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Thursday
Dec152011

Photo of Duggars’ Stillborn Baby Released

Beth Hall/TLC(SPRINGDALE, Ark.) -- Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, patriarchs of the reality TV show 19 Kids and Counting found a way to commemorate the life of what would have been had their 20th child had Michelle not miscarried last week during Michelle's second trimester. They handed out black-and-white photos of the stillborn baby girl at a memorial service Wednesday.

TMZ reported that the family also tweeted the pictures of Jubilee Shalom Duggar, the name they had given their baby daughter in keeping with the family tradition of beginning all the children’s names with the letter "J."

In one of the pictures, obtained by TMZ, a tiny hand can be seen propped up on Michelle’s finger with the words, “Michelle holding Jubilee’s hand.”

In another picture, a tiny foot can be seen with the words, “There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.”

The Duggars contacted Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, a non-profit organization that helps families deal with the miscarriage and loss of their babies, to take photos the family could keep and use at the memorial service, according to People magazine. A family representative said the photos were intended for private use only and that some were released without the Duggars’ consent.

At Wednesday’s memorial service, attended by hundreds in the Duggars’ hometown Springdale, Ark., a letter Michelle Duggar, 45, recorded for Jubilee was played at the memorial, People reported.

“I feel a great sorrow and grief, and yet at the same time I have a peace in my heart,” she said, according to the magazine. “This is so sad, but I have peace. There are people praying for us and angels surrounding our home, and there was peace in the sorrow and the grief. Those feelings are mingled together.”

The magazine said the couple discovered that Jubilee no longer had a heartbeat during a routine doctor’s appointment Dec. 8. Then, the mother had a miscarriage Dec. 11, the day after their youngest child, Josie, who was born premature at 25 weeks, turned 2.

Michelle Duggar was cared for by family members at home after the diagnosis, but was taken to a nearby hospital Sunday after she reported feeling lightheaded.

That Michelle Duggar had even become pregnant for the 20th time grabbed headlines when the family announced the news in November. She had suffered a previous miscarriage in her second pregnancy.

The Duggars are stars of the TLC hit reality-TV show 19 Kids and Counting.

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Wednesday
Oct192011

No Post-Birth Beer for Mariah Carey

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Mariah Carey is quashing earlier reports that she had a beer after her twins Moroccan and Monroe were born last spring at a Los Angeles hospital.

The beer allegation prompted the involvement of California Child Protective Services, who, Carey said, investigated whether the babies were subject to “neglect.”

“It just doesn’t make any sense,” Carey told Barbara Walters in an exclusive interview airing on ABC’s 20/20 Friday.

Carey said that, at the time, the newborns — who are now six months old — were being cared for in the hospital’s neo-natal intensive care unit.

“The babies were in the most protective environment because it’s the NICU,” she said.

Carey said the beer story started with a suggestion by a nurse who brought the singer a beer, saying it would help improve lactation.

But, Carey said, “I didn’t even drink the beer.”

Watch Barbara Walters’ exclusive interview with Carey and husband Nick Cannon, plus see their babies’ faces for the first time, on ABC's "20/20" Friday at 10 p.m. ET.


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Tuesday
Sep272011

Irish Farmer to Rihanna: Put Your Clothes On!

James Coldrey/Getty Images(DUBLIN) -- Rihanna caused a bit of controversy in the corn fields of Ireland Tuesday while filming a video for her new single, “We Found Love” with Scottish DJ Calvin Harris.

The 23-year-old pop star undressed from a flannel checked shirt into a stars-and-stripes bikini, a red bra, and a mesh black top, before going topless while shooting in the fields located just east of Bangor.

At that point, Alan Graham, the 61-year-old farmer who lent Rihanna his land for the video, had enough and drove his tractor over to the shoot to tell the barely-dressed star to cover up.

“The state of undress was becoming inappropriate,” Graham told the UK Telegraph. "I requested that they stop filming and they did."

"I had a conversation with Rihanna," said the father of four. "She understood where I was coming from. We shook hands and parted company on good terms."

Admitting he had “never heard of Rihanna” until her team asked permission to use his fields, Graham explained, “If someone wants to borrow my field and things become inappropriate, then I say, ‘Enough is enough. You are not entitled to do that.’”

Rihanna is in Ireland for a series of sold-out shows in Belfast this weekend.  Filming for her video is reported to have resumed at a secret location there.

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Tuesday
Sep272011

Nancy Grace's 'DWTS' Wardrobe Malfunction

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Nancy Grace suffered a major wardrobe malfunction in week two of ABC's Dancing With the Stars when, after an energetic performance with partner Tristan MacManus, her right breast spilled out of her dress. The camera quickly cut away, but it was too late to protect the legal eagle's dignity.

Grace hid her face as host Tom Bergeron joked, "On the European version that would be perfectly fine."

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Friday
May062011

Who is Pippa Middleton's Boyfriend?

Marcus Trescothick/Getty Images(LONDON) -- After Kate Middleton and Prince William tied the knot, eyes turned to Kate's stunning sister Pippa -- who glided down the aisle, garnering almost as much attention as the bride herself. Dressed in a butter cream dress adorned with buttons down the back, Pippa Middleton, the maid of honor, was nicknamed "Her Royal Hotness" by the London tabloids.

But heads up, guys, Pippa is off the market. Alex Loudon -- Alexander Guy Rushworth Loudon, 30, son of James Loudon, a retired financier -- accompanied Pippa to the royal wedding and the two have reportedly been dating since December 2010.

Loudon attended the independent school Eton College, and went on to Durham University before seeking an MBA at the London Business School. At Eton, Loudon was named president of an elite society called Pop and was "unbelievably popular" at both Eton and Wellesley House, the prep school he attended, according to the Daily Mail.

Nicknamed "Noisy," "Minor," "A-Lo" and "Minotaur," Loudon spent time on the cricket field and even played professionally for a short time before retiring in 2007 to pursue his MBA. This 6-foot 3-inch athlete captained the England-Under-19 team for the 1999-2000 World Cup, according to ESPN Crickinfo. "I will continue to closely support the club and wish the boys every success for the next season and beyond," Loudon told the BBC when he retired.

Reports say Pippa and Loudon tried to stay out of the spotlight leading up to the royal wedding, but a source told Marie Claire "He's madly in love with her." The source also said, "Alex thinks it's hilarious that suddenly the world has discovered Pippa."

Her profile got a major lift last month the moment she walked down the red carpet in her white satin Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen dress.

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Thursday
Jan272011

More Jesse James Nazi Photos Surface

Photo Courtesy - Jordan Strauss/ WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Remember the scandal that erupted when Jesse James was caught posing in Nazi paraphernalia?  Well, a new one may be brewing.

Us Weekly has new Nazi-themed photos featuring Sandra Bullock's ex-husband.  The shots were posted on Facebook by former employees of James' company, West Coast Choppers.

In one picture, James is in a car while a friend sits in the passenger seat, delivering the Nazi salute while wearing what appears to be an Nazi officer's hat.  Another photo features a paper cutout of the pro-literacy cartoon character Flat Stanley, colored so that he's dressed as Hitler.  The cutout is being held by someone, apparently male, though it's impossible to tell if it's James.

The pictures were posted on Facebook in October, although it's unclear if they're still on the social networking site.

An insider maintains James is not an anti-Semite, adding, "He's into history.  The swastika deal is to scare people.  It's part of biker culture."

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