- Luann de Lesseps: Getting Arrested Improved My Life!
- Kourtney Kardashian: Nude (Like, Completely!) in V Magazine
- Who Is the Most Beloved Duggar? Fans Think They've Figured It Out!
- Avicii Dies: Swedish DJ and Musician Was 28
- Kim and Kanye Actually Make Out in This Video!
- Sammi Giancola: I Can't Return to Jersey Shore Because of Ronnie!!
- Dad Jokes with Daughter, Gets Accused of Pedophilia
- Kailyn Lowry to Jenelle Evans: Stop Talking Sh-t DUDE!
- Joanna Gaines Shows Off Her Precious Baby Bump on Her 40th Birthday
Posted: 20 Apr 2018 11:57 AM PDT
Countess Luann might no longer be a countess, officially, but she will always be a legend.
Except ... might her arrest for allegedly kicking a police officer while being publicly intoxicated and disorderly tarnish her reputation? She's been going through a tough time.
But that was four months ago, and now she's speaking out and she's revealed that she's past it. ... Mostly.
On Thursday, Luann de Lesseps spoke to Us Weekly at the ASPCA Diamond in the Ruff Bergh Ball in New York.
And she got candid about how her arrest impacted her.
"You know, I had such a rough time."
We would imagine so. But she says that things have improved.
"And I feel like I've gotten past it."
That said, however, she says that the event still lingers on her mind and in her life.
"I'm not totally through it completely."
Luann says that she believes that things for her life -- and alleged crimes -- will work out in the end.
"But I'm optimistic it's going to turn out well."
She saw the arrest as something of a wake-up call and has been using it to drive her to better herself. And it's working.
"And everything is going in that direction for me."
This fills her with a healthy outlook on life and on her future.
"So I feel very positive."
Several months ago, Luann was arrested in Palm Beach for disorderly intoxication, trespassing, and for resisting arrest -- with violence.
She apparently also slipped her handcuffs while in the back of the car.
In the aftermath of the arrest, Luann checked into rehab, apologized, and released a statement:
"I have decided to seek professional guidance and will be voluntarily checking into an alcohol treatment center."
She continued to express remorse for what she had done.
"I intend to turn this unfortunate incident into a positive life changing event."
One of the things that Luann has used to cope with her situation has been her cabaret show, she reveals.
"I think when you fall that hard, that it's important how you stand up and keep it moving and keep it positive."
"And for me it's been sinking my teeth into my cabaret show and being creative in that way, and it's been a lifesaving thing for me really"
A creative outlet can be a life-saver.
Luann has also opened up about Bethenny Frankel's feud with Carole Radziwill.
"As you know, I'm always the Countess who is Switzerland, as Ramona says."
Meaning that she is neutral, as Switzerland infamously was during World War 2.
"I don't take sides. I feel like people have to work things out by themselves, and I'm not going to get between that."
She admits that she doesn't have much moral high ground upon which to stand.
"God knows I've had enough issues of my own to deal with"
Luann is an absolute legend, and not only for her role on The Real Housewives of New York.
She guest starred on one of the best-ever episodes of Law & Order SVU ("Bully," which was Season 12, Episode 18, in case you're wondering).
She and Bethenny are arguably the best-known and best-recognized stars from the series.
We are glad to hear that she is so optimistic.
We certainly wish her the best.
Posted: 20 Apr 2018 11:57 AM PDT
We don't know for certain whether or not Kourtney Kardashian is feuding with Sofia Richie.
But if Scott Disick's baby mama really is engaged in a rivalry with Scott Disick's girlfriend, as has been reported by various outlets, well...
... the rivalry is now over.
Kourtney Kardashian has won.
She's won by a large margin, too.
We say this because Kourtney isn't just featured in the latest issue of V Magazine.
She's featured in the latest issue of V Magazine without a shred of clothing covering her body.
We're talking naked. Totally and completely and 100% naked, so much so that we can't stop staring at the following photo without thinking:
WHAT WERE YOU THINKING, SCOTT?!?
(Editor's Note: We're sorry that the picture below is censored and that you need to click on it in order to view it in full. But we're a family site and kids may be reading this.)
(Editor's Note, Take 2: The extra step is worth it. Trust us. Kardashian is very nude in this snapshot.)
Kourtney, of course, is not known for posing in this sort of fashion.
Yes, she often rocks bathing suits on Instagram and has a tendency to make her followers drool.
But to don her full birthday suit? That's more the domain of sister Kim or maybe Kylie.
"What I tend to prefer in my everyday style feels more natural and understated, but I love when I have the opportunity to play with makeup and have fun with it," Kourtney tells V, adding:
I think this shoot... was the perfect situation to try some new stuff.
"I've lately been in a mood to try more things with makeup and hair, and I personally have even more fun with it when I have a reason."
The reason, in this case, is to promote her makeup collaboration with Kylie, which launches on April 24.
"We decided to do three eyeshadow palettes and a lip to go with each palette," says Kourtney of the upcoming cosmetics line, adding:
"And then came the packaging, which is also completely different from what we originally imagined last year."
Kourtney turned 39 years old this week, but you can tell by the nude photo above and the bicycle photo directly above that she isn't feeling her age.
She's having more fun than ever before, in fact.
For more from Kourtney regarding this project, and to see more sexy snapshots of the star, visit V Magazine now.
And to see Kourtney Kardashian nude, scroll back up and click on that censored photograph.
Yes, we know we already said this.
But you really need to do so if you're into women's bodies and how attractive they can be.
Consider that a piece of free advice from The Hollywood Gossip to our readers.
Posted: 20 Apr 2018 11:47 AM PDT
We all like to think our parents don't have a favorite child, but get a few drinks in any mom or dad, and you can probably coax them into admitting that they hold one of their offspring in slightly higher esteem than the rest.
Unfortunately, no one in the Duggar clan drinks, so fans had to resort to more labor-intensive methods in order to determine which of Jim Bob and Michelle's 19 children reigns supreme.
According to an informal scoring system devised by fans and based on the family's social media posts, a clear favorite has emerged in recent months.
And the outcome of the contest might surprise those who follow the Duggars closely.
It seems Jinger is unofficially the most favored Duggar among Duggars, this according to the number of times she appears on the family's Instagram and Facebook pages.
Jinger is not only the number one subject on her the official Duggar Facebook account, she also enjoys the distinction of having the most photos on her siblings' Instagrams.
That may come as something of a surprise to those who are familiar with the reputation as "the rebel Duggar" that Jinger has gained over the course of the past year.
Jinger was the first woman to wear pants in her family, the first female of her generation to move away from Arkansas, and the first to wait more than a year after her wedding to get pregnant.
Of course, living in Laredo, Texas - 750 miles away from the rest of her family in Tontitown, Arkansas - might ironically give Jinger an unfair advantage.
On top of that, Jinger fancies herself a photographer, which means she's the most likely to pose for a selfie with her siblings, who then post the pics on their social media pages.
But maybe there's more to it than that.
Maybe Jinger's rebellious spirit really has made her the most beloved among her siblings.
Maybe the other Duggars are always competing for her attention or just long to bask in the presence of the first woman to finally say no to Jim Bob.
After all, that would go a long way to explaining why Jill and Jessa started wearing pants shortly after their younger sister blazed that trail.
Whatever the case, you can bet there will be a mad dash down to Laredo once Jinger welcomes her first child.
Watch Counting On online for more on reality TV's most controversial family.
Posted: 20 Apr 2018 12:20 PM PDT
Sad news out of the music world today, as several sources have now confirmed that the wildly popular Swedish DJ and music producer known as Avicii has passed away.
The artist - whose real name was Tim Berling - was just 28 years old.
"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii," reads a publicist's statement issued moments ago.
"He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given."
A two-time Grammy nominee, Avicii scored a number of international hits during his tragically foreshortened career.
He is best known for making music that transcended the world of EDM to achieve mainstream success on Top 40 radio, as well as in film and television soundtracks.
Songs such as "Wake Me Up," "Hey, Brother," and "Without You," helped make Avicii one of the most revered performers in his genre
No cause of death has been announced, but Avicii's health issues and struggles with alcoholism have been well-documented over the years.
In 2016, he retired from performing live in order to focus on his health, but in an online message to fans, Avicii stated that he felt he had many years of making music to look forward to:
"WE ALL REACH A POINT IN OUR LIVES AND CAREERS WHERE WE UNDERSTAND WHAT MATTERS THE MOST TO US," he wrote.
"For me it's creating music. That is what I live for, what I feel I was born to do."
"Last year I quit performing live, and many of you thought that was it. But the end of live never meant the end of Avicii or my music. Instead, I went back to the place where it all made sense – the studio.
"The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new."
News of Avicii's death instantly made his name a worldwide trending topic on Twitter with tributes pouring in from friends, family, and fans all over the globe.
Many have quoted one of Avicii's most beloved songs, "The Nights," which begins with a recording of a young man saying:
"When I die, I want to be remembered for the life I lived, not the money I made."
Posted: 20 Apr 2018 10:21 AM PDT
PDA ALERT! PDA ALERT! PDA ALERT!
In the sort of footage we don't often see of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the famous couple is featured below in a video that was recorded at Kourtney Kardashian's birthday party this week.
It features Kim walking up to her husband, while wearing a two-piece strapless top and skirt, and asking him the sort of question that can only be asked of big-time celebrities:
"Babe, do you want to go to Dave Chappelle or do you want to go to the studio?”
That's a tough one, isn't it?
Who among us has not been forced to contemplate two such choices?
Just as Kardashian poses this question to Kanye, she sits on his lap and gives him a kiss on the cheek.
The rapper responds by kissing his wife passionately on the lips.
“You guys are the best married couple I know," says film producer David Maisel in the background.
This sort of video would not be worth publishing when it comes to most Hollywood couples.
But we don't typically get such a candid look at Kim and Kanye.
These days, though, the twosome is showing more signs of being affection and cute in front of their fans.
Not only did Kim share this video, she also recently shared the adorable selfie above.
Moreover, she made some funny jokes on Twitter about Kanye and her marriage, something we never would have imagined Kim doing just a few months ago.
We're liking this laid back, jovial side of Kim!
Almost as much as we like the naked side of Kim!
Click PLAY on the video below to watch Kardashian and West totally make out!
Posted: 20 Apr 2018 10:17 AM PDT
So, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation is happening, and it's just as insane as the trailers made it look. The ratings are doing well, and they've already been renewed for another season.
But Sammi Sweetheart didn't return to the show's revival series.
Finally, that conspicuous absence has been fully explained by the cast, as you can see in the video below.
The clip below begins with Ronnie asserting that the other women of Jersey Shore didn't really know Sammi that well when he was dating her.
"When me and her dated, she never talked to you."
Deena disagrees, saying: "She talked to me."
"Not really," Ronnie argues. "Not really. Not the way she talks to you now. She talks to you after we broke up."
Which prompts Deena to spill everything that's going on.
It was Ronnie, she says, that really scared Sammi away from participating in this revival.
"Ron," Deena says. "Needs to stop talking about Sam and, like, move the f--k on."
And she continues.
"Sam told me that he used to call her on blocked numbers and used to, like, be really weird."
That is alarming behavior.
"She was afraid that she was going to get into the house and he would get drunk and spiral."
Sammi allegedly had a very specific concern about an intoxicated Ronnie might do.
"And try to get back with her or something."
This matches what Snooki told Larry King.
"Sam decided not to do it," she told him in a recent interview.
At first, she tried to keep things vague.
"Basically," Snooki says of Sammi. "She was over the whole reality scene."
But she quickly becomes more specific.
"She didn't want to be in a toxic relationship with Ron anymore. Which we totally get."
When Sammi spoke for herself on social media, she used much vaguer terms to describe what she was avoiding.
"I am currently extremely happy in every aspect of my life and want to avoid potentially toxic situations."
Yeah, an ex who can't seem to get the message and will be drinking ... that sounds pretty toxic.
"I've just decided to live my life for me these days."
At the time, this could have had a number of meanings.
But in light of what we've heard, it seems clear that she was referring to wanting to avoid Ronnie.
This is ... alarming. Not surprising -- we all saw what Ronnie was like with Sammi on camera.
But if a woman is afraid to return to a reality series because of a man ... should she be the one who doesn't make it on camera?
Someone doesn't have to fear for their physical safety for the other person to be the wrongdoer, right?
We'd hoped for more from Ronnie Ortiz-Magro.
Earlier this month, Ronnie and his girlfriend welcomed their baby girl.
But if that relationship wasn't enough to assure Sammi that he'd leave her alone, we absolutely do not blame her.
If you look at the way that he speaks so defensively in this video, you can't help but wonder if Sammi was right to avoid him.
Posted: 20 Apr 2018 09:52 AM PDT
Oh, Internet. You never fail to disappoint us.
No, that is not meant as a compliment.
In the following slideshow, you'll meet a baby, her mother and her father.
And you'll get to see what happened after the father made what he believed to be an innocent, harmless jokes...
... only for social media users to attack him for being sick, perverted and disgusted.
It all started with one very simply photo -- and then it snowballed from there. Scroll down to see what we mean:
1. Look at Me!
2. Then, Dad Intervened
3. Daddy Was Not Having It!
4. What a Sicko!
5. Monitor That Man!
6. This is a Much Better Point
Posted: 20 Apr 2018 09:46 AM PDT
For years now, the feud between Jenelle Evans and Kailyn Lowry has been playing out in the public eye, much to the enjoyment of Teen Mom 2 viewers.
Kail and Jenelle don't get many chances to lock horns on screen, but thanks to social media and Kail's always-engrossing podcast, fans have enjoyed a front row seat to the drama.
The bad blood between these longtime rivals began boiling again this week thanks to some remarkably ignorant comments that David Eason made on Leah Messer's Instagram page.
Kailyn defended her friend; Jenelle defended her husband, and thankfully for those who appreciate the entertainment value of a good reality TV feud, it all went down on IG and Twitter:
1. Happier Times
2. The Beef Begins
4. Level-Headed, As Always
5. Back and Forth Shade
6. Going Too Far
Posted: 20 Apr 2018 09:15 AM PDT
Fixer Upper may be over, but Chip and Joanna Gaines are expecting their fifth child. It's still an exciting time of growth for the couple -- and for their fans.
Well, on Thursday, Joanna Gaines had her 40th birthday.
And she's showing off her birthday baby bump with a sweet photo.
Two weeks ago, Joanna Gaines bid farewell to Fixer Upper in a lengthy post in which she reflected upon the series.
She also offered fans a glimpse at what the future holds for the Gaines household.
But that was never going to be the last that her fans heard from her.
Now, she's showing off her baby bump -- and her beautiful self -- on her 40th birthday.
Check out this photo of her from April 19th.
This is such a fun and carefree pose. Very appropriate.
Also, those lovely doughnuts look so inviting that some fans may have taken a few moments to notice Joanna at all ... let alone her baby bump.
(Remember when you were a kid and you could have finished off a baker's dozen if someone had let you? I haven't had a doughnut since 2016. That hurts my soul)
Joanna, herself chowing down on one doughnut while her other hand holds a cup of what some commenters guess is tea, wrote in the captions:
"This is 40. And I like it... #pregnantandforty #anddoughnuts"
Well, there's a lot to love in that photo. Not to mention the baby bump, which she is very nearly using as a shelf for her drink.
Chip Gaines, of course, was not one to let his wife's birthday go by without remarking on it.
He took to Twitter, writing:
"Happy birthday sweet girl! #40neverLookedSoGood"
It is worth noting that he tweeted this message at an unspeakably early hour.
Life can get like that when you have four children and a busy career.
But he still has time -- no, he makes time -- to honor his beautiful wife.
Fans flooded Joanna's comments with well-wishes, showing that they don't need Fixer Upper to continue to admire this captivating couple.
"Luv this girl sooo much praying for her and her awesome family."
The Gaines are deeply religious Christians, and certainly appreciate prayers from fans.
"Happy Birthday to you sweet lady. You look amazing!"
She really does.
"Happy birthday to a most talented woman. I will visit Waco some day to visit your silos."
A lot of fans want to do the same.
"Happy Birthday, you look so cute with your belly bump."
Please call it a "baby bump," folks. The latter sounds like you might be softly body-shaming someone.
This wasn't the first time that fans have seen Joanna flaunt her baby bump on social media, and it surely won't be the last.
She and her husband are so excited to be awaiting the arrival of their fifth child.
They shared the happy news in January -- but did not learn that they were expecting until after they had already decided to quit Fixer Upper.
(Some say that they quit over a bad contract that was letting the network control their lives and limit their income)
Then, in March, Chip Gaines revealed that they're expecting a boy with an adorable video.
We wish them the best of luck as the pregnancy continues.
Happy (belated) birthday, Joanna!
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