Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ADVERTISERS LEAVING '19 KIDS AND COUNTING': TLC hasn't officially pulled the plug on "19 Kids and Counting", but if it does make it back onto the airwaves, it'll be with a few less advertisers.

So far General Mills, Payless shoes, Walgreens, and Choice Hotels have decided to yank their advertising dollars. The show is still on hiatus while TLC tries to figure out what to do in the wake of revelations that 27-year-old JOSH DUGGAR molested several underage girls, including his sisters, when he was a teenager.

There's talk the network might keep the show but get rid of Josh, although that's not likely to silence the critics -- especially since his parents JIM BOB and MICHELLE knew what their son did and kept it quiet, deciding instead to deal with it themselves rather than turn their son in. It was only after the secret got out a few years later that they had to admit it to police, but by then the statute of limitations had run out so Josh never got in any legal trouble.

And they just keep looking worse as people point out how hypocritical some of their past statements and actions look now. Like when Jim Bob was running for Senate in 2002, and said incest should be punishable by death. For the record, Josh is still alive.

WILL JOHNNY DEPP DO TIME FOR DOG SMUGGLING?!: Although JOHNNY DEPP'S two dogs are out of Australia, he could be facing jail time and a large fine.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, an Australian Senate committee on Monday said that if the incident is brought to trial, and Depp is found guilty, the actor will face up to 10 years in jail and a maximum fine of $265,000 for bringing his Yorkshire Terriers, Boo and Pistol, into the country. Officials are currently trying to determine how Depp sidestepped a customs checkpoint.

The pups became the subject of controversy after Depp brought the dogs with him when he and his wife, Amber Heard, flew to Australia on a private jet last month, so Depp could continue filming the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie. The Department of Agriculture said the dogs weren't claimed on arrivals slips, which are mandatory whether one is flying commercial or on a private aircraft.


The couple spent Memorial Day together at Disneyland riding the theme park's most famous rides together, although word is John passed on Space Mountain so Katy rode that ride with friends.

Witnesses say the two were there all day, and dined in the ultra-exclusive eatery Club 33 at night before leaving the park around midnight.

John and Katy have dated on and off since 2012.

Meanwhile ... GWYNETH PALTROW and CHRIS MARTIN spent Memorial Day together with their kids at a house party in Malibu. Although they arrived separately, a source told People magazine they hung out together at the party.

Paltrow and Martin, who reached a settlement on their divorce in April, have spent other holidays together since the two split in March 2014 after 10 years of marriage. The pair reportedly also celebrated Mother's Day together.

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