The Ashley Madison Hack & its Casualties

ashley-madisonAs we have all been informed there was a hack on a certain matchmaking site, more information continues coming to light as people dig through the massive amounts of data leaked. The fact that this is not your usual matchmaking site makes this data that more interesting. This site was used to encourage married men and women to have an affair.  You heard right, married men and women, who would register on this site to get in contact and have affairs. Various congressmen and other  government officials are only some of the many registered users found on this platform.

The most shocking is that many celebrities were discovered to have had previous accounts in this website at different points throughout the years. Some of the celebrities seemed to be involved in this breach of privacy is Josh Duggar, better known from  TLC show 19 Kids and Counting, who just barely made it out alive when it was revealed that he sexually molested 5 young girls, some who were his own sisters; Sam Radar, a christian YouTube personality who was just caught in a scandal of lying about his wife’s pregnancy and miscarriage all for the sake of catching it on video and hoping to ride on the curtails of his video’s success; and last but not least Jionni Lavalle better known as Snooki’s husband famous from Jersey Shore and its spinoff show Snooki & Jwow.

The revelation that these celebrities have used this website at some point in time has not come without controversy. The fallout of this hack has been dreadful to watch and even worse to experience.

Josh Duggar responded and confirmed to the allegations that he was registered to the 150522094624-02-duggar-family-exlarge-169infidelity website stating that,

I have been the biggest hypocrite ever. While espousing faith and family values, I have secretly over the last several years been viewing pornography on the internet and this became a secret addiction and I became unfaithful to my wife

Due to that, he has volunteered himself to a longterm rehab to deal with the issues that seem to be steaming from a hyperactive sex drive.

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As for Sam Radar, many thought he would never respond or deny the claims made against him although the evidence proved that damning. He just simply replied that he was “abolished from that sin”. 

 

Nicole-Snooki-Polizzi-Wedding-Album-with-Jionni-LaValle-6The most disappointing of these reveals was Jionni, Snooki’s husband and sweetheart. The public had come to love the very involved parent of Lorenzo and Giovanna. This is why the news was disheartening. But with any reality tv marriage, this couple put up a united front and Snooki responded to the claims by denying that her husband was at all involved with the scandal stating,

“So no, my husband didn’t sign up on that website to cheat on me. Honestly, if he wanted to cheat- he would go out and do it. Not sign up on a website and pay for it. Jionni is a good guy and doesn’t need his name being tarnished. Nor does our family. We did nothing wrong to deserve this. So with all of this said, I love you babe. And even though I’m a pain in your ass, I know you would never cheat on me. Especially on a lame ass website.” 

Lets hope for the sake of this marriage, this is true. What are your views on the fallout of this scandal? Let us know using the hashtag #glamorouspaper or in the comments below!

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Sunday Paper May 31, 2015

Here’s a recap of a few top stories in entertainment and pop-culture news in your Sunday Paper. This week will be a little different in that it’ll focus on one story in particular versus many. This post contains difficult content and we at Glamorous Paper want to be as respectful of the victims and others that are affected by like situations as best we can.

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The Duggar family and TLC network have come under fire recently after information leaked regarding their oldest son, Josh Duggar, who was involved in five alleged molestation cases back when he was 14 years old. Four of the five victims are said to be some of his sisters but which ones have not been identified. Apparently the network was aware of the allegations before the show originally aired in 2006 and has still gone on for 10 seasons.

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This family is known for their fundamentalist Christian views which include not handholding until engagement, not kissing until marriage, and not giving anyone full-frontal hugs. They have rallied behind politicians opposing gay marriage and during Jim Bob’s former politician years was for the death penalty for sexual abusers.

There has been an a uproar against the family and the TLC Network to cancel their show once and for all. So far the “19 Kids and Counting” show has been taking out of the upcoming lineup and advertisers have already pulled out , but the network hasn’t stated if it is indefinite. The parents Michelle and Jim Bob along with Josh and his wife anna have all posted statements on the Duggar Family Facebook page which you can read below.

“From Jim Bob and Michelle:

Back 12 years ago our family went through one of the most difficult times of our lives. When Josh was a young teenager, he made some very bad mistakes and we were shocked. We had tried to teach him right from wrong. That dark and difficult time caused us to seek God like never before. Even though we would never choose to go through something so terrible, each one of our family members drew closer to God. We pray that as people watch our lives they see that we are not a perfect family. We have challenges and struggles everyday. It is one of the reasons we treasure our faith so much because God’s kindness and goodness and forgiveness are extended to us — even though we are so undeserving. We hope somehow the story of our journey — the good times and the difficult times — cause you to see the kindness of God and learn that He can bring you through anything.

From Josh:

Twelve years ago, as a young teenager I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret. I hurt others, including my family and close friends. I confessed this to my parents who took several steps to help me address the situation. We spoke with the authorities where I confessed my wrongdoing and my parents arranged for me and those affected by my actions to receive counseling. I understood that if I continued down this wrong road that I would end up ruining my life. I sought forgiveness from those I had wronged and asked Christ to forgive me and come into my life. I would do anything to go back to those teen years and take different actions. In my life today, I am so very thankful for God’s grace, mercy and redemption.

From Anna:

I can imagine the shock many of you are going through reading this. I remember feeling that same shock. It was not at the point of engagement, or after we were married – it was two years before Josh asked me to marry him. When my family and I first visited the Duggar Home, Josh shared his past teenage mistakes. I was surprised at his openness and humility and at the same time didn’t know why he was sharing it. For Josh he wanted not just me but my parents to know who he really was — even every difficult past mistakes. At that point and over the next two years, Josh shared how the counseling he received changed his life as he continued to do what he was taught. And when you, our sweet fans, first met me when Josh asked me to marry him… I was able to say, “Yes” knowing who Josh really is – someone who had gone down a wrong path and had humbled himself before God and those whom he had offended. Someone who had received the help needed to change the direction of his life and do what is right. I want to say thank you to those who took time over a decade ago to help Josh in a time of crisis. Your investment changed his life from going down the wrong path to doing what is right. If it weren’t for your help I would not be here as his wife — celebrating 6 1/2 years of marriage to a man who knows how to be a gentleman and treat a girl right. Thank you to all of you who tirelessly work with children in crisis, you are changing lives and I am forever grateful for all of you.”

The situation is messy and causes lots of controversy. Facebook feeds and online articles have exploded with comments either showing support for the family or radically against. Fox News known for their persistent conservative views have also been called out for covering the story less than any other news station in order to protect the family.

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There has been speculation of the oldest Duggar sisters getting a spin-off show with their husbands but people have already refuted that idea. Needless to say, I don’t think we will be hearing much from the Duggar family after this situation unfolds.

Sexual abuse is never okay and if you or someone you know is being sexually abused there is a national hotline number you can call to seek support (800) 656-HOPE(4673). You can also visit the website for online support as well, the link is: Rainn

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Celebrity Tweets of the Week

As I’m sure everyone knows, Wednesday was April Fool’s Day. Some stars took to Twitter to try to trick their followers, and some went all out. Check out the most noteworthy celebrity April Fool’s tweets; some were a hit with the fans, and some were pretty controversial.

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Taylor Swift kicked off the day with sharing her strategy for April Fool’s Day. I guess if you are hiding in your kitchen cabinet, you’re a lot less likely to fall for anyone’s tricks. You can always count on Taylor to be hilarious and relatable on Twitter!

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Sam Smith’s joke was one of the most controversial celebrity tweets of the day. A few minutes after apparently breaking the news that he was straight, he did a follow-up tweet saying how he was joking. However, the damage had already been done. Many people started attacking him on Twitter saying the joke was in very poor taste, pointing out how sexuality is not something to kid about when people struggle with it every day. Followers also pointed out how sexuality is not a choice, either, which is what they thought Sam was implying with this tweet. Personally, I think he sincerely meant it as a joke and people are blowing this out of proportion. Hopefully he can recover soon from this.

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I think someone needs to give Josh Duggar a lesson in pulling a prank… Usually you don’t tell people you’re joking until after the trick has been played. At first glance, it appears that Josh was congratulating his sister Jill Dillard and her husband on twins, which fans knew Jill wasn’t supposed to be expecting. However, he kind of ruined the joke with the #AprilFools, letting all the followers immediately know he was not serious. I’m sure it still did give some fans a surprise for a second, though.

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Rainn Wilson took a more serious approach to the pranking, letting his followers know he was quitting Twitter. This was not a cool joke to play, Rainn! What would we do without Dwight Schrute’s hilarious tweets? Thankfully, he was kidding, so there will be plenty more Rainn to come.

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Finally, the best trick of all. The ultimate prankster gets pranked back, and he was NOT expecting it. With the help of Jimmy Kimmel’s wife, Rihanna snuck into his room and woke him up by performing her new single, complete with throwing confetti and money at poor, sleeping Jimmy. Take a look at the hilarious result below:

What did you think of these celebrity pranks? Which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comments or tweet us using #glamorouspaper!

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