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Jackson Roloff Celebrates First Easter: See the Precious Pics!

Posted: 02 Apr 2018 12:21 PM PDT

It's very safe to say that Tori Roloff is living up to her recent vow.

The Little People, Big World star issued a lengthy statement on Instagram a few weeks ago, showing extreme gratitude for her life and saying she wanted to only be a positive person on social media.

Which sounds crazy, right?!?

An Easter Celebration

Is it even possible to be a positive person on social media?!?

Yes, Tori has proved time and again, most recently by sharing a significant number of photos of her son and her immediate family online.

And each is cuter than the one before it!

"Jackson's first Easter was kicked off with such special friends and family," wrote Roloff on Instagram, giving her mother-in-law a shout-out and adding:

"Thank you so much to everyone who joined us today! And shout out to @amyjroloff for all the amazing food! What a way to celebrate our savior!

"He is alive and we are so blessed!"

No way: we are the ones who are bless, thanks to these terrific Jackson photos!

On Easter

Just look at how fascinated the 11-month old is by these Easter Eggs.

Does it get any more precious?!?

On the holiday itself, meanwhile, Tori wrote the following simple and sweet caption:

"Happy Easter! The tomb is empty. He is risen! So blessed and thankful this Easter Sunday!"

Thankfully, we can expect to see and learn even more about Jackson and his parents in the weeks ahead.

So.. Many... Eggs

Aside from new pictures we're sure Tori and Zach will share of their son, TLC has finally announced a return date for Little People, Big World.

It's tomorrow! At 9/8c! And we can't wait!

On upcoming episodes, viewers will delve even deeper into the world of Tori and Zach, who became first-time parents in May of last year and who taken to their roles quite naturally.

Of course, however, there have been struggles, many of which we'll see play out each Tuesday evening on the small screen.

But we'll continue to be treated to these kinds of snapshots from Tori, along with inspiring messages about her faith and her family.

An Easter Celebration

"My goal here is to continue to make people laugh and show everyone I'm just a normal girl who got thrown into extraordinary circumstances and you better believe I'm not going to waste a damn moment," wrote Tori in her aforementioned post.

She added last month:

"There's nothing extraordinary about me. I live my life the way i believe God wants me to and I just try to be a good person.

"I am so thankful I can share my story with my followers and I pray that my social media is a place to bring light into someone else's life."

So far, so very good, Tori.

We hope you and yours had a blessed, special Easter.

Dwayne Johnson Reveals Depression Battle, Mother's Suicide Attempt

Posted: 02 Apr 2018 11:17 AM PDT

Depression is an illness that millions battle, and it can involve a powerful hereditary component. Some feel that it's like a family curse.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, the legendary wrestler-turned-actor known for his sunny disposition and affection for his fans, is opening up about his own experiences with depression.

And revealing that he nearly lost his mother to suicide.

The Rock Johnson

As part of his press tour for Rampage, Johnson opened up in an interview with Express about his secret battle with depression.

And he describes a horrifying moment when, at 15, he nearly lost his mother, Ata.

"She got out of the car on Interstate 65 in Nashville and walked into oncoming traffic."

That is absolutely horrifying. Fortunately, he was able to save her life at the time.

"I grabbed her and pulled her back on the gravel shoulder of the road."

Though Johnson was already tall and muscular at 15, that's a heartbreaking scenario for anyone to face with their own mother -- particularly when that person is only a teenager.

"What's crazy about that suicide attempt is that to this day, she has no recollection of it whatsoever. Probably best she doesn't."

Depression can impair memory.

Dwayne Johnson for President?

Johnson then goes on to reveal how this has impacted him even more personally.

"Struggle and pain is real. I was devastated and depressed."

And he describes some tell-tale symptoms of depression.

"I reached a point where I didn't want to do a thing or go anywhere. I was crying constantly."

Depression robs people of the ability to enjoy their favorite activities, and can also release inhibitions on the expression of certain negative emotions.

Lauren Hashian with Dwayne Johnson

He shares that he and his mother were eventually able to manage their depression.

"We both healed but we've always got to do our best to pay attention when other people are in pain."

But he believes that outreach from people who understand can be the key to helping.

"We have to help them through it and remind them they are not alone."

Dwayne Johnson in Fast and Furious

Johnson has hinted at this struggle in the past.

Once, a fan confessed over social media that they struggled with depression.

Johnson responded at the time, saying:

"I hear you. I've battled that beast more than once."

It's one thing to have sympathy for a fan for what they're going to and to then publicly express that. It's another to share your personal pain to let them know how well you understand their struggle.

Dwayne Johnson at Ballers Premiere

Johnson is expecting his second child with his wife, Lauren Hashian.

This beloved actor is cherished by fans for his forthrightness, his ever-present smile, and for destroying stereotypes that say that men with hyper-masculine builds can't express tenderness, joy, or vulnerability.

His fans adore him with good reason. Since Johnson has threatened to run for President in the past, some people wonder if he might actually have enough popularity and public support to get on a ballot.

Not everyone -- even his fans -- agree with some of his politics.

But if this last year or so has taught us anything, it's that America could do far, far worse than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

Kendra Wilkinson Tearfully Confirms Divorce... We Think

Posted: 02 Apr 2018 11:02 AM PDT

You've heard of the saying that it's "all over but the shouting," right?

For Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett, it appears to all be over by the filing.

Kendra on a Beach

Over the past several days, Wilkinson has gone out of her way tell social media followers that her marriage was in trouble.

She even took the very unusual step of shooting down chatter that her relationship was healthy, insisting to anyone who would listen that she and Hank were in a bad place.

Now, following a series of Instagram photos and messages (below) in which Kendra seemingly had a break down, removed her wedding ring and made it clear the union was very nearly over...

... well, the ex-Playboy centerfold has sort of done the same thing again.

"I'm scared," Kendra said via Instagram Stories on Monday morning, hinting once more that things really are terrible between her and Baskett.

"10 years. I did everything I could," she goes on to say in her video, adding:

"It wasn't good enough. I will always love him. My heart will always remain open for him. I believed in forever I really did. Guess it's just not meant to be.

"I'm so scared but I have to get strong for my kids. I will."

The couple are the parents to a pair of children: an eight-year old son named Hank IV and a three-year old daughter named Alijah.

"Thank you to all my friends and family for supporting me at the moment. Every little ounce of love helps. Thank you," Kendra added, while also including a photo from her wedding day.

Kendra Wilkinson is Scared

The model and the former wide receiver got married in 2009.

Five years later, however, their lives were changed forever when Baskett admitted to receiving manual pleasure from a transgender model named Ava London.

Despite an appearance on Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars, along with many seasons of Kendra on Top, the stars were apparently unable to work through the issues this hand job caused.

For some time, the assumption was that Kendra only played up her marital strife to boost ratings for this series.

But it has not aired a new episode since last summer and WEtv has not announced a renewal.

Kendra Wilkinson Wedding Day

It is therefore safe to maybe assume that Kendra is serious this time around.

She's simply being as real and as raw and as honest as possible when it comes to the dissolution of her marriage.

That said, as far as we know, she has not filed any divorce papers...yet.

"Today will be the saddest, scariest day of my life," Kendra later Tweeted, implying a legal decision was imminent and concluding:

"Today I will have to be the strongest I've ever been. Today, my rebirth begins."

k dubs tweet

We wish her the best of luck with this.

Considering there are two young kids involved, we really do Hank and Kendra settle things in a mature and amicable manner.

Think about the little ones, guys. Always.

Pippa Middleton: Father-In-Law Arrested For Raping a Minor

Posted: 02 Apr 2018 11:05 AM PDT

When Pippa Middleton married James Matthews back in 2017 royal watchers thought they'd uncovered everything there is to know about the revered Matthews clan.

Like Pippa's family, the Matthews are well-to-do commoners with several significant landholdings who enjoy a place of prominence in London society.

It was revealed this week, however, that Pippa's in-laws have been hiding a very dark secret for the past two decades.

David Matthews

Several media outlets have confirmed that James' father, David Matthews, was arrested at Paris' Orly Airport this week in connection with statutory rape charges.

Officials have been investigating allegations that Matthews had sex with an underage girl in the late nineties.

This week, they were finally able to obtain a warrant for the 74-year-old businessman's arrest.

"I confirm that David M was placed in police custody on 27 March at the Brigade for the Protection of Minors," a Paris judicial official tells The Telegraph.

Pippa Middleton and Bearded James Matthews

The official continued:

"Following his arrest, the Paris public prosecutor's office opened a judicial investigation, overlooked by an examining magistrate."

The authorities provided few details about the nature of Matthews' alleged crimes, but The Telegraph reports that there were several incidents beginning in 1997.

There's no word yet regarding in which country the alleged misconduct took place.

Matthews' attorneys have dismissed the charges as "untrue and scandalous."

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews, By The Water

At this point, the case will pass from the police to the courts as judicial investigators seek to determine if there's enough evidence to convict Matthews.

While we're sure their main concern is seeing that justice is served, the timing of the arrest is certainly not ideal for members of the royal family who are currently preparing for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Times have changed, and royal marriages are no longer arranged for political expediency, but nevertheless, Harry and Meghan's wedding is still an international event that will put one of the western world's oldest institutions squarely at the center of the global stage.

David Matthews may not be directly tied to the Royals, but his loose association to Kate, William, Meghan, and Harry is no doubt a source of concern for many within Buckingham Palace today.

Chris Lopez: I Used to Love Kailyn Lowry AND Her Vagina!

Posted: 02 Apr 2018 12:20 PM PDT

When Kailyn Lowry gave birth to her third child back in 2017, fans were briefly hopeful that she'd finally found the stable, nuclear family situation that she'd been seeking since her teens.

Lowry's childhood was unstable, and her marriage to Javi Marroquin fell apart in heartbreaking fashion, but despite significant trust issues, in the early months of her pregnancy, Kail seemed head over heels for her third baby daddy, Chris Lopez.

Chris Lopez Burns Kailyn's Book

So when news that Lopez was by Lowry's side in the delivery room went public, many took it as a sign that the beloved Teen Mom 2 star had finally found what she was looking for.

Lopez was said to be MIA for most of Kail's pregnancy, and there were reports that he wanted no part in his son's life.

Unfortunately, it now looks as though Chris' fatherly feelings were short-lived.

Lopez does spend time with little Lux, but Kail says it's not nearly enough.

She recently accused Chris of being an "Instagram parent" and giving his social media followers the impression that he's much more involved in his son's life than he actually is.

Chris Lopez With Baby Lux

Over the weekend, Chris posted yet another round of photos of Lux on Twitter, prompting one fan to ask just how involved in Lux's life Lopez really is.

Amazingly, Kail's much-maligned ex was happy to respond.

"Did you ever love kail? Do you guys have a good co-parenting relationship for Lux?? He's really cute by the way," Lopez's follower tweeted.

"Yea..and we're co-parenting," Chris responded, along with a laughing face emoji.

Now, it's possible that Lopez is being sarcastic and suggesting that he never loved Kail and that the two of them aren't co-parenting at all.

Kailyn Lowry and Lux at the Beach

But it seems most fans seem to take his tweet as sincere.

"That's great," the possibly-gullible fan followed up.

"Some of us were under the impression you had nothing to do with the baby. Do you help financially? Was this something recent or have you been there since day 1?"

Chris responded:

"I wonder what gave y'all that impression. I watched my son shot out the box lol."

Again, if we had to guess, we would say Lopez is being sarcastic, but it seems his response was good enough for some fans.

Lux Lopez

Whatever the case, it seems unlikely that Kail and Chris will ever be more than amicable co-parents, but hopefully, they'll be able to keep the peace.

Just in the past few months, Lowry and Lopez's mutual contempt has spilled onto Twitter to the delight of drama lovers and the chagrin of Kail boosters.

Just last week, Lowry accused Lopez of having another child that he kept secret from her during their brief courtship.

So compared to some of the stuff Lopez has done before, talking about watching his son get "shot out the box" seems downright classy.

Watch Teen Mom 2 online to marvel at Kail's ability to cope with a mountain of baby daddy drama.

Justin Bieber Admonishes Fans: Easter is NOT About a Bunny!

Posted: 02 Apr 2018 09:42 AM PDT

Justin Bieber shared a message about his great passion over the weekend -- and no, we don't mean that he was begging Selena to take him back.

He shared a religious message about Easter being a Christian holiday and how people need to look past its secular symbols.

And then followed it up with a curiously contradictory photo-shoot.

Justin Bieber: Shirtless on the Beach

This (former?) singer wants to remind his fans and followers that Easter is, first and foremost, about Jesus.

Justin Bieber has always been a Christian, but in recent years, he's really tied his brand to his religious identity.

Last July, he even canceled his tour because he felt that God wanted him to.

He has become very involved with Hillsong Church, a global megachurch that goes to extra lengths to cater to celebrities.

(Other celebrities involved with Hillsong include Selena Gomez and various Kardashians, including Kourtney and Kendall)

So it's no surprise that he posted this:

Justin Bieber Easter Message 2018

"Jesus has changed my life," Bieber writes.

And he wants to make sure that fans understand the true meaning behind this holiday.

"Easter is not about a bunny, it's a reminder that my Jesus died on the cross for my sins and then rose from the dead defeating death!"

He affirms his belief in this event.

"I believe this happened and it changes everything!"

The belief in Jesus' resurrection is widely considered to be a core tenet of Christianity.

It's worth noting that it's not uncommon for secular or other non-Christian households to celebrate a version of Easter, largely because the holiday is so ubiquitous in the United States.

(Also ... everybody likes some kind of candy or another)

Justin Bieber and Bunny

It seems that the Biebs had a sudden change of heart, however.

Alongside this goofy photo, he wrote a caption:

"Remember when i said easter isn't about bunnies ... well I lied."

He is holding a stuffed bunny and is wearing bunny glasses, complete with bunny whiskers below his nose.

It sounds like the less theological side of the Easter spirit caught up with him.

Justin Bieber, Bunny Mask

The Easter bunny is not, in fact, a universal symbol of Easter, but it is very popular in the United States, serving as an analogue to Santa Claus.

For example, in Australia -- where rabbits are an invasive species that wreaks havoc on their ecosystem -- children celebrate with images of the Easter Bilby.

But by adopting this bunny guise, it looks like Justin Bieber is reminding his fans and followers that it is absolutely possible to enjoy the theological aspects of a religious holiday while also, you know, having fun.

One wonders if a family member or perhaps someone from the Hillsong Church advised him to relax a little and enjoy all aspects of the holiday.

Justin Bieber Celebrates Bunnies, Easter

For a guy who was just recently reported to be lamenting that he can't live without Selena Gomez, it looks like Justin's getting adjusted to his life after going on this break.

And that's great.

Holidays are for spending time with family and friends.

Easter, if you're religious, is a time when people go to church. It does, after all, always fall on a Sunday.

Whether you're a Christian or not, however, you can enjoy delicious Easter candies like Peeps or candy eggs or chocolate.

We hope that the Biebs enjoyed doing both of those things.

Arie Luyendyk and Lauren Burnham: Utterly Destroyed for April Fool's Pregnancy Joke!

Posted: 02 Apr 2018 09:15 AM PDT

Note to Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham:

There are appropriate April Fool's Day jokes to make regarding pregnancy...

... and there are inappropriate April Fool's Day jokes to make regarding pregnancy.

Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Kiss

Next time, ask The Hollywood Gossip for advice, okay?

On Sunday, the most controversial Bachelor-based couple of all-time stepped in scalding hot water when it joked that Burnham was expecting.

It wasn't just a mere, passing joke, either.

It can replete with an alleged baby bump photo and everything.

"Secrets finally out, we have a bunny in the oven! @laurenburnham91," Arie wrote on Twitter alongside an image of a female, presumed to be his fiancee, clutching what looked like a baby bump.

See for yourself here:

bunny in oven

Not even two hours later, however, Arie let followers in on his unoriginal joke.

APRIL FOOLS, he quickly Tweeted, barely even giving the prank time to go viral.


But it went viral enough, apparently, because plenty of Internet users found it incredibly offensive and insensitive -- and they let Arie and Lauren have it online.

Big time.

"You both are disgusting," wrote one individual, adding:

"As someone who struggles with fertility and would love nothing more than to have a baby this is so offensive."

That was the basic theme of all the backlash; how Arie and Lauren turned a serious personal issue for millions of women into a source of parody.

"Come on. be better than that," another person wrote, explaining herself thusly:

"it's not a joke for many struggling families to get pregnant, it's extremely expensive and it's heartbreaking. I wish nothing but the best for Arie and Lauren but this is not funny, it's cruel."

Here's a look at a few similar opinions shared on social media about this topic:

hating on Arie

Arie, of course, is no stranger to receiving hate over the Internet.

He selected a different woman from Lauren on the finale of The Bachelor this season, only to them dump her in the most dramatic fashion possible and then propose to Lauren a night after said finale aired.

It was bonkers!

And while some may think the reaction to their April Fool's Day prank was a bit over-the-top, it's understandable why so many people have simply had it with this couple.

They'd be best served to just remain silent for awhile.

Instead, they are in our face at all times with televised marriage talk and very bad jokes.

Nor do Arie and Lauren appear to be feel guilty about this distasteful Tweet, either.

dutch baby

Seemingly in response to the backlash, backlash, Arie shared the above photo of a recipe on his Instagram story and wrote;

"Sorry if you were offended, but we really are making a Dutch Baby."

That's just painfully insincere and even more painfully unfunny.

We wonder now how fans will react when Lauren really does get pregnant, a development she expects to happen at some point with her lame fiance.

"We're both very excited about marriage and starting a family," Burnham previously told People Magazine.

"If we get lucky, maybe we'd have twins!" Arie said in this same interview.

And if we get lucky, maybe we'll never hear from Luyendyk again.

The Bachelor & Bachelorette Couples: Who's Still Together?

Posted: 02 Apr 2018 09:13 AM PDT

The Bachelor's 2018 season came to a close with Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Becca Kufrin engaged and totally, utterly, blissfully in love.

Or something. According to The Bachelor spoilers, that relationship would end and he would spurn Becca for runner-up Lauren Burnham.

This turned out to be correct.

Arie and Becca lasted a matter of weeks, and his breakup with her was filmed for the world to see. Raw. Unedited. Uncut.

Didn't see that twist coming, though Arie's reputation preceded him, and we can't say this bodes well for Lauren B. either.

Will they be a new golden couple for the show, a la Trista and Ryan, Ashley and J.P., Jason and Molly and Desiree and Chris?

Or another Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell, Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray, Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi? Or ... Arie and Becca?

Sorry, too soon.

The point is, we can't help but wonder as we ponder the future: Who is still living happily ever after at this point? Who is not?

You don't need The Bachelor or The Bachelorette spoilers to tell you that the "made it" list is a lot shorter than the other.

Take a look at notable duos from The Bachelor and Bachelorette and see whether they're still together since the show:

1. Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham

Arie luyendyk jr and lauren burnham in iceland
Yes, Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham are still together. Right now. For the moment. As of this report. It's only been a few weeks since they've gone public, however, and needless to say, the consensus is that Becca Kufrin dodged a bullet and that Lauren might have her heart broken next. We're not rooting for that sad outcome, but just saying ... it's Arie.

2. Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo

Rachel lindsay engagement ring
Rachel Lindsay and Bryan Abasolo are a match made in heaven ... or are they? Bachelor Nation seemed to prefer runner-up Peter Kraus, but Rachel went with the smooth (too smooth for some fans' liking) doctor from Miami at the last minute. If Bryan didn't watch the finale, which centered primarily on Peter waffling over his willingness to propose and Rachel being hung up on him? Then they might be alright.

3. Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi

Nick and vanessa on atfr
Look ... we wished Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi all the best. That was just the least inspiring public debut from a Bachelor couple since Juan Pablo and Nikki, and it never got much better before they eventually broke up. Come on, people. We were talking about Nick Viall, who was clearly bitten hard by the fame bug, and fell for a girl who didn't want to be in the "business" or leave Canada, where he had no interest in moving. Just saying. The odds made them a definite underdog from the start, and their five-month relationship proved skeptics correct.

4. JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers

Jordan rodgers and jojo fletcher after the final rose
JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers are an interesting case, both seemingly over the moon in love and behind the proverbial eight ball since day one. They certainly seem to have weathered whatever storms have been in their path thus far, but it's still in the "honeymoon" phase, and we can't shake the feeling that there's more to Aaron's little brother than we know - or that JoJo does at this point. Chances they'll make it to the altar? 50-50.

5. Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell

Ben higgins and lauren b
It was a good year, closer to a year and a half actually, which is a long time for any relationship, and Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell recently called out what they deemed as "fake news" that said they had broken up ... but they canceled their wedding and just admitted that they broke up. #realnews

6. Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth

Kaitlyn bristowe and shawn booth
Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth have looked the part of the happy couple ever since they got engaged in August 2015. But will their engagement actually last and stand the test of time? The show's track record suggests otherwise ... but here we are a year and a half later, so the joke's on us?
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Ryan Reynolds Responds to Blake Lively Divorce Rumors

Posted: 02 Apr 2018 08:55 AM PDT

Ever since Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively got married back in 2012, the actors have served as the embodiment of #CouplesGoals.

Aside from the fact that they're both absurdly photogenic, Ryan and Blake seem to have the kind of lighthearted rapport that enabled A-list couples to navigate the rough waters of Hollywood monogamy.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds at 2017 MET Gala

But despite - or perhaps because of - the fairytale appearance of Blake and Ryan's marriage, a new tabloid report has the couple on the verge of calling it quits.

According to OK! magazine, Reynolds and Lively are contemplating divorce due to the strain placed on their marriage by his work schedule.

"The past few years, Ryan's been working out of town while Blake stays home with the kids," a source tells the tabloid.

"The distance between them has taken its toll."

A believable enough scenario, we suppose.

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds at the Globes

But if there's any truth to OK's claims, it comes as news to Reynolds, who denied the report in the sarcastic fashion that's long made him one of the most amusing celebs on social media.

"I wish," Reynolds tweeted in response to the article.

"I could use a little 'me time.'"

Reynolds' sardonic tone might come as a surprise for those who don't follow him on Twitter and who know him best from his pre-Deadpool work as a lead in romantic comedies.

However, those who have enjoyed his social media antics know this is all very on-brand for the actor.

This is, after all, the same purveyor of comic gold who's been known to make fun of his fans' crappy boyfriends and encourage followers to get his name tattooed on their ass.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Image

Needless to say, Ryan's tweets are not to be taken too seriously.

By all accounts, however, Ryan and Blake take their marriage and their duties as parents quite seriously.

Late last year, lively opened up about the struggles of raising two children despite a pair of very hectic work schedules.

"My husband and I don't work at the same time, so we all go together as a family," Lively told People magazine.

"If we're away as a family, it's never more than for a day. We stay together."

Sounds like Lively and Reynolds won't be calling it quits anytime soon - but that doesn't mean he'll stop lovingly roasting his wife on Twitter.