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Jill Duggar And Derick Dillard Head To Mission Field

July 6th, 2015 9:22am EDT
Jill Duggar And Derick Dillard ‘Excited’ As They Begin Their Lon
Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard of "19 Kids and Counting" have left for their highly-anticipated mission trip with baby Israel in tow.

Duggar and Dillard left on July 5 to an unknown destination.

So excited for @jillmdillard & @derickdillard! They've been praying about and working towards this transition since late last year, and are so excited to finally be heading to the mission field! Please continue to pray for them! ❤️ And be sure to check out their blog at www.dillardfamily.com "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." Mark 16:15

A photo posted by Jessa Seew...
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Rumor Patrol: New Theory Emerges On Ben And Jen's Breakup And More

July 4th, 2015 10:00am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Josh Duggar Sued By Victim, Ben Affleck's '50s Mar
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Josh Duggar Sued By Non-Family Victim: The "19 Kids and Counting" star is reportedly being sued by the fifth victim of his molestation scandal, the only non-family member Duggar inappropriately touched. But, will the reality star have to take the stand in his own defense years after the alleged abuse?

Verdict: True! According to a new story published by InTouch Magazine, Duggar, along with his parent...
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Jessa Duggar Debuts New Baby Bump Pic

July 4th, 2015 7:50am EDT
Jessa Duggar Shares Selfie: Jessa Duggar Post 22 Week Old Baby B
Jessa Duggar continues to chronicle her growing baby bump on with a series of Instagram posts showing how quickly Baby Seewald is getting.

Duggar showed off her latest photo on July 1 with a cute pic of the "19 Kids and Counting" star taking a mirror selfie with the caption, "At 22 weeks, Baby Seewald weighs over one pound."

The reality star continues to remain in the spotlight despite the uncertain future of her family's TLC reality series.

The network has still not made a concrete decision over whether or not to pull "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup. For now, no new or past episo...
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Could A New Lawsuit Be The End Of '19 Kids And Counting?'

July 1st, 2015 10:30pm EDT
Josh Duggar Lawsuit: Could Civil Suit From Non-Duggar Molestatio
Josh Duggar might have a lawsuit headed his way. According to In Touch, one of Josh's previous molestation victims is now preparing a civil suit against the 19 Kids and Counting son. The victim, says In Touch, is not a Duggar family member but someone else molested by Josh.

This could have some serious ramifications for the Duggar family (even besides the very obvious legal ramifications). Because the criminal statute of limitations has expired on Josh's long-ago crimes, he can no longer be convicted of any criminal activity- but that means that his parents can't plead the fifth when asked...
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Jill Duggar And Husband Moving Overseas?

June 28th, 2015 12:02pm EDT
Jill Duggar And Derick Dillard's Family Moving Overseas To Do Re
"19 Kids and Counting" star Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard are moving out of their home base of Arkansas to work overseas on a religious mission.

The reality star blogged on her family website,"The Dillard Family," of her shocking news to move her young family to a place without the rest of her extended brood and a son that was only several months old, to a place with living questionable living conditions.

Dillard had served a mission in Nepal. That was where he was living when he first met Jill Duggar and it was where the two first met after months of emails and Skype messages.

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Is Jessa Duggar Having A Boy?

June 23rd, 2015 1:27pm EDT
Jessa and Ben Seewald
Is Jessa Duggar expecting a baby boy? On Father's Day, the reality star posted a sweet message on Facebook, in honor of her husband, Ben Seewald, who is "already a daddy" to the couple's baby due in the fall. Along with the message was a photo of the two, and Jessa's shirt seemed to suggest that she may be expecting a little boy. However, fans chose to see the shirt differently, and some believe that the couple is expecting a girl.

"Happy 1st Father's Day to my man, Ben Seewald! You're already such a sweet daddy, caring for your preborn baby! You're my #1 cheerleader when it comes to makin...
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Josh Duggar Breaks Silence In YouTube Video [WATCH]

June 23rd, 2015 10:54am EDT
Josh Duggar Breaks Silence: Josh Duggar Thanks His Father Jim Bo
Scandal-plagued Josh Duggar has spoken out to wish his dad Jim Bob Duggar a Happy Father's Day.

'We're so grateful for you,' the "19 Kids and Counting" star remarked to his father. 'I know your investment in each one of our lives is priceless.'

The scandal-ridden oldest Duggar son reminisced in the one-minute video about spending time with his dad as a boy, from riding in a tow truck with Jim Bob to working at the car lot and learning about construction as their family home was being built.

'I can also just think of all the moments when you've been there for us, through the hard times a...
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Josh Duggar Bails On First Family Appearance

June 22nd, 2015 2:55pm EDT
Josh Duggar Opts Out Of Attending Christian Music Festival With
Josh Duggar bailed on his first public appearance with wife Anna and sisters Jessa and Jill in wake of the scandal that rocked the "19 Kids and Counting" family.

Headed to the ALIVE Christian music festival with @ben_seewald, @jillmdillard @derickdillard & #IsraelDavidDillard! Awesome travel buddies!

A photo posted by Jessa Seewald (@jessaseewald) on Jun 19, 2015 at 6:51am PDT

The two sisters, along with husbands Ben Seewald and Derek Dillard traveled to Ohio for the ALIVE Christian Music Festival. This event will mark the siblings' first public appearance since they revealed they...
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Rumor Patrol: 70s Show Alumni Reuniting & More

June 20th, 2015 10:00am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Is The Cast Of 70s Show Reuniting? Josh Duggar Bre
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

'That '70s Show' Reunion!: "That '70s Show" alums Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson will reportedly reunite on the small screen for Netflix's comedy "The Ranch."

Verdict: True! According to Deadline Hollywood, the multi-camera show is being created by "Two and a Half Men" show runners Don Reo and Jim Patterson. It will also bring together Kutcher, and Masterson, who will portray the lead characters...
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Jana Duggar's Shocking Admission

June 16th, 2015 12:54pm EDT
Jana Duggar Supports Mother: Jana Duggar Calls Her Mom 'A Role M
Jana Duggar, star of "19 Kids and Counting" revealed that she is behind her mother Michelle Duggar and supports her as the Duggar family continues to deal with the fallout of brother Josh's molestation charges.

Jana Duggar hailed her mother Michelle as “a role model” in a surprising Facebook post.

As the Duggar with the least social media presence, Jana took to Facebook as a way to voice her support for her family.

In a post on the family’s Facebook page, Jana Duggar wrote, “Love spending time with this sweet lady. So thankful to have her as a role model, a friend and a mom! Always love ...
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Mama June Still Hatin' On '19 Kids And Counting'

June 14th, 2015 4:04pm EDT
Mama June: 'TLC Still Playing Favorites With Duggar Family'
Mama June Shannon from "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" is still hatin' on the Duggar clan of "19 Kids and Counting."

During a recent interview with The Wrap, Shannon revealed that TLC is playing favorites with the Duggar family because they make more money for the network. TLC pulled reruns of "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule after Josh Duggar confessed to molesting four of his sisters and one other girl.

Still, the network hasn’t announced that the series is going to be cancelled. Shannon claims that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are still being treated like royalty by network execs.

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Mama June Sued By Her Daughter For $300,000!

June 12th, 2015 6:09pm EDT
Mama June
Just when "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" couldn't get ridiculous enough, one member of the former reality TV family is now suing another. According to the Associated Press, Anna "Chickadee" Cardwell just filed a lawsuit against her mom, Mama June (June Shannon), to the tune of over $300,000.

According to the lawsuit, Mama June and Honey Boo Boo LLC were in charge of all the family's "Honey Boo Boo" earnings. Mama June was supposed to deposit a third of every TLC paycheck (the family raked in a very comfortable $22,500 for every episode) into two trusts. One trust for Chickadee, and second, sma...
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New Duggar Investigation Opened

June 11th, 2015 10:35am EDT
New Duggar Investigation: Arkansas Department Of Human Services
A new investigation involving questions involving child welfare has been launched against the Duggar family, stars of "19 Kids and Counting."

Reportedly, the Arkansas Department of Human Services was called to the Duggar's Arkansas home to investigate a reported claim against a minor.

The Duggar family refused to let investigators in, according to a new report by In Touch Magazine. The name of the minor in question has not been revealed. In their interview with "The Kelly File's" Megyn Kelly, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar failed to mention an ongoing DHS investigation against the family, as...
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Rumor Patrol: Jessa Duggar Blames Media & More

June 6th, 2015 10:00am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Jessa Duggar Blames Media For Family Collapse, Kim
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Jessa Duggar Feels 'Victimized' By Older Brother Josh's Molestation: Jessa Duggar Seewald and Jill Duggar Dillard both revealed to Fox's Megyn Kelly that they felt victimized by the assault of their brother Josh Duggar when they were children. The "19 Kids and Counting" sisters revealed all during a heartfelt interview with the host of "The Kelly File."

Verdict: False! Both Seewald and Dillard defend...
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Jill And Jessa Duggar's 'Bombshell' Admission!

June 5th, 2015 10:53am EDT
Duggar Victims To Drop More Bombshells In Second Part Interview
Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald have forgiven brother Josh Duggar for molesting them when they were young girls. But has America?

Stars of "19 Kids and Counting," Dillard and Seewald will appear in "The Kelly File" second part exclusive interview with Megyn Kelly to air on Fox News this evening. The two revealed they have made peace with what has happened to both them and their family in the wake of their dark family secret being publicly exposed.

Kelly spoke to "Extra" about interviewing the family and said that initially, the mood between herself and the sisters was easygoi...
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Which Duggar Sisters Were Revealed As Victims?

June 4th, 2015 1:48pm EDT
Jessa And Jill Duggar Revealed As Two Of Five Molestation Victim
During an explosive sit down with Megyn Kelly of Fox News' "The Kelly File" Wednesday, Jessa Duggar Seewald and Jill Duggar Dillard were revealed as two of the victims in their brother's Josh Duggar's molestation allegations.

The Duggar sisters of "19 Kids and Counting" spoke out for the first time to Kelly in a heartbreaking series of comments.

Duggar parents Jim Bob and Michelle confirmed during their interview with Kelly that Josh was guilty of molesting five victims; four daughters, two of whom were confirmed to be Jessa and Jill, and one babysitter.

In a preview of their sit-down wi...
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Duggar Interview To Air June 3 -- See Details

May 31st, 2015 12:55pm EDT
Duggars Answer Tough Questions From Fox News
Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly has scored a brand new interview with Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, where the stars of "19 Kids and Counting" will address the molestation case against their son, Josh Duggar.

Kelly will sit-down interview with the Duggar matriarch and patriarch after their family's wholesome image was tarnished after allegations their son sexually assaulted four of his younger sisters and another girl when he was 14.

The interview with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will be shown during “The Kelly File” at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday June 3. Additional portions of the interview, whi...
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Jim Bob And Michelle Duggar 'Devastated' By Oldest Son's Sex Scandal

May 31st, 2015 8:37am EDT
People Magazine
For nine seasons of their hit TLC reality show 19 Kids And Counting, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have steadily grown their family - and their very profitable brand.

In this week's cover story, PEOPLE reports on something deeply troubling that has emerged behind their wholesome image of traditional virtue and family values.

On May 20 reports surfaced of a 2006 police investigation in which the family's oldest son, Josh, now 27, was accused of molesting five underage girls.

Confronted with the news on May 21, Josh issued an apology.

"Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcu...
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Rumor Patrol: Breaking Down What Is True And False For The Week

May 30th, 2015 11:00am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Jim Bob Duggar Once Pushed For Death Penalty For M
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Sherri Shepherd Makes Uncomfortable Joke About Kids: Sherri Shepherd returned as a guest co-host to "The View" and quickly found herself in hot water when she made a joke referencing her recent custody battle with ex-Lamar Sally.

Verdict: True! In response to guest-host Raven Symone's comment about wanting her own child after hearing Shepherd discuss her 10-year-old biological son Jeffrey,
Shepherd ...
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TLC To Spawn A Spinoff Series?

May 28th, 2015 11:09am EDT
Does TLC Have A Duggar Spinoff In The Works?
A spinoff series starring "19 Kids and Counting" sisters Jill Duggar and Jessa Duggar may become a reality in a way to keep the Duggar brand active.

In wake of the Josh Duggar molestation controversy, the network is rumored to be doing major damage control and one way to keep the wildly popular series on the table would be to focus on the Duggar girls.

Reportedly, TLC has been working behind-the-scenes to focus a series on Jill and Jessa Duggar's new roles as wives and mothers.

"The show had begun to focus more and more on the next generation of Duggars, anyway, mainly Jill and Jessa an...
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Mama June Angry Over TLC's Double Standards

May 27th, 2015 1:13pm EDT
Mama June Angry Over TLC's Double Standards For Not Cancelling '
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star June Shannon is angry over TLC's double standards, stating that the network treated her family more harshly than the Duggar clan.

TLC cancelled the wildly popular series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" after it was revealed that "Mama" June had rekindled her relationship with convicted sex offender Mark McDaniel. McDaniel was arrested and served 10 years for molesting Shannon's daughter Anna Cardwell.

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" was cancelled hours after the scandal broke, while "19 Kids and Counting" has only had scheduled programming of the series cancelled.

M...
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Josh Duggar Cancels Appearances In Sandusky, Ohio

May 25th, 2015 7:00am EDT
Josh Duggar's Public Appearances Cancelled In The Wake Of '19 Ki
Surprising absolutely no one, that whole "Josh Duggar molested several children" scandal continues to wreak unholy hell upon Josh Duggar's TV career.

This time, it's the Teach Them Diligently homeschool conventions, which are being held in Sandusky, Ohio from May 28-30. Duggar was locked in as the convention's keynote speaker. Not anymore.

An official statement from the convention reads: "Yesterday, we heard the completely unexpected news regarding Josh Duggar. Since then, Josh Duggar has withdrawn as a speaker at Teach Them Diligently in Sandusky." The convention's already found a replac...
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'19 Kids And Counting' Pulled By Network

May 24th, 2015 9:37am EDT
19 Kids and Counting
TLC has pulled its popular reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule follwing sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, who was once accused of molesting underage girls when he was a teenager.

The network said in a statement it was "deeply saddened and troubled by this heartbreaking situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and victims at this difficult time."

In a statement to People Magazine, Josh Duggar, 27, responded to the release of an official police report that detailed the events back in 2006:

"Twelve years ago, as a y...
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Josh Duggar Apologies For Molestation -- See The Details

May 22nd, 2015 8:44am EDT
Josh Duggar Apologies In The Midst Of Molestation Allegations, R
Josh Duggar, star of "19 Kids and Counting" is speaking out regarding reports that the reality star was once accused of molesting underage girls when he was a teenager.

In a statement to People Magazine, Josh Duggar, responded to the release of an official police report that detailed the events back in 2006.

"Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends," Josh Duggar, now 27, remarked.

"I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situatio...
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Jessa Duggar's Baby Bump Selfie

May 19th, 2015 2:05pm EDT
Jessa Duggar Shows Off Growing Baby Bump In Cute Instagram Photo
Jessa Duggar of "19 Kids and Counting" shared her first baby bump photo on Instagram and showed off her tiny belly in a fitted t-shirt.

Duggar shared her pic with her with followers on Monday, May 18.

“16 weeks 1 day #BabyBump #BabySeewald,” the 19 Kids and Counting star captioned a selfie of herself cradling her growing belly.

The duo are expecting their first child on their first wedding anniversary, November 1, 2015.

Duggar believes her bump will turn out to be a boy. Husband Seewald believes their firstborn will be twins.

In a video shared by TLC, the duo are seen making a smooth...
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Rumor Patrol: Is Sam Smith Done With Singing & More

May 9th, 2015 4:00pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Sam Smith Will Never Sing Again, Tori Spelling Pre
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Sam Smith Will NEVER Sing Again!: Sam Smith took to Instagram Thursday to announce that he will be undergoing surgery for his damaged vocal cords. The singer revealed his fright over the impending operation and the fact that he will be unable to speak for at least three weeks!

Verdict: False! Smith put fans worried minds at ease when he revealed he will indeed be able to sing once he is cleared by doct...
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Rumor Patrol: Jessa Duggar's Pregnancy Lies & More

May 3rd, 2015 8:10am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Jessa Duggar's Pregnancy Lies, Idina Menzel P**sed
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Idina Menzel Is P**sed Off At Elsa Comparisons Since 'Frozen' Star Died Hair Blonde: Idina Menzel, who voiced the iconic film character Elsa in "Frozen," dyed her hair blonde back in March of 2014, but is becoming increasingly irritated by critics who are comparing her to her Disney doppelganger.

Verdict: True! "They say I did it because I was inspired by my Elsa character, which I found very insulti...
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Another Duggar Starts Dating

April 13th, 2015 7:03pm EDT
Josiah Duggar
Another one of the Duggar clan is all grown up and had entered into a courship with a young woman. "19 Kids And Counting" star Josiah Duggar, 18, and Marjorie Jackson, 17, are dating after knowing each other for a few years.

Duggar met Jackson while he was taking Spanish lessons from her mother, according to People. They officially began their courtship on April 6.

He told the magazine, "It's been going very well. I met Marjorie a few years ago, when I was taking Spanish lessons at her house and I was very impressed with the way she was with her siblings and her love for the Lord."

The p...
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Rumor Patrol: Duggar Baby Makes History & More

April 11th, 2015 11:00am EDT
Rumor Patrol: Jill Duggar's Baby Makes History, Angelina Jolie A
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Jill Duggar's Baby Makes History!: Other than being one of the most anticipated births in reality series history, Jill Duggar's baby, Israel David Duggar has also made his mark in a rather large and unusual way in her hometown. The "19 Kids and Counting" star was shocked by the honor!

Verdict: True! According to People Magazine, Israel David Dillard weighed in at 9 lbs., 10-ounces and measured a who...
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It's A Boy!

April 8th, 2015 9:58am EDT
Jill And Derick Dillard Share Photo Of Their First Born Son Baby
Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard welcomed baby Israel David on April 6. The baby weighed in at a whopping 9 lbs., 10 oz.

While Duggar and Dillard had hoped for a home birth with a midwife in attendance, their new bundle of joy was born in the hospital. Duggar was almost two weeks overdue with her first son.

"We are so thankful for a healthy Mom and baby!" wrote Jill's parents Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar on their official Facebook page. "Love this sweet baby Israel! We are happy grandparents and we promise more pictures soon!"

"Not everything went as expected," Jill said in a famil...
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