lind has been permitted to spend time with Aubree, his daughter by Teen Mom 2 star Chelsea Houska.

According to recently-uploaded Instagram photos, Aubree is currently in Florida with her mother and stepfather, Cole DeBoer.

Houska has not spoken publicly about the latest allegations against DeBoer.

In recent weeks, Lind’s Facebook page has been a frequent source of controversy.

Hundreds of fans remarked on Lind’s weight loss after a recent photo showed the former bodybuilder looking suprisingly gaunt.

Many speculated that the change in appearance was drug-related.

Lind has yet to comment on the matter.


Johnny Depp: More Ridiculous Spending Habits Revealed in Hilarious Lawsuit

Johnny Depp has money problems.

That might sound like a relatable struggle, but Johnny’s financial issues are very, very different from those of the peasantry.

For instance, you’ve probably never found yourself in the position of being unable to afford the upkeep on your private Bahamian islands because you’ve been spending $ 30,000 a month on wine.

But Captain Jack has found himself in just such a predicament, and apparently that bonkers scenario doesn’t even begin to capture the scope and absurdity of Depp’s ludicrously lavish spending habits:

News of the actor’s economic eccentricity keeps coming to us via one of the most entertaining legal battles in recent memory.

It all started when Depp sued his management firm, TMG, claiming that the group had mishandled his funds and allowed him to spend himself into relative poverty.

(Relative, of course, to being able to drop a middle-class annual income on your monthly Bordeaux habit.)

the group countersued, claiming that Depp is a “habitual liar” with a compulsive spending disorder that brought him to the brink of bankruptcy on more than one occasion.

These days, sources claim Depp is so broke he can’t even afford an agent, and TMG has been happy to inform the court (and the public) of exactly how a guy with eight-figure annual earnings wound up in such a tight spot.

The expenditures seem to get more ridiculous with each new legal filing, and amazingly, Depp isn’t even denying TMG’s claims.

In fact, when the group claimed that Depp spent $ 3 million on Hunter S. Thompson’s funeral, the actor publicly corrected them and pointed out that he actually spent $ 5 million on the memorial service.

The lawsuit is Depp’s most entertaining work in years, and today’s revelation is a double-whammy, as it contains not only hilarious new details about that aforementioned wine habit, but also sheds new light on the ways in which a few decades of consuming that much vino can effect one’s cognitive abilities.

According to TMG’s lawyers, Depp is either unwilling or incapable of remembering lines for his films, and for years, he’s employed someone to feed him his dialogue through an earpiece.

TMG alleges that Johnny has spent “hundreds of thousands of dollars to employ a full-time sound engineer, who Depp has used for years to feed him lines during film production.”

Johnny is apparently so reliant on this sort of help that the “sound engineer” gets paid even when he’s not working:

“Depp insisted that this sound engineer be kept on yearly retainer so that he no longer had to memorize his lines,” the suit claims.

Apparently keeping professionals on retainer is a habit of Depp’s as he allegedly drops $ 1.2 million a year on a personal physician, as well as untold millions to retain “an army of attorneys.”

As for all that syrah sipping, Johnny apparently attempted to describe his wine habit as “an investment” – but TMG was having none of that:

“Depp would be hard pressed to find a single bottle of wine that he purchased during his tenure with TMG that he or his various companions have not yet consumed,” says a court filing.

“Wine is not an investment if you drink it as soon as you buy it.”

Yes, Johnny Depp’s life has reached the point where it can best be described using phrases that sound like “funny” status updates from your most basic Facebook friend.


Johnny Depp Suffers From “Compulsive Spending Disorder,” Lawsuit Claims

We’ve all experienced the morning-after remorse that comes with a night of wild Amazon splurging.

But while you might still regret dropping 300 bucks on that thing that was supposed to sculpt your abs while you sleep, at least you can take comfort in the knowledge that you never spent as recklessly as Johnny Depp.

In case you haven’t heard, word on the street is that Depp is basically broke these days.

We’re not saying you’re gonna see him munching on a mayonnaise sandwich at the social services office any time soon, but the man is not nearly as well off as he should be or once was.

The news of Depp’s relative broke-assness comes courtesy of an increasingly contentious lawsuit involving the actor and his former management group, TMG.

Back in February, Depp sued TMG claiming that they’d mishandled his funds and brought him to the brink of near bankruptcy.

The firm fired back in a countersuit, calling Depp a “habitual liar” who knowingly blew his fortune on bizarre luxury items.

The war of words continued with a fiery Wall Street Journal interview in which Depp defended his spending habits, telling the newspaper, “If I want to buy 15,000 cotton balls a day, it’s my thing.” 

TMG claims that Depp’s actual spending was not all that much more practical.

The group says Depp’s lifestyle cost him $ 2 million a month “which he simply could not afford.”

The actor allegedly spent more than $ 75 million on real estate in the span of a few years, dropping large sums of cash to acquire or improve an astonishing 14 residences, including a string of islands in the Bahamas and a 45-acre chateau in the South of France.

In recently filed documents, TMG execs claim they “did everything possible to protect Depp from his own irresponsible and profligate spending.”

In a statement issued today, TMG’s attorney, Michael Kump, had this to say about Depp:

“In retrospect, it appears that Depp may suffer from a compulsive spending disorder, which will be proven in this action through a mental examination.”

Depp’s attorney, Adam Waldman, commented on Kump’s allegation of compulsive spending, stating simply, “This is how guilty people respond.”

It’s difficult to say at this point how things will shake out in court, but we don’t think there’s any doubt that this thing will get uglier before it gets any better.


Johnny Depp Defends Spending $30,000 a Month on Wine

If you follow his career, or if you’ve simply lived on planet Earth in recent years, then you’re probably aware that Johnny Depp is sort of a weird guy.

Not “invites Macaulay Culkin over to check out the Elephant Man’s bones” weird, but weird, nonetheless.

We recently got a glimpse into just how strange the scarf aficionado’s daily life is, thanks to a lawsuit alleging that Depp has blown all his money on some profoundly weird sh-t.

Yes, it’s hard to imagine that Captain Jack could’ve possibly squandered all the cash he’s built up from more than a decade on the Disney roster, but apparently the life of a Hollywood weirdo is a costly one.

The news of Depp’s destitution comes to us via a lawsuit the actor filed against his former management firm, TMG.

Depp claims he’s on the brink of bankruptcy due to TMG’s mismanagement of his massive fortune.

TMG countersued, alleging that Depp is broke because of such wild expenditures as his $ 30,000 a month wine habit.

Of course, it’s not all expensive vino that has Depp on the verge of selling his private island.

For one thing, the guy owns a private island! Can you imagine the upkeep on that thing?

TMG detailed Depp’s extravagant spending in court documents, and in addition to the typical Hollywood stuff (a massive collection of antique cars), there’s also some splurging that’s uniquely Johnny.

For example, the suit alleges that Depp dropped major bucks to pay tribute to his friend, literary legend Hunter S. Thompson, writing:

“Depp also paid over $ 3 million to blast from a specially-made cannon the ashes of author Hunter Thompson over Aspen.”

That’s a lot of cash, but fun fact: It doesn’t crack the top 1,000 on the list of weird things that have happened to Hunter S. Thompson.

Anyway, Depp’s lawyers are now firing back and claiming that TMG’s allegations are nothing more than an attempt to avoid responsibility for the actor’s dire financial situation:

Their latest filing claims that TMG’s suit is “a plan to attempt to smear Mr. Depp” because otherwise the group has “no viable defense” for squandering his cash.

To be clear: Depp’s lawyers aren’t specifically claiming that he doesn’t spend 30 grand a month on wine, they’re just saying that’s not why he’s broke.

No, apparently that’s all TMG’s fault.

Of course, the $ 7 million he paid to Amber Heard in his divorce settlement probably didn’t help.