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Say Yes to the Dress Bride: Show Will Ruin My Wedding

But a judge says tough luck

(Newser) - If you were invited to Alexandra Godino 's May wedding, tune into TLC at 9pm Friday night and you can get a sneak peek of the bridal gown she'll be wearing. That's the issue at the heart of a lawsuit Godino filed against the network, in which... More »

The Duggars Are Coming Back to TV

At least, Jessa and Jill are

(Newser) - Turns out TLC isn't done with the Duggar family entirely. Two months after canceling 19 Kids and Counting amid the Josh Duggar molestation scandal, the network has ordered "several" new specials focusing on two of Josh's sisters, according to the Hollywood Reporter . The specials will focus on... More »

Duggars' 19 Kids and ... Canceling, Says TLC

Network will air documentary on child sex abuse with Duggar victims

(Newser) - Another year, another controversial TLC show gets the boot. After pulling episodes of 19 Kids and Counting, TLC confirms it has canceled its most-watched show after claims that cast member Josh Duggar molested four of his sisters and a babysitter as a teen. 19 Kids "will no longer appear... More »

The Duggar Lesson: Stop This Reality Exploitation

Columnist: We beat a familiar path from entertained to horrified

(Newser) - Boy, those Duggars were fun to watch—even hate-watch—until things got creepy . Same with Honey Boo Boo . And Duck Dynasty . Enough already, pleads Kevin Fallon in a post at the Daily Beast whose headline advocates the "end of hicksploitation on TV." When doling out blame to the... More »

TLC Pulls Duggar Episodes

No word yet on show's ultimate fate in wake of Josh Duggar news

(Newser) - No word yet on whether TLC will officially cancel 19 Kids and Counting after it was revealed that the oldest of those 19 kids was once accused of child molestation , but TMZ reports that the network has pulled all the upcoming airings of the reality show off the air. The... More »

Mama June's Daughter Says She Was Molested

Is 'hurt' mom is seeing the same man again

(Newser) - The ugly allegations surrounding the cancellation of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo are getting uglier. If you missed the first round, TLC canceled the reality show after it emerged that matriarch Mama June was once again dating a man convicted of molesting one of her relatives years ago. Now, we... More »

Honey Boo Boo Canceled After Child Molester Claims

TLC says it's ending show after reports of Mama June canoodling with ex-con

(Newser) - Little Alana Thompson's reality-TV career is over, at least on TLC. A TMZ report yesterday claimed that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch June Shannon is dating a convicted child molester who abused one of Shannon's own 8-year-old relatives—and now TLC has officially axed the hit show.... More »

'Honey Boo Boo' Might Get $40K for Whole Season

Family gets a modest $2K to $4K per show from TLC

(Newser) - Here Comes Honey Boo Boo might be the newest smash hit reality show, but 7-year-old pageant contestant Alana Thompson and her offbeat family in rural Georgia aren't exactly getting crazy rich. The TLC show registered a strong 3 million viewers for its last episode— more than any network got... More »

America, Brace Yourself for 'Honey Boo Boo'

New TLC show is 'horrifying' yet 'sweet': Hank Steuver

(Newser) - A new TLC show called Here Comes Honey Boo Boo debuts tonight, and Hank Steuver at the Washington Post finds himself "powerless to look away." The main reason is 6-year-old Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo, a beauty pageant contestant from rural Georgia who all but stole the... More »

Elvis Lives Again —As a Hologram

Will be created by firm who remade Tupac

(Newser) - Another dead music legend is set to reappear: Like Tupac Shakur at Coachella, Elvis Presley will soon be back in hologram form. Digital Domain Media Group, which created Tupac's festival hologram, is reconstructing the rock 'n' roll icon, the AP reports. Elvis' hologram will appear live and in... More »

Duggars: We're 'Open' to More Kids

Reality show to reveal moment couple learned of miscarriage

(Newser) - After 19 kids, the Duggars aren't calling it quits. "We would be open to more if God saw fit to bless us with more," Michelle Duggar tells Today in her first interview after a miscarriage in December . Even after the "devastating" experience, "I would do... More »

Feds Bust Woman in Duggar Extortion

Teresa Hunt had not-so-racy photos of a cousin, wanted '19 Kids and Counting' axed

(Newser) - For anyone who has ever wished TLC would ax the reality abomination known as 19 Kids and Counting, you have company, albeit slightly batty company. Seems feds have charged Iowa photog Teresa Hunt with trying to extort the parent company of TLC, which airs Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's... More »

Stewart: TLC's Muslim Show 'Most Boring' Ever

There's nothing controversial about 'All-American Muslim'

(Newser) - A completely baffled Jon Stewart took to the airwaves last night to weigh in on the controversy over TLC's All American Muslim. It appears the Florida Family Association—which pushed Lowe's to pull its ads from the program —is unhappy with the show because it doesn't ... More »

Russell Simmons Leads Charge Against Lowe's on Muslim Show

He criticizes chain for bailing on TLC program

(Newser) - Lowe's is facing some heavy backlash over its decision to yank ads from the TLC reality show All-American Muslim. Hip-hop's Russell Simmons has been the most vocal, even offering to buy up any remaining ad space before Sunday's episode. As it turns out, that might not be... More »

Lowe's Jerks Ads From Muslim Reality Show

Now critics are calling for a boycott of Lowe's

(Newser) - The Lowe's retail chain has yanked its ads from an American Muslim reality program after complaints from an evangelical group. Now critics are calling for a boycott of the home improvement seller. The Florida Family Association blasted TLC's new program, All-American Muslim, as "propaganda that hides the... More »

20th Baby a Ridiculously Foolish Choice for Duggar

...medically speaking. OB/GYNs cite risks of preeclampsia, yet another cesarean

(Newser) - Michelle Duggar's joy is an OB/GYN's "worst nightmare"—at least, according to three OB/GYNs. Writing for the Daily Beast , Yvonne Bohn, Allison Hill, and Alane Park react to the news that the reality TV star is expecting her 20th child with a mixture of trepidation and... More »

Duggars Expecting Baby No. 20

Come on, you knew they wouldn't stop at 19

(Newser) - Why stop at 19 kids when you’re biologically capable of going for 20? Yep, it’s time once again to offer up a Mazel tov! to Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. The 19 Kids and Counting stars will welcome their 20th child in April, People reports, despite the fact... More »

Sarah Palin's Hair Salon Gets Reality TV Show

'Big Hair Alaska' premieres this fall on TLC

(Newser) - If you loved TLC's Sarah Palin's Alaska, you're in luck. The channel is getting up close and personal with another side of Palin—her girly one. The Alaska hair salon where Palin gets her up-do style will be the subject of a reality show on the network... More »

Sister Wives Hubby to Sue Utah Over Polygamy Law

Suit: States shouldn't be able to punish polygamists over 'intimate conduct'

(Newser) - One of America's most famous polygamists and his four wives are taking their lifestyle from the television set to the courtroom. Sister Wives' Kody Brown and the rest of his 21-person family will file a suit tomorrow, but its goal isn't to get polygamy on the books as... More »

Sarah Palin's Alaska Ratings Plummet

And demographic skews older

(Newser) - It seems mostly old people are watching Sarah Palin’s Alaska. Ratings for the show’s second installment fell 40%, CBS News reports. While the premiere set a record for TLC with 5 million viewers, only 3 million came back for more. Of those, only 885,000 were in the... More »

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