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Home Entertainment Celebrity Gossip Weekend Recap: Maci Bookout Gives Birth, The Duggar Family Plans To Speak Out And More!

Weekend Recap: Maci Bookout Gives Birth, The Duggar Family Plans To Speak Out And More!

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Check out the top stories from this weekend in entertainment…

Beau Bides Loses Cancer Battle

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Vice President Joe Biden revealed some devastating news this weekend regarding his 46-year-old son, Beau. After a long and courageous battle with brain cancer, the VP’s son and father of two died.

Before Biden served as the Delaware attorney general from 2007 to 2015, he joined the Delaware Army National Guard, where he served as a major. He also served one year in Iraq in 2008.

In a statement from Beau’s family, a letter read, “The entire Biden family is saddened beyond words. We know that Beau’s spirit will live on in all of us – especially through his brave wife, Hallie, and two remarkable children, Natalie and Hunter.”

Biden was diagnosed with brain cancer almost two years ago in August. “Beau embodied my father’s saying that a parent knows success when his child turns out better than he did. In the words of the Biden family: Beau Biden was, quite simply, the finest man any of us have ever known.”

Kelly Rutherford’s Ongoing Custody Battle

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Gossip Girl actress Kelly Rutherford remains on an uphill battle as she tries to regain custody of her two small children who are being held in Monaco with their father, and Rutherford’s estranged husband Daniel Giersch. According to the Associated Press, Giersch claims that Rutherford made “fraudulent statements” and “lied” for the sake of her son Hermes, 8, and daughter Helena, 5.

Last week, Rutherford was granted sole legal and physical custody of her children by a California judge who demanded the children be returned to the States. Only a few days later, was the move halted by Rutherford’s ex.

The difficult news is not the first time Rutherford has been faced with custody obstacles. It was in 2013 when a judge ruled that Giersch was no longer responsible for sending his children to the U.S. for visits with their mother.

Duggar Family to Speak Out

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Almost two weeks after news broke that Josh Duggar had molested  five girls back in 2002, the family is preparing for a sit-down interview with FOX’s Megyn Kelly. The conversation is scheduled for this week.

The family of 19 Kids and Counting released a statement over the weekend saying, “Next week we will sit down with Megyn Kelly on Fox News to share our hearts with you about the pain that we walked through as a family twelve years ago, the tears we all shed and the forgiveness that was given. We appreciate the outpouring of love and prayers for our family at this time.”

Maci Bookout Welcomes Second Child

The Bookout bunch is growing! Six years after welcoming son Bentley on the MTV original series, Teen Mom, an original cast member is welcoming her second baby into the world with boyfriend Taylor McKinney.

Although Bookout is no longer with Bentley’s father Ryan Edwards, Maci’s little bundle of joy is surrounded with love.

Bookout, 23, shared on Twitter, “Jayde made her grand entrance at 1:59pm today. She weighed 7lbs 15oz at birth. She is beautiful and healthy as can be!”

Congratulations to Maci and her expanding family! 

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