Jim Bob and Michelle take a romantic vacation to Peurto Rico on a marriage retreat, and leave all the kids in the hands of the older girls. Plus, the four older girls give dating advice to a group of teens. Read on for the full ’19 Kids & Counting’ recap!
Jim Boband Michelle Duggar want to take some time to reconnect in their relationship, so they embark on a marriage retreat to Puerto Rico. Not only is the scenery beautiful, but the couple perform exercises to help strengthen their already strong marriage.
Jim Bob & Michelle Reconnect In Puerto Rico
It seems the biggest issue Michelle wants to work on in their relationship is making sure Jim Bob actually listens and pays attention to her. They each perform trust exercises one-on-one with the counselor individually as well as couples chat sessions. Jim Bob does a bending rebar exercise, and learns that letting go of fear — as in letting go of the fear that the bar will impale your throat and kill you — is similar to moving forward in a relationship.
Their relationship may seem perfect on the outside, but even the Duggars have their struggles, and they said that losing their daughter Jubilee, whom Michelle miscarried, was the hardest part of their marriage. They emotionally revealed that they worked hard to move past it and be there for each other, and they hope this retreat strengthens their bond.
Older Duggar Girls Talk Dating & Boys
The older Duggar girls have been taking care of the younger kids while their parents are out, but they were invited to speak at a birthday party that they couldn’t turn down. Luckily Grandma Duggar and Josh’s wife Anna are on hand to help out with the kids while Jana, Jill, Jinger and Jessa, speak at the birthday party for a group of teenage girls. Instead of lecturing them, the appearance had more of a girl-talk feel, and the Duggars each talked about their thoughts on dating and talking to boys.
They revealed that they considering dating as one thing only, and that’s for the purpose to find a husband. As of right now, no one is involved in a courtship, but they are “observing” boys in their school, and deciding on what traits they want in a husband. Overall, they wanted to let the girls at the party know that there’s no shame in waiting on dating, and they should respect themselves enough to be picky with their boyfriends.
Jim Bob & Michelle Snorkel In Street Clothes
In an exciting adventure for the couple, they go snorkeling in the ocean to discover the beautiful marine life. There’s a marriage lesson in there somewhere — something about how there’s always beauty underneath the surface if you’re willing to look for it — but the actual day trip and spending time together was also warm bonding experience.
The Duggars took to the water in what made them comfortable, which was regular street clothes instead of swimwear — Jim Bob in jean cut-offs, and Michelle in a dress. Although it looked incredibly heavy, they were able to swim around and explore all of the beautiful ocean life.
A few days later, they venture even further outside of their comfort zone with a zipline tour! They were scared to death, but all of their adventures brought them closer than ever.
We’re so glad the Duggars had fun on their marriage retreat, but it was clear they missed their family when they returned! What did YOU think of the episode, HollyMoms? Do you think Michelle and Jim Bob are stronger than ever after their retreat?
WATCH: Older Duggar Girls Speak At A Birthday Party
“I’m sorry I took your daughter’s virginity.” Yes, that line was actually spoken aloud on the April 30 episode of Awkward, as the show truly lived up to its name like never before. Jenna (Ashley Rickards) and Matty (Beau Mirchoff) were forced to discuss their sex life over dinner with all four of their parents — but that wasn’t the strangest part of the episode.
No, the strangest part came at the very end when Matty showed up on the Hamiltons’ doorstep — asking if he could crash for a while!
While having Matty under her roof will probably seem great to Jenna at first — the previews show her walking in on him in a towel, which is kind of a treat for everyone — we see that it begins to take a toll on their relationship. Only on television would anyone ever kick that guy out of their house for any reason. (Matty, I have a guest room. Just saying.)
Tamara Loses Her Virginity — And Her Mind
Meanwhile, Jake (Brett Davern) and Tamara (Jillian Rose Reed) were engaging in some awkward sex-capades of their own. “Jakara” was finally ready to have sex, but when Jake’s set-up looked a little too much like the one he planned for Jenna last season — think pillows, roses and the back of a van — Tamara threw a s**t fit.
But because Jake has amazing hair and a surprisingly smokey voice, he was able to talk Tamara down… and into bed. Their first time wasn’t as amazing as they hoped it would be, but I have faith in their staying power as a couple. I’m Team Jake till the bitter end, regardless of who he’s with.
Three Cheers For Sadie
And then, as always, there was Sadie (Molly Tarlov). Palos Hills High’s queen of mean proved to be the ultimate fear-leader this week, dishing out some of her best one-liners yet. (“Yell from your diaphram! You know, that place that’s located directly under your itty-bitties.”)
I also loved her lack of sympathy for Lyssa (Greer Grammer), who may or may not have broken her entire body. It was very Bring It On, and I love me a good throwback.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of this week’s Awkward? Are you glad Jake and Tamara finally boned? Do you predict Jenna will develop feelings for Colin? Drop a comment with your personal review!
Host Tom Bergeron then gave her the perfect stage — the DWTS stage!
Adrienne’s story is truly inspiring and it will be amazing to watch her perform on the show next season.
Andy Dick Gets Eliminated
Poor Andy! His rumha was not sexy enough the previous night, and he and Sharna Burgess received the fewest votes and were sent home, while Ingo lives to see another week.
It was time. The previous night, Andy trying to be sexy was like a pig trying to fly: it was not going to happen! However he was his usual comical self, and it was fun. Len Goodman said it was "erratic" not "erotic." I couldn't agree more!
Still, it was sad to see Andy go, and he welled up at the thought!
What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Was the right person sent home?
After JLaw was spotted out with her ex-boyfriend on April 29, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Jennifer wants to get back together with Nicholas — and there’s a special reason why!
From starring in The Hunger Games trilogy to scoring an Oscar for her Silver Linings Playbook role, Jennifer Lawrence, 22, has become one of Hollywood’s hottest young actresses. Although Jennifer called it quits with her boyfriend of two years, Nicholas Hoult, 23, the starlet won’t be single for long, because a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that the couple is working on their relationship!
JLaw’s Ex-Boyfriend Nicholas Hoult: Dating Again?
“Its a work in progress. There is genuine love between the two and she feels safe with him since he was there before she blew up to this big star,” the source explains as the reason Jennifer wants to work on their relationship.
The source adds, “The distance that was made for her career ruined the relationship in the first place. But now that she has more say in what her schedule is, she is very interested to rekindle what they once had. They’ve been talking and it’s very promising that they will be a couple once again.”
Then there were 16! Singers on Team Usher and Team Blake faced the knockout rounds on April 30, and only half survived — and it was quite the battle! So, which talent won over their coach? And which fell flat?
Both Usher and Blake Sheltonhad hard decisions to make on The Voice! This was the last episode where the judges have the control, and the singers were fighting for their spot. The choices shocked us all – especially after Usher urged one contestant to really get close to him.
Usher Tells Audrey Karrasch: Get Intimate
The competition was high for Team Usher and Team Blake.
So, when Usher paired up model-turned-singer Audrey Karrasch against Michelle Chamuel – he wanted both to work hard. Audrey sang Lil' Wayne's "How To Love," while Michelle took on Pink's "Raise Your Glass."
While rehearsing, Usher wanted Audrey to get more comfortable, so he stepped up almost touching noses with her!
"I need you to perform the song like you mean this, I'm going to stand right here, and I need you to perform as though your talking and it's intimate," he told her. And somehow, she didn’t get intimidated!
Well … maybe she did. Michelle’s crazy fun performance won over Usher in the end and Audrey was sent home.
Vedo’s Performs Emotional Heartfelt
When Usher paired up R&B artist C. Perkins against Vedo, it brought out an extremely emotional performance.
While C. took on Chris Brown's "She Ain't You," Vedo chose Bryan Adams' "Everything I Do (I Do It For You)."
The performance was dedicated to his mother, who suffered from lung cancer. We saw her crying backstage during the blind auditions after her son made it through – however, after the battle rounds, she passed away.
When he performed, the emotion radiated through, touching all of our hearts. He won the battle, moving on to live performances, and afterward said he felt his mother was watching and smiling. We agree!
Notable Performances Of The Night — Judges Choices Shock Us
Team Usher's Josiah Hawley took a page out of Beyonce's book — performing a rocking version of “Back To Black.” He was paired up against Jess Kellner, who chose a meaningful song to her – "You Give Me Something."
They both put on decent performances, but Jess’ seemed much more powerful. However, Usher chose Josiah shocking us all – especially Blake who shook his head afterward.
Holly Tucker represented Team Blake singing Tim McGraw's “Live Like You Were Dyin’.” Luke Edgemon surprised the crowd with Katy Perry's “Teenage Dream”" Yes you read that right. Both Holly and Luke put their own unique spins on the songs. In the end, Blake went with Holly, even though it seemed that everyone else really loved Luke!
So, next up is the live shows and the decision no longer falls in the judges hands — but in ours!
What did you think of Usher’s intimate interaction? Did it help Audrey or intimidate her too much? Vote below!
She’s at it again! Amanda’s latest Twitter-capade involved her showing off some crazy cleavage! Should Amanda have kept this scandalous pic to herself?
Recently, Twitter meltdowns have become a pretty regular thing for Amanda Bynes. In her latest post, the 27-year-old actress shared a very revealing picture of herself — do you think she’s showing way too much?
Amanda Bynes Tweets Shirtless Pic With Massive Cleavage
Along with the shirtless photo, Amanda wrote “About to put on makeup! I weigh 135, I’ve gained weight! I need to be 100 lbs!”
This isn’t the first time Amanda has criticized her own weight publicly. On April 4, the actress revealed on Twitter, ”I have an eating disorder so I have a hard time staying thin.”
Amanda Bynes Needs To See A Psychiatrist
After Amanda posted a bizarre video of herself on April 15, Dr. Carole Lieberman, psychiatrist and author of Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets, told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Amanda appears to be psychotic.
“This video is very suggestive of someone who is psychotic,” Dr. Lieberman explains. “Amanda seems to be making faces at, and talking to, some unseen person. And, although it's possible that there is actually a person off-camera, it seems more likely that she is having an auditory or visual hallucination.”
Dr. Lieberman, who was formerly a psychiatric resident at Bellevue Emergency Room, says she would immediately admit Amanda because of her erratic behavior.
“Amanda's behavior has gone beyond eccentric or the usual Hollywood starlet bids for attention,” she says. “She has been increasingly manifesting symptoms of a serious psychiatric disorder, which may include a combination of alcohol abuse, drug abuse and mental illness such as schizophrenia or manic-depressive illness.”
HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Amanda should have posted the scandalous picture? Vote below!
What caused Chris to suddenly lash out at Rihanna through music? The answer might surprise you.
Things haven’t been going so well between Chris Brown and Rihannalately, so we weren’t totally shocked when Chris released a new track April 30, expressing his frustration. But what was the real motivation behind “I Can’t Win”? HollywoodLife.com went straight to Chris’ inner circle for the answer.
Chris Brown: ‘I Can’t Win’ — Why He Released The Song
“It is what it is,” a source close to Chris tells us. “He had some [stuff] to get off his chest, and he did so through his music. Can’t fault him for that, but you already know what the song is about, and he said all he’s got to say on the track.”
Chris’ pal certainly didn’t deny that he wrote the new song about Rihanna — and how could he? The lyrics couldn’t be more clear!
Will Rihanna Respond To Breezy’s Diss Song?
Rihanna’s never been one to keep her feelings to herself, so we’d love for her to respond to Chris’ song with one of her own! The lyrics to “I Can’t Win” pose some hard-hitting questions to RiRi (“Why you angry all the time? Why don't you wanna ride for me?”), and it’s only fitting that she should answer them.
HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Chris should have dissed Rihanna? And do you think RiRi should fire back with a ‘non-album’ song of her very own? Vote below!
After a weekend of ups and downs in her relationship with Chris, Rihanna further confirmed there may trouble in paradise when she reportedly gave out lap dances at a club!
Although Rihanna, 25, and Chris Brown, 23, have been having problems recently, the “Diamonds” singer isn’t letting that keep her from having fun. After a show at the Prudential Center on April 28, Rihanna cheered herself up by hitting the club with some girlfriends!
Rihanna Gives Sexy Lap Dances At Club Without Chris Brown
The singer sported a revealing white mesh shirt to the Pink Elephant in NYC and enjoyed a night out with a group of girlfriends and her back up dancers. Although Chris wasn’t at the club, Rihanna found another famous singer to entertain.
“Sean Kingston was at the next table,” a source tells the NY Post. “Rihanna and her friends were dancing provocatively next to him when his song 'Beautiful Girls' was played by the DJ. It looked like they were giving him a seductive lap dance.”
Hopefully the couple will be able to work out their issues before Chris’ birthday on May 5, because Rihanna reportedly bought Chris a million dollar birthday gift – a limited edition 2009 Mercedes-Benz SLR Stirling Moss.
HollywoodLifers, do YOU think Rihanna and Chris are having relationship trouble? Vote below!
The former Teen Mom’s porn movie with James Deen is official, and set to be released online soon. HollywoodLife.com has all the details about how much the video costs, when it’s being released and what to expect!
Farrah Abraham has openly revealed that she’s “pleased” with how her sex tape contract negotiations panned out, especially since she signed a nearly $1 million deal to sell the rights to the footage. With her tape about to be released, HollywoodLife.com has all the details on the XXX-rated footage.
Farrah Abraham’s Sex Tape Details Revealed
We can tell you for sure that Farrah’s sex tape is more than an hour long, and there will definitely be some, um, backdoor action. More details revealed:
Farrah’s tape is conspicuously titled Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom.
The footage will be available online at vivid.com on May 6, and will go on sale in stores nationwide on May 14. Keep an eye out for HollywoodLife.com for a special (PG-13-rated) clip before the official online release date.
Farrah engages in a physical relationship with porn star James Deen, and the tape is 70 minutes long — as in, 10 minutes longer than a Teen Mom episode (with commercials).
This porn is not your average DVD. The adult film will retail for $39.99 as a DVD in stores, but members of vivid.com can download it for the cost of membership.
It promises to deliver. Steve Hirsch, founder and co-chairman of Vivid Entertainment says the footage is so red hot, he couldn’t pass up the chance to buy it. “The footage itself is amazing. I think many fans will be shocked at how truly explicit it is, including stunning backdoor scenes,” he revealed.
Vivid Entertainment’s Official Statement About Farrah’s Sex Tape
In an official press release, Steve revealed that he pursued Farrah’s tape “vigorously,” and is happy about the purchase. Steve tells HollywoodLife.com in a statement:
"Since word of this tape got out, we've been overwhelmed with inquiries about whether or not we had acquired it. I'm happy to confirm that we have purchased it. We went after this movie as vigorously as any sex tape we've ever pursued. We felt it was definitely worth it, not only because of Farrah's popularity, but because the footage itself is amazing. I think many fans will be shocked at how truly explicit it is, including stunning backdoor scenes. Farrah's looks remind me of a young Kim Kardashian and we all know how her story turned out."
Looks like we’ll have to wait and see the tape for ourselves! What do YOU think about Farrah’s sex tape, HollywoodLifers? Are you going to watch it?
The ‘Fine China’ singer revealed when he will be unveiling his sixth album! Are you excited for Chris’ new music?
Chris Brown, 23, has already given us a taste of his new album with his singles “Fine China” and “I Can’t Win.” Fans won’t have to wait much longer to hear more music from the rapper, because the release date for X is just around the corner!
Chris Brown: ‘X’ Release Date Announced
In a video sampling his new single “I Can’t Win,” Chris revealed that his new album will drop on July 16, which is perfect timing to be one the hottest albums of the summer!
“I just wanted to have more substance to who I am as an artist,” Chris admits. “When it comes to me explaining who I am like through my art, I wanted to be more mature.”
Chris also revealed there is a special reason he chose the title X for his latest album. “X is numerical,” he reveals. “My birthday is 5/5/89. So the Roman numeral 10 is X. Five and five is 10. Then, eight, nine, 10. X is also the 24th letter in the alphabet. I'll be 24 when the album comes out.”
We can’t wait to hear the rest of the album!
HollywoodLifers, are YOU excited for the release of Chris’ new album? Vote below!
Bella goes blonde! Bella ditched her signature red hair for a blonde makeover in a new Twitter picture on April 30. Do you love her new shade?
Bella Thorne, 15, is a blonde beauty! The Shake It Up star appears to have gotten a dramatic dye job. In the new pic, she shows off her new hair and goes makeup free. Tell us what you think about her new color below!
Bella Thorne’s Blonde Hair — Love Or Loathe?
Bella’s blonde hair appeared in a picture on Twitter on April 30. In the photo, she appears to be eating a meal with a friend.
She’s wearing a pretty white and pink tank top and looks serious. Bella is a natural beauty, not wearing any makeup in the photo.
Her skin is completely clear and her lips look gorgeous with a pink stain. As the photo started to circulate on Twitter, fans immediately asked Bella if her new hair color was real or a wig!
Although some comments were mixed, user @RitaMusic143 said: “@bellathorne looks gorgeous with red or blonde hair.❤ Just stop with all the rude comments. She’s beautiful.”
We totally agree!
Bella’s Beauty Tips
Bella recently spilled her best beauty tips to HollywoodLife.com:
“Wear sunscreen and [my mom] always has me use all these really nice face creams that she didn’t have back in the day. And that helps me so I can have clean skin. Fifteen is a hard age and for me it’s hard to use a lot of products as my skin is very sensitive.”
Do you like Bella’s new blonde hair, HollywoodLifers?
So how’s the cross-over going to happen, exactly? Here’s how ABC Family explained the move in a press release:
Blackburn's character, Caleb Rivers, will travel to Ravenswood during the annual "Pretty Little Liars" special Halloween episode. The "Ravenswood" series will premiere immediately after. Blackburn will still be seen in the upcoming summer season of "Pretty Little Liars."
So rest easy, ‘Haleb’ fans; there will be plenty more action between Hanna (Ashley Benson) and Caleb to come!
And in case you need a refresher on what Ravenswood is all about, here’s the official description:
From "Pretty Little Liars" executive producers I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Joseph Dougherty and Leslie Morgenstein, "Ravenswood" will center on a town, not far from Rosewood, PA (the home base of "Pretty Little Liars"), which has suffered under a deadly curse for generations. Five strangers suddenly find themselves connected by this fatal curse and need to dig into the town's mysterious and terrible history before it's too late for each of them.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of this huge twist? Drop a comment with your thoughts (and concerns) below!