'Teen Mom 2': Kailyn Lowry shocks with plastic surgery and weight loss decision

Fans are wondering: Is "Teen Mom 2" star Kailyn Lowry finally growing up after the birth of her third child, Lux Russell? In the baby daddy department, maybe not, but in matters of health, the MTV celebrity seems to be making better choices. After a long trip to Dr. Miami for plastic surgery, she decided to take the high road to weight loss and opt out of liposuction and another breast implant procedure.   'Teen Mom 2': Kailyn Lowry shocks with plastic surgery and weight loss decision

Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth polarize 'Counting On' fans over pregnancy

Mrs. Joy-Anna Duggar Forsyth is polarizing folks — again — with her controversial pregnancy. An Instagram update from Joy and Austin Forsyth confused some already baffled fans of the couple's reality TV [VIDEO] show "Counting On." Details of gender, due date, and XL baby bump has folks suspecting that the ex "19 Kids and Counting" celebrity is a lot further along than anyone is admitting.   Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth polarize 'Counting On' fans over pregnancy

Derick Dillard hurling GoFundMe insults after Duggar 'Counting On' chop

Ex Reality TV star Derick Dillard has become the pariah not only of the LGBT community, TLC, Twitter and his "19 Kids and Counting" Duggar in-laws, but also on GoFundMe. After being fired from "Counting On" over social media "bullying" the husband of Jill Duggar [VIDEO] began yet another dubious donation campaign. For several reasons, Dillard's latest fundraiser has raised hackles, trolls, and what looks like buyouts from various #Duggars, but little else.   Derick Dillard hurling GoFundMe insults after Duggar 'Counting On' chop

Jana Duggar 'brother boyfriends' address 'Counting On' courtship rumors

Reality TV star Jana Duggar has more boyfriends than Casanova has ladies if rumors are to be believed. The celebrity of TLC "Counting On" also isn't opposed to multiples, according to gossip. The eldest daughter of Jim Bob Duggar has been linked to not one but two "Bringing Up Bates" sons. Now "19 Kids and Counting" fans are playing Cupid with Jacob and Caleb Williams. The pair answered Duggar family [VIDEO] dating rumors on Instagram.   Jana Duggar 'brother boyfriends' address 'Counting On' courtship rumors

Wendy Williams brags up weight loss, plastic surgery boob job after bikini body diss

 Poor Wendy Williams can't win for losing. She's still dealing with shade over her bikini body. The radio host shared pictures of herself in a string bikini on Instagram and that set off a barrage of body-shaming toward her "transgender" look, boob job, saggy skin and plastic surgery. The celebrity shut down the Twitter diss storm saying she's "got in goin' on" with a tight tummy after weight loss. But all folks saw was a beach body fail.  Wendy Williams brags weight loss, plastic surgery boob job after beach body diss

Anna Duggar pregnancy: Josh Duggar 'Counting On' Jim Bob Duggar to allow return?

 Former "19 Kids and Counting" star Anna Duggar debunked rumors that she had given birth to her fifth child. A very pregnant Anna appeared in a Twitter photo with Patch the Pirate at the church which sponsors Reformers Unanimous, the faith-based sex addiction rehab program which her husband Josh Duggar attended. Josh's incest and pedophilia scandals crumbled the first reality TV [VIDEO] show, but TLC brought them back in "Counting On." Now there's a rumor that Michelle and #Jim Bob Duggar may bring Josh and Anna back and this is polarizing fans.  Anna Duggar pregnancy: Josh Duggar 'Counting On' Jim Bob Duggar to allow return?

Best movies for Labor Day: organized labor history, May Day, unions

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, was designated to celebrate the achievements of organized labor unions in protecting workers' rights. Labor Day is about more than just BBQs and the last summer holiday. Here are educational movies on labor unions to watch for Labor Day or May Day on May 1. 

May Day is the actual Labor Day that unions recognize. May Day commemorates the May 4, 1886 Haymarket Riot (also called Haymarket affair) in Haymarket Square in Chicago. Use the educational movies for May Day American history lessons and to celebrate Worker Memorial Day on April 28.

When organized labor unions win a victory it helps everyone. You can thank organized labor unions and collective bargaining for better healthcare benefits, unemployment benefits, safer working conditions, women's rights, racial equality in the workplace, overtime pay, paid holidays and sick days, child labor laws and many other benefits that workers now take for granted. Watch these educational movies for more balanced American history lessons and to help students understand how organized labor unions have impacted our lives.

"Matewan" (1987-James Earl Jones, Chris Cooper, Mary McDonnell, Kevin Tighe) This is one of the most beautifully portrayed educational movies about coal miners in rural 1930s Matewan, in Mingo County, West Virginia. It shows a how different races, genders and ethnic backgrounds came together to strike against the coal company's unfair, unsafe, unhealthy and discriminatory labor practices. The music is haunting and lovely. Chris Cooper's character of Joe Kenehan is loosed based on Joe Hill.

"Reds" (1981-Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson) Reds chronicles an American journalist's involvement in the Communist Revolution in Russia. Explores the progressive movement in literature, politics, art and education. Nice expose on the fight for equal rights for women.

"F.I.S.T" (1978-Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Conway, Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle) This is one of the educational movies loosely based on the Teamster Union and Jimmy Hoffa.

"Norma Rae" (1979, Sally Field, Beau Bridges) Norma Rae is the story of one woman's fight to bring better working conditions to the factory where she is employed. Like many educational movies about organized labor unions, it takes a critical look at women's rights, also.

"North Country" (2005-Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Sissy Spacek) North Country retells the story of the first successful court case on sexual harassment against women miners.

"Newsies" (1992-Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall) While Newsies is a musical for kids, it's also interesting look at the newsboys' strike against media barons Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst. It's one of the few educational movies about children's strikes, although child labor drove big cities in the 1800s and early 1900s. Newsies explores dangers of child labor and should be included in American history lessons.

"Hoffa" (1992-Jack Nicholson, Danny Devito) is the story of James R. 'Jimmy' Hoffa, legendary founder and leader of the Teamsters labor union. The films covers the radical leader's rise to power and his mysterious disappearance in Detroit in 1975.

"The Molly Maguires" (1970-Sean Connery, Richard Harris) The 'Molly Maguires' were a group of Irish miners who rebelled against injustices in the mines of Pennsylvania in 1876.

"The Grapes of Wrath" (1940-Henry Fonda, John Carradine) An ex-convict returns to find his family turned out the home in the depression era dust bowl Oklahoma. He befriends a former preacher turned communist and heads the family to California, following crop pickers. Based on progressive author John Steinbeck's epic novel, this film is perfect for American history lessons.

For more educational movies for Labor Day or May Day American history lessons, visit Free Lesson Plans 4u. Many of these are literature based movies too.

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