Over the Christmas holiday, Christian pro-golfer Bubba Watson announced that he and wife Angie Ball are in the process of adopting a daughter.
On Christmas Eve, Watson posted a picture of his son holding a baby girl in his arms on his Instagram account with the message, "Caleb has a brand new baby sister, Dakota. Watson Family is now 4 and we are so blessed! #ABCD."
He published a second picture days later of himself with little Dakota captioned, "Daddy-daughter Selfie!! #ProudDad." more >>
An Oklahoma abortionist who was recently arrested for scamming women who were not pregnant into purchasing and taking abortion-inducing drugs has lost his state medical license.
Naresh G. Patel, the 62-year-old head of the Outpatient Services for Women of Warr Acres who was arrested earlier this month, had his license revoked on Monday.
Patel met with Oklahoma's Medical Licensure Board and agreed to stop working pending an investigation into his practices, according to Graham Lee Brewer of newsok.com. more >>
Gil and Kelly Jo Bates are the proud parents of 19 children and are the stars of a new series on UP TV, "Bringing Up Bates." The parents spoke with The Christian Post about their family values, why they embarked on the path to reality TV, and what they hope audiences take away from their family's story.
In the premiere episode, which airs on New Year's Day, viewers will see the family plan a baby shower for son, Zach, and his wife, Whitney. While it's a celebratory occasion, their daughter, Erin and her husband, Chad, are still in mourning for the loss of her pregnancy. The siblings were expecting their first children around the same time, making it an even more emotional situation for Erin and Chad. Erin seemingly copes by doing all she can to make sure Whitney has a special shower.
"It was something that was very difficult for both of them," Kelly Jo said. "They had the one miscarriage and that was followed by two others. When the film crew asked them if they felt comfortable sharing that, they both prayed about it and they realized that there are a lot of people that have experienced the same thing, the same heartache, the same struggle, and they felt like if they are sharing and opening up their hearts and their struggles … if that could help another person realize [they're] not alone and can get through it with faith in the Lord, then it was worth doing. The thought of helping others gave them purpose in what they were going through." more >>
Undercover Boss is usually a wonderful program that allows CEOs to see what is happening on the ground in their companies and reward hard workers accordingly. However, this particular episode profiled Doug Guller, the CEO of Bikinis Sports Bar & Grill, who fired a bartender after she decided not to dehumanize herself by wearing a T-shirt instead of a bikini top on television and "rewarded" another employee for her loyalty by promising to pay for her breast enlargement surgery. (See videos below.)
The episode was so bad that Cosmopolitan released as scathing review saying, "what's also crazy is that CBS aired all this as if it were good fun and zany reality TV, not horribly misogynistic workplace discrimination." Writers like Rebecca Rose observed that Guller "has always been totally tone deaf about the sexism he enthusiastically promotes and frankly seems to enjoy having offending people with his business practices." more >>
With help from a Dominican-Pakistani priest, an American couple has bought a new home for three Pakistani children whose Christian parents were burned alive by an angry mob of Muslims in the Punjab Province after being accused of blasphemy in November.
Moved by the orphans' unfortunate situation and the barbaric death of the children's parents, Jill and Scott Kelley of Tampa, Florida, have paid for a new home for the three children of Shama Bibi and Shahzad Masih, The New York Post reports.
After being accused of ripping pages out of the Koran, Bibi and Masih were tortured, had their legs broken and were thrown into a brick kiln by a mob of about 500 to 600 Muslims in the town of Kot Radha Kishan on Nov. 4. more >>
"Teen Mom" star Maci Bookout is pregnant with her second child, who she's named her "miracle" baby.
"We still can't believe it," the mother of one told InTouch Weekly on Monday. "It was such a huge shock but we are very excited."
Bookout is in a relationship her boyfriend, Taylor McKinney, and has one son, Bentley, with previous boyfriend, Ryan Edwards. She became famous when her story got picked up by MTV for its series "16 and Pregnant," then followed on the sequential series "Teen Mom." Bookout's ensuing relationships and the stress of going back to college was all captured on film, and a special follow-up entitled "Being Maci" showed viewers what progress the teenage mother had made. more >>