Disgusting! NRA Spokeswoman Dana Loesch Says Many In Media ‘Love Mass Shootings’!

It’s that time of year. The end of February marks Spring when a young man’s fancy turns to love. And when shady lobbyists speak openly to their right-wing allies.

Yep, the National Rifle Association has descended on the Conservative Political Action Conference, the annual rally where all the worst Republicans can get together and talk about hating immigrants and the poor without fear of being disagreed with.

Loesch also went after the FBI, blaming them for “dropping the ball” on every mass shooting. Apparently she thinks the FBI are like car alarms that are just always there.

Basically, she’s just ready to blame anything or anyone but guns for mass shootings.

Her boss, NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre made a surprise drop-in where he went even further, saying Democrats, whom he called secret socialists, and the media wanted to “exploit tragedy for political gain”:

“They want to sweep right under the carpet the failure of school security, the failure of family, the failure of America’s mental health system, and even the unbelievable failure of the FBI.”

There it is again. They are going all-in against the FBI.

It’s almost as if they’re in an adversarial position because the FBI is investigating whether their organization funneled Russian funds to help the Trump campaign.

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Chip & Joanna Gaines Surprise Fixer Upper Family By Paying Off Their ENTIRE Mortgage!

In case you missed the very special Fixer Upper on Tuesday, Chip and Joanna Gaines teamed up with

And thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation they got it!

But Chip and Joanna — who have their own fifth (!) child on the way were in the spirit of giving and decided to help even more with a little crowdfunding, posting on Instagram after the episode:

Then on Thursday afternoon, Chip shared a remarkable update — they managed to pay off the Copps’ entire mortgage!!!

Just look at their faces!

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Michael Phelps On Battling Depression: ‘I Am Extremely Thankful That I Did Not Take My Life’

It’s refreshing to see that

He recounted to a hushed audience how he hit an all-time low after 2012, retreating to his bedroom for “three to five days” and barely eating or sleeping (below):

“I didn’t want to be in the sport anymore … I didn’t want to be alive anymore.”

It was at that point that Phelps realized finally that he needed help.

He sought counseling, stress management programs, and more — and he finally confronted his depression head-on.

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And now, he’s glad he did it, and he’s glad that he overcame the stigma of talking about mental health.

He said:

“I was very good at compartmentalizing things and stuffing things away that I didn’t want to talk about, I didn’t want to deal with, I didn’t want to bring up — I just never ever wanted to see those things. … [Mental health] has a stigma around it and that’s something we still deal with every day. I think people actually finally understand it is real. People are talking about it and I think this is the only way that it can change. That’s the reason why suicide rates are going up — people are afraid to talk and open up. Those moments and those feelings and those emotions for me are light years better than winning the Olympic gold medal. I am extremely thankful that I did not take my life.”

Amen to ALL of that!

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Share them with us in the comments (below)!

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Teen Mom 2 Star Chelsea Houska No Longer Sharing Custody With Baby Daddy Adam Lind After Latest Arrests!

Chelsea Houska

can breathe a sigh of relief after this ruling. The

The Clerk of Court for Lincoln County explained:

“One weekend a month Aubree will be with his parents from Friday to Sunday. Adam may not be present when Aubree is with Donna.”

Donna is also allowed to have lunch with Aubree at her school once a week.

After Lind’s recent arrests we can’t say we’re surprised he no longer has visitation rights — and frankly it seems his daughter is better off.

Oh, speaking of which — like Momma, who legally changed her last name to DeBoer after getting married to Cole DeBoer in October, Aubree is now officially Aubree Lind-DeBoer.

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Khlo Kardashian Reveals How She Told Tristan Thompson About Her Pregnancy & Talks The ‘Trying’ Process!

The best FaceTime ever!

After announcing her pregnancy in December with a touching Instagram post, Khloé Kardashian told her famous family about her baby news at a BBQ, as documented on Monday’s episode of KUWTK.

On Wednesday, the Revenge Body host opens up on her website about how she told boyfriend Tristan Thompson he’s going to be a father for the second time!

Related: Kris Worries About Kylie Being Exploited

The 33-year-old reveals:

“Tristan was the one who kept telling me, ‘I think you’re pregnant!’ He was leaving town to go back to Toronto and I went to get a pregnancy test. I actually had to FaceTime him to tell him. I was nervous and he was so excited!”‘

Additionally, in the aforementioned KUWTK episode, KoKo says the basketball player reacted to the news by saying, “Wait are you kidding or serious?”

Although the reality TV personality was anxious about spilling the beans, she was eventually able to calm her nerves and to enjoy her marvelous “blessing.”

“Of course, it’s such a blessing and such an exciting thing— but I do believe your initial reaction is always nerves. I’m so blessed that Tristan has been beyond supportive! He’s helped me overcome any fear or anxiety that I have! He’s always so reassuring and confident about everything when it comes to our baby.”

And of course, she couldn’t have done it without support from her boo!.

“Having a partner that is equally as excited as you are, and is such a support system, is crucial! Tristan has been an angel to me!… This process is trying — physically and mentally — but Tristan has made everything as easy and beautiful as it can be! More than I could have imagined.”

Khloé also dished how she was able to keep her bump private from the public, saying:

“I can’t even believe I hid my bump for as long as I did, lol! It took a few styling sessions, serious strategy and a shit-ton of courage, but it worked!”

Plus, she had billowy coats and A-line dresses to thank!

We are so excited for Khloé and her baby, and we can’t wait to hear more updates!

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Twitter Reacts To Kylie Jenner Naming Her Baby Stormi!

Introducing… Stormi Webster (or maybe Stormi Jenner)!

As

Not surprisingly, people on Twitter had SEVERAL opinions about the newborn’s extremely unique moniker. And yes, there are PLENTY of weather puns!

See the best reactions (below)!

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Get Ready To Say Goodbye To The Big Bang Theory!

Prepare to say farewell to one of the most popular sitcoms on TV right now!

The Big Bang Theory — which is currently in the middle of season 11 — may be coming to an end by the end of next season, if star Johnny Galecki is to be believed.

During a panel at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, California on Saturday afternoon, Galecki told the media at hand that the show was going to come to an end by the end of season 12!!!

He said:

“The only manner in which the cast has discussed wrapping [The Big Bang Theory] has been that we’re all going to be very sad when that day comes. But I think at this point everyone’s very comfortable with 12 seasons being a good time to go home and see our families.”

Inneresting!!!

In an even more interesting turn of events, Young SheldonCBSBig Bang Theory prequel spinoff — was just announced for a second season in renewal, too!

Photo: This Dog Maternity Shoot Is Too Damn Beautiful!

CBS President Kelly Kahl said in a statement (below):

“Young Sheldon has made a huge impact on our schedule in the short time it’s been on the air. While the show’s DNA is clearly rooted in The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon has staked out its own place in the TV universe with a unique creative tone, brilliant writing and a gifted multi-generational cast. We can’t wait to see Chuck, Steve, Jim and Todd’s vision for how the Cooper family deals with Sheldon growing a year older…and smarter.”

Wow!

What do U think, Perezcious readers?!

Let us know in the comments (below)!!!

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Three Months After Hurricane Maria, 45 Percent Of Puerto Rico Is STILL Without Power

Are you listening,

It’s been three full months since the hurricane made landfall on the American island, and now, officials are saying 45 percent of the nearly 1.5 million customers there STILL don’t have any power.

How is that possible in this day and age, and in THIS country???

A woman named Susan Tierney, an expert on this type of thing who testified before a U.S. Senate committee on restoration efforts in Puerto Rico recently, put it best in a new

But, like, seriously… he has time to whine about mid-term elections (of which he’s not involved) and try to slam-dunk on

And we need to be mindful of it ourselves. Puerto Rico still desperately, badly needs help.

Go HERE and HERE if you’re interested in some more new, good journalism coming out of the island today.

This problem will not just go away in time.

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Run, Joe, Run? Donald Trump Would Lose ‘Overwhelmingly’ To Joe Biden In 2020

Ready for 2020 yet?!

Neither are we, but politicians are definitely thinking about it — and according to one powerful Democrat, it sure sounds like

According to former Pennsylvania governor and DNC chair Ed Rendell, Biden isn’t just one of the options, he is “a superstar.”

Speaking on a New York radio show

The Democrats need a leader — preferably a slightly younger one, and perhaps a woman or a person of color. Maybe everyone could vote for Kris Jenner again???

The Republicans already have a leader, and he’s one of the worst of all time.

Oh yeah… 2020 is gonna be fascinating…

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Jim Nabors, Celebrated Comedic Actor & Singer, Dies At 87

Sad news.

On Thursday morning, industry vet Jim Nabors, who was best known for playing Gomer Pyle on The Andy Griffith Show and on his own sitcom, passed away. He was 87 years old.

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According to his longtime love and husband, Stan Cadwallader, the comedian died peacefully at his home in Hawaii. Apparently, Nabors’ health had been in decline for the last year. In case you forgot, the TV legend received a liver transplant in 1994 after contracting hepatitis B.

On Jim’s tragic passing, Cadwallader shared with the Associated Press:

“Everybody knows he was a wonderful man. And that’s all we can say about him. He’s going to be dearly missed.”

How heartbreaking. In addition to his successful film and TV career, Jim was known for having a lovely baritone voice, which he used to record 28 albums. Few people may realize this, but Nabors had FIVE gold records and one platinum record.

The Alabama native also lent his voice to the Indianapolis 500, thus, his rendition of Back Home Again in Indiana has been a staple of the annual race since the ’70s. Unsurprisingly, in 1991, Nabors received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

As always, our thoughts are with Jim’s loved ones and fans during this sad time. R.I.P.

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