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Kate Middleton Turns 36, Remains Regal AF

Posted: 09 Jan 2018 11:26 AM PST

Kate Middleton is largely so beloved around the world because she comes across as so normal; as the proverbial Girl Next Door.

But Kate Middleton is Royalty.

And, on occasion, she wants to make sure you remember that.

Scroll around below to see what we mean, as we've collected a number of Kate Middleton photos in which our favorite Duchess is looking as regal as... well... you know.

1. Royal Film Premiere of 'Spectre'

Kate middleton close up at spectre premiere
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a bespoke, jewel-encrusted Jenny Packham gown to the royal film premiere of 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall on October 26th, 2015. Her Robinson Pelham diamond, blue topaz and white gold earrings ($21,000) belong to her mother, Carole Middleton, who first wore them to the royal wedding's evening reception in 2011.

2. A New Duchess Emerges From Her Carriage

Kate middleton wedding dress pic
After their carriage procession through London, the newly titled Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the Grand Entrance to Buckingham palace.

3. HRH Inside The Met

Kate middleton sips champagne
The Duchess of Cambridge takes a sip of water as she watches her husband speak to a room full of St. Andrews alumni and supporters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

4. A Ceremonial Welcome

Kate middleton ceremonial welcome for the president of singapore
The Duchess of Cambridge looks on as the royal family prepares to welcome the President of Singapore and his wife on October 21st, 2014. This is Catherien's first engagement since announcing her second pregnancy.

5. THE Wedding Dress

Kate middleton looks back at crowds on her wedding day
Catherine Middleton (in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown) looks back at the crowds in front of Westminster Abbey on her wedding day, as bridesmaid Pippa Middleton holds her train on April 29th, 2011.

6. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving

Kate middleton attends the queens diamond jubilee service of tha
The Duchess of Cambridge (wearing a lace Alexander McQueen dress and a bespoke hat by Jane Taylor) is driven to St. Paul's Cathedral for a service of thanksgiving to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee on June 5th, 2012.
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Joy-Anna Duggar Comes Clean About Due Date, Shotgun Wedding Rumors

Posted: 09 Jan 2018 11:37 AM PST

For months now, the biggest story surrounding the Duggar clan has had to do with Joy-Anna Duggar's pregnancy and its timeline.

Rumors that the family is misleading fans with regard to her due date have been running rampant ever since the announcement.

Reports of Joy-Anna's "shotgun wedding" have been circulating non-stop, and to be fair, there's a good deal of evidence to support the theory.

The idea that Joy secretly became pregnant prior to marrying Austin Forsyth would obviously not go over well with her family. At all.

And the proof just keeps piling up.

Joy-Anna and Austin have admitted to breaking the "courtship rules" that her family holds dear, and that was before any of this.

Then, the soon-to-be newlyweds rather suspiciously moved their wedding date up by several months without any explanation.

Joy-Anna Duggar's Baby Bump

Just last week, Joy further raised eyebrows when she commented on the news that Jinger Duggar is expecting her first child.

The 20-year-old remarked that Jinger would be giving birth just six months after her, which, as many fans pointed out, is some fuzzy math.

That doesn't quite match up with the timeline offered by the Duggars themselves, and it doesn't take an expert to see why.

The family claims Joy got pregnant at the start of her honeymoon, which began shortly after her wedding on May 26.

If that were true, the Counting On star's due date would be sometime at the end of February or the beginning of March.

Austin, Joy Forsyth

Earlier this week, Joy and Austin made an online baby shower registry, in which they revealed that her due date is February 22, 2018.

The revelation has Duggar fans split.

Some claim it's evidence that Joy got pregnant before her due date, and others claim it reveals the exact opposite.

How does that work, you ask?

While it's true that Joy-Anna's "official" due date is less than nine months after her wedding, it certainly isn't by much.

The news thus puts to rest the rumor that Joy got pregnant in March, thus prompting the rescheduling of her nuptials.

Joy Forsyth

Skeptics point out, however, that even if Joy got pregnant on her wedding night, her due date would likely be later than February 22.

Obviously, the matter is far from resolved.

If she gives birth around the time she says she's due, it probably won't be completely settled even after she welcomes her baby.

If Joy delivers before her due date, the nay-sayers will insist its solid evidence that she was lying about her conception date all along.

Duggar loyalists will point out that every pregnancy is different, and that babies arrive well ahead of schedule every day.

Who's right, and who's wrong here?

Possibly both, possibly neither. At least based on what she's saying, assuming that's true, it's hard to conclusively know.

In fact, we may never know for sure.

Either way, though, it's one more controversy - and a pretty big one, at that - for a family that's known little else in recent years.

H&M Apologizes For This Extremely Racist Sweatshirt

Posted: 09 Jan 2018 10:58 AM PST

H&M is very sorry.

The clothing company says it knows it messed up big time by selling a sweatshirt online with the saying "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle," especially when one considers the model it used to sell said item:

A young African-American.

H&M Sweatshirt


Someone in the marketing department (likely multiple someones in the marketing department) approved the idea of an African-American child modeling something that reads "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle."

This actually happened.

And it was noticed by a few famous people on the Internet.

Wrote Questlove, for instance, along with a photo of the boy and his shirt:

I'm sure the apologies are a coming. And the ads will be pulled. I'm certain there will Be media fixers and whatnot and maybe a grand gesture like a donation to some charity (donations under these circumstances are the corporate version #SomeOfMyBestFriendsAre move if there ever was one).

All this tells me about @HM is that the seats in the boardroom lack something...wanna take a guess?

LeBron James, meanwhile, dunked all over the retailer.

LBJ response

On his Instagram page, the basketball legend replaced the controversial slogan with the photo of a crown, while also editing in a crown on the child's head.

And he wrote in a passionate caption:

@hm u got us all wrong! And we ain't going for it! Straight up! Enough about y'all and more of what I see when I look at this photo. I see a Young King!!

The ruler of the world, an untouchable Force that can never be denied!

We as African Americans will always have to break barriers, prove people wrong and work even harder to prove we belong but guess what, that's what we love because the benefits at the end of the road are so beautiful!!

As for Diddy?

He went a similar route, photoshopping "Coolest King in the World" on to the shirt and writing:

Put some respect on it!! When you look at us make sure you see royalty and super natural God sent glory!! Anything else is disrespectful.

Other World Wide Web users were less generous, writing responses such as the following:

hm backlash

As of Monday morning, H&M had removed the ad from its website, a spokesperson confirmed CNBC, yet it continued to sell the hooded top online, just not in America.

It also said via statement:

"We sincerely apologize for offending people with this image of a printed hooded top.

"We believe in diversity and inclusion in all that we do and will be reviewing all our internal policies accordingly to avoid any future issues."

With this terrible decision, H&M joined other retailers who were forced to apologize for various kinds of offensive attire.

Remember the Kent State sweatshirt with blood splatter, for instance?

Or that "I Drink You're Cute" top?

Relive some of the worst clothing decisions in capitalism history below:

Selena Gomez: Did She Settle Feud with Mom Over Justin Bieber?

Posted: 09 Jan 2018 10:55 AM PST

Sometimes, relationships can leave a family divided. Though the fact that Selena Gomez's mom was hospitalized over her seeing Bieber again makes this family squabble an extreme case.

For a while now, Selena's feud with her mother over her rekindled romance with Justin Bieber has kept the two at odds.

Selena Gomez, Blonde in a Floral Print

But fans think that Selena's new Instagram post means that the two have made nice. Have they? If so ... where does that leave Bieber?

So, a quick refresher.

Remember how Selena Gomez wasted some of the best years of her life ... sorry, remember how Selena dated Justin Bieber off and on for years despite his alleged substance abuse issues and reported emotional issues and well-documented bad behavior?

A few years ago, they finally broke it off "for good" ... until a few months ago.

See, Justin had seen the story about Selena's life-saving kidney transplant. Lupus has been taking a brutal toll on her body, folks.

Selena Gomez for Coach

And apparent, it took seeing how bad his ex's condition really was for the Biebs to realize how much le really cared about Selena.

He called her mom to beg for her number, just to talk. Well, one thing led to another.

Since their reunion, Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber have been in couples therapy. They have a lot of issues to work past if they're going to stay a couple.

And it was that -- learning that they're in therapy together -- that sent Selena's mom, Mandy Teefey, over the edge. To the point where she was (voluntarily) hospitalized for a short time.

We don't think that their reunion seemed real to her until she learned about the counseling. And then she had to have wondered if she'd doomed her own daughter to repeat past mistakes.

Selena Gomez at Her Childhood Home

Selena and her mom have had other conflicts, including a pretty intense one several years ago.

At that time, Gomez decided that she was an adult and didn't need her mother to be her manager anymore.

But it looks like Bieber's presence in Selena's life has pushed her family to the breaking point. Until now. ...

Selena posted this photo with the caption:

"The home I grew up in, from birth to 13..."

Apparently she doesn't own the house, because she added:

"(no one was home when I knocked this time lol) I visit this place every chance I get."

Mandy Teefey and Selena Gomez

It says good things about your childhood when you go back, as a millionaire adult, to do anything other than purchase it and personally bulldoze it.

"In many ways it very well could have been better than my life today, but I'm grateful for a voice that can enable change today."

Childhood, for those who enjoyed it, can be a simpler time with fewer stresses.

"Even when I don't know how to do it well or actually want it. I love you Grand Prairie. Thank you."

Technically, Selena doesn't mention her mother in that.

Selena Gomez at the 2017 AMAs

But she's still talking about her childhood home, while sitting on the little old porch.

She grew up with her mom, so what else could she be contemplating, one wonders, than the importance of her relationship with her mother?

Up until now, there have been indications that Selena Gomez wants to mend things with mom but not at the cost of Bieber.

Have her priorities changed?

Maybe ... maybe not.

Just because two loving family members reconcile or are thinking about reconciling doesn't mean that either of them have changed their minds.

It just means that they've decided -- maybe -- that their relationship and bond is more important than their topic of disagreement.

Really, if Mandy Teefey wants to see them break up, she should just wait for Justin to screw things up on his own.

Hopefully, if he does, and Selena sees that he's not magically a different person just because he's going to fancy celebrity church now, she'll back out before she's once again in too deep.

But Mandy Teefey must worry about the potential toll that dating Bieber could take on Selena's mental and emotional well being. And her physical health, quite frankly.

She still has Lupus, folks.

Amber Portwood: Does This New Evidence Prove She's Back on Drugs?!

Posted: 09 Jan 2018 10:26 AM PST

If you've been a fan of Teen Mom OG for a while -- or even if you just loosely follow reality TV gossip -- you're probably very familiar with Amber Portwood's history with addiction.

But if you've somehow missed that tragic saga, know this: it was bad.

Amber Portwood: A Photo

Real bad.

Going all the way back to her episode of 16 and Pregnant, things weren't looking great for her. Even then, she didn't exactly get along with her baby daddy, Gary Shirley.

She also admitted then that she never wanted to be a mother, so, you know ... that wasn't the best revelation.

Then, when Teen Mom began, we saw Amber struggle so hard in pretty much every aspect of her life. She couldn't seem to get through a day without a breakdown.

We also saw her beat Gary more than once, and then there were all the very questionable parenting choices she made, like the time she let some guy she'd met at Walmart who had just gotten out of prison change baby Leah's diaper.

Amber on Teen Mom

As the seasons went on, her situation kept getting worse and worse, until finally she went to rehab.

Then, she said that she was going "for anger control issues and depression," but later she revealed that pretty much every time she was on TV, she was high.

Eventually she went to prison, even opting to stay there after being given the chance to go to rehab.

She's been out a few years now, and even though she's definitely made some bad choices along the way -- for example, Matt Baier -- it really seems like she's managed to stay clean.

 ... Or has she?!

Over on Reddit, Teen Mom fans are speculating over Amber's appearance in a recent episode. To be more specific, they're speculating on the size of her pupils.

Amber Portwood's Pupils

One user shared this screenshot of Amber alongside a screenshot of her cousin, and honestly, her pupils are pretty huge here.

If you're new to the world, pupil size can be an indicator that someone is partaking in a wide variety of drugs -- enlarged pupils like hers here are common with some substances, tiny pupils are common with others.

Considering Amber's history, it's easy to see an image like this and jump to the worst conclusion.

But if you just consider everything else, you may be able to come to a different conclusion.

As many Reddit users pointed out, Amber was on a few medications at this point to treat her mental health issues. Those kinds of medications will often cause changes in pupil size.

Amber Portwood at 2017 VMAs

On top of that, she's got those beautiful pale blue eyes, so with the contrast in color between her iris and her pupil, any change in size is going to be extra noticeable.

And on top of that, the kinds of drugs she liked back in the day are the kinds that make your pupils smaller, not larger like this.

There are many things that could affect her pupils, and obviously her psych meds are the most likely culprit.

Look, Amber has made plenty of mistakes over the years, and she continues to mess up time and time again. But ever since getting out of prison, it really does seem like she's been able to stay clean.

Can't we just let her have that?

Robert Pattinson and Emma Watson Might Be Dating, Internet Can't Handle It

Posted: 09 Jan 2018 11:42 AM PST

Sit down, readers.

Stop operating all heavy machinery.

And take a very deep breath.

Because a new report is about to knock your socks off, while simultaneously causing your eyeballs to pop out of their sockets and your jaw to hit the floor.

Emma Watson and Robert Pattinson

We just want you to be fully prepared. Here we go...

... Robert Pattinson and Emma Watson may be dating!

We don't have a ton of evidence on which to base this statement, except for an In Touch Weekly source who alleges the British superstars have been making love to each other for several weeks now.

Or at least building themselves up to said love making via a variety of romantic interactions.

"They've been texting and enjoying secret dinners together in LA and London," this insider claims.

The actress and actor have known each other since 2005's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the film in which Pattinson portrayed Cedric Diggory.

(Watson, of course, is best known for having played Hermione Granger in this beloved movie franchise.)

Robert Pattinson and Emma Watson

Why might Emma and Robert be drawn to each other?

"They share the same sense of humor and have so much in common. They've always had chemistry, but the timing has never been right - until now," writes the aforementioned tabloid.

It certainly is true that Watson and Pattinson looked like they were having a blast when presenting on stage this past Sunday night at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards.

The mere sight of these young icons together has set the Internet on fire.

r patt tweets

Watson has almost never been involved in a high profile romance.

She has been candid in the past about the challenges she faces as a very famous person in this regard, once commenting:

"It's difficult in my dating life because anyone I get photographed with is automatically my boyfriend. So it just makes it look as if I've had, like, 6,000 boyfriends!"

Pattinson, conversely, dated former Twilight Saga star Kristen Stewart for many years. (Perhaps you read about it... absolutely everywhere for about four years.)

He split with the actress a long time ago, but then found himself a subject of the paparazzi during his relationship with FKA Twigs.

Robert Pattinson at a Party

There was even chatter that Twigs and Pattinson were engaged, only for the romance to fall apart in October.

Since then, he's actually been linked to Katy Perry, although most outlets say that singer is merely close friends with the handsome actor.

In other words: he's single!

And so is Watson!

Which means this rumor may not be complete malarkey.

You may not return to a state of hyperventilation. In fact, we'll go ahead and join you:


Meghan Markle's Sister: Trying to Cash In On Royal Romance?!

Posted: 09 Jan 2018 10:52 AM PST

These days, when one hears Meghan Markle's name mentioned in the press, it's usually alongside some breathless exclamation about how "the whole world is in love" with Prince Harry's bride-to-be.

Unfortunately for Meg, there's at least one iconoclastic holdout who refuses to share the opinion of Harry and the other 7 billion or so inhabitants of Earth who think Ms. Markle is just the bee's knees.

Meghan Markle in Beige

Long before Harry and Meghan's engagement was announced, Samantha Markle began throwing shade at her half-sister's relationship like it was her job.

And in a way, we suppose it is.

Meghan's shady sister has made a career out of tearing the actress down in interviews, and she's soon to publish a memoir with the hilariously un-subtle title of The Diary of Princess Pushy's Sister.

Among other wildly salacious claims, Samantha writes in the book that Meghan severed their relationship because Samantha's physical disability clashed with her posh lifestyle.

Obviously, if that were true, it would forever change the way we look at Meghan.

But it's clearly not, so no need to worry.

Markle and Harry Pic

These days, Samantha is on a non-stop press tour, attempting to extend her fame into 16th-minute territory in the final months before Meghan and Harry's wedding.

Unfortunately for her, most of her media appearances are painfully awkward affairs that basically consist of the interviewer going, "But seriously, WTF is your problem?"

Accused of cashing in on her sister's fame during a recent appearance on the UK's Channel 5, Samantha had this to say in her defense:

"I think the term 'cash in' is a low blow. I think any of us who have experiences and feelings, positive, warm, insightful or otherwise and we are able to share them apparently—I wouldn't say that it's we're cashing in because there's certainly a large audience and market of people who are interested and curious.

"So why not share information that is socially and historically valuable? I feel like it's kind of a service to do that."

Staring at Harry

Oh, so she's performing a service by publicly portraying the sister she's had no contact with in the past decade as the worst kind of monster. Got it.

As for that horrendous title, Samantha says the whole world has it all wrong:

"People have taken the title so literally, and I think that's funny," she said.

"I chose the title because I was more making a mockery of tabloids who, at one point, called my sister Princess Pushy. The opposite is true. And so I thought, you know, to make fun of that and illustrate that she really is not, I'm going to choose that title and run with it."

Ah, yes. Foolish tabloids. Why would they think a book that insults its subject in the freaking title is some sort of hit piece?!

Clearly, Samantha is a completely well-adjusted grownup who simply wants to celebrate her sister's engagement in the traditional fashion--by publicly denigrating her in exchange for money.

So stop judging her! You people are acting just like Princess Pushy!

Kendall Jenner Speaks on Golden Globes Acne, Sticks it to Haters

Posted: 09 Jan 2018 11:31 AM PST

The Golden Globes were a huge deal.

Oprah delivered an epic speech ... so epic that it got tragically sidelined by debate about whether or not she should become President, which was entirely not the point.

Kendall Jenner, Golden Globes Acne

But not even that series of epic moments on the red carpet and at the ceremony itself could distract viewers from a certain member of the Kardashian clan who came dressed in black.

And ... sporting some acne.

Some fans decided to give Kendall Jenner a hard time about her breakout, but she's speaking out about it on Twitter.

Kendall Jenner is drop-dead gorgeous.

Beauty is subjective, so they say, but many feel that she's the most beautiful member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan.

It's easy to see why.

Kendall Jenner, Acne at the Golden Globes

Many of the Kardashians have done modeling -- often for their own products.

But Kendall's really the only one to make an entire career out of professional modeling. She's a supermodel.

But even so, that wasn't enough to keep fans -- and people who are decidedly not fans -- from pointing out that she was sporting some facial acne at the Golden Globes.

Do you notice the acne? The little bumps on her face.

Not to be confused with the possible baby bump that some fans thought that they spotted, leading them to believe that Kendall Jenner is also pregnant.

Kendall Jenner, Golden Globes Viewing Party

(Honestly, we don't need that level of madness in our lives ... which is also probably how Kendall feels as she's soon to become Kris Jenner's only childless child.)

It's not a big deal. Lots of people -- almost everyone -- gets acne.

Remember your health teacher telling the class of 11-year-olds that everybody gets acne during puberty but it goes away when you're an adult?

You grew up to learn that this was a lie, and that even if you wash your face with overpriced products every single day, you still get acne sometimes.

Well, celebs go through the same thing. Kendall included.

Kendall Jenner at the Golden Globes

What most of us have never faced is being in the spotlight on the level of, say, attending the Golden Globes or being Kendall Jenner.

And certainly not both.

Kendall Jenner got some negative mentions on social media. Because, sadly, of course she did.

If you want to criticize her business choices or whatever, go to town, but making fun of somebody's acne on social media or in real life is a super garbage thing to do, folks.

Anyway, Kendall didn't directly respond to the hate. She instead responded to a very different message.

Kendall Jenner Possible Bump

One Twitter user tweeted:

"Ok but @Kend​allJenner showing up and strutting her acne while looking like a gorgeous star is what every girl needs to understand."

That's a great message, though most people who are intent on loathing their appearances might say "well yeah but she's Kendall Jenner." Which is missing the point.

Kendall saw the tweet and quoted it, writing:

"Never let that s--t stop you!" [smiling face with sunglasses emoji] [sparkles emoji]

Honestly, that's good advice.

Kendall Jenner on KUWTK Episode

Good advice for anyone ... and maybe good advice, specifically, for her sister Kylie.

Kylie Jenner is due on February 4th. That's less than a month from now, folks.

And, well, she's been reportedly concerned for months that her pregnancy is making her ugly.

Maybe it's her baby bump. Maybe it's weight gain -- that's normal for pregnancies, folks.

Maybe it's stretch marks. Maybe gestational acne. Maybe it's something else. We don't know.

Kendall Jenner Relaxes

Whatever it is, it's so bad that she's reportedly just planning on hiding out until the baby is born.

That's her choice but it's also nuts.

We can't help but wonder if Kendall is sending a not-so-subtle message to her sister, or at least thinking of her.

If Kendall can go to the Golden Globes with an acne breakout covering the side of one of her cheeks, then Kylie can show her face while pregnant.

Just saying.

Jax Taylor Cheating Tape: What Exactly Did He Say?!

Posted: 09 Jan 2018 08:43 AM PST

If you watched this week's episode of Vanderpump Rules, you know that the show's run of appalling behavior and popcorn-worthy drama continued unabated.

At what was initially shaping up to be a rather dull housewarming party for Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright, things heated up in a hurry when the Jax cheating scandal once again reared its ugly head.

Jax on Vanderpump

The early portion of the episode saw Jax once again claiming that he cheated due to a simple lack of control.

"If a f--king squirrel looked at me with a vagina, I would have f--ked it," he eloquently opined at one point.

Once again, viewers marveled at the fact that Jax and Brittany are somehow still together in real life.

And once again, Jax somehow came off looking even worse by the end of the episode.

We already knew that Jax slept with Faith Stowers while dating Brittany, but last night, we learned that he also talked a mountain of sh-t about his loving, supportive girlfriend while attempting to seduce Stowers.

News of the trash talk came courtesy of Lala Kent, who arrived at the party bearing receipts in the form of an audio recording in which Jax slams Brittany for reasons that remain unclear.

Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright

"Not only did he do what he did with Faith, there's f---ing audio on that phone of him saying he's never going to marry her and that they never have sex," Kent told Ariana Madix before sharing the recording with Brittany.

Clearly, the recording was pretty damning, as Cartwright proceeded to flip out on Jax in front of dozens of guests.

If Kent's goal was to deliver the drama and further eff up Jax's life, then her mission was unquestionably accomplished.

But some fans felt a little left out by the fact that viewers never got to hear the controversial audio.

After all, this is a series that's managed to distinguish itself in the overcrowded reality TV landscape largely due to the willingness of its cast to put everything out there.

Jax Taylor Brittany Cartwright Bravo Offices

So it's not surprising that fans began to suspect something was amiss when the episode ended without any of the recording being aired.

Madix took to Twitter last night to put to rest any rumor that the audio was fake and the drama was scripted:

"I see a lot of questions about not hearing the recording in tonight's #pumprules. Playing it would be a huge legal issue. Just take my word for it: it was heartbreaking," she tweeted.

We think it's safe to say we won't be receiving much more information about what was on the tape, but it's equally safe to say it makes Jax look like even more of a jackass.

On the plus side, the guy owns a combination beer cooler/motorized cart, so he can't be all bad.

Watch Vanderpump Rules online for more from everyone's favorite cast of sociopaths.