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Ryan Edwards: Did the Teen Mom OG Reunion Prove He's Back on Heroin?

Posted: 24 Apr 2018 12:13 PM PDT

You know how Mackenzie Standifer is pretty much the most hated person on Teen Mom right now?

Yeah, that reunion special didn't really help things much.

In both the first and second parts of the reunion, Mackenzie came on with Ryan Edwards to talk about his drug addiction and his coparenting relationship with Maci Bookout.

If you watched, then you know Mackenzie did most of the talking while Ryan sat beside her with those wild eyes of his.

They claimed a bunch of different things in their segments, but when you compile all the stories together, one thing becomes clear.

There seems to be a very, very small chance that Ryan is actually clean these days.

1. Lots and Lots of Drugs

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As you've probably heard, Ryan was dealing with a pretty severe heroin problem last year. He was shooting up, Mackenzie claimed he was spending around $10,000 a week on his habit, and at one point last spring he was even arrested.

2. Turning Things Around

Mackenzie standifer ryan edwards
But after nodding off while driving himself and his bride to their first wedding, he went off to rehab for a few weeks. Yep, just a few weeks -- he checked out early, and after he did, he was seen knocking back beers and badmouthing Maci. Not a great look for someone in his position.

3. It's All Maci's Fault

Mackenzie standifer with ryan edwards
But as soon as Ryan came home from rehab, he and Mackenzie both felt comfortable putting so much blame for everything on Maci. She triggered him into doing heroin, she knew he was doing heroin and didn't directly discuss it with the people who lived with him and saw him regularly, so basically Ryan's entire drug problem was her fault. Because that makes sense.

4. ... Come On

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They slammed Maci for refusing to let Ryan spend time with their son until he was able to pass a drug test, and they even made fun of her for admitting that she'd cried many times over Ryan -- because to them, that meant she was still in love with him, not that she was afraid her son's father could die.

5. Hmmm

Ryan edwards not sober
Then, leading up to the season finale, Ryan began acting strangely -- he seemed depressed about Mackenzie's pregnancy news, telling her to call him when the kid turned three and even suggesting at one point that they separate for the duration of her pregnancy. He also complained of feeling sick, being very cold, and needing to lie down throughout her ultrasound.

6. Oh, Ryan ...

Ryan edwards of teen mom
Considering all these things together, many Teen Mom fans became convinced than Ryan had relapsed. He may have been irritable because he'd rather be getting high, he was feeling sick because it had been too long since he'd doone drugs, that kind of thing.
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Allison Mack Tried to Recruit Emma Watson, Kelly Clarkson to Sex Slave Cult

Posted: 24 Apr 2018 12:00 PM PDT

Last week, former Smallville star Allison Mack was arrested for sex trafficking over her alleged role as a "master" in a sex-slave cult that masquerades as a women's self-help pyramid scheme.

It has now come to light that she solicited other celebrities to join Nxivm.

Was she trying to turn Emma Watson and Kelly Clarkson into sex slaves for Keith Raniere?

Allison Mack, Brunette

On Friday, Allison Mack entered a plea of "not guilty" for sex trafficking and forced labor.

See, even if you pretend that it's "empowering," it is in fact illegal to coerce people to have sex through blackmail and the threat of beatings.

Yes, it's still illegal even if the  initials are already branded on that woman's body.

Mack is, of course, accused of recruiting women to join the pyramid scheme and then selecting which women would be ordered to Raniere's bed.

And now it's come out that she may have very brazenly tried to recruit two very familiar names over twitter:

Beloved Harry Potter star Emma Watson and sometimes controversial American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson.

Allison Mack Tweet to Emma Watson

"I'm a fellow actress like yourself and involved in an amazing women's movement I think you'd dig," Mack wrote.

Her tweet continued:

"I'd love to chat if you're open."

A month later, when Watson still hadn't taken the bait, Mack wrote:

"I participate in a unique human development and women's movement I'd love to tell you about."

Well ... it certainly is unique as far as women's movements go.

Allison Mack Tweet to Kelly Clarkson

Allison Mack also wrote to Kelly Clarkson.

With Clarkson, she used a somewhat vaguer approach, apparently hoping to dazzle the Since You've Been Gone singer with her "star power."

"I heard through the grapevine that you're a fan of Smallville."

Smallville ran for 10 seasons. Its fan base was relatively small yet very dedicated.

"I'm a fan of yours as well! I'd love to chat sometime."

Those are deceptive friendly words for such an ominous tweet.

Allison Mack Recruits for Jness

While it doesn't look like Watson or Clarkson fell for Mack's invitation, that doesn't make this any less bizarre.

It's not surprising, however.

Mack was said to have quickly become one of Raniere's favorites because he liked having a celebrity (or close enough) to recruit more people to Nxivm.

It only stands to reason that, either of her own volition or acting on Raniere's orders, Mack would seek other celebrities with whom she might have an "in."

Emma Watson is an outspoken feminist, so Mack clearly hoped that calling Nxivm a "women's movement" would help to draw her in.

And since Kelly Clarkson apparently likes Smallville, well, who wouldn't want to hear from an actor from a show that they love?

It's not clear if she was determined to rope them into joining the sex slave cult, or was just trying to get them both in the "normal" self-help part of the organization to draw in more members.

Allison Mack Discusses Her Diet

There's no doubt that Allison Mack was a major recruitment tool for Nxivm.

But some have called into question how much a willing participant she was in the abuse that she allegedly doled out.

We don't know all of the evidence that the prosecution will present, but prosecutors may find themselves in a tricky situation.

If they successfully prove that the women in Raniere's DOS program were unwilling participants and sex trafficking victims because of abuse and blackmail and brainwashing ...

... Might Mack's defense team use that to argue that she herself was also a victim?

They might also try to argue that, if Mack was capable of making her own choices, that the victims were all there of their own free will?

We're not saying that we believe those arguments, but this is definitely a complicated case.

We'll see how things work out.

Kim Kardashian Posts Picture of Shaved Vagina

Posted: 24 Apr 2018 11:52 AM PDT

Over the years, Kim Kardashian has shared many photos of herself naked.

Like, SO many photos of herself naked.

Heck, at one point, we dedicated an entire photo gallery to snapshots of Kim Kardashian nude...

Kim Kardashian: Serious on Instagram

... and it was comprised of a lot of photos!

So the simple fact that Kardashian has uploaded yet another image of herself without any clothes on is not noteworthy.

We're not even sure if we'd write an article based around this mere development at this stage, considering the frequency with which Kim gets naked for public consumption.

But Kardashian has never shared an image such as the one below.

This is not hyperbole, either.

For the most part, Kim's naked images involve her standing or kneeling, with a sheet or some kind of garment covering her most private of areas.

Yes, she's nude. But you can't really see anything, you know?

However, in promotion of a new perfume set to hit the market on April 30, Kardashian has posted a picture on her KKWFRAGRANCE Instagram handle that is an extreme close-up.

It does not feature Kim's face or boobs.

But it does focus on her stomach, her hips, her legs -- and, yes, on her vagina.

Her very well-groomed and shaven vagina, we ought to say:


We're not trying to be crass here.

We're just describing the photo in question.

It's probably more intimate than any previous Kim Kardashian nude picture, for the reasons outlined above.

With Internet users already debating whether a mother of three ought to pose in this sort of manner, Kim captioned the very risque picture as follows:


Yup, that was it.

Don't tell this woman she doesn't know how to publicize a product.

Business of Beauty

Kim is trying to have it both ways these days.

She's attempting to come across as both a dedicated mother and wife and a sexy social media star.

We're not saying you can't be all these things at once; we're just admiring Kardashian for the ways in which she wants to be both relatable and the subject of your every fantasy.

She can post a racy image like this one second... and a precious image of herself and her kids the next second.

To wit:

Their Party of 5

The question, of course, is what happens when these same kids are old enough to use Google.

Or when their friends at school show them certain Kim Kardashian photos on their phone.

Kardashian is absolutely, positively, completely free to pose however she wants online. No judgment here.

But we do wonder whether she's contemplated the effects some of these images may have on her children and whether she plans to talk to them about it once they grow older.

It's an interesting topic to ponder, don't you think?

Harry Anderson: Cause of Death Revealed

Posted: 24 Apr 2018 10:59 AM PDT

A week after the stunning death of Harry Anderson, we can now say with certainty why the actor passed away.

As previously reported, the beloved Night Court star and talented musician passed away at his home in North Carolina last Monday morning.

Harry Anderson on Cheers

The sad news was confirmed by Anderson's son, with authorities at the time saying no foul play was suspected.

Now, however, TMZ has obtained the star's official death certificate, which confirms the following:

Anderson died of a stroke he seems to have suffered the night before his body was found; might have been triggered by the flu and a specific type of heart disease, this document states.

To be specific, TMZ reports that Anderson's primary cause of death was a "cardioembolic cerebrovascular accident."

This is a stroke that is almost always caused by the heart pumping unwanted materials into the brain's circulation

Harry Anderson

Anderson was sadly dead when paramedics arrived at his home early last week in response to his wife's 911 call.

She told the operator on this call that her husband's body was cold and that he was unresponsive to CPR.

She also mentioned that Anderson had suffered a series of strokes earlier this year, something we were unaware of when we first alerted readers to his passing.

Anderson was a three-time Emmy nominee for his role on Night Court, on which he portrayed Judge Harry Stone.

The sitcom aired on NBC from 1984 to 1992 and was an early anchor of the network's Must See TV Thursday night lineup.

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The actor also memorably showed off his magic skills on Cheers as the recurring conman Harry "The Hat" Gittes, too.

After Night Court wrapped up, Anderson nabbed the lead role in Dave's World, a CBS sitcom based on the work of columnist Dave Barry. 

It ran for four seasons.

Anderson also made eight appearances on Saturday Night Live and on 30 Rock's Night Court reunion episode in 2008.

His last role as an actor was in 2014's A Matter of Faith.

Anderson is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Morgan, and their two kids.

Shortly after his death, co-stars and other entertainers jumped on social media to express their condolences.

"I interviewed Harry Anderson when I was 15 years old and he was so kind, and frank and hilarious. The interview is in my book Sick In The Head. He was a one of a kind talent who made millions so happy," director Judd Apatow wrote, for example, adding:

"The last time Harry Anderson played Comedy Magic Club, I opened for him. I was asked because I was a big fan. It was a dream come true. I was just there last night and talked about how wonderful his magic was.

If you're not familiar, google him. He was just wonderful. RIP."

Here's a look at what others had to say:

Josh Duggar: DEFEATED In Molestation Lawsuit!

Posted: 24 Apr 2018 10:49 AM PDT

It's been three years since the world learned that Josh Duggar molested five young girls - four of whom were his sisters - while still living in his parents' home.

As a result of the timing of the assaults and the fact that Josh was able to avoid prosecution with the help of his parents, many felt that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar should be held accountable along with Josh.

Josh Duggar, Anna Duggar, and Kids in 2017

If you've been following them closely over the years, you know that the Duggars are masters in the art of burying scandals (a skill they may have learned during Jim Bob's time in the political arena), but the odds were certainly against them following the Josh revelation.

Even diehard fans were nauseated and quick to demand that 19 Kids and Counting be canceled by TLC.

But there were enough Duggar loyalists to give the family an outside chance at a comeback.

Jim Bob seized the opportunity by deflecting blame and practicing the art of distraction.

Joshua Duggar Pic

At his behest, two of Josh's victims, Jill and Jessa Duggar, filed lawsuits against In Touch Weekly, as well as the officials who they feel were responsible for releasing Josh's police records to the tabloid, and thus identifying them as victims.

(Jill and Jessa were not named in the documents, but they feel it wouldn't be difficult for interested parties to deduce their identities.)

Shortly thereafter, Josh filed a lawsuit of his own, and his has even less of a chance of being successful.

Countless legal experts and attorneys have already weighed in, explaining that since Josh was well over the age of majority when the records were released, the police department was well within its rights to comply with the Freedom of Information Act request filed by In Touch.

Anna, Josh Duggar Pic

Nevertheless, Josh continued to press on with his ill-fated legal quest.

As is the case pretty much any time a public figure files a lawsuit, Josh was clearly hoping that the defendants would publicly apologize, cut him a settlement check, and the whole matter would be resolved without anyone setting foot inside a courtroom.

Unfortunately for him, it now looks as though continuing with the suit will do nothing to clear his name and will instead dredge up the ugliest incident from his family's past.

This week, Josh's lawyers made a last ditch effort to convince lawyers representing Washington County and Springdale, Arkansas to file out of court.

It didn't go well for Josh:

Josh Duggar Cries

"Defendant Washington County denies each and every allegation of Plaintiff's Complaint not specifically and expressly admitted herein," reads the attorneys' reply.

That's basically legalese for "we'll see you in court."

Josh's lawyers attempted to tug at the defendants' heartstrings, claiming that the 30-year-old suffered "severe emotional distress, mental anguish and substantial loss of income" as a result of the released documents.

Unfortunately for the Duggars, Washington County and Springdale officials aren't having it and continue to insist that Josh "has failed to state a claim upon which relief can be granted."

Looks like the most interesting Duggar drama will soon be playing out not on TV but in the courtroom.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV's most controversial family.

Khloe Kardashian May Take Tristan Thompson Back... on THIS Condition

Posted: 24 Apr 2018 10:30 AM PDT

Tristan Thompson may still have a chance with Khloe Kardashian.

But the professional baller will need to decide:

Is it worth remaining with his baby mama if it means he won't be able to rail any side pieces on the... ummm... side?

A Kiss Between Lovers

According to Hollywood Life, Kardashian has not yet decided to dump Thompson for certain.

She is supposedly still weighing her offers and would consider giving her dishonest boyfriend another chance -- under one pretty major condition.

Khloe "has put her foot down and demanded that if they were to survive as a couple, Tristan needs to delete his Instagram," a source tells the aforementioned website, adding that the platform makes it impossible for Kardashian to trust Thompson.

This report follows a previous article that explained how Thompson liked to slide into the Direct Messages of women in whom he held a sexual interest.

It therefore stands to reason that Khloe would object to Thompson having free use of his account.

Khloe Kardashian with the Smooch

"Khloe feels that with the broken trust they have, it is hard for them as a couple to rebuild things when so many random women have easy access to Tristan online," Hollywood Life also writes.

"So Khloe has begged Tristan to take a social media break while they figure things out."

Here's the thing, though:

If you need your partner to get off social media in order to be confident he won't get off with other women... that's likely a sign your relationship is broken.

The problem isn't Instagram, Keeks. It's Thompson himself.

Tristan Kisses Khloe

Deep down inside, Khloe probably knows this.

But she gave birth to her first child less than two weeks ago.

It may seem like we've known forever that Thompson is a dirtball, but, in actuality, news of his widespread cheating only went viral this month.

That's a lot for one woman to process in a short period of time.

"Medically, [Kardashian] could leave Cleveland now - it's her choice to stay," a source also tells People Magazine, adding of True' mother:

"She isn't ready to give up on her relationship with Tristan. She's still very torn. She doesn't want to make a decision right now."

Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian

Khloe is trying to focus on her newborn and what was supposed to be the "happiest time in her life," as this People insider describes the situation, but:

"She is still extremely disappointed with Tristan and isn't sure she can trust him again."

As some form of revenge, Khloe could dump Thompson during the ongoing NBA playoffs.

That's what Rob Kardashian wants his sister to do.

But a different Hollywood Life story claims this won't happen.

"Khloe is going to wait to make her decision on keeping Tristan around or not until after the NBA Playoffs," a totally real source says, explaining why:

"She has quite a lot of respect for LeBron James and she doesn't want to make any announcements that may altar the team's chemistry during the playoffs."

That is officially the funniest thing we've ever read.

Verne Troyer: Cause of Death Revealed?

Posted: 24 Apr 2018 10:28 AM PDT

On Saturday, news broke that accomplished actor Verne Troyer had tragically passed away.

The actor had faced serious health struggles since his meteoric rise to fame. He was even recently hospitalized.

Now, we know more. We may even know what finally claimed his life.

Verne Troyer in London

TMZ, who also broke the sad news of Verne's passing, has details from when Verne was admitted to the hospital.

For one thing, Verne had three times the legal limit of alcohol in his system when he was admitted.

When he called 911 in distress, he apparently shared that he was suicidal at the time.

Upon arrival at the hospital, he was unresponsive. And his body functions when down from there as his organs began shutting down.

He was placed on life support and then, as we are all keenly aware, he died.

Though the autopsy has been completed, the toxicology report is still pending. These things take time, no matter how much loved ones -- and fans -- yearn for answers.

Verne Troyer and Dogs

RadarOnline has learned a little more about Verne Troyer's tragic passing.

They quote a statement from the spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office, Ed Winter.

Winter says:

"His case was reported as a possible suicide and that he was admitted with a very high level of alcohol in his system."

But even the medical examiner isn't fully prepared to disclose the results.

Not until that toxicology report comes back.

"His case is deferred at this time pending additional tests."

Like we said, these kinds of tests never come back within a few minutes like they do on crime dramas.

Verne Troyer is Dead

Verne's family released a statement, saying:

"It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today."

The news had broken, but this was confirmation for anyone still seeking it.

"Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible."

He was a source of joy for his fans.

"Verne hoped he made a positive change with the platform he had and worked towards spreading that message every day."

If you've ever seen a photo of Verne with dogs (note that we included one in this photo), then he probably made your day at least a little better.

Verne Troyer Image

"He also touched more peoples hearts than he will ever know."

That's certainly true.

"Verne was also a fighter when it came to his own battles. Over the years he's struggled and won, struggled and won, struggled and fought some more, but unfortunately this time was too much."

That is so heartbreaking. And his family hints at what led to his end.

"Depression and Suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another. And always know, it's never too late to reach out to someone for help."

They also have a request for grieving fans.

"In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in Verne's name to either of his two favorite charities; The Starkey Hearing Foundation and Best Buddies."

Verne Troyer Sleeping

Just a couple of weeks before this tragic event, Verne Troyer was hospitalized.

Tragically, some people who struggle with substance abuse issues try to get help through detox programs ... during which their bodies then reduce their tolerance for the substance (like alcohol).

This can lead to a person accidentally overdosing on alcohol on what was previously an amount that they could handle drinking.

Some fans had wondered if this is what had happened to Verne.

With the revelation that Verne told the 911 operator that he was suicidal and with what his family mentioned in their statement, it sounds like perhaps, at his lowest moment, Verne became a victim of suicide.

But let's wait to know more about this terrible loss until there's an official statement on the matter.

Kanye West Confesses to Opioid Addiction

Posted: 24 Apr 2018 09:36 AM PDT

If you follow him on Twitter, you probably know that Kanye West has recently been engaging in some behavior that's eccentric even by his standards.

Returning to the social media platform following a lengthy hiatus, the rapper has been tweeting out the sort of impressionistic insprational slogans that might be irritating coming from any other celeb, but are strangely endearing as a result of Kanye's sincerity.

Kanye on KUWTK

Nothing surprising there, of course.

What's caught fans off guard is West's commitment to his own position on the political spectrum.

We knew prior to the president's inauguration that Kanye supported Trump, but many thought 'Ye was simply drawn to a similar-sized ego, and comments he's made over the course of the past year led fans to believe he'd joined his wife and in-laws with more of a center-left alignment.

But West's recent tweets have created the impression that he's more engaged than ever before with conservative thinkers like Candace Owens and Scott Adams.

Shifting political beliefs generally aren't considered cause for concern, but West's unexpected views have prompted widespread speculation about his mental state.

Kimye in 2017

And one high-profile media figure has offered insight into what he feels is the primary cause of the rapper's recent unexpected statements, as well as the erratic behavior West engaged in last year.

Hot 97 host Ebro Darden claims he recently received a phone call from Kanye in which the rapper discussed his recent tweets and accused his friends and fans of being fickle in their support, saying:

"He went on to talk about, 'Nobody really showed love to me when I was addicted to opioids and in the hospital,'"

While we already knew that Kanye was hospitalized in 2017, the previous explanation was that he had suffered a mental breakdown as a result of professional and family pressures.

Darden says he called West out on his claims that he didn't receive any support from his high-profile friends during his rehabilitation process:

Classic Kimye

"You're a liar. I said, 'I know people who personally reached out to [Pusha T], Scooter Braun and anybody close to you to come to your aid,'" Darden recalls telling the rapper.

"People love you, bro. And people wanna love you."

Darden says West also made no apologies for the political views that seem to have upset so many of his followers in the past week.

"Kanye West, quote, 'I love Donald Trump,'" Darden told his co-hosts on his popular radio show yesterday.

Kanye has yet to speak out about his alleged struggles with addiction, but you can bet he won't remain silent for long.

Say what you will about the man, he's never been one to shy away from controversy or conflict.

Brandi Glanville: Lisa Vanderpump Is Still Ruining My Life!!

Posted: 24 Apr 2018 09:20 AM PDT

Last week, in a stunning turn of events, Brandi Glanville and Leann Rimes quashed their feud.

But Leann wasn't the only other celeb with whom Brandi had a beef.

And in a new podcast episode, she's making it clear that her feud with Lisa Vanderpump is still going strong.

Brandi Glanville Looking Comfy

Brandi Glanville may be a generally likable person with sympathetic struggles, but she sure knows how to feud.

Leann Rimes was her most famous enemy until the two buried the hatchet. 

But Leann has dragged Gerard Butler and quarreled with Amber Portwood and is always prepared to say exactly what she thinks of someone.

And her feud with Lisa Vanderpump is no new thing.

See, Vanderpump Rules star Scheana Shay had an affair with Brandi's ex, Eddie Cibrian while Brandi and Eddie were still together.

And Brandi believes that Lisa brought that about by deliberately putting Scheana in Eddie's path.

(Though, to be clear, that would still be 100% Eddie's fault)

Brandi Glanville On Hollywood Today Live

So, fresh from making nice with Leann and Eddie for the good of the children (and, honestly, for their own good), Brandi is speaking on her podcast, Brandi Glanville Unfiltered.

And she shares that she's not really taking it well that Scheana Shay now has her own podcast.

Brandi of course knows that anyone can do a podcast, but at the same time, coming from Scheana, it apparently feels a little invasive.

"Oh, my God. I'm being cheated on again with Scheana."

As if the concept of podcasting itself were stepping out on her with Scheana, we suppose.

Scheana Marie, IG Photo

Earlier this year, Scheana spoke about Brandi.

"She asked me to be on her podcast."

But she was hesitant to agree.

"But out of respect for Lisa, I haven't accepted that offer yet."

That's ... interesting, since most people would not feel the need to ask the permission of a third party.

Brandi did not take it well. Specifically, she says that she "saw red" when she heard that Scheana would wait for Lisa's blessing.

"Are you kidding?"

Lisa Vanderpump With a Big Glass of Wine

Brandi really does not like getting obstructed in this manner.

"This b--ch is still ruining my life. I've been here almost five years."

She means that she has been podcasting for that long.

"This is the one thing that I have that she can't touch, and now she's telling me whether I can interview Scheana or not?"

Brandi goes on, continuing to rail against Lisa.

"[Lisa] is very controlling."

But she says that she won't back down.

"I'm not afraid of Lisa, obviously, but she did try to ruin my life for the past four years."

Again, she feels like podcasting is her territory.

"And then having her just in this world, I was like: 'Hell, no.'"

LeAnn Rimes, Brandi Glanville Selfie

So that's its own mess.

But at least Brandi is no longer feuding with Leann Rimes.

And she even made it official, tweeting:

"The three of us sat and talked for hours hashed everything out and the feud with @leannrimes Eddie and I is over! They will not be getting rid of me on any holidays #modernfamily"

That is such wonderful news!

For the adults and also for the children.