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Porn Star's Lawsuit: Josh Duggar Assaulted Me

Actress who doubles as stripper alleges rough sex

(Newser) - An adult film actress is suing Josh Duggar, claiming the reality TV star assaulted her on two occasions when consensual sex turned rough. Ashley Stamm-Northup, known as Danica Dillon in movies, filed the lawsuit Tuesday. She says Duggar approached her at a Philadelphia strip club in March and paid $600... 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 »

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 »

Duggar Scandal Costs TLC '$19M and Counting'

Network takes massive loss over show's loss; family appeals for donations

(Newser) - Giving 19 Kids & Counting the ax is taking a big chunk out of TLC's bottom line, in what Entertainment Weekly calls "perfect numerical symmetry that suggests the universe is intelligently designed with a built-in sense of ironic humor." Parent company Discovery Communications reported a second-quarter deficit... 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 »

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 »

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 »

More Bad News for the Duggars

Things not looking good for '19 Kids and Counting'

(Newser) - Still no official word from TLC on whether 19 Kids and Counting will be canceled in the wake of the Josh Duggar scandal, but multiple sources connected to the network tell TMZ it's looking like that's what will happen. "If you're betting, you'd be wise... More »

Josh Duggar Gets a New Supporter

His sister's father-in-law is latest to defend him

(Newser) - Add one more name to the list of people standing firmly in Josh Duggar's corner. Michael Seewald, father-in-law of Josh's sister, Jessa, has posted a long blog entry explaining why "the Seewald family stands with the Duggar family in solidarity," Page Six reports. "Josh, hang... More »

Josh Duggar's 2008 Incest Joke Pretty Creepy in Retrospect

And Anna Duggar's Instagram quote is pretty cryptic in retrospect

(Newser) - A joke Josh Duggar made back in 2008 was pretty uncomfortable at the time, but in the wake of the child molestation scandal swirling around him, it's even more uncomfortable. On an episode of 19 Kids and Counting from that year, Duggar was discussing an upcoming date he had... More »

Why the Duggars' Show Shouldn't Be Canceled

Post's Hank Stuever: What's the point if 'reality' shows skip reality?

(Newser) - TLC has yanked episodes of 19 Kids and Counting off its schedule amid the molestation scandal of family member Josh Duggar. It remains, unclear, however, whether the reality show is gone for good. At the Washington Post , TV critic Hank Stuever hopes that's not the case because the show... 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 »

Josh Duggar Quits Job After Claims He Molested Girls

He admits he 'acted inexcusably' as a teenager

(Newser) - The past has come back to haunt Josh Duggar, eldest son of the 19 Kids and Counting reality-TV clan. After allegations that he molested five underage girls as a teenager surfaced yesterday, the 27-year-old stepped down from his position at the conservative Family Research Council and issued a public apology,... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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