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The ongoing Shannon family sexual abuse scandal continues to get uglier this week as a slew of shocking new details were made public.

It all started last Friday when TMZ reported that June Shannon is dating a convicted child molester named Mark McDaniel.

We later learned that June's eldest daughter Anna Shannon was McDaniel's victim and that he abused the now 20-year-old in horrific fashion when she was just 8 years old.

As more information about the circumstances of the abuse became available many expressed shock that McDaniel was allowed out of prison, and that June Shannon is allowed to continue raising children.

A police report revealed that McDaniel threatened to kill Anna if she reported the molestation. He was eventually arrested after she told her teachers, but first the young girl tried in vain to get her mother to intervene:

"June didn't believe any of it," says a source. "She listened to her boyfriend's denials instead."

Yes, June was reportedly made aware of the abuse, but did nothing to stop it.

That's just one of the many reasons that former fans of the TLC reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo are calling for the state of Georgia to step in and take June's children away.

Shockingly, Shannon has a history of involvement with convicted molesters. "Mama June" had a child with a different sex offender before she became involved with McDaniel.

Difficult as it may be to believe, authorities have stated that at this time, it looks as though Shannon and McDaniel have not violated any laws that might result in a violation of his parole or the state removing Shannon'c children from her home.


1. Reality TV Family
This family is way more famous than you are. It's just unclear why, exactly.

Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell just called it quits, or so we're told, but that didn't stop him from flat out gushing over his former (?) girlfriend online.

"Happy BIRTHDAY to one of the women with the BIGGEST and most CARING hearts I have ever MET," Juan Pablo wrote on Instagram. "Besitos @Nikki_Ferrell"

A nice sentiment, but the timing is just plain bizarre.

Earlier this week, we learned that Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell broke up, to the surprise of literally no one who knows anything about the gruesome twosome.

If anything, the surprise was that Nikki seemed to only recently realize just what kind of character she's dating if you watch Couples Therapy online.

While not exactly endearing herself - Nikki BEASTING on fools because there are cameras on her or she doesn't get her way is hard to swallow - he didn't deserve her.

Never did. Yet she stuck with him for a long time.

Last night's big episode seemed to reinforce what the rest of us have been thinking for some time, as Nikki realized she gives and Juan Pablo just takes.

Add to this a slew of reports that he was using her for fame and relevance while she just wanted a guy who would tell her he loves her ... which he never did.

In any case, it's no surprise who dumped who.


1. Juan Pablo and Nikki Ferrell Kiss
Juan Pablo Galavis and Nikki Ferrell kiss in a cute photo.

What did come as a shock was his birthday shout out. If she's one of the biggest and most caring hearts he's ever known, why treat her the way he did?

Is he honestly, seriously trying to win her back, publicly?

It's either that or he's making a desperate bid to salvage his reputation - in the eyes of Nikki and the public - despite how much he protests that he doesn't care.

If he was using her for relevance and to remain in the public eye (to bolster his changes of representing pro athletes and other celebs, supposedly), well ...

Where does the breakup leave him now? Eees over.

Here's hoping Nikki gives him the cold shoulder she should have offered up almost a year ago on The Bachelor finale. Better late than never, right?

Think you're excited to crawl into bed after a long and stressful day?

Sorry, but not since the Kim Kardashian sex tape was filmed has anyone had as much fun between the sheets as the canine featured in the following video. 

All he needs is a bed, no humans taking up room in it and watch him flip the eff out now:

This isn't the first time a dog has acted uncontrollably happy for a seemingly mundane reason.

Remember when that Corgi went crazy over seeing that spoon? Or the time when that dog saw a dandelion and just... forget it. He lost his mind.

And don't these examples go a long way toward explaining our affection for these furry friends?

It takes so very little to make them happy. There's a lesson in there somewhere for human to learn and follow.

Along those lines, here are some more really excited animals:


1. Pandas on a slide.

It's been a tough few months for Khloe Kardashian.

First she dumped French Montana, presumably after learning he cheated on with every chick he laid eyes on.

Then she attempted to divorce Lamar Odom (finally) but apparently hasn't been able to locate the dude.

Fortunately, KK has a productive way of dealing with stress: Based on the photos she's been posting, Khloe hits the gym every day.

So naturally when it came time to mark the occasion of reaching 14 million (!) Instagram followers she decided to celebrate by showing the world that all that hard work has paid off:

Khloe's unlikely to win any feminist fans by captioning the pic "#THOT" (Internet slang for "that hoe over there"), but the shot itself should certainly gain her more male followers.

Khloe even blurred out the rest of the pic to ensure that all eyes are on her famous Kardashian asset.

There's been rumors that Khloe is suffering from an eating disorder, but she certainly looks healthy to us.

Perhaps even more importantly, despite all the break-ups and drama of the past year, it certainly looks as though Khloe isn't suffering from any self-esteem issues.

Maybe we can all learn something from the youngest Kardashian sister. Or maybe we should just all stare at this pic.


1. Khloe Kardashian Green Screen Pic
Khloe Kardashian chills here in front of a green screen. She is now the big 3-0!!!

Thomas M. Menino - the longest-serving mayor in the history of the city of Boston - died today at the age of 71.

Menino was elected to his post back in 1993. He retired earlier this year after overseeing a decades-long urban renewal project that revitalized the appearance and identity of the city in which he was born and raised.

Just two months after stepping down in January of 2014, Menino announced that he was battling an advanced form of cancer that had spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

Menino's most notable achievement in recent years may have been serving as a source of strength and guidance for frightened citizens in the wake of the Boston marathon bombing of 2013.

"Bold, big-hearted, and Boston strong, Tom was the embodiment of the city he loved and led for more than two decades," said President Obama in a statement issued earlier today.

"As Boston's longest-serving mayor, Tom helped mane his hometown the vibrant, welcoming, world-class place it is today. His legacy lives on in every neighborhood he helped revitalize, every school he helped turn around, and every neighborhood he helped make a safer, better place to live."

Menino leaves behind his wife Angela, as well as two children and six grandchildren.


1. Philip Seymour Hoffman
R.I.P. Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967-2014). He will forever be missed!