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'19 Kids and Counting'

Advertisers Dropping Like Flies

5/26/2015 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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update_graphic_red_bar3:20 PM PT -- Walgreens just officially pulled the plug on its ads saying, "In the wake of recent news, we are no longer advertising on the '19 Kids and Counting' program."

gray-bar-updateThe backlash from "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar's molestation admission is snowballing ... two more big advertisers just yanked their ads from the show. 

Payless ShoeSource and Choice Hotels both say they're cutting ties with all future episodes of the TLC program. 

Several customers voiced complaints to Payless and the company responded by saying, "Our ads ran during this show as part of a larger buy w/ TLC. We are taking steps to have them removed from future episodes." Choice Hotels said, "We have decided to remove our advertising from the show."

Walgreens, another major advertiser with TLC, posted a response saying that they were continuing to monitor the situation.

TMZ broke the story ... shortly after news broke about Josh, General Mills pulled its ads.

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Kyle Busch's Wife

Insane Bikini Bod

1 Week After Giving Birth

5/26/2015 9:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Pregnancy does a body good ... REALLY GOOD ... just ask the wife of NASCAR stud Kyle Busch -- who posted an UNBELIEVABLE bikini pic just one week after giving birth. 

Samantha Busch posted a pic showing off her incredibly tight bod -- 6 days after popping out the couple's son Brexton Busch

But Busch doesn't chalk up her super quick turnaround to good genes -- she worked her ass off during her pregnancy to stay fit and healthy. 

In fact, Samantha blogged about her workouts ... crediting "Andrea Orbeck Pregnancy Sculpt" and "Suzanne Bowen’s Slim & Toned Prenatal Barre Workout" for keeping her fit while she was with child. 

As for Kyle, he was raving about Samantha over the weekend ... saying, "She’s a champ. Samantha is my champion. No matter how well or how successful I ever am in my career, she’s got the championship trophy already on her mantle."

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Kris Jenner

I'm About to Become

The ONLY Momager in Hollywood

5/26/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0522-kris-jenner-tmz-01Kris Jenner is so cunning she now wants a legal lock on the very name that has been sometimes used to disparage her ... momager!

We found out Kris has filed legal docs to trademark the name "momager" in the world of entertainment, which means anyone else who wants to use the description would need her permission, or else she could sue them.

It looks like she'll get what she's gunning for, because Kris has already locked down trademarks for the term "momager" for personal management services and for use in her reality show.

Apparently, Kris doesn't like imitators like Dina Lohan and Tina Knowles.  

They've been warned. 

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Josh Duggar

Cracks Molestation Joke

Dating Family Is What We Do!

5/26/2015 6:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Josh Duggar is from Arkansas ... so it's totally cool if he dates his siblings.  

Back in 2008 -- long before Duggar's molestation past came to light -- he made a quip during an episode of what was then called "17 Kids and Counting." 

Josh describes a double date scenario with his then-fiancée Anna ... he ended up going with 2 of his siblings.  

Josh explains, "We chose Jana and John David. We thought why not, have a double date ... We are from Arkansas!"

He then broke out in laughter.

Not so funny now ... 

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Shaq's Son

Beats Dad In 1-On-1

'I Wanna Play LeBron'

5/26/2015 6:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Talk about setting goals ... Shaquille O'Neal's 16-year-old basketball star son says he's already CONQUERED his father in a game of 1-on-1 ... and now he's got his sights set on King James

Shareef O'Neal's hoop skills have been showcased all over the web recently -- and USC has reportedly already offered the 6'8" high school stud a basketball scholarship.  

So, what's it like when the legendary father takes on his incredibly talented son in a family pick-up game?? Check out the clip ... 

Oh, and Shareef also names some of the NBA icons he's been able to shoot around with over the years thanks to his family connections ... and it's pretty awesome. 

As for Shareef vs. LeBron -- hang tight for about 3 to 4 years. 

Chris Brown

Baby Mama Claims Deadbeat Dad

He Says She's Money Hungry

5/25/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chris Brown is at war with his baby mama, who claims he's stopped paying the measly $2,500 a month in child support, and now she's gunning for 6 times that.  

Multiple sources connected with the couple tell TMZ, Chris has been paying baby Royalty's mom, Nia Guzman, the $2,500, but the gravy train stopped in March. Our Chris sources say he stopped paying because Nia demanded $15k a month, which he thinks is ridiculous.

We're told Chris says Nia's treating the baby like a winning lottery ticket, but she claims he's being incredibly cheap and their daughter is suffering as a result. 

We're told Nia's lawyer, Carl Moore, will be filing legal docs in the next 2 weeks demanding back child support and a huge monthly hike.  

We're hearing rumblings of settlement.

Michelle Rounds to Rosie

I Want Full Custody…

Of Our Baby Pictures

5/25/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0522-rosie-odonnell-michelle-rounds-tmzRosie O’Donnell's divorce has gotten so bitter it's gone from fighting in divorce court to battling over the rights to Instagram.

Michelle Rounds is on the attack, claiming she took a picture of their daughter, Dakota, and Rosie had the nerve to post it on Instagram.

Michelle says the law is crystal clear -- she took the pic so she owns the rights to it, and therefore Rosie has no right to post the pic anywhere.

Michelle has contacted Instagram, demanding that the pic be scrubbed from the site. So far the company has taken no action.

Rosie and Michelle are both under a gag order, prohibited from disparaging each other in the media ... social or otherwise. 

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Ben Stiller's Mom Dies

Anne Meara

Dead at 85

5/24/2015 1:19 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0524-ben-stiller-anne-meara-GETTY-01Actress and comedian Anne Meara -- who famously co stared with her husband Jerry Stiller for more than 60 years -- has died at the age of 85.

Anne's family, including her son Ben Stiller released a statement on Sunday regarding her passing. They did not mention a cause of death. 

Meara was famous for performing on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in the 1960s with her husband Jerry Stiller, and also had recurring roles on "All My Children" and "The King of Queens." She co stared with Ben in the 2006 film 'Night at the Museum."

Anne's death was first reported by the AP.

Kim Richards

Proud Mama

At Daughter Brooke's Wedding

5/24/2015 8:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kim Richards was front and center for her daughter's wedding Saturday in Cabo, but it's just a night out before returning to rehab.

Kim's daughter Brooke married Thayer Wiederhorn, the heir to the Fatburger fortune ... yeah, we were surprised too that he was skinny.

The pictures tell a fairly compelling story ... the family seems tight.  Kyle Richards -- who has had issues with Kim in the past -- was right there, along with her daughters and hubby Maurcio Umansky.  You'll recall, Kyle's daughter Alexia was badly bitten by Kim's pit bull.

Paris was there, along with most of the other Hiltons.

The entertainment was impressive ... Conrad Sewell performed his huge song, "Firestone.'

Kim, who had a sober coach present, did not drink and she's returning to rehab, where she's been since shortly after her drunken night at the Beverly Hills Hotel which led to her arrest and criminal charges.

'19 Kids and Counting'

Josh Duggar on the Chopping Block

5/23/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"19 Kids and Counting" may survive the Josh Duggar molestation scandal, but Josh might not.

Connected industry sources tell TMZ, TLC is considering a number of options, weighing the pros and cons. One is to cancel the show outright, the other is to just go full steam ahead, but there is real talk about continuing without Josh.  

Our sources say there's a strong sense axing Josh would not materially hurt the show. We're told TLC has done research and it shows the daughters have become the driving force. The weddings of Jill and Jessa were ratings successes, as was the birth of Jill's baby.

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It wouldn't be hard to remove Josh. He's moved away from Arkansas to D.C. where he's focused on lobbying Congress. But that could change because he just resigned from the Family Research Council.

As for cancelling the show, our sources say there is significant concern that big advertisers will bail. TMZ broke the story, General Mills has already pulled the plug.

On the other hand, we're told TLC believes the show has a strong, loyal evangelical base and so far support has not wavered.

But removing Josh could be a good middle ground for TLC. 

Stay tuned.

Josh Duggar

I'm Backin' Out of Sandusky

5/23/2015 8:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0523-josh-duggar-TLC-01Josh Duggar has pulled the plug on a conference he was scheduled to attend in the most ironic of places ... Sandusky, Ohio.

Josh was supposed to speak at a home schooling convention next week, but in the wake of his public sexual molestation admission, we've learned he's cancelled the appearance.

We're told Josh told the organizers he would be too much of a distraction and didn't want the focus of the conference blurred.

We're also told convention organizers are commending Josh and his parents, saying they've handled the matter well and it all reflects back on Christ.

Kim and Kanye

Happy Anniversary!!!

One Year and Counting

5/23/2015 8:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0523-kim-kanye-wedding-INSTAGRAM-01Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are in the clear, because they won't have to return any wedding gifts now that they've just hit their 1-year anniversary!

Everyone we've spoken to says the same thing ... they are as solid as sold can be.  It appears both of them are in Calabasas to celebrate, along with North West.

A far cry from Kim's 72-day marriage to what's his name.  

TMZ broke the story, Kim and Kanye are ferociously trying to have a second kid. 

'19 Kids and Counting'

TLC Yanks Show From TV Schedule

5/22/2015 10:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0522-duggar-family-twitterTLC has just pulled all airings of "19 Kids and Counting" from its lineup ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, the fate of the show is uncertain, but there's now so much heat in the wake of Josh Duggar's molestation confession ... the network had to make the decision.

We're told they absolutely have not made a long-term decision, but it's clearly a bad sign for the show.

And there's this ... a rep for General Mills tells TMZ, they have already blacklisted the show and removed it from their company's current advertising schedule. 

As we reported, TLC ran a Duggar marathon Thursday, prominently featuring Josh. There was big backlash, not the least of which came from Mama June, who felt TLC was giving the Duggars a pass for far worse conduct than hers, which caused TLC to pull the plug on 'Honey Boo Boo.'

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