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Kylie Jenner is a brand new woman.
Actually, to be more accurate, we should say the following:
For the first time in a long time, Kylie Jenner is going back to old self.
In a move that has stunned a wide segment of the Internet, the 20-year old shared two photos on her Instagram page yesterday that featured her rocking a tight black dress and standing next to some friend named Stassie Karanikolaou.
As you can see above and below, Jenner is barely madeup in these images; she’s not even using any hair extensions.
She actually looks quite a bit younger, in our opinion, and we weren’t the only ones to think this apparently.
In response to a follower saying Jenner looked like the “old Kylie” in these snapshots, the relatively new mother explained why this is the case:
“I got rid of all my filler,” she wrote back.
Jenner, of course, denied for years that she had done anything to her lips.
Despite rather clear photographic evidence to the contrary (they were just so darn plump!), Kylie insisted over and over when the topic was broached that every inch of her was all natural.
But then she finally made the confession in May of 2015, stating at the time that her “insecurity” led her to take the lip filler route.
We never judged her for this decision. We just got annoyed that she denied the obvious for such a long period of time.
On a subsequent Life of Kylie (LOL, remember that show?!?) episode, Jenner delved further into the topic.
“I was 15 and I was insecure about my lips … I [had] really small lips,” the star told a therapist on the show back then, adding that she “took it hard” when some guy told her she was a bad kisser.
That guy sounds like a loser.
Fast forward all these years and we’re glad Kylie has overcome this insecurity.
She doesn’t need to impress any new guys, of course, as she’s basically tethered to Travis Scott now that the two have had a baby together.
More good news?
In a recent video Q&A, Jenner said her daughter has NOT inherited this feature from her mother.
“She has the most perfect lips in the whole entire world. She didn’t get those from me,” Jenner happily told fans.
Kylie took a short break from sharing snapshots of her child this summer, not really explaining why at the time.
We assume she was sick and tired of trolls leaving rude comments, though.
Or she just figured her baby deserved some privacy.
But the young mother is back to posting pictures once again, much to the delight of her many millions of followers.
She’s also back to posing in a seductive manner on Instagram, as documented in the photo collection below:
It’s been three months since Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson got engaged, but thus far, the couple has managed to keep a tight lid on their wedding plans.
The upside of all that secrecy is that the young lovebirds won’t have to worry about party crashers whenever they tie the knot.
The downside is that it’s got fans obsessing over the couple’s every move even more than usual.
And it seems the situation is particularly burdensome or Lauren, who’s not accustomed to the sort of scrutiny that’s been a part of Josiah’s life since childhood.
Josiah posted the above photo to his Instagram page, and it quickly attracted a surprising amount of attention.
“I didn’t know badminton could make me break a sweat… until I played Lauren!” he captioned the pic.
So the soon-to-be newlyweds got in a round of badminton on his family’s compound.
Sounds innocent enough right?
(Well, except for the “compound” part. That’s just a sinister-sounding word.)
But as many fans were quick to point out, this pic is downright pornographic by Duggar standards.
If you’re familiar with the infamous Duggar dress code, then we probably don’t need to tell you what the issue here is.
Lauren’s skirt might not be short by the rest of the world’s standards, but in Duggarland, it doesn’t pass muster.
Until they’re married (at which point, their husbands decide what sort of attire is permissible), Duggar women are required to wear long skirts at all times, even when playing sports or engaging in other outdoor activities.
Fans quickly zeroed in on the violation, with many pointing out that Lauren gets by on a technicality — she’s not a Duggar …. yet.
But she has been approved by Jim Bob and Michelle, and she probably wouldn’t have passed that test if she didn’t share the majority of their fundamentalist values.
Of course, there have been reports about Josiah rebelling against his parents, so perhaps they had little say in his choice of life partner.
Whatever the case, it seems Josiah and Lauren’s wedding might be coming up much sooner than expected.
Despite rumors that the nuptials had been delayed until December, one commenter in a Duggar-related Reddit forum claims to have firsthand knowledge that the couple will be exchanging vows in the very near future:
“I met Jim Bob and Michelle yesterday, and Michelle mentioned a few times that Josiah’s wedding is in two weeks!” the user wrote.
We’d say Lauren better rock those short skirts while she can, but something tells us this couple won’t be eager to fall in line with Jim Bob’s rules.
Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.
These days, it’s not uncommon for Duggar children to rebel against the constraints of their ultra-strict upbringing.
In particular, Jim Bob’s offspring have been flouting the rules of the strict Duggar dress code by daring to wear pants — and now it seems Jill is raising the bar even further by showing off a little shoulder skin.
Jill posted the above photo on her Instagram page over the weekend with a caption reading:
“Nothing says summer like a relaxing family day at the pool! What do you enjoy doing with friends & family on summer days?”
We don’t know about you, but our answer is obviously “sit inside and devote far too much time and attention to Duggar Instagram posts.”
Anyway, you might not notice anything out of the ordinary about Jill’s attire here.
But if you’re a longtime fan of her family’s, then you’re probably aware that Duggar swimwear used to be much, much more conservative.
Like, imagine the leotard-like getups those old-timey mustachioed barbell guys used to sport in the ’20s.
Then throw a t-shirt on top, and you’ve got a pretty good idea of how Duggar women used to dress for the beach.
For the most part, fans were overjoyed that Jill is allowing herself (or being allowed by her husband) to dress like she’s going swimming, not scuba diving,
“Love the fact that Jill is wearing a swimsuit!!” commented one follower.
“Absolutely no judgment. Just a question. I think we’d love to hear your journey from skirts and wholesome wear swimsuits to pants and sleeveless suits,” wrote another fan.
The ultra-conservative swimwear that Jill and her sisters used to sport was not the result of personal choice, of course, but rather a consequence of their ultra-strict upbringing:
“The reason why we wear modest swimwear is we always want to be modest,” Jana once explained on Counting On.
“A lot of swimwear nowadays is exposing parts that shouldn’t be exposed.”
Of course, Jill is a Duggar, so it’s safe to assume she had an agenda in mind when she posted this pic.
But it probably had nothing to do wiith whipping fans into a frenzy, and everything to do with rumors that her children are “sickly” and pale and seldom play outside.
We’re guessing this pic is Jill’s way of putting those rumors to bed — and showing off a little upper arm while she’s at it!
Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.
Earlier today, the Supreme Court cleared the way for the nation’s most restrictive anti-abortion law to go into effect.
The justices declined to hear an appeal against the Arkansas law, which would severely limit the ability of doctors to provide medication-induced abortions to their patients.
The law has been the subject of intense debate on social media, and many are wondering what the state’s most famous abortion opponents have to say.
But surprisingly, thus far, the Duggars have been silent on the matter.
Yes, despite previously comparing abortion to the Holocaust and spearheading fundraising efforts for anti-choice protesters, not one of the Duggars has commented on today’s developments.
The silence, of course, speaks volumes, and both fans and critics alike are wondering when and how the family will finally make a statement.
The Duggars have a long history of political engagement, and they’ve gone on record as saying they won’t be satisfied until abortion is prohibited on a federal level.
So while they likely don’t view today’s ruling as a total victory, they almost certainly see it as a major step in the right direction.
Most surprising of all is the fact that Jill Duggar’s husband, Derick Dillard, has not yet spoken out on the matter.
Dillard’s controversial political views have made him a divisive figure in recent months.
In November of 2017, Dillard was fired from the Duggar’s reality show, Counting On, after making statements that many construed as transphobic on Twitter.
Jill quit the show as a gesture of solidarity, and Derick’s views have lurched even more to the far-right in the time since his business relationship with TLC came to an abrupt end.
It was widely expected that Derick would have much to say about today’s events, but thus far, he’s keeping his views to himself.
In the meantime, others are making their voices heard on the matter.
“Arkansas is now shamefully responsible for being the first state to ban medication abortion,” Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said in a statement issued this afternoon.
“This dangerous law also immediately ends access to safe, legal abortion at all but one health center in the state. If that’s not an undue burden, what is?” she added.
“This law cannot and must not stand. We will not stop fighting for every person’s right to access safe, legal abortion.”
Laguens points out that if the law is permitted to take effect, two of the three facilities that perform abortions in Arkansas would likely be forced to close.
On the other side of the political spectrum is Family Council Executive Director Jerry Cox, who issued a statement in support of the law:
“This is very good news for people who care about the safety of women in Arkansas,” Cox said adding:
“This is a pro-life victory not only for the women of Arkansas, but for women across the nation. I’m sure other states will be looking at Arkansas and considering following our example.”
Today’s development comes on the heels of attempts by Arkansas lawmakers to institute a ban on abortions after the 12-week mark of a pregnancy.
That effort was blocked by a federal appeals court.
We’ll continue to be on the lookout for the official Duggar response to today’s appeal rejection.
In the meantime, watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.
Here comes the bride, ladies and gentlemen.
For the second time in just a few hours.
Indeed, not long after getting married in front of millions of people around the world, and then proceeding around London in a horse and carriage, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry embarked on Saturday evening for a special reception in their honor.
It was hosted by Prince Charles and cameras caught the newlyweds as they embarked for a wild night of celebration.
Harry looked perfectly handsome in his tuxedo, of course, but all eyes were on Markle, who changed out of her Givenchy wedding dress and into a smoking hot and sleek white gown.
This one was designed by Stella McCartney and it featured a bespoke, lily white high neck and was made of silk crepe.
As you can maybe make out a little bit in the images above and below, Markle also donned matching white pumps from Aquazurra made in silky satin, with nude mesh and baby blue soles.
She looked simply gorgeous.
Back in 2011, both Prince William and Kate Middleton also changed outfits for the night-time portion of their big day.
Elsewhere, keen eyes spotted a somewhat subtle tribute to Princess Diana as part of Markle’s look:
She actually wore Princess Diana’s aquamarine ring on her right hand for this evening out.
It was visible to fans and photographers while she waved at everyone in the passenger’s seat of the silver-blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero Harry was driving.
Diana famously wore the emerald cut Aquamarine beauty to an auction of her own clothes at Christie’s in 1997
You can see the accesstory pretty clearly here:
For those who missed a couple key notes from the Royal Wedding, Kensington Palace made official Harry and his wife’s new titles via the following statement:
“The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince Henry of Wales.
“His titles will be Duke of Sussex, Earl of Dumbarton and Baron Kilkeel.
“Prince Harry thus becomes His Royal Highness The Duke of Sussex, and Ms. Meghan Markle on marriage will become Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex.”
The couple also kissed for the first time as husband and wife on the chapel steps, following a ceremony that lasted approximately one hour.
As for who attended and what everyone wore…
And as for the vows that were uttered, we have them both for you below:
MARKLE: I Meghan, take you, Harry, to be my husband, to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.
HARRY: I Harry, take you, Meghan, to be my wife, to have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part; according to God’s holy law. In the presence of God I make this vow.
As for who wore her wedding dress better, Kate Middleton or Markle, you can vote HERE.
As for reaction across the globe to this wildly anticipated event, click around below and then join us in sending a hearty congratulations to the Royal Newlyweds!
Jinger Duggar has long had a reputation as being the most rebellious member of her famous family.
Even before Jinger began wearing pants in direct violation of her parents’ strict dress code, it was clear that she wouldn’t spend her adult years adhering to the lifestyle and belief system that’s been foisted upon her siblings.
Shortly after marrying Jeremy Vuolo, Jinger became the first of her sisters to leave Arkansas, relocating with her new husband to Laredo, Texas.
Now, it looks like Jinger and Jeremy are on the move yet again, and this time, they’re bound for Jesus might be your savior, but he’s also your barista.
According to Jeremy’s Instagram page, he and his pregnant wife will soon be residents of the City of Angels.
Vuolo posted an acceptance letter from the divinity program at the Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles.
Jeremy did not say whether or not he plans to attend the program, but he certainly seemed excited about the opportunity.
“I am so grateful to the Lord, as well as to Pastor John MacArthur and @revaustintduncan, for giving me the incredible opportunity to begin theological and pastoral studies at @mastersseminary,” he captioned the photo.
Longtime fans of the Duggar clan might recall that this is not the first time Jinger has flirted with the idea of building a life in one of America’s great bastions of coastal liberalism.
When Jinger vaguely referenced plans to move to New York City back in 2015, her family went into damage control mode, swiftly assuring conservative Duggar fans that she
“Jinger didn’t mean she wanted to move to New York City,” Michelle Duggar told Radar at the time.
“She meant that she wants to live closer to a city. We’re talking right near a city, but not New York City. Jinger meant she wanted to live 15 minutes from Walmart. New York City is way above what we would ever consider a city where she should move.”
She said she wants to move to New York, not vote for Bernie Sanders.
Of course these days, Jinger joining the population of a large, left-leaning city is small potatoes in terms of Duggar scandals.
Hell, the family might even support Jinger and Jeremy’s move to LA.
After all, Jinger’s siblings all earn the majority of their income in the entertainment field.
They might consider it an asset to finally have boots on the ground in Hollywood.
Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.
Cardi B is talented and beautiful. So beautiful, in fact, that fans don’t mind learning the position in which she got knocked up.
But though she’s known for her carefully manicured looks, she’s showing fans another side of her that few have seen.
Take at look below at her make-up free, natural haired selfie. She’s gorgeous.
Though she had appeared in the past on Love & Hip-Hop: New York, Cardi B was catapulted to becoming a household name with her hit single, “Bodak Yellow.”
After being entranced by her music — the lyrics, the hook, everything — a lot of people were drawn in by her looks.
Cardi B is hot. She just is. You can tell from the photos.
When someone’s looks are tied to their brand, as is so often the case, they seldom let people see them with their guard down.
Like a growing number of celebrities, Cardi B plays by a different set of rules.
Take a look at her makeup-free look and her big, natural hair.
She looks great!
She looks different, but certainly not unrecognizable, which means that she’s doing right by herself when she does her makeup.
Cardi B captioned this photo:
“Knock me down 9 times but i get up 10 bitch!”
From the flow, that actually sounds like it would be a perfect lyric for “Bodak Yellow.”
But the line is actually from another song of hers, “Get Up 10.”
(Logistically, one assumes that Cardi B got up once before any of the nine knockdowns occurred, which would explain in the discrepency between how many times she is knocked down and how many times she arises)
Showing herself with her natural hair — well, straightened to some degree, but mostly natural — is actually a big deal, in a way that sharing a makeup-free snap is not.
Because women of color living in the Western world have had their appearances critiqued and controlled for centuries, forced by white supremacy to conform to European beauty standards.
Cardi B may play that game with her public appearance, but this photo is a powerful and important reminder that she has a lot of hair, and that she has to put in a great deal of work to make it appear as it does in public.
(When she isn’t wearing a wig, that is)
Recently, Cardi B announced her pregnancy.
She is pregnant by her fiance, Offset.
Initially, many of her fans grew concerned when she became engaged so quickly after skyrocketing to fame.
They wondered if Offset was hitching himself to her before it really hit home for her what an incredible future her career has in store.
(Doubts were magnified when a woman came forward claiming to be Offset’s baby mama … and Offset’s refusal to take a paternity test)
Many of those concerns have vanished as fans are enthusiastic for Cardi B to become a mom.
Cardi B’s selfie is inspirational and we’re so glad that she elected to share it.
That does not mean that we don’t like any of her other looks.
Like all women, and also all other folks, she is entitled to be the author of her own appearance. That means that she can wear as much or as little makeup as she likes.
So long as she keeps churning out excellent music, we’ll keep listening.
Speaking of which, if you’ll excuse us, we need to listen to “Bodak Yellow” one or ten times.
Quick, think of past Paper Magazine issues and tell us what comes to mind…
A great deal of nudity, highlighted by Kim Kardashian’s infamous 2014 spread, no?
Same here, don’t worry. You aren’t alone.
In the latest issue of this iconic publication, however, Christina Aguilera puts a unique twist on this naked theme:
She poses for a handful of extreme close-ups, all of which involve not a hint of makeup on her face.
Yes, that really is Christina Aguilera above and below, revealing almost more of herself in this manner that even Kim did three and a half years ago — or Nicki Minaj did when she got down and dirty in Paper.
How many times have you seen a celebrity’s butt or boobs?
It’s not all that rare, is it?
Okay, now consider: How many times have you seen a celebrity with no lipstick, mascara or eye shadow anywhere on her face?
It’s far less frequent, isn’t it?
Why did Aguilera take this bold step for Paper?
“I’ve always been someone that obviously loves to experiment, loves theatrics, loves to create a storyline and play a character in a video or through stage,” she explained to the magazine, adding:
“I’m a performer, that’s who I am by nature.
“But I’m at the place, even musically, where it’s a liberating feeling to be able to strip it all back and appreciate who you are and your raw beauty.”
Aguilera became known over the years for often changing up her appearance, going from a style that oozed sex appeal when she first struck it big to one that was a lot more retro in the 2010s.
“I can’t stay in a stagnant place for too long, which is why I think the position I was in with television just became very stifling,” she told Paper, referencing her six-season stint on The Voice.
“I need movement, I need to go explore, be an artist, create and transform.”
Unlike past Paper cover subjects, Christina isn’t nude and/or hugging a pig for her pictorial.
But that doesn’t mean the artist doesn’t see herself as an innovator.
“Be fearless in breaking new boundaries and don’t be afraid to go against the grain of criticism along the way,” she tells Paper.
Isn’t she afraid of what people are gonna say about her online?
“There’s always gonna be those trolls out there or people that have their own definition and ideals of beauty, but I think we’re progressing to a place of pushback and more people coming out.”
This is an impressive display of self-confidence on Aguilera’s part, both her photos themselves and her affiliated quotes.
The star just hope she pass along similar traits to her three-year old daughter.
“I don’t want to inject too much upon her as to how I’m choosing to live my life and what I’ve done in my career,” Aguilera says, concluding:
“I just hope I can allow what I’m doing to influence her to be her own person. That’s truly what I hope for her.
“I really want to make sure my children are both very confident in the sense that they know who they are and that they won’t be easily swayed by outside opinion.”
Back in March of 2017 Jinger Duggar wore pants in a photo that was posted to Instagram by her husband, Jeremy Vuolo.
That may not sound like a big deal, but during her entire upbringing Joy was never allowed to wear pants, and she dressed in below-the-knee skirts at all times.
Now, nearly one year after the start of her sartorial rebellion, Jinger has once again left fans floored with her fashion sense.
The new season of Counting On premiered on Monday, and as you can see, Jinger tossed her family’s “modest attire” regulations out the window during a game of tennis with her husband, Jeremy Vuolo.
As The Ashley’s Reality Roundup points out, viewers were quick to praise Jinger’s courageous disregard for her family’s ridiculous rules.
“Oh snap Jinger! Sleeveless shirt and a short skirt. You better work that outfit,” tweeted one fan.
“Jinger looks so happy and beautiful,” wrote another viewer wrote.
“So happy to see her living life as a normal adult woman!”
“Jinger in that tennis skirt… #Rebel #JimBobIsCrying,” a third remarked.
Sadly, the #JimBobIsCrying hashtag didn’t trend internationally.
But hey, there’s always next week!
According to the strict guidelines under which the Duggar women are raised, women and girls must wear long skirts or dresses at all time as long as they live with their parents.
When they get married, it’s their husbands who make the rules about how they’re allowed to dress.
Jim Bob has reportedly clashed with Vuolo over the latter’s progressive (by Duggar standard) views, but at the end of the day, he has no choice but to respect Jeremy’s rules.
Vuolo, a Texas-based preacher, addressed the topic of women’s attire in a recent sermon.
“It is your liberty as to whether you dress modestly with a modest pair of pants, or with a skirt, or with a T-shirt, or with a blouse,” Jeremy told his congregation at Grace Community Church.
“It is not your liberty, women, to wear sensual, seductive clothing that is designed to draw the attention of your brothers.”
He clarified his views in an interview with The Inquisitr, saying:
“The emphasis of the gospel is not food or clothes. Jesus does not save people to make them wear skirts.”
Hard to believe, but the guy’s basically a lefty extremist by Duggar standards!
Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV’s most controversial family.