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Duggars Lose More Advertisers Ahead Of Jill And Jessa's TLC Specials

10/7/2015 10:44pm EDT
No More Duggars: Almost 180 Advertisers Bail On Jill And Jessa's
Just two months after TLC cancelled the Duggar's long-running reality show 19 Kids and Counting due to Josh Duggar's sex scandals, there is outrage over the network's decision to feature Duggar sisters Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald on at least two upcoming specials.

Although the first special won't air until the end of the year, the Facebook group No More Duggars reports that almost 180 companies have confirmed that they will not advertise on any upcoming Duggar-related shows. Many companies decided not to sponsor any shows that focus on the Duggars as soon as Josh Duggar's scandals made ...

Jessa Duggar Criticized Over Handling Of A Free Cup Of Coffee

10/7/2015 10:42am EDT
Jessa Duggar Takes Free Coffee From Stranger, Is '19 Kids' Star
"19 Kids and Counting" star Jessa Duggar revealed that she accepted free coffee from a stranger and has found herself under fire by critics who wondered if she too paid it forward, or took a random act of kindness for her own pleasure.

Duggar shared on Instagram a pic of her husband Ben with his free coffee, accompanied by a lengthy caption where she compared the random act of kindness to salvation.


Went through the drive through to grab a coffee for Ben this morning, and the man in the car in front of us--complete stranger-- surprised us by paying for it! Sorta made me think of S...

Jim Bob And Michelle Duggar Returning To TLC

10/6/2015 7:08am EDT
Jim Bob Duggar May Appear On Jill And Jessa's Show After Trying
Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar just can't stay away from TV. Almost ten weeks after TLC cancelled 19 Kids and Counting, they may appear on one or more episodes of Jill and Jessa's spinoff show.

Shortly after TLC pulled 19 Kids from the network, People revealed that Jim Bob tried to stop Jessa and Jill's spinoff show from happening. Although he and his wife were anxious to get back on TV to "spread their message," sources reveal that Jim Bob didn't want his daughters to have the leading roles — he wants to be the star.

Now that their spinoff is in the works, it looks like Jim Bob found a way ...

Is Jessa Duggar Having Twins?

10/4/2015 12:45pm EDT
Jessa and Ben Seewald
Is Jessa Duggar expecting twins with her husband, Ben Seewald?

According to People Magazine, Jessa has dropped quite a few clues about her pregnancy, and it is leading many to believe that she could be welcoming twins next month! The rumors really heated up when the former reality stars decided to conduct a poll asking their fans what they thought Jessa was having... and there was an option for twins. Jessa also asked fans to give her name suggestions... for both a boy and a girl. However, that is probably just because Jessa and Ben decided not to find out the sex of their baby.

People re...

Duggar Family Under Fire Again For Fundraising Efforts

10/4/2015 11:01am EDT
'19 Kids And Counting' Jill And Derick Dillard Continue Shady Fu
"19 Kids and Counting" stars Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard were feted by family and friends at yet another going away party for the well-traveled couple, who were leaving the family home in Arkansas to return to their Central American mission. But was the party yet another way to gather donations for the couple?

For the third time in three months, the couple have made the long journey back and forth from Arkansas to Central America. Although each time the family left it was reportedly bittersweet, this time the Duggar clan hit the ground running with a fundraiser so the couple could conti...

Josh Duggar's Scandals May Not Be Behind Him Yet As New Allegations Emerge

9/30/2015 4:00pm EDT
Josh Duggar with wife Anna and their kids
Some former "19 Kids and Counting" fans have been waiting for new Josh Duggar scandals to hit the headlines and it seems there may be more trouble brewing. Though both Josh and his wife Anna Duggar have remained out of the spotlight since the latest revelations hit, someone new seems ready to dish out some dirty details.

According to inTouch, Danica Dillon isn't the only porn star that Josh Duggar hooked up with behind his wife's back. The site says a second porn star alleges that she had a similar experience with the shamed former "19 Kids and Counting" star. Though the porn star's identi...

Harvard Doc Says Jill Duggar's Midwife Certificate Is Bogus

9/30/2015 1:59pm EDT
Jill Duggar As Qualified As A Taxi Driver To Deliver Babies Says
Is Jill Duggar really a midwife? Less than two weeks after Derick Dillard announced that Jill passed a 7-hour exam required to become a CPM, a former Harvard Medical School professor is setting the record straight.

Obstetrician-gynecologist Dr. Amy Tuteur, formerly a Clinical Instructor in Obstetrics at Harvard Medical School, pointed out the vast difference between Jill's CPM certificate (Certified Professional Midwife) and that of what she calls "real midwives" — those with a CNM degree (Certified Nurse Midwife.

On her blog, The Skeptikal OB, Tuteur writes that Jill is no different than...

How Is '19 Kids' Star Jessa Duggar Seewald Doing In The Wake Of The Josh Duggar Scandals?

9/30/2015 12:42pm EDT
Jessa Duggar Seewald 'Happier Than Ever' Despite '19 Kids And Co
Jessa Duggar Seewald isn't letting the scandals surrounding her brother Josh Duggar hold her back from enjoying her life and looking toward the future it seems. Despite the cancellation of "19 Kids and Counting" over the recent Duggar headlines, Jessa is said to be focusing on her new marriage and the impending arrival of her first child.

People shares that a "19 Kids and Counting" insider indicates that Jessa Duggar Seewald is "happier than ever and holding her head high." Fans know that both her first wedding anniversary and her baby's due date are right around the corner, and TLC has an...

What's The Latest On The Jill And Jessa Duggar '19 Kids' Spin-Off Specials?

9/28/2015 2:40pm EDT
'19 Kids and Counting' stars Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald
TLC is planning at least two new "19 Kids and Counting" spin-off specials that will focus on Jessa Duggar Seewald, Jill Duggar Dillard and their expanding families. TLC shared the news last week and now both families are sharing their enthusiasm for the upcoming projects. What's the latest?

"Entertainment Tonight" details that Jessa Duggar Seewald was asked about the new specials while at the Southern Women's Show in Florida. She noted that they're very excited and "It's gonna be great." Jessa and Ben will be sharing their journey through their first pregnancy, as their first baby is due o...

Anna Duggar's Siblings Think They Know What's Best For Their Sister

9/26/2015 9:15am EDT
Amy & Josh Duggar
Back in August we reported that Anna Duggar's parents were reportedly encouraging their daughter to stay with her husband Josh Duggar, who admitted to an addiction to pornography, having two accounts on the Ashley Madison website, and cheating on his pregnant wife.

A new report claims that Anna has moved back in with her family in Florida, and her brother Daniel Keller and other siblings are staging an intervention to help her leave Josh.

A source told HollywoodLife.com: "Daniel is leading the charge to get Anna out of her dysfunctional marriage and away from her cheating husband. He has ...

'19 Kids And Counting' Stars Jessa And Jill Duggar Set To Return To TLC

9/24/2015 1:39pm EDT
'19 Kids and Counting' stars Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Dugga
Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald are returning to reality TV. After TLC canceled "19 Kids and Counting," many fans buzzed about the idea of Jill and Jessa getting a show of their own. While that didn't come together in the early stages of the show's initial cancellation, amid scandals involving Josh Duggar, it's now happening.

The Associated Press revealed the details regarding the Duggar spin-off show. At this point, this isn't a full-fledged "19 Kids and Counting" spin-off series. TLC shares that there will be two or three specials focusing on Jill and Jessa. No specific aird...

Is Jessa Duggar’s Baby Poll A Hint

9/24/2015 9:55am EDT
Is '19 Kids And Counting's' Jessa Duggar Dropping Baby Gender Hi
Jessa Duggar and husband Ben Seewald of "19 Kids and Counting" have set up a poll on their family's website, where fans can guess the gender of their new addition.

Leave it to the most outspoken Duggar sibling of all to stir the pot when it comes to her first pregnancy.

Within the poll, there's an option for boy, girl, and then, Duggar tossed fans a curve ball.

There's also an option to select twins.


The poll lets fans vote for boy, girl, twin boys, twin girls and twins (boy and girl).

"We haven't told whether our baby is a boy or a girl, but we are in the middle of choosing a...

Why Is Jessa Duggar Lifting Weights At 34 Weeks Pregnant?

9/23/2015 9:50am EDT
'19 Kids And Counting' Jessa Duggar Putting Pregnancy At Risk By
Jessa Duggar shared a pregnancy selfie on Instagram as she nears the 34th week of pregnancy with husband Ben Seewald.

But fans are worried she's putting her pregnancy at risk by overdoing it in the gym with her husband.

The 22-year-old former "19 Kids and Counting" star showed off her workout routine with husband Ben on Sept. 21 to her millions of Instagram followers.

"Gym with my man!" Duggar captioned her fitness collage which featured the twosome lifting 15 and 20 lb. weights.

Gym time with my man! ???????? @ben_seewald

A photo posted by Jessa Seewald (@jessaseewald) on Sep 21, 20...

What Are Derick And Jill Dillard Of '19 Kids' Planning To Do Next?

9/22/2015 2:43pm EDT
'19 Kids and Counting' stars Derick, Jill and Israel Dillard
"19 Kids and Counting" stars Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard have been back in the United States for a bit, but it seems they're almost ready to head south again. Jill, Derick and Israel have been focusing on missionary work for the past few months and it seems this focus remains their long-term plan despite several visits home.

According to a source for E! Online, Derick and Jill Dillard "are doing training and preparation for the next missionary trip" as they visit with family in Arkansas. The two moved to El Salvador over the summer to begin some mission work and it seems they have thei...

How Is Jessa Duggar Seewald's Pregnancy Going As The '19 Kids' Star Nears Her Due Date?

9/21/2015 2:00pm EDT
'19 Kids and Counting' stars Ben Seewald and Jessa Duggar Seewal
"19 Kids and Counting" stars Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald are expecting their first baby in a matter of weeks. Ben and Jessa's baby is due on their first anniversary and the couple has been sharing updates here and there via social media. What's the latest from Jessa on the baby and her pregnancy?

Jessa Duggar Seewald's last baby bump update came a couple of weeks ago, when she noted that she was 31 weeks and 4 days along. Over the weekend, Jessa and Ben went to a Razorbacks game with friends, so followers got a bit of an updated peek at Jessa's current baby bump via that photo as well.


Will Jill Duggar Dillard Deliver Sister Jessa's Baby?

9/20/2015 12:46pm EDT
jill dillard
Jill Duggar Dilliard is officially a Certified Professional Midwife after passing a 7-hour exam required to become fully certified as a CPM. Her husband Derick delivered the news on Instagram and the family's blog on Friday, prompting congratulations as well as a big question from fans: Will Jill deliver her sister Jessa's baby?

Jessa, who is almost 32 weeks pregnant, revealed early in her pregnancy that she wants to "go with a midwife and plan for a home birth." Although Jill's home birth didn't go as planned and she ended up delivering her son in the hospital, Jessa tells People she is "...

Why Did The Duggar Family Dress As Pirates?

9/20/2015 11:30am EDT
'19 Kids And Counting' Duggar Money Troubles: Family Dresses As
Times must really be rough for the Duggar Family of "19 Kids and Counting."

The clan donned their best pirate gear to score free Krispy Kreme Donuts at the chain's local store for their "Talk Like a Pirate Day."

For every person that spoke like a pirate at the chain of baked goods stores, a free doughnut was awarded.

If you dressed like a pirate you were given a free dozen.

According to the Duggar family official Facebook page, at least 14 members of the reality family, including Derick and Jill (Duggar) Dillard, dressed in costume to score the free treats.

The Duggars walked away with...

Are The Duggars Heading Towards A Financial Crisis?

9/19/2015 2:04pm EDT
Duggars Applying For Public Assistance? Jim Bob Counting On New
The Duggar family's net worth is rumored to be around $3.5 million, but without a steady income coming in from their canceled reality show the family is rumored to be heading for a financial crisis.

With a load of children still at home, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar won't be able to count on God to help them rise above the scandals and financial problems. Although $3.5 million is a lot of money, it's not likely that all of it is liquid. Some of their net worth may be tied up in property or other investments that can't be easily liquidated if they need fast cash.

According to Hollywood Take...

Dr. Phil Weighs In On Josh Duggar Drama: Feels Certain More Scandals Are Coming

9/17/2015 2:00pm EDT
'19 Kids and Counting' stars Josh and Anna Duggar
Things have been pretty quiet on the "19 Kids and Counting" front after Josh Duggar went into rehab to escape the aftermath of his infidelity scandal. His wife Anna Duggar has been laying low, emerging only to attend Amy Duggar's recent wedding to Dillon King. However, some suspect that there's more drama to yet to emerge.

Talk show host Dr. Phil appeared on "The View" this week and he didn't hold back on saying what many others are already thinking. As Entertainment Tonight recaps, Phil McGraw essentially thinks where there's smoke, there's fire, and that this fire isn't necessarily fully...

Are Jill Duggar And Derick Dillard Dodging Funding Questions?

9/14/2015 8:47am EDT
Jill Duggar And Derick Dillard Living Off Fans' Money During Ove
Derick Dillard and Jill Duggar of "19 Kids and Counting" posted a blog update on their official website, defending their religious work overseas after fans demanded to know how their donated funds were being used.

"As many of you know, Jill and I have been in language school for the past month, and we are encouraged by the opportunities we have had to share the hope of the Gospel with our teachers and for the relationships we have built while studying at the school," Dillard remarked.

Reportedly, the two are living in Antigua, where the S.O.S. Ministry is starting up a religious workshop....

Jill Duggar And Derick Dillard's Son Israel David Is Growing Up Fast

9/9/2015 1:55pm EDT
'19 Kids and Counting' stars Derick, Jill and Israel Dillard
"19 Kids and Counting" stars Jill Duggar and Derick Dillard welcomed baby Israel David a few months ago and fans loved having the opportunity to follow along with the pregnancy and delivery. The updates from Jill and Derick have slowed down a bit since they moved to El Salvador, but a new post from Jill has Baby Izzy fans buzzing.

Israel David is now five-months-old and Jill Duggar shared a photo via Instagram showing how big he's getting. "19 Kids and Counting" fans have seen some photos of Izzy lately, especially with the family returning to the U.S. for both Michaella Bates and Amy Dugg...

Did Jessa Duggar Try To Upstage Her Cousin Amy?

9/9/2015 1:26pm EDT
Jessa Duggar Jealous Of Amy Duggar Wedding? Upstages Cousin By R
Only two days after cousin Amy Duggar tied the knot, "19 Kids and Counting" star Jessa Duggar attempted to upstage her cousin by releasing over 100 never-before-seen images of her own wedding to Ben Seewald.

The 22-year-old former reality star, who is expecting her first child, shared over 100 wedding photos to her family website.

Duggar wed Seewald on Nov. 1, 2014.

"We all had such a wonderful time at Amy's wedding," the Duggar family wrote on their official Facebook page with a link to the pics.

We all had such a wonderful time at Amy's wedding. All of this excitement has caused Jes...

Does Josh Duggar Have No Remorse For Cheating On Wife Anna?

9/9/2015 2:05am EDT
'19 Kids And Counting' Star Josh Duggar Reportedly Harbors 'No R
"19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar released a statement after his Ashley Madison accounts were revealed, claiming that he was ashamed and knew he was a hypocrite. He reportedly went to a rehabilitation center and hasn't been seen since the news broke. However, insiders are telling a slightly different story about his attitude.

As Entertainment Tonight details, Josh Duggar may not be quite as ashamed as he wanted "19 Kids and Counting" fans to believe. An insider details that in actuality, he has "No remorse" and that he's "not the person everyone thought they knew." In addition, sourc...

Amy Duggar Marries Dillon King Over Weekend – See Details

9/8/2015 9:03am EDT
'19 Kids And Counting' Amy Duggar Wedding Details: Did Anna Dugg
Amy Duggar wed Dillon King with all of her extended "19 Kids and Counting" family in attendance. But did cousin Anna Duggar show her face after husband Josh Duggar's sexual misconduct?

Duggar married her fiancé of just two and a half months, Dillon King, on Sept. 6.

"This is such a positive moment in our lives," Amy Duggar said to People on the day of her wedding.

The event, which the bride called "country chic," took place on the grounds of Horton Farms near Bentonville, Arkansas.

"There were about 400 people. These are only our closest friends and family and their families," she revea...

Amy Duggar Wedding Rumors Emerge

9/6/2015 8:19am EDT
'19 Kids And Counting' Amy Duggar Rumors, Details During Countdo
Amy Duggar will wed Dillon King today in a celebration that will be filled with love, laughter and her extended "19 Kids and Counting" family.

While cousins Josh, Jill and Jessa opted for quiet celebrations with no dancing, alcohol or revelry, due to their religious beliefs, Amy Duggar is planning a blowout bash that is certain to be the talk of their small Arkansas town.

According to Entertainment Tonight, Duggar has been taking care of most of the wedding details herself.

Cousin Josh Duggar, who has checked himself into a faith-based rehab facility to deal with his sexual addictions, w...

Jill Duggar Is Back Home For Another Visit As Cousin Amy's Wedding Set To Take Place

9/4/2015 11:58pm EDT
'19 Kids' Stars Jill Duggar Dillard, Derick And Baby Israel Retu
"19 Kids and Counting" star Jill Duggar Dillard is back in the United States for another visit. Fans know that Jill, along with husband Derick Dillard and baby Israel David, moved away from home in July to focus on missionary work in El Salvador. However, this is the second trip they've made back in recent weeks. What's the scoop?

The Duggar family shared a couple of photos on their Facebook page showing baby Izzy with Jill's sister Jana. It looks like little Israel was having a blast with his auntie and even got in his first piano lesson. As "19 Kids and Counting" fans know, Jana is a ded...

Anna Duggar's Family Is Really Angry With Josh

9/4/2015 10:13am EDT
Anna Duggar's Family Wants To Make Josh Duggar 'Disappear'
Anna Duggar continues to deal with the backlash of her husband's infidelities as her own family has now turned their back on her husband.

While Josh Duggar is dealing with his sexual issues, Anna has to raise their four children alone in the middle of a maelstrom of accusations against her husband.

Josh is currently seeking treatment at Reformer's Unanimous in Rockford, Illinois, a faith-based rehab center that's reportedly helping him overcome his former actions, including infidelity and pornography.

As for Anna's family, a source told People, "They're very angry. They want her and the...

How Is Josh Duggar Doing In Rehab?

9/2/2015 10:11am EDT
Josh Duggar
Josh Duggar checked into rehab following a confession that he used the Ashley Madison website to cheat on his wife, Anna. Duggar entered the "long-term treatment" center on Aug. 25, but it appears that he may not be there at all.

According to Radar Online, the "19 Kids and Counting" star has missed the facility's mandatory meetings and church services.

Duggar reportedly checked in to Reformers Unanimous (RU), a Christian treatment facility in Rockford, Illinois, which promotes recovery from addiction through Bible study.

Residents are expected to attend church services at North Love Bapt...

Jessa Duggar No Longer Supporting Brother Josh

9/2/2015 8:18am EDT
'19 Kids And Counting' Star Jessa Duggar Finally Turns Back On B
"19 Kids and Counting" Jessa Duggar has finally turned her back on her brother after his repeated sexual offenses continued to negatively impact her life.

Pregnant Jessa has had enough after Josh Duggar cheated on his wife and admitted to an addiction to pornography.

Go to seewalds.com and read the post on the Ashley Madison scandal.

A photo posted by Jessa Seewald (@jessaseewald) on Sep 1, 2015 at 3:00pm PDT

Seewald, who had shared posts about forgiveness regarding her brother's continued misdeeds, instead directed her followers to a post written by her father-in-law Michael Seew...

What Do '19 Kids And Counting' Stars Jill And Jessa Duggar Say About Josh's Scandal?

9/1/2015 3:09pm EDT
Jill Duggar Dillard, Jessa Duggar Seewald Touch On Josh Duggar S
Typically the "19 Kids and Counting" family sticks by one another in the face of controversy, rarely breaking rank and saying anything remotely negative about one another. In the wake of Josh Duggar's infidelity scandal, however, it seems there's been a slight shift on this front.

Both Jill Duggar Dillard and Jessa Duggar Seewald are making some comments about the situation. While they aren't necessarily getting terribly specific, "19 Kids and Counting" fans would surely say that the comments and references both Jill and Jessa are making are pretty clearly related to Josh and Anna's situat...