Add another baby to the famous brood!
Joseph Duggar and Kendra Duggar have confirmed to their many fans across the globe that they are parents for the first time.
Hooray and congratulations to the young twosome!
According to Us Weekly, the couple welcomed a son named Garrett David on Friday, June 8, at 1:36 p.m.
The baby came into this world weighing 7 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 20.5 inches in length. Not too shabby on both fronts.
The 11th grandchild for Jim Bob and Michelle, Garrett was also born about a week early.
Said the Duggar matriarch and patriarch in a statement:
"We are so thrilled to announce the arrival of our newest grandbaby, Garrett David Duggar. Kendra and the baby are healthy and happy!
"Thank you all for your prayers and well wishes!"
“Kendra delivered yesterday without complications. Mom and baby are both doing great,” a representative for the reality show family told the aforementioned tabloid late on Saturday afternoon.
Joseph and Kendra were generous enough to share the above photo on their official website, adding in a separate of their own:
“No matter how many times we’ve experienced the joy of babies born in our families, there’s nothing comparable to the joy in our hearts today!
“Children truly are a gift from God. We are so thankful for his safe arrival and this new journey as parents."
The Duggars broke the news of their child's gender back in February, confirming that a boy was on the way.
"Wow! We are so happy to learn that our firstborn is a boy!” Joseph and Kendra said at the time, adding in excitement:
“Our minds are already racing toward all the future memories to be made with this little guy!
"Most of all, we are already asking God to bless him and help us grow him into a loving and faithful follower of Christ!"
The 22-year old new father and the 19-year old new mother met at church many years ago, when they were kids.
They got engaged at Joy-Anna Duggar's wedding in May of 2017 and got married in Arkansas in September of that same year.
Just two months later... BAM! They announced they were expecting.
"During this season that we are celebrating the birth of Christ, we are so excited to share with you that we are expecting the gift of a child ourselves!" the stars said in December of 2017.
"Wow, it’s so exciting!!!
"We’ve both always loved children and then seen them as a real blessing from God. It’s so surreal to think of being parents and having our own little one.
"We cannot wait to see this new baby!"
Even for the Duggars, this was a rather fast-moving development.
As members of this conservative family, Joseph and Kendra were not permitted to have sex (or anything close to sex) prior to their vow exchange, meaning they got down to business as soon as they got married...
... if you know what we mean!
Joseph and Kendra were actually accused of breaking the Duggar courtship rules last fall, an accusation they didn't feel a need to comment on.
But that's in the past anyway.
What's in the future? Lots of dirty diapers, sleepless nights and tears of joy!
We send our very best wishes to Joseph, Kendra and their adorable baby boy.
Oh, and for the record:
The next Duggar baby set to become a member of sociey will be born in Texas.
Jinger and her husband, Jeremy Vuolo, are expected welcome their baby girl sometime in July.
We'll be sure to pass along all the photos and all the details once they become public.
Seriously, people, LEAVE THE KID ALONE!
Kourtney Kardashian (and, to a lesser extent, baby daddy Scott Disick) is currently being mommy-shamed over her son Mason Disick's eyebrows after Scott posted a picture of the eight-year-old to his Instagram account late last week.
It all started with this adorable photo, posted to Scott's IG account (below) which only recently has started to draw a TON of attention over the supposed uni-brow:
That's a super cute pic!!!
But the comments around it over the past week have been BRUTAL!!!
One user wrote, "I really need Kourtney to do something about Mason's hair and eyebrows," while another added "How you gonna let a kid walk around with that unibrow?"
Other users wrote things like, "you have how much money and you can't help your kid's unibrow? lol," and "How you gonna let your son walk around with a brow like that but mama's ass and tittys and everything about her is always looking good?"
Hmmm... Not great, y'all. Two takeaways:
STOP mommy shaming... and LEAVE MASON ALONE!
That's all. Thanks!!!
[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]
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After ABC canceled Roseanne late last month due to star Roseanne Barr's undeniably racist comments about a former advisor to President Barack Obama, most fans of the re-booted show figured that was pretty much it for ever seeing it on TV again.
But not so fast! ABC hinted soon after the cancellation, and they are still exploring avenues now, that might allow them to re-boot the show around Sara Gilbert's character while cutting Barr out of it altogether!
According to TMZ, ABC execs are doing their due diligence right now to avoid a lawsuit from Barr, because if they re-boot the show, there's some concern that she'd have an ownership stake in it since she created the original, and served as an executive producer.
Obviously, with the first re-boot being canceled because of Roseanne's actions, network execs don't want her to be profiting off the new re-boot that may or may not go on without her.
So, ABC is literally going character by character and determining which ones Roseanne has a financial stake in, which ones she created, and which ones they can get away with using for the re-boot that won't involve her.
Wild -- but smart!!! Clearly, network execs are motivated to strike while the iron is hot, and potentially move QUICKLY to re-re-boot this show.
We'll see if it happens... but we could hear something as early as this coming week!!![Image via NBC.]
While the world continues to come to grips with the loss of Anthony Bourdan, a key new detail regarding the celebrity chef's death has been made official.
Bourdain, of course, tragically took his own life on Friday.
His body was discovered in a French hotel room by close friend Eric Ripert, who had been filming a new episode of CNN's Parts Unknown with Bourdan in Ripert's native country.
Those who have followed this sad story closely already knew that Bourdain killed himself via hanging, and they already knew his death took place in the aforementioned hotel room.
But French officials have now confirmed two more critical pieces of information:
- Bourdain hanged himself in the hotel room's bathroom.
- He used the belt from his bathrobe to do so.
Prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny also says that there are no signs of foul play.
There are no indications anyone had entered Bourdain's room at the luxury Le Chambard Hotel any time close to the beloved star's passing.
This should effectively end all official inquiries into Bourdain's death.
Questions will continue to be asked about Bourdain's state of mind and mental history and what could have possibly caused him to make such a heartbreaking decision.
But there are not many more practical details related to his suicide that remain uncovered.
The French prosecutor did add in his report that toxicology tests were being carried out, including urine tests, to determine if Bourdain was on any medications at the time of his hanging.
Said CNN in a statement yesterday morning:
It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and colleague, Anthony Bourdains.
His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller.
His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time.
Bourdain had premiered Parts Unknown on the networkin 2013 and won a Peabody Award shortly thereafter.
He was widely respected for the way he paid tribute on his show to a wide variety of cultures and countries.
Tweeted Italian actress Asia Argento, Bourdain's girlfriend of about a year, hours after news of the chef's death went viral:
"Anthony gave all of himself in everything that he did. His brilliant, fearless spirit touched and inspired so many, and his generosity knew no bounds.
"He was my love, my rock, my protector. I am beyond devastated.
My thoughts are with his family. I would ask that you respect their privacy and mine."
Bourdain leaves behind an 11-year old daughter from his second marriage.
He was 61 years old at the time of his death.
His final act came three days after fashion designer Kate Spade also killed herself; she did so by hanging herself in her New York City apartment.
In response to these developments, the Mental Health Association of New York tells TMZ that its hotline has experienced a 25% increase in call volume compared to this time last week.
The number has been shared by number of celebrities on social media, which the organization says has resulted in more people "being aware of the resource and calling the Lifeline to get help."
It's simply awful that it took the suicides of two respected global figures for this to happen.
But perhaps some solace can be found in the silver lining that people with mental health struggles are taking the necerssary measures to make sure they don't end up like Bourdain, Spade and so many others.
My ninth grade Spanish education tells me Kara Del Toro translates to “Kara of the bull” which is a fitting name considering seeing her in a bikini makes me want to charge at her like she is actually a matador. And given the experience she has dodging men I would bet she could sidestep me with ease, leaving me with nothing but the faint smell of the detergent from her towel. Even that would probably be worth the effort.
Every moment this woman wastes with her body outside of a swimsuit is like she is spitting in the face of all her ancestors. They took great care in breeding with the best of what was available to them so that she could reap the benefits, and that is how she is going to betray them? Over my dead body.
I do not care if I need to complete some B and E’s, but I will steal every outfit of hers that dares to cover that waist and cleavage. When a woman has just the right mixture of tone and jiggle it is a disservice to everyone to hide it away.
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OK, so it's not exactly news that Meghan Markle is gorgeous and amazing and all-around delightful, right?
Well, actually it is technically news, since here we are.
Maybe we should say that it's not a surprise that Meghan would show up to her first royal event post-honeymoon looking like a radiant, divine goddess.
Because it's true, it's not a surprise, but that doesn't mean we don't want to see pictures and know literally every detail about everything!
OK, so Meghan and Prince Harry just got back from their honeymoon, right?
They postponed it until a bit after their actual wedding so they could do a different event, but then they went to an undisclosed location -- many say they planned a trip to Africa, some say Ireland, some say Canada.
But wherever it was, they went, surely had a lovely, sexy time, and now they're back home.
Us peasants usually enjoying a few days to recuperate from such big vacations, but the whole thing about Harry and now Meghan is that they're not peasants.
They're literal royalty, and that's why they had to dress up this morning and do a big birthday thing for the queen.
And just look at how great she looked:
If you're not familiar with all the ins and outs of royal tradition, the event is called Trooping the Colour, and it's been around for centuries.
It's basically a big birthday parade for the sovereign, and it's been held in June for many, many years now -- Queen Elizabeth's actual birthday is in April.
Everybody gets in carriages, there's a royal salute, the whole family stands on the balcony and waves at everyone who's gathered around to watch.
It's this big thing every year, but this is the first year that Meghan's participated.
And, as we previously mentioned, she looked so, so amazing.
Her dress, that beautiful pink number, is a Caroline Herrera, and the hat is by Phillip Treacy, natch.
It's interesting because with this look, Meghan has once again broken that pesky royal protocol.
Yep, even though she is pretty much the picture of class here, it's apparently a bit immodest when compared against the traditional wardrobe to this event.
For reference, Kate Middleton has never worn sleeves that come above her elbows to a Trooping the Colour, and if you want to go even further back, Diana never did, either.
It's not the first time she's gone against the usual royal lady fashion guide, either -- she often wears her hair messier than other princesses before her, for instance.
In those beautiful engagement photos she and Harry did, she wasn't wearing nude pantyhose -- another no-no -- and even her gorgeous wedding dress was a bit off-the-shoulder, too.
But the thing is, Meghan is a black American actress, you know?
She's already breaking a lot of rules just by joining the family in the first place.
And honestly, if this is the kind of rule-breaker she's going to be, then we are 100% here for it.