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When Child Sexual Abuse Is in the Public Eye, Don't Lose Sight of the Children

Teresa Huizar | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Teresa Huizar

Each year, official government reports indicate that more than 62,000 children are sexually abused. The numbers are especially staggering for girls aged 14-17, of whom researchers estimate more than 17% have experienced sexual abuse.

TLC Sets Airdate For Child Sex Abuse Documentary Prompted By Duggars

Associated Press | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.13.2015 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — TLC network has set an airdate for its new documentary to raise awareness about child sexual abuse. The film, "Breaking the ...

Alfre Woodard Goes on a Memorable Roots Journey

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Actress Alfre Woodard's grandfather died when her father was only a toddler, so this part of her family tree is a mystery. To uncover the past, Ms. Woodard goes an ancestral journey through Georgia and Louisiana.

Canceling '19 Kids And Counting' Cost Discovery $19 Million

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.06.2015 | Entertainment

 TLC took its sweet time before they decided to cancel "19 Kids and Counting" when Josh Duggar apologized following reports that, as a teen...

'Little People Big World' Star Zach Roloff Marries Fiancee Tori Patton

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 07.26.2015 | Entertainment

Some big congratulations are in order for "Little People, Big World" star Zach Roloff and his now-wife, Tori Patton.  The couple officially ...

Living to Your Limitless Potential

Damali Elliott | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
Damali Elliott

Although NOLA welcomed me with its magical embrace, I found myself asking, "How did I get here?" a question that seems most easy to ask when our lives are brimming with good fortune. Serendipitously, I had the pleasure of interviewing two powerful women.

Elle UK Thinks Katy Perry Inspired A Hair Trend Black Women Have Worn For Decades

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.15.2015 | Black Voices

Baby hair is nothing new to black women but Elle UK thinks it’s a "trend." New Trend Alert: Baby hairs. Here's everything you ...

What Reality TV Fans REALLY Want to Know About How Shows Are Made

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
Sandy Malone

Reality television fans all have assumptions about how much is real or fake in the shows they are watching. Sometimes there are giveaways and other times you just know that so-and-so didn't have that brilliant idea on his own because, let's face it, the guy is not that bright.

Season 3 of 'Finding Your Roots' Green-Lighted for January 2016 Return on PBS

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Season 3 of the popular show, hosted and produced by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., was put on hold until certain measures were implemented.

Goodbye Duggars; Hello -- I Am Jazz

Mary J. Moss | Posted 07.08.2015 | Gay Voices
Mary J. Moss

I believe in Karma. I believe if you do good then good will come to you. I surround myself and my son with as much positive energy as I can and avoid ...

Celebrity Genealogy on TV: Who and When?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.28.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

We can probably expect an interlude between the next seasons of Who Do You Think You Are? and Finding Your Roots, and the duration of that lull will hinge largely on how PBS chooses to balance and accommodate the sometimes competing goals of content accuracy and viewer demand.

The Dangerous Hypocrisy of the Right: The Josh Duggar Edition

J Nelson Aviance | Posted 06.02.2015 | Gay Voices
J Nelson Aviance

The rhetoric of religious freedom and the 'war on Christianity' -- so often used as a justification for discrimination against LGBTQ people -- has nothing to do with religion or faith.

The HuffPost Show's Epic Take On Duggar Scandal

The HuffPost Show | Posted 05.31.2015 | HPSN

"The HuffPost Show" breaks down all the unfortunate details of the controversy surrounding the Duggar family. Watch more from our latest episode h...

Josh Duggar's Acts of Sexual Abuse Are Not 'Alleged'

Chelsea Stone | Posted 05.27.2015 | Entertainment
Chelsea Stone

There is proof, including the admissions of the perpetrator, his parents, and wife, that Josh Duggar sexually abused young girls. There is nothing "alleged" about this. "Semantics," maybe you say. "Rape culture," I reply.

More Advertisers Drop '19 Kids And Counting' In Wake Of Child Molestation Scandal

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 05.28.2015 | Entertainment

UPDATE: On Wednesday, TMZ reported that Walgreens, Jimmy Dean, Pure Leaf Iced Tea, Ace Hardware, David's Bridal, ConAgra Foods, Party City and Behr ha...

Mama June Threatens To Sue TLC If They Don't Cancel '19 Kids And Counting'

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment

Former "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star "Mama June" Shannon is steaming mad that TLC has yet to cancel "19 Kids and Counting" after tabloid reports of ...

TLC Airs '19 Kids And Counting' Marathon Amid Child Molestation Scandal

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 05.22.2015 | Entertainment

UPDATE: TLC declined to comment to The Huffington Post on the "19 Kids and Counting" marathon that aired on May 21, nor would they comment on whether ...

Melissa Etheridge's French Canadian British American Spanish Ancestor

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

She swiftly discovers French Canadian ancestors who were embroiled in a bitter lawsuit against a man who got their teenage daughter pregnant and refused to marry her, but there's more to the story than she first thinks.

Bill Paxton Learns of His Revolutionary Past On 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Actor Bill Paxton is featured this Sunday (April 19 at 10/9c on TLC) on Who Do You Think You Are? and digs into the paternal half of his family tree. He begins by solving a long-standing mystery by determining that he is indeed related to Texan hero Sam Houston.

Now You Can Compete On A Game Show While In Labor

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.03.2015 | Parents

Giving birth is such a breeze, most moms wish they could take on another task during labor -- like, competing on a game show. At least, that's what...

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Sean Hayes Discovers Family's Criminal Past

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.28.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Sean explores his paternal ancestry focusing on his Hayes line, and that leads him via Chicago and Dublin back to Ballylongford in County Kerry. What will he learn there? Check out this exclusive video provided by TLC to get a taste:

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Angie Harmon Understands the Power of Walking in Your Ancestors Footsteps

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

This Sunday on Who Do You Think You Are? (March 22, 2015 at 10/9c on TLC), Angie Harmon -- who always thought she was Greek, Irish and Native American -- makes some surprising discoveries about the Harmon branch of her family tree.

Exclusive Video: Josh Groban Discovering Remarkable and Controversial Ancestor

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.13.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Josh Groban knows little about his mother's lineage, so sets out on a journey to learn more about the maternal side of his family tree on Who Do You Think You Are?, airing this Sunday, March 15 at 10/9c on TLC.

Who Do You Think You Are? Returns With Julie Chen

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.07.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Who Do You Think You Are?, the popular celebrity roots show, is finally back on Sunday, March 8th at 10/9c on TLC. Kicking off the season is Julie Chen who ventures to China (a first for the series) and rediscovers the grandfather she thought she knew.

An Open Letter to Artists, Present and Future

T-Boz and Chilli | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
T-Boz and Chilli

We are at a place in time when fellow artists can raise one another up and sponsor one another into an age of creative freedom. And in the future ahead, what we have to look forward to, as a community, is a new wave of creative expression.