Jinger Duggar has been in the news a lot these past few weeks.
It seems that in the absence of any actual celebrity news, Duggar fans have decided to comb through her every social media post in search of something to get worked up about.
The insanity started with the rumor that Jinger's eyes reveal that she's pregnant.
From that point, Duggar obsessives dug even deeper and determined that Jinger is unhappy in her marriage to Jeremy Vuolo.
This, too, seemed to be based on little other than her facial expressions in her recent pics.
You might think that Jinger would've successfully side-stepped the problem by hiding her face in her most recent post.
But once again, her harshest found ample meltdown material in this seemingly innocuous photo.
As you can see, Jinger and Jeremy are sporting non-medical-grade cloth masks in accordance with current CDC recommendations for limiting the spread of coronavirus.
Their 1-year-old daughter Felicity is not wearing mask, and Jinger offered up a humorous explanation for why that is.
"Week 4 of 'Safer at Home,'" Jinger captioned the pic.
"Lissy wasn’t a huge fan but her doll wasn’t taking any chances. Go @Dodgers," she added.
The legitimacy of Jinger's sports LA sports fandom has been called into question in the past, but thankfully, no one accused her of being a Dodgers bandwagon-jumper here.
They did, however, take issue with Jinger's quarantine safety protocols.
Or rather, they griped about mistakes they imagined she might make when she's not in front of a camera.
"Just a friendly reminder, I learned yesterday masks were not recommended for 2 and under!" one follower wrote.
"Their little bodies can’t process the air that gets stuck in the masks!"
"No child under two years old should be wearing a mask. Just a heads up," another commenter added.
"As weird as it is I’ve heard babies under 2 aren’t supposed to wear them," a third fan chimed in.
We know there's a lot of conflicting information out there, and we're sure these folks were just hoping to prevent Jinger from engaging in unsafe parenting.
But thankfully, other commenters were quick to point out that Felicity is very much not wearing a mask in the photo.
"Everyone 'reminding' them about children under two not wearing masks...question, are all of you sight impaired? Their child is NOT wearing a mask," wrote one.
We know mom-shaming the Duggars is a favorite pastime for some, and people need their hobbies more than ever these days, but maybe everyone should stick to pointing out actual errors, instead of imagined ones, mmm-kay?
The force of justice is designed to protect the innocent and punish the guilty, providing a fair framework around which to live our lives. Yet, what happens when justice itself goes wrong and turns to injustice?
Over the years countless individuals have been put to death for crimes against society, but we’d be naíve to assume they were all as guilty as their punishment suggests. Some have later been found innocent and pardoned, others await fair reconsideration from authorities unwilling to admit to their mistakes.
As the old saying goes: ‘Who shall police the police?’
Colin Campbell Ross – executed 1922, pardoned 2008
The 1921 rape and murder of 12-year-old Alma Tirtschke in Melbourne, Australia, would go down in history as the infamous Gun Alley Murder.
A year later 30-year-old known robber, Colin Campbell Ross, was arrested and charged despite the testimony of several witnesses who placed him in his saloon while the crime was being committed.
Despite this evidence, Campbell was executed in 1922, in gruesome fashion – the new four-strand noose succeeded only in prolonging his death as he slowly strangled for minutes on the gallows.
Years later a schoolteacher took up Campbell’s cause and demanded the case be reopened. In 2006 forensic analysis was done on hair found at the crime scene and in 2008, 86 years after his execution, Campbell was pardoned.
Timothy Evans – executed 1950, pardoned 1966
On 9 March 1950, Timothy Evans was hanged at London’s Pentonville prison for the murder of his wife, Beryl, and daughter, Geraldine.
In what would become a landmark case for the abolition of capital punishment in Britain, Evans was later found innocent and posthumously pardoned. The reason? Only years after Evans’ execution did it emerge that a lodger in the house was none other than the notorious serial killer, John Christie.
Christie confessed to the killings and after becoming a cause for death penalty abolitionists, Evans was eventually granted a posthumous pardon. His relatives later claimed it wasn’t enough.
Mahmood Hussein Mattan – executed 1952, overturned 1998
On the morning of September 3, 1952, young Somali sailor Mahmood Mattan was taken from his cell at Cardiff prison, marched to the gallows and hanged. Seven weeks earlier he had been found guilty of slitting the throat of shopkeeper Lily Volpert.
Despite having several alibis supported by witnesses, Mattan was convicted due to flecks of blood on his shoes and the testimony of Harold Cover. Only later did it emerge that the shoes he wore were secondhand and Cover was a violent criminal who would later be jailed for life for the attempted murder of his own daughter.
In 1998 the case was reopened and new evidence examined, resulting in Mattan’s conviction being overturned and his family being awarded £700,000 compensation – the first compensation award to the family of a person wrongfully executed in the UK.
Ellis Wayne Felker – executed 1996, conviction inconclusive 2000
When Georgian student, Evelyn Joy Ludlum, disappeared in 1981, convicted sex offender, Ellis Wayne Ludlum, was immediately put under surveillance – during which time Ludlum’s mutilated body was found, in a creek. She had been raped and brutally murdered.
An autopsy subsequently revealed that Evelyn had been dead for five days, information that was later changed when police realised it would rule out Felker from the investigation.
During the trial, attorneys discovered boxes of withheld evidence, including DNA evidence and a signed confession by another man, but the Georgia Supreme Court denied the admissibility of this evidence and refused to give Felker more time.
He was executed by electric chair on November 15, 1996. In 2000, a Georgia judge ruled that DNA testing would be performed in the first-ever attempt by a court to exonerate an executed person in the United States.
The results were ruled as inconclusive, but failed to confirm Felker’s guilt beyond doubt – scientific consensus now judges him to have been innocent.
Cameron Todd Willingham – executed 2004, conviction unsustainable 2009
On the night of December 23, 1991, an uncontrollable blaze engulfed the Willingham’s house in Corsicana, Texas, claiming the lives of one-year-old twins Karmon and Kameron Willingham, as well as two-year-old Amber Louise Kuykendall Willingham. Subsequently, Willingham was arrested and charged with the murders of his three daughters.
The trial hinged on whether the fire had been deliberately started using some form of liquid accelerant – a claim police supported with evidence including char patterns in the floor in the shape of ‘puddles’, multiple starting points for the fire, and the fact that the fire had burned ‘fast and hot’.
Willingham was found guilty – despite expert objections from scientists who rebutted all twenty of the police’s indications that an accelerant had been used – and rejected a life term in exchange for a guilty plea, insisting he was innocent.
Since Willingham’s execution, persistent doubts have arisen, and the general scientific consensus has been that the fire was not an act of arson. The Texas Forensic Science Commission was scheduled to discuss the case in 2009, but two days before the meeting Texas Governor Rick Perry mysteriously replaced the chair of the commission and two other members.
George Kelly – executed 1950, quashed 2003
In March 1950 out of work laborer, George Kelly, was convicted of shooting 44-year-old Leonard Thomas dead during a robbery at the Cameo Cinema in Liverpool, UK. The crime would become the focus of one of the most intense police investigations in English history, with over 65,000 people questioned.
There were, however, no suspects until the police received a letter from an anonymous writer offering to name those involved in exchange for immunity. The informant named Kelly as the robber and an accomplice, Charles Connolly, as the lookout.
With the eyes of the nation upon him, Connolly admitted his guilt and was sentenced to 10 years in prison; Kelly denied any wrongdoing and, after the then longest criminal trial in English history, was convicted and executed.
In 2003 the Court of Criminal Appeal quashed Kelly’s conviction, ruling that it was based on the prosecution’s concealment of a statement that another man, Donald Johnson, had confessed to the crime months before.
In 2004, Mr. Kelly’s daughter, Catherine, finally oversaw his reburial as he was laid to rest alongside other family members.
Charles Hudspeth – executed 1892, victim ‘found’ 1893
In 1886, George Watkins and his wife, Rebecca, moved from Kansas to Marion County, Arkansas, where Rebecca subsequently became romantically involved with a local man, Charles Hudspeth.
Nearly a year later, George Watkins disappeared and Hudspeth was arrested and charged with his murder. Based on Rebecca’s testimony that Hudspeth had murdered Watkins in order to clear the way for them to be married, he was convicted and sentenced to death by the Arkansas Supreme Court and was hanged at Harrison, Arkansas, on December 30, 1892.
Yet this was a twisted case of a ‘victim’ mysteriously reappearing after their “murder.” Watkins’s lawyer found him alive and well a year later, living in Kansas – a clear case of wrongful execution the US government has failed to address.
Derek Bentley – executed 1953, quashed 1998
On Sunday 2 November 1952, Derek Bentley and his friend 16-year-old Christopher Craig, prowled the streets of London intending to commit a burglary. After two unsuccessful attempts, they climbed on to the roof of a warehouse in Croydon, only to be seen by a young girl, whose mother immediately phoned the police.
Bentley was immediately detained, without resisting arrest, but Craig made off discharging his pistol at the police. At some point Bentley, standing by in cuffs, uttered the now infamous words, ‘let him have it, Craig!’ – moments later Craig shot PC Sidney Miles through the head, killing him.
The pair were tried for murder under the principle of ‘joint enterprise’ and found guilty; Craig was sentenced to jail, being a minor, but Bentley, who hadn’t possessed or fired a gun, was sentenced to death – his conviction resting on whether or not ‘let him have it’ was an instruction to shoot or to hand over the weapon.
Bentley was hanged in January 1953. Following the execution there a wave of public outrage resulted in a long campaign, led by Bentley’s sister Iris, to secure a posthumous pardon for him – a campaign which proved partially successful in 1993, with a Royal pardon, and fully succeeded in 1998 as a panel quashed Bentley’s conviction.
Thomas & Meeks Griffin, executed 1915, pardoned 2009
Thomas and Meeks Griffin were executed in 1915 for the murder of 73-year-old John Q. Lewis, a Confederate veteran living in Blackstock, South Carolina.
Prominent and respected black farmers in Chester County, they doggedly denied the accusations, forcing a wave of prominent figures to come to their defense including Blackstock’s mayor, a sheriff, two trial jurors, and the grand jury foreman.
Despite their popular support the pair were found guilty of murder based on the accusations of another man, John ‘Monk’ Stevenson, who was known to be a small-time thief. Stevenson, who had been found in possession of the victim’s pistol, was sentenced to life in prison in exchange for testifying against the brothers.
Over 90 years later the brothers’ great-nephew, talk-show host Tom Joyner, petitioned the state for a pardon, which was successfully passed by a vote of 7-0, finally clearing their names in 2009.
Todd Shaw, political science and African American studies professor at the University of South Carolina, summed up the case succinctly when he stated: “There are more stories out there to be told, and possibly many more injustices to be righted.”
William Marion – executed 1887, pardoned 1986
William Marion met Jack Cameron at a boarding house in Kansas in 1872, and the two quickly became firm friends, traveling and working together across the mid-west.
During their travels they journeyed to Beatrice, Nebraska, to visit Marion’s in-laws. Marion returned alone a few days later wearing Cameron’s clothes and riding Cameron’s horses, before vanishing. A week later the body of a man was discovered with three bullet wounds to the head.
Marion immediately became the prime suspect in the murder and after a ten-year manhunt was eventually apprehended in Kansas, convicted and hanged.
Four years later alleged ‘victim’, Cameron, miraculously re-appeared looking for his friend and explaining he had ditched his clothes and horses with Marion and escaped to Mexico to avoid a shotgun wedding.
100 years after his execution Marion’s grandson, Elbert Marion, successfully petitioned the governor of Nebraska to pardon William Marion – making Marion one of several ‘murderers’ whose ‘victims’ have survived them.
By now, you've almost certainly heard about the Netflix phenomenon that is Tiger King.
And unless you're one of those weirdos who's spending their quarantine pursuing a new hobby or re-connecting with family, there's a good chance you've watched the entire thing six or seven times and launched your own cold case investigation into the disappearance of Carole Baskin's husband.
A whopping 34 million people watched the docuseries in its first 10 days on the streaming service.
To put that into perspective, the once-popular ABC sitcom Modern Family came to an end last night, and the much-hyped finale drew the show's biggest ratings in three years -- with about 7 million viewers,
So it should come as no surprise that Netflix is striking while the iron is hot by cranking out new Tiger King content.
We learned earlier this week that Tiger King is coming back very soon.
Now, we have details regarding exactly what the new episode will look like.
Usually, when a hit reality series wants to generate a new episode out of thin air, it turns to that trusty old standby -- the reunion episode.
You know the format -- stars of the show sit around and discuss all the drama of the past season.
It's never as compelling as the stuff that came before, but it's usually enough to hold the diehards over until next season.
Of course, assembling a Tiger King reunion is not quite as simple as bringing a group of Real Housewives together so they can be grilled by Andy Cohen.
Joe Exotic is in prison serving a 22-year sentence, the GW Zoo he once owned is no more, and various other cast members were openly displeased with the way they were portrayed on the series and might not be too keen for sitting down with filmmakers for a sequel.
So who will be on hand for the reunion?
Well, that's not entirely clear.
Thus far, the only newly-minted Tiger King star who has confirmed that he'll be in attendance is bandana and orgy enthusiast Jeff Lowe.
It's safe to assume that Joe Exotic pre-taped an interview segment -- otherwise, what's the point of this thing? -- but prison rules will likely prevent him from participating in the live portion of the show.
Sadly, it seems the other most-talked about star will definitely not be participating.
“We have not been approached about a new episode and would not participate if asked," a rep for Carole Baskin tells Entertainment Weekly.
No surprise there, as a previous statement issued by Baskin's PR team derided the series as “salacious and sensational" and thretened a lawsuit against he filmmakers.
Her displeasure is understandable, as the doc prompted authorities to re-open the investigation into Baskin and the disappearance of her second husband.
And it seems Joe Exotic's most loyal representative on the outside also will not be on hand for the reunion.
“It’s going to be a live episode, kind of like a reunion,” Joe's husband, Dillon Passage, confirmed in a recent interview with Andy Cohen.
“Netflix didn't contact me to [be] a part of that.”
In terms of major players, we guess that leaves Rick Kirkham, John Finlay, and Doc Antle, who has also been openly critical of the series.
It's starting to sound like this might be one sparsely-attended reunion -- but who are we kidding? We'll be tuning in any way.
Hell, it could be nothing but Saff sitting in a folding chair and recounting the tale of getting her arm ripped off by a tiger for an hour, and we'd still be happy.
Come to think of it, that sounds like pretty solid television.
Last year, Robert and Anny were married on 90 Day Fiance despite a lot of friction, some secrets, and very little time together.
Now, they have a huge announcement: they are expecting their very first child together!
Anny took to Instagram to share the amazing news with her fans and followers.
"I feel so happy and fortunate to share the arrival of my baby," Anny writes in the caption of a photo of the ultrasound.
She then refers to her first child as "my gift from God."
You can really feel Anny's excitement.
"The baby has not been born yet," Anny affirms, in case anyone was unsure.
But she has already invested a lot of love in her future child.
She writes: "and it's the most beautiful feeling that I have ever felt."
Anny is really gushing here. It's a beautiful thing to see.
"It fills me with joy to know that I'll have someone to fight for," Anny expresses.
"And," she writes, to "give the best of myself to."
"I wait for him or her with lots of emotion," Anny's post concludes.
You can see the image that she included for yourself:
Interestingly, Anny makes no mention of Robert in the announcement, even though he is reportedly the father.
(He is also, you know, her husband; they've been on Pillow Talk together and are expected to appear on Self-Quarantined later this month)
This may be so that she and Robert can address the news as a couple, together, on this very special spinoff.
As we reported, stars will be broadcasting from their own homes while sheltering in place during this global pandemic.
This will be Anny's first child.
This will actually be Robert's sixth child.
Robert's 5-year-old son, Bryson, is the child who lives with him -- he was featured on the show.
Bryson quickly became attached to Anny, even months before she and Robert tied the knot.
Robert previously described his experience as a single father.
"It’s not hard at all,” he wrote on his Instagram Story.
“The only thing I can say that’s a little challenging [is] when I need to work," he expressed.
"And," Robert noted, "I don’t have someone to take care of my kid, like my immediate family because they’re in Brooklyn."
As 90 Day Fiance fans have observed, a lot of couples end up fizzling out -- particularly those who have not yet initiated the K-1 visa process.
It's not that the K-1 visa process is some sort of magic glue that binds relationships together.
Rather, it just costs a lot of money to move someone to the US, in terms of applications and fees and also being able to support them.
But Anny and Robert are taking things to a whole new step by having a child together. They are certainly not the first couple to do so.
We are sure that little Bryson is excited about becoming a big brother.
Five-year-olds (and he may be six by now) are at an age where they can truly appreciate what that means.
We are excited for this entire family and their new journey.
Romee Strijd is featured in the new Victoria’s Secret bikini lookbook, which is great news considering the fashion brand has been using less of their super sexy models like Romee and using a lot more “real” looking models, a little TOO real- if you know what I mean. So it’s great to see this absolute bombshell Romee in the brands new bikinis, giving off those vacation vibes while we all sit inside!
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Gal Gadot has graced the cover of Vogue with her presence! The actress talked to the magazine about how she’s dealing with the Corona Crisis – aside from her starting that horrible “Imagine” video trend. She said “Obviously the circumstances are horrible and frightening, but we’re home and we’re trying to make the best of it—to enjoy the quality time. It’s so surreal. I’ve never been through times like these. But I’m also full of hope for when it will be behind us.”
Her new movie Wonder Woman 1984 has been put on hold and will be released, as of now, in August. Gal has been stuck in Los Angeles during this time and is unable to see her mother who still loves in Israel and is spending her time in self isolation by driving her Tesla around LA.
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Lady Gaga is the cover girl for the new issue of InStyle Magazine, she’s featured in a photoshoot out in the woods wearing bright pink dresses and weird headpieces, very Gaga.
Throughout the interview she gave us some insight on her new album:
“I made this music, and then I listened back to all of it, and it told the story of my life like a tapestry. I’m very proud of it because while it’s fun and celebratory, if you listen to those lyrics, you really will know my heart. It’s like the music is giving you permission to go on. Even if you’ve had the worst day ever, it’s OK to dance.”
She also spoke about what she sees herself doing in the future:
“Marriage. More music, more movies, more charity with the Born This Way Foundation. I want to do way more philanthropy. I want to help fund more research about fibromyalgia and neuropathic and chronic pain by putting a team of doctors together. I have a lot of dreams and hopes. What I will actually accomplish, I have no idea, but I know that I’ll be doing it with the people I love.”
She also mentioned that she’s interested in starting a family in the future, and now that she’s got a super rich boyfriend she might just start these baby making plans!
“Perhaps most important for the woman who calls herself Mother Monster is starting her own brood. “I will say I am very excited to have kids. I look forward to being a mom. Isn’t it incredible what we can do? We can hold a human inside and grow it. Then it comes out, and it’s our job to keep it alive. It’s so funny — everyone works out of my house every day. When they come in, I always say, ‘Welcome to the Womb!’”
Gaga is set to star in a new film by Gucci being directed by Ridley Scott. The film is a true crime drama about the murder of Maurizio Gucci, Gaga will be playing the part of Patrizia Reggiani – Gucci’s ex wife show as convicted of having him killed after he had an affair. A fitting role for this loud mouth Italian!
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Lloyd Dobbler, you are breaking my heart.
John Cusack is one of my favorite actors and he’s been in some of my favorite movies like Say Anything, Better Off Dead and High Fidelity. And he’s one of the few celebrities I agree with politically, almost certainly the most famous one aside from Susan Sarandon. So it’s with a heavy heart that I must tell you that John is, in fact, kind of bad right now.
Apparently John has bought into, at least partially, the conspiracy theory around 5G wireless internet. He appears to have rethought it, though, because he later deleted the tweets.
So there is a small kernel of truth in here, and that’s that 5G isn’t just completely free of drawbacks.
Specifically, it could interfere with our ability to predict the weather, setting us back to where we were about 40 years ago.
That’s probably not going to kill you, though.
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Yesterday was a big day for Donald Trump, he essentially won his second term. Have you ever seen that boxing match where Muhammad Ali fought Ernie Terrell? The one where Ali beat him mercilessly and didn’t knock him out so he could keep beating him because Terrell had called Ali by his birth name, Cassius Clay, before the fight, and so Ali yelled “What’s my name!?” while delivering the brutal beating? That’s basically going to be how the debates between Trump and Biden go, only Trump is going to be asking Biden “What’s your name!?” and Joe will have no idea.
As part of Donald Trump’s victory lap, he even suggested he might pardon Joe Exotic, the subject of the popular Netflix doc Tiger King.
I can’t believe this guy is going to win 45 states in November, but he absolutely is.
I can’t get over how much Donald Trump seems like a guy trying to sell you a used car, though.
We lost a real legend when Health Ledger died. He was not just a handsome dude and a great actor, but he was a man of real principle.
His Brokeback Mountain costar Jake Gyllenhaal recently told a story about how Ledger turned down presenting at the Oscars over jokes being told in the program about the groundbreaking LGBT film, as reported by Page Six.
“I mean, I remember they wanted to do an opening for the Academy Awards that year that was sort of joking about it,” Gyllenhaal, 39, told fashion magazine, Another Man. “And Heath refused. I was sort of at the time, ‘Oh, okay…whatever.’ I’m always like, ‘It’s all in good fun.’ And Heath said, ‘It’s not a joke to me — I don’t want to make any jokes about it.’”
Gyllenhaal continued, “That’s the thing I loved about Heath. He would never joke. Someone wanted to make a joke about the story or whatever, he was like, ‘No. This is about love. Like, that’s it, man. Like, no.’”
At the time Brokeback Mountain came out, it was risky to be publicly pro-gay, even in Hollywood. It hadn’t been all that long since Ellen DeGeneres has her show cancelled after she came out and the president at the time had run on a constitutional amendment against gay marriage.
And Heath Ledger wasn’t even gay. You know how you can tell someone is really on the right side of the an issue? When they’re on the right side before it’s politically expedient for them to be. That’s Heath Ledger, and it’s a real shame he’s not around anymore.
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