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'19 Kids and Counting' blackmail case -- Amy Duggar responds

News broke today that Iowa resident Teresa Hunt was arrested for attempting to extort $10,000 from TLC and/or force the network to shut down its show 19 Kids and Counting, starring Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their massive family. Hunt claimed to have scandalous photos of “rebellious” (by Duggar standards) cousin and aspiring musician Amy Duggar with an older man.

EW contacted TLC, who could not comment on the situation. Amy Duggar, however, has issued this statement: “It’s totally untrue. James is a long time family friend who has always been supportive of my music career.  He’s a good Christian and it’s upsetting that his generosity has been exploited like this.”

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'Glee,' 'Modern Family,' 'J. Edgar,' Lady Gaga among nominees for 2012 GLAAD Media Awards

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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced the nominees for its 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards this morning, bestowing honors on everything from J. Edgar and Albert Nobbs in movies; to Grey’s Anatomy, Glee, and Modern Family (pictured) in television; and Lady Gaga and The Voice contestant Beverly McClellan in music.

Nominees were announced in several other categories, including reality television, talk shows, daily dramas, newsmagazines, blogs, theater, comic books, newspapers, and magazines, where Entertainment Weekly was once again nominated in the category for Outstanding Magazine Overall Coverage. The awards “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.”

“This year’s nominees enlighten and entertain, while spotlighting the diversity of our community,” said GLAAD’s acting president Mike Thompson, in a statement. “Audiences expect to see their own worlds reflected in media, and today more than ever, those include the lives of LGBT people. Viewers know that LGBT characters and stories are simply natural extensions of, and glimpses into, their own experiences from across America.”

The 2012 GLAAD Media Awards will be handed out during three different ceremonies, in New York City on March 24, in Los Angeles on April 21, and in San Francisco on June 2. Special honorees for each city will be announced in the coming weeks. Read the full list of nominees here:

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'Teen Mom 2' star Jenelle Evans arrested for the second time in a week

Looks like the new year is off to a rough start for for Jenelle Evans.

After getting arrested on harassment charges in Brunswick County, North Carolina last Wednesday, MTV’s Teen Mom 2 star found herself behind bars again last night for violating a domestic violence protection order, according to E!.

“[Jenelle] spent the night in jail and we had a first appearance in court this morning,” her attorney, Dustin Sullivan, told E! News.

Though she was allowed to go free after paying a $1000 bond, the 20-year-old reality staple will have to return to court on Feb. 6 for another hearing and possible sentencing.

MTV had no comment on the story.

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'Harry Potter,' Katy Perry top People's Choice winners list

Katy Perry is in the popular clique now.

The singer-actress won the most People’s Choice Awards at Wednesday’s 38th annual fan-favorite extravaganza, but viewers wouldn’t have known it from watching the ceremony. An absentee Perry was honored in five categories, including favorite female artist, tour headliner, song of the year for “E.T.” with Kanye West, music video for “Last Friday Night,” and TV guest star for How I Met Your Mother. READ FULL STORY

Wegmans pulled Alec Baldwin commercials following airplane controversy

Alec Baldwin’s antics aboard an American Airlines flight have gotten him grounded as a spokesman for a New York-based supermarket chain. A spokeswoman for Wegmans Food Markets tells Rochester media outlets that the company pulled television ads featuring Baldwin after some customers complained about his behavior that resulted in his being booted from a Dec. 6 flight at Los Angeles International Airport. Baldwin was removed from the New York-bound plane for refusing to turn off his cell phone.

The TV spots were filmed for the 2010 holiday season. The commercials were supposed to run again for three weeks last month but were pulled a week early, after Baldwin’s airline dustup. Baldwin was hired for the ads after he mentioned that his mother, who lives in the Syracuse area, is a loyal Wegmans customer.

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Steven Tyler confirms engagement

Aerosmith frontman and American Idol judge Steven Tyler has confirmed that he is indeed ready to walk (this way) down the aisle again.

Tyler’s rep has confirmed to EW that the erstwhile 63-year-old rocker and father of four will be a groom for the third time when he weds longtime girlfriend Erin Brady, 38. No date has yet been set.

Rachel Zoe protege Brad Goreski scores stylist gig

Will stylist Brad Goreski be taking his signature bow ties to the runway? The Rachel Zoe protege and star of his own Bravo series premiering Monday, It’s a Brad, Brad World, announced on Twitter that he’s taking a new role as the Exclusive Brand Stylist at designer Kate Spade.

“I am thrilled to say that I will be working with @katespadeny as their Exclusive Brand Stylist!! I’m so excited!! bit.ly/vrUG20 @wwd,” Goreski tweeted.

Women’s Wear Daily first reported the news. Goreski told WWD “We see so many people carrying the bags and the accessories. It’s my hope to get the ready-to-wear out there and see it more on the streets and see people playing with it and making it their own.”

'Real Housewives of New Jersey' husband Joe Giudice indicted

Joe Giudice, the husband of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice, has been indicted. According to People, the former real estate developer was charged with one count of impersonation and one count of wrongfully using another person’s identifying information when he allegedly used his brother’s marriage and birth certificates to obtain a license after his own was suspended following a 2010 DUI arrest. The indictment is the latest in a string of legal troubles for the family that includes lawsuits, arrests, and bankruptcy claims. If convicted, Giudice could be in prison for up to 11.5 years.

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'Teen Mom' Amber Portwood in trouble again

It won’t be a very happy holidays for Teen Mom star Amber Portwood, who was arrested Monday in Indiana after a judge issued a warrant for her arrest for probation violation.

Portwood, who was previously arrested on felony domestic-battery charges, is expected to spend the holidays behind bars, according to reports. The 21-year-old was given a suspended two-year jail sentence but was accused last month of battery and public intoxication following a fight in a local restaurant and reportedly has failed to complete other terms of her probation. She is scheduled to appear in court Jan. 13.

Chaz Bono and fiancee call off engagement

Activist and Dancing With the Stars contestant Chaz Bono and fiancée Jennifer Elia have ended their engagement and relationship, reports People. “Thanks for your concern about our separation,” Bono tweeted earlier today. “I’m doing fine, and we remain on good terms with nothing but respect and affection 4 each other.” The couple had been together for four years when Bono announced his decision in 2009 to transition from female to male.

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