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Simon Cowell Weighs In On One Direction Break

8/28/2015 11:10am EDT
One Direction Break Is 'Necessary' Says Simon Cowell
Simon Cowell thinks that One Direction's year-long break is "necessary" and will have a positive outcome for the boy band.

"I've known for a while that they were going to take this year off. They had to because of their workload," Cowell revealed at the "X-Factor" launch in England, according to E! News.

"I did what I've always done with the guys and said you make your own decisions and I hope you stay together, but you've got to want to do it yourself so they're smart guys, they'll work it out," he remarked.

Although fans are unhappy with One Direction's decision, as many boy bands wh...
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Is Jim Bob Duggar Preventing Josh's Wife From Talking To Outsiders?

8/27/2015 7:15am EDT
Jim Bob Duggar Dictates Anna's Every Move: Josh's Wife 'Has Litt
Jim Bob Duggar appeared to have a gentle demeanor when he was on his family's now-cancelled reality show 19 Kids and Counting. However, a new report from People states he controls his wife and family "like a dictator" and no one challenges him when he says his favorite word — "no."

Now that yet another scandal has surfaced about the Duggar's eldest son, Josh, there are growing concerns that Jim Bob is using his power to keep control over Josh's wife, Anna Duggar.

Anna, who gave birth to the couple's fourth child just weeks before Josh admitted to infidelity and a porn addiction, may not h...
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Howie Mandel Apologies (Twice!) For Calling Bulimia 'Entertaining' During 'AGT'

8/27/2015 3:32am EDT
Howie Mandel
Oh Howie Mandel. You should know better than to joke about bulimia. But according to The Daily Mail, Mandel doesn’t know better, and has now had to make an apology for all bulimia sufferers who might’ve been offended when Mandel referred to the eating disorder in a joke.

The joke in question: after witnessing the talents of Stevie Starr, a contestant on Mandel’s America’s Got Talent, Mandel was not pleased. Starr calls himself a “professional regurgitator,” and his act involves swallowing items that are not meant to be swallowed, then barfing them back up again.

This is disgusting. And Ma...
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Did Nick Lachey Cheat On Vanessa With A Transgender Model?

8/26/2015 4:19pm EDT
Nick Lachey Drama: Picture With Transgender Model Surfaces, But
Nick Lachey is the latest celebrity to have his name pasted all over the tabloids after an apparent photo of him in a hot tub with a transgender model has popped up on the internet. According to Radar Online, the photo was actually posted years ago by model Shauna Brooks, but was just dug up (likely by someone who had little time on his or her hands).

Fortunately, this drama doesn't appear to be much of anything. Brooks spoke to Radar Online about the photo, and said that it was simply a couple of people "hanging out," and actually didn't even mention Lachey's name at all.

"I have zero co...
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Did Josh Taekman Cheat On Wife Kristen?

8/25/2015 10:07am EDT
The Taekmans
Real Housewives Of New York star, Kristen Taekman, has been hit with a major scandal. According to Mail Online, Josh Taekman's name was on the Ashley Madison hack list. The entrepreneur allegedly spent "thousands of dollars" on the cheating website after first signing up back in 2011. The 46-year-old had "62 paid transactions" according to the report.

"The address shown in the leaked credit card records is the address in Tribeca, New York, of the two bedroom rental where the couple live and where scenes in the show were filmed," reports Mail Online. When first confronted about the leak, Jo...
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Anna Duggar's Brother Calls Josh Duggar A 'Pig'

8/25/2015 6:15am EDT
Anna Duggar's Brother, Daniel Keller, Bashes Josh Duggar, Calls
Anna Duggar's brother spoke out following her husband's cheating scandal, and completely ripped Josh Duggar.

According to People Magazine, Daniel Keller stood up for his sister on social media, taking a shot at the former reality by way of his sister's Facebook page. Jessa (Duggar) Seewald posted a Bible verse on which Keller decided to comment.

"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness," read Jessa's post.

"You have to confess and forsake your sin to have mercy. Not sin confess and repeat. Think for a min about th...
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Josh Duggar's Infidelity Goes Beyond Ashley Madison

8/22/2015 1:17pm EDT
josh duggar
Just days after Josh Duggar admitted to infidelity and a porn addiction, more scandals about the 19 Kids and Counting star have surfaced online. Shortly after Gawker outed the family values activist for having two accounts on the cheating website Ashley Madison, it was revealed that Duggar was using an alias on Facebook to allegedly contact strippers and lingerie models.

If that wasn't enough to convince fans that Josh isn't the wholesome family man he portrayed on TV, there are multiple reports that he was using the name and photo of a random man to conceal his true identity on his secret...
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Jim Bob And Michelle Duggar 'Stunned' By Josh's Confession

8/21/2015 10:40am EDT
Jim Bob And Michelle Duggar 'Absolutely Stunned' By Josh Duggar'
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are "absolutely stunned" that their son, Josh Duggar, cheated on his wife, Anna. According to People Magazine, the former reality stars are having a really hard time believing that their oldest son has a porn addiction, and has been unfaithful.

"This wasn't something they ever imagined was possible. They so strictly limit their exposure to these sorts of outside influences – from websites to even the sort of television they watch, if they turn on the TV at all – that they were absolutely baffled by how this could have been possible," said a source.

Jim Bob and ...
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Will Anna Duggar Divorce Josh Duggar?

8/20/2015 7:25pm EDT
Anna Duggar Divorce? Mom Of Four Turns To Faith, Will 'Forgive'
Anna Duggar has become a topic of conversation after her husband confessed to cheating on her. At this point, many are wondering if the mother of four will file for divorce from Josh Duggar, or if she will choose to forgive him.

According to People Magazine, sources say that Anna has no plans to leave her husband, despite his infidelity, lies, and that whole molestation scandal thing from a couple of months back.

"Anna will not leave him. As with her in-laws, she is turning more to her faith than ever. She and Josh are probably praying around the clock right now, I would assume," a source...
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Mike Epps Flirts With A Random Twitter Woman... Until His Wife Catches Him!

8/19/2015 3:41am EDT
Mike Epps Direct Message: Comedian's Wife Caught Him Flirting Wi
Mike Epps is in some serious direct message trouble. According to Us Weekly, the comedian was doing a little flirting on social media… with a woman who was definitely not his wife. And then his actual wife commented on that same bit of social media extramarital flirting. Smooth, Mike Epps. Very smooth.

All the offending tweets have been deleted since the hilariously public incident, but the New York Daily News was able to grab a screencap of them before Epps deleted all his Internet flirt evidence. Here’s exactly what they said.

@TheRealMikeEpps: hey

@CeciCitra: lmao hello

@TheRealMikeE...
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