Phil Robertson On Southern Racism, Prince William’s Private Kate Middleton Messages Released: Top 5 Thursday Stories

Phil Robertson and Prince William
Duck Dynasty A&E star Phil Robertson talked about southern racism, and Prince William's private messages to Kate Middleton were released A&E Network; Samir Hussein/WireImage

Duck Dynasty A&E star Phil Robertson talked about southern racism, and Prince William's private messages to Kate Middleton were released: See Us Weekly's top 5 stories from Dec. 19 in the roundup!

1. Phil Robertson on Southern Racism: I Never Saw the Mistreatment of Any Black Person

Phil Robertson may want to choose his words more carefully the next time he submits to an interview. As previously reported, the 67-year-old Louisiana native has been indefinitely suspended from future episodes of Duck Dynasty, the A&E show that made him and his family famous, after he made virulently homophobic remarks in a sit-down with GQ. (The grizzled patriarch seemed to equate LGBT individuals with "terrorists" and "drunkards," suggesting that "homosexual behavior" could "morph" into "bestiality" and worse. "They won't inherit the kingdom of God," he added. "It's not right.")

2. Prince William Called Kate Middleton "Babykins": Private Messages Released in Phone-Hacking Case

Ever wonder what the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge call each other in private? Apparently so did the News of the World, the disgraced former British tabloid, currently in the midst of a major lawsuit in which it is accused of hacking the phones of several prominent leaders and personalities, including Kate Middleton and Prince Harry.

3. Update: Ellen DeGeneres Reacts to Prize Winner's Husband Brandon McGraw's Death

Tragedy has struck The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Marine Brandon McGraw died last weekend during an Australian trip his wife, Cherilyn McGraw, won on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show last January, TMZ reports.

4. Jennifer Lawrence: I Had a "Copious Amount of Butt Plugs" Found by Hotel Maid

Who's laughing now? Jennifer Lawrence got caught by her hotel maid with a secret stash of sex toys, which she claims she only bought as a joke. During an appearance on Conan Wednesday, Dec. 18, the 23-year-old American Hustle actress shared the hilarious story with host Conan O'Brien after he asked her what she'd like to be if she wasn't an actress.

5. Amber Portwood Breaks Silence in First Post-Prison Interview: I Was Always High While Filming Teen Mom

It looks like Amber Portwood's jail time has done her some good. After serving 17 months of her five-year sentence, the former Teen Mom star was released in November 2013, and broke her silence about her experience in an episode of Dr. Phil, set to air on Friday, Dec. 20.

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