Samm Newman Instagram Account Deleted; Weight Discrimination to Blame?

In the latest of several recent controversies surrounding Instagram, Samm Newman, a 19-year-old woman from Ohio, says her account was deleted.

Because, she is convinced, she posted selfies of herself in her bra and underwear, which plenty of people do … but Samm happens to be a Size 24.

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For Newman, Instagram had become a safe haven, an online environment in which to be proud of her fuller figure and find other women like her.

Posting photos to Instagram and seeing other girls displaying similar ones empowered her, and that support helped her be less ashamed of her size.

Considering that she spent her high school years bullied and depressed to the point of self-harm, this was a huge deal … and then it came crashing down.

That safe space suddenly disappeared without explanation, and Samm could only assume her Instagram was targeted because of her Size 24 body.

“My Instagram, this was my safe place because when I was there, I could share anything,” Samm Newman lamented. “Fat is not a bad word.”

“How confident can you be if you keep censoring yourself because people don’t want to look at you? I didn’t find [the underwear] or the bra at all inappropriate.”

“They covered me entirely and I’ve seen pictures like that all over Instagram.”

Samm Newman Pics

Since Instagram frequently allows much more revealing shots of skinnier girls (see ALL Kendall and Kylie Jenner photos), she clearly has a point.

The social network couldn’t ignore it, either. Her account has been restored.

“When our team processes reports from other members of the Instagram community, we occasionally make a mistake,” Instagram said in an apology.

“In this case, we wrongly removed content and worked to rectify the error as soon as we were notified. We apologize for any inconvenience.”

So basically, people complained about Samm’s page and the company reacted, then realized the error of its ways. For Samm, this has been educational.

I’m going to make a difference in the world, regardless of whether Instagram cooperates or not,” she says, adding that she’s determined to make a difference.

Haters will always hate, but we hope this serves as a lesson. Kim Kardashian longs for the #SkinnyDays, but the non-discriminatory, non-bullying days are best of all.

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This mother happily poses with her child, and her stomach, as part of the ##StopCensoringMotherhood movement.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown Bikini Pic: Is She Too Skinny?

Bobbi Kristina Brown has posted a new bikini photo online.

And it’s making some people think of Rachel Fredrickson.

The only daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown is posing in a tiny swimsuit in the photo, which was snapped by husband Nick Gordon and accompanied by the caption:

“I gotta bad b––––.” 

Bobbi Kristina Brown Bikini Pic

But once critics started to respond in the comment section, the couple was forced to defend Bobbi’s figure.

“My baby is perfect the way she is,” Gordon Tweeted on Tuesday. “And for the record she was made that way why change I know she is beautiful.” 

Added Brown: “I am my mothers child! Have you ever heard of a #fastmetabolism ?” Damn, lol, it’s incredible how the world will judge you 4ANY&EVERYthing.”

It’s true that Houston was famously gaunt, but many attributed that fact to the drug problem that eventually took her life.

Bobbi and Gordon are no so strangers to controversy, of course.

They became Man and Wife last year even though Gordon was taken in by Houston at the age of 12 and raised as her son/Bobbi’s step-brother.

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Bobby Brown: NOT Excited for Daughter’s Engagement!

Simply put, Bobby Brown does not approve.

On the heels of daughter Bobbi Kristina confirming her engagement to Nick Gordon, the singer was asked by TMZ whether he’s excited for these impending nuptials.

His curt response? “I’M NOT.”

Bobby Brown at BET Awards

Brown added that Gordon – who was taken in by Whitney Houston when he was 12 years old, though never legally adopted  by the singer – never asked for his blessing.

Bobbi and Bobby have had problems for a very long time, of course.

The teenager has said she’s unsure if her dad can ever rise above his alcoholism.

Despite these differences and the fact that they barely talk, Brown did want to make it clear in hit brief chat with a TMZ cameraman:

“I just want her to be happy.”

That’s sweet.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown Calls Off Her Engagement

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Bobbi Kristina Brown shocked everyone, including her own family, when she revealed that she and her Nick Gordon were engaged.  Bobbi’s mom, the late Whitney Houston had unofficially adopted Nick when Bobbi was 12 years old and many members of their immediate family felt the relationship was inappropriate. Well they don’t have to worry any more because the wedding is off.

According to US Weekly;

“They did split. It will come out in the show.” Another insider adds, “I think it has to do a lot with the family not liking Nick, considering he was a godson and then they became a couple. I’m sure there is a lot of, ‘Would Whitney be okay with this?’ going around.”

Nick himself confirmed the split by taking to his twitter account and saying;

“[Bobbi Kristina] and I are not engaged or dating. Just close like we have always been.”

I’m not surprised at all by this, after all Bobbi is only 19 years old and has been through an emotional year.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown confirms engagement to guy raised as her brother

It’s hard to write a title that accurately portrays this mess, and I tried to be as accurate and diplomatic as possible. We’ve heard that the late Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, now 19, was dating a guy named Nick Gordon in the aftermath of her mother’s untimely death. Nick is 22 and was raised in the same household as Krissi (she goes by Krissi) since he was 12. He was basically raised as her adopted brother (although I haven’t been able to confirm that Whitney ever formally adopted him) and they are said to have considered themselves brother and sister. So Krissi’s mom died and she started seeing a guy she once thought of as her brother. It’s disturbing on several levels, and Krissi’s family doesn’t approve. Whitney’s mom, Krissi’s grandmother Cissy, told a source that “what they’re doing is incestuous.” It wasn’t technically incest as they’re not related by blood, but it really creeped the family out.

Well now there’s a new Houston family reality show coming to A&E, and in a promo for the show Krissi confirms she’s engaged to Nick. Of course there’s a reality show, and of course these two are engaged.

How does the family of Whitney Houston cope after her death? Now we can find out.

We have a special sneak peek promo of A&E Network’s latest reality show, The Houstons: On Our Own, which shows how Whitney’s loved ones have tried to move on since her passing.

And for Bobbi Kristina Brown, that means getting engaged.

Rumors of the 19-year-old’s engagement to boyfriend and adopted brother Nick Gordon have been swirling around the Internet for quite some time now, but Bobbi kept denying the claims.

In the clip, you’ll see the drama revolving around Bobbi Kristina and Nick’s love affair (apparently, not everyone approves) and through what sounded like a nervous giggle, Bobbi announces, “We’re engaged!”

Watch to see how they took the news and catch the premiere of The Houstons: On Our Own on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

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This still bothers me, but I have to say that after I saw Nick supporting Krissi at the Billboard Awards in May, I came away with a different opinion of him. He really seemed to adore and support her. There were allegations that he latched on to Krissi after Whitney died in order to get his hands on Whitney’s estate. They seem to really love each other at least. Again, it still seems wrong to me, and obviously Bobbi’s family agrees.

Here’s a shot of Bobbi’s engagement ring, which is from Nick’s Twitter and was posted in August. It’s sapphire although I can’t tell if those are real diamonds. Maybe it’s an heirloom ring from his/their family. Shudder. [via Daily Mail]

And here’s a promo for their new show. We don’t need more reality shows!

Another clip from the show. It shows how loved-up Krissi and Nick are, and how messed up Krissi is in the wake of her mom’s death.

Krissi and Nick are shown at the “Sparkle” premiere on 8-16-12. Credit:

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Bobby Brown: 22 DAYS Sober!

Bobby Brown is out of rehab and doing well, according to Bobby Brown.

The star is adamant that he did not leave rehab early, as has been widely reported, after checking into a facility last month to battle problems with alcohol.

Brown did depart the facility after only two weeks, but he claims was part of the plan all along … a somewhat dubious story, but we digress and hope it’s true.

The New Edition singer says he’s now 22 days sober … and counting!

Robert Brown

Wow, 22 whole days. That’s more than three weeks (by one day)! Hey, those 22 days are totally the hardest, right? Here’s hoping Bobby can build on them.

Meanwhile, his new wife Alicia Etheredge was hospitalized over the weekend, reportedly having suffered a seizure, but the couple says that all is fine now.


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Bobbi Kristina Walks Off Set Of Show

Bobbi Kristina Brown (the late Whitney Houston’s daughter) reportedly has quit her role on Tyler Perry’s show, ‘Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse.’ She was given a recurring role. A source told Radar Online:

“She thought she was ready for this, but she wasn’t. Bobbi Kristina had a private breakdown and barely anyone saw it. She was crying and said she needed a minute, she needed a break to get herself together. But then she decided she couldn’t handle doing the show right now. She’s still mourning her mom.”

“She is confused right now,” another source told “She is not prepared to live without her mom.”

Tyler is said to be very concerned about Bobbi Kristina and is still supportive of her. It sounds like it’s just too much for her to try to work just yet.

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Houston Family Reality Show to Launch Bobbi Kristina Music Career?

At first glance, it seems disturbingly exploitive: Lifetime will soon air a reality show based around the family of Whitney Houston.

But sources tell TMZ the motivation behind this program isn’t merely to make money off the singer’s tragic death; for Cissy Houston, it’s to help boost the career of her granddaughter, 18-year old Bobbi Kristina.

While believing the series will push along the family’s “healing process,” Cissy is mostly concerned about Bobbi, insiders say, and hopes this will be a showcase for her talents.

Look for the Houston family docu-series to feature a far more serious tone than similar programs such as Keeping Up with the Kardashians and for Whitney’s sister, Patricia, to serve as the lead.

Will you tune in?

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Source: Marc Anthony Hoped to Reconcile With Jennifer Lopez, Lost Out to Casper Smart

Up until last week, Marc Anthony hoped to reconciliation with his estranged wife Jennifer Lopez, only to learn she was madly in love with new BF Casper Smart.

Marc filed for divorce Monday, nine months after the couple separated.

Sources indicate that Anthony didn’t make the decision on his own, really. He wanted J. Lo back and had a heart-to-heart with her about giving it another shot.

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Anthony reportedly make his intentions clear and asked to give the marriage another try, but Jennifer confessed tht she was “deeply in love” with Casper.

She said she wanted to pursue that relationship, and that was that.

Marc was blindsided, according to insiders, because while she and Casper Smart have been an item for some time, he had no idea things were so serious.

He was hurt, and has now filed for divorce, officially.

You gotta feel for the guy … but on the flip side, they did split up for a reason, and by all accounts mutually. He’s also been seeing Shannon De Lima.

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Emily Maynard: The Bachelorette Portrait Revealed!

Ready to fall in love again?

The new season of The Bachelorette is just one month away, with Emily Maynard ready to dole out the roses beginning May 14. To mark the occasion, ABC has released the first promotional poster and photo featuring the star.

Check out both Emily Maynard pictures below:

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Unfortunately (and obviously), her relationship with Brad Womack ended, and along with it, the dream of moving on and starting a new family with daughter Ricki.

But when one door closes, another opens, and now that she’s the one handing out roles on ABC’s hit show, she’s ready to seek love she richly deserves yet again.

Let the new round of summer guilty pleasure viewing, wine guzzling, drama contriving and general disregard for dating etiquette and sometimes human decency begin!

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