“Duck Dynasty” Family Stands By Their Patriarch

  • The rest of the “Duck Dynasty” family is standing by patriarch Phil Robertson, who came under fire this week for anti-gay and racist comments he’s made, and was suspended by A&E from the show. The family released a statement saying: “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.” Mm-kay. They also implied the show would likely go on hiatus as well, continuing, “We cannot imagine the show going forward without our patriarch at the helm.” I am perfectly fine with this show going away, so cheers! [CNN]
  • “Masterchef Junior” has been renewed for a second season! [Fox]
  • Katy Perry and John Mayer want you to know that their video for “The One You Love” is more “authentic” than Kanye and Kim’s “Bound 2″ video. [Us Weekly]
  • Two people named Alex and Sierra are your new “X Factor” winners! [People]
  • Marvel has confirmed that the adorable and funny Paul Rudd will play Ant-Man in a movie set to come out in 2015. WTF is Ant-Man? [Celebuzz]
  • Gift ideas for those hard-to-shop-for frenemies. [The Hairpin]
  • Beyonce has the release party for her surprise fifth album last night after her show in Brooklyn and we weren’t invited. SAD FACE. [ONTD]
  • Miley Cyrus and “Legend of Hercules” beefcake Kellen Lutz took the same private plane to the Bahamas but are not dating. [E! Online]
  • A newly discovered sea slug has been named after a “Game of Thrones” character — find out which one at the link! [Wired]