It was quite an eventful week for the Robertson family, specifically Phil Robertson.
The star of the A&E hit series Duck Dynasty ignited a controversy for comments he made during a GQ interview, in which he grouped homosexuality with bestiality as deviant behavior.
"Start with homosexual behavior and just morph out from there. Bestiality, sleeping around with this woman and that woman and that woman and those men," he tells the magazine. Paraphrasing Corinthians, he says, "Don't be deceived. Neither the adulterers, the idolaters, the male prostitutes, the homosexual offenders, the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers—they won't inherit the kingdom of God. Don't deceive yourself. It's not right."
Phil continues, "It seems like, to me, a vagina—as a man—would be more desirable than a man's anus. That's just me. I'm just thinking: There's more there! She's got more to offer. I mean, come on, dudes! You know what I'm saying? But hey, sin: It's not logical, my man. It's just not logical."
Shortly after the anti-gay remarks surfaced, the 67-year-old founder of the Duck Commander Co. was suspended from the reality show.
"We are extremely disappointed to have read Phil Robertson's comments in GQ, which are based on his own personal beliefs and are not reflected in the series Duck Dynasty," A&E parent A+E Networks said in a statement obtained by E! News.
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Duck Dynasty Drama: Following the suspension of their patriarch from Duck Dynasty, the entire family came together in support of Phil.
"We want to thank all of you for your prayers and support. The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E's decision," read a statement posted on the Duck Commander website.
"We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word," the family continued. "While some of Phil's unfiltered comments to the reporter were coarse, his beliefs are grounded in the teachings of the Bible. Phil is a Godly man who follows what the Bible says are the greatest commandments: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart' and 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
"Phil would never incite or encourage hate. We are disappointed that Phil has been placed on hiatus for expressing his faith, which is his constitutionally protected right. We have had a successful working relationship with A&E but, as a family, we cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm. We are in discussions with A&E to see what that means for the future of Duck Dynasty. Again, thank you for your continued support of our family."
Sources connected to the hit A&E show, and the Robertson clan, also tell E! News exclusively that the family is "very serious" about leaving the reality series.
Bindi Irwin Shares Pictures of Her and Rumored Boyfriend: Bindi Irwin is all grown up and appears to have a new guy in her life.
The 15-year-old daughter of late Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin is rumored to be dating Bailey "Bazz" Lancaster, her "best friend" with whom she recently shared two adorable Instagram snapshots.
"Three of my best friends...one just happens to be a tiger ❤," the teenager captioned the photo with her pal and rumored (first!) beau, who is smiling from ear to ear as he poses next to Bindi while petting the tiger cub.
"Such a fun night for all of us! #NeonTrees," she wrote of a more recent snap, where she's posing with Bazz in the top right corner of a pic-framed Instagram photo.
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Dylan Sprouse Nude Pictures Leak: We can now add Disney actor Dylan Sprouse to the long list of celebrities who have had their nude photos leak online.
Two pictures of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody star surfaced on Tumblr on Sunday, Dec. 15, showing Sprouse in various states of undress.
The first snapshot shows the 21-year-old holding his iPhone and posing in front of a bathroom mirror while flexing his muscles. The second photo features Sprouse completely nude and cupping his genitals, though half of his face is out of frame.
"Whoops, guess I'm not 14 and fat anymore," the assistant video game designer told his Twitter fans. He then wrote, "I messed up... but I'd be a fool not to own up to it. Got to move past it I suppose." Dylan also added "n00d pic dealer" to his Twitter bio.
At least he has a sense of humor about the pics?
Jenelle Evans Arrested Again: Jenelle Evans was back in jail last weekend, marking the tenth time in the past three years the Teen Mom star has been arrested.
The reality star was busted for "breach of peace" on Saturday, Dec. 14. E! News confirmed.
Evans is pregnant with expecting her second child, her first with boyfriend Nathan Griffith.
So, how did Evans wind up in jail?
It appears she landed in lockdown after getting into a dispute with Griffith, who were reportedly arguing when cops were called, according to Us Weekly.
Evans was then brought out of her home in handcuffs and taken into custody in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
She was booked at around 5 p.m. and released on bail about an hour later.
Kim Kardashian Shares North West Photo: Kim Kardashian shared a sweet pic of her baby girl, North West, on Monday, Dec. 16.
The precious 6-month-old is wearing white and looks cozy while cuddling up to her blanket. While we can't really see North's beautiful mouth, it is clear that the tiny tot is grinning for her proud mama.
The 33-year-old E! star appropriately captioned the pic, "SMILE!"
Keep the wonderful pics of baby North coming, Kim!