The Bates Family Is Cable TV's New Duggars and They're Just as Toxic

Lacey Donohue · 05/27/15 08:40AM

If you watch the TLC show 19 Kids and Counting starring confirmed child molester Josh Duggar, chances are you’re familiar with the Bates family. From their frequent appearances on the show since 2009, to a 2012 TLC special entitled “The Bates Family: And Baby Makes 19,” to a now-canceled 2012 TLC show United Bates of America, to the new ratings success Bringing Up Bates on “family-oriented” network UPtv, Gil and Kelly Bates have never been shy about their friendship with the Duggars.

Tell Your Duggar Tales: Did Michelle Duggar Get a Gay Crew Member Fired?

Allie Jones · 05/23/15 11:10AM

Josh Duggar, the eldest child of the 19 Kids and Counting celebrity-evangelical clan, admitted Thursday that when he was a teenager he molested several underage girls, including some of his sisters. His admission was shocking to many—but not to all: Plenty of people have known about Josh’s abuse for years, including Oprah, Duggar friends and church members, the Springdale police, and a large number of Duggar obsessives online.

Lacey Donohue · 03/05/14 02:58PM

TLC will begin production today on a reality show that follows actress Leah Remini and her family. Here's hoping that the 12 half-hour episodes of the show will focus on Remini's bitter split with the Church of Scientology.

Here Are Some Hot Valentine's Day Sex Tips from the Duggar Family

Lacey Donohue · 02/14/14 04:11PM

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, the nation's most blessed breeders and stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting, want you to know it's important to make time for romance in your relationship. WWJD on Valentine's Day? Who cares! WWTDD? The Duggars would fuck. They would skip House of Cards, roll up Michelle's giant denim skirt, and they'd do it all night long in their giant Arkansas dormitory.

Lacey Donohue · 01/09/14 05:18PM

Discovery Communications announced on Thursday they're changing the name of the Military Channel to the American Heroes Channel because "true heroism isn't reserved solely for the military." By introducing more "narrative-style documentary programming," the network will quickly transition into TLC for men.

Anderson Cooper Knows Far Too Much About 85 Year Old Mom's Cunnilingus

Beejoli Shah · 12/27/13 02:18PM

Plan on never unhearing what you're about to hear about the Vanderbilts and their love of tongue play; if geriatric oral sex isn't your thing, TLC's new sex-focused reality series makes Kim Kardashian look like Jennifer Lawrence; Hollywood has joined the NFL in disenfranchising Native Americans for a quick profit; and a quarter million people who you never knew even watched Duck Dynasty now want Phil Robertson back.

Nicolas Cage Promotes Drug Dabbling and Listening to TLC’s Waterfalls

Anonymous · 07/19/13 02:29PM

Nicolas Cage is doing a European press tour for The Frozen Ground and a personal press tour for Normalcy. Sources overseas are reporting that Cage is telling people he’s just a “pretty boring guy” who is now living a “very simple life” in the very simple town of Las Vegas. According to BBC News, he’s only spent six months or so of his life “dabbling” in drugs. “I didn’t have like a real problem,” says Cage and also everyone who has ever dabbled.