Former MSNBC Anchor Thomas Roberts Donates $25k from Hosting Trump’s Miss Universe

Thomas Roberts got paid $ 25k to co-host Donald Trump’s 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, but now he says he doesn’t know where that money came from … so he’s giving it away to a good cause. The former MSNBC anchor was being honored…


Derick Dillard Trolls Universe with Bizarre Pro-Life Tweets

As Counting On fans know, Jill Duggar’s husband Derick Dillard loves to use social media as a platform to troll pretty much everyone.

His latest missive was certainly no exception.

Yes, the man who calls out transgender teens and regularly comes up with new ways to scam fans for money still doesn’t know when to quit.

Derick, who was fired by TLC in late 2017, isn’t letting that slow him down – if anything, he seems more emboldened than ever.

Never one to back down from his views or defending them, the father of two has become downright antagonistic on Twitter of late.

On Friday, the staunchly pro-life Arkansan shared an article about a pro-life bill in Iowa that would ban abortion very early in pregnancy.

This state law would prohibit the procedure as soon as an embryo has a detectable heartbeat, and Derick couldn’t be happier about it.

Derick wrote in celebration of this news:

“This is great! Laws country-wide are getting closer to making ALL murder illegal. Progress IS being made. Equality for all!”

Now that is some serious trolling.

Twitter users immediately seized on the controversial star’s word choice of “equality,” given his, um, history of intolerance.

Specifically, Derick’s hateful and repeated transphobic comments about Jazz Jennings, which led to his firing from TLC.

“Hypocrisy at its finest,” one fan wrote.

The fan continued with this question:

“I’m wondering … does ‘equality for all!’ include transgender people, Derick? Just curious where your ‘for ALL’ line is drawn.”

Another Twitter responded that abortions should not be illegal because this could claim lives, not save them as Derick posits.

Terminating a pregnancy could save the life of the mother in certain situations, and banning the practice could be fatal to the mother.

His confusing response to that?

“What about all the people in this world who rely on somebody else to live??” Derick shot back. “Should we just kill all those people??!”

Other irate fans noted that Derick is a man, and thus is in no position to talk about abortions and female reproductive rights.

Not only that, but someone told him:

“You were literally a virgin up until about [two years] ago. Pretty sure your opinion about my uterus and my body is a moot point!!!!!”

Derick, of course, subscribes the well-documented Duggar family doctrine of chaperoned dates and side-hugging before marriage. 

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Dillard married Jill in June 2014, so he’s been boning for almost four years if you want to get technical, but the fan’s point was made.

In response, Derick … tried to invoke religion to try to establish some correlation between one’s virginity and ability to form an opinion.

Yeah, we’re as confused as you are. He wrote:

“Pretty sure Jesus Christ was a virgin his whole life, and the western world bases its calendar system on the man’s life.”

“And while we’re talking about moot points.”

Derick’s endgame is a mystery. It’s hard to understand what he’s going for with his scorched earth social media campaign. 

If Dillard’s goal is to make headlines and remain relevant by burning every remaining bridge he can find, then well done sir.

Well done.


Miss Universe 2018: We Have a Winner!

Move over, Meghan Markle.

You aren’t the only beauty who will forever now be associated with wearing a tiara.

On the heels of the exciting Markle and Prince Harry engagement news, the annual Miss Universe Pageant aired live from Las Vegas on Sunday night.

At the outset of the sexist competition (seriously, how do events such as this still exist in 2017?!?), 92 women were on stage, set to strut their stuff and answer dumb questions in hopes of earning the ultimate honor.

In the end, however, only one could be crowned champion.

And that one was Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters!

The holder of a business management degree, Nel-Peters knocked off runner-up Miss Colombia Laura Gonzalez and third place finisher Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett to claim the crown.

Shortly after it was placed on her head, the new Miss Universe was asked to comment on sexual harassment, considering the accusations swirling around Hollywood these days.

Replied the 22-year old:

“If women take hands and stand together, we are unbreakable and we can say no to the things that are wrong in the workplace, at home or wherever you might go.”

(Perhaps women can also take hands and stand together against a competition that pits them against each other in categories such as Swimsuit Wearing and Evening Gown Donning.)

Three days of preliminary interviews and judging took place before the broadcast yesterday.

Nearly as soon as Miss Universe went live last night, 16 semi finalists and then the final Top 10 were announced.

These women, naturally, then went on to compete in swimwear, evening gown, final question and final look rounds.

At one point, host Steve Harvey asked the eventual winner:

“What quality in yourself are you most proud of and how will you apply that quality to your time as Miss Universe?”

This is how Nel-Peters responded:

As Miss Universe you have to be confident in who you are as an individual. And Miss Universe is a woman that has overcome many fears and by that she is able to help other women to overconme their fears.

She is a woman that nothing is ever too much to ask for and I think that is exactly who I am.

Referencing his famous gaffe in 2015, when he read the wrong name as champion, Harvey poked fun at himself when the climactic moment arrived.

“Be afraid. Be very afraid,” he told the remaining contestants prior to crowning Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.

Nel-Peters hails from the South African coastal community of Sedgefield in the Western Cape province.

She helped develop a program to train women in self defense after she was robbed at gunpoint a month after she was crowned as Miss South Africa.

After waving to the crowd and accepting the honor, Miss Universe said she has a number of causes on which she hopes to focus.

“HIV/AIDS is a very big problem in my country South Africa, so I hope to stand as an advocate for that,” she cited as an example.

Nel-Peters also earned a year-long salary and a luxury apartment in New York City for the duration of her reign, along with other prizes.

This is a very dumb and insulting event that really ought to be canceled.

But that doesn’t mean we aren’t happy for Nel-Peters.

Long may she wave!