Jana Duggar hidden in Jessa and Jinger Duggar visit, 'Counting On' fans lose it

Why did a siblings' visit to Jinger Duggar Vuolo cause fans to explode? TLC "Counting On" showed Ben and Jessa Seewald going to San Antonio to see the Vuolos, yet hid Jana Duggar and her female friend. Is TLC afraid of more lesbian allegations? Was Jana excluded because she's has no husband? Did the #Reality TV show purposely avoid showing that the single, unmarried sister is Jessa's designated babysitter like she always was for Michelle Duggar on "19 Kids and Counting?"   Jana Duggar hidden in Jessa and Jinger Duggar visit, 'Counting On' fans lose it

'19 Kids and Counting' Jinger Duggar Vuolo wears 'transgender' pants: Jeremy Vuolo 'Counting On' manly wife?

Jinger Duggar Vuolo is doing things very differently since her marriage to Jeremy Vuolo. She's wearing pants and worldly fashions and playing basketball, and her husband lets her. The reality TV couple broke key courtship rules too. And everyone thought Josh Duggar was persona non grata! Folks are predicting a confrontation between Jeremy and Jinger and Jim Bob Duggar. Is it out with the old regime of "19 Kids and Counting" and in with "Counting On" 2.0? Jinger Duggar wears 'transgender' pants: Jeremy Vuolo 'Counting On' manly wife?

'19 Kids and Counting' Duggar girls seek weight-loss: men 'counting on' obesity

 Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of TLC's "Counting On" are once again being called hypocrites. This time, Facebook and Twitter fans are questioning the parents on their "Biblical" body-shaming and anti-obesity messages. Joy-Anna Duggar showed significant weight- loss before her wedding to Austin Forsyth. Folks were reminded that Michelle pushes her girls to lose weight to please God, but TLC viewers noted that some "19 Kids and Counting" men are looking rather plump themselves, even obese.  '19 Kids and Counting' Duggar girls seek weight-loss: men 'counting on' obesity

'My 600-lb Life' Sean Milliken weight-loss update: How's 900-lb 25 y/o doing?

There are many weight-loss success stories on TLC's "My 600-lb Life." Reality TV viewers follow the bariatric surgery patients on Facebook and await progress reports. One young man, Sean Milliken, is often asked about. Sean was the show heavyweight, weighing over 900 pounds by age 25. Sean's update aired recently and TLC and uncovered a shocking story of success and failure. After losing one third of himself, Sean is still bedridden. He's dying from obesity and one other surprise killer.    'My 600-lb Life' Sean Milliken weight-loss update: How's 900-lb 25 y/o doing?

Mama June wins with dude's heart with plastic surgery boob job, loses it with weight loss

Do fake boobs make Mama June look hot? That depends on who you ask. Daughters "Honey Boo Boo" Alana Thompson and "Pumpkin" Lauryn Shannon were creeped out by mom's toy breast implants. But a guy at an ice cream parlor loved her boob job. When the dude found June was just trying them on for size, his ardor froze quicker than Sno-Cone in Siberia. This is just one problem facing Mama June as she goes "From Not to Hot" after weight loss and plastic surgery.  Mama June wins with plastic surgery, loses with weight-loss, fake boob job

Farrah Abraham spills on 'Teen Mom 2' Kailyn Lowry and her 'obvious' baby daddy

Who is the father of Kailyn Lowry's baby? "Duh," says Farrah Abraham, it's as obvious as the baby bump on the "Teen Mom 2" star's body. The "Teen Mom OG" celebrity can't understand why everyone thinks it's a big secret. She hints that it's someone who is always around and possibly a member of the MTV crew. A popular contender is Jeremy Cueva who reportedly split with fiance Brooke Wehr after rumors of cheating with a cast member.   Farrah Abraham spills on 'Teen Mom 2' Kailyn Lowry and her 'obvious' baby daddy

Mama June weight loss wows after plastic surgery, but Honey Boo Boo obesity shocks

Reality television fans are in for a real surprise, as Mama June Shannon promises weight loss and total plastic surgery makeover. But the real shocker is daughter Alana Thompson's obesity. WEtv's "From Hot to Not" teases a slimmer Mama June, but the one who really needs help is Honey Boo Boo. The child star ignored "The Doctors" warning to lose weight, and seems to have gained weight.  Mama June weight loss wows after plastic surgery, Honey Boo Boo obesity shocks

'My Big Fat Fabulous Life:' obese Whitney Way Thore pregnancy spurs weight loss?

 Whitney Way Thore celebrates obesity in "My Big Fat Fabulous Life." But all that could change after she gets some surprise pregnancy test results. The next episode of the TLC reality television show proved that the newly-single Thore is pregnant. This conception is all the more surprising as Thore has PCOS (Polycystic ovary syndrome) and thought she couldn't have children. Is it bon voyage fat fabulous life, hello weight loss for the reality show celebrity?  'My Big Fat Fabulous Life:' obese Whitney Way Thore pregnancy spurs weight loss?

'My 600-lb Life' Penny Saeger weight loss update: did gastric bypass surgery help obesity?

 "My 600-lb Life" Season 5 teases updates on bariatric patients from other past series. The reality TV show looks at how transgender Chay Guillory (now Lola), Teretha Hollis-Neely, and twins Brandi and Kandi Dreier (who weighed over a half-ton between them) are doing. But one of the most-asked about is Penny Saeger from Season 2. Penny's story was one of the show's rare weight loss fails. Folks want to know how this delusional (Dr. Now's word), bedridden mom, her cowed husband, and neglected son are doing. From Penny's mouth, here's an update. 'My 600-lb Life' Penny Saeger weight loss update: did gastric bypass surgery help obesity?

TLC My 600-lb Life Amber Rachdi looks totally different after 420-lb weight loss loses 3/4 body weight

Amber Rachdi was different from most other morbidly obese patients on "#My 600-lb Life" and folks saw that right away. She was young, beautifully made up, and brutally honest with no self-delusions. She has the face of a celebrity. But at 660 pounds, Amber couldn't stand upright, let alone care for herself. However with grit, gastric bypass surgery, and gasp-worthy weight loss, the 26-year-old has been able to reverse killer obesity.

Ariel Winter in sexy Christmas Santa dress prompts porn concerns, body-shaming fears

Notorious body-flaunter Ariel Winter is really giving of herself this #Christmas. The "Modern Family" star showed off with boyfriend Levi Meaden in a sexy Santa dress and nosebleed stilettos. But the comments Winter provoked contained more censure than holiday cheer. Some suggested that the young actress is getting ho-ho-ho-ish and predicted porn videos in Ariel's future. Others suggested Santa bring the avoirdupois gal some weight loss drugs for Christmas. Some attacked her hypocritical body-shaming stance. Ariel Winter in sexy Christmas Santa dress prompts weight loss, porn, body-shaming fears

Election 2016 sees record Facebook unfriending among Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters

Besides nominating a president, Election 2016 has caused friends to cast votes for and against each other. The campaign has made enemies of friends and allies of strange bedfellows. The gauge for the election pulse is social media and if the massive amount of Facebook unfriending is anything to go by, the temps are at fever pitch. The war between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton supporters is creating a new phenomena--election burnout. Social media users are exhausted by the political rants, verbal bashing and hatred opponents show each other.  Election 2016 sees more Facebook unfriending among Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton voters

Honey Boo Boo gets new mama after Mama June Shannon, Sugar Bear split, new reality TV show

 "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" again? The reality TV kid Alana Thompson may get a new mama and new show after her own Mama June Shannon split with papa Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson on "Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars." And there's promise of a new reality TV show to follow the romance of Suge and his lady Jennifer Lamb. Who are these people and why are they named for kids' breakfast cereals? They formerly peopled a reality spinoff of "Toddlers and Tiaras" and folks eat 'em up like pageant crack. Honey Boo Boo gets new mama after Mama June Shannon, Sugar Bear split, new reality TV show

Kaley Cuoco weight loss: 'Big Bang Theory' Penny hot body secrets will make your jaw drop

Kaley Cuoco has one of the most legendarily amazing bodies in Hollywood but you might not realize that. On the "Big Bang Theory" Penny is most often seen in sloppy tanks, tees and jammie pants. On top of her fabulous figure the star rocked more weight loss and dropped a jeans size. Kaley's hot body secrets will make your jaw drop. So they are pretty simple really but don't "knock, knock, knock Penny Hofstadter's celebrity diet tips until you try them.   Kaley Cuoco weight loss: 'Big Bang Theory' Penny hot body secrets will make your jaw drop

'DWTS' Cheryl Burke: Cirque du Soleil, Cha-Cha may let Ryan Lochte shine in Viennese Waltz

 Dancing With The Stars" Cheryl Burke praised partner Ryan Lochte for improved scores last week. The couple's Cha-Cha beat James Hinchcliffe and Sharna Burgess in a dance-off for immunity, but just barely. Burke says Lochte needs to get his head in the game for Cirque du Soleil Week on "DWTS." And the character dance Viennese Waltz just might give Lochte the confidence boost he needs to step up his dancing.'DWTS' Cheryl Burke: Cirque du Soleil, Cha-Cha may let Ryan Lochte shine in Viennese Waltz

Octomom Nadya Suleman excuses drug addiction, porn, and the reasons will blow your mind

Clearly, octomom Nadya Suleman missed her calling. In explaining her prescription drug addiction she wove a dizzying slippery slope of excuses any lawyer would envy. The logical fallacies Nadya (who now goes by Natalie Suleman) uses to defend her Xanax habit will blow your mind. Well, maybe not given Suleman's consistently mind-blowing behavior. The single welfare mom of 14 had IVF octuplets while receiving state aid and that's only the beginning. And even more mind-boggling is the fact that Octomom has purportedly gone back to her psychiatric counseling job--physician heal thyself? Listen to Nadya's substance abuse rationale.    Octomom Nadya Suleman excuses drug addiction, porn, and the reasons will blow your mind

Christina Aguilera weight loss wows at Prince tribute: 'The Voice' coach credits Reiki

Singer Christina Aguilera is set to appear in the upcoming Prince tribute, and it looks like the Princess of Pop has maintained her fabulous weight loss from a few years ago. Aguilera, a coach on "The Voice" shocked audiences with her extreme body makeover. "Xtina" has been listed as one of Time magazine's top 100 most influential people, so when she talks weight loss secrets, people listen. The trick to Aguilera's success might surprise you.  Christina Aguilera weight loss wows at Prince tribute: 'The Voice' coach credits Reiki

Marion Cotillard pregnancy splits Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, or Brangelia parenting styles

Angelia Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and a day later; Marion Cotillard announced her pregnancy. Cotillard and Pitt were rumored to have had a fling which fueled the Brangelina split. Now celebrity gossip asks if Cotillard is expecting Brad's child. If so that could most definitely cause the seismic rift in the Hollywood super couple. Or is Angelia leaving Pitt over different parenting styles as she claims? Another theory says Pitt has substance abuse problems and Jolie fears for their six children. Mrs. Jolie-Pitt did ask for sole custody of their children with Brad getting only visiting rights.   Marion Cotillard pregnancy splits Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, or Brangelia parenting styles

Krispy Kreme glaze apes methamphetamine? Cops bust Daniel Rushing on 'crystal meth' donut

Methamphetamine in Krispie Kreme donuts? Well, dip me in chocolate and call me a Long John! No wonder they're so dang addictive! But seriously, Florida cops thought that Krispie Kreme had a new donut flavor -- crystal meth. They arrested motorist Daniel Rushing for what looked like white meth flakes. Rushing told them it was donut glaze but Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins didn't believe him. She conducted several roadside drug tests which proved the presence of narcotics. But a criminal lab report cleared Rushing -- not meth.   Krispy Kreme glaze apes methamphetamine, cops bust Daniel Rushing on 'crystal meth' donut

Dallas boy dies after parents leave him in hot car at Rehoboth Praise Assembly church

 A Dallas boy died in a hot car while his parents attended Bible study at Rehoboth Praise Assembly church. The 3-year-old was found dead after being abandoned in the mercilessly hot 90-degree weather Sunday. The parents had forgotten to take the toddler along with their other four children into the worship center. This is the second child to die in a hot car this week. A 4-year-old girl is dead in Williamsport, Pennsylvania when her caregiver left her all day in a parking lot. These deaths doubled the number of children who died in cars in 2016, compared to last year.   Dallas boy dies in hot car at Rehoboth Praise Assembly church

Parenting and sick kids: Work-at-home parents multitasking with sick children | Examiner.com

Summer vacation is here and wouldn't you know it--you're stuck with sick children. If you work outside the home, you stuck because you can't take sick kids to daycare. If you're work-at-home parents you're stuck because it's pretty hard to get much done with sick children. So how do work-at-home parents deal with sick kids? Let this multitasking mom of four and former homeschool parent help.  Parenting and sick kids: Work-at-home parents multitasking with sick children

Poetry slam activities, wabi-sabi poem starters, writing prompts for NaPoWriMo | Examiner.com

 April is National Poetry Month. Some writers celebrate NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writer Month (an online poetry slam lollapalooza) . And what better month to celebrate poems than April with spring awakening, nature busting out all over and Earth Day nestled in? Want to join the poem-penning but don't know where to begin? Here are poetry writing prompts, story starters and word games I invented, to call forth your inner bard! Perfect for homeschooler parents, English and creative writing teachers. Poetry slam activities, wabi-sabi poem starters, writing prompts for NaPoWriMo | Examiner.com

Teach children Earth Day environmentalism, green living with family recycling

Earth Day is about green living and environmentalism which are good activities to practice. But to make them habits requires daily practice. If you want to teach children good habits, you must provide opportunities to practice them. Here are easy family recycling habits to teach children environmentalism, Earth Day awareness of earth's natural resources and green living.  Teach children Earth Day environmentalism, green living with family recycling | Examiner.com

Multicultural kids books: Reading around the world of children's literature

Homeschool parents and teachers, do you need reading activities for National Reading Month in March? Why not read around the world of children's literature? Take an around the world tour with kids books! Here are globe-trotting children's literature selections from pole to pole and occident (west) to orient (east). Older children can hone their skills by reading aloud to younger children. This list of kids books has value-added lesson plans as children's literature selections have global social studies, history, geography and multicultural literature connections.  Multicultural kids books: Reading around the world of children's literature | Examiner.com

Free printable poetry writing prompts, poem patterns, poetry frames

April is National Poetry Month and NaPoWriMo (an online poetry slam project). Poetry is one of the most satisfying creative writing forms. But writing poems can be daunting for beginners. That's why teaching poetry writing, is such a joy. I love helping students get past fears and unlock that inner poet. Poetry templates can help break the creative ice. Here are free printable poem patterns, poetry frames and writing prompts. Poem patterns are adjustable by age to provide more or less structure. For young emergent writers, a frame poem may resemble a fill-in-the-blank activity. For seasoned readers-writers, the template is just an idea springboard from which to launch poems. Reluctant or special needs students gain writing confidence.   Free printable poetry writing prompts, poem patterns, poetry frames | Examiner.com

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