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Josh Duggar Now in Rehab

His parents announce the move in wake of his cheating confession

(Newser) - Days after he confessed to cheating on his wife and an addiction to pornography, Josh Duggar has entered rehab. The ex-reality star checked himself into a long-term treatment center, according to his parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Their announcement today on the 19 Kids and Counting family's website... More »

Josh Duggar Admits to Being Unfaithful

He cites an addiction to pornography

(Newser) - The Duggar family continues to address things like a family: In a statement posted to the family website in the wake of yesterday's report about his alleged Ashley Madison accounts , Josh Duggar starts as follows: "I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values,... More »

Duggars Under Investigation Again; 911 Call Was Made

'In Touch' breaks new details of story

(Newser) - In Touch continues to be at the forefront of the Duggar scandal it broke, reporting new details in an article yesterday that has gotten wide mainstream pick-up . According to the tabloid, the Arkansas Department of Human Services is again investigating the family, and an agency rep called 911 on... More »

Duggars: Josh Molested 4 Sisters, Babysitter

They 'felt like failures,' but they believe they're being singled out

(Newser) - Two weeks after the skeleton burst out of the Duggar family closet, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have opened up about the Josh Duggar molestation scandal. In an interview with Megyn Kelly on Fox News , they talk about how they felt and what they did when they discovered their oldest... More »

Duggar Dad's Stance on Incest Is ... Interesting

In 2002, he thought it should be punishable by death

(Newser) - The latest piece of the Duggar family's past to come awkwardly burbling to the surface in the wake of Josh Duggar's child molestation scandal: Back in 2002, family patriarch Jim Bob Duggar ran for the US Senate, and a cached image from his campaign website obtained by Gawker... More »

90K Sign Petition: Please Cancel Duggars' Show

Says '19 Kids and Counting' family promotes 'LGBT fear mongering'

(Newser) - The Duggar family of 19 Kids and Counting fame has something else to count: the growing number of signatures on a petition asking TLC to give their show, now in its ninth season, the ax. The Change.org petition, titled "End LGBTQ fear mongering by the Duggars," has... More »

Katie Couric Ties the Knot

As does Jill Duggar

(Newser) - It's a happy weekend for Katie Couric, who got married yesterday in a small backyard wedding at Couric's home in East Hampton, New York. "We wanted to keep the wedding just very low-key," Couric, 57, explained to People before the big day. "This is not... More »

Sex Scandal Hits Christian 'Patriarchal' Movement

Ex-leader, friend of Duggars, is accused of manipulating woman into encounters

(Newser) - The former leader of a Christian movement popularized by the ever-growing Duggar family has been slapped with a lawsuit accusing him of sexual impropriety with a young female follower, reports Raw Story . The lawsuit is against Douglas Phillips, who resigned last year as leader of Vision Forum Ministries after admitting... More »

9 Stars Who Homeschool Their Children

Although, for some of them, it's a bit fancier than regular homeschooling

(Newser) - OK, so a celebrity's idea of "homeschooling" is maaaaybe a little different than your idea of homeschooling ... since chances are it involves extremely high-priced tutors when a famous person's kid is the one getting educated. The Stir rounds up nine stars who homeschool; check out a sampling... More »

Michelle Duggar: Overpopulation Is a Lie

There can't be too many kids, says ' 19 Kids and Counting' mom

(Newser) - What the world needs now is more children, declares 19 Kids and Counting mother Michelle Duggar. What about overpopulation? Not to worry, says the reality show mom. Despite the world supporting a record 7 billion people, the whole "mindset" of overpopulation is "not true; it's a lie,... More »

Meet the New Duggars

Gil and Kelly Bates and their 19 kids get reality special

(Newser) - Watch out, Duggars: The 21-member Bates family is here, and their TLC reality special, Baby Makes 19, premieres tomorrow. Like Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, Gil and Kelly Bates have 19 children. But, unlike the Duggars , that means 19 actual births—Kelly has had no twins and no C-sections. But... 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 »

Duggars Show Photos of Dead Fetus

Chilling picture of tiny feet, hand passed out at memorial service

(Newser) - An odd twist to a sad story: Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have now distributed photos of their dead fetus, the newly named Jubilee Shalom , at an Arkansas memorial service, reports TMZ . "There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world," said... More »

Duggars Name Lost Baby

Memorial service set for Jubilee Shalom

(Newser) - The Duggars had promised to name the baby they lost to a miscarriage , and they have: She was a little girl and her name is Jubilee Shalom. People reports that the family will hold a memorial service for her, their 20th child who was due in April, on Wednesday. Mom... More »

Duggar Mom Miscarries

Michelle, 45, loses hoped-for 20th in second trimester

(Newser) - There won't be a 20th Duggar baby, after all—at least not next year. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar got the sad news that Michelle had miscarried in her second trimester when they went in to their doctor's office for a routine check-up yesterday. They had hoped to... 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 »

Duggars: Yep, We Want No. 20

Premature Josie wasn't necessarily the last

(Newser) - Despite the fact that they almost lost baby No. 19 after she was born four months early , the Duggars see no rest for the weary womb. “That would be wonderful!” Michelle Duggar tells Radar , but “we will wait and see and take it one at a time.... More »

Duggar Critics See Fringe Cult

Enquirer notes link with group that wants to overthrow government

(Newser) - If the National Enquirer is to be believed, the Duggars don’t have 19 children simply because they love kids: No, it’s because they belong to a cult that plans to take over the US government. Jim Bob and Michelle, stars of TLC’s 19 Kids & Counting, are... More »

Hollywood's 10 Youngest Grandparents

Jim Carrey, at 48, is the latest

(Newser) - Jim Carrey recently became a grandfather at 48, but he’s not the youngest celebrity grandparent by a long shot. The Daily Beast rounds up nine others:
  • Whoopi Goldberg: Here’s how you become a grandmother by 34: Have a daughter at 18 who then has her own daughter at
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